Kathmandu Valley Tours

Kathmandu is one of the modern cosmopolitan city and a capital city of Nepal. Surrounded by the mid hills around, Kathmandu is the beautiful valley with the natural scenery around. This is not enough to identify this city from the medieval times. Although urban but has protected  immense history, culture and natural beauty to make it worthy of a holiday trip.Legend has it that the whole of Kathmandu valley was once filled with water . Later Manjushree slashed the hills at Chovar and drain out the water and else after the city was eventually built upon it. Kathmandu is the city of the living goddess also known as Kumari. Kathmandu can be considered as the living heritage with 7 world heritage sites within it. While talking about Kathmandu you cannot exclude the neighboring cities of Bhaktapur and Lalitpur. These places let you glimpse into the lifestyle of ancient Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square is the historically important places. All of the buildings, monuments, temples and other structures within these palaces squares offer an astounding level of detail in terms of art and architecture. Every structure is meticulously crafted by the expert craftsmen of the ancient times. No wonder every inch of the three palace squares are listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. 
The blend of the authentic culture and the religious aspect of these places really makes the travel in the Kathmandu really worthful. There are also various beautiful places around Kathmandu to explore during your tour. Along with that you can find the straddling of modern culture and lifestyle among the people here in Kathmandu. Hiking around Nagarkot can give the refereshness in your tour.

 


Sites listed by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Patan Durbar Square
  • Pashupatinath
  • Boudhanath
  • Swoyambhunath
  • ChanguNarayan


Patan:

          Patan is on the elevated tract of land in Kathmandu Valley on the south side of the Bagmati River, which separates it from the city of Kathmandu on the northern and western side. There are various places you can visit in patan:

 Patan Durbar Square: The palace square and residence of the Malla rulers of Patan state which now houses a museum.
  Patan Dhoka: One of the historical entrances to the old city.
 Bhaskerdev Samskarita Hiranyabarna Mahavihara: A Buddhist temple known locally as Golden Temple.
Mahabouddha Temple: Also known as 1000 Buddha Temple modeled liked the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya.
 Kumbheswor Temple: A Shiva temple with two ponds whose water is believed to come from Gosaikunda.
 Ratnakar Mahavihar: Also known as Ha Baha, the viahara complex is the official residence of the Kumari of Patan.

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

Bhaktapur:

  Bhaktapur is filled with monuments, most terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces and temples with elaborate carvings, gilded roofs, and open courtyards. The city is dotted with pagodas and religious shrines. Lying along the ancient trade route between India and Tibet, Bhaktapur is surrounded by mountains and provides a magnificent view of the Himalayas. There are various places you can visit in Bhaktapur:

   
   Bhaktapur Durbar Square
   Taumadhi Square
   Dattatreya Square


Nagarkot:

    When you are done touring the city, you can take a winding road up the hills, all the way to Nagarkot. There, you can accommodate yourself at a star hotel or a simple lodge and wakeup early next morning to observe beautiful sunrise. Nagarkot, located high on the hills offer you one of the best sunrises you will see.

 

Itinerary:

 

Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu

The representative of Bhandari Travels assists to give you reception at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and transfer you to check-in at the pre-booked Hotel in Kathmandu for BB Plan overnight accommodation.


Day 02:
KTM Sightseeing Tour

Early in the morning you will be proceeded One Hour Mountain-flight toward the top of the World (Mt. Everest) which is one of the unique one in the World. From where you can view 13 Snowy capped Mountains over 8000meters high and hundreds of peaks over 6000 meters high. Then you will taken back  to your hotel and there by taken to visit Kapan Monastery, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath and evening dinner in Kathmandu


Day 03:
Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast, we move to Patan, also nicknamed as "The City of Fine Arts" is full of ancient places, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings. The Patan Durbar Square is also a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. Khokana village dates back from the medieval age, and the village has been nominated to be listed as a World Heritage Site, with its mustard-oil seed industrial heritage. Bungmati is another medieval sleepy little village with a beautiful temple in the village square and medieval houses hanging onions and red chilies from their windows. Chapagaun is also a Newari village where most of the farmers used to do farming until recently, however, the place is rapidly changing into a modern settlement these days.


Day 04:
  Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast, we head toward Thimi. Thimi is a medieval pottery village, which is rapidly changing into modern settlement these days. The medieval town of Bhaktapur, or the Town of the Devotees, preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture, and lifestyle to this date. One is sure to feel like travelling back into the past while walking along the Bhaktapur thoroughfares, squares and streets. Changu Narayan, the oldest temple in the Kathmandu valley, boast of being the oldest pagoda of Nepal.  The route to Changu Narayan passes through small villages and farmlands with farmers work their fields. Then we head toward Nagarkot lying 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2,175m (7,136ft) above sea level. We stay overnight at Nagarkot to enjoy the magnificent sunrise and sunset views over the major peaks of eastern Nepal Himalayas including Mt  Everest. 


Day 05:
Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast, we head toward the southern part of Kathmandu today. Dakshinkali, inside the green mountain forests, is regarded as one of most important Hindu goddesses where pilgrims visit to offer their prayer and animal sacrifices to the goddess. Chobhar is known for the Chobhar gorge through which all the water of the valley drains and also for the vast network of natural mountain caves. Pharping has several Buddhist & Hindu monuments, temples and monasteries.  Kirtipur, on the top of a hill, is one of medieval kingdoms inside the Kathmandu Valley. Kirtipur, with Nepal's largest and oldest Tribhuvan University, is also an important learning center of Nepal.   The historic town has many interesting sights, shrines and temples, old houses, people in their old traditional costumes, people working on ancient loom, etc. We stay at Kirtipur for the overnight.


Day 06:
Sightseeing Tour

Today is the day for making our tour to the northern part of the Kathmandu Valley. We take our breakfast and drive to Budhanilkantha, a colossal statue of Lord Vishnu reclining on the bed of snakes, lies at the base of Shivapuri Hill. Budhanilkantha is a major pilgrimage site for the Hindus. Further north from Budhanilkantha, a stretch of dusty road goes into the Shivapuri National Park. The site is also a famous trekking region nearby Kathmandu and many city dwellers can be seen doing their trek especially on Saturday. There is also a Buddhist nunnery inside the National Park. The dirt-road amidst the jungle goes uphill through the villages of Dandagaon, Gurje Bhanjyang, etc finally unfolding into a panoramic view of mountains, distant hills and valleys. After crossing the hill top, a few kilometers downward drive takes us into the Shivapuri Village. 


Day 07:
Kathmandu to Your Port of Destination

With the farewell gift, our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your home or alternatively the next destination.

 

 
 

 

 

Note:

v  The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of tour.
v  Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified.
v  Additional activities may be added as per travelers request with approx. additional cost.
v  The cost may also be affected due to the requirement of number of guides.

v  For any kind of change please contact us by mail or call. 

 

 Cost Include:

v  Arrival / departure transfers by private car.
v  Hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast.
v  Luxury Ac transport as per itinerary for sightseeing.
v  All sightseeing with your own language speaking guides, entrance fees.
v  Reconfirmation of your flight ticket

         

 Cost Exclude:

v  Hotel Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu..
v  Airfare international flights
v  Nepal entry visa fee, Visa can be obtained easy at the arrival
v  Mineral water, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, internet.
v  Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

V Any other expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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