Kathmandu Valley Tour
Background of Kathmandu Valley Tour
Filled with a host of ancient sites and heritages, the stunning valley of Kathmandu is a perfect place to start your journey in Nepal. Home to seven of the ten UNESCO heritages around the nation, the capital city is beloved by travelers throughout the world. Regardless of whether you are starting a long trek to the Himalayas or resting from days of journey, the city is a perfect way to start and end your journey. Alongside ancient heritage, the city is adorned with temples and architectural designs that reflect the ancient history and rich culture of the nation. Even within the valley itself, different cities a variety of architecture, culture, history, and day to day livelihood. From the vibrant temples to the quaint monasteries, there is nothing on the Kathmandu Valley Tour you will find is not to your liking. Also, you can enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding landscapes and, depending on the seasons, you will find a diversified experience. A surreal adventure from the get-go, the Kathmandu Valley Tour is one the shortest and probably the best way to enjoy Kathmandu.
We begin our Kathmandu Valley Tour from the capital city itself. Amongst the countless heritages spread around the city, we head over to the ancient temple of Swayambhunath. It is also one of the biggest religious hubs for Buddhist adherents. The journey also takes us to Pashupatinath before heading to the stunning Kathmandu Durbar Square. Enjoying the depiction of ancient culture through the museums we head over to Boudhanath which brings our first day to a close. The second day sees us travel to Patan first marveling at the display of authentic Newari Culture and architecture before making our way over to Bhaktapur. With temples adorning every torn the ancient city of Bhaktapur is often referred to as the cultural capital of the nation and boasts a stunning set of heritages standing true to its title. Enjoying the cultural display at Bhaktapur, we make our way to Nagarkot. Here, we can relish the magnificent panorama of mountains in the Langtang, Ganesh, and Jugal ranges. Finally, you return to the valley and bring the trip to a close.
We, here at Himalaya Holiday Service, have been accompanying tourists around the nation for over a decade. We provide the very best services including private transportation, comfortable accommodation, and well-trained guides.
Trip Highlights Kathmandu Valley Tour
Explore the historic cities of the Kathmandu valley and marvel at the cultural display
Tour the UNESCO world heritage sites spread around Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur
Enjoy the depiction of ancient culture and history of the Kathmandu Valley
Head over to Nagarkot for a mesmerizing display of the Himalayan sunrise
Witness the Newari architecture as well as their local culture and day to day livelihood
Geography: Valley, Hills
Location: Kathmandu Valley, Nagarkot
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Duration of Tour: 04 days
Max Altitude: 2,175m
Religions: Hinduism, Buddhism
Ethnic People: Newar, Brahmin, Chhetri, Tamang
Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge
Transportation: Private Vehicle, Tourist Bus
Minimum Pax: 02
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Touching down at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by our office representatives who will take you to the hotel. After a short introduction session, you will be shown to your rooms for refreshments. You can also meet the guides and other staff members who will brief you on the day to day itinerary for the journey. Wrapping up the things for the day, you are free to explore the city.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing [Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath)
We begin the first day of our journey and first head to the temple of Swayambhunath. Enjoying the stunning views of the valley and the tranquil environment, we head to the temple of Pashupatinath which is regarded as the guardian god of the nation. For the cultural side of things, we make our way towards Kathmandu Durbar Square. We end our journey at the stunning Boudhanath Monastery enjoying the pleasant sunset views.
Day 03: Patan Sightseeing [Patan Durbar Square, Krishna Mandir], Bhaktapur Sightseeing [Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Others, Changunarayan and Nagarkot for Sunrise/Sunset]
An early start to the day, we make our way out of the capital city heading towards Patan. Filled with ancient temples, the cobbled streets of the city enhance the beauty of the Newari architecture. Here, we make our way to the quaint Krishna Mandir and we make our way over to Bhaktapur. Enjoying the unique display of culture and history, we also visit the temple of Changunarayan. Wrapping up things in the city of Bhaktapur, we make our way to Nagarkot for the night.
Day 04: Drive Back to TIA from Nagarkot |1.5 Hrs, Departure
The day begins early as we make our way to the Nagarkot viewpoint to enjoy an unforgettable Himalayan panorama including the Langtang, Ganesh, and Jugal ranges. After breakfast, we depart towards Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.
For the majority, you will be traveling through different cities so make sure to pack light for your travel.
You will be allotted with one room per person for your stay within the Kathmandu Valley.
As you will be touring for three days switching from one destination to another, make sure you carry an extra bag for all your belongings.
Depending on the previous agreements for the tour, you might be asked to pay for the entry fees incurred during your visits. Make sure you have extra cash on hand.
While there is no requirement for minimum age limit or physical condition for this tour, be sure to inform the company for any health conditions you have that might obstruct the tour. Also, be sure to pre-inform us about your preferred diet, so meals can be arranged accordingly.
As a short trip, the Kathmandu Valley Tour covers the world heritage sites around the capital city. However, the itinerary is flexible for any custom destinations you might want to add for this trek.
What is the best season for the Kathmandu valley tour?
You can visit Kathmandu all year round and each season brings something different to your journey. The ideal months for the Kathmandu Valley Tour are September, October, and November (autumn). You can combine the Kathmandu valley tour with other trips around the nation. Also, you can do the Kathmandu valley tour during spring season which includes the months of March, April, and May.
Are airport pickup facilities available? How will I recognize your representatives?
Yes, our representatives will meet with you at Tribhuvan International Airport once you have informed us of your arrival time. Our representatives will be holding a play-card with your name. This will make it easier for you to recognize. Besides, they will also be on the lookout for you making sure you have a hassle-free arrival.
Will I have free time in Kathmandu?
Yes, for the majority, we will be touring around the city from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. You are free to enjoy the mornings and evening touring around the city at your own will. Depending on your choice, we can add a free day in the itinerary as well. You will also have free time during any layover in Kathmandu such as arrival day, departure day, or a separate free day.
What kind of vehicle will be using for this journey?
We use a comfortable tourist bus to get around the capital city. Depending on the number of people in the group, we can either go for a 36-seater or a smaller 21-seater. For private trips around the valley, we use a comfortable minivan. Since, the traffic can be heavy in the ring road area, the journey time can vary according to the destination.