Tradition, history and culture, and heritage is what this lovely country is all about. Nepal is a country of diversity, a standout country with perfect geographical distribution of mountains, hills, and plains. 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites for such a small country itself speak volumes of its importance and significance in the planet. This holiday, witness the most beautiful creation of nature intertwined extraordinarily with medieval and sacred sites and experience the picture-perfect nation inclusive of incredible never-ending range of Himalayas and hills, free flowing rivers, vast forests with spectacular wildlife, insane waterfalls, and the most colorful and harmonious settlement of humankind.
Welcome to Kathmandu
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and proceed through immigration process.
As you exit the baggage hall area, you will be greeted by our friendly tour representative with a welcoming smile and a “Khada,” a piece of cloth representing the sincerity of one’s offering in Buddhist culture. The tour representative will then escort you to your vehicle and will accompany you as you drive to your designated hotel in this vibrant capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. Experience the daily hustle and bustle of the busy capital as you drive to the hotel. Upon arrival at the hotel, freshen up and ease your tiredness from your flight for a while, the rest of the day is at leisure. Feel free to stroll around the hotel and its surroundings and enjoy the scenic beauty of hills and mountains far at the horizon and anticipate an adventurous vacation in this country overloaded with nature, heritage, and culture.
As the daylight dimmers, enjoy a pleasing dinner at the hotel and prepare for a comfortable overnight stay.
Journey to Pokhara
Wake up early in the morning in Kathmandu amongst the sweet sounds of bells of temples as the locals carry out their daily ritual of deity worship.
After breakfast, the tour representative and the driver will accompany you on your journey to the most loved holiday destination of Nepal, Pokhara, the City of Lakes. Drive through the roads at the bottom of extremely beautiful and awe-inspiring hills on both sides with a spectacular view of river flowing swiftly originating from the mountains far away. Make most of your rest stops at various points on your journey photographing the mesmerizing scenery. As you get closer to Pokhara City, it won’t be long before you realize why this is the most loved holiday destination of the nation and why it has been frequently mentioned as one of the most beautiful places in the entire world. Upon arrival, check in into your designated hotel and rest up for a while. Regardless of where you are inside the city, the view you get is always one of the loveliest view you have ever seen; the specialty of this blessed city! In the evening, get out of the hotel and take a boat ride on Phewa Lake nearby the hotel. The cool breeze, fresh air, calm water, the hills surrounding the lake, the close up view of range of mountains behind the hills, and the reflection of Mount Macchapuchhre on the lake is the feeling that one wouldn’t be able to describe using mere words; like the God just grabbed a brush and delivered his best! Later, sit by the lake a little longer and squeeze out some more of the nature’s pleasure or just stroll through the streets of lakeside area lined up with old bazaars, traditional arts and crafts shops, restaurants, pubs, shopping arenas, and serene gardens.
Later in the night, head back to the hotel for a delicious local cuisine for dinner and a comfy overnight stay.
Full Day Sightseeing of Pokhara
This morning, rise up before the sun does, freshen up, and then head towards Sarangkot, an easily accessible hill in Pokhara, as a delightful treat awaits you.
Make sure you arrive at Sarangkot pretty early and grab the best spot facing Annapurna Himalayan Range. As the sun rises from behind the vast Himalayan range lighting up the top of the mountains just above the dense fog, you will witness the greatest wonder of nature and the most glorious sunrise you have ever experienced. Capture the awesome sight of fascinating small villages just down the hill and a beautiful panoramic view of the city as the sun shines on this heavenly place sitting atop the magnificent hill enjoying a hot tea and a fresh breakfast. Take advantage of extra hours you earned waking up early and stroll through the lovely village flaunting numerous jaw-dropping sights, or better, take an adventurous route of Pokhara and get an eagle eye view of this magical land as you glide over the city paragliding, hand gliding, zip flying, or skydiving. Later in the day, spend your time visiting Pokhara’s numerous fascinating sites, including but not limited to, Bindhyabasini temple, an ancient religious temple sitting atop a small hill with astonishing view from the temple grounds of spectacular Machhapuchhre and Annapurna mountain range as well as a panoramic view of this nature-rich city; Devi’s Falls, an impressive white-foamed roaring waterfall striking the massive rocks between two small hills with waters forming an underground tunnel; and Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, an amazing cavern formed from years and years of water flowing through and cutting upon the rocks decorated with statues and images of Lord Shiva. Enjoy the surreal experience as you visit all these places collecting unforgettable memories.
Wrap up the fantastic day of thrilling adventure and spellbinding sightseeing with a delicious authentic dinner at the hotel and a restful overnight stay.
Second Full Day Pokhara Sightseeing
Start the day with a pleasant fresh breakfast at the hotel and ready yourself for another day of sightseeing tour in this gem of a city.
After breakfast, accompanied by the tour representative proceed to Ananda Hill. Following a short climb, get to the top of the hill and discover Pokhara’s Pride, Shanti Stupa, also known as the World Peace Pagoda. Standing proudly on the top of the spectacular hill, Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist pagoda-style monument displaying a brilliant and most immaculate piece of art. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and decorated with various statues and structures, the hilltop complex is one of the most serene places in Pokhara. Enjoy the captivating view of the whole city and get up close with the glorious ice-caped mountains from the top of the Stupa and stroll through the silent and peaceful complex amidst the cool breeze and warm sun collecting everlasting memories. Later, reluctantly climb down the hill and proceed to venture the Mahendra Cave, popularly known as the Bat Cave amidst the community forest at the hillside. Named after the Late King of Nepal, Mahendra, the cave is just outside the city homing thousands of bats, hence the name Bat Cave. Upon arrival, a narrow entrance will take you to quite a wide and dark underground paradise with rocks sparking as a sliver of light strike on them. Explore the cave and discover amazing work of nature as you go deep inside the cave with ceiling naturally dripping droplets of water and walls artistically carved with images depicting deities and wild animals. Experience the nature at its best surrounding the cave and spend some quiet time at the gorgeous bay of a small river, Kali Khola, swiftly flowing at the end of the road.
After a well-spent spectacular day, proceed towards the hotel for a delicious authentic dinner and a relaxing overnight stay.
Return to Kathmandu (free day)
Enjoy the warm sun in the morning with a fresh breakfast at the hotel. Keep a lookout for vendors passing by the streets selling early morning hot and fresh bakery items, the specialty of the city.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel in Pokhara and follow the instructions of the tour guide and proceed towards your vehicle for your return trip to Kathmandu Valley. Start the delightful journey through numerous beautiful hills and bridges on the highway and take advantage of rest stops photographing the amazing landscapes. Later in the evening, arrive Kathmandu Valley, a museum in itself filled with mythological and ancient heritage and culture blending quite uniquely with modern pop culture and arts. Upon arrival, stroll through the streets of the vibrant capital city. Explore the narrow alleyways and bustling streets in the evening. Collect souvenirs and memorabilia as you visit lively illuminated marketplaces browsing extremely famous distinctive trinkets, traditional arts and crafts, Tibetan antiques, designer wears, and lots more.
Ending the tiresome day, head back to your hotel in Kathmandu and enjoy delicious Nepali cuisine and ready yourself for a quiet and relaxing overnight stay.
Kathmandu Valley Tour
Enjoy the beautiful morning with a pleasant breakfast at the hotel in this city of arts and tradition and get ready to explore the historically rich capital city of Nepal.
After breakfast, get ready to begin your tour of Kathmandu Valley, once believed to be a massive lake drained by deity Manjushree forming a valley suitable for human settlement. As your first stop, make your way towards Pashupatinath in the heart of the capital city, a richly-ornamented Hindu temple on the banks of sacred Bagmati River. Dedicated to Hindu God of Gods Shiva, Pashupatinath is one of the most visited temples in the country. Explore the awe-inspiring 5th century complex carrying immense mythical importance and stunning hundreds of immaculate works of architecture and innumerable statues and sculptures. Soon after, proceed towards Bhaktapur, one of the three cities in valley, known for medieval arts, architectures, and religious sites. Discover medieval, historic, and legendary monuments, statues, and structures each carrying unique mythical and historical significance. Stroll through the narrow alleyways in the most loved public square of the country witnessing traditional clay works, fascinating wood works, abundance of arts and crafts, and most friendly and lovely locals. Relax and learn about the rich culture and fascinating history Bhaktapur displays while you sit back at the square with mountainous backdrop enjoying the most popular food of the city, “Juju Dhau” (traditionally made extremely famous curd). Later in the day, drive through the roads of Bhaktapur with glorious views on either sides and arrive at Boudha in the heart of the capital city. This religious complex is well recognized for its massive whitewashed dome, the huge Boudhanath Stupa, believed to be built in or around 5th century. Entirely surrounded by various curious arts and crafts, traditional houses, Tibetan antiquities, and authentic restaurants, this public square is a place of tranquil inside the bustling city. Experience the environment of heavenly peace and pleasure amidst the soothing sound of Buddhist prayers by monks, rhythmic flights of pigeons, and the aromatic smell of holy incense.
Ending the fabulous day, proceed towards the hotel accompanied by the driver for a restful overnight stay after a delicious authentic dinner.
Durbar Marg (King’s Way), King’s Museum, and Thamel (Leisure for Shopping)
Start the day in this beautiful city with a constant backdrop of hills and mountains filling up on a fresh breakfast at the hotel and prepare for yet another day to extract pleasing memories from this historic city.
After breakfast, make your way towards Durbar Marg or popularly the King’s Way, one of the most posh places in the city. Wander around the street filled with luxury lifestyle shopping malls, high end restaurants and shops, art galleries, excellent pubs, and whatnot with beautiful blossom of flowers alongside the street. Later, proceed to visit the Narayanhity Museum at the end of the road of Durbar Marg. Formerly a palace for the Royal Family of the country, Narayanhity Museum is a symbol of affluence and royalty. Upon your entry, witness the place of mysterious and infamous royal massacre that shook the world with bullet holes still visible on the walls. Proceed to tour the Palace itself comprising staggering 52 rooms, each an amazing work of art; the larger than life Throne Room with a 48-foot long Chandelier hanging on a 60-foot high Pagoda style ceiling; exotic stuffed animals hanging on the walls; historic and prehistoric antiques and artifacts; amazingly artistic valuable paintings; stunning furniture belonging to the Royal family; grand staircase; and whatnot. Photography is not allowed inside the palace, but you can surely capture and store the awe-inspiring grandiose royalty in your memories that is bound to last for a lifetime. Later in the day, visit one of the most happening places in the city, Thamel. The liveliest place in the capital, Thamel has been the most obvious destination among the tourists for decades providing the best nightlife in the entire city. Explore the maze of narrow streets and alleyways comprising plenty of souvenir and trekking gear shops, finest restaurants and pubs, Nepalese cultural galleries and book stores, stunning arts and crafts, brilliant Nepalese architecture houses, and lots more. Witness the lusciously illuminated most desired place from the hippie era and observe the Nepalese culture in the bustling streets of Thamel.
As the night falls, head back to your hotel for a lovely dinner and a comfy overnight stay.
Enjoy a lovely breakfast at the hotel and manage your time in the morning in accordance to your flight schedule. Later, proceed to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu to catch a return flight to your sweet home with fond memories of Nepalese hospitality and a marvelous holiday.
- All transportation during the package tour.
- Airport arrival and departure during the tour.
- Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley.
- 4 Night Accommodation in Kathmandu on BB Basis.
- 3 Night Accommodation in Pokhara on BB basis.
- Guide during sightseeing.
- KATHMANDU-POKHARA- KATHMANDU FLIGHT
- 13% government tax where applicable.
- Meals (Lunch & Dinner) during tours in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
- Optional Tips for driver
- Items of Personal Consumption (mineral water,alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)
- Any entrance fees.
- Items not mentioned under price covers.
Visa Information Nepal
A visa for Nepal can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.
To renew a Visa you can go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.
A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background.
Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss,Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen.
Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee
a. Tourist Visa Nepal
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
b. Gratis (Free) Visa
- For first visit in one visa year (January to December) , gratis visa for 30 days is available
only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan
and Sri Lanka. However, visa can be extended from the Immigration Department on
payment of visa fee as specified above.
- Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.
c. Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals
Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal. As per the Nepalese Immigration, Indian
Nationals traveling to Nepal by air must posses any one of the following documents.
- Election Commission Card
d. Nepal Visa For Chinese Nationals
As per official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying
for tourist visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist visa” from Jan. 5, 2016, from
following Nepali missions in the People’s Republic of China:
- Embassy of Nepal, Beijing
- Consulate General of Nepal, Lhasa
- Consulate General of Nepal, Hong Kong
- Honorary Consulate of Nepal, Shanghai
e. Other Visa Information
Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia,
Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic
Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry
points of Nepal.
f. Visa Extension for Nepal
Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31).
Learn more about applying for Nepal visa online by clicking here Online Visa Application for
For further visa information for Nepal, please contact: Department of Immigration
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868/ 4433934
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