Duration: 7 days/6 nights
Tour Route: Kathmandu – Nargakot – Bandipur – Pokhara – Pokhara (Sarangkot) – Kathmandu
Tour Type: In-depth Cultural
Tour Categories: Nepal Tour Itinerary
Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us your specific requirements)
Guides: Local Guide (English speaking guide, other languages depend on customers’ request
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Discovering Tour – Nagarkot
Day 03: Nagarkot to Bandipur
Day 04: Bandipur to Pokhara
Day 05: Sightseeing in Pokhara – Sarangkot
Day 06: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 07: Farewell
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome to our Sunrise and Sunset Tour, and welcome to Nepal!
Arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide. Our driver will transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu for check-in.
Day 02: Kathmandu Discovering Tour – Nagarkot (B)
Today, you will have the chance to explore Kathmandu. First, in the morning, we will start our Kathmandu tour by visiting the Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath is a renowned Hindu temple complex. Located on the bank of Bagmati River, it is five kilometers Northeast of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is one of 8 UNESCO Cultural Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. Coming to Pashupatinath, tourists have the opportunity to visit 492 temples, 15 shrines of Lord Shiva and 12 phallic shrines.
After Pashupatinath, Boudhanath is our next stop. Boudhanath, which is 36-meter-high, is one of the largest stupas in South Asia and one of the highest stupas in the world. Surrounded by a large number of monasteries, Boudhanath became the center of Nepal Tibetan Buddhism. Every part of the stupa has its own symbolic meaning. At the top of the stupa’s body is the eyes of the great Buddha, and those can be seen in all four sides of the tower. In the middle of the eye, there was a number “1” (in Nepali), the symbol of unification. On the top of the eye, there was a third eye, symbol enlightenment and wisdom gained from practice. On the top of the square stupa is a pyramid having 13 steps, symbolizing the path leading enlightenment and liberation.
In the afternoon, we will head to Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur has located about 13 km from the capital, Kathmandu. Bhaktapur appeared on the world map very early since it was on the trade route connecting Tibet with India. During the reign of King Ananda Malla, this ancient city flourished and become a famous destination. The pieces of evidence today is cultural heritage, magnificent buildings, temples, and hundred-year-old splendors. In the three most important cities of the Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur is an ancient city with a lot of small and large shrines in various architectural styles such as temple style, pagoda-style or stupa style, influenced by Tibetan Buddhism and Hindu.
After that, we will head to Nagarkot, where you can witness the stunning sunrise and sunset, as well as the Himalayan astonishing view.
Day 03: Nagarkot to Bandipur (B)
Make sure that your alarm clock is ready to wake you up early in the morning so that you won’t miss one of the most mesmerizing sceneries in the world, the sunrise above the peaks of snow-capped Himalayan mountains. Get yourself a cup of tea and let your soul immerse in an amazing, peaceful atmosphere and picturesque view.
After breakfast, we will drive to Bandipur, a hilltop settlement. Here, tourists can enjoy the preserved, ancient cultural atmosphere of Nepal. Besides, The Ganesh Himalayan mountain ranges can be seen from Bandipur, and it is the view of a lifetime that you can’t miss. And of course, don’t miss the sunrise and sunset view here in Bandipur.
Day 04: Bandipur to Pokhara (B)
We will drive to Pokhara, via Begnas Lake.
In the late afternoon, if the weather is clear enough, we can drive to the Shanti Stupa in Pokhara for the wonderful sunset photograph, since Shanti Stupa provides us a fantastic panoramic view of the Annapurna range, the city of Pokhara as well as Fewa Lake. After that, you can walk at the shore of Fewa Lake to refresh your body after a long time of driving. After the dark falls, the lakeside becomes more alive and stunning with the sparkling light from the stores and some restaurants. Fewa Lake can be an ideal hanging-out spot for music and food lovers.
Day 05: Sightseeing in Pokhara – Sarangkot (B)
Today, you should wake up early also. We will drive to Sarangkot for the miraculous sunrise view. Sarangkot is an old village near Pokhara, and from where tourists can see the panoramic view of Himalayan peaks, like Dhaulagiri (8167m), the pyramid of Machhapuchhare (6997m), the peak of Annapurna II (7937m) to Lamjung (6983m). Coming here at dawn or dusk, the sunlight will transform the color of the peaks to a stunning celestial gold.
After that, on the way driving back to Pokhara, we will stop by some spots like Devil’s Falls, Bindabasini Temple or Mahendra Cave.
Day 06: Pokhara to Kathmandu (B)
Today, you will be transferred back to Kathmandu. If you want, you can spend a little time strolling around Kathmandu for some souvenirs. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a Nepali restaurant.
Day 07: Farewell
Farewell to you. Breakfast and morning at leisure until getting escorted to the airport for a flight coming home. The trip ends. Hope you enjoyed it and wish that you will enjoy other Nepal travel packages with us again.