Duration: 05 Day(s)
Trip Grade: Easy
Activities: Sightseeing, Cultural & Natural sites visit, Boating, Short Hike
Best Season: Throughout the year
Transportation: Private vehicles & Flights
Accommodation: Hotel/resort in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara
Trip Type: Nature Tour
Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu
After your arrival at the airport in Kathmandu you will be greeted by one of our representatives who will later transfer you to the hotel. After hotel check in you can decide whether you would like to have a relaxing rest at the hotel or hang around the streets of Kathmandu (If you have leisure time). You will be briefed about our next day’s travel plan by our company representative. O/N you stay at the hotel.
Day 02 : Drive or Fly to Pokhara
We are all set to set off to magical city of Pokhara today. We will either board a flight or drive to Pokhara in a private vehicle. The flight to Pokhara offers a great view of Himalayan range and mystical landscape of Nepal. If we drive to Pokhara we will have a great opportunity to discover the beautiful rivers, green forests, hills and magnificent Himalayas. It will take us approximately five hours to reach Pokhara by a private vehicle. Upon reaching Pokhara our representative will escort you to the hotel where you stay for the night.
Day 03 : Sunrise + Pokhara City Tour
Early morning, we set off for Sarangkot to catch eye popping view of sunrise from its ridge. We need to walk for a couple of minutes to reach its vantage point. Sarangkot also offers a great view of some of the tallest Himalayas of Nepal including the Annapurna Range. Later we will driver back to continue with our city tour. We will pay our visit to the famous Bindabasini Temple that is dedicated to goddess Durga.
We will continue to visit other attractions of the City like Seti River Gorge, Davis Falls, The longest cave in south Asia Gupteshwor Cave and many more. Hanging around the lakeside in the evening and boating in the Fewa Lake for some time is indeed a great fun. O/N We stay at the hotel in Pokhara.
Day 04 : Hike to World Peace Stupa and Visit Tibetan Refugee Camp
Today we will hike to reach the famous World Peace Stupa situated on a hilltop in Ananda hill of Pumdi Bhumdi village development committee. It is one of the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage in Pokhara. The Stupa situated at the height of 2100 meters stands as a symbol of world peace. There are two main routes to reach the stupa, one form a more direct route, take a rowboat across the lake from Pokhara and walk the well-marked stair path about 30-45 minutes uphill or walk around the Dam side tip of the lake and up to the Stupa. Upon reaching Stupa we will spend some time exploring the site while enjoying the panoramic views of beautiful mountains, landscape and Fewa Lake from its vantage point. We will later climb down and visit the Tibetan refugee camp. Tibetan refugee camp in Pokhara is an ideal place to discover the traditional Buddhist culture and tradition. The refugee camp in Pokhara is a settlement of exiled Tibetan refugees. You may choose to hang around the lake side and enjoy boating in the Fewa Lake. O/N we stay at the hotel.
Day 05 : Drive/Fly Back to Kathmandu
Today we will be bidding farewell to the beautiful city of Pokhara. We will either fly back or drive back to Kathmandu. Driving back to Kathmandu is a great fun as it offers a scenic view of beautiful rivers, landscapes and traditional villages on our way back. Upon reaching Kathmandu we will organize a farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant. The traditional dances and cultural shows at the restaurants would be a great opportunity to understand the Nepali culture and tradition. After the dinner we will get back to the hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 06 : Final Departure
Your trip to the majestic country of Nepal comes to an end today! You will be escorted by one of the representatives of Breakfree adventure to the international terminal of Kathmandu airport approximately three hours before your flight schedule. We exchange our last good-byes and now you will be leaving Nepal with all the good memories you had during the wonderful Kathmandu Valley Tour. We hope you had a lovely time with us. Breakfree adventure would be obliged to be your travel partner during your next adventure in Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!
Nepalese travel agent Ajay Kumar Shrestha from Swotah Travel and Adventure on challenges at the Big Annapurna Trail, seasons change, and beauty of the region