Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. Inhabited by approximately 2.9 million people and surrounded by the hills from all four sides extending 30 to 40 km east to west and 25 to 30 km (approx..) north to south. It looks like a basket. The ranges of hills which surround the Kathmandu valley are covered with the greenery and also make the perfect day hiking routes.
The human settlement in the Kathmandu valley is evidently found beyond the 5th century BC. The myths, mythology and the cultural practices of the people are immensely intricate that most of their cultural practices are explained in the plot of people directly and their interaction with God. Which can best be seen that there are temples at the corner and every junction of the road, And every temple, rest house, and palaces, stone carving, wood carving, and metal works reflect the cultural beliefs of the people?
In Kathmandu valley, there are 7 UNESCO protected world heritage sites including the 3 palaces built during the medieval era, 2 Hindu temples and 2 Buddhist stupas. Pokhara is one of the largest cities in Nepal, located 200 km to the west of Kathmandu. Surrounded by hills and mountains with a pristine Lake at the center makes Pokhara an outstanding tourist destination. Three out of the ten highest mountains in the world including the renowned Annapurna are within 30 miles of the city.
Pokhara has the perfect blend of Nature, Culture and modern hospitable environment. The experienced culture guide from Hillstrek will give the best experience of the city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara.