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Around Kathmandu Valley Tour

Around Kathmandu Valley Tour
Eastern view from Namobuddha.

Trip Highlights

  • A visit to the UNESCO listed the World Heritage sites, including ancient temples, shrines, and Palaces
  • Short hiking around Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayan foothills
  • Spectacular sunsets over the Himalaya
  • Scenic one hour Everest Mountain flight over the stunning Himalayas

Trip Facts

Trip Code: HA-NP-004
Trek Duration: KTM - NamoBuddha - Balthali - Mountain - KTM
Trip Duration: 7 days(s)
Max Altitude: up to 1,750 meters
Trip Grade: 2
Lodging: Tourist standard hotel
Meals: Breakfast in city, full board in Balthali
Transportation: Private vehicle + mountain flight
Communication: Available all part of the place
Group Size: Min. 2 pax - Max. 20 pax
Best Season: September - June (All year around)
Room Included: Standard hotel in city, resort in Balthali
Prices: Standard → USD $ 850 P/P

Overview

Kathmandu valley is a beauty, surrounded by walls of green hills with amazing views of snow capped mountain. The beautiful Kathmandu Valley boasts unique geographical, natural, and cultural wonders. The city isa melting pot of culture, history and religion, its exotic atmosphere is unique and not easily forgotten.

Kathmandu is also known to be a treasure trove of artistic and religious deity sculptures made from wood and stone. The natives of the Kathmandu – Newars’ rich architecture and cultural heritage have added glory to this city. Kathmandu valley is a city with cultural, historical and archeological importance as it has  one of the highest concentrations of UNESCO world heritage sites within its small area. The bustling, colorful Bazaars of the Kathmandu are worth exploring as every twist and turn  here is a pleasant surprise and the range of products offered in here are bizarre and astonishing.

A little away from the main city, we can escape the hustle bustle of the city and experience the fresh air and simple village life. The view from the hills near the Kathmandu is simply amazing with green hills, terraced farmlands and spectacular mountain panorama.

The Explore Around Kathmandu Tour from Himalayan Advisor explores both the cultural and natural beauties of the Kathmandu Valley. This allows the traveler fully explore the beauty and uniqueness of the city. More you explore Kathmandu, more you will fall in love with it as Kathmandu is as fascinating as it is frantic and as charming as it is chaotic.

Trip Outline

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Visit Swoyambhu, Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square
Day 03: Drive to Namobuddha, hike to Balthali village resort
Day 04: Explore around Balthali, day hike around
Day 05: Drive back to KTM and city tour Bhaktapur, Pashupati & Bouddha
Day 06: Everest Mountain flight and Explore Thamel
Day 07: Final departure from KTM

 

Service includes

  • Required airport pick up & drop, necessary transfer in city by private transport
  • Welcome and final dinner included in KTM city as per itinerary
  • 4 nights twin sharing accommodation in tourist standard Hotel Happy Home or similar in city
  • 2 nights twin sharing accommodation in Balthali village resort or similar in Balthali on full board
  • Kathmandu Valley city tour 6 places as per mentioned destination in itinerary
  • One English speaking tour guide, sightseeing fee included during the city tour
  • Kathmandu to mountain flight ticket included for 1 hr flight
  • Complementary company T-shirt included
  • All required local/Govt. taxes
  • Service does not include

  • International airfare, departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch + dinner in city besides welcome + final dinner
  • Bar + beverage, bottle water, laundry etc
  • Tips for guide and driver members
  • Any services which does not mentioned in service inclusive column
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      Arrival in Kathmandu
      Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be received by our friendly staffs from Himalayan Advisor. You will then helped with your transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. After the check in at the hotel, you are free to rest to roam around the frenetic Kathmandu city. Kathmandu is a labyrinth of streets and markets, crowded with exotic produce and a mystifying blend of people. In the evening, we will savor some delicious Nepali cuisine during a welcome dinner at a restaurant in Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

      Visit Swoyambhu, Kathmandu Durbar Square andPatan Durbar Square

      After a hearty Breakfast in our hotel, we set out for a guided tour around the Kathmandu valley.

      SwoyambhunathStupa:

      Our first stop for today is theSwoyambhunathStupa( Monkey Temple) built in the 5th century. The temple is set on a top of a hill overlooking the Kathmandu valley.The temple complex is scattered with shrines and statues of Buddhist and Hindu deities. Theassortment of pilgrims from both faiths visit the sacred temple showcasing the unique religious harmony in Nepal. After the visit to this 5th-century Stupa, we visit the Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square to explore the rich art, culture and history of the valley.

      Kathmandu Durbar Square:

      Kathmandu's Durbar Square is one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley. The Square includes the site of the Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex, which was the royal residence until the 19th century. Till today, the important ceremonies like a coronation takes place in the Hanuman Dhoka complex. The palaces and temples in the square are decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows and panels. The square also includes KumariGhar, the house of the living goddess of Nepal.

      Patan Durbar Square

      After a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, we visit the Patan Durbar Square known for its beautiful temples. The square has been  adorned by the Bhimsen Temple, Manga Hiti, Krishna Mandir, Vishwanath Temple, Jagannarayan Temple, Golden Temple and numerous other temples. Golden Temple, one of the main attractions of the Patan Durbar Square, is the unique Buddhist Monastery built in the 12th century. The temple is a large rectangular building with three roofs and a copper gilded facade with the images and illustrations about Buddha on the walls.

      Drive to Namobuddha, hike to Balthali village resort

      After a hearty breakfast in our hotel, we take a drive to the beautiful Namobuddha situated near Panauti. The temple of Namobuddha holds the story of a kind and compassionate king who offered his own flesh to a starving tigress and her cubs. We can also visit a large Buddhist monastery sharing the mountain top with the Namobuddha temple. Apart from the visit to the temple and the monastery, the top of the hill provides spectacular view of the green hills and villages below.

      We then take a hike from Namobuddha to the beautiful Balthali village. The Balthali Village Resort is on the rim of the Kathmandu Valley, where we can view a memorable sunset views of the Himalaya. Overnight in Balthali Village.

      Explore around Balthali, day hike around

      We wake up early for a beautiful hike to view the sunrise over the horizon. The Balthali village provides one of the best hikes at a short distance from the bustling Kathmandu city. The mustard fields, terraced farmlands, beautiful hills and the Himalayas in the horizon makes the hiking in Balthali a wonderful experience. Hike around Balthali is a great way to explore the beautiful landscape, the village, and interact with the locals.

      Drive back to Kathmandu and city tour Bhaktapur, Pashupati & Bouddha

      We drive back to Kathmandu in the morning and continue our visit to the important cultural sites in the valley.

      Bhaktapur Durbar Square:

      We visit the fascinating Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is considered to be the most fascinating among the three  Durbar Squares in the alley. The Durbar square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it showcases the rich, ancient Newari arts of the valley. The temples, monasteries, palaces and courtyard in the city has ornately carved art and designs.The golden figures of the ancient kings perched on the top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their temple, the wood carvings in every place-struts, lintels, uprights, tympanums, gateways and windows, all seem to form a well orchestrated symphony.The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is best appreciated by sitting and watching while one of the many religious festivals and processions passes by. We can see many workshops as we stroll around the city as it is known for its art, architecture pottery and woodcarving.

      Pashupatinath Temple:

      Pashupatinath is the most important Hindu temple on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. The temple is surrounded by a bustling market of religious stalls selling flowers, prasad (offerings), incense, Rudraksha beads, pictures of Hindu deities and temples and other essential religious paraphernalia. This is one of the most sacred Hindu temple in the world, and we see the devotees from all around the world flock to Pashupatinath. We can see the temple premises filled with the devotees and Sadhu, the holy men. Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the main temple, but the surrounding complex of shrines and ghats is fascinating to watch.

      BoudhanathStupa:

      We then visit the BoudhanathStupa, a holy Budhhist shrine. The shrine is perfectly proportioned from its whitewashed dome to its gilded tower painted with the all-seeing peaceful eyes of the Buddha. The highly architecture of the shrine is highly symbolic and serves in essence as a three-dimensional reminder of the Buddha’s path towards enlightenment. Stupas are originally built to house holy relics and while some claim that Boudhnath contains the relics of the past Buddha, Kashyapa, many believe that it contains relic of  Siddhartha Gautama, the historical Buddha. After our today’s Kathmandu tour, we go back to our hotel. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

      Everest Mountain flight and Explore Thamel

      No trip to Nepal is complete without viewing its most valued and talked about natural wonder, The mount Everest. Everest Mountain flight is a great way to view the magnificent Himalayas and have a close up look at the world world highest mountain. The one hour flight over the Himalayas offers some stunning views of the mighty Himalayas.

      After a memorable mountain flight, we return back to the vibrant Thamel bazaar.  Today is a great day to lose yourself within the streets of this incredible bustling city. Go around the colorful shops with marks, Pashmina shawls, and statues  while looking for souvenirs to take back home or visit some nice restaurant in the town to celebrate our beautiful holiday in Kathmandu. Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.

      Final departure from KTM

      Today we transfer to the airport for homeward bound flights. We bid goodbye to the beautiful Himalayan nation and the frenetic city of Kathmandu as we recollect the wonderful memories of the past few days. Himalayan Advisor will love to serve you for your future trekking and tour plans in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.

      Trip Extention:

      You can always opt to extend your holiday in Nepal with activities like trekking, rafting and jungle safari in Chitwan. Please let us know if you would like to extend your tour days or add up some destinations or some fun activities in Nepal to the tour. We would love to serve you for your optimum satisfaction during your visit in Nepal.
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      Best Season for the Tour:

      The Kathmandu Valley tour can be done all year around except for the monsoon from June to mid September. Autumn (September-October) and Spring ( April –May) is considered to be the best time to do the tour. Autumn may be a great time to explore the beautiful cultural city of Kathmandu, as the major festivals in the country, Dashain and Tihar, falls at this time of the year. This allows the visitors with a great opportunity to view the culture and processions in the valley.

      Physical Requirements:

      The Kathmandu valley tour is very easy and is suitable for travelers of all ages and fitness level. The tour does not carry any risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). The hike included in the tour does not require any technical skills or previousexperiences.However, your safety and health is of paramount concerns to Himalayan Advisor. In case of any emergency, we provide backup staff and rescue services. All our guides and leaders are well trained in first aid. Any safety concerns are speedily dealt with.

      Accomodation and food:

      We will be staying at standard hotel in Kathmandu and at Balthali village resort in Balthali on twin sharing basis. The price includes the breakfast in Kathmandu and full board meal in Balthali. Snack, bottled drink and alcoholic beverages are not included in the price. Kathmandu has variety of restaurants offering a variety of cuisines. For lunch and dinner in Kathmandu you can explore the city and have your choice of food from the variety of restaurants in the city.

      Permit and fees:

      Visitors to cultural heritage sites require an entry permit at a fee. All the relevant permits and entry fee for the tour are included in the given cost for the tour. In case of any condition requiring any additional fees, we will inform you prior to your booking with us.

      Environmental Concerns:

      Himalayan Advisor is highly concerned about the environment it operates on. We believe in protecting our natural environment and take utmost care that our actions do not harm the environment. We actively participate in environmental protection and preservation campaign and encourage everyone to do so. Our crew members are trained by Kathmandu Environmental and Education Project (KEEP)  for making our tours and trekking packages environment friendly for sustainable tourism in Nepal.
    Departure Dates
    Group:  Around Kathmandu Valley Tour itinerary is designed based on group joining and require minimum 2 pax. If you want to private trip that also available.

    Dates: Start date means your arrival day in Kathmandu and end date means final departure date from Kathmandu. This is group joining date but you can ask your private date. You can extend your time before or after the trip complete if necessary.

    Price: The publish price are fixed per person yearly and in group joining basis. If you are single traveler you must pay extra cost of US$ 400.00 (If no group join) or if you prefer single accommodation US$ 150.00 will be extra on the given cost.

     

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