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Best of Kathmandu Valley

$2055

per person

Experience the Himalayas firsthand as you soak up the atmosphere on this captivating trip. Exploring the top attractions and more than 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites is a treat. Kathmandu embodies heritage, architecture, culture, spirituality, and unique hidden gems in all its corners. Witness Nepal’s multi-ethnicity and the harmony of Hinduism and Buddhism at the birthplace of the Buddha. This jewel-sized country is dotted with many amazing monuments and beautiful temples all very majestic in their own ways.

This is a perfect venue for an enriching family vacation. Enjoy a one-day gentle hike to be witness a spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas that’s bucket-list worthy. Join us to be inspired by the majestic nature and culture of Nepal!

8 Days, 7 Nights: Kathmandu, Namobuddha, Dhulikhel, Bhaktapur


TRIP OVERVIEW (*UNESCO World Heritage Sites)

 ✦ Customizable Private Tour 
  • Bungamati Village Tour
  • Patan City Tour
  • Patan Durbar Square*
  • Boudhanath Stupa*
  • Pashupatinath Temple*
  • Kathmandu City Tour
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square*
  • Swayambhu Stupa*
  • Namobuddha City Tour
  • Day Hike
  • Changu City Tour
  • Bhaktapur City Tour
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square*
  • Farewell Dinner & Dance Performance

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

LOCAL MARKETS
Kathmandu Gokarna Mahadev Temple Tree Shrine with Shiva Lingam

6 WORLD HERITAGE SITES

In our trip to Kathmandu Valley, we showcase six sites. So, if you’ve got a plan to visit as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites as you can, a visit to Nepal will give you a big jumpstart in the right direction.

BIRTHPLACE OF BUDDHA

Lumbini is the Buddha’s birthplace. It is one of the world’s most important spiritual sites and attracts Buddhist pilgrims from around the world.

Buddhist Prayer Wheels-
Recite prayers quietly by spinning the wheels in Himalaya Mountains
DHULIKHEL 
Centuries known for an important trading commercial route linking Nepal to Tibet. 

MAJESTIC PEAKS OF HIMALAYA AND NATURE

Home to the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, the Himalaya Mountains are one of the top reasons to visit Nepal. A one-day mountain hiking to watch the sunrise and explore the country side with our experienced hiking guide.


    1

    Meet Up at Kathmandu (KTM)

    Upon arriving at Kathmandu airport, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

    GOKARNA FOREST RESORT
    A sanctuary from within Kathmandu. Get a taste and appreciate how the royalty lived.

    GOKARNA MAHADEV TEMPLE
    Kathmandu Gokarna Mahadev Temple Tree Shrine with Shiva Lingam

    TRADITIONAL DUMPLING MOMOS
    A staple dish from Nepal served with tomato chutney. A must try!

    2

    Kathmandu | Patan, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath Temple

    This morning we will visit Bungamati village that overlooks the Bagmati River. This village is known for agriculture, livestock and fishing. Followed by Patan City that is best known for its Patan Durbar Square (Royal Square), 55 major temples, 136 Buddhist monasteries, woodcarving and metal artisans.
    Then, we'll spend the rest of the day checking out the famous Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple.  Hindus from all over the world come here for a pilgrimage. Many exotic carvings can be seen on its ornate wooden roof struts.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    BOUDHANATH STUPA
    Most Popular Word UNESCO site- one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal.

    The Pashupatinath Temple is a Hindu temple and a UNESCO World Heritage site that you should visit during one of our cultural Travel tours

    PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE
    Most important Hindu pilgrimage site and is the holiest place for Hindus everywhere.

    PRAYER WHEELS
    Used to accumulate wisdom and merit (good karma) and to purify negativities.

    3

    Kathmandu | Kathmandu City, Swayambhu Stupa

    Today is about Kathmandu city.  You’ll find rice and chilis laid out to dry in courtyards. Ancient temples have bright orange marigolds strung up and the workshops in the back streets are reminiscent of the Middle Ages. This Nepalese capital has been a mecca for travelers for decades, and it is easy to see why during our visit to the Swayambhu complex. It consists of a stupa and a variety of shrines and temples, some dating back to the Licchavi period (400 to 750 AD). Swayambhu is probably the most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage sites. You have the afternoon and evening free to explore the city and Kathmandu Durbar Square on your own.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast 

    BEST MARKETS OF KATHMANDU
    Neighborhood filled with a rich history, full of fun celebrations and great finds.

    SWAYAMBHU COMPLEX
    Three Buddhas covered in gold. Known for its ancient religious architecture. 

    CULTURE OF KATHMANDU VALLEY
    See the unique culture that lies within the sacred birthplace of Buddha.

    4

    Kathmandu – Namobuddha | City Tour

    In the morning, you head east into the Kathmandu Valley for a transfer to Namobuddha. Hear the legend how Buddha in his previous life had offered his body to a tigress which was tormented by starvation. Walk to the local temples and explore the surroundings for a glimpse into some of Nepal's sacred sites. On a clear day you will have some lovely views of the Himalayan peaks in the distance.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast 

    NAMMOBUDDHA
    NamoBuddha is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal. 

    HIMALAYAN PEAKS 
    Enjoy lovely views of the Himalayan peaks in the distance.

    5

    Namobuddha –Bhaktapur | Dhulikhel Gentle Trek, Changu

    Today you will enjoy a day hike from Namobuddha to Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel has been for centuries an important trading center on the commercial route linking Nepal to Tibet.  Enjoy a spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas (if you wake early today and weather permitting). The panorama offers a view of the Himalayan ranges stretching from Mount Annapurna in the far west to Mount Karolung in the far east.
    More than twenty Himalayan peaks including Mt. Annapurna (8091 m), Mt. Ganesh Himal (7429 m), Mt. Langtang (7234 m), Mt. Phuribichyachu (6637 m), Mt. Gaurishanker (7134 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m) and many others can be seen from Dhulikhel.
    From Dhulikel you will proceed to Changu and Bhaktapur for further sightseeing. Changu Lake is a glacial lake. You will spend the night in Bhaktapur, a truly beautiful settlement whose original architecture has been wonderfully maintained.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast 

    DHULIKHEL 
    Centuries known for an important trading commercial route linking Nepal to Tibet. 

    CHANGU LAKE 
    A sacred natural glacial lake on top of the mountain

    HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINS
    A gentle hike rewards you with panoramic views of the tallest mountains in the world.

    6

    Bhaktapur to Kathmandu | Bhaktapur City Tour

    This morning, we spend some more time exploring Bhaktapur before heading to Kathmandu for the remainder of the day. Bhaktapur is filled with palaces, pagodas and religious shrines. Pedestrian-only Bhaktapur Durbar (Royal) Square is a perfect place to stroll and soak in the beautiful antiquities.  Check out the 55 window Palace, Golden Gate, Royal Bath with its Golden Faucet, and the Big Bell.
    Window shop for modern-day artistry and handicrafts. Watch potters create works of art in the Pottery Square. Indigenous (Newar) handicrafts include paubha scroll paintings, papier-mâché masks, cotton cloth, woodcarvings, metalwork, jewelry and ceramic products, haku-patasi (black sari) and black caps.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast 
    Durbar (Royal) Square is a UNESCO site. No cars are allowed in Durbar Square making it a perfect place to stroll and soak in the ancient beauty. A popular tourist attraction for Nepal holiday packages.

    BHAKTAPUR DURBAR SQUARE
    Is the royal palace of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom, 1,400 meters above sea level.

    NEPAL ARTISTRY & HANDICRAFTS
    Its historical roots can be traced back to the stone ages and known for its fine detailing.

    NEPALESE LOCALS
    Friendliest to come by and around a celebration, experience of a lifetime.

    7

    Kathmandu - Thamel | Farewell Dinner

    Today you will drive to Thamel, a suburb of Kathmandu which is especially bustling in the evenings - a great way to spend your last night in Nepal. This evening, enjoy your farewell dinner and cultural dance performance.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Farewell Dinner

    THAMEL
    A suburb of Kathmandu

    FAREWELL DINNER
    Enjoy your last night with some Nepalese food. 

    8

    Kathmandu

    After breakfast, the tour ends. Hotel check-out and transfer to Kathmandu airport.  Please provide details of your flight home so we can schedule your airport transfer.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
    Overview
    Hotels
    Dates & Prices

    Hotels

    We carefully handpick our hotels to ensure they provide you with the best comfort and experience. For Private Tours, you may request a specific hotel as one of the customizable options.
    DestinationPremium Class Luxury Class 
    KathmanduCall
    NamobuddhaCall
    BhaktapurCall
    Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation. 

    Accommodation Classification

    • PREMIUM - 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
    • LUXURY - 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations

    Overview
    Tour Plan
    Dates & Prices

    Dates & Pricing 

    PRIVATE TOUR, Daily departures
    YearTour DatesPremiumLuxury
    2020Jan 11 to Dec 19$2,055Call
     

    Price Details

    • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
    • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply during applicable major holidays. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
    • ‣ Note that tour prices vary according to season. If your tour straddles two seasons then each portion will be priced according to that season.
     

    Deposit

    • A deposit of $300 per person is required upon booking and full payment to be made 90 days prior to departure date.
     

    Flight Add-On

    • ‣ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
    • ‣ The nearest airport is KTM (Tribhuvan International Airport).
    • ‣ Contact us for more detail and pricing.
     

    Inclusions

    • ‣ Airport Transfers, Meet and Greet
    • ‣ Hotel Accommodations
    • ‣ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
    • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
    • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary
    • ‣ Guide and porters on your gentle trek
     

    Exclusions

    • ‣ Air Fare
    • ‣ Travel Insurance
    • ‣ Medical Expenses
    • Visa Fee
    • ‣ Gratuity
    • ‣ Personal Expenses

    Overview
    Tour Plan
    Hotels