• Trip Code : NTE-KP34
  • Trip Duration : 7 Days
  • Trip Level : Demanding
  • Trip Max Altitude : 1340
  • Trip Start Location : Kathmandu
  • Trip End Location : Kathmandu
  • Trip Route : Kathmandu-Pokhara
  • Trip Best Season : December - February, March- June and August - November

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambunath Temple, Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhanath Stupa.
  • Enjoy diving from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Himalayas; Machhapuchhre, Himalchuli, the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna I and III, Fishtail, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, and many other snow-capped peaks.
  • Impressive sunrise and sunset views from Sarankot.
  • Enjoy boating in the Fewa Lake.
  • Explore Mahendra Cave, magical David’s falls, Bindya Basini Temple, and Gupteshwor cave.
  • Stroll in the vibrant Markets of Pokhara.
  • Enjoy a welcoming and farewell dinner. 
  • Breathtaking sunrise view from Sarangkot.
  • Sarangkot hill station.
  • Beautiful Phewa lake and world peace stupa.
     

Trip Information

The cultural city of Kathmandu and naturally beautiful city Pokhara are the most famous sightseeing destination in Nepal. This amazing Kathmandu and Pokhara tour lets you explore the hidden beauty of the mystifying city of Pokhara and explore the magic cultural, and traditional monuments of the Kathmandu, the Capital city of Nepal. Kathmandu, the cultural center of Nepal where you will visit and explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as; Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square. Furthermore, you will also explore Patan Durbar Square. In Patan, there is so many temples structure by a marvel of Newari architecture. You can explore the Krishna temple, Bhimsen temple, Taleju Bhawani temple, and Bishwonath temple situated in Patan. After explorations of Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square, you will head towards Bhaktapur, where you can visit Royal Bhaktapur Durbar Square and 55 windows palace, golden gate, lions gate, Natyapola temple, and Bhairava Nath temple. After this, you head off to the hotel for refreshment.

After the explorations of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, our guide will take you to the Pokhara, a tourist hub in Nepal. As you reach to Pokhara, you will stroll around the Valley and enjoy boating in the famous Fewa Lake. Sarankot, a famous viewpoint for impressive sunrise and majestic mountains views such as; Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Himalchuli, Machhapuchhare (6997m), Everest, Annapurna II (7937m) and Lamjung (6983m), and it also shows the place that houses the beautiful Pokhara Valley. During your way back to Pokhara from Sarankot, you can explore the Bindabasini temple. You will also explore the famous world peace stupa, Magical Davids Falls, Mahendra Cave, and mountain museum. After exploration of this heavenly city, you will return back to Kathmandu with our guide.


Short Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).
  • Day 2 - A full day recreational tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
  • Day 3 - Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar square Sightseeing.
  • Day 4 - Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 5 - Full day Pokhara Sightseeing tour.
  • Day 6 - Drive back Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 7 - Final Destination
  1. Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).
    • Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport.
    • Our representative will receive you and drop you at your Hotel.
    • Hotel checkout and rest and relax.
    • Stroll in the lively markets of Thamel.
    • A short explanation about the next day trek.
    • Enjoy welcome dinner.

    Hotel/Private Transport Service

  2. Day 2 A full day recreational tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
    • Visit Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square.

    Hotel/Breakfast/Private Transport Service

  3. Day 3 Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar square Sightseeing.
    • Early morning breakfast.
    • Explore Patan Durbar Square, one of the important UNESCO world heritage sites. 
    • This square is an ancient royal palace of Lalitpur kings and is a marvel of Newari architecture.
    • Visit Krishna temple, Bhimsen temple, Taleju Bhawani temple, and Bishwonath temple. 
    • Drive towards Bhaktapur with our guide.  
    • Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, highly visited UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
    • Explore the attractions of this palace such as; 55 windows palace, golden gate, lion’s gate, Natyapola temple, and Bhairava Nath temple. 

    Hotel/Breakfast/Private Transport Service

  4. Day 4 Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Continue drive journey to the paradise city called Pokhara.
    • Enjoy witnessing varied ethnic villages, scenic environments, markets on the way.
    • Around 6 to 7 hours drive will take you to the heavenly city Pokhara.
    • Explore the Fewa Lake.
    • Enjoy around 1-hour boating in Fewa Lake.
    • Overnight at Pokhara.

    Hotel/Breakfast/Private Transport Service

  5. Day 5 Full day Pokhara Sightseeing tour.
    • Early morning before breakfast.
    • Continue trek towards Sarankot for splendid sunrise views and magnificent views of Mountains such as; the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna I and III, Fishtail, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu and many more other small peaks.
    • Take a photo shot from Sarankot and have a breakfast with the golden glow of sunrise.
    •  Enjoy boating in the Fewa Lake.
    • Explore Mahendra Cave, magical David’s falls, Bindya Basini Temple, and Gupteshwor cave.
    • Enjoy 
    • Stroll in the vibrant Markets of Pokhara.

    Hotel/Breakfast/Private Transport Service

  6. Day 6 Drive back Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Take a drive back to Kathmandu.
    • Enjoy viewing varied settlements, vibrant bazaar, and scenic surrounding.
    • Around 6 to 7 hours drive takes us to Kathmandu.
    • Take a rest and relax.
    • Stroll around Thamel Bazaar.

    Hotel/Breakfast/Private Transport Service

  7. Day 7 Final Destination
    • Morning breakfast and hotel checkout.
    • Our representative will drop you in Airport before 3 hours of your flight.
    • Wish you a safe flight.

    Hotel/Breakfast/Private Transport Servic

Price Includes

  • 3 night 3 star hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • 2 night 3 star hotel accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara
  • Gov license tour leader during the tour
  • private transport service for entire tour using Car, Jeep, Van and Bushes

Price Does not Include

  • Nepal entry visa and your personal travel insurance of any kind
  • International airfare
  • Drinks and main meals while on city like Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Tips and items of personal nature expenses like postage, laundry etc
  • Monument fees During the sight seeing

Trekking equipment and clothing needed for this trek

Clothing for Kathmandu:- Informal clothing is all that is required. Remember to dress in a modest fashion. Light clothing is usually all that will be required for most of the year. During the winter months, December to February, it will be chilly in the early mornings and evenings. A warm fleece or similar jacket will be required. Do bring along a swimming costume as our hotel in Kathmandu has a swimming pool.

The price per person for the Small group Journey is fixed as stated below. There is also the option of private and tailor made journey best suited for you, your family and friends. The discount is subjected to increase with the number of people in your group. Bigger the group better the discount so group bookings are highly encouraged. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. All your departure is guaranteed to run?

    YES, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well as a private trip at very minimum additional cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.

  2. Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?

    This is a difficult thing to measure. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.

  3. Can I add extra days to my trek or trip?

    Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Please inbox us [email protected] for further information.

  4. Is Nepal Travel Expedition staff insured?

    Our Company insures all our trekking staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpa and porters. Please visit our company information page.

  5. What is your cancellation policy?

    Cancellation notice is required, minimum of 20 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the Trip shall then be termed as cancelled and the cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.

    If you do not cancel your trip prior to 20 days due to whatsoever reasons, you must be aware that the trip you’ve already bought is completely non-refundable as per our terms and conditions. If you cancel the trip and need to submit a claim to your insurance company, we can help with the supporting documentation such as a receipt of advance monies paid. If your trip is cut short due to weather/illness/personal reasons, there is no refund for accommodations unused.

     

  6. Is it possible to reserve a trip now pay deposit later or do I have to pay deposit at booking reservation?

    The trip will be confirmed only when we receive the completed final booking form and 20% deposit payment. You can pay the rest of the balance when you arrive in Kathmandu by USD Cash, Credit cards (Master, Visa and American Express) any card payment requires 4% bank fee while doing the transaction, which is taken by bank itself. 

  7. Do we book own international flights to and from Nepal?

    Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us.

  8. What mode of transportation do you use?

    Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicule transportation to even horse rides on mules and yaks and porter. We provide you only those options, which enhance your local experience while allowing you to travel comfortably and efficiently. We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, big bushes, vans or alternatively 4WD SUVs, more traveling along the narrow and bumpy roads of Nepal. All the vehicles are usually air-conditioned unless we are traveling in cooler areas. For domestic flights that need to used some remore destination from Kathmandu-Lukla, Kathmandu-pokhara-Jomsom, Kathmandu - Tumling tar, Kathmandu - Teiplajung, Kathmandu- Nepaljung-Jupal, Kathmandu- Nepaljung- Simikot,  Kathmandu- Nepaljung-Surkhet etc  we use Sita Air, Tara Air and Summit Air -popular domestic airlines.

  9. How much additional money do I need per day for the trek?

    It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 20 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 20 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking. Please note, higher you go the things would be expensive especially at higher altitude; all the goods are supplied either by helicopter, horse, mules or porters therefore  things are more expensive.

  10. If I am vegetarian, is that a problem?

    No problem at all because mostly, the lodges in the Everest region serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.

  11. What short of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in the trekking?

    We use standard rooms at three star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you Ace the Himalaya sleeping bags if needed (to be returned after the trip) but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bonfire. In teahouses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission.

  12. What types of extra document do I need?

    Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

  13. Can I obtain visa for Nepal upon on arrival at airport?

    YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100.

  14. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

    Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Nepal Travel Expedition signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle

Note:- Above mention information is just the guide line and a standard template of what we provide. The trip can be customize at your request to accommodate your specific require programmed the timeframe for the trip.

Trip Note:- During the trip you might face different different problems such as weather, local politics , transport or a multitude of other factor that are beyond our control could bring change in the programmed. However every unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially atered,  if alternative way is necessary, then the tour leader will take decision that the best alternative option. We try to make understand everything clear that we can to minimize its effect but we can not ensure unseen result of changes or delays.

Why this trip make different ?

Nepal Travel Expedition work closedy with One of the main supporters Charity service in Nepal. And contribute 10% of the tour cost for Ophan Childrens (sherpa Outdoor Foundation) We support then in many different ways.

Donation and Charity !

Nepal Travel Expedition donate 10% of its annual revenue to Sherpa Outdoor Foundation Orphan Children Home Which is Located Lalitpur one can visit while you are in Nepal after or before the trip.  We support Childrens for Food, School, Clothes, Medicine also supporting stationary materials to Government School which is located at Lamjung district trying to build liberary for them where they could find different book to read. For this project we are trying collect donation.

Sponsorship and Partnership (volunteering programmed)

One of of the mazor activities of Sherpa outdoor Children home in Lalitpur is fully conducted and collebrate with Nepal Travel Expedition and sister concern organization Nepal wildlife safari. The Volunteering concern programmed delivered by Nepal Travel Expedition and Sherpa Outdoor Foundation aim to mobilize team of exports and interested individuals as an economic measure in providing human capital for education, health, community to share teaching skill various Government school in different part of country and community to delivered humanity skills also in our children home.

 

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