• Duration: 8 days
  • Language: English
  • Max 18 Guests
  • Type : Pilgrimage Tours
  • Season : September to June

Highlights

  • Visit two important mosques in Kathmandu Jame Masjid and Kashmiri Mosque.
  • UNESCO listed heritage site in Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur
  • Explore well-known art, architecture, and ancient history in Kathmandu valley
  • A stunning sunrise view over the peaks of the Himalayas from Sarrangkot in Pokhara as well as Nagarkot in Kathmandu.
  • The broadest view of such as Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Jugal, Mahalangur range, etc from Nagarkot
  • The stunning view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu from Sarrangkot
  • Explore caves in Pokhara such as Mahendra, Gupteshowr, Bat cave, and Birendra cave
  • Boating in Phewa lake.
  • Typical halal-friendly meals in Muslim restaurants.

Nepal Muslim Tours offers both the cultural flavor as well as the wonder of nature Nepal has got. It is a perfect tour package that lets you enjoy the halal meal witnessing the natural scenario and Nepalese generosity. Nepal is a landlocked country in southern Asia with a total area of 147181 sq. km. Although Nepal is a secular state, it is highly dominated by Hinduism and Buddhism, Muslim is a minority here. Therefore, this tour package lets you observe the different Hindu and Buddhist cultures along with the natural scenario that Nepal offers to its visitors. Besides, we also aim to bring forward some of the Muslim sites in Nepal, their lifestyle, and traditions to our Muslim and non-muslim visitors. This Nepal Muslim tour package is surely going to develop your adventure and cultural tour in Nepal.

The Muslim tour to Nepal starts with your arrival in the capital city, Kathmandu. The capital of Nepal itself is a major tourism site and has a lot to offer to the visitors. Similarly, Kathmandu is rich in cultural heritage sites as it has 4 out of 10 UNESCO listed heritage sites with 2 in its neighboring districts. The heritage sites in Kathmandu are Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square. Also, the heritage site in Patan is Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur in Bhaktapur Durbar Square. After exploring these places our next destination is Nagarkot, a hill station in Kathmandu valley. Besides, one can have a spectacular sunrise view striking through the peaks of the Himalayas. Then we will hike to the village near the hill station, visit Changunarayan and drive back to Kathmandu.

The next destination that awaits us in Pokhara. In Pokhara, you can enjoy the typical halal meals witnessing the panoramic view of nature. That will be the experience to cherish for a lifetime. Pokhara gives you the best of nature. The picturesque natural view, as well as the view of the majestic Himalayas, attracts a lot of visitors to Pokhara. In addition, one can have the sunrise view striking over the peak of Mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu from Sarrangkot. Besides, Pokhara is popular as the city of caves. You will visit some caves like Bat cave, Gupteshowr, Mahendra and Birendra cave. On the other hand, the lakeside view of Pokhara is something to brag about. You can enjoy your halal-friendly meals enjoying the night view of the lakeside. You can do boating in Phewa Lake and enjoy the cultural show and live music in the evening in Pokhara.

Besides, the trip especially starts with the visit to two important mosques in Kathmandu Jame Masjid and Kashmiri Mosque. Both of these mosques are situated in the capital city, Kathmandu. Muslim Gathers every Friday in these mosques to pray in the name of Allah. So, this package comes up with dining in a Muslim restaurant, halal meals, an appropriate prayer time. You will have an opportunity to visit ancient art and architecture in Kathmandu, a sunrise view striking over the peaks of the Himalayas in Nagarkot and Sarangkot as well as the beauty that nature has to offer in Pokhara.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

You will land at the land of the Himalayas enjoying all the scenic views that your flight offers. Our representative will pick you up from the Airport terminal and transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and popular as the city of temples. After transferring you to the hotel we will introduce you to your Guides and they will give you a short briefing about the tour. However, in the evening you can either stroll around the tourist hub place in Thamel or rest in the hotel. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing

After breakfast, gather energy for the full-day exploration of the UNESCO listed cultural heritage sites in the capital city. We will start our first sightseeing with the Hindu temple Pashupatinath. Located 5km north-east of Kathmandu this temple was built in the 5th century but later was renovated by Malla King. It stretches on both sides of the holy river Bagmati with the pagoda-style temple and a gilded roof, Exquisite wood carvings with four sides covered in silver. Dedicated to Lord Shiva the temple receives thousands of Hindu devotees from all around the world. From Pashupatinath, we will drive for another few minutes to reach another heritage site in Kathmandu, Boudhanath stupa. It is a pilgrimage place for Buddhists. The 36m high stupa is built in a mandala design. Boudhanath is highly influenced by Tibetan culture and tradition which is why it is popular as “A Little Tibet”. From Boudhanath, we will drive to another oldest heritage site in Kathmandu, Swayambhunath. It is another pilgrimage site for Buddhists. The temple is at the top of the hill with the unique features and Buddha’s eyes and eyebrows painted on it. In the case of clear weather, one can witness the stunning view of the Himalayan range from here. Last but not the least, we will explore Kathmandu Durbar Square which is at the heart of Kathmandu. This durbar square has a lot to offer to the visitors such as its ancient art, architecture, sculptures, ancient design temples, and a Royal Palace, Hanuman Dhoka inside the complex of the Durbar Square. However, the evening life in Durbar Square is more lively so you can spend as much of your time here. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3 : Patan and Bhaktapur Sightseeing and drive to Nagarkot

Today we will explore the neighboring city of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. Early morning after breakfast we will drive for 30 minutes and reach another tourism city Patan, Patan is well known for ancient art, architecture, living culture, and tradition. You will Visit Patan Durbar Square in Patan. It is one of the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. The Durbar Square is the ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings of Patan resided. From Patan Durbar Square we will drive to another city in the valley Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is the smallest district in the valley. Bhaktapur is a place that is untouched by modernization as you can see people wearing their ancient cultural attires. Likewise, the culture and heritage in Bhaktapur are highly preserved. Therefore, we will visit Bhaktapur Durbar square, where the ancient art architecture, cultures, and sculptures are preserved. In the afternoon, after lunch, we will drive from Bhaktapur to Nagarkot. The distance between Bhaktapur and Nagarkot is 13 km which takes about 40 min of the drive. Enjoying the natural scenario away from the city area we will reach Nagarkot, a hill station in the valley. Overnight at a hotel in Nagarkot.

Day 4 : Sunrise view and hike to the village

Waking up a little earlier in the morning we will catch the sunrise view from the viewpoint in Nagarkot. After a 10-15 min walk to the viewpoint, we will witness the stunning sunrise view in Nagarkot.  Nagarkot is the nearest hill station from Kathmandu and an amateur for the spectacular sunrise view. Nagarkot even offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas including Everest as well as other Himalayan ranges such as Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Jugal, Mahalangur range, etc. so the sparkling sunrise view at the peak of the Himalayas gives you the most striking view for the lifetime. If you are into nature and natural resources this hill station will be the perfect destination to enjoy your vacation. After the sunrise view, we will have breakfast in the hotel and get ready for the hike to Changunarayan, a Hindu temple of Lord Bishnu. Changunarayan is a two-story pagoda-style Hindu temple surrounded by ancient carvings and statues. You will explore the ancient temples, their art, and design along with the structure. Therefore, the tour to Nagarkot takes you to the oldest temple in Bhaktapur district which is listed as a UNESCO cultural heritage site. It’s built top on the high hills which is 7 miles east of Kathmandu. We will then hike to the temple through the Rhododendron forest and explore several villages that come along the way. we will then drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 5 : Drive to Pokhara

Today, we will head towards another city rich in natural resources, Pokhara. Pokhara is 200km west of Kathmandu which takes about 7-8 hours of drive. However, if you choose to fly to Pokhara, it will only take 30 min and you can spend the remaining time exploring the city. On the other hand, if you choose to drive, the drive will be a little longer but takes you through the amazing landscapes of Nepal. Driving by the bank of river Trishuli, enjoying the greenery, hills, forest several villages that come across, we will enter Pokhara valley. Upon reaching Pokhara, we will stop at Begnas Lake. However, Boating there is optional. You can spare some of your time to enjoy the scenario around and refresh yourself after a long drive. Then, we will drive you to the hotel and overnight at Pokhara.
Note- If you would like to take a flight instead of drive, the flight fare is extra

Day 6 : Pokhara Sightseeing

One of the top destinations of Pokhara is Sarangkot from where you can enjoy the sunrise view in the early morning. So, waking up a little earlier we will drive to Sarangkot, a major viewpoint to view the sunrise as well as the view of the Himalayas. After driving for about half an hour, we will reach the viewpoint in Sarangkot where you will witness the stunning view of Mount Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri. Similarly, the view of the sunrise striking over these peaks is a moment to capture in Sarangkot. After spending a couple of hours there, you will drive back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, we will have a full day sightseeing tour at Pokhara starting with Phewa lake. Boating in Phewa lake takes us to another Hindu temple Tal Barahi. Located on the middle of the Phewa Lake on a small island, Tal Barahi is dedicated to Ajima in the boar manifestation, representative of the force of Shakti. Besides lakes and Himalayas, Pokhara has other things to offer to visitors such as ancient caves and museums. So, during our visit to Pokhara, we will visit Mahendra cave, Gupteshowr cave, Bat cave, Birendra cave, etc. later, we will visit David’s fall and Seti River Gorge. In the evening, the street of Pokhara is full of concerts and gigs. The nightlife of Pokhara is something to bargain about. So, you can either go for the live music or enjoy the traditional performance in Pokhara at night. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Day 7 : Drive to Kathmandu

Early morning after breakfast, bidding farewell to the wonderful city Pokhara, we will drive back to Kathmandu. In the evening, we will have dinner at some typical halal-friendly hotels and restaurants. Later, you can stroll around Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Note- If you would like to take a flight instead of drive, the flight fare is extra

Day 8 : Departure

After 8 days of Muslim tour in Nepal, today you will bid farewell to the country. Early morning depending upon your flight time, you can either shop or prepare for your departure. Our representative will pick you up from the designated place and transfer you to the airport to board on flight for your onward destination.

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Reviews

We had an amazing trip to Kathmandu and Pokhara and really couldn’t recommend Surya and his team highly enough. Everything was so well organized but also very flexible and it was no problem for us to make a few changes to our itinerary during our trip. We will definitely be back to Nepal and will definitely be contacting Surya!

Grad

United States of America

Visited EBC in April 2020 with friends. Amazing trip with awesome breathtaking views. Our touring company Himalayan Trekking & Tours took care of everything from beginning to end. Highly recommend this company for whoever wish to visit Nepal.

Rohit Purohit

United States of America

We just did a trekking tour with this company and I must say it was organised perfectly. Everything was smooth and trouble free! Our guide Babu was very knowledgable about the mountains and Nepal in general. My next trek will be definitely with the same guys, highly recommendable.

Marcelo

Brazil

Our tour guide, Prem, was very knowledgeable and made sure we had a great time. He shared interesting facts about each place we visited and helped us immerse ourselves in the local culture. The accommodations were comfortable and had all the necessary amenities.

Gary S

Australia

Incredible service and details for travelling in Nepal. They always know to do, helping with options and suggestions when making changes, modifications or travel adaptations according with your expectations and the experience looked in a great, unpredictable and surprising country like this. Surya, the owner and manager, takes care of all in a friendly and trustworthy way. Great people and operation!!!

Jose Aulestia

Ecuador