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5 Days Kathmandu to Pokhara Leisure Tour by Flight Request

Best Landscape of Nepal

You are still hovering over the surface of Nepal if you only visit Kathmandu. To make your trip complete, you need to hold Pokhara in your arms either. Not merely the backyard garden of Himalaya, Pokhara has much more to offer than its laid-back charm. It is a chilled-out city with spectacular scenery, adventure activities, accommodation and food choices galore. In the first two days, you can enjoy the featured and time-honored architectures of Nepal, by visiting the landmarks of Kathmandu, including the Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. Then drive to Pokhara to experience the beauty of snow-capped peaks, splendid falls and the mirror-like lakes etc.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Enjoy the religious complex of Swayambhunath and catch a panoramic view of endlessly fascinating Kathmandu City;
  • Watch the unforgettable sunrise from Sarangkot and the great view of Pokhara City;
  • Have a relaxed experience in Phewa Lake by boating, walking or cycling along the lakeside shore.

Tour Brief Information

  • Tour price: Request

    1. This price is based on a group of 2 adult travelers who will take our private tour and share one standard rooms in regular local 4-star hotel in lower seasons.

    2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.

    3. This price is only valid to March 31, 2021.

    4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.95. The final quotation will be adjusted accoring to the latest real-time exchange rate.

  • Tour code: TD-KN-05B
  • Tour type: Private Customizable Tour Package
  • Destination: Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu
  • Duration: 5 days & 4 nights
  • Departure: Flexible
  • Travel Theme: CulturePhotographyArchitecture
  • Best Time: SpringSummerAutumnWinter
  • Physical Level
  • Tour Pace
    Leisure
  • Max Altitude
    1,592 m

Itinerary Details - Day by Day

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Day 1 Kathmandu Arrival (D)

Kathmandu Airport Pick up & Check in Hotel

Welcome to Kathmandu, the colorful capital of Nepal. Upon arriving at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by our enthusiastic local guide with smiles, then transfer to Kathmandu downtown to check in your hotel by an air-conditioned vehicle. The rest of today is on your own to relax. If you want to explore nearby, feel free to get some practical suggestions from your tour guide.

At evening, a "Welcome Dinner" will be held for you at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine dinner.

Free time ideas: 1) visit Garden of Dreams, Royal Botanical Garden; 2) Walk around Thamel, Ason or Indrachowk bazaar.

  • Traditional Nepalese Food Traditional Nepalese Food

Day 2 Kathmandu Valley & Flight to Pokhara / About 25mins' Flight (B)

Today's Highlights: Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath, Patan Durbar Square

This morning, after being picked up by our local Nepalese guide at your hotel, you will then start the captivating Kathmandu private tour with a leisure visit to the western delight of the Valley - Swayambhunath, the Kathmandu's most ancient and enigmatic holy shrine with a history over 2500 years. There are a lot of monkeys residing in the Temple, that's why the shrine is also famous as the Monkey Temple. It is an excellent place for a quick hike and some fresh air. On the clear days, you are able to see a line of Himalayan Ranges, and enjoy a fine view over Kathmandu city and the valley. Nest place to visit is Pashupatinath, the largest Hindu temple worshiping the Hindu God Shiva who is known as Pashupati, the master of the whole universe in the Hindu mythology. Located at the bank of the Bagmati River, the holy temple has a reputation of “the Temple of Living Beings” for it attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage. For tourists, it is a great place to get a deep exploration of Hinduism culture.

Drive about 4km to Patan, the second largest city in Kathmandu valley. Compared with Kathmandu city, Patan is quieter, a living place to experience Nepal local culture and lifestyle. You will visit its landmark - Patan Durbar Square which is honored as the finest collection of temples and palaces with exquisite carvings in Nepal. There are Hindu and Buddhist relic sites spread around the square. Most famous one is Krishna Temple which is said to be carved from a single enormous stone. Enjoy the beautiful stone works, religious sculptures, and enjoy a leisure stroll through packed streets of souvenirs in the square.

After the sightseeing, drive to the airport to take a flight (about 25mins) to Pokhara, a remarkable place of natural beauty. The enchanting city with a population of around 95,000 has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic. So today the city has not only become the starting point for most popular trekking and rafting destinations but also a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

  • Pashupatinath Temple Ascetic Monks in Pashupatinath Temple
  • Pigeons at Patan Durbar Square Pigeons at Patan Durbar Square
  • Panoramic View of  Swayambhunath Panoramic View of Swayambhunath

Day 3 Pokhara Day Tour (B)

Today's Highlights: Sarangkot, World Peace Pagoda, Phewa Lake

Get up in the early morning and go to Sarangkot to enjoy breathtaking sunrise. When the sun picks out the peaks, they are transformed from a purple-pink to a celestial gold. As the day breaks thoroughly, you can admire a wonderful panoramic sweep of Himalayan peaks from west to east, which is praised as one of the most beautiful picture in Nepal. After the spectacular sunrise and landscape weeping at Sarangkot, you will drive to Peace Temple to see the brilliant World Peace Pagoda. The road to the pagoda is not in very good condition, but scenery is stunning. Constructed by the Buddhists from Japanese Nipponzan Myohoji organization, World Peace Pagoda expresses the good wishes of world peace. While seeing the enchanting natural sights around, you will also get a feeling of inner peace as well.

After lunch, you will visit Devil’s Fall, locally known as Patale Chhango (Hell’s Fall). It is an awesome waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara Airport on the highway to Tanmen. Then, pay a visit to the nearby Gupteswar Gupha, which is a sacred cave. It has some big hall-size rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all fours. Afterwards, you will have a relaxed journey in Phewa Lake which is the second largest lake in Nepal. You can take one of the beautifully painted boats to cruise on the lake or enjoy a relaxing biking around the lake. You will then visit the most important religious monument in Pokhara - Barahi Temple which is built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake. The two storied pagoda is dedicated to boar manifestation of Ajima, the protector deity representing the female force Shakti.

Recommended optional activities:

1) Paragliding into the sky to witness the magnificent view of the snow peaks and pristine lakes with an experienced pilot; 2) Enjoy a relaxing biking around Phewa Lake.

Other available Pokhara day tours plans:

If you prefer some more adventurous activities, such as hiking, biking, rafting, we can also customize a tour for you.

Nature Day Hike from Australian Camp to Dhampus

After breakfast, drive about 40 mins from Pokhara to Kande, then start hiking to the Australian Camp, which costs around 2 hours. You can enjoy unobstructed scenery of snow mountains of both Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri Range, beautiful terraces, peaceful villages along the hiking trail. After spending some time at Australian Camp, you will hike down through jungle to Dhampus, a community of local Gurang people with picturesque view of Annapurna mountains. Spend some time for lunching and exploring local culture, then walk down to Phedi, and drive back to Pokhara.

Seti River Rafting Day Tour from Pokhara

Located only about 1 hr’s driving from Pokhara, the Seti River is the perfect venue for a rafting adventure. It is a gentle river providing safe and comfortable rafting experience as well as a great variety of beautiful views including snow peaks, terrace fields, waterfalls, local villages, wild jungles, etc. It is suitable for family with kids either.

  • Phewa Lake - excellent place for relaxing Phewa Lake - excellent place for relaxing
  • Brilliant-white World Peace Pagoda Brilliant-white World Peace Pagoda
  • Splendid Sunrise from Sarangkot Splendid Sunrise from Sarangkot

Day 4 Pokhara - Kathmandu / About 25mins' Flight (B)

Today's Highlights: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath

This morning, take a morning flight back to Kathmandu. After arriving at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, meet your tour guide, then move to another sister city of Kathmandu and Patan - Bhaktapur which is offers you the less disturbed cultural experience. In the ancient time, Bhaktapur was also known as Bhadgaon(the land of rice). The city was one of three medieval city-states in the Kathmandu Valley as well as the best preserved one. You can please your eyes with beautiful medieval arts and grand architecture, and walk through the stone patched streets to explore local culture and lifestyle. Not to be missed place include Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple square, Bhaktapur national art gallery and the 55 windows palace. There is also a pottery square where you can find a traditional way of producing pottery which has been passed down from generation to generation.

After a shortwhile driving from Bhaktapur, you will get to the giant Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath which is the largest stupa in the world with a height of 131ft (39.93 m), also one of the most important Buddhist sacred sites in Kathmandu valley. The stupa was built around the 5th century A.D. with a highly unique three level mandala style structure. The location of the stupa is on the ancient trade road to Tibet where the merchants from Tibet rested and hanged prayer flags here for centuries.

After the nice refreshing tour of the Heritage and religious sites, return to your hotel in Kathmandu downtown.

  • Giant Boudhanath Stupa Giant Boudhanath Stupa
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Day 5 Kathmandu Departure (B)

Kathmandu Airport Dropped off

Today is free for you until your guide pick you up from hotel to the airport to catch your flight in time.

Tips: Please pack your luggage carefully, especially for small things like camera charge, power adaptor, mobile phone, phone charger, wallet and towel. If your flight is arranged in the afternoon, please make sure you check out the hotel before 12pm.

Price & Service Guide

The quotation for this trip is Request per person

1. This price is based on a group of 2 adult travelers who will take our private tour and share one standard rooms in regular local 4-star hotel in lower seasons.

2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.

3. This price is only valid to March 31, 2021.

4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.95. The final quotation will be adjusted accoring to the latest real-time exchange rate.

What's included in this price?

  • Private professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • Private vehicle and Luggage Transfers.
  • All accommodations, based on double-occupancy. Medium standard accommodation with attached bathroom on twin sharing basis. Guesthouse or tent in remote areas.
  • Meals noted in the itinerary as "B,L,D".
  • Admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary.
  • Service Charge (the planning, handling, operational and communication charges) & government taxes.
  • Tourists Accident/Casualty Insurance

What's excluded in this price?

  • Nepal visa (your local tour guide could help you get it if necessary).
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary (all lunches and dinners).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
  • Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Single room supplement.
  • Additional tour service and/or activities.

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Useful Trip Notes

  • Recommended groups: First time visitors or who have limited time for travelling. Most popular for families with kids, youth, couples and seniors.
  • Conditions: Your activities are mainly arranged in Kathmandu and Pokhara. The road connecting Kathmandu and Pokhara is not in very good condition, but the secnery worth your time. You can choose to hike to World Peace Pagoda and driving to it directly is also available.
  • Nepal Visa: Nepal visa is required for all foreign nationals (except Indian nationals), who wants to enter Nepal and spend a holiday there. Once the visa was issued, it must be used within six months from the date of issue. For foreign travelers who want a holiday in Nepal, there are three kinds of Nepal Visa to apply according to different tour durations and purpose, including Single-entry Visa, Multi-entry Visa and Transit Visa. Nepal Visa on Arrival is possible for UK, EEC, Australia, Canada and USA passport holders, and can be issued at Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • Best time: Available all year round. Highly recommend in February, March, April, May, September, October and November. Winter can be a little bit cold. While June July & August are the monsoon season and the weather is hot and wet at times.
  • How to Get to Kathmandu
    Travelers can take inbound international flights to Kathmandu from Lhasa, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Kunming in China, Thailand, India, Qatar, Turkey, Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates directly. Overland travel from Tibet, India or Bhutan is also available.

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