Yellow Stone



Skeletal Itenerary
Day 1Arrival
Day 2F/D tour of Kathmandu City, Swoyambhunath and Patan City
Day 3Fly to Pokhara, Half day tour of Pokhara City
Day 4Drive to Lumle, Trek to Birehtanti
Day 5​​Trek to Majgaun
Day 6Trek to Dhampus
Day 7​Dhampus ~ Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu
Day 8​F/D tour of Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath and Boudhnath
Day 9Departure
Detail Itenerary
Day 1
​Arrive Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel and help you check in. You will then be briefed about your daily activities. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.

Day concludes-Overnight at Hotel

Day 2
​Tour of Kathmandu / Swyambhunath / Patan

Tour of Kathmandu City and Swoyambhunath Stupa after breakfast at Hotel

Kathmandu City: Kasthamandap, the source of the name Kathmandu means ‘made from the timber of a single tree’. Also known as Kantipur, the capital Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal's art and culture. It is a place for rest, relaxation and easy-day sightseeing of historic and artistic temples and monuments. Kathmandu Durbar Square with its arrays of temples, Seto Machhindranath and the ancient palace of the former Nepali Royals enriches your experience of the centuries old civilisation.

Swayambhunath: Said to be around 2000 years old, this Buddhist Stupa sits atop a hill. The main stupa is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire crowned by a pinnacle of Copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. The hill of Swayambhu is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples. You’ll get a scenic view of Kathmandu city from there.

Patan City: Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu, Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the valley. A destination for connoisseurs of fine arts, Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments.

Patan is believed to have been built in the third century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty later expanded and enriched by the Lichhavi and the Malla rulers in the medieval period. Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former Royal palace complex is the centre of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a beautiful museum.

One remarkable monument here is 16th century temples dedicated to the Hindu go Krishna, built entirely of stone.

Day concludes-Overnight at Hotel

Day 3
Kathmandu ~ Pokhara

Breakfast at the hotel

Off to domestic airport for morning flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you will be transferred your hotel. Half day tour of Pokhara City.

Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the fish tail summit rising behind it create an ambiance of peace and magic. At an elevation lower than Kathmandu, it has much more tropical feel to it, a fact well appreciated by the beautiful diversity of flowers which prosper in it’s environ. Indeed, the valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forest, gushing rivers, emerald lakes and of course, the views of world famous Himalayas.

Day concludes-Overnight at Hotel

Day 4
Drive to Trek Put in Point and Trek to Birethanti [3750FT / 1150M]

We will have a briefing at the Ker & Downey head office before we transfer by road with guides & porters to our trek start point {1-hour}. Our walk will follow a ridgeline in the lower foothills of the Annapurna with surrounding views of the Pokhara Valley. This route then drops to the Modi River Valley, where Ker & Downey's Sanctuary Lodge is located. The lodge has magnificent views of the sacred and unclimbed Fishtail Mountain also known as Machhapuchhre by the natives. A picnic lunch is provided on late afternoon arrival at the Lodge (trek time 3-4 hours).

Overnight Sanctuary Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 5
Trek to Majgaun[4620FT / 1400M]

Following a leisurely breakfast, we leave the Sanctuary lodge & trek to Ker & Downey's Gurung Lodge. The lodge is built along the lines of a traditional Nepalese village. Every room has spectacular views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. Trek time to reach the Lodge is just 2 hours. After lunch at the lodge, you will be escorted to the local village of Tanchok. There will be a talk at a local house, now made into a museum. The contents of the house illustrate how the local people live, together with the tools and implements of day to day traditional village life. There will also be a visit to the local school. Should there be more than 6 guests, the school children will visit the lodge and perform a number of local dances and songs typical of the region.

Overnight at Gurung Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 6
​Trek to Dhampus[5000FT/1525M]

Trekking starts early morning through the unspoiled village of Patlekhet. Our walk takes us through sub-tropical forests that include tree orchids, rhododendrons and magnolias. Along the way, we will stop at the village of Pothana where many Tibetan traders live and sell their souvenirs. After about 3 ½ hours, we arrive at the Basanta Lodge. From the lodge, there are sweeping views of the entire Annapurna Range. After lunch at the lodge there will be an optional walk through the old village of Dhampus.

Overnight at Basanta Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 7
​End Trek and Drive to Pokhara and Fly to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we depart along the ridge & descend through a wooded hillside and terraced farmland to the valley floor. Trek time will average 1 ½ hours. On the way back to Pokhara, the vehicle can stop on request at the Tibetan refugee camp where you will have time to explore the temple complex. After reaching Pokhara take a schedule flight back to Kathmandu.

Day concludes-Overnight at Hotel

Day 8
Tour of Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath

After breakfast commence the sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath

Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon): Also known as city of devotees, Bhaktapur is the home of medieval art and architecture. Lying 14 kilometers/9 miles east of Kathmandu City, this place was founded in the 9th Century and is shaped like a conch shell. The city is at the height of 4,600 ft. above sea level. In Bhadgaon, you will visit the Durbar Square with the Palace of 55 windows built by King Bhupatindra Malla. The famous five-storied Nyatapol temple on the terraces of which stands a pair of figures - two goddesses, two strong men, two elephants, two lions and two griffins is the tallest temple in the valley and was also built by King Bhupatindra Malla. It is one of the best examples of Pagoda styled temples.

Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath Temple dating back to 400 A.D. is one of the oldest Hindu Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is for the Hindus what Mecca is for the Muslims. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in Pagoda Style with gilded roof and richly carved silver doors. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. You’ll also be able to see cremation grounds that lie on the bank of Bagmati behind the temple.

Boudhanath Stupa: One of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal; Boudhanath is one of the holiest structures imposing a height of 36 meters with three massive level Mandala style platforms. It is surrounded by colourful buildings housing families creating a friendly enclosure. The Stupa is visited every year by tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world.

Day concludes with dinner at a Nepalese Restaurant with cultural show.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 9
Kathmandu Next Destination

We ensure that that you will leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime.

Our representative will drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home. Journey well!

(All the ‘Durbar’ Squares and the major temples are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites’ List)


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