Nepal Tour 8 Days
Welcome to Kathmandu, the land of Everest. Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will pick you up in our private vehicle and take you to Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza where you will be spending the night
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to catch a flight to Pokhara. Once you arrive, you will be taken to your hotel and lunch will be served. Pokhara is the second largest city in Nepal after Kathmandu. It is one of the best places for a holiday as it has everything you would want from spectacular sceneries, adventure activities to limitless accommodation and dining options. You can take a relaxing stroll around Phewa lake, the second largest lake in Nepal and you will find many wooden boats that are great for a short tour around the lake. During clear weather, you will see the reflection of the Himalaya peaks on the lake surface. Devi’s Falls is one of the many places one can visit. A rather unnatural phenomenon occurs here, the stream of Pardi vanishes underground. It was originally called David’s fall but somehow adapted to native tongue to become Devi’s fall. There are stories surrounding the lake that a Swiss couple was swept away by the waters when the dam overflowed on Phewa lake. Another place to visit is the International mountain museum, dedicated to the mountains of Nepal. Inside you will get to learn more about the Himalayas from its geology to history. You can also visit the World Peace Pagoda. As the name suggest, it is truly peaceful and a perfect escape from the bustling city. The gleaming white stupa was constructed by the Japanese Buddhists is one of the 80 peace pagodas in the world. Perched on a hill which commands the best views of the Himalayan peaks as well as the Phewa lake making it a popular tourist destination. These are some of the many options of places to visit in Pokhara.
We will start the morning with an early morning drive to Sarangkot. Lying at an altitude of 1592m, it is a popular tourist destination to catch the stunning sunrise and get a magnificent view of the mountains and the valley below. Hues of yellow and orange will dance over the Annapurna range leaving you awed at the beauty. You will have to hike for about 2 hours to reach the top. After sunrise, you will be taken back to the hotel for breakfast. Once you finish your breakfast, you will be taken to Naudanda and from there you will hike to Kaskikot. You will have your lunch at Himalayan Deurali Resort that offers panoramic view of the Himalayas. After lunch you will be taken back to the hotel.
After breakfast, you will make your way to Syangja gate and then hike to Ramkot for 3 hours. Ramkot is a traditional Magar village that has the last of the surviving thatched-roof houses. From this village you can enjoy the view of some of the mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Machhapuchhre. After the hike, you will be taken to lakeside for lunch. Once you are done with lunch you will be driven back to your hotel and dinner will be provided at the hotel itself.
You can start your morning with an Annapurna Mountain flight which is completely optional. This flight is best for people who are unable to trek to the Himalayas. You will get to see Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mt. Lamjung and Mt. Manaslu. It offers tourists the opportunity to get a peek of the majestic Annapurna range. The flight is half an hour long with a guaranteed window seat. After breakfast, you will make your way to Tilhar and trek to Pumdikot and enjoy the view of the Himalayas. This trek should only take 3.5 hours after which you will be taken back to you hotel.
Today you will have to depart Pokhara and catch a flight to Kathmandu. After lunch the rest of the day will be spent exploring the city.
You can visit the Swoyambunath Stupa. Also known as the monkey temple, it is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. The whitewashed dome represents the earth while the thirteen tiers above represent the 13 stages to nirvana. Visiting the stupa is considered equivalent to meeting the Buddha in person. The stupa is said to bring in peace and heal people from all kinds of physical and emotional difficulties. Thousands of prayer flags flutter above the stupa which contains the sacred mantras that are carried to heaven by the wind.
You can start your morning with an Everest Mountain flight which is completely optional. This flight is best for people who are unable to trek to the Himalayas. You will get to see Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mt. Lamjung and Mt. Manaslu. It offers tourists the opportunity to get a peek of the majestic Annapurna range. The flight is half an hour long with a guaranteed window seat. Today you will spend the day exploring Patan city.
Patan Durbar square is a collection of ancient temples and palaces that boasts the architecture of the Newars. When you are here, you cannot miss one of the temples, Krishna Mandir. According to local legend, King Siddhi Narsingh Malla saw the gods Krishna and Radha at a certain spot after which he ordered the temple to be made at the exact same spot. The temple has 21 pinnacles made in the Indian Shikhara style supported by the 3 tiers below. Events from the Mahabharata and Ramayana are carved onto different parts of the temple in Newari script that adds a mythical touch to the place. The temple is still in use although non Hindus are not allowed to enter. All good things must come to an end and so this will be your last tour in Nepal for now. You can always visit again if you wish to explore more of course. You will have a dinner at your hotel before you depart Nepal.
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