Day 1: Kathmandu ArrivalAs your aircraft lands in Tribhuwan International Airport our representative will receive you and help you to transfer into the hotel of your choice. After having lunch we will start the sightseeing tour by visiting Boudhanath Stupa which is located 8km east of Kathmandu. Boudhanath stupa is dome shaped monument representing the mind of Buddha and pilgrimage destination for Tantric Buddha. From Boudhanath we will drive towards Pashupatinath Temple which is situated 5km east of Kathmandu. This ancient Hindu temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva is one of the most sacred pilgrimages for Hindus. Situated in the bank of Bagmati River, in many occasions worshippers take a ritual bath in the river. The temple is famous for its two tiered golden roof with silver doors which is further adorned by charismatic wood-work. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Drive to Lumbini(290km); 7hoursEarly in the morning after having breakfast we will catch a ride towards the plains in the southern Nepal to Lumbini which is the birth place of Lord Buddha. The key attraction of Lumbini is the sacred garden, Maya Devi Temple and Ashok pillar which are erected by Emperor Ashok in 249BC.
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara(360km); 7hoursEarly in the morning after having breakfast we will start a scenic drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is situated 200km west of Kathmandu at the altitude of 827m from the sea level. Pokhara is one of the most scenic spots of the country whose beauty is enhanced by the lakes of Phewa, Begnas and Rupa.
Day 4: Drive to Sarankot and back to PokharaWe will wake up very early in the morning and drive to Sarankot to see sunrise over the magnificently snowcapped Himalayas. Sarankot situated in the altitude of 1500m from the sea level gives you an option of paragliding over the lake city. Later we will drive back to hotel and have breakfast. After breakfast we will set off for city tour and visit places like David’s fall, Gupteshwor cave and Tibetan refugee camp. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 5: Drive back to Kathmandu and then to DhulikhelEarly in the morning catch a ridge back to Kathmandu. As we arrive Kathmandu we will have the lunch and drive for Dhulikhel. Upon arrival, check into hotel and start the Dhulikhel tour by visiting traditional Newari village. Stay overnight in Dhulikhel.
Day 6: Drive back to KathmanduWe will wake up very early in the morning and witness the magical view of sunrise over the Himalayas. We will have our lunch and drive back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, we will check into the hotel and leave for traditional town of Bhaktapur which is the home of medieval art and architecture. The main square contains innumerable temple and other architectural showpieces like Lion Gate, statue to King Bhupatindra Malla, Golden Gate, iuand the palace with 55windows, Batsaka Temple and the bell of barking dogs. In the evening we will drive towards Nagarkot which is situated 32km east of Kathmandu in the altitude of 2175m. From here one can see Mt Everest in a very clear day. Stay overnight at hotel in Nagarkot.
Day 7: Explore KathmanduWe will start the trip by visiting Swoyambhunath which is located in the hilltop overlooking Kathmandu. Also known as the monkey temple it is famous for its whitewashed stupas and fine blend of Hindu and Buddhist religion. From here we will head towards Kathmandu Durbar Square which has number of interesting pagodas and Indian style temples. Kathmandu Durbar Square is also the historic seat of Nepalese royalty. Here we will visit Kastamandap Temple (a temple rumored to be constructed from the wood of single tree), Taleju temple, statue of Kal Vairab, Basantapur palace and Kumari Temple (residence of living goddess Kumari). The evening is free you can enjoy either shopping or roam around the streets of Thamel.
Day 8: FarewellYou will be transferred to Tribhuwan International airport for your onward journey.