Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggages in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Please look out for a placard of Highland Expeditions at the exit of arrival hall. Enjoy the welcome dinner in the evening where you will take the taste of authentic Nepali dishes.
Day 02 - Full day Kathmandu Sightseeing
Full Day Kathmandu Tour will be organized on this day during which you will be exploring different UNESCO sites in Kathmandu. There are altogether 10 UNESCO sites in Nepal and you will find it amazing that seven UNESCO sites exist in Kathmandu Valley alone at mere radius of 20km distance. We will begin our tour with visit to Pashupatinath which is the most sacred Hindu temple of Nepal. We will witness Hindu cremation ceremony on the Aryaghat that is located at the edge of Bagmati River. We will visit Nepal’s largest Buddhist stupa of Bouddhanath. We can see rich Tibetan culture in Bouddhanath. Our next stop will be at Kathmandu Durbar square which is the ancient Royal Residence of Nepal. Kumari Ghar- the home of Living Goddess, Kasthamandap Temple, Kal Bhairav Statue and Hanuman Dhoka Museum are places of interest in Kathmandu Durbar Square. We will take leisure walk in the tourist hub and ultimate shopping destination of Thamel via notoriously busiest Ason market before returning back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03 - Mountain Flight and Bhaktapur sightseeing in afternoon O/N Nagarkot
We will leave for Tribhuvan Airport, domestic terminal early in the morning for thrilling mountain flight. We will return to hotel for breakfast and afterwards, we will head towards the medieval Newar town of Bhaktapur where we can observe life in its primitive forms. Women can be seen weaving Haku Patasi (a black saree with red border) while a string of onions can be seen hanging from the roof. Chillies are left to be dried up on the road. Bhaktapur Durbar Square has been enlisted as UNESCO Heritage site. We need to pay Heritage site fee to enter the place. We will explore the courtyards of the ancient Royal Residence. The earthquake of 2015 has left its traces in this heritage site as well. Much of the temples have been partially or completely destroyed. We can still visit Golden Gate, Pottery Square and Dattatreya Square. After the completion of tour, we will drive to Nagarkot, a famous hill station where we will stay overnight.
Day 04 - Drive to Bandipur
Bandipur exists 135 km far from Kathmandu. It lies in the midway between Kathmandu and Pokhara. Early in the morning, we will drive to Bandipur. Teendhara, Siddha Cave, Bandipur Bazaar, Khadga Devi Temple, Bindhebasini temple and Mahalaxmi Temple are attractions inside Bandipur. We will stay overnight in a hotel in Bandipur.
Day 05 - Drive to Pokhara and explore
We will wake up early in the morning and drive to Pokhara. This is the clean and green city. We will visit Phewa Lake in the evening. Boating in Phewa Lake is the pleasant activity. We will row boats to Tal Barahi Temple that exists at the center of Phewa Lake. The reflection of Fishtail Mountain can be seen in this large lake.
Day 06 - Sightseeing of Pokhara
After wake up call, we will take 30minutes of ride at dawn to reach the base of Sarangkot hill. After following the moderately steep route uphill, we will reach to the top. Sarangkot hill is popular for its best sunrise view over Annapurna from Pokhara. We can also get panoramic views of Pokhara valley, its lakes and surrounding mountains including Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and Manaslu from Sarangkot. We will return to hotel for breakfast and then participate in Full Day Sightseeing of Pokhara. We will begin the tour with visit to Davis Fall. Locally called Patale Chhago (meaning waterfall reaching to the abyss), this is the point where water from Pardi River drops down into the tunnel and vanishes underground. Next, we will visit World peace pagoda which is locally known as Shanti Stupa. It is located at elevation of 1100m perched atop the Ananda Hill. Along with being located in serene surrounding, the place is also famous for its views of Annapurna Mountain and Phewa Lake. We will conclude the day tour with visit to International Mountain Museum.
Day 07 - Drive back to Kathmandu
Kathmandu is located 200 km far from Pokhara. It takes 5 hrs in a private vehicle to reach Kathmandu. We can see Cable Car moving to and from Manakamana Temple- the abode of wish fulfilling goddess while on our way. We will return to hotel in Kathmandu for overnight stay.
Day 08 - International departure
You will be assisted in your last minute preparation. Our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Safe Journey!! We hope to see you again.