This Best of Nepal Tour lets you experience the highlights of the two famous cities of Nepal, Kathmandu, and Pokhara. Kathmandu is the cultural capital of Nepal, whereas Pokhara reveals the best mountain views. Home to its rich cultural heritage, Nepal is one of the best destinations to travel to in the world. This tour offers you not simply a great scenic view of the Himalayan vista but also the beautiful sunrise view from Sarangkot. Moreover, it also offers the ancient architecture, culture, and lifestyle of the Newari people. It also provides a close-up view of the Annapurna range and the Machhapuchre from Pokhara. Furthermore, this tour offers you a complete insight into the Nepalese culture and tradition.
Our Best of Nepal Tour begins with a spectacular flight to the lovely city of Pokhara. In Pokhara, we visit Phewa Lake, World Peace Pagoda, Gupteshwar cave, Davis fall, and Tibetan Refugee Centre. While in Pokhara, we get to experience the magic of the Himalayas along with the beautiful sunrise view. Following the visit to Pokhara, we shall fly to Kathmandu. We will visit the ancient city of Bhaktapur, known for its arts, culture, and traditional lifestyles. We will visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the 55-window palace, The Pottery Square, Nyatapola Temple, Dattatraya temple, and the Golden gate. In Kathmandu, we shall also visit the Pashupatinath temple, the Kathmandu Durbar Square, and the Swayambunath Temple.
- Take a scenic flight to Pokhara with lovely views of the Himalayan ranges.
- Enjoy a pleasant boat ride in Phewa lake.
- Experience the sunrise view over the Annapurna and the Machapuchhre from Sarangkot.
- Relax at the lakeside area in Pokhara.
- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu.
- Enjoy the panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley from Swayambhu.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival, meet our representative and transfer to the hotel. Depending on arrival time, you have the option to stroll around the Thamel and Local streets of Kathmandu. In the evening there will be a welcome dinner with a typical traditional cultural show. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Fly to Pokhara
After breakfast, transfer to the domestic airport to board a flight to Pokhara(there is also the option to drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu). Upon arrival at Pokhara, transfer to your hotel. Your hotel is located in the popular Lakeside part of the city, right on the shore of the beautiful Phewa Lake, a perfect spot to shop, drink and dine. Later, we will have an hour boat ride in Phewa Lake. We will also pay a visit to the Taal Barahi Temple, located in the center of the Lake. Next, we will hike to the World Peace Pagoda, where you will have a panoramic view of Pokhara and Phewa Lake. Then drive back to the hotel. The evening is free to stroll around the lakeside and visit the local market on your own. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 3: Sarangkot & Pokhara
This morning is the perfect opportunity to witness the beautiful Himalayan views (weather permitting). Rise early and drive to Sarangkot to watch the changing light catch the peaks of the Annapurna and the Machhapuchre. Back to your hotel for breakfast, we will visit the old bazaar and Bindabasini temple on our return journey. After breakfast, we shall visit Gupteshwar cave, Devi's Falls, Seti George, and Tibetan Refugee Centre. Then, we will visit the International Mountain Museum. The International Mountain Museum exhibits famous peaks, mountaineers, and the culture and lifestyle of mountain people. There will also be 18 min video documentary regarding the mountains. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 4: Fly to Kathmandu
After breakfast, transfer to Pokhara domestic airport to board a flight to Kathmandu. On arrival, transfer to Bhaktapur, just a short distance from the suburbs of Kathmandu, a cultural gem of Nepal. Bhaktapur is the largest of the three ancient Newari Kingdoms in the Kathmandu Valley. The city is known for its arts, culture, and the traditional lifestyles of its people. At Bhaktapur, we will visit Durbar Square, the magnificent 55-window palace. We will continue to Taumadhi Square, home to the early 18th Century, five-storied Nyatapola Temple, the largest of its kind in the country. We will also visit the Dattatraya temple and the Golden gate. Bhaktapur is like stepping back in time with its heritage buildings, shrines, and vehicle-free cobblestone streets. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 5: In Kathmandu
Today, we will have a full-day guided tour of the Kathmandu valley. The visit includes Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu temples in Nepal. Then transfer to the center of Kathmandu to explore the ancient city of Kathmandu, full of art and craft. Here you will see the traditional art and craft, along with the 12th - 17th-century Durbar Square built by the Malla Kings. If you have time, do not forget to walk towards the north of Kathmandu Durbar Square to Asan & Indrachowk. Here you will see the traditional open market and houses from the 17th century. Then drive 4 km west of Thamel to the Syambhunath stupa. This place is popular between Buddhists and Hindus equally. You can have the entire Kathmandu valley view from the hilltop. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 6: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
- All transfer by exclusive private vehicle.
- Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu domestic flight.
- Accommodation in listed or similar hotel with breakfast.
- Only breakfast at the staying hotel with one arrival/farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
- Local sightseeing with English speaking local tour guide as per the itinerary.
- All entry fees, government taxes and service charges.
- Nepal Visa fee.
- International flights to and from Kathmandu.
- Any other meal other than the listed above (lunch & dinners).
- Expenses of personal nature like portage charge, tips, telephone, laundry, bar, beverages, etc.
- Travel Medical Insurance.
- Any additional cost due to changing the itinerary due to your medical condition, flight delays, political situation, or any natural forces.
- All other expenses not listed in the included section.