Kathmandu Pokhara Tour

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$575
Per Person

Overview

Kathmandu Pokhara Tour is a trouble-free tour especially for the visitors who are eagerly attracted towards the culture of Nepal. The fascinating tour of two major cities of Nepal for 6 days is a once in a life time experience. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal is a very beautiful city and some of the popular attractions are; the holiest Hindu temple of Lord Shiva: Pashupatinath, the self born Stupa: Swoyambhunath, and the biggest Buddhist Stupa: Bouddhanath Stupa. Kathmandu is well enriched with the cultural beliefs and values and you can observe different people from various religions and backgrounds.  The other central attraction of Kathmandu Pokhara tour are the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu valley where travelers can learn regarding the life styles and many exciting ancient histories of dynasties that flourished at early days.  Durbars, which literally means Palace are found in the major sub cities of Kathmandu valley; Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. In addition, Nepal is blessed by living goddess Kumari and travelers can even have an opportunity to be blessed by the living goddess herself.

Pokhara is another most admired destination in Nepal which is enclosed in a horse shoe shape by the Annapurna range of the Himalaya. Pokhara is located at 800m above sea level where the atmosphere is sparkling and fresh and the sub-tropical climate is perfect. The majority of the travelers resides in the most preferred Lakeside region which follows the shoreline of Fewa Lake; Second largest lake of Nepal. One can even have a exceptional panorama of spectacular Machhapuchhre which is popularly known as fishtail mountain.

Best time of year for Kathmandu Pokhara tour is Sep – Nov and March – May. Jan, Feb, June July and August are also believed favorable months for this trip.

Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks is travel and tour agency of Nepal where we operate Nepal tours with our well experienced, skilled government license holder tour guide experts all along the Kathmandu Pokhara Tour. We endeavor to provide best services with affordable cost for all our valued clients. We invite all our visitors to come and join with this tour for your memorable holiday.

NOTE: KATHAMNDU POKHARA TOUR CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AS PER REQUEST!

Included/Exclude

  •  Welcome Nepali Dinner with cultural programs
  •  All surface transfers including arrival and departure transfers in a private car
  •  Guided city tour including one English speaking tour guide and all entry fees, etc.
  •  Three star hotel on bed and breakfast basis, twin sharing rooms
  •  Salary, insurance and all expenses of our guide and porter for the hike
  • All the expenses of personal nature, Nepal entry visa (USD 30 for 15days Multiple visa) and one photograph, granted upon arrival in Kathmandu. Water, alcoholic drinks, tips, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Trip Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrived at Kathmandu (1400m.)

After you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our representative at the airport and then you will be transferred to the hotel. You will be briefly described about your tour and checked in to the Hotel. Rest of the day is all yours to ease in freshen up. You will be spending the night at the hotel.

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Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour of Swayambhunath/Kathmandu Durbar Square/Patan City After Breakfast sightseeing tour at

Swayambhunath:
The large Buddhist temple of Swayambhunath lies towards the west of Kathmandu on the peak of a hill. The temple is recognized as the 'Monkey Temple'. According to myths, Kathmandu Valley was once a lake. It was drained by a spiritual leader Manjushree at the very spot where Swayambhunath stands today. It is the best place to view all of Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:
Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the famous places which envelopes wonderful architecture and artsy adornments. The beautiful palaces including Hanuman Dhoka Palace, well-known Kasthamandap Temple, and many other temples, constructed in between 1200 to 1768 A.D beautifully portray the cultural skills of the ancestors of Nepalese people.
Patan City:
The Patan Durbar Square has been highly praised as one of the richest cities in terms of art and architecture in Nepal. Most of the shrines seen today were constructed between the 16th to 18th centuries. It is recognized as the hub of sculptures and for the excellent crafts.
After we are done with sightseeing for the day we will return to the hotel in Kathmandu to recline for the day.

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Day 3: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour of Pashupatinath/Bauddhanath/Bhaktapur After breakfast sightseeing tour at

Boudhanath:
The largest ancient Buddhist Stupa in Nepal as well as in South Asia is situated in the eastern region of the Kathmandu valley. It was constructed by the Lichchhavi King Man Dev in the 4th century A.D. It is one of the religious centres for Nepal's large population of Tibetan exiles. You will find the streets here full of maroon-robed monks continuously chanting their sacred hymns. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan culture is available, lively and unfettered.
Pashupatinath:
Nepal's most significant Hindu temple lies on the shore of the holy Bagmati River, on the eastern periphery of Kathmandu. It is one the major and most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus. Pashupatinath is also the central Shiva temple that draws disciples and Sadhus from different parts of Nepal as well as India.
Bhaktapur City:
Bhaktapur is also known as Bhadgaon means ‘City of Rice' or Khwopa which means City of Devotee in Newari. It is located in the east region of Kathmandu valley which keeps hold of much of its attractiveness in the form of metaphorical wood carvings, large and beautiful Durbar Square, pottery square, 55windows palace, Bhairavnath, Nyatapola, and Dattatreya Temples and more. Do not forget to taste the famous ‘juju dhau’ here.
We will return to our hotel in Kathmandu and call it a day.

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Day 4: Kathmandu - Pokhara (200 km.)

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will take a drive for 5-6 hrs to reach Pokhara where you will be gifted with a splendid panorama of river and landscape throughout your drive. After arrival to Pokhara, you will be taken to the hotel and after some refreshment, sightseeing tour of Pokhara such as Gupteshore cave Davi's fall, as well as boating at Fewa Lake. Later you will be staying overnight in the hotel.

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Day 5: Pokhara - Sarangkot - Kathmandu (200 km.)

Early morning, you will go to Sarangkot for sunrise view. On a clear weather morning, you will be able to encounter the view of the Western Range of Himalayas and sunrise which is mesmerizing. After that you will return to Pokhara, have your breakfast and proceed for Kathmandu. And after 5-6 hrs drive or domestic flight back to Kathmandu which takes half an hour, you will reach your Hotel and stay overnight.

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Day 6: Departure

After Breakfast, you will depart for Airport or for your next destination.

 

Note: This itinerary can be customized as per situation.

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Clothing and Equipments

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.

Clothing

1. Boots

Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.

2. Track shoes

A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.

3. Jacket

Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.

4. Shirt and Sweaters

Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.

5. Trousers

A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.

6. Underwear

Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.

7. Tracksuit

A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.

8. Sleeping Bag

As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)

9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve

Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.

10. Personal First Aid Kit

You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)

11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear

a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipments and Accessories

a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph