Nepal, a landlocked country with India & China as neighbours. It's home to eight of the world’s ten highest mountain peaks, including Mount Everest.The birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.Here Sherpa's still trudge the mountain paths and prayer flags crisscross the sky whispering mantras to the wind.Nepal’s picturesque natural beauty, infectious culture, and welcoming people will always make you feel at home and never want to leave.
Welcome to Kathmandu where you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. After check in the day is free for leisure. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and the political and cultural heart of the Kingdom. The urban sprawl that makes up modern Kathmandu is in fact two cities, Patan and Kathmandu. Just like other cities in the sub-continent be ready to encounter crowds, beeping horns and overcrowded places. But once your senses get adjusted to it and you get a chance to take in your surroundings its ancient architecture and big open squares surrounded by temples of all shapes and sizes are a pleasure to discover. Familiarize yourself with the city, meet some friendly locals before heading back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast you will be taken for a visit to Pashupatinath, a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Pashupatinath the national deity of Nepal, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. We then continue to the holiest shrine for the Buddhist culture in Nepal, Bouddhanath, with its large stupa. Next on our visit is the beautiful town of Patan one of Nepal's oldest cities.The central Durbar Square is packed with temples. Within the city also lies the Tibetan refugee center, where you can shop for some carpets. Next stop is Swayambhunath, one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal. The golden spire of the 5th-century is atop a hill and offers fantastic views of Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast we drive to Pokhara, a trekking gateway to the Annapurna. Its approximately a 7 hour drive. On the way you have an option of doing the river rafting or visit the Manakamna Temple “ Goddess of Fulfilling Wishes” where you are taken by a cable ride of 10 mins. Once at Pokhra we visit Bindebasini Temple where the main deity of the temple, Goddess Durga, was brought from India. Apart from the peace and tranquility that can be felt in this region, the premises of the temple offers a good view of the Himalaya on a clear day. The temple is in the area of the bazaar, hence a journey of the old bazaar can be combined with a visit to the temple. Sightseeing to Devi’s fall, also known as Patale Chango is an awesome waterfall lying 2 km southwest of Pokhara, just opposite is Gupteshwar Cave popular for the natural limestone formations. Photography here is strictly prohibited inside the cave. Overnight at hotel.
This morning you will go for an excursion to Sarangkot, a place famous for its stunning sunrise over the Annapurna. You have an option of doing Paragliding here or just take in the sights of the mountains and valley and enjoy some fresh air. Later drive back towards Kathmandu continuing to Nagarkot. This is the place to get a panoramic view of the major Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest. Its also the place to get some magnificent sunrise and sunset pictures. Overnight at hotel.
Its time to bid farewell to this Himalayan kingdom & drive to the airport which is 1.5 hours drive approx to board the flight for your onward journey.