City of Temples to the Lap of Annapurna

Kathmandu and Pokhara are the most popular valleys in the southern slopes of the Himalayas. While Kathmandu is a crowded city and cultural center of Nepal with people from all over the country looking for opportunity, Pokhara has the best of Himalayan view with three beautiful lakes in its vicinity. In Kathmandu we enjoy the cultural marvels and discover ancient Hindu and Buddhist relics with visits to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites scattered around Kathmandu Valley. In Pokhara we visit to watch the beautiful show of sunrise over Annapurna range, Bindhyabasini Temple, Davis Falls, Gupteswor Mahadev Cave, International Mountain Museum and Phewa Lake.

This tour is the best option for those who want to see and understand Nepal in a short visit. If one would like to extend their visit there are several activities to get engaged in Pokhara. Short treks or day hikes, adventure sports like Paragliding, Bungee jump, ultra flight and so on.

Tour Highlights

  • Sunrise view from Sarangkot for the glistening lightshow of Annapurna panorama.
  • Scenic drive Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu 
  • Visit to 3 historical Palace Squares in Kathmandu Valley
  • Swayambhu and Boudhanath Stupas
  • Hindu Temple Pashupatinath
  • Phewa Lake, Davis Fall and International Mountain Museum in Pokhara

Trip Cost Includes:

  • 4 Nights in Kathmandu in standard hotel on a twin share basis
  • 2 Nights in Pokhara in standard hotel on a twin share basis
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu in tourist bus
  • An English speaking Licensed Tour Guide for Kathmandu and Pokhara 
  • Airport pick up/drop off and sightseeing in Air Conditioned Private Tourist Vehicles
  • Farewell Dinner with Nepalese Cultural dance program

Trip Cost Does Not Include:

  • Lunch and Dinners not mentioned in itinerary
  • Tips, drinks and personal expenses
  • Monument fees

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: standard hotel on a twin share basis

 

Day 02: Guided Sightseeing to Kathmandu’s DurbarSquare, Swoyambhunath Temple , Pashupati and Boudhanath Stupa

Kathmandu DurbarSquare: is one of three royal palace squares in the Kathmandu Valley. This site was the royal residence until the 19th century where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch use to take place. 

Swoyambhunath Temple: This Buddhist Stupa, said to be 2000 years old is a perfect architecture of gilded spire and white washed dome located under thousands of fluttering prayer flags.

Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath, a pagoda style Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is considered to be the powerhouse of Hindu spiritual power in religious terms.  

Boudhnath Stupa: This enormous stupa is where thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gaze out from the gilded central tower. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture is accessible and unfetered, and the lanes around the stupa are crammed with monasteries and the surrounding is a paraphernalia for Buddhist life.

Overnight: standard hotel on a twin share basis

Meals:  Breakfast

 

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara

After breakfast, we will drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is situated about 200 km west of the capital Kathmandu and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal and second most populous city in the country. Due to its proximity to the Annapurna mountain range the city is also a base for trekkers undertaking many short or long treks. The serene of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them makes Pokhara an ambience of peace and magic.

Overnight: standard hotel on a twin share basis

Meals:  Breakfast

 

Day 04: Day in Pokhara (Sunrise from Sarangkot and Pokhara Sightseeing)
Just at a distance of 25 minute drive,  Sarangkot is a beautiful village best known for its sunrise, where on a clear day you can see an unobstructed view of the Himalayan mountains of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range and Fishtail. After viewing the ethereal lightshow in the mountains, we will visit Bindhyabasini Temple on the way back. Then drive back to hotel, have breakfast and go to International Museum, Davis Fall, Gupteswor Cave and Phewa Lake.

Overnight: standard hotel on a twin share basis

Meals:  Breakfast

 

Day 05: Drive back Kathmandu 

After breakfast in the hotel we drive along river banks with wonderful views of hills and the rural Nepalese life.

Overnight: standard hotel on a twin share basis

Meals:  Breakfast

 

Day 06: Guided Sightseeing in Bhaktapur City, Patan Durbar Square

Bhaktapur City: As that of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, this is the third medieval city-states in Kathmandu Valley which is home of medieval art and architecture. Located 14 kms east of Kathmandu City, this place was founded in the 9th Century.  Bhaktapur has three major squares full of towering  array of temples overlooked by the Palace of 55 windows built by King Bupatindra Malla. The Nyatapola Temple, also built by King Bhupatindra Malla, is the best example of Pagoda style and stands on five terraces on each of which stands a pair of figures - two famous strong men, two elephants, two lions, two griffins and two goddesses.

Patan Durbar Square: Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley, on the southern side of the Bagmati River, Patan is one of the three royal cities in the valley. A paradise of fine arts, Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. The city of Patan is believed to have been built in the third century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty. It was expanded by Lichhavis in the 6th century A.D. and again by the Mallas in medieval period. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects.

We spend our last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Overnight: standard hotel on a twin share basis

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner 

 

Day 07: AIRPORT TRANSFER

Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.

Meals:  Breakfast

 

IS THIS NOT WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ? DESIGN YOUR OWN TRIP

You can design your own trip exactly how you like it according to your requirements, travel dates and budget.

Please email us or call us at +977 9841414582 and we will organize your trip on the date appropriate for you.

Best Season

Autumn (Sept. to Dec.) and spring (March to May) is the best season when the sub-tropical weather is at its best. But you can visit any time of the year except for the rainy months of June, July and August.

 

Disclaimer

Your safety is our most important concern while traveling with Eve Holidays.  Every effort will be made to keep to the itinerary but your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns, without any pre consultation with clients. So please be prepared to be flexible if required.

 

Accommodation

Accommodation will be in standard hotels on a twin share basis. You can upgrade the accommodation to 4 star or 5 star hotel and also can have single supplement in an additional cost.

 

Transportation

Land transportation will be in private tourist vehicles and tourist buses.

 

Food

Breakfast is provided in hotels where you stay. Farewell Dinner will be provided in traditional Nepalese restaurant. 

 

Nepal Tourist Visa & Visa Fee

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos with accurate USD for visa fee.

15 days - US $ 30.00 for 15 days single/multiple entry.
30 days - US $ 50.00 for 30 days single/multiple entry.
90 days - US $ 125.00 for 90 days single/multiple entry.
 
For more information please visit Department of Immigration of Nepal

 

Weather

Weather depends on the season you are travelling. During the winter months of December, January and February it is cold at night and relatively warm during the daytime, with the temperature ranging from 4°C at night to 22°C. During the summer months of March, April and May, the weather stays prefect as the temperature averages 27°C during the day. From September to December, following the monsoon, the temperature gets cooler and allows for a great time to travel. The average temperature during this season is 20°C.

 

Tour Guides

All our tour guides are Government Licensed Experienced Tour Guides. 

 

Vaccination

No vaccinations are compulsory in Nepal, but we do recommend you are covered for Diphtheria, TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus. We also do recommend for a dental check-up prior to travelling and you should know your blood group in case of emergency in your travel.

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on your tour, you need to inform us.

 

Insurance Coverage

One MUST have travel insurance policy to join any of Eve Holidays trips. You must be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs and theft and loss). We don't arrange or sell insurance.

 

Departure Dates

The trekking will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required departure date.  Best Months: March to May & September to November. You can have a look at our fixed departure dates to see if that suits your plans.


Contact Us

Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at  +977 9841414582

Considering our short comfort trip, our itinerary was planned to cover the most important sights in and around Kathmandu and Pokhara. We had great time and thinking that we want to go again for a longer stay as Nepal has a lot to offer and off course the next trip too we would book with Eve Holidays 

Ashwin and Sweta, Delhi

We had such a wonderful time.  All the tour guides were friendly and accommodating.  Thank you for your attention to details and organizing so well for our family of five. 

Steven K

Our trip to Nepal was perfect. We were very curious about the country. We had a limited time of seven days and we wanted many things including culture and history. Time was not enough but they arranged everything so well.

Andrew

I travelled to Nepal first time and booked with this company after reading the excellent reviews they have in Trip Advisor and I do not regret. I am very much satisfied with their service and I can honestly recommend this company to other travelers.

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With my two colleagues i was travelling to Nepal and together we planned to do this tour.We stumbled upon this company and sent my first inquiry email. I was impressed that they responded in less than an hour and addressed our requirements very precisely. Finally 3 of us booked with them. I cannot stop myself appreciating the Eve Holidays team for making our experience so lovely. Accomodation in Kathmandu was in Thamel and our rooms were ideally located away from noise. We had breakfast in the hotel which were perfect buffet breakfast. We had 2 complimentry dinners in Kathmandu with Maina. She is very friendly and nice lady and i am glad recommending this company.
Highly dedicated and professional staff and excellent customer service.

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