|Trip Name||Kathmandu and Pokhara Relaxing tour|
|Activity||Cultural and Historical Tours|
|Trip Duration||6N/7D days|
|Minimum Group Size||1+|
Kathmandu and Pokhara Relaxing tour is a tremendous tour that we offer that caters cultural, natural and geographical exposures in Nepal. This is a specialized tour program that will enhance your lifetime experience. We came up with this idea keeping in mind the short holidays of our clients. We assure you that we provide the best possible options to have the best holiday here in Nepal.
We start the tour from sightseeing at the most famous UNESCO world heritage sites at Kathmandu which includes the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, and Boudhanath. We also make a visit to the two medieval cities famous for arts and architectures - Patan and Bhaktapur. The next day we drive through the beautiful highway to the famous city of Pokhara. The drive gives you the insight of the rivers, the hills, the mountains and the countryside of Nepal. Pokhara is the city of lakes and is also known as the gateway to the world famous Annapurna Region. It is also popular as the city of caves, waterfalls, rivers and various other heritage sites. Besides, the breathtaking views of the world famous Himalayas including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, the panoramic and mesmerizing sunrise view over the Himalayas from the Sarangkot Hill, or the unparalleled views of the Fishtail Mountain mirrored by the Fewa Lake is absolutely stunning.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu:
Our airport representative will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and transfer to your hotel. Depending upon the time of your arrival, pre-trip meeting will be hosted either on the first day or the first hour of the second day. During the evening, you will be taken for a traditional Nepali welcome dinner with cultural performances.
Overnight at a Hotel. Welcome dinner included.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu:
After your morning breakfast, you will be received by your guide for the sightseeing at Kathmandu. The sites you will be taken for are:
SwoyambhuNath Stupa: Located on the top of the hill, Swoyambhunath Stupa is a Buddhist holy site also known as the monkey temple. The dome shaped Stupa with eyes on all four sides is absolutely beautiful. The view of the whole Kathmandu valley from the top of the stupa is breath taking.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: Located at the heart of Kathmandu, Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the ancient palaces in Kathmandu Valley; Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square being the other two. The Durbar Square comprises of a palace, a courtyard, the temples and various statues.
Pashupatinath Temple: The holy Hindu temple, Pashupatinath is the temple of Lord Shiva and also comprises of many other temples. This UNESCO world heritage site is magnificent in structure and the holy Bagmati River that flows alongside is where cremation rituals is performed.
Boudhanath Stupa: Situated to the north eastern outskirts of Kathmandu, this is another holy place for the Buddhists. The dome, mandala, pinnacle, the umbrella and the whole Stupa itself is a true work of art and beauty. Recently renovated Stupa post-earthquake gives the serenity in the crowded city.
Overnight at hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 03: Mountain Flight and Sightseeing Tour: Patan&Bhaktapur and Nagarkot
We wake up early today for the mountain flight. An hour of mountain flight will give an insight of the snowcapped Himalayas, the beautiful Kathmandu valley, the hills and many more. After the early morning flight, you will be taken for the sightseeing at two medieval cities of the Kathmandu Valley; Patan and Bhaktapur.
Patan Durbar Square: One of the best attraction here is the ancient royal palace of the Malla Kings of Lalitpur. There are various other temples such as Krishna Mandir, Bhimsen Temple, TalejuBhawani Temple etc. and the Patan museum to explore.
Bhaktapur Durbar Sqaure: Bhaktapur was the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom.Bhaktapur has the best-preserved palace courtyards and old city center in Nepal and is listed as a world heritage site of UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artworks. You will be taken to the attraction sites such as Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, BhairabNath Temple, Dattatreya Temple.After the sightseeing, we will head towards Nagarkot for the sunset and the morning sunrise.
Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast, Lunch Dinner included.
Day 04: Drive to Pokhara:Optional Flight 25 Min
Today, we wake up early for the sunrise view from the hilltop and have a heavy breakfast. After breakfast we get ready for the drive to Pokhara. Along the way we can see beautiful mountains, hills, rivers etc. which is heartwarming. After a drive of 7 hours we reach Pokhara, a very beautiful city in Nepal which is also the gateway to Annapurna region. The Annapurna mountain range & Fishtail Mountain are the main ornament of Pokharawhich can easily be seen from the city. Upon reaching, you are transferred to the hotel. After refreshment you may explore around the Phewa Lake & lake side bazaar.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Full Day Pokhara Sightseeing with Sarangkot Sunrise
We spend full day exploring the beautiful city ofPokhara. Early morning we drive to Sarangkot Hill for the breathtaking sunrise view over the Himalayas and above the clouds. After breakfast, we get prepared for a full day sightseeing atPokhara. We enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake and admite the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail in the waters of the lake. We take a boat and go for a short ride, visit the TaalBarahi Temple in the middle of the lake and walk up the hill to Peace Pagoda. Some other places we will visit will be the famous Bindabasini Temple, the Seti gorge, Davis Falls, International Mountain Mueseum and many other cultural and natural landscapes.Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 06: Fly/ Drive back to Kathmandu
Wake up early morning and prepare to head back to Kathmandu. You can opt for flight or a drive which will take 30 mins and 7 hours respectively. The confirmation of the travel choice can be made during the bookings. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be met and transferred back to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 07: Transfer to the International Airport for departure
This is your last day in Kathmandu. After breakfast, you will be fetched upon by our guide; 3 hours prior to your flight time and drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure.Breakfast Included.
Welcome dinner and breakfast included.