Nepal Tour Package
Duration : 05 Nights / 06 Days
Destinations : Kathmandu – Pokhara - Kathmandu
Day 01 Kathmandu
Upon arrival at Kathmandu, meet and greet at the airport and get transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure (no vehicle) Overnight stay.
Day 02 Kathmandu
Today you will depart for Kathmandu sightseeing tour.
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 KalBhairav, 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.
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. The height of Swayambhunath also makes it a good vantage point and on clear sunny days one can see the Himalayas all the way to the east.
Patan City: The city lies about 5 kms from the Kathmandu. It is a city of Budhist monuments, Hindu temples and fine wood carvings. Lalitpur is the 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 Mahabhiharare 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. PatanDubar Square and the Himalaya that can be seen at a distance make an enchanting scene. Overnight stay.
Day 03 Kathmandu - Pokhara
After breakfast, drive to Pokhara (approx 5/6 hrs drive). Once you reach Pokhara, check-in at the hotel. 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 Fewa 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.
Day 04 Pokhara
Early morning, visit to Sarangkot for Sunrise and Magnificent view of mountain approx 30 minutes drive from the Hotel.
Sarangkot At an altitude of 1592 meters, this mountain sits north of Pokhara overlooking the valley and Fewa 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. After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Devi’s falls, Gupteshwor Mahadev cave, Seti Gorge, Bindabasini Temple.
Devi’s Fall Devi's Falls 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 PataleChhango, can be traced around 2 km south of the spot where the Lake Phewa drains into the PardiKhola. 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.
Seti Gorge: The Seti gorge runs through the whole city from north to south and then west to east. At places it is only a few meters wide and the river is so far down below that, at some places it is not visible or audible. In the middle of the city, the gorge widens to a canyon looking like a crater. In the north and south, just outside town, the rivers created canyons, in some places 100 m deep.
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.
Bindabashini Temple: Bindabasini Temple is one of the most popular shrine among the Hindu's people. Locally, this temple is called Bhindhyabasini Mandir. This temple is located on the hilltop and is at 3000 meters from the sea level. This temple is white pagoda styled and is located in the old bazaar of the Pokhara valley. This temple is devoted to the Hindu goddess Durga also known as Shakti or Maa Kali the symbol or the blood thirsty aspect of the goddess Durga. There is the daily worshiping up to 9 days during the greatest festival of the Hindus i.e. Bada Dashain as it is the victory of the truth over the untruth or the demons. So, the sacrifice is given to the goddess on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Just at the opposite side of the Bindabasini Temple, there is another temple called Krishna Mandir where the annual birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated on the day called Krishna Janmaaastami. Other rituals such as marriage, Barta-Bandha are held on this religious shrine. And the scented fragrances of "Dhup" gives the fresh and the cool environment. Overnight stay.
Day 05 Pokhara - Kathmandu
After Breakfast, Drive Back to Kathmandu, later sightseeing of Pashupatinath Temple & Bauddhanath Temple Pashupatinath Temple (3Km Northwest of Kathmandu) with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. Pashupatinath is regarded as one of the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva in the world and its existence dates back to 400 A.D. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage to this temple that is also known as 'The Temple of Living Beings'. Only the Hindus are allowed to go inside the temple.
Boudhanath Stupa (6 km east of downtown Kathmandu) is the largest stupa in the Valley and one of the largest in the world. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design with hundreds of prayer wheels and 108 small images of Buddha all around. The stupa has four sides with the watchful eyes of Lord Buddha. All the Buddhists throng to this stupa to take part in the sacred rituals during the Buddhist festivals Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06 Kathmandu
Breakfast at hotel. After check-out get transfer to airport to board on flight for onwards destination.