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Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal is also its only international air gateway and major travel center. Tourism is the most important industry that sustains not only Nepal but Kathmandu also. Most of the tourists are going for Adventure tours ie; Trekking and Climbing and some of tourists are happy to enjoy their holiday inside Kathmandu valley and Pokhara.
Kathmandu is the biggest and most cosmopolitan city, a meeting place of dozen ethnic groups, and the origin place of Newars who perform many cultural and festival events in the city. Numerous historical monuments, old palaces and palace squares, shrines and temples make the Kathmandu a living museum. The major places to visit in Kathmandu are: Syambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kasthmandap area the Kathmandu Durbar squares, temples and museums. It is a fascinating old city today where pagodas, narrow cobbled lanes, old carved windows, and stone shrines are backdrops to the drama of life that continues unhindered. Here the experiences are amazing, views fascinating, and the climate charming.
Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal well known to the world as the city of Living Goddess ( Kumari) who is worshipped and taken in a chariot procession annually.
On the way to Pokhara; you will have chance to ride Cable car to get the Manakamana Temple (Temple of wish fullfill). Start from Kurintar Base to the Top of Trishuli is very exciting riding.
Pokhara is the most Popular and beautiful destination for visitors to Nepal. It is just 200 kilometers (124 Miles) far from capital city Kathmandu where we reach by either a half an hour memorable flight or approx 5 hours drive. Just an altitude of 900 meters around (400+ meters lower than Kathmandu) very famous for Lakes, magnificent view of Annapurna Himalayas Range, Caves and Waterfalls.
Pokhara is an extraordinary landscape and one of the most attractive destinations in Nepal. The treasures of Pokhara include the tranquility of Phewa Lake, spectacular views of Annapurna Himalayan range and Mount Machhapuchhare (6,977 m), luscious green hills, terraced farm slopes, countless species of vegetation, rushing rivers in a tropical-like environment. Pokhara is, since ancient times, the traditional export center for trade with India and Tibet. Merchants from remote Himalayan regions of Nepal, such as Muktinath and Mustang still come here with mule trains. The Gurungs and Magars are the aboriginal inhabitants and remain the majority in the hill regions. But the urban population is now made up of diverse ethnic groups seeking employment opportunities. The Gurungs and Magars have reputation as hardworking farmers and valorous warriors who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers.
This calm city of Pokhara serves as a base camp for trekking and rafting trips through the regions of Annapurna and Western Nepal. Baidam on the southeastern end of Phewa Lake and is dominated by restaurants, bars, hotels and shops, is the gathering place for travelers in the western regions of Nepal. The island temple of Barahi is accessible from baidam by dug out canoes. This two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Ajima. On Saturdays, devotees paddle across the lake carrying live animals for sacrifice. Bindhyabasini Mandir is a local Hindu temple on the northeast of Phewa Lake in the vicinity of the Old Bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati. Devotees perform animal sacrifices and have picnics in the courtyard on Saturdays. The Old Bazaar area is still the commercial hub of merchants from the remote Himalayas while Phewa Lake site is a pleasure spot for holiday maker from around the world!
Independent Himalayan Adventure offers you a unique sightseeing package tour which will provide you a complete fun and adventure. This trip is prepared as a cultural and adventure tour program in popular cities of Nepal; Kathmandu and Pokhara including Manakamana Cable car and if you have extra day.. you may enjoy Rafting too.
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be received by representative of Independent Himalayan Adventure and arrive to your Hotel, Welcome drink serve. We will then have a small briefing about the entire trip.
Afternoon start your sightseeing trip to Swoyambhunath Stupa; and back to Hotel.
One of the world's oldest Buddhist shrines, the stupa graces a hilltop, 77 m. above the valley bottom. This huge dome-like structure is surrounded by 13 gilded rings representing 13 Heavens and an elaborate canopy. It is one of the most popular and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. Geologists believe that the Kathmandu Valley was once a lake and legends relate that the hill on which Swoyambhunath stands was an island in that lake. Under the Mallas, various improvements were made and the great stairway to the stupa was constructed by King Pratap Malla in the 17th century.
From the flattened top of the hill, the soaring central stupa is topped by a gold-colored square block from which the watchful eyes of the Buddha gaze out across the valley in each direction. From the platform of the spot the splendid changing view of the valley could be seen with the monkeys running here and there. Because of several monkeys are becoming around; this sutpa is famous by Monkey Temple too. The Stupa is atop a hill, and requires considerable walk. There is also a road that leads almost to the base of the stupa.
Departure to Kurintar (the middle way of Pokhara or Chitwan). Go to ride Cable car; Asia's best cable car to the temple of Manakamana Temple (goddess of wish fullfill).
Visit temple and back down to Kurintar and visit river bank Trishuli. Stay at Hotel for night.
Our journey continue early morning to Pokhara. around 100+ kilometers way will take you to the Phewa (Fewa) Lake and shadow of Fishtail Mountain on it. Arrive Pokhara and enter your Hotel. Go to Phewa/Fewa lake for boating. Visit Tal Barahi Temple.
Visit Pokhara city. Early morning drive to Sarangkot for Sunrise view over the Mountain; after that back to Bindhyabasini Temple and visit. then visit Mahendra Cave after your breakfast.
Lunch should be happy in to the Lakeside view restaurant. after lunch continue your tour to Pokhara to Davis Fall and Gupteswork Cave; from there drive nearly to World Peace Stupa and walk for 15 minutes to there to go to top. see Pokhara and sorrounding areas.
Enjoy your Dinner and pack your things to return back from Pokhara.
Drive or Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Rest of the day is free for individual activities and shopping.
This day you either back to Kathmand. or
** You can extend your trip to Rafting or Wildlife Adventure- Jungle Safari to Chitwan.
After breakfast; morning is free for shopping or individual activities. Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu for Final Departure.
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