The Lake Side
Unlike the Phewa lakeside in Pokhara town which is overcrowded with a long string of touristic shops, loud restaurants and bars, the Begnas lakeside by contrast is quiet with hardly any habitation at all. The southern bank is thickly forested attracting a wide range of smaller animals and birds reflecting its pristine images on the tranquil lake. You may see the flash of a diving cormorant, the vibrant colours of a passing Kingfisher, the flutter of pheasants or the chatter of monkeys. After nightfall it is not uncommon to hear the growl of the spotted leopard. The Begnas is well known for a large variety of sweet-water fish, some as big or over 20Kg. The northern shore is a wide slope along a longish hill of terraced paddy fields and mud farmhouses. Above the northern hill ridge one can see the snow clad Annapurna massif towering above the surrounding scenery.