Kathmandu Pokhara Tour

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Trip Highlights

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Paragliding, bungee jumping, ultralight flights in Pokhara
  • Try delicious cuisines in Thamel, Kathmandu and Lakeside, Pokhara
  • Get a glimpse of some of the highest peaks in the world with the Everest Mountain Flight Package
  • Get to know the locals and their lifestyles
  • Be mesmerized with Pokhara’s night life that has live music, clubs, and more

Trip Facts

Trip Grading:
Max Elevation
Best Season
Mar – May and Oct – Dec
B & B
As your request
Private vehicle

Trip Overview

Kathmandu Pokhara Tour offers you an opportunity to make the most out of your short stay in Nepal. Kathmandu, known as the city of temples, is the capital. Seven UNESCO world heritage sites are situated within the valley where you can find people of different ethnicities. Thamel is popular for its night-life and the various cuisines it offers. The durbar squares are sites where the royal families of different dynasties lived. These sites are not only visited and cherished by the locals but also are hotspots for tourist attraction. The stupas – Swayambhunath and Boudhanath – are famous sites for both Buddhists and Hindus.

Pokhara is a 7 hour drive from Kathmandu. By flight, it takes 30 minutes. This city is known as the city of lakes because of its richness of lakes and water bodies. Pokhara is surrounded by the Annapurna range and sits next to Phewa Lake where you can observe the mountains being reflected. Pokhara is famous for adventures like paragliding, bungee jumping, zip-lining, and white-water rafting. Pokhara is also a starting point for many treks in this region. The most famous ones are Ghorepani Poon Hill, Annapurna Base Camp, the short Mardi Himal Trek and many more. Besides, there are cultural attractions like the World Peace Pagoda, and the International Mountain Museum. The Lakeside area is bustling with restaurants, cafés, and shops. Here you can buy souvenirs and try a variety of cuisines.

With this 5 day Kathmandu Pokhara Tour you’ll be able to explore the beauty of this country and the people living here. The Nepalese are known for their warmth and hospitality and these two cities are no exception. You’ll likely find locals eager to share their culture and traditions.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Day 2: Visiting Heritage Sites of Kathmandu

Day 3: Everest Flight to the Mountains and Journey to Pokhara

Day 4: Adventuring in Pokhara

Day 5: Return to Kathmandu and Departure

Day by Day Itinerary

You’ll be picked up by one of our representatives and will be taken to your hotel. There after a delicious lunch you’ll be briefed about the things you can do in Kathmandu. Visiting the streets of Thamel is a good idea for the first day because you’ll already be tired from the flight. On this visit you can also walk around Basantapur Durbar Square as it’s nearby. The palace is famous for its religious, historical, and architectural significance. The palace is also a venue for various cultural events, ceremonies, and festivals. It is a terrific spot for you to relax after your busy flight.

In the evening you can grab a bite at the restaurants near the area and return to your hotel.

Kathmandu is rich is cultural heritage sites. In fact, seven of them have been listed in the UNESCO for preservation reasons. The sites include two Stupas, three Durbar Squares, and two temples.

Swayambhunath and Boudhanath Stupas are famous pilgrimage sites for both Buddhists and Hindus. The stupas are interesting buildings comprising a dome at the base that represents the world and Buddha’s eyes painted on a cube on top of it. You can see Buddha’s eyes painted on all four lateral faces of the cube. The stupas are symbols of enlightenment. In the region you can find prayer flags, prayer wheels, courtyards, and small stupas all dedicated to worshipping.

The Durbar Squares include the ones in Kathmandu (aka Basantapur Durbar Square), Patan, and Bhaktapur. These are palaces where the royal families who conquered Nepal lived. The buildings depict Newari architecture with pagoda roofs, intricate woodwork and stone carvings. Each of these squares are special in their own way. The two temples are sites for most religious activities. Pashupatinath Temple is where cremation ceremonies are performed along with other activities dedicated to Lord Shiva. Changu Narayan Temple situated at a hilltop is dedicated to Vishnu, one of the supreme beings in Hinduism.

The Everest Flight is a one hour flight that starts at 6 AM in the morning. On this flight you’ll be able to watch in close proximity from an airplane 20 high mountain peaks of the Himalayas. Mount Everest, highest peak in the world, stands at a height of 8848.86m and some of the other peaks like Cho-Oyu and Lhotse are also above 8000m.

After the mountain sightseeing, our journey to Pokhara begins. A tour guide will be with you and will help with any problem you face during your journey. Pokhara is a 30 minute flight from Kathmandu and it takes 7 hours if you want to take the road. Either way, you’ll get a lot from the experience. By road, you can observe the natural landscapes outside Kathmandu valley but reaching Pokhara by flight gives you more time to explore the city of lakes.

In the evening, you can stroll around Lakeside Pokhara. You can get scenic views of the lake with mesmerizing live music that sets a festive mood every night. The food is delicious. Whether you are craving international cuisines or authentic Nepali dishes, Lakeside restaurants have something to satisfy every palate.

There are plenty of adventures you can do in Pokhara. Paragliding is one of the most popular adventures that lets you view the city from high above. Hiking and trekking is also popular because the city is surrounded by hills and mountains. White-water rafting, zip-lining across lush forests, bungee jumping, mountain biking, ultralight flights, and canyoning are all activities for adrenaline junkies and nature lovers. The hotel you’ll be staying at will also have package deals for such activities.

The streets at Lakeside have numerous gift shops where you can buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Most of these items are unique and handcrafted by the locals. You can return to Kathmandu on a 30 minute flight in the morning. There are also plenty of day and night buses leaving Pokhara if you prefer taking the road. Our representative will help decide the best option for you according to your flight ticket back home. Be sure to reach the international airport at least 2 hours before your flight.

Essential Information



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Package included on

  • Trekking Permit for your related trip
  • Trekkers’ Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Professional English speaking guide with porter, 2 trekkers for 1 porter (1 porter carries 20-25 kilograms of luggage)
  • Salary, food, accommodation and Insurance for Nepali staff
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • Bus tickets (Tourist Bus or Public Bus)

Package does not included on

  • All bar bills during the trek [soft, hot & alcoholic drinks]
  • Private vehicle for the long drive
  • Tips for staff (Guide, Driver & Porter)
  • Hotel accommodation Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance
  • Hot shower, Battery Charge, Wi-Fi, Heater Charge and your personal expenses.

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