Day 01: Kathmandu – Arrival
After scheduled arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International airport our representative will escort you to the designated hotel. Check into the hotel and later proceed for half-day sightseeing to Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swyambhunath.
Swayambhunath is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist chaityas. It is said to be 2000 years old formation. The ‘watchful’ eyes of Lord Buddha are painted on the four sides of the base of this structure. It is a famous World Heritage Site offering a magnificent view of Kathmandu Valley. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Durbar Square is the World Heritage Site. Visit Taleju Temple, built by King Mahendra Malla in 1549 AD; Kal Bhairav, the god of destruction; Nautale Durbar; Nasal Chowk; Gaddi Baithak; the statue of King Pratap Malla and Jagannath. Get back to the hotel in Kathmandu and stay there overnight.
Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara
Post breakfast drive towards Pokhara, approximately six hours journey. Check into a hotel upon arrival, freshen up and later step out to visit World Peace Pagoda. Roam around lake side and enjoy boating in Fewa Lake during evening.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Pokhara.
Day 03: Pokhara
After breakfast, you will start your half-day sightseeing tour in Pokhara covering Bindabasini Temple, Davi’s Falls and Gupteshwor Cave.
After having breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour in Pokhara. Visit Bindabasini Temple, David’s Falls, Seti George and Gupteshwar Cave.
Bindabasini Temple is the centre of religious activity in Old Bazaar. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati, a manifestation of Shakti. The grounds outside is used as a perfect picnic spot. Festivities galore on Saturdays and Tuesdays when devotees flock there to offer sacrifices.
Flowing right through the city, the boisterous river Seti Gorge runs completely underground at many places. Amazingly, at certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. Its depth is unfathomable – over 20 meters! Mahendra Pul, a small bridge near the old Mission Hospital, provides a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow.
Guptehswar Cave is a sacred cave located near Devi’s Fall. The cave is almost three kilometres long. It has some big hall-size rooms and some passages. This cave holds special place among Hindus since phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in its original form. Clicking pictures inside the cave is prohibited.
Devi’s Fall, locally known as Patale Chhango, is an awesome waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen. It is also known as Devil’s, Devin’s or David’s Fall. Legend has it that a trekker (named Devin or David) was washed away by Pardi Khola and disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall.
Overnight stay at the hotel at Pokhara.
Pashupatinath is situated 5 km east of Kathmandu. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Pathupatinath, with its two-tiered golden roof and silver doors is considered one of the holiest Hindu shrines. It is listed as the World Heritage Site.
Later, visit Boudhanath, which is located 3 km east of Pashupati. This ancient colossal Buddhist stupa is one of the biggest stupas in the world. It has been listed as the UNESCO Heritage Monument in 1979.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 5: Kathmandu – Departure
Post breakfast spend time in leisure activities till scheduled departure to Tribhuwan International Airport to catch the return flight. This concludes discover Nepal tours.