Trip at a Glance
Grab the opportunity to experience the ultimate vibe of the 7-Day Kathmandu-Bandipur-Pokhara Tour. This tour in Nepal offers you a cultural tour of exotic Nepalese customs and traditions, the beautifully carved architecture of monuments in Kathmandu, and the enchanting views of the viewpoints from Bandipur and Sarangkot of Pokhara.
Kathmandu, being the capital city, is always the center of attraction. There are many historical and cultural places in and around Kathmandu. There are temples, monuments, buildings, and statues in every part of Kathmandu valley where the history and culture speak for themselves. Pokhara is another tourist hub of Nepal. Hundreds and thousands of tourists visit Kathmandu and Pokhara at any time of year. They can visit Nepal around the year where they can enjoy any seasons they like.
Out of the blues, Bandipur has gained popularity among local as well as international tourists. It is a beautiful hilltop and the best viewpoint for the Himalayan ranges that include Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Manakamana, Gorkha village, and the Marsyangdi valley. There are now well-facilitated hotels and guest houses at the Tundikhel. Bandipur will be a perfect diversion before hitting the road trip to Pokhara. The nature of Bandipur is serene as well as a very attractive place. Visiting Bandipur will make you feel a step closer to nature.
Pokhara, on the other hand, is always at the top of the list for tourists. There is no second opinion about visiting Pokhara. The land of lakes of Nepal is always one of the best places in Nepal to explore. There is always an urge or desire to go to Pokhara once when you come to Nepal, even if you have visited earlier. Pokhara is such a place that recalls you again and again because of its overwhelming natural and cultural beauty.
Kathmandu-Bandipur-Pokhara Tour surely fulfills your demand of exploring and discovering the natural beauty of Nepal in a short tour. This tour of 6 nights and 7 days lets you enjoy the traditional cultures, and authentic Nepali food items and visit places filled with nature and peace. Step on Himalaya has many other short tour packages in Nepal as well. This tour is one of those packages which is greatly admired by many tourists. Please check out Kathmandu-Chitwan-Pokhara Tour, Kathmandu-Nagarkot Tour, Kathmandu-Pokhara Tour, etc.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be then transferred to the hotel in a private vehicle. Briefing about the tour. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
After having breakfast, buckle up for the Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Starting with the Boudhanath stupa. It is one of the heritages enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Mainly dedicated to Buddhism, the Boudhanath stupa is a dome-shaped structure surrounded by manis and prayer flags. There are other gumbas in the perimeter of the Boudhanath stupa. The next stop will be the Pashupatinath temple. Hindu devotees visit this temple on different auspicious occasions and festivals. Any religion can visit the periphery of the temple. The holy river, Bagmati flows by the side of the temple. Cremations are done at the bank of this holy river. After spending some time here, you will then head to Swayambhunath stupa, known as the “Temple of Monkeys”.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Bandipur, a cable car ride to Manakamana temple
Breakfast at the hotel then drives to Bandipur. On the way to Bandipur, you will take a short diversion to visit the Manakamana temple. It is reachable via Cable Car at Kurintar which is like 9-10 minutes. This visit is optional. But it will surely be an exciting short trip to the Manakamana temple. After returning from the temple, you will continue the drive to Bandipur, a beautiful hill station with a stunning viewpoint. Overnight stay in Bandipur.
Day 04: Drive from Bandipur to Pokhara
Hope you had a sound sleep. Breakfast at the hotel and then ready for the drive to Pokhara. It is about a 3-hour drive from Bandipur to Pokhara. Enjoy the views of greeneries, waterfalls, the Trishuli river, and the beautiful Himalayas. After arriving at Pokhara, check into the hotel. You can then go for a boat ride on Phewa lake followed by an evening walk or cycling by Lakeside Street. Overnight stay in Pokhara.
Day 05: Pokhara Sightseeing
A full day Sightseeing in Pokhara is a perfect day tour. You will head early to Sarangkot in order to catch the mesmerizing view of the sunrise view over the snow-capped Himalayan ranges, mainly Mt. Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail), Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and many more. We will then go to Davis Falls and Gupteshwor Mahadev cave nearby. After a short tour around, you will then visit the Bindhyabasini temple. The next stop will be the hike to World Peace Pagoda from where you can enjoy the stunning panoramic view of Pokhara valley. It is situated at the hilltop. There are 2 ways to reach the World Peace Pagoda. The popular one is hiring a rowboat which costs Nrs. 800 one way and Nrs. 1200 both ways with or without a rower. The cost fluctuates during the peak season as well. Once you reach the bottom of the hilltop, you will walk for about 45 minutes to 1 hour depending upon your pace to reach the top. The view is really admirable and eye-pleasing. The next way is a short drive to Chhorepatan and then hike till you reach the top. There are some coffee shops. You can take some snacks and spend some time grasping the enchanting views. You can then return to the hotel. Relax and rest.
Day 06: Drive back to Kathmandu
The final day of the tour. You will now head back to Kathmandu via tourist coach. It will as usual be a 6-hour drive. Enjoy the drive and the scenery. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day 07: Departure
The final day of the tour. You will be dropped off at the Tribhuvan International Airport by our representative at least 3 hours prior to the scheduled flight.