Kathmandu, Pokhara & Muktinath Tour - 6 Days

About Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. Also, it is the largest city. Kathmandu valley is the most developed and popular country in Nepal. Its total area is about 49.45  square kilometers, Population of Kathmandu is around 1,442,300 ( in 2020). We can find a lot of ancient temples, historic sites, museums in Kathmandu. Moreover, It has a lot of beautiful places to visit like Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Durbar Square.

 Top 4 Places to visit in Kathmandu

Here are a few places in Kathmandu that you will get to visit during the tour.

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath is also one of the living cultural heritage sites in the world. The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous and Hindu Temple, located 3 km northwest of Kathmandu. The area of Pashupatinath Temple encompasses 0.64 hectares which include Deupatan, Jaya Bageshori, Gaurighat, Kulumbahal, Gaushala, Pingalasthan, and Sleshmantak forest.

Facts about Pashupatinath Temple

  1. It is a famous religious site in Asia, Build-in the 5th century and renovated by Malla Kings.
  2. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
  3. There are around 492 temples, 15 Shivalayas, and 12 Jotrilinga inside the temple.
  4. The prime minister of India Narendra Modi visited Pashupatinath Temple on May 12, 2018.

Kathmandu Dubar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square is also known as a Hanuman Dokha Square which the major attraction of Kathmandu valley. Hanuman Dokha Square came from the statue of Hanuman which was named by King Pratap Malla in 1672 AD. It is 3.0 km far from Kathmandu.

Facts about Kathmandu Durbar Square

  1. It was built and re-named as Basantapur Durbar (palace) by King Prithvi Narayan Shah in 1770.
  2. We can see there a Kumari ( living goddess) Ghar, Mahadev Temple, Shiva Parvati Temple, Old palace, Saraswoti temple, Krishna Octangular Temple, etc.
  3. Most of the buildings are built in the pagoda style.
  4.  It is said that this building was set as a pleasure house.

Boudhanath Stupa ( Boudha stupa)

Boudha Stupa is located about 11 km from the center and northeastern Kathmandu. It is the largest stupas in Nepal and the world. The stupa is 36 meters high, also it is surrounded by an irregular 16- sided wall.

Facts about Boudhanath stupa

  1. In 14th century Boudhanath stupa was built.
  2. It is the most visited site in Nepal. Also, a lot of Buddhists visits this place from the world.
  3. It is enlisted in the World Heritage site by UNESCO in Nepal
  4. The stupa is 36 meters high, also it is surrounded by an irregular 16- sided wall.

Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square is situated at the center of Lalitpur. The old royal palace, Patan Museum, Mahaboudha, and beautiful Krishna Temple are some of the major attractions of Patan Durbar Square. It is 5 km away from Kathmandu.

Facts about Patan Durbar Square

  1. It has 55 major temples and 136 Buddhist monasteries.
  2. people of Patan celebrate both Hindu and Buddhist festivals.
  3. During the Siddhi Narsingh Malla in 1627 Patan Durbar Square was built.
  4. It is one of the three Durbar Squares in Kathmandu Valley listed by the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

About Pokhara

Pokhara is one of the beautiful cities located in the Kaski district. City of Lakes and gateway to Annapurna circuit, trail of the Himalayas are famous. It is popular for its natural beauty and adventure sports. The city is full of lakes, temples, hills, mountains, and stupa too. Some of the famous tourist destinations are Sarangkot, Barahi Temple, Fewa Lake, World Peace Stupa and so on.

Top 4 places to visit in Pokhara

Here are a few places in Kathmandu that you will get to visit during the tour.

Phewa Lake

Phewa lake is a famous tourist place where people love to visit. It is located in the south of Pokhara valley, Also it is one of the beautiful lakes all over the world. Its area is 4.43 square kilometers.

Facts about Phewa Lake

  1. The volume of water is 0.046km and the depth of water is 8.6m (28 ft).
  2. There is a temple built in the middle of Phewa Lake.
  3.  As well as we can see an amazing view of the Machhapuchhre and Annapurna range.
  4. Even we can enjoy the best boating rides in the lake.

World Peace Pagoda

World Peace Pagoda is one of the greatest stupas and it was made by Japanese Buddhists. It is also known as a Shanti stupa. It is located at the top of the hill on the south of Phewa Lake.

Facts about World Peace Pagoda

  1. We can see an amazing view of Phewa lake from the world peace pagoda.
  2. It is 115 feet tall and 344 feet in diameter.
  3. It was built in 2000
  4. World Peace Pagoda was the first peace pagoda of Nepal and the seventy-first in the world.

Sarangkot

Sarangakot is the main attraction and famous tourist destination. It is located in the Gandaki zone. Sarangkot is a small village with full of natural beauty.

Facts about Sarangkot

  1. It is only 5 km from lakeside Pokhara and it is 1592 m high.
  2. We can see an amazing view of sunrise and sunset, a view of Pokhara city.
  3. It is easy to reach Sarangkot in 45 minutes by car and 2-3 hours by a hike up to the main viewpoint.
  4. There is a shiva temple at the top.

Devi’s fall

Devi’s fall is the top attraction and top destination of Pokhara. It is located in Pokhara, Kaski district.

Facts about Devi’s fall

  1. It is  500 feet long and runs 100 feet below ground level.
  2. On 31 July 1961, a swiss couple went swimming but the women drowned because of overflow.
  3. After the death of her, the falls named changed to Devi’s fall but the Nepali name was Patale Chango.
  4. The best time to visit this place is in the monsoon.

Food of Kathmandu and Pokhara

Nepalese food has a unique taste and history. we can find the best street food in Nepal.

Here are the food you must try

Chatamari

Chatamari is the traditional dish of the Newars community. It is a popular snack, mostly prepared during festivals. This dish is also known as Newari pizza.

Thukpa

Thukpa is a noodle soup that is easily available in Nepal. Nepales people love to eat this in cold weather. It is popular in Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, and some parts of India.

Lakhamari

Lakhamari is also a traditional sweet in newar culture, mostly present at weddings. It is made with flour, butter, and sugar.

Thakali Khana

The most popular meal in Nepal is the Thakali khana set. In Thakali khana, rice and Dhido is served with daal, vegetables, pickle, and meat(non-vegetarians).

About Jomsom

Jomsom lies to the north of Pokhara in the mustang district. It is a great place for trekking. Also, it is the capital of the Mustang district. Jomsom is the starting point of trekking routes in upper Mustang and Manang. Muktinath is not too far from Jomsom, it is a famous temple for Buddhists as well as Hindus.

Muktinath Temple: It is a Vishnu temple, sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists located at an altitude of 3710 meters above sea level in Muktinath Valley at the base of the Thorong La mountain pass in Mustang, Nepal. The temple is small and contains a human-sized golden statue of Vishnu as Shri Mukti Narayana.

Overview

Airport arrival and departure transfers
2 Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan on twin/double sharing basis
2 Nights’ accommodation in Pokhara with BB plan on twin/double sharing basis
1 Night accommodation in Jomsom with full board plan on twin/double sharing basis
Pokhara sightseeing to Devi’s Fall, Bindabasini Temple and boating at Fewa Lake til Barahi
Temple
Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu land transfers by private A/C vehicle
Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara flight as per availability
ACAP and TIMS permit
All sightseeing and transfers on private A/C Vehicle
1 bottle mineral water

Itinerary

Day 1
Kathmandu Arrival and transfer to hotel

Arrive at International Airport, meet, welcome, assist and transfer to hotel by our representative. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and get refreshed. Free time of your own and overnight at hotel.

Day 2
Drive Kathmandu – Pokhara

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed drive to Pokhara (210 km/6-7 hours) enroute visit Manakamana Cable car (optional). Upon arrival, check into the hotel and get refreshed.
Free time of your own for walk around lakeside. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3
Fly Pokhara – Jomsom

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Pokhara airport for the flight to Jomsom. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and get refreshed then drive to Muktinath Temple for Muktinath Darshan by Jeep on sharing basis. Visit, worship and return to hotel. Get refreshed and free time of your own and overnight at hotel.

Day 4
Fly Jomsom – Pokhara and Pokhara sightseeing

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Jomsom airport for the flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and get refreshed. Later proceed for sightseeing tour to Bindabasini Temple, Devi’s Fall and boating at Fewa Lake till Barahi Temple. After sightseeing, back to hotel and get
refreshed and overnight at hotel.

Day 5
Drive Pokhara – Kathmandu

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, check into hotel and get refreshed. Free time of your own and overnight at hotel.

Day 6
Departure

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward journey.

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