Region: Southern Asia
Cost of tour:As upon request
Organized by:Actual Adventure Private Limited
Best season: Mar to May and Aug to November
Day 1: Kathmandu ArrivalAs your aircraft lands in Tribhuwan International Airport our representative will receive you and help you to transfer into the hotel of your choice. After a short rest we will start the tour by visiting Patan Durbar Square which is one of the oldest Buddhist cities in the world. Archeologists say that the city was founded in 3rd century and is known for the fine traditional crafts and rich artistic heritage. In the evening we will drive back to our hotel room for overnight stay.
Day 2: Drive to Bhairawa(380kms); 8hrs via LumbiniEarly in the morning after having breakfast we will drive to Bhairawa. In the route we will have lunch and visit Lumbini which is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The key attraction of Lumbini is the sacred garden, Maya Devi Temple and Ashok pillar which are erected by Emperor Ashok in 249BC.
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara(360km); 7hoursEarly in the morning after having breakfast we will start a scenic drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is situated 200km west of Kathmandu at the altitude of 827m from the sea level. Pokhara is one of the most scenic spots of the country whose beauty is enhanced by the lakes of Phewa, Begnas and Rupa.
Day 4: Drive to Sarankot and back to PokharaWe will wake up very early in the morning and drive to Sarankot to see sunrise over the magnificently snowcapped Himalayas. Sarankot situated in the altitude of 1500m from the sea level gives you an option of paragliding over the lake city. Later we will drive back to hotel and have breakfast. After breakfast we will set off for city tour and visit places like David’s fall, Gupteshwor cave and Tibetan refugee camp. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 5: Fly back to KathmanduEarly in the morning we will take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu through the Himalayas. As we reach Kathmandu we will check into the hotel, have lunch and drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is the historic seat of Nepalese royalty. Here we will visit Kastamandap Temple (a temple rumored to be constructed from the wood of single tree), Taleju temple, statue of Kal Vairab, Basantapur palace and Kumari Temple (residence of living goddess Kumari).
Day 6: Drive to NagarkotWe will start the day by visiting Swoyambhunath stupa which is situated in the hilltop in the west of Kathmandu. Commonly called as the monkey temple, the stupa offers the astonishing view of Kathmandu valley. From here we will drive towards the medieval city of Bhaktapur which is the home of medieval art and architecture. The main square contains innumerable temple and other architectural showpieces like Lion Gate, statue to King Bhupatindra Malla, Golden Gate, iuand the palace with 55windows, Batsaka Temple and the bell of barking dogs. In the evening we will drive towards Nagarkot which is situated 32km east of Kathmandu in the altitude of 2175m. From here one can see Mt Everest in a very clear day. Stay overnight at hotel in Nagarkot.
Day 7: Drive to KathmanduWe will wake up Early in the morning for the spectacular view of rising sun. As the first rays of the sun strikes into the peaks a hellish red color slowly lightens the whole Himalaya range from Kanchanjunga and Everest in the east to Annapurna and Dhawalagiri in the west. After this we will have our lunch and drive back to Kathmandu. The afternoon is free you can either do some family shopping or roam around the streets of Thamel or just relax in the hotel room.
Day 8: FarewellYou will be transferred to Tribhuwan International airport for your onward journey
I would thoroughly recommend Actual Adventures Pvt.Ltd (Kedar Neupane) to anyone. As a woman traveler alone I received a wonderful personal, polite service catered to my needs during my time in Nepal, and was helped to find my feet within an unknown Country. An itinerary was put together for me at a very reasonable price and covered all the things I wanted to see and do whilst in Nepal, the itinerary was very flexible and could be changed at any time.