“ a scenic interesting tour of picturesque Nagarkot Hills & Pokhara valley in the shade of Annapurna Himalaya, in Kathmandu scenic tour of temples, monasteries, old palace, royal courtyard, scenic mountain view and world heritage sites Buddhanilkantha, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Bajrajogini / Sankhu with Patan old palace courtyard and rafting downstream on Trisuli River with bouncy rapids”
EncountersNepal grand sightseeing tour of famed and renowned places leads you to various scenic and cultural sites in and Kathmandu beyond with rafting on the popular Trisuli River with bouncy waves and enjoyable rapids, tour continues to the most picturesque famed tourist destination at Nagarkot hill top famous for sunrise over the Himalaya in the comfort of nice lodge, hotels and resorts before the rafting, and then to popular tourist destination atPokhara with its pristine Phewa lake in the shade of giant mountain Annapurna and Lamjung Himal with Manaslu range including magnificent Mt. Machhapuchare Peak “Fish Tail” that dominates the Pokhara valley.
On arrival in Kathmandu with authentic Nepali cuisine dinner with local folk and cultural dance program,
In Kathmandu with impressive tour within the valley rim, Kathmandu a historical, cultural, scenic valley and capital of Nepal with Multi party government a Republic Nation.
Kathmandu Valley, a unique valley with exotic setting 25 centuries back it stood as a large lake. It is completely surrounded by a level of Green Mountain walls above which to the north tower the mighty snowcapped peaks during the winter.
It consists of four major cities carrying great historic, artistic and cultural interest.
Kathmandu city with its wonderful green valley slowly emerging into a metropolitan city and towns, however old temples, monasteries, old palace, royal courtyard and world heritage sites still retains its past time glory and artifacts with ancient culture, traditions, religions and way of life as it was in past earlier old periods.
Kathmandu city and the surrounding valley has much more to offer our guests and travelers to taste our rich culture and traditions with warm friendly hospitality of Nepali people showing you the wonders of Kathmandu arts, historic monuments with colorful festivals.
All our guided sightseeing tour offering information of the places of main attraction and interest in and around Kathmandu valley, beside Kathmandu being a bustling city but steeped in history with amazing terracotta artifacts, pagoda temples and dome stupa Buddhist monuments with ancient royal king courtyard with various impressive tours within Kathmandu valley where one ca marvel day to day.
Next day starting after breakfast with short drive to famous Hindu Phasupatinath Temple with golden tier pagoda roofs with four silver sided doors, the temple is busy every day with pilgrims and disciple from all over Nepal and India the main occasion is in mid February “Shiva Ratri” birth anniversary of lord Shiva.
From here a short drive to Little Tibet at Boudhanath, declared as the largest Buddhist shrine of South Asia. The ancient colossal chorten built in the 6th century A.D. by King Man Deb. With series of three terraces and from the bird's eye view it takes the relevant shape or of a lotus flower which indeed remains a very holy object for all the devout Buddhists of the world.
The chorten surrounded by a circular market of Tibetan influence, the chorten embraces the authentic philosophy of Mahayana faith of Buddhism known as Lamaism in Nepal, Sikkim, Ladakh, Bhutan and Tibet.
Then a short drive to eastern rim of the valley with enjoyable ride passing Bhaktapur and many farm villages to reach at Nagarkot, located 30 k.m, north Nagarkot is the favorite weekend gateway for Himalayan scenery and rural tranquility. Nagarkot offers panorama of mountains that extends all the way from Dhaulagiri in the west, Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himal in the centre and extending towards East Mt. Everest range. The surrounding countryside of Nagarkot is great for short hike, situated at 2,175 m with awesome views of sunset and sunrise.
Next day a after breakfast with the views of stunning sunrise and chain of mountains, and then a s scenic and interesting drive on Nepal main highway with fabulous views of rolling green hills, valleys dotted with typical Nepali farm villages with snow capped peaks to the north passing several villages and towns reaching at Fishling village at Trisuli river rafting put in point by the Kathmandu / Pokhara highway, Trisuli river Nepal's most popular rafting river for big, bouncy waves, hefty holes and tricky chutes all make for an exhilarating ride.
Our rafting adventure floats through numerous rapids from Grade I, II to IV depending upon its water level at the time of the season.
This river flows from Mt. Ganesh and Langtang all the way to Chitwan National Park and finally ends at Ganges in the Gangetic plains of India.
Trisuli is quite popular river for rafting, as the river flows by the side of the main highway, and it has all the thrills, excitement plus a scenic view of the landscape, flora and fauna. Trisuli has friendly rapids and is an ideal trip for the beginners, family and birdwatchers.
After an exciting and enjoyable rafting on the shore with a drive towards picturesque and scenic Pokhara taking about 3-4 hours of good drive with the scenery of farm villages, towns, farm fields with views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountains, then reaching at Pokhara by the lake Phewa for overnight stop
At Pokhara tour begins early morning with a short drive to a hill side at Sarangkot for stunning sunrise view over array of snow capped mountains from world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, 10th highest Mt. Annapurna 8,091 m and 8th highest Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m including range of smaller peaks with ever present majestic Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish Tail” standing high at 6,993 meters.
Sarankot hill top the tallest spot at 1, 460 meters with super views of mountains, Pokhara green valley and its city with Phewa lake below, beside the fabulous panorama famous for paragliding which is one of the most popular adventure sports around this scenic place.
In Pokhara with two nights over stop marvel the beautiful scenery and with tour of
Bindhyabasini Temple, Devi’s water fall with Gupteshwor Mahadev cave all this program are done in a day before breakfast and after breakfast and lunch on route sightseeing places with boating in the serene lake Phewa in the backdrop of the mountains.
After a wonderful time heading back to Kathmandu on the same interesting highway following the Trisuli river for some time, and then on the uphill drive to reach Kathmandu city, after a mesmerizing and enjoyable tour drive back to respective hotel, after a wonderful tour and experience of amazing Nepal arts, culture, religion with old traditions with EncountersNepal excellent service.
Arrival Kathmandu, reception at the airport by a representative of Encounters Nepal, transfer to a Hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome drink. Meet the Manager from Encounters Nepal for tour briefing.
After breakfast, guided city tour to the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu such as Swoyambhunath (Oldest Buddhist Stupa in the World), Pashupatinath (Hindu’s Temple), Boudhanath (One of the biggest Monastery in the World), Patan Museum, Golden Temple (Buddhists’ Monastery), Tibetan Refugee Camp. Transfer to Hotel for overnight rest.
After breakfast, guided city tour to the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu such as Kathmandu Durbar Square (Old Palace), Swoyambhunath (Oldest Buddhist Stupa in the World), then visit Bhaktapur city, the ancient town in Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel for overnight rest.
After breakfast, drive by car through the scenic highway on the bank of the Trisuli River. Stop at Fishling for 3 hours rafting on the Trisuli River. Continue drive to Pokhara, transfer to a Hotel
After breakfast, city tour in Pokhara such as Devi’s Fall (Natural Water Fall), Gupteshwor Cave and boating on Fewa Lake for one hour in the afternoon. Transfer to Hotel for overnight rest.
Walk for one hour to World Peace Stupa across the Fewa Lake early morning for Sunrise view, walk back to Hotel, where you will see a lifetime memory of scenic mountain views including Fishtail shadowed on Fewa Lake. After breakfast, visit Mahendra Pul to view the underground Seti River and International Mountain Museum. Visit Buddhist Monastery in the afternoon. Transfer to Hotel for overnight rest.
After breakfast, drive by car back for 200kms through the bank of the Trisuli River to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.
Rest day and shopping in the afternoon. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Farewell and transfer to international airport for onward flight.
USD $900/ per person
Trip Cost Includes:
Tour/Trek pre-departure information, Guide
Hotel accommodation as per mentioned in the itinerary on a twin share basis with breakfast at Standard Hotels
All internal transport by private car
All group airport transfers
Welcome drinks in Kathmandu
Day trip Rafting
Trip Cost Excludes:-
Your travel insurance. (Compulsory)
International air fare.
Nepal entry visa fee.
Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
Bar and beverages
Nature of personal expenses
Insurance for accidental, medical and evacuation
Meals Launch and dinner
Manument entry fee