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Cultural Heritage and Himalayan view Tour

Trip code NNTR-1060
Package name Cultural Heritage and Himalayan view Tour
Duration 5
Max. elevation 2175 m
Level BEGINNER
Transportation Private Tourist vehicle
Accomodation 3-star hotel with breakfast
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 720 per person

Highlights

Overview

Cultural Heritage and Himalayan view Tour in Nepal is the best way to experience the Mystical land of the Himalayas in just a few days. This tour takes you to explore the Medival City of Kathmandu and its UNESCO-listed Heritage sites. You can enjoy the cultural marvels and discover ancient Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages in the Kathmandu Valley. The tour takes you to Nagarkot Hill for the Panoramic views of Himilaya. and further, we visit Tourist Town Pokhara and its beauty including Sarangkot Hill, Phewa Lake, David falls, and cave. 

This tour also takes you to Nagarkot, a small town known for its excellent views of the Himalayas like Langtang, Annapurna, Gaurishankar, Everest, and many more. Nagarkot is rather famous as a viewpoint to view the stunning views of sunrise and sunset. Towering at an elevation of 2195 meters, it is one of the most loved travel sites nearby Kathmandu. 

And In tourist town Pokhara, we visit the famous Davis fall, Shiva cave, Fewa Lake, and many other natural and cultural wonders. While you are here we also get to experience the magic of the Himalayas with Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges looming close by, Sarangkot of Pokhara is one of the best mountain view spot in Nepal.
This whole trip will always remain in the most sacred part of your heart, you will always cheer these memories and you will want to make more of them. Happy Holidays.

Outline Itinerary

DayItinerary

Elevation 

Distance
(approx)
1Arrival in Kathmandu
1,400m/4,600 ft
5 km
2Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley
1,400m/4,600 ft
22 km
3Sightseeing tour of Patan, Bhaktapur, and drive to Nagarkot
2,175m/7,135 ft
60 km
4Drive to Pokhara
822m/2,697 ft
230 km
5Sightseeing tour of Pokhara valley
822m/2,697 ft
33 km
6Drive to Kathmandu
1,400m/4,600 ft
200 km
7Final departure

5 km

Best Time for Cultural Heritage and Himalayan view Tour in Nepal


Cultural Heritage and Himalayan view Tour in Nepal can be done all time of the year. However Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the best months. The air, freshly washed by the monsoon rain, is crystal clear, stunning mountain scenery, and the weather is still comfortably warm. In the winter the cold can be bitter, The temperature in Nagarkot will be around 0 degrees and about 5 degrees in Kathmandu.
In Monsoon the Heritage sites and roads can be wet due to the monsoon rain and you may have to travel all day under the rain. But with care, traveling is possible and there are certainly fewer Travellers on the famous sites.

Alternative way to Pokhara


In this tour, We are providing Private tourist Vehileas per your group size. You can also take a 30 min scenic flight from Kathmandu to and from Pokhara. There are a number of flights throughout the day. You can also take Deluxe tourist Bus to and from Pokhara departing every day at 7 am in the morning. which will be cheaper than the flight and private vehicle. just let us know how you want to travel.

Accommodations in Cultural Heritage and Himalayan view Tour in Nepal


On this Tour, we are Providing 3-Star Bequint hotels in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, and Pokhara. there are many different category hotels available in these cities from standard tourist guesthouses to 7-star hotels. you can simply customize the trip as per your needs.

Some add-on trips that you may consider


Everest Scenic Mountain Flight
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Paragliding from Sarangkot Pokhara
Bunji Jumping In Pokhara
Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Rafting in Tirshuli River

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,600 ft)

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will pick you up from the airport. He will be displaying a NNTR sideboard outside the airport terminal. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the afternoon the pre-trip meeting will be holding at our office/ Your Hotel. During this meeting we will introduce your trek and or tour leader/guide, so please make sure that you ask all the questions and concerns. Then head out and visit one of Kathmandu's cultural highlights. In the evening, the tourist hub of Thamel is a good place to grab your first meal, with a variety of restaurants to chose from offering both Western and local Nepali dishes.

Day 2 : Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley(1,400m / 4,600 ft)

After breakfast, your sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley will start. You will have a professional tour guide with a private vehicle. Today you will visit the following cultural wonders of Kathmandu valley:

Swambhunath Stupa/Monkey Temple:

Is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. The Swayambhunath consists of a stupa and a variety of shrines and temples. A Tibetan monastery, museum, and library are more recent additions. And we can see a 360-degree view of Kathmandu valley. This will be a good way to start your day with

Pashupatinath Temple:

 Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important and significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world. Located on the bank of the Holy  Bagmati River near the airport. The major temple is strictly for Hindus only even though you are not allowed to go inside the main temple you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the other bank of the river. 

Boudhanath Stupa:

Another UNESCO World Heritage site;  Boudhanath another holiest site of Kathmandu valley. It was built in the 5th century with pairs of eyes in all 4 directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings.

Kathmandu Durbar Square:

After finished sightseeing in Boudhanath on the way to your hotel, our driver will drop you at Kathmandu Durbar Square from where you can walk back to Thamel through the narrow and oldest open street market of Asan. In Kathmandu durbar square you can see the following: 


Day 3 : Sightseeing tour of Patan, Bhaktapur and drive to Nagarkot (2,175m 7,135 ft)

After breakfast, your sightseeing tour of Patan and Bhaktapur will start. You will again have a professional tour guide with a private vehicle. Today you will visit the following cultural wonders of Kathmandu valley:

Patan durbar square:

City of Fine Arts Patan; The ancient royal palace of Patan faces on to magnificent Durbar Square. This concentrated mass of temples is perhaps the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. The historic monument which describes the oldest architecture of Nepal is Patan durbar square, Temple construction in the square went into overdrive during the Malla period (14th to 18th centuries),

Changunarayan Temple: 

The temple is situated on a ridge overlooking the Kathmandu valley, about 12 km to the east of the city. It is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. It is one of the finest and oldest specimens of pagoda architecture built in 323 AD by King Hari Dutta 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. 

Bhaktapur Durbar Square: 

The city of devotees, one of the most beautiful and historical city of Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur Durbar Square stands for peace and harmony. As you walk in, you will feel a sense of inner harmony. 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.

Later in the evening, we will drive to Nagarkot which takes about one hour from Bhaktapur.

Nagarkot:

Nagarkot is a popular location for tourists and a favorite weekend getaway among those seeking mountain views in comfort and quiet. The overwhelming panorama of the major peaks of eastern Nepal’s Himalayas including Mount Everest, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Choba Bhamre, Gauri Shankar, and Numbur Himal can be seen from here. At sunrise, the Himalayan range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east, emerges from the darkness to greet the happy visitors with its awe-inspiring majesty & beauty.

Day 4 : Drive to Pokhara (822m / 2,697 ft)

We wake up early today to catch a glimpse of the spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas. Endless Mountain appears in the north, while the Kathmandu valley can be clearly seen to the west, what a wonderful Morning! 

After the warm breakfast, we will start our journey to the wonderful Lake city Pokhara. On the way catch the great view of the Himalayas, the countryside of Nepal, cross a lot of alpine forests, many green hills, and riverside. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna, and Lamjung Himal. In the evening boating in the Fewa lake and hike up to world peace Stupa for Sunset view over the Pokhara valley and the beautiful Annapurna massif.

A perfect ending for your day!

Day 5 : Sightseeing tour of Pokhara valley (822m / 2,697 ft)

Visit Sarangkot for Sunrise.

You wake up early in the morning and head to Sarangkot. About 45 minutes drive brings us to the viewpoint of Sarangkot at an elevation of 1592m, which is probably the most popular short excursion from Pokhara. The panoramic views include a glimpse of Annapurna South, Himchuli, Annapurna I, II, III, IV,  Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre /Fishtail, Lamgung Himal, Manaslu, and many more including views of the beautiful Pokhara Valley and Phewa lake on another side. Sarangkot is one of the best Mountain View spot in the entire Pokhara reason. After the beautiful sunrise view, you will drive back to your hotel via the Bindhabasini temple for breakfast. 

Bindhabasini Temple

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

Later in the day we visit:

Davis Falls

Locally known as Patale Chango and in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley is where 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.

Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave

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

Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple

Situated at an altitude of 800m above sea level, it is the second-largest lake in Nepal. With the Barahi Island Temple in the middle of the lake, it is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda 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 Palkhel 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 6 : Drive to Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,600 ft)

Today We will drive back to Kathmandu. If you have time and interested in extending the trip, White water rafting, Chitwan jungle safari, visit Lumbini: Birthplace of Lord Buddha, and many more

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to the selected hotel. In the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey, the farewell dinner will be served in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.

Day 7 : Final departure

Your Tour to Nepal comes to the end today! It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal until the Next Time! Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu, a city stroll, and or souvenir shopping. NNTR representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. On the way to your home, you have plenty of time to plan your bigger adventure in the wonderful land of the mystic Himalayas.

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