6 Days Nepal Tour
Nepal, home to Mount Everest, is dominated by the world's most imposing mountains. Although the country is relatively small (147,181 square kilometers), 80 percent of its territory is occupied by the dramatic peaks of theHimalayas. Nepal was closed to foreign visitors until1951, a situation which contributed greatly to its mystique in the west. This small, hospitable country has since become an exceptionally popular destination for travelers, whether they are in search of climbing challenges or spiritual enlightenment.
Nepal can be divided into three geographical regions, each stretching from east to west across the country. The southernmost strip of land, the Terai, is bordered to the north by Himalayan foothills and to the south by the Ganges River. The area was originally covered with tropical vegetation, but has been almost completely converted to agricultural production. The Terai is now the breadbasket of Nepal and is covered with farms. The Himalayas stretch across the northern section of Nepal. Eight of the ten highest peaks in the world are located here, and most are covered with permanent snowfields. The area is sparsely populated, with little vegetation above the tree-line (4,200 meters).
The climate varies considerably with elevation. May to October is monsoon season, when rain soaks the Terai and snow falls on the Himalayan peaks. Mid-October to mid-December is prime mountaineering weather: the skies are clear and sunny, temperatures range from warm in the lowlands to crisp in the mountains. March and April are also good months for mountain treks, although temperatures in Kathmandu and the Terai tend to be steamy.
Best time to go:
In general there are two preferred times of year to visit Nepal. Peak season, particularly fortrekking in Nepal, is from late September to early December when the air is fresh and skies clear giving the best views of the mountains.
Arrive in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, transfer to hotel in Kathmandu.
If weather permits, early morning Mt. Everest flight( Extra cost of $160 USD), visit Pashupatinath, situated 5 km east of Kathmandu. The temple of Lord Shiva, Pathupatinath with its two-tiered golden roof and silver doors is considered one of the holiest Hindu shrines. You will then visit Boudhanath, which lies 3kms east of Pashupati. This ancient colossal Buddhist stupa is one of the biggest in the world. It was listed as a UNESCO Heritage Monument in 1979. After lunch you will proceed to Swayambhunath, one of the world's most glorious Buddhist chaityas. It is said to be 2000 years old. Painted on the four sides of the spire base are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Next you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will see the Taleju Temple, built by King Mahendra Malla in 1549 A.D.; Kal Bhairav, the God of destruction; Nautale Durbar; Nasal Chowk; Gaddi Baithak; the statue of King Pratap Malla and Jagannath. Overnight at hotel
Kathmandu - Pokhara
Early morning after breakfast drive to Pokhara. Enroute you will enjoy 3 hours of white water rafting on the Trisuli River. have lunch and a further drive to Pokhara. Check into the hotel, evening for personal activities and 1-hour boating on Fewa lake. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel
Pokhara Valley Sightseeing
After breakfast you will start Pokhara Valley sightseeing, covering Seti Gorge, Bindabasini Temple, Davi's Falls and Mahadev Cave and overnight stay at hotel.
Pokhara to Kathmandu
Its an early morning start by tourist bus to Kathmandu which takes about 6 hours. You will have some spare time at hotel until we have a welcome back dinner followed by a Nepali cultural program.
Transfer to the airport for your final departure.
After breakfast, you are free till the time of check out. Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport to catch your return flight or continue with other activities.
The flight from Shanghai to Nepal has a lot. We can check the flight schedule and availability as per your request.
- Return airfare including air tax
- Nepal Tourist Visa fee
- Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
- Private car or van with English speaking guide
- Five-night at the designated Hotels above with daily breakfast
- The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group.
- Tips to your tour guide and driver
- Travel insurance