Kathmandu Pokhara Tour

TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip Information

If you ever come to Nepal. Kathmandu and Pokhara fall under the places you must visit. Kathmandu Being the capital city of Nepal is home for various cultural and religious heritages of Nepal. Pashupatinath temple is the famous hindu temple and Boudhanath and Swyambhunath are religious spots for buddhists. Kathmandu durbar square is enlisted in the world heritage site by UNESCO. In this trip you will visit these famous places in Kathmandu valley and drive to Nagarkot. From Nagarkot, the sunrise and sunset views are splendid. From Nagarkot you move on towards Namobuddha and places in the way are Dhulikhel and panauti.

After Namobuddha, you move on towards Paokhara. Pokhara is 7-8 hours' drive from Kathmandu. Pokhara is a beautiful place to visit. Phewa lake and many of the caves in pokhara are a must watch centres. From Sarangkot you can see the paranomaic view of mountains like Dhawalagiri, Annapurna south, Annapurna II, Patal himchuli and Machhapuchhre and lots of more. This trip is an easy one in terms of altitude and path difficulty.

ITINARARY

Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu

Altitude: 1350m/4428ft

After your Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu, our representative will welcome you and then you will be taken to your hotel. Our tour operator will explain briefly about the program. Depending on your arrival time in Kathmandu, you may explore "Thamel".

In the evening we host welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with local music and ethnic dance. O/N Kathmandu.

Day 2: Explore Kathmandu valley and Drive to Nagarkot

Altitude: 1350m/4428ft Places visited: Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Krishna temple of Patan & Nagarkot> Driving: 3 to 4 hours

After breakfast, the day starts with an extensive pilgrimage tour, the first visit is made at Pashupatinath Temple - the most scared Hindu temples in Nepal worshipped as a Lord Shiva and then we explore Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, which is one of three Durbar (Royal palaces) squares in the Kathmandu Valley and We will visit to Bouddhanath.

The next visit, we lead you to Patan - the second largest town in the Kathmandu Valley, which means "City of Beauty" featuring with its long Buddhist history. Lalitpur is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces. After exploring the Lalitpur we drive to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is located at 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, is one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur district. It also gives an excellent view of the Indrawati river to the east. Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Valley and known as a place of beauty with different culture and sculpture. O/N Nagarkot.

Day 3: Explore Namobudhha, Dhulikhel and Bhaktapur

Altitude: 1600m/5249ft Places visited: Namobuddha, Dhulikhel and bhaktapur

This morning viewer can have the spectacular sunrise view of the Himalayan of eastern Nepal.Nagarkot has become famous as one of the best spots to view Mount Everest as well as other snow-topped peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal.

After breakfast we depart from Nagarkot and drive to Namobuddha.

Namo Buddha is a very sacred place for the Buddhists. There are couple of monasteries and one ancient stupa erected, in which a person can make offerings, pray and light butter lamps. This sight of Namo Buddha gives beautiful views of the local villages and lush scenery to the visitors. After sightseeing tour around Namobuddha drive back to Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel is a Tourist paradise, the spectacular snow fed mountains seen from Dhulikhel must be one of the finest panoramic views in the world, when a blue haze covers the lower portion of the mountains,they seems like they are floating in the air with the snowy mountains on the backdrop. Dhulikhel are a stage of vast beauty and it's like a paradise for nature lovers. Green inviting hills of Dhulikhel is still virgin. After having panoramic view from Dhulikhel we move towards to explore Bhaktapur.

Bhaktapur is a popular day-trip destination for the tourists. Bhaktapur main square, Durbar square, palace with 55- windows constructed by King jitamitra Malla are the main attraction of the area. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The main attraction of Bhaktapur are three squares like Durbar square, Taumadhi square, and Dattatreya square and visitor can also get the Devine miraculous vision of the largest Shiva lingum, Golden Spout and Gate, Magnificent peacock windows and so on. Popular places of Bhaktapur are Changu Narayan, Nagarkot, Surya vinayak, Kamal vinayak, Siddhi pokhari, chonga Ganesh etc.

After exploring the city of Bhaktapur we drive to Katthmandu. O/N Kathmandu.

Day 4: Drive from kathmandu to Pokhara

Altitude: 827m/2713ft Driving: 6 to 7 hours

Today after breakfast, We drive a car or tourist bus to Pokhara, on the way we will scenic mountain terrain, its fame rests on the natural beauty of its lakeside location and its proximity to the mountains.

Pokhara is the starting point for some of the most famous treks in Nepal, and there are also plenty of short walks and day trips, that can be made around the valley. The main attraction of Pokhara are Fewa Lake, view from sarangkot, Mahendra gufa, etc. O/N Pokhara.

Day 5: Explore Pokhara

Altitude: 827m/2713ft Places visited: Sarangkot, Mahendra Gufa, Seti River Gorge & Phewa Lake

After breakfast, a full day sightseeing of Pokhara, the most popular destination in Nepal after Kathmandu, spend enjoyably the morning trip along the bank of Phewa Lake, you can admire the beautiful view of the Fish Tail's Peak reflected in the surface of the water.

You can also see the wonderful Annapurna panorama forms a nice backdrop to Pokhara from the lake. Aside fromPhewa Lake, we keep visiting the Seti River gorge - one of the best places to see. You will have an opportunity to take a glimpse to the limestone cave of Mahendra Gufa and stuuning view from Sarangkot, etc. O/N Pokhara.

Day 6: Drive form Pokhara to Kathmandu

Altitude: 1350m/4428ft Driv: 6 to 7 hours

After breakfast, start the trip of day with driving back to Kathmandu (5 hours) . A farewell dinner followed by Nepali cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 7: Departure day from Kathmandu

Altitude: 1350m/4428ft Free day for shopping and Deparuture

Free morning, after breakfast, if you having enough time, you may explore mian down town of Kathmandu thamel, shopping paradise. Ontime transfer to airport and our trip ends here.

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

What is included?

  • All the transportation between airport and hotel
  • 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Tashidharke inn or any other hotel of similar standard) with breakfast
  • Transportation cost from Kathmandu to Pokhara *amp; Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All accommodation and meals during the stay in the trek
  • All domestic flight fares and airport taxes
  • An experienced English speaking guide and one porter for 2 persons each of the group
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes

What is not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

TRIP INFO


Trip Note

Hotel and Lodge:

Ganesh Himal Hiking team arranges the best comfy and pleasant accommodation and provides you the well-nourished hygienic foods. Throughout your stay in Kathmandu, you will be staying at the best standard hotel which will be rating at 3-star hotel. Although if you want to stay at 4- 5-star hotel in the well sumptuous hotel and are able to pay for this expenses then you have this kind of choices but for the luxurious hotel the payment should be deposited by the clients itself. As the Ganesh Himal Hiking team company can only afford the hotel which is the rate at 2-3 star hotels. However once you are set for your trip there will be such facilities as the place where we are travelling and visiting. We have a three star hotel in Pokhara and 2-3 star hotel even in Nagarkot. While we are in National park, we stay in well and deluxe resort.

Meals:

We the company totally focuses on client’s meals by making sure that each and every client get the same portion which is clean hygienic and nourished which is most necessary while we are in trip. While we are on trip all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided but in the Kathmandu city, Pokhara even in Lumbini sometimes breakfast and sometimes dinner are included where you can go through the each detail itinerary. During our trip breakfast and dinner will be served in the Hotel where we stay for a night and for the lunch our expert leader/guide will be taking you the best clean hotels and restaurants.

Best Season to Travel:

The flawless seasons for Nepal visit will be in the spring season in the month of March to May and autumn season on September and November. Even in winter one can travel but only if you can bear the cold weather season. We asked the clients not to travel on the monsoon season on the month of June, July and August because during this period it rains heavenly and in day afternoon the sun rays will be extremely blazing heat so, it will be difficult to walk with heavy rains and wet. So, we suggest every client trip in the specific seasons.

Luggage/Backpack:

You have to carry your own small baggage containing your own water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you usually carry and this small baggage should be carried by yourself. Some of the gears and clothes which are not needed during your trip can be left in the hotel safe deposit box carefully locking it properly and for the deposit there will be no charges so, you can freely keep your belongings which are not needed. The Nepal domestic airlines do not exceed more than 15 kg which also includes your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg then some charge should be deposit which is not included in the package.  

Guide:

We the company Ganesh Himal hiking team will be providing you the well expert trained/experienced guide who will be handling all your trip issue. Like if you are in a huge group tour like more than 10 people than we will be providing you an extra guide which will be divided into two groups or more than three according to the number of people in the group. 

Personal Expenses:

Your personal expenses should be deposited by yourself like if you addicted to alcohol and all the alcohol you consume during your trip should be paid by yourself that goes to snacks or any other additional meals. Though the cost of accommodation and meals are included in package but such additional meals and drinks- alcohol and non-alcohol beverage, snacks, tips for guide and porters, hot shower- accessible only in some hotel, entrance fee around $ 25 for visiting heritage sites of Kathmandu, meals while you are in Kathmandu and the normal meals will cost around $ 5-7. It is up to you whether you like to give tips to the guide and porter, if you are satisfied with their services then you can tip them.

Our Greetings at Airport:

We suggest you that when you are confirmed for this trip we advise you to give us your international flight schedule so, we the team can easily get to you and pick you up from the airport on time. As soon as you finish processing the customs formalities and come out from there and there you can find our representative carrying a signboard of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team and the team will greet you and take you to the hotel in private vehicle. Like if you have already booked the hotel by your own then we advise informing the hotel that you are staying so it will be easy for our representative to drop you at the hotel.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it:

Our usual itinerary is main customary and pragmatic which has also included your arrival day, departure day. If you like to adjust the itinerary we can set it for you as per your desire so, before that let us know before booking the trip and then we will arrange the itinerary and the cost. Like if you like to extend more days then we will even manage it for you as in our package we have kept extra day because we don’t know the situation of Himalaya weather it suddenly changes and faces problems like delayed flights or cancellation of flight.

Booking and Payment:

For booking any trip, first you have to deposit 20% in advance if you are confirmed for the trip you have to send even your flight detail schedule, a passport photocopy and if you cancel the booking then this 20% is not -refundable.  The remaining 80% can be paid when you reach Kathmandu and if you want to pay in advance you can deposit it by transferring through a bank, credit card, even throughout Pay pal account lets us know then we will be sending you the detail for payment.

 

Customer Reviews

Rating:


An amazing trip with Ganesh Himal Hiking to Kathmandu, Mt. Everest BC, Pokhara and Chitwas

hil32015 | Spokane, Washington | October 26 , 2014

Rating: 5 - Excellent

We received outstanding personal service from Binod and his team at Ganesh Himal Hiking Team. It was an exceptional experience in every way. We were met at the airport, he gave us personal transportation along with many great tours to cultural sites in Kathmandu, he took us to some wonderful restaurants and he set us up in a very nice hotel in Thammel. Binod really knows how to take great care of his clients with a personal touch. We also loved meeting his mother, father and his family which added greatly to our cultural experience in Nepal.

Additionally, Binod's brother Bishnu, was our guide on our trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Bishnu took excellent care of my trekking partner and me throughout the trek to Everest Base Camp and back. Our trek was also an amazing cultural experience as well as a remarkable trekking experience! We loved the Nepalese people and, of course, we loved seeing the incredible scenery. Also, Binod personally guided us on a trip to Pokhara, Nepal where he arranged for us a guided rafting trip, a paragliding trip and a trip to Chitwan National Park where we did a tour on the back of an elephant spotting wildlife and we were able to attend a nice cultural program. The accommodations in Pokhara and the food were fantastic. I highly recommend Binod and his Ganesh Himal Hiking Team to anyone who is interested in receiving the best service and the best trekking and cultural experience in Nepal.

Visited October 2015

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Duration: 7 Days

Difficulty: Easy

Activities: Sightseeing & Cultural visit

Departure City: Kathmandu

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Trip style: Luxury

Country: Nepal

Price: USD 699

Group size: Min 1 pax

Best Season: Anyday