23rd Pokhara Street Festival begins

30th Dec, 2021 | Tourism Mail Crew

POKHARA, Dec 30: The Pokhara street festival has started in Pokhara from Thursday. The festival has started targeting the 3 km area of Lakeside, a major tourist area of Pokhara.

The festival is organized by Restaurant and Bar Association (Reban) Pokhara with the slogan 'Eat in the street, enjoy in the street'. This is the 23rd edition of the festival.

The festival will last for 3 days. The festival was organized with the aim of making Pokhara a destination for the English New Year, said Naresh Bhattarai, coordinator and first vice-president of Reban.

He said that the five-day festival has been reduced to three days due to the terror of the new variant of Covid-19 Omicron and the festival is being organized following the adoption of health standards.

According to him, observers will also be vaccinated in the festival. He said that arrangements have been made to vaccinate about 500 people against Johnson & Johnson.

Stating that the festival is a mixture of food and culture, he also mentioned that food dishes from all over the world are cooked at Lakeside.

"Food is cooked here on stoves all over the world. We have given priority to the branding of Nepali dishes," said Bhattarai.

According to him, all the big hotels in the Lakeside area have been booked during the festival.