This 5-day private tour offers an excellent opportunity to explore the local culture, heritage and traditional lifestyle of the Nepalese people to the backdrop of wonderful Himalayan views and stunning natural beauty. On this tour, you will explore the Kathmandu Valley, the cultural hub of Nepal, and Pokhara Valley which is also known as Himalayan Shangri-La for its incredible Himalayan views and snow-fed lakes.
Day 1: Arrival transfer and half-day sightseeing tour Arrive in Kathmandu. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Later, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple which is one of the holiest Hindu shrines in Nepal. Also visit cremation ghats located at the sacred river Bagmati. After the visit there, drive to Boudhnath Stupa which is set in a pattern of Mandala and en-circled by 147 prayer wheels and Tibetan houses where Buddhist monks reside.Overnight at Hotel Bliss International, Kathmandu or similarDay 2: Drive to Pokhara by private vehicle (200km/5.5 hours)After breakfast meet your driver and drive to Pokhara. Check-in at your hotel located at the lakeside area. For the rest of the day you are free to stroll around the Phewa Lakeside area on you own.Overnight at Hotel Trekkers Inn, Pokhara or similarDay 3: Sarangkot sunrise excursion and Pokhara city tourIn the early morning drive to Sarangkot to see the sunrise over Mt Annapurna, Mt Fishtail and the Dhaulagiri ranges. Return back to hotel for breakfast. In the afternoon enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Pokhara city which visits Bindabashini Temple, Seti Gorge, Devis Falls and Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave. Also enjoy an hour boat ride at Phewa Lake.Overnight at Hotel Trekkers Inn, Pokhara or similarDay 4: Drive back KathmanduIn the morning, drive back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel. For the rest of the evening you are free to stroll around Thamel Market.Overnight at Hotel Bliss International, Kathmandu or similarDay 5: Half-day sightseeing tour & departure transferIn the morning, drive to the ancient city of Bhaktapur. Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nayatapola Temple, Dattatraya Square and Pottery Square to see mud work.After your visit there, transfer to Kathmandu Airport for your flight.