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Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu
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GUIDED. Discover Kathmandu Valley with sights of Pokhara
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6 to 9+ Nights from $1,723 w/air, hotel & air taxes*
This sample price includes ALL air taxes & fuel surcharges: priced on 09/26/2014 for arrival on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, departure from Los Angeles Intl, CA. Choose your own departure city and dates.
This 6 night sample itinerary includes:
  International round-trip airfare
  Flight into and out of Kathmandu
  4 nights in Kathmandu
  2 nights in Pokhara
  Meeting and assistance on arrival and departures
  Chauffeured air-conditioned vehicles for all transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours
  Local English speaking guide for sightseeing and excursion tours
  Monument Entrance Fees
  All currently applicable taxes
  Boat ride at Lake Phewa in Pokhara, as per itinerary
  Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel info)
  Hotel taxes
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Kathmandu (5)  Nepal (5)  Pokhara (2)  
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Kathmandu
Arrive
for
Day 1
Arrive to Kathmandu
Overnight in Kathmandu   15 hotels offered
Optional    12 Things to do
Day 2
Departing from Kathmandu
5 Nights - Kathmandu Valley w sights of Pokhara
From Kathmandu
Category
Day 2 to Day 7

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu

This morning, arrive to Kathmandu. Upon clearing airport formalities, transfer to your hotel.

This afternoon, visit Boudhanath Stupa, meaning the 'Lord of Wisdom'. This Tibetan Buddhist monument is the largest stupa in Nepal and one of the largest in the world.
Also visit Pashupatinath Temple, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, on the banks of Bagmati River. Although only Hindus are allowed inside the temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed inside, from the eastern bank of Bagmati River.

Superior: Hotel Hyatt
Deluxe: Fish Tale Lodge

Day 2: Discover Kathmandu Valley

Today drive south east of Kathmandu towards Bhaktapur (approx. 1 hour drive from Kathmandu)

Bhaktapur was the former capital of the valley, and was once a flourishing city on the trade route to Tibet. Today, Bhaktapur is like an open air museum with large areas open to pedestrian access - it is a store house of mediaeval art and architecture. Interesting places to explore include the renowned Durbar square, Golden Gate at the Palace of 55 Windows, Potters square which houses the elephant headed Lord Ganesha temple who is believed to be the patron of potters in Nepal. Bhaktapur houses a variety of Hindu and Buddhist temples including Nepal's largest Shiva Linga. You may also see artisans engaged in Bhaktapur?s traditional crafts of pottery and weaving.

On your way back to Kathmandu, visit the Patan Durbar Square. Patan is known for its museum, temples and superb craftsmanship of its artisans. Patan Durbar Square has been acclaimed as one of the finest urban streetscapes in the world.

Superior: Hotel Hyatt
Deluxe: Fish Tale Lodge

Day 3: Drive Kathmandu ? Pokhara [210 Km. / 6 Hrs.]

After an early breakfast, visit Swayambhunath Stupa, one of the world's oldest Buddhist chaityas, acclaimed to be more than 2500 years old. Situated on a hillock, 3 km. west of Kathmandu this is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal.

Later in the morning, embark on a scenic drive to Pokhara.

Culture Connection:
Option for Newari Village Visit: Enroute to Pokhara you may take a de-tour to visit Newari village of Bandipur to get a glimpse of mountain village life. As you approach Bandipur, you feel like travelling back in time - the streets are narrow and cobbled and lined on both sides with the traditional wooden Newari houses. Visit Thani Mai Temple, perched on a hilltop with fantastic views over the mountains and the town. Stroll around the main bazaar road and also visit the Bindabasini temple, which is home of Bandipur's patron Goddess Durga and decorated with intricate woodwork carvings (at extra charge)

Continue drive to Pokhara. Surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains, with a magnificent lake of crystal-clear Himalayan water, Pokhara is a serene hill town in the foothills of Himalayas. Pokhara offers fascinating view of Annapurna range including the fish tail peak of Machapuchare. The locals, called Pokhralis, will greet you with warm smiles and unforgettable hospitality. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for 2 nights stay.

Superior: Fish Tail Lodge
Deluxe: Fish Tail Lodge

Day 4: Day in Pokhara

Rise early this morning, for a short drive to Sarangkot, to view a spectacular sunrise over the Annapurna ranges. Later, drive back to Pokhara.

Culture Connection:
Option for Ultra Light Flight: Ultra Light flights (power-gliders) take off from Pokhara airport and offer spectacular views of the lakes, mountains and villages. This is an ideal way to discover the natural beauty of Pokhara.

Ultra Light flight experience is offered over flight duration of 15 minutes, 30 minutes and 1 hour. The flights take off from sunrise to 11am and from 3pm to sunset every day from 01 Sept ? 15 June. (at extra charge)

Option for Paragliding: Paragliding is an ideal way to experience the beautiful sights around Pokhara. During the flight, you will fly over rice fields, local country side and traditional villages. For first time paraglider, there are tandem flights where you get to fly in front of a trained pilot in complete safety. For the more experienced paragliders, you may be allowed to fly solo after you prove your skills with a small test so we can ensure your flight safety. Depending on your style and experience, you can customize a flight from a calm floating experience to acrobatic tumbling through the air.
Paragliding experience is offered over flight duration of 30 minutes and 60 minutes. The flights take off from sunrise to 11am and from 3pm to sunset every day from 01 Sept ? 15 June. (at extra charge)

Spend the afternoon exploring the beautiful town of Pokhara, visiting the Devis Fall and the nearby Gupteshwor Cave popular for the natural artwork forms made of limestone deposits. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride in Phewa Lake, the second largest lake of Nepal, offering splendid views of the surrounding Himalayan ranges.

Superior: Fish Tail Lodge
Deluxe: Fish Tail Lodge

Day 5: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu [210 Km. / 6 Hrs.]

After breakfast, embark on your return drive to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu check in at your hotel, relax and freshen up.

Later this afternoon visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, the historic seat of Nepalese royalty built between the 12-18 centuries. The Durbar square is famous for its exquisite architecture, museums, temples and artistic embellishments. You also get an opportunity to buy some interesting souvenirs here.

Culture Connection:
Option for Dinner with Cultural Performance: In the evening, you have the option to savour some traditional Nepalese cuisine with cultural performances at a local restaurant. A great way to bid good bye to the people of Nepal! (at extra charge)

Superior: Hotel Hyatt
Deluxe: Fish Tale Lodge

Day 6: Depart Kathmandu

Option for Scenic Flight over Mount Everest: Nepal offers the unique experience of scenic mountain flights over the world?s highest peak, Mount Everest. Early this morning, you have the option to enjoy spectacular views of the snow capped Mount Everest and Himalayan ranges, aboard a small plane, with every seat having its own window! The hour long flight, takes off from Kathmandu airport (at extra charge and subject to weather conditions)

Option for Helicopter Tour around Kathmandu Valley: When in Nepal you may opt for a birds eye view of the beautiful surrounds! Take a helicopter tour to appreciate the snow capped peaks and natural beauty of Nepal. Helicopter flights take off from Kathmandu airport (at extra charge and subject to weather conditions)

This morning you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back home.

INCLUDED

- Accommodation on twin sharing basis
- Daily buffet breakfast
- Meeting and assistance on arrival and departures
- Chauffeured air-conditioned vehicles for all transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours
- Local English speaking guide for sightseeing and excursion tours
- Monument Entrance Fees
- All currently applicable taxes
- Boat ride at Lake Phewa in Pokhara, as per itinerary

NOT INCLUDED

- Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone, fax, internet, beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
- Local payments in domestic currency, such as tips and gratuities
- Domestic / International air fare
- Single room supplement
- Nepal Visa Fees and departure tax
- Any other services not mentioned in Price Inclusions above

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* Sample prices displayed include international and domestic airline tickets as per itinerary and ALL airline-related taxes and fuel surcharges and are per person, based on double occupancy, and are dynamic in nature. Prices do not include insurance or delivery charges which are optional and customizable by the traveler. The airfare portion of the itinerary price is based on economy class, midweek departure. Prices do not include fees for carry on or checked baggage which can add additional fees per ticket on a roundtrip flight based on carrier charges. It also does not include any entrance fees or visa fees that may be charged at international airports. Some cities may charge local taxes that can only be collected by hotel at destination.
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