Take me to the place where the Himalayas reign

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Mount Everest

Welcome to a country created after the collision of the Eurasian and Indian plate tectonics. With the mighty Himalayas in the north Nepal is the most culturally, naturally, and ethnically diverse country. Nepal barely rises from 60 meters above the sea level in the south and rises significantly to 8,840 meters above the sea level (top of Mount Everest). To make this more interesting this raise encompasses within 200 kilometers south to north.The first stop is Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is also known as " A cultural, racial, and ethnical melting pot".

Kathmandu can be exhausting, amazing, and intoxicating place at the same time. It is a living cultural museum with the cities filled with man made treasures. The artistic layout of the city makes it a perfect cultural tourist attraction in the country. Visit the centuries old Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Visit the living goddesses " Kumari", who comes out to the balcony to greet her devotees. Visit the legendary Swoyambhunath Stupa " Monkey Temple". Visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Stupa in the world. The premises of Boudhanath Stupa reflects Barkhor street of Tibet. Hence, this attraction is also known as " Little Tibet".

Approx. 205 km from Kathmandu is the valley of Pokhara. Quiet, tranquil, blissful Pokhara is also referred to as a city of Lakes and mountains. These natural endowments make this city, the next best attraction after Kathmandu. The nature utters a sound of silence that most of travelers wish to experience during their Pokhara city. Wake up early in the morning and gaze the first rays of the sun kissing the mountain top. The jaw dropping views of the mountains will leave you salivating.

Kathmandu is a perfect destination in Nepal for cultural tours and Pokhara for grandeur natural tours. The combination of these two destinations will provide you a perfect cultural and natural indulgence in the country. Get a first row of seat to experience the living cultural museum and the raw nature.

"Culture and Nature tour"

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu. Meeting and assistance in the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: In Kathmandu

After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square. This square is the city's number one attraction. Visit the old temples while are 3 to 4 centuries old. Get the glimpse of living goddesses " Kumari" who comes to balcony at scheduled time to greet the visitors. Continue on to hill top stupa of Swoyambhunath. This is the most easily recognized tourist attraction in Kathmandu. Also known as monkey temple due to large concentration of monkeys guarding the hill, this site offers a bird's eye view of the Kathmandu valley.

Afternoon, sightseeing tour of Patan Durbar Square. This place has a long Buddhist influence which is reflected by numbers of monasteries and stupas marked inside the four corners of the city. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (205 kms/7 hrs)

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Sarangkot, Pokhara

After breakfast, drive to Pokhara valley through a scenic mountainous highway. Upon arrival in Pokhara, transfer to the hotel. Evening, stroll around the the lakeside area in Pokhara. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.

Day 04: In Pokhara

Early morning, excursion to Sarangkot hill for a closer view of mountains. Glimpse the sunrise view over the mountains. After breakfast tour of Pokhara town, including Devi's fall, Seti George, Gupteshwar cave, Bindebasini temple. Later, one hour boating in Fewa lake. Rest of the day is free. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara

Day 05: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu retracing the same highway. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Evening, transfer to an authentic Nepali restaurant for farewell dinner with cultural shows. After dinner transfer back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu

Day 06: Departure

Free till departure. Transfer to the airport in time to connect your onward flight