Kathmandu Tour with Day Hike

  • Duration
    5 days
  • Trip Grade
    Leisure Holidays
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax
  • Best Time
    Jan - May and Sept - Dec
  • Accommodation
    3 - Star Hotels

Trip Overview

Take a glimpse of great cultural highlights of the Kathmandu valley that represents historic Nepal before modernization took over the city. Kathmandu tours with a day hike to Nagarkot is the tour that lets you taste the nature and social brilliance of Nepal. The tour includes visiting UNESCO listed world heritage sites located particularly in Kathmandu. Next, get your fill of Himalayas with a hike to Nagarkot from where you will get to see majestic sights of mountains of Nepal. Along with scenic views of the mountains, here you can experience the rural lifestyle of Tamang ethnic groups. This is a splendid and short journey to look into the details of historic arts and culture of Nepal with a touch of specialties of Mother Nature. Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, is a city that invests wholeheartedly in its history, assorted variety and culture. This draws in numerous guests consistently and makes it a suggested vacationer goal for sightseers from everywhere throughout the world.

Highlights Tours

  • Magnificent tour of the rich cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu that defines the history of Nepal in the Malla period
  • Take a closer look at the detailed manual work carved on the woods used on the palace and temple buildings
  • A chance to see the faith that lies in the heart and mind of Nepalese while on the tour of Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa
  • Refreshing hike to Nagarkot, a small town on the outskirt of Kathmandu valley, popular for its vantage point from where the Himalayan range is visible
  • An opportunity to peek into the life of people living away from the modern city of Kathmandu
  • While returning we will stop for a detour of Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Squares

All about the Kathmandu Tour with Nagarkot Hike

If you are looking to taste the elegance of Nepal’s fantastic historic monuments with a touch of wilderness and Himalayas in limited time, we have the perfect tour planned out for you. Kathmandu Tour with a day hike to Nagarkot gives a chance to experience the incredible ancient arts and buildings of Nepal likewise enjoy the ambiance surrounded by the Himalayas. It is a tour that takes place in the busy and bustling city of Kathmandu to the peaceful village of Nagarkot. So it is a perfect combination to experience an incredible mix of cultural and natural beauty. This tour lets you experience the fast-paced life as well as the slow-paced life of Nepal while exploring the ancient sacred landmarks of Nepal and the beautiful rural village away from the capital city. Through this tour, explore the streets of Kathmandu and indulge in the delectable artworks and architecture.

Kathmandu is famous for its temples, palaces, monuments, arts, diversity, and many more things. It is a must-see and experience to indulge while you are in your short yet joyful Nepal tour. Here in Kathmandu, there is a lot to see besides these landmarks. The alleyways which are a real-life maze show the beautiful life of locals. Together with that, many small temples and statues hold significant meaning for that particular place. Moving on from the alleyways of Kathmandu, the tour further heads to Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath is a sacred temple for Hindu followers whereas Boudhanath stupa is for Buddhist pilgrims. On the other hand, Swayambhunath draws followers of both religions as it has temples of Hindu as well as Buddhist deities. These places let you have an insight into the spiritual side of Nepal. And may give an idea of how strong faith and beliefs do Nepalese have for their respective gods.

After the fascinating sightseeing of Kathmandu, we will drive 32 km away from Kathmandu to the east. For the little getaway from the busy city of Kathmandu, you will treat yourself with the sheer brilliance of nature with the Nagarkot Hiking Day Tour. Relish the magnificence in lavish slopes, emotional perspectives on the mountain and immaculate air with a day climb to extraordinary compared to other view stations close to Kathmandu – Nagarkot. The incredible work of Mother nature will take your breath away. Nagarkot is tucked away amidst the huge cliffs and hills roofed by the majestic Himalayas. Here you will get to see the lush hills that seem like it’s never-ending. No other day visit could have ever been such a great blend! We shall end this refreshing tour with a small visit to Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Squares while returning to Kathmandu. Both Bhaktapur and Patan are popular for preserving ancient monuments and arts and for having great collections of temples.

On the whole, it is a brilliant short escape away that lets you get to know local people and their diverse cultures. This tour offers you a chance to blend with the individuals and find out about the remarkable parts of their way of life. So reboot yourself with an endlessly intriguing short trip of Kathmandu and Nagarkot hill. It is full of alluring experience and a chance to investigate the otherworldliness amid the different sanctuaries over the city.

Itinerary Expand all

Day 01 - Arrival day in Nepal

We hope you had a wonderful flight. At the airport, you will meet our office representative who will smoothly transfer you to the trip hotel in Kathmandu. At the hotel, after you are checked in, we shall conduct a small meeting to give your brief details about the trip. After that, there is no schedule planned for the rest of the day so you relax.

Day 02 - Full day Kathmandu valley tours

Today is one of the busiest days of the tour. You will visit UNESCO listed cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu valley.

You will visit the wonderful Swayambhunath stupa which is also known as monkey temple. The stupa holds some of the greatest statues of deities from Buddhist chronology and Hindu temples. Also, the view of the Kathmandu valley from the top of the stupa is truly brilliant.

Another stop on today’s tour is Boudhanath stupa which is another pilgrimage site for avid Buddhist followers which also draws large young visitors.

Moving from there, we made a stop at the sacred temple of Hindu followers- Pashupatinath temple. You will be nostalgic while you are here. All the rites and rituals will capture your attention from all the other hassle that is happening around the temple.

Thereafter another destination for the day is Kathmandu Durbar Square where the tour of the medieval museum will give an insight into the historical background of Nepal. Also, the building and the temples around the durbar square are equally enthralling to observe.

After the tour, we will drive back to our trip hotel, breakfast included.

Day 03 - Day Hike to Nagarkot, 3-4 Hours

Promptly in the early morning, you will wake up and get ready for a drive towards Sankhu where we start our climb to Nagarkot. While passing by, we will appreciate watching rice fields, towns, and forests and meet the locals. After about 3-4 hours of hike, you will finally reach the beautiful town of Nagarkot. Experience the distant Himalayan view and for the view of setting sun amidst the massive snow-capped peaks. We shall call it a day and spend the overnight at the Hotel in Nagarkot, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 04 - Nagarkot - Kathmandu with sightseeing tours of Bhaktapur and Patan

Get ready to capture the first ray of the day falls on the massive mountains coloring it in the shade of orange. On a clear day, you will be able to see the panoramic views of mountains like Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Gaurishankar Himal, Manaslu range, Mt. Everest, Cho – Oyu and many more.

Nagarkot is the nearest place from Kathmandu to get the distant view of Mount Everest. Thereafter enjoy the glorious mountain views and sunrise. With a staggering memory of the stunning mountain vistas we will drive back to Kathmandu with extensive visits of the Bhaktapur. We explore Bhaktapur Durbar Square where a palace of 55 windows, The Golden Gate, The National Art Gallery, the Taleju Temple, Nyatapola Temple and more will present a wonderful experience. The hodgepodge of shikhara and pagoda styled temple and the art and architecture fascinate any visitor.

Next, we will head to Patan and investigate around Patan Durbar Square. In the Durbar Square, we will visit the Krishna Mandir, Golden Gate, the Golden Window, Sundari chowk, the celebrated Krishna sanctuary, Char Narayan sanctuary, with uncommon workmanship and architecture.

Later in the day, you will be transferred to the hotel, get freshened up and we shall head for a farewell cultural dinner. At the dinner, various dances representing different ethnic communities will be presented.

Day 05 - Departure/Tour Ends

Approx. 3 hours before your departure time, our office representative will be at your hotel to pick you up. He shall smoothly drive you to Kathmandu airport for your flight back home.

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Three night at 3 Star category hotel in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast
  • One night accommodation with full board meals at 3 Star category hotel in Nagarkot
  • All guided sightseeing in Kathmandu as per itinerary with a tour guide and all temples/monuments entrance fees
  • English speaking guide for Nagarkot hike including his foods, salary and accommodation etc.
  • 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 Expand all

When is the best time to do this tour?

This can be done all year round. Nonetheless, the monsoon which is from June to August might hinder you from getting stunning mountain views. Other than that, you can do this tour at any time of the year as your little vacation to escape a busy life. The best time would be spring, autumn, and winter to do this wonderful tour.

Will you provide airport pick up and drop off services?

We do provide airport pick up and drop off services to our clients. We have a staff appointed for the airport pick up and drop off. It is easy to recognize him, as he will carry the placard of the Nepal Hiking Team. He will smoothly drive you to your trip Hotel. And for the drop-off, our office representative will be at your hotel approx. 3 hours before your departure time to escort you to the airport.

Is this tour available privately?

Yes, this tour is available privately. We organize a private tour for solo travelers as well as for a group of 2 or more.

Can we modify the itinerary of the tour?

Yes, you can modify the itinerary of the tour but to be able to do that, you have to do a private tour. For a group joining tours, we cannot make any modifications in the middle of the tours as there will be clients who would want to be at the destination as appointed in the itinerary. Hence, unless it is a private tour, we cannot make any modifications to the planned itinerary.

How many people will be there in a group joining tours?

The people in a group joining tours starts from 2 to 12 people. 

Which hotels do you appoint to use in Kathmandu and Nagarkot?

The Hotel we appoint to use in Kathmandu for convenience is Woodapple Hotel and Spa. It is one of the new properties in the Thamel area and offers the best conveniences among other hotels of the same category.

The lodging has an indoor gym center, spa, and Jacuzzi. Also, the rooftop restaurant and bar of the hotel let’s its esteemed visitors have an all-encompassing sight of Kathmandu valley.

The foundation has an extraordinary group of manpower working for the solace of the customer. You will love your stay here.

Likewise, we use Hotel Himalayan Villa or similar in Nagarkot depending on availability.

Can I upgrade accommodation?

Of course, you can upgrade. Just let us know the name of your preferred hotel and we shall make the necessary arrangement accordingly. Also, if you would like, we are happy to suggest our preference as well. Nonetheless, upgrading the accommodation will apply extra charges to you.

Can we extend our tour?

Yes, you can extend your tour. If you are planning to add tours or treks after your tour, do let us know. There are various activities like trekking, adventure sports, jungle safaris, and many more which might excite you. Just let us know what type of tour you are wanting to do on your extended time and we shall assist you with organizing the trip.

How can we make a reservation for the tour? And deposit required? 

We have BOOK THIS TRIP option on the top right side of the page. There you can click on the book this trip; you will be redirected to a new page. On the new page, a small form will show, where you will have to enter your trip date and number of travelers. After filling the form, click on the submit and we shall receive your booking confirmation email. Thereafter, we shall contact you for a further booking process and with a booklet of the tour. Yes, to reserve a place, a 20% down payment of the total cost is required. You can pay the balance upon your arrival in Kathmandu either by credit card or cash in US dollars. We will send you an invoice once you have paid your deposit. 

Is hiking to Nagarkot very difficult?

No, hiking to Nagarkot is not difficult. The hike is about 3-4 hours in total from Sankhu. You will easily reach the place of accommodation smoothly. Besides, it is not located at high altitude so there is no danger of getting altitude sickness. Nonetheless, drinking water is very important.

What type of transportation do you use for the tour?

For our tours, we use tourist vans, cars, minibuses, HI-ACE vans, or tourister buses. We mostly choose the vehicle depending upon the number of travelers for the tour. All the vehicles we use are comfortable and clean.

Will the tour operator provide mineral water for the travelers?

Yes, we do provide bottled of water for travelers during this tours.

How knowledgeable is the tour guide?

Our city tour guides are highly knowledgeable and have years of experience of working as city tour guides. They speak fluent English and have vast knowledge about the historical figures, places, and landmarks of Nepal. So, if you are curious about anything, do ask him without any hesitation.

How can we contact the Nepal Hiking Team in case of an emergency?

In case there is an emergency, we are always available via email, direct call and WhatsApp. Our numbers for contacting us are:

 24 hrs Emergency Contact:

+977 98510 58 678 (Ganga)

+977 98510 58 667 (Balaram)

Do make sure to add us to your respective phones before leaving for the tour. As stated above, we are always available for your assistance.

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.

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