Nepal, as untapped it is, is a very exciting country to visit for your holidays. From the uninhabitable Himalayas to lust green plains Nepal offers various kind of diverse land and culture along with such geographic and ecological diversity. The Kathmandu-Pokhara Tour offers you to discover exciting cultural and natural places of Nepal that give you a glimpse of this diverse country.
Starting the tour with a visit to the holy land for tourists visiting Nepal!
The tour starts with walking around Thamel, a holy land for tourists visiting Nepal from around the world. Located within the heart of Kathmandu, this place is a fascinating spot full of souvenirs shops, restaurants, hotels, bars and cafes.
Next day, we will guide you for sightseeing of four outstanding heritages inside Kathmandu valley. Firstly, you will visit Swayambhunath, an impressive Buddhist temple located on the western hilltop of Kathmandu valley. From the hill-top, you will see an astonishing view of the ever-growing city of Kathmandu which you’ll see creeping up the hills around the valley. This temple also is infamous in the name of “monkey temple” as monkeys can be roaming around the temple. But, since these monkeys have already grown friendly to the visitors to the temple there is nothing to worry about.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Afterward, you’ll get to visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a plaza of Royal Palace of former Kingdom and former residence of Nepalese Royalties before they shifted to Narayanhiti Royal Palace. The Durbar square is also the home of Nepal’s Living Goddess ‘Kumari’, statue of god Kal Bhairab, Shiva Parvati temple, and other monuments. Visiting this palace gives you the knowledge of authentic art and architecture of Nepal.
Later on, we will take you for a visit to Boudhanath. The Bouddhanath is the biggest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal that is structured as an outstanding mandala shaped plinth. People who follow Tibetan Buddhism believe this is the holiest Buddhist temple outside Tibet. The neighborhood around the temple provides a home away from home to Tibetan refugees since the 1950s.
Next, we will guide you with a visit to Pashupatinath, one of the holiest Hindu shrines from all over the world. While visiting the last place for the second day of Kathmandu-Pokhara Tour, here, you’ll get to meet with Hindu Sages. Besides, you’ll also see the open cremation of dead bodies on the banks of the Bagmati River. These cremations done as per Hindu rituals gives you a different sensation about the momentary life.
Traveling to Pokhara
On the 3rd day of Kathmandu-Pokhara Tour, we drive to Pokhara, the second biggest city in Nepal. The city is also considered to be one of the most scenic cities in the world. This picturesque valley houses various places full of natural beauty like lakes, caves, river, gorges, Himalayan views, etc. During our visit to David’s Fall (Water Fall where water vanishes within the earth’s crust), you’ll get to see one of the most iconic structures of nature’s creations whilst enjoying the peculiarity of Nepalese Sub-tropical humid climate.
The visit to Mahadev Cave (an unearthly cave that houses a Shiva Lingam i.e. the symbol of reproduction according to Hindu scriptures) will provide you with an apparent understanding of human life-cycle in accordance with nature. Subsequently, you will go to the World Peace Stupa. This is the Buddha temple lies on the southern hilltop of Pokhara city. From here you can enjoy the stunning sunset view.
Himalayan Sunrise from Sarangkot
Next day early in the morning you will be taken for a ride to Sarangkot hill to see Sunrise over the Himalayas and great views of Mount Fishtail, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Lamjung on a distance. In the afternoon you’ll visit Bindavashi temple, the most sacred temple of local people and the Seti River Gorge. Among the last of the events, you’ll participate in Pokhara will be to go for boating on the Fewa lake. Boating also includes a visit Barahi Temple, a temple situated on a small island in Phewa lake.
Back to Kathmandu with memories of Kathmandu-Pokhara Tour!
On the fifth day of Kathmandu-Pokhara Tour, we’ll drive back from Pokhara, to Kathmandu. After the completion of your journey to and from Pokhara, we invite you for a farewell dinner when you’ll be served with authentic Nepali cuisines in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.
Besides these scenic beauties you’ll get to see during these five Kathmandu-Pokhara Tour you will also experience Nepali hospitality while we introduce you to delicious Nepali cuisines, Nepali cultures, local crafts and we invite you to experience our country Nepal as we Nepalese do.
- Day 1:
Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal.
- Day 2:
Sightseeing Tour: Patan & Bhaktapur
- Day 3:
Drive to Pokhara. Sightseeing of Pokhara.
- Day 4:
Himalayan Sunrise from Sarangkot
- Day 5:
Back to Kathmandu with memories of Kathmandu-Pokhara Tour
- Day 6:
Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal