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Kathmandu Valley Tour - 4 Days

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Kathmandu Valley Tour
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With many religions and cultures co-existing in harmony, Kathmandu Valley Tour will give you a feeling like no place as you explore the pagoda style architecture combined with the hills as the backdrop. With seven UNESCO World Heritage sites as an emblem of ancient art and culture, Kathmandu valley is an ideal place to call home. On this short Kathmandu Valley Tour, you will witness the magic of two major religions of Nepal—Hinduism, and Buddhism—combined to create a spectacular hotpot of colorful culture and tradition.

Starting with Swayambhunath—a Buddhist shrine on a hilltop which features an amazing view of Kathmandu city—the tour goes on to Basantapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square—both ancient palaces with the rich history, art, and architecture. Then, an overnight stay in Nagarkot, situated on the east of Kathmandu Valley, will allow you to witness the most spectacular sunrise view. Kathmandu Valley Tour also takes to Pashupatinath and Boudhanath, respectively a Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site, from where you go on to visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, another ancient palace and a home to the Newari community. The pagoda style of temple making, which originated in Nepal, can be seen in its pure forms in the temples and palaces that you visit. The co-existence of different cultures does not only manifest itself in the art but also in the various arrangement of delicious food. As you visit the three cities that together make the Kathmandu valley, you will try and grasp how people in ancient Kathmandu Valley lived years ago before a King from the small hilly kingdom of Gorkha united multiple kingdoms into a nation called Nepal.

Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition guarantees a wonderful and spectacular visit to the Kathmandu Valley. Our city guides have rich knowledge regarding the history of Kathmandu and will take time to answer all the queries that you may have.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,310m) | O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, D)

A company representative will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2
Visit Kathmandu city and Swayambhunath and then Visit Patan City. O/N at 3 Star Hotel| A, B & D)

Today, we will take a tour of Kathmandu city. Mostly ruled by kings, the history of Kathmandu has seen multiple rulers in the past with monarchy ending only in the last decade. In Kathmandu, we will able to see countless heritage sites, though many of them have gone through terrible loss in structures during the massive earthquake of 2015. We will visit Basantapur Durbar Square, a palace in whose premises, if lucky, we will also get a blessing from the living goddess—the Kumari. We will also visit Swayambhunath temple, a Buddhist temple that stands on a lone hill overlooking the Kathmandu valley. In the evening, we will make a visit to Patan city, where we will explore Patan Durbar square, which is another old palace complex. The multiple kingdoms that were prevailed here paved way to beautiful architecture which can be seen so easily in the temples and the wood and stone carvings. Both the palace squares hold in themselves the cultures of Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath and then visit Bhaktapur City. O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, B & D)

Any visit to Kathmandu isn’t complete without a visit to Pashupatinath temple. A Shiva temple, this is one of the temples of greatest significance to the Hindus. Every year millions of people come to pay their respects at Pashupatinath. The Pashupatinath temple complex also is a crematorium for the people of Hindu belief. We will see multiples of sages in the temple complex. From there, we will make our way to Boudhanath, which is one of the biggest Buddhist stupas in the world. Though situated in a busy part of Kathmandu, Boudhanath complex is itself a peaceful and serene place. With multiple food joints overlooking the stupa with Tibetan chants being played, Boudhanath is a pure bliss. From there, we will move on to another side of Kathmandu Valley towards Bhaktapur, which too was one of the ancient kingdoms. Bhaktapur is the culture capital of Nepal as it has what we call the most authentic Nepalese art, food, and traditions. If lucky, we might be able to witness the chariot pulling ceremonies that take place every year. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 4
Departure |B

After your well enjoyed and wonderful stay in Kathmandu Valley, our team member will drop you at the airport for your final see off from Nepal.

What's included in the Cost ?

  • Accomodation during the tour
  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • All jungle activities in Chitwan.
  • All meals included in Chitwan and breakfast included during rest of the tour.
  • All monument entrance fees.
  • All required local and government taxes.
  • Facility of nature guide during the safari
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking tour guides
  • Transportation in private vehicle.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

What's excluded in the Cost ?

  • Airfare for domestic and international flights.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).

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Price From USD$340/person
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Total $ 340 USD

Trip Facts

  • 1310 m
  • Easy
  • All
  • 1-20 pax
  • Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
  • Double/Twin Sharing In Hotel/Lodge
  • Full Board During The Trek