Kathmandu Pokhara Tour

  • Trip Duration 7 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • Trip StyleSightseeing
  • AccomodationHotel
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KATHMANDU VALLEY DAY TOUR

The valley, the political, commercial and cultural hub of Nepal, is famous for its natural beauty and history. It is situated at an altitude of 1,350m above the sea level and covers an area of 218sq.miles. The rich tapestry of the cultural heritage of Nepal is synthesized in the Kathmandu Valley, the home of ancient and sophisticated Newari culture. The Newars are the indigenous inhabitants of the Valley and the pioneers of the splendid civilization of its three cities-Kathmandu, Latitpur, Bhaktapur.

Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)

The Kathmandu Durbar Square is an overwhelming frenzy of art and architecture. This medieval palace complex is erected in different styles at the right hand side of the Kumari temple. This palace complex is locally known as Basantapur Durbar or Nautale Durbar and the street is called Basantapur after it. This monument was constructed in 1770A.D. in initiation of King Pritivi Narayan Shah after capturing the Kathmandu Valley in 1768A.D. The massive pagoda structure houses the tutelary deity of the Malla Kings. The palace building is a labyrinth of stone paved quadrangles. The coronation ceremony is still performed in the main courtyard, the Nyasal Chowk. The palace façade is a tapestry of intricately-carved windows, shaded by gently sloping roofs of shimmering brown tiles.

Kumari Temple

It is the house like pavilion located at the left hand side of the huge courtyard known as Basantapur. In Kathmandu Valley, there temples built in different styles such as Pagoda style, Stupa style, summit style and muslim style. In this style, a courtyard surrounded on all four sides by residential buildings. In Harmaya style, generally the deity of the temple is placed straight behind the front gate. In this shrine, you will see no image inside because it is the home of the living Goddess, a young girl who reigns as goddess Kumari until she reached puberty. However if she likes, she can appear at the window of the second floor on the opposite of the main gate.

Kasthamandap

It is locate at near the temple of Kumari temple. It is said to have been built by King Laxmi Narsingha Malla in the beginning of the sixteenth century. It is said to be constructed from the wood of a single tree. The city of Kathmandu derives its name from this temple. But it is totally destroyed by the massive earthquake at 25 April 2015.

Jaishi Dewal

A five-minute walk from Kasthamandap is the Shiva Temple of Jaishi Dewal which is famous for its erotic carvings. It is still one of the main routes of the chariot festival of Indra Jatra and other festivals.

Swoyambhunath, Monkey temple (World Heritage Site)

The swayambhu Stupa crowns a hillock to the west of Kathmandu. A massive white dome surrounded by a 13 stage spire, the stupa is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Nepal. It is said to be 2000 years old. It origins are linked to the founding of the Kathmandu Valley by draining the water of the lake by Boddhisattva Manjushree. Swoyambhu manifested in the lake as a brilliant light emanating from a lotus and Manjushree let the water out by slashing a passage through the surrounding hills to facilitate paying homage to Swayambhu, thus making the valley inhabitable.

Bouddhanath

It is the world’s biggest stupa located about two kilometers to the north of Pashupatinath temple. This colossal Stupa is known by the name of Bouddha Nath, the god of wisdomI t is difficult to assign a period to it is as some believe that it was built during the reign of either Shiva Deva or Anshu Verma in the 7th century A.D. The design is much like the Swayambhu stupa, except that the final consists of receding squares instead of circles. Boudhanath attracts attracts Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world. It was totally damage by massive earthquake at 25 April 2015 but it is renovated and opened for the visitors.

Pashupatinath (World Heritage Site

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 is built in the familiar pagoda style. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 A.D. It lies 5 km east of the city centre. This holy place is picturesque collection of temple and shrines. All the dying persons are brought to Pashupatinath for cremation. Only the Hindus are allowed to go inside the temples.

POHKARA VALLEY TOUR

Pokhara is beautiful city lies in lap of Annapurna Himalaya and surrounded by the some famous lake. There will be a professional tour guide and private tourist vehicle for you sightseeing. The sightseeing covers the following place, Bidhabasini temple: This temple dedicated to goddess Bhagawati ,another manifestation. Davis Fall: Davis fall located at the southern part of pokhara valley. In this fall the water from Fewa lake and surges down the rock into a deep gorge. This place widely famous for domestic and international tourist. Gupteshor Mahadev Cave: This cave also closed to Davis fall and it almost three Km. long. It has big room and some passage where you have the crawl on all four.  This cave special for Hindu people and inside the cave phallic symbol of lord shiva. Tibitan refugee camp: Thre are two Tibetan refugee camp in pokhara valley. The original Tibetan settled here in 1950 AD. The Tibetan people product woolen carpet and handicrafts and they trade to the domestic and international market. Seti river gorge: It is one of the natural wonders of pokhara carved by Seti River. From the Mahendrapul near by buspark we can see the perfect view of rivers dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by rapid flow of white water.

These are the major aataraction of Pokhara but there are several more place to see such as Fewa lake, Peace pagoda, Gorkha museum, International mountain musiusm, Sarangkot and many more. Pokhara is also famous for adventure day activities such as Paragliding, Jeeplining, Mountain flight, Altra light flight, Heli sightseeing etc. Shikhar adventure design your perfect holidays package upon your request and time frame. 

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

A representative from Shikhar Adventure will welcome you our hotel. We will prepare you with information and gear for your trek.

Cost Details:

Cost Includes

  • Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport.
  • Four nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.
  • Two nights in Pokhara similar category, breakfast included.
  • All transportation to and from Pokhara.
  • Government-authorized, experienced guide tour guide.
  • Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides.
  • Service charge and government taxes
  • Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (besides breakfast)
  • Entrance fee during tour.
  • Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.
  • Tips for guide and driver.
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)

Note:

We also arrange:-  The above mentioned itinerary is just the guideline of your trip. We also provide the customized itineraries to address your specific requirements. Please contact our expert team to get the perfect Holidays Packages as per your interest and requirement.

Better to know:- Shikhar Adventure is not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will help you manage your inconveniences to the best of our abilities.  Different unexpected situations like political environment, weather condition, natural disasters which are out of our control can affect your trip. This may change or alter on your itineraries. In such cases, our guides or leaders will try to arrange the best alternative itineraries. We will try our best to minimize the effect, but not be responsible for any delayed, changes or inconvenience caused by it.    

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