Kathmandu Pokhra Tour Ex-Gorakhpur

2N Kathmandu and 2N Pokhara
5 days

From

US$ 153

per person

About the tour

In this Kathmandu-Pokhara Tour, we explore the most popular sites of Nepal’s capital city along with the beautiful metropolitan city of Pokhara. Kathmandu is a beautiful city dotted with ancient architecture that blends in with modernity as the most populous city of Nepal. Some of the most-visited locations are the Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Hanuman Dhoka, which we’ll get to see on this trip. Bhaktapur City is particularly dense-packed with ancient architecture, cultural values, and artworks that turn it into a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Pokhara, we will ride a boat through Phewa Lake, a beautiful serene body of water that reflects Mt. Macchapuchhare and Annapurna, to visit the Barahi Temple located on a small island within the lake. Also to Bindebasini Temple, which is part of Old Bazaar where Goddess Durga is worshipped. And if you’re up for even more things to see, we can stop at either Buddha’s birthplace, Lumbini or CG Group’s religious site and yoga centre, Shashwat Dham.

Highlights

  • 3 Star Hand-Picked Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • All Transfers & Sightseeing on Private Basis ( upto 4 pax – Sedan, 5-6 pax – Innova / Ertiga, 7-12 pax T/T)
  • Boudhanath Stupa, Pasupathi Nath, and Swayambhunath
  • Hanuman Dhoka & Machhender Bahl
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Bhaktapur City
  • Manakamana Temple
  • Barahi Temple on Phewa Lake
  • Devil’s Falls (Gupteswar Cave)
  • Bindebasini Temple
  • Thakalis & Tharu Museum and the Gurkha Memorial Museum
  • Shashwat Dham or Lumbini (As per your choice)
  • All personal expenses like entry fee, boating charges etc. are not included (on direct payment basis)

Accommodation

Hotel Jampa or Similar

2 night(s) in Kathmandu

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Tuki Resort or Similar

2 night(s) in Pokhara

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Included in the price

Kathmandu

  • Boudhanath Stupa, Pasupathi Nath, and Swayambhunath
  • Hanuman Dhoka & Machhender Bahl
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Bhaktapur City

Pokhara

  • Manakamana Temple
  • Barahi Temple on Phewa Lake
  • Devil’s Falls (Gupteswar Cave)
  • Bindebasini Temple
  • Thakalis & Tharu Museum and the Gurkha Memorial Museum
  • Shashwat Dham or Lumbini (As per your choice)

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival Gorakhpur And Transfer To Kathmandu (370 Km, 9-10 Hours)

  • Upon arrival at Gorakhpur in the morning before 10 am, we start the journey early morning to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. And right within this kingdom is Kathmandu Valley, where life and culture are most active. Our representatives will wait for your arrival before transferring you to the hotel. You have the rest of the day at leisure, and we suggest you visit the local shopping center or take a look at the casinos.
  • Return to the hotel at night for an overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu Local Sightseeing

  • After an early morning breakfast, we set off for a sightseeing tour for the most popular spots in Kathmandu. We start with Swayambhunath, an ancient site believed to be where the God of Wisdom, Manjushree, drained the water away for the Radiant Lotus of the valley to settle in. The complex is located atop a hill of Kathmandu Vall and literally means “Sublime Trees” in its Tibetan name because of the beautiful forestry one can find around the site. Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the Swayambhunath Temple.
  • Once you’re here, you don’t want to miss visiting the Boudhanath, a stupa located on the outskirts of Kathmandu, featuring one of the largest spherical stupas with intricate mandala patterns in Nepal. This stupa was built around the 14th century and has become the centre of Buddhist belief, supposedly erected not long after Buddha passed away.
  • Pasupathi Nath is the holiest shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva who’s called Pasupathi in this form. For Hindus, to be able to step foot here is an honour. It also serves as a cremation centre. This temple has also been classified as a World Heritage Site since 1979 and was presumed to be built around 4300 BC. After a mind-invoking visit to the temple, we’ll head to Kathmandu Durbar Square in the afternoon and refresh.
  • Next is the Hanuman Dhoka, which is the ancient royal residential quarter that was initially built during the mid-16th century. Then in the 17th century, King Pratap Malla expanded the area, but the five-acre complex was damaged in the 2015 earthquake. This was the royal quarter until 1886 when the family moved to another location.
  • Just as awe-inspiring is the Machhender Bahl, the holy Temple House of Kumari. Both Buddhists and Hindus consider this place sacred, as it’s the Temple House of Kumari, the Vestal Virgin, or the living goddess.
  • And the last but definitely not the least is Bhaktapur City, which was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is now a location flooded with believers and tourists. It is the smallest city in Nepal, a Cultural Gem as experts called it, where every turn of the corner serves you with ancient artworks, sculptures, and stories of old times that create the amazing culture that now exists in Bhaktapur.
  • We’ll stroll down the streets of local bazaars in the evening, snacking while enjoying the lively city before going back to the hotel for an overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Transfer From Kathmandu To Pokhara (210 Km)

  • After early morning breakfast, we check out from the hotel to go to Pokhara, which is 210 km away from Kathmandu. By land, we’ll reach our destination in approximately 7 hours.
  • Pokhara is a metropolitan city located on Phewa Lake, best known for its gorgeous backdrop of the Himalayas and refreshing air at an elevation of 1.700m. Visitors can enjoy a range of activities that serve them varying exciting experiences to explore and enjoy Pokhara, from boating, trekking, to bungee jumping. You’ll be offered to join in river-rafting or hop on a 9-minute cable ride to visit the Manakamana Temple at an extra cost and on direct payment basis. This temple is dedicated to the Goddess of Fulfilling Wishes, Goddess Bhagwati, who’s the incarnation of Parvati. Legend says that this temple was built in the 17th century and has become a pilgrimage destination by many every year.
  • We’ll check-in at the hotel upon arrival and rest up. Spend an overnight in Pokhara.

Day 4: Full-day Pokhara Local Sightseeing

  • After breakfast, it’ll be a full-day Pokhara sightseeing as we handpicked the best places and routes for you. We start with Barahi Temple located within Phewa Lake. To reach here, we’ll ride for 10 minutes on a boat across the calm lake. This has become a popular destination for lovers and tourists to enjoy the calm atmosphere and sight of the lush forest in the southern part of the lake. The serene water of Phewa Lake reflects Mt. Macchapuchhare and Annapurna. The Barahi Temple is the most important religious monument in Pokhara inside the kingdom’s second largest lake.
  • Barahi Temple is a two-storied pagoda dedicated to Shakti, built by Kaskeli King Kulmandan Singh.
  • Next is the Devil’s Falls, which is called Patale Chhango by the locals. The stream of Phewa Lake flows to form this fall and carves a deep gorge into the rock, creating several potholes around it. Tourists and locals alike love visiting this place.
  • Around 2 km from Pokhara Airport and right across the Devil’s Falls is Gupteswar Cave. This 3-km long cave features several hall-sized rooms and is where a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved, making it an important place in Hindu. Some narrow passageways may require you to crawl on all four to enter if you wish to.
  • Then to Bindebasini Temple, which is the oldest temple of Pokhara. The main deity of the temple is Goddess Durga from India. This temple was built during the Kaski Kingdom and offered a stunning view of the Himalayan range. And if you wish to, we can additionally explore and experience the Old Bazaar, which is where the temple is located in.
  • Lastly are the museums of Pokhara. The two different museums we’ll visit are the Thakalis & Tharu Museum and the Gurkha Memorial Museum. The former is where visitors can learn and see artefacts, scrolls, and lifestyles of the Gurungs, while the latter is dedicated to the famous Gurkha Warriors who fought in fierce battles around the world during the World Wars. These warriors were awarded 13 Victoria Cross medals for their exceptional bravery since their operations in 1815.
  • Enjoy an evening stroll around the area before returning to the hotel for an overnight stay in Pokhara.

Day 5: Departure From Pokhara To Gorakhpur Departure Enroute Shaswat Dham Or Lumbini

  • We’ll check out from the hotel in the early morning after breakfast and head back to Gorakhpur. En route, we can stop at Shashwat Dham or Lumbini as per your choice.
  • Shashwat Dham is a Hindu religious site built by the CG Group located along the East-West Highway of Devchuli. Inside, one can find the temple of Lord Shiva and a Vedic Karmakanda Gurukul.
  • Meanwhile, Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, making it one of the world’s holiest places of great religions, providing some of the most important evidence on the history of Buddhist pilgrimage. According to the lore, Queen Mahamayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama here at around 563 BCE.
  • Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to the airport/railway station for departure from Gorakhpur for your onward journey.

Exclusions

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  • Airfare (unless mentioned or added in the package)
  • Entry charges to Monuments, Museums and Forts (Directly to be paid by the guest)
  • Laundry services, phone calls, beverages, meals not indicated in the itinerary, tips any type, personal costs, optional tours and excursions and anything that is not mentioned in ‘Inclusions’.

Terms and Conditions

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  • CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS
  • A reservation should be considered cancelled only after receiving our confirmation of such cancellation. If a cancellation is received less than 60 days prior to the arrival of passenger, the cancellation expenses will be charged according to the following table:
  • · 14 – 08 days before arrival: 50% of total price
  • · 07 – 00 days or if have no show of passenger: 100% of total price.
  • There will be no refund for unused services or changes in itineraries made by passengers without permission.
  • BAGGAGE
  • It is allowed 02 suitcase normal sized per passenger in all transports. Passenger shall be fully responsible for their luggage and personal belongings during the course of the trip. Regarding to land transport, luggage and other personal belongings should be kept with you, whatever part of the vehicle that will be placed and will be transported at the risk of the user. We recommend users are present in all manipulations of loading and unloading of baggage. Baggage on air transport, rail, sea or driving, conditions of transport companies will apply, being the ticket passage, the document binds the mentioned companies to the passenger. If client suffer any baggage damage, loss or delay, the passenger must present a claim against the Transport Company. For transport of large volumes of luggage such as bicycles, surfboards, etc, a supplement will apply (please consult). The tour packages in economy class can have a piece of 15kg in air transport. The company may charge a supplement or can refuse baggage that exceed this weight or parts. Recommended not to store valuables, medication, passport, documents or money inside baggage. If you want to have this procedure, make a statement before travelling.
  • TIPS / TAXES / TICKETS
  • Tickets to museums and sites during excursions are included. Not included any kind of tip, and the tips are at your discretion.
  • TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
  • Passenger must have valid passport, and visas for the countries that require them. Under 18 years old must have an authorization letter written and signed by their parents or guardians as such document can be requested by any authority. In the case of loss of a document for passenger such as hotel voucher, ferries tickets, air tickets, etc, we will not be held responsible and the penalty that will apply for a new booking and issuance of such documents.
  • HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
  • Any physical or mental disability requiring special attention or treatment must be noted at time of reservation.
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • We recommend for you to purchase full travel insure that will cover the entire cost of your trip in case cancellation, trip interruption for any reason, etc.

Starting from

US$ 153

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