Join our fabulous 7 days Kathmandu & Pokhara Tour that caters to your craving for cultural and natural exposure in Nepal. We would like to assure you that 7 days Kathmandu & Pokhara Trip doesn't get better than this! Start the tour with a visit to four of Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage Sites - 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. Then we drive into the mountains to Pokhara along the cascading Trishuli River below. Pokhara, well-known as a Lake City, the gateway to world famous Annapurna Region, is not only Nepal's but one of the most beautiful valley world today have. Moreover, popularly known as a city of Himalayan lakes, caves, waterfalls, rivers, and mountains. Another, feature of Pokhara is that although it has somewhat sub-tropical climate, you will see the Himalayas hover over Pokhara as if you can stretch your hands and hug them. Pokhara is also famous for its waterfalls, we take you to several dashing waterfalls flowing downhill, some of them really scary ones. There is a waterfall in Pokhara even inside the city itself - the bone-chilling Davis Fall. Besides, the breathtaking views of the world famous Himalayas including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges are sure to make you spellbound. And what to say of the panoramic mesmerizing sunrise views over the Himalayas from the Sarangkot Hill, or the unparallel views of the Fishtail Mountain mirrored by the Fewa Lake? The trip encompasses some of the most spectacular cultural & natural splendors of Nepal. Moreover, you will also get an opportunity to mingle with local people with their ethnic lifestyles.
The 7 days Kathmandu & Pokhara Tour has been designed for those visiting Nepal seeking for a combination of cultural and natural exposure during their trip. Depending upon the time you can spend for your Nepal trip, you may also find it interesting to check out our other tour packages. Some of our tour packages that cater to the specific needs of the travelers include: Nepal Heritage Tour with Mt. Everest Flight - 10 Days
, Buddhist Cultural Tour - 8 Days
, Nepal Holiday Tour - 14 Days
, Nepal Village Home Stay Tour - 10 Days
Important Note :
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
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What Is Included
- All airport/hotel transfers
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Private car with driver
- 4 nights in 4-star hotel in Kathmandu ( Hotel Shanker or similar standard) and 2 nights in 2-3 star hotel in Pokhara (All on B.B basis)
- An experienced English-speaking tour guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging in City and trekking guide in Pokhara and hiking.
- T-shirt, City map
- Heritage sites entrance fees.
- All government taxes
What Is Not Included
- Nepal visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- All meals except breakfast
- Extra night accommodation if needed
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water etc.)
All accommodations for Kathmandu Tour are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, location, etc. You will spend three nights in a 4-star hotel, Hotel Shanker or similar category hotel in Kathmandu and during your tour. Mostly the buffet style breakfast will be provided in the hotel. If you are a solo traveler, you will share a room with someone else of same sex of your group. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference and get single rooms on request by paying single supplement USD 270.
Day to Day Itinerary
Arrive in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (TIA) you will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier Trekking. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Himalayan Glacier Trekking display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel Shanker or a similar category hotel. After check in, you can take a rest, hang around in the city, visit our office - it all depends upon your interests and condition. In the evening we will organize a "Welcome Dinner" at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal. Overnight at Kathmandu. Included meal: Dinner (D)
KTM Sightseeing Tour: Kathmanu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, Boudhanath
We start a guided tour to four of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath houses a sacred lingum, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The Aryaghat alongside Pashupati and on the banks of the Bagmati River is a famous funeral site for the Hindus. The Buddhists shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries. Swayambhu meaning the "the self-existent" is popular among the foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large number of monkey population residing in the area. Overnight at Kathmandu. (B)
Sightseeing Tour: Patan & Bhaktapur
We start our tour of two more UNESCO World Heritage Site cities adjacent to Kathmandu: Patan & Bhaktapur. Patan is also known as The City of Fine Arts. Patan Durbar Square is one of the places in the Kathmandu Valley where the medieval arts and architecture still remain in its original state. The Durbar Square is full of ancient places, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings, mostly the Hindu and Buddhist monuments. Similarly, the medieval town of Bhaktapur, or the Town of the Devotees, preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture, and lifestyle to this date. One is sure to feel like travelling back into the past while walking along the Bhaktapur thoroughfares, squares and streets. Overnight at Kathmandu. (B)
Drive to Pokhara, Sightseeing Davis Fall & Shiva Cave
Today, we drive to Pokhara, 200 km from Kathmandu into the mountains and about 6 hour's drive. Pokhara, also nicknamed as the Lake City, is not only Nepal's but one of the most beautiful places on earth. The town offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara owns numerous lakes, known as 'Tal' in Nepali, offer fishing, boating and swimming. Pokhara is also the gateway for trekking in the Annapurna Region. Reaching Pokhara, we visit Davis Fall and Gupteshwar Gufa Cave (also called Shiva Gufa). We also make a sightseeing trip to some of Pokhara's marketplaces, old bazaars, and landmarks. In the evening, explore the surrounding lakeside areas. Overnight at Pokhara. (B)
Full Day Pokhara Sightseeing with Sarangkot Sunrise
We spend a full day to explore Pokhara. Early morning we drive to the Sarangkot Hill to have the sunrise views over the Himalayas. After breakfast, we make a full day sightseeing of Pokhara. Enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak in the blue Phewa Lake waters. We also take a boat around the Phewa Lake which is the second biggest lake of Nepal. We take the boat across the lake and take an hour's walk to the World Peace Pagoda. Some of the other places that we visit today include the Seti River Gorge, mountain museum, Bindhabasini Temple the pet God of Pokhara, and many other cultural and natural landscapes. Overnight at Pokhara. (B).
Drive to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. Better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the sceneries through the route. It would be an upward journey along the winding road that we came by. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to Hotel Shanker or a similar category hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. You can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping and celebrate dinner together with Himalayan Glacier Trekking staffs. Overnight at Kathmandu. (B, D).
Fly Home: Farewell Friend
You are saying good bye to the mountains as your holiday tour of Nepal comes to an end today! We hope you enjoyed the tour with us, and we are sure you will be back for a trip to Himalaya again. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Himalayan Glacier Trekking will transfer you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. (B)
Route maps are just representation of the trekking routes. This does not represent the exact geographical conditions.Click here for Kathmandu and Pokhara Tour route map
Mostly the buffet style breakfast will be provided in the Kathmandu hotel; Set breakfast might be arranged in outside Kathmandu hotel
Trip Start Dates
We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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