7-Day Kathmandu & Pokhara Tour: Cultural & Natural Nepal
Tour Route: Kathmandu - Patan - Bhaktapur - Pokhara - 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 jet lag at hotel.
City tour starts with an exploration of Kathmandu Valley from Ason Tole Vegetable & Spice Market which offers the vivid local life of Nepali people. Continue your visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will see Kumari Temple which houses the living Goddess and have an external view of Taleju Temple and Kal Bhairab.
Afternoon, proceed to Patan city (about 15min driving) to visit the Patan Durbar Square - one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley. Later at dusk, visit Swayambhunath, a stupa on the top of the hill, offering the panorama of Kathmandu city.
Optional: If the weather is nice, you could take an optional flight trip to see Mt. Everest & Himalaya up-close in the morning, which takes about one hour and all seats are windows guaranteed. 1-hour schedule Flight USD200 per person.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
- Patan Durbar Square
- Local people
After breakfast, you'll first pay a visit to Boudhanath Stupa - one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. There, you can observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. Followed by a visit to Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country.
In the afternoon, you'll be escorted to Bhaktapur city where you will discover Bhaktapur Durbar Square, one of the seven UNESCO's World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley. Later continue to the oldest temple in the Kathmandu Valley - Changu Narayan Temple. After that, you'll be driven back to Kathmandu.
- Bhaktpur Durbar Square
- Boudhanath Stupa
Today is a trip on the road. After breakfast, you will be picked up and transferred by private vehicle to Pokhara (approx 4.5 hrs) directly. En route, drop a visit to Bandipur - a hilltop settlement in Tanahu District as well as a living museum of Newari culture. After arrival at Pokhara, enjoy exploring around Pokhara Bazzar on your own.
Today you will have a full day private tour in the second largest city in Nepal- Pokhara. Laid out alongside a lake and encircled by the spectacular mountain scenery of the Annapurna Range, Pokhara is the paradise of adventure and leisure.
In the morning, take a private boat ride to experience the charm and serenity of Phewa Lake. Then ascend to World Peace Pagoda, a perfect viewpoint which provides a panoramic view of Phokara and Phewa Lake. Followed by the visit to Devi's Fall, Gupteswor Mahadev Cave, and International Mountain Museum.
- Phewa Lake
- Gupteswor Mahadev Cave
Today, you may want to start a bit earlier for your journey to Sarangkot viewpoint for the unforgettable sunrise over the mountain peaks. Then you'll fly back to Kathmandu. In the afternoon, take a leisure walk around Thamel district - a heaven for tourists visiting the city including its fascinating streets.
Optional: In the evening, unwind with a cultural feast of Nepali traditional dinner and dancing.
- Sarangkot Sunrise
- Sarangkot Sunrise
Morning after breakfast, check out from hotel. Odyssey representative will escort you to airport for your flight to next destination.
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- Kathmandu Valley: Tour Seven World Heritage Sites including Durbar Squares and Boudhanath Stupa
- Pokhara: Try various outdoor sports and enjoy the beautiful nature scenery
- Sarangkot: Watch the spectacular sunrise over snowy peaks of Annapurna Range