Fitness Level : Gentle Max-Altitude : 2195m / 7201.36ft
Country : Nepal Group Size : 2-12 people
Trip Start : Kathmandu, Nepal Trip Finish : Kathmandu, Nepal
Meals : Breakfasts in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Nagarkot
Accommodation : Superior hotels at all locations

What's Included

  • Airport transfers to/from hotel
  •  Twin share accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Nagarkot with breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Guided excursions with a local, experienced English speaking guide
  • Internal travel in comfortable private vehicle(s)
  • A day rafting on the Trishuli River including specialist rafting guide
  • All temples/monuments entrance fees
  • City map and a t-shirt
  • All government and local taxes

Trip Highlights

  • Discover Kathmandu: City tour, largest stupas, ancient temples, UNESCO Heritage sites
  • Experience the best of Pokhara city, boat rides in Phewa Lake, local cultural observation
  • Sunrise at Sarangkot, trip to World Peace Stupa
  • Admire stunning vistas of the Himalayas from Nagarkot, Paragliding and an amazing sunrise
  • Soak up some cultural air at Bhaktapur, shop for memorablia
  • Detailed Patan tour- City of Fine Arts
  • Get your adrenalin flowing on the Trishuli River

Trip Description

"Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world" - Gustave Flaubert

Come aboard on a journey and discover Nepal. A fantastic tour that encompasses the natural beauty, cultural, and cosmopolitan aspects of this wonderful country. Kathmandu imparts the very essence of different religious beliefs, rich heritage sites and cultural diversity. Temples, stupas and ancient shrines infused with contemporary living, Kathmandu offers the best it has, for you.

It’s going to be an exciting joyride along the way. Feel the fresh waters of Trishuli river crashing against your face while you hold on to your raft. Pokhara  the Lake city has something for everyone! View the reflection of the ever imposing Fishtail peak on the calm waters of the Phewa Lake. Try the local cuisine and hike up to Sarangkot hill and paraglide above the lakes. Take a moment to find yourself, while you observe the magnificent sunrise at Nagarkot. This 7-day trip offers you the best activities, you can experience while you are here. There is no better way to uncover Nepal within such a timeframe- so what are you waiting for?

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival, accommodation, threshold tour, welcome dinner
Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03 : White water rafting in Trishuli River, Drive to Pokhara, Arrival in Pokhara, accommodation
Day 04 : Sarangkot Sunrise, Pokhara Sightseeing
Day 05 : Travel to Nagarkot via Kathmandu
Day 06 : Sunrise view in Nagarkot, Bhaktapur and Patan excursion, Back to Kathmandu
Day 07 : Final Departure
Important Notes
We reserve the right to amend the itinerary in cases of unforeseen circumstances: weather conditions, a health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc, can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The tour leader will make the changes for safety reasons and also to improve the trip as well as your experience. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, so one needs to be flexible if required.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival, accommodation, threshold tour, welcome dinner

Look out for your name on the placard at the airport; our cheerful Wind Horse representative will welcome you and promptly escort you to the hotel. Throw off your shoes and rest awhile!

Once you are done with your rest and feel the jet lag is over, you can go for a short walking tour amidst the vicinity that will acquaint you to the city and, its numerous alleys and vibrant lifestyle will surely mesmerize you. Look around as it will be your home for the next stretch.

A welcome dinner as nightfall sets in, comprising of authentic Nepalese cuisine will definitely fulfill you to the core- a traditional delight! Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Moonlight
Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing

Get off and walk down the cobblestone aisles for an unforgettable experience of sightseeing around Kathmandu City. Head to where the erstwhile kings of the Malla and Shah Dynasty resided in the Kathmandu Durbar Square, better known as “Hanuman Dhoka” is just around the threshold. Observe the ancient temples, see their stories unfold through pictures of the intricately carved out details of Devi’s and Deities. Witness the “Kumari Ghar” the home to living goddess “Kumari”, believed to be pure in body and soul, and catch a glance and feel blessed. Take a walk down the memory lane, the old Freak Street at Jhonchhe Tole, which follows the famous “Hippie Trail” that still has an air of 60’s and 70’s about it. The national museum nearby will open up the windows to the past.

A short ride later, you can climb up the 365 steps to reach the Swayambhunath Stupa.  Referred to as the “Monkey Temple”, the monkeys there are amusing, but hide your snacks! View of the city from a different vantage point, it is simply invigorating. Chat with the monks while you pray for world peace.

We recommend momos for lunch. (Momo’s: meat-filled dumplings) Time to thrash your sneakers on the other side of town.  A long line of Hindu devotees thronging the premises at the Pashupatinath Temple will wake the devout in you. Take some selfies with the Babaji’s and show the world where you are! A short drive takes you to “Boudhanath’”,  one of the largest Buddhist stupa in the world. Walk around and spin the big prayer wheel or shop around for trinkets. Populated by Tibetan settlers, you get a feel of being in “Little Tibet.” All this in a day and you would still be left craving for more. These historical and religious structures are listed as UNESCO heritage sites.

Dinner time! It has got to be something Nepalese, new place, and a new taste!  And don’t go overboard with the drinks for the bars close down by midnight in Thamel- a popular tourist hub in the city. Enjoy the evening with a drink, the music there is mostly a mix of west and east. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Moonlight
Day 03 : White water rafting in Trishuli River, Drive to Pokhara, Arrival in Pokhara, accommodation

There’s a surprise for you on the way to Pokhara. Gear up for an adventure to raft the waters of the Trishuli River. It’s alright to scream as the waves of fresh water crashes against your face and hold on to the raft as the torrents in Trishuli River tosses and turns you. The white water rafting is definitely a fun activity, we guarantee the fun and safety as well!

Take the evening in Pokhara city, hop in for a drink in some of the local pubs in the evening, which line the streets at the lakeside area. Overnight in Pokhara.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Mount Kailash Resort
Day 04 : Sarangkot Sunrise, Pokhara Sightseeing

A short drive before the crack of dawn, takes you to Sarangkot to witness the most amazing sunrise. You can paraglide in Sarangkot as the option is available on request. Nothing better to start the day with 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 you.

Various fun-filled activities will keep you entertained throughout the day. Try boating, bird watching, kayaking, swimming, canoeing as they are all amusing. 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 “Patale Changgo” 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!

Watch the Seti Gandaki Gorge standing atop the Mahendra Pul (Pul: Bridge). Flowing right through the city, the river runs completely underground at places. Incredibly, at certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. But it is well over 20 meters!

Take a stroll around the Old Bazaar it is a vibrant ethnic marketplace, just about 4kms from Lakeside. A pleasant spot lined with shops selling everything from clothes to cosmetics and gold! Marvel at the Bindyabasini Temple dedicated to goddess Durga- the deity of supreme power, right in the center of the bazaar. The 16th century architecture is sure to delight you.

Nichidatsu Fujii a Japanese Buddhist monk laid the foundation of World Peace Pagoda or “Shanti Stupa”-located atop a hill. Look into your inner self and, you will find peace as the view of Annapurna range in the background simply takes your 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.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Mount Kailash Resort
Day 05 : Travel to Nagarkot via Kathmandu

The day sees you traveling back to Kathmandu with the 200 km drive taking almost 6-7 hrs to reach Kathmandu on a winding highway. From Kathmandu there is a half-hour drive taking you to Nagarkot the premiere hill station on the Kathmandu Valley rim; here you can whiff a breath of fresh mountain air and view the rolling hills on the eastern rim of Kathmandu valley. Kick back and relax, beat the mountain chill with some wine. Overnight in Nagarkot. (If you opt to fly it can be arranged at  an additional cost)

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Country Villa Resort
Day 06 : Sunrise view in Nagarkot, Bhaktapur and Patan excursion, Back to Kathmandu

Witness yet another amazing sunrise at Nagarkot, with the view of Mount Everest (weather permitting) and other snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, it is simply awe-inspiring. The downhill drive takes you through serene landscapes, the changing scene from pine trees to lush green agricultural flatlands below, arouses a sense of belonging.

Make a stop at Bhaktapur a UNESCO heritage site, an ancient city that has a rustic charm and is home to the larger population of “Newars” in the valley. The brick-laden walkways, intricately carved out temples give you an insight of times gone by. Built in the 17th century, the Nyatapol Temple still stands strong today. Peek at the 55 embellished windows, as the Golden Gate gives you access to the inner areas of the palace. The numerous pagoda styled temples and monuments that dot the square, gives a perfect example of the expressive and complex design of Nepalese architecture back in ages of the medieval times.

Grab a few locally produced handicrafts before you depart as memorabilia and gifts for your loved ones.

About half-an hour’s drive, the arched gateway welcomes you to Patan City of Fine Arts. Witness yet another ancient city come to life. Take a stroll in the Durbar Square and feel you are walking back in time. Dotted with temples and stupas, it’s awe-inspiring and charming. The city has been added to the list of UNESCO heritage sites. Have your cameras ready! Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Moonlight
Day 07 : Final Departure

We bid you farewell. The same cheerful faced Wind Horse representative will drop you off at the airport three hours prior to the flight departure. Come again as we promise to have more surprises for you.

Included meals: Breakfast
Important Notes
We reserve the right to amend the itinerary in cases of unforeseen circumstances: weather conditions, a health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc, can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The tour leader will make the changes for safety reasons and also to improve the trip as well as your experience. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, so one needs to be flexible if required.

Want to customise this trip? You can contact us

What's Included

  • Airport transfers to/from hotel
  •  Twin share accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Nagarkot with breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Guided excursions with a local, experienced English speaking guide
  • Internal travel in comfortable private vehicle(s)
  • A day rafting on the Trishuli River including specialist rafting guide
  • All temples/monuments entrance fees
  • City map and a t-shirt
  • All government and local taxes

What's not Included

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photograph)
  • Extra night accommodation if required
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Nagarkot
  • Any optional activities other than above included ones during free time
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Services not mentioned in the ‘Trip Cost Included’ section

Accommodation

Whilst the travel the accommodation will be based on superior hotels. You will be staying 3 nights at Hotel Moonglight in Kathmandu, 2 nights at Mount Kailash Resort in Pokhara and 1 night at Country Villa Resort in Nagarkot. All accommodations will be on twin-sharing basis. Single supplement will be provided on request which will be additional USD 280.

Meals

Breakfast will be served in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Nagarkot. There will also be a Welcome Dinner hosted by Wind Horse Adventures.

The given prices are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

Wind Horse Adventures also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.

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Prem BasaulaTour Leader
Nepal,Bhutan and Tibet
He is a fully trained leader and is an expert leader for Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet with lots of experience in those areas.
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Paras Mani Amgai Tour Leader
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An experienced, local guide who can enrich any trip with in-depth information of Nepal. He is a fun leader to travel with.
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We are still remembering our tip to Nepal; feeling spiritually awakened and truly a life-changing experience. Thanks a lot to WH team!

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Excellent service in every aspect. We asked for a customized trek and we never expected to turn out so good - friendly, helpful, efficient and accommodating.

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