Cultural, Historical & Scenic Tour 7 Days, Private Tour

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6 nights 7 days Kathmandu Valley with Pokhara & Lumbini Tour

Major Attractions
Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bhaktapur, Patan, Pokhara (sunrise tour at Sarangkot, Cave, Waterfalls, boating, temple), Lumbini (A birth place of Lord Buddha)
Best Season
Any Season
Hotel with all category depends on your budget and interest
Transportation options
Private AC Vehicle


This 7-day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, Pokhara & Lumbini with an experienced English-speaking guide and driver. Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, and Pokhara, a city of beautiful lakes & mountain views tours include major historical, cultural, and religious landmarks with delightful scenery. Explore world heritage sites, caves, lakes, eye-catching Himalayas views with sunrise, Maya Devi temple, and monasteries including the scenic drive.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath
Day 02: Tour of Patan & Bhaktapur
Day 03: Morning drive/flight to Pokhara overland journey
Day 04: Morning to Sarankot & Paragliding and boating at Phewa Lake
Day 05: Drive to Lumbini birth place of Lord Buddha
Day 06: Tour of Lumbini interesting places
Day 07: Drive/flight back to Kathmandu by overland

Day by Day Activities

Morning 9 a.m. departure from the hotel for guided sightseeing tour of historical and cultural tour with delightful scenery around Kathmandu city with Everest Vacation, a short ride to Kathmandu Durbar Square, visit of places with old history and rich culture of old king’s durbar square and Hanuman Dhoka (palace) visit of ancient Kastamandap Temple (where Kathmandu name derived from) this temple built of wood from a single tree, tour of Kumari Goddess (living virgin goddess) Kumari a very young girl, after teenage years phase replaced by another young Kumari, from here a short drive to west of the city at Swayambhunath Stupa located on a hill top, with panorama view of Kathmandu city, surrounding green hills with snow capped mountains in the north.

This old Stupa of Swayambhunath, the oldest historical monument listed as World Heritage Sites with over 2, 5000 years old Buddhist religion area with huge dome shape stupa overlooking four cardinal eyes of Buddha around North, South, East and West directions. Here visiting monastery and chapels, Sywambhunath is guarded with lovely woodland with a many monkeys around, this place is also named as “Monkey Temple”.

From here another tour leads to Pashupatinath Temple, where non Hindu are not permitted inside the main temple entrance, where visitors can have a look of the temple surrounding from above the Bagmati river, this famous Shiva temple decorated with golden tier roofs with silver doors around each corner, this place close to green woodland with lots of monkeys around. Pashupatinath is full of pilgrims in special day on Shiva Ratri (birth anniversary of lord Shiva).

Nearby on the side of the river funeral and cremation are held for all Hindus, from here return back to your hotels at leisure for the rest of afternoon.

Starting the morning with a short drive towards Patan city located south of Kathmandu at mere distance across the bridge, on reaching Patan also known as Lalitpur meaning “city of arts” visit the old Palace complex, courtyard (Durbar) with tall terracotta palace, impressive window carvings, and a tall Krishna Temple with Garuda pillar, a vehicle of Lord Vishnu and Lord Krishna, from here a pleasant ride to valley 03rd biggest city, this old looking city at one time Nepal capital during Malla period in 12th to 15th century.

Bhaktapur famous for arts and crafts like woodcarving and pottery, tour of unique Durbar Square with golden gate of 55 windows palace, interesting wooden peacock window, continue tour of Bhaktapur visiting another Durbar Square with famed Nytapola Temple, Bhaktapur National Art Gallery, and Bhairavnath Temple.

After a lovely and interesting day return back to hotel with afternoon free at leisure.

Morning depart from the hotel for a scenic and interesting drive towards Nepal’s and Himalayan countries most scenic and touristic spot of Pokhara with its serene lakes, drive leads past Kathmandu valley towards warmer area passing by farm villages, towns with distant views of snow capped mountains, after a good interesting drive reaching at Pokhara, and transfer to respective hotels by the lake Phewa with afternoon free at leisure

At Pokhara tour begins early morning with a short drive to a hill side at Sarankot for stunning sunrise view over array of snow capped mountains from world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, 10th highest Mt. Annapurna 8,091 m and 8th highest Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m including range of smaller peaks with ever present majestic Mt. Machhapuchhre “Fish Tail” standing high at 6,993 meters.

Sarankot hill top the tallest spot at 1, 460 meters with super views of mountains, Pokhara green valley and its city with Phewa Lake below, beside the fabulous panorama famous for paragliding which is one of the most popular adventure sports around this scenic place, after a tremendous panorama views back to hotel for breakfast and tour of Bhare Temple located in the middle of the lake in peaceful environment, boating for an hour and back to hotel.

Afternoon local tour of David’s fall or Pathelo Chhango a huge volume of waterfalls (depending upon the season) and visit the nearby Gupteshwor Cave a deep cave where Seti River flows with torrent speed, this cave with lord Shiva temple, after a great moment transfer back to hotel with rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.

After an enjoyable time at Pokhara with grand views of Annapurna, Manaslu range with Mt. Machhapuchhre, Everest Vacation next historical tour leads with an interesting drive towards south west at lower country of Nepal passing nice farm villages and towns of Butwal and Bhairawa and then reaching at Rupendehi in Lumbini the famous holy Buddhist place and world heritage site, here transfer to nice hotels close to birth place of lord Buddha the ‘Light of Asia’.

Morning our guide will receive for an interesting historical tour of Lumbini, the main attraction at Lumbini, sacred garden spread over 8 sq. km with ancient valuable artifacts and treasures of this historic area.

Mayadevi temple is the main attraction for pilgrims and archeologists alike, to the south of the temple a sacred pond – Puskarni – where Queen Mayadevi took a bath just before giving birth to Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. There are more than fifty monasteries around the area, visit of different monasteries from different Buddhist schools, Chinese monastery, Japanese monastery, Korean monastery, Tibetan monastery, Thai monastery, Sri Lanka after a grand tour retire back to hotel.

After a grand time in this historical and religious place of Lumbini, morning drive leads past many farm fields, villages and towns with views of snow capped mountain along the drive, on reaching at Mugling town follow the Trisuli river upstream for a while and then uphill leaving the warm low area to reach Kathmandu valley, in Kathmandu rest of the afternoon free at leisure for individual activities.

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Traveler’s Reviews

Danny Carpio
Travel time: December 27, 2022

Impressive Cultural & Scenic Beauty

I must admit Nepal is culturally blessed. The scenic natural beauty of Nepal impressed me. The adventurous activities that I took on my cultural scenic tour were dreamlike. The Elephant ride in Chitwan was fun. The Sunrise view and Boating on Phewa Lake were blissful. The spiritual and peaceful feeling in Lumbini was enigmatic. The temples, decorative palaces, and artistic works in Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur Durbar Squares were marvelous. Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, and Pashupatinath were distinct but wonderful to visit. I am grateful to Umesh and the team of Everest Vacation for smoothly arranging this tour. Strongly commended.

Boating at Phewa Lake at Pokhara

United States of America
Travel time: September 12, 2019

Best Travel Company: showing how it is done

We booked a 6-day tour in two beautiful cities of Nepal. Kathmandu and Pokhara were both suggestions from our dear friend who was here last summer. Our second time enjoying a trip conducted by Everest Vacation, and we knew they will do a great job. The experience turned out to be better with an unexpected stop to Bandipur courtesy of Netra and Umesh. The paragliding from Sarangkot perfectly completed our tour and we were a happy couple after this holiday. I have a few plans in my bag for my next visit to Nepal and there are few companies to do it with then Everest Vacation.

Mikami Dai
Travel time: October 18, 2018

Good people and great service at a remarkable price

Well, we a family tour overlapping the Hindu Festival of Dashain last year with Everest Vacation, and it was perfect. Netra helped us to time this tour of Kathmandu, Chitwan, and Pokhara. We enjoyed the festival while exploring different heritage sites of Kathmandu. My kids loved the safari at Chitwan. And, the paragliding at Sarangkot, was something I will remember for a long time to come. For a family tour there comes many things under consideration. Everest Vacation changed a few things for an ideal tour here. Similarly, the price was competitive too. For the service we had, I would be happy to pay even more without any hesitation. With humble people, great hospitality, and reasonable price, I recommend Everest Vacation for a family tour in Nepal.

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