Kathmandu Luxury Tour – 3 Days
- Trip Code: ATH9665
- Country: Nepal
- Duration: 3 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.
- Activity: Sightseeing and Cultural Tour
- Starts at: Kathmandu
- Ends at: Kathmandu
- Trip Route:
- Best Season: January to June and September to December
- Guided tour to World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley
- Explore local culture
- Swayanbhunath atop a hill (aka the Monkey Temple)
- Boudhanath, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world
- Pashupatinath, a significant Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva
- Yoga class
- Accommodation in the finest hotel of Nepal
Kathmandu, the mystical and magical city, is famous for its bustling streets, vibrant culture, rich historical heritage, exquisite temples and religious sites. The sightseeing tour will give you an insight about the lifestyle of the people of this ancient city. Though the city is a valley, the views of many Himalayan gems like Langtang and Ganesh can be clearly seen from here, when the weather is clear.
During the course of this trip, you will have a professional guide at your disposal, and travel on a comfortable private tourist vehicle. Transfer within the city will be on private tourist vehicles with a/c like car, van or mini bus according to the size of a group. All accommodation during the tour will be at 5-star hotels on twin sharing basis (Single supplement will be available on request). You will have ample opportunity to purchase authentic souvenirs, including carpets, handicrafts, carvings and thankas (traditional painting) in this trip.
- Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at 5-Star Hotel.
- Day 02 – Morning Yoga and Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at 5-Star Hotel.
- Day 03 – Morning Yoga and Depart from Nepal
Day 1- Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)
Our airport representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private vehicle.
Note: Either on Day 1 or Day 2, depending upon your arrival time, we will host a pre-trip meeting in our office or at the hotel and introduce you to your trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trek. We will also supply you with our duffel bag and cap. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
Overnight at a 5-star hotel. No meals included.
Day 2 - Morning Yoga and Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Attend yoga class early in the morning. Yoga beginners are encouraged to explore their asana and yoga fundamentals in a safe and nurturing environment. After refreshing yoga, the day’s sightseeing will start around 8:30 am. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. These are the World Heritage Sites you will visit:
Kathmandu Durbar Square: 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.
Swoyambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple: Watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swoyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Patan Durbar Square: Patan is an old Newar city where we will see the historic Durbar Square, the Golden Gate, the sky piercing temple of Taleju and the statue of Yogendra Malla, Krishna Mandir, Sati Temple, Hiranya Varna Mahabir (the golden temple), Mahabouddha with views of old carved wooden windows through the streets, curios shop and Bazaars.
Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world and lies 5 km east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple.
Boudhanath: Later visit Boudhanath, the 2500 years old 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.
In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner for you in a typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance and music.
You have the option to extend your trip. Continue onto Chitwan Jungle Safari, Rafting Adventure, Kathmandu Valley Shopping Tour, Scenic Everest Flight, Mountain Biking and other activities.
Overnight at a 5-star hotel. Breakfast and farewell dinner included.
Day 3- Morning Yoga and Depart from Nepal
Attend another yoga class. Practice, relax and enjoy the tranquil yogic environment. The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you at Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal. Breakfast included.
- We understand that some clients want their adventure trek/trip to be a private affair, so that it would enable them to spend some of their memorable moments with their near and dear ones at there own Schedule. Considering this, Ace the Himalaya organizes private journeys as well. Please choose your own departure date.
- You can also use this tour as a base for a tailor-made itinerary. For example, we could add on more time exploring the Kathmandu Valley or relaxing in Pokhara, or add some wildlife safaris in Chitwan or Bardia National Parks. We can also adjust the trekking route and add some exciting white water rafting on the Seti, Trisuli or Bhote Koshi rivers. To discuss your ideas or to get some suggestions from one of our travel consultants, please fill in our tailor-made request form.
Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private vehicle
Accommodation in a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis for 2 nights (Single supplement will be provided on request)
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural dance performance in the evening before departure
All ground transportation by private tourist vehicle
All guided city tour as mentioned in the itinerary on a private vehicle
Ace the Himalaya’s licensed English-speaking guide
The required number of ground staff during the tour like driver, helper etc
Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for our field staff
Entry permits and fees for all temples, parks, monasteries, and cultural and historical sites
Free Ace the Himalaya duffel/kit bag and sunhat (yours to keep)
90 mins yoga class.
All government taxes, VAT, Tourist Service charges and official expenses
Price Does not Include
International airfare and airport departure tax. (See the international flights page)
Your lunch and dinner expenses.
Your travel insurance. (See the travel insurance page)
Nepal entry visa – you can obtain a 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 2 copies of passport size photos.)
All Items of personal nature like drink, laundry etc
Tips for tour staff and driver (Tipping is expected)
Others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
All you need to bring for this tour is simply some comfortable clothes. There is no any requirement of special equipment on the tour. However for your ease, the following gives you the general idea about the personal items you need to manage for the trip. The personal items referred here are optional and depends upon your choice. The most important factor to be considered while choosing the equipment and your backpack is the time of the year you are travelling.
In a tour, the vehicle transfers all the heavy luggage, but the personal belongings of the clients which are required at any moment like money, water bottle, camera, sunscream and toilet paper etc. should be carried by you. It is therefore advisable that you pack the personal belongings into your daypack.
We will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel bag, which you can use on the tour for your shopping purpose. The duffel bag is yours to keep.
List of Recommended Equipment for the Tour:
- Duffel or rucksack bag or suitcase (We will provide one complimentary Ace duffel bag for you to keep.)
- Day pack Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears (only if you are travelling in the cold season i.e. January, February and December)
- Goggles or sunglasses for sunbeam dust and wind
- A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it and is for cold season i.e. January, February and December (Optional)
- A pair of pair warm gloves (Required if you are travelling in cold season i.e. January, February and December)
- T-shirts, cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis), shorts and waterproof shell jacket (preferable if you are travelling in rainy season from June to September)
- Lightweight long underwear/thermals (if you are traveling in winter January, February and December)
- Liner socks, synthetic or Capilene
- Light camping shoes or sneakers
- Sandals/flip-flop (Optional)
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Please note our guide will also carry the first-aid bag during the tour. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first-aid kit as well.)
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
- Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
- One small-sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc
Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.
Miscellaneous, but Important!
- Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
- Airline tickets (please make a copy and leave one at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your departure)
- Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
- Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
- Toiletry kit, be sure to include hand wipes and liquid hand sanitizer
- 2 bandanas
This list is only a guide. You can use the list as a reference. There are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of clothing and equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu.
Here's a few answers to most common Questions asked by the customers.
This cultural tour is suitable for any kind of person.
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 5-star hotel accommodations on twin-sharing basis in Kathmandu. Single supplement can be provided upon request.
All the restaurants that we dine at cater for Continental, Chinese, Mexican, American based cuisine with some local influences. Always plenty to choose from.
These yoga classes are for those who are completely new and beginners. We will teach you the basic yoga, yogic cleansing and stretching methods.
We use comfortable and reliable Japanese Toyota SUVs, vans or micro-buses to transport our guests. These light-weight 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…Click to know more about our fleet service!
The best season for this tour is anytime between January to June and September to December.
It depends on the season you’re travelling. During winter (December to February), it is colder at night and relatively warmer during the day, with the temperature ranging from 4°C at night to 22°C. Between March and May, the weather stays prefect as the temperature averages 25°C during the day. From September to December, following the monsoon, the temperature gets cooler and allows for a great time to travel. The average temperature during this season is 20°C. The vehicles and the hotels during the trip will be air-conditioned making your travel very comfortable.
Yes. In fact, our company is the active member of Nepal Tour and Travel Agencies Associtaion.
Yes, they have all received 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project). Please check our Guides Profiles and Training Certificates.
Ace the Himalaya is one of the prime supporters of the social organization Sambhav Nepal. There are several on-going projects in a village called Arupokhari (Gorkha district) which you are more than welcome to visit or even volunteer at. You will be able to gain a different insight into the lives of the people in the hills and also make a difference!
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We cater to all group sizes, while maintaining the field staff ratio to give you the best quality and experience.
Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us. Please find more information in the International Flight page.
Laundry service is easily available at your hotel and there are many laundry store in the Kathmandu and Pokhara. Please note that laundry service is not included in the package price.
These facilities are available in all the places in your hotel. Remember to bring your adapters!
There are telephones and internet facilities available so you can always stay in contact with your family.
ATMs are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy, which might make cash more preferable.
It depends on your spending habits. We estimate USD 50 to 100 a day will be enough to buy lunch, dinner, chocolates and a few drinks.
Tips are always expected. It is a small gesture of thanks to the field staff towards the end of the tour USD 20 per guide and USD 10 per driver per day is recommended per group, but it is entirely up to your wishes.
Bottled water is available in all places. If you wish to drink normal water, you are suggested to use purifying aid, which you need to bring with you.
Our company insures all our staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters. Please browse though Company Information pages to view insurance details.
Here are some documents that you will need to carry with you:
· Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour (Keep a separate photocopy)
· Travel insurance (Keep a separate photocopy)
· Cash and Traveller’s Cheques, (Keep numbers and proof of purchase separately)
· Flight tickets
· Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts
Sure, you can add days as per your convenience only you might be charged a little extra for days extension.
Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Please go into our trip extension page for further information.
No vaccinations are compulsory fro travelling in Nepal, but we do recommend 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.
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