Glimpse of Kathmandu Tour

Glimpse of Kathmandu Tour

Activities:
Cultural Tours
Duration
4 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Easy 
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax
  • Best Time
    Jan-May and Sept-Dec 
  • Accomodation
    3-Star Hotel

Trip Overview

Our Glimpse of Kathmandu Tour takes you to the finest collection of rich cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. Many cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu are listed on the list of world heritage sites by UNESCO. The monuments, the artifacts, the architecture, crafts, temples, everything that surrounds the heritages sites are fascinating. Hence, these tours allow travelers to observe ancient and important religious figures.

This tour showcases the historic center of old Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur in an open-air architectural museum of magnificent medieval temples. This sacred heart of the city lets you explore the spectacular Newari culture and its historic background. Every place that you will visit on this tour is breathtaking simply because of its intricate designs and handiworks. Even the small corners and the alleyways filled with small to great temples will enthrall you. Most of all, it is a perfect opportunity to understand the cultural background of Nepal.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOURS

  • Visit the historical Kathmandu Durbar Square and its medieval museum where Malla Dynasty resided
  • The grand temple of Pashupatinath sacred for Hindu followers
  • Explore the richness of faith that lies in the surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath stupa
  • Follow the alleyways of Bhaktapur Durbar Square that leads into magnificent courtyards surrounded with amazing buildings
  • Admire the splendid ambiance and the artworks of Patan Durbar Square
  • Enjoy Welcome and Farewell dinner at a typical Nepali Restaurant with live music performance

About the Glimpse of Kathmandu tour

Kathmandu valley is filled with amazing artworks created centuries ago by the great kings of Nepal. The valley consists of three major districts of Nepal – Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, and capital city: Kathmandu. When these massive monuments were built, these districts had their kings and dynasties. It was only combined when King Prithvi Narayan Shah unified all the states to make one country. The location showcases the history of Nepal and its intricate picture of a talented artistic background. The pagoda styled palaces and temples are the gems of Nepali arts and architecture.

Together with that, the art of metal and wood crafts are an interesting part of artistic Nepal. Similarly, the durbar square of all three districts entails many alleyways dense with beautiful temples, shrines, and sculptures. These crowded maze of streets and courtyards are a remarkable part of these amazing durbar squares. Travelers will love exploring these streets full of crowds and life and the temples of different gods.

The journey first starts with visiting the amazing landmarks of Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath stupa, and Pashupatinath temple. These are major attractions of Kathmandu valley. You will visit the pagoda styled temple of Pashupatinath that stands on the banks of Bagmati River.

The temple is sacred to Hindu followers thus pilgrims from different parts of Nepal as well as other Hindu countries make sure to visit the continent at least once in their life. Similarly, the stupa of Swoyambhunath and Boudhanath holds significant places in the hearts of both Hindu and Buddhist followers. Hence, these two sacred places invite devotees of both religions. And last but not the least on the Kathmandu tour is at Kathmandu Durbar Square. This place has got multiple names and some of the amazing collection of pagoda styled buildings to capture and admire.

Next on the tour is a visit to Patan and Bhaktapur. Both places are rich cultural heritage sites of Nepal and display large collections of amazing artworks and tantalizing temples. Patan once ruled by Malla Kings of Nepal has a long Buddhist history that even influenced Hindu temples. The durbar square showcases an excellent collection of temples and architecture with a lovely ambiance.

The same feeling can be experienced while visiting Bhaktapur Durbar Square which is the next destination in our tour. Bhaktapur is full of life where raw Newari culture can be observed. Before entering the majestic heaven of grand temples, courtyards full of shrines and monuments, you will get to see the Newari women tending their harvest in front of their ancient homes. Among all three places, in Bhaktapur, you will get to feel like you are in medieval times because of its settings that look like ancient times.

Overall, through a Glimpse of Kathmandu Tour, you get to have a deep perspective on the arts, culture, and the historical background of Nepal. It is the simplest way of learning the centuries-old history of Nepal as well as to appreciate the grand artistic beauty of Nepal.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Day in Kathmandu

Day 02: Full day Kathmandu valley tours

Day 03: Full day Patan and Bhaktapur Tours

Day 04: Departure

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Three star category hotels during the tours with breakfast
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with a tour guide and all temples/monuments entrance fees
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All our government taxes and office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Tips and gratuities for tour guide and driver

FAQs

  • Do you provide airport pick up and drop off?

  • Which Hotel do you use in Kathmandu?

  • Can we upgrade our trip hotel to a luxurious hotel?

  • Can we change our itinerary?

  • Is the private trip for a glimpse of Kathmandu Tour available?

  • Do we have to pay the entrance fee of the heritage sites?

  • What type of vehicle will be used during the tour?

  • Will water be provided to us during the tour?

  • When will we have our lunch?

  • Is our city tour guide very knowledgeable about the places?

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Reviews

Jeff, North America Just got back from Nepal a couple of days ago, where my partner and I were doing an Everest Base Camp Trek assisted by Nepal Hiking Team. Their service couldn't have been better. I started planning this trip last Spring and looked at numerous trekking companies. Chose NHT due to the tremendously positive reviews on them, the professionalism of their website, and the quick response I got from Ganga when I sent an initial inquiry via their website -- he phoned me within a few hours, apparently as soon as the morning had come round to Nepal (given the time difference between North America and Nepal). He was extremely helpful and responsive from the start, all the way through the completion of our trek and the last couple of days back in Kathmandu. Our guide for the trek, Bhim, couldn't have been more helpful and took very good care of us and kept us safe. The whole operation and experience couldn't have been more positive.
Marcel, South Africa We recently returned from an EPIC trekking adventure to Everest Base Camp with the Nepal Hiking Team. Due to some time restraints we trekked on the cusp of the season, started our trek on 30th Aug, and returned to Kathmandu on the 10th of Sept, and what a great decision that was! The weather was amazing, we had most of the tea-houses to ourselves, our guides were on their first trip after the second wave of the covid 19. So it was great for them as well to witness everything as if for the first time. If you prefer a more 'quiet' trek, then I would recommend going on the cusp of the season! Our guide Raj of Nepal Hiking Team, did everything in his power to make the trip a most memorable trip and our wonderful porter who's name happens to be 'Love' totally lived up to his name! I cannot thank the Nepal Hiking Team enough for all their prep work, the guide's knowledge and caring for our welfare, and Ganga, the father of the group who personally met us at the airport and made sure that all our needs were met. What a great team, I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your future Himalayan trekking!
Raymond Low, Singapore Nepal Hiking Team provide an excellent guide to me when I hiked Everest Base Camp. My guide, Mr. Prakesh Rai, is very professional and caring... He always gives me very informative replies whenever I have a question or two about the terrain which we are trekking, the history of certain towns or places we passed by or stayed...He is always asking how I am (my old right ankle injury came back)...and will help me carry my load.... We had a good time together especially when we take photographs of the awesome scenery.....He works tirelessly and would be a concern for my diet and always asked me if I had enough of food, hows my leg was, and whether feeling ok especially when we are going towards a higher altitude..... We had a wonderful acclimatization climb and he is always observing me how I am doing. Nepal Hiking Team rocks!.... And I would sincerely recommend my friends to this group..... It’s simply awesome!... Thank you Nepal Hiking team and it's truly a great experience traveling with your professional guide!
Yang, Singapore It was an awesome experience in Nepal, in which a big part of my trip was covered in the mountain, thank to NHT. Ganga, the company manager has been engaging since my enquiry and very efficient and patient with all my queries. They are flexible to customize to my needs due to my planned itinerary besides hiking. They also made arrangement for airport pick up and Ganga met me in person in my lodge to go through the procedures and discussion. 2 days prior to the trek it was raining heavily and many flights were cancelled. We were lucky to tag along a rescue helicopter to Lukla, also thank to Ganga's arrangement. When we arrived at the start point, we were welcome by the friendly guide and porters. My relationship with Gurung, the guide was very good, he took care of me every single bit of the trip, as I was a slow walker in the team. He would check our conditions from time to time to ensure our well beings. Gurung and I joked around in the tea houses and we made many friends and some exchange of cultural knowledge. I was not well when I returned from Base Camp. We discussed and we decided that an evacuation was needed. Gurung visited me in the hospital and sent me back to the hotel after discharge. I had a farewell lunch with him. Ganga and Hari, the 2 managers visited me on the 2 days and they even sent me to the hospital again for report collection. Hari also sent me to the airport on my departure day. I have total satisfaction and heart-felt appreciation for Nepal Hiking Team. There were other companies who tried to compromise prices and quality but not NHT, who insisted on quality and care above all. I'm back in Singapore safely. And they are keeping in contact with me on some follow-ups. I truly want to recommend you this company for their awesome service given the reasonable if not attractive price! This trip was so awesome although I had some hiccups on my decent. I miss Nepal alot, and the friendship shared.
Stephen, Australia I finished the ABC and Bhutan Tours with Nepal Hiking Team and had a very good time. It was a great pleasure dealing with Balaram and Ganga. They are extremely professional, flexible, and accommodating. prior to the trip, I had been constantly emailing Balaram with my questions, whether or not they are directly related to the trek. Balaram was always extremely responsive with detailed answers and he was always patient. When I first got to Kathmandu, both Ganga and Balaram met me at the hotel to greet me. Throughout the trip, they constantly checked up with the guide to make sure that everything went okay. Overall, the trek was well organized and I can say with confidence that the team has done their best to ensure that my needs were met. I am already thinking about coming back to Nepal for my next trek and I will certainly go with Nepal Hiking Team again.