5-Day Kathmandu Valley Trekking Tour
Tour Route: Kathmandu - Patan - Namo Buddha - Dhulikhel - Nagarkot - Bhaktapur - Kathmandu
Welcome to Nepal! Upon arrival, you are greeted by our representative. Transferred to hotel where your tour guide helps you check in and brief you about the following tours. Relax and recover from jet lag at hotel.
Optional: If weather is nice, you could take an optional flight trip to see Mt. Everest & Himalaya up-close in the morning, which takes about one hour and all seats are window guaranteed. 1-hour schedule Flight USD200 per person.
City tour starts with an exploration of Kathmandu Valley from Ason Tole Vegetable & Spice Market which offers a vivid local life of Nepali people. Continue your visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will see Kumari Temple which houses the living Goddess and have an external view of Taleju Temple and Kala Bhairav. Afternoon, proceed to Patan city (about 15min driving) to visit the Panta Durbar Square - one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley. Later at dusk visit Swayambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill, offering the panorama of Kathmandu city.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
- Kathmandu Durbar Square
In the morning, head east into Namo buddha, where you start a 3.5 hours walk to Dhulikhel for the exploration of the local temple and the surroundings. On a clear day you will get some lovely views of the Himalayan peaks in the distance. Upon arrival at Dhulikhel, be transferred by private A/C vehicle to Nagarkot (approx. 1.5 hours), then check in to your hotel and enjoy the sunset view over the Himalaya on a clear day.
- Views of the Himalayan Peaks
- Sunset View over the Himalaya
if weather permits, you could wake up in the early morning and enjoy the breathtaking Sunrise view of high snow-capped mountains at your hotel. Have a good rest before checking out from hotel at noon.
Afternoon you are escorted to Bhaktapur city where you will discover Bhaktapur Durbar Square, one of the seven UNESCO's World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley. Later continue to the oldest temple in the Kathmandu Valley, Changu Narayan Temple which boasts a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside. Drive back to Kathmandu and visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country. Followed by a visit to Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where you can observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa.
In the evening, unwind with a cultural feast of Nepali traditional dinner and dancing.
- Changu Narayan Temple
- Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Bid farewell to Kathmandu, our representative will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport for onward flight.
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- Kathmandu Valley: Tour Seven World Heritage Sites including Durbar Squares and Boudhanath Stupa
- Namo Buddha: Experience trekking to explore the local temples and the villages
- Nagarkot: Watch the stunning sunrise and sunset over the snow peaks of the Himalayas