KATHMANDU CITY AND POKHARA TOUR

Nepal is a nation between India and Tibet known for its temples and Himalayan mountains, which include Mt. Everest. Kathmandu, the capital, has a mazelike old quarter filled with Hindu and Buddhist shrines. Around Kathmandu Valley are Swayambhunath, a Buddhist temple with resident monkeys; Boudhanath, a massive Buddhist stupa; Hindu temples and cremation grounds at Pashupatinath; and the medieval city of Bhaktapur.

Nepal's beauty also includes Pokhara city, Phewa Lake, in central Nepal. It’s known as a gateway to the Annapurna Circuit, a popular trail in the Himalayas. Tal Barahi Temple, a 2-story pagoda, sits on an island in the lake. On the eastern shore, the Lakeside district has yoga centers and restaurants. In the city’s south, the International Mountain Museum has exhibits on the history of mountaineering and the people of the Himalayas. Sarankot in Pokhara is one of the best place to see the Sun Rise, Sun Set and Himalaya range.

6 Days

  • Destinantion

    Nepal

  • Region

    Nepal

  • Max Altitude

    1340 M

  • Activity

    Tour

  • Accomodation

    Hotel

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

Package Info

Height: 1340 M

  1. Day 1 ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

    Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuwan International airport, our airport representative will meet you. Then you will drive to your respective hotel. It’s a free day/evening in Kathmandu.

    • local_dining FoodsBREAKFAST
    • terrain Altitude1340 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationHOTEL
  2. Day 2 VISIT- BOUDHANATH STUPA, PASHUPATINATH, SWAYAMBUNATH STUPA AND KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE

    The city tour begins today after your breakfast. After your breakfast the office representative and the city tour guide will meet you in the hotel lounge. We will have a short talk together. Then we will drive to see Boudhanath Stupa which is located about half & hour drive from the hotel. Then we will drive to explore other heritage sites, Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After exploring to those beautiful heritage sites, we will drive back to hotel. In the evening we will sit for group dinner.

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    • terrain Altitude1340 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationHOTEL
  3. Day 3 VISIT- BHAKTAPUR, PATAN AND NARAYANHITI PALACE MUSEUM

    In another day we will drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square for sightseeing tour. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the royal palace of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom and is located in the current town of Bhaktapur, also known as Khwopa. Next destination of our tour is to Patan Durbar Square. Patan is the ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided. We will have lunch break in Patan Durbar Square. After our visit to Patan, drive to Kingsway to observe Narayanhity Royal Palace museum. Then we will walk to Thamel for Shopping and later we will sit for group dinner.

    • local_dining FoodsBREAKFAST
    • terrain Altitude1340 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationHOTEL
  4. Day 4 DRIVE TO POKHARA CITY AND VISIT FEWA LAKE

    After breakfast we will drive to Pokhara. It is about 6/7 hour’s drive. Check into your respective Hotel. After short rest and refreshment we will walk to lake side Streets of Pokhara and explore around Fewa Lake.

    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • local_hotel AccomodationHOTEL
  5. Day 5 VISIT- SARANGKOT, INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN MUSEUM, DAVI'S FALL AND WORLD PEACE STUPA

    Early morning, we will drive to Sarangkot to see the Sun Rise view. This place is also very famous to see the panoramic views of the mountain. From the view point of Sarangkot we can enjoy the views of famous mountains like Machapuchhere, Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu. Sarangkot is also the take off point for Paragliders. We will take our breakfast in Sarangkot and drive back to Pokara. We will visit International mountain museum, Davi's fall and World Peace Stupa. The Stupa was built by Nepponzan Myohoji. It is also known as “Shanti Stupa” and shrine was built as a symbol of peace.

    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • local_hotel AccomodationHOTEL
  6. Day 6 DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU

    After breakfast we will drive back to Kathmandu. Check into your respective hotel It’s a free evening.

    • local_dining FoodsBREAKFAST
    • terrain Altitude1340 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationHOTEL
  7. Day 7 DEPARTURE

    As per your flight schedule, the office representative will drop you at Tribhuwan International airport for final departure to destinations.

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What's Included?

  • International Airport transfer (Pick up and drop from Airport Terminal)
  • Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara at 3 star category Hotel
  • Healthy breakfast included in Kathmandu and Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in Pokhara
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu 
  • All ground transportation
  • An experienced English-speaking guide for tour
  • Entry fees of the monasteries and applicable charges
  • Other government applicable charges
  • Comprehensives medical KIT

What's Not Included?

  • Meals in Kathmandu City
  • Transfer in/out hotel
  • Travel insurance, personal medical expenses and rescue evacuation
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles phones and internet.
  • Personal gear.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa's easy to acquire upon arrival).
  • Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.

ABOUT SIGHTSEEING PLACES IN KATHMANDU AND POKHARA:

BOUDHNATH STUPA:

Boudhanath,  is one of the most imposing landmarks in Kathmandu, visible as soon as you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport. It is the Largest stupa in the Kathmandu Valley.

The 36-meter-high stupa of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in South Asia. With countless monasteries surrounding it, Boudhanath is the centre of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal.

Built in the shape of a mandala designed to replicate the Gyangtse of Tibet, the stupa was renovated by Licchhavi rulers in the 8th century. The location of the stupa is interesting as it once lay on the ancient trade route to Tibet and it was here that Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers for centuries.

On each side are a pair of the all-seeing-eyes of the Buddha symbolizing awareness. The canopy has 13 stages. At ground level there is a brick wall with 147 niches and 108 images of the meditational Buddha inset behind copper prayer wheels.

PASHUPATIMATH TEMPLE:

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for devotees of Shiva. Built in the 5th century and later renovated by Malla kings, the site itself is said to have existed from the beginning of the millennium when a Shiva lingam was discovered here.

The largest temple complex in Nepal, it stretches on both sides of the Bagmati River which is considered holy by Hindus.  The main pagoda style temple has a gilded roof, four sides covered in silver, and exquisite wood carvings. Temples dedicated to several other Hindu and Buddhist deities surround the the temple of Pashupatinath.

Cremation of Hindus take place on raised platforms along the river. Only Hindus are allowed through the gates of the main temple. The inner sanctum has a Shiva lingam and facing the temple sits the largest statue of Nandi the bull, the vehicle of Shiva. There are hundreds of Shiva lingams within the compound.

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the eight UNESCO cultural Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley. It is also a cremation site where the last rites of Hindus are performed. The rituals of cremation is not for the faint hearted; still visitors are seen watching curiously from across the river from the hillside. Visit Pashupatinath Temple for an out-of-this-world experience.

SWAYAMBUNATH TEMPLE

Find peace and prayers on the little hillock of Swaymbhunath in the northwest of Kathmandu Valley. Visitors for whom the name was a tongue twister have called it "Monkey Temple" from the 1970s. Swayambhu, overlooks most parts of the valley giving visitors a panoramic view of the city. The stupa has stood as a hallmark of faith and harmony for centuries with Hindu temples and deities incorporated in this Buddhist site. The glory of Kathmandu Valley is said to have started from this point. 

Resting on a hillock 3 KM west of Kathmandu Swayambhu is one of the holiest Buddhist stupas in Nepal. It is said to have evolved spontaneously when the valley was created out of a primordial lake more than 2,000 years ago. This stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal and has numerous shrines and monasteries on its premises. 

Swayambhu literally means "self-existent one". Believed to date back to 460 A.D., it was built by King Manadeva and by the 13th century, it had become an important center of Buddhism. Legend has it that Swayambhu was born out of a lotus flower that bloomed in the middle of a lake that once spread across the Kathmandu Valley once was. The largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal sits on a high pedestal on the western boundary of Swayambhu beside the Ring Road. Behind the hilltop is a temple dedicated to Manjusri or Saraswati - the Goddess of learning. Chaityas, statues and shrines of Buddhist and Hindu deities fill the stupa complex. The base of the hill is almost entirely surrounded by prayer wheels and deities. Devotees can be seen circumambulating the stupa at all times.

Exceedingly steep stone steps that lead up to the shrine is quite a challenge. However, there is also a motor road going up almost to the top from where it is a short walk. A large number of Buddhists and Hindus alike visit Swayambhu throughout the day. This shrine is perhaps the best place to observe religious harmony in Nepal. The largest crowds of people are seen here on Buddha's birthday which usually falls in May each year.

KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE

Kathmandu Durbar Square in front of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom is one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Several buildings in the Square collapsed due to a major earthquake on 25 April 2015.

BHAKTAPUR

Among the three major cities of the Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur, to this date, is the living representation of how the entire Kathmandu Valley would have looked like during the medieval periods. The city is celebrated for its glorious architecture; sky-high temples built in pagoda style - which is believed to be the stairway to the heaven, fine clay pottery, and massive royal courtyards whose existence date back to the 12th century, where devotees, still, celebrate their pre-historic festivals by equal amount of gusto and passion.

Bhaktapur used to be the ruling throne of the Kathmandu Valley until the king, Yakshya Malla, in 1482, divided the kingdom between his three sons, eventually fading the strength of unity and losing the nation to the Shah dynasty from Gorkha. But, before losing the kingdom to Shah kings, Bhaktapur was renowned for its Malla Yuddha; a fierce combat between two wrestlers. Hence, one can observe muscular craved wrestlers, as the trademark of the city, into various temples of as the guardian of the city and of the Gods.

Bhaktapurians are proud inhabitants of their city and culture. Most of the women would be seen in their traditional, Newari, attire, who would do their laundry in public - but artistically crafted - taps, farmers would be seen here and there carrying vegetables, as the city is also known as Bhadgaon, which means the City of Rice. This city has preserved the Newari value as a mother would keep their children safe, so it would be not hard to feel the aroma of ancient Newari culture once you reach the Bhaktapur.

The city is considered as the neat city, compared to other two cities, where tradition and modernization walk in sustainability.  Bhaktapur city is one of the beautiful UNESCO Heritage Sites of Nepal.

PATAN

Patan Durbar Square is situated at the centre of the city of Lalitpur in Nepal. It is one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of its attraction is the ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided.

NARAYANHITI PALACE MUSEUM:

Narayanhiti Palace (Royal Palace), converted to Narayanhiti Palace Museum in 2008, is a palace in Kathmandu, which long served as the residence and principal workplace of the reigning Monarch of the Kingdom of Nepal.

SANANGKOT:

The village is located on Sarangkot mountain at an altitude of 1600m and is renowned for its panoramic Himalayan views Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu as well as down on the city of Pokhara and Phewa lake. In recent years, Sarangkot has become a hotspot for paragliding.

INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN MUSEUM

Mountains and mountaineering have a history of their own. Without preserving it, it will not be long before all the records and evidences will be lost forever. Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), established on 1 Nov 1973, initiated the establishment of International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara. The basic objective for its establishment was made to record, document and chronicle the past and present development of mountaineering activities in the world in general and to preserve the saga of the momentous feats in the history of mountaineering in the Himalayan peaks in particular. The foundation stone of IMM was laid on 1 Dec, 1995. The soft opening of IMM took place on 29 May, 2002 where it was officially opened on 5 Feb, 2004.

DAVI’S FALL

Devi's Falls is a waterfall located at Pokhara in Kaski District, Nepal. The water forms a tunnel after reaching the bottom. This tunnel is approximately 500 feet long and runs 100 feet below ground level. On 31 July 1961, a Swiss couple went swimming but the woman drowned in a pit because of the overflow.

WORLD PEACE STUPA

Pokhara Shanti Stupa “World Peace Supa” is a Buddhist pagoda-style monument on Anadu Hill of the former Pumdi Bhumdi Village Development Committee.It wa built by Nepponzan Myohoji. Shanti Stupa shrine was built as a symbol of peace.

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Jiten Shrestha

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Founder/Director, Mr. Jiten Shrestha was born in a village called Salleri(2413 m) of Solukhumbu District of Nepal. Solukhumbu is famous in the world for mountain tourism. The main attraction of Solukhumbu is Mt. Everest (8848 m). Jiten Shrestha spent his childhood and studied his lower secondary level in Salleri village. Later Jiten Shrestha was selected by the Government of Nepal to study in Kathmandu at Budhanilkantha School. The school was one of the best and was running by the British Government. He compled his higher secondary school from Budhanikantha School and joined Trichandra College in Kathmandu for further education.

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CO- FOUNDER/ADVISER

Durga Shrestha (Kaji) was born in East of Nepal, Bamti Bhandar, Bamti Bhandar is the trail to Everest region. Durga Shrestha spent his childhood in the village studying and helping his parent to run a  Lodge which was called Buddha Lodge. While running the lodge, he met and interacted with a lot of tourists from all over the world and later moved to Kathmandu to start his trekking career.


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