Himalayan Odessa

Himalayan Odessa

(07 Nights / 08 Days)

overview

Kathmandu, known over the world as “the city of temples” is the capital town of Nepal. It is an access to Nepal. Kathmandu Valley sightseeing includes all the renowned chronological, artistic, customary as well as unexpected gorgeousness that comes within Kathmandu valley.

Nagarkot lies 32 km east of the Kathmandu valley in the hilltop at the altitude of 2175m from the sea level. It is one of the best view points of this region which is famous for the view of sunrise and sunset in the Himalayas. We witness upfront a whole string of famous peaks that include the Everest range, Langtang& the Ganesh himal.

Pokhara Valley (city of geographical wonders) is abundant with Natural beauty of Himalayas, caves lakes, etc.

Bandipur is a hill station which is live museum of Newari culture & tradition.

itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrival at the Tribhuwan Int`l Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m/4412.73ft.), Drive to Nagarkot (1-2hrs.)

    Welcome, Meet & Greet by our tour officer then drive to Nagarkot directly & transfer to hotel. Welcome drink followed by tour briefing. In the evening, enjoy & see sunset view.

    Meals: No I Overnight stay at hotel or resort in Nagarkot.

  • Day 02

    Watch the spectacular sunrise, Drive KTM (32km/1-2 hrs.), sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

    Wake up very early in the morning to watch the stunning sunrise from Nagarkot including Mt. Everest, which the place is most renowned for. Breakfast & drive to hotel in Kathmandu en route visit to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath & Bouddhanath Stupa. After SS is finished, we head towards hotel. Upon arrival at hotel, check in, welcome drink & have rest.

    Destinations we cover :

    Bhaktapur Darbar Square
    Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the royal palace of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom, 1400m above sea level. It is one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the current town of Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgoan, which lies 13km east of Kathmandu. While the complex consists of at least four distinct squares (Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square), the whole area is informally known as the Bhakapur Durbar Square and is a highly visited site in the Kathmandu Valley.Major attractions are Golden Gate, Lion’s Gate, Mini Pashupatinath Temple, Batsala Temple Golden Gate Nyatapola, Temple Statue of BhupatindraMalla, etc.

    Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site)
    Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world and lies 5 kms east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple.

    Bouddhanath
    It is the Buddhist largest stupa or Chhorten in the world. This stupa was built just after the demise of Lord Buddha & religious place of Buddhist people.

    Meals: Breakfast Only I Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Day 03

    Sightseeing & visiting around the Kathmandu valley

    After Breakfast, sightseeing & visiting around KTM valley & back to hotel. In the evening, you can visit Thamel (Tourist hub) Market for doing shopping & see night life.

    Destinations we cover:

    Kathmandu Durbar Square
    This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th- century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also three museums inside the palace building.

    Swoyambhunath Stupa /Monkey temple ( 2000 years old Buddhist Stupa)
    A golden spire crowning a conical wooded hill, Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible for many miles and from all sides of the valley built during the 5th century AD.

    Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
    Patan Durbar Square is an enchanting combination of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.

    Meals: Breakfast Only I Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Day 04

    Drive Kathmandu -Pokhara (200km/6-7hrs.) & transfer to hotel.

    Breakfast & drive for Pokhara (200KM / 6-7 hours) observing the scenic views on the national highway along the Trishuli River. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Evening walk around the tourist area of Lake Side and enjoy the view of western Himalayan ranges with Mt. Machhaphuchre.

    Meals: Breakfast Only I Overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara.

  • Day 05

    Sightseeing & visiting around Pokhara Valley

    Early in the morning, about 45 minutes’ drive and 25 minutes hike take us to the top of Sarangkot to see the best sunrise and close views of many mountains like Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhaphuchre, including views of the beautiful Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake. After breakfast at Sarangkot, drive back to the hotel in Pokhara and rest of the day is sightseeing & visiting around Pokhara.

    Destinations we cover:

    Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple
    Situated at an altitude of 800m above sea level, it is the second largest lake in the kingdom. With the Barahi Island Temple in the middle of the lake it is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the female force Shakti. The reflection of Mt. Machhapuchhare and Annapurna can be seen in its serene water. Thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake.

    Devi’s fall
    Locally known as Patale Chhango and in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley is where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes. This is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike.

    Gupteswar Cave
    The revered Gupteswar Cave is situated 2 kms from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Devi’s fall and the cave is almost 3 kms long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all four. This cave holds special value to Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.

    Bindebasini Temple
    This is one of the oldest temples in Pokhara was a part of Kaski Kingdom, the main deity of the temple, Goddess Durga, was brought from India. Apart from the peace and tranquility that can be felt in this region, the premises of the temple offer a good view of the Himalaya on a clear day. The temple is in the area of the bazaar; hence a journey of the old bazaar can be combined with a visit to the temple.

    Museums
    During the tour, we will visit two different museums: one museum displays the lifestyles and history of the Gurungs, Thakalis and Tharu while the other, Gurkha Memorial Museum, is dedicated to the famous Gurkha Warriors who earned their name in many fierce battles fought during the World Wars and numerous operations around the world since 1815. The soldiers of the Gurkha regiment won 13 Victoria Cross medals awarded for exceptional bravery shown in the field.

    Meals: Breakfast Only I Overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara

  • Day 06

    Drive to Bandipur (80 km/3 hrs.) & explore village

    Breakfast & Drive to Bandipur (02 hours) and transfer to the hotel. Visit the old villages by walking.

    Destinations we cover:

    Bandipur
    An ancient trading outpost of a bygone era, the town of Bandipur has only recently come into the limelight as a hill-resort after a 7 km vehicular road was constructed to connect it with the Kathmandu-Pokhara Prithivi Highway. Before the advent of vehicular transportation in western Nepal, Bandipur’s location made it a significantly important trading station.

    Meals: Breakfast Only I Overnight stay at hotel in Bandipur.

  • Day 07

    Visit to Siddha Cave, Drive to Kathmandu (120 km/5hrs.) & transfer to hotel.

    Sunrise view from hotel & Breakfast. Then, check out from hotel & short hike to reach Siddha cave. See & catch your private vehicle in Bimalnagar. Drive to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel & rest.

    Destinations we cover:

    Siddha cave
    It is the largest cave in Nepal with width of 10 meter and length almost half a kilometer. It was discovered sometime in 1980s. The cave gives a cathedral feel with walls of the cave gone rough with age. One gets astonished to see millions of bats in the cave flying across you and a few hanging upside, little afraid to see a strange face.
    It along with Patale Dwar, makes for a scenic 3-4 hour trek if you are in Bandipur.

    Meals: Breakfast Only I Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Day 08

    Transfer to the airport for your final departure

    After breakfast, our airport representative will drop you back to Airport for your final departure with “sweet memory” of Nepal.

    Tour ends… Sweet memories remain!

    Meals: Breakfast Only

prices

Per Person on Twin Sharing in US$ Suppliment
1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-14 15 & ABOVE Single Room Half Board Full Board

include/exclude

cost include
  • Traditional welcome on arrival.
  • Arrival & departure transfer by Pvt. Basis.
  • Welcome drinks upon arrival at hotel.
  • 03 nights’ accommodation in respective hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan in twin sharing basis.
  • 01 night’s accommodation in respective hotel in Nagarkot on BB plan in twin sharing basis.
  • 02 night’s accommodation in respective hotel in Pokhara on BB plan in twin sharing basis.
  • 01 night’s accommodation in respective hotel in Bandipur on BB plan in twin sharing basis.
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary in Kathmandu and Pokhara by a non a/c vehicle exclusively.
  • Transportation Kathmandu / Nagarkot /Pokhara /Bandipur/Kathmandu by a non A/c vehicle exclusively.
  • All applicable taxes.
  • Special souvenir on departure.
cost exclude
  • Airport Tax
  • Conservation & National Park Fees
  • Domestic airfare (Insurance Surcharge + Fuel Surcharge)
  • Emergency rescue
  • Entrance fees & Guide if any.(Guide costs INR.2000 or US$30 per day)
  • Expenses due to the situation beyond our control (Such as; landslides, natural calamities, road blockade, political disturbance, flight cancellation etc.)
  • Expenses of personal Nature
  • Medical expenses
  • Other Services not mentioned in cost including.
  • Personal Insurance
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Visa Fee US$ 25 for 15 days and 40 US$ for 30 days (Indian Nationality FREE / SAARC 1st Time FREE Visa).

Fixed Departure Dates

Scenic Nepal Tour (06 D/05 N)- KTM-Chitwan Park / Pokhara

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

VEHICLE ALLOCATION

Pax Travelling Vehicle Type
2 – 3 ADULTS Toyota / Ford Figo / Tata Indica / Nissan Car
4 – 10 ADULTS Toyota Hi–Ace 13 Seated With Roof For Baggage.
11–14 ADULTS Toyota Or Nissan Jumbo Hi–Ace 16 Seated With Roof For Baggage.
15–21 ADULTS Japanese Costar Bus -24 Seated
22–30 ADULTS Deluxe Tata Mini Bus -35 Seated
31–35 ADULTS Deluxe Coach -40 Seater

HOTELS WE USE

HOTELS WE USE
PROPERTIES

(Class)

IN KATHMANDU IN BANDIPUR IN POKHARA IN NAGARKOT
Heritage Dwarikas Village
LUXURY (5**) Soaltee /

Radisson /

Annapurna / similar

Hotel Pokhara Grande /

Atithi Resort /

Shangrila Village Resort /

Fishtail Lodge /Similar

 

 

Club Himalaya – DLX

 

 

PREMIUM (5*) Yak & Yeti / Similar Hotel Pokhara Grande /

Atithi Resort /

Shangrila Village Resort /

Fishtail Lodge /Similar

Club Himalaya – STD

 

 

DELUXE (4*) Grand / Royal Singi /

Summit Residency /similar

GaunGhar/Similar Mount Kailash Resort /

Land Mark /

Lake Side Retreat

Bhangeri – Premium Room / Fort /

Country Villa

 

STANDARD (3*) Manang /

Temple Inn/

Nepal Tara /

Amadablam / Moonlight/ Gangjong / Mountain / similar

Bandipur Mountain resort/Similar Dandelion/ Kantipur/ Utsav Himalaya/ similar Bhangeri DLX Room /

Himalayan Villa /

Chautari

 

MEDIUM  ( 2*) Thamel / Heritage /  The Nana Hotels–non A/c rooms/ similar Hotel Center Lake /

Dream Pokhara / similar

Valley View – non A/c room/ similar

Note

TRIP PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Payment Terms :

100 % payments: At the time of confirmation.

  • Cancellation:
  • 60 – 30 days prior to departure 10% of the tour cost
  • 29 – 15 days prior to departure 20% of the tour cost
  • 14 to 7 days prior to departure 40 % of the tour cost.
  • 6 days or less no refunds

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