The essence of Nepal tour is the package designed for all those people who have got less time in Nepal but want to explore. This type of tour provides the chance to explore peaceful, multi-ethnic culture and religious centers of Nepal. This tour includes the exploration of ancient temples, shrines, and golden pagodas and boasts one of the largest magnificent historical monuments ever built. This tour lets the visitor experience the city in the very relaxed way while they are in Nepal. You would be visiting the six worlds’ heritage sites located in the valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhu, Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath, Patan & Bhaktapur. This Essence of Nepal tour trip especially offers you the high-quality understanding about history, nature, culture, architecture, and people. It also includes the spectacular mountain views, immense scenic beauty, and a unique cultural lifestyle.
The essence of Nepal tour begins with the sightseeing tour of world heritage site Pashupatinath Temple, Stupa of Buddha, also known as Bouddhanath, the largest Stupa in Nepal and a visit to Bhaktapur and Nagarkot. You will get the chance of relaxing the remaining night at the famous mountain kingdom Nagarkot with the Himalayan scenery & the rural serenity away from the crowd and hectic valley. Nagarkot offers beautiful sunset and sunrise views over the magnificent mountains vistas with stunning views of a range of mighty snow-capped Himalayan peaks of the Langtang, Annapurna & Khumbu ranges. On a clear day, you will even see Everest. You will also be able to Visit the Manakamana Temple whose presiding deity apparently always fulfills her devotees wish and regarded as the powerful god of Nepal from here we will drive to bandipur Nepal picturesque local village.
This itinerary covers the scenic drive to Pokhara offering a majestic view of the glorious Manaslu peaks and the snow-capped Annapurna mountain range. Pokhara, known as the city of the lake explore and the splendid tourist center with its features like Lake, David’s fall, Mahendra cave etc. and many other attractive places. You will get a chance to enjoy outstanding panoramic views that cover the Pokhara Valley & Phewa Lake framed by snow capped mountain peaks. We will have Sunrise view at Sarangkot and also visit world peace pagoda.
Tour Duration: 07 days arrival to Departure
Climate during the tour:
September to Nov: Autumn very pleasant and clear weather, the mountain views are the best. (Maximum 30 Degree Minimum 2 Degree)
March to May (warmest months) the temperatures are mildly warm ((Maximum 33 Degree Minimum 10 Degree)
December to Mid February (Winter) the weather is cold and the sky is clear (Maximum 24 Degree Minimum -2 Degree)
June to August: Summer/ Rainy Season (July/August has more rain) (Maximum 34 Degree Minimum 19 Degree)
Tour Visiting Places:
Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Nagarkot, Manakamana, Bandipur, Pokhara
Transportation: Good Condition Private Car/Van depends on group size for the tour with a good driver, for long drive tourist bus/flights are available.
Visit vibrant tourist hub of Kathmandu with quaint shops, eateries, hotels & lodges. Check into rooms at a hotel. Freshen up and have a sumptuous meal. Later leave to see the most enigmatic & ancient of Kathmandu temples – Swyambhunath Stupa, located atop a hillock with fantastic views of Kathmandu Valley. Also walk along the ridge to an ancient temple. Enjoy magnificent views at sunset time. Be back in Thamel by late evening – you could stroll & shop around here for a while and then be back in your hotel for dinner. Overnight stay in Thamel.
After breakfast drive about 15 minutes to reach the most famous of temples in this mountain city – Pashupatinath. Later drive about 30 minutes to reach the old city of Bhaktapur – a UNESCO world heritage site. Spend the next few hours seeing the temples & palaces; almost all of them are completely restored and each is a magnificent work of art & architecture harmoniously blending, unbelievably intricate wood carving, mud bricks & copper.
Later, have lunch and drive about 20 km in an hour to reach Nagarkot by early evening. Get to the View Tower at the highest point on the ridge that this town is located on. Spend sunset taking in the stunning views of a range of mighty snow clad Himalayan peaks of the Langtang, Annapurna & Khumbu ranges – on a clear day you would even be able to see Everest, drive back to Kathmandu.
Leave after breakfast and drive towards Pokhara. Around noon you reach Kurintar. Leave after breakfast on the drive to Kathmandu. After about 1 ½ hrs we stop at Kurintar. Take a ride on a swish cable car (Gondola) enjoying some great views to reach the top of the ridge. Located here is the Manakamana Temple – just about every Nepali would have visited, or would desire to visit this shrine whose presiding deity apparently always fulfils her devotees wish. Pay homage (if you like) or simply admire some of the finest views of the snow-capped Himalayas.
Ride back to the base station on the cable car and have lunch at the nice restaurant located right here. Later drive to Bandipur,enjoy the stunning Newari architecture and the traditional lifestyle exemplified by the people, see buildings & temples of this place. Of course, you would also get the opportunity to taste the famous Newari cuisine. Overnight sin Bandipur.
We go for a walk to see the Siddha Cave – Nepal’s largest one. It has amazing stalactite formations (please do carry a flashlight). You could also visit Patale Dwar –a nearby cave considered by experts to be a geological wonder (a wide variety of geological formations). Walk back to Bandipur with an appetite whetted to justify a sumptuous lunch. You could take leisurely walk around the town. It is a lovely little town with pretty much every house built in local Newari architecture. afternoon drive to Pokhara about 2 and half hour transfer to hotel at lakeside.
Wake up by 0500 hrs, freshen up & drive a short distance to reach a trail; a ½ hr hike up gets you to the top of a ridge & the village of Sarangkot. Spend time enjoying some incredible sunrise views of the Annapurna Peaks glowing in hues of orange & gold in the rays of the morning sun – what you’ll see is quite unforgettable and well worth the trouble of waking up early. Get back to your hotel in time to enjoy a sumptuous breakfast.
Later you leave for a boat ride across the lake. Then do a walk of about 1 ½ hrs (each way) to reach the World Peace Pagoda – a 40 M high shrine built with Japanese aid. Enjoy outstanding panoramic views that cover the Pokhara Valley & Phewa Lake framed by snow-capped mountain peaks. Be back at your hotel in the evening. Overnight stay in Pokhara.
After a leisurely breakfast drive to Kathmandu through scenic high way, reach to Kathmandu by late afternoon. Check into rooms at the hotel in Thamel. Have a rest and go shopping for handicrafts, mementos…. Late evening is reserved for a farewell dinner along with a culture show – live folk music & dance performance.
Post breakfast airport we will transfer to Airport.
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