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 lush hills in the outskirt provide ground for Himalayan sightseeing and short and scenic cultural trek.
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 TOUR & NAGARKOT (overnight)
After breakfast, we will drive to Bhaktapur, which is 17 km (45 mints) from Kathmandu. Bhaktapur is known as 'The Living Museum' as it still retains its medieval fragrance. We will have lunch in Bhaktapur and then drive to Nagarkot (18 km). Nagarkot is a hill station overlooking Himalayan peaks at a distance and lush valleys on the either side.
Overnight in Nagarkot hill station. Enjoy countryside and Himalayan View.
DAY 04: EASY HIKING / PATAN TOUR
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. For the day you can either hike to Changunarayan (2 - 4 hrs) or drive to Patan (Lalitpur), Patan Industrial Area and Tibetan Refugee Camp for more sightseeing.
Day 05: DEPARTURE from KATHMANDU AIRPORT
Our tour officer will come with a transportation to drive to the airport for final departure.
Dhulikhel is a popular hill station 35 km east of Kathmandu. From the resorts in Dhulikhel, one can overlook at the snow-clad peaks, beautiful landscape and horizons far to the Tibetan boarder. A day hike to ‘Namo Buddha’ is true insight into Nepalese countryside lifestyle. Namo Buddha is important Buddhist pilgrimage site and one of the three main stupas of Kathmandu. It is also possible to walk or drive to another less visited Newari hamlet of Panauti.
South of Kathmandu have Himalayan views and sacred sites of occult Tantric Hindus and Buddhists. Kirtipur on a hillock overlooks at Kathmandu valley with Himalayan range in the backdrop. This is another medieval Newari town. Pharping is Buddhist pilgrimage site as the Asura cave (Yanglesho) is sacred cave of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava). About 1 km south is temple of Hindu Tantric goddess Kali known as Dakshinkali. Hundreds of animals are sacrificed on Saturday.
Gosaikunda Lake is another short trek destination in Langtang national park. The trek starts from Shivapuri national park right in the outer rim of Kathmandu.
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While in Kathmandu
Hiking around Kathmandu
Day hike to 3 days trek
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A DAY IN PEACE
We offer you a package of day in peace with Yoga, meditation, spiritual discourse and Arati (evening prayers). Our Ashram is not far from Kathmandu but yet in the most serene sanctuary of Nagarjuna forest. More >
Nepali cooking class / Homestay