Culture and Nature
Obviously Katmandu and Pokhara Valley are surrounded by verdant rolling hills with amazing biodiversity of nature. The day tours are an opportunity to experience it with just walk or hike in the nature even if you a day here. Some of the best day tours are given here.
A perfect day tour to Shivapuri 2724m (nearest National park from Kathmandu with subtropical forest and biodiversity) starting from Budhanilkantha, the holy site of the sleeping Hindu god Vishnu through the nature to Nagi Gompa a hilltop Buddhist monastery where panoramic views of the Kathmandu valley abound.
Nagarkot at an elevation of 2100m is a perfect day hike tour which offers gentle walk through beautiful countryside and views of Himalayan ranges with sunrise and sunset. The tour can be combined with sunrise early morning and walking down hill to Bhaktapur through great landscape and viewing Kathmandu valley.
The best day tour around in Pokhara starts with a short drive to Sarankot 1540m. one of the most popular tourists sports to watch sun rise with great mountain views through charming villages and terraced farming country side. From here a short easy day hike could go Naudanda and down to Pame then drive back to Pokhara.
After breakfast; drive to Godavari Botanical garden and hike to Phulchoki Danda 2740m then return to Godavari Village resort. This one day tour goes through the blissfulness of nature where the greenery is astounding and a tremendous variety of birds live. Hiking to Phulchoki is an enthralling and exiting adventure.
After breakfast; visit Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple both listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites then Patan Durbar Square which is the oldest of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley, famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples and explore an unique villages 10 km South of Kathmandu
The Helicopter day tour starts from Kathamndu airport and goes toward the north Himalayan range and finally reaches to the point from where a spectacular view of the Everest can be seen. It is amazing adventure tour that makes you to feel that you touching the peaks and traveling in the mountain world of course you will enjoy the aerial view of the entire south valleys of the country.
One of the thrilling adventure sports close to the Nepal and Tibet border with nature and peaceful surroundings. The Bungy jump newly introduced activity which is done at the 166 meter long and 160 meter high suspension bridge over the Bhotekosi river. Then drive to Rafting starting point of Bhotekoshi and start upper section of Rafting, this is really nice
World peace pagoda a Buddhist monument as the symbol peace by providing a focus for human being to unit in their search for peace in the world lies atop the hillock in the southern shore of the Phewa Lake. It is well worth considering the walk up to the World Peace Stupa overlooking the lake with superb mountain views of the Annapurna range.
Kathmandu valley rim itself offers some of the wonderful mountain biking tours specially who wish to do a day trips; small enough to become familiar with or before going long bike tour to get lost in, making it ideal mountain biking adventure tour across the country. Mountain biking day tour to Kakani offers an environmentally sound way of exploring this magnificent country side with beautiful landscape
Name: Shivapuri day trip
Duration: 1 day / 7hr
Starting point: Budhnilkantha (Infront of Budhanilkantha Temple)
Ending point: Sundarijal ( Near Bus stand )
Category: Easy hiking
Cost: USD 70 per person (minimum 2 person)
Includes: Private car transfers, Lunch, guide, entry fee, water and hot drinks.