Kathmandu’s Temples and Pokhara’s Mountain Views | Yampu Tours

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Kathmandu’s Temples and Pokhara’s Mountain Views

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PRIVATE TOUR - 9 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$2199+

Private Tour Highlights

  • See the colorful memorial to the Hindu God of Destruction, the Kal Brairab shrine
  • Visit the Taleju Temple, Kathmandu most magnificent temple
  • See the Krishna Mandir while strolling through Patan, the City of Fine Arts
  • Visit Pashupatinath, Nepals oldest Buddhist temple
  • View old homes and temples dating back to the 13th century in Bhaktapur
  • See the huge guarding lion statues at the Lion’s Gate
  • Experience unforgettable views of the snowcapped Himalayas on the way to Pokhara
  • Take an excursion into the hillside village of Sarangkot, offering stunning views of Phewa Laka
  • Listen to the Seti River as it roars through the middle of town
  • Visit Devi’s Falls where the Pardi Khola stream plunges dramatically beneath the earth
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Tour Overview

This tour of Nepal will let you explore the cultural gems that Kathmandu has to offer, followed by a taste of life in the mountains of Pokhara. In Kathmandu, visit one of the largest Buddhist stupas in Asia, the oldest Hindu temple in the commonwealth and many other sacred sites. Afterward, escape to the Pokhara and relax in this pristine environment of alpine lakes and snowcapped peaks.

Walk through Kathmandu’s twisting streets to visit some of the capital’s colorful markets as you make your way to the beautiful pagodas and temples of Durbar Square. As a center for Hindu and Buddhist spirituality, you will also visit various other holy sites and shrines, as well as a half day excursion to Bhaktapur, where you can see some of Nepal’s finest ancient masterpieces, including the Palace of 55 Windows.

Often known as a popular starting point for popular trekking and rafting destinations, Pokhara has also become a place for visitors to relax and enjoy the peacefulness of nature. With the serenity of the pristine turquoise lakes and the magnificence of the Annapurna Mountains towering behind them, you are sure to enjoy the ambience of this peaceful and magical place. Because Pokhara offers a smattering of outdoor activities from trekking and paragliding to kayaking and yoga, you may choose to add additional nights onto your trip here.

Inclusions
Price Includes:
One way domestic airfare from Pokhara to Kathmandu, all accommodations with continental breakfast, one way flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu, service of chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicle, one time entrance fees at all monuments/parks, services of english speaking local guide for excursions, all currently applicable taxes including service tax.
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Single £$3250 £$3492 £$4095 £$6379

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International flight to Kathmandu

Overnight international flight to Kathmandu.

Overnight international flight to Kathmandu.

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Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival and airport reception, transfer to the hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Upon arrival and airport reception, transfer to the hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

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Tour of Kathmandu City

Enjoy a guided tour of Kathmandu City beginning with Swayambhunath, a 2000 year-old buddhist stupa (popularly known as the monkey temple) and is the most profound Buddhist symbol in Nepal, possibly in the world. The temple is situated on a hill with a sweeping view of Kathmandu valley. Patan, the city of beauty & fine arts, was once a powerful and independent kingdom. It still maintains its distinct identity as a quiet, Buddhist City, however. It remains home to many talented artisans who produce a lot of Nepal's fine metalwork. Beautifully decorated Patan Durbar Square, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple, Mahaboudha Temple, Machhendranath Temple, and Mangal Bazaar are some of the main highlights to visit. Patan handicraft center is a great place to buy Nepalese Handicrafts including carpets, jewelries, paintings, metal statues, and woodcarvings. The temple of Pashupatinath is Nepal's most sacred Hindu shrine and is the enclave of exotic temples, shiv lingams, cremation ghats, ritual bathers, and half-naked sadhus. The temple dates back to 200 yrs BC. ...read less

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Tour of Pashupatinath & Boudhanath

This 5th Century great stupa, Boudhanath, is one of the world's largest stupas. It is acknowledged to be the most important Tibetan Buddhist Monument outside Tibet and is known for its magnificent Buddhist monasteries. Travelers can visit the monasteries, meet the monks, and participate in various religious ceremonies as well as take part in meditation practices. This area is a great place for purchasing fine handcrafted items and Tibetan paintings (thangkas). The colorful prayer flags surrounding the stupa add to its astonishing beauty. Patan, which is known as the city of beauty, was once a powerful and independent kingdom. However, it still maintains a distinct identity as a quiet, buddhist city. It remains the proud city of many artisans who produce much of Nepal's fine metalwork. Richly decorated Durbar Square, Krishna temple, Golden temple, Mahaboudha temple, Machhendranath Temple, and Mangal bazaar are some major highlights for visitors to see. ...read less

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Kathmandu – Pokhara

Drive approximately 6 hours to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Although a lengthy drive, it will be an unforgettable one as the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas are traversed, with rice fields terraced into the sides of mountains and pristine rivers flowing with crystal clear water. Upon arrival in Pokhara, check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure in this remote mountain paradise. Note: This drive may be replaced with a thirty minute flight, as there are daily flights between Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Drive approximately 6 hours to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Although a lengthy drive, it will be an unforgettable one as the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas are traversed, with rice fields terraced into the sides of mountains and pristine rivers flowing with crystal clear water. Upon arrival in Pokhara, check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure in this remote mountain paradise. Note: This drive may be replaced with a thirty minute flight, as there are daily flights between Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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Pokhara City

Pokhara is one of the most scenic and exciting valleys in Nepal. This entire area is famous for trekking and lies 210 kilometers west of Kathmandu. Being just 900m above sea level, it has a nearly unobstructed view of Annapurna & Manaslu mountain ranges including the most beautiful mountain, Mt. Fishtail. Visit Devi's Fall and the Gupteswar Cave as well.

After a scenic ride from Bandipur through one of Nepal's beautiful valleys, arrive in Pokhara. After checking into the hotel, enjoy a boat ride at Phewa Lake.

Pokhara is one of the most scenic and exciting valleys in Nepal. This entire area is famous for trekking and lies 210 kilometers west of Kathmandu. Being just 900m above sea level, it has a nearly unobstructed view of Annapurna & Manaslu mountain ranges including the most beautiful mountain, Mt. Fishtail. Visit Devi's Fall and the Gupteswar Cave as well.

After a scenic ride from Bandipur through one of Nepal's beautiful valleys, arrive in Pokhara. After checking into the hotel, enjoy a boat ride at Phewa Lake.

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7

Pokhara - Kathmandu

At the appropriate time be met at the hotel to transfer to the local airport for the flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu

After being met at the airport and transferring to the hotel, enjoy a Half Day Ason, Indrachowk, and Thamel Walking Tour.

Ason and Indrachowk are the colorful and probably the most crowded streets/crossroads of the old part of Kathmandu. They are the perfect example of what life is like here in Kathmandu. Thamel is the center of attractions for shoppers, food & drink lovers, and backpackers alike. Thamel is best described using the 5C's- crazy, cool, colorful, crowded, and captivating. One simply cannot visit Nepal without going to Thamel, one’s trip will not be complete without this important stop. Thamel has narrow streets, shops, pubs, bars, restaurants, and much more that will be sure to please everyone!
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8

Morning Everest Flight- Kathmandu at Leisure

Enjoy an hour flight which is operated in the morning. It brings spectators unbelievably close to the Himalayas including mighty Mt. Everest which is 8848 meters tall! This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the entire trip so it is highly encouraged!

During today’s time of leisure in Kathmandu, choose to ride the cable car to Chandragiri Hills or visit the heritage city of Bhaktpaur. The cable car is the most recent addition of attractions in the Kathmandu Valley. The cable car will take visitors to the nearby Chandragiri Hills (2475 m, 8119 ft). This site offers sweeping views of Kathmandu Valley and the panoramic mountains in the backdrop. Bhaktapur, a heritage city famous for its unique layout of its 15th century palace, has 55 windows, a national art gallery, golden gate and a large bell. It is also home to Mahadev temple, Bishnu Temple, the Royal Pond, and much more! Other attractions include the Nyatapola temple, Potters square, Dattareya temple, and Peacock window. Later we will drive back to Kathmandu for a Farewell Nepalese dinner.
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International flight home

Depending on departure time, spend the morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for the flight home or continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Note: Check out of the hotel is at 12 pm. Late check out may be available directly at the hotel subject to availability. Regardless, store luggage at the hotel until departure for the airport.

Depending on departure time, spend the morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for the flight home or continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Note: Check out of the hotel is at 12 pm. Late check out may be available directly at the hotel subject to availability. Regardless, store luggage at the hotel until departure for the airport.

Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal

Pokhara, Western Region, Nepal

Places You'll See

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    Kathmandu

    As the largest city and capital of Nepal, Kathmandu is a great place for exciting adventures and amazing sightseeing opportunities. Visit the Monkey Temple, a sacred Buddhist site, or the Narayanhiti Palace Museum, once a royal palace. Or simply roam the streets, mingling with the locals.

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    Pokhara

    Witness some majestic views of the Himalayan Mountains in the city of Pokhara. Watch the sunrise over Pokhara at the World Peace Pagoda, or explore the Chamare Gufa Bat Cave. Enjoy the many opportunities for sport adventures such as boating, hiking, rafting, and biking. Listen to the always playing live music.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Kathmandu : Royal Singi

Pokhara : Mount Kailash Resort

4 Star Properties

Kathmandu : Hotel Himalaya

Pokhara : Hotel Trek O Trail (standard Room)

5 Star Properties

Kathmandu : Hotel Yak & Yeti

Kathmandu : Hotel Dwarika

Pokhara : Pokhara Grande (standard Room)

Luxury Properties

Pokhara : Fishtail Lodge (standard Room)

Testimonials

Sally

Traveled March, 2015

It was absolutely delightful

I just wanted to thank you for the lovely dinner Kings Lodge set up for us this evening. My brother said it both made the birthday and the vacation special. It was absolutely delightful and, much as every place on this trip so far as been above and beyond our expectations, I don’t think any place so far could have had such a unique, delightful way of doing it.

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Barbara

Traveled December, 2014

The trip was fantastic

From a travel agent: They were thrilled with the trip, so thank you very much for taking such good care of them. From the client: The trip was fantastic. The one comment which we all repeated over and over was how well it was planned and that everything was perfection.

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Joel P.

Traveled November, 2014

We really enjoyed Nepal

Our trip was really great overall. We really enjoyed Nepal and the folks up there were terrific! The Radisson in India was splendid I am very glad we bothered to make the switch. Thanks for all your help especially the last minute changes! Will definitely use your company in the future! Happy Holidays!

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