Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours
Nepal is a country which is known for its unblemished natural beauty, effervescent culture and traditions and innumerable divine places of tourist interest. The capital city of Kathmandu, situated at an altitude of 1336m above sea level is a picturesque haven owing to its myriad architectural monuments, graceful palaces, ethnic settlements, serene countryside and larger than life temples and monasteries, which are reminiscent of a glorious cultural and religious heritage.
Spread over 218 sq miles, Kathmandu valley, in ancient times a separate kingdom in itself, is divided into 3 kingdoms – Kantipur, Bhaktapur and Latipur, each more incredibly beautiful than the other. The whole Kathmandu resembles an artist’s rendition on canvas with different shaped and sized sacred shrines in the backdrop of the gigantic Himalayan range creating a perennial atmosphere of serenity and sanctity. The richness of the valley can be assessed by the fact that out of 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal, 7 are located in the valley itself.
Kathmandu being the capital city is the cultural, commercial and political hub of Nepal. According to the legends, it was Buddhist saint Manjushree who created a passage in the hills in order to drain waters and make it inhabitable. Over the centuries, Kathmandu has emerged as a magnificent city united by a unique harmony between Buddhism and Hinduism.
Today even after witnessing several dynasties tumble and new rulers come and go, Kathmandu still sticks close to its roots. The city being the capital city of Nepal is the center of cultural and tourist attractions in the magical country. Kathmandu valley is adorned by some of the most mesmerizing and incredible tourist destinations in the world that enchant and transform their visitors to a different realm. These include Pokhara Valley, Nagarkot, Lumbini, Mustang, Dhulikhel, Janakpur, Tansen, Gorakha, Khaptad National Park, Dhankuta & Hile, Barahi Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Changu Narayan Temple, World Peace Pagoda, Phewa Lake, Bouddhanath Stupa, Tibetan Village Tashiling, Patan Durbar Square, Davi's fall, Pashupatinath Temple, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Begnas and Rupa Lake, Mukti Nath, Mahendra cave, Bindhyabasini Temple, Manakamana Temple and Namo Buddha to name a few.
With so many ravishing places that shower their magnificence on the tourists, a visit to Kathmandu is a revitalizing and spiritual experience. Visit Kathmandu and embark on a journey for cleansing your soul and senses.
KATHMANDU CITY TOURS 4 NIGHTS 5 DAYS
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Check in at hotel and we will commence the Kathmandu Darbar Square tours by Rickshaw. Explore around and in the evening back to hotel by walking through Asan Indrachok – a very popular & colorful traditional market of Nepal.
Day 02: Everest Mt. Flight in the morning and Kathmandu city tours
Morning at 05:30 transfer to airport to connect "Everest Experience Flight" The mountain flight gives the best opportunity to get the closest and the best view of Mount Everest (8,850mts) & other mountains. After mountain flight, we will back to hotel at 08.00 o’clock! Eat breakfast then starts the tours to the world hesitates sites including: Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath and Pasupatinath temple. Around 4.00 o’clock we return back to the accommodation
Day 03: Bhaktapur sightseeing tour – Nagarkot
Today our tours start at 09.00 am. We drive to Bhaktapur (often referred as city of devotees) which is rich in fascinating architectural temples, shrines like Lion gate, Golden Gate, and the palace of 55 windows. We then proceed to Nagarkot, premium place to observe the sunset and sunrise view together with the breathtaking views of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Gaurishanker, and many more. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of full board meals
Day 04: Patan, Bugmati and Khokana Tours
In the morning at 09:00 am we drive to Patan - the city of fine art and architectures. In this oldest and wondrous city, the creation of artists and artisan is found including genuine Tibetan items. Here we can visit Krishna Temple, Patan Durbar with Royal bath, Hiranya Varna Mahavir - a Buddhist Monastery. After Patan we continue our tours to Bugmati & Khokana.
Bungamati is the birthplace of Rato Machhendranath, regarded as the patron of the valley, and the large shikhara - style temple in the centre of the village square is his home for six months of the year. He spends the rest of his time in Patan. The process of moving him around Patan and backwards and forwards to Bungamati is central to one of the most important annual festivals in the valley. The chowk around the temple is one of the most beautiful in the valley - here one can see the heart of a functioning Newari town. There are many Chortens and a huge prayer wheel, clearly pointing to the syncretism nature of the Newari religion.
Khokana in Nepal is situated just north of Bungamati. It is a tiny Newari village with a reputation for two things – mustard oil and the local temple. The Newari who live here eke out a simple living off the land. Much of their daily activities take place outside of their dwellings and they really do seem to embrace nature.
Thus, as you make your way down the main street of the village, you will see woman sitting outside spinning, men crushing seeds, and other daily activities. The village is famous for its unusual mustard oil harvesting process in which a heavy wooden beam is used to crush the mustard seeds in order to extract the oil. This oil can be eaten if desired but it can also be used for therapeutic massage. Even if you are not a fan of the mustard plant, you simply have to enjoy the local mustard oil in whatever way appeals to you the most.
In the center of town you will find that the main street is particularly wide – especially for a village of such diminutive size. The street was widened significantly during the rebuilding process after an earthquake shook the village in 1934. You will also find that no matter where you go in this tiny village, a large three-storied temple will catch your eye. This massive building certainly dominates the ‘skyline’ of the village and can be seen from virtually anywhere in the area.
The temple is dedicated to the local mother goddess, Shikali Mai, and it is regularly used by the local people. A similar temple to the northeast of the village is mainly only used during times of epidemic. Clearly, Kokhana does have something to offer – even if it will only keep you busy for a few hours.
Normally, we conclude the tours around 3 o’clock. However you can take more time, if you are deeply interested about the history, nature and cultural of these places. In the evening at 6.00 pm we will come to pick at your hotel for the farewell dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance.
Day 05: Transfer to airport for the home departure."Farewell!"
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by private car / van
- Three nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- One night accommodation in Nagarkot inclusive of full board meals
- An hours Everest View Flight on day second, inclusive of departure tax
- An English speaking tour guide during the trip inclusive his food, accommodation, salary
- All tour activities as per above program
- Surface transfer to/from Kathmandu by private car/van/bus
- Entry permits and fees for all temple, park, monasteries, cultural and historical spots
- Farewell dinner in typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance
- All our government taxes
- Official expenses
OUR SERVICES EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
- All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
*Trip Cost: US$ 650.00*
Get USD 99.00 OFF per person
For a booking of two or more people.
Trip Length: 4 Nights 5 days
Activities: Cultural tours
Difficulty: Leisure holidays
Meal: Breakfast in Kathmandu, full board in Nagarkot
Transportation: Private vehicle
Best Month: All year around
Group Size: 02 Minimum and 100 Maximum
Sightseeing Tour of Historical, UNESCO World Heritages Sites in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Lalitpur
Sunrise & sunset view from Nagarkot
An hour amazing Everest view flight
Farewell dinner with culture dance in Kathmandu
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