Kathmandu Valley represents a cultural meeting point in the region. The valley's profound mystic culture and lifestyle is based on a unique amalgamation of Hinduism and Buddhism as well as many other faiths and belief systems. Kathmandu Valley, the cultural and commercial hub of Nepal, contains three fabled cities - Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Each has an artistic exposition of graceful temples, elegant palaces, brick-paved courtyards and quaint streets. Multi roofed temples, exquisite monasteries, stone carvings and wooden carvings, and the age-old traditions and religious festivals have kept Kathmandu valley with immense vivacity till today. The Kathmandu valley holds a considerably high number of places recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. We take you to some of the World Heritage Sites in this trip.
The 3-day Kathmandu Transit Tour has been designed for those visiting Kathmandu for a very short time period, especially for business people and professionals 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.
Trip Start Dates
We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date.
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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Sightseeing: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhu
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. We will start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Two of the landmarks that we visit today are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Kathmandu Durbar Square and the famous Buddhist Swayambhunath also known as 'Monkey Temple' among the foreigners. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier at The Ship Restaurant Bar & Lounge. For dinner, you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the Nepalese food culture.
Day 02: Visit Pashupatinath, Bhaktapur & Patan
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to three other UNESCO world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley, Pashupati Nath, Bhaktapur, and Patan. The two-storied pagoda of 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 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 travelling back into the past while walking along the Bhaktapur thoroughfares, squares and streets. The city of Patan is also known as The City of Fine Arts. Patan Durbar Square is full of ancient places, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings, mostly the Hindu and Buddhist monuments.
Day 03: Visit Boudhnath & then Airport drop
Today, after breakfast, we make a tour of the magnificent stupa of the Boudhnath. The Buddhists shrine of Bouddhanath 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 built by the ancient Tibetan merchants as well as recent Tibetan refugees from China. After visiting Boudhnath, we take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. We hope you enjoyed the tour with us, and we are sure that you 'll be back to make another trip in the Himalaya Region again.
Important Note : Your safety is of paramount concern while 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, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group 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.
Route maps are just representation of the trekking routes. This does not represent the exact geographical conditions.Click here for Kathmandu transit Tour route map
Number of people
Cost US$ Per person
What Is Included
All airport/hotel transfers
Welcome and farewell dinner
Private car with driver
2 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 Is Not Included
Nepal visa fee
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 Transit 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 two 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 180.