Himalayan Kingdom (Nepal)

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Himalayan Kingdom (Nepal)

Kathmandu - Nagarkot - Pokhara

Day 01 Kathmandu Arrival- Nagarkot 35 km/1.5 Hours
Arrive Kathmandu. Nepal is a country of amazing extremes, home to the world's highest mountains, historic cities and forested plains where tigers and rhinos trundle at ease. In fact enchantment is everywhere - for anyone in search of Shangri-La!
Met upon arrival and transfer to Nagarkot, located 30 km east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2, 17 Sm. This place used to be the nature retreat of the royals in days past. Nagarkot thrills visitors with its unobstructed mountain panorama, which extends from Annapurna in the west to Everest in the east.
Bask in the pleasant climate. En-route visit Bhaktapur city; that still retains a medieval charm and visitors are entreated to myriad wonders of cultural and artistic prides. It is like going back to the 17th century. The movie 'little Buddha' was filmed in this city. Later proceed for Nagarkot, arrive Nagarkot sunset view. Dinner and overnight at Hotel

Day 02 Nagarkot - Kathmandu
Early morning rise to enjoy the sunrise and lose yourself in the lush greenery. After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu city & proceed to tour of Pashupatinath, the majestic temple with golden roof. It is considered as being amongst the most important Hindu pilgrim center. Located on the banks of the Bagmati River one can even witness cremations taking place here. Later visit Bouddhanath. This colossal stupa is one of the biggest in the world and also serves as the centre of Tibetan Buddhism.
Lunch at Local Restaurant then proceed for the tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. Here, the kings of Nepal are crowned and solemnized. Interesting things for visitors to see are Taleju temple, gigantic figure of Kalbhairav (the god of destruction), Basantapur Durbar, and Temple of Kumari (living goddess). Later, to Swayambhunath or also known as the 'Monkey Temple', the world's most glorious Buddhist Stupa of over 2,000 years standing on a hillock at a majestic height of 77 m. This site also commands an excellent view of the Kathmandu Valley. Dinner and Overnight at Hotel

Day 03 Kathmandu - Pokhara 200 KM/6.S HRS
After breakfast, drive to Pokhara, place of remarkable landscape against the Annapurna Range. En-route stops for lunch at the Riverside Spring Resort, a popular site for rafting activities. Evening, enjoy a boat ride on the Phewa Lake set against a fish-tail summit rising over 6,900 m.
Pokhara Valley: - Pokhara valley is one of the most picturesque spot of Nepal. The beauty of Pokhara is enhanced by it lovely lakes, which have their source in the glacial region of the Annapurna range of the Himalayas. Situated 200 KM west of Kathmandu at an altitude of 827 meter from the sea level, for the mountain viewers Pokhara offers a magnificent view of Dhaulagiri, Machapuchre (Fishtail), five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara is the only place in the world to provide such a dramatic views in a sub-tropical setting. Machapuchre, for example, is only 28 km from Phewa Lake and not a single mountain range intervenes between the two.
Phewa LAKE: - Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in the Kingdom, is the center of all attraction in Pokhara. It is the largest and most enchanting of the three lakes that add to the resplendence of Pokhara. Here, one can sailor row a hired boat across to the water or visit the island temple in its middle. The eastern shore, popularly known as lakeside or Baidam, is the favourite home base for travelers and is where most of the hotels, restaurants and handicraft shops are located. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.

Day 04 in Pokhara
Rise early to take a short hiking (subject to weather) trip to Sarangkot, which takes an hour to reach to the top to view a panoramic view of the sunrise on the Annapurna range. Return to hotel for breakfast. Later proceed on a sightseeing tour to Pokhara. Visit Gupteshowre Cave, where you will find a statue of the Hindu God, Shiva. It is said that this statue formed naturally by the following waters of the cave. Also visit the David's Fallwhere you can see a waterfall appearing from nowhere into many pools and finally disappearing after flowing through small cascades into cracks in the ground. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the serenity of the mountains. Lunch, Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.

Day 05 Drive Pokhara - Kathmandu 200 km/6 Hrs
After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the many cliffs, ravines, gushing waters and mountain passes all the way. Enjoy Lunch en-route at Hamlet Restaurant on the highway. Upon arrival, Visit the Patan Durbar Square, a World Heritage Site. Marvel the ancient palaces, temples and shrines with their splendid courtyards, Evening enjoy a superb cultural show with a typical Nepalese dinner. Overnight at Hotel

Day 06 Kathmandu - Depart
After breakfast, visit Thamel Market, (check-out time: 1200 hrs) Lunch at Local restaurant then transfer to Airport to connect onward flight, Arrive home with exciting memories of the Himalayan Kingdom!