Nepal is the ultimate destination when it comes to nature. Newly married couple travelling in a cultural, religious sites makes you date back to the centuries and getting lost into the nature makes your company feel special and romantic. The presence of calm environment, cold wind breezing, mountainous and greenery scenes makes you forget all those misunderstandings and disputes you went through. The environment of Bandipur helps your bond go much stronger than it was. The friendly environment and diversity in culture also add some flavor during your tour. Your eyes gets wide open with a mesmerizing sunrise view at Nagarkot though you are dozy. You will live the life you have never dreamt of.
Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu (1350 m/ 4264 ft)
Day 2: Full day Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City, Swoyambhunath and Patan City
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara (146kms/4 Hrs)
Day 4: Early morning visit Sarangkot for Sunrise. Later half day Sightseeing tour of Pokhara City
Day 5: Drive to Bandipur (79km/2 Hrs)
Day 6: Drive to Nagarkot (150km/4 Hrs)
Day 7: Full day Sightseeing of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Bhaktapur (Bhadgaun)
Day 8: Departure
Welcome to the land of Himalaya at 1350m. You will be warmly welcomed by the mountains and our company representative will be standing with your name card at the arrival terminal with a beautiful smile. You will be escorted to your hotel and will be provided all the details information about your program. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we will be going to Kathmandu City, Swoyambhunath and Patan City for full day sightseeing. Even though, the Nepali royal family moved from the Hanuman Dhoka palace about a century ago, Durbar (Palace) Square remains the tourist heart of Kathmandu. Most visitors are surprised by the sheer number of temples surrounding the square, and the two adjoining squares, some dating back to the 12th century. The jewels in the crown are the Hanuman Dhoka itself, the magnificent Taleju Temple, and the Kumari Bahal (home to ‘living goddess’). Then we move towards Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple). Swoyambhu Stupa offers a spectacular view of the Valley from the top of a hillock on its western side just three kilometers west of the city center. The Stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal whose establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swoyambhu is also listed as a World Heritage Site. It is also one of the oldest and glorious Buddhist shrines in the world which are said to be two thousand years old. Then, to Patan City (City of Fine Arts) which is full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples with fine bronze gateways, Guardian Deities and wonderful carvings. Krishna Mandir, which is one of the grandeur of the square, was built in 1637 by the king Siddhi Narsingh Malla. The diversity of the Medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today's visitors.
Early in the morning, after breakfast drive to Pokhara. Upon arrival at Pokhara, you will move to hotel for check in process. In evening, visit to Fewa lake for boating and to visit Tal Barahi Temple on own.
Early in the morning, hike to Sarangkot Height to enjoy the beautiful sunrise. Then, return back to hotel for a visit to David Falls, Ghupteshwor Mahadev, Bindabasini Temple. Later drive to White Stupa (30 mins) from where we can observe Pokhara valley along with the views of mountain like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fistail.
Early morning, after breakfast we will drive to Bandipur. Upon arrival you will visit Tundikhel, which used to be the stopping point on the Silk Road and an hour of hike to Silkworm Farming. Bandipur has been increasingly grabing the attention of tourist because of its preserved, old time cultural atmosphere. It offers excellent view of the Himalayas (Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang Himal, the Marsyangdi Valley, Mount Manakamana and Gorkha with its high perching palace). The old Newari town flair and the easy accessibility, make Bandipur an interesting tourist site. Bindyabashini temple and the library in the village centre, Thani Mai, Tindhara (“Three Taps” washing place at the southeastern outskirts), Raniban (Queen's Forest), the downhill trek to the Siddha Cave and a hike to Ramkot village are some of the attractions of Bandipur. One can have a view of Bandipur itself from Mukundeswari.
Early morning, after breakfast we will drive to Nagarkot which is famous for the magnificent sight of sunrise and the Himalayan views. It offers the mesmerizing views of ranges like Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Mahalangur range (Everest range) and Numbur range along with the views of the Kathmandu valley and Shivapuri National Park. The place is also popular for the hiking route due to its scenic beauty. Nagarkot was once an ancient fort of the Kathmandu valley built to monitor the external activities of other kingdoms.Before becoming popular as an international hill station, it used to be a summer retreat for the royal family.
Early morning, you will be taken to the View point to capture the mesmerizing moment of sunrise. During return back to Kathmandu, we will be doing sightseeing of the fascinating city of Kathmandu. Firstly we will go to one of the biggest, oldest and the popular Hindu holiest pilgrimage site, Pashupatinath Temple lying 6 Km away from central Kathmandu, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Pashupatinath is situated on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple; it is built in pagoda style, has a gilded roof and beautifully carved silver doors. After that we will move for Boudhanath, another world heritage sites which is 8 km east from Kathmandu city. It is holy place for Buddhist. There is an ancient Stupa which is also known as the world biggest Stupa. Before 200 years ago, the Tibetan came here and energized the Stupa. The Stupa is surrounded by various temples. It is one of the prime sites for domestic and international tourist. Then we start to head towards Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur city is also known as Bhadgaon, meaning the city of devotees, which is very much rich in art and architecture. Lying 14 Km east of central Kathmandu, you can observe closely “Newari” cultural tradition and their living style. The city is at the height of 4600 ft. above sea level. In Bhaktapur, you have many places to visit like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the palace of 55 Windows, the Nytapola Temple.
Sadly your most memorable journey ends today. Our staff of Great Nepal treks will see you off at Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight to your onward destinations.