Kathmandu City Surrounding Tour


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWN003
Trip Duration
7 Day(s)
Activities
Culture and Heritage
Start Point
Kathmandu
End Point
Kathmandu
Max Altitude
2175m
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
All Year Round
Difficulty Level
Easy
Accomodations & Meals

  • 6 Nights 3-Star Hotels
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Lunch and Dinner (Pay Extra)
  • Mineral Water
Location Covered

Trip Highlights

  • Explore ancient Top 3 Durbar Squares in Kathmandu Valley
  • Meet Kumari (living Goddess) in Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Visit Nagarkot for panoramic views of Himalayan Vistas
  • Witness the local lifestyle and traditions 
  • Visit popular Buddhists Stupas and Hindu Temples 

Overview


Kathmandu City Surrounding Tour 7 Days itinerary allows you to explore cultural and historical highlights of Kathmandu Valley and picturesque excursion of Nagarkot hill, Dhulikhel, and Panauti. Kathmandu City Surrounding Tour also presents cultural and religious drive to the most impressive places in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, and many other impressive landmarks. You will get to experience different facets of Nepal while traveling to those amazing places and you will become a part of these wonderful traditions and culture of the country. Bhaktapur Durbar Square Highlights: Kathmandu City Surrounding Tour Explore ancient Top 3 Durbar Squares in Kathmandu Valley Meet Kumari (living Goddess) in Kathmandu Durbar Square Visit Nagarkot for panoramic views of Himalayan Vistas Witness the local lifestyle and traditions  Visit popular Buddhists Stupas and Hindu Temples  During the Kathmandu City Surrounding Tour, you will also get to visit the ancient palaces, temples, and popular cultural…

Kathmandu City Surrounding Tour 7 Days itinerary allows you to explore cultural and historical highlights of Kathmandu Valley and picturesque excursion of Nagarkot hill, Dhulikhel, and Panauti. Kathmandu City Surrounding Tour also presents cultural and religious drive to the most impressive places in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, and many other impressive landmarks. You will get to experience different facets of Nepal while traveling to those amazing places and you will become a part of these wonderful traditions and culture of the country.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Highlights: Kathmandu City Surrounding Tour

  • Explore ancient Top 3 Durbar Squares in Kathmandu Valley
  • Meet Kumari (living Goddess) in Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Visit Nagarkot for panoramic views of Himalayan Vistas
  • Witness the local lifestyle and traditions 
  • Visit popular Buddhists Stupas and Hindu Temples 

During the Kathmandu City Surrounding Tour, you will also get to visit the ancient palaces, temples, and popular cultural heritage landmarks during this trip and another destination; Nagarkot, Panauti & Dhulikhel offers the beauty of nature and panoramic Himalayan Views, which gives you a trip of a lifetime.

 

Need a personalized itinerary? Fell free to contact us for a short private customized itinerary of Kathmandu City Surrounding Tour. Our expert team will revert you as quickly as possible with the best-suggested itinerary package as per your interest.

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You will be thrilled watching panoramic flying into  Kathmandu with the views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks sprawling down; you will already get excited to explore the country. Our representative from HimalayanWindows will meet you at the airport terminal and transfer to your reserved hotel.

Our guide comes to your hotel to pick you up with transportation. As soon as you take your breakfast, you a Day Sightseeing begins, you will be visiting four major landmarks in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Our Guide will give you a perfect idea which place would be the best to initiate. Basically, the trip begins with a tour to Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as the Monkey Temple – a 2500 years old landmark; it is said to be, the Radiant Lotus of the Valley-Mythology, established when the water was drained by Manjushree, the God of the Wisdom. This Temple is a famous pilgrimage site for Buddhists, is located on a beautiful hill inside Kathmandu valley. It is situated on top of the hill that could be observed from almost every part of the Kathmandu Valley. The tourists call this Stupa as ‘Monkey Temple’ as there are many monkey monkeys living around the Places. After the Sightseeing around Monkey Temple, we drive to another landmark, Boudhanath Stupa.

The Boudhanath Stupa has been renovated after the Earthquake 2015 as this was also impacted. The Boudhanath Stupa is the world’s biggest Stupa and represents Tibetan Buddhists Culture in Nepal. Antique shops around this stupa where you can buy things of your preferences concerning Tibetan Culture and Lifestyles. After a visit to Boudhanath, you will be transferred to the Pashupatinath Temple.

Pashupatinath Temple is located at the bank of Bagmati River. It is a sacred Temple for Hindus as many people from different parts of the world visit this temple every year and during the Shiva Ratri, hundreds of thousands of devotees and Sadhus come to attend.

The last site of this day is Kathmandu Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient Royal residential quarter, Mahadev Parvati Temple, Temple house of Kumari (Living Goddess) around this Durbar Square. Walk around the local bazaar and back to the hotel. Learn more about places to see in Kathmandu valley.

On the day third, same-day second, our guide comes to your hotel, begins your day tour.
After breakfast at the hotel, we take you to Patan Durbar Square to explore Patan Durbars, Mahaboudha, Krishna Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Golden Temple and etc. You feel like Patan has been exposed before you as an open museum presenting stunning carved windows, intrinsic roof struts, statues of gods and goddesses, temples designed in Pagoda Style with erotic carvings and metalwork faces and many other beautiful facets. Additionally, you will also get to see handicraft center in Patan, please click Places to see in Patan for more info and continue drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a home of unique culture and the finest display of craftsmanship. It is said that Bhaktapur only places in Nepal which is remained untouched by Western Culture. Golden Gate, Lion Gate, Art Gallery, Nyatapola Temple, Statue of King Bhupindra, and fifty-five windowed Malla Palace are the pride of Bhaktapur. You will tour around this place and drive to Nagarkot. Please click attractions in Bhaktapur to learn more.

After you wake up early in the morning, you will be taken to the view place to enjoy the sunrise view of Himalayan ranges and you spend your time exploring the natural surroundings of Nagarkot hill. In the afternoon, you will drive to Panauti to experience the ancient town with wonderful pagoda style temples and different styles of monuments. Then, you will drive to Dhulikhel, visit the city and relax in Dhulikhel.

Early in the morning, you will enjoy the sunrise view of Himalayan ranges; take breakfast and drive to Kathmandu via Arniko highway. You are free in the afternoon for shopping and relax.

This day you will drive to Dakshinkali, Kirtipur, Chobar, and Khokana. Dashinlaki Temple is famous for Hindu devotees and it is called the temple of the Goddess Kali, the temple lies 28 KM southern edge of Kathmandu valley. Later visit Chobar Gorge where Manjushree, the god of Wisdom who emptied the valley from its water. Also, you will visit Kirtipur to see old temples and drive to Khokana which is famous for Newari culture and traditions. Drive back to Kathmandu.

You will be transferred to the airport for your final departure.

What's Included


  • Airport pick-up and drop by private transport
  • Transportation by private vehicle during the tour
  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing room basis
  • An English Speaking Nepalese guide throughout the tour
  • All Entrance fees of landmarks mentioned in the itinerary
  • Government Tax and other office service charge

What's Excluded


  • Lunch and Dinner throughout the tour
  • Single supplement if required
  • International or Domestic tickets and airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa (US$30 for 15 Days, US$ 50 for 30 Days)
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drink, Telephone calls, and laundry
  • Personal expenses, Tips and etc
  • Travel, Medical insurance, and first aid kit

Customer Reviews


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John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit in order to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance will be charged 7 days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

VISA REQUIREMENTS – NEPAL | TIBET | BHUTAN

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa prior to the travel to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross country tours.

Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance prior to the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more Bhutan travel info.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days prior to the travel date in order to process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

FAQS


Do I Need A Visa To Enter to Nepal? Yes, all the foreigners, Except Indians need a Nepalese visa in order to enter Nepal. Most of the national can get On Arrival visa at the TIA airport, however, it is advised to consult with your nearby Embassy or Consulate of Nepal. What do I need to get my visa? You need to have a valid passport and some passport-sized photographs… Read More »

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