Duration: 4 Days
This short tour has been vigilantly designed for those travelers who want to visit Kathmandu but having a limited time. This 4 days tour covers visiting the heritage sites, different ancient palaces, elegant temples, exclusive monasteries, and stupas. We will be also covering other cities of Kathmandu - Patan, and Bhaktapur.
As all these pilgrimage sites are both for the Hindus and Buddhists, these sites are superbly built with fine art and architecture which makes your visitation supreme. Also, we will be heading to Nagarkot (hill station) which is quite known for perceiving the spectacular sunrise/sunset views surrounded by the Himalayas.
This tour begins with exploring some of the heritage sites of the Kathmandu cities like the - Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is located in front of the old royal palace and surrounding this square, there are few temples which was massively destructed by the earthquake occurred in 25th April 2015. Some renovations are still going on to bring the beauty back to this locale. Our next site would be the - Boudhanath stupa. It is the highest stupa in South Asia. You will come across many Buddhists followers doing Kora (pilgrimage round) in this stupa.
Next would be the Pashupatinath temple which is the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage site located in the bank of Bagmati River. Thousands of people from around the globe visit this place every year. Our next point of interest is the Swayambhunath temple (also famous as monkey temple) lies in the heart of Kathmandu valley. Here you can find big statues of Lord Buddha and alongside, we will also visit some monasteries and temples.
Next, we are headed to visit Bhaktapur and Patan which are very ancient cities filled with lots of unique arts and architecture. You can find ancients art and local stuff to be sold here by the local Newari people (communities mostly found in these cities). After exploring these two cities, we lastly will head towards Nagarkot for the sunrise and sunset views including the incredible views of snowcapped peaks.
The preferable time for this short tour in Kathmandu valley will be in spring (March-May) and fall (September-November). For more information about this short tour in Kathmandu valley, please feel free to contact or email us.
Below we list our detailed itinerary for this tour:
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath and Baudhanath
Day 03: Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur and Sunrise or Sunset views from Nagarkot
Day 04: Final departure
Includes and Excludes
- Pickup and drop from hotel and airport
- 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and a resort in Nagarkot
- 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 the 'What's Included' section
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 spend more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels.
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.
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.
Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained 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 bigger 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 at 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 satisfied 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 a 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. We also accept Pay Pal.