Nepal Temples, Countryside and Hill Station
Starting at US$550 • 5 Days
- Adult Ages 13+
- Child Ages 12 and under
Explore the Himalayan country with rich ancient cultures set against the most dramatic scenery in the world during your short stay.
The best way to know the country for you is to stay in the capital city of Nepal. The city of Kathmandu is a perfect amalgamation of ancient traditional, and modern Nepal. At over 2000 years old, this city has many temples and is very rich in cultural heritage. Immerse & uncover yourself with UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu, walk through the narrow streets with old charm and brick houses and witness the country’s beauty.
Nagarkot, one of the hill station of Kathmandu Valley from where you have a magnificent sunrise and sunset vies over wide range of Eastern Nepal Himalayas
• Explore seven world heritage sites within the distance of roughly 28km
• Visit ancient temple and monuments of Kathmandu dates back to the period when Lichhavi and Malla kings ruled the valley
• Fascinated by the ancient temples, distinct culture, arts and artifacts of Kathmandu valley
• Culture, tradition & ritual of native Newari community gives more attraction in your trip
• Magnificent sunrise and sunset views over wide range of Himalayas
Most of our clients, from 3 years old to some in their 70s, have done and completed their treks with almost no exercise or training.
We offer hotel and airport pickup. As you continue your booking, you will have an option to input flight details or hotel names.
You are required to have a valid visa to enter Bhutan. The Bhutanese Embassies abroad do not issue visas; visa on arrival is non-existent. It is to get a visa for Bhutan before arriving.
You must submit a scanned copy of your passport details four weeks before your arrival date. Your travel company will process your application and provide you with a copy of the Visa. It usually takes 2-3 working days to approve the application.
You need to have a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the length of your stay.
The Visa fee is US$40, and Tourism Development Fund (TDF) is US$10 these fees need to be sent together with the tour payment.
Being properly equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. For information to help you select the best type of clothing and equipment for your trip. Please see our Clothing and Equipment Guide.
Also, see our Links page for details of specialist retailers who will be able to offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.
On arrival in Kathmandu: Having cleared immigration, collected your luggage and passed through customs, please make your way towards the exit of the terminal building our representative who will be waiting to greet you with a paging board.
Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu
After Breakfast, you will start with your tour.
In the moring visit Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square is located in the heart of the old city of Kathmandu. Once the residence of Nepal’s royal family, it has numerous ancient shrines and temples in and around the premises. The place is decorated with wood carving and rich architecture and history. All around the splendour of historical monuments is the hustle & bustle of the marketplace. Vegetable vendors, trees of flutes, salespeople with their wares displayed on their person, souvenir hawkers, and a street shop selling imported goods and tucked away in a quiet corner the glittering bead market for custom made bead necklaces.
Then you will visit Swoyambhunath,
Swoyambhunath is also known as ‘Monkey Temple’ among the tourist visitors. Swoyambhu, which means ‘self-existent one’, dates back to 460 A.D. and is said to be over 2,000 years old. Resting on the hillock commands a superb view of the Valley below. The four sides of this ancient structure are painted with the compassionate eyes of Buddha. Between the eyes is a mystical third eye symbolising true wisdom. The nose, appearing as an incomplete question mark, is the Nepalese number of one, symbolising unity.
The place is perhaps the best place to observe the religious harmony of Hindu and Buddhists. The stupa is highlighted in the morning and evening by devotees who walk around the stupa clock wide, spinning the prayer wheels and chanting prayer.
Afternoon visit Boudhanath Stupa
Boudhanath Stupa, the largest stupa of Nepal is regarded as the centre of faith for the Buddhists. The stupa rich in Buddhist arts and cultural heritage is also a popular pilgrimage site. Many Buddhists followers from the world come to worship and take kora of Boudhanath Stupa. The stupa is is surrounded by many monasteries
Then visit Pashupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath Temple located on the bank of holy Bagmati River, is worshipped as the protective deity of the Hindus. It occupies the largest area among all temples in Nepal and is one of the holiest pilgrimages. The temple complex sprawls over a vast area that has around 490 temples and idols of different Hindu gods and goddesses and thousands of Shiva Lingam. The bank of Bagmati is also considered an ideal place to cremate the dead according to Hindu ritual
After Breakfast we continue our sightseeing at some cultural and natural spots
Patan durbar square in the morning
Patan Durbar Square, a district place for works in the field of arts and architecture that reflect on each temple, monuments and palace building that were mostly built during the Malla period between 16th, 17th and 18th century. The place is also popular for its local handcraft items and paintings. Krishna Temple, Golden Temple, many pagoda/Nepalese style temples within the square, courtyards, historical spouts and museum are the main attractions for your visit
Later visit Khokana village dates back from the medieval age, and the village has been nominated to be listed as a World Heritage Site, with its mustard-oil seed industrial heritage.
Bungmati is another medieval sleepy little village with a beautiful temple in the village square and medieval houses hanging onions and red chilies from their windows.
Then we head toward Nagarkot lying 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2,175m (7,136ft) above sea level. We stay overnight at Nagarkot to enjoy the magnificent sunrise and sunset views over the major peaks of eastern Nepal Himalayas. Overnight Nagarkot.
After enjoying the golden sunrise views over the Himalayas from Nagarkot and taking our breakfast, we head toward Changu Narayan,
Changu Narayan Temple, the oldest temple of Nepal built at the time of Licchavi King Mandev in 521 B. S. It lies 6 km from Bhaktapur at altitude of 1540m. This double-roofed temple is dedicated to Vishnu in his incarnation as Narayan. The temple premises has one of the finest displays of stone sculpture of lord Vishnu in different incarnations, making it one of the best place to study about Hindu iconography. Temples of Kileshwor Mahadev, Laxmi Narayan, Nawadurga and Krishna are also inside the same premises
Later we visit Bhaktapur, the medieval town is rich in ancient arts and cultural heritage. Bhaktapur comprises dense clusters of temples, monuments, courtyards and traditional houses constructed during different periods of history. Ancient culture, tradition and rituals are still preserved and they reflect in daily activities of the local Newar community. Taumadi Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Dattatraya Square are its major attractions. It is also renowned for JUJU DHAU, earthenware potteries and the artistic wood carvings
Overnight at Bhaktapur
Breakfast is at the Hotel.
Drive to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport for departure. Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell.