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8-Day Classic Nepal with Kathmandu & Pokhara Trekking

Tour route: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu

  • Tour code: INOT-NP-006
  • Price inclusions: All transportation mentioned in itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
  • Travel date: private tour with flexible travel date
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Day 1: International Arrival Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! Upon arrival you are greeted by our representative. Transferred to hotel where your tour guide helps you check in and brief you about the following tours. Relax and recover from jetlag at hotel. 

Overnight: Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu - Patan (Lalitpur) - Kathmandu

This morning you can take an optional scenic mountain flight for the spectacular view of Himalayan mountains including Mt Everest with their peaks soaring above the clouds. After the flight trip, return hotel for breakfast. (At you own expense)

After breakfast, your full day sightseeing including a visit to Panta Durbar Square which is one of the seven Monument Zones that make up the Kathmandu Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Boudhanath Stupa to admire the largest Buddhist Stupa in the world. And then, get close touch with Hindu culture by explore in the Pashupatinath - one of the most sacred Hindu temples in the world. After that, drive you back to the hotel in Kathmandu.

Overnight: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Kathmandu - Telkot - Bhaktapur - Kathmandu, Leisure Hiking

Today you will have an easy hiking trip after breakfast. Firstly, drive to Telkot (approx 50 mins) and start the 3-hour of easy hiking to Changu Narayan, the trail from Telkot passing through villages and fields. From Telkot, the trail enters to forests, then a short level walk will take to Changunarayan. The entire walk offers superb views of villages and mountains and filled with cultural experiences. Changunarayan is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is said to have been built in 323 AD by King Hari Datta Varma and it is the oldest temple of Nepal. The temple is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings. 

After this interesting hiking, drive back to Kathmandu, en-route visit Bhaktapur city and experience pottery making.

Overnight: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Kathmandu - Pokhara (5-6 Driving), White Water River Rafting

Today after breakfast, you will be picked up and transferred to Pokhara (approx 5-6 hrs) directly. En-route enjoy white water river rafting at Trishuli River. During the rafting, you can enjoy the scenery of river Trishuli following the greetings of the local’s right along the highway includes small gorges and a glimpse of the cable car leading to the famous Hindu Temple Manakamana.

When you arrival Pohhara, enjoy a free explore around Pokhara Bazzar on your own.

Overnight: Pokhara
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Pokhara, Leisure Hiking

Today is another leisure hiking day in Pokhara. After breakfast drive to boat ride point and do the boating till hike starting point. And then, start your 2-hour hiking to Peace Pagoda - an impressive sight and its hilltop location commands a grand view. Finish the day by visiting Mahendra Cave and Bats Cave and Seti Gorge to get close touch with the Seti River which is originated from the Machapuchhare glacier.

Overnight: Pokhara
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Pokhara Sightseeing

Morning is free at leisure or enjoy the optional Paragliding/Zip line/Ultra Light flight/Bunjee on your own. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a half day sightseeing in Pokhara including Devi's Fall - the most famous water fall in Pokhara, Gupteswor Mahadev Cave - one of the longest caves in Nepal which can lead you a trip to underground Nepal. and finally visit International Mountain Museum to know more about the trekking and Mountaineering history of Nepal.

Overnight: Pokhara
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Pokhara - Kathmandu, Thamel & Garden of Dreams

Today start a bit earlier for your journey to Sarangkot viewpoint to for the unforgettable sunrise over the mountain peaks. Rest at one of the cafes atop the mountain, relax and enjoy the unforgettable sunrise over the mountain peaks. 

Then we fly back to Kathmandu, afternoon take a leisure walk around around Thamel district - a heaven for tourists visiting the city including its fascinating streets. Afterwards, continue to pay a visit to Garden of Dreams, a neo classical historical garden in a beautifully design inspired by the famous Edwardian style.

Overnight: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Departure Kathmandu

Bid farewell to Kathmandu, our representative will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport for onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

Good accommodation choice will in no doubt enhance your tour experience. Our well-established partnership network with key hotel chains in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri-Lanka will bring you the benefits of competitive hotel rate and guaranteed room availability.

We pick hotels for you based on:

Location: geographically convenience values for your precious holiday time. So properties we use are either in downtown area close to main city attractions and amenities, or convenient for sightseeing or transportation.
Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Diversity for Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.

Hotel Criteria for Each Tour Class

Note: Bhutan is less developed with fewer hotels criteria for choice, and most of the hotels there aren't as high standard as those in Western society.

Hotel Arrangement for Standard Tour Class

Usually conveniently located and meet the basic requirements of a comfortable stay: decorative lobbies and nice guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants may be average in size but offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. In most cases, staffs have basic command of English. Usually 3 star hotels are adopted.

Hotel Arrangement for Comfortable Tour Class

Normally you'll stay at formal and large hotels conveniently located with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, room service, fitness center and swimming pool (in some cases there is no pool) all together offer an above-average accommodation experience.
Usually good 4-star hotels are adopted or boutique hotels at request. Hotels best available will be arranged if no qualified choice, e.g. in remote area.

Hotel Arrangement for Superior Tour Class

Usually properties are conveniently located with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby and offer a better service and hotel facility than that in hotels of Comfortable Tour Class. Usually 4-4.5 star hotels or boutique hotels are adopted.

Hotel Arrangement for First Tour Class

Deluxe hotels with high-end service and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site with extensive menus for choice, room service available 24/7, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience. Usually 5 star hotels are adopted.

Hotel Arrangement for Deluxe Tour Class

The most luxury hotels are used and only available in some particular cities. These properties have top-notch service and unique location, such as a lake or a historic site, and usually incorporate some of the country’s most exquisite architecture traditions. Usually top 5 star or the best available hotels are adopted.


Normally, India Odyssey Tours put breakfast in your itinerary except for in Bhutan (all meals included). Lunch won’t be included for the sake of tour convenience, while dinner is also excluded as some travelers might want a little culinary adventure themselves. But surely your tour guide/driver is always glad to offer their advice.


It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.


Usually lunch won’t be included considering the fact that sometimes travelers may want to stay somewhere longer/shorter or need other minor changes during daily sightseeing, and it’s better to decide the lunch site then rather than pre-arranging it. For sure our tour guides/drivers will be happy to advice good places to you, and we strongly suggest qualified local restaurant or hotels around the scenic spots for the sake of your health.


Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in the incredible India & South Asia. This is why we offer you this flexibility of food choice, and you can always get advice from your tour guides/drivers.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across South Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility.

All tour guides of India Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

Private Tour Guide

You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.

If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across South Asia.

Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

Reviews on: Classic Nepal with Kathmandu & Pokhara Trekking

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Clients: Matt Wong

Travel Consultant:
Laura Li
My family and I (a party of 4 people) booked our 10 day tour with Odyssey to Kathmandu and Bhutan.Our travel plans were arranged by Laura Li at Odyssey, who provided a first class service. She was attentive and flexible to our needs and was knowledgeable about the areas we were visiting. She was also very efficient at responding to our emails be it changes to our itinerary or questions about our trip. During our trip, she continued to stay in touch checking that we were happy with all the arrangements and that everything was to our satisfaction (needless to say everything was just perfect!).Our tour guides Anita Adhikari, in Kathmandu, and Kinley Gaaza, in Bhutan, were both extremely accommodating and knowledgeable and could not do enough to ensure our trip went smoothly and, more importantly, we were all enjoying ourselves.We are especially grateful to Kinley and our driver in Bhutan, Mr Sangay. When my wife opted to rest at the hotel the day before we were due to climb to the Tiger’s Nest, Kinley ensured all arrangements were made at the hotel so that my wife was well looked after before we left for the days excursion. And when we went to the Tiger’s Nest, both Kinley and Mr Sangay looked after us all, ensuring we were all safe as we rode horseback up to the cafeteria!For my family and I, Laura will certainly be the first port of call when making arrangements for our next holiday.
Rating: May 13th, 2017

Clients: Samantha C

Travel Consultant:
Don Li
We very much enjoyed learning and seeing the points of interest of Kathmandu. We had an amazing tour guide - Anita and Drive - Aasish that ensured we were in the right place at the right time! We loved it and and learned so much. Do not miss Dubar Square and The Monkey Temple!
Rating: December 14th, 2016

Clients: Ping Wu

Travel Consultant:
Miranda Zhang
great services, we enjoyed the trip. Thank you.Ping
Rating: December 7th, 2016

Clients: John Beaton

Travel Consultant:
Mavis Jiang
My wife and I were so impressed with our 2014 Cambodia tour arranged by Kelly Lu (Indochina Odyssey Tours), we contacted India Odyssey Tours for our 2017 Nepal/Bhutan/India tour needs. Mavis Jiang promptly responded to our inquiry and answered all our questions. Mavis has done a wonderful job customizing the tour to meet our specific needs. We are confident that our tour will be wonderful and wholeheartedly recommend Odyssey Tours to all of our friends.
Rating: December 7th, 2016

Clients: Aparna Sagaram

Travel Consultant:
Sara WEI
My father and I are planning a trip to Nepal and Bhutan and Sara Wei (travel consultant) has gone above and beyond to help us plan! she is very reliable and responds within 3-12 hours even though there is a 9 hour 45 mon difference in time. She helped pick out activities that both my father and I can do and even booked flights out from Bhutan to accommodate a wedding we have to attend in India. I highly recommend Sara Wei, you will not be disappointed!
Rating: September 22nd, 2016
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