Kathmandu Pokhara Standard Trip

Duration: 6 Days   |   Based on 1 Review   |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Transport: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star (or greater) Hotel
  • Group Size: 2+
  • Max Elevation: 1600 m (Sarangkot)

Kathmandu Pokhara Standard Trip  is a standard tour package of Kathmandu and Pokhara. Kathmandu Pokhara Luxury Trip and Budget Trip are other option for you.

Kathmandu Pokhara Standard Tour is specially designed for the history and cultural lover who intent to visit the Nepal. As Nepal lies in the lap of nature and blessed with unique culture and tradition so it is becoming the number one choice of visitors from the entire world.The ancient endless culture, tradition, colorful arts and architecture makes Nepal like a bride getting ready for the engagement. Kathmandu Pokhara Standard Trip covers the main destinations of Nepal including Kathmandu and Pokhara. Both of the cities are culturally, historically and naturally rich. As we know Kathmandu is the open live museum and the bazaar of various temples and Stupas as well as the city of festivals because you can witness temples next to the every house and every next day is festive. From venerable pagoda style temples to bustling streets and colorful outdoor markets, there is always something to be fascinated by. 

Kathmandu Pokhara Standard Trip includes the sightseeing of four UNESCO World Heritage sites Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Temple, Bouddhanath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square which are the famous sites of the valley where you can spectator the public faith and credence towards god and goddess. While exploring the sites you also can encounter the historical background of ancient Kathmandu valley as well as the culture, tradition, arts and architectures of entire Nepal.  

Further Kathmandu, Pokhara is another amazing city with culture, tradition and natural richness. It is often known as tourist city because the crowd of tourist can be seen throughout the year as well as it is the gateway to various trekking routes. Pokhara is well known for its natural beauties, which offers peace in fresh air. Several caves and holy Lakes enlarge the beauty of Pokhara which makes feel like we are in treat. Throughout the tour we will visit Barahi Temple (beautiful temple with great Hindu faith), Davis Falls (locally known as Patale Chhago, is an amazing waterfall along the Siddhartha Highway), Seti Gorge (the boisterous river runs completely underground at many places) and Mahendra Cave (a huge limestone cave just north of the Pokhara). After exploring the sights, we head back to Kathmandu. 

If there is something else in the tour you would like to see, or something you’d prefer to skip, let us know and can tailor the package more towards your interests! 


  • Explore four UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu valley
  • Explore the world oldest cities Kathmandu and Patan
  • Breathtaking views of stunning snow capped mountains
  • Scenic drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing of Tourist city Pokhara
  • Mesmerizing sunrise view from Sarangkot 
  • Magnificent view of Lakes including Fewa Lake, surrounded by the green hills and stunning mountains


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After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our airport representative will greet you and escort you to the hotel. In the afternoon, you can take rest or explore the streets of Thamel nearby your hotel. In the evening, we will organize a short pre-trip meeting and introduce you with your tour guide, who will brief you about the preparations to be done for the trip. 

Overnight at Hotel

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Altitude: 1300 m
  • Place: Kathmandu

After breakfast at around 9am, our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and you will go for sightseeing of famous UNESCO world heritage sites around Kathmandu valley.

You will visit the following sites:

Pashupatinath (World heritage site):

The world famous Hindu temple, Pashupatinath is regarded as one of the holiest and oldest Hindu temple in the world. This temple is located 5km east from the city center at the bank of the holy Bagmati River. Pashupatinath area is widely decorated by various ornaments dedicated to Lord Shiva. As followed by the Hindu Culture, the cremation of the dead is done in Pashupatinath area by the side of the bank of the holy Bagmati River.

Swayambhunath Monkey temple (World heritage site):

Swayambhunath, also named as the monkey temple is surrounded by monkeys all over the area. Famous for people following both Hinduism and Buddhism, this temple not only provides the cultural and religious aspects but also offers various arts, architecture and the magnificent view of Kathmandu valley from the western side of its hillock. Swyambhunath Stupa is imprinted by the eye of Lord Buddha, which stands for peace and knowledge.

Boudhanath (World heritage site):

Boudhanath is the oldest and largest stupa in the valley, which was built during the Licchhavi dynasty in the 5th century around 2500 years ago. Its old name is ‘Khasa’ but later it was changed to Boudhanath by the government. You will find many Buddhist pilgrims and monks from Tibet and various places going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.

Patan Durbar Square (World heritage site):

Patan Durbar Square is situated at the center of the Lalitpur district. The main attraction of Patan Durbar Square is the ancient royal palace, where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided. There are many temples and idols in this area. You can also explore the Newari lifestyle, food and culture in the square and visit museums that contain many ancient and antique items that have a lot of historical significance.

Overnight at hotel

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Altitude: 1300 m
  • Place: Kathmandu

After breakfast, you’ll drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu via tourist bus. On the way you’ll be rewarded with the magnificent views of Snowcapped peaks, various landscapes, green hills, traditional settlements and small towns. After arrival in Pokhara, you can enjoy night life of Pokhara city in the bank of the Fewa Lake, overnight stay at your hotel.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Altitude: 900 m
  • Place: Pokhara

After the breakfast, you’ll go for the sightseeing. You’ll visit Davis Falls, Barahi Temple, International mountain museum, Tibetan refugee camp, Mahendra cave and Fewa Lake, at the same time you’ll gate chance for boating in lake. Overnight stay at your hotel in Pokhara

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Altitude: 900 m
  • Place: Pokhara

On this day, you need to wake up early in the morning to catch the mesmerizing sunrise view over the Himalayas. At the same time you will be rewarded with the stunning views of snowcapped mountains including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range as well as the outstanding view of the valley. Then you’ll back to your hotel to take a breakfast and we drive you to tourist buspark to catch your bus back to Kathmandu (you can fly back to Kathmandu on extra amount if you wish). You can again see the beautiful view of Mountains, Valleys, Rivers, Jungles and many other through your drive. After reaching Kathmandu we drop you to your hotel. You can enjoy the shopping. In the evening we organize Post trip dinner in Nepali restaurant. you can enjoy typical Nepali cuisine with cultural show.

Overnight stay at your hotel in Kathmandu 

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
  • Altitude: 1300 m
  • Place: Kathmandu

Today is the last day of your trip. If you would like to stay more in Nepal, you have many options which can be shared with us upon request. Else, we will transfer you to the airport for your departure. We thank you for the opportunity of being your travel partner and wish to serve you in your next vacation. Have a nice journey. 

  • Meals: Breakfast
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What to Expect

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • 3 Star or Above Luxury Accommodation, twin shared basis
  • Breakfast 
  • Luxury car throughout the tour
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Salary, accommodation, travel and medical insurance for guide & Driver
  • Shepherd Holidays' T-Shirt 
  • Tour Certificate 
  • Farewell dinner 
  • Official expenses
  • Nepal Entry Visa (go to Nepal Entry Visa page for details)
  • International Air Fare
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch & Dinner 
  • Entrance fees at heritage sites (go to Nepal heritage sites' fees for details)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Alcoholic beverage and non-alcoholic beverage
  • Tips for guide and driver (Tipping is Expected)
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on Our cost include section

Useful Information

Shepherd Holidays will provide you Tourist Bus (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu) and Private vehicle for transfers and sightseeing. 

Guides and Porter:
Shepherd Holidays will provide you well experianced guide for the trip. 

We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest health post or hospital possible. However, you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place during the evacuation process. So, it is best for you to be properly insured before the trip.

Trip Extensions:
If you like our service and would like to explore Nepal more or take part in any other adventurous activities in Nepal, India, Tibet or Bhutan, please feel free to contact us for further details.

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Custom Itinerary:
If you'd like to suggest a different itinerary or plans for the given trip, feel free to contact us, so that we can make the best out of your custom-made trip upon your request.


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    Clara Lopez, Spain

    Kathmandu Pokhara trip

    Nepal is truly a beautiful country, trip in Nepal means defiantly a perfect trip. No compromise had been made while in Kathmandu Pokhara trip, the hospitality by the Shepherd Holidays team was superb. Had a lot of fun and enjoyment, what an experience it is.