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Kathmandu & Nagarkot
Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is known for its rich history dating back two thousand years and refined culture that ranks among the highest in Asia. The city is home to numerous Hindu temples, Buddhist stupas, and monuments, and is often referred to as an open museum of medieval arts and architecture. Visitors can explore these cultural and historical attractions on a tour of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur, which includes visits to the seven UNESCO World Heritage sites located in the Kathmandu Valley. The tour includes a walk through the old quarter of the city, where visitors can experience the lively traditional market and gain insights into the daily life of the local people.
The tour also includes an overnight stay in Nagarkot, a hill station that offers panoramic views of the Himalayas including the Mount Everest. The tour also includes an Everest Mountain Flight, which provides a bird's eye view of the highest peak in the world, and the other peaks, glaciers, and verdant valleys.
The tour is led by experienced guides who will provide valuable insights into the diverse ethnic groups that make Nepal their home. They will share information about their lifestyles, social structure, traditions, religions, and beliefs. The tour is a great way to gain a deeper understanding of the country's culture and history, while experiencing the natural beauty of the Himalayas. It's also a great way to see the traditional way of living in Kathmandu Valley.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal/ transfer to hotel
Day 02Kathmandu - After breakfast proceeds for city tour of Kathmandu visiting Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swoyambunath and Durbar Square.
Pashupatinath Temple is situated 5 km east of Kathmandu, the temple of Lord Shiva; Pathupatinath with two tired golden roof and silver doors is considered one of the holiest shrines of Hindus. The Stupa of Boudhanath lays 8kms east of Kathmandu. This ancient colossal Stupa is one of the biggest in the world and the center of Buddhism in the world. It was listed in the UNESCO Heritage Monument in 1979. Swoyambunath Stupa: Swoyambhunath Stupa, atop the hillock is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal enlisted in the World Heritage Site. Later proceed for city tour of Kathmandu visiting Durbar Square, complex of palaces, courtyard and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, use to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu / Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 03Morning Drive to Nagarkot via Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
Bhaktapur: Visit to Subar Square Nyatpola, Akash Bhairab, Tiel Mahadev, and whole Royal Palace, Siddhi Lakshimi and Fasidega mandir, Tachupal Tole (Tajmath and Dattaraya mandir). Peacock's Alley, Surya Binayak, Changunarayan Temple drive to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is situated at 32 km east of Kathmandu and at an altitude of 2175 m above sea level, Nagarkot is a popular destination for the view of sunrise and sunset and panoramic view of Himalayas including Mount Everest / Overnight in Nagarkot
Day 04Drive from Nagarkot to Kathmandu via Patan Durbar Square
We have lunch and then drive back to Kathmandu to visit the ancient city of Patan Durbar Square, Tibetan Refugee Camp and Handicraft Industrial Estate. Patan City is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyard and former palace complex. One remarkable monument here is a 16th century temple dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Krishna, built entirely of stone / Overnights in Kathmandu
Day 05Free day or Departure day
- Airport pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
- Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan and Nagarkot
- All necessary transportation by private vehicle
- Trained Tour and travel guide,
- Hotel in Kathmandu & Nagarkot on (BB Basis)
- Sightseeing tour entrance fee
- Foods self lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Nagarkot
- Personal expenses-laundry, Telephone, Tea/coffee, alcoholic beverages, tips for guide
- Personal travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost
- Personal equipments for the tour
How far is Nagarkot from Kathmandu?
- Nagarkot is located approximately 32 kilometers (20 miles) east of Kathmandu.
How do I travel from Kathmandu to Nagarkot?
- The most common way to travel from Kathmandu to Nagarkot is by road. You can hire a taxi or take a local bus from Kathmandu to Bhaktapur, and then another local bus or taxi from Bhaktapur to Nagarkot. The total travel time is usually around 1-2 hours, depending on the traffic and mode of transportation.
What is the best time to visit Kathmandu and Nagarkot?
- The best time to visit Kathmandu and Nagarkot is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer pleasant weather, clear skies, and are ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing.
What are the must-visit attractions in Kathmandu and Nagarkot?
- In Kathmandu, some of the must-visit attractions include Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Kathmandu Durbar Square, and the Garden of Dreams. In Nagarkot, the main attraction is the panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range, especially during sunrise and sunset.
How long should I plan to stay in Kathmandu and Nagarkot?
- The duration of your stay in Kathmandu and Nagarkot depends on your preferences and itinerary. Typically, 2-3 days are sufficient to explore the major attractions in Kathmandu, while a day trip or an overnight stay in Nagarkot is common to enjoy the scenic views. However, you can adjust your stay based on the activities and sights you wish to experience.
Are there any trekking options near Nagarkot?
- Yes, there are trekking options near Nagarkot. The most popular trekking route from Nagarkot is the Nagarkot-Changunarayan hike, which takes you through scenic landscapes and traditional villages. This trek is relatively short and can be completed in a day.
What is the weather like in Kathmandu and Nagarkot?
- Kathmandu and Nagarkot have a moderate climate. The weather can vary based on the season. In general, summers (June to August) are warm and monsoon season (June to September) brings rainfall. Winters (December to February) can be chilly, especially in the early morning and evenings. Spring and autumn offer pleasant temperatures and clear skies.
What is the cost of accommodation and food in Kathmandu and Nagarkot?
- The cost of accommodation and food in Kathmandu and Nagarkot can vary depending on the type of accommodation and restaurants you choose. In Kathmandu, there is a wide range of options available to suit different budgets. Nagarkot offers mainly resorts and hotels, which can vary in price based on their amenities and location. Local eateries and restaurants provide various options for meals at different price ranges.
What are some popular activities to do in Kathmandu and Nagarkot?
- In Kathmandu and Nagarkot, there are several popular activities you can enjoy:
Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Visit historical and cultural sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Visit Thamel: Explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, known for its shops, restaurants, and nightlife.
Take a mountain flight: Experience a scenic flight that offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest.
Enjoy local cuisine: Sample traditional Nepali dishes and international cuisine in the numerous restaurants and cafes scattered throughout the city.
Join a meditation or yoga session: Engage in spiritual practices by participating in meditation or yoga classes offered in various centers in Kathmandu.
Shop for handicrafts and souvenirs: Visit local markets like Asan Bazaar and Ason Chowk to browse and buy traditional handicrafts, clothing, and souvenirs.
Witness sunrise/sunset views: Nagarkot is famous for its panoramic views of the Himalayas, especially during sunrise and sunset. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and capture stunning photographs.
Hiking and nature walks: Explore the surrounding hills and forests of Nagarkot on foot. There are several hiking trails that offer beautiful landscapes and opportunities to experience local village life.
Visit Nagarkot View Tower: Climb the Nagarkot View Tower to get a panoramic view of the Himalayas, as well as the Kathmandu Valley and surrounding hills.
Experience local culture: Interact with the locals, visit nearby villages, and experience the traditional lifestyle and culture of the region.
Relax in resorts: Nagarkot offers several resorts with beautiful surroundings, spas, and facilities for relaxation and rejuvenation.
These activities provide a glimpse into the rich cultural, natural, and adventurous experiences that Kathmandu and Nagarkot have to offer.
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