Kathmandu Uncovered with Nagarkot - 1 Day
Kathmandu uncovered tour packs up magnificent views of the Himalayas from Nagarkot with a glimpse of the cultural World heritage sites around the Kathmandu valley.
- Stunning sunrise from Nagarkot.
- Amazing panoramic view of the Himalayas.
- Guided sightseeing of cultural world heritage sites in and around Kathmandu.
This one-day Kathmandu uncovered tour packs up magnificent views of the Himalayas from Nagarkot with a glimpse of the cultural heritages of Kathmandu valley. If you have only a day to spend in Kathmandu or are looking for a way to spend your spare day before or after trekking, this day tour might be perfect for you. We have planned your one-day trip in such a way that you don’t miss the most important feature of visiting Nagarkot which is sunrise.
At around 4 or 5 am, we drive to Nagarkot in a tourist vehicle to witness a beautiful sunrise with a fresh glance at the magnificent views of the mountains. After breakfast, we drive back to a few heritage sites you can find on the way back from Nagarkot. First, the Changu Narayan temple then the Durbar Square of Bhaktapur. At a feasible time in the afternoon, we can have lunch at one of the destinations then head back to Kathmandu to explore the Hindu temple- Pashupatinath, and the Buddhist stupa- Bouddhanath.
Changu Narayan (World Heritage Site)
Situated in the small village of Changu in the 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.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, the famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style, Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site)
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.
Boudhanath (World Heritage Site)
It is a Buddhist stupa in the valley, built in the 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 around the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
The drive to and from Nagarkot usually takes an hour. However, the traffic can sometimes take up a little extra time. This add-on day trip is perfect for you to experience the stunning panoramic sunrise view of the Himalayas while also getting to visit some famous world heritage sites during your spare days in Kathmandu.
Departures & Availability
Our groups are small with maximum 14 people. We create groups of independent travelers, friends and families which maintains close interpersonal connection, engage more and get into depth of the journey. Choose a date from the calendar to reserve your spot.
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All ground transportation by Air-conditioned private tourist vehicle.
- Ace the Himalaya’s licensed English-speaking guide
- Entry permits and fees for all temples, parks, monasteries, and cultural and historical sites.
- The required number of ground staff during the tour like Driver, Helpers etc.
- All administrative expenses and government taxes
Meals (lunch and dinner) in the Tour
- Any beverages including bottled and boiled water
Items of a personal nature.
- Tips for hostess and driver. (Tipping is expected).
- Any expenses other than the Price Include section
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What makes this trip different ?
Our CSR with Sambhav Nepal
- Ace the Himalaya believes in giving back to the communities that surround and support tourism in Nepal. Ace provides logistical support and, if needed, cash donations to the projects of Sambhav Nepal (a local NGO).
- Sambhav Nepal and Ace work together to plan volunteer programs that will bring in foreign volunteers and make use of their enthusiasm, time, and talents in a variety of projects.
Sustainability and Responsible Tourism
- Of the few Travelife Partners in Nepal, Ace the Himalaya is one. We respect the procedures for sustainable tourism. Our excursions are socially and environmentally conscious, leaving the lowest possible impact in the Himalayas.
- About 80% of Ace the Himalaya’s staff members are natives of the regions where our trips are organized. It is one of our sustainable and responsible efforts to help local communities, support small businesses, and promote regional culture and way of life.