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.
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 (1,400 m)
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 fine restaurant.
Breakfast, farewell dinner & airport transfer included.
Looking for personalized experience? We organize privately guided journey which is mainly designed to fit your taste and interest. We allow complete flexibility on your departure date, please choose your preferable date.
Airport picks up & drops by tourist vehicle
Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu (1 night only) including breakfast
Air-conditioned private tourist vehicle
English Speaking Guide
All permits and entrance fees along with governmental taxes
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a fine restaurant in the evening of Day 02 before departure.
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)
Here's a few answers to most common Questions asked by the customers.
Yes, Nepal is fully open. There are no restrictions for traveling to Nepal if one is fully vaccinated. The decision was made by the government of Nepal (Council of ministers) and was published in September 2021 and till now the same rules are implemented. However, if any new rules are published in 2022 then we shall update you via email.
The following documentation are needed while planning travel to Nepal:
· Visitors should have a proof of receiving their last dose of Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 full days prior to entering Nepal.
· Visitors should have a negative PCR report no older than 72 hours before checking into the flight to Kathmandu.
· Visitors should have a printed copy of the international travelers’ online form (www.ccmc.gov.np).
· Visitors should have expedition or trekking or other permits (applicable only for trek or climb, which will be arranged by us and we will email you the document before your arrival.)
· Visitors should have a confirmation of hotel booking (which will be arranged by us and we will email you the document before your arrival.).
For up-to-date information we recommend you to check the Nepal immigration website https://www.immigration.gov.np
This cultural tour is suitable for any kind of person, no previous experience is required.
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya sign-board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.
We provide two or three star hotel accommodation for the entire trip. The hotels offer the facilities of attached bathrooms, dining room, a bar, Internet services, hot shower and so forth. You can upgrade the accommodation to a five-star hotel for the entire trip for an additional charge.
We use comfortable and reliable private tourist car, jeep, vans or microbuses to transport our guests. These lightweight vehicles are maneuverable in the narrow roads of Nepal. You will have a vehicle, a guide and a licensed driver at your disposal at all times. We use our own Fleet service for Transportation
The best season for this Tour is anytime between, January to June and September to December.
ATMs are available in Kathmandu. Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy, which might make cash more preferable.
A holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along with your tour, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.
No vaccinations were compulsory in Himalaya however due to the adverse effect of COVID-19, the vaccination of it is mandatory to enter Nepal so you must have the valid vaccination card/document while traveling. We also do suggest, you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus.
We also recommend:
• A dental check-up prior to travelling.
• That you know your blood group in case of emergency.
If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your tour leader and Ace the Himalaya at the time of your booking. This information would remain confidential with us.