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5 Day Highlights of Kathmandu Valley Tour

5 Day Highlights of Kathmandu Valley Tour

Highlights

  • Uncover the main world heritage sites in the city of Kathmandu – Patan Durbar Square, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath;
  • Explore the incredible scenic beauty of Nagarkot with its panoramic views of Mount Everest and other peaks of the Himalayan Mountains;
  • Discover Changu Narayan and Bhaktapur;
  • Visit Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and see Kumari - the Living Goddess of Kathmandu.
Itinerary
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Day1  Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, your local guide will greet you and transfer you to the hotel. We will have a short tour briefing at the hotel to go over the details and timing of each day’s events. You will have the rest of the day free to relax in your hotel or explore the local area on your own.

Meals:None

Accommodation:Overnight in Kathmandu

Day2  Kathmandu Full Day Tour – Patan Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath – Drive to Nagarkot
his morning we will check out of the hotel for a full day tour of the main sites of Kathmandu, including Patan Durbar (Royal Palace) Square, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath Temple, which are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites and crucially important in Nepalese culture. After a full day of visiting these beautiful sites, we will drive about 32 kilometers (20 miles) east of the city to Nagarkot to spend the night.

Meals:None

Accommodation:Overnight in Nagarkot

Day3  Nagarkot – Chengu Narayan, Bhaktapur – Return to Kathmandu
We will get an early start this morning so that we can view the spectacular sunrise over the panoramic view of some of the world’s highest mountain peaks. After a nice local breakfast, we will set out on a hiking adventure, taking around 3 and a half hours of walking through interesting local villages and beautiful natural landscapes to reach Changu Narayan. Changu Narayan is an ancient Hindu temple that is widely considered to be the oldest temple in all of Nepal. Originally constructed in 464 A.D. , the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu with intricate wood and stone carvings and artwork decorating the entire complex. From Changu Narayan we will head on to Bhaktapur, an ancient village notable for the best preserved palace courtyards and old city center in Nepal and its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone works of art. After exploring Bhaktapur, we we will travel back into Kathmandu to spend the night.

Meals:None

Accommodation:Overnight in Kathmandu

Day4  Kathmandu Half-day Tour – Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square – Free Afternoon
This morning after a nice local breakfast we will take you on a half-day sightseeing tour to see some of the other main sites of this historic city. First up will be a visit to Swayambhunath (another UNESCO World Heritage Site), which is a 1,500-year old religious complex of a stupa and a variety of shrines and temples that are revered by both Buddhists and Hindus. It is also sometimes referred to as the “Monkey Temple” due to the mobs of monkeys that inhabit the place. We will also visit Kathmandu Durbar Square (yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site) that is situated directly in front of the old royal palace of the ancient Kathmandu Kingdom. You will also have a chance to see Kumari - the Living Goddess of Kathmandu. This is an interesting attraction in the square consisting of a gilded cage that contains the Raj Kumari – a girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga.

After this morning’s tour, you will have the rest of the afternoon and evening free to wander around and explore the ancient city of Kathmandu on your own.

Meals:None

Accommodation:Overnight in Kathmandu

Day5  Departure from Kathmandu
You will have today free until we take you on to the Kathmandu airport for your flight on to your next destination.

Meals:None

Accommodation:None

DEPARTURE DATE& PRICE

Price Includes

  • Private professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • Private transfer listed.
  • All accommodations, based on double-occupancy.
  • Meals noted in the itinerary as "B,L,D".
  • Admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary.
  • Service Charge (the planning, handling, operational and communication charges) & government taxes. Tourists Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa (your local tour guide could help you get it if necessary).
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary (all lunches and dinners).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
  • Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
  • Flight tickets in and out of Nepal
  • Single room supplement.
  • Additional tour service and/or activities.
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