Kathmandu and Pokhara Valley Tour (4 nights, 5 days)

Tale Of Two Valleys

Nature seems to have created Pokhara based on the winning design in a competition: a chain of mountains, a verdant valley, and a lake. But its origin is all about the destructive side of Nature. Pokhara was created centuries ago by a massive avalanche-triggered flood. Entire hills were razed to form a valley. Pokhara is not all about sedentary activities or philosophy. A host of adrenaline-pumping activities like paragliding, zip flyer, ultralight flight, etc have earned it the title of Nepal’s adventure capital. 

     

    Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu

    Assistance at the airport upon arrival and transfer to hotel

    Day 02 Fly to Pokhara and visit Phewa Lake and Tal Barahi Temple.

    ***(Optional Everest Experience Mountain Flight - Fly with us to the top of the world, and indulge in the majestic views of Himalayas of Nepal, including Mt. Everest.)***
     
    After breakfast at the hotel, take a morning flight to Pokhara. Once you land at Pokhara Airport, you will check-in at the hotel.
     
    After enjoying a lunch at the hotel, you’ll go to Phewa Lake.
     
    What better way to start a visit to a place referred to as the Lake City than to go boating? Boating is almost an unwritten law in Pokhara. From the expanse of the lake most of the nearby places are visible, so you can pick and plan visits. Boating becomes a pilgrimage if you go to the Pokhara’s most famous Hindu temple, the Barahi Mandir. It is the 18th  century Vishnu temple, the god residing here in his boar avatar.
     
    After a boat ride, walk around the lakeside. There are also shops that sell cultural trinkets, souvenirs, and  apparels that are authentic and unique to Nepal.
     
    Take a rest after you little excursion to Lakeside and savor a delicious dinner at the hotel.

    Day 03 Drive to Sarangkot for sunrise view, visit Davis Falls. Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave and Bindhyabasini Temple

    You’ll enjoy breakfast along the early morning drive to Sarangkot. Sarangkot is like taking a step nearer to the mountains visible from Pokhara. Stretched out on the horizon are Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,156 m), the iconic Machhapuchhare (6,997m), and numerous peaks of the Annapurna range.
     
    ***(Optional Activities: Paragliding,  Zip flyer, and ultralight flight)***
    Thrill-seekers can soar in the skies by paragliding or blaze downhill on a zip line. For an experience that is somewhere in between an artist’s languor-filled day and an adrenaline junkie’s minutes of exhilaration, Pokhara offers walks through forests and boating on the iconic Phewa Lake.
     
    After enjoying lunch at the hotel, you’ll visit Davis Falls, Gupteshwor Mahadev  Cave, and   Bindhyabasini Temple.
     
    Local legend has it that this waterfall got its name from a Swiss tourist called David and his girlfriend, who unfortunately fell into the waters and drowned. Perhaps Devi was easier on the locals’ tongues than David; hence Devi’s Falls. Patale Chhango as it is called in Nepali is a spectacular waterfall marking the point where the Pardi Khola stream vanishes underground. Hearing the water plunging through makes it a more sensory experience.
     
    The Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave is a subterranean spiritual center. There is a large stalagmite in the cave, revered as a natural  Shiva Linga.  There is also something for the atheist and agnostic. You can enter a tunnel behind the linga and reach a moist chamber near the roaring Davis Falls.
     
    Sitting on a small hill in Old Pokhara is the legendary Bindhyabasini Temple. This temple is where Goddess Durga has resided in the form of a   Saligram   (fossil) since the 17th century. There are many ceremonies that occur daily at Bindhyabasini, the most common one being wedding ceremonies. As the temple is located 3,000 feet above sea level, you’ll also photograph breathtaking views of the Annapurna ranges.
     
    Enjoy dinner at the hotel and rest for the night.

    Day 04 Fly to Kathmandu. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa.

    Wake up early in the morning and eat breakfast at the hotel. After which, you’ll depart for Pokhara Airport to take a morning flight to Kathmandu. Once you land, you’ll transfer to hotel for check-in and have lunch at the hotel.  
     
    Get ready for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa.
     
    A living goddess, known as a Kumari resides at Kathmandu Durbar Square. Here, you’ll experience wonders,   eccentricities    and     diversity   of  Nepali temples. Take a trip back in time when you enter Hanuman Dhoka Palace. Inside, there are residential quarters of kings of the Malla Dynasty (1200 - 1769 A.D). When Nepal was a kingdom, kings were crowned at Hanuman Dhoka.
     
    In the evening, you’ll visit Swayambhunath. The white domed stupa with its all-seeing eyes of Lord   Buddha    beckon     you  .  From the top of Swayambhunath Stupa, you get to see panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley. Both Hindus and Buddhists visit  Swayambhunath   and     is     one   of  the best places to observe religious harmony.
     
    Enjoy an authentic and organic dinner at Bhojan Griha. Along with dinner, there’ll be Nepali folk music and dances.

    Day 05 Pashupatinath and Guheshwori Darshan

    Breakfast at Hotel, and visit Guheshwori and Pashupatinath for Darshan.
     
    Regarded as a Shakti Peetha, Guheshwori Temple was built by King Pratap Malla in the 17th century. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati (wife of Lord Shiva). It is considered an important Hindu pilgrimage destination. After Guheshwori Temple, you will make your way to Pashupatinath Temple. Pashupatinath is one of Nepal’s important Hindu Temple. The present pagoda style temple was constructed in 1696 A.D. The Pashupatinath Temple complex resembles a life-size collage of life: faith, generosity, poverty, life, death mingle  here in an unceasing flow. 
     
    Enjoy a light lunch at the hotel and get ready for departure. 

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    Package Includes

    • Airport pick-up and drop
    • Sight-seeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Hotel with B&B Basis)
    • Entrance fee for: Kathmandu, Swayambhunath, Patan, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Bhaktapur

    Package Excludes

    • Transportation (Arrangement of transportation via air or road can be done as per client’s request)
    • Visa fee at the International Airport
    • Laundry
    • Personal expenses
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