Tour Type: Private Cultural Excursion
Duration: 4 Nights/5 Days
Group Size: 1 & above
Arrival city: Kathmandu
Departure City: Kathmandu
Meals: Daily Breakfast
Price: Budget, Standard, Deluxe & Luxury
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
You will arrive in Kathmandu airport. Meet your airport representative outside arrival hall holding sign board of your name. You will get assisted and transferred to your hotel located in city center. Rest of the time you are free on own to stroll around on own pace. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 02: Full-day Sightseeing tour
Your sightseeing tours begin after breakfast. Your guide will come at your hotel and meet you at hotel lobby at 0930 am. You will proceed with sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath temple located on the bank of Bagmati River. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and often known as “abode of Shiva”. Only Hindus are permitted to enter inside the temple complex for worship however other can go other side of temple to see the rituals of Hindu people and morning activities. You will also witness rare ceremony of funerals as per Hindu traditions at cremation ghats on the bank of holy river Bagmati.
After visit at Pashupatinath temple, you will proceed to Boudhnath stupa located 3 Kilometers away from the temple. Boudhnath stupa is also known as “Mini Tibet” and one of the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal. This stupa is surrounded by Tibetan settlements and monasteries. You will witness Buddhist rituals and traditions at Boudhnath area which is en-circle by Buddhist prayer flags and mane.
In the afternoon you will drive to Swoyambhunath stupa located on the hill top overlooking Kathmandu valley. This Buddhist stupa is famous as “Monkey temple: and one of the best place to observe cultural harmony between Hindus and Buddhist in Nepal. Both Hindu and Buddhist pay homage to this site. The view of stupa includes entire Kathmandu valley floor with outstanding views of Central Himalayan ranges.
Continue to Patan Durbar Square another UNESCO site located in Kathmandu. Patan is known as “City of Beauty” and visit to Patan Durbar Square offer excellent opportunity to see local Newari people, ancient Royal complexes and architecture of medieval era. Stroll narrow lanes of Patan visiting Patan Durbar Square, Krishna temple, Mahaboudhi stupa and Golden temple. Patan is also famous for metal works and wood carvings. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 03: Bhaktapur Sightseeing tour & drive Nagarkot (38 Kms/1.5 Hrs)
Morning after breakfast, your guide will come and meet you at your hotel. You will drive 14 Kilometer east to Kathmandu to visit the best preserved ancient city of Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is also called as cultural hub of Newari people. Many of the highly decorated buildings and shrines were destroyed in the 1934 & 2015 earthquake. However, the main square still contains a few temples and other architectural show pieces; the Lion Gate, the statue of Bhupatindra Malla, the Palace of 55 windows, the Bell of the barking dogs, the Nyatapola temple and the replica of Pashupatinath temple. In Bhaktapur you will observe the Newari people with traditional and daily work. Narrow lanes of Bhaktapur offer bargain price for the Thankas “Oil painting on Silk” which you can buy if interested.
After visit, drive to Nagarkot hill station located on the hill top overlooking Central Himalayan ranges and Kathmandu valley floor. Nagarkot is popular hill station located close to Kathmandu and famous for sunrise and sunset views. If weather is very clear then you can enjoy glimpse of Mount Everest from here. Nagarkot offers one of the longest Himalayan ranges view offering 8 out of 14 ranges inside Nepal. The view stretch from Annapurna in west to Makalu in the east. Free time on own to enjoy sunset view from hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Nagarkot
Day 04: Drive to Dhulikhel visiting Panauti en-route
Early morning is free to enjoy sunrise view from hotel. After breakfast, drive to Dhulikhel town. Dhulikhel is located on the route to Tibet. Dhulikhel is ancient Newari village. En-route visit Panauti which is typical newari settlements offering excellent platform to observe Newari traditions and lifestyle. Upon arrival at Dhulikhel, check-in at hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Dhulikhel
Day 05: Departure Transfer
Morning drive back to Kathmandu – 1.5 Hrs and transfer directly to Kathmandu airport in time to board your flight back home.
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- 2 nights at Hotel in Kathmandu as per your budget
- 1 night at Hotel in Nagarkot as per your budget
- 1 night at Hotel in Dhulikhel as per your budget
- Daily breakfast at hotel
- Necessary airport transfers in Kathmandu with assistance
- Air-conditioned private vehicle for sightseeing tours and airport transfers
- Kathmandu/Nagarkot/Dhulikhel/Kathmandu private surface transfer
- An English speaking professional guide for sightseeing tours
- Vehicle related expenses such as Parking, Toll taxes & fuel
- Government taxes as applicable
Monument entrance fees, meals except breakfast and Nepal visa fee will be extra and payable directly.
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