The Kathmandu valley is famous for from different religious background. The Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Krishna Mandir Temple and Changunarayan Temple are considered the important only place for Hindu devotees while for the Buddhism Swyambhunath Stupa and Boudhanath Stupa are very important for the Buddhist
Distance: 200 km
Place Covered: Kathmandu and Pokhara
Best Seasons: Round a year
Journey Hour: Overland 6 Hour & By Flight 30 min
On arrival at Kathmandu, after clearing immigration and customs, step into the receiving area where you will be meet and assisted by our Airport representative and transfer to the hotel for a Check-in. Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu Day 02 - FULL DAY KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Today after breakfast, This morning you will be taken first for a visit of the Hindu culture in Nepal, Pashupatinath Temple. This is the place where holy saddhus pray and cremations on the Bagmati River are carried out.
Pasupatinath Temple, existence dates back to 400 A.D. With its astoniging architectural beauty the temple stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. The beautiful richly - ornamented pagoda styled temple house the sacred linga or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. thousands of pilgrimas from all over the world come to this temple all round the year to pay respect to Lord Shiva. Pashupatinath temple is also know as The temple of Living Beings. More... Secret Hindu Temple - Pashupatinath We then continue to the holiest shrine for the Buddhist culture in Nepal, Bouddhanath, with its large stupa, this is the place where all devout Buddhists come for a pilgrimage.
Boudhanath Stupa, ancient and one of the largest stupas in the world, Boudhanath or the Khasa Caitya is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu, Nepal. Located about 11 km from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, the stupa's massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal. More... Boudhanath Stupa After completion of these two spots, you will be taken take you for a visit to Patan. Also known as Lalitpur, the city of beauty is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley.
Well, Let's have a short break for our Lunch (45 miniutes).at Patan before we start our sightseeing. Patan Durbar Square is the main attraction in Lalitpur, Lalitpur is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces temples, Its an architectural center point with a far greater concentration of temples per sq. meter than in Kathamandu or Bhaktapur. The palace complex of Malla rulers is home to well-preserved monuments of historical and cultural importance. Krishna Mandir, Keshav Narayan Chowk, Sundari Chowk, the Royal Palace and Royal Bath are the masterpieces of medieval culture. Likewise, the palace complex is home to many ancients monuments dating back to many centuries. More... Patan Durbar Square, Lalitpur Finally, You will then go to Swayambhunath Stupa (Also known as Monkey Temple) the golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhu stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swoyambhunath stupa, stands on a lovely little hillock located at a distance of 4 km from the Thamel. This religiously important site for Buddhist is also popular among Hindus devotees and people of other faiths. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the worn stone steps. More... Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) TRAVEL OPTION - How to get there?
Pokhara, just 200 km from Kathmandu can access easily either by flight to Pokhara is frequently service more than 40 flight a day within just 30 minutes duration. But cost if bit expensive USD 124/- oneway fare. Flight service available from 8.00 am to till 3.00 pm (Everyday) or CHOOSE the Private Vehicle as per your group size like car, van, jeep, coster, VEHICLE ON HIRE which is more cheap then the flight if you are more people. or if you looking more cheap and relaible bus service instead of flight. So, There are several TOURIST BUS SERVICE from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Please note that all tourist buses depart only one time at 7.00 am. every morning from Soraha Khutte, Naya Bazar. Kathmandu and it takes about normally 7 hours journey. TORUIST BUS SERVICE Last option are local day & night buses which is run from Gongabu Bus Park, Balaju. Day 03 - KATHMANDU TO POKHARA (200 Km):
Today Early Breakfast, Process drive to Pokhara approx 6-7 hours journey. and Transfe to Pokhara Hotel.. Check in & refreshment then rest of the time free for leisure. Either go for explore lakeside or take a rest at hotel. Day 04 - POKHARA CITY SIGHTSEEING:
Early morning around 4:30 Am. Your guide will take you to Sarangkot height for the Sunrise and Mountain view - where you can see the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna I and III, Fishtail, Gangapurna,Lamjung Himal, Manaslu and many more other small peaks. SARANGKOT: Sarangkot is famous for the view of the sunrise and the mountains. Tourists climb the hilltop early in the morning to view the sunrise. A 6 km climb from Pokhara will take to Sarangkot. The stunning view of Pokhara valley, Hemja village, Fewa Lake, Talbarahi Temple, the World Peace Stupa and Lakeside from Sarangkot mesmerizes any living soul. Sarangkot View Point After complete the photo shot at Sarangkot, we drive back to hotel for our breakfast. After Breakfast, we have half day sightseeing around the Pokhara valley, Seti Gorge, Bindya Basini Temple, Old Bazar,Mahendra pool, Devids falls and Gupteshwor cave.
BINDABASINI TEMPLE: It is located on the top of a small hill at the north end of the old bazar. This is believed as one of the oldest temples in the valley, and is most famous in Pokhara. On lucky days, one may get to witness a Hindu wedding ceremony taking place in the premises of this temple.
SETI GORGE: It is a mysterious wonder of Pokhara. Originated from the Machhapuchhre glacier (Fishtail) Seti which means white in Nepali language. River runs through the main city area in about 40 meters depth. The river provides a perfect view of its dreadful rush before it disappears at Bagar into a deep gorge. The gorge is visible from the bridges in the city. K.I. Singh Bridge, northwest end of the city, Mahendra Pool, Ramghat and Prithivi Chowk.
GORKHA MEMORIAL MUSEUM: Pokhara and its surrounding is mainly the homeland of the world famous Gurkhas soldiers. Reminding the reminiscence of those soldiers. Gorkha Memorial Museum has been established in the premises of the British Camp. It contains a collection of used uniforms, Medals, Pictures and more materials used by those brave and courageous soldiers during the first and second World War time.Gurkha Memorial Museum
DAVID'S FALL: The water flowing from Phewa Lake sows a wonderful fall. We find hollow sandy part and a heavy fall of water within its natural trench. It looks really amazing scene of rainbow with sunlight when a volume of water falls in the deep rocky gorge and produces the water vapor especially in the summer.
GUPTESHWOR MAHADEV CAVE: Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave is located just opposite sides of David's Fall where the Hindu religion people worship a temple of their great god Mahadev inside the cave.
Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave After Lunch, We take short trip boating (1 Hr) on famous Fewa Lake and visit Taal Barahi Temple which is located at central of Lake. After Boating, Drive process to half an hour uphill famous White Peace Stupa sunset view which is stand at 1900m approx and can be seen Annapurna himalayas, Pokhara city, Fewa Lake etc. After sunset view, We drive back to hotel and Free for your own leisure either go for lake side shopping or relax at hotel. Evening Enjoy night entertainment at Pokhara
FEWA LAKE BOATING: Fewa Lake, the second largest lake in Nepal is the center of all attractions in Pokhara. Sail the boat on the lakes over the mountain shadows, Chat with your loved ones and say wow. together with your family over blue water. Those are the wonderfully relaxing ways wherever your life is chaotic and stressed. Pokhara is there to make your relaxation wonderful and memorable.
Fewa Lake Boating
WORLD PEACE STUPA: The World Peace Stupa is visible to everyone when looking south from the Fewa lake. The altitude of the Stupa located on top of the Anadu danda is around 1100 meters above sea level. The site has also become a vantage point to observe the mountains, Lakes and the city of Pokhara. The site witnesscrowd of picknickers and sightseeing towering peaks, the sparking Fewa Lake and lush green Pokhara valley can be observed towards the North, bringing life the metaphorical heaven on earth.Peace Stupa Day 05 - POKHARA TO KATHMANDU:
After Breakfast, Drive process to Kathmandu. Evening Free for your own leisure or Shopping or Explore the Thamel tourist market etc. Overnight at hotel
Day 06 - FINAL DEPARTURE:
AFter Breakfast, Hotel Check out & Drive process to transfer to international airport for the flight to onward destination Inclusion:
Meeting and assistance at the airport / Arrival and Departure transfer by private a/c Vehicle / One full Day City sightseeing Pasupatinath, Boudha Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Swyambhunath with an English Speaking Guide as well as Pokhara also / Transportation by a/c private vehicle as per the group size. Cost Excludes:
Lunch and Dinner while Kathmandu hotel stay / Temple,Monastery and Monument Entrance fee during sightseeing period / Personal Nature Expenses such as laundry, telephone call, bar bills,beverage and tips etc / International Flight tickets / Optional tour if any which is not includes our package. Things to Do - Paragliding, Zip Flyer, Ultra Flight, Rafting, Heli Tour, Short Day Hiking etc.