During this trip, you will attend yoga and meditation sessions early in the morning, visit the Living Goddess at the Kumari Temple, watch beautiful sunrises in Sarangkot and pay homage to pagoda-style temples.
And all along, you'll find bliss and make joyful memories that will leave you asking for more.
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at the airport, you'll be welcomed by our representative and transferred to
After a short briefing from our representative, we'll first visit the Swayambhunath Stupa, one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal. Perched on top of a 77m high hillock, it is surrounded by beautiful shrines and monasteries.
We'll then make our way towards the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Built between the 12 th and 18 th centuries, this complex was once the seat of the ancient Mallya Kings of Kathmandu. Here, they were crowned and their coronations solemnized.
Up next: Visit the Kumari Temple - the residence of the Living Goddess. Known as the Virgin Goddess, a young child is chosen from the Newari community of Nepal and is worshipped and revered across the country. After reaching puberty, another Kumari will take her place as the Goddess.
Then: We'll make our way to the ruins of Kasthamandap. This shrine is believed to have been constructed from the wood of a single tree. An interesting note - the capital of Nepal is named after this temple.
In the evening: There will be a yoga session at the hotel. Afterwards, we'll enjoy a traditional welcome dinner while watching a Nepalese Dance performance.
Day 02Kathmandu / Pokhara (198 km / 5 - 6 hrs)
There will be a yoga session early in the morning, after which we'll have breakfast.
We'll then visit some of the country's most revered temples. First, we'll head to Boudhanath, one of the largest stupas in South Asia, that is located on an ancient trade route to Tibet. For many centuries, Tibetan merchants have rested and offered prayers here.
Then, we'll visit a sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Pashupatinath. This pagoda-style building is decorated with a gold-plated roof, silver doors, and woodcarvings of the finest quality. We'll then make our way to Guheswari Temple, which is dedicated to Sati Devi, Shiva's first wife, who gave up her life in the flames of her father's fire ritual.
Afterwards, we'll drive to Pokhara (which will take around 6 hours). Pokhara is a place of remarkable beauty, with some of the most scenic spots in the country such as the Phewa Lake, the magnificent Machhapuchhre mountain, and of course, scenic views of the Himalayas.
Upon arrival at Pokhara, check into the hotel. You'll be free for the rest of the day.
In the evening: a yoga session followed by dinner at the hotel.
Day 03In Pokhara
An early morning hike to the Sarangkot mountain to watch the sunrise. The view from
this mountain is truly stunning as you'll have a panoramic view of the Annapurna range
on one side of you and Pokhara on your other side.
We'll then return to the hotel for breakfast
In the afternoon: we'll go on a tour of Pokhara. On our route: the Phewa Lake, which is the second largest lake in the Kingdom. Here, you can hire a boat to visit the island temple in its middle- The Tal Barahi Temple, an important monument in Pokhara. The eastern shore, popularly known as lakeside or Baidam, is frequented by travellers as there are many handicraft shops here.
We will also visit the Seti Gandaki River which flows right through the city. We'll walk to the Mahendra Pul bridge that provides a perfect view of the river- the gushing water and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow.
In the evening: a yoga session at the hotel to wrap up the day.
Day 04In Pokhara
An early morning yoga session followed by breakfast. You'll be free for the rest of the
After lunch, explore The Old Bazaar of Pokhara This traditional bazaar is colorful, charming and has ethnically diverse products. You'll see plenty to purchase here, from edibles and cloth to cosmetics and gold.
The old bazaar is also home to one of Pokhara's most important shrines. Locally called the Bindhyabasini Mandir, it dominates a spacious stone-paved courtyard built atop a hillock.
Day 05Drive Pokhara / Kathmandu (200 km / 6 hrs)
Early this morning, we'll leave for Kathmandu.
En route, we'll stop at Patan ( Lalitpur Metropolitan City ) for a half day sightseeing tour. This will include visiting the Patan Durbar Square, a World Heritage Site and center of Patan's religious and social life. It's a charming mélange of Palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples.
We'll then visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp, which was set up in 1960. Here, you can buy authentic Tibetan handicrafts, handwoven carpets and a lot more.
Evening: a yoga session followed by dinner at the hotel.
Yoga session at the hotel.
After breakfast, we'll visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a conglomeration of pagoda and shikhara-style temples. There are beautiful golden effigies of kings perched on the top of stone monoliths, guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, and wood carvings in every place-struts, lintels, uprights, tympanums, gateways and windows.
We will also visit Panauti City, one of the oldest towns in Nepal, consisting of many temples that date back to the 15th Century or earlier.
After exploring this city, we'll return to the hotel for a farewell dinner.
Day 07Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International Airport
You will be transferred to the airport to board your flight back home.
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