Kathmandu Transit Tour

 
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Overview

Trip facts

Duration: 3 Days

Country: Nepal

Kathmandu transit tour is simply a short three-day tour to explore Kathmandu city, Patan and Bhaktapur city in a short span of time especially designed for business professionals. Here we explore and tour some of the significant heritage sites. Here aside visiting the ancient heritage sites, you also get to stroll around different souvenir stores to find local handicrafts, garments, arts and antiques for you to take along.

This Kathmandu transit tour begins from sightseeing the Kathmandu Durbar (palace) Square. It is an ancient build square palace from where the king used to rule the country centuries ago. The palace is surrounded by different temples built in pagodas style carved with ancient architecture. Other full details and more information of how and when will be given by our guide while touring.

Next, we are headed to visit the Swambhunath temple often referred as monkey temple as you find lots of monkeys in this locale. In this temple, there is a small Stupa which is alike Boudhanath Stupa. You also get to explore some monasteries and temples nearby. Next, we will be visiting another well-preserved heritage site - the Pashupatinath temple. This temple is a very significant site for the Hindus and was listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Hindu devotees tend to believe that this is the abode of Lord Shiva himself. Further details and more information will be described by the tour guide on your tour.

Next, we will be heading to another city Patan (second largest city) and Bhaktapur. Here we will be exploring the palaces, temples etc. The communities living in these cities are mostly from the Newari communities. Finally, we will visit the Boudhanath Stupa which is the largest spherical Stupa in Asia. Our short tour ends here and we get back to our respective destination.

We Accent Himalaya have different packages for you to pick from. If this short tour of three days isn’t enough, you can do the five days tour. For further details of the tour, please visit our website. There is no such specific period for Kathmandu transit tour; it’s per your vacation schedule. If you like to know more regarding this Kathmandu transit Tour, please contact or email us.

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Sightseeing: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhu

Once you arrive at the airport, you will be welcomed by our representative from Accent Himalaya and drop you off at the hotel ( either five-star or three-star as per your wish). Today we will begin our tour by visiting two heritage sites of Kathmandu - the Kathmandu Durbar square and the Swayambhunath temple. Kathmandu Durbar square is also known as Basantapur Durbar square. Around this square, there are prehistoric places and temple and some of them were massively destructed by the earthquake of 2015. Surrounding this square, you get to observe ancient Newari arts and crafts.  Next, we will be exploring the Swambhunath temple - an ancient stupa at the top of the hill. This temple is also called as monkey temple as this temple is occupied by plenty of monkies. In the evening, Accent Himalaya will welcome you by hosting a welcome dinner in a fine Nepali restaurant which serves you delicious Nepali food - an introduction to the Nepali food culture.

  Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Visit Pashupatinath, Bhaktapur & Patan

Today on the second day after our breakfast, we will be exploring three UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. In Kathmandu, we will be visiting the Pashupatinath temple - the sacred temple of Lord Shiva. Next, we will explore Patan by visiting the Patan Durbar square - an ancient square and visit nearby temples. After that, we will be exploring Bhaktapur by visiting Bhaktapur square and some of the landmarks well known for ancients arts/ crafts and architectures.

  Breakfast and Dinner

Day 03: Visit Boudhnath & then Airport drop

After the breakfast, we will be visiting the Boudhanath stupa - the largest stupa in the world. Surrounding this stupa are thousands of prayer wheels and inside the Stupa area, there are more than 50 Gombas/monasteries where you can explore the Buddhist religion and culture. After that, our Accent Himalaya team will be dropping you at the airport three hours earlier than your flight schedule.

  Breakfast

Includes and Excludes

What's Included

  • Pickup and drop from hotel and airport
  • 3 - star hotel accommodation in cities
  • Breakfast during the trip
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Transportation in comfortable private vehicle(s)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced local tour guide
  • T-shirt and city map
  • Heritage sites fees
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Airfare for international flights
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Extra night accommodation if required
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not mentioned in 'What's Included' section

Trip Note

 

Accommodation

Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your tour, standard hotel (rated 2-3 stars) will be provided. However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels.

Meals

All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination.

Luggage/Backpack

You will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.

Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.

Guide

Accent Himalaya provides you a very skilled and experienced tour guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your tour. If you are visiting in a larger group, we will provide you an additional guide.

Personal Expenses on Trek

Personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places) tips to the guide or porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide or porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are filled with their service.

Our Greetings at Airport

We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Trip with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it

Our normal Itinerary is the most usual and practicable. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you have managed your further schedule, you want to exclude those days and just want us to help you with the trip part, upon your inquiry, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary according to your wish and let you know about the final cost for the trip. 

Also, you can extend your trip if you feel it necessary with consultation with our guide on the way to your destination but we recommend you to finish the trip within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall at any time.

Booking and Payment

You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book the trip along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment.

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