Kathmandu Valley, 5 days

Cultural sightseeing

Tour highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Kathmandu
  • Discover the fairytale-like town of Bhaktapur
  • Witness the intertwining of Buddhism and Hinduism
  • Embark on a remarkable mountain flight
  • Indulge in an unparalleled souvenir shopping experience
  • Possible to connect the Tibet trip
# Itinerary Program
1 Arrival to Kathmandu Arrive in Nepal from Bhutan or another destination and transfer to accommodation  Thamel, the touristic hub of Kathmandu. ➜ Later explore the narrow and bustling streets dotted with eateries, quality restaurants, and trekking and souvenir shops, having virtually every facility trekkers and travelers need. ➜ The sightseeing program is subject to arrival time. 
2 Kathmandu

In the morning, a renowned mountain flight is optionally available for an additional fee. The one-hour excursion offers spectacular views of majestic peaks such as Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse, as well as other lesser mountains. You will have the opportunity to visit the cockpit and receive assistance from a flight attendant in identifying the various mountains. ➜ Head on a short drive towards Swayambhunath Stupa, renowned as the “Monkey Temple” set high on a hill in the southwestern part of the valley providing panoramic views. Explore the stunning landmarks and unique curio shops around. ➜ Following the descending stairs reach the Buddha Chowk, where you can see the statues of Guru Padmasambhava, Avalokiteshwara, and Manjushree, altogether called “protectors of wisdom” ➜ Later head towards Kathmandu Durbar Square, the cultural hub. Here discover ancient architecture, temples, palaces, and the living goddess Kumari house (and see her if you're lucky). ➜  Finish the day, with a rickshaw ride back to your hotel in Thamel traversing across the narrow busy roads of the valley.

3 Kathmandu

Early morning visit the holy Pashupatinath temple, considered by Hindus as the most divine place in Nepal. The temple is nestled on the banks of the holy Bagmati River surrounded by several ancient monuments and landmarks. The main temple is off-limits for non-Hindus, but the tourist can see the cremation of the deceased and mingle with numerous Hindu hermits who live on the temple premises. ➜ Proceed towards Boudhanath stupa, the biggest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, 36 meters high, located on the historical trade route to Tibet. Make a “kora”, the roundabout of the stupa, and visit surrounding temples, shops and cafés. ➜ In the afternoon visit the city of Patan, dubbed the “City of Art”. Here myths and legends unfolds. Witness the superb examples of Newari architecture by visiting various temples and monasteries called “vihara”. ➜ Start with the exploring of the former king's palace which hosts one of the best museums in South Asia. ➜ Later follow the narrow bustling streets to the Golden Temple, serving as local Buddhist monastery. ➜ Continue to Shree Bangalamukhi Temple, the stunning pagoda dedicated to gods Shiva and Parvati. ➜ If time permits, you can also include Uku Bahal, and Mahaboudha Temples known for exquisite sculptural decorations. ➜ There after head back to your accommodation and conclude your stay attending special Nepali dinner with traditional dances.

4 Kathmandu – Bhaktapur For the last night, you will be staying at Bhaktapur, the “City of Devotees” perched on the eastern end of the valley some 30-minute drive from the airport. The region is known as a living museum where one can easily witness the traditional life of the locals. ➜ Explore the labyrinth of streets and visit well-preserved landmarks including the 55 window palace, the highest pagoda-styled temple Nyatapola. ➜ Visit famous pottery square and see how the various ceramic products are still being manufactured here. ➜ Walk to Dattatreya square and see famous peacock window. ➜ Also visit unique hand paper factory with a lot of marvelous artistic prints and other handicraft products. ➜ Enjoy the unique vibe of the town.
5 Departure from Kathmandu Drop at the airport and depart from Nepal to Bhutan, Tibet, Delhi, or other destination.
Tour variants, extensions and combinations: 
  • Trekking: There is number of options of interesting treks in Nepal. It's possible to go independently or expedition style, whatever fits you. We will be happy to help with planning and all arrangements.
  • Pokhara excursion: Pokhara is beautiful city for relaxing, where you can do number of interesting activities including boating, paragliding, ultralight flights, zip drive, golf and others.
  • All around Nepal trip: We can plan and organize full all Nepal round trip. Please contact us and specify your timeframe and other details. We will arrange everything necessary.
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