Nepal, the country of high Himalayas, splendid mountains, strange wildlife and diverse cultures is a world in itself. Nepal has unique landscape stretches from the pinnacle of Mt. Everest (8848 m) in the north to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, in southern Terai where diverse human cultures and natural habitats can be found. The most striking feature of Nepal is that it is home to countless rivers, glacial lakes, lakes, and creeks with their common origin in the Himalayas. The Great One-horned Rhinoceros is perhaps the most enduring symbol of Nepal’s rich biological heritage. For intrepid travelers there is thrilling river rafting in Trishuli. Travelers can choose to get a close and personal view of the mighty peaks through a helicopter ride. Kathmandu's heritage points, Sarangkot's sunrise/sunsets, Pokhara's green haven with caves, gorges, gurgling streams make this country a must-visit destination for all.
On arrival at Kathmandu airport, you'll be welcomed and escorted by our representative to the hotel. Later, proceed for half day sightseeing of Kathmandu. Visit Pashupatinath Temple, 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 and the most important Buddhist shrine in Nepal. It is a World Heritage Site.
After breakfast, you'll be driven to Pokhara. Pokhara valley to the west of Kathmandu is the second biggest city of Nepal. An unplugged view of 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 in to the hotel and relax. Evening is at leisure.
Optional Activity: Rafting on Trishuli River (Charaundi to Kurintar - 17 Km, 3 to 3 ½ hrs, River grade 2-3 class). You can opt for white water rafting on the Trishuli River under expert guidance. Exploring the diverse landscapes, valleys, gorges, flora and fauna, is an experience of a lifetime.
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, proceed back to Pokhara. After breakfast, proceed for the half day sightseeing of Pokhara city (including Bindhyabasini Temple, Tal Barai Temple, Seti River Gorge, Davis Falls, Gupteshwor Cave, Tibetan Village).Later, proceed back to the hotel.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Kathmandu. On arrival, check in to the hotel and relax. Later, proceed for 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, our representative will transfer you to Kathmandu airport to board the flight for onward destination. Our services will terminate here leaving you with sweet & unforgettable memories.
|Duration||:||4 Nights / 5 Days|
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|Route||:||Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu|