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4-Day Kathmandu Valley Cultural Tour

Tour route: Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur


  • Tour code: INOT-NP-001
  • Price inclusions: All transportation mentioned in itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
  • Travel date: private tour with flexible travel date
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Day 1: International Arrival, Kathmandu at Leisure

Welcome to Nepal! Upon arrival, be greeted and transferred to your hotel, where your tour guide will help you check in and brief you about the following tours. The rest of the day is yours to relax and recover from jetlag.

Overnight: Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu - Patan (Lalitpur) - Kathmandu

After breakfast, firstly drive you to the city for an exploration in the medieval city of Kathmandu to discover the rich culture of the Newari people with bustling narrow streets. You will visit the vegetable & spice market in Ason and many courtyards there that forms the base of living in Kathmandu. And continue to jammed bazaars and Kumari Temple which houses the living Goddess. After that, move to have an external view of Taleju Temple and then visit Kal Bhairab

Afternoon, step into the temple of Swayambhunath - a stupa on the top of hill - for an overlook the scenery of Kathmandu Valley. Later proceed to Patan city (about 15min driving) to visit the Patan Durbar Square - one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley.

Overnight: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Kathmandu - Bhaktapur - Kathmandu

Begin your today’s exploration from Pashupatinath Temple - one of the most sacred Hindu temples in the world. After, move to visit Boudhanath Stupa - the largest Buddhist Stupa in the world.

Afternoon you are escorted to Bhaktapur city (about 40min driving) 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.

Overnight: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Kathmandu Departure

Enjoy your free time in this charming city till our representative escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport for onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

Good accommodation choice will in no doubt enhance your tour experience. Our well-established partnership network with key hotel chains in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri-Lanka will bring you the benefits of competitive hotel rate and guaranteed room availability.

We pick hotels for you based on:

Location: geographically convenience values for your precious holiday time. So properties we use are either in downtown area close to main city attractions and amenities, or convenient for sightseeing or transportation.
Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Diversity for Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.

Hotel Criteria for Each Tour Class

Note: Bhutan is less developed with fewer hotels criteria for choice, and most of the hotels there aren't as high standard as those in Western society.

Hotel Arrangement for Standard Tour Class

Usually conveniently located and meet the basic requirements of a comfortable stay: decorative lobbies and nice guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants may be average in size but offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. In most cases, staffs have basic command of English. Usually 3 star hotels are adopted.

Hotel Arrangement for Comfortable Tour Class

Normally you'll stay at formal and large hotels conveniently located with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, room service, fitness center and swimming pool (in some cases there is no pool) all together offer an above-average accommodation experience.
Usually good 4-star hotels are adopted or boutique hotels at request. Hotels best available will be arranged if no qualified choice, e.g. in remote area.

Hotel Arrangement for Superior Tour Class

Usually properties are conveniently located with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby and offer a better service and hotel facility than that in hotels of Comfortable Tour Class. Usually 4-4.5 star hotels or boutique hotels are adopted.

Hotel Arrangement for First Tour Class

Deluxe hotels with high-end service and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site with extensive menus for choice, room service available 24/7, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience. Usually 5 star hotels are adopted.

Hotel Arrangement for Deluxe Tour Class

The most luxury hotels are used and only available in some particular cities. These properties have top-notch service and unique location, such as a lake or a historic site, and usually incorporate some of the country’s most exquisite architecture traditions. Usually top 5 star or the best available hotels are adopted.


2-Day Kathmandu Extension

Day 1:Kathmandu Urban Street Art

Today you will get a chance to get close touch with the Nepalese Art culture guided by the Art Lab Team. After a short briefing regarding the Urban Street Art scenario in Nepal, begin this special experience by visiting few sites. Later you will be assisted at the sites to experience the Street Art in Kathmandu which will let you feel art can be simple and fun for everyone to be involved.

Overnight: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast


Day 2:Kathmandu Festival Experience

Today is special for you. In Nepal, it is said that every other structure is a holy shrine and every other days a festival. So your travel time may probably falls into the festival period. 

Festivals are an essential part of Nepalese life that garners incredible local participation. The religious festivals follow the lunar calendar, while national festivals have fixed dates. Some of the major and interesting festivals can be participated as per the your arrival dates. 

Please contact us for more info on Nepal festivals.

Overnight: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast


Meals

Normally, India Odyssey Tours put breakfast in your itinerary except for in Bhutan (all meals included). Lunch won’t be included for the sake of tour convenience, while dinner is also excluded as some travelers might want a little culinary adventure themselves. But surely your tour guide/driver is always glad to offer their advice.

Breakfast

It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.

Lunch

Usually lunch won’t be included considering the fact that sometimes travelers may want to stay somewhere longer/shorter or need other minor changes during daily sightseeing, and it’s better to decide the lunch site then rather than pre-arranging it. For sure our tour guides/drivers will be happy to advice good places to you, and we strongly suggest qualified local restaurant or hotels around the scenic spots for the sake of your health.

Dinner

Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in the incredible India & South Asia. This is why we offer you this flexibility of food choice, and you can always get advice from your tour guides/drivers.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across South Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility.

All tour guides of India Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

Private Tour Guide

You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.

If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across South Asia.

Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

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Clients: Matt Wong

Travel Consultant:
Laura Li
My family and I (a party of 4 people) booked our 10 day tour with Odyssey to Kathmandu and Bhutan.Our travel plans were arranged by Laura Li at Odyssey, who provided a first class service. She was attentive and flexible to our needs and was knowledgeable about the areas we were visiting. She was also very efficient at responding to our emails be it changes to our itinerary or questions about our trip. During our trip, she continued to stay in touch checking that we were happy with all the arrangements and that everything was to our satisfaction (needless to say everything was just perfect!).Our tour guides Anita Adhikari, in Kathmandu, and Kinley Gaaza, in Bhutan, were both extremely accommodating and knowledgeable and could not do enough to ensure our trip went smoothly and, more importantly, we were all enjoying ourselves.We are especially grateful to Kinley and our driver in Bhutan, Mr Sangay. When my wife opted to rest at the hotel the day before we were due to climb to the Tiger’s Nest, Kinley ensured all arrangements were made at the hotel so that my wife was well looked after before we left for the days excursion. And when we went to the Tiger’s Nest, both Kinley and Mr Sangay looked after us all, ensuring we were all safe as we rode horseback up to the cafeteria!For my family and I, Laura will certainly be the first port of call when making arrangements for our next holiday.
Rating: May 13th, 2017

Clients: Samantha Cherney

Travel Consultant:
Don Li
We had the most amazing time in Nepal this past November. Our tour was completly organized by Don at Odyssey tours and it was customized to fit our needs. Don was very helpful and patient as we navigated spending 14 days in Nepal! We started in Kathmandu with a tour of the city with our wonderful guide Anita. Anita knows everything about everything! She taught us so much about the city, the culture, the people and answered every question that we could think of. She is truly an exceptional tour guide. We next traveled to Pokhara to paraglide and experience this city. Again wonderful! Our guide Bisma showed us the sights and made sure that we were prepared for our 4 day Trek. Our trekking experience took us to Ghandruk and Ghorepani... beautful mountains and towns along the way that made our journey very memorable. We were also escorted by Kajee and Nima Dawa Sherpa who were so knowledgable, friendly and helped us fully enjoy the experience. There were some long days and tired girls but we loved it and would recommend if you have an adventorous soul and would like to get out of the city for a few days. Be prepared for cold weather, warm weather and a cold shower or two! We then traveled back to Pokhara and on to Chitwan to have a jungle experience which again did not dissapoint! There we visisted elephants, crocodiles, and learned so much about the region. We stayed at the Jungle Resort and the accomidations were really great. The meals were fantastic and we were able to relax a bit and enjoy nature.From Chitwan we quickly stopped for one night in Kathmandu, met up with Anita again and went to Nagarkot, which now in hindsight we would probably skip as it was very foggy making the mountains invisible and there was not a lot do to in the town. However, we did enjoy a couple days rest. I also must mention our driver who took very good care of us, Aashish. He is the best making sure that we arrived safe and sound to all of our destinations! Also, our tour director Sudin who ensured that we had no questions along the way and were enjoying every minute. Don from Odyssey, Anita, Aasish, Bisma, Sudin, Kajee and Nima Dawa ensured that we had the absolute best time while we were in Nepal....some might call this a Trip of a Lifetime. We love Nepal and can not say enough about this extaordinary country, the amazing people and the awesome adventure that awaits. We can not wait to go back!!
Rating: December 15th, 2016

Clients: Samantha C

Travel Consultant:
Don Li
We very much enjoyed learning and seeing the points of interest of Kathmandu. We had an amazing tour guide - Anita and Drive - Aasish that ensured we were in the right place at the right time! We loved it and and learned so much. Do not miss Dubar Square and The Monkey Temple!
Rating: December 14th, 2016

Clients: Ping Wu

Travel Consultant:
Miranda Zhang
great services, we enjoyed the trip. Thank you.Ping
Rating: December 7th, 2016

Clients: John Beaton

Travel Consultant:
Mavis Jiang
My wife and I were so impressed with our 2014 Cambodia tour arranged by Kelly Lu (Indochina Odyssey Tours), we contacted India Odyssey Tours for our 2017 Nepal/Bhutan/India tour needs. Mavis Jiang promptly responded to our inquiry and answered all our questions. Mavis has done a wonderful job customizing the tour to meet our specific needs. We are confident that our tour will be wonderful and wholeheartedly recommend Odyssey Tours to all of our friends.
Rating: December 7th, 2016
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