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Kathmandu Valley Tour brings with upon arrival in your hotel this is one of the holiday experience in three districts: Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. Kathmandu Valley is both culturally and historically rich. In fact, the word Nepal spread from Kathmandu Valley to later identify the whole nation.
Kathmandu has 7 World Heritage Monuments spread across the valley out of 10 in Nepal , and all of them are worth touring. Three Durbar Squares in each district of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan reflect the ancient history of kingship and Newar civilization that paint various cultures and traditions through celebration of festivals and showcase of lifestyle. The temples of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and Changunarayan showcase the deep rooted Hindu and Buddhist culture in the valley.
Hence, Kathmandu Valley Tour is one of the most do activity in order to understand the root of Nepali culture, history and civilization. Accompanied by an experienced guide, much information and knowledge can be learned in this tour making it a perfect vacation for family, friends and groups. During your visit Nepal you can’t miss the Everest Experience Flight by plane or by helicopters also can be organize the day hiking tours to Nagarkot only.
- All arrival and departure transfers and drives by a private Toyota Hiace accompanied by one English Speaking tour / Representative/escort/guide.
- Sight seeing tour of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan City as per itinerary including applicable monumental fees.
- Welcome and farewell dinner at Kathmandu.
- All World Heritage Site Entry Fees.
- Salary and Insurance of tour guides, drivers and other travel staff.
- International Airfares.
- Lunch or dinners (except welcome and farewell dinner)
- Items of a personal nature such as bar bills, telephone calls, laundry, extra mileage and any extra costs incurred due to natural calamities, flight delays etc.
- Comprehensive Travel Insurance or “Umbrella Insurance” to cover – Illness, hospitalization, travel medicines, loss of valuables, thefts change of itinerary, flight and tour cancellations due to unavoidable circumstances.
Day 1 Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Hotel in Kathmandu (1300m) / Transfer to Hotel
Welcome to Nepal. After you sort out your visa and immigration at the airport, walk out the 'arrival gate' - you will find our representative standing just across the road with your "Name Sign". Afterwards, we transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Depending on the time of your arrival, we will arrange sightseeing program in Kathmandu and later meet for a welcome dinner as well as the trip briefing.
Day 2 World Heritage Sightseeing: Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath
After breakfast, we will spend the day exploring three World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. First, we will visit the holy temple of Pashupatinath - a center of Hindu followers all over the world. The temple covers a large area and accommodates animals as well as people who have devoted their life to Lord Shiva. Monkeys, cows and dogs are a common sight.
Several charities run to help feed and accommodate the poor and needy in the temple premise. We will also observe the traditional Hindu Cremation by the banks of River Bagmati.
Boudhanath is a large Stupa in central Kathmandu, and is surrounded by modern houses and roof top restaurants, along with a few monasteries in the area. It is mandatory to circle the stupa while rotating the prayer drums. A sense of peace and tranquility can be experienced as we explore this ancient world heritage site.
Climbing a small hill will bring us to Swayambhunath, a Buddhist stupa of great historical and religious importance. Our tour guide will explain the story behind these monuments and how they influence the everyday life of Kathmandu residents.
Later, we return back to our hotel for rest. Feel free to explore Thamel for a good evening with friends and loved ones.
Day 3 Sightseeing tour of Patan and Kathmandu Durbar Square
The Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square are the monuments going back to the 3rd Century B.C, and hence are a great spectacle. Furthermore, the native Newars living in the area bring them back to life with annual festivals and processions. This is why, they are listed as the World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO. It is quite majestic to think that the ancient Royals used to stroll the same streets and run the Kingdom from these very monuments.
The April 2015 earthquake has brought much damage to these monuments and as a result, they are on the course of reconstruction. However, being archeologically important as well, the restoration is taking much time. Some parts have been slightly damaged while some are undergoing full restoration.
Day 4 Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is more peaceful that it's counterparts in Kathmandu and Patan - and more cleaner. The majestic Nyatapola Temple in front of the courtyard speaks for the ancient art and rich culture of Nepal. On the way, we will also visit the historically important Siddhapokhari pond, where locals often stroll in their free time.
Day 5 Final departure
Our trip comes to an end today. We will arrange airport transfer for you according to your flight schedule. As you fly back home you will be awe struck with the various beautiful yet contrasting scenes from the majestic Kathmandu Valley.