The Round the Rupa cycle route covers nearly half circle of the lake starting from the Begnas view tower and passes along the north-east boundary of the Rupa lake, and finally ends at Kholakochheue. From the Bhanjyang of Begnas Lake, it takes about 2 hours including downhill cycling to reach upstream side (Talbesi Steel Truss Bridge), from Talbesi by cycling about 6 km one can reach downstream side of the lake. Finally, this route landed at the south east shoreline of the lake (2 km north from Pokhara-Kathmandu highway).

The rider along this route can enjoy the lush-green forest as well as the shadow of the great Himalayan view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machhapuchre, and Mt. Dhaulagiri on the water surface of the lake. The unique feature of this route is the colour changing ability of the Rupa Lake and the variety of floral and faunal species in waterbody as well as the wetland, which is listed in the Ramsar list of wetland areas.

Major Attractions of this route:

  • Rupa Lake Water-Fall

There is a water-fall in Vangara (very near to Kot Baraha Temple) which is about 5 km south-west from the Talbesi village. This waterfall is seasonal due to water availability in summer only.

  • Tal Barahi Temple

While riding east through bank of Rupa Lake from water-fall, in Vangara (5 km south west of Talbesi and 1.5 km north-east of Rupa Lake Office), there is a Tal Barahi temple which is a place of praying as well as a spot from where a wide angle view of Rupa Lake can be seen. Visitors often visit this temple once while they come to Rupa Lake.

  • Hathi Maita View Point

A view tower has been constructed at the top of the Bhirchowk village (Rupa Rural Municipality-06) which is about 4 km far from Kot-Bhairav temple (90-minute uphill hike or 45-minute cycling from Rupa Lake). A panoramic view of natural beauty around Rupa and Begnas Lake and Fewa Lake, Pokhara Valley and rural settlements can be observed along with cool air breeze from this view point. Bhirchowk Mahotsab is also organized annually in the winter or autumn in Bhirchowk village with Gurung community as its residents. Rhododendron is also present in this area.

  • Kot Vairab Temple

Kot Vairab Temple is a temple located at the Kot (Rupa-06, Rupa Rural Municipality) on the eastern adjoining hilltop of Rupa Lake. From this Kot of historical and religious significance, Rupa, Begnas and Phewa Lake along with the settlement of Pokhreli people distributed around Begnas, Rupa and Lekhnath city can be viewed from the same spot. A clear range of Mount Fishtail and Annapurna etc. can be seen from this viewpoint too.

  • Rupakot Resort

Very near (1 km east) to KotVairab Temple of Rupakot, Rupakot Resort is a beautiful resort set on 25 acres of space on the hill of the Rupa mountain in Rupa Rural Municipality (Rupa-06), Kaski, nearly a 30-minute cycling from Kholakochheue. At the resort, visitor can enjoy the splendid views of the Begnas, Rupa, and Fewa Lake with the landscape directly connecting to the Annapurna Himalaya range.

  • Solar Power Generating Project

In Simle (Near Rupakot Resort & Kot Bhairav Temple, Rupa-06), there is a privately run solar project which is under construction. This project is likely to produce 4.5 megawatt energy after its completion. It seems like whole hill is covered by solar panels in this area and have a greater look.

  • Sita Cave

There is a famous cave called Sita Cave near Khudi-Khola which is an outlet of Begnas lake that is 2 km west of Kholakochheue on the way to Pokhara-city (Pokhara-30). This cave is on Chhabisey, the north-east side from the Khudi-khola (1 km far from this khola with accessible road for cycling). This cave is said to be a place where a sage named Devnath has come for meditation in earlier period as well as a place where goddess Sita stayed when she was on menstruation period during exile from thrones (God Ram Exile period). The cave is 50 m in length and 7 m width. There are impressions of god (Ganesh) and goddess picture in the rock of the cave. The wall of the cave also twinkles when light falls upon it. As it is the habitat of bat too, visitors can have a view of bat inside this cave.