Kathmandu & Pokhara Valley Sightseeing tour 7 Days

$415 USD
- 7 Days
- Easy
1-10 Pax

Sightseeing

October- December/March - May

Private Car/ Tourist bus an option

Hotel

Breakfasts

Kathmandu-Pokhara- Sarangkot-Nagarkot-Kathmandu

Kathmandu & Pokhara Valley Sightseeing Tour Overview

Nepal is a beautiful Himalayan country with its amazing Himalayan scenery and religious sites that has old Nepalese architecture. We design Kathmandu & Pokhara Valley Sightseeing Tour for those who wish to explore religious site of Hindu and Buddhist of Kathmandu valley and city of paradise (Pokhara) within a short time in Nepal. This trip takes you through the main attractions of Kathmandu which includes various religious and cultural sites such as Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square which are the most famous for the art and architecture. At the same time to visit cultural and natural beauties of Pokhara such as Devis fall, Fewa lake, Bindabasani temple, Seti River George and excellent Annapurna views from Sarangkot. 
  

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara

Day 04: Sunrise at Sarangkot and City tour

Day 05: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 06: Sunrise at Nagarkot via Bhaktapur Durbar square

Day 07: Departure day from Kathmandu

Kathmandu & Pokhara Valley sightseeing Tour Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu

Beyond Himalaya's representative will greet you at the airport upon your arrival and take you to your hotel. After check into the hotel, we will take you to our office for further briefing of your upcoming tour with us. Here, we will introduce you to our tour guide. After that, stroll around the main downtown. We arrange an official dinner at one of the most popular typical Nepalese restaurant where you will enjoy the ethnic dance that represent from the different part of the country. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
 

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour

Today's city tour of Kathmandu includes:
Pashupati Nath Temple
Pashupatipath temple is one of the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu which lies 5 km east from the city center and located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu. The temple is in the Pagoda style of architecture in cubic construction. The roof is gold plated and the gate is made by Silver which was built on 5th century BC. The temple Nepal’s holiest Hindu pilgrimage and world heritage site, Pashupatinath is an amazing enclave of temples, statues, pilgrims and half naked holy men, crammed up against the mouth of ravine and straddling a tirtha or scared crossroads. Pashupatinath Temple's existence dates back to 400 A.D. It is one of the important Shiva temples on the subcontinent and draws a numerous devotees from all over India each year, especially on the occasion of Maha Shiva Raatri. And Pashupatinath is considered to have a special concern for the kingdom of Nepal.
Bouddha Nath Saupa
Bouddha is among the largest stupas in the south Asia which has become focal point for Tibetan Buddhism  in Nepal.  The white mound looms thirty-six meters overhead. The stupa is located in the ancient trade route to Tibet and Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers here for many centuries. When refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950s, many of them decided to live around Bouddhanath. Many people believe that Bouddhanath was constructed in the fifth century.
Swayambhu Nath Stupa
Swayambhu  stupa in one of the most popular Buddhist site in Kathmandu which is the world heritage site. This holy shrine lies 2 km west from the Kathmandu city. Swayambhu Stupa is located on top of the hill that overlooks the valley of Kathmandu. It is also known as the MonkeyTemple as there are holy monkeys living in parts of the temple in the north-west. Historical records found on a stone inscription give evidence that the stupa was already an important Buddhist pilgrimage destination by the 5th century AD.  One can see the painted eyes on four sides represent the all seeing eyes of Buddha and are watching all the time wrong doers and good doers.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar square ( Old Royal Palace) which was built in 12th century. The Durbar square provides you numerous temples, Kumari Bahal ( House of Living Goddess), Kasthamandap (house of wood) and The old museum. This site is protected by UNSECO as world heritage site. Durbar Square lies in the heart of this city. Locally also called "Hanuman Dhoka Palace Square"-an ancient seat of the Nepalese Royalty.
 

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara

After breakfast proceed to Pokhara. This is an excellent drive through the riverside which has an interesting scenery of the mountains, rivers, waterfalls and jungle as well as farm terraces and villages on the mountains. It is 5 hours drive to Pokhara. After arrive at the hotel, we will walk around the lake side of the city to explore its surrounding areas. Overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 04: Sunrise at Sarangkot and City tour

Early morning, we take half an hour drive to Sarangkot for Sunrise and Mountain view. After taking photographs, we drive back to Pokhara. Breakfast at the Hotel and proceeds to city tour to visit Davi’s fall, Gupteswor Cave, Mahendra Cave, Bindabasani Temple, Gorkha Museum and Fewa Lake.
Phewa Lake
Phewa Lake is the second largest lake of Nepal and the largest lake of Pokhara Valley. It is situated at an altitude of 784m at the western edge of Pokhara city near Baidam. It covers an area of about 4.43 sq km with an average depth of about 8.6m; maximum water depth is 19m. The maximum water capacity of the lake is estimated to be 46 million cubic meters. It lies in the valley of Harpan Khola which feeds the lake. On the southern mouth of the lake, at the crown of Pardi River, a dam is built which has nearly doubled the water level. The water of the lake is used for irrigation and electricity generation.
The lake is surrounded by Sarangkot and Kaskikot hills on the northern side. The hill running along the lake is Raniban (Queen of Forests) which is very rich in flora and fauna. 
The first main attraction is the pagoda style temple in the lake which is the shrine of Barahi (Water Goddess). The next main attraction is the mirror image of mount Machhapuchhre and Annapurna range on the crystal clear water of the lake. The south - eastern side of the lake offers the best view. There is facility of canoeing and fishing.
Phewa originally used to cover an area of 9 sq km but now has been reduced to 4.43 sq. km. Geologically the rocks of either side of Phewa are slate and quartzite and make anticline structure along the axis of the lake.The lake is the home of 17 species of native fish and 4 exotic species. The forest and lake is the habitat of 6 species of amphibians, 14 species of reptiles, 34 species of mammals and 104 species of birds. Out of 104 species of birds, 14 are migratory species.

Seti River Gorge (Mahendra Pul)
Stretching from east to west, the breathtaking views of the world famous Himalayan range of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and others appear so close as to make you feel that you can almost touch them. Sarangkot, Kaskikot, Kalikasthan, Bharat Pokhari and the Bhumdi Hill command beautiful views of the valley and the mountains. It is a glacial river that flows from the Annapurna Himalayan region.
Kahun Danda is a hill at 1,433m high, and is two hours walk from Mahendra pool. Like other places this place also offers pleasing view of Annapurna range and flat terraces of Pokhara. On the top of the hill is a tower constructed for a clear view of the valley and the Himalayas. There is a fortress and a temple on the top.
An unique river passing through two beautiful and contrasting scenic areas. This river is relatively small in volume, blue and warm, it is recommended as a warm-up river for intermediate rafters, Kayakers and kayak clinic. The Seti Khola rises on the south-east slopes of Machhapuchhere and then flows south.
Devi's Falls (Patale Chhango)
Pokhara is the only city in Nepal which is famous for waterfalls. As we drive by the river side’s below the hills we can see several beautiful and dashing waterfalls flowing downhill and finally flowing to the rivers. The highway to Baglung consists of several waterfalls.
Davis fall is one of the main tourist attraction centers in Pokhara. Davis fall is open every day of the week.
Bindabasini Temple
Bindhyabasini Temple is one of the most popular and well known temples in Pokhara.It is situated in the laps of Machhapuchhare and Annapurna ranges.This temple lies in the north of Pokhara. This temple is 3000 ft above from the sea level. You can get a fabulous view of Pokhara city and the Himalayas from this temple. The fragrance of the scented “Dhup” and refreshing air can keep anyone spellbound.
This temple originated when the Goddess “Bhawani “ told king khadag Bum Malla to establish her statue in Bindhyachal hill. This temple was established in B.S 1845 since then this goddess is worshipped daily. Even the tourists visits at least once there. This temple is one of the most important holy places for the Hindu people. 
Barahi Temple
This is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built in the middle of Phewa lake, the two storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protectors deity representing the female force Shakti. Devotees can be seen, especially on Saturdays, carrying male animals and fowl across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity.
Sarangkot
This small village, perked on top of a hill just 5 kilometers from Pokhara's Lakeside seems to be making something of a comeback, after falling from tourist favor about fifteen years ago.  At 1592 meters above sea level, Sarangkot is a good five degrees cooler than Pokhara.
Overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 05: Drive to Kathmandu

Drive to Kathmandu through Prithivi highway which has very nice scenery of mountains, green hill and jungle. The driving is along the river which takes 7 hours to Kathmandu. Leisure evening in Kathmandu and overnight in Kathmandu.
 

Day 06: Sunrise at Nagarkot via Bhaktapur Durbar square

Early morning drive to Nagarkot for excellent panoramic views Mountains including Mount Everest view to watch sunrise. Nagarkot is very popular view point where you can enjoy 360% views of mountains and Kathmandu valley. Then drive to Bhaktapur (City of Devotees) and continue drive to Kathmandu after Bhaktapur excursion.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Well known for the fifty five windows palace of brick and wood and in Nepali (Pachpanna Jhayale Durbar) is the main charming of this place. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The city lies about 13 kilometers East of Kathmandu. It is the home of medieval art & architecture and still retains its rich medieval aroma.
Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 07: Departure day from Kathmandu

Today is the last day of the trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday with us, we will help you  otherwise we will take you to the airport as per your flight departure time.

Kathmandu & Pokhara valley sightseeing tour Cost :- US$415

Include

-Arrival and Departure by Private Car
-City tour by private Car
-2 days Guide as per your language
-4 nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
-2 nights accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast on twin sharing basis
-Pokhara city tour as per itinerary
-Cultural dinner in Kathmandu

Exclude

-Nepal arrival visa
-Lunch and dinner
-Monument entrance fees
-Insurance
-Any extended trips

Kathmandu & Pokhara valley sightseeing tour Information

Country Information
Nepal is a land located country which lies in between India and China. It is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and altitude variation. The elevation of the country ranges from 60 meters above sea level to the highest point of the world, Mt. Everest at 8,848 meter above sea level. Nepal has three major geographical ranges - Himalayan region, Hill region and Terai low land. 

Nepal at a glance
Area: 147,181 sq. kilometers
Geography: Situated between China in the north and India in the south
Capital: Kathmandu
Population: 2,642,799
Language: Nepali is the native language. However, travel-trade people can understand and speak English
Currency: Nepali Rupee
Political System: Multi-party democracy
Religion: Mainly Hindu. However, there is a harmonious blending of Hinduism and Buddhism.
People: Nepal has more than 91 ethnic groups and 70 different spoken languages.

Climate: Nepal has four major seasons:
(1) Winter: December-February 
(2) Spring: March-May 
(3) Summer: June-August