8 Days / 7 Nights
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Upon Arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Kathmandu - largest city and capital of Nepal and the namesake of the Kathmandu Valley. Take a walk through the backstreets, where the capital’s timeless cultural and artistic heritage reveals itself in hidden temples overflowing with marigolds, courtyards full of drying chillies and rice, and tiny hobbit-sized workshops. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Tour Kathmandu
After breakfast you will be having a guided tour of the Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swyambhu. This tour will take you through the finest specimen of Temples in Kathmandu Square, which was enlisted in UNESCO heritage site in the 70's and was one time home to the former monarchs of Nepal. Historical Temples and monuments including the Taleju, Bhairav, Kasthamandap and Kumari Temple (home of the Living Goddess) are located around the square. There is also a museum which is a huge archive of the country's history. The Patan Durbar Square, believed to be founded by the medieval rulers as early as 299 AD, has many shrines and Temples noted for their fine carving including the famous Krishna Temple with 21 pinnacles. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 03: Day trip to Bhaktapur - Panauti - Nagarkot
Located east from the two Durbar squares and in a different city is the Bhaktapur Durbar Square where the Kings of the Malla dynasty lived till 1769 and has left some of the finest examples of the architectural excellence. Walking around the square you can find the centuries old pagoda styled construction like the Nyatpole and Datta-Traya Temples. Further the ancient town of Panauti offers more of the medieval buildings and cultures.
Drive further to Nagarkot - a sleepy village in the outskirts of Kathmandu located at an altitude of 2175 meters, affords majestic views of some of the highest mountains on Earth. Mt. Everest, 8850 meters is visible from here and so are other peaks of the central Himalaya, including Gauri Shanker, Langtang, Choba Bhamare, Dorje Lakpa and Ganesh Himal. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 04: Kathmandu - Nandipur – Pokhara (05 hrs)
After breakfast drive west of Kathmandu to a beautiful city of Pokhara, which is also known as the adventure hub of Nepal as many popular trek starts from here.
1. Reach Kurintar and board cable cars for an eight minute ride uphill to the holy temple of the goddess of Manokamana. Manakamana Temple lies 12 km south of historic town Gorkha and located on a prominent ridge (1302m) overlooking the river valleys of Trisuli (south) and Marshyandi (west). The unique location of the place is dramatized during winter when the ridge appears as island above the sea of morning mist. People believe the Goddess here, fulfils the wishes of her devotees, thus she is regarded as Manakmana, the wish fulfilling deity.
2. The Trishuli River consider as a high commercial white water sports destination of Nepal due to its easy accessible. It is an excellent river for those who are looking for a day short rafting trip and short multi day’s trip without risk and challenge of big rapids with its beautiful scenery, peaceful environment and wonderful local cultural activities. In the monsoon season, water volume level rises up so the strength of the rapids increases and attracts rafters to challenge with its real adrenaline. The river flows down through massive gorges towards southern direction and it cut its way through the 2000-meter high Mahavarat Range of mid-hill then leaves it when it spreads out over the great plain of the Ganges of Indian plate.
Upon arriving Pokhara, the rest of the day will be at leisure. You can boat in the Phewa lake or just stroll around the lake side, the tourist spot in Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara.
Day 05: At Pokhara
After an early breakfast you will have a morning drive to Sarankot to view the glorious sunrise and the giants of the Western Himalayan range will be a treat while the Phewa Lake offers a splendid view of the Macchapucchare peak. Afternoon a guided tour of Pokhara where you will visit some famous addresses in the city. After visiting the temple you can move around the old market surrounding the temple. This is also the starting point of trek to Sarangkot. There are a number of old buildings but these are not as old as in Kathmandu valley. These are perhaps a century old. Some old buildings at Ramkrishna and Bhairab Toles are planned to be preserved in "monument zone" to be set up in the area. Overnight at Pokhara.
Day 06: Drive Pokhara – Bandipur (02 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Bandipur - a hill top settlement mostly popular for its preserved culture from the old times. Its at an elevation of 1030m and lies at the saddle of the Mahabharat Mountain range. Overnight at Bandipur.
Day 07: Drive Kathmandu (04 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Kathmandu. Upon arriving Kathmandu transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 08: Departure
Today we transfer to Kathmandu airport for flight to onward destination.