Trip Duration: 4 nights 5 days
Day 01 - Kathmandu
NTP representative will be on standby with our vehicle & a sign-board plaque displaying our name and company’s name at the airport to pick you up and transfer you to your Hotel. After you’ve freshen up, a senior executive from the office will give you a short briefing about your whole program. Your first overnight at your hotel in the valley of gods.
Then you will be taken for a visit of the Hindu culture in Nepal, Pashupatinath. This is the place where holy Saddhus pray and cremations on the Bagmati River are carried out. We then continue to the holiest shrine for the Buddhist culture in Nepal, Bouddhanath, with its large Stupa, this is the place where all devout Buddhists come for a pilgrimage.
Your first overnight at your hotel in the valley of gods.
Day 02 – Kathmandu / Pokhara
Drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is 210 kms from Kathmandu and is a 7 hours drive approximately. From Pokhara town (2,352 feet) in good weather there are impressive views right from the hotel. On the way you have an option of doing the river rafting or visit Manakamma Temple “Goddess of Fulfilling Wishes” where you are taken by cable ride of 10 minutes. Overnight stay will be at a hotel.
Day 03 – Pokhara
This morning you will go for an excursion to Sarangkot. The village of Sarangkot is located on a mountain side ridge at an altitude of 1600m with panoramic Himalayan views. One gets to see beautiful views of sunrise and sunset from Sarangkot.
Later this afternoon you will visit Bindebasini Temple. This is one of the oldest temples in Pokhara was a part of Kaski Kingdom, the main deity of the temple, Goddess Durga, was brought from India. Apart from the peace and tranquillity that can be felt in this region, the premises of the temple offers a goof view of the Himalayas on a clear day. The temple is in the area of the bazaar, hence a journey of the old bazaar can be combined with a visit to the temple. Sightseeing to Devi’s fall, also known as Patale Chango is an awesome waterfall lying 2 km southwest of Pokhara. During summer and rainy season, the waterfall takes it’s real form, with gushing water splashing and making way through the rocks. Just opposite of Devi’s fall, on the other side of the road, there is Gupteshwor Cave. This cave is popular for the different natural forms made from limestone deposits. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the cave. Overnight stay will be at hotel.
Day 04 – Pokhara / Kathmandu
Retracing the same path, we drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Rest of the day is for leisure and relaxation. One can indulge in shopping or visit the casinos to try their luck. Overnight stay will be at the Hotel.
Day 05 – Kathmandu / Airport
You will be taken for a visit to Patan. Also known as Lalitpur, the city of beauty, which is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley. Lalitpur is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces. Patan’s central Durbar Square is absolutely packed with temples: Its an architectural center point with a far greater concentration of temples per square meter than in Kathmandu or Bhaktpur. Within the city also lies the Tibetan refugee centre, home to most of the valley’s Tibetan population. While technically refugees, the Tibetans are some of the wealthiest people in the valley because of the carpet industry they operate. For those looking to bring home a fine Tibetan carpet, this is the place to shop. You will then so to Swayambhunath the golden spire of the 5th century Swyambhu Stupa is adorned with colourful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the worn stone steps