This trip is considered as a short and famous tour in Nepal which includes Kathmandu valley and Pokhara
Kathmandu is the capital city and largest city of Nepal and also the largest metropolitan in the Himalayan hill region. Kathmandu is and has been for many years the centre of Nepal’s history, art, culture and economy. It has a multiethnic population within a Hindu and Buddhist majority. Kathmandu valley has many UNESCO World Heritage Sites which are rich in traditional arts & architectures, interesting history & cultures and unique lifestyle of the people.
Pokhara is a charming & scenic place with the presence of many beautiful lakes and amazing Fish tail and Annapurna mountain ranges in the background. Pokhara is known as a gateway to the Annapurna Circuit, a popular trail in the Himalayas. Pokhara is the major tourism Hub in Nepal. Tourism plays vital role in Pokhara since thousands of tourist visit Pokhara every year.
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Upon arrival In Kathmandu, you will be met with our representative and transfer to your hotel. Our representative will brief you about the trip and the time table of the trips. Check in to hotel and free for rest of the day at your own.
Today we will drive to Pokhara, the second largest and the most beautiful city in Nepal. Pokhara is famous for breathtaking views of Mt. Fistail and Annapurna mountain ranges and beautiful lakes.
On arrival in Pokhara, check in to hotel and free time to explore the lake side area.
Wake up early morning to take a short 30 minutes drive to Sagrangkot which is located at a height of 1600m. Sarangkot is renowned for its beautiful sunrise view and panoramic mountain views. Guests can enjoy the beautiful scenery for a while and drive back to hotel and breakfast. Later a half day sightseeing tour of Pokhara is in store for you. We will be visiting Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Davis Fall, Seti Gorge, The Old Town of Pokhara & Tibetean Refugee Camp. There will be 1 hour boating in Lake Fewa to enjoy the lake view and the mountains. After the sightseeing, you can walk around lake side area which is filled with shops, cafes & restaurants.
After breakfast, we will drive to Kathmandu enjoying the natural views along the way. Upon arrival, check in to hotel and free in the evening.
After breakfast proceed to Swoyambhunath Stupa (UNESCO World Heritage Site), also known as "Monkey temple” The temple charms with its great dazzling Stupa, while at the same time, offering a view of Kathmandu city. The two-thousand year-old Stupa is the most profound expression of Buddhist symbolism in Nepal. There’s evidence to believe the hill was used for animist rites even before Buddhism arrived in the valley two thousand years ago.
Our next destination is Patan Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Patan Durbar Square complex is perhaps the most photographed of the three durbar squares. Located in the heart of Patan city, this was once the palace of the kings of Patan. The square is a display of Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts.
After Patan durbar square visit to Khokana. Khokana is a small Newari Village located just 6 kilometers from Patan. Khokana is a small village in which traditional craftsmanship still takes an important role. Villagers can often be seen spinning, winnowing and crushing mustard seeds. Especially the latter is what Khokana is most famous for, it's mustard oil. The village has a broad street leading into its center. On the left side the three storied Shree Rudrayani temple can be seen.
After exploring Khokana we will walk to Bungmati. This is an approximately 15 minutes’ walk through on the road dividing the agricultural land. Bungmati, just like Khokana, is a Newari village where traditional life still can be seen. The village houses the typical Newari buildings and has an interesting main square where one can view the Ganesh Temple and the Machhindranath Temple.
In the evening we will proceed for a farewell dinner with cultural show hosted by our company.
Breakfast & Dinner Included
Today you have free time until your flight time to Airport. Our representative will come to pick you up from your hotel and drop you to the Airport for departure
Travelling from Kathmandu to Pokhara by road is best done via the Tourist Bus service. The journey is approximately 200 km and can take approximately 7-8 hours.
Pokhara's captivating beauty has been celebrated by many travel writers. Its pristine air, the breathtaking backdrop of the snow-capped Annapurna Range, and the tranquil Phewa, Begnas, and Rupa Lakes make this destination a true gem of the Himalayas.
Kathmandu and Pokhara are only 125 miles apart and connected by the Prithvi Highway that cuts through the hills. However, road travel throughout Nepal is much slower than expected due to poor road quality, roadworks, and frequent traffic jams.
Traveling between Kathmandu and Pokhara can be a long journey due to the Nepali terrain and road quality. Thus, many travelers opt to fly between the two cities. Here are your options for getting from Kathmandu to Pokhara, either by air or road.
What is the distance between Pokhara and Kathmandu by air? The distance between Pokhara and Kathmandu by air is 146 km.
Kathmandu is renowned for its religious monuments. The city's landscape is adorned with various temples, monasteries, and stupas, particularly the Pashupatinath Temple and the Changu Narayan, which are celebrated for their intricate religious artworks.
Pokhara is the tourist transit hub of Manang, Mustang and Annapurna region, and offers an average of cool weather during certain months, making it an ideal time to visit.
1 Take a cab to Sarangkot for a spectacular sunrise. 2 Head back to Lakeside for breakfast on a rooftop with views of the Annapurnas. 3 Take a boat across the lake and climb up the hill to visit Peace Pagoda. ... 4 Return to the bottom and explore Devi's Fall. 5 Take a taxi and shop for souvenirs.
It is recommended visitors spend at least two or three days in Pokhara and longer if possible.
A well-planned two-day itinerary can accommodate a city tour of Kathmandu's famous sights and day trips to other historic landmarks just outside the city. With efficient time management, you can comfortably enjoy the best of both worlds.
Generally, a good amount of time to experience Kathmandu and its surroundings with a light trek is 5 to 7 days. You can visit Kathmandu, Nagarkot, and Pokhara within this period.
Kathmandu is a worthwhile destination. My favorite place in the valley is Bhaktapur. I also had an amazing experience taking a plane ride to see Everest and the entire Himalayan range. I truly enjoyed my time in Kathmandu.
Pokhara is renowned for the breathtaking view of the Annapurna range. It is one of the few places on earth where mountains over 6,000 m can be seen clearly from an elevation of 800 m within a range of 28 km.