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Kathmandu And Pokhara Tours

Trip Highlights

Tour route                            :  Kathmandu to Pokhara and Kathmandu
Duration                               : 10 night’s/11days in total
Grade                                   :  Leisurely/ Easy
Meal                                      : Breakfast in Kathmandu, Bandipur & pokhara MAP plan in Nagarkot and Dhulikhel Accommodation                 : Deluxe hotel
Transportation                    : Private vehicle
Best Months                        : Sept – May

Kathmandu, A 218 square miles of land, situated above 4400 ft above sea level with three historic, artistic and cultural towns namely Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur together form what is known as the `Kathmandu Valley'. Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal's traditional culture and arts.  This is the place for rest, relaxation and easy-day sightseeing of historic and artistic temples and monuments, and mountain views. Being the capital city of Nepal, it offers many services including international airlines, hotels and other facilities. One also enjoys Kathmandu for night life, shopping and of course for the mountain views.
Pokhara,  is situated at about 827 meter from sea level, and is located 124 miles (about 200 km) west of Kathmandu and can be reached by plane in 35 minutes or in 5 hours drivr. Pokhara is the next destination after Kathmandu for many adventure and pleasure trips in and around Pokhara. Pokhara is often called the enchanting Himalayan valley with a heart of major actions and adventures.
Surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains, with a magnificent lake of crystal-clear pure Himalayan water, all-year round pleasing weather, and friendly people will greet you with a smile and leave you with the most unforgettable moments in your life.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Visit Kathmandu valley

Day 03: Mountain flight for 1 hour & visit Bungmati & Khokana

Day 04: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and drive to Nagarkot (2100m/6888ft)

Day 05: Sunrise view and Changu Narayan Sightseeing and drive to Dhulikhel ( 2000m/6560ft)

Day 06: Drive Back to Kathmandu & free day in Kathmandu

Day 07: Kathmandu to Bandipur

Day 08: Bandipur to Pokhara

Day 09:  Pokhara Sightseeing 

Day 10: Pokhara – Kathmandu by drive

Day 11: Departure from Kathmandu

Day to day ItineraryBack to Top

Day 01 Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Namaste and welcome to beautiful Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After check in your hotel relax until evening and we’ll pick up you from your hotel and transfer to our head office and after briefing about your tour we take you for the welcome dinner in finest typical Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu with cultural program and overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Visit Kathmandu valley
This morning after a breakfast you’ll have a luxury guided trip as we take you few places as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath and Bouddha takes about approx 7-8 hrs.

- Kathmandu Durbar square
Duly recognized as a world Heritage site by UNESCO this particular area best known as Kathmandu Durbar Square lies in the heart of this city. The locals know this area by its old name "Hanuman Dhoka" Palace Square an ancient seat of the Nepalese Royalty. Hanuman Dhoka Palace complex consists of a huge Royal Square exposing a tremendous variety of temples dedicated to different Hindus gods and goddess. Most of the buildings we see here date from 15th to 18th century.

- Swoyambhunath StupaBack to Top
Three kilometer west of Kathmandu city complex locates the one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Stupa, it is said to be 2000 years old. Visitors often call it "Monkey Temple" which is main structure by brick and clay which supports a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. There are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha on the four sides of spire. Being situated seventy meter above the level of valley, the hill of Swoyambhunath is a mosaic of small stupa and pagoda temples. Aside, in front of the temple, one of the famous goddess with the shrine of Ajima called "Harati Mata" is there. This temple of goddess believes to be famous in the way of tantric. Both the stupa of Lord Buddha and temple of a goddess are surrounded by other temples and Tibetan monasteries. Being located in the top level of valley, this place is famous for visitors for sightseeing.

- Pashupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath temple being the temple of Lord Shiva possessed its two-storied golden roof and silver doors and is famous for its superb architecture. The temple is situated 5 kilometer east of Kathmandu heart, on the banks of sacred Bagmati River. Being one of the most important Hindu temples, this is a center of annual pilgrimage. From time immortal, the Pashupatinath area has contained numerous temples, stupa, monasteries, images and inscriptions. Not only is the Pashupatinath area a pilgrimage site for the Hindus and it is also an important cultural treasury for the whole world. Only Hindus are permitted to enter from the main gate.

- Bouddhanath Stupa
One of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal, Bouddhanath is an imposing structure standing some 36 meters. The Stupa stands on the massive three level Mandala style platform surrounded by colorful private family houses. The basic feature of this great stupa is very much like those of Swoyambhunath stupa except its finial displaying. It is much bigger than Swoyambhunath Stupa and lies on the valley floor where s former one stands on the hilltop. This stupa is said to have been built in 5th century AD. After visit these areas back to hotel and reminder is free and overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Mountain flight for 1 hour & visit Bungmati & Khokana
Today, we pick up you early morning for mountain flight and drive 20 minutes for domestic airport and you will have one hrs exciting mountain flight closest to the northern Himalaya including the Highest peak Mt. Everest. This flight gives you life time Himalayan experience offering fantastic view of many mountains with some highest mountain of the world. After your amazing flight we drive back to hotel for breakfast and afternoon take you to visit typical Newari village at Khokana & Bungmati to see the rare local culture in city and return back to hotel for overnight.

Day 04: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and drive to Nagarkot (2100m/6888ft)
Today, morning we will ready after your breakfast to head on for our guided day trip to remain world heritage sites as Patan & Bhaktapur and drive to Nagarkot for overnight.

- Patan Durbar Square
Patan located on lovely little plateau across the Bagmati is only 7-k.m southeast of Kathmandu. This city roughly inhabited by some 125000 people in considered oldest of all three cities of Kathmandu valley. This city founded in 3rd century AD. By King Veera Dev has a finest Newar crafts since time immemorial. Meaning the city of fine arts has hundreds of fascinating Hindu and Buddhist monuments scattered in and around. The most important monument area of course is Patan Durbar Square. Recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site. The Square has been described as one of the most picturesque collection of buildings that have been set up so small a place by the piety of oriental man. Most of the monuments in this square date back to the medieval Malla period 15th to 17th century as the golden period of Nepalese art and architecture. The important things to be seen in this area include the Golden Gate and the Golden Window of the old Palace, the beautiful piece of traditional metal crafts, the famed Krishna temple with 21 golden pinnacles, the Royal bath of Sundari chowk, a perfect piece of the classic work in stone. Royal Taleju temple, Viswa Nath Temple and Char Narayan temple are the finest examples of the unique craftsmanship in wood; the temple of Bhimsen with the magnificent golden balcony overlooking the square outside plus many other shrines and sculptures scattered in and around the square.

- Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Situated at an altitude of 1401 meter above sea level Bhaktapur only is a very unique old town. This city divided into
24 traditional localities cover an area of 5 square kilometers. Founded by King Anand Dev in 889 AD Bhakatapur is said to have been built in the shape of conch shell a sacred symbol of Lord Vishnu. The word Bhaktapur means the city of devotees. Before the unification of Nepal, Bhaktapur was an independent principality ruled by the Malla Kings, who were very much devoted to religion, culture and art. During the period many magnificent temples and mansions were built. This period is remembered as golden period in the Nepalese art and remains a unique example.

There are various places around the edge of the Kathmandu Valley which offer great mountain views, but the resort village of Nagarkot is generally held to be the best mountain watchers make their way up to the village, stay overnight in one of Nagarkot's lodges or hotels than rise at dawn to see the sun appear over the Himalayas. Nagarkot is popular tourist resort of Nepal. It is situated 32 Kilometers east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2175m above the sea level. The panorama of the major peaks of eastern Nepal Himalayas including Mt. Everest can be seen from here. Himalayan peaks like Manaslu (8463m) Ganesh Himal (7111m) Langtang (7246m) Gaurishanker (7134m) can also clearly seen from Nagarkot. A motor able road links Nagarkot with Bhaktapur. Today we overnight at Nagarkot for sunset view, which is located in the a hill station from where you can see the best Himalayan ranges of Langtang and Everest including the view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m) the highest point of the planet and can be seen the best sunset view and overnight at Nagarkot.Back to Top

Day 05: Sunrise view and Changu Narayan Sightseeing and drive to Dhulikhel ( 2000m/6560ft)
Today, after a morning sunrise view at the Himalayan ranges and can be seen the picturesque scenery and after a breakfast we drive back to Bhaktapur and continuing drive to Changunarayan. After visited Changu we drive to eastern part as Dhulikhel which also popular place for the tourist and can be seen the countryside of the Nepal and Himalayan scenery as well and overnight at the Hotel.

- Changu Narayan Temple
The temple of Changu Narayan situated on the hillock of Dolagiri to the north of Bhaktapur is one of the oldest temples in Nepal which is situated at an altitude of 5000ft. This temple has its distinct historical and architectural significance. The most authentic and oldest ever inscription is located in the precinct of Changu Narayan. The oldest inscription dated 464 AD is a credited to have been set up by Lichchshavi King Manadeva. The erection of Garuda Piller by Manadeva is expression of his devotion and reverence to Chang Narayan as learnt from the inscription, points that the temple of Changu Narayan was built sometime before 464 AD

Dhulikhel is an ancient town located at 30 km east of Kathmandu along the Kathmandu - Kodari or Arniko Highway (way to Tibet) is famous for its scenic beauty and tradition - a lovely place. From this place, one can have a complete panoramic view of the snowy ranges of Annapurna range, Langtang, Choba Bhamre, Gaurishanker, Number Karyolung etc. From here one has a good view of the sunrise.

Day 06: Drive to Kathmandu & free day in Kathmandu
Today is free or shopping day for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives before your flight. You may have plenty of time to spend around Thamel (tourist hub) where you can find restaurants, shopping centers etc and overnight at same hotel.

Day 07 Kathmandu – Pokhara (200 Km – 5 Hours) (820m/2690ft)
After breakfast, check-out from hotel and drive to Pokhara, enjoy a five hours beautiful drive to Pokhara. Arrive Pokhara and check-in at hotel. Evening free for personal activities or one can go for boat ride in Phewa lake or shopping on the lake side on own. Overnight stay at Pokhara. 

Day 08  Pokhara Sightseeing 
After your breakfast we take you for our guided day trip in Pokhara valley and visit the highlights of Pokhara and the surrounding areas. We take you to visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Bindabashini, which one most important popular Hindu temple in pokhara. Two hour boating in Phewa Lake and visit the Barahi temple which one in island in Phewa Lake. After this we will take you to David falls (water fall) The water is come from Phewa lake by underground and water came out in here and falls start again goes  from underground. Ghupteshower cave which is beside the falls. In this cave it is possible to go inside and from the last stop you can see the same David falls water and you can see where this water is going.

After David falls and Gupteshower cave we’ll bring to you Tibetan refugee camp where the Tibetan people live and do some business. After all of that we will back to hotel and free at evening.    

Day 09 Pokhara – Kathmandu by drive
Morning we'll drive back through the scenic countryside and en route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and re. st of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight to onwards? If you extend your trip please do let us know for further trip information and arrangements. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the international airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

Note: The itinerary may flexible during the tours depending upon the client’s requirements and fitness.

Extending your holiday
In Nepal, there are many choices and options if you’d like to extend your holiday before or after your main booking. Here are just a few suggestions of extensions available for this trip:
- Travel to the Trans Himalayan country with its mysterious and spiritual land of Tibet
- Visit land of the thunder dragon known as Bhutan
- Take a memorable wildlife safari with Elephant back ride in the Chitwan National park
- White water River rafting in the Himalayan country of Nepal
- 1 hour amazing mountain flight closest to the Mt. Everest
- Visit Darjeeling/Sikkim tour to India.
- Extend your trek in different trekking areas
- Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Mountain biking and many more. >>>Back to Top

Service Includes

  • Airport pick up and droop by car
  • 5 nights deluxe twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu in 4 star hotel Shanker or similar on breakfast basis
  • 1 nights deluxe twin sharing accommodation in Nagarkot in hotel View point or similar on MAP Basis
  • 1 nights deluxe twin sharing accommodation in Dhilikhel in Dhulekhel Lodge Resort or similar on MAP basis
  • 1 nights deluxe twin sharing accommodation in Bandipur in Bandipur Mountain Resort or similar on breakfast basis
  • 2 nights deluxe twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara in hotel Barahi or similar on  Breakfast basis
  • All transportation by car
  • One English speaking tour guide on whole trip his food, salary and accommodation included
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing with tour guide, car and entry fee included
  • Car, Guide and Mankamana Cable Car ticket
  • Pokhara valleys sightseeing with tour guide, car and entry fee included
  • Complementary welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu both ways by car
  • All government and local taxes

Service does not Includes

  • Visa fees, intl. airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Meals beside mentioned on daily itinerary
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills,
  • Tips for driver and guide
  • Any extending trips
  • Services doesn't include in service inclusive column

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