Kathmandu and Pokhara Tour

One of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world, Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal at an altitude of 1,400 metres (4,600 feet). It covers an area of 50.7 km2 (19.6 sq mi) which is the largest Metropolitan region in the Himalayan hill region founded in 2nd century CE. Kathmandu was ranked third among the top ten upcoming travel destinations in the world by TripAdvisor and ranked first in Asia in the year 2013. It is the centre of Nepal’s economy, history, culture and art with multi-ethnic population. The city is home to several World Heritage Sites such as the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath. In the Kathmandu Valley, the average summer temperature varies from 28 to 30 °C (82 to 86 °F) and the average winter temperature is 10.1 °C (50.2 °F). It’s neighter too hot in summer and nor freezing cold in winter. You can find cool temperature thoughout the year. You can also find a number of museums and art galleries where it display unique artefacts, paintings. There are collections from the 5th century CE to the present day. Museums and art galleries in Kathmandu are The National Museum, Narayanhiti Palace Museum (royal palace before maoist revolution), The Natural History Museum, Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex, The Kaiser Library, The National Art Gallery, The Nepal Art Council Gallery and The NEF-ART (Nepal Fine Art) Gallery.

Pokhara is the capital of Gandaki Province and second most populous city of Nepal after Kathmandu. It is located 200 kilometres (120 miles) west of Kathmandu and sits at an elevation of approximately 822m. It is the base for the famous Annapurna Circuit trek. Pokhara has become a major tourist destination for adventure tourism and you can also find many medieval era temples such Guheshwari, Bindhyabasini, Bhimsen temple, Tal Barahi Temple, Bhadrakali, Talbarahi, Sitaldevi, Gita mandir etc. In Pokhara there are two 5-star hotels, approximately 305 other hotels that includes one 4-star, five 3-star, fifteen 2-star and non-star hotels. International Mountain Museum(IMM) at Ratopahiro, Pokhara was opened for public in Ratopahiro to boost the city’s tourism. There are other museums also such as Annapurna Natural History Museum (preserved specimens of flora and fauna), Gurkha Museum (history of the Gurkha soldiers) and Pokhara Regional Museum.

Overview

Itinerary : 05 Nights / 06 Days “Kathmandu Pokhara Tour”
Highlights: 3 Nights Kathmandu, 2 Nights Pokahra.

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