Kathmandu Cultural Heritage Tour – 2 Days
- Trip Code: ATH3316
- Duration: 2 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: 1,400 m/4,593 ft
- Starts at: Kathmandu
- Ends at: Kathmandu
- Best Season: January to June and September to December
- Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
- Explore the local market Ason and tourist hub Thamel.
- Walk through the cobbled street of a royal square-Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
- Complimentary farewell dinner with cultural performance.
Nepal is known for its rich cultural heritage. It has been the spiritual hub for Buddhists and Hindus since time immemorial. Kathmandu, the capital city, is a green valley filled with medieval cities, ancient pagoda temples and monasteries. This short two-day Kathmandu cultural heritage tour will take you the charming medieval cities of Bhaktapur and Kathmandu or Basantapur. Take a trip down memory lane with a walk past the beautiful royal Durbar Square built by Malla kings. Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Swoyambhunath. Explore and rub shoulders with the locals at the busy local market, Ason Bazaar, a trading post that was once an important stopover for traders traveling along the old salt route. Thamel, the delightful tourist hub in downtown Kathmandu, is also included in your Kathmandu cultural heritage tour.
Trip Price: USD 360 per person
Upto 20% discount when booking for two or more than two people.
Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu. Explore Ason Bazaar & Thamel.
Day 02 – Sightseeing – Bhaktapur & Kathmandu / Depart Kathmandu.
Day 01- Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and explore the local market (1,345m)
Once you arrive in Kathmandu, our airport representative will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and drive you to your respective hotel.
After checking in at the hotel and a brief rest our guide will take you for a walk through Thamel (a popular tourist hub) and Ason, a bustling bazaar that was once an important stopover for traders traveling along the old Tibet trade route. Shop for curios and souvenirs .
(Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. No meals included)
Day 02 - Guided Sightseeing Tour. Farewell dinner and departure
After an early breakfast, our guide will take you to the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Swoyambhunath or Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple & Boudhanath Stupa.
Swoyambhunath ( Monkey Temple)
Situated on a hill, Swoyambhunath is both a Buddhist and a Hindu Temple. The origin of Kathmandu valley is closely linked to this temple. Also known as Monkey Temple, the sprawling tree-filled grounds of the temple is home to many monkeys.
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple lies 5 kms east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site. The white domed stupa stands on a giant mandala. Built during the 5th century, Boudhanath is an important centre of Tibetan Buddhism. Legend has it that the bones of Kasyapa Buddha(one of Buddha’s incarnations) lies at the base of this stupa.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Bhaktapur Durbar Square lies in Bhaktapur, one of the three medieval cities in Kathmandu Valley. The royal square, which was built by the Malla royals, houses some of the best examples of ancient Newari art and architecture. The five-tiered pagoda temple Nyatapola, Palace of 55 Windows, Vatsala Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, Duttaraya Temple, Pujari Math, Golden Gate etc are all cultural treasures of this beautifully preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Before departure, enjoy a complimentary farewell dinner at a local Nepali restaurant with cultural program. Our Airport Representative will drop you at the airport on time for your return flight .
( Breakfast, Dinner & Airport transfer included)
Airport picks up & drops by tourist vehicle
Air-conditioned private tourist vehicle
English Speaking Guide
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 $ 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $50 and $ 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
Items of a personal nature
Tips for guide and driver (tipping is expected)