What to Expect
Day 1: Kathmandu
Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel. After a short rest proceed to the 2500 years old Swoyambhunath stupa, (UNESCO World heritage site in 1979) sometimes also known as the monkey temple .The temple charms with its great dazzling stupa, while at the same time offers a marvelous view of Kathmandu Valley.
Next destination is Patan, (UNESCO World heritage site in 1979) the oldest and second largest of the three cities in Kathmandu valley. Patan likes to recall its old name LALITPUR (city of beauty). Above all, it remains a proud city of artisans. Patan produces nearly all Nepal’s fine metal work. Enroute, stop at a Tibetan carpet factory where you can see the spinning, dyeing and weaving of Tibetan carpets. Drive back to hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu – Pokhara
After breakfast, we will drive you up to Pokhara, the second largest and the most beautiful city in Nepal. Upon arrival, check in to hotel. In the evening, boating at Fewa lake for 1 hour. During boating you will have a chance to see the beautiful Himalayan panorama, specially (Fishtail) Machhapuchare, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri Himal. Walk back or drive back to hotel with lots of shopping in lake side area.
Day 3: Pokhara
A half day tour of Pokhara is in store for you and we will visit various parts of the lakeside village, and enjoy one of the most beautiful panoramas in the world made up by the Annapurna Himal, the majestic Machhapuchhare and other surrounding snow-capped peaks. Afternoon we will be visiting Davis fall, followed by the Tibetan refugee camp where the barter trading is still being practiced. Then will be visiting old market of Pokhara and Vindhebasini Temple as well as Seti George.
Day 4: Pokhara - Kathmandu - Nagarkot
After breakfast drive to Kathmandu. After reaching to Kathmandu proceed to sightseeing tour of the most important sites of Great Stupa of Boudhanath (UNESCO World heritage site in 1979) in the Kathmandu valley, a vast dome-shaped monument representing the Mind of the Buddha, is the primary pilgrimage destination for Tantric Buddhists of the Himalayas and a major draw for Tibetan Buddhists from all over the planet. The history of the stupa from its origins in the fifth century to the present day is also presented here for the first time. (Sightseeing has time only for those who come by flight.)
Then we will proceed to visit Nagarkot, which is at a height of 2300 m above the sea level. From this lovely scenic spot you can catch the excellent view of the Himalayan range at sunset and even Mount Everest on a clear day.
OPTIONAL: Pokhara to Kathmandu flight at USD 100 + USD 3 domestic Airport Fee.
Day 5: Nagarkot – Kathmandu
Wake up early and have a good view of the breathtaking Nagarkot, which provides an excellent scenery of the mountain ranges Langtang, Amadablam, Dorje Lhakpa, Chobha bhamre, Manaslu etc a lovely scenic spot, with a sun rise. Guests may wish to have a little time for walk to see the Nagarkot village. Then drive back to Kathmandu.
After lunch drive to Kathmandu Sightseeing tour of the most important sites of Kathmandu Durbar square. Kathmandu Durbar Square in the heart of old Kathmandu city in Basantapur. The place for celebrations and festivals. The UNESCO enlisted the Durbar Square area as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Surrounded by concrete buildings, the complex is an oasis in a fast developing, chaotic modern city. Once the residence of Nepal's Royal family, all coronation ceremonies were held here. The palace is an amalgamation of eastern and western architecture with additions by Rana and Shah Rulers over the centuries. An unbelievable 50 temples lie within the vicinity including the temple of the titular deity, Taleju Bhawani. The Durbar is divided into two courtyards, the outer Kasthamandap, Kumari Ghar, (Living Goddess) and Shiva-Parvati Temple, and the inner section consisting of Hanuman Dhoka and the main palace. Some floors have been converted to museums dedicated to three generations of Shah Kings. Most parts of the palace premises are open to tourists throughout the week. Drive back to hotel.
Day 6: Departure
Drive to airport for flight back home with lots of memories of Nepal.