EXPLORE KATHMANDU & pOKHARA

Duration: 05 Nights / 06 Days
Destination Covered: Kathmandu City – Swayambhunath – Patan Durbar Square – Kirtipur, Pharping & Dakshinkali Temple – Pokhara – Boating –
excursion to Sarangkot. David Waterfall, Gupteshowr Cave & Tibetan Refugee camp- Kathmandu.

Program description 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Full Day Kathmandu

Day 03: Kathmandu / Pokhara

Day 04: Pokhara

Day 05: Pokhara / Kathmandu

 

Day 06: Kathmandu / Departure

 

NEPAL Short Description : 

Location: Between India and the Tibetan autonomous region of the Republic of China
Area: 147,181 square kilometer
Capital: Kathmandu
Location: Situated between China in the north and India in the south, east and west
Population: 25.8 million
People: Nepal has more than 106 ethnic/caste groups and 100 spoken languages.
Language: Nepali is the national language; people involved in travel and trade understand and speak English too.
Religion: Nepal is a secular state with predominance of Hindu and Buddhist population.
Political System: Federal Democratic Republic
Climate: Nepal has four major seasons (1) winter: December-February, (2) spring: March-May, (3) summer: June-August, (4) autumn: September-November. Nepal can be visited the whole year round.

 

  

  

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.  

Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. You will be warmly greeted and welcomed with “Khada” by our representative who will assist and transfer you to your hotel in city of Kathmandu.  Upon arrival you will be briefed about your trip with us and necessary travel documents will be handed over to you by our assistance that will also help you in Check-In process to your Hotel.

Overnight at Hotel – Kathmandu  

 

Day 02: Full Day Visit to Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu & Patan Durbar Sqaure.

Breakfast at Hotel. Our Plan for today will be to visit  Swayambhunath Stupa famous for its symbolic peace among Buddhist and Hindu. After the sightseeing of Swayambhunath, we will proceed to visit two major Durbar Square of Kathmandu Valley which are Kathmandu & Patan Durbar Square which are both famous for its rich culture, arts & traditions.

 

Swayambhunath: Perched on a hilltop on the south western part of Kathmandu, Swayambhunath is one of the most important religious and cultural sites in Nepal and is associated with the birth of the Kathmandu Valley civilization. Approximately 2000 years old, Swayambhunath stupa, is a dome 20 meters in diameter and 32 meters high and is made of brick and earth mounted by a conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. It is surrounded by many other smaller temples and places of religious importance for both Hindus and Buddhists, a perfect example of the symbiotic co-existence of different religious beliefs only found in Nepal. The hill is heavily wooded on all sides with indigenous plant species, and troops of monkeys, giving it the nick name of Monkey Temple.

 

Kathmandu City: Kathmandu Valley, the capital and heart of the country essentially symbolizes all that is Nepal. Katmandu Durbar Square where you will visit Hanuman Dhoka, the old and historic palace of Kathmandu named after monkey God, Hanuman. It is historic seat of royalty. Within the walking distance you will find the tall temple of Taleju from 1549 AD, the large stone statue of Kal Bhairav, the God of destruction. The Big Bell and Big Drum and Hindu Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati peeping from window. Visit the temple of Kumari, the residence of Living Goddess within the vicinity. Kumari means the virgin girl. The girl is selected from Buddhist family. The building has profusely carved wooden balconies and window screen. Next a very interesting temple is Kasthamandap which is believed to be built from a single tree trunk and the name Katmandu is derived from this temple.

 

Patan City: The city lies about 5 kms from the Kathmandu. It is a city of Buddhist monuments, Hindu temples and fine wood carvings. Lalitpur is another name of this city which ‘means the city of beauty’. The city is known as the paradise of fine arts.  Patan durbar square located in Patan and is World Heritage Site a Patan Durbar has many famous sites and unique architectures. Krishna Mandi, Bhimsen temple, Hiranya Varna Mahabhihar are just a few among the temples offering you an ecstasy of paintings, wood and metal carvings. The Sundari Chowk contains exquisite samples of. woodcarvings, stone and metal sculpture. Patan Dubar Square and the Himalaya that can be seen at a distance make an enchanting scene.

 

Overnight at Hotel – Kathmandu

 

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara. (205 KM / 6-7 hrs drive )

Morning breakfast at Hotel. We leave early morning to Pokhara. Lunch will be at local restaurant on highway. Upon arrival at Pokhara after driving for about 6 to 7 hrs, we will reach at hotel. Rest for a while, then walk towards Phewa Lake and 01 hr boating at Phewa Lake.

 

Pokhara: Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty.  At an elevation lower than that of Kathmandu, it has much more tropical feel to it; a fact well appreciated by the beautiful diverse flowers that prosper in this environment. The enchanting city with a population of around 95,000 has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The valleys surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forest, gushing rivers, emerald lakes and of course, the views of world famous Himalayas. The serenity of the lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic.

 

Boating: The centre of attraction in Pokhara is the Phewa Lake – the Second largest lake in the Kingdom. It is the largest and most enchanting of the three lakes that add to the resplendence of Pokhara. Here, one can sail or row a hired a boat across to the water or visit the island temple in the middle. The favorite home base for the travelers is the western shore.

Overnight at Hotel – Pokhara

 

Day 04: Early morning excursion to Sarangkot. Visit Highlights of Pokhara City including David Waterfall, Gupteshowr Cave & Tibetan Refugee camp.

Wake up call early morning & proceed towards Sarangkot for short excursion & Sunrise View. We will return to Hotel & and have breakfast. Later transfer to visit various highlights around Pokhara city.

 

Sarangkot: At an altitude of 1592 meters, this mountain sits north of Pokhara overlooking the valley and Phewa Tal. Sarangkot is a beautiful village best known for its sunrise, where on a clear day you can see an unobstructed view of the Himalayan Mountains of Annapurna rang, Dhauligiri, Fishtail. To experience true Nepali culture it takes a 3 hour tour around Sarangkot and meet the locals and see how they live.

 

Devi’s Falls: Devi’s fall remains one of the most visited Tourist Attractions in Pokhara. One of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal, Pokhara is tucked away in the northwestern corner of the Pokhara Valley which is an extension of the Seti Gandaki valley. Devi’s Falls also known as the Patale Chhango, can be traced around 2 km south of the spot where the Lake Phewa drains into the Pardi Khola. Here, the terrain drops sharply and the river plunges over the Devi Falls before disappearing into a sink hole. Devi’s Falls is a must visit site for you as part of your Sightseeing in Pokhara while you are on your Pokhara Tours. Pokhara is the city in Nepal which is famous for its waterfalls.

 

Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave: Gupteshwor Mahadev cave is probably the longest and attractive cave in south Asia which is located at the pristine location of northwestern part of Pokhara, a world famous tourist destination. Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave contains a huge stalagmite worshiped as a Shiva lingam

Overnight at Hotel – Pokhara

 

Day 05: Drive Back to Kathmandu

Today, after breakfast, we will head back to the capital city, Kathmandu. After driving for about 6 hrs, you will check-in at hotel. Rest of the day will be free which you can utilize for short walk in tourism market buying souvenirs and gifts before your departure.

 

Overnight at Hotel – Kathmandu  

 

Day 06: Departure transfer to Kathmandu Airport for Final Departure.

Breakfast at Hotel. Our representative will meet you on time at your hotel and help you through Check-out. You will be transferred on time to Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu for your departure process.

 

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