Destinations Covered: Kathmandu - Pokhra
Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days
Day 01: KathmanduArrive Kathmandu. On arrival assistance at airport with our office representative and transfer to the Respective Hotel.
Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu - PokharaOptional Everest Mountain Flight.
The largest domestic airline, Yeti Airlines regularly conducts a number of flights over the Everest region. These flights are about 50 minutes long and supplies breathtaking views of all the mountain peaks that come under the region of Everest as well as several others. Everest mountain flights are conducted early in the morning between 06.30 and 08.00am. Once the flights take off it can go as high as 25,000 feet! The experience itself is thrilling and worth remembering once you are in the country of the Himalayas. Jetstream-41, the state-of-the art technology based aircraft is used for the flight with guaranteed window seat for all the passengers.
Breakfast at the Hotel in Kathmandu, and drive to Pokhara which will take 5 to 6 hours of journey under normal road condition.
The rare combination of snow-clad peaks and snow fed lakes and rivers has helped to make the valley of Pokhara (210kms/131 miles from Kathmandu) one of the most picturesque natural attractions in the kingdom. It is located virtually in the geographical center of Nepal. Located on the main road between Kathmandu and Bhairawa, there may be no other place in the world from where Great Himalayas peaks can be admired from such a close distance. The Bindhyavasani Temple on its well-kept platform overlooks a modest amusement park. Phewa Lake, skirted by a large numbers of unpretentious lodges and simple restaurants, is the most congenial spot for visitors.
Rest of the day at leisure in Pokhara.
Overnight at Pokhara.
Day 03: PokharaBreakfast at the Hotel.
You might take an early morning Optional visit to Sarankot for beautiful sunrise view.
Sarankot is 9 kms to the north west of Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. Conveniently perched high on the top of a ridge at 1,592m., the serene hill resort offers the spectacular panorama of the entire Annapurna range stretching from east to west and the un-spoilt rural settlements just below those towering peaks. Viewing 700m down from the top of Sarangkot you can have awesome sights of the stretching Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake and many more.
AM: Sightseeing tour of Pokhara city with our local English Speaking Guide.
POKHARA OLD BAZAR: Pokhara's Traditional Bazaar Is Colorful and So Are Its Ethnically Diverse Traders. Temples and Monuments have Ties to the Newar Architecture of the Kathmandu Valley. Located About 4 Km From Lakeside, The Markets Original Charm Is Alive And Well.
BARAHI TEMPLE: Built on an island in Phewa Lake, this two storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of ajima, the protector's deity representing the female force. Devotees can be seen, especially on Saturdays, carrying animals across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity
DEVI'S FALL: Locally Known as Patale Chhango, Devi's fall (Also Known As Devil's, Devin's David's) Is an Awesome Waterfall Lying about 2 Km South West of Pokhara Airport on the Highway to Tansen. Legend Has It That A Trekker (Devin, David) Was Washed Away By The Phardi Khola And Disappeared Down Into An Underground Passage Beneath The Fall.
GUPTESWAR GUPHA: Is A Sacred Located Near Devis Fall. The Cave Is Almost 3 Km Long. It Has Some Big Hall Size Rooms And Some Passage. This Cave Holds Special Value For Hindus Since A Phallic Symbol Of Lord Shiva Is Preserved Here In The Condition It Was Discovered. Taking Pictures inside the Cave Is Prohibited
FEWA LAKE: - (Optional) Boat trip in the lovely Phewa Lake is the foremost attraction of Pokhara. Paddling out into the middle of the lake is a nice way to spend a quite afternoon. Phewa lake is the largest lake in Pokhara valley and the second largest lake in Nepal. Encircled by Sarangkot and Kaskikot hills, the lake holds a pagoda-style temple. Another attraction is the reflection of Mount Machhapuchhre and Annapurna range on the crystal clear water of the lake. While boating in Phewa Lake, you can see several verities of fish.
PM: - Free to explore the city by their own Or for Shopping in Pokhara.
Overnight at Pokhara.
Day 04: Pokhara - KathmanduBreakfast at the Hotel. And drive back to Kathmandu, which will take around 5 hours of continue journey under normal road condition.
Optional: - On the way visit Mankamna Temple by Cable Car.
MANKAMNA is a temple of the wish fulfilling Goddess on top of a hill in the Gorkha district. It is a scenic and pilgrim site. Innumerable devotees have touched the soil of this holy place and it continues till this day to offer solace and peace to all those who choose to lay their wearied heads on the loving lap of the wish fulfilling mother. To reach this temple we can experience cable car, which is first introduce in Nepal.
Spectacular views include deep valleys, terraced fields and the Manaslu-Himalchuli and Annapurna ranges. In the past, the only access to the region was by arduous climb of over five hours but one can now visit the shrine in comfort by Mankamna cable car. The reward on reaching the shrine is spiritually satisfying.
PM: - Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur City.
As you walk in you cannot but be over come by a feeling of inner harmony. Such is the art and architecture and the special layout here. The 15th century palace of 55 windows, situated to the left as you enter through the city gate, inspire admiration. The National Art gallery is also housed inside. The Palace entrance, the golden gate is a masterpiece in repose art. In front of the palace building is a medley of temples of various designs.
Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 05: KathmanduBreakfast at the Hotel.
AM: Half day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath + Bodhnath with English Speaking Guide.
6kms/4miles from Kathmandu City, Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Baghmati River, the temple built in Pagoda Style has gilded roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of River Baghmati, entrance in the temple being strictly forbidden to all non Hindus. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.
This Stupa situated 11km/7 miles from Kathmandu City is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stand with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhist Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priests.
PM: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City + Swoyambhunath with English Speaking Guide.
Known as Kantipur Nagri, the capital of the Kingdom of Nepal. Here you will visit the temple of the Living Goddess who acknowledges the greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. Kashtamandap the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree and the Durbar Square are with its array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient place of the Nepalese Royalty.
Located approximately 4 kms. /2.5 miles, this Buddhist Stupa is said to be 2000 years old. The Stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of Copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.
Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 06: Kathmandu - DepartureBreakfast at the Hotel, free till departure and transfer to Tribhuvan International airport (TIA) to connect the onward flight.
- 03 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu & 02 nights in Pokhra in standard room on Bed & Breakfast basis.
- Meeting and assistance at the airport by our representative.
- Arrival and departure transfers in Kathmandu.
- 03 half day sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with an English Speaking Guide.
- Surface transportation for Kathmandu - Chitwan - Pokhra - Kathmandu with driver only.
- Half day sightseeing tour of Pokhra City with Local English Speaking Guide.
- All above transfers and sightseeing tour will be done in a Private Non A/C Vehicle.
- Driver allowance and Road Tax.
- All currently applicable Taxes (VAT & Service Charge).
- Airfare & taxes.
- Video Camera and Still Camera permits.
- Lunch & dinner throughout the tour unless specified.
- Entrance fees to sites specified above.
- Cost of beverage throughout the tour.
- Expenses of a personal nature. Tips and Porterage.
- Any other services not specified above.
Single room cost will be applicable when more than 02 pax is travelling.
The rates quoted are valid only for the Indian traveller only.
Optional Tour / sightseeing cost will be extra.