Kathmandu tour is one of the most popular sightseeing tour in Nepal. Kathmandu city is the capital city of Nepal and is considered as heart of Nepal. Kathmandu valley the political, commercial, cultural hub of Nepal is framed for its natural beauty and historic and holistic places. Kathmandu valley contains three fabled cities, Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Kathmandu city has an artistic exposition of graceful temples, elegant palaces, brick paved courtyards and giant streets. It is surrounded by green mountain walls above which tower mighty snowcapped peaks. Kathmandu city has the pilgrimage places for both Hindus and Buddhists.
Bhaktapur is ancient city about 12km outside of Kathmandu city within the Kathmandu valley. Once one of the capitals of Nepal in the 15th century, today it’s Nepal’s third largest city and renown as being a city of culture, temples, and craft work. A trip to Nepal would not be complete without visiting this magnificent ancient city filled with many things to see and do.
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU, TRANSFER TO HOTEL
Day 2: SIGHTSEEING IN SYAMBHUNATH, BOUDHANATH AND KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE
Day 3: SIGHTSEEING IN PASHUPATINATH AND BHAKTAPUR DURBAR SQUARE, DRIVE TO NAGARKOT
Day 4: DRIVES TO KATHMANDU, TRIP END
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, Great Nepal Representative will pick you up from the airport. You will then be transferred to Hotel nearby Thamel as per your request or similar category hotel. The tour leader attends a formal briefing about your package. We can either visit Great Nepal’s office or take rest at our hotel room. Overnight at Hotel
Even though the Nepali royal family moved from the Hanuman Dhoka palace about a century ago, Durbar (Palace) Square remains the tourist heart of Kathmandu. Most visitors are surprised by the sheer number of temples surrounding the square, and the two adjoining squares, some dating back to the 12th century. The jewels in the crown are the Hanuman Dhoka itself, the magnificent Taleju Temple, and the Kumari Bahal ( home to ‘living goddess’). Then you will visit famous Stupa, Boudhanath. This stupa is approximately 11 Km from the central Kathmandu. Then we move towards Swayambhunath. Swayambhu Stupa watches over the Valley from the top of a hillock on its western side just three kilometers west of the city center. The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also listed as a World Heritage Site. It is also one of the oldest and glorious Buddhist shrines in the world which are said to be two thousand years old.
Today day begins with the breakfast in the hotel; you will be explored to the fascinating city of Kathmandu. We firstly go for one of the biggest in the world of its kind and the popular Hindu pilgrimage site, Pashupatinath Temple, it lies 6 Km from central Kathmandu, One of the holiest Hindu temples for Hindu dedicated to Lord Shiva. Pashupatinath is situated on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple; it is built in pagoda style, has a gilded roof and beautifully carved silver doors. Then we start to head towards Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur city is also known as Bhadgaon, meaning the city of devotees, this place is very rich in art and architecture. Lying 14 Km east of central Kathmandu. You can observe closely “Newari” cultural tradition and their living style. The city is at the height of 4600 ft. above sea level. In Bhaktapur, you have many places to visit like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the palace of 55 Windows, the Nytapola Temple. From there we move towards Nagarkot for a night stay.
After a mesmerizing view of the sunrise at Nagarkot, we head back to Kathmandu and with this your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way to home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure to the wonderful country of Nepal.
- Airport transfers in a private vehicle with escorts
- All surface transportation as per the itinerary
- 4 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu at 3* Hotel on twin sharing basis with BB plan.
- 1 Nights accommodation in Nagarkot at 3* Hotel on twin sharing basis with BB plan.
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Nagarkot
- All monuments entry fees
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
- All the official expenses for field staffs.
- Any Airfare
- Your travel insurance (compulsory). This must include helicopter rescue
- Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc that is beyond our control.
- Tips for guide and driver. (which is not mandatory but highly appreciated), Snacks, soft drinks and any personal items.
- Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for either 30 days or 90 days from the date of issue. You will need to have the currency in either USD, AUD or EU in cash to pay for your visa.
To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.
Why Tipping is essential?
There are several reasons why you should tip in Nepal. It is quite the same as for what you tip in restaurants. They live in remote areas that are far from proper health and education facilities. Tipping them will additionally encourage them to manage good and nutritive food to eat, warm and comfortable clothes to wear or other necessary basic requirements to maintain their livelihood in a comfortable way. A small gesture of gratitude will do no harm to you but actually changes the lives of many people for a long time in many reasons. Our company has its fund collected from the some percentage of profit and sometimes from the tips of our guests which will directly invested for uplifting the economic condition of guides, porters and other staffs of office. It’s nothing more than the way to add smiles on those laborious faces.