Kathmandu Pokhara Tour

Kathmandu Pokhara Tour

09 Days West Nepal Easy Tour

The term "Kathmandu Pokhara Tour" refers to a travel itinerary that encompasses visiting both Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, and Pokhara, a picturesque lakeside city located approximately 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. This tour typically involves exploring cultural landmarks, historical sites, and natural attractions in both cities, offering travelers a comprehensive experience of Nepal's diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage.

In essence, a Kathmandu Pokhara Tour allows travelers to discover the highlights of Nepal, from the bustling streets and ancient temples of Kathmandu to the serene lakeside setting and majestic mountain views of Pokhara. The tour may include visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu, as well as exploration of Pokhara's attractions, including Phewa Lake, Devi's Fall, and the World Peace Pagoda.

Travel between Kathmandu and Pokhara can be done by road, typically via a scenic drive that offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, or by a short domestic flight for those seeking a quicker journey. The duration of a Kathmandu Pokhara Tour can vary depending on the itinerary and preferences of the travelers, ranging from a few days to a week or more.

Overall, a Kathmandu Pokhara Tour provides an immersive and memorable experience of Nepal's cultural, historical, and natural wonders, making it a popular choice for travelers seeking to explore the best of what the country has to offer.

Trip Facts

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  • Starting Price

    €650 /Person

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  • Max. Altitude

  • Best Season

    Sep-Dec, Mars-May

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Highlights & Attractions

  • Guided city tours in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • 1 hour Boating in Phewa Lake.
  • Scenic domestic flights Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu.
  • Panoramic views of Himalayan peaks from Sarangkot.
  • Beautiful Himalayan sunrise from Sarangkot.
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Trip Itinerary

Flight to Kathmandu from different cities.

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you'll be met by our representative who will assist with your transfer to the hotel. After check-in, you'll have leisure time to relax and adjust to the new surroundings. In the evening, explore Thamel's lively streets, famous for its shops, restaurants, and vibrant atmosphere.

Start the day with a guided tour of Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Patan Durbar Square. Learn about the rich history and culture of these ancient sites from your knowledgeable guide.

Travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara, enjoying scenic views of the Himalayas and picturesque landscapes along the way. Upon arrival in Pokhara, check-in to the hotel and relax. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the lakeside area or simply unwind.

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Pokhara, visiting attractions such as Devi's Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, and Bindhyabasini Temple. Take in the natural beauty of Pokhara and learn about its cultural heritage from your guide.

Early in the morning, head to Sarangkot to witness a breathtaking sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Return to Pokhara for breakfast, then visit the World Peace Pagoda and a Tibetan Refugee Camp. Spend the rest of the day exploring Pokhara at your own pace.

Return to Kathmandu from Pokhara by bus or flight. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and enjoy free time for shopping or sightseeing in Kathmandu.

After breakfast, you'll have some free time until your departure. Our representative will transfer you to the airport for your onward journey, marking the end of your Kathmandu Pokhara tour. This clear itinerary ensures you have ample time to explore the cultural and natural wonders of both Kathmandu and Pokhara while also allowing for relaxation and flexibility in your schedule.

Arrival at the destination. End of the trip.

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Cost Includes

  • Guided visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Patan Durbar Square.
  • Transportation to and from cultural sites in a comfortable vehicle.
  • Knowledgeable local guide providing insights into Nepal's history, culture, and traditions.
  • Entrance fees to museums, temples, and other cultural attractions.
  • Accommodation in traditional guesthouses or hotels reflecting Nepali architecture and hospitality.
  • Authentic Nepali meals, including traditional dishes and local delicacies.
  • Opportunities to participate in cultural activities such as traditional music and dance performances, pottery making, and cooking classes.
  • Interaction with local communities, allowing for a deeper understanding of Nepali customs and way of life.
  • Support for sustainable tourism practices that benefit local communities and preserve cultural heritage.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to and from Nepal.
  • Visa fees for entry into Nepal.
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, and additional snacks.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
  • Optional activities or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips for guides, drivers, and other service providers (at your discretion).
  • Any additional costs incurred due to unforeseen circumstances such as natural disasters, flight delays, or medical emergencies.

How do I travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara?

You can travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara by road, which takes around 6-7 hours, or by a short domestic flight, which takes about 25-30 minutes.

Is it necessary to hire a guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara?

While it's not necessary, hiring a guide can enhance your experience as they provide insights into the history, culture, and significance of each site. Additionally, they can assist with navigation and ensure you don't miss out on any hidden gems.

Are there any trekking options available in Kathmandu and Pokhara?

Yes, both Kathmandu and Pokhara serve as gateways to various trekking routes in the Himalayas. Popular treks include the Annapurna Base Camp trek from Pokhara and day hikes around the Kathmandu Valley.

What is the best time to visit Kathmandu and Pokhara?

The best time to visit is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is pleasant, and the skies are clear, offering excellent visibility of the Himalayan peaks.

Are there any cultural events or festivals happening during my visit?

Nepal celebrates numerous festivals throughout the year. Check the local calendar to see if any festivals coincide with your visit. Some popular festivals include Dashain, Tihar, and Holi.

What are the accommodation options like in Kathmandu and Pokhara?

Both Kathmandu and Pokhara offer a wide range of accommodation options, including luxury hotels, budget guesthouses, boutique hotels, and homestays, catering to various preferences and budgets.

Do I need any permits to visit certain attractions or go trekking?

Depending on the specific sites or trekking routes you plan to visit, you may need permits. For example, trekking in the Annapurna Conservation Area or Sagarmatha National Park requires permits. Your tour operator or guide can assist you in obtaining the necessary permits.