Kathmandu and Pokhara Sightseeing Tour - 6 days

Kathmandu and Pokhara Sightseeing Tour - 6 days

Kathmandu and Pokhara Sightseeing tour package of 6 days is a great deal for travel enthusiasts willing to experience nature and the enriching cultural outlook of two famous cities of Nepal. Undoubtedly, Kathmandu is rich in history, culture, and ancient heritage sites, and Pokhara is renowned for its scenic natural wonders.

Initiate the Kathmandu and Pokhara tour with an exploration of visiting several UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu. Followed by the overland journey to Pokhara, visiting notable landmarks, you'll get back to Kathmandu. You'll end this Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing tour with the final flight to your home.

How Much Does This Trip Cost?

The trip's price depends on the type of services chosen by our clients and the group size. The cost of each trip we organize is different because we see travelers as individuals having their own particular needs and preferences.

Get ready for an incredible journey tailored to your interests and preferences, whether you're looking for a budget-friendly adventure or a luxurious getaway. Leave the planning to us as we take care of all the details, ensuring your dream trip becomes a reality. You can relax and focus on creating unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever.

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Trip Highlights

  • Observe rich cultural UNESCO world heritage sites in and around Kathmandu Valley
  • Have a scenic overland journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Explore Pokhara Valley; visit prominent landmarks such as Davis Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, International Mountain Museum, and Tibetan Refugee Camp
  • Relaxing boat trip to Phewa Lake and relish the beautiful view of green hills and snow-clad peaks, including Machhapuchhare, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri ranges

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) - Transfer to Hotel and Trip Preparation
Day 2 Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Day 3 Drive to Pokhara (800m/2,624ft) - 6 to 7 hours (200 km) drive
Day 4 Morning Sunrise and afternoon Explore Pokhara
Day 5 Drive to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) - 6 to 7 hours (200 km) drive
Day 6 Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) - Transfer to Hotel and Trip Preparation

Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, a representative from Third Rock Adventures will welcome you. Later after completing airport formalities, you'll drive to the hotel in the central city area.

After resting, you'll visit our main office to attend a brief trip meeting. Your tour guide will explain the trip details. You can ask your guide in this session if you have any confusion or queries. Then you can explore the neighborhood and learn about Nepalese culture.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Day 2
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

boudhanath-stupa Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu

After breakfast, you'll begin your cultural sightseeing tour by visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites in and around the Kathmandu Valley. First, you'll go to Pashupatinath Temple, situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. It is one of the holiest Hindu temples devoted to Lord Shiva.

Further, you’ll go to Swayambhunath, standing on the top of the hill, offering a grand view of Kathmandu valley, mountains, and green hills. It is the most ancient holy shrine in the valley. You can witness many chaityas and temples carved with images of deities. You'll also observe the intermingling of the shrines of Buddhism and Hinduism.

The next stop will be Boudhanath Stupa on the city's northeastern outskirts. With a giant mandala, it is one of the largest stupas in Nepal. You can follow the pilgrims, take a walk around the stupa premises, and turn the prayer wheels.

You'll complete your Kathmandu tour by visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square lies in the center of the city. It reflects Nepal's long history and aesthetic characteristics. You'll witness medieval period architecture.

In the evening, you can explore Thamel, the prime entertainment place in the capital city of Kathmandu. You can also explore the city's nightlife zone with many bars, clubs, and restaurants.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Day 3
Drive to Pokhara (800m/2,624ft) - 6 to 7 hours (200 km) drive

Phewa lake Phewa Lake Pokhara

After breakfast, you'll take a bus ride to Pokhara valley. Traveling along the Prithvi highway, the road passes through scenic villages, rivers, hills, and mountains. The view is simply breathtaking. On this bus ride, you'll experience the rural side of Nepal.

Once you reach Pokhara, you'll transfer to the hotel on the lakeside. You can get refreshed and explore the lakeside area. You can take a short walk by the lakeside or sit in one of the cafes/restaurants and enjoy the stunning view of the lake, hills, and mountains.

Overnight stay in Pokhara.

Day 4
Morning Sunrise and afternoon Explore Pokhara

Sunrise from Sarangkot Sunrise from Sarangkot

Early morning drive to Sarangkot for sunrise tour.  Afternoon you'll spend a whole day exploring the beautiful city of lakes, Pokhara valley. Start your tour by visiting the popular Davis waterfalls, followed by Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave. It is the longest cave in Nepal, and inside the cave, you can listen to the thundering sounds of water.

Further, you'll also visit International Mountain Museum. You can learn the fable of famous mountaineers who dare to conquer the world's tallest peaks. You can also observe several artifacts and pictures that depict mountain culture, lifestyle and biology of mountain flora and fauna.

Lastly, you'll go to Tibetan Refugee Camps, which were built for thousands of Tibetan refugees. You can explore Tibetan-style Buddhist monasteries, Buddhist monk schools, variety of handcraft shops where you can get handmade carpets, jewelry, silver ornaments, etc.

After completing the tour, you'll drive back to your hotel. Later, you can enjoy Phewa lake boating in the evening. It is so calm boating in Phewa Lake, surrounded by green hills and distant snow-capped mountain views. Soak in the natural beauty this fascinating city of the lake has to offer you. 

Overnight stay in Pokhara. 

Day 5
Drive to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) - 6 to 7 hours (200 km) drive

Enjoy breakfast in the morning with the majestic vista of the Himalayas. Later you'll get back to Kathmandu. You'll enjoy the fantastic view of green hills, flowing rivers, small water streams, and tiny settlements from the vehicle's window. After a few hours of driving, you'll reach Kathmandu. You can rest for a while and stroll around the vibrant Thamel area, which is quite famous for its nightlife. 

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 6
Final Departure

Your short Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing tour in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Third Rock Adventures will drop you at the airport approximately 3 hours before your departure flight.

However, there are several trekking and tour packages if you wish to extend your trip. We can craft you a personalized itinerary based on your interests, preferences, and time duration. So, for tailoring a suitable itinerary, please call/WhatsApp.

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Based on 3 reviews

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Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

Eric Fernandez
Mar 17, 2023

Amazing Trip

This slow and relaxed itinerary of exploring Pokhara and Kathmandu is an amazing trip, at least for me. In Kathmandu, the team let me explore unesco sites and stroll around Thamel as well. We drove to Pokhara and had mesmerizing sunrise. Also, I shouldnot forget to mention, special dinner in Thamel with Naba and his family
Jacob Robertson
flagsUnited States of America
Mar 13, 2023

Tour to Kathmandu and Pokhara

We had an excellent experience working with Nabaji for the 7 days/6 night tour to Kathmandu and Pokhara. Two things clearly stand out as compare to the other travel agencies that i have used in the past to travel to other places around the world 1. Communication - He is very reachable during the booking and also when you are on the ground there. That build so much trust. I booked the tour remotely from USA directly speaking to him. He would pick up the call and respond timely. 2. Provide the right suggestion - He guide you to make sure your trip is memorable one in the right way! At his heart, he has your safety first. That goes a long way in knowing that you are in the right hands when you are trekking in a foreign land. He took time of the busy schedule to speak to us, invite us for dinner, and make changes on the fly in the changing situation without worrying if the cost will be recovered or not. His guides are with him for long time and reflect the same culture as him. I will book the tour again with him for Nepal and Tibet a thousand times!
Good Value
Ralph Williams
flagsUnited States of America
Nov 14, 2022

Kathmandu, Pokhara tour

What an amazing days in Kathmandu and Pokhara! We loved this sightseeing tour, so full of excitement and enjoyments. Its;s worth priceless. We enjoyed a lot. Thanks to Bimal for his amazing guiding service.

Based on 3 reviews
Very good

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