Kathmandu is a Himalayan valley kingdom, cradled within the foothills of mighty peaks.
Durbar Square & Thamel Visit by Rickshaw Explore Durbar Square, a durbar (court) of royalty, history and arts! Explore the house of the living goddess, or learn about the home of a red monkey god at Kal Bhairam Temple, decorated with its hundreds of erotic wood carvings. Kathmandu’s charm is best seen with an evening rickshaw ride that features silhouetted temples as the sun goes down. Embrace the colorful buzzing bazaars and market squares of Thamel that you can further explore by foot and venture into the lively nightlife.
Half Day Visit to Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath Temples Visit the best of Nepal’s temples during this half day experience! Considered one of the world’s holiest Hindu shrines, witness the gold-plated roof pagoda of Pashupatinath,with its silver doors, woodcarvings and the linga (energetic symbol) of Lord Shiva. In the Buddhist chaitya (shrine) of the Swayambhunath monastery complex, which is dedicated to self-existence, embrace the huge prayer wheels, special butter lamps and Buddhist artwork.The tour finishes with a visit to Boudhanath (Bodnath) Stupa, the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside of Tibet and at the center of Tibetan culture, not to mention the largest stupa in Nepal.
Patan & Bhaktapur Visit Nepal’s capital Kathmandu combines with Patan, the city of fine arts, and Bhaktapur, the city of devotees, to form the historic, artistic and cultural Kathmandu Valley. Explore Patan’s Hindu temples and Buddhist architecture! Considered Nepal’s cultural gem with its well-preserved pagodas, palaces and temples, regal Bhaktapur is surrounded by the mighty mountains of the Himalayas and boasts amazing views. It was also a stopping point for the ancient trade route between India and Tibet.
Pokhara has it all – a picturesque valley nestled amid majestic mountains, glorious adventure trails and delicious cuisine! Originally envisioned as a center of commerce, the city’s roots can be traced back to the 17th century, when it featured on the trade route between India and China.
City Highlights of Pokhara Spend a full day experiencing Phokara. Explore the incredible World Peace Stupa located on top of Anadu Hill, as well as Bindhyabasini Mandi, dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati and ones of the oldest temples in Phokara. Discover the International Museum, go to the Purano Bazaar in the old quarters of the city and take refreshing nature walks. Take a one hour drive out of the centrer to Naudanda, (nine hills. A boat ride on Pehwa Lake is also a treat. The breathtaking views of Sarangkot are best enjoyed at sunset.
My experience with Enchanting Travels was the first time that i hadn’t organised a trip abroad independently, and whilst skeptical about how it would be having a trip organised for me at first, my mind was soon put at rest, as the experiences we had through Enchanting Travels could not have been better, from start to finish everything was pretty much perfect. The organisation was seamless and the trip itself was amazing. Nepal is a beautiful country and travelling independently through it would be amazing, But I believe Enchanting Travels helped make the trip that little bit more special. Providing local guides enabled us to see things that we would have missed had we been organising the whole trip on our own. Do not hesitate to use this company, I certainly will be again.