About This Trip
The Kathmandu Valley, which is at the base of the Himalayas, is home to a staggering number of remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Sites. On this 4-day journey, you will visit the ancient Swayambhu Stupa, which is perched atop a hill, and the 5th-century Boudhanath Stupa, as well as the durbar squares in Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur, which are packed with Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments with exquisite carvings. The Asan Tole market comes highly recommended for those who want to learn about local culture. From dawn until dusk, this area is crowded with vegetable and spice sellers selling anything from yak tails to dried fish.
- 1KathmanduArrival and Enjoy Some Leisure Time
- 2KathmanduSwayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu and Patan Dubar Squares, Local Vegetable and Spice Market, Kumari Temple
- 3KathmanduPashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Changu Narayan Temple, Bhakapur Durbar Square
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 jet lag.
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 form the base of living in Kathmandu. 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 overlooking the scenery of Kathmandu Valley. Later, proceed to Patan city (about 15 min driving) to visit the Patan Durbar Square - one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley.
Day 3: Kathmandu - Bhaktapur - Kathmandu
Begin your today's exploration from Pashupatinath Temple - one of the most sacred Hindu temples in the world. After that, move to visit Boudhanath Stupa - the largest Buddhist Stupa in the world.
Afternoon, you are escorted to Bhaktapur city (about 40 min driving) where you will discover Bhaktapur Durbar Square, one of the seven UNESCO's World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley. Continue to the oldest temple in the Kathmandu Valley, Changu Narayan Temple which boasts a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.
Day 4: Kathmandu, Departure
Enjoy your free time in this charming city till our representative escorts you to the Tribhuwan International Airport for onward flight.
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