Glimpses of Kathmandu & Nagarkot – 4 Days
- Trip Code: ATH3318
- Duration: 4 Days
- Trip Level: EasyJust about anyone can participate in one of these holidays. Minimum walking time is 2 hours and maximum walking time is approximately 5 hours a day. By the time you walk around a number of historical sites you’ll be surprised at how quickly the time passes. You do have the chance to take your time and there are plenty of places where you can rest if needed.
- Max Altitude: 2195m/7201.4ft
- Starts at: Kathmandu
- Ends at: Kathmandu
- Best Season: January to June and September to December
- Guided city tours in Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur
- The spectacular views of sunrise and sunset in Nagarkot
- Panoramic views of the mountains in Nagarkot
- Explore the local market Ason and Thamel
- Farewell dinner with cultural performance
Nepal is very rich in its cultural heritages and resources. What we have is completely unique and carries a significant importance. Today Nepal has been one of the must visit places to many people around the world. If anyone is planning for short visit to Nepal, Kathmandu and Nagarkot can be the must-visit places. Kathmandu holds the identity as the nation’s capital and richness of cultural heritage whereas Nagarkot can be said one of the popular destination with spectacular views of the whole Langtang range, sunrise on the mountains and sunset views. It is located 32 km east of Kathmandu, Nepal in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone.
We have planned your trip in such ways that you don’t miss to enjoy the very famous cultural heritages in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur followed by the drive to Nagarkot.
Upto 20% discount when booking two or more than two people
Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and explore the local market (1,345m)
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.
Late noon you would be exploring around the popular tourist destination Thamel and Ason. You can enjoy the glance of different Nepalese products and also can buy it as souvenirs to carry back home.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.No Meals included
Day 02: Guided sightseeing tour
Today you would be visiting different world heritage site that are very popular in Kathmandu. The places include:
Boudhanath (World Heritage Site)
It is Buddhist stupa in the Valley, built in 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site)
Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world and lies 5 kms east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva.
Patan Durbar Square(World Heritage Site)
Patan Durbar Square is an enchanting combination of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.
Kopan Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery near Boudhanath, Kathmandu.Its name comes from the name of the hill on which it was built.Kopan has become especially famous for teaching Buddhism to visiting Western foreigners. The annual month-long meditation courses takes place in this monastery. These courses generally combine traditional Lam Rim teachings with informal discussion, several periods of guided meditation, and a vegetarian diet.
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 03: Second day of guided tour in Kathmandu and drive to Nagarkot
After we have the breakfast we continue our tour by visiting the following places:
Swoyambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site)
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swoyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th- century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also three museums inside the palace building.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square(World Heritage Site)
Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style, Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows.
Late noon we drive to Nagarkot. On the way you can enjoy the serene beauty of the mountains with magnificent view of the sunset.
Overnight in Hotel at Nagarkot
Day 04: Early morning panoramic mountain view from the Nagarkot and then drive to Changunarayan and other places for the sightseeing tour. Farewell dinner and departure
We wake up early today to catch a glimpse of the spectacular sunrise from Nagarkot over the panoramic mountains. Weather permitting, the seemly endless chain of mountains appear glossy, while the entire Kathmandu valley can be clearly seen towards the west.
We continue our tour visiting the following places and drive back to Kathmandu.
Changu Narayan (World Heritage Site)
Situated in the small village of Changu in Bhaktapur district, it was built by the Lichhavis King, Mandev. Changu Narayan temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is also among the world heritage sites of Nepal.
Khokana and Bungmati
Khokana and Bungmati are beautiful traditional Newari villages in Lalitpur district. These villages are famous for rich culture, wood carvings and sculptures. Rato Machhindranath Temple and Karya Binayak Temple are the must-visit sites in Bungmati.
In the evening you can enjoy farewell dinner in the Nepali Authentic Cuisine with some cultural performances
The trip concludes and later on our Airport Representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.
Airport picks up & drops by tourist vehicle
Shared accommodation at three star hotel including the breakfast throughout the trip
Air-conditioned private tourist vehicle.
English Speaking Hostess/Guides.
All permits and entrance fees along with governmental taxes
Farewell dinner at the local restaurant with cultural dance show
Price Does not Include
Lunch and dinner
Alcoholic drinks and cold drinks.
Nepal Visa fee- you can obtain visa easily upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Please bring 1 passport size photo)
Items of a personal nature.
Items of a personal nature.
Tips for hostess and driver. (Tipping is expected).
USD 250 extra per person is required, if you wish to upgrade the accommodation to a five-star hotel for entire trip.
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What makes this trip different ?
Ace the Himalaya works closely with and is one of the main supporters of local NGO Sambhav Nepal. We support them in a number of ways.
Ace the Himalaya donates up to 10% of its annual revenue to Sambhav Nepal’s projects which cover regular maintenance of school buildings, constructing toilets, rebuilding earthquake-affected houses and schools, and so on.
One of the major activities of Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted with full collaboration with Ace the Himalaya and its sister organizations, Ace Holidays and Ace Xpeditions.
Partnership (Volunteering Program)
The Volunteering Program, devised by Ace the Himalaya and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capital for education, health and community development in the villages of northern Gorkha district, western Nepal.
After the Earthquake of April 25, 2015, the Volunteering Program’s focus has been mobilizing the volunteers in various school and house rebuilding projects in the hard-hit Gorkha district.
For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal’s website www.sambhavnepal.org