Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu - Pokhara. You are greeted at the airport by our Travel Facilitator or Tour Director, and transfer to domestic airport to board the flight to the picturesque valley of Pokhara. Arrive at Pokhara in the late afternoon/evening and check in to your hotel.
Pokhara is part of a once vibrant trade route extending between India and Tibet. To this day, mule trains can be seen camped on the outskirts of the town, bringing goods to trade from remote regions of the Himalaya. This is the land of the Magars and Gurungs, hardworking farmers and valorous warriors who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers.
The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the fish-tailed summit of Machhapuchhre (6,977 m) rising behind it have to be experienced to be understood. At an elevation lower than Kathmandu, it has a much more tropical feel to it, a fact well appreciated by the diversity of beautiful flowers which prosper in the valley. The valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forests, gushing rivers, emerald lakes and of course, the world famous views of the Himalaya.
Day 2: Pokhara. Explore the old trading town of Pokhara where decorated pony trains from the Kali Gandaki trade routes jostle with men from the mountains, as they barter in the bazaar. Visit the Bindhyavasini Temple and the fascinating Butterfly Museum located in the grounds of the university. Afternoon - enjoy a boat cruise on Phewa Lake passing the simple three-story villa where the King of Nepal maintains his winter home. Stop at the small golden temple to the Hindu god Varahi which is nestled in foliage on an island in the centre of the lake. You will see many fishermen and other pilgrims take their long canoes (carved from tree trunks) to the island to visit the shrine.
Day 3: Pokhara – Kathmandu. You are at leisure in the morning. Board the early afternoon flight to Kathmandu. Late afternoon - Visit the Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath Stupa, a World Heritage Site. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world.
Day 4: Kathmandu. You have the option of taking the Everest flight this morning (extra charges apply). Take a tour of Kathmandu city. Visit `KUMARI` the LIVING GODDESS, Kasthamandap, the Big Bell, Kal Bharab etc. Visit the Swayambhunath temple, Katmandu’s oldest and best known religious monument. With a history that goes back a least 1500 years for the location, this ancient Stupa is world renown and is visible from miles (from all over the Kathmandu Valley). Afternoon - Take a tour of `Patan City`, one of the three queen cities of the valley. Patan is the city of fine arts, and we visit Durbar Square, Krishna Mandir, and Mahavihar, the Golden Temple of Lord Buddha, built in the 12th century. Also visit the Tibetan centre.
Day 5: Depart Kathmandu. Check out from your hotel in the morning and board the flight to your onward destination.
* Daily breakfast at the hotels
* All other meals as specified
* Hotel check-in is at 2:00 pm & check-out is at noon for almost all the hotels
* All transfers and sightseeing by your personal Luxury SUV, personal AC medium car or Mini Coach (depending on Tour level & small group/custom travel)
* Services of an Easy Tours' Tour Director or the best local English speaking guides at all destinations as per the itinerary.
* Applicable monument entrance fees as per the itinerary.
* All other mentioned tours, boat cruises, and inclusions
* Representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers
* All currently applicable taxes.
* Everest flight in Nepal
* Any expenses of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls, drinks etc.
* Any extra meals (other than specified)
* Travel insurance, visa etc.
* Camera fees – still & video