Nepal is a cultural treasure trove enriched with diverse regions & home to many diverse communities. It is blessed with breathtaking natural beauty from the massive Himalayan Mountains to a huge variety of bird species and wildlife. Experience the UNESCO heritage sites and the wonderful city of lakes, Pokhara in this package.
Kathmandu is a city where ancient traditions rub shoulders with the latest technological advances. However, it is the grandeur of the past that enchants the visitor whose gaze may linger on an exquisitely carved wooden window frame, an 18th century bronze sculpture or the spiritually uplifting stupas. Like any big city, Kathmandu has seen rapid expansion in the last decade, but despite the hustle and bustle so typical of metropolitan cities, its people remain as refreshingly friendly as ever. Retaining its ancient traditions, Kathmandu is blessed by a Living Goddess and is enriched by endless ceremonial processions and events that take to the streets every now and then with throngs of devotees seeking blessings. These religious festivals are steeped in legend and are quite a spectacle with chariot processions and masked dancers often possessed by the spirits of deities.
Pokhara Sub-Metropolitan City is the second largest city of Nepal with 264,991 inhabitants and is situated about 200 km west of the capital Kathmandu. Pokhara’s bewitching beauty has been the subject of many travel writers. Its pristine air, spectacular backdrop of snowy peaks, serene lakes and surrounding greenery make it ‘the jewel in the Himalaya’, a place of remarkable natural beauty. With the magnificent Annapurna range forming the backdrop and the serenity of three major lakes Phewa, Rupa and Begnas – Pokhara is the ultimate destination for relaxation.Sarangkot is the most popular tourist destination from where the tourist can enjoy the great view of the Pokhara Valley and the magnificent view of the mountains. Many tourists come to Sarangkot for sunrise view. From Sarangkot, on the northern direction we can see Dhaulagiri in the far west. Annapurna range is visible when the weather is clear on the same side. On the southern direction the village overlooks the city of Pokhara and its lake on the north-western outskirts of the city.
Tour Code: IH/LP/08
Trip Duration: 4 Nights / 5 Days
Destination: Kathmandu & Pokhara
Activities: Cultural and Nature Tour
Hotel Category: Standard/ Superior Standard/ Deluxe
Transportation : A/C Private Transfer
Starts & Ends in: Kathmandu
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu at Tribhuwan International Airport
Day 2 : Transfer to Pokhara -Free till evening at Lakeside
Day 3 : Full Day Sightseeing of Pokhara city (Fewa Lake, Devi’s fall)
Day 4 : Drive back to Kathmandu –Half day sightseeing at Kathmandu durbar square & Swyambhu
Day 5 : Final departure
Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu at the Tribhuwan International Airport
Our office representative will be at the airport awaiting your arrival with our office vehicle to pick you up and transfer you to your designated hotel. After refreshing yourself, our tour executive will give you an orientation on your program. After this you are free to get familiar with your surroundings, this will help you to localize and then get set for your first overnight in the valley of temples
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
After a hearty breakfast; we board our tourist coach at 8 am in the morning and proceed towards Pokhara 6-7 hour’s journey, which is 200 km away from Kathmandu. On reaching Pokhara, we check in to our designated hotel, refresh, and get familiar with our surroundings. Free to explore Lake side tourist market. Overnight in the city of lakes.
Day 3: Full day Sightseeing of Pokhara city including Sarangkot sunrise view
After a couple of cuppers, we get set for an early morning trip to the popular vantage point of Sarangkot for a stunning sunrise view of the Annapurna range and the much revered Machhapuchhre [Fishtail] peak; it’s an astounding experience to see the red maroon glows that falls on the mountain ranges and the gleaming rays of the sun slashing through the gaps of the mountains with birds flying across the early morning skies; we softly whisper our praises to God and thank him for this beauty and his blessings.
We then return to our hotel for breakfast and get set for a guided tour where we will then be guided to other sightseeing places in Pokhara like David’s fall, the deep gorge of the Seti River, Gupteswor Cave and the interesting International Mountain Museum.. We also do some boating on the charming Phewa Lake and also visit the Barahi temple set in the centre of the lake. This will also include feeding the pigeons that heartily look forward to this. After this, we return back to our hotel, refresh and go for a stroll down the lakeside. Overnight down by the lakeside.
Day 4: Pokhara to Kathmandu and Half day sightseeing at Kathmandu
After enjoying breakfast, we head back to Kathmandu the same way we came, by surface. On reaching Kathmandu we will check-in in at Hotel & after some refreshment we will Visit to the heritage sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square (the house of living goddess KUMARI and the medieval royal palace of the Malla kings – 15TH century AD).
Swayambhunath Stupa ( the oldest Buddhist Shrine much older than 2650 years from the present time, also colloquially known as Monkey Temple). Later there will be a complimentary cultural dinner program hosted by Incentive Holidays. Overnight at hotel
Day 5: Final departure from Kathmandu
Breakfast at Hotel free till transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure 3 hours prior to flight time. Should you require any extensive activities, please do let us know. We have a vast array of different programs that will even interest the discerning traveler, our ‘No frills’ prices will certainly not hurt your pockets. ‘Incentive Holidays’ has taken much pleasure in organizing your holidays and knowing you has been a great honour for us. Thank you for visiting our amazing country Nepal. We do hope we will meet sometime again!
The best time to visit for a trip of this kind would be in the Spring and Autumn. It is wonderful during this time of the year when an overall beauties of the landscapes found in these trips are so distinct & stunning, due to clear weather pattern & sunny blue skies. Our program could be changed to accommodate individual group choices and preferences in order to give you proper holidays that become signature ventures for a lifetime.