Kathmandu Valley and Surroundings Tour


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Best Season:
September - November/ March - May
Per Day Hiking:
4-5 hours
Private vehicles

Kathmandu is one of the fastest growing cities of the South Asia. It is also one of the populous valleys in the Himalayan belt which also called as a temple valley in the region. The cultural heritage of the Kathmandu valley is illustrated by seven groups of monuments and buildings which display the full range of historic and artistic achievements for which the Kathmandu valley is world famous. The seven includes the Kathmandu Durbar square, Patan and Bhaktapur, the Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath and the Hindu temples of Pashupatinath and Changunarayan.


Upon arrival, a representative from Mountain Leaders will receive you at the Airport and transfer to the hotel. Depending upon your arrival time, we will arrange for activities for the day. In the evening, you will enjoy the welcome dinner alongside a lovely cultural performance program. Overnight in Kathmandu.

After breakfast visit Pashupatinath, BuddhaNath, Swyambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square
Pashupatinath Temple:
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important shrines of the Hindu followers. It is one of the biggest and most powerful Shiva’s temples. This place possess much more of cultural behaves and exchanges. The art and the architecture can be seen scattered around each and every corner of the Pashupatinath temple.

Boudhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu and the largest one in Nepal. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. The stupa is located in the town of Boudha, on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. After the sightseeing of Boudhanath we will drive further ahead till Sankhu and start the hike. The hike passes through beautiful villages and forests with excellent views of the mountains on the background. The hike is usually 3-4 hours walk depending upon the person’s walking skills.
Swayambhunath is one of the most important sites for the Buddhist followers. It is also one of the oldest temples in Nepal. It is the symbol of peace and eternity all around the globe. It is situated at a hilltop from where whole Kathmandu city can be observed. It is not only important for religion but also for art and culture. Being habitat for monkeys around the jungle it is also called "Monkey Temple".

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu Durbar square reflects the palaces and the livelihood of kings of that era when Nepal was just coming into existence. This was the place where the foundation of modern Nepal is formed. This place used to be and still is the center heart of Kathmandu. It’s filled with palaces astounding monuments, perfect handicrafts and art, the home of living goddess (Kumari) called Kumari Ghar, biggest example of a pagoda style monument. And back to hotel. After sightseeing drive back to hotel.

After breakfast ,visit Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar square.

Patan also known as Lalitpur which is lies around five kilometers southeast of Kathmandu. It is the best representation of Nepalese art and architecture. It has the highest density of temples as compared to Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. Some of the common monuments are Krishna Mandir, Patan Durbar square, Mahaboudha, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, Kumbheshwor and many more to see.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a perfect example of Ancient Nepalese art and architecture. One can also observe the lifestyle of ‘Newa People’. This square boasts up with numerous temples, ancient palaces, monuments and importantly culture.
After seightseeing we will drive to Nagarkot which is around 32 kms away from Kathmandu valley .Stay overnight in Nagarkot.

After breakfast, you can observe magnificent sun rise and sunset views along with numerous mountains in the backdrop. We will then continue towards Dhulikhel which takes approximately about 1 hour and 15 minutes by private vehicle. Overnight stay in Dhulikhel.

Today you can observe excellent Mountain panorama on clear days at Dhulikhel. We will then drive to Banepa to visit the historical places and we continue to Panauti where you can see historical temples and panauti village where you can observe Nepali culture and beautiful scenery. After spending hours we will drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

A representative from Mountain Leaders will receive you from hotel and transfer you to the Airport.

What are included?

  • Welcome dinner on the day of arrival with Nepali Cultural show program.
  • Airport pickup and drop by private transportation.
  • All private transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel with Breakfast.
  • Government Licensed city tour guide (English speaking) in Kathmandu and Nagarkot.
  • Government tax.

What are not included?

  • Travel Insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Nagarkot.
  • Entrance fees during the city sightseeing.
  • Any International and Domestic air fare and tax.
  • Tips for guide, driver and other staff.
  • Any expenses of personal nature like any hard and soft drinks, snacks, laundry, telephone expenses, etc.
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Anything not included in the cost includes section.

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The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.

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