Kathmandu Tour-4 days
God of Death "Kaal Bhairav"
Pashu Pati Nath temple
Kathmandu Durbar Square
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Kathmandu Valley is the cultural, historical and political center of Nepal. The valley has also served as an important trade route for the travelers and traders from Tibet and India. Kathmandu has its own brand of cultural life which is based on unique mixture different religions, faiths, and practices including Hinduism and Buddhism. The Kathmandu valley holds a considerably high number of places recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. The Valley contains three medieval cities famous for their arts and architectures - Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Each has an artistic exposition of graceful temples, elegant palaces, brick-paved courtyards and quaint streets. One is sure to be enchanted by the multi roofed temples, exquisite monasteries, stone carvings and wooden carvings, and the age-old traditions and religious festivals. In this tour, we take you to some of the World Heritage Sites inside the Kathmandu Valley.
The 4-day Kathmandu Tour has been designed for those visiting Kathmandu for a very short time period, especially for business people and professionals, students, or the travelers in transit. If you wish to make an extended tour of the valley we suggest you to try our Extended Kathmandu Valley Tour - 7 Days, or make a tour of all World Heritage Sites of Nepal including Lumbini & Mt. Everest Mountain flight with our tour itinerary Nepal Heritage Tour with Mt. Everest - 10 Days. Similarly, you may also wish to try our other tour itineraries such as: Buddhist Cultural Tour - 8 Days, Nepal Holiday Tour- 14 Days, Nepal Village Home-stay Tour - 10 Days, Kathmandu Pokhara River & Wildlife Tour -10 Days. For a complete list of our tour packages for Nepal please click here.
Important Note and Optional Activities
Your safety is of paramount concern whilst traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, as this is adventure travel in remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions, health condition of a member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Day to Day Itinerary
Arrive in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (TIA) you will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier Trekking. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Himalayan Glacier Trekking display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel Shanker or a similar category hotel. After check in, you can take a rest, hang around in the city, visit our office - it all depends upon your interests and condition. In the evening we will organize a "Welcome Dinner" at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal. Included meal: Dinner (D)
KTM Sightseeing Tour: Kathmanu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, Boudhanath
Today, after breakfast, we start a guided tour to four of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath houses a sacred lingum, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The AryaGhat alongside Pashupati and on the banks of the Bagmati River is a famous funeral site for the Hindus. The Buddhists shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries. Swayambhu meaning the "the self-existent" is popular among the foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large number of monkey population residing in the area. Included meal: (B)
Sightseeing Tour: Patan & Bhaktapur
We start our tour of two more UNESCO World Heritage Site cities adjacent to Kathmandu: Patan & Bhaktapur after taking our breakfast today. Patan is also known as The City of Fine Arts. Patan Durbar Square is one of the places in the Kathmandu Valley where the medieval arts and architecture still remain in its original state. The Durbar Square is full of ancient places, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings, mostly the Hindu and Buddhist monuments. Similarly, the medieval town of Bhaktapur, or the Town of the Devotees, preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture, and lifestyle to this date. One is sure to feel like traveling back into the past while walking along the Bhaktapur thoroughfares, squares and streets. We will enjoy the farewell dinner with Himalayan Glacier staffs in a typical restaurant. Included meal: Breakfast (B,D)
Transfer to Airport
The 4-day Kathmandu Tour comes to an end today. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or walking around in the streets of your hotel. A representative from Himalayan Glacier Trekking will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. We hope you enjoyed the tour with us, and are sure you will be back making another trip somewhere in the Himalaya again. (B)
|Number of people||Cost US$ Per person|
- All airport/hotel transfers
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Private car with driver
- 3 nights in 4-star hotel in Kathmandu ( Hotel Shanker or similar standard on B.B basis)
- An experienced English-speaking tour guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
- T-shirt, City map
- Heritage sites entrance fees
- All government and local taxes
What's Not Include
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- All meals except breakfast
- Extra night accommodation if needed
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water etc.)
All accommodations for Kathmandu Tour are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, location, etc. You will spend three nights in a 4-star hotel, Hotel Shanker
or similar category hotel in Kathmandu and during your tour. Mostly the buffet style breakfast will be provided in the hotel. If you are a solo traveler, you will share a room with someone else of same sex of your group. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference and get single rooms on request by paying single supplement USD 270.
Trip Start Dates
We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date.
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email
. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: US telephone:
704-200-7512 Asia telephone: