Cultural Heritage Tour – MADAL – Squeeze around the numerous lively crowded “Gallis” (alleys) in Kathmandu city, smell the fragrance of incense that fills the air, as the temple bells ring soothingly nearby.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN THE CITY OF ARTS & ARCHITECTURE- KATHMANDU [1400m]|Welcoming the guests is our passion | 29.9oC/3.2oC*|
Embarking on our journey begins from Kathmandu, the city with the remarkable architecture dated back to 16th Century. Our team representative will welcome you at the Tribhuwan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. Our representative will help you to check in to the hotel. You will be welcomed, facilitated and served with a beautiful hotel room. The first arrival day is entirely a break day. In the evening, you can walk around nearby touristic hubs like Thamel and Basantapur Durbar square. Overnight in Kathmandu.
DAY 02: SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU |The city of arts and architecture|29.9oC/3.2oC*|
Kathmandu Valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal with a rich artistic and cultural heritage. Kathmandu has been one of the popular destinations for international tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers a wonderful mix of Hinduism and Buddhism. Right after having breakfast we are off to visit one of the greatest Hindu temple- Pashupatinath, two famous Buddhist Temples- the Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa. Overnight in Kathmandu.
DAY 03: DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU TO GORKHA [1001m]|Gorkha Palace built in a Newari style |
Following breakfast, our adventure begins with a scenic drive to Gorkha offering views of rivers, terrace fields and captivating view of the countryside. Once we reach Gorkhawe can explore the surroundings and visit the famous Gorkha Palace (Durbar) built in a Newari style. There is another worth visiting places like as Old Gorkha Bazar that exhibits many historic monuments; RatnaMandir, Bhimsen temple, Tallo durbar built in 1835. Overnight stay in Gorkha.
DAY 04: DRIVE TO BANDIPUR|1030m|Picturesque town nestled in the Himalayan foothills|
After having breakfast we drive to Bandipur via Dumre Passing the Trisuli River. Bandipur is a picturesque town nestled in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal, a land as famous for its natural beauty as for the hospitality of its people. Bandipur captivates the visitor with its cultural appeal and pristine scenery. This Newari town has maintained its age-old flavor, and presents sightseers with a heady mix of history, architecture, incredible views, awesome caves and unspoiled landscapes. The worth visit to the town is an opportunity to get a close look at Newari culture. Overnight in Bandipur.
DAY 05: DRIVE FROM BANDIPUR TO POKHARA |900m|Incredible views of rivers, terrace fields and captivating view of the Annapurna range|31.8oC/7.8oC*|
Following breakfast, our adventure begins with a scenic drive to Pokhara offering views of rivers, terrace fields and captivating view of the Annapurna range as you near the city- scenic lake city. Feel free to take a stroll through the city in the evening or relax by the lakeside. The city is so amazing that wherever we go we see the incredible mountains to the northern side. Moreover, there are lots of other interesting attractions like Devi’s Waterfall, Tibetan Refugee Settlement, Gupteshwor Cave, International Mountain Museum and Bindabasini Temple. Overnight in Pokhara.
DAY 06: POKHARA SIGHTSEEING |900m| AND SARANGKOTSUNRISE | The city is dotted with placid lakes and the view of the Phewa Lake with the serene Fishtail Mountain in the backdrop ||31.8oC/7.8oC*|
A short drive before the crack of dawn, takes us to Sarangkot to witness the most amazing sunrise. We can paraglide in Sarangkot as the option is available on request. Nothing better to start the day with a well-deserved breakfast at the hotel. The City of Lakes -Pokhara is a natural charmer. The city is dotted with placid lakes, and we are sure that the view of the Phewa Lake with the serene Fishtail Mountain in the backdrop will surely inspire the photographer in us.
Various fun-filled activities will keep us entertained throughout the day. We can try boating, bird watching, kayaking, swimming, canoeing as they are all amusing. We can also walk around and meet the locals for they are warm and friendly. Jump in one of the colorful boats and paddle up to seek blessings from the Varahi temple in the middle of the lake.
The Davis falls, or “PataleChanggo” in Nepali is actually an underground waterfall. The water flows under the ground through its natural tunnel of 500 feet from the fall made by the water currents beneath the land. More photos for Facebook!
SetiGandaki Gorge standing atop the MahendraPul (Pul: Bridge). Flowing right through the city, the river runs completely underground at places. Bindyabasini Temple which is dedicated to goddess Durga- the deity of supreme power, right in the center of the bazaar. The 16th century architecture is sure to delight us. NichidatsuFujii a Japanese Buddhist monk laid the foundation of World Peace Pagoda or “Shanti Stupa”located atop a hill. Look into our inner self and, we will find peace as the view of Annapurna range in the background simply takes our breath away. A wholesome authentic Nepalese cuisine is a good way to end the day. We recommend the Thakali dinner prepared with love by local ethnic mothers. There’s lot more to do in Pokhara, just stride down to the Lakeside area in the evening.Overnight in Pokhara.
DAY 07: DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU |1400m|Beautiful Trishuli River coming from the mountains, hilly landscapes, primitive shops and villages | 29.9oC/3.2oC*| 6-7hrs|
The day sees us traveling back to Kathmandu with the 200 km drive on a winding highway. En route we can witness Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers coming all the way from the mountains, primitive shops, amazing hilly landscapes, beautiful valleys and typical Nepalese houses. Once we reach Kathmandu, check in to our hotel. We are free to explore on our own, indulge in some last minute shopping or visit some UNESCO Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. It’s time to get triumphant of our journey, so a farewell dinner in the evening will be arranged. Overnight in Kathmandu.
DAY 08: FINAL DEPARTURE |To know how satisfied our guests are measured not only by how tight the goodbye hugs are but by staying in touch with us forever |
This is the last day of your visit. You can enjoy shopping and buying souvenir to friends and relatives. We will drop you to the airport 3 hrs prior to the departure time. The memories that you have shared with us matter a lot. Waving hands and goodbye hugs are just not enough, we tell our beloved guests to stay in touch with us. This is the way how we feel satisfied by our services.
*Note: The figures shown above are the maximum and minimum temperatures in summer and winter respectively | Source: Department of Hydrology & Metrology, Nepal.