Kathmandu and Pokhara Tour
Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
You may arrive at the airport at any time and upon your arrival, you will be greeted and welcomed by one of Visit View Nepal Treks representatives. He will help you get transferred to the hotel and will explain further programs to you. You have a leisure time for the day, thus you may check into the hotel and relax for the remainder of time. Overnight stay at 5 star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu City Tour and visit to Patan
The tour of Kathmandu city will begin at around 8:00 AM in the morning. A brief meeting of what the tour will be about and basic information will be conveyed by one of our representatives, before the tour. The tour guide will also be introduced. Different sites and locations around the city will be visited, via a private vehicle. The visit includes Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Pashupatinath temple, the Swayambhunath Stupa and the Bouddhanath Stupa. Additionally, the Patan Durbar Square will also be visited. Both the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu and Patan are complexes that contain various buildings and temples that are the remnants of Nepal’s medieval times. Similarly, it also showcase amazing artistic brilliance like stone sculptures and wood-carvings and masonries done on the doors, windows and pillars of the buildings. They also contain courtyards and old Palaces of the Malla and the Shah Kings.
The Pashupatinath Temple, is a most admired sacred site pertaining to the Hindu people of the country, which lies right beside the bank of the holy Bagmati River. Sometimes, cremation ceremony of the Hindu people can also be observed here. The Swayambhunath Stupa is situated atop a hill which is commonly known as “the Monkey Temple” because of vast amount of monkeys that live there. And lastly, the Bouddhanath Stupa is a holy site pertaining to the Buddhist people which is the largest Buddhist Mandala in the world. It is visited by many Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world. Through these various sites and locations, great insight is presented about the religious and historical aspect of the country. Overnight stay at a 5 – star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Fly to Pokhara and Pokhara Sight-seeing Tour, Duration: 30 minutes
Early morning, you will take a flight to the lake side city of Pokhara which takes about 30 minutes to reach there. Upon your arrival, you will be check-in to your hotel. At 11:00 AM, the sight-seeing tour of the city will start. The places you will visit today are the Bindabasini temple, the Gupteshwor cave, the Davis fall, the Seti River Gorge and finally boating on the pristine Phewa Lake and visiting the temple of Taal Barahi. The Bindabasini temple is dedicated to the Goddess Bhagwati which is located in the centre of the religious old bazaar in the city. The Davis fall “the Patale Chhango” is located in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley, is perhaps one of the most famous waterfalls in the country. The waterfall has water collapsing and falling through many gorges in the rocks below leaping along many rocky portals while doing so.
The admired Gupteshwor Cave is situated 2 km away from the Pokhara airport and the entrance to the cave is right across from Davis fall which is almost 3 km long. Exploring the cave with some big hall-sized rooms and some passages, is also sometimes an adventure where you have to crawl on all four. Since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the same condition as when it was discovered, this cave holds special value to the Hindus. The next is the Seti Gorge. It is one of the most amazing natural wonders of Pokhara which is carved by the Seti-Gandaki River. And finally, at the end of the tour, you will be boating on the tranquil Phewa Lake. The Phewa is the second largest lake in Nepal, which is situated at an altitude of 800 metres. It is the most important religious place in Pokhara with the Barahi Island Temple in the middle of the lake. This two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the female force Shakti. The reflection of mount Annapurna and Machhapuchre can also be seen in its serene waters. The thick pine forest on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake is also quite haunting. Overnight stay at a 5-star hotel in Pokhara.
Day 4: Fly back to Kathmandu, Duration: 30 Minutes.
Today, you will fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can stroll along the streets of Kathmandu for some last-minute shopping at day time and the evening time. You will also be treated with a farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. Overnight stay at a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 5: Farewell
Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the airport by one of Visit View Nepal Treks representatives from where you will depart.
- All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
- All guided sightseeing tours & activities including entry fees
- All government taxes and office service charge
- Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 5-star category hotel in Kathmandu. Normally at Hotel Yak and Yeti.
- Round trip airfare to/from Pokhara including tour guide.
- One night’s accommodation with breakfast at a 5-star category hotel in Pokhara. Normally at Temple Tree and Spa.
- Farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu
What's not included
- Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa
- Tips for tour guide and driver
The Kathmandu and Pokhara Luxury Tour is a leisurely tour. It lets you experience all of the best and major attractions of two of the major cities of Nepal – its capital Kathmandu and its tourist hub – Pokhara. Kathmandu is the center of the country’s history, art, culture, and economy and it is the largest metropolis of Nepal. The city’s old monuments and buildings are listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list which contains the remnants of Nepal’s medieval era in the form of old Durbar Squares and temples.
The city is a cornucopia of temples and shrines committed to various deities and gods. Touring the city provides a deep insight into the country’s rich history. Nepal’s authentic artistry is displayed brilliantly on its many old buildings and complexes. The Kathmandu and Pokhara Luxury Tour captures the ancient time of the country brilliantly. It presents you with a tour that will make you admire natural landscapes and beautiful terrains along with Nepali dexterity of crafts, stone masonry, wood-carving, and metal sculptures, among many other art forms in their most refined quality.
Kathmandu and Pokhara Tour
In Kathmandu, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the holy Pashupatinath Temple, the Swayambhunath Temple, the Kathmandu Durbar Square, and the Bouddhanath Stupa. Enjoy the country’s great historical features that reflect themselves in the number of idols and monuments that remain till date from medieval times when the city was still a single kingdom of its own with a ruling Malla and Shah monarchs. Next, visit the Patan Durbar Square, which lies in the city of Patan, which, like Kathmandu, was also an individual kingdom of its own before the unification of the country.
Patan Durbar Square is also listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. It presents architecturally complex buildings and temple structures that reflect the overtone of centuries of craftsmanship done over decades. Then the Kathmandu and Pokhara Luxury Tour takes you to the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara. In Pokhara you will explore and visit the natural highlights like the amazing Phewa Lake, the Davis Fall, the Bindabasini Temple, the Seti River Gorge, and the Gupteshwor Cave.
Pokhara is one of the most beautiful cities in Nepal which is a hub of adventure activities. The city is ornamented with wonderful Himalaya views of the Annapurna Mountains. The tour is a great way to get a quick taste of Nepali authenticity. The best highlights and hallmarks of both cities are explored and visited for a grand time of an outstanding cultural tour. The package is made for maximum cultural insight in a short amount of time. It presents the country’s unique cultural and historical qualities in the most interesting and comfortable manners. The Kathmandu and Pokhara Luxury Tour is one of the best short tours of two amazing commercial and natural hubs. It also presents the best luxury hotels for accommodation.