Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, a representative from Exquisite Nepal will pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport in an air-conditioned private vehicle and take you to the hotel.
In the afternoon, you may wish to take a rest.
In the evening, you will be served an authentic delicious Nepalese cuisine.
You will spend overnight in Kathmandu.
Full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing – Kathmandu City, Swayambhu Nath, Patan
After breakfast at the hotel, we will commence the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley.
Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a living museum on its own which shelters seven of the UNESCO world heritages out of which we will visit three today namely Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhu Nath and Patan Durbar Square.
Kathmandu Durbar Square with an array of artistic temples, Seto Machhindranath and the ancient palace of former Nepali Royals will enrich your experience of centuries old civilization.
Swayambhu Nath, a pious Buddhist pilgrimage situated atop a hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples. A lofty conical spire crowned by a pinnacle of Copper gilt, this Buddhist Stupa overlooks Kathmandu city providing mesmerizing scenic view and sense of tranquility.
Patan, known for connoisseurs of fine arts is filled with metal statues, ornate architectures and wood and stone carvings. It shelters dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples and more than 1200 monuments. Patan Durbar Square boasts its artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. One remarkable monument here is Krishna temple which is built entirely of stone.
Full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing – Bhaktapur, Pashupati Nath, Bouddha Nath
After breakfast at the hotel, we will resume our Kathmandu valley sightseeing by visiting Bhaktapur, Pashupati Nath and Bouddha Nath (other three UNESCO World Heritage Sites).
“Bhaktapur” meaning “Place of devotees” lives up to its name by boasting array of temples. It is also home of artistic monuments, rich culture and magnificently carved windows. Bhaktapur Durbar Square, known as “Layaku” locally has a five storey pagoda temple called Nyatapola, Bhairabhnath Temple and Dattatraya temple. Siddha Pokhari and the world’s tallest Lord Shiva statue are some of the highlights of Bhaktapur.
Pashupati Nath, a sacred Hindu Temple dedicated to lord Shiva is a pagoda style temple overlooking the Bagmati river bank. Temple courtyard has four entrances in all directions and also shelters an area where cremation ceremony takes place.
Bouddha Nath is a Buddhist stupa located in an ancient trade route from Tibet to Kathmandu valley via Sankhu. Also known as a “little tibet”, you can witness Tibetan lifestyle along with Monks in maroon robes with prayer wheels in their hands. We will also experience Buddhist meditation experience in Bouddha Monastery.
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will take drive to Pokhara (Option to choose flight with additional cost) if you prefer to travel by flight). Pokhara – one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal is in close proximity of three of the ten highest mountains in the world – Annapurna I, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri. Splendid views of himalayas and spectacular sceneries; Pokhara has its own laid-back charm.
After reaching Pokhara, we will take you to the hotel in a private vehicle where you can have some rest.
After having lunch, we will spend the afternoon boating in Fewa Lake (about 1 Hour) and visit Tal Barahi temple which is located in a small island, south east of Fewa Lake.
We will also visit Bindhyabasini temple, which is one of the oldest temples situated atop hill.
We will spend our evening enjoying Lakeside nightlife, delicious Thakali food and live music.
Overnight at the hotel.
Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara City Tour
We will head towards Sarangkot before sunrise in order to witness a heavenly experience when a celestial gold sun will peep from panoramic himalayan peaks (if the weather permits).
We will spend some time here enjoying magnificent view of the himalayas. We will return back to our hotel and have breakfast here.
We will be visiting some of the major tourist attractions today – Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, Gupteshwor Cave and Pokhara old city – an old Newari Village.
We will stay overnight at Pokhara.
Moderate Hike to Chandrakot
We need to gear up with comfortable shoes today as we will be doing a moderate hike to Chandrakot.
After early breakfast at the hotel, we will commence our trip from Pokhara to Lumle in an air-conditioned private vehicle.
The road trip takes roughly about 2 hours. After reaching Lumle, we will begin our hike to Chandrakot, a popular trekking entrance route to Annapurna region.
After 1.5 hours of hike, we will reach Chandrakot from where we can witness a splendid view of Annapurna South.
Return journey is a downhill from Chandrakot to Naya Pul via Birethanti which takes around 2 hours.
In Birethanti, Exqusite Nepal will provide lunch.
We will drive back to the hotel from Naya Pul.
Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, we will take a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
After landing at Kathmandu, we will commence our trip towards Nagarkot, which is one of the famous destinations in Kathmandu valley due to mesmerizing panoramic view of the himalayan range.
We will stay overnight at Nagarkot.
Sunrise at Nagarkot and Changu Narayan Temple Visit
A private vehicle will take you to Nagarkot hilltop for catching the glimpse of sunrise – a surreal experience.
We will also witness spectacular views of snow-capped mountains.
We will explore Nagarkot hilltop for sometime and return back to our hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast, we will commence our return trip towards Kathmandu.
On the way, we will also visit Changu Narayan Temple, another world heritage site.
We will visit Thamel in the evening for buying souvenirs.
The completion of this trip will be marked by a farewell dinner organized by Exquisite Nepal.
Overnight at Kathmandu.
Departure from Kathmandu
A representative from Exquisite Nepal will escort you to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight.
The trip ends here but the beautiful memories will accompany you throughout your journey and then after.