Taste of Nepal Tour

Trip Duration 5 Nights/6 Days
Trip Code NAP-TOR-001
Trip Cost USD 475 per passenger
Trip Grade Walking/Hiking
Best Time Throughout the year

Overview

Taste of Nepal tour itinerary is designed for these tourists visiting Kathmandu valley and surrounding area only. This tour is a short trip that lets you to explore ancient temples and shrines of three medieval Kingdoms Namely Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. On this trip you will have exquisite visit to Pashupatinath temple, a Hindu temple. As you approach cremation areas of the temple, you will witness Hindu’s ritual of cremating a corpse. Tour to Buddhist stupa at Bouddhanath and Swoyambhunath are other retreats that will be serviced to you. You can have a 360 degree view of Kathmandu valley from Swoyambhunath. Another attractive prospect of this trip is cultural tour to major cultural heritages and temples of Bhaktapur and Patan. Thereafter, you will be taken to Nagarkot hill which is one of best hill side place for fantastic Mountain views of Annapurna ranges, Langtang rages and many more. Nagarkot hill is 32 kilometer approximately one hour scenic drive through rice fields with fresh Air after Bhaktapur city. Early sunrise view at Nagarkot (2175m) is the most fascinating and mesmerizing view. Dhulikhel town is your next destination. Spending a night at Dhulikhel is more quiet and silent places.

Highlights

  • Explore major attractions around Kathmandu valley
  • 360 degree view of Kathmandu valley from Swoyambhunath
  • Ancient temple and shrines of 3 medieval Kingdom
  • Cultural heritages site of Kathmandu valley
  • Visit mountain hill station of Nagarkot and Dhulikhel
  • Finest panoramic views point of sunrise and sunset

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Walking/Hiking
Trip Duration 5 Nights/6 Days
Trip code NAP-TOR-001
Trip Start/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude Nagarkot Hill (2194m)
Trip Cost USD 475 per passenger
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 32 passengers
Accessibillity Combination of cultural and natural heritage tour in Kathmandu valley
The Route Maximum altitude (2194m), 5-hrs average touring per day.
Season Throughout the year
Trip Valid This offer is valid on reservations made from September through December 31, 2018.
Trip Facilities Tourist standard hotel/Resort as per the itinerary.

Itinerary

Upon arrival at Tribhuwan international airport, welcomed by our representative and transfer to hotel. Generally there will not any tour activities today unless requested. Depending on your arrival time in Kathmandu, you may explore the touristy area “Thamel”. A pre trip meeting and briefing will held all together with you at hotel about the daily program activities by company representative and your trip Leader/Guide where you can discuss your final questions all together.

After breakfast the day will start with a guided tour of Kathmandu's historical and spiritual key attractions; including the historic Kathmndu Durbar Square, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and then finally visit to Patan Durbar square which is situated the heart of the city constitutes the focus of visitor's attraction. In the evening there will be pre-trip discussion where you can meet your group leader/guide then you can ask any questions you may have.

 After breakfast, proceed to Pashupatinath Temple which is situated 5km east of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River. The temple of Lord Shiva-Pashupatinath with two tiered golden roof and silver doors is famous for its supreb architecture. However, entrance to the temple precinct is only permitted to Hindus but, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River, where dead bodies are cremated in bank of this river. Next, visit Boudhnath Stupa that is located 8km east of Kathmandu. The colossal and ancient stupa is one of the biggest in the world and has all the seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is built on an octagonal based inset with prayer wheels.

After that, go on a tour towards Bhaktapur Durban Square, the home of medieval art and architecture. Bhaktapur means the city of devotees and it lies about 14km east of Kathmandu. The main square of the city contains innumerable temple and other architectural showpieces like the Lion Gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, the Golden Gate, the palace windows, the Batsaka Temple and the Bell of Barking Dogs, the replica of Pashupatinath temple and many more. Lastly, proceed to Nagarkot, a popular hill station of Nepal. Situated 32km east if Kathmandu at an altitude of 2175m above the sea level, you will be able to see Mt. Everest clearly from the hotel. Upon arrival, check into hotel.

After you have your share of experiencing the magic of Nagarkot, you are driven along the Araniko Highway trails to Dhulikhel. As you approach Dhulikhel, a plethora of cultural diversities, interesting traditional practices, lush vegetation and rich birdlife unfolds before you. Dhulikhel (1440m.) is a small town with a long history. Records show that it has been around for more than 500 years. The artistic skill and urban ethos of its Newar inhabitants have created a place of charm and beauty. Streets lined with bare-brick houses, carved wooden windows, sloping title roofs, pagoda temples and sacred statues everywhere. The major places of worship here are the Narayan and Harisiddhi temples which are adored with profuse wood carvings. The Gokhureswar Mahadev temple, a 30 minutes walk to the eastern part of town, is a peaceful and scenic spot. The Bhagawati temple is situated at a height in the western part of Dhulikhel and dominates the skyline. From here, you can get a beautiful vista of the town and surrounding areas.

Dhulikhel hike to Namobuddha and drive to Kathmandu: From Dhulikhel, the trail climbs up to the Kali Mandir, a temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. From there the trail drops down to the village of Kavre and past a line of shops and tea houses. It then climbs again through pine woods past Phulbari and up and down a couple of more hills before you reach the hill of Namobuddha. Namobouddha situated at an elevation of 1750m is very important Buddhist Pilgrimage located in Kavre District about 38 km east of Kathmandu. The Stupa and shrines built in this lovely little hill mark a very ancient holy site significantly enough where a legendary prince named Mahasattva offered he to a starving Tigress with its several underfed cubs. This legendary episode is depicted in a very nice stone slab and placed right next to a holy Stupa. We complete our last activity and we make the return journey by road to Kathmandu.

We complete our birding trip and will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport to connect onward destination or join another programs with Nepal Adventure Point!!

Cost Included

  • Activities: Sightseeing, hiking, walking and driving as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation: 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu and 1/1 night hotel in Nagarkot and Dhulikhel
  • Food: 5 breakfast only.
  • Staffs: First hand knowledgeable city tour guide and export driver
  • Transportation: Arrival/departure transfer and surface road-head transportation.
  • Company and Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes and official service charges

Cost Excluded

  • International flight and domestic airfare
  • Personal travel equipments
  • All lunch and dinner
  • Tips/Gratuities for guide and driver
  • All monastery and temple entrance fees
  • Optional activities
  • And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point

Trip Notes

Arrival Information: We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact us at: nap@wlink.com.npnepaladventurepoint@gmail.com OR call us at +9779851050327 as emergency contact. Our airport representative will be waiting with your Name or Nepal Adventure Point sign on it. Please check carefully once you exit the baggage hall as there seem to be hundreds o»f people waiting outside in the arrival gate and have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes , we recommend that you make your own way to the hotel and we will pay you back taxi cost if this occurs. From the airport Thamel is 6-kms far but it takes almost half an hour to reach by cab.

Important Stuffs: All the entire documents for Test Kathmandu Valley Tour are required, such a Chitwan National Park entrance permit. Please carry along 2 passport size photo, copies of your passport or valid Identities card.

Single supplement: All accommodations are based on double occupancy. If you prefer single accommodations, you must pay a single supplement fee, which is listed to the trip itinerary. If you are traveling alone and wish to share accommodations, we will try to match you with a roommate of the same gender for the duration of the trip

Accommodation  During the Test Kathmandu Valley Tour part we accommodate on tourist standard hotels in city and lodge/Resort at Chitwan national park.

Food and Drink:: We include only breakfast on Test Kathmandu Valley Tour trip but all meals are includes at Chitwan National Park. Lunch and dinner is not included in cities, traveller’s are allowing eating what, when and how much they want thus giving them more choice and flexibility than a fixed menu. Mostly the buffet style breakfast will be provided in the hotel in city, Nagarkot and Pokhara. So we suggest changing (Approximately - USD 200 per member) for normal breakfast, lunch, dinner and soft drinks.

Tour Supporter: On Test Kathmandu Valley Tour are accompanied by one of our English speaking local tour Guide and expert driver.

Tipping: A rough guideline is USD 2-3 per group member per day for tour guide and USD 1-2 per group member per day for a driver, however if you wish to tip more that is always welcome.

Note: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, which are beyond our control, can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the Leader/Guide will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

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