Kathmandu Pokhara tour package is an easy tour option for visitors in Nepal. Splendors of Nepal tour package begins in the historically important and culturally rich capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu.
It is well known to every traveler that, Kathmandu is the city of various temples and monasteries. During the tour, you will visit historical places, temples and respectful spots of Kathmandu. Our next destination is Pokhara, the most beautiful city in the world in terms of natural beauty. In fact, Pokhara is considered as the paradise on earth. Beautiful mountains on the north side, clean and wide lakes in the middle of the city, green forest, friendly and hospitable locals make your holidays more meaningful.
Chitwan is another popular tourist destination in Nepal where visitors can enjoy the wildlife activities as well as experience the culture and lifestyle of Tharu people, one of the ethnic groups of people. During the wildlife safari, you can see one horn rhino. 4 different kinds of deer, Sloth Bear, Leopards, crocodiles, monkeys as well as many different species of butterflies, insects & over 450 sorts of colorful & endangered birds.
Splendors of Nepal Tour focuses on culture, nature, and adventure. The tour itinerary is designed to give you the core knowledge of Nepalese lifestyle, tradition, culture combining with a short hike to the indigenous village easily accessible from Pokhara.
Arrive at the (TIA) Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be welcomed by Trek Himalayan representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free until evening when you’ll enjoy a welcome drinks with your guide and introduce each other. Overnight in Kathmandu
Hotel Accommodation (Kathmandu)
Little Nepal Inn [or similar standard]
This is an example of the hotel we may use in Kathmandu city. Your actual hotel will be specified when your booking is confirmed. Please check your email or booking confirmation.
After breakfast sightseeing tour begins (details below) which include all the religious, cultural & historical sites within the Kathmandu valley. Overnight in hotel.
One of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world, the temple of Pashupatinath is the focus of pilgrims from all over from Nepal and India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and built in the familiar pagoda Style. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 A.D. It lies 5 kms east of the city centre. This holy place is picturesque collection of temples and shrines. All the dying persons are brought to Pashupatinath for cremation. Only the Hindus are allowed to go inside the temple.
It is the world’s biggest stupa located about two km to the north of Pashupatinath temple. This colossal stupa is known by the name of Bouddhanath, the god of wisdom. It is difficult to assign a period to it as some believe that it was built during the reign of either Shiva Deva or Anshu Verma in the 17th century A.D. The design is much like the Swoyambhu stupa, except that the final consists of receding squares instead of circles. Bouddhanath attracts Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world.
The Swoyambhunath Stupa crowns a hillock to the west of Kathmandu. A massive white dome surrounded by a 13 stage spire, is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Nepal. It is said to be 2000 years old. Its origins are linked to the founding of the Kathmandu Valley by draining the water of the lake by Bouddhisattva Manjushree. Swoyambhunath manifested in the lake as a brilliant light emanating from a lotus, Manjushree let the water out of the valley paying homage to Swoyambhu, thus making the valley inhabitable.
It is the nine-storied palace structure built around 1770 AD. This palace square was a residence to Nepal’s royal family. The house of the living goddess (Kumari), the ferocious Kal Bhairav, the red Monkey God and hundreds of erotic carvings are a few examples of the sights at the square. All woodcarvings, statues and architectures in this area are exceptionally fine. Most parts of the palace premises are open for tourist throughout the week during office hours.
Today after early breakfast, you will be transferred to Bus stop to catch bus for Pokhara. The bus will leave at 7.30 a.m. for the enchanting valley of Pokhara which is considered the paradise on earth! Beautiful mountains in the north side, clean and wide lakes in the middle of the city, green forest, friendly and warm locals make your holidays more meaningful. Boating on Fewa Lake for one hour in the evening will be an amazing experience… Overnight in Hotel
After breakfast we will take a drive to Phedi , and 2hrs hike to one of the beautiful village called Dhampus which is popular destination to explore the wild beauty of nature as well as typical Gurung culture and experience true warm hospitality of the host people. Overnight in lodge (tea house)
Early morning wake up, have breakfast and hike to Sarangkot. Walking through sparse villages, farm terraces and short stretch of woods we reach to the Sarangkot hill after few hours of hike. You enjoy the amazing sunsets on the Himalayas in the evening and sunrise (next morning), a scenery that you will treasure for long. A close face to face view of a long range of Annapurna and other Himalayan mountains greets us on reaching Sarangkot. Overnight in lodge
Upon arrival in Pokhara your sightseeing tour begins which cover all major places of tourist interest such as Devi’s Fall (Natural Water Fall), Barahi Temple, Mahendra Cave, Bats Cave (Chamera Gupha) and visit the underground Seti River Gorge and International Mountain Museum. Transfer to Hotel for overnight stay.
The Devi’s Falls is situated on Siddhartha highway. The Devi’s Falls is a sink hole, where the Phewa Lake drains into the Pardi Khola and disappears underground and emerges about 200 m away. There are various legends about the area, and it is a frequently visited tourist spot. Locally known as the Patala Chhango (Hell’s Fall), Devi’s Fall is a lovely waterfall. Legend has it that a trekker named (Devin or David) was washed away by the Pardi Khola and mysteriously disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall.
The Barahi Temple is the most important monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the center of Pehwa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protector’s deity representing the female force Shakti
This cave attracts various visitors. This large limestone cave is locally known as the House of Bats. This cave is full of stalactite and stalagmite formations. The exact size of the cave complex cannot be decided. A famous geologist visited the cave, but could not cover all parts of the cave complex or find an end to it, although he explored for two whole days.
This cave is located a little far from the Mahendra cave in the west .This cave was also discovered by the owner of the land – a farmer 31 years ago.Though the entrance is quite narrow but the inner part of the cave is wide enough. The images of the elephant tusk, gods and goddess have been craved on the inner walls of the cave. This cave is 150 meter long, 25feet high and of the shape of “U”. This cave is famous for the bats and gives shelter to more than 15 thousand bats of different species.
Flowing right through Pokhara city, the boisterous river runs completely underground at places. Amazingly, at certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. But its depth is quiet beyond imagination, over 20 meters. A deep gorge is made by its powerful flow
The International Mountain Museum is the home of mountaineers, adventurers and summiteers worldwide. This museum has been opened recently to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Norgay. This museum is visited by many visitors. The museum is set on landscaped grounds and divided into various areas of interest.
You will be picked up from your hotel for onward journey to Chitwan National Park. On the highway road along the Marsyangdi River enjoying the wonderful view of hills and rural villages. Being a mountainous country, you will experience the drive over winding roads with a steep drop on one side. Of course, this will be done by dedicated Private Vehicle fully loaded with A/C.
Wake up call, breakfast, canoeing, jungle walk, visit elephant breeding center. After lunch, elephant back safari, evening walk, dinner and Tharu cultural show. Overnight Stay in hotel
Wake up call, bird watching tour, breakfast and departure to Kathmandu. You will follow the Trisuli River along the Prithvi Highway passing through many riverside resorts, with their sandy beaches, wayside markets and very revered temple of Manakamana on your way to Kathmandu.
You have full free-day. You can do the last minute shopping, go to the Ayurveda Massage etc.
Today is your final departure…
Nepal is a small landlocked country of highly diverse and rich geography, culture, and religions. The mountainous north has eight of the world’s ten highest mountains, including Mount Everest. It contains over 240 peaks more than 20,000 ft (6,096 m) above sea level. The fertile and humid south is heavily urbanized. By some measures, it is a land of different arts and indigenous cultures well preserved since time immemorial. Hindu and Buddhist shrines found in the country are enriched with wood carving and bronzes, century’s old statues standing along the wayside and three popular historic cities – Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan have preserved their medieval splendor and architectural flavor till date.
Nepal is located in South Asia between China in the north and India in the south, east and west. While the total land area is 147,181 sq. km including water area of the country that is 3,830 sq. km. The geographical coordinates are 28°00′N 84°00′E. Nepal falls in the temperate zone north of the Tropic of Cancer. Nepal’s ecological zones run east to west about 800 km along its Himalayan axis, 150 to 250 km north to south, and are vertically intersected by the river systems. The country can be divided into three main geographical regions: Himalayan region, mid hill region and Terai region. The highest point in the country is Mt. Everest (8,848 m) while the lowest point is in the Terai plains of Kechana Kalan in Jhapa (60 m). (Source NTB)
All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold passport and valid visa. Visa can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad. Visa is also issued at the entry points. It can be extended at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu. Children under 10 years need not pay any visa fee. People willing to get entry Visa at the airport or any of the land entry points are required to fill a visa form with passport photograph.
* Tourist visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January – December).
Government Office Hours & Holidays
Sunday to Thursday: 1000hrs – 1700hrs (during summer)
Sunday to Thursday: 1000hrs – 1600hrs (during winter)
Friday: 1000hrs – 1500hrs.
Nepali, written in the Devanagari script, is the official language of Nepal. However, most people living in the city areas can understand and speak English fluently. Hindi language is widely understood across the country.
On arrival in Kathmandu, our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to our pre-booked hotel. There won’t be any activity on this day. We will host a pre-trip meeting at the hotel lobby on the 2nd day of your itinerary in the evening. It will be an opportunity for you to meet your trekking guide and introduce each other. The guide will brief you about the trek and check your gear to ensure the smooth running of your trekking trip.
Tea House Lodge Trek & Meals
All accommodations will be on a twin sharing basis during the trek in family-run teahouse (lodge), with a large sociable central dining area and a cozy chimney burning fire. We recommend you to use your own sleeping bag. A typical lodge in Annapurna region offers muesli, porridges, Pancakes, bread with jam or eggs, fried eggs on toast, tea/coffee in breakfast and in dinner Dal, Bhat, lentil soup and other cuisines.
Most lodges offer hot showers and in the ones that don’t a bucket of water. In Annapurna, we find many western toilets and in some places there are usually just the Asian squat type toilets.
Small groups provide a more intimate atmosphere allowing you to get to know your Sherpa guide/Tour Guide better and to develop lifelong friendships. Therefore, the maximum group size for this trek is 16 people. The minimum is 2 people.
The main tour season in Nepal begins from early October to mid-May. During this period temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC above higher altitudes. Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking.
Post Monsoon/autumn: Mid-September to November
This is the main trekking season in Nepal. While trekking in mountains weather will be sunny and mild with clear mountain views. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as to minus 10ºC at the highest altitudes.
Winter: December to end February
Even it is cooler conditions this is an ideal time to trek in Nepal. Skies are usually very clear especially in December and the mountain views are at their best. Nights will be very cold with temperatures down to negative 12ºC to negative 20ºC at the highest altitudes but days are pleasant and sunny. The trails are also much less busy at this time of year
Pre-monsoon/spring: March to May
Both day and night temperatures will be warmer in general but cloudiness will be occurred up in the afternoons. Seasonal flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in spring.
Before joining a tour, we recommend you to take out a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses, helicopter evacuation and emergency repatriation. Please send us the following details such as your full name, policy number and the insurance company’s 24 hour emergency contact number prior to departure. We also strongly recommend that your policy must cover personal liability, flight/trip cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelry at home – you don’t need it while travelling. Many of hotels in Nepal have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage
Though we hope for the best trip, you sometimes might be in need of rescue or evacuation in case of a serious sickness or a personal prolonged health issue. During such emergency you will be rescued by a helicopter. You are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation services. We request you to make sure when you purchase insurance from your country that your policy must cover these expenses or you should remain prepared to pay or sign on Helicopter Evacuation Form before you get on the Helicopter.
Overland Transportation Delay or Halt
If the main highway between Kathmandu Pokhara & Chitwan areas is blocked by a landslide or any natural calamity during the transfer, in such a situation the extra cost for food and accommodation has to be borne by the clients.