Tour Type: Cultural and Natural Beauty
Duration: 5 Nights/6 Days
Destination Covered: Kathmandu, Nagarkot & Pokhara
Group Size: 1 & above
Arrival city: Kathmandu
Departure City: Kathmandu
Meals: Daily Breakfast
Price: Budget, Standard, Deluxe & Luxury
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and Sightseeing tour
You will arrive in Kathmandu airport. Meet your airport representative outside arrival hall holding sign board of your name. You will get assisted and transferred to your hotel located in city center.
Later you will meet our tour guide waiting at hotel lobby for the sightseeing tour of Swoyambhunath stupa. This stupa is also called as “Monkey temple” is located at hilltop overlooking Kathmandu valley floor and Himalayan ranges. You will see the cultural harmony between Hindu and Buddhist followers as both followers pay homage to this site. Swoyambhunath is not only place to see religious bounding but superb place for natural beauty with pristine air. Due to its location on hill top this site provides bird-eye view of valley. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing tour & drive to Nagarkot (38 Kms/1.5 Hrs)
Your sightseeing tours begin after breakfast. Your guide will come at your hotel and meet you at hotel lobby at 0930 am. You will proceed with sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath temple located on the bank of Bagmati River. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and often known as “abode of Shiva”. Only Hindus are permitted to enter inside the temple complex for worship however other can go other side of temple to see the rituals of Hindu people and morning activities. You will also witness rare ceremony of funerals as per Hindu traditions at cremation ghats on the bank of holy river Bagmati.
After visit at Pashupatinath temple, you will proceed to Boudhnath stupa located 3 Kilometers away from the temple. Boudhnath stupa is also known as “Mini Tibet” and one of the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal. This stupa is surrounded by Tibetan settlements and monasteries. You will witness Buddhist rituals and traditions at Boudhnath area which is en-circle by Buddhist prayer flags and mane.
Afternoon, you will drive 14 Kilometer east to Kathmandu to visit the best preserved ancient city of Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is also called as cultural hub of Newari people. Many of the highly decorated buildings and shrines were destroyed in the 1934 & 2015 earthquake. However, the main square still contains a few temples and other architectural show pieces; the Lion Gate, the statue of Bhupatindra Malla, the Palace of 55 windows, the Bell of the barking dogs, the Nyatapola temple and the replica of Pashupatinath temple. In Bhaktapur you will observe the Newari people with traditional and daily work. Narrow lanes of Bhaktapur offer bargain price for the Thankas “Oil painting on Silk” which you can buy if interested.
After visit, drive to Nagarkot hill station located on the hill top overlooking Central Himalayan ranges and Kathmandu valley floor. Nagarkot is popular hill station located close to Kathmandu and famous for sunrise and sunset views. If weather is very clear then you can enjoy glimpse of Mount Everest from here. Nagarkot offers one of the longest Himalayan ranges view offering 8 out of 14 ranges inside Nepal. The view stretch from Annapurna in west to Makalu in the east. Free time on own to enjoy sunset view from hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Nagarkot
Day 03: Drive Pokhara (238 kms/6.5 Hrs)
After breakfast, your driver will meet you at hotel lobby and you will drive along scenic mountain highway to Pokhara. Pokhara is second famous destination after Kathmandu and popular for natural beauty. Upon arrival at Pokhara, check-in at hotel. Rest of the day is free to stroll around Phewa Lakeside area on own. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara
Day 04: Sarangkot Sunrise Tour and Pokhara City tour
Early morning, excursion to Sarangkot to see sunrise over Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri massif & Mt. Fishtail. Return to hotel for breakfast.
Afternoon, commence on a Pokhara city tour which includes Bindavashini temple, Seti Gorge, Devis fall & Gupteshwor Mahadev cave.
Rest of the day is free to relax admiring the beauty. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara
Day 05: Drive Back Kathmandu
Morning drive back Kathmandu. Check-in at hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 06: Departure Transfer
Transfer to Kathmandu airport n time to board your flight back home.