An intoxicating mix of the present that refuses to forget its past; Cultural foundations laid by pagan kings, absorbing nature that warms the heart, and heritage monuments with a legacy of tragedies…it all began almost 2000 years ago – and still happens in this quiet landlocked land of the Himalayan giants...and you wrap it all up with some gentle paddling as you raft on the calm Trisuli River…
A buzzing developing city jostling for space with cultural heritage, Kathmandu has long been a mecca for travellers, from the pollen tripping hippies of the 60s to the dungaree pack-bag dressed trekkers of today. You could simply hike at your pace while exploring Kathmandu city with its compelling history over a period of almost 2,000 years, a lot of it found in Durbar Square, the traditional soul of the old town and an amazing symbol of long-established architecture. Nepal is probably the only country in the world that’s so well set up for independent travel and this tour gives you a trip of sorts. Your whirlwind holiday of a week commences with a rollicking tour to the most iconic heritage points in Kathmandu. After our in-depth coverage of Kathmandu’s prime tourist spots, we head down to the water line for our Rafting trip, which gives you some thrilling 3rd and 4th grade rafting wildness on rapids that are sure to get your adrenaline on top gear for a curtain raiser you’ll never forget for some time to come…
After a daring rafting session in Trishuli, your next destination is Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the biggest cities in Nepal and besides the natural beauty of this haven of lakes; Pokhara is also an avenue where some of the most challenging treks in the world begin their arduous journeys. Geographically sitting just 200 km away from Kathmandu, this city sits on the laps of the beautiful Annapurna Ranges and the sacred Machhapuchare [Fishtail] peak that can be viewed right from the balcony of your hotel by the lake.
For ‘A Cocktail Vacation of Sorts’’, Incentive Holidays will escort you on this trip by giving you something to remember by the fireside on a cold winter evening…
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Tour Code: IH/FP/03
Trip Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Activities : Sightseeing tour with excursion in Pokhara and some thrilling rafting
Hotel Category: Standard/ Superior Standard/ Deluxe
Transportation: A/C Private Transfer
Starts & Ends in: Kathmandu
Day 1 :Arrive in Kathmandu at Tribhuwan International Airport
Day 2 :Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square
Day 3 :Drive to Charaundi and Raft to Kuringhat
Day 4 :Transfer to Pokhara
Day 5 :Sightseeing in Pokhara
Day 6 :Transfer to Kathmandu
Day 7 :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. Have supper and then get set for your first overnight in the valley of temples.
Day 2: Half day sightseeing tour (Pashupathinath, Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square)
After an early breakfast, we set out on a tour to the primary historical spots in Kathmandu. We will tour symbolic monuments, temples, monasteries, palaces and UNESCO World Heritage Sites that include: Boudhanath, and the temples of Pashupatinath. As we stroll along the exotic locales of Kathmandu, more diversified cultural settings in the valley welcome us with warm hospitality. At Boudhanath, we get deep insights into Buddhism. This may invoke your spiritual senses. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Charaundi and Raft to Kuringhat
After an early breakfast and a few cuppers, we set out for an early morning drive to Charaundi and spend special moments basking in the sheer beauty of nature. Then we gear up to begin your rafting trip to Kuringhat. Along the raging waves of river Trishuli, we savor the splendor of rafting in the lovely environs of high mountain peaks, dense vegetations and mysterious wilderness as its backdrop. After rafting, we set up our camping site using tents where we bunk out overnight under moonlit starry skies.
Day 4: Transfer to Pokhara
After a tasty breakfast amidst the chattering of birds looking for scraps of our meal, we wrap up and head off to Pokhara.
Day 5: Sightseeing in Pokhara, Boating on Phewa Lake
A 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu, Pokhara is a window to some incredible and captivating views of 8000 meter peaks. Our Pokhara tour includes visits to gripping lakes like Phewa and Begnas, intriguing caves like Mahendra Gupha and Gupteswor Cave, David’s fall, the gorge of the Seti River and the interesting insightful Tibetan refugee camp. Overnight at our hotel by the lake.
Day 6: Transfer to Kathmandu
After our sightseeing of Pokhara, we gear up for our return to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, you are free to use the 2nd half of your day anyway you like. You can go for shopping, stroll around Thamel, and look around the local markets or just chill out with some beers. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 7: Final departure for our connecting flight home sweet home
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
Your accommodation in Kathmandu will be made in 3-4-5* star hotels of your choice. All hotel rates are based on BB unless otherwise stated. Accommodations in the valley are comfortable and as close as it gets to home. While rafting, its typical adventure under moonlit skies in tents on the banks of the river Trisuli. You’ll freak out here. In Pokhara, the hotel choices are just great by the lakeside, and it doesn’t get better than this. You will just love it.
The choices is a delicatessen’s delight in the valley for visitors with vibrant taste buds. You will find cuisines from almost every corner of the planet in this ancient city. If you are a foodie, the lake city of Pokhara has it all; it has to be with holiday making chefs from across the world who has visited this paradise.
Note: If there will be any changes in the schedule due to natural disaster (force majeure), Incentive Holidays will not be responsible for any extra expenses incurred.
If you come to Nepal and have a flexible schedule, then take the time to visit these places. Nepal always has something to offer its guests. During the peak season (October to December) and (mid of February to May), the stunning panorama of the Himalayas is at its crisp-beautiful-best, but there is really no season in which Nepal is not a beautiful or pleasant place to visit.