A weeks in Nepal
- Day 1-2/Kathmandu valley
Kathmandu is the capital and largest municipality of Nepal
The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal. It is surrounded by four major hills: Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri. Kathmandu Valley is part of three districts (Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur), has the highest population density in the country, and is home to about a twelfth of Nepal’s population.
- Day 3/ Pokhara
Pokhara is the second largest city of Nepal after Kathmandu. 200 km west of the capital its altitude varies from 780 m to 1350 m. Three out of the ten highest mountains in the world — Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu — are within a linear distance of 50 km from the city. Due to its proximity to the Annapurna mountain range, the city is also a base for trekkers undertaking the Annapurna Circuit of the Annapurna ranges in the Himalayas
Pokhara is home to many Gurkha soldiers. It is the one of the expensive city in the country.
Jomsom , also known as Dzongsam or New Fort, is a town located at an altitude of about 2700 m in Mustang District, Nepal. It extends over both the banks of the Kali Gandaki River. Along the banks of Kali Gandaki river there ar rocks holy to the Hindus. The soaring peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri form a backdrop. As the district headquarters, it is primarily an administrative and commercial center with government officials and merchants rubbing shoulders with the local residents of the region, known as Thakalis
Lumbini,is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi District of Nepal. It is the place where, according to Buddhist tradition, Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama in 623 BC Gautama, who achieved Enlightenment some time around 588 BC became the Gautama Buddha and founded Buddhism.Lumbini is one of many magnets for pilgrimage that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of Gautama Buddha; other notable pilgrimage sites include Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya and Sarnath.
Lumbini has a number of temples, including the Mayadevi Temple and several others which are still under construction. Many monuments, monasteries and a museum — the Lumbini International Research Institute — are also located within the holy site. Also located there is the Puskarini or Holy Pond where the Buddha’s mother took the ritual dip prior to his birth and where he, too, had his first bath. At other sites near Lumbini, earlier Buddhas were, according to tradition, born, achieved ultimate Enlightenment and finally relinquished their earthly forms.
Day 5/Kathmandu to Mt. Everest
The Himalayan range fascinates and awes visitors to Nepal, and is one the country’s major attractions. Get up close to these magnificent mountains on a one hour Mountain Flight Tour.
If you’re short on time or have other constraints, this scenic flight is a great alternative to mountain climbing! The flight takes off from Kathmandu airport and heads to Mount Everest.
Marvel at the views of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world at 29,029 feet. Besides Mount Everest, you’ll see a number of the world’s other highest peaks, including Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Chamlang, Makalu, Gauri Shankar, Langtang Lirung, Annapurna, Manasalu, Ganesh, and Kanchenjunga.
You’ll fly on a modern Jetstream 41 in comfort and with a guaranteed window seat! Take in breathtaking views from an altitude of about 25,000 feet. You can enjoy a seemingly endless chain of snow-capped peaks as you fly above the clouds, and over glaciers and lakes, rivers, and gorges