It’s a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane lands at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the arrivals and escort you to your hotel. .
We begin our sightseeing tour with a visit to Boudhanath - the largest stupa in Nepal and a center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu. The stupa is designed like a giant mandala (a representation of a Buddhist cosmos). Our next destination is Pashupatinath Temple, which is dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Shiva and is regarded as the most sacred Hindu shrine in Nepal. Here you can witness cremation ritual of Hindus at ‘Aryaghat’, the cremation area of the temple. Then you head to Patan which lies 5 km away from Kathmandu Valley on the South-East. Patan is one of the three medieval cities in Kathmandu and a destination for connoisseurs of fine arts. We take a tour of the Patan Durbar Square - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the square is the Patan Museum (originally a Malla palace), Krishna Mandir- a stone temple of Lord Krishna with its 21 spires and bas-relief art depicting scenes from the Mahabharata and Ramayana epics, Royal Bath or 'Tushahity' and surrounding Hindu and Buddhist temples..
Early in the morning you head off for Charaundi and on your drive, most amazing natural vista of Himalayan beauty sprawls before you. Then you gear up to begin your rafting trip to Kuringhat. On reaching the destination, you set for river rafting trip to Kuringhat along the raging waves of Trishuli. You bask in the splendor of rafting with amusing kaleidoscope of high mountain peaks, dense vegetations and mysterious wilderness as its backdrop. You conclude your whitewater river rafting for the day as you set up for the night at one of the resorts by the riverbank. .
Today also you enjoy your rafting trip to the fullest. After having enjoyed your white water river rafting to Mungling for three hours, you wrap up your rafting trip at mid- day and head off to Pokhara..
Lying 200 km away from Kathmandu, Pokhara lets you witness breathtaking and captivating views of Himalayan beauties. Your Pokhara sightseeing tour includes visits to mesmerizing lake like Phewa, intriguing caves like Mahendra Gupha and Gupteshwor Cave, Bindabasini Temple, Davis Fall, the gorge of the Seti River and Tibetan refugee camp..
After your sightseeing tour in Pokhara, you return to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, you can indulge in any kind of activities of your interest. You can simply go for shopping, walking, sightseeing in the local markets or any kind or recreational activities..
Our Nepali support team will take you to the airport for your flight home. On the other hand, if you prefer to stay longer, you can go for short tours such as Safari at National Parks, Muktinath Pilgrimage tour, etc. – please ask us..
I really enjoyed this trek, especially thanks to Explore Himalaya and their staff for making a stress free trek.
We work with the motto "Tourism for Development". Explore Himalaya Community Service Project was conceived to empower underprivileged segments of Nepal.