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Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

Pass By: Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
our office representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Sapana Garden, Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing

Stop At: Pashupatinath Temple, Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
Pashupatinath temple is a highly revered temple of Kathmandu valley. There are a lot of places to see around Pashupatinath temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple offers wonderful spiritual experiences and surroundings. It is situated 3 km northwest of Kathmandu on the banks of the Bagmati River, including many holy areas Deupatan, Jaya Bageshwori, Gaurighat (Holy Bath), Kutumbahal, Gaushala, Pingalasthan and Sleshmantak forest. There are around 492 temples, 15 Shivalayas (shrines of Lord Shiva) and 12 Jyotirlinga (phallic shrines) to explore.
It is also a cremation site on the raised platform along the Bagmati River, where the last rites of Hindus are performed. The total time for Sightseeing around the Pashupatinath temple will be about two hours.

Entrance Fee: USD 10

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Boudhanath Stupa, Boudh, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
The Stupa belongs to Buddhists. It has great architectural values, ancient Buddhism philosophy and the Historical aspects. This Stupa is made up in a Mandala shaped area and has a giant dome. It is the center hub of Buddhism in Nepal and is surrounded by hundreds of monasteries. Lichchavi rulers renovated the staple during 8th century, which has made on the shape of a Mandala. This is one of the most popular holy sites for Buddhist followers inside the Kathmandu valley. It is one of the important artifacts of Kathmandu valley. The total time spends at this temple will be around one and a half hour.

Entrance Fee: USD 4
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Sapana Garden, Kathmandu

Day 3: Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing

Stop At: Swayambhunath Temple, Swayamhu Circle Road, Kathmandu 44620 Nepal
The Swayambhunath temple is one of the holiest Buddhist Chaityas in Nepal, residing in the western part of Kathmandu valley. Swayambhunath, also known as ‘Monkey Temple’. This is the best place to see the entire city, as it is located in the top of the hill. Buddhists and Hindus both perform and worship here. There are a lot of small temples and monasteries to see around Swayambhunath temple. The wonderful views from the Swayambhunath temple are wonderful and it has huge significance as well. The total time spends at this temple will be around two hours and covers almost every part of Swayambhunath temple.

Entrance Fee: USD 2
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
This is another major historical place to see in Kathmandu. It offers wonderful places It is impressive and wonderful. There are a lot of places to see in Kathmandu Durbar Square premises. The wonderful temples and cultural sites give astounding experience in the heart of Kathmandu valley. This is the ancient royal palace of Nepal. Many cultural practices performed in this Durbar square. It takes around two hours to visit Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Entrance Fee: USD 10
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Sapana Garden, Kathmandu

Day 4: Explore Thamel and Surrounding

Stop At: Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
Thamel is in Kathmandu. It is a haven for tourists visiting the city. It contains numerous hotels, restaurants, and shops that cater specifically to western tourists. It is located in the northern region of Kathmandu past the government district on Tridevi Marj. Although some consider it to be overcrowded it has been used by westerners since the 1970's when hippies in the region discovered it. Although now it has become quite commercial. Thamel is an easy walk from anywhere in central Kathmandu. Though the roads can be quite busy during the day, and traffic can be quite heavy.


Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Narayanhiti Palace Museum kathmandu, Narayanhiti Palace Museum North Gate Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
Narayanhiti Palace Museum is the former royal palace that is right at the centre of the capital of Nepal in Kathmandu. Narayanhiti Palace Museum the palace that for a very long time served as the chief residence for the nation’s sovereign rulers until Nepal ceased to be a monarchy in 2008. The Narayanhiti Palace Museum was turned into a museum then and was made open to the public. Now everyday Nepali citizens, as well as people from all over the world, can get the chance to look at the Narayanhiti Palace Museum.

Entrance Fee: USD 5
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Ason, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Asan/ Ason is a ceremonial, market and residential square in central Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. It is one of the most well-known historical locations in the city and is famed for its bazaar, festival calendar and strategic location. Asan has been described as one of the fine Newar examples of a traditional Asian bazaar. The Tuladhar, Maharjan, Shrestha, Bajracharya and Shakya castes make up most of the population.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Sapana Garden, Kathmandu

Day 5: Kirtipur and Patan Durbar Square

Stop At: Kirtipur 44600, Nepal
Just 5km southwest of Kathmandu, the sleepy town of Kirtipur has a wonderful sense of faded grandeur thanks to the impressive medieval temples dotted around its backstreets. When Prithvi Narayan Shah stormed into the valley in 1768, he made a priority of capturing Kirtipur to provide a base for his crushing attacks on the Malla kingdoms. Kirtipur’s resistance was strong, but eventually, after a bitter siege, the town was taken. The inhabitants paid a terrible price for their brave resistance – the king ordered that the nose and lips be cut off every male inhabitant in the town, sparing only those who could play wind instruments for his entertainment.


Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Patan Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700 Nepal
Patan Durbar Square is a historical Durbar Square with lots of wonderful places around the premises. Newari architecture and monuments are the best attraction of this ancient place. Situated at the centre of the city of Lalitpur in Nepal. It is one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of its attraction is the ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided.

Entrance Fee: USD 3
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Temple House, Patan

Day 6: Changu Narayan and Nagarkot

Stop At: Yamaraya Souvenir Shop, Changunarayan 44600, Nepal
The ancient Hindu temple of Changu Narayan is located on a high hilltop that is also known as Changu or Dolagiri. The temple was surrounded by champak tree forest and a small village known as Changu. The temple is located in Changunarayan Municipality of Bhaktapur District, Nepal. This hill is about 7 miles or 12 km east of Kathmandu and a few miles north of Bhaktapur. The Manohara River flows beside the hill. This shrine is dedicated to lord Visnu and held in special reverence by the Hindu people. This temple is considered to be the oldest temple in the history of Nepal. The Kashmiri king gave his daughter, Champak, in marriage to the prince of Bhaktapur. Changu Narayan Temple is named after her.

Changu Narayan Temple: USD 3
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Nagarkot, Nagarkot, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
Nagarkot has a reputation as the top spot for enjoying Himalayan views from the comfort of your hotel balcony. Just 32km from Kathmandu, the village is packed with hotels lining a ridge, affording one of the broadest possible views of the Himalaya, with eight ranges visible (Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Everest and Numbur). However, timing is everything, as the mountains are notorious for disappearing behind cloudy skies. The best viewing seasons are October to December and March to April, when clear skies are likely.


Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Peaceful Cottage, Nagarkot

Day 7: Dhulikhel, Namobuddha and Panauti

Stop At: Dhulikhel, Nepal
Dhulikhel is one of the more popular places from which to observe the high Himalaya. From the edge of the ridge, a stunning panorama of peaks unfolds, from Langtang Lirung (7227m) in the west, through Dorje Lakpa (6966m) to the huge bulk of Gauri Shankar (7134m) and nearby Melungtse (7181m), and as far as Numbur (5945m) in the east. The most common itinerary is two nights with a side trip to the sacred stupa at Namobuddha, a 12km drive or three-hour walk south.Unlike that other popular viewpoint, Dhulikhel is also a real Newari town, with a temple-lined village square and a life outside of tourism.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Namobuddha, Simalchaur Syampati 45200, Nepal
With its own enormous Buddhist monastery, a famous stupa and a wonderful, ecologically sensitive resort, all set in a verdant forest, Namobuddha feels like one place where Siddhartha Gautama would feel right at home. Along with Bodhnath and Swayambhunath, the Namobuddha Stupa is one of the three most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal, attracting large numbers of Tibetans from Nepal, India and Tibet itself.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Panauti, Nepal
One of the oldest towns in Nepal, Panauti offers a poignant look at the passage of time. From the crowded bus stand in the sprawling concrete mess of the new town, you slip down a brick street into the Old Bazaar, the remains of an ordered and prosperous medieval city that would have been a wonder to behold in its heyday. Located at the sacred confluence of the Roshi Khola and Pungamati Khola, it is dotted with ancient temples.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Gaia Holiday Home, Dhulikhel


Day 8: Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Stop At: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 00977-1-4701148 Nepal
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the royal palace of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom and is one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. While the complex consists of at least four distinct squares (Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square), the whole area is informally known as the Bhakapur Durbar Square and is a highly visited site in the Kathmandu Valley.

Entrance Fee: USD 15
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Vajra Guest House, Bhaktapur


Day 9: Drive to Bandipur

Pass By: Manakamana Temple, Manakamana, Kurintar Nepal
A tiered pagoda basking in Himalayan views, the mountaintop Manakamana Temple dates back to the 17th century but was heavily damaged by the 2015 earthquake. Despite the scaffolding, pilgrims still come here in droves. Visitors often sacrifice a goat or chicken in a gory pavilion behind the temple – goats even get a discounted one-way ticket up on the cable car! This makes for quite a mess on feast days. But don't worry, there is no tradition of sacrificing foreign tourists.

Entrance Fee: USD 20 (two-way cable car price)

Stop At: Bandipur, Nepal
One of Nepal's most charming towns, Bandipur is a living museum of Newari culture, a beautifully preserved village crowning a lofty ridge, its main street lined with traditional row houses. Time seems to have stood still here, although it has taken a lot of effort to preserve this magic while developing the town as a destination. Derelict buildings have been reborn as cafes and lodges, and temples and civic buildings have been pulled back from the edge of ruin. With its attractive 18th-century architecture, pedestrian zone and outdoor dining, it has a distinctly European feel.

Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Kaushi Inn, Bandipur


Day 10: Drive to Pokhara, Visit World Peace Pagoda

Stop At: Pokhara, Nepal
Pokhara ticks all the right boxes, with spectacular scenery, adventure activities, and accommodation and food choices galore. Whether you’ve returned from a three-week trek or endured a bus trip from hell, Lakeside Pokhara is the perfect place to recharge your batteries.

Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: World Peace Pagoda, Pamdi Bhambadi G.V, Pokhara 33700, Nepal
Pokhara Shanti Stupa or World Peace Pagoda is a Buddhist pagoda-style monument on Anadu Hill of the former Pumdi Bhumdi Village Development Committee, in the district of Kaski, Nepal. Standing on top of the Anadu Hill, Shanti Stupa provides a panoramic view of the Annapurna range, Pokhara city and Fewa Lake. It is a perfect holiday place providing a clear view of the Himalayan range, Fewa Lake and Pokhara city. The hilltop provides a splendid view of sunrise and sunset. The pagoda is 7 kilometers from Mahendrapool, the major business spot in Pokhara.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Trekkers Inn, Pokhara

Day 11: Visit Sarangkot and Pokhara Sightseeing

Stop At: Sarangkot, Pokhara 33700, Nepal
The view of the Annapurna Himalaya from Sarangkot (foreigner/Nepali Rs 50/20) is almost a religious experience. From here, you can see a panoramic sweep of Himalayan peaks, from Dhaulagiri (8167m) in the west to the perfect pyramid of Machhapuchhare (6997m), the tent-like peak of Annapurna II (7937m) to Lamjung (6983m) in the east. Most people come here at dawn or dusk, when the sun picks out the peaks, transforming them from a purple-pink to a celestial gold. If you feel noisy teenagers are ruining the peace at the viewing tower, try walking further along to the secluded grassy helicopter pad.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Devi's Falls, Pokhara, Sital path, Pokhara 33700, Nepal
The waterfall has a length of 500 meters and a depth of 100 feet. Though the waterfall flows all year round it is best viewed from June to September. An interesting note about the waterfall is that it runs down some rocks before disappearing into an underground tunnel leading to Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave. The waterfalls modern name is constantly debated. Its official name is Patale Chhango. However, it's most popularly known as Davis Falls or Devis Falls due to a typographical mistake

Entrance Fee: USD 0.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Pokhara 33700, Nepal
The cave is said to be have been discovered in the 16th century. The main cave entrance was not constructed until 1991. The main cave contains two chambers with several shrines located throughout. The largest of these shrines is dedicated to Shiva.There is lighting but it's only a series of small light bulbs. While primarily a religious site, the cow is a statue over a Shiva lingam. It's being developed as a tourist attraction these days. Continuing on the 40 or so meters down the cave passing other small statues and shrines you'll come across the main Shiva temple which has a strict rule about no photography. Continue on past the temple to the second part of the cave which is about 140 meters in length. Here the walls open up and you can see some nice colors in the cave walls. Further again and you'll come across a metal staircase leading downwards. You'll hear the waterfall ahead from here.Once you have descended the staircase you will have to walk across some uneven rocky ground until you get to an area with a view of the waterfall.

Entrance Fee: USD 2
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shree Bindhyabasini Temple, Pokhara-Baglung Hwy Bindhyabasini, Pokhara 33700, Nepal
The white pagoda-styled building of the Hindu Bindabasini Temple quietly sits at some 3000 feet above sea level along the renowned Annapurna and Machhpuchhare mountain ranges. It is located near the busy Old Bazaar of Pokhara, a centre of commerce in the Himalayas. Bindabasini temple or Bindhyabasini Mandir is of great religious importance to Hindus living in the Pokhara region. It is a vital hub of religious fervor. The temple itself is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga, who is Pokhara’s chosen guardian deity. Durga, also known as Shakti or Kali has numerous manifestations and at the Bindabasini temple, she is seen as Bhagwati, a blood-thirsty aspect of the goddess.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: International Mountain Museum, Rato Pairo, Pokhara 33411 Nepal
Mountains and mountaineering have a history of their own. Without preserving it, it will not be long before all the records and evidence will be lost forever. Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), established on 1 Nov 1973, initiated the establishment of International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara. The basic objective for its establishment was made to record, document and chronicle the past and present development of mountaineering activities in the world in general and to preserve the saga of the momentous feats in the history of mountaineering in the Himalayan peaks in particular.

Entrance Fee: USD 5
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Trekkers Inn, Pokhara

Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu

Pass By: Mugling Bus Station, Prithvi Hwy, Darechok 44206, Nepal
we will pass through mugling to reach Kathmandu. From Mugling the way to Kathmandu and Chitwan separates.

Stop At: Pashupatinath Temple, Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
In the evening around 5:00 PM, you will visit Pashupatinath temple to experience the evening Aarti.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Sapana Garden, Kathmandu

Day 13: Free Day in kathmandu

Stop At: Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Enjoy the free day to roam around and shopping in Kathmandu.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Sapana Garden, Kathmandu

Day 14: Departure

Stop At: Tribhuvan International airport, Sinamangal, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
We will drop you to the airport 3 hours before your flight time.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will provide you with our contact details.
Departure Time
6:15 AM
Duration
14 days
Inclusions
  • 13x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 13 nights
  • Private guide
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off on private basis.
  • Private vehicle with A/C for all mentioned transportation and sightseeing.
  • One local SIM card (returnable) during your stay.
  • All government and local tourism taxes.
  • Driver’s allowance, salary, fuel cost and toll taxes.
Exclusions
  • Nature of personal expenses.
  • Lunch and Dinner are excluded.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees.
  • Tips (not required but recommended).
  • Services that aren’t mentioned above.
  • Entry/Admission - Pashupatinath Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Boudhanath Stupa
  • Entry/Admission - Swayambhunath Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Entry/Admission - Narayanhiti Palace Museum kathmandu
  • Entry/Admission - Patan Durbar Square
  • Entry/Admission - Yamaraya Souvenir Shop
  • Entry/Admission - Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Entry/Admission - Devi's Falls, Pokhara
  • Entry/Admission - Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
  • Entry/Admission - International Mountain Museum
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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