Duration: 5 Days
Kathmandu and Pokhara are the most popular valleys in the southern slopes of the Himalayas. While Kathmandu is cultural center of Nepal, Pokhara exhibits the best of Himalayan view with three beautiful lakes in its vicinity. Kathmandu Pokhara tour is the best Nepal tour for those with limited time. Short treks or day hikes from Kathmandu or Pokhara gives more insight of the countryside lifestyle of Nepal. The tour could be customized for 4 days or longer. There are several adventure sports like Paragliding, Bungee jump, Helicopter flight to base camps and Everest sightseeing flight to see Himalayas from both Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Destination: Nepal
- Activities: Tours
- Duration: 1 - 7 Days
- Region: Kathmandu Pokhara
- Group Size: 02+ Pax
Day 1 Arrival and Half Day Sightseeing TourWelcome to the land of Nepal at 1350m. You will be warmly welcomed by our representative and escorted to your hotel and will describe you about your entire tour program in detail. Later on half day sightseeing tour of Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple.
Boudha Nath Temple:
Boudhanath Stupa (or Bodnath Stupa) is the largest stupa in Nepal lies a further 2 km north from Pashupatinath Temple and also the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. The stupa is located in the town of Buddha, on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. It was probably built in the 14th century after the Mughal invasions; various interesting legends are told regarding the reasons for its construction. After the arrival of thousands of Tibetans following the 1959 Chinese invasion, the temple has become one of the most important centers of Tibetan Buddhism. Today it remains an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists and local Nepal’s, as well as a popular tourist site.
It is the most sacred of the Hindu temples in Nepal dedicated to lord Shiva, first established in 5th century. The holiest Hindu pilgrimage place in Nepal Pashupatinath has received the attention of worshippers for at least fifteen hundred years. Dedicated to Shiva the lord of Destruction the temple is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River. A circuit of the Pashupatinath area takes visitors past a sixth century statue of the Buddha an eighth century statue of Brahma the Creator freshly painted skeletal images guarding temple gates, and other magnificent temples dedicates to various deities in the complex. Pashupati Nath Temple is situated 5 km. east of Kathmandu, the temple of Lord Shiva, Pashupati Nath, with tow tiered golden roof and silver door is considered one of the holiest shrines for Hindus, although only Hindus are allowed inside temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati river. The temple was listed in the UNESCO World heritage Monument list in 1979 AD.
Day 2 Drive to Pokhara City [200km/ 6 Hrs drive]After breakfast, drive to Pokhara -one of the most picturesque valley in Nepal, 200 km west from Kathmandu, 6 hour drive, under the shadow of the Annapurna Himalayan range. A rare combination of snow-clad mountains, crystal clear lakes, streams, villages inhabited by friendly ethnic tribes.
Pokhara is a resort city of remarkable beauty. The serenity of Fewa Lake and the magnificent summit of Machhapuchhre rising behind it create an ambiance of peace and magic. Pokhara is part of a once vibrant caravan route extending between India and Tibet. This is the land of the Magars and Gurungs who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers. Brahmins, Chhetris and Thakalis are other major communities here.
After checking process boating on Fewa lake to visit Tal Barahi Temple.
Early evening enjoy walking, eating at the lakeside market on own then overnight.
Day 3 Full day sightseeing tour of Pokhara CityEarly Morning visit Sarangkot for Sunrise.
Pick up time: 5:30am
Sarangkot is a 1,600m high hill situated on the northern shore of Phewa lake. On the way to Sarangkot you’ll pass through Schima-Catonopsis forest and there is a lot of opportunity to watch birds. It’s a 2 hour walk from Phewa Lake. On reaching the hill, you can find good hotels and a tower on the top of the hill from where you can view the Pokhara Valley and also the wide range of Annapurna.
Drive to hotel for breakfast. On the way to hotel visit Bindabasini Temple. Breakfast at hotel
After breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Pokhara consists of: White Stupa, David’s fall, Gupteswor Cave, International Mountain Museum.
International Mountain Museum- The museum is situated just 0.5 km south from the Pokhara airport. The spot is rightly selected as we can enjoy the unique view of 3 massive mountain peaks; Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu which are above 8000 meters with our single eyesight and no place in the world offers us such a panoramic view. Provides information on mountaineering, the world’s mountain system, mountain cultures, environments, prominent people in mountain history, mountain geography, ecology, exhibition of mountaineering history and implied methods.
Day 4 Drive to Kathmandu City & visit Swayambhunath Temple.Early morning after breakfast drive back to Kathmandu city [200km /6 Hrs Drive] on the way to Hotel visit Swayambhunath Temple.
It is the oldest Buddhist shrine. Looking east from here, one can see the almost entire Kathmandu valley spread out below. Swayambhunath is a best place to observe religious harmony between Nepalese Buddhists and Hindus. The stupa is one of the most ancient in this part of the world and its worshippers come from diverse ethical backgrounds. Situated on the top of a hill. It provides an excellent view of the Katmandu Valley. Huge prayer wheels and fine Buddhist paintings are displayed in the monasteries as well as the largest Buddha statue in the country. Swoyambhunath literally means ‘Self-Existent One.’ Swoyambhunath is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago. An inscription dated 460 A.D. states that the construction was carried out by King Manadeva. By the thirteenth century Swoyambhunath had developed into an important Buddhist learning site.
If time permits one can visit nearby markets self or visit Thamel.
As the tourist district of Kathmandu, Thamel bustles with activity late into the late evening. It is a mere 10-minute walk from the center of Kathmandu, yet completely different from the rest of the city. Thamel caters entirely to tourists with its scores of hotels, rows of restaurants and bars, book shops, inviting souvenir shops, cyber cafes and travel agencies. All that a tourist needs can be found here, even friends and traveling companions.
Day 5 Departure DayOur Office representative will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way to home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure to the wonderful country of Nepal.
- Private transfer and tours.
- Budget to five star standard hotel as you prefer
- English speaking guide for sightseeing tour
- Meeting and assistance on Arrival/Departure by Office representative.
- Porterage on arrival/departure at airports.
- Monument Entrance Fees at all places as per the Itinerary.
- Our 24 hour personal care and Attention
- Boating on Fewa Lake
- 13 % Govt. Tax (Vat) on total cost included, Additional 10 % Service charge on meal & accommodation also included
- Lunch and Dinner
- Insurance coverage
- Any international Fare
- Personal expenses like telephone bills, laundry charges, table drinks, tips, camera/video-camera fee at monuments etc.
- Any items not mentioned in above include section
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