The Kathmandu valley with area of 257 sq. miles is the cultural center of Nepal. In the backstreets of bustling city, Newars still solemnize their age old mystic festivals in the premises of medieval palaces and temples. Kathmandu has over 130 nationally recognized monuments with groups of 7 making Kathmandu the UNESCO Heritage site. The city that stayed aloof to the change that world had gone through, has lot to tell from Tantric eroticism to Hippy’s marijuana adventure.
The lush hills in the outskirt provide ground for Himalayan sightseeing and short and scenic cultural trek. Kathmandu Tour is combinaion of cultural sightseeing, Himalayan scenery and hiking or short trek.
Kathmandu tour could be customized for 2 days - 5 days with cultural immersion oppertunities, homestay, old town walks and short trek around Kathmandu.
4 days Kathmandu tour is the best for August. The tour includes culture and heritage sightseeing and hikes around Kathmandu reaching maximum altitude of 2,200 m only. August is end of monsoon and the beginning of main tourist season of Autumn. Days are sunny with partial cloud and rain in the evening or night. August is perfect for cultural sightseeing and trip to Nagarkot hill station.
Couldn't recommend Rabi and his team more highly. They were highly professional and quick to reply to queries from the outset, and put together a great itinerary for us to fit with the time we had in Nepal. You would struggle to find a more knowledgeable guide than Rabi to show you around Kathmandu, Bakhtapur and Lalitpur, he gave us a brilliant insight into everything from architecture to history and the religious symbolism behind the different temples we visited. Our trekking days were similarly well organised, with a really friendly and professional guide and porter. The whole trip was excellent value for money , and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Rabi's organisation to anyone looking to visit Nepal. - Elly Moreton - Uk
DAY 01: ARRIVE TO KATHMANDU, NEPAL
You will be received at Kathmandu airport by our representative holding your name plate. After formal meeting, you will drive to the Hotel. There is an option of familiarization walk to the old Kathmandu in the suburb of tourist center of Thamel.
DAY 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
Come down to the Hotel restaurant for breakfast. Your tour guide will be introduced. He will guide you through the Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. An easy, relaxing day in a comfortable ride with a local guide will uncover totally different perspective of kathmandu.
Sightseeing Points – Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
DAY 03: BHAKTAPUR and Patan tour | Overnight in NAGARKOT
After breakfast, we will checkout the hotel and drive to Patan. Visit the ancient Newari monasteries and the palace complex of Patan which has one of the finest iconographic and architecture museum.
Later drive to Bhaktapur, 'The Living Museum'. Bhaktapur still retains its medieval heritage and architecture celebrated in day to day life. Drive another 40 mints / 18 km to Nagarkot for overnight stay. Nagarkot is a hill station overlooking Himalayan peaks at a distance and lush valleys on the either side.
DAY 04: Sunrise view over the Himalayas | Final Departure
Sunrise over the Himalayas from Nagarkot is what drives thousands of tourist to Nagarkot. Even though beautiful snowcapped peaks could be seen from bed itself, many tourists prefer to walk or drive to the tower. A hot breakfast will be waiting for you back in Hotel. A short walk could be organized as per your available time. Later drive to the airport for final departure.
Kathmandu Tour with us:
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