Tour Itineraries > The Two Valleys (7 days / 6 nights)

Kathmandu - Nagarkot - Pokhara

A seven-day itinerary combining an insight into Nepalese culture as it exists in Kathmandu valley, then visiting beautiful valley of Pokhara with tranquil lakes and majestic mountain peaks.

In the Kathmandu valley you visit the three ancient sister cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur and study their unique royal courtyards and temples, a legacy left over from centuries of intermingling of various ethnic groups. You also visit Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath perched on a hillock west of Kathmandu. Over winding roads, you visit the tiny settlement of Nagarkot, 32 km east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2,099m. Then driving along the scenic mountainous highway, you visit the Pokhara valley, which is the second most popular tourist destination. Forming the backdrop are the spectacular Annapurnas massif and the magnificent fish-tailed Machhapuchhre dominating the scenery. Adding to Pokhara’s enchantments are the three serene lakes of Phewa, Begnas and Rupa, the World Peace stupa atop a hill, the deep Seti gorge, the Green canyon and Devin’s fall. Pokhara has always fascinated tourists as a launch-pad for many a trek to the central and western Himalaya and as a destination to enjoy a relaxing holiday with incomparable mountain views.

Arrival in Kathmandu. Meet, greet with flower garland and transfer to your hotel.
Full day tour of Kathmandu, Swayambhunath and Patan. (B)
Drive to Nagarkote visiting Bhaktapur en route. Overnight in Nagarkote. (B)
After breakfast drive to Pokhara (232km/6 hrs). Overnight in your hotel. (B)
AM: Free. PM: Half day tour of Pokhara city and Phewa lakeside bazaar. (B)
Drive back to Kathmandu retracing the same highway. Rest of the afternoon is at leisure. (B)
Departure transfer for outbound international flight. (B)