(Kathmandu and Pokhara Tour)
This special tour package Nepal visitors the best of cultural and natural attractions in Nepal. First we explore the religious shrines and cultural monuments in Kathmandu; then embark on a scenic drive to Pokhara – the second popular tourist destination in the country — to enjoy mountain views, pleasing sceneries and other natural attractions.
Our representative will welcome you at the airport and escort you to your hotel in Thamel – the tourist hot spot in Kathmandu Valley. Spend the remainder of the day in the hotel. You can also take a stroll in the neighborhood. In the evening, visit a nearby pub for live music session to unwind yourself. Accommodation in a hotel.
After breakfast, we will begin the day with a visit to Swoyambunath Stupa. It is one of the most important Buddhist monuments in Kathmandu Valley and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is popular among foreign tourists as Monkey Temple, thanks to the abundance of monkeys in the nearby forest. Then we will visit the Pashupatinath Temple area – another UNESCO World Heritage site. Pay homage to the god and explore the surrounding. We will then move toward the famous Bouddhanath Stupa. The stupa that sits on probably the biggest mandalas in the world is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Circumnavigate the prayers wheels along with other pilgrims. After lunch, we travel to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur Durbar Square – a UNESCO World Heritage site – is a repository of medieval crafts, art and culture. Visit the 55-window palace, Dattatreya Temple, Nyatapola and the pottery square. Return to your hotel. Accommodation in a hotel.
After breakfast, get on a private car for a scenic drive to Pokhara. The road passes along Trishuli and Marshyangdi Rivers. Stop for a lunch at a highway restaurant. The highway passes through beautiful roadside bazaars like Malekhu, Mugling and Damauli before reaching Pokhara, crossing the Bijayapur River. The journey takes around 7 hours. Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, take a stroll in the Lakeside area or visit pubs/lounges for live music. Accommodation in a hotel.
Start early in the morning to watch sunrise from Sarangkot – a famous fort of the Sen kings. The view of snow-capped mountains glittering in the morning sun is simply magnificent. Visit Mahendra cave and the Bindabasini Temple before heading to the Seti River gorge. You can see the mighty Seti River raging hundreds of feet below you in the form of a narrow canal. The river is so fierce that it is eroding its banks and bed even today. Visit the Davi’s Fall, pay homage to Lord Shiva and Gupteshwar cave, and drive to World Peace Stupa to enjoy bird’s eye view of the Fewa Lake and the Lakeside area as well as mountain views. Visit some pubs in the evening for live music. Accommodation at hotel.
Early in the morning, visit World Peace Stupa that sits on a small hill overlooking the Pokhara Valley. Mountain views from the place is amazing. Return to the hotel, have breakfast and depart to Kathmandu. Drive to Nagarkot – a popular hill station. Check in the hotel. Accommodation in a hotel.
Wake up early in the morning to watch the sun rise above the green hills. See the mountains glitter orange in the morning sun. After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu Valley. Visit Patan Durbar Square – a UNESCO World Heritage site – where you can see cultural grandeur of the Malla era. You can also experience culture and lifestyle of the Newars – the indigenous group of the Kathmandu Valley. Drive to Budhanilkantha famous for a large stone statue of Lord Vishnu sleeping on a bed of serpents. Return to your hotel. Take a short stroll in the neighborhood or visit local restaurants for typical Nepali dinner. Accommodation at a hotel.
Our representative will transfer you to the airport three hours before your flight so that you don’t have to rush to complete customs formalities.