Gupteswar Gupha, Pokhara
Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
Mind your head as you enter Gupteswar Gupha, one of the longest caverns in Nepal. With walls made of calcium carbonate, the cave features interesting rock formations and shelters a population of bats. Accessible on foot from nearby Kusma, the cave is a major pilgrimage site for practicing Hindus, who come here to pray during important festivals. Make Gupteswar Gupha part of your personalized Pokhara itinerary using our Pokhara vacation route planner.
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Being slightly claustrophobic I passed on the opportunity to enter the cave. It was dark and very poorly lit.
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