The Kathmandu and Pokhara Tour is a leisurely tour that lets you experience all of the best highlights of two of the major cities of Nepal. Kathmandu Pokhara Tour is most popular city tour of Nepal which offer a wide range of world heritage site Tours in Kathmandu and beauty of nature tour in Pokhara. To see both Kathmandu and Pokhara in a single journey we have come up with 4 Night 5 Days tour of these two important cities. This tour gives you full insight of the Nepalese culture and tradition, and visiting the religious, historical landmarks and natural wonders of Nepal.
During the tour you will explore around Kathmandu city, the city of temples and the Pokhara Valley, one of the most beautiful lakeside towns of Nepal. At the same time enjoying spectacular Himalayan panorama of some of the world's great mountain series. The trip not only showcases the rich culture of the Nepalese people but also takes you back in time through its architectural marvels.
The Kathmandu and Pokhara Luxury Tour captures the bygone time of the country brilliantly and presents you with a tour that will make you admire Nepali dexterity of crafts, wood-carving, stone masonry and metal-sculptures along with its natural landscape and beautiful terrains among many other art forms in their most refined quality.
Day 1 - Landing at Kathmandu
On your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will pick you up with your name on a sign board and will escort you to the hotel.
Kathmandu is the largest metropolis of Nepal, is the centre of the country’s history, art, culture and economy. Containing the remnants of Nepal’s medieval era in the form of old Durbar Squares and temples, many of the city’s old monuments and buildings are also listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. The city is a cornucopia of temples and shrines dedicated to various deities and gods and contain dense concentrations of religiously and historically significant locations. Touring the city provides a deep insight into the rich history of the country and it is a great way to be close to Nepal’s authentic artistry and its prominent riches that are displayed brilliantly on its many old buildings and complexes.
At the hotel, we have organized a small welcome program just for you.
Day 2 - Kathmandu sightseeing
After breakfast, we will be taking you on a tour around the Kathmandu Valley. In Kathmandu, we tour Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Boudhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. We also visit the Patan Durbar Square which is another World Heritage Site. The square is reminiscent of medieval Kathmandu with beautiful courtyards, temples and shrines noted for their exquisite architecture and delicate carving. We also tour the Patan museum while we are in Patan Durbar Square.
Swayambhu, a temple standing atop a small hill at the north-western part of Kathmandu valley, means ‘Self-Existent One.’ Swayambhunath is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago. An inscription dated 460 A.D. States that the construction was carried out by King Manadeva. By the thirteenth century Swoyambhunath had itself developed into an important Buddhist learning site. The history of Kathmandu Valley is said to have started with the beginning of Swoyambhu. The largest image of Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal is in a monastery next to the Stupa. Behind the hilltop is a temple dedicated to Manjusri of Saraswati – the goddess of learning. Statues and shrines of Buddhist and Hindu deities dot the Stupa complex. Large numbers of Buddhists and Hindus alike visit Swayambhunath. Swoyambhu is perhaps the best place to observe the religious harmony in Nepal.
Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal. You can see Buddhist monks chanting prayers and rotating prayer wheels in the stupa’s premise. It is the holiest Buddhist Stupa outside of Tibet and the centre of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu. Surrounding the Bouddhanath Stupa are narrow alleys and streets with colorful homes, vendors and Tibetan monasteries.
The Kathmandu Durbar Square is one among the three Durbar Squares of Kathmandu Valley. The Durbar Square consists of a palace complex, and was also the site where the Kings of Nepal were crowned. Many of the temples and monuments of the Durbar Square were damaged during the 2015 Earthquake, but re-construction is underway. The temples and the palace complex of the Kathmandu Durbar Square present amazing intricate art and architecture done on the woodwork, the metal and the stones of the doors, windows and pillars.
Pashupatinath is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for Shiva devotees. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Shiva ‘the Destroyer’, is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal. Although the Pashupatinath Temple was only built in the fifth century and later renovated by Malla kings, the holy site is said to have existed from the beginning of the millennium. A gold-plated roof, four silver doors, and wood carvings of the finest quality decorate the pagoda temple of Pashupatinath. Temples dedicated to several other Hindu and Buddhist deities surround the temple of Pashupatinath. Behind the temple is the River Bagmati. On the banks of Bagmati are raised platforms used as cremation sites for Hindus. Pashupatinath, in a limited sense, literally means the Lord of the Animals. But animal is also a term that denotes the animal like instincts in human beings.
Day 3 - Fly to Pokhara and Sightseeing
From Kathmandu, you will take an early morning flight to the lake-side city of Pokhara. The flight takes about 30 minutes and upon your arrival there, you will be first taken to your hotel for your check-in. The sight-seeing tour of the city will start at 11:00. Various prominent places of the city will be visited today, like the Bindabasini temple, the Davis fall, the Gupteshwor cave, the Seti River Gorge and finally boating on the pristine Phewa Lake and visiting the temple of Taal Barahi. The Bindabasini temple is located in the centre of the religious old bazaar in the city and is dedicated o the Goddess Bhagwati. The Davis fall on the other hand, is perhaps one of the most famous waterfalls in the country. It is also called “the Patale Chhango” and is located in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley. The waterfall has water collapsing and falling through many gorges in the rocks below leaping along many rocky portals while doing so. The revered Gupteshwor Cave is situated 2 kilometers away from the Pokhara airport. The entrance to the cave is right across from Davis fall and it is almost 3 km long. With some big hall-sized rooms and some passages, exploring the cave is also sometimes an adventure where you have to crawl on all four. This cave holds special value to the Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the same condition as when it was discovered. The next is the Seti Gorge. Carved by the Seti-Gandaki River, it is one of the most amazing natural wonders of Pokhara. And finally, at the end of the tour, you will be boating on the tranquil Phewa Lake. Situated at an altitude of 800 meters, the Phewa is the second largest lake in Nepal. With the Barahi Island Temple in the middle of the lake, it is the most important religious place in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of the Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the female force Shakti. The reflection of Mount Machhapuchhre and the Annapurna can also be seen in its serene waters. The thick pine forest on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake is also quite haunting.
Day 4 - Sarangkot Sunrise view and back to Kathmandu
On the earliest of dawn, we drive to Sarangkot view point to picture the magnificent scene of sunrise in the Himalayas. The scene is magnificent as the place looks like floating in the sky and the first ray of sun touching Himalayas is also clearly visible.
After this beautiful morning, we drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 5- Final Departure
It may be an end to one journey, but another will surely begin! Your journey to Kathmandu Pokhara Tour has officially came to an end on this day.
Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight time, our representative will transfer you to the airport.
We will be staying at 3 Star Standard hotels which have deluxe suite in Kathmandu for 2 nights and the best available hotels during the tour. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 300.
All meals will be provided during tour while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on the tour, we have breakfast and dinner in the lodges/hotels we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. The hotel menu includes Nepalese, Tibetan and the more common continental cuisines for us to choose from.
Best Time to Travel
The best time for the Tour is spring (Febraury to June) and autumn (September to December) seasons. The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
Note:There will be 2(percent) additional discount per person, if the group of people exceeds the minimum group of people (Min 12 Pax)