Overview

BeautifulNepal is a land of friendly and engaging people, where deities mingle with mortals and magnificent temples, monasteries and historical monuments can be found at almost every turn. This is the home of Sagarmatha “Goddess Mother of the World”, the iconic Mount Everest, and her snow-capped counterparts making up the weather-beaten Himalayas. From eight of the fourteen tallest mountains in the world to the flourishing Terai plains of Jhapa, you will be forgiven for having your camera glued to your hands at all times. To take in the wonders of the Himalayas, one of the most popular destinations to view this chain of giants. Nepal’s startling beauty is at its best in Pokhara , which has been the subject of many travel writers. Its pristine air, the spectacular backdrop of the snowy peaks of the Annapurna Range.

Itinerary
Day 1
ARRIVE KATHMANDU
Meet & Greet and a relaxing stay

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and the largest urban agglomerate of Nepal. The agglomerate consists of Kathmandu Metropolitan City at its core, and its sister cities Patan, Kirtipur, Thimi, and Bhaktapur. It also includes the recently recognized urban areas of Shankhapur, Karyabinayak, Champapur, Banepa, Dhulikhel and Panauti. According to a census conducted in 2011, Kathmandu metropolis alone has 975,453 inhabitants, and the agglomerate has a population of more than 2.5 million inhabitants. The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 meters (4,600 ft) in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal. It is surrounded by four major mountains: Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun and Chandragiri. Rest of the day free Overnight at hotel Ramada, Kathmandu

Day 2
IN KATHMANDU
Tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square Swayambhunath and Patan

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Listed as one of the eight Cultural World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Kathmandu Durbar Square is cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. The visit of Durbar Square includes thetemple of Living Goddesses, who acknowledges the greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence, the Hanuman Dhoka Royal Palace, the historic seat of the Royalty; the magnificent Taleju Temple towering 40 meters. The capital takes its name from the giant pagoda of Kasthamandap, which is said to have been built of a single tree. The Kasthamandap has been destroyed in recent massive earthquake and will take some time to rebuild it. It has been the main focal point of the city’s social, religious and political from the Malla kings. Swayambhunath: Located approximately 4 km west of Kathmandu, Buddhist stupa this is said to be 2500 years old, the stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagodas temples. It is one of the holiest Buddhist Chaityas in Nepal and oldest of its kind. Patan: 5 km from Kathmandu Patan also known as Lalitpur is the city of fine arts, enclosed within 4 stupas said to be built in 3rd century AD, by Emperor Ashoka. The city retains much of the old charm with its narrow streets, brick houses and multitude of well-preserved Hindu temples, Buddhist monasteries (vihars) and monuments. Here you will visit the Shikahara style Krishna Temple built by King Siddhi Narshing Malla, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar - dating from the 12th century, the three-storied shrine, also known as the Golden Temple. A trip to the Tibetan Refugee Camp and the Handicraft Center will also be done while visiting Patan, where you will witness the hand weaving of Tibetan carpets and molding of metal statues. Overnight at hotel Ramada, Kathmandu

Day 3
FLY TO POKHARA
transfer to airport for a flight to Pokhara Mount Everest Air view

Pokhara; The rare combination of snow-clad peaks and snow fed lakes and rivers has helped to make the valley of Pokhara (210kms/131 miles from Kathmandu) one of the most picturesque natural attractions in the kingdom. The altitude of Pokhara varies from 780 m to 1350 m. It is located virtually in the geographical center of Nepal. Located on the main road between Kathmandu and Bhairahawa, there may be no other place in the world from where Great Himalayas peaks can be admired from such a close distance. Three out of ten highest mountains in the world; Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu – are within a linear distance of 50 km from the city. The Bindhyavasani Temple on its well-kept platform overlooks a modest amusement park. Phewa Lake, Skirted by a large numbers of unpretentious lodges and simple restaurant, is the most congenial spot for visitors. Due to its proximity to the Annapurna mountain range, the city is also a base for trekkers undertaking the Annapurna Circuit through the ACAP region of the Annapruna ranges in the Himalayas. The city offers a combination of nature and culture and is mostly known as the gateway to the trekking route “Round Annapurna”. Pokhara is also home of many Gorkha Soldiers. Upon arrival at Pokhara, transfer to hotel After check in and freshen up at hotel, enjoy an hour boat ride at Fewa Lake. Boat ride on Phewa Lake: The Fewa (or Phewa) Lake 1.5 kilometer long, second largest lake in Nepal, offers an excellent view of the mountains and their reflections on the lake. Many tours and trekking operators and hotels are located on the lakeside. One can easily find a place to sit back, relax and enjoy great meal while enjoying scenery here. You will also enjoy 01 hrs. boating on the lake. Most hotels and guest houses have traditional designs and layouts which match with the surrounding views. Rest of the day scroll around the lakeside Overnight at hotel Landmark, Pokhara

Day 4
Exploring Pokhra
Sarangkot and Davis Waterfall

Sarangkot: It offers the breath taking panoramic views of the Annapurna Mountain Range. Situated very close to Pokhara town, it is a semi-developed village located on a hilltop. One has to leave early in the morning while it is still dark to catch the sunrise. Later in the day the clouds gather around the mountains. It has great views in all directions. Pokhara and Phewa Lake are to the south. The grand Annapurna panorama is to the north and rolling hills to the east. To the west is a distant view of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m). Return hotel visiting Bindhyabasini temple en-route. Bindhyabasini Temple: This is one of the oldest temples in Pokhara. Legend says that when Pokhara was a part of Kaski Kingdom, the main deity of the temple, Goddess Durga, was brought from India. Apart from the peace and tranquility that can be felt in this region, the premises of the temple offers a good view of the Himalaya on a clear day. The temple is in the area of the Bazaar; hence, a journey of the old bazaar can be combined with a visit to the temple. Later visit Davis Fall and Gupteshwor Cave. Davis Fall’s: Witness a unique waterfall that lies 2 Km from central Pokhara City. The water fall directly goes into a deep and narrow canal with no ends. It is believed that this deadly waterfall took the life of a tourist named David, who fell down into the cannel and was never found, and hence the name David waterfall, named in his memory by the people of Pokhara. This place has many nick names like Davy's fall, David's fall or Davis's fall, all mean the same thing `The Davis Water Fall'. Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave is probably the longest and attractive cave in south Asia which is located at the pristine location of northwestern part of Pokhara, a world famous tourist destination in Gandaki zone and Kaski district.Ancestors called this place as desolate Khatri Tara. At that time water steam used to come out from this place and some courageous youngsters used to go inside and catch fishes. In 1970, 1980 and 1982 a British Expedition Organization named British course Research Cave Expedition expatiated this cave and published about it in The Atlas Great Cave of the World. This cave was formally established in 1994-01-01, which is a religious and touristic destination and called as Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave. Overnight at hotel Landmark, Pokhara

Day 5
FLY POKHARA / KATHMANDU AND DRIVE TO NAGARKOT
Flight to Kathmandu

Nagarkot: The Hill Resort Village of NAGARKOT, located at 30 km east to the KATHAMNDU, at an altitude of 2099 m, offers great mountain views. NAGARKOT is popular tourist destination for the panoramic view of the great Himalayan ranges and surrounding green valleys. Mountain watchers usually make their way up to the Village Resort, stay overnight in one of NAGARKOT 'S hotels & lodges, then wake up at dawn to watch the sun rise appear over the Himalaya. You will never forget the majestic view of the sunrise from this corner of the earth. Enjoy beautiful view of Himalaya at the time of sunset form the hotel Overnight at hotel Mystic Mountains Nagarkot

Day 6
DRIVE NAGARKOT / KATHMANDU VIA BHAKTAPUR
Kathmandu via Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur Durbar Square: The epitome of traditional Newari culture, Bhaktapur is an ancient city which dates back to 12th century. Once the most flourishing city, today, stands as a picturesque portrait of classic medieval Nepalese lifestyle. The area is known as Durbar Square or the Royal Courtyard which was the royal seat of then kingship. A visit to this preserved city takes you back in time where you can feel every house and narrow alleys speaking of ancient culture and century old history. Bhaktapur is adorned with four squares; Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square. Theses squares are home to exquisitely wood carved Golden Gate, architecturally intricate 55 Windows Palace and the tallest temple Nyatapola with 108 painted wooden struts representing different forms of Goddesses. Also famous for its pottery expertise, witness the making and huge pottery displayed in surrounding area. Walk on the brick paved pathways through this time-honored UNESCO World Heritage Site, still untouched by modernity, to experience its enticing beauty. Later transfer to Kathmandu Overnight at hotel Ramada, Kathmandu

Day 7
DEPARTURE
Group transfers to airport

Breakfast at hotel On time, transfer to airport for departure.

Inclusions
  • English speaking local guide during sightseeing only (Different city, different guide)
  • All entrance fee as per above program for one time entry
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu economy airfare
  • 06 Breakfast at hotel of Stay
  • Private A/C vehicles for all transfer and sightseeing
  • Accommodation - Twin sharing basis
Exclusions
  • Nepal visa fee, if applicable
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)
  • Any visit not mentioned in the programme
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, cost of emmergency evacuation etc
  • Hotel early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms are subject to availability and are not guaranteed - No refund for unused services. Splitting of package is not allowed - Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to tour contents without prior notice - Insurance of any nature is not included in the tour prices quoted. Travellers book tours at their own personal risk. It is recommended that personal insurance be taken when travelling - All tour arrangements, which may be guaranteed, are subject to our inability to provide the same as a result of acts of God, acts of governments or such authorities, wars, hostilities, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, epidemics, quarantines, delays in construction or completion of hotels or facilities, or as a result of any other causes beyond the control. We shall incur no liability to provide any services confirmed if such inability is due to any of the causes listed above and no refund shall be made on the part or full payments received.
Cancellation Policy

In the event of cancellation of tour / travel services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason/s we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • Booking amount & Tickets: (Non Refundable)
  • 60 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Tour / service cost
  • 45 days prior to arrival: 70% of the Tour / service cost
  • 30 days prior to arrival: No Refund
Disclaimer

Please be aware that during your participation in vacations operated by Jugni, certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our control, including but not limited to: the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft, or other means of transportation; forces of nature; political unrest; acts of lawlessness or terrorism; and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Jugni will not have liability regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. While Jugni will use its best efforts to ensure that adequate measures are taken, by agreeing to participate in a vacation and/or optional excursions you agree that you will hold Jugni harmless regarding any provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care rendered. Jugni is not responsible for such risks and dangers that may arise beyond our control. Payment of your deposit indicates you accept these risks and dangers and agree to hold Jugni harmless for the same.

Safety

Please be aware that during your participation in vacations operated by Jugni, certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our control, including but not limited to: the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft, or other means of transportation; forces of nature; political unrest; acts of lawlessness or terrorism; and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Jugni will not have liability regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. While Jugni will use its best efforts to ensure that adequate measures are taken, by agreeing to participate in a vacation and/or optional excursions you agree that you will hold Jugni harmless regarding any provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care rendered. Jugni is not responsible for such risks and dangers that may arise beyond our control. Payment of your deposit indicates you accept these risks and dangers and agree to hold Jugni harmless for the same.

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