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Kathmandu & Pokhara Tour
Kathmandu and Pokhara tour is an ideal way to experience the best of Nepal's cultural heritage and natural beauty. This package offers a unique blend of sightseeing, adventure, and relaxation, making it perfect for couples looking to create lasting memories.
The tour starts in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, where you will have the opportunity to explore the ancient temples and palaces, including the famous Pashupatinath Temple and Swayambhunath Stupa (also known as the Monkey Temple). You will also visit the Durbar Square, which is home to the former royal palace and several temples and monuments.
Next, you will visit Bhaktapur, Patan and Pokhara, three exciting cities in Nepal that offer a wealth of fascinating places to explore. In Pokhara, you can take a boat ride on Phewa Lake and climb to the World Peace Pagoda, offering breathtaking views of Fishtail Mountain.
Throughout the tour, you will have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the scenic natural beauty of Nepal, including majestic high mountains, waterfalls, and lakes. The package is designed to be as stress-free as possible and provides a perfect balance of activities and leisure time.
Day 01rrive Kathmandu - you will be met on arrival at the International airport (TIA). Transfer to your hotel / overnight at Kathmandu
Day 02Kathmandu - Breakfast at hotel / Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley / Day tour covering, Pasupatinath, Boudha, Swambhunath and Basantapur Durbar Square ....../ overnight at Kathmandu
Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara ( 6/7 Hour).
Breakfast at hotel after B/F drive to Pokhara / Reach Pokhara and check in at hotel afternoon sight-seeing tour of Pokhara lakeside.... / overnight at Pokhara
Early in the morning, Drive to Sarangkot for magnificent Sunrise view.After breakfast sightseeing tour to Bindebashini Temple, David Falls, Seti Gorge, Tibetan Refugee Camp.... / overnight at Pokhara
Day 05Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (6/7 Hour).
Breakfast will be at the hotel / your drive back to Kathmandu and on arrival check-in at Hotel / Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 06Kathmandu - Final departure of onward destinationn or Free day in Kathmandu for shopping & personal activities.
- Airport pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
- Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu - Pokhara
- Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist Bus
- City tour & airport pickup/drop transportation by private vehicle
- Trained Tour and travel guide,
- Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on (BB Basis)
- Sightseeing tour entrance fee
- Extra day hotel stay in Kathmandu
- Foods self lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Personal expenses-laundry, Telephone, Tea/coffee, alcoholic beverages, tips for guide
- Personal travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost
- Extra cost for if in case tour effected by natural calamities
- Personal equipments for the tour
What is the best time to visit Kathmandu and Pokhara?
- The best time to visit Kathmandu and Pokhara is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer pleasant weather, clear skies, and are ideal for outdoor activities and trekking. The monsoon season (June to August) brings heavy rainfall, while the winter season (December to February) can be quite chilly, especially in the higher elevations.
How do I travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara?
- The most common way to travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara is by road or by air. By road, you can take a tourist bus or hire a private vehicle for the approximately 6 to 7-hour journey. There are also daily flights available from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which take about 25 minutes.
What are the must-visit attractions in Kathmandu and Pokhara?
- In Kathmandu, some of the must-visit attractions include Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In Pokhara, popular attractions include Phewa Lake, Davis Falls, World Peace Pagoda, and Sarangkot for sunrise/sunset views. Additionally, you can explore the Annapurna region, which offers stunning mountain vistas and trekking opportunities.
How long should I plan to stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara?
- The duration of your stay depends on your preferences and itinerary. Generally, 2-3 days is sufficient to explore the major attractions in both Kathmandu and Pokhara. However, if you plan to include trekking or other outdoor activities, you may need to allocate more time.
What is the cost of accommodation and food in these cities?
- The cost of accommodation and food can vary depending on the type of accommodation and the restaurants you choose. In general, there is a wide range of options available to suit different budgets. Budget guesthouses and local eateries offer more affordable options, while upscale hotels and restaurants can be relatively more expensive.
Are there any trekking options near Kathmandu and Pokhara?
- Yes, both Kathmandu and Pokhara serve as gateways to popular trekking regions in Nepal. From Kathmandu, you can access the Langtang region and undertake treks like Langtang Valley Trek or Gosainkunda Trek. From Pokhara, the Annapurna region offers various trekking options, including the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.
Are there any festivals or special events I should consider during my visit?
- Yes, Nepal is known for its vibrant festivals and cultural events. Some of the major festivals celebrated in Kathmandu and Pokhara include:
Dashain: This is the biggest and most important festival in Nepal, usually celebrated in September or October. It is a 15-day festival that commemorates the victory of good over evil. Festivities include family gatherings, feasts, flying kites, and animal sacrifices.
Tihar (Diwali): Tihar is the festival of lights and is celebrated in October or November. It is a five-day festival that worships various deities and animals. The festival involves lighting oil lamps, decorating homes with colorful rangolis, and exchanging gifts.
Holi: Holi, known as the festival of colors, is celebrated in March. It involves throwing and smearing vibrant colored powders and water on each other, symbolizing the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil.
Buddha Jayanti: Celebrated in May, this festival marks the birth, enlightenment, and death of Lord Buddha. Devotees visit Buddhist shrines, participate in prayers, and light butter lamps.
Indra Jatra: This festival takes place in September and is dedicated to the Hindu god Indra, the god of rain and king of heaven. It includes chariot processions, masked dances, and the pulling down of a wooden pole (lingo) symbolizing Indra's power.
These are just a few examples of the many festivals celebrated in Nepal. It's worth checking the exact dates and customs of these festivals before planning your visit to experience the cultural richness of the country.
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