8 DaysKathmandu to Kathmandu Grade:
Meals: Welcome and farewell dinner/everyday breakfast
Accommodation: 3 nights in Kathmandu, 2 nights at Bandipur and Pokhara
Transport: Tourist bus/private car
Best seasons: Throughout the year
Pokhara and Bandipur tour is of the most fabulous tour, because, both Pokhara and Bandipur are the scenic and picturesque valleys and best place to relief oneself from long and hectic work and study. This is one of the combined tour packages in order to ease you to find the most serene and heavenly places. For instance, in Pokhara, there are numerous of amazing places just awaiting for you to come and explore them. You can have short hike up to Sarangkot hill, situated just in front of fishtail and Annapurna Himalaya, take incredible snaps of majestic mountains namely of Mt. Fishtail known as Mt. Machhapuchhare and a range of mountains in Annapurna Himalayan range. If you are the adventure lover, you can also have paragliding trip. You can have short flight above the Pokhara valley like a bird and view with eagle eye and land down at Phewa lakeside or you can go for short mountain flight in order to have close view of mountain range in Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu Himalayan range. Similarly, there are a number of mysterious caves, lakes, lush-green forests, terraced fields, rocky hills, where you can go for boating, fishing, exploring around the mystical caves and many more.
Similarly, Bandipur village is one another most beautiful villages located in Tanahu district, some 140 km west of Kathmandu valley, and some 60 km east from Pokhara. Bandipur is an ancient town settled by various ethnic groups majority by Newar and Magar. It is a treasure awaiting for your arrival. It is situated at the hilltop from where you can see a range of mountains from Mt. Langtang to Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri Himalayan range towering above and the beautiful valleys downside. Bandipur is one another perfect places to relinquish the hustle and bustle of the city. Thus, you can have exploration in Pokhara and then have a trip to Bandipur and spend couple of days there. Bandipur is a picturesque town nestled in the Himalayan foothills. You will be amazed with the diverse culture, warm hospitality, delightful smiles of innocent people living around and no doubt with the arts and architecture, awesome caves and nature wonders. Bandipur has many things to offer you from local dishes to beautiful scenes and sceneries and memorable experience in lifetime and after making the trips to both the area, you can then catch public or private cab and return back to Kathmandu.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m
Day 02:Kathmandu valley full day sightseeing
Day 03:Kathmandu to Bandipur
Day 04:Bandipur- Ramkot/Mukhundeswari
Day 05:Bandipur to Pokhara
Day 06:Full day Pokhara sightseeing
Day 07:Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 08:Departure from Kathmandu
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu 1350mYou will be welcomed by our representative from Nepal Adventure Team, and then you will be transferred to the hotel. After getting in the hotel, you can have free time. In the evening we will offer you a “welcome dinner” at the Nepalese typical restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese culture program as well as Nepalese meal.
Day 02Kathmandu valley full day sightseeing After having breakfast we will start our tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu such as: Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swoyambunath (Known as Monkey temple) and then we will visit to Bouddhanath Stupa and continue sightseeing at Pashupatinath in the afternoon. Overnight in hotel.
Day 03Kathmandu to Bandipur Drive from Kathmandu by tourist bus to Bandipur. Shorthiking in Bandipur following the old trails, Tour of Bandipur Bazar. Enjoy the panoramic views and beautiful sceneries and get back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 04Bandipur- Ramkot/Mukhundeswari After having breakfast we will hike to the Magar village, Ramkot or visit to the temple of Mukhundeswari. After exploring the typical local cultures and surfing around, do some evening nature walk in Raniban(lush green forest). Overnight in hotel.
Day 05Bandipur to Pokhara Early morning, explore Siddhi Cave, recently discovered and probably the biggest cave in Asia, and drive to Pokhara which will also be a beautiful experience for you travelling across the Nepal's hilly road. Pokhara, the best touristic hub in Nepal.
Day 06Full day Pokhara sightseeing We will ring you early morning to go to Sarangkot for sunrise view. After getting back and having breakfast, tour around in Davis fall, Gupteswor Mahadev cave and International mountain museum to eat the lunch at lakeside. The final journey will be to Bindabasini Temple and Seti gorge river. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07Pokhara to Kathmandu We will take you to tourist Bus Park to drive back to Kathmandu and in the evening, you are invited to the farewell dinner at Nepali typical restaurant. Last night stay in the best hotel again after the lifelong experience achieved during 6 days tour.
Day 08Departure from Kathmandu We will be missing you terribly this day since you will be flying but however, we will be transferring you to the airport and send you off in the most hospitable manner with the presents from our side.
Passport & Visa
All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Getting a visa must be the easiest one though. You just have to go to the Nepalese Embassy/consulate in your country or it can also be obtained upon your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport. To get a visa, you need to bring 2 pp size photos, visa fees and valid passport.
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100
For more information, please contact Department of Immigration.
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
Means of Transport
Private car, bus and walking. All the cost is already included unless otherwise noted.
Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all the expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen.
We have arranged for the single traveller to pay for the single trip only. He has to share the accommodation with other person of same sex though while he can also join the other groups.
Foods and Accommodations
Only breakfast will be available throughout the journey. The accommodation will be on the best quality hotels on your entire trip on twin sharing basis.
Note: Single room is always available but only on special request and spending extra bucks.
Best Time to Travel
You can travel any time of the year for this trip.
Every traveller is different and they spend their own way. Some spend on food and drinks while other on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, emergency fund($200), etc before you pack up and leave.
Trip Specific Safety
Your guide is always there for your safety concerns and looking after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. The hotels have the safety deposit box where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.
A Couple of Rules
Possession or using of any illegal drugs is totally intolerable. Its because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such case.
Nepal Adventure Team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favour of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients too, have an important role to
a. respect the local laws, custom and their beliefs
b. always ask for permission before doing something in the local or consult to the leader
c. keep the area same as you found it as, wherever you go and dispose of rubbish
d. support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.
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The groups safety is very important for us. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Even though every effort is made to go as planned, a little change might occur in the itinerary because of weather conditions, health condition of a person, unexpected natural disasters, etc. The leader will try to ensure the trip runs as planned, but please be prepared to be flexible just in case.
Note: Let us know about your particular requirements and expectations and we will make the itinerary on the basis of your choice. Please contact us for further details.
This hiking tour can be done anytime of the year. If you want a special and private package we can arrange one for you.