Kathmandu Pokhara Tour is the best trip that takes you to the lap of the Himalayas after immersing in the historic city—Kathmandu. It is a kind of complete package that shows the culture in Kathmandu and unfolds the beauty of nature in Pokhara simultaneously.
The tour is suitable for anybody type of traveller from lonely to group or from honeymoon couple to family with kids.
In Kathmandu Valley you will see all three major touring cities—Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. The culture, art and architecture and tradition of the valley is mesmerizing for any trekker whereas the beauty of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain) in Pokhara will leave deep impression of beauty in your heart forever.
You will visit all six UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites-- Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath, Bouddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Pokhara—City of Lakes—is a natural vantage point from where you get stunning view of Fishtail Mountain accompanied by the beauty of lake and adventure activities like paragliding, zip flyer and many more.
A representative of Adventure White Mountain will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and will transfer you to the hotel. If you are fresh enough and not tired by journey, you can take short walk over Thamel and enjoy the evening. Overnight in a hotel.
The real fun begins from today as you will be visiting four UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites located in Kathmandu.
We visit Kathmandu Durbar Square in the beginning. Here you get chance to see century old palace called Hanuman Dhoka Palace. Lord Hanuman (Monkey God) is enshrined at the entrance of the palace and due to it the palace is named after it. The Durbar Square is stretched at an area of five acres. Entire Square is divided into two quadrangles—outer and inner.
The Hanuman Dhoka Palace is covered within inner part wehereas Kumari Ghar, Shiva-Parvati Temple, Kashtamandap, is located at outer part of the vicinity. Living Goddes (Kumari) lives in Kumari Ghar. She is worshipped as female energy and it the system of worshipping her was started many centuries ago when Malla dynasty ruled the Valley.
Before the quake of 25th April, 2015 there were 50 temples in this area and at present there are around 20 such sites including Hanuman Dhoka Palace.
From here we move towards Pashupatinath Temple. Lord Shiva is worshipped here in the form of Linga. It is the greatest Shrine of Hindu. The temple is located on the bank of Bagmati River.
Bouddhanath is another place of our visit today. No any exact record is found regarding the foundation date of Bouddhanath. Some believe that the stupa was built by one of the Kings of Lichhavi dynasty more than 2000 years ago.
The stupa is built in octagonal-mandala structure and is protected by wall from all side. There in the wall you can see 108 depiction of Amitabh Buddha.
From here we move towards Swoyambhunath. It is located in a hillock. It is said that the civilization of Kathmandu Valley started with Swoyambhunath. The literal meaning of Swoyambhunath is self-existing.
Legends say that Lord Buddha visited here and gave sermon to his disciples here.
Overnight at hotel.
Patan is rich in culture and art and architecture. Newari culture and tradition reached its peak here during Malla dynasty. The stone carvings here and the palaces here speak the reality.
Built in a rock, Krishna Temple is really beautifully carved where you can read scriptures of Mahabharat and Ramayan in its beam. Lord Krishna is enshrined in the temple. We also visit Patan Durbar Square today. The palace gives complete understanding of Nepal’s history.
On this very day we drive to Bhaktapur, city of art and architecture. This city reached its peak during Malla dynasty. Lion’s Gate, 55-Window Palace and other temples are the main attraction of this place.
From here we drive to Nagarkot. It is less than an hour drive from Bhaktapur. While on the way you enjoy countryside Nepal. The sunset view from Nagarkot is really nice. Here you get opportunity to see eight ranges of mountains out of 13 mountains ranges existing in Nepal.
Overnight in a resort.
To get sunrise view we wake up early in the morning. On a clear day you see eight ranges of mountains out of 13 mountains ranges existing in Nepal. After having a breakfast we leave Kathmandu for Pokhara- City of lakes. We either go in a private vehicle or a tourist bus. It takes around six to seven hours to reach Pokhara. The journey in between is so marvelous. You can view Trishuli River, cable car and various waterfalls on the way. Right before entering Pokhara the breathtaking view of Machhpuchhre (Fishtail) mountain will leave you speechless. You arrive at Pokhara by noon. You can enjoy boating in Phewa Lake. It is one of the popular lakes of Nepal and is located at the heart of Pokhara. Evening walk in the lakeside is truly wonderful. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.
After breakfast we drive towards Sarangkot. It is a hill station from where you can get beautiful view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Its majestic view will mesmerize you forever. Sarangkot is popular for adventure sports. You can experience paragliding or zip flyer here. We get back to Pokhara at noon. Here you have several places to visit like Davis Fall, Shiva Cave, Mahendra Cave. In the evening you can enjoy boating in Phewa Lake. We will also visit at International Mountain Museum. This museum keeps record of all mountaineering activities happening in the world.
After breakfast, we get back to Kathmandu on wheels. We retrace the same route that we followed couple of days back. We still have time to roam around Thamel. In the evening Adventure White Mountain will offer you dinner.
Here ends your trekking today. A representative of Adventure White Mountain will drop you to the airport three hours before your arranged flight to help you reach your destination.