Luxury Kathmandu-Pokhara Tour with Everest
Activity Per Day
3-4 hrs normal walking
Tourist Bus, Private Car Or Plane Flight (optional)
Min Group Size
Kathmandu, Pokhara Tour with trekking with 5-star Luxury accommodation trip is one of the bestselling trip program, designed by Himalayan Social Journey to satisfy luxury seekers. This trip program is composed of city sightseeing tours of major two cities of Nepal, Kathmandu, and Pokhara. Kathmandu sightseeing tour takes you to UNESCO World Heritage sites including Swyombhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Patan Durbar Square. This is to have an age-long insight of history, civilization, culture and art and architecture. Similarly, sightseeing in Pokhara takes you culturally and naturally blessed sites including Phewa Lake, Davis Fall, Gupteswor Cave, and Bindhyabasini Temple.
Highlights of Kathmandu-Pokhara Trek and Tour
- Kathmandu city Sightseeing
- Dhampus trek with the stunning view of Himalayas
- Pokhara City Tour
- Panoramic view of Annapurna Range and Sunrise view from Sarangkot
- Close view of Annapurna ranges from Australian Camp.
- Two night stay at Hotel Aloft in Kathmandu with buffet breakfast and dinners and Spa Treatments in Himalayan Suite spa.
Outline Itinerary ( 9 Days )
Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, meet HSJ team and transfer to hotel, at evening the orientation will be at the hotel after arrival. At evening welcome dinner with Cultural program (A program with dances and singing from different ethnic groups and cast of Nepalese community with Nepalese dinner).
Accommodation: Hotel Aloft.
Activity: Orientation Program
Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley
Today, after enjoying warm breakfast you have guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle. You will visit Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Patan Durbar Square. Overnight at Hotel Aloft. (B)
Accommodation: Hotel Aloft.
Activity: Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu
Drive to Pokhara
Morning breakfast, Kathmandu to Pokhara by deluxe tourist coach or flight (flight is optional which can be booked on your request).
Accomodation: Pokhara Grande
Activity: Drive/ Fly to Pokhara
Drive to Dhampus by Private transportation and trek to Australian Camp
After breakfast, you will leave Pokhara behind and head towards Dhampus. You will be driven in a private vehicle and the drive is about 2 hours. From then onwards, you will start your trekking journey. After passing through the terraced farmland, lush green forest and crossing the small stream you will reach Australian Camp.
Activity: Drive to Dhampus 2 hrs and Trek to Australian Camp 1 hrs
Trek to Sarangkot
We leave Dhampus behind and make our way back to Sarangkot. From Sarangkot, we can have a great view of Sunirse and Sunset along with a magnificent view of massive Annapurna range. Also, from the top of Sarangkot view tower, overlook the amazing panoramic view of Pokhara Valley. Overnight at Guest House. (B)
Activity: Trek to Sarangkot 5-6 Hours
Trek back to Pokhara
Today, you will get to see the mesmerizing view of Sunrise over the Annapurna range. After Sunrise, enjoy your warm breakfast and make your journey down to Pokhara via walking or through paragliding (Optional). Afterwards, visit the major attractions of Pokhara like Davis fall, Gupteswor cave, Bindyabasini temple and one-hour boating in Phewa Lake. Overnight at Pokhara Grande. (B)
Accommodation: Pokhara Grande
Activity: Trek to Pokhara and sightseeing
Drive back to Kathmandu
After breakfast, drive or fly (flight is optional which can be booked on your request) back to Kathmandu. You will check in your hotel, enjoy your relaxing Spa and with HSJ team you will have farewell dinner. Overnight at Hotel Aloft. (BD)
Accommodation: Hotel Aloft
Activity: Relax with Spa services
Leisure Day in Kathmandu
Early morning you will have short trip to TIA for your Everest Scenic flight . Then, enjoy the warm breakfast. Later in the evening, enjoy relaxing Spa in Himalayan Suite Spa. Overnight at Hotel Aloft (B)
Accommodation: Hotel Aloft
Activity: Everest Scenic Flight, Relax with Spa service
Today, after enjoying warm breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport by HSJ team and fly back to your country. If you have spare time, you may join next trip with us. (B)
- Airport pickup & drop
- Accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel Aloft) and Pokhara (Pokhara Grande), in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
- Fresh fruits in the mountains
- Meals, accommodation, insurance, and other expenses of the trekking crew (guide and porters) 2 people will have one porter and highly experienced English speaking guide.
- Accommodation in the lodge with breakfast during the trek
- Necessary permit, TIMS, and National Park fees
- Necessary equipment during the trek [Duffle Bag if necessary]
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private vehicle
- Kathmandu -Pokhara, Pokhara-Dhampus, and Pokhara -Kathmandu by luxurious transportation
- Thirty minutes special massage
- Everest scenic flight
- All Government taxes, VAT and service charge
- Personal equipment and clothing
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara and trekking days. (Meal costs about U$4 - $7 per item depending on place where you eat)
- City sightseeing entry fee in Kathmandu (Entrance fee cost NRS 400+250+1000)
- Any other activities or items not mentioned in the itinerary
This Tour with HSJ
Kathmandu-Pokhara tour and Trekking with two-night 5-star luxury accommodation trip also offers us an opportunity of short but rewarding hiking up to the place named Australian Camp via Dhampus. This hiking is absolutely amazing hiking through dense rhododendron forest. During March-April, the entire hill will be blanketed with flowering rhododendron. This trip program’s prime highlight is mountain views. The mesmerizing mountain views including beautiful Machhapuchhre, Annapurna massif, Himchuli, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and other breathtaking peaks. Dhampus, Australian Camp and Sarangkot are major vantage points in this trip which offer us sunrise and mountain views. Adventure enthusiasts can also enjoy paragliding on this trip.
Guide and Porters
Our local Nepali team is one of the most experienced, hospitable and respected trekking outfits in Nepal. The team is fully licensed and affiliated with the Trekking Agency's Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association, Nepal Tourism Board, Govt. of Nepal, Sustainable Tourism Network, Himalayan Rescue Association and Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project. You will be provided with the professional and an experienced English speaking trekking guide with the good knowledge of the place and the trek. The trekking crew is skilled with the experience of over 10 years, well-trained, friendly guide and, courteous and helpful porters, assured of a wonderfully memorable experience.
For the trek, we'll have one porter for two people as per group size. The porter will carry 12-15 kg per person luggage during the trek. You need to carry your day pack to keep your personal belongings such as wallet, camera, water bottle, dry snack, headlight, gadgets, etc. The safety and concerns of our porters is our collective responsibility. We take our responsibilities towards them and their safety concerns strictly. On your part, please carry only things that are of absolute necessities.
Other Programs and services we offer with this trip
• Welcome and Farewell dinner
• Yoga Classes
• Spa services
How do we make sure you get the best experience of this trek?
We are your completely flexible travel partner. Want to follow different route? We have you covered. Have extra time in Nepal? Excellent! We have more add-on tours like Chitwan Jungle Safari, Cable Car ride to Chandragiri hills, Cooking and Yoga classes in Kathmandu and so on. Would like to customize the trip? Well, why not? Give us your ideas and we will prepare complete itinerary for you. Do you want to use different standard of accommodations than provided in the itineraries? Of course! You absolutely can. From your arrival until you departure, your wishes are our command. Feel free to make the request.
In the case, your Everest Scenic Flight on day 8 is cancelled due to any unpredictable circumstances like weather, you will be offered to reschedule for next day. However in the case you demand to be refunded USD 150 would be refundable for this cancellation.
Travel and Transportation Modes
By Bus: Touring to and from city destinations is done on a private vehicle such as a car, jeep or microbus. Luxury tourist buses, which are only hired by the company for the most part, make the long distance travel. You will may have to take a public bus on some trip, but you do not need to worry about your protection or comfort because you ride with our guides and support staff in a group.
By air: Transportation by plane is available to fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu at the end of the trek.
If you want to experience helicopter ride to Annapurna Base Camp and no trek, then you can have a look at our program https://hsj.com.np/trip/explore-nepal-with-everest-scenic-flight-and-annapurna-base-camp-heli-tour
Also check our Day Tour to Everest Base Camp to visit Everest Base Camp directly in just one day.
Accommodations used in this trip
In Kathmandu and Pokhara you will be spending luxurious night in five star hotels or resorts as mentioned in itineraries however during the trek, teahouses shall be used that are handpicked by our guides based on their quality and services.
The tea houses are not the Shangri-La, they are a nice place to rest at the end of an long day's stroll. They are built of stone and wood.
Rooms are typically twin sharing rooms with ample space to stretch.
Most rooms have a separate shower and toilet — even though we do our best to manage tea houses with hot showers! There will also be a seating space, which will be like a living room with a fireplace or boiler that will warm up to the night.
Fooding and catering
While you will be enjoying varieites of delicasies in Kathmandu, and Pokhara during your luxurious stay in 5 star accommodation or eating outside in full fledged cafes, restaurants and diners, you will also have an ample opportunity to get healthy food varieties while on the trek.
The food is served on the Trek according to the menu of the tea house. Pancakes, chapati, bread, french toasts, egg, tea, coffee, butter tea, milk are expected to be served for breakfast. Dinner will include items such as dal bhaat, curries, chapatis, momo, noodle, thupka, dhindo, etc.
It is also very convenient and expected to eat your evening meal in the same tea house in which you stay, and you will usually be told to order your dinner when you sign in.
Availability of Drinking Water
Taps in, out or in guesthouses mean that there are plenty of places to fill your bottles and/or your water bladders.This could be where you stay, a lunch stop, or a shared public tap used by locals. Use an efficient sterilization method to make sure your water is safe and not contaminated in anyway. Bottled water is available to buy throughout the trek, but we would advise against this for a number of reasons.You do not need them if you use sterilization method. Environment concerns are there and also buying water is expensive up in the mountains.
Electricity and connectivity
Free WiFi and charge is generally available through out the trek. WiFi can be unreliable, sluggish or unusable in the rural area or there may be extra charge for electricity and Wi-Fi though only in some exceptional places. Most routes in Annapurna Region now have good internet, electricity and phone network connections.
To improve your connectivity, carry your phone with the Nepal SIM, you'll get more than you'd think (GPRS/EDGE speed). Village electricity could be perfect during your stay. Tea houses can have the electricity to charge your electronics either from solar sources or from a battery bank but it is most wise to either have your own or not depend on electronic devices.
We suggest taking out an insurance plan for your individual accountability, accidents and illnesses during the service. Regarding the type of activity, you may be asked to show a certificate of insurance for help and support, sanitation and search. This service is private and not free in Nepal, the helicopter will not take off until it is convinced to pay for the insurance.
Wherever you are your health and security is your responsibilities. In the city area be aware of scammers and touts. Outside the airport, or on the road, taxis are likely to charge more than normal. Pickpockets are active in cities and also in the mountains. Even if you are experienced trekker or have good health and stamina, you don’t know mountains of Nepal and hence, it is wise to keep up with your guide and stay close with your group.
Valuable items like gold or diamond chains, rings, bracelets are best not carried to the mountains and also keep your day pack with you safe. Your passport, permits, phone, cameras are supposed to be with you all the time. Keep the money you carry safe and securely.
Dont try to get too close to the animals or go extra lengths for the photos during your jungle safari, rafting and also trekking times. It is expected and is also for your safety that you travel with responsibility and sensibility.
As long as you are respecting local norms and culture and are open minded towards local community, you will be treated well and respected regardless of what gender, religion, and culture you are from.
Physical Fitness and Trekking Difficulties
This is one of Nepal's easiest treks. In comparison with other hiking destinations, the potential for altitude sickness is also very low. You have to walk 5-6 hours a day, which means good health and strong will. It will definitely help you a lot, though, if you have a previous trek or walking experience. In the event of bad weather, the trek may be difficult for you. Expect lots of stairs, ascends and descends and prepare accordingly.
Persons with a medical condition before the trip is considered must seek medical advice / agreement.
Last minute booking
It is best to book in advance but for those who cannot, for whatever reason, make a last minute reservation special arrangement for Himalayan Social Journey. In the case of last minute reservation, 100% tour payment will be approved within 24 hours. We try to operate a trek at any time but we are not liable for the delay in case of last-minute reservation, because of uncontrolled changes such as weather and the availability of accommodation.
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