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Kathmandu Valley Tour

Kathmandu Valley
Trip Grade
Easy
Trip Type
Touring
Maximum Elevation
Accomodation
Comfort Hotel
Destination
Kathmandu Valley
Best Time
Anytime
Trip Start
Kathmandu
Trip Ends
Kathmandu

Overview

Kathmandu Valley Tour

Kathmandu Valley Tour is a popular tour package that takes visitors on a journey to explore the cultural and historical significance of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. The tour is typically designed to cover the three major cities of the Kathmandu Valley, namely Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan, all of which are known for their rich cultural heritage and ancient architecture.
The tour typically begins in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, where visitors can explore the famous UNESCO World Heritage sites like Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The city is also known for its vibrant street markets, where visitors can shop for traditional Nepali handicrafts, clothing, and souvenirs.
The next stop on the tour is Bhaktapur, a medieval city known for its well-preserved temples, palaces, and courtyards. Visitors can explore the famous landmarks like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, Dattatreya Temple Square, and the Pottery Square. Bhaktapur is also known for its traditional Newari cuisine, which visitors can sample at the local restaurants.
The final stop on the tour is Patan, another ancient city known for its rich cultural heritage and traditional architecture. Visitors can explore the Patan Durbar Square, Krishna Mandir, Golden Temple, and the Patan Museum, which houses a large collection of traditional Nepali art and artifacts.
Overall, the Kathmandu Valley Tour is an excellent way to explore the cultural and historical significance of the Kathmandu Valley and gain a deeper understanding of Nepal’s rich cultural heritage.


About Kathmandu Valley Tour

The Kathmandu Valley Tour is an immersive journey that unveils the rich cultural and historical tapestry of Nepal’s capital region. With the Kathmandu Valley Tour as your guide, you’ll traverse through centuries-old temples, intricate pagodas, and royal palaces that showcase the deep-rooted heritage of this vibrant city. This tour offers a fascinating insight into the Valley’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, each telling a unique story of Nepal’s past and present. As you explore bustling bazaars, ancient squares, and hidden courtyards, you’ll be captivated by the blend of traditional and modern influences that define the Kathmandu Valley. Led by knowledgeable guides, the Kathmandu Valley Tour is a remarkable opportunity to witness the city’s vibrant traditions, intricate architecture, and warm local hospitality, leaving you with a deeper appreciation for its cultural significance and historical legacy.

Itinerary

We will pick you up from the airport and help you settle in your hotel in Thamel, which is at the heart of Kathmandu and is especially famous among tourists. We will shortly discuss about following tour program and Welcome dinner in of Nepali Kitchen, O/N in Hotel.

 

Today will be a day dedicated to exploring the Kathmandu city. We will spend half of this day with monkeys because we will be visiting Swayambhunath and Pashupatinath temples along with Boudhanath stupa. While Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, and Boudhanath are thronged with Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world, the temple of Pashupatinath is jam-packed with Hindu devotees. Since non-Hindus are not allowed inside the main temple of Pashupatinath, we will take you behind the temple by the banks of the holy Bagmati River where you can witness Hindu cremation ceremony. Later, a peaceful evening at Boudhanath calls for the day’s end.

 

This day we will visit Patan city, where we will get to explore the ancient palace and various old temples of Patan Durbar Square whose architecture is bound to amaze you. We will also visit the villages of Bungmati and Khokana which are some old agricultural villages where we can learn about the traditional way of producing crops. These villages are also home to the celebrated deities of the Newar like Machhendranath and Rudrayani. After the sightseeing tour, we will drop you back at your hotel in Kathmandu for the overnight stay.

 

This day we will visit Patan city, where we will get to explore the ancient palace and various old temples of Patan Durbar Square whose architecture is bound to amaze you. We will also visit the villages of Bungmati and Khokana which are some old agricultural villages where we can learn about the traditional way of producing crops. These villages are also home to the celebrated deities of the Newar like Machhendranath and Rudrayani. After the sightseeing tour, we will drop you back at your hotel in Kathmandu for the overnight stay.

 

This day we will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is not so far away from Thamel. Home to a palace and many temples, including the home of the Living Goddess Kumari, Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the most tourist-friendly places in Kathmandu. This place also holds the history and culture of ancient Kathmandu city. Today we will also visit the local market called Ason, where we can see busy locals trading at their shops of tea, spices, vegetables, clothes, authentic Nepalese handicrafts and many more which might catch your eye. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Today we will visit the famous Budhanikantha Temple, where there is a big statue of the Hindu God Vishnu floating in the water. Situated on one of the hills of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, Nunnery Gumba is another highlight of the day. Apart from the nuns dressed in maroon wraps, the monastery also hosts amazing views of the valley. After Nunnery Gumba, we will drive to Kapan Monastery, which is covered in prayer flags and is vibrant with the many monks that reside in the premise. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Today is another pilgrimage site visit day, where we will visit White Gumba, Rato Gumba, and Ichangu Narayan Temple. After visiting these famous sites, we will visit the Nunnery Gumba in Sitapaila. This day you can relax and enjoy the peaceful environment there whilst observing this cultural space. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Shop all you want this day so that you can take some gifts for your loved ones back home, especially in Thamel, you can get all the authentic Nepalese handicrafts and the likes. You can also visit malls if you want to, but it would be better if you just go local. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

What's Include in Cost

    • Airport service according to program.
    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Full package service activities in Chitwan National Park according to given plan and program.
    • Mineral water supply during the driving.
    • Sightseeing activities in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per program.
    • Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini.
    • A professional Cultural Tour Guide in Kathmandu-Pokhara and Nature guide in Chitwan Park.
    • All kinds of land transportation as per program.
    • Food and Beverage during the tour as per contract.

What's Excluded in Cost

    • Nepal entry visa.
    • International flights and airport tax.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Personal expenses, Hot or Mineral water
    • Laundry service and Bar Bills
    • Internet and Battery charge
    • Alcoholic drinks with Coke, Fant, Juice.
    • Rescue in emergency.

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FAQ

When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget.

When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget.

When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget.

When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget.

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