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Kathmandu Valley Tour - 8 Days

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Kathmandu Valley Tour

Kathmandu Valley Tour-

Nepal being so diverse in culture, it is extremely rich in historical and architectural ways. A spiritual journey through the many temples, stupas, monasteries, ancient palaces, and old villages, all in one beautiful and warm valley, Kathmandu Valley Tour is a visit to the most prominent places of the Nepal capital. From the UNESCO world heritage sites in the valley to many other historical as well as cultural sites, the Kathmandu Valley Tour is a short yet fun way of exploring the culturally rich Kathmandu valley.

In this trip, you will visit 7 UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley: Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Changu Narayan Temple. You will start off by visiting Swayambhunath, which is situated on top of a hill and is also known as the “Monkey Temple” for the population of monkeys present in its premises. Along with it, you will also visit Boudhanath, Nunnery Gumba, Kapan Monastery, White Gumba, and Rato Gumba which are all Buddhist pilgrimage sites that will surely awaken the peace within you. The famous Hindu temple Pashupatinath with Bagmati River flowing by its side and some amazing old Nepalese architecture in Patan, Bhaktapur, and Kathmandu Durbar Squares, as well as Changu Narayan Temple, will help you learn a little bit about the culture and history of Nepal. You will also visit some traditional Newar villages like Khokana, Bungmati, and Kirtipur, which house many temples within them. The tour also takes you to visit Budhanikantha, which is situated near the green hills and is a temple of the Hindu God Vishnu floating in the water. You will also visit an old marketplace in Kathmandu, Ason, which is a busy place selling spices, vegetables, utensils, clothes and what not all in one place with lots of locals going about their everyday busy schedule.

So book your trip to this amazing city where you can experience a lot of art, culture, and history. Glacier Family Treks and Expedition will not only take care of you but will also provide you with the best hotel, transportation facilities, and your own guide at a very affordable price.

Day 1
Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu (1350), transfer hotel at the center of Thamel.

We will pick you up from the airport and help you settle in your hotel in Thamel, which is at the heart of Kathmandu and is especially famous among tourists. We will shortly discuss about following tour program and Welcome dinner in of Nepali Kitchen, O/N in Hotel.

Day 2
Visit three of UNESCO heritage sites- Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath, O/N in hotel.

Today will be a day dedicated to exploring the Kathmandu city. We will spend half of this day with monkeys because we will be visiting Swayambhunath and Pashupatinath temples along with Boudhanath stupa. While Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, and Boudhanath are thronged with Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world, the temple of Pashupatinath is jam-packed with Hindu devotees. Since non-Hindus are not allowed inside the main temple of Pashupatinath, we will take you behind the temple by the banks of the holy Bagmati River where you can witness Hindu cremation ceremony. Later, a peaceful evening at Boudhanath calls for the day’s end.

Day 3
Visit to Patan Darbar Square, Bungmati local city, and Khokana ancient village, O/N in hotel.

This day we will visit Patan city, where we will get to explore the ancient palace and various old temples of Patan Durbar Square whose architecture is bound to amaze you. We will also visit the villages of Bungmati and Khokana which are some old agricultural villages where we can learn about the traditional way of producing crops. These villages are also home to the celebrated deities of the Newar like Machhendranath and Rudrayani. After the sightseeing tour, we will drop you back at your hotel in Kathmandu for the overnight stay.

Day 4
Visit to Kirtipur old city, Changunarayan Temple, and Bhaktapur Darbar Square, O/N in hotel.

This day we will visit Patan city, where we will get to explore the ancient palace and various old temples of Patan Durbar Square whose architecture is bound to amaze you. We will also visit the villages of Bungmati and Khokana which are some old agricultural villages where we can learn about the traditional way of producing crops. These villages are also home to the celebrated deities of the Newar like Machhendranath and Rudrayani. After the sightseeing tour, we will drop you back at your hotel in Kathmandu for the overnight stay.

Day 5
Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and its historical Musium, walk through the L\local Bazar - Ason Tole, O/N in hotel.

This day we will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is not so far away from Thamel. Home to a palace and many temples, including the home of the Living Goddess Kumari, Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the most tourist-friendly places in Kathmandu. This place also holds the history and culture of ancient Kathmandu city. Today we will also visit the local market called Ason, where we can see busy locals trading at their shops of tea, spices, vegetables, clothes, authentic Nepalese handicrafts and many more which might catch your eye. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 6
Short drive to Budhanikantha to visit, Short hike to Nunnery Gumba, and Visit to Kapan Monastery, O/N in hotel.

Today we will visit the famous Budhanikantha Temple, where there is a big statue of the Hindu God Vishnu floating in the water. Situated on one of the hills of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, Nunnery Gumba is another highlight of the day. Apart from the nuns dressed in maroon wraps, the monastery also hosts amazing views of the valley. After Nunnery Gumba, we will drive to Kapan Monastery, which is covered in prayer flags and is vibrant with the many monks that reside in the premise. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 7
Visit to White Gumba, Rato Gumba nearby Ichangu Narayan and Nunnery Gumba at Sitapaila, O/N in hotel.

Today is another pilgrimage site visit day, where we will visit White Gumba, Rato Gumba, and Ichangu Narayan Temple. After visiting these famous sites, we will visit the Nunnery Gumba in Sitapaila. This day you can relax and enjoy the peaceful environment there whilst observing this cultural space. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 8
Final Shopping day at your personal free day, Farewell dinner, O/N in hotel.

Shop all you want this day so that you can take some gifts for your loved ones back home, especially in Thamel, you can get all the authentic Nepalese handicrafts and the likes. You can also visit malls if you want to, but it would be better if you just go local. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Price Includes

  • Airport service according to program.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Full package service activities in Chitwan National Park according to given plan and program.
  • Mineral water supply during the driving.
  • Sightseeing activities in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per program.
  • Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini.
  • A professional Cultural Tour Guide in Kathmandu-Pokhara and Nature guide in Chitwan Park.
  • All kinds of land transportation as per program.
  • Food and Beverage during the tour as per contract.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa.
  • International flights and airport tax.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses, Hot or Mineral water
  • Laundry service and Bar Bills
  • Internet and Battery charge
  • Alcoholic drinks with Coke, Fant, Juice.
  • Rescue in emergency.

  1. Rain coat or umbrella.
  2. Power bank.
  3. Camera, reading gadgets etc.
  4. Walking poles if necessary
  5. Personal medicine Kit.
  6. Light walking shoes, sleeper.
  7. Traveling towel, trousers, pants, shirts, socks, etc.
  8. Sun glasses, sun cream,
  9. Hat and binocular for bird watching.

Trip Facts

  • Historical Cultural Tour
  • Kathmandu Valley
  • Comfort Hotel
  • 8 days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Can be extended
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