Tour Duration: 06 day (s)

Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu
Specialty Categories: Art/Architecture History  Museum  Mountain views  Sunrise View  River Rafting
Season: Round the year. Best season Oct – Dec. and Feb - May
Optional Tours: Mountain Flight over the Himalayas in Kathmandu and White water River Rafting
Tour Starts at: Kathmandu
Ends at: Kathmandu

Pokhara: If Kathmandu is the cultural hub of Nepal, Pokhara is its center of adventure. An enchanting city nestled in a tranquil valley, it is the starting point for many of Nepal's most popular trekking and rafting destinations. The atmosphere on the shore of Phewa Lake is one of excited vitality as hipster backpackers crowd the many bars and restaurants exchanging recommendations on guest houses and viewpoints, both by the lake and above the clouds.

Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the fish-tailed summit of Machhapuchhre (6,977 m) rising behind it create an ambience of peace and magic. At an elevation lower than Kathmandu, it has a much more tropical feel to it, a fact well appreciated by the beautiful diversity of flowers which prosper in its environs. Indeed, the valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forests, gushing rivers, emerald lakes, and of course, the world famous views of the Himalaya.

Pokhara is part of a once vibrant trade route extending between India and Tibet. To this day, mule trains can be seen camped on the out-skirts of the town, bringing goods to trade from remote regions of the Himalaya. This is the land of the Magars and Gurungs, hardworking farmers and valorous warriors who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers. The Thakalis, another important ethnic group here, are known for their entrepreneurship.


Day 01:
 Arrive Kathmandu.
Arrive Kathmandu. Meet assist at the airport and transfer to the hotel. O/N Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu.
AM: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City and Swayambhunath.
PM: Half day sightseeing tour of Patan City and Tibetan Refugee Camp. O/N Hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu/Pokhara.
Transfer Kathmandu/Pokhara by surface. O/N Hotel.

Day 04: Pokhara.
Full day sightseeing tour of Pokhara city. O/N Hotel.

Day 05: Pokhara/Kathmandu.
Transfer Pokhara/Kathmandu by surface. O/N Hotel.

Day 06: Kathmandu.
AM: Half day sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur.
PM: Free till departure. Transfer to the International airport to connect onward flight.