Combining a visit to the heritage sites in Kathmandu and the bustling market areas of the city, with a trip to the scenic, lake town of Pokhara is a perfect way to spend a few days if you have limited time, want to add something to the end of your trek, or just like someone to take care of the details package for you.
We start by exploring the ancient architecture of Kathmandu in the Durbar (Palace) Squares of the ancient towns of Kathmandu and Patan. The temples, stone and wood carvings are outstanding and stretch back many centuries. We will also take you to the living heritage sites of Swayambunath, and Boudhanath (both Buddhist stupas) and to the Hindu site of Pashupathinath, site of the holiest Hindu temple and burning ghats. In the evening enjoy a typical Nepali dinner with a culture show.
Next day drive or fly to Pokhara. By road the journey is long (7 to 8 hours) but scenic and interesting. Once in Pokhara breath in the fresh air coming directly from the Annapurnas. Marvel at Machhapuchhre, or Fishtail, as it is known, which simply towers over Fewa Lake. You will be staying near the lake in Lakeside so the view of Fishtail is constantly within your gaze. There are a number of places to visit within Pokhara depending on your availability. On a short trip, we will take you boating, stopping at Tal Barahi Temple in the middle of the lake, then across the lake to the Peace Stupa. Take a short hike up the hill and then watch the sunset from the Peace Stupa over the lake below. Next morning we will take you to watch the sunrise from Sarangkot viewpoint before we drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
If you have more time please ask us about the other tours we can offer in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
The Cost Includes
- Full day Kathmandu world heritage sites day tour with the guide
- All necessary ground transport by private car in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Pokhara city tour with the guide
- Sarangkot sunrise and Stupa sunset tour in Pokhara
- Two nights hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
The Cost Excludes
- The entrance fee during the sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Food and accommodation in Kathmandu
- Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
- Tip and donation
The first day of the tour starts with full day sightseeing covering five separate world heritage sites day tour within Kathmandu Valley, Followed by cultural dinner in the heart of Thamel with traditional Nepali folk dances, overnight in Kathmandu.
Next day scenic drive to Pokhara all the way through the main highway of Nepal might be quite tiring so just spent overnight in Pokhara. and scenic walk by the lake in the evening is the most incredible experience in Pokhara before we go to dinner for the night.
Early after breakfast explore all places as per mentioned in itinerary with Pokhara and late afternoon most probably after boating in Fewa Lake drive toward Stupa, world peace pagoda for sunset over the long Himalayan range. One of the most scenic place within Pokhara offer an excellent view of the lake, Pokhara city, and long panorama. Overnight in Pokhara.
Last morning in Pokhara scheduled to be spent on top of Sarangkot, another famous hill station for the scenic view of the sunrise over Annapurna Himalayan Ranges is one of the best mornings during the tour to Pokhara. After spending the morning over Sarangkot descend down to Pokhara Valley and further drive back to Kathmandu.
Frequently asked QuestionExpand/Close
Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. After you arrive in Nepal the first place you will visit or stay is in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu is famous for ancient art, architecture and its history. We will be visiting Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddha Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Dubar Square, etc.
If you take a flight from Kathmandu, it takes around 25 minutes to reach Pokhara. Similarly, it takes 7 hours by roadways.
Pokhara can be traveled by bus as well as you can take a flight. Both are easy.
The accommodation will be in 3-star hotels and if you can afford more than 3 stars can also be provided.
Pokhara is easily accessible from Kathmandu. You can stay for one day and get back or stay more than that. But we recommend you to spend 5 to 6 days minimum to enjoy each and every moment in Pokhara.
Accommodation in Pokhara can be easily found. You don't have to worry about the stay in Pokhara. For a better view and luxurious stay, Lakeside hotels and resorts are the best. However, those hotels are expensive ones. Similarly, for an affordable and cheap price, you can stay at the hotel which is away from the lakeside.
Pokhara is a popular destination and a gateway to Annapurna. From trekking to other activities, Pokhara is the best city to explore. Here is the list of things you can do in Pokhara: - Boating in Phewa Lake - Mountain view and sunrise view from Sarangkot - Visiting the famous David falls, Gupteshwor cave and Mahendra cave - Short hike, Meditation, and yoga in World peace pagoda. - Paragliding, Ultralight, Zip flyer, and bungee jumping. - Trek to Annapurna region - Day hiking - Hot Air Balloon
Yes of course. Pokhara is the gateway to Annapurna. So, one can go trekking to Annapurna Ghorepani, Poonhill, Ghandruk, Dhampus and so forth.
Pokhara is a beautiful city with perfect weather. However, rainfall can be seen from time to time as it is the city in Nepal with largest rainfall.
Pokhara can be traveled the whole year but March, April, May, September, October, and November are the coolest and perfect seasons.
Yes, you can travel to Pokhara solo as it is near Kathmandu. However, traveling with a guide is recommended for safe and easy travel.
The entrance fee for the World Heritage site in Kathmandu is Pasupatinath Temple NPR 1000, Patan Durbar Square NPR 1000, Bouddhanath Stupa NPR 400, Swayambhunath Temple NPR 200, Kathmandu Durbar Square NPR 1000.