Duration: 6 Days
Season: September to May
Transportation: Flight and Private car
Highlighted Places: Kathmandu , Pokhara
Trip Start & End Point : Kathmandu
Duration: 6 days
Cost: USD 500
Max Height Access: 1400
Kathmandu and Pokhara are the most famous valleys in the southern slopes of Himalayas. While Kathmandu is cultural center of Nepal, Pokhara exhibits the best of Himalayan beauty with three beautiful lakes in its vicinity. Kathmandu Pokhara tour is the best sampler tour of Nepal for those with limited time.
DAY 01: ARRIVED KATHMANDU, NEPAL
Our represent will receive you from the Kathmandu Airport and please look for your name card. After prescribed gathering, you will be drive to the Hotel. Walking in the evening, this ends with an attractive dinner. (Walk through the old Kathmandu to tourist center of Thamel)
DAY 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
Hotel restaurant for
breakfast, your tour guide will be introduced. He will guide you through the inheritance
Sites of Kathmandu. Comfortable ride with a local guide will reveal entirely
different view of Kathmandu.
Sightseeing Points: Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
DAY 03: FLY OR DRIVE TO POKHARA
After breakfast, we will drive to the airport (5 km) for a flight to Pokhara. After 25 minutes, flight to Pokhara is incredible with Himalayan view all along its route. You can take pleasure of the atmosphere of Pokhara with gigantic Himalayas in the back drop. Visit Devi's fall and Tibetan Refugee Camp. Explore lakeside market. Boating in the evening is to catch the reflection of Himalayas.
Himalayan Peak sees: Dhaulagiri (8,167 m / 7th highest); Annapurna range including Annapurna I (8,091 m / 10th highest) and Mt. Manaslu Range (8,163 m / 7th highest)
DAY 04: POKHARA TOUR
Pokhara is a gateway to Annapurna trekking route. Pokhara exploration includes drive or hike to numerous view points for special perspectives of geographical stations. One can hike and mountain bike to several hillsides like Sarangkot, World Peace Stupa etc. Your exploration sites will be planned according to your preferences.
Pokhara sightseeing Points: International Mountain Museum, Sarangkot Sunrise View, Devi's fall, Tibetan Refugee Camp, World Peace Pagoda.
DAY 05: FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU | BHAKTAPUR & PATAN TOUR
After having breakfast; we will drive to the Pokhara Airport and fly back to
Kathmandu. After checking in Hotel, drive to Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is the existing
legacy of Newars, the native of Kathmandu. Patan in the south of Kathmandu is
also known as 'city of fine art'. This is also believed as the oldest existing
Buddhist city in the world.
DAY 06: DRIVE TO KATHMANDU AIRPORT FOR FINAL DEPARTURE
Extra day in Kathmandu
BHAKTAPUR TOUR & NAGARKOT
After breakfast, we will head towards Bhaktapur, which is 17 km (45 mints) from Kathmandu. Bhaktapur is also known as 'The Living Museum' as it still retains its medieval aroma. We will have lunch in Bhaktapur and then drive to Nagarkot (18 km). Nagarkot is a hill station at 2,000 m, overlooking Himalayan peaks at a distance with verdant valleys on the either side.
Overnight at Nagarkot hill station; Enjoy countryside and Himalayan view from hill station.
For many, stepping off a plane into Kathmandu is a pupil-dilating experience, a riot of sights, sounds and smells that can quickly lead to sensory overload. Whether you’re barrelling through the traffic-jammed alleyways of the old town in a rickshaw, marvelling at the medieval temples or dodging trekking touts in the backpacker district of Thamel, Kathmandu can be an intoxicating, amazing and exhausting place.
The 2015 earthquake brought devastation to parts of the city - including Kathmandu's Unesco-listed Durbar Square - but many areas emerged unscathed, and the soul of the city endures. Stroll through the backstreets and Kathmandu’s timeless cultural and artistic heritage will reveal itself in hidden temples overflowing with marigolds, courtyards full of drying chillies and rice, and tiny hobbit-sized workshops.
This endlessly fascinating, sometimes infuriating city has enough sights to keep you busy for a week, but be sure to leave its backpacker comforts and explore the ‘real Nepal’ before your time runs out.
Far from the earthquake epicenter, and almost unaffected by the disaster, Pokhara ticks all the right boxes, with spectacular scenery, adventure activities, and accommodation and food choices galore. Whether you’ve returned from a three-week trek or endured a bus trip from hell, Lakeside Pokhara is the perfect place to recharge your batteries.
The scene is a chilled-out version of Thamel, stretching along the shore of a tranquil lake with bobbing paddle boats. From the lake, and possibly even from your hotel bed, you can enjoy a clear view of the snow-capped mountains, just twenty or so kilometres away.
There’s much more to Pokhara than its laid-back charm. It also boasts a booming adventure sports industry; it is arguably the best paragliding venue on the globe and is surrounded by white-water rivers. There's a fascinating museum dedicated to the world-famous Gurkha soldier. And last but not least, it’s the gateway to the world-famous treks in and around the Annapurna range and beyond.