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: Arrive in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu International Airport. You will be welcomed by a representative from Ask The Nepal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. Then you will be transferred to Hotel. After check in, you can take a rest, hang around in the city.
Day 02: KTM Sightseeing Tour: Kathmanu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, Boudhanath
We start a guided tour to four of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath houses a sacred lingum, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The Aryaghat alongside Pashupati and on the banks of the Bagmati River is a famous funeral site for the Hindus. The Buddhists shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries. Swayambhu meaning the "the self-existent" is popular among the foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large number of monkey population residing in the area. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 03: Sightseeing Tour: Patan & Bhaktapur
We start our tour of two more UNESCO World Heritage Site cities adjacent to Kathmandu: Patan & Bhaktapur. Patan is also known as The City of Fine Arts. Patan Durbar Square is one of the places in the Kathmandu Valley where the medieval arts and architecture still remain in its original state. The Durbar Square is full of ancient places, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings, mostly the Hindu and Buddhist monuments. Similarly, the medieval town of Bhaktapur, or the Town of the Devotees, preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture, and lifestyle to this date. One is sure to feel like travelling back into the past while walking along the Bhaktapur thoroughfares, squares and streets. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 04: Drive to Pokhara, Sightseeing Davis Fall & Shiva Cave
Today, we drive to Pokhara, 200 km from Kathmandu into the mountains and about 6 hour's drive. Pokhara, also nicknamed as the Lake City, is not only Nepal's but one of the most beautiful places on earth. The town offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara owns numerous lakes, known as 'Tal' in Nepali, offer fishing, boating and swimming. Pokhara is also the gateway for trekking in the Annapurna Region. Reaching Pokhara, we visit Davis Fall and Gupteshwar Gufa. We also make a sightseeing trip to some of Pokhara's marketplaces, old bazaars, and landmarks. In the evening, explore the surrounding lakeside areas. Overnight at Pokhara.
Day 05: Full Day Pokhara Sightseeing with Sarangkot Sunrise
We spend a full day to explore Pokhara. Early morning we drive to the Sarangkot Hill to have the sunrise views over the Himalayas. After breakfast, we make a full day sightseeing of Pokhara. Enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak in the blue Phewa Lake waters. We also take a boat around the Phewa Lake which is the second biggest lake of Nepal. We take the boat across the lake and take an hour's walk to the World Peace Pagoda. Some of the other places that we visit today include the Seti River Gorge, mountain museum, Bindhabasini Temple the pet God of Pokhara, and many other cultural and natural landscapes. Overnight at Pokhara.
Day 06: Drive to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. Better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the sceneries through the route. It would be an upward journey along the winding road that we came by. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to Hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos.
Day 07: Fly Home: Farewell Friend
A representative from Ask The Nepal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. We hope you enjoyed the tour with us, and are sure you'll be back making another trip with us.
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Trip Cost Includes :-
All airport/hotel transfers
Private car with driver
4 nights hotel in Kathmandu and 2 nights in 2-3 star hotel in Pokhara (All on B.B basis)
An experienced English-speaking tour guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging in City and trekking guide in Pokhara and hiking.
Heritage sites entrance fees.
All government taxes
Trip Cost doesnot Includes:-
Nepal visa fee
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Excess baggage charges
All meals except breakfast
Extra night accommodation if needed
Travel and rescue insurance
Heritage sites entrance fees.
2-star hotel in ktm and pokhara