Nepal is a ‘Himalayan Country': truly a tourist paradise with diverse natural and cultural blessings. Among astounding sites to visit in Nepal, Nagarkot, Pokhara, Kathmandu and Nagarkot are the most sought places by the tourist. These destinations in Nepal are not only popular for international tourist but also for domestic tourists.
We begin our tour with an exploration of Kathmandu valley which includes Pashupatinath, Swyombhunath, Bouddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan and Bhaktapur. We have amazing insights of cultural and religious charms via this viist today. The art and architecture, ancient history and civilization, life style and religion of the people are the major highlights of this city tour.
Nagarkot is 32 km away from Kathmandu, a beautiful hill station popular for sunrise and mountain view. It is 1 hour drive from Thamel, centre of Kathmandu. The serenity and peaceful atmosphere of Nagarkot hill station will heal us in an amazing way. If the weather is fair, we even can capture the top of the wolrd, Mt. Everest from Nagarkot.
Finally, we drive to a natural paradise, Pokhara city. The Annapurna mountain range, the serene lakes, holy caves, natural water fall and gorge are the major highlights of Pokhara city. The Lakeside of Pokhara is just beautiful. You relax and stroll around. Phewa lake, Barahi Temple, Begnas Lake, Davi's Fall, World Peace Pagoda, Sarangkot and Tibetan Refugge Camp are the most visited sites in Pokhara. Besides, you go to the restaurants and enjoy the food items you like.
Exploring the heritage sites in Kathmandu, stunning sunrise and mountain views, relaxing in the beautiful lake city of Pokhara will make an unforgettable Nepal holiday. We start this tour with visiting heritage sites, temples and monuments in Kathmandu and head for Pokhara to enjoy the beautiful lakes and breathtaking mountain scenery and adventure experience of Paragliding in Sarangkot if you wish.
After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, one passport-size photo, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During the meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the pre-trip meeting, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Luxury Holidays Nepal. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for your sightseeing tour. You will visit the following sites.
Swyambunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site):
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site):
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples of Nepal. It is located on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
The rest of your time is free for further exploration and some shopping nearby your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal.
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site):
Patan Durbar Square - located in central of city Lalitpur. It displays the Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts.
The most important of all the tourist sites in Bhaktapur, Bhaktapur Durbar Square is renowned as one of the most striking destinations for Nepali as well as international tourists. The area is known as “Layaku" in Newari language. Ancient temples and shrines, sculptures and historical heritage sites constructed in different eras carry the identity of this city.
The Major attraction of Bhaktapur Darbar Square
The Major attraction of Bhaktapur Darbar Square
➺ 55 Window Palace,
➺ Golden Gate,
➺ Lion's Gate,
➺ Mini Pashupati Temple,
➺ Vatsala Temple
➺ Nyatapola Temple.
Late noon drive to Nagarkot. On the way you can enjoy the serene beauty of the mountains with magnificent view of the sunset. Overnight at Nagarkot.
Early morning sunrise view from Nagarkot. After breakfast, leave Nagarkot for Pokhara (known as The Lake City owing to the large number of lakes in the city). As you leave Kathmandu, the landscape changes. You will see hills, small settlements and terraced farms. Upon your arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, you are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas, including Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,156m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. Check-in to the hotel and take a rest. You may also stroll in the streets of Pokhara and just enjoy being in one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal. Overnight in Pokhara.
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. The places you visit are as below:
Lies in the center of religious old bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. The park grounds offer a fine picnic and relaxing area.
Locally known as Patale Chhango and in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley is where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes. This is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike.
The revered Gupteshwor Cave is situated 2 kms from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Devis fall and the cave is almost 3 kms long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all four. This cave holds special value to Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.
Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple:
Situated at an altitude of 800m above sea level, it is the second largest lake in the kingdom. With the Barahi Island Temple in the middle of the lake it is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the female force Shakti. The reflection of Mt. Machhapuchhare and Annapurna can be seen in its serene water. Thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake.
Seti River Gorges:
Carved by Seti-Gandaki is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool & Prithivi Highway Bridge near bus park, provides a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.
Tibetan Refugee Camps:
The Tibetan village Tashiling in the south and the Tashi Palkhel village in the north of Pokhara are renowned for the production and trade of woolen carpets and other handicrafts. The original Tibetan settlers in this region migrated to Nepal in the ‘50s.
After breakfast drive towards Kathmandu from Pokhara. This will be a journey along the river banks with wonderful views of hills and the rural Nepalese lifestyle. After reaching Kathmandu, take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, you will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight time.
After the wonderful opportunity to organize this tour for you we wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.
From go to woe we were looked after by our guide Rajan and porter Hari. Nothing was too much trouble and Rajan was attentive to our needs while giving us space to enjoy our own company. His knowledge of the countryside and wildlife was extensive and he was really a guide to the beautiful country of Nepal rather than just a tour guide. We were in a group of only 4 with only one other couple who we hit it off with immediately which of course made a massive difference.
The trekking part is well managed with plenty of time for exploring the local villages, eating, drinking and enjoying the ambience of being within view of a 7000m mountain range. A really average level of fitness is required.
If a soft bed is a necessity this is probably not the trip for you but the food everywhere was amazing, cold beer always available and the Nepalese are lovely people and very welcoming. Unfortunately we were not very lucky with the weather with a fair amount of cloud obscuring the mountain views, but when they peek out it is something to behold.
Despite the fuel issues everything went smoothly and you can't help but feel for the Nepalese people who are doing it tough - especially heading into winter.
Visited August 2016
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 4 stars hotels in Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Pokhara. If you want to upgrade accommodation, then contact us for cost detail. Accommodation in 4 stars hotel Kathmandu(Hotel Mulberry or similar category), in Nagarkot(Hotel Country Villa or similar category) and In Pokhara (Mount Kailash Resort or similar category) and for 5 stars hotel in Kathmandu (Gokarna Forest Resort or similar category) and in Pokhara (Pokhara Grande or similar category).
You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. in your daypack. You are provided with a free locker room in the hotel of Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 20kg and for more weight you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.
Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private luxury vehicle throughout the trip.
Group Leader during the journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained traveling guide in your group.
Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa or $40 USD for a 30 days visa. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy. (Nepal Visa Info)
Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.
For more details: (See the international flights page)
When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after the breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel.
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at email@example.com
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.
Currencies accepted in Nepal:
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for bothvisa and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants.
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters. Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude related problems usually for people for stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems, please consult a doctor about the advisability of doing the trek.
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)
Trip Extensions/Add on trips:
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India, Bhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest Trek, Annapurna Trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the tour.
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Note: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.