Located in the mighty Himalayas, the South Asian country, Nepal needs no introduction. The country is landlocked by India on three sides and China occupied Tibet in the north. The country hosts 8 out of 10 highest peaks of the World including Mount Everest. In this video, we will share a tour plan of Nepal that includes some of the best places from where you can have a glimpse of the peaks like Mount Everest or Mount Annapurna. We will inform you about the places to visit, the best mode of transport to go from one place to another, and the total budget.
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Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Nepal is in winter that is from October to December. In this time the sky is clear and you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Himalayan mountain peaks from here. Other than this March to May is also good.
How to Reach
You can enter Nepal most easily through Kathmandu from India. You can get there either by air or by bus. The city has an international airport the Tribhuvan International airport just 5 km away from the city centre.
From the airport, you can get a local cab to reach your hotel.
You can also reach Kathmandu by bus from India. From Gorakhpur or Varanasi, you will get a regular bus service to reach the Nepal border at Sunauli. From Sunauli you can avail of a car, bus, or flight to reach Kathmandu. The distance of Sunauli is 185km from Kathmandu. By air, it will take 42 mins to reach Kathmandu from Sunauli. However, it is the costliest option to avail. The flight fare will be around Rs2000-4000 in most of the time.
You can also avail bus for this route. The fare will be cheapest and within a few hundreds of rupees, but the time taken will be the longest. It will be nearly 6 hours.
There is also a cab service available for this route. The fare will be around Rs3000 and the time taken will be around 5 hours.
You can enter Nepal in your own car also. In that case, you need the above-mentioned documents.
On day-1 morning go for a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu.
Taxi fare will be around 3000-4000NPR for the tour.
In Kathmandu, you can also hire a motorbike or cycle for a day tour. The charge varies upon the season time. In each case charges are negotiable.
First, go to visit the famous Pashupatinath Temple.
It is one of the holiest Hindu shrines in Nepal and also the most popular one. The Temple is located along the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. Lord Shiva is the main deity of this temple.
Next, go to visit the Boudhanath Stupa. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most prominent Buddhist shrine of the region. The entire complex houses 50 gompas. This place is believed to be the resting place of Kassapa Buddha.
From Boudhanath Stupa go to visit another beautiful city of Nepal, Patan. The city is separated from Kathmandu by the Bagmati River. The place is also known as Lalitpur. Here you will first visit the Patan Durbar square which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The place is dotted with gorgeous palaces, temples, and houses all of which are an architectural marvel.
Next, visit the famous Golden Temple of Patan. The formal name of the place is Hiranya Varna Mahavihar. It is a historical vihara or Buddhist monastery situated in Patan and known for its beautiful architecture.
From there visit Swayambhunath Temple. It is located on top of the Semgu Hill overlooking the Kathmandu valley. Swayambhunath Temple is one of the most important religious shrines in the city of Kathmandu.
On day-2 of your tour, go to Nagarkot via Bhaktapur. The distance of Bhaktapur from Kathmandu is 16 km and it will take around 45 mins to reach there by car or Taxi. If you want a cheaper option to travel then you can avail bus which will take around an hour to reach Bhaktapur from Kathmandu.
At Bhaktapur first, visit the famous Durbar square which is a UNESCO world heritage site. You can see Bhaktapur royal palaces and some beautiful temples here.
Next see the Lion Gate, a 17th-century structure created to protect the city. The gate has two majestic lion statues placed on both sides of the gate.
After it, visit the Bhairavnath temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Bhairava the most ferocious form of Lord Shiva.
Next visit the 18th century Palace of Fifty-five Windows was built by King Jitamitra Malla for his 55 wives, with one window for each of them.
Next see the tallest Temple of the country Nyatapola Temple, an 18th-century temple dedicated to Goddess Siddhi Lakshmi, an incarnation of Devi Parvati.
After visiting Bhaktapur go to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is 12km away from Bhaktapur and it will take around an hour to reach there from Bhaktapur.
You will get both cars and buses to reach there.
Nagarkot is situated at an altitude of 2,175 meters above sea level. The place is mostly known for the gorgeous panoramic view of the major Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest. You can enjoy spectacular sunrise and sunset from this place.
On day-3 go to Pokhara from Nagarkot. You can reach directly to Pokhara from Nagarkot by reserved cab and the fare will be around Rs4000. Time taken will be around 6 hours.
Other than this you can avail of flight or bus also to reach Pokhara from Nagarkot. In that case, you will have to travel via Kathmandu.
By air, it will take around 40 mins but it is the costliest mode of travel.
The bus is the cheapest option here. It will take around 5 and a half hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu by bus.
But we suggest taking a cab for this trip. On your way visit the famous Manakamana Temple. It is a Hindu shrine of the region dedicated to Goddess Durga.
At Pokhara, visit the famous Phewa Lake. Phewa Lake is the second largest lake in Nepal. You can get stunning views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges from this place. Enjoy a boat ride here.
On day-4 morning, go to visit Sarangkot. This is a scenic village located on Sarangkot Mountain. The place is mostly popular for gorgeous views of sunrise and sunset. You can get gorgeous views of Annapurna mountain ranges from here. Also can enjoy paragliding.
From Sarangkot visit Bindhyabasini Temple. This is a beautiful temple located on top of a small hill. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga.
On day-5 return to Kathamandu. In the evening you may enjoy shopping in Thamel market.
On 6th day morning take a tour of the Kathmandu Durbar square which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Visit the famous palaces and temples here.
Later on, that day moves towards the airport for departure.
The flight fare to Kathmandu varies between RS2000 and 4000 most of the time. The hotel charge will be around Rs2000 to 3000 per day. Food will cost approximately Rs500 per person per day. Sightseeing cost varies between Rs2000 to 5000 depending upon the mode of transport and places covered.
You can book the entire package online through various travel agents. I’ll share the online links in the description box below. In this case, the total package charge will be around Rs12500 to 15000 depending upon the number of places covered. Generally, these tour packages include hotels, sightseeing, and food.