The beautiful country of Nepal is a land of friendly and engaging people, where deities mingle with mortals and magnificent temples, monasteries and historical monuments can be found at almost every turn. This is the home of Sagarmatha “Goddess Mother of the World”, the iconic Mount Everest, and her snow-capped counterparts making up the weather-beaten Himalayas. From eight of the fourteen tallest mountains in the world to the flourishing Terai plains of Jhapa, you will be forgiven for having your camera glued to your hands at all times. Kathmandu, the capital city, bustles with Nepalese heritage. Housing one of the holiest Hindu temples of the world, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu is widely thronged by tourists be it pilgrims or nature lovers. Pokhara's diverse demography, mostly unexplored, is fun to unravel. Nagarkot's virgin beauty and pollution free haven is much sought after.
As you arrive at Kathmandu airport, you will be welcomed by our GeTS Holidays representative. And escorted to the hotel. Later, proceed for the half day sightseeing of Patan City. Visit Patan Durbar Square also known as Lalitpur or the city of fine arts. Patan Durbar Square is a concentrated mass of temples, a classic example of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. Listed in World Heritage Site, the former Royal Palace complex is the center of Patan's religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed for sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Visit Pashupatinath Temple is the most important Hindu Shrine in Nepal dedicated to Lord Shiva, on the banks of Bagmati River. The temple is shaped like a pagoda with a gold-plated roof, four silver doors, and wood carvings. Raised platforms on the banks of Bagmati are cremation sites for Hindus. Only Hindus are allowed inside the Pashupatinath courtyard. Later, visit Boudhanath Stupa (or Bodnath Stupa), one of the largest stupas in the world, most important Buddhist shrine in Nepal. It is a World Heritage Site. Next, you’ll be visiting Bhaktapur City; Bhaktapur City (or City of Devotees): Located about 20 km east of Kathmandu, it is referred to as City of Devotees, or the 'City of Culture'. The city is full of heritage buildings, monuments, palaces, pagodas and temples. Lying along the ancient trade route between India and Tibet, Bhaktapur is surrounded by mountains and provides a magnificent view of the Himalayas. Later, proceed to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is one of the popular hill stations located close to Kathmandu. Nagarkot is famous for spectacular sunrise and sunset view over Himalayas. On clear day even Mt. Everest can be seen from here. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel and relax.
Today, proceed to see early morning Sunrise over the Himalayas. After breakfast, drive to Pokhara. Pokhara valley to the west of Kathmandu, is the second biggest city of Nepal. An unplugged view of the lofty peaks from Pokhara make it a tourist's favorite. This valley is the most famous trekking starting gateway for world famous trekking areas such as to Fishtail, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri area. Upon arrival, check out from the hotel and relax. Evening is at leisure.
Today, early in the morning proceed for an excursion to Sarangkot for sunrise over Himalayas. Sarangkot offers you panoramic views of the Annapurna Mountain Range. Situated close to Pokhara town, it is a semi developed village located on a hilltop. It is a two hour walk up the staircase, or you can avail a car to reach the viewpoint. Later, drive to Pokhara. After breakfast, proceed for the half day sightseeing of Pokhara city (including Bindhyabasini Temple, Tal Barai Temple, Seti River Gorge, Davis Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Tibetan Village). Enjoy an hour's boat cruise on Phewa Lake.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Kathmandu. On arrival, check in to the hotel and relax. Later proceed for the half day sightseeing of Kathmandu. Visit Budhanilkantha Temple; Budhanilkantha Temple located at the base of Shivapuri Hill in Kathmandu.It is also known as Budhanilkantha temple or Narayanthan temple and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The Lord is also known as Narayan. The deity is seen lying on Ananta Sesa, in the cosmic ocean. Lord Vishnu is about five-meter-long and lying in a 13m long tank, as if floating with his legs crossed with his sleeping body resting on the coils of Ananta and his 11 hooded head. His four hands hold the four symbols of Vishnu, the Shankha (conch), Chakra (disc), Gada (club), Padma (lotus). Evening is at leisure.
After breakfast, our representative will transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your onward flight. Our services will terminate here leaving you with sweet & unforgettable memories.
|Duration||:||5 Nights / 6 Days|
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|Route||:||Kathmandu - Nagarkot - Pokhara|