City of Temples to the Lakeside City of Pokhara

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  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Cities Visited: Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, Pokhara
  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Arrival City : Kathmandu
  • Departure City : Kathmandu
  • Meals: 7 Breakfast , 2 Dinner
  • Accommodation: 4 Star Hotels

City of Temples to the Lakeside City of Pokhara takes you to the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. Kathmandu and Pokhara are the beautiful valleys in the southern slopes of the Himalayas. While Kathmandu is a crowded city and cultural center of Nepal with people from all over the country looking for opportunity, Pokhara has the best of Himalayan view with three beautiful lakes in its vicinity. In Kathmandu we enjoy the cultural marvels and discover ancient Hindu and Buddhist relics with visits to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites scattered around Kathmandu Valley. In Pokhara we visit to watch the beautiful show of sunrise over Annapurna range, Bindhyabasini Temple, Davis Falls, Gupteswor Mahadev Cave, International Mountain Museum and Phewa Lake.

This tour is the best option for those who want to see and understand Nepal in a short visit. If one would like to extend their visit there are several activities to get engaged in Pokhara. Short treks or day hikes, adventure sports like Paragliding, Bungee jump, ultra flight and so on.

Trip Highlights

  • Sunrise view from Sarangkot for the glistening lightshow of Annapurna panorama.
  • Scenic drive Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu 
  • Visit to 3 historical Palace Squares in Kathmandu Valley
  • Swayambhu and Boudhanath Stupas
  • Hindu Temple Pashupatinath
  • World Peace Stupa in Pokhara
  • International Museum, Davis Fall, Gupteswor Cave and Phewa Lake in Pokhara

Trip Cost Includes

  • 4 Star Hotel Accommodation for 4 Nights in Kathmandu
  • 4 Star Hotel Accommodation with Swimming Pool for 2 Nights in Chitwan and Pokhara
  • All ground transportation in comfortable private vehicles
  • 6 Breakfast, 2 Dinner
  • An English speaking Tour Guide 
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner with Nepalese Cultural dance program in Kathmandu

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Tips, drinks and meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Monument entry fee in Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300 meters)

On arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Eve Holidays will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing to 4 World Heritage Sites

Kathmandu Durbar Square: is one of three royal palace squares in the Kathmandu Valley. This site was the royal residence until the 19th century where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch use to take place. The two-hectare palace complex is divided into two main courtyards, and was initially constructed in the 16th century, although subsequent additions were made in the Shah dynasty in the 18th century and by the Rana rulers in the 19th century. 

Swoyambhunath Temple: This Buddhist Stupa, said to be 2000 years old is a perfect architecture of gilded spire and white washed dome located under thousands of fluttering prayer flags. From the spire, four faces of Buddha stare out across the valley in the cardinal directions. 

Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath, a pagoda style Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is considered to be the powerhouse of Hindu spiritual power in religious terms. 

BoudhanathStupa: Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, this enormous stupa where thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gaze out from the gilded central tower.

Overnight:  4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Breakfast and drive to Pokhara

Enjoy your breakfast and drive to Pokhara and drop you at your hotel. In the evening we can go for a walk to the Phewa lake.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool in Pokhara 

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Day in Pokhara (Sunrise from Sarangkot and Pokhara Sightseeing)

Just at a distance of 25 minute drive,  Sarangkot is a beautiful village best known for its sunrise, where on a clear day you can see an unobstructed view of the Himalayan mountains of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range and Fishtail. After viewing the ethereal lightshow in the mountains, we will drive back to the hotel and have breakfast and relax for half an hour. 

Then start our Pokhara sightseeing tour visiting World Peace Stupa, International Museum, Davis Fall, Gupteswor Cave and Phewa Lake.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool in Pokhara

Included Meals:  Breakfast

Day 5: Breakfast and Drive to Kathmandu [can request for flight]

Today after breakfast in the hotel, we drive to Kathmandu which takes 7 hours. 

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Guided Sightseeing to Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square

Bhaktapur City: As that of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, this is the third medieval city-states in Kathmandu Valley which is home of medieval art and architecture. Located 14 kms east of Kathmandu City, this place was founded in the 9th Century.  Bhaktapur has three major squares full of towering  array of temples overlooked by the Palace of 55 windows built by King Bupatindra Malla. The Nyatapola Temple, also built by King Bhupatindra Malla, is the best example of Pagoda style and stands on five terraces on each of which stands a pair of figures – two famous strong men, two elephants, two lions, two griffins and two goddesses.

Patan Durbar Square: Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley, on the southern side of the Bagmati River, Patan is one of the three royal cities in the valley. A paradise of fine arts, Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. The city of Patan is believed to have been built in the third century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty. It was expanded by Lichhavis in the 6th century A.D. and again by the Mallas in medieval period. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects.

We spend our last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner 

Day 7 : Airport Transfer

Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Accommodation during City of Temples to the Lakeside City of Pokhara

4 Star Hotel accommodation is provided all through the tour. Hotel in Pokhara are with Swimming Pools.

Food during City of Temples to the Lakeside City of Pokhara

Buffet breakfast is provided in the hotels where you will stay. Welcome and Farewell dinners are in Kathmandu. 

Best Months for City of Temples to the Lakeside City of Pokhara

City of Temples to the Lakeside City of Pokhara Tour is suitable for any time of the year 

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time for City of Temples to the Lakeside City of pokhara?

Any time of the year is suitable for this tour but better to avoid rainy season of June, July August

Can I change the travel date after the trip is booked?

Yes and conditions apply

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    Ashwin and Sweta

    Couple Traveller

    Considering our short comfort trip, our itinerary was planned to cover the most important sights in and around Kathmandu and Pokhara. We had great time and thinking that we want to go again for a longer stay as Nepal has a lot to offer and off course the next trip too we would book with Eve Holidays

    December 23, 2022


    Solo Traveller

    I returned from Nepal just couple of days before. I am still amazed by the cultural richness, natural beauty, perfect climate and wonderful Nepalese people. I had booked Kathmandu Pokhara Tour with Eve Holidays and I thank them for making my experience in Nepal a pleasant one. Everything was just more than perfect, the guide, the accommodation, transportation, food and overall Trip was just a lovely experience. I thank Maina and her team.

    November 10, 2018
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