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Kathmandu & Pokhara Introduction Tour-7 days

This Kathmandu and Pokhara Tour is prepared for the highlighted visit to cultural and historical visits in Kathmandu, hill station of nagarkot and natural Pokhara valley.

In Kathmandu valley and around, you will be overwhelmed with fascinating architectural works including palaces, squares and temples in their exquisite Nepalese arts. Pokhara valley is situated at an altitude of 900 meters from sea level and 200 kilometers west of Kathamandu.

Nagarkot is hill station that offers you grat views of landscapes, mountains and farming lands and sunrise/ sunset Himalayan views of east/north Himalayas. 

Pokhara is one of the picturesque spot of Nepal. You will go for boating in the Fewa Lake with a backdrop of snow-capped mountain and the picturesque sights will be one of the most impressive experiences for a lifetime. Pokhara has great views of Mt. Annapurnas, Fishtail, Annapurna south and other central Himalayan views of Nepal.


Customize Your Own Tour !
This tour itinerary provided here is a standard itinerary prepared to this trip but if you want to customize your own itinerary for this tour at your timeline and interest, do write us, and we will be very pleased to customize this tour at your timeline, interest and requirement. 

 


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1350m)

Day 02: Day guided tour in Kathmandu. Evening, drive to Nagarkot (32kms)- 2195m

Day 03: Day Explore Namobudhha, Dhulikhel and Bhaktapur. Evening, drive back to Kathmandu

Day 04: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (210kms)- 5 to 6 hours drive

Day 05: Morning, Sarangkot Sunrise to see Annapurna Himalayas. Afternoon, Sightseeing in Pokhara Valley

Day 06: Drive form Pokhara to Kathmandu (210 kms)- 5 to 6 hours drive

Day 07: Departure from Kathmandu

Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while traveling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.

Additional Information

Regarding this trip, we have attempted to provide enough information as we can via our website. Nevertheless, if you need any discussion regarding your time availability and others query please feels free to contact directly at +9779851040806. Alternatively, please contact us via our email- sales@advadventures.com

Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu 
Altitude: 1350m/4428ft 

After your Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu, our representative will welcome you and then you will be taken to your hotel. Our tour operator will explain briefly about the program. Depending on your arrival time in Kathmandu, you may explore "Thamel". In the evening we host welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with local music and ethnic dance. O/N Kathmandu.

Day 2: Explore kathmandu valley and Drive to Nagarkot
Altitude: 1350m/4428ft  Place we visit: Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Krishna temple of Patan  & Nagarkot Distance of driving: 3 to 4 hours drive    

After breakfast, the day starts with an extensive pilgrimage tour, the first visit is made at Pashupatinath Temple - the most scared Hindu temples in Nepal worshipped as a Lord Shiva and then we explore Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, which is one of three Durbar (Royal palaces) squares in the Kathmandu Valley and We will visit to Bouddhanath.

The next visit, we lead you to Patan - the second largest town in the Kathmandu Valley, which means "City of Beauty" featuring with its long Buddhist history. Lalitpur is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces. After exploring the Lalitpur we drive to Nagarkot.  Nagarkot is located at 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, is one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur district. It also gives an excellent view of the Indrawati river to the east. Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Valley and known as a place of beauty with different culture and sculpture. O/N Nagarkot.

Day 3: Explore Namobudhha, Dhulikhel and Bhktapur
Altitude: 1600m/5249ft Place we visit: Namobuddha, Dhulikhel and bhaktapur 

This morning viewer can have the spectacular sunrise view of the Himalayan of eastern Nepal.Nagarkot has become famous as one of the best spots to view Mount Everest as well as other snow-topped peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. After breakfast we depart from Nagarkot and drive to Namobuddha. Namo Buddha is a very sacred place for the Buddhists. There are couple of monasteries and one ancient stupa erected, in which a person can make offerings, pray and light butter lamps. This sight of Namo Buddha gives beautiful views of the local villages and lush scenery to the visitors. After sightseeing tour around Namobuddha drive back to Dhulikhel. 

Dhulikhel is a Tourist paradise, the spectacular snow fed mountains seen from Dhulikhel must be one of the finest panoramic views in the world, when a blue haze covers the lower portion of the mountains,they seems like they are floating in the air with the snowy mountains on the backdrop. Dhulikhel are a stage of vast beauty and it's like a paradise for nature lovers. Green inviting hills of Dhulikhel is still virgin. After having panoramic view from Dhulikhel we move towards to explore Bhaktapur.    

Bhaktapur is a popular day-trip destination for the tourists. Bhaktapur main square, Durbar square, palace with 55- windows constructed by King jitamitra Malla are the main attraction of the area. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The main attraction of Bhaktapur are three squares like Durbar square, Taumadhi square, and Dattatreya square and visitor can also get the Devine miraculous vision of the largest Shiva lingum, Golden Spout and Gate, Magnificent peacock windows and so on. Popular places of Bhaktapur are Changu Narayan, Nagarkot, Surya vinayak, Kamal vinayak, Siddhi pokhari, chonga Ganesh etc. 

After exploring the city of Bhaktapur we drive to Katthmandu. O/N  Kathmandu.

Day 4: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 
Altitude: 827m/2713ft Distance of driving: 6 to 7 hours drive

Today after breakfast, We drive a car or tourist bus to Pokhara, on the way we will scenic mountain terrain, its fame rests on the natural beauty of its lakeside location and its proximity to the mountains. Pokhara is the starting point for some of the most famous treks in Nepal, and there are also plenty of short walks and day trips, that can be made around the valley. The main attraction of Pokhara are Fewa Lake, view from sarangkot, Mahendra gufa, etc. O/N Pokhara.

Day 5: Explore Pokhara Valley
Altitude: 827m/2713ft Place we visit: Sarangkot, Mahendra Gufa, Stia River Gorge & Phewa 

Lake After breakfast, a full day sightseeing of Pokhara, the most popular destination in Nepal after Kathmandu, spend enjoyably the morning trip along the bank of Phewa Lake, you can admire the beautiful view of the Fish Tail's Peak reflected in the surface of the water. You can also see the wonderful Annapurna panorama forms a nice backdrop to Pokhara from the lake. Aside from Phewa Lake, we keep visiting the Seti River gorge - one of the best places to see. You will have an opportunity to take a glimpse to the limestone cave of Mahendra Gufa and stuuning view from Sarangkot, etc.  O/N Pokhara.

Day 6: Drive form Pokhara to Kathmandu 
Altitude: 1350m/4428ft 

Distance of driving: 6 to 7 hours drive After breakfast, start the trip of day with driving back to Kathmandu (5 hours) . A farewell dinner followed by Nepali cultural program. O/N  Kathmandu.

Day 7: Departure day from Kathmandu 
Altitude: 1350m/4428ft Free day for shopping and Deparuture  

Free morning, after breakfast, if you having enough time, you may explore mian down town of kathmandu thamel, shopping paradise. Ontime transfer to airport and our trip ends here.

End of our services! 

Price: US $690 per person

What is Included?

  • All ground transportation in Kathmandu (Including airport pick up and transfer) by private vehicle
  • 03 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan- 3 star deluxe accommodation( Apsara Boutique or similar)
  • Welcome dinner in one of the typical nepalese restaurant with cultural music and ethnic dance and farewell dinner at one of the finest restaurant in town
  • Guided sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley, Patan, Bhaktaur, Nagarkot with fluent english speaking tour guide, all the entrance and monument fees
  • 01 Night twin sharing accommodation in Nagarkot at Hotel Himalayan Villa or similiar on BB plan
  • 02 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara on BB plan- Hotel Pokhara Batika or similar, suggested sightseeing in pokhara as per the itinerary with local guide, all the monument and entrance fees in pokhara
  • Round trip private vehicle throughout the trip (private car/ Toyota Hiace as per the group size), all the cost for driver, fuel and road taxes
  • All government and Local taxes as applicable 

What is Excluded?

  • Nepal Visa/intl. flights in/out Nepal
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal nature expenses & tips
  • Cost of Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu, Nagarkot & Pokhara
  • Personal tips to drive and guide
  • Any additional trips
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

We do have several departure dates for our trekking /climbing trips. Please find your convenient departure date from the below listed year and write us. Being as a Nepal based adventure travel Company, we do have permanent trekking set up in mountains so we are very much flexible for the departure dates for our every Himalayan trip. Please view our available group dates as stated and if the listed dates are not matching your expected time for this trip, write us with your personal date, we are happy to organize this trip to you as per your own selected date and we can open the same date for our group departure date.

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Nepal and Nepali People
Nepal has modern banking facilities and some international banks even have offices in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa, and Master card are accepted in Nepal.

Nepali believes that “guests are God” so no need to worry about the safety matter. Although you will be careful about it and always consult your guide. However, you are under our care on any trips you would be joining us so do not have to worry.

Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is the easiest visa to obtain; you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip.

Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. As per this rule, Indian nationals do not require visa.

Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.

• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)

• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)

• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)

• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)

• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)

• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)

• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

 Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost

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

(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453,

Download visa form-: www.immi.gov.np)

Group Size:
In our trip, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size is twenty or more on request. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online or ask us with your personal dates, we will open group date on the same date.

Our Guides, trip and safety
Despite the fact that you are with Advanced Adventures P. Ltd, it is very essential that you are accompanied with very experienced and qualified tour guide for the safety and successful of the trip. Our guides are trained and licensed from Nepal Government and fluent in any language as per your need. Our guides are especially for the tour so that they have very good knowledge about the historical places with its entire history and many more. We assure you that your trip is at the right and professional hands.

Meals, Accommodation and Transportation:
While in Kathmandu and any other tour, we use 3 star standard or similar categories hotel on our trips. They are will all the modern facilities, rooms are with attached bath, 24 hours hot/cold water running, back up light if case of no electricity as it is usual at dry season, free WI-FI and internet access.. Our entire accommodation is at twin share unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 200.


In city, only breakfast is included on the offered trip itinerary but while in Safari tour (Either in Chitwan National park or Bardia National park) full board of meals are included (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with Tea and Coffee). We will offer fresh and hygienic food so that you do not have to worry.


On our every tour, we use deluxe private transport so it is very comfort and convenient as per the tourist requirements. And depending on the group size, car (3 seated), Toyota Van (6 seated and 12 seated), Coaster Bus (22 seated) would be used. Depending on the tour you choose, you might have to use tourist bus for long distance drive which is comfortable and the best tourist vehicles available in Nepal.

Tour Best Seasons:
We do have two different best seasons for the mentioned tour which are the best season as we call here in Nepal but we run the tour trip throughout the year.

Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time of the year, best visibility, good Temperature.

Autumn:- (Mid September, October and November) - Excellent weather, crystal clear blue skies, best visibility.

Winter Months: - (December, January and February) - Winter also well, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this accordingly.

Summer: - Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August). We can still run the trip but not the best to be honest.

Travel Insurance and Vaccination:
Travel insurance is compulsory. You are required to purchase comprehensive travel insurance before travelling with us. Please make sure that you know exactly what you are covered for. Make sure that your travel insurance covers trip cancellation insurance, general medical expenses, and hospitalizations.

Vaccination is required to plan to your trip to Nepal but it is not a must to have thing to come, but highly suggested. Your doctor will have the information of vaccination you would require to the country you will be travelling. Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for travel Nepal.

To Book
Once you would choose which trip you would like to book with us, write us with the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation. We have online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and summit us. If you need to have your own date, please kindly write us so that we are happy for your own date.

Once your trip booking request would be received, we would suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. Non-refundable deposit of 20% (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected trip.

Please don't hesitate to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking Process.

 

Kiran Bhatta

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Kiran Bhatta well educated and experienced young man, from Gorkha to become a wonderful guide for Advanced Adventure. He has done his master in English literature and work as lecturer and tour guide. At the same time, he became a poet, writer, translator and president of the Bhimarsha Youth Foundation Nepal. He directed thousands of tourists to the main tourist destinations in Nepal, including the UNESCO sites and Pokhara, Lumbini, Dhulikel, etc.

Kiran received training approved by Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management. He is also a living member of the Nepal Tourist Guide Association. His journey in this field started back in 2015 as tourist guide and the writer. He is also a life member of Tourist Guide Association of Nepal.  He loves history, culture, geography and archeology. Meeting new people and interacting with them has always been his favorite thing. He has a good understanding of English and German both written and oral. He has greatest passion of visiting places, exploring culture and visiting historical sites. He believes that if travelers can enjoy the authenticity of the places they traveled; it will be the success of the travel.

Has Been Working in AA and Nepal Vision Since 2013

Place of Birth: Gorkha

Date of Birth: 23 March 1992

Languages: English, Hindi, Nepali

Educational Background: Graduated from Tribhuwan University (Master in English) and doing his postgraduate PhD in the IR, under humanities and social science.

Experiences

     - Thorough knowledge of Nepalese culture, religion, history as well as the country’s geographical landscape and vegetation
     - He is a trainer of NELTA based on US embassy.
     - Youth writer and the lecturer of the Government University .
     - First-Aid trainings
     - Experienced at handling emergency situations while on trips
     - Good knowledge of  local flora and fauna
     - Skilled at handling big groups and organizing trips
     - Able to  conduct the research classes and training about art, culture ,language and literature

Background

After graduating from University Mr Bhatta started to teach in Southwestern College and tri Chandra College along with his Mphil. At the same time he has recalled his past .He has a vested desire to involve in the sector of tourism since his childhood when the many guide used to bring the tourist in his village. He was enchanted by the way of tourist. Therefore, he had planned this profession as a major aim in life. We believe his hard work, punctuality and friendly demeanor has made him popular among guests.

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Activities Sightseeing & Tours
Meals Bed & Breakfast throughout the Tour
Difficulty Easy Trip
Room 3 star hotels
Max Elevation 2195m @ Nagarkot
Transport Private Vehicle
Group Size 2
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