Activities are optional. None require prior experience or fitness level
Spend a week between two most happening cities of Nepal. In Kathmandu, you will be mesmerized by monuments reflecting medieval architecture and preserving ancient culture. In Pokhara, you will hop from one natural landmark to another with a chance to appreciate the beauty of it all and relax in the serene atmosphere.
We will receive you as you land into Kathmandu and take you to your hotel. There will be a brief meeting at Mountain Kick offices to prep you on your trip ahead. You will begin exploring Kathmandu from the first day itself as we will take you on a tour of Kathmandu – a city which is a melting pot of ancient traditions and modern sensibilities. Our final destination for the day will be the Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple. This Buddhist monastery that sits on a hilltop has a peaceful atmosphere and provides panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley.
We will visit some of the World Heritage Sites, as listed by Unesco, in Kathmandu beginning with Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The square is a former royal courtyard where there are several ancient temples and monuments to visit. The place is rich in culture and preserves the traditional way of living. We then visit another World Heritage Site of Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the country. It is believed that the Stupa is a tomb of an incarnation of Lord Buddha. Our final stop will be the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest and holiest shrines in the world of Hindu god Shiva.
We ride to the famous tourist town of Pokhara in a tourist bus. It is a seven hour trip through serpentine roads carved into the hills with stops for lunch and snacks in villages along the way. At Pokhara, the lakeside area offers an amazing nightlife to relax you after the long drive here.
Pokhara is a beautiful city and there are so many natural and man-made locations to visit. We will take you on a guided tour of the Bindabashani Temple,Old Pokhara City, Seti river gorges, Gorkha Museum, the Phewa Lake and the Barahi temple.
We will take you to the World Peace Pagoda in the morning. It is a beautiful place to explore and see the city, the lake and the mountains. We will head down to lakeside for lunch and embark for further sightseeing in the city. We will visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp, the Gupteshwor Cave, and the Davis Fall this day.
We will leave for Kathmandu in the morning passing through the same towns and villages that greeted us when we had first arrived a week ago. There is a complementary farewell dinner in the evening to officially end your trip.
We will drop you to the airport. Return home amusing yourself with rich memories of Kathmandu and Pokhara.
In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay and your room will have an attached washroom. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 50.
All you need to bring for this tour is simply some comfortable clothes. You don’t need any special gear for touring around Nepal. Just make sure you have clothes according to the season you are arriving.
We never force our customers to follow our set itinerary.You can customize your itinerary exactly the way you want. Please share with us your ideas.
As one of the core guiding principles for Mountain Kick, we always give back to the mountain community in any way we can as a means of gratitude. The people who live in the Himalayas and share their homes with us deserve to have all their little problems fixed which seem very basic for outsiders but are commonplace in rural Nepal. The people lack proper access to healthcare, sanitation and education but a little effort from travellers goes on a long way to solve these issues. Mountain Kick has made it its corporate social responsibility to help improve the living standards of the local community. We make donations to their cause, organize social campaigns and programs and also have a few trips designed to mix a little volunteer work in your holiday.READ MORE ABOUT CSR