Our Kathmandu Valley Tours is a thrilling sightseeing tour of the country’s largest city full of historical and cultural attractions. We make a visit to the best highlights of the Valley from ancient World Heritage Sites, elegant monuments and famous locations of past importance. The overall experience of the Kathmandu Valley is a fascinating blend of the past mixed with the present. The entire Valley has been described as a living museum and altogether has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site.
In ancient times the Valley was a massive lake and Swayambu (the Monkey Temple) was a tiny island. Manjushri, a powerful god, drained the lake to allow people to live here with their animals and farm the land. Swayambu is now one of the Valley’s most visited temples and is more than 2000 years old.
Our captivating visit of Swaymbu with its exquisite design reveals the natural artistic legacy of the people of the Valley. Sightseeing includes Baudhanath, a massive Buddhist shrine in the midst of an area with strong Tibetan influence. Baudhanath is visited daily by thousands of pilgrims and is the largest Buddhist monument in the country.
A tour of the valley’s famous temples would not be complete without a visit to Pashupatinath. This shrine is sacred to Hindus and among the most important Shiva temples on earth. It is, therefore, a major destination for devotees and is especially busy during Hindu festivals including Shivaratri Festival.
Pashupatinath is built on the banks of the Bagmati River and the place where the former royals were cremated after death.
We also make a visit to ancient palace squares – the Valley has three prominent ones of the former three kingdoms of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. Each has unique features and a breathtaking collection of temples and palace architecture.
Our Kathmandu Valley Tour gets you to the best of the Valley and is led by our specialist in culture and history with insider knowledge into the majestic features both past and present.
The tour is an exciting option pre- and post- trek or other adventure activity and for general leisure and knowledge. It can be personalized to accommodate specific wishes and timetables. Just let us know and we can tailor a trip to your wishes.
There are additional options for more exploration in the Valley area including short hikes and treks in the surrounding hills, paragliding and more. We look forward to satisfying your wishes in the Kathmandu Valley. Leave the logistics to us and enjoy every minute of the fascinating experience.
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02Visit Pashupati Nath Temple, Boudha Nath Stupa, Swayambhu Nath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.
Day 03Visit Patan Durbar Square, Khokana and Bungmati. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.
Day 04Visit Pharping, Dakshinkali and Kirtipur. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.
Day 05Mountain flight in early morning and visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changu Narayan Temple and Overnight at Nagarkot hotel.
Day 06Visit Dhulikhel, Namo Buddha and Panauti. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.
Day 07Transfer to airport for final departure from Nepal.
All the accommodations as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. We have chosen 2/3 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. All the hotel accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of different gender.
Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or vegan. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side.
An experienced and licensed Tour Guide will accompany you for the entire trip. In a group with more than 10 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for travelling in Nepal. Where normally days are sunny, temperature is perfect, sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This tour can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) and Winter (December to February) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view.
Highway in Nepal are safe, however sometime transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We therefore advise that you schedule at least an extra day cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case,High Camp Adventure can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.