Nepal Family Holiday Trip II – Kathmandu, Bandipur & Pokhara Tour

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  • Jyatha, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Overview

Nepal is one of the premier destinations for Family Holiday. Experience the unique cultures,
lifestyle of locals and explore the real beauty of Nepal. Our Kathmandu Bandipur Pokhara Tour in Nepal will give you deep impression of the Nepalese exotic culture, appreciate the historical art and architecture in Kathmandu Valley, breathtaking views from those hill stations of Bandipur and Sarangkot and relax yourself in the picturesque landscapes in Nepal.


Trip highlights

  • Discover the religion, history, and world heritage of Kathmandu Buddhist and Hindu culture
  • Enjoy the Nature & culture of Bandipur village, explore ethnic settlements of Newar community & discover the renowned cave
  • Superb panorama of high Annapurna and Manaslu mountain range
  • Enjoy “fishtail peak” (Machapuchare) from Pokhara’s World Peace Pagoda

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m). Overnight in Hotel

As you fly into Kathmandu, you'll have beautiful views over the valley, the snow capped mountain peaks in Himalaya, and of the terraced fields below. As per your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.

Day 02: Fully day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel

Pashupatinath Temple

Situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, entrance in the temple being strictly forbidden to all non Hindus. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temple are the cremation grounds.

Boudhanath Stupa

This Stupa, 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behaviour and human prosperity. This Buddhis Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.

Swayambhunath Stupa

Swayambhunath is located approximately 4 kilometers and this Buddhist Stupa is said to be 2000 years old. The Stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.

Kathmandu or Basantapur Durbar Square

Listed as a cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that dates back to12th - 18th centuries. At the square, you will find Hanumandhoka Palace Museum, Taleju Temple, KumariGhar(House of the Living Goddess), Kasthamandap and other temples and buildings as old as the city itself.

Day 03: Drive to Bandipur (1030 m) – approx. 5/6 hours, Overnight in Hotel.

As soon as we leave Kathmandu valley view of rolling hills with Himalayan backdrop opens up in front of us. Then the road descends to the Trishuli river valley famous for White water rafting. Bandipur is medieval trading town perched high above the Marshyangdi valley. The cobble stone path flanked by Newari style shop houses is where tourists can witness daily chores of middle hill farmers. Short hike to the Tahni Mai hilltop offers best sunset view over Manaslu and Ganesh Himal.

Day 04: Drive to Pokhara (822 m) and Hiking to World Peace Stupa, Overnight in Hotel.

We will have the breakfast at the hotel of Bandipur and after having the breakfast, we will drive towards the Pokhara. On the way enjoy the view of green hills and snowcapped mountains.

We begin our hike with a relaxing 30 minute boat ride to the other side of Phewa lake. A gentle 1.5 hour hike takes you to the Peace Pagoda, on top of the mountain. This Peace Pagoda was constructed by Buddhist monks from Japan to promote world peace. From here, you can see the entire Pokhara valley along with great views of Phewa Lake and the Annapurna Range.

Day 05: Sarangkot Hill (1600 m) and Pokhara City Tour, Overnight in Hotel.

Enjoy an incredible view of the Nepal sunrise on this 2.5-hour tour to Sarangkot that offers a breathtaking view of the sunrise, the Annapurna range, and Pokhara. Peek over the valleys and grab your camera for this fantastic scenery of Nepal. Watch in wonder as the colors dance over the top of the mountains, displaying nature in its truest form.

As the first rays of the sun gradually dissipate darkness in the lower plains of Pokhara valley, the scenery will simply astound you. If you look south, you will be able to see view of the city Pokhara and its lake on the north-western outskirts of the city.

Back to the hotel for breakfast. Later we will take you for sightseeing tour in Pokhara. In this touryou will visit David's fall, Gupteshwar Mahadev Temple and Mountain Museum.

Day 06: Drive back to Kathmandu – 4 hrs drive, Overnight in Hotel

Today, you will depart Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu After your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. You have the afternoon and the evening to stroll along the streets of Kathmandu for some last-minute shopping. In the evening, there will be organized a Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with Nepali folk music and dance.

Day 07: Fly out from Kathmandu

As per your flight time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home or any other destinations. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is 12 PM.

Or inform us if you want to stay longer for short tours such as Jungle Safari at National Parks, Mountain Biking, Rafting, a Tibet tour, a Tour to Bhutan or India Tour. We will be happy to assist you.

  • Trip facts

  • Trip duration : 7 days
  • Grade : Easy
  • Activity : Cultural Sightseeing Tour & Hiking
  • Starts in : Kathmandu
  • End in : Kathmandu
  • Accomodation : Hotel
  • Max Altitude : 1600 m
  • Location Covered: Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Nagarkot
  • Best Season: All Year Round

Cost Includes

  • All accommodation throughout the trip
  • All hotels are with breakfast
  • Transfers to and from international airport
  • All transport whilst in Nepal between stated destinations
  • Sightseeing tours with English speaking guide
  • Entry fees to temples and tourist sites in Kathmandu
  • All taxes and our service charge

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight & any other airfares
  • Nepal Visa
  • Tips for Guide, Porters, Drivers etc.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu & Nagarkot


Extension Tours

Paragliding
Jungle Safari
Pokhara Tour
Rafting

Necessary Information

1. Visa to Nepal

You can obtain the Nepalese visa from Nepalese consulate in your country easily or upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. For that, you require a valid passport with 2 copies of passport size photos. Similarly, a visa for Nepal can be obtained at Nepal India border entry point at Birgunj, Nepalgunj, Kakadvitta, Bhairahawa, Gaddachowki and Kodari on the Nepal China border. A15/30/90 day multiple entries Nepalese visa can be obtained by paying USD 30/50/125 or equivalent foreign currency respectively. For more information, please visit http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa

2. Welcoming upon your arrival in Nepal

We will be at the airport to welcome you upon your arrival to Nepal. We will be carrying the Raj BalaTreks & Expedition placard with your name underneath. From airport you will escorted to your hotel and we help you to check-in.

3. Tour Guide

We have a team of highly experienced and multilingual guides who are certified and are experts in culture and history of each place in this itinerary.

4. Tour Availability

We operate Nepal Tour throughout the year.

5. Accommodation

There are different categories of hotels, from budget tourist standard hotels to 5 star hotels along with boutique hotels in Nepal.

6. Transportation

We use comfortable and reliable private tourist car, jeep, vans or microbuses to transport our guests. These lightweight vehicles are maneuverable in the narrow roads of Nepal. You will have a vehicle, a guide and a licensed driver at your disposal at all times. We use our own Fleet service for Transportation.

Size and type of vehicle depend on size of your group. We use two-seater car for 1-2 persons, micro luxury 6-seater van for 3-5 persons, 10-seater van for 6-9 persons and tourist coach or coaster for group size above 10 persons. Our drivers are specially trained to serve in the hospitality industry. The vehicles are checked carefully before assigning to your service.

7. Tipping

Tips are not mandatory. However you can tip your support team if you wish for, according to your budget and appreciation of their work. Normally, tip amounts for 5-10% of your total budget. All fees to sightseeing places stated in tour package are included in our cost.

8. Clothing

Clothing varies with the type of tour and season. From April to the end of October, it is warm in Kathmandu. In Nepal clothing for traveling purpose should be comfortable and light. You can also wear longer shorts provided that it is weather- friendly. In the months of November to the end of March, days are usually warm and evenings are cool. Put on your summer clothes during the day time but in the evening and night it is advisable to carry a light jacket. Winter season starts from December to February. One must be equipped with sufficient winter wears like jackets, sweaters, trousers etc to stay protected from the cold. In accordance to Nepali weather you can have your clothes well-packed in your luggage or you can also purchase clothes of your choice and needs from the clothing stores in Nepal.

9. Booking Procedure

Your booking of this tour will be confirmed by email once we receive your deposit of 20% of the total trip and the signed copy of booking form and contract. The balance is due no later than two months prior to departure. If you book a tour less than 2 months prior to departure, you must send the full payment within 7 days of confirmation by us.

10. Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your booking, the following scale of charges will apply:

  • 2 months before departure – Loss of deposit (20% of the total trip)
  • 29 days to 2 months before departure – 30% of total trip cost
  • 10 to 28 days before departure – 60% of total trip cost
  • Less than 10 days before departure – 100% of total trip cost

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