Tour duration : 04 Nights / 05 Days
Best Season :-January to June and September to December
Country Visited :-Nepal
Trip Start :-Kathmandu
Trip Ends :-Kathmandu
Trip Route :-Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
Trip Style :-Guided Tour
Activity :-Sightseeing and Cultural Tour
Group Size :-Min. 1 pax pax
Activity Per Day :-Approximately 4 to 6 hrs of guided tour per day
Trip Category :- Nepal Cultural Tour
Guided city tours in Kathmandu, Swoyambhu, and Pokhara.
Old Newari Culture.
Beautiful scene of Himalaya range like from Sarangkot and Pokhara.
Sunrise/Sunset from Sarangkot.
Old Palaces, Museums, Temples, Stupas.
Beautiful Pokhara City with Annapurna on the background
Pokhara, also known as 'the city of lakes' is located in Kaski district in western region of Nepal. The city lies some 200 kilometers away from Kathmandu city. Pokhara is a must-see in Nepal and so far one of the most popular tourist destinations in the nation.
This five days long tour of DIVA will take you to Pokhara via Kathmandu, after a half day tour of Kathmandu city. In Pokhara, you'll get to visit Sarangkot for the spectacular view of sunrise and mountains. Then, this tour will take you to Bindhabasini Temple, Davis Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Phewa Lake, Barahi Temple, Seti Gorge and Tibetan Refugee Camps.
Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m). Pre-trip meeting and Guided sightseeing.
Our airport representative will welcome you at the airport and transfer to your hotel on a private tourist vehicle. We will have a well managed Guided Tour around kathmandu on the same day, an experience city guide and vehicle will be provided. You will be visiting the following places:
Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th- century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also three museums inside the palace building.
Swoyambhunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site)
Watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhists sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swoyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. (No Meals Included)
Transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara 200 Kms/ 6 - 7 hours drive on a private vehilce.Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.
We wake up early today to catch a glimpse of the spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas. Weather permitting, the seemly endless chain of mountains appear glossy in the north, while the entire Kathmandu valley can be clearly seen towards the west. After we have breakfast we head to Pokhara on a tourist bus, van or a car, depending on the size of the group. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast Included)
Early in the morning, about 45 minutes drive and 25 minutes hike take us to the top of Sarangkot to see the best sunrise and close views of many mountains like Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, including views of the beautiful Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake. After we have some breakfast at Sarangkot, it’s a 15-minute walk down and 45 minutes drive to the hotel in Pokhara.
Return to Hotel for breakfast.
The rest of the day sightseeing tour of Pokhara consists of:
Lies in the center of the religious old bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. The park grounds offer a fine picnic and relaxing area.
Locally known as Patale Chhango and in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley, it is where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes. This is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike.
The revered Gupteshwor Cave is situated 2 kms from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Davis fall and the cave is almost 3 kms long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all four. This cave holds special value to Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.
Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple
Situated at an altitude of 800m above sea level, it is the second largest lake in the kingdom. With the Barahi Island Temple in the middle of the lake, it is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake, this two-storeyed pagoda is dedicated to the female force Shakti. The reflection of Mt. Machhapuchhare and Annapurna can be seen in its serene water. Thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake.
Seti River Gorges
Carved by Seti-Gandaki, it is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool and Prithivi highway Bridge near bus park, provide a perfect view of the river's dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.
Tibetan Refugee Camps
The Tibetan village Tashiling in the south and the Tashi Palkhel village in the north of Pokhara are renowned for the production and trade of woolen carpets and other handicrafts. The original Tibetan settlers in this region migrated to Nepal in the ‘50s.Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara. (Breakfast Included)
Today, depart Pokhara and transfer to Kathmandu; 200 Kms, 6 hours drive.Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.
After returning to Kathmandu, you have the afternoon and the evening to stroll along the streets of Kathmandu for some last-minute shopping. There is a farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast and Farewell Dinner Included)
The trip concludes - our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal. (Breakfast Included)
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