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Kathmandu Pokhara Sunrise Tour

8 Days
  • Whole Year.
  • Normal
  • 1,600 m/5,249 ft (Sarangkot in Pokhara)
  • 3*** Accomodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Car and Tourist Bus.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Private
  • 02 pax to 50 pax.
  • Provide Local guide with english language.
  • Kathmandu.

Overview

The Kathmandu Pokhara Sunrise Tour is an easy and short holiday package in Nepal. It is an 8-day program that offers both adventurous activities and moments of relaxation. During the tour, you will explore some of the famous tourist sites in two tourist cities in Nepal- Kathmandu and Pokhara. The tour is not difficult by any means, so anyone can join it.

Kathmandu, with its ancient temples and spiritual sites, provides an opportunity for those seeking spiritual experiences in Nepal. Likewise, the serene lakes, lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, mystical caves, and mountain views in Pokhara add the allure of nature to the journey.

Overall, the Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour 8 days offers a diverse experience suitable for those seeking a well-rounded travel experience in a short time. In both cities, you will explore vibrant local markets where you can buy a variety of unique souvenirs to take back with you as a memory.

 

Join our Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour package and have one of the most memorable trips of your life. For groups of 6 plus travelers, we have a very special Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour cost. 

 

Major attractions during the Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour 8 days.

You will visit many places in Kathmandu and Pokhara during the Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour 8 days. Below, we have mentioned some of the major attractions in both cities:

Kathmandu:

  • Visit the Patan Durbar Square, adorned with ancient temples, palaces, and courtyards showcasing exquisite Newari architecture.
  • Explore the famous Monkey Temple, aka Swayambhunath, located on the top of a hill. This iconic stupa is surrounded by prayer wheels, colorful flags, and, of course, mischievous monkeys.
  • Come across the intricate architecture of Pashupatinath Temple. It is a sacred Hindu temple along the Bagmati river. The intricate wood carvings and pagoda-style architecture are remarkable.
  • Visit one of the largest stupas in Nepal, Boudhanath Stupa. It is a center for Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. The environment around this stupa is excellent.
  • Lined with shops, restaurants, and vibrant street markets, explore the tourist hub of Kathmandu, Thamel. This is where you will be staying in Kathmandu.
  • Learn about Nepali art, architecture, traditions, and beliefs. Enjoy the company of friendly and hospitable locals.

 

Pokhara:

  • Phewa lake is the heart of Pokhara. The stunning reflections of the Annapurna and Machapuchare mountain range on the lake make it enchanting. You can enjoy bathing on the lake or sit on its shore unwinding.
  • Take a short drive from Pokhara to reach Sarangkot, a nearby hill station. From here, you will get to witness a gorgeous sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Likewise, the views of Fishtail and Lamjung Himal are also fantastic from here.
  • Witness the powerful cascade of Devi’s Fall, where the river vanishes underground.
  • Visit Gupteshwor Cave with limestone formations. It is an intricate underground cave system with a sacred cave dedicated to Lord Shiva.
  • Visit other tourist sites like Peace Pagoda, International Mountain Museum, Mahendra Cave, Seti River Gorge, Begnas Lake, etc.
  • Explore the vibrant Lakeside Market and enjoy your time in the city.

 

Is the Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour right for you?

Deciding whether the Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour is right for you or not depends on your preferences, interests, and travel goals. If you enjoy breathtaking landscapes, sunrise views over the Himalayas, serene lakes, and cultural landmarks, then this tour is an ideal option for you.

Both Kathmandu and Pokhara are rich in natural and historical attractions. The tour is easy and can be done by any age group. The participants only have to be in good health. There is no tough walking or hiking involved in this tour, which makes it perfect for family holidays as well.

Likewise, for adventure enthusiasts, we can customize the Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour 8 days to include activities like trekking, hiking, rafting, or paragliding. 

Also, check out our Kathmandu Nagarkot hiking tour package and Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour package.

 

Why travel with the Nepal Trekking Company?

At Nepal Trekking Company, we take pride in providing unparalleled experiences for adventurous souls seeking the beauty of the Himalayas and the rich cultural tapestry of Nepal. With years of experience in organizing trekking and cultural tours, our team comprises professionals who possess in-depth knowledge of the regions all over Nepal.

We are a locally owned and operated company deeply rooted in the communities we serve. Our guides and staff are natives who share genuine insights into the culture, traditions, and hidden gems that make Nepal a unique destination. Likewise, your safety is our top priority. Our guides are certified, well-trained, and equipped to handle various terrains.

Whether you seek adventure, cultural exploration, or a blend of both, our flexible itineraries allow you to shape your journey with us in Nepal. Similarly, we believe in clear communication and honesty. There are no hidden costs or surprises – what you see in your package is what you get.

And we have the best Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour price. Book the Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour 2024 now to get a special offer.

Trip Highlights:

  • Explore the two biggest cities in Nepal- Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Enjoy a scenic drive filled with lush hills, rivers, mountains, and terraces between both cities.
  • An adventurous and immersing short tour in Nepal for people of all ages.
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality and friendliness of the Nepali people.
  • Get to learn about diverse Nepali culture, traditions, beliefs, art, and architecture.
  • Discover some of the oldest temples, shrines, monasteries, and palaces in Kathmandu.
  • Visit viewpoints, caves, waterfalls, and lakes in Pokhara.
  • Explore vibrant markets and taste many Nepali delicacies.
  • Get to see snow-capped mountain views in Pokhara.

Itinerary

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Welcome dinner

The representatives of our company will be at the airport to greet you and escort you to your comfortable hotel. We will use a private vehicle. Once you reach the hotel, our team will help you with the check-in process. You'll have a chance to freshen up and settle into your accommodation. The rest of the day is leisure. Explore your surroundings and meet us in the late evening for the welcome dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Begin the day with a delicious breakfast at your hotel and later meet the tour guide in your hotel lobby. He will brief you on the day program and take you to different UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Monkey Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Boudhnath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple.

The tour will present you with the architectural wonders of Nepal along with rich culture, art, and vibrant markets. After the full day of the tour, the guide will drop you at the hotel. Explore the bustling streets of Thamel later in the evening and end the day with a delicious dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

On this day, you will visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, renowned for its well-preserved medieval architecture and cultural heritage. Explore the narrow streets of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, marveling at the intricate woodwork, ancient temples, and traditional Newari architecture that transports you back in time.

Visit the iconic Nyatapola Temple, 55-WIndows Palace, experience the bustling local markets, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of this ancient city. Try pottery if you fancy it, and taste some delicious local delicacies like juju dahu (a sweet yogurt). After the tour, the guide will drop you at the hotel.

Distance: 201 km/125 miles
Duration: 7/8 hours
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Today, you will depart from Kathmandu and follow a picturesque highway to Pokhara, the city of lakes. You also have the option to take a short flight to Pokhara. If you choose the road, enjoy the changing landscapes and local life during the approximately 6-hour drive.

Upon reaching Pokhara, settle into your accommodation with a likely view of the serene Phewa Lake and the Annapurna range. The rest of the day is yours to explore Pokhara's lakeside market and the serene Phewa Lake.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

You will visit tourist sites in Pokhara. The day begins with a ride to Sarangkot viewpoint. From here, you will get to witness a beautiful sunrise along with an aerial panorama of Pokhara city and mountains like Fishtail, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri.

Further, visit sites like Davis Falls, Gupteshwor Cave, Mahendra Cave, International Mountain Museum, Peace Pagoda, etc. Explore the local markets and get to see the daily lifestyle of the locals. Try local food and buy souvenirs.

*Note: Sarangkot is famous for paragliding. It is supported by a professional paraglider, so it's very safe. You do not have to pay much to paraglide, and it will add a memorable moment to your journey. Let us know if you wish to combine paragliding during your visit to Sarangkot. (extra charge applies)

Distance: 201 km/125 miles
Duration: 7/8 hours
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

On this day, you will drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. The ride will be the same as before- comfortable and scenic. Upon reaching Kathmandu, take the afternoon to relax or explore the city at your own pace, perhaps revisiting some favorite spots or discovering new gems. Explore nearby markets and buy souvenirs. If you have anything specific on your to-do list, let us know.

*Note: You have the option to upgrade the transportation to a short flight to Kathmandu at an additional cost.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and farewell dinner

We have kept one full free day in Kathmandu. Whether you choose to unwind and recharge at your hotel, stroll through the vibrant streets of Thamel for some souvenir shopping, or delve into the city's rich cultural offerings by exploring additional landmarks and hidden gems, the day is entirely yours to design.

Consider visiting local markets, trying authentic Nepalese cuisine, or simply embracing the tranquility of a local spa. Our team is available to assist with any additional activities or recommendations you may desire, ensuring your last day in Kathmandu is as memorable and personalized as the rest of your remarkable journey.

In the late evening, we will meet for a farewell dinner.

Meals: Breakfast only

You will fly back to your home. Our team will be at your hotel to help you with checkout and drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport as per your flight departure time.

Service Includes in the Cost:

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private car.
  • 05 nights standards tourist accommodation in Kathmandu with daily breakfast.
  • Kathmandu city sightseeing at UNESCO World Heritage Site with tour guide and car. (Full Day).
  • Bhaktapur city sightseeing (half day).
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu by regular tourist bus.
  • 02 nights standards tourist accommodation in Pokhara with daily breakfast.
  • Pokhara city sightseeing with guide and car.
  • Visit Sarangkot viewpoint see Annapurna ranges.
  • City Maps.
  • Company t-shirts.
  • Farewell dinner with cultural show.

Service Excludes:

  • Nepal Visa Fees.
  • International airfare and airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Personal tour equipment.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Miniral water, cold drinks and all the alcoholic drinks.
  • Entrance fees at UNESCO site.
  • Tips for guide and driver

Accommodation during the Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour:

We will book a three-star hotel in both cities- Kathmandu and Pokhara during the tour. You will spend the nights in a safe and comfortable hotel. The hospitality and helpful nature of the hotel staff will for sure win your heart.

The rooms will be equipped with essential amenities, including private bathrooms with hot water, air conditioning, Wi-Fi connectivity, and televisions. Likewise, in Pokhara, the room may offer beautiful views of the hills, mountains, or Phewa Lake.

 

*Note: For those seeking a more indulgent experience, there’s the option to upgrade to luxury accommodations in both Kathmandu and Pokhara (additional charges apply). 

 

What kind of food options are available?

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will find rich and diverse culinary options that cater to various tastes. Both cities offer a mix of traditional Nepali dishes and international cuisine. Dal Bhat is a staple in Nepali cuisine. It consists of lentil soup (dal), rice (bhat), and a variety of side dishes, including vegetables, pickles, and meat or fish. You must have this food at least a few times during the tour.

Likewise, try momos, thukpa, gundruk, sekuwa, sukuti, and sel roti. Kathmandu is known for its Newari cuisine. Try dishes like chatamari, choila, bara, yomari, and varieties of achar (pickles). Additionally, the city also offers a wide variety of cuisines like Indian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Italian, continental, etc. You will find a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in both cities.

 

Do I need travel insurance for the Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour?

Travel insurance for the Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour is not necessary but highly suggested. Travel insurance provides coverage for unforeseen medical emergencies. In case you require medical attention or hospitalization during your tour, having insurance ensures that your medical expenses are covered.

Likewise, as life is unpredictable, unforeseen events might lead to the cancellation or interruption of your trip. Travel insurance can reimburse you for non-refundable expenses such as flights, accommodations, lost baggage, and tour costs.

 

*Note: When selecting travel insurance for your Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour 8 days, carefully review the policy coverage, including the specific terms and conditions.

 

Safety during the tour:

Embarking on a Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour with us, Nepal Trekking Company, ensures a hassle-free and secure journey. The safety of our travelers is a top priority, so we assign experienced and certified guides who are well-versed in the local terrain, culture, and safety protocols during the tour.

Likewise, our team is very professional yet friendly and approachable. You can contact them any time if you need any assistance or have any queries. We have maintained transparency in our policies, ensuring that our guests are well-informed about all aspects of the journey. This includes a clear outline of costs, inclusions, and exclusions, with no hidden fees.

We also offer flexible itineraries that can be easily customized to meet individual needs. Whether it’s adjusting the pace of the trek, modifying the route, or accommodating specific requests, we make sure that the itinerary aligns with the preferences of the travelers.

 

Last-minute Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour booking :

Booking a Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour at the last minute comes with specific terms and conditions, particularly in terms of payment and cancellation policies. In the case of last-minute booking, we require the full package cost to be paid upfront.

This is because last-minute arrangements involve securing immediate reservations for accommodations, transportation, and guides, which require financial commitments from us. Given the urgency and immediate expenses, we cannot offer a refund on last-minute bookings of any tour, trek, or climbing trip in Nepal.

 

For more information, feel free to get in touch with us anytime.

Packing checklist:

Below, we have made a comprehensive packing list for the Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour:

 

Clothing and accessories:

  • Comfortable walking/hiking shoes
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing (consider cultural norms)
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (layers for varying temperatures)
  • Swimwear (if you plan on visiting water bodies or resorts)
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain jacket or poncho (especially during the monsoon season)
  • Socks and underwear
  • Sleepwear

 

Travel essentials:

  • Passport and visa
  • Travel insurance documents (optional)
  • Itinerary and accommodation details
  • Photocopies of important documents (passport, insurance, itinerary)
  • Emergency contact information
  • Maps or guidebooks for the destinations
  • Local currency and credit/debit cards
  • Lightweight daypack for day trips
  • Water bottle

 

Electronics:

  • Camera, smartphone
  • Portable power bank
  • Travel adapter for charging electronic devices
  • Headphones

 

Outdoor and adventure gear:

  • Binoculars for wildlife spotting
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Lightweight, compact umbrella

 

Health and safety:

  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen with a high SPF
  • Personal hygiene items (wet wipes, hand sanitizer)
  • Personal medication and a basic first-aid kit
  • Travel-sized toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.)

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Snacks (energy bars, nuts, etc.)
  • Small travel towel
  • Multi-tool or Swiss Army knife
  • Ziplock bags (for storing snacks, documents, etc.)
  • Small sewing kit
What is Kathmandu famous for?

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. This city is known for its centuries-old temples, stupas, palaces, and shrines. There are seven UNESCO World Heritage sites located in Kathmandu.

What do you do during your free day in Kathmandu?

During your free day in Kathmandu, you can visit tourist sites and local markets. Likewise, you can also go shopping or do activities like day hikes, pottery, mandala painting, helicopter flights, etc.

How is the ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara?

The ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara is smooth and takes around 6 to 7 hours. You will follow a winding highway via lush hills and rivers. On the way, witness stunning landscapes of lush hills, rivers, waterfalls, terraces, and mountains.

How to reach Sarangkot sunrise point from Pokhara?

To reach Sarangkot sunrise point from Pokhara, you can take a taxi, local bus, or a private vehicle. It takes around 45 minutes to 1 hour to reach Sarangkot by driving in a car. Likewise, you also have an option to hike to Sarangkot.

Can I join a short trek from Pokhara? Are there any beginner-friendly options?

Yes, you can join a short trek from Pokhara. Here are some beginner-friendly options for you- Ghorepani Poon hill trek, Dhampus trek, Ghandruk trek, Khopra Danda trek, etc.

What is the luggage limit for the Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour?

The luggage limit for the Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour is 20 kg per person. Pack heavy stuff in your main luggage and carry all the essentials, including documents, money, a water bottle, SPF, snacks, chargers, etc, in your day pack.

Is this tour good for a family vacation?

Yes, the Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour is good for a family vacation in Nepal. This is an easy tour package that can be done by all the members of the family.

Do I have to tip my tour guides and drivers?

It is not mandatory to tip your tour guide and driver, but recommended. If you are happy with their service, then tipping is the best way to say thank you. As tipping is a custom in Nepal, guides and drivers may approach you for it.

What to buy for souvenirs during the tour?

During the tour, there are many things you can buy for souvenirs, like paintings, mandala art, pashmina clothes, hem bags, leather goodies, crafts, antiques, singing bowls, statues, Nepali snacks, jewelry, etc.

Which mountain will I see during the Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour?

During the Kathmandu Pokhara sunrise tour, you will see the western Himalayan mountains like Annapurna, Langtang Himal, Fishtail, and Dhaulagiri.

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