Kathmandu, Pokhara and Nagarkot Tour (9 Days) allows you to explore cultural and historical aspects of Kathmandu Valley and picturesque excursion of Nagarkot hill. Kathmandu Valley and Surrounding Tour also present cultural and religious drive to the most impressive places in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan, Nagarkot, and many other impressive landmarks. You will get to experience different facets of Nepal while traveling to those amazing places and you will become a part of these wonderful traditions and culture of the country.
During the Kathmandu, Pokhara and Nagarkot Tour (9 Days), you will have a scenic drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is about 200 KM West from Kathmandu and a popular tourist destination of Nepal. Pokhara is overlooked by the magnificent Annapurna Massif and stunning snow-capped peaks. Throughout this trip of Kathmandu, Pokhara and Nagarkot Tour, you will be guided to the most famous places in Pokhara including Phewa Lake, Mahendra Gupha, Begnas Lake, Davis Fall and gorge of Seti River. The Spectacular view of Machhapuchchhre (Fishtail) Himal in Pokhara is a backdrop amidst the charming ambiance of nature and makes your trip an experience of a lifetime.
You will be thrilled watching panoramic flying into Kathmandu with the views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks sprawling down; you will already get excited to explore the country. Our representative from HimalayanWindows will meet you at the airport terminal and transfer to your reserved hotel.
Our guide comes to your hotel to pick you up with transportation. As soon as you take your breakfast, you a Day Sightseeing begins, you will be visiting four major landmarks in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Our Guide will give you a perfect idea which place would be the best to initiate. Basically, the trip begins with a tour to Swoyambhunath also known as the Monkey Temple – a 2500 years old landmark; it is said to be, the Radiant Lotus of the Valley-Mythology, established when the water was drained by Manjushree, the God of the Wisdom. This Temple is a famous pilgrimage site for Buddhists, is located on a beautiful hill inside Kathmandu valley. It is situated on top of the hill that could be observed from almost every part of the Kathmandu Valley. The tourists call this Stupa as ‘Monkey Temple’ as there are many monkey monkeys living around the Places. After the Sightseeing around Monkey Temple, we drive to another landmark, Boudhanath Stupa. This Stupa has been renovated after the Earthquake 2015 as this was also impacted. The Boudhanath Stupa is the world’s biggest Stupa and represents Tibetan Buddhists Culture in Nepal. Antique shops around these stupas where you can buy things of your preferences concerning Tibetan Culture and Lifestyles. After a visit to Boudhanath, you will be transferred to the Pashupatinath Temple, which is located at the bank of Bagmati River. It is a sacred Temple for Hindus as many people from different parts of the world visit this temple every year and during the Shiva Ratri, hundreds of thousands of devotees and Sadhus come to attend. The last site of this day is Kathmandu Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient Royal residential quarter, Mahadev Parvati Temple, Temple house of Kumari (Living Goddess) around this Durbar Square. Walk around the local bazaar and back to the hotel.
On the day third, same-day second, our guide comes to your hotel, begins your day tour.
After breakfast at the hotel, we take you to Patan Durbar Square to explore Patan Durbars, Mahaboudha, Krishna Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Golden Temple and etc. You feel like Patan has been exposed before you as an open museum presenting stunning carved windows, intrinsic roof struts, statues of gods and goddesses, temples designed in Pagoda Style with erotic carvings and metalwork faces and many other beautiful facets. Additionally, you will also get to see handicraft center in Patan and continue to drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a home of unique culture and the finest display of craftsmanship. It is said that Bhaktapur only places in Nepal which is remained untouched by Western Culture. Golden Gate, Lion Gate, Art Gallery, Nyatapola Temple, Statue of King Bhupindra and fifty-five windowed Malla Palace are the pride of Bhaktapur. And drive back to Kathmandu.
After breakfast early in the morning, you start your amazing trip to Pokhara. It is about 200km west of Kathmandu. You will drive through Trishuli Valley and upstream to the junction of Marsyangdi River. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is a paradise for tourist with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as caves, lakes, temples of Hindus and Buddhists along with mountains. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara if you have a short time in Nepal, which takes about 35 minutes to reach by flight.
After the breakfast at the hotel, your sightseeing begins inside the valley of Pokhara. You will be visiting major attractions of Pokhara valley such as Old Bazaar of Pokhara City, Seti Gorge, Bindhyabasini Temple, Buddhist Monastery, Pokhara Regional Museum which shows the traditional and cultural aspects of Western Nepal. Devis Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Tibetan Refusee Camp, Bahari Temple located in the central part of Phewa Lake are other attractions in Pokhara.
This day, you will get up early in the morning to go to Sarangkot, which is very popular view point for Sunrise and Sunset. In other words, It is popular spot to view the massive and snow-capped Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges. It is about an hour drive from Lakeside pokhara and in the after you will visit Peace Stupa, it is nearly one and half hour hiking and descend to and from Phewa Lake, alternatively you can also drive via Devis fall.
After the breakfast, you start driving back to Kathamndu and continue driving to Nagarkot and enjoy sunset in the evening. Next day, you will get up very early in the morning to enjoy wonderful views of the Mountains.
Morning witness Sunrise from Nagarkot hill and explore around. Later depart for Kathamndu and on arrival check in to your hotel and go for shopping or relax.
This is your last day in Nepal, go for shopping or other activities if you have time or transfer to the airport for final departure.
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