Kathmandu, the capital and largest city in Nepal, is like no other city in the world. The decaying buildings in the heart of the city are a contrast to the lively atmosphere that permeates the streets. The smell of incense wafts from the stores while street sellers push their wares, and people go about their daily lives, all against a backdrop of historic temples and carved statues.For several hundred years, Kathmandu was one of three rival royal cities, along with Bhaktapur and Patan. Situated in close proximity to each other, today these three almost run together. The highlight of Kathmandu has long been Durbar Square, the largest of the palace squares in the three royal cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Temples and monuments of varying shapes, sizes, styles, and faiths can be found here.Kathmandu's Durbar Square was severely damaged in the 2015 earthquake, with many buildings destroyed beyond repair.
Pokhara,at the base of the foothills, is 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu and surrounded by some of the highest mountains in the world -Dhaulagiri, Manaslu,and Annapurna I. For many trekkers, Pokhara is the gate way to the Himalayas. Itis the starting point for treks to Jomsom and the Annapurna region. But visitors will enjoy Pokhara and the beautiful scenery even if the year not planning on heading off on a hike. By population, it is the second largest town in Nepal after Kathmandu but still does not feel like a big city. People coming from the Kathmandu Valley notice the much cleaner air and pleasant climate almost immediately. Lake Phewa, with its cluster of lakeside hotels,restaurants, and shops, is ideal for those looking for relaxation and for day excursions
Welcome to your 'Enchanting Nepal tour! Arrive into Kathmandu International Airport.Post customs and immigration, you will be met just outside the arrival hall and get transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is leisure on your own.
Today,enjoy a city tour of Kathmandu, visiting temples of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, temple of the living Goddess and stroll through the old Durbar Square. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy exploring the markets, pubs and casinos on own
Today you will proceed on a picturesque drive to the enchanting city of Pokhara. On arrival, check into your hotel. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy the serenity and magnificence of the Himalayas or enjoy a leisurely walk around the serene Phewa Lake.
The day is spent unraveling the wonders of the Pokhara Valley. Enjoy a Half Day visit to Bindabasini Temple --The white pagoda-styled building of the Hindu Bindabasini Temple quietly sits at some 3000 feet above sea level along the renowned Annapurna and Machhpuchhare mountain ranges. It is located near the busy Old Bazaar of Pokhara, a center of commerce in the Himalayas. and the Gupteshwar Cave where the Shiva lingam is preserved and finally visit the Devi Falls. Afternoon Return to Hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure
On to Kathmandu (200 kms / approx. 6 hour drive)
Today drive back to Kathmandu. On arrival, check into hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure.
Today bid farewell to Enchanting Nepal tour as you are transferred to Kathmandu International Airport for your onward journey