Trip overview :
This is the window to Nepal slightly wider which will connect you with Nepal’s two beautiful cities Kathmadu and Pokhara . Kathmandu is famous for its rich heritage and architecture where as Pokhara is famous for its close proximity to the majestic himalayas and scenic beauty . Pokhara is an awesome choice and it is worth when you enjoy the mountains, lakes, caves, lush green vegetations & fresh air . Pokhara is the gateway to Annapurna region for trekking and adventure.
Brief Itinerary :
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu ( 1300 m/4260 ft ) .
Day 2 : Kathmandu- Pokhara drive
Day 3 : In Pokhara
Day 4: Pokhara- Kathmandu flight . PM Halfday sightseeing .
Day 5 : Departure !
Detailed Itinerary :
On Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport ( TIA ) in Kathmandu you will be met and greeted by Global Asia Tours & Travel’s represenatative and transferred to your centrally located hotel . Later you will taken for the sightseeing and Bhaktapur ( Bhadgaon) the the most impressive UNESCO city of kathmandu valley .
Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon), the literal meaning is the “City of Devotees”. This lovely town retains its beauty by its unique layout of brick paved streets, the 15th century palace of 55 windows, national art gallery, the golden gate, big bell, Mahadev temple, Batsala Temple, Bishnu Temple, Royal pond etc .Apart from the above we will also visit tall Nyatapola Temple, beautiful courtyard, (you can have tea /coffee at the historical Restaurant situated in the middle of the square). We will also visit Potters square,Dattareya Square,the national woodcarving and bronze museums, peacock window. Walking through the quiet streets of Bhaktapur is some thing very interesting . Overnight at the hotel .
After breakfast we will drive to Pokhara the most scenic valley situatated in the lap of Annapurna range .
Seven hours drive to Pokhara is long but equally rewarding to connect with Nepal’s roadsystem, rivers, hills & landscapes . Enroute there is an opportunity to take the optional Cable car ride to Hilltop Manakamana temple .Additionally if you are an adventure seeker than the white water rafting at Trishuli river is the right opportunity not to be missed . On arrival inPokhara chek in at the hotel . Later you are free to explore Lakeside on your own . Lakeside is a toursistcenter full of shops, bars, pubs, restaurants . Overnight at the hotel .
After breakfast sightseeing of Pokhara visiting Devi’s fall from where water from Phewa lake goes underground creating a beautiful water fall . Later we visit Gupteswar cave which is situated right accoross the Devi’s fall . We continue our city tours by visiting the the old bazaar and visit Bindebasini temple, which is considered the most sacred Hindu temple in Pokhara dedicated to Hindu goddess Durga. PM : We take a boat ride to visit the famous Tal Barahi temple which is situated in the middle of the lake . Overnight at the hotel .
Time permiting : Typical walk uphill to Peace monastery or visit to the mountain mueseums are some of the options available !
Early morning excurison to Sarangkot for sunrise over th Himalayas . In the clear day this place offfers the magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri(8,167m/26,794ft),Manaslu (8,156m/26,759ft),Machhapuchhre (6,993m/22,943ft) the five peaks of Annapurna and others. Later aftter breakfast , you will be transfer to Pokhara airport in time to connect your flight to Kathmandu . During the flight sit back & relax enjoying the magnificient views of the Himalayas !
On arrival you will be taken for the city tour of Kathmandu covering Pashupatinath , Boudhanath and Patan Durbarsquare .
Pashupatinath temple is most sacred hindu Temple dedicated to Lord shiva . This pagoda style temple dates back to 200 years BC and listed in UNESCO world heritage sites . Later we visit Boudhanath ,the largest Buddhist stupa in the world dates back from 5th Century . This stupa also known as the stupa of enlightement or Bodhi stupa .This great stupa too enlisted in UNESCO heritage list. Now on we visit to Patan the city of fine arts and architecture . Enchanting rows of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples makes this city more beautiful. The interesting things to see here are Local Bazaar, Palace square, Krishna temple, Patan museum, stone fountains, Golden temple , Kumbheswar temple, Mahaboudha temple (temple of 9000 Buddhas). Evening free and overnight at the hotel .
Morning free for individual activities and later you will be transferred to the airport in time to connect your international flight . Reporting 3 hours before the flight is the standard practice in Nepal. Warm Farewell with Farewell scarf !
- All the required airport transfers
- Airconditioned vehicle for transfers and sightseeing
- Service of english speaking tour guide
- Twin share accomodations
- Daily breakfast
- Entrance fees at the places of visit
- Sightseeing and excursions as per the program .
- Kathmandu-Pokhara surface transfers
- Pokhara – Kathmandu flight
- Excursion to Sarangkot
- Boating at Phewa lake
- All the government taxes
Fresh flower garland on arrilval, welcome drinks, service of tour officer , welcome dinner OR farewell dinner , 01 bottle of mineral water every day during sightseeing ) , farewell scarf on departure
Services exclude :
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees
- International flight cost
- Emergency rescue
- Optional tours like Mountain flight , Cable car, rafting .
- Expenses of personal nature like drinks/barbills , internet, laundry, telephone, postage, tipping.
- Expenses arising from from flight delays, flight cancellations, bad weather , road blockade,landslides, riots,political reasons ,natural calamities, incidents beyond our control.
- Rooms/hotels upgrading
- Services other than included.