Welcome to Kathmandu to Pokhara

Before you sprint from Kathmandu to Pokhara, consider the 206km of classic Middle Hills countryside that you will pass through en route. Despite widespread damage from the 2015 earthquake, the precipitous yet fertile countryside that flanks the Prithvi Hwy is still dotted with historic villages and temples, but many travellers see nothing of this area apart from the views flashing by the bus windows.Better yet,... Read More

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$300 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Day Beauty of Pokhara Exploration from Kathmandu

Day 1: (D)Your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to hotel with orientation program at 5pm. Enjoy a welcome dinner with cultural program in the evening. Overnight at Hotel Holy HimalayaDay 2: (B)After breakfast, enjoy morning yoga at Hotel Holy Himalaya and meet your guide and driver for a full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley, visit Kapan Monastery or Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhu, and Patan Durbar Square.Overnight at Hotel Holy Himilaya Day 3: (B)Enjoy breakfast at hotel. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara in air-conditioned tourist coach or optional flight (at own expense). Overnight at Hotel Splendid View Day 4: (B)After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing in Pokhara. See Davi's Falls - locally known as Patale Chhango and in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley is where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes. This is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike. Gupteshor Cave - the revered cave is situated 1.25mi/2km from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Devi's fall and the cave is almost 1.86mi/3km 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 is situated at an altitude of 2,624ft/800m above sea level, it is the second largest lake in the kingdom. 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. A thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake. Finally, see the World Peace Pagoda - Buddhist-style monument also known as Shanti Stupa. It lies above the Phewa Lake and you can see the beautiful view of Pokhara and more. Overnight at Hotel Splendid View Day 5: (B)Drive to Sarangkot for sunset and sunrise views the next morning. Optional paragliding experience is available (at own expense). Overnight in Sarangkot Day 6: (B) After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu or take an optional flight (at own expense).Overnight at Hotel Holy Himalaya Day 7: (B)After breakfast in the morning, take a transfer to airport at 8am or you can say farewell to your guide and enjoy any remainder of your time at your leisure in Kathmandu.

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4-Night Annapurna Region Trek from Kathmandu

Day 01: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Nayapul - trek to Ghandruk (B)After breakfast you will fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then drive to Nayapul and commence trek to Ghandruk/1950 m. (five/six hours of walking) through valley. You will get a view of the Gurung communities, slate-roofed houses,and Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail mountain and Ganga Purna Himal. Overnight you will stay at a lodge in Ghandruk.Day 02: Ghandruk - trek to Ghorepani (B, L)Breakfast at lodge, then trek to Ghorepani/2850 m. (06-07 hours walking), through a wonderful Rhododendron, oak, magnolia and orchid forest. The trail descends for about 30 minutes and then ascends steeply for about an hour. You will then reach Deurali, where you will have lunch with breathtaking views of the mountains. From Deurali the trail descends to Ghorepani where you stay over night. Day 03: Ghorepani - trek to Hile (B, L)Early morning you will do a 45-minute hike to Poon Hill 3210 m. from where you will have excellent sun-rise views of Annapurna massif, including Dhaulagri 8167 m., Mt Lamjung, Tukuche Peak, Nilgri Himal, Thapa Peak, Tent Peak. Then you will trek back to Ghorepani where you will have breakfast. Then you will commence trek through rhododendron forest to Hile - small village situated at 1495 m. First you will descend to Banthati, and you will have lunch at Uleri. After lunch, you will descend steeply to Trikhedunga and then gradually walk to Hile. Overnight you will stay at lodge in Hile.Day 04: Hile - trek to Naypul - Pokhara (B)You will have breakfast at Hile, then trek to Nayapul and finally drive to Pokhara, via Naudada and check into hotel. The rest of the day will be at your leisure.Day 05: Pokhara - Kathmandu (B)After breakfast you will drive to Kathmandu, where you will stay over night.

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6-Night Pokhara and Nagarkot Tour from Kathmandu

Day 01: Kathmandu ArrivalUpon your arrival to Kathmandu you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. We will brief you on the trip details and the rest of the day will be at your leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel Marshyangdi. Day 02: Kathmandu City Sightseeing (B)After breakfast your tour guide will take you on a tour of Kathmandu city including the UNESCO-listed spots such as Boudhanath, Pashupatiath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight stay at Hotel Marshyangdi. Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (200km/6hrs) (B,L)After breakfast you will be taken to the picturesque village of Pokhara and have lunch en-route. Once in Pokhara you will enjoy some boating in Phewa Lake and in the evening explore the village. Overnight stay at Mount Kailash Resort.Day 04: Sarangkot and Pokhara Sightseeing (B)You will take an early-morning drive to Sarangkot to enjoy the sunrise over the Annapurna range. After breakfast, you will proceed to the Pokhara city-tour where you will see sights like the Bindabashini temple, Davis Falls, Gupteshwor Cave and Seti George. For the rest of the day you will enjoy some leisure time and stay overnight at Mount Kailash Resort. Day 5: Pokhara to Kathmandu & Nagarkot (B,L,D)We will drive back to Kathmandu by tourist coach. Lunch will be on the way. We then drive to Nagarkot by private car/van for an excellent view of the snow-capped Himalayan Ranges, renowned for their spectacular sunrises. Stay overnight in Nagarkot at Serene ResortDay 06: Nagarkot to Kathmandu (B)After breakfast you will drive back to Kathmandu and visit Bhadgaon en-route. Bhadgaon, also known as Bhaktpur (meaning "the city of devotees"), is the home of medieval art and architecture. From there you will drive back to Kathmandu, where you will have the afternoon free to rest or do some last-moment shopping. Overnight stay at Hotel Marshyangdi.Day 07: Departure (B)After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport.

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8-Day Annapurna Panorama Trek from Kathmandu

This eight days Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking trip will show you the scenic beauty of Mt Fishtail, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, the Annapurna range and Manaslu. The trek itself is moderate and the hiking will be lodge to lodge based. This trek also includes all meals, an expert trekking guide, and domestic round trip airfare between Kathmandu and Pokhara. Over the course of your hike, you will see a wide variety of natural flora and fauna as well as an entire forest densely covered by rhododendron trees. In addition, during the spring season you will get a tremendous view of rhododendron flowers which is the national flower of Nepal.Day by Day Itinerary: Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuwan International AirportYou will be picked up at Tribhuwan International Airport and transferred to a hotel. For the rest of the day you will be free to do leisure activities. Overnight at hotel on BB basis.Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara (30 minute flight) After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kathmandu Domestic Airport where you will catch a morning flight to Pokhara. From there you will drive to Naya pool and then trek for 3 hours to Tekhedunga where you will stay the night at a lodge. (B/L/D)Day 3: Tekhedunga to Ghorepani (6 hour trek)After breakfast you will trek 6 hours up to Ghorepani to see the glorious view of the mountains and the rhododendron forest. You will spend the night here at a lodge. (B/L/D)Day 4: Ghorepani to Tadapani (5 hour trek)After your early morning wake-up call, hike 45 minutes to Poon Hill View Point to enjoy the scenic beauty of the mountains and sunrise. After that, you will hike back to Ghorepani where you will have breakfast. After breakfast, trek to Tadapani and where you will stay the night at a lodge. (B/L/D)Day 5: Tadapani to Ghandruk (4 hour trek)After breakfast trek to Ghandruk, a popular destination for tourists from past decades with the view of Annapurna South, and Mt Fishtail. You will spend the night here at a lodge. (B/L/D)Day 6: Ghandruk to Pokhara via NayapoolAfter breakfast, trek to Nayapool following the bank of the Modi River, and then drive back to Pokhara by a local vehicle. From there, you will be transferred to a hotel and the rest of the time can be spent on leisure activities. Then you will spend the night at a hotel in Pokhara. (B & L)Day 7: Pokhara to Kathmandu (30 minute flight)After breakfast, transfer to Pokhara domestic airport and fly back to Kathmandu. From there, transfer to a hotel and in the evening you will have a farewell dinner at a typical Nepali Restaurant which will be accompanied by a cultural show. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu. (B & D)Day 8: Final DepartureAn airport representative of the tour operator will assist you at your hotel and then you will be transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport for your final departure. (B)

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Private Transfer: Kathmandu to Pokhara Hotels

Travel worry free from Kathmandu to Pokhara hotel. Your experienced and friendly English speaking driver will meet you at the Kathmandu hotel lobby with a sign board of your (guests) name and drive you directly to your hotel or luxury resort in Pokhara. Relax in the comfort of your air-conditioned sedan or minivan, depending on the number of passengers. Take in the scenery and leave the driving to the pros when heading to Pokhara. Whether you’re traveling individually, with a partner or in a group, your ground transportation needs can all be covered by this private transfer service. When making a booking, you will need to advise your accommodation details at Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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Nepal Adventure

From the colours and magic of Kathmandu's markets to the serenity of Himalayan trails, this 10-day adventure offers an intriguing blend of well-paced excursions. The rugged foothills of the Annapurna Range will reward those willing to break a sweat with stunning views of mountain vistas. Experience Nepal from a different perspective as you explore Chitwan National Park on a 4x4 safari. With many included activities and options for more, like a soak in the restorative waters of a natural hot spring, you'll come away with a full and real appreciation of this fascinating land.