Colorful Nepal 5 Nights 6 Days
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Arrival at TIA (Kathmandu airport), Once you exit the Immigration gate you can spot our representative holding a PLY card with your name written on it. Warm greetings, and you will be transferred to the hotels. During the transfer we pass through the Pashupati Nath; where you can get a first far-sight blessing. Upon arrival at Hotel, welcome drinks will be provided, and proceed for check-in. In the evening, We will have a short briefing about the program at a convenient time. If your arrival time is after 4 PM, the briefing session will be provided the next day before sight seen starts. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu (Full Day) and Drive to Nagarkot.
After breakfast at the hotel, our full day sightseen covers Pashupatinath Temple ( One of the Largest & Oldest temples in the world), Guhyeshwari Temple (Shakti Peetha), Baudha Nath (The Largest stupa in the world) and Swayambhunath (also known as Monkey Temple), after the visit we drive to Nagarkot( the scenic beauty of the place, popular hiking route for tourist) which is 1 hour 30 minutes depends on traffic. A nice settlement along with a cool atmosphere make the day refreshing. Overnight at Nagarkot.
Pashupatinath is a sacred holy temple dedicated to Lord Pashupati (Mahadev) located in Kathmandu Valley on the bank of the Baghmati River. The current structure of Pashupatinath is constructed in 1692 CE and can tress back to 400 CE, and listed as UNESCO's World Heritage Site in 1979 AD. Pashupatinath Temple covers an area of 247 hectares, with 518 mini-temples and the main Pagoda house. This place is the central attraction for Hindu devotees, every year devotees from different parts of the world visit Pashupatinath for blessing for a lifetime. The atmosphere inside the temple is full of energy one can feel the existence of Devine power.
Guhyeshwari Temple is one of the Shakti Peetha also spelled as Guheshwari or Guhjeshwari. Guhyeshwari Temple is dedicated to Guhyeshwari or Adi Shakti and the goddess is Guhyekali, It is located 1 Km east of Pashupati Nath on the bank of Baghmati River. Guhyeshwari is also believed as the Shakti chair of Pashupati Nath. The temple is one of the important pilgrimages for Tantric worshipers. The mythology of Daksha (Father of Sati Devi) yagya and Sati's self-immolation had immense significance in shaping ancient Sanskrit literature and even had a great impact on the culture of Hinduism.
Budanilkantha (Jalakshayas Naryan) is located in Kathmandu Valley at the base of Shivapuri Hills. Budanilkantha means "Old Blue Throat" which represents the Devine Shiva but, you will see the Statue of Sleeping Vishnu in Shayas Nagh. It is believed that you can see the mirror image of Lord Shiva inside water during August. The Myth of Shiva Blue Throat is connected to this religious site. It is believed that Shiva drank the poison (which could destroy the world) to save the world. Due to the unlimited amount of burn in the throat of lord Shiva; travel north of Kathmandu. He strokes his Trident to the mountain and creates Gosaikunda Lake to quench his thrust. From that point of the event, Lord Shiva had a blue throat. Once he traveled to Budanilkantha, Shiva sleep inside the pond to relax. The origin of water in the pond is believed from Goshaikund Lake where Jalakshayas Naryan is sleeping. Budanilkantha Temple (1400 years old Vishnu statue) is a sacred temple for Hindus devotee.
Swayambhunath is the ancient religious complex in the west of Kathmandu and is a central religious site for both Hindus and Buddhists. Swayambhunath means "Self- Created" also popular as "Monkey Temple" among Visitors. The Temple is located at the top of the hill and offers a spectacular view of Kathmandu Valley. You can see a stupa (Spherical Dome), pagoda-style temple, and Shikhara-style monuments in one place; which symbolized peace & unity.
Nagarkot is a popular destination among visitors, an hour and 30 minutes drive from Kathmandu through the beautiful Bhaktapur city. Nagarkot is popular for the view of rolling hills and Mountains and offers you a beautiful sunrise view experience. The peace and cool atmosphere away from the city crowd makes the day refreshing.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara.
Early in the morning, we can enjoy the magnificent views of the Himalayan ranges and sunrise views from the view tower. You will witness the sunrise, offering the finest views. After breakfast return back to Kathmandu. En route, we will visit Bhaktapur durbar square(elegant art and architectural, fabulous culture, and the indigenous lifestyle of the Newari community. Once you reach Kathmandu you can enjoy your time chilling by the bars at Thamel and shopping for some souvenirs. You can visit the local biggest market called Ashon Bazar as well. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a former Royal palace located in Bhaktapur City. It is one of the popular landmarks to observe Newari culture, art & architecture, tradition, and livelihood of Newari people. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is one of the 7 UNESCO Heritage sites in Kathmandu. It was enlisted as UNESCO's Heritage Site in 1979 AD. Some of the major attractions of Bhaktapur Durbar Square are 55 Window Palace (Nag Nyapa Jhya laaykoo, Vatsala Temple, Pashupatinath Temple (mini Pashupati), Statue of Bhupatindra Malla, Siddhi Lakshmi Temple, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairava Nath temple, Bhairava Nath Temple, Golden Gate, lions Gate, Dattatreya and Pottery Square. After the visit drive to Pokhara (7-8 hours’ drive depends on Traffic). En-route visit Manakamana temple (cable car cost INR500/ per person).
Day 04: Sightseeing Pokhara (Full Day)
Early morning drive to Sarangkot for sunrise view. Pokhara sightseeing includes boating at Phewa Lake, Tal Barahi Temple, Brindabasini Temple, Bat Cave, Mahendra Cave, Devi’s Fall, and Shiva Temple (Phumdikot). Option: you can do paragliding, ultra-light flight, overnight at Pokhara.
Sarangkot viewpoint in Pokhara is a popular spot to enjoy the stunning views of Sunrise and Sunset. it is 11 Km away from the lakeside at an altitude of 1600m from sea level. It will take one hour to reach Sarangkot viewpoint from Lakeside. Sarangkot offers a panoramic view of Annapurna Ranges (Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Machhapuchre (fishtail), Lamjung Kailash, and a Bird's eye view of Pokhara city and Phewa Lake.
Bindhyabasini Temple is the oldest temple (1760 AD) in Pokhara Valley which is devoted to Goddess Bindhyabasini (incarnation of Kali). It is believed that Bindhyabasini was the eighth child, a replacement of Krishna when Kansa tries to kill. Since Bindhyabasini was a goddess herself, so she disappear and appeared in the place where you can see the temple right now. Due to religious belief, it is one of the religious sites in Pokhara.
Mahendra Cave is one of the popular sightseeing spots in Pokhara, where several domestic and international visitors visit.
Bat Cave is another visiting spot near Mahendra Cave. The interesting part of this cave is to watch Bats in the ceiling. The exit hole of the Bat Cave is small in size, and it is believed only the pure soul can pass through the gate. So, you can see lots of visitors trying to exit from the Small hole of the cave, which is interesting and adventurous.
Devi's Fall is another popular spot in Pokhara Valley. the mysterious fall is 500 feet long and runs 100 feet below the Ground. there are high bars to avoid accidents. you can see enormous falls during the Rainey season.
Gupteyshwor Mahadev Cave is an amazing Shiva Cave just opposite Devi's Fall. The water from Devi's fall passes through this cave and from the base of the cave, you can see Devi's Fall. Inside the cave, there is a naturally formed Shiva linga, the devotee visits this cave for Darshan.
Tal Barahi Temple is the Hindu Temple of Goddess Barahri located on the island middle of Phewa Lake. This temple is also known as the Lake Temple, you need to go through boating to visit this temple. It is one of the religious sites in Pokhara Valley. Every evening at 6 pm around, you can participate in Barahi Arati on the Barahi shore.
Shiva Temple is located in Phumdikot at an elevation of 1500m from sea level. it is 12 km away from lakeside Pokhara and takes a 45min drive to get there. there is the largest Shiva statue, which devotees visit in large numbers. you can see the beautiful Annapurna range just back of the Siva statue (It looks like the Mighty lord is mediating in the Himalayas).
Day 05: Drive to Kathmandu
After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu. On this day we will drive back the same route back to Kathmandu. when you arrive in Kathmandu, the rest of the day you are free to explore the market and near areas. You can visit the biggest local market (Ashon Bazar) and Thamel Bazar. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 06: Departure.
After breakfast, you are free until your flight time. Our office representative and private vehicle will transfer you to TIA (Kathmandu International Airport) three hours before your flight. In this way, your Nepal tour will end with a warm farewell. Thank you.