This expedition is dedicated to those who would like to experience the unusual, intertwining mix of Hinduism and Buddhism present in Nepal, as well as experience the charm of mountain landscapes in the idyllic Pokhara Valley.
In Kathmandu, you’ll see all the highlights. The Monkey Temple, the Hindu Pasupatinath, the Buddhist Boudhanath stupa and the royal square! In Pokhara, you will explore its most beautiful corners and experience relaxation in this picturesque village with views of the beautiful Himalayan peaks.
This is an adventure perfect for everyone. As a supplement to a mountain adventure or a dedicated trip.
We will start our adventure with a tour of Nepal’s royal capital, Kathmandu. You will visit many unique sites, such as the Royal City Square – Durbar Square, Nepal’s largest Hindu temple – Pasupathinath or the beautiful Boudhanath Shrine – with the world’s most famous Buddhist stupa. All of these monuments are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You’ll also have a chance to take a look at the city’s bustling tourist district, Thamel, where you can stop at one of the restaurants serving local specialties or buy souvenirs, while using your negotiating talent in bargaining with vendors. We will also visit the Monkey Temple, which offers an unforgettable view of the Kathmandu Valley. Then we’ll head to Pokhara, a charming base city for mountain trekkers, nestled in the scenery of the Himalayan giants. You will be enthralled by Devi’s waterfall, the beautiful Fewa Lake, Bindabasani temple, and additional impressions will undoubtedly be provided by the panorama of the Himalayas viewed from Sarangkot Hill. We will try to provide you with as many attractions offered by this region as possible, so that you will actually feel that you have arrived in a magical place and unparalleled in the world. After returning to Kathmandu, we will visit Nagarkot for a short trek and the beautiful ancient Bhaktapur, the former capital of Nepal!
After your arrival and lodging, you can relax after your trip, or if you have the strength and desire – on the same day visit Swayambhunath Temple, the so-called Monkey Temple – located just a 20-minute walk from Thamel – the tourist district. The temple was built before the 5th century AD and is a revered place by the Nepalese. It is located on a hill with a beautiful view of the city. You can spend the evening at one of the local restaurants. Overnight at the hotel.
This day after breakfast, you will first visit the Pashupatinath temple. This is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Nepal, and is a holy place of the followers of Hinduism, to which they make numerous pilgrimages. This great Shiva temple consists of many complexes of separate buildings, monuments, and in many places you will meet Sadhu holy men with traditionally painted faces. We will then proceed to Bouddhanath Shrine, with the largest stupa in South Asia, which is the main center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. We will then proceed to the city’s central square, Durbar Square. This is the former royal seat, built in the 12th century. Here you will see many unique buildings, including the Kumari Bahal temple (Home of the Living Goddess), where you may get an encounter with Kumari herself – the living incarnation of the goddess. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
We leave early in the morning by tourist bus for Pokhara. The journey will take about 6-7 hours, during the journey there are 2 stops, for breakfast and lunch. When we arrive in Pokhara – we will check into the hotel and take a short rest. Then we will go for a walk around the picturesque Fewa Lake. Overnight stay in Pokhara.
Very early, even before dawn we will head to Sarangkot to greet the day with a unique view of the sunrise. There will be an opportunity to take photos of this extraordinary spectacle of nature. Afterwards, we will set off on our return journey to Pokhara. As an option, you can enjoy the extraordinary sky adventure of a paragliding flight, with a landing over Lake Phewa, or take the Zip Line! (option at an additional cost). Back in Pokhara, after breakfast at the hotel, we will begin exploring the city. The itinerary includes a trip to Davi’s waterfall, Gupteswor and Mahendra caves, Bindabasani temple, the International Mountain Museum and a stroll along the shores of Lake Fewa.
Return to Kathmandu, rest. After breakfast, we will depart by tour bus for the return journey to Kathmandu. The journey will take about 6-7 hours, during the journey we will stop twice for a meal. After returning to Kathmandu you will be able to rest or go to Thamel on your own to buy souvenirs, the next day there may not be enough time for that ;). Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu
Sunrise in Nagarkot and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. We get up early in the morning to make it to the mountain town of Nagarkot, located 32 km from Kathmandu, before sunrise. From there we’ll take in a beautiful 360-degree panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley and admire the stunning Himalayan peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest. Then we will head to Bhaktapur – the former capital, the third largest city in Nepal, mostly inhabited by Newars. In Bhaktapur, we will first of all visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a remarkable square with unique wooden and stone architecture and numerous temples. We’ll take a walking tour of the area, taking in the charms of this remarkable city, which still retains its medieval character. During the trek, we will probably taste the royal yogurt, famous throughout Nepal, more than once! In the evening we will meet for a gala dinner at a restaurant with traditional Nepalese cuisine and a cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today, unfortunately, it is time to say goodbye. If you want to extend your stay or enjoy another tour or mountain hike – let us know. However, if you are returning home that day, your Guide will take you to the airport 3 hours before your departure. Thank you very much for choosing an expedition with Meroway Adventure. We wish you a happy return to your country.
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