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Spiritual Kathmandu: World Heritage Sites

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*Prices are per person in a double room. Single supplement prices are available below.

4 days to see the seven World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley

Visiting 1 country: Nepal

 

A historical tour for the ages through Kathmandu Valley to give you an understanding of medieval Nepal and the golden ages of kingdoms that competed only for a good cause. You will get to see a firsthand view of places that have marveled and given inspiration to people all over the world. So prepare yourself for a blast from the past as you step into the shoes of the ancients.

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Description

Day 1: Arrival, welcome and transfer to hotel

Namaste and welcome to your historical adventure! As you step onto Nepali soil, one of our representative will welcome you the Nepalese way and transfer you to the hotel in Thamel. Don’t worry, wherever you are coming from, you can relax because have the evening to yourself to wind down.

Day 2: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Nagarkot

8:00 AM: Rise and shine sleepy heads! We will be meeting you at your hotel or any other convenient point to start the adventure. We will head to our first UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durbar Square, famous for historical monuments like the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the Kumari Ghar (residence of the Living Goddess Kumari) and many more. All this before 10 AM – oh man!

10:00 AM: We will be visiting Swayambhunath Stupa, for people who don’t know, they are used as places of meditation. It is world famous and located at the top of a hill and considered to be as ancient as Kathmandu itself. Imagine the history that lies on top of that hill! There is a stunning view of the valley that will instill inner peace inside you!

12:15 PM: Brace yourself for another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Patan Durbar Square, famous for unique temples, palaces, and museums. And while we are here to learn the history of this ancient society, we will stop by a local restaurant so you can try Nepali cuisine, and if you aren’t too tired we can walk through the streets and markets to see how the locals live.

4:00 PM: Nature here we come! We will be heading towards Nagarkot via Bhaktapur. Just look outside the window, its filled with nothing but greenery and will take the anxiety right out of you! Once there, we will drop you off at your hotel, and because it is in prime location in an exotic hill station lying north-east of Kathmandu, we may be able to enjoy a beautiful sunset!

Day 3: Nagarkot – Changunarayan, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath

5:30 AM – 6:00 AM: Hope you guys are morning people because it is sunrise time! We will be waking up quite early to enjoy one of the best sunrises you will see in your life.

8:00 AM: We’ve definitely got a jam packed schedule so buckle up! We will be heading back to Bhaktapur after breakfast and through another village that is set on top of a hill. The town of Changunarayan was named after one of the oldest recorded temples in Kathmandu valley.

10:30 AM: We will arrive to Bhaktapur and explore the monuments around the Durbar Square. Enjoy another local lunch to fuel for more wandering around places like Dattatraya Square, Pottery Square and other areas around the town just to name a few.

2:30 PM: We will slowly start to make our way back to Kathmandu. On our way back we will visit one of the most famous Hindu temples. While we do that, you may witness bodies being cremated on the Bagmati River. What a humbling sight to see.

5:00 PM: We will push on from Pashupatinath and head to Boudhanath Stupa, which is an important Buddhist shrine. Perfect timing to come here because of the thousands of lamps that are lit by monks and pilgrims. If we get there at a good time, you may be able to visit some of the monasteries.

6:30 PM: We made it back to Kathmandu. If you need some suggestions for a place to enjoy your last Nepalese meal let us know! We are more than happy to help J

 Day 4: Departure

We bid you a Namaskar as we transfer you to the airport depending on your flight time! Have a safe trip.

Additional information

Country

Nepal

Duration

Less than 1 week

Travel Style

IN DEPTH: CULTURAL & HISTORICAL, PHASE OUT: RELAXATION/SPIRITUAL

Highlights

This sightseeing tour, dedicated to all seven World Heritage Sites within Kathmandu Valley, is the best way to get yourself familiarized with the proud history of medieval Nepal. Through these sites you can learn a great deal about the golden era when there existed three most successful small kingdoms that competed only for good causes. The 16th to 18th century monuments you will discover during this tour have mesmerized architects from all over the world. Now it’s time for you to see those from close quarters.

Inclusions

What’s Included:

  • Entire transport by private air conditioned vehicle (Car/Hiace/Bus, as per group size)
  • Experienced English Speaking, government license holder, trained tour guide (Extra language speaking guide will be provided with extra surcharge- if required) including his food, salary, accommodation
  • Entire temple/sights entry fees during your tour (Main temples, durbar squares, Stupas etc)
  • 1-night hotel in Nagarkot (3 star category hotel) on twin sharing basis within your group including breakfast
  • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu (3 Star category hotel) on twin sharing basis within your group including breakfast.
  • Farewell cultural dinner
  • Bottle mineral water during the tour

What’s not:

  • Tips for Guide and driver
  • Meals beside breakfast in Kathmandu and Nagarkot and all the drinks
  • Entry fees in museums, galleries and specific temples (If charged extra than the main sight entry fees)
  • Other expenses of personal natures

price variations

  • For Solos: EUR 415
  • 2 Persons : EUR 275 per person
  • 3 to 5 Persons : EUR 250 Per Person
  • 6 to 10 Persons :EUR 230 Per Person.
  • 11 to 15 Persons :EUR 200 Per Person.
  • 16 persons and Above EUR 180 Per Person.