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Valley With Panoramic View Tour

Country: Nepal
City: Pokhara
Duration: 5 Day(s) - 4 Night(s)
Tour Category: Classic Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Kathmandu Pokhara Tour offers Cultural tours of Kathmandu valley and temples are certainly the most compact concise monuments found elsewhere in the world. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal well known to the world as the city of Living Goddess (Kumari) who is worshipped and taken in a chariot procession annually on the occasion of Dashain Festival – the greatest festival of Hindu.Kathmandu is not big city when one compares it to other cities in South Asia. Kathmandu is a fascinating old city where pagodas, narrow cobbled lanes, old carved windows, and stone shrines are backdrops to the drama of life that continues unhindered. 

Kathmandu Valley is the city of living Goddesses whose smiles are a benediction. There are reincarnate Lamas who foresee the future with a roll of dice and scriptural reference. There are walks that lead the adventurous to legendary places where ogres once lived, where Goddesses danced, and where Gods were held ransom by tantric yogis. nepaltrekandexpedition.com gives you the details holidays trips information about Kathmandu and Pokhara. There are hidden gardens behind palaces yet unseen and courtyards where miracles happen, and a city the Buddha visited. There are hillocks where a patron saint of Sikhism lived, and where a pagoda roof was invented. There are courtyards with intricate carvings of stone and there are midnight masked dancers who are possessed by the Gods. Pokhara at an elevation of 900 meters 210 kms mid west of Kathmandu, is the largest valley in Nepal. A scenic mountain side drives approximate 5/6 hours or a half hour picturesque flight will get you to this valley. Famous for its lakes and views of the magnificent Himalayan Peaks, this visit is recommended for those who would really like to break away as they go boating in the calm and serene waters of the Phewa Lake, or take day hikes in nearby hills and if time permits short treks into the Himalaya. 

Pokhara is an extraordinary landscape and one of the most attractive destinations in Nepal. The treasures of Pokhara include the tranquility of Phewa Lake, spectacular views of Annapurna Himalayan range and Mount Machhapuchhare (6,977 m), luscious green hills, terraced farm slopes, countless species of vegetation, and rushing rivers in a tropical-like environment. Pokhara is, since ancient times, the traditional export center for trade with India and Tibet. This calm city of Pokhara serves as a base camp for trekking and rafting trips through the regions of Annapurna and Western Nepal. The island temple of Barahi is accessible from baidam by dug out canoes. This two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Ajima. On Saturdays, devotees paddle across the lake carrying live animals for sacrifice. Bindhyabasini Mandir is a local Hindu temple on the northeast of Phewa Lake in the vicinity of the Old Bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati. Devotees perform animal sacrifices and have picnics in the courtyard on Saturdays. The Old Bazaar area is still the commercial hub of merchants from the remote Himalayas while Phewa Lake site is a pleasure spot for holiday maker from around the world.

TRIP FACTS:

Country:          Nepal

Destination:     Kathmandu & Pokhara Valley

Duration:         6 days

Activities:       Tour

Difficulty:        Moderate

Max. Altitude: 2,100  M.

Seasons:       Sep-Nov,Mar-May

DETAIL ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel:

Meet our Airport Representative, be greeted and transfer to Hotel with our Vehicle. Up coming tour will be briefed at the Hotel or at our company. It includes B.D.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley:

Soyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Budhanilkantha and Pashupatinath Temple.1350 m.

We proceed our whole day tour in Kathmandu Valley by waking early in the morning after getting fresh and taking Breakfast at the same Hotel you are living in. Our Deluxe A/C tourist Standard coach is waiting when you are ready to go for today’s trip. Our first visiting point is Centuries old Soyambhunath situated at the high up land form where all most all the areas of Kathmandu city can be viewed. It has really huge and long area, so to walk around it will take almost 2 hours. We will do it. Then we drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square; also a century old Durbar square and also visits Kumari ghar to see living goddess. Then drive to Budhanilkantha ; a bit far from central city to see and know the real meaning of Sleeping God namely Vishnu Narayan ; one the greater power out of three in Hindu Mythology. Then drive to Boudhanath Stupa; located at the Boudha where Tibetan people and their life style can be known around the area. Then drive to Pashupatinath Temple area; an important centre for all the Hindus of the world where funeral process of dead can be seen. Sadus are the attraction of the area. Finally, drive back to the Hotel and stay overnight at Kathmandu. It includes B.L.D.

Day 03: Bhaktapur Durbar square, Lalitpur Durbar square and Central Zoo of Nepal:

Wake up early in the morning. Getting fresh and taking breakfast will end off morning activities in the hotel. Just then, be prepared to drive to Bhaktapur Durbar square; a historical and architectural newari city closes to Kathmandu.55 windowed Durbar is the major attraction built in Malla’s reining period. At the same time we will visit near by temple and traditional pottery industry. Then we will drive directly to Lalitpur Durbar Square. After sightseeing at the Lalitpur Durbar Square, we will take lunch around here and then got o see other remaining major temples. Before we rap off today’s trip we will lastly go to Central Zoo near from here to see different wild lives and other physical development. Let’s drive back to the Hotel where your dinner will be served and night will be spent. It includes B.L.D.

Day 04: Kathmandu to Pokhara 800 m & half day sightseeing in the same city:

fly early in the morning to Pokhara with mountainous view. Takes almost half an hour to reach one of the most beautiful lakes district of Nepal. You will be escorted to Fish Tail Lodge; the best accommodation in Pokhara, from Airport by private vehicle and store your things then get ready to go for half day sightseeing after Lunch. Fewa Lake is today’s attraction to boat on. While boating you will happened to see the image of the Fish tail Himal under the Lake and it gives the sense of relaxation. At the middle of the Lake you will be landed on to the ground of Barahi Temple which is the major attraction of the tour. After two and half hour long boating, our tour guide will lead to Buddhist monastery and Hindu temple to show the integrity of two major religion of Nepal and near by location with the arrival of the evening. Drive back to the Hotel, have dinner and stay overnight. It includes B.L.D Plan

Day 05: Full day sightseeing in and around Pokhara Valley.800-1700m:

This day is an important day of the tour because we are going to Sarangkot; a major view point of the place and one of the most valued touristy view point of Nepal. Wake up early in the morning get fresh, have breakfast and get ready to drive up to sarangkot to view different kinds of Himalayan ranges and sunrise view. Sarangkot is one of the trekking spot and well-known view points. We will spend about two to two and half hour to explore near by area, and to know about the names and value of the mountains seen from there. By eleven or so o’ clock we will drive back from Sarangkot to visit David’s fall and we will spend about an hour and drive back to main Pokhara city for lunch. At the PM time we will drive to Rupa and Beganas Lake other two major Lakes of Pokhara. Then we will go to see Museum and Tibetan Refugee camp. Finally drive back to Hotel Barahi for dinner and cultural Show. It includes B.L.D.

Phewa Tal: Phewa lake, the second largest lake in the kingdom, roughly measuring 1.5 km by 4 km, is the center of all attractions in Pokhara. The enchanting lake is an idyllic playground. Brightly painted wooden boats and sailboats can be rented on reasonable cost around lakeside. The lake is neither deep (roughly 47 meters at most) nor particulary clean, but the water is warm and swimming is pleasant if you don't think about the probable pollution. 

The eastern shoreline of the lake, popularly known as Lakeside or Baidam, consists of seemingly endless strip of lodges, restaurants, bookshops and souvenir shops. One of the fascinating parts of lakeside is the splendid view of the mountains, especially when the still water reflects the peaks, creating a double image.

Barahi temple: This is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of Phewa lake, the two storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protectress deity representing the female force Shakti. Devotees can be seen, especially on Saturdays, carrying male animals and fowl across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity. 

World Peace Pagoda: The pagoda is a massive Buddhist stupa and is situated on top of a hill on the southern shore of Phewa lake. Besides being an impressive sight in itself, the shrine is a great vantage point which offers spectacular views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara city. You can get there by crossing the lake by boat and then hiking up the hill. 

Seti Gandaki: Flowing right through the city, the boisterous river runs completely underground at places. Amazingly, at certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. But its depth is quite beyond imagination - over 20 meters! Mahendra Pul, a small bridge near the old Mission Hospital, provides a perfect view of the river's dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow. 

Devi's Fall: Locally known as Patale Chhango (Hell's Fall), Devi's fall (also known as Devin's or David's) is an awesome waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen. An interesting modern legend says that a foreigner named David was skinnydipping in the Pardi Khola (river) when the floodgates of the dam were opened, sweeping him into an underground passage beneath the fall, never to be seen again. 

Gupteswar Gupha: Gupteswar Gupha, a sacred cave, lies 2 km from Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway leading southwest from the city. The entrance is right across from Devi's Fall and the cave is almost 3 km long. It has some big hall-size rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all fours. This cave holds special value for Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered. An entrance fee of Rs. 5 is charged and taking pictures inside the cave is prohibited. 

Day 06: Half day sightseeing in Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu:

This day will end our trip with half day sightseeing in the same city and flying back to Kathmandu. After taking breakfast and being fresh, we will proceed for today’s program. Firstly, we will drive to Mahendra Gufa (Cave), the best sightseeing spot of the town having religious meaning. Secondly, if time permits, we will try to go to visit near by remaining temples and monasteries. Finally, after lunch, it will almost be the Airport time. So, drive to Airport to fly back to Kathmandu. It includes B.L.D.

Day 07 - Final Departure or think of doing other program.

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