A comprehensive guide to help you understand your travel options from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Kathmandu & Pokhara Tour is a remarkable 05 days tour in two famous cities in Nepal – Kathmandu, and Pokhara. This tour will introduce you to diverse Nepali cultures and traditions. You will get to learn about different forms of ancient Nepali architecture and art.
If you are looking for an extensive sightseeing tour in Nepal, select this package of 5 days and 4 nights which enables you to cover all the main attractions in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Pokhara, also known as ‘the city of lakes’ is located in Kaski district in Western Region of Nepal. The city lies some 200 kilometers away from Kathmandu city. Pokhara is so far one of the most popular tourist destinations in the nation.
Pokhara is tourism capital and gateway to the Annapurna region. As you reach Pokhara, will notice the Phewa lake and Annapurna Himalaya from any corner of city. And there’s more hidden treasures you will meet during sightseeing are Devis fall, Bindyabasini temple, bat cave, mountain museum.
The Itinerary for Kathmandu and Pokhara makes you come across all the important sites and guarantees you of a hassle free holiday.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We customize holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could customize a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable Nepal tour.
Kathmandu Pokhara Tour Highlights
- Visit the Sacred Pashupati Temple in Kathmandu, dedicated to Lord Shiva.
- Visit the Buddhist holy Stupas of Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath.
- Experience of Nepal through the UNESCO Heritage Sites.
- View the Annapurna range up close at Pokhara.
- View the Annpurna range from elevated Sarangkot.
Kathmandu Pokhara Tour Facts:
|Tour Duration||04 nights / 05 days|
|Tour Location||Kathmandu Valley & Pokhara Valley|
|Tour Style||Comfort Tour + Standaed Hotel + Flight|
|High Elevation||Kathmandu 1,400 m (4,600 ft)|
|Pickup Points||Tribhuvan International Airport|
|Tour Activities||English Speaking Tour Guide + City Sightseeing Tour.|
|Group Size||2-15 Persons.|
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by Himalayan Trip Nepal representative and transferred to hotel. After check in, you can either take a rest or hang around in the city depending on your interest and time constraint.
In the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion, introducing with your tour guide. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions related to your tour program.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Fly to Pokhara.
After breakfast, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby for your city sightseeing in Kathmandu. We will visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, In the afternoon, Flight to Pokhara is spectacular with Himalayan view all along its route.
You can enjoy the ambiance of Pokhara in the natural settings with towering Himalayas in the back drop. Visit Devi’s Fall and Tibetan Refugee Camp. Explore phewa lake boating in the evening to catch the reflection of Himalayas on the Phewa Lake.
Tour Time: 3 hours | Flight: 25min to Pokhara | Hotel & Breakfast – Included.
Day 03: Drive Sarangkot for sunrise views and Free day for Pokhara tour.
Pokhara is famous for its lake and its amazing views of the Annapurna range include Annapurna I and VI, Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre.
Early morning drive around 30 minute to reach Sarangkot from there, you can see the very panoramic view of the mountain, truly a photographers paradise.
In Pokhara, you will visit, the Gurung Museum, Devis falls, Tibetan refugee camps, Mahendra Cavé and Barahi Temple etc.
Tour time: 4 hours | Drive: 25min to Sarangkot | Hotel & Breakfast – Included.
Day 04: Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu (1310m)
After breakfast, we will drive to the Pokhara Airport and fly back to Kathmandu. After checking in Hotel. You will have free time in the afternoon, and in the evening; Himalayan Trip Nepal will treat you to a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant whilst enjoying a cultural dance.
Flight: 25min to Kathmandu | Hotel, Breakfast, Dinner – Included.
Day 05: Final Departure
The trip ends, Himalayan Trip Nepal Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
Breakfast – Included.
- International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
- 2 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast plan.
- 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara with Bed and Breakfast plan.
- 04 breakfast, 1 dinner during the tour.
- Kathmandu Sightseeing by professional English speaking tour guide.
- Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu domestic flight.
- 1 farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- All government and local taxes.
- All entrance fees for sightseeing places
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
- Your international flights
- Nepal visa fees & airport taxes
- Tips for your city guide, drivers, hotels, restaurants, etc.
- Extra night accommodation then mention plan
|2-4||Guaranteed||USD 650||INR 32700|
|5-8||Guaranteed||USD 590||INR 29350|
|9-15||Guaranteed||USD 460||INR 24200|
What is Kathmandu famous for?
What is Pokhara famous for?
How To Get Pokhara From Kathmandu?
Pokhara is 126 miles or 204 km away from Kathmandu and you can travel between these popular cities via air or land. You can choose the mode of transportation as per your travel style and budget. You will get a wide range of options to travel to Pokhara.
Taking a private transportation, domestic flights, chartered helicopter to a tourist transportation and anything in between is entirely your choice.
Private cars have four seats and are around $145 USD, one-way. If you’d like to have a car with air conditioning, expect to pay a bit extra. Jeeps have 7-8 seats and are the largest and most comfortable private vehicle. Expect to pay around $250 USD, one-way.
A Stopover When Traveling From Kathmandu To Pokhara
Make most of your travel on a private vehicle by visiting interesting places on your long road trip between two or more popular cities of Nepal. Visiting the following places will enrich your trip.
Visit the sacred temple of Manakamana dedicated to the Hindu goddess Bhagwati. The goddess is known to fulfill wishes and attracts many devotees. Enjoy a scenic cable car ride with the view of verdant hills over the Trishuli River to the hilltop temple. Savor the scenic vista from the hilltop temple.
Bandipur is a Newari town situated on a hilltop. The iconic cobblestoned street lined with houses built in Newari architecture is the highlight of the town. The vehicle free main street with front porch seating gives off a European feel. The magical town Bandipur possesses the power to transport you into a different century.
Historically significant place Gorkha is the ancestral home of the last ruling monarch of Nepal. The ancient palace called Gorkha Durbar is located on a ridge. On a clear day, you can enjoy the panoramic views of the Himalayan range stretching from north to west. Savor the amazing views of mountains like Manaslu and Himalchuli.
Accommodation facilities of Kathmandu & Pokhara
Nepal’s range of accommodation means you can indulge in five star luxury in the city areas. Kathmandu & Pokhara has the largest selection of hotels, ranging from historic boutique options to simple, family-run guesthouses.
Most places have a range of rooms, from budget to doubles with en-suite. It’s worth noting that there’s currently no regulating body for accommodation in Nepal, so we recommend reading reviews very carefully.
Beware that cheaper accommodation can be of a really poor standard; if you’re backpacking, this might be okay, but otherwise, invest a few extra dollars for something nicer.
Best Time to Visit Kathmandu & Pokhara
September to November is the best time to visit Kathmandu & Pokhara; it is also considered as the peak tourist season. December to February are the coldest months in Kathmandu & Pokhara. The winter continues till March since Pokhara is at proximity to the Himalayas, the peak months are when tourists indulge in trekking and hiking.
Kathmandu and Pokhara Tour Price
The cost of your tour to Kathmandu and Pokhara will be determined by the type of tour you are planning, your tour route, time on the destination, and by the season you choose to travel.
Average cost of a 5 day Kathmandu Pokhara tour with a Nepal tour agency – starting from $650 + $300 food = $850
Nepal Tour – Kathmandu Pokhara tour with the reputable local tour company, Nepal Tour. 100+ reviews, mostly 5 stars, read them! 5 days, Kathmandu to Kathmandu. English-speaking local guide and assistants for the tour. Internal flights, All transport between destinations and to/from included activities. Food not included.