Kathmandu travel tour visits temples, palaces, local markets, handicraft centres and several important Buddhist sites.Kathmandu will make you feel like you have stepped back in time. Kathmandu Durbar Square with its medieval atmosphere has many interesting temples and monuments. Nearby Patan has a wealth of Buddhist and Hindu temples where one can view wonderful carvings.Bhaktapur known for its woodcarvings, pottery and cloth weaving. It is a living museum.
Kathmandu travel tour visit Swayambunath stupa.It is the most sacred Buddhist site and an important pilgrimage centre. It is a mixture of shrines and temples plus an interesting museum. In Durbar Square, we will see the house of the Living Goddess, the Kal Bhairav Temple with its fierce looking reliefs. The red monkey god and the many erotic carvings which we will find there. The Square is teeming with colourful life. Vendors sells vegetables, curios, flutes, and other crafts. After this we visit Patan has a rich cultural heritage and a wealth of Buddhist and Hindu temples where one can view wonderful carvings. It is also the perfect place to purchase local arts and handicrafts.
We also visit to Pashupatinath, a sacred and most significant Hindu Temple devoted to Lord Shiva. It is the oldest temple in Kathmandu and is colourful architecturally. Also visit Bouddhanath, the holiest Buddhist shrine in Kathmandu with its stupa which dominates the skyline. Afterwards head to Dhulikel, a village some 32 kilometres from Kathmandu. Dhulikhel is very scenic. We can see Himalayan peaks at sunrise. We also have exploration day to Namubuddha from Dhulikhel. The famous holy site for Buddhist.
6 day Kathmandu travel tour offers glimpses of Buddhist and Hindu cultures through architecture, customs and the people.Hence Kathmandu travel tour offers religious and cultural sites with spectacular scenery.
Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu(1300m)
45 minutes take from Kathmandu to Thamel BB Plan-Breakfast Standard Accommodation hotel in Kathmandu
You will be received at Kathmandu airport by our representative holding your name plate. After formal meeting,and welcome with a traditional flower garland and transferred to your hotel. There is an option of familiarization walk to the old Kathmandu in the suburb of tourist center of Thamel.
Day 02Kathmandu Tour
Full day Sightseeing BB Plan-Breakfast Standard Accommodation hotel in Kathmandu
Breakfast and Kathmandu Tour begins with a visit to the Durbar Square means "meeting place". There are a gathering of temples and shrines including the temple of Kasthamandap, believed to have been made from the timber of a single tree; the three storied Akash Bhairav(God of the sky) Temple and Hanuman Dhoka, the old royal palace, named after the monkey god. From the entrance gate of the Hanuman Dhoka you will enter the Nasal Chowk courtyard. Continue on to the Temple of the Living Goddess Kumari House where you may catch a glimpse of the "Kumari". Kumari is a tradition in Nepal of worshiping young girls as manifestations of the divine female energy or "Devi" in Hindu religious traditions.
After this we visit Swayambhunath, also known as "the monkey temple". The 2000 year old, world famous Buddhist Stupa has a lofty white dome and glittering golden spire which is visible for many miles from all sides of the valley. Painted on the base are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha and above each pair of eyes is the 'third eye' signifying the wisdom of looking within. You can enjoy birding eye view of Kathmandu valley.
And then we will visit Boudhnath, one of the largest stupas of its kind in the world. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal directions, keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. There you could see the Tibetan and the Sherpa Buddhism and culture.
Day 03Kathmandu Tour
Full day Sightseeing BB Plan-Breakfast Standard Accommodation hotel in Kathmandu
Breafast, we drive to visit Patan city of fine arts. Patan is better known as "The city of a thousand golden roofs." Once separated from the capital, Patan and Kathmandu are now separated only by a bridge over the Bagmati River. The city of Patan has recovered its label of origin "Lalitpur". The historic heart of the city is entangled with narrow streets and theatrical decoration-brick houses with carved wooden balconies and bronze decorations, patios and backyards that house oratories, temples. The city is famous throughout the country for its tradition of blacksmiths and goldsmiths. Artisans model effigies of the divinities of the Hindu and Buddhist pantheons. The city has more than 50 main temples, some of which were destroyed or damaged by the earthquake of April 2015.
Many stupas, chaytyas and bahal-ancient Buddhist monasteries bear testimony to the long history of Buddhism in the city that remains today a Bastion of Newars Buddhism in the Kathmandu Valley. The four stupas erected in the four cardinal points, originally defined the city. They were erected during the reign of Emperor Ashoka some 250 years before our era.
Lunch in Patan after the Patan tour, and continue to the Bungamati Village which is a 6th century village within the Kathmandu Valley. There you will see the Shikara-style temple of Rato Machhindranath ringed by the traditional houses where the villager still follow a traditional lifestyle and engage in traditional occupations. Bungmati is the living museum within the Kathmandu Valley which preserves the prosperous legacy of arts and civilization of the ancient and medieval Nepal. Other sights to visit around village are Bungamati Culture Museum and Dey Pukha- the central pond.
Not far from, Bungmati lies another small traditional Newari Village - Khokana which is another living museum. This village has its own incredible history and has the most authentic Newari culture that has been preserved here in every house since the medieval era. Most of the households in Khokana depend on farming and traditional occupations like woodcarving. You will see women spinning traditional wool-wheel (charkha) to weave the wool and men carrying kharpans (the circular boxes joined by a bamboo and stringed down to air to put their farm products inside it.
Late in afternoon, we visit Pashupatinath Temple one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. The richly ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. It stands as a symbol of unity bringing together the different sects of Hinduism under a single fold. It is situated on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River. Please note that non-Hindus are not permitted to enter, but can view the temple from a special vantage point. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River, a sacred place of cremation and where thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to pay their respects. This temple is also known as 'The Temple of Living Beings, and the presiding deity here is Shiva.
This evening you will witness the Aarti ceremony which is one of the most mesmerizing rituals at Pashupatinath Temple and is known as the Pashupati Bagmati Aarati. The Bagmati is the holy river that flows through the temple. The river divides the temple into two sides, with the main Pashupatinath Temple being on one side and the location of this Aarati on the other. The priests perform the Aarati by taking oil lamps and moving them in circular motion accompanied by the chanting of religious song. The Aarati starts at 6 pm every evening. This is a ritual that allows everyone to be a part of it and creates an environment of union of God and the devotees.
1 hours drive to Bhaktapur , Sightseeing & drive to Dhulikhel 1 hours BB Plan-Breakfast Standard Accommodation hotel in Kathmandu
Breakfast and drive to Bhadgaon also known as Bhaktapur-the "city of devotees". Founded in the 9th century it is the home of medieval art and architecture. Here you can visit the Durbar Square, with its array of temples, and the Palace of 55 Windows. This Palace is the best example of the Pagoda style of architecture and stands on five terraces, on each of which stands a pair of figures: two strong men, two elephants, two lions, two griffins and two goddesses. Walk around Bhanktapur that includes Nyatpole temple, Dattratraya sqaure and Pottery square,lunch there and continue drive to Dhulikhel, set amidst verdant hills and valleys and it is one of the most popular places to witness the perfect panoramic views of more than 20 Himalayan peaks ranges stretching from Mount Annapurna in the far west to Mount Karolung in the Far East. Upon arrival, check in at hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure
Day 05Dhulikhel to Namomuddha
1 hours BB Plan-Breakfast Standard Accommodation hotel in Dhulikhel
In the morning, drive to Namobuddha an important Buddhist pilgrimage site and one of the 3 main stupas of Kathmandu valley. The stupa was built on the bones and hair of prince Mahasattva. According to the Buddhist sutras Mahasattva was one of Buddhas former incarnations. He was the youngest of the three sons of king Maharatha. One day as the three brothers were walking through the forest, they saw a tigress with the five cubs she had given birth to. She was so hungry she could hardly move. The three princes went away, but Mahasattva decided to go back and started to cut his flesh to give it to the tigress to eat. When his brothers went to look for him they found only his bones and hair. The stupa was built on top of these remain. Return to Dhulikhel. Later enjoy a walk through the nearby village of Dhulikhel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 06Dhulikhel-Kathmandu Airport
Before 3 hours you will have reach TIA airport BB Plan-Breakfast Breakfast and drive back to Kathmandu, it takes 2 hours. Back to Kathmandu airport from Dhulikhel to connect with your onward flight.
Breakfast and drive back tO Kathmandu, it takes 2 hours drive to be back to Kathmandu airport from Dhulikhel to connect with your onwards flight.
Full fledged Cost
- Airport transfer - hotel/airport/hotel
- Twin sharing standard hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu before and after travel we can book only on your request.
- Private vehicles transportation/ Tourist Bus service for all tour destination.
- English Speaking guide and all his expenses like salary & allowance.
- All government taxes, vat, company service charge.
What's not included?
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
- Entrance sightseeing fee in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
- Travel Insurance in case of emergency for rescue and other medication.
- Nepal visa fee
- All kind of hot and cold drinks - coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of water, hot water, tea, coffee etc.
- Tips for guide and porter
- Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, battery charge fee.
- All the cost not mention on above cost includes.
Yes, you can get on arrival tourist visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most of people can obtain visa on entry to Nepal. There are some countries visa will needed to be organize prior to travelling. $25 for 15 days of visa from the date of issue, $40 for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days tourist visa. You need two photos.
You can apply online visa from 1st of March(http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/).
Yes, our agency airport representative will pick you up from airport. We will be displaying name card of Mission Eco Trek with your name on it. and when you finished you trip we will drop you to airport. Pick up and drop is complimentary from our company.
Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May), these are the best season to go on a trek. But according to the will of the traveler, the visiting and travelling in Nepal can be managed. Travelling in Nepal should be done during the summer time or September to November and March to May at the low lands can be done at throughout the year.
The travelling at the different parts of Nepal will be different according to the distance of the travelling destinations. Generally, there are different places where one can go for short and long travelling takes generally about 1 day or more week also.
While travelling in Nepal, meals are prepared good quality standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetable soaked . The food along the trail will be simple and a mix of local and international cuisine. If the traveler is camping , then they will mainly be served with the local foods of Nepal and as well as continental and western foods. In Kathmandu you will find meals in good quality tourist restaurants. Most of hotel serve good quality meal & filter water which is safe. It is possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trip.
While visiting to Nepal, tour guides is almost mandatory to travel in Nepal for everyone. When you hired one your trip will lot more informative and memorable. You get lots of knowledge about country. But if the traveler is well experienced and have visited at different places of Nepal many times then s/he may not need the tour guides. But tour guide can play big role to make your travel. They will provide informative information about the destination along with its surroundings. Similarly, if any problems will arise during the travel, then the guides will solve it easily and it will be rather difficult for the traveler themselves to solve them.
Yes, Nepal is safe to Travel. Safety during the trekking or travel in Nepal is one of the prime concerns that every trekker or traveler want to know. In the past, Nepal has experienced political unrest, however since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) has brought this unrest to a close. but now there is the situation of peace and tranquility in the field of trekking as well as in whole Nepal.
Besides, the trekking stakeholders in Nepal are also forwarding several steps for the safety of the trekkers. Now after election democratic parties will lead the government and rule the nation that’s why the huge possibility has seen in safety. Yes, there are pick pockets here, as you find in other countries so keep your belongings safe at all times. You need to take usual precautions as you would traveling anywhere in the world.
If someone get sick in the group, a fellow trekker in the group has to descend, then a porter/assistant guide would go with them. So the person descending would be well looked after and it would not impact on the rest of the group's experience. Emergencies are dealt with by the guide and depending on the severity.
Our Guides carry a comprehensive medical kit. But you should bring your own personal kit and carry it with you when on the trek. It should contain antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, headache pills, diarrhoea treatment, re-hydration salts eg Dioralite, Lemsip, plasters and Compede for blisters.
The hotel in Kathmandu provides the free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel or you can leave in our office too.
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the travel.
Yes, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well as a private trip at very minimum additional cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.
According to thee size of your groups, it differs. The vehicles will be small and light so that it can be handled easily and safely through the narrow roads of Nepal. It can be a car, minibus, land cruiser, van, Jeep.