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Palpa, an old artistic Newari town Trip with Kathmandu and Pokhara

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Day 1: Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport

Stop At: Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
Our airport representative assists you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to hotel and rest of time leisure activities and overnight at hotel
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel

Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara (05 hrs drive)

Stop At: Pokhara Lakeside, Lakeside Rd, Pokhara 33700 Nepal
After breakfast our tour guide will assists you at your hotel and take private trip to Pokhara which is known as city of lakes and sightseeing Barahai Temple and boating around Fewa lake and transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel

Day 3: Sarankot sunrise and drive to Palpa (5 hrs drive)

Stop At: North East of Town Sarangkot, Pokhara 33411 Nepal
Early morning wakeup call and drive to sarangkot view point for the glorious view of sunrise and snowcapped mountains and back to hotel.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Palpa Tansen, Tundikhel Road, Tansen 32500, Nepal
After breakfast, drive to Palpa.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel

Day 4: Full day Palpa sightseeing

Stop At: Shree Amar Narayan Temple, Tansen 32500, Nepal
Early morning hike to Shreenagar Tower, enjoy view of glorious mountains and Palpa town and after breakfast Visit these sites:

Bhagwati Temple: Bhagawati Temple was rebuilt by Colonel Ujir Singh Thapa, the governor of Palpa in 1815 in commemoration of the victory over colonial British Indian Forces in the battle fought at Butwal. He took oath to build a large temple and organize chariot processions to Goddess Mahis Mardini if he gets victory in the battle.

Bhagawati Temple is three small temples of Shiva, Ganesh and Saraswati, the goddess of wisdom. Every August, a chariot procession of deities is paraded through the town with military honor to observe the historic battle.

Shital Pati: Literally known as “Cool Resting Place’’ this octagonal landmark was built by General Khadga Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana during his tenure (1891-1902 AD) as western commanding chief of Nepal, based in Tansen, Palpa. Built in Mughal style, its unique architecture resembles a fort or a rook- shaped castle tower piece in a chess board. Shital Pati is believed to have been built a few years earlier than the Rani Mahal.

The Mul Dhoka (main gate) or Baggi Dhoka (gate for horse drawn carriage) as the locals call it, is probably the only one of this size and dimension in Nepal. The gateway leads to the famous Ranaujieshwori Bhagwati temple, regarded as the guardian deity of Tansen and to the Tansen Durbar square which since accommodated various district level government offices. There are fine woodcarvings on the buildings on both sides of the gate, examples of the fine Newari craftsmanship.

Tansen Durbar was built in 1927 AD by Pratap Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana and formed the grand palace that was the seat of the Rana governors. Though in January 2006 during the Maoist insurgency it was destroyed, after the abdication of the king a few months later, the palace was one of the first government buildings to be restored

Amar Narayan Mandir: The large classic three-tiered pagoda style temple is sacred to the Lord Vishnu. It was built in 1807 AD by the first governor of Tansen, Amar Singh Thapa and is very beautiful with its carved wood deities. The erotic carvings on the wooden struts are remarkable. The temple is surrounded by one meter wide stone wall locally known as the Great wall of Palpa. In the vicinity of the temple, there are two other temples. Mahadev Mandir is found just below, sacred to Shiva and the other is to Vishnu Paduka.

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel

Day 5: Rani Mahal sightseeing and drive back to Pokhara

Stop At: Rani Mahal, Bougha Gumha 32500, Nepal
After breakfast, drive for Rani Mahal:

Rani Mahal is a Rana palace located in the banks of Kali Gandaki River in Palpa district of Nepal. This palace was constructed by General Khadga Samsher Rana JBR in 1893, named after his wife as Rani Mahal (Literary translates as Queens Palace.

After sightseeing, drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel

Day 6: Half day Pokhara sightseeing and drive for Kathmandu

Stop At: Devi's Falls, Pokhara, Sital path, Pokhara 33700, Nepal
After breakfast, half day sightseeing of Pokhara valley which includes: Gupteshwor cave, Davis fall and drive back for Kathmandu.

Davis Falls

Also known as Patale Chhango, this waterfall marks the point where the Pardi Khola stream vanishes underground. When the stream is at full bore after monsoon rains, the sound of the water plunging over the falls is deafening. The falls are about 2km southwest of the airport on the road to Butwal, just before the Tashi Ling Tibetan camp.

According to one of the many local legends, the name is a corruption of David’s Falls, a reference to a Swiss visitor who tumbled into the sinkhole and drowned, taking his girlfriend with him.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Gupteswar Gupha, Siddhartha Highway, Pokhara 33411 Nepal
Gupteswar Mahadev Cave

Across the road from Devi’s Falls, this venerated cave contains a huge stalagmite worshipped as a Shiva lingam. The ticket allows you to clamber through a tunnel behind the shrine, emerging in a damp cavern adjacent to the thundering waters of Devi’s Falls.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel

Day 7: Full day Kathmandu sightseeing and Farewell dinner

Stop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
After breakfast our tour guide will assists you at your hotel and take a drive to UNESCO listed World heritage sites of Kathmandu valley which includes: Swyambhunath Stupa(Monkey Temple), Kathmandu Durbar Square(home of living goddess Kumari), Pashupatinath temple (ancient temple and holy place of Hindu and Buddhist followers), Bouddhanath Stupa (ancient Buddhist stupa )

First, stop at Kathmandu Durbar Square. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kathmadu Durbar Sqaure is one of three Durbar Squares in Kathmandu Valley. Though a few buildings collapsed after the devastating earthquake on April 25th, 2015, you can observe the spectacular art and architecture of the ancient Malla and Shah dynasties. It is also know as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, derived from the statue of Hanuman at the entrance of ancient royal palace.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Swayambhunath Maha Chaitya, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
After that, head to Swayambhunath. Swayambhunath, also know as the "Monkey Temple", is situated on a small hillock on the west of Kathmandu city. It is a sacred place for Buddhist pilgrimages from all over the world. Large eyes painted on the four sides of the main stupa represents wisdom and compassion, and a dome at the base of Sutpa represents the entire world. Swayambhunath also could not escape from the devastating earthquake of April 25th, 2015, but one can still observe the art and architecture at Swayambhunath which is believed to date back to the beginning of 5th century.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Boudhanath Stupa, Boudh, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
Then, head over to Boudhanath Stupa. Boudhanath is located on the northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, is the largest stupa in the world and is a sacred site for Buddhist pilgrimages. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, Boudhanath is on the ancient trade route between Nepal and Tibet. The Stupa is said to entomb the remains of Kassapa Buddha. Founded by Licchivi King, Boudhanath has had minor damage caused by the earthquake on the 25th of April, 2015.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pasupatinath Temple, Unnamed Road, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
Following your time there, head to Pashupatinath. The sacred Hindu shrine Pashupatinath is located on the bank of the Bagmati river to the eastern side of Kathmandu. Believed to be built by Supuspa Deva, a Licchivi King, Pashupatinath was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. The main temple of Pashupatinath was built using Pagoda style architecture with four main doors. The two levels of the roof are made of copper with a gold coating and they have a gold pinnacle. The inner sanctorum is the place where the main idol is placed, and the outer sanctorum is an open corridor like space. Though some of the buildings in the Pashupati area are damaged, the main building was untouched by the earthquake of April 25th, 2015 earthquake.

At 5:30 pm, your sightseeing tour ends and your guide drop you off at your Hotel.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Bhojan Griha, डिल्लीबजार सडक, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
And at evening farewell dinner at Typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural show and overnight at hotel overnight at hotel
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel

Day 8: Departure

Stop At: Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
Our office representative assists you at your hotel and transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure to your next destination
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up our guest from Kathmandu International Airport and hotels inside Kathmandu city

Airports

  • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
Duration
8 days
Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide throughout the tour
  • Private luxurious vehicle
  • Accommodation in 3 star category Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Entry/Admission - Sarangkot
  • Entry/Admission - Devi's Falls, Pokhara
  • Entry/Admission - Gupteswar Gupha
  • Entry/Admission - Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Entry/Admission - Swayambhunath Maha Chaitya
  • Entry/Admission - Boudhanath Stupa
  • Entry/Admission - Pasupatinath Temple
Exclusions
  • Nepal visa
  • Tips
  • Air fare to Nepal
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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By: Liberty Holidays
15 reviews
Profitaenzer
Pommersfelden, Germany
51
Very Good
Tour was excellent. I can recommend it even with young children.Guide and driver allways took care to find clean
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Barb1964bn
40
Great morning!
Krishna, our guide was lovely and was very patient with us stopping to shop every few steps!!! Kathmandu Durbar
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karla f
10
Brilliant tour.
Today we experienced a sunrise tour with Liberty agent Pokhara. We were collected from our hotel at 5am by two
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gazenepal
Kathmandu, Nepal
172
One of the best Sunrise and Sunset , you will ever see
Sarankot is very important to Pokhara from tourist viewpoint as Nagarkot is to Kathmandu. Positioned west north to
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ashems13
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
27279
Worth the hike
Well worth the long hike up to the top. Maybe set off early morning so it’s a little cooler. The views at the top
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Cali-Nepali
Orange County, CA
34
Peaceful Place - First Class Experience
We had a wonderful stay at this resort. We were greeted upon arrival and escorted to the cable car. The cable car
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ontheroad2310
30
Delicous food and an amazing course
We had a really good time there and they offered the course even just for two people! We cooked momos, dal bhat,
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perrygavin
Kathmandu, Nepal
21
Solo Trip and Day Tour of Bhaktapur and Nagarkot
I had a great experience overall with this tour. I was contacted prior to arrival to confirm my pick up location
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WanderingGracia
Manila, Philippines
52
Great service
Ram is the best travel agent I've met. He arranged everything according to our needs and likes. Met us in our
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ashokkumarkar
40
Highesr altutude among other surrounded hills.
First experience of such a steep cable car travel, roughly crossed 19300 feet more than Mount Everest. Very
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ukhatri205
10
Incredible service! Trek of a lifetime!
My sister and I just returned from an amazing trek to Mardi Himal. Liberty Holidays provided excellent service
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markus027
Los Angeles, California
3821
A perfect morning
Sunrise over the Himalayas should be something that everyone sees. Liberty Holidays made this incredible
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800shambhup
31
Excellent place
Very nice place to see the great view . All pokhara can see from here and mountain ,lake view . I really enjoyed
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