Kathmandu Travel Guide:
It is the historic seat of royalty. Kathmandu Durbar Square, with its old temples and places, epitomizes the religiuous and cultural life of the people. It is here that kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. Interesting things to see here are; Taleju Temple built by king Mahendra malla in 1549 A.D.; Kal Bhairav, the God of Destruction, Nautalle Durbar, Coronation Nasal Chowk, The Gaddi Baithak, the statue of King Pratap Malla, the Big Bell, Big Drum and the Jagannath Temple. On the right hand corner, larger wooden lattice screen hides an enormous gilded face of Sweta Bhairav. The screen is removed only during the Indra Jatra festival. There are also Numismatic Museum and Tribhuvan museum inside the Hanuman Dhoka Palace building. Photography is prohibited inside the museums. Both the museums remain closed on Tuesdays and government holidays.
Temple Of Kumari (Kumari Ghar): The temple or the residence of Living Goddess, “Kumari”, is situated in the vicinity of Hanuman Dhoka Palace. The building has profusely carved wooden balconies and window screens. The Kumari – the Living Goddess, acknowledges the greetings from her balcony window. Photography is prohibited.
Pokhara Travel Guide:
Pokhara is known more for its beautiful lakeside setting and panoramic mountain views of distant Himalayan peaks than for historical sights and culture. The lake is the second largest in the Kingdom, and the sight of brightly painted wooden boats and sails rippling across the reflections of icy summits, presents a picture of perfect serenity. It has become a popular base for some of Nepal’s finest trekking expeditions as well as the main center for white water rafting and kayaking trips. The city provides a peaceful place to relax before or after tackling the mountains or the rivers, and there are a multitude of excellent shops supplying the necessary equipment for trekking expeditions. Pokhara is divided into two parts – the lakeside and the bazaar area. The actual town or bazaar of Pokhara is set back from the lake, while the lakeside has become the main tourist-orientated zone brimming with bakeries, international restaurants, shops, souvenirs and woven handicrafts, bookshops, hotels and guesthouses.
The city is a favorite for visitors to Nepal as a relaxing break from the temples, noise and bustle of the Kathmandu Valley. There are ample opportunities for swimming, boating and fishing on the lake, or lazing on the sunny lake shore before the magnificent backdrop of some of the highest mountains on earth.
Day By day for Kathmandu Pokhara Vacation
Day 01 : ARRIVE KATHMANDU
Welcome assistance at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to hotel. Afternoon half day tour. Visit Swayambhunath Temple and Patan City. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02 : KATHMANDU – Mt. Flight
Morning transfer to airport to connect “Everest Experience Flight”. Return to hotel for breakfast. Later continue sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Old Kathmandu City.
Rest of the day free and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03 : KATHMANDU/POKHARA By Air
Morning transfer to airport to connect flight for Pokhara. Assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel. Afternoon half day city tour. Visit Bindebasini Temple, Seti George and Mahendra Caves. Evening free and overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : POKHARA – Sarangkot
Early morning drive to Sarangkot to see Sunrise over Himalayan Peaks. (optional)
Rest of the day free for individual activities OR boat ride in Fewa Lake. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05 : POKHARA/KATHMANDU By Air
Morning transfer to airport to connect flight for Kathmandu. Assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06 : DEPART KATHMANDU
Morning free time in Kathmandu. Transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.
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