Jewels of Himalaya

Jewels of Himalaya

(08 Nights / 09 Days)

overview

This tour will take you to the trip of two famous valley viz. Kathmandu valley & Pokhara Valley of Nepal which are all known all over the world. KTM valley is famous for its cultural & historical heritage sites enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Pokhara Valley (city of geographical wonders) is abundant with Natural beauty of Himalayas, caves lakes, etc.) & also to Dhulikhel which is beautiful destination for seeing village life, Newari culture, Sunrise & Sunset view with Langtang Himalayan Range. Also to Nagarkot for night stay.

itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrival at the Tribhuwan Int`l Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m) & transfer to hotel.

    Arrival at Kathmandu Int`l airport. Meet, welcome by our official representative & transfer to hotel. Welcome drink followed by tour briefing.

    Meals: No I Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Day 02

    Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing & visiting around the Kathmandu valley

    At around 8 am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your tour. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring passport, two copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting.

    After the pre-trip meeting, your sightseeing trip will start at around 8:30 am. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide (if needed) at your disposal.

    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.

    Bouddhanath Stupa (the Buddhist largest stupa in the world)
    Bouddhanath stupa is another must visited place in Kathmandu valley enlisted in world heritage sites in 1979Ad by UNESCO .This colossal stupa is known by the bouddhanath, the God of wisdom. This Bauddha stupa was built just after the demise of Lord Buddha and is the largest single Chhorten in the World.

    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.
    Watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.

    Pasupatinath Temple (one of the biggest, sacred and famous Hindu temple in Nepal)
    Pashupatinath temple is also one of world heritage site listed by UNESCO. It is one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world. It is dedicated to a manifestation of Shiva called Pashupati (Lord of Animals) which is built in the familiar pagoda style during fifth century by King Prachanda Dev.

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

  • Day 03

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

    Breakfast & drive for Pokhara (200KM / 6 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. Fishtail (Machhaphuchre).

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

  • Day 04

    Sightseeing & visiting around Pokhara Valley

    Breakfast & 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.

    International Mountain Museum
    IMM records, documents and exhibits the past and present developments related to mountain and mountaineering around the world.The museum contains three main exhibition halls: Hall of Great Himalayas, Hall of Fame and Hall of World Mountains. It displays the lifestyles and history of the Gurungs, Thakalis and Tharu while the others.

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

  • Day 05

    Second Day in Pokhara

    This morning you will go for an excursion trip to Sarangkot. Rest of the day will be free at leisure. Plenty of optional activities are available such as Paragliding, Bunjee Jumping, Zip lining, Ultra-Light flights and so on. Do ask for the same.

    Destinations we cover:

    Sarangkot
    It is the most popular tourist destination from where the tourist can enjoy the great view of the Pokhara Valley and the magnificent view of the mountains. Sarangkot is only 13 kms from Lake Side, Pokhara. Sarangkot is the highest view point for a sunrise and it is just 1592m high. Sarangkotis cooler than Pokhara. Sarangkot can be reached easily by 45 to 60 minutes by a car ride to the top from Pokhara. Many tourists come to Sarangkot for sunrise view and go back.

    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

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

  • Day 06

    Drive back to Kathmandu (200km/7hrs.) & transfer to hotel

    After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu on our private vehicle & reaching hotel, some rest & free for your own leisure time.

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

  • Day 07

    Half day Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Drive to Dhulikhel via Kathmandu (232km/7-8hrs.)

    Breakfast & half day Sightseeing. Then, drive to Dhulikhel via Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel & rest.

    Destinations we cover:

    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.

    Narayanhiti Palace Museum
    It is the former royal palace in the centre of the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, It is the palace which long served as a primary residence for the country’s monarchs. Narayanhiti, in Narayanhiti Palace, is made up of two words ‘narayan’ and ‘hiti’. ‘Naryan’ is a form of Hindu god “Lord Vishnu” whose temple is located opposite to the palace and ‘hiti’ means “water spout” which is also located to the east of main entrance in the precincts of the palace, and which has a legend associated with it.

    Dhulikhel
    It is a small township, 32 km from Kathmandu, along the Chinese-built road which leads to the border. It offers superb views of Cho Oyu in the east to Himalchuli in the west with altitude of 1828m. The little town exudes great charm in the bare-brick houses, carved wooden windows, sloping tile-roofs, pagoda-temples and sacred statues everywhere. Lot of temples does the town and the skyline. Many vantage points offer a panorama of the Himalayan Mountains. Besides bird watching, hiking and mountain biking are some of the activities that can be undertaken here.

    Meals: Breakfast Only I Overnight stays at hotel or resort in Dhulikhel.

  • Day 08

    Sunrise view, Drive to Nagarkot & transfer to Hotel.

    Rise early to sunrise.Breakfast & drive to Nagarkot en route visit to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Reach hotel & see sunset. Explore village.

    Destinations we cover:

    Bhaktapur Durbar Square
    It 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.

    Meals: Breakfast Only I Overnight stays at hotel or resort in Nagarkot.

  • Day 09

    Watch spectacular sunrise view, Transfer to the airport for your final departure

    Rise early to witness magnificent sunrise view from hotel roof top. After breakfast, drive back to airport for final departure. Our airport representative will drop you to Airport before 3 hrs. You’re your scheduled flight time 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 in private basis.
  • Welcome drinks upon arrival at hotel.
  • 03 nights’ accommodation in respective hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan in twin sharing basis.
  • 03 night’s accommodation in respective hotel in Pokhara on BB plan in twin sharing basis.
  • 01 night’s accommodation in respective hotel in Dhulikhel on BB plan in twin sharing basis.
  • 01 night’s accommodation in respective hotel in Nagarkot on BB plan in twin sharing basis.
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private a/c vehicle.
  • Transportation Kathmandu / Pokhara / Dhulikhel / Nagarkot / Kathmandu by private A/c vehicle.
  • 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$30 per day)
  • Expenses due to the situation beyond our control (Such as; landslides, natural calamities, road blockade, political disturbance, flight cancellation etc.)
  • Expenses of personal Nature
  • Medical expenses
  • Personal Insurance
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Visa Fee US$ 25 for 15 days and 40 US$ for 30 days (Indian Nationality FREE / SAARC 1st Time FREE Visa).
  • Other Services not mentioned in cost including.

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 POKHARA IN DHULIKHEL  

IN NAGARKOT

Heritage Dwarikas Village
LUXURY (5**) Soaltee /

Radisson /

Annapurna / similar

Hotel Pokhara Grande /

Shangrila Village Resort /

Fishtail Lodge /Similar

The Dwarika’s Resort-

Dhulikhel

 

 

CLUB HIMALAYA – DLX

PREMIUM (5*) Tibet International /

Shangrila /

Royal Singi /

Similar

Hotel Pokhara Grande /

Atithi Resort /

Shangrila Village Resort /

Fishtail Lodge /Similar

The Dwarika’s Resort-

Dhulikhel

Club Himalaya – STD
DELUXE (4*) Vaishali /

Grand /

Summit Residency /

Mirage Lords Inn/ Tibet / similar

Mount Kailash Resort /

Land Mark /

Lake Side Retreat

Dhulikhel Mountain

Resort/Similar

Bhangeri – Premium  Room / Fort / Country Villa/Similar
STANDARD (3*) Manang /

Temple Inn/

Nepal Tara /

Amadablam / Moonlight/ Gangjong / Mountain / similar

Dandelion/ Kantipur/ Utsav Himalaya/ similar Dhulikhel Lodge Resort

/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

Himalayan Sunrise Guest

House/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

Our cancellation policy applies in every instance. There will be no exception for any reasons therefore; we strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. This low cost insurance protects all deposits and payments should you have to cancel your trip due to personal or family illness. Should you or anyone in your choice purchase this insurance, please deal directly with the insurance company. Baggage and accident insurance are also available.
By making reservations with VirginTrails.com or its associates and depositing your advance payment with agents, our representatives, or us you agree to each of the foregoing terms and conditions and agree that you are thereby bound. You also acknowledge that you have carefully read and understood the foregoing terms and conditions.

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