Kathmandu/Pokhara Tour

Kathmandu/Pokhara Tour

 

Kathmandu / Pokhara Tour is very popular tour in Nepal. Kathmandu / Pokhara tour is famous touristic destination in Nepal.

 Day 01 Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02- sightseeing around Bhaktapur, Patan Durbar Square, Changunarayan Tample, Khokana and Bungmati Village then late afternoon drive to Nagarkot by tourist bus, van, car.
In the morning on day 02nd after breakfast at 9 AM, we host a Pre-Trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduced your tour Guide(s) mean time and it will provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the your tour and to introduce you to other participants. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip.

After the Pre-Trip meeting and breakfast your sightseeing trip will start at 9.45 AM in the morning for both days. We provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. The places we visit are as below:

Bhaktapur Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
As you walk in, you will feel a sense of inner harmony. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a collection of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is The Lion gate, The Golden gate, The Palace of fifty five windows, Art Galleries, The Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.

Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
Like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting combination of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former royal palace complex is the center of Patan's religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.

Changu Narayan Temple (World Heritage Site)
Situated on a ridge overlooking the Valley, about 12 km to the east of Kathmandu. It is dedicated to the Hindu god Bishnu. One of the finest and oldest specimens of pagoda architecture built in 323 AD by King Hari Dutta Varma. The temple is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings, and its position above the Kathmandu Valley affords a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.

Khokana and Bungmati Village
Founded in the 7th century, Bungmati is home to one of the most important Gods of the Kathmandu Valley known as Matchyendranath, the God of Rain and compassion, worshipped equally by Hindus and Buddhists, and accredited by local people with the introduction of rice plantations in the valley. The rich heritage and relatively unchanging lifestyle of the Newar people is clear to see both in Bungamati and in the nearby village of Khokana, which we also visit. On the southern edge of the Kathmandu valley, the mighty Lichchhavi rulers of Nepal and remain relatively isolated from modern Nepali life.

After above mention sightseeing an hour scenic drive take you to the most popular tourist spot Nagarkot from where you can observe the sunset view with panoramic mountain. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 Drive to Pokhara by car,van or  hice  and on the way Rafting trips on Trisuli River.
Today we weak early in the morning to get spectacular sunrise view of the Himalaya including Mount Everest as well as other snow-topped peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. After we have breakfast we start our 7 hours overland journey to Pokhara on way enjoy with day rafting. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 & 05- Guided sightseeing around Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Your sightseeing trip will start at 9 AM in the morning after breakfast. We provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide; the places we visit are as below:

Phewa Lake & Barahi Temple
Situated at an altitude of 800meters above sea level, it is the second largest lake in the kingdom. With Barahi island Temple in the middle of the lake it is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protector’s deity representing the female force Shakti. The reflection of Mt. Machhapuchhare & Annapurna can be seen in its serene water. Thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake.

Begnas & Rupa Lake
Lies in the north-east of the Pokhara valley at the distance of 13kms from the main city of Pokhara. These lakes are located at the foothill of Begnas, mountain and are separated by the Pachabiya hill.

Seti River Gorges
Carved by Seti-Gandaki is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool & Prithivi highway Bridge near bus park, provides a perfect view of the river's dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.

Devi's fall
Locally known Patale Chhango in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley is where the stream flowing from Fewa lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes.

Mahendra cave
Lies at the north of the Pokhara valley. It is a large limestone cave which is one of the few stalagmites stalactite caves found in Nepal.

Gupteswar Cave
Gupteswar Cave is a sacred cave, lies 2 km from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Devi's fall and the cave is almost 3 km long. It has some big hall-size rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all fours. This cave holds special value for Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.

Tibetan Refugee Camps
Tibetan Village Tashiling in the south and Tashii Palkhel in the north of Pokhara valley is the two Tibetan villages which is inhabitant by the Tibetan people who keeps themselves busy by producing and trading woolen carpets and other handicrafts.

Museums
We will visit two different museums, one museum displays the life styles and history of the Gurungs, Thakalis and Tharu and another one is Gurkha Memorial Museum dedicated to the famous Gurkha Warriors who earned their name during many fierce battles fought during the World Wars and numerous operations around the world since 1815. They won 13 Victoria Cross medals awarded for exceptional bravery shown in the field.

Bindhyabasini Temple
Lies in the center of religious old bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. The park like grounds offer a fine picnic area.

Day 06 Drive to Sarankot for sunrise and Mountain Views, then continue onto Chitwan National Park.
Early in the morning about 45 minutes drive with 25 minutes hike take us to the top of Sarankot to see best sunrise & close views of many mountains like Annapurna range, Dhauligiri, Fishtail including views of the beautiful Pokhara valley & fewa lake. After we have some breakfast at Sarankot its a 15 minutes walk down and 45 minutes drive take to the hotel in Pokhara. From there we continue our drive to Chitwan National Park. On reaching the resort in the National Park, our Guest Relations Officer will brief guests after which you will be participating in an Elephant Safari / Jungle Walk / Nature Walk with Boat Ride and dinner will be ready about 8:00 pm.Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 Activities in Chitwan National Park.
An early morning wakeup call followed by tea/coffee. The early morning tour provides you one of the best times to see the wildlife at its best with Bird Watching / Elephant Safari / Jungle Walk.

After breakfast a 45 minute walk through grassland and forest upstream of the Narayani River. Climb aboard the local boats to observe crocodiles along the banks while floating back to the camp to enjoy lunch. Late afternoon a guide will take you for Elephant Safari / Jungle Walk / Visit Observation Tower / Nature Walk with Boat Ride, back to the camp and have dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 Activities and drive back to Kathmandu.
An early morning wakeup call followed by tea/coffee. Again your guide will take you for a Bird Watching / Elephant Safari / Jungle Walk followed by breakfast with your departure back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09 Guided sightseeing around Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pasupatinath, Buddhanath. Overnight at hotel
Your sightseeing trip will start at 9 AM in the morning after breakfast. We provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide; the places we visit are as below:

Buddhanath Stupa (World Heritage Site)
Lies about six km to the east of downtown Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the Valley. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Buddhanath is also known as Khasti, or dew drops, after an account that builders had to use dew to mix the mortar as Kathmandu was suffering from a severe drought during its construction.

Swoyambhu Stupa- A Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site)
Watches over the Valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhists sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known as Samhengu and Monkey temple.

Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site)
Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world; lies five km east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple's existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple.

Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th- century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also three museums inside the palace building.

Day 10 Everest flight and free day in Kathmandu.
Early in the morning you will be transfer to domestic airport for your Everest flights. This one hour flight takes you within camera range of some of the highest peaks in the world, and cruising this close to the awe-inspiring massifs of rock and ice, is an out-of-this world experience. This special mountain flight offers the closest possible aerial views of Mt Everest, Kanchenjunga including many other mountains and the Tibetan Plateau.

After you return to your hotel you have a big day to relax or do some shopping before you leaving the country. Evening Farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with dance and music. Overnight at hotel.

 Day 11 Transfer to airport for your final departure.
The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.