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Everest Mountain Flight & Kathmandu Pokhara Sightseeing - 12 Days

Everest Mountain Flight & Kathmandu Pokhara Sightseeing
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While many travelers head directly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, they miss out on some of Nepal’s finer attractions. This includes one of the country’s architectural gems, the historic town of Bandipur, a lovingly restored, picture-postcard village offering European ambiance in the middle of gorgeous Nepalese vistas.

The Everest scenic flight offers the closest possible aerial views of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga along with others along the Tibetan border.

  • Kathmandu Pokhara Sightseeing Tour offers the perfect combination of Kathmandu’s cultural heritage sites and the natural serenity.
  • Delightful scenic lakeside town with the spectacular backdrop of Mt. Machhapuchhre.
  • Holy Gupteshwor cave,  historical Museum, magical sceneries from Sarangkot Hill and World Peace Pagoda.
  • Enjoy the Jungle Safari, canyoning, bird watching , elephant safari, and wilderness at Chitwan National Park.

Day 1
Arrived in Kathmandu

Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

Day 2
Pre-trip meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley

This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, two copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. After the pre-trip meeting, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a collection of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the Lion gate, the Golden gate, the Palace of fifty-five windows, art galleries, and the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.

Changunarayan Temple

The temple is situated on a ridge overlooking the Kathmandu valley, about 12 km east of the city. Dedicated to the Hindu God Vishnu, it is one of the finest and oldest specimens of pagoda architecture built in 323 AD by King Haridatta Verma. The temple is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings, and its position above the Kathmandu valley affords a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.

Day 3
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley & Nagarkot

Khokana and Bungamati Village

Founded in the 7th century, Bungamati is home to one of the most important God of the Kathmandu Valley, Matsyendranath or the God of Rain & Compassion. Worshipped equally by Hindus and Buddhists, the god is accredited by local people with the introduction of rice plantations in the valley. The rich heritage and relatively unchanging lifestyle of the Newar people are clear to see both in Bungamati and in the nearby village of Khokana, which we also visit.

Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square is an enchanting combination of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.

We will then have an hour of scenic drive to Nagarkot, famous for its vantage point of mountains and sunrise and sunset.

Day 4
Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara - approx 7 hours

After an early breakfast we head to Pokhara on a tourist vehicle which is about six to seven hours drive. The notorious Prithvi Highway, which winds through 206 km of classic Middle Hills countryside, should be seen as more than just a painful bus ride.

Day 5
Sightseeing in Pokhara - part 1

Your sightseeing trip will start after breakfast. We provide a private vehicle and a professional tour guide. The places we visit are as below:

Bindhyabasini Temple

Lies in the center of religious old bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. The park grounds offer a fine picnic and relaxing area.

Begnas and Rupa Lakes

The two lakes lie in the north-east of the Pokhara valley at a distance of 13kms from the main city of Pokhara. These lakes are located at the foothill of Begnas, mountain and are separated by the Pachabiya hill.

Davis Falls

Locally known as Patale Chhango, these amazing waterfalls lie in the southern flank of the Pokhara. Here the stream flowing from Phewa lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes. This is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike.

Gupteswar Cave

The revered Gupteswar Cave is situated 2 kms from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Davis Falls and the cave is almost 3 kms long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all four. This cave holds special value to Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.

Mahendra cave

Lies at the north of the Pokhara valley. It is a large limestone cave which is one of the few stalagmites stalactite caves found in Nepal.

Day 6
Sightseeing in Pokhara - part 2

Museums

During the tour, we will visit two different museums: one museum displays the lifestyles and history of the Gurungs, Thakalis and Tharu, while the other, Gurkha Memorial Museum, is dedicated to the famous Gurkha Warriors who earned their name in many fierce battles fought during the World Wars and numerous operations around the world since 1815. The soldiers of the Gurkha regiment won 13 Victoria Cross medals awarded for exceptional bravery shown in the field.

Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple

Situated at an altitude of 800m above sea level, Phewa is the second largest lake in the kingdom. The Barahi Island Temple, which lies in the middle of the lake, is dedicated to the Goddess Barahi. This two-storied pagoda temple is dedicated to the female force Shakti. The reflection of Mt. Machhapuchhare and Annapurna can be seen in its serene water. Thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake.

Seti River Gorge

Carved by Seti-Gandaki, the gorge is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool & Prithivi highway Bridge near bus park, provides a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.

Tibetan Refugee Camp

The Tibetan village Tashiling in the south and the Tashi Palkhiel village in the north of Pokhara are renowned for the production and trade of woolen carpets and other handicrafts. The original Tibetan settlers in this region migrated to Nepal in the ‘50s.

Day 7
Sarangkot for Sunrise, then Drive to Chitwan National Park

Wake up early to catch the sunrise from Sarangkot Hill.

Sarangkot

A drive of 45 minutes with 25 minutes hike brings us to the view point of Sarangkot. It is the best spot in Pokhara to view the Himalayas. Get mesmerized with the magical sight of the golden sun rising over white spires of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Machhapucchre (Fishtail Peak), including views of the beautiful the Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake. It takes about 15-minute walk down and 45 minutes’ drive to the hotel in Pokhara. Return to hotel for breakfast.

Drive to Chitwan National Park afterward. Upon reaching Chitwan National Park resort, you would be briefed by our Guest Relations Officer. After the lunch you would be going for Village tour. Meanwhile the dinner would be ready by the time you return to the resort.

Day 8
Activities in Chitwan National Park

An early morning wake-up call followed by tea/coffee. The early morning tour provides you one of the best times to see the wildlife at its best with bird watching, jeep safari and jungle walk. After breakfast a 45-minute walk through the grassland and forest upstream of the Narayani River. Climb aboard the local boats to observe crocodiles along the banks while floating back to the camp to enjoy lunch. Late afternoon you would be entertained with the Tharu Cultural Program.

Day 9
Drive Back from Chitwan National Park to Kathmandu

An early morning wake-up call followed by tea/coffee. After morning tea we would be going for bird watching as Chitwan is very famous also for the different species of the birds, which is the attracting fact for the visitor. After that we would be back to resort, have breakfast and get ready to head back to Kathmandu by tourist vehicle.

Day 10
Explore Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley

Your sightseeing trip will start after breakfast. We provide a private vehicle and a professional tour guide. The places we visit are UNESCO World Heritage Sites of:

Boudhanath Stupa

It lies about 6 kms east of Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the valley. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Buddhanath is also known as Khasti, or dew drops, after an account that builders had to use dew to mix the mortar as Kathmandu was suffering from a severe drought during the construction of Bouddhanath.

Swayambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple

The temple watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world and lies 5 kms east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th- century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also three museums inside the palace building.

Day 11
Everest Mountain Flight

Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your Everest flight. The one-hour flight takes you within the camera range of some of the highest peaks in the world, and cruising this close to the awe-inspiring massifs of rock and ice, is an out-of-this-world experience. This special mountain flight offers the closest possible aerial views of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga and many other giants, as well as the Tibetan Plateau.

After returning to Kathmandu, you have the afternoon and the evening to stroll along the streets of Kathmandu for some last-minute shopping. There is a farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.

Day 12
Final departure

The trip concludes. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.

Inclusive

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  • Three-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan breakfast included (twin sharing style).
  • All Sightseeing and Tours by the professional tour guide, driver and private car / van / bus.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all tour staff.
  • Entry permits and fees for all temple, park, monasteries, cultural and historical spots.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • Osho World Adventure T-shirt (yours to keep)
  • All our government taxes.
  • Official expense.
  • Farewell dinner in Typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance.

Exclusive

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara. (Approximately US$ 200 for entire trip)
  • Travel Insurance, which cover emergency Rescue and Evacuation
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (US $25 or equivalent foreign currency is required to obtain Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days. Likewise, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $100. You will also require 2 passport size photos.)
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal clothing and equipment.
  • Tips for guide and driver. (Tipping is expected, information will be available during per-trip meeting).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

In a tour, the vehicle transfers all the heavy items and equipments. But the Personal belongings of the clients which are required at any moment like money, water bottle, camera, suns cream and toilet paper etc. should be carried by yourself. It’s therefore, advisable that you pack the personal belongings into your daypack.

General

  • Duffel or Rucksack bag or suitcase.
  • Daypack.
  • Warm wool or synthetic hat that covers your ears (only if you are traveling in the cold season i.e January, February and December)
  • Goggles or sunglasses for sunbeam, dust and wind.
  • A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it and is for cold season i.e January, February and December.(optional)
  • 1 pair warm gloves (This is required if you are traveling in cold season i.e January, February and December).
  • T-shirts (2).
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket (preferable if you are traveling in rainy season from June to September.)
  • 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis), 1 pair shorts.
  • 2 pairs lightweight long underwear/thermals (if you are traveling in winter January, February and December).
  • 2 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or Capilene.
  • 1 pair light camping shoes or sneakers.
  • 1 pair sandals.

First Aid Kits

Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However, we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well.

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Miscellaneous

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of your).
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Toiletry kit. Be sure to include hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer
  • 2 bandanas.

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Price From USD$1,580 USD$1,410/person
1,410
Total $ 1,410 USD

Trip Facts

  • 6
  • 1 - 12
  • 2195 m
  • easy
  • $$
  • hotel in city, resort
  • hotel included breakfast
  • january, february, march, april, may, june, september, october, november, december

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