Scenic Cultural Tour, Kathmandu & Pokhara4 nights 5 days Kathmandu & Pokhara Tour with Everest mountain flight or helicopter || Extermly Popular ||
Everest Vacation offer you short 5 days Kathmandu Pokhara tour. This tour offers the most popular old heritage sights visit in Kathmandu valley and scenic nature trip to Pokhara. Everyone likes to see the natural beauty of Nepal after experiencing the cultural tour and lake tour in Pokhara.
Kathmandu Pokhara Tour start from Kathmandu; it has dozens of ethnic groups and more than a half-dozen UNESCO World Heritage sites. Pokhara is a laid-back city that has a small-town vibe. Scattered through all parts of the city are temples, monasteries, and stupas. Near the main strip of Pokhara lies Phewa Lake.
Day 01: Tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath
Day 02: Tour of Patan & Bhaktapur durbar square
Day 03: Morning scenic Mountain Flight and fly/drive to Pokhara with tour.
Day 04: Morning to Sarankot & Paragliding and boating at Phewa Lake.
Day 05: Drive/flight back to Kathmandu
Day to Day Journey
Morning 09 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.
6-7 hrs drive / 30 minutes flight
Early morning at the break of dawn our staff will receive you and depart hotel to Kathmandu domestic airport terminal for an hour of sweeping scenic mountain flight a breathtaking experience with panorama array of snow capped mountains from Ganesh-Langtang and Jugal Himal and Gaurishankar, Melun Tse, Dorji Lakpa extending all the way to Mt. Everest at close distance with Mt. Makalu in the east. After a overwhelming flight with views of mountains return back to hotel for refreshment and in afternoon, transfer again to the airport for short 35 minutes flight to picturesque Pokhara valley, on arrival at Pokhara airport transfer to respective hotel by the serene lake Phewa, 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.
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 visit the Seti gorge where the river lies hidden deep in the gorge of some 400 – 500 meters deep, from here visit the local Pokhara bazaar and then return back to hotel for evening dinner with local folk cultural program.
6-7 hrs drive / 30 minutes flight
After a grand time in scenic and picturesque Pokhara, famous tourist spot of all Himalaya countries, 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.
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Private Driver & Guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private Tour
- Drinking water
- Transport by private AC car
Optional / Extended / Alternate Activities
- Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp - 4-5 hours
- Mountain Flight over Mt. Everest Area - 1 hour
- Helicopter Tour to Annapurna Base Camp - 1-1:30 hours
- Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan Tour - 2 days
- Kathmandu Valley with Nagarkot Sunrise/Sunset Tour - 4 days
Travelling in 2019
Danilo Caprio, Phillipines
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.
Travelling in 2019
A trip enclosing various lifelong experience!
I am a person that sets a bar high for everything. For a vacation as well it is difficult to please me. But, this tour of the fantastic destinations of Nepal has me on my knees. Never before had I felt about a place like here. I was humbled by the majestic views and magical monuments of Pokhara and Kathmandu.
I selected Everest vacation randomly and I had a few expectations. But, the tour organized by the team and assistance provided by Umesh was very helpful. Even during the hikes here, I had every help available to make everything smooth. As a solo traveler, I was amazed at the photography skills of my guide too. I recommend Netra and Everest Vacation for a pristine vacation in Nepal.