Ancient Valley Sightseeing Tour (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan) - 5 Days

Overview

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal and by far the most developed city in the country. Kathmandu is a city of tall concrete buildings, busy roads, advanced education and technology and home of historical sites and religious pilgrimages. The day tour is specially tailored to explore the UNESCO listed world heritage sites and other religious sites of Katmandu within a single day. The city tour begins at your hotel at 9 am and concludes at your hotel at 6 pm. After having a delicious breakfast, we take you to the must-visit religious and cultural sites of Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nagarkot and other places which are attractions for a tourist like Thamel, Garden of dreams. Kathmandu is also the home of palaces, built by previous rulers.

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu (City of temples), Pashupatinath temple (Hindu Shrine), Boudhnath (Buddhist Stupa), Kathmandu Durbar Squre, Swayambunath Stupa (Monkey Temple). Patan Durbar Square, Bhakatapur Durbar Square and Nagarkot
  • Amazing sunrise view from Nagarkot.
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot.
  • Views of Gauri Shankar (7146m), Dorje Lakpa (6975m), Langtang lirung (7246m), Ganesh Himal (7406m) and Kanchenjunga from Nagarkot

Itinerary

  • Day 1:
    Arrive at Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

    Our representative will meet at the arrival gate with a signboard for Mandala Holidays. Then you will be escorted to your selected hotel. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure. In the evening our guide will hold a briefing for the tour. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 2:
    Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and transfer to Nagarkot

    Today is the auspicious day of our tour. After breakfast, we visit the UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. Our first destination is Bouddhanath Stupa, one of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal. Boudhanath is an imposing structure standing some 36 meters. Bouddhanath Stupa stands on the massive three level Mandala style platform surrounded by colourful private family houses. Then we move on to Pashupatinath temple, the temple of Lord Shiva; it has two-storied golden roof and silver doors and is famous for its superb architecture. Pashupatinath temple is situated 5 kilometres east of Kathmandu heart, on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. We end today’s sightseeing tour with the visit to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, spread over an area of 6.88 sq km, 12 km south-east of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur or Bhadgaon showcases the splendour of the Golden Age of Nepali art and architecture. Built by King AnandDevMalla in the 9th century, the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. It has remained a model for heritage conservation since then. In the evening we will be transferred to Nagarkot where will rest for the night.

  • Day 3:
    Sightseeing tour of Patan Durbar Square

    After enjoying the beautiful sunrise from Nagarkot, we continue our sightseeing tour with Patan Durbar Square. We visit The UNESCO listed Patan Durbar Square, the important things to be seen in this area include the Golden Gate and the Golden Window of the old Palace, the beautiful piece of traditional metal crafts, the famed Krishna temple with 21 golden pinnacles, the Royal bath of Sundari Chowk, a perfect piece of the classic work in stone, Royal Taleju temple, Vishwanath Temple and Char Narayan temple are the finest examples of the unique craftsmanship in wood; the temple of Bhimsen with the magnificent golden balcony overlooking the square outside. The stone sculptures, wooden crafts, festivals, paintings and architectural designs have revived the cultural, traditional and architectural prolificacy of this city. Locally, Lalitpur and Yala are the two other names given to the city which both means ‘Beautiful city’. Overnight at Hotel

  • Day 4:
    Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath

    After Breakfast, we continue our sightseeing tour with a short drive to Swayambhunath. Situated at the hillocks west of Kathmandu, Swayambhunath is one of the sacred and oldest temples of Nepal which is popular among foreigners as the ‘monkey temple’. It is believed that the temple was self-born from a lotus flower when the saint Manjushree cut the lake of Kathmandu valley with his sword (bajra). The temple is built in stupa style and the spherical dome has the inscription of four eyes of wisdom on four different sides which spread harmony, peace and faith all around the world. The temple is the holy place of both Hindus and Buddhist devotees; yet people from any religion and country are allowed to visit the temple, inspect the architecture and sightseeing in the serene valley from the top of the hills. We then move on to Kathmandu Durbar Square, duly recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO, this particular area best known as Kathmandu Durbar Square lies in the heart of this city. The locals know this area by the old name “Hanuman Dhoka” Palace Square, an ancient seat of the Nepalese Royalty. At the square, you will find Hanumandhoka Palace Museum, Taleju Temple, KumariGhar(House of the Living Goddess), Kasthamandap and other temples and buildings as old as the city itself. In the evening our office representative will come to pick you at your hotel for your Farewell Dinner at a Nepali Restaurant. Overnight at Hotel

  • Day 5:
    Final Departue from Kathmandu

    Our office representative will escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your International Departure. If you prefer to stay longer, you can go for short tours such as jungle safari at National parks, rafting, mountain biking etc.

Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Arrival and Departure Airport transfers
  • Sightseeing Transfers
  • English speaking professional Tour guide
  • Entry Permit and fee for all monumental sites
  • 4-nights accommodation in Kathmandu on BB Basis
  • 1-night accommodation in Nagarkot on BB Basis
  • Farewell Dinner in Traditional Newari restaurant
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and Company Service Charge

Exclusions

  • Lunch and Dinner during stay in Kathmandu and Nagarkot
  • Nepal entry Visa Cost
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extended Stay due to any circumstances
  • Anything not included in inclusions

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Ancient Valley Sightseeing Tour (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan)

Trip Facts

  • Bus/Jeep/Car
  • min 2 pax
  • 4 star category Hotel
  • All Season
  • Sightseeing Tour