Pokhara Holiday

  • Trip Cost:US$ 650 (P/P)
  • Duration:7 Days
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Grade:Easy

Meals: Breakfast

Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Accommodation: 2-3 Star Hotels

Why This Trip?

  • To visit the UNESCO world Cultural heritages.
  • To visit Kathmandu Durbar Squire.
  • To visit Swayambunath (Monkey temple).
  • To visit Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhnath Stupa.
  • To visit Pokhara and Phewa lake.
  • To have sun rise from Sarangkot.
  • To visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
  • To visit Patan Durbar Square.

Escape Nepal offers Pokhara holiday, the Pokhara is the center point for some of the biggest and most challenging trekking holidays in the world, the wonder lake city is also the start point for hiking through some of the most scenic trails ever be held on the planet; and the interesting mix of different cultures and traditions in this town that’s a virtual junction for high & wild adventure activities in Nepal confirms Pokhara’s importance as a mandatory stopover in the course of your holiday journeys to some of Nepal’s Himalayas. This is a really pretty Himalayan city, located at the foothills of the Himalayas. It is also a busy city amidst set amidst tranquil valleys. It is the doorway for most of Nepal's popular rafting destinations. The city is never lack of jaunty trekkers and backpackers throughout most part of the year. There are numerous hotels and restaurants that stretch for miles along the banks of the Phewa Lake, giving the lake city the look of a literal melting pot of different nationalities. The constant chatter of various languages speaking at the same time is an interesting melody of voices in itself.

Escape Nepal have 07-day itinerary that includes tour in Kathmandu Valley, being the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is multi-religious, multi-ethnic, multi-culture, and multi-linguistic groups of Nepal with many world cultural heritage sites and we have included visit of the Kathmandu Durbar squire, Patan, Bhaktapur, Pasupati, Bouddhanath and monkey temple on our Pokhara tour and the Pokhara, with its glorious and magnetic natural beauty in Nepal, is also a place where it all happens. The most serene environment in the city is the gently flowing Fewa Lake. The images of the snow-clad mountain peaks that fall in the tranquil waters of the Fewa create an ambience of peace and sublime attraction. It is at an elevation lower than Kathmandu. The fact is that Pokhara is much appreciated by the beautiful diversity of its lovely tropical flowers which grow abundantly in its fantastic environment.

Please look at our detail itinerary of the Pokhara holiday and do let me know if the given itinerary is not suitable for you since we are always ready to tailor make your itinerary with your interests that suit you the best and we offer you private departure date for the Pokhara Holiday since we do not have many people for the group departure like we have for the Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Base Camp trek so, do let us know which date you want to take this holiday.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01.Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters): transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel: And you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to hotel, your evening is relevantly free and after you have refreshed, you can get familiar with the area by going for a stroll down the street. At eventide our Tour Manager will meet you at your hotel to brief you on program during your stay in Nepal. Have supper, & its then rest & your first overnight in the city of cows & temples, probably the most in the world. ( A)

Day 02.Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley: After a good night’s rest & a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we set out for a Sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley which begins in Kathmandu Durbar square, Swayambunath (Monkey temple) in the morning and sightseeing in Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhnath Stupa in the afternoon, Kathmandu is a wonderful mix of the ancient & the new & this includes western influences that sometimes makes visiting the capital an interesting place to spend time in as the old stubbornly jostles for its place with rising attractions from Europe & the west.  Some of the sites you visit are UNESCO declared world heritage sites & you will truly enjoy visiting these ancient monuments & learning of its mystic history you’re your professional guide. Overnight at Hotel ( A, B)

Note: you can take one hour scenic Everest Experience mountain flight in the morning before the tours starts, you are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes and please inform us for the arrangement.

Day 03.Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara - 6 Hours: After an early morning breakfast at the hotel, it’s a wonderful scenic drive to Pokhara as we cruise through colorful rural settings that you will much enjoy from the windows of your bus which takes about 6 hours before you drive into the lake city. However, you have options of using private transport or flying to Pokhara. On reaching Pokhara, you will check into your Hotel, refresh and our sightseeing of Fewa Lake and the Barahi temple begins; we also visit David’s fall, the Gupteshwor caves & an interesting Tibetan refugee camp. Overnight at your Hotel (A, B)

Options: you have options of taking experience of adventure rafting on Trisuli river on the way to Pokhara, it does not need any extra day to have this experience, you just need desire, you are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes and please inform us for the arrangement.

Day 04.Full day sightseeing tour of Pokhara city: Full day sightseeing tour of Pokhara that includes a drive to Sarangkot to experience an ecstatic Sunrise, the landscapes from this vantage point is a literal feast for the eyes. We also visit the Seti Gandaki gorge, the old Bindhyabasini Temple and the Old Bazaar area. We also do some boating on the lovely Fewa Lake, we will truly enjoy this, overnight at Hotel ( A, B).

Day 05. Pokhara to Kathmandu: After having breakfast at hotel- you will have leisure time and drive to Kathmandu and overnight at your Hotel ( A, B).

Options: you have option of experience  of  Paragliding in Nepal, Ultra light Flight in Nepal or Seti River Rafting, a Lumbini visit, then you can start now…we are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes and please inform us for the arrangement for any of these extra tours.

Note:  you have options of taking 30 minutes flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu instead of 6 hours drive,  please contact us for flight booking.

Day 06.Full day sightseeing tour including ancient Bhaktapur: After enjoying a good breakfast in your hotel, we will embark for Sightseeing at the ancient Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square that are highly known for their immense & tragic historical features that include heritage monuments that still echo the vibrant histories of these once-upon-a-time ancient kingdoms that had separate kings who lived life to the hilt but suffered tragic defeats at the hands of the famous Gurkha king Prithvi Narayan Shah & bullet holes can still be seen on the wall of these ancient palaces till this day. It was king Prithvi that finally unified a feudal Nepal that was constantly at war with one another and created a dynasty that still survives in Nepal today. At eventide, we attend a farewell dinner in one of the most famous hotels for Nepalese cuisine & while enjoying our delicious meals we will be entertained with a scintillating cultural dance performed by the local belles, overnight at Hotel ( A, B).                         

Day 07.Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure: We are confident that you’ve enjoyed one of the best holidays ever & will go back home with lasting memories of this amazing country. Our escorts & vehicles will be on standby at your hotel to take you to the airport for your final departure home sweet home. It’s been wonderful knowing you. We hope to see you again!! Bon Voyage! ( B).

Cost Details

Cost Include

  • All airport transfers.
  • Four nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the above itienrary.
  • Two nights’ Accommodation in Pokhara including breakfast as per the above itinerary.
  • Transportation for, airport transfers, sightseeing tour and from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • All the applicable entrance fees.
  • Local Tour guide.
  • All the tax, VAT and service charge.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Your Travel insurance (Compulsory).
  • Food (Lunch & Dinner) during the tour.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guide & driver. (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

Trip Note

Trip Itinerary- The itinerary given for the tour standard itinerary that we offer you however if you have any special interests on your holiday or if the given itinerary is not suitable for you and if you would like to add or remove any places from the itinerary then we are flexible with itinerary and we offer you tailor made itineraries according to your time and desire.

Trip price - The price given is per person on twin share basis for the Small group travel for fixed departure and we offer Group discounts for the booking of two or more than two person and group of 10 or more people will have maximum discounts with one person (tour leader) travel free in Nepal (land only) and if you even have maximum number of people even more than 10 people then contact us for the further discussion about the discounts and those want to travel in group and want to have private room ( where possible) on our holiday then that cost you extra single supplement cost, we have given the single supplement cost on our package however if you could not find it then please write us for the further information:

 Essential Info

Tour Equipment

Tour Equipment : You do not need to have many types of equipment for tours holiday in Nepal like you need for the trekking, climbing, hiking and rafting holiday, All you need to bring for this tour is simply some comfortable clothes. In addition, you can also bring the personal items of your choice if you feel comfortable to carry them, the list of the equipment that you need for this tour is:

  • Duffle or Rucksack bag or suitcase
  • Day pack
  • Warm wool or synthetic hat that covers your ears (only if you are traveling in the cold season like January, February and December)
  • Goggles or sunglasses for sunbeam dust and wind.
  • A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it and is for cold season like January, February and December. (Optional)
  • 1 pair warm gloves (This is required, if you are traveling in cold seasons like January, February and December).
  • T-shirts
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket (preferable if you are traveling in rainy season from June to September.)
  • 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis), 1 pair shorts.
  • 2 pairs lightweight long underwear/thermals (if you are traveling in winter January, February and December).
  • Some pairs of liner socks, synthetic.
  • 1 pair light camping shoes or sneakers.
  • 1 pair sandals (Optional).
  • Sunscreen.
  • Toiletry kit. Be sure to include hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer.

The electricity is available in most of our holidays and in the cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Palpa, Lumbini, Chitwan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and in some of the villages on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, climbing holiday and home stay trekking where you can re-charge your mobile phone and camera batteries, not all in all places of our trekking so, we advise you to have spare batteries when you do the trekking, hiking, home stay and climbing holidays  and there is not electricity available on our camping adventure trekking holiday so, you need to have enough spare batteries when you do those trips.

 

We offer professional licensed tour guide on all our sightseeing holidays and there will be local nature guide in the Jungle tours, rafting guide for the river holidays and there will be trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the trek)  on our trekking holidays, hiking holiday and adventure holiday and a Sherpa when there are 10 or more members in the group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members and a porter will carry about 20kg means 10 KG from each trekker and we will provide licensed climbing guide for climbing holidays.

We offer porters to your main luggage on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, some stay treks and adventure holidays, you simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. - a small load that allows full enjoyment of the trekking. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes and anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg; excess weight is chargeable at USD 1 or more per Kilo depending on sectors and a porter will carry up to 20 KG and there will be 1 porter for each 2 trekkers which mean 10 KG form each and if you will be planning for longer trek and need to bring much stuff then you might need extra porter as well.

When you have tours holidays in Nepal then the luggage is not a problem as our vehicle will drive from one place to other places.

 

The Wonderful Environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and numbers of travelers threaten the very beauty of Nepal. At Escape Nepal, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. As deforestation is one of the greatest environmental threats we face in this region, we do not encourage camp fires and encourage use of kerosene for cooking as an alternative fuel to wood. We also discourage trekkers from using wood-fuelled hot showers in lodges along the way. Many lodges, however, now have solar hot showers, a far more eco-friendly alternative.

Garbage disposal is another major problem and some of the busier trails can, at times, appear strewn with litter for miles. Our staff members are well motivated towards eco-friendly practices. We carry out all our garbage, apart from that which can be safely and easily burnt at the campsite. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of trekkers to enjoy and we advise the same to you to keep the garbage on proper site and take return those with you to homes which are Non- biodegradable.

We at Escape Nepal would like to requests the following things and to be a responsible tourist:

  • Leave only footprints and take only photographs.
  • Use designated routes, campsites and resting places to reduce trampling and other negative environmental impacts.
  • Respect local culture and traditions, use home stays, locally owned hotels/ lodges or campsites as much as possible to support the local livelihood.
  • Avoid/ minimize using firewood. Use common space for heating. Opt for alternatives to minimize deforestation.
  • Maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Use the litter box locally available. Carry back your own garbage while traveling through ecologically sensitive areas.
  • Encourage to place mobile toilets at a considerable distance from sources of water, river banks and springs while camping along the river sides.
  • Use the services of local guides and porters as much as possible to explore more about local environment and culture.
  • Money spent here will contribute directly to the local livelihood, women’s empowerment and environmental conservation.
  • Before you begin your journey we request you to abide by the above guidelines in order to safeguard the nature and culture of the area and be a responsible tourist.

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