Tour Code: EKT/NT 4 Destination: Kathmandu Valley: Recognized as city of Temples with Cultural Wonders. Pokhara: the Natural Paradise with lake, water fall, caves, river gorge with Himalayan Panorama.
Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport, meet our office representative who will assist you with your transfer to the hotel and take you through the program orientation. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
After breakfast go for cultural sightseeing of Swoyambhunath, an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley. Swoyambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the northwest parts of the temple. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, listed as one of the eight Cultural World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Kathmandu Durbar Square is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that date back to the 12th and 18th century. Visit Pashupatinath, Nepal's most sacred Hindu shrine and one of the greatest Shiva Temples, located on the banks of the Bagmati River which is 5 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu Valley in the eastern city of Kathmandu. Then visit Boudhanath, the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is known as the centre of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and is renowned for its richness in Buddhist symbolism. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Kathmandu - Pokhara via Manakamana Temple
After breakfast drive to Pokhara 210 kms west of Kathmandu. This route is famous for its scenic mountain drive. Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty and the city has several beautiful lakes, beautiful natural caves, waterfall, river gorge and offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas. On the way, visit Manakamana Temple by cable car.This temple of Goddess Durga (Hindu Goddess) is famous among pilgrims, as it is believed that Goddess Manakamana fulfils the wishes of the ones who worship her with a pure heart. After darshan, continue drive to Pokhara and check in at the hotel. Enjoy the evening walking around the lakeside area or enjoy boating on Fewa Lake. Spend the night at Pokhara.
Pokhara – Sarangkot - Pokhara
Early morning, drive to Sarangkot, a semi developed village located on a hilltop situated very close to Pokhara town. Sarangkot offers breath taking panoramic views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fish Tail and Mt. Dhaulagiri. Enjoy the sunrise and close up view of the beautiful mountains and drive back to the hotel. After noon, enjoy sightseeing at Pokhara and visit David Fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Tibetan Refugee Camp, Seti River Gorge and Bindavasini Temple. Spend the night at Pokhara.
Pokhara - Kathmandu
After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu. Check in to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Spend the night at Kathmandu.
Transfer to Airport
Check out of the hotel and get a transfer back to Kathmandu International Airport in time for your flight back home.