5 days in Kathmandu/Pokhara
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Mar 16, 2013 4:20 AM Last Post By: michelholi
Oct 4, 2012 12:31 PM
My family and I have only 5 days in Kathmandu and wanted to see Kathmandu as well as Pokhara. What kind of itinerary would be best? We are more interested in sight-seeing (mountains, natural beauty) rather than trekking. I have heard from some that a private car may be better than flying between Kathmandu and Pokhara. Are these easy to arrange once you arrive in Kathmandu?
Oct 4, 2012 1:00 PM
1With 5 days your schedule will be very tight – You could easily fill your time in Kathmandu and the valley with Lots to see and do with things like
1) Buddha Air Mountain Flight
3) Visit Kopan Monastery
6) Full day in Bhaktapur
7) Durbar Square Kathmandu and Patan
8) Day trip to Nagarkot and overnight – With luck spectacular sunrise
But if your hearts set on Pokhara then you should fly at least one way as it will take the best part of a day to get there by car – At least 6 hours, so you don’t want to be spending more time on the road than you do there !!
Hiring a Good Quality Private car with an experienced driver won’t be a problem, an agent or your hotel should be able to arrange this for around $100 / $120 for a one way journey
On the way you could take the cable-car to Manakamana Temple
2) Micro-Light flight
3) Devi Falls and Gupteshwor Mahadev cave
4) Walk to the Peace Pagoda and then return to lakeside by boat over Fewa Tal
5) Visit The Tibetan Refugee camp
6) Sunrise at Sarangkot
Details and photos of all the above on the Things to do “Tips” section on the link in my Tag-Line
Oct 4, 2012 1:34 PM
Oct 4, 2012 11:54 PM
Oct 5, 2012 3:37 PM
4Patsfan-Guessing you're from the Boston area-I am too. PM me any questions you might have+I'll give you best info I have-After 9 trips to Nepal in the last 11 years.
Oct 5, 2012 4:12 PM
Oct 8, 2012 11:00 PM
Rob - I'm wondering about Manakamana Temple that you mentioned. I'm looking to go to Pokhara over Dasain but I think the only real option for us is the Greenline. Is it possible to do the cable car then? Or would we have to find an alternate travel plan to allow us to do that? Thanks!
Oct 15, 2012 2:44 AM
I was wondering if you fancied a friend on your adventure to Pokhara? I am currently volunteering out here and have not had a chance to make friends since my job is 24/7 and was looking for some company while venturing to Pokhara over Dashian as I have it off work :)
If so would be great if not don't worry
Oct 15, 2012 3:37 AM
Sorry for the delay in replying – I’ve just had a Manic week.
You could get the Greenline bus to drop you at the cable car station, but you would have to pay the full Kathmandu – Pokhara fare, so if it were me I would just use the normal tourist bus.
Also. If it were me I would buy the cable car ticket from an agent in Kathmandu, then you are sure to get on it without a long wait
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