Glimpse of Kathmandu Tour

Glimpse of Kathmandu Tour
Activity
Cultural Tours
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Easy 
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax 
  • Meals
    B.B Plan 
  • Accommodation
    Hotels 
  • Best Time
    Jan-May and Sept-Dec 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $590USD

Trip Overview

Our Glimpse of Kathmandu Tour takes you to the finest collection of rich cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. Many cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu are listed on the list of world heritage sites by UNESCO. The monuments, the artifacts, the architecture, crafts, temples, everything that surrounds the heritages sites are fascinating. Hence, these tours allow travelers to observe ancient and important religious figures.

This tour showcases the historic center of old Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur in an open-air architectural museum of magnificent medieval temples. This sacred heart of the city lets you explore the spectacular Newari culture and its historic background. Every place that you will visit on this tour is breathtaking simply because of its intricate designs and handiworks. Even the small corners and the alleyways filled with small to great temples will enthrall you. Most of all, it is a perfect opportunity to understand the cultural background of Nepal.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOURS

  • Visit the historical Kathmandu Durbar Square and its medieval museum where Malla Dynasty resided
  • The grand temple of Pashupatinath sacred for Hindu followers
  • Explore the richness of faith that lies in the surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath stupa
  • Follow the alleyways of Bhaktapur Durbar Square that leads into magnificent courtyards surrounded with amazing buildings
  • Admire the splendid ambiance and the artworks of Patan Durbar Square
  • Enjoy Welcome and Farewell dinner at a typical Nepali Restaurant with live music performance

About the Glimpse of Kathmandu tour

Kathmandu valley is filled with amazing artworks created centuries ago by the great kings of Nepal. The valley consists of three major districts of Nepal – Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, and capital city: Kathmandu. When these massive monuments were built, these districts had their kings and dynasties. It was only combined when King Prithvi Narayan Shah unified all the states to make one country. The location showcases the history of Nepal and its intricate picture of a talented artistic background. The pagoda styled palaces and temples are the gems of Nepali arts and architecture.

Together with that, the art of metal and wood crafts are an interesting part of artistic Nepal. Similarly, the durbar square of all three districts entails many alleyways dense with beautiful temples, shrines, and sculptures. These crowded maze of streets and courtyards are a remarkable part of these amazing durbar squares. Travelers will love exploring these streets full of crowds and life and the temples of different gods.

The journey first starts with visiting the amazing landmarks of Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath stupa, and Pashupatinath temple. These are major attractions of Kathmandu valley. You will visit the pagoda styled temple of Pashupatinath that stands on the banks of Bagmati River.

The temple is sacred to Hindu followers thus pilgrims from different parts of Nepal as well as other Hindu countries make sure to visit the continent at least once in their life. Similarly, the stupa of Swoyambhunath and Boudhanath holds significant places in the hearts of both Hindu and Buddhist followers. Hence, these two sacred places invite devotees of both religions. And last but not the least on the Kathmandu tour is at Kathmandu Durbar Square. This place has got multiple names and some of the amazing collection of pagoda styled buildings to capture and admire.

Next on the tour is a visit to Patan and Bhaktapur. Both places are rich cultural heritage sites of Nepal and display large collections of amazing artworks and tantalizing temples. Patan once ruled by Malla Kings of Nepal has a long Buddhist history that even influenced Hindu temples. The durbar square showcases an excellent collection of temples and architecture with a lovely ambiance.

The same feeling can be experienced while visiting Bhaktapur Durbar Square which is the next destination in our tour. Bhaktapur is full of life where raw Newari culture can be observed. Before entering the majestic heaven of grand temples, courtyards full of shrines and monuments, you will get to see the Newari women tending their harvest in front of their ancient homes. Among all three places, in Bhaktapur, you will get to feel like you are in medieval times because of its settings that look like ancient times.

Overall, through a Glimpse of Kathmandu Tour, you get to have a deep perspective on the arts, culture, and the historical background of Nepal. It is the simplest way of learning the centuries-old history of Nepal as well as to appreciate the grand artistic beauty of Nepal.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Day in Kathmandu

Day 02: Full day Kathmandu valley tours

Day 03: Full day Patan and Bhaktapur Tours

Day 04: Departure

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Three star category hotels during the tours with breakfast
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with a tour guide and all temples/monuments entrance fees
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All our government taxes and office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Tips and gratuities for tour guide and driver

FAQs

  • Do you provide airport pick up and drop off?

  • Which Hotel do you use in Kathmandu?

  • Can we upgrade our trip hotel to a luxurious hotel?

  • Can we change our itinerary?

  • Is the private trip for a glimpse of Kathmandu Tour available?

  • Do we have to pay the entrance fee of the heritage sites?

  • What type of vehicle will be used during the tour?

  • Will water be provided to us during the tour?

  • When will we have our lunch?

  • Is our city tour guide very knowledgeable about the places?

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Reviews

Jayadatta Narasipura, USA Dear Ganga and the entire team, We, Narasipura family would like to thank you and your team for making once in a lifetime experience possible. All three of us loved every minute we spent in the Himalayas and Nepal. After my EBC trek, I wanted to experience Himalayas again with my family. Your team made it possible. Every day, we knew what to expect because Paban explained us on previous evening and in the morning. In seven days, we trekked in the lush green forest, saw numerous waterfalls, were inside the clouds, refreshed ourselves in the river and stream water, took multiple breaks with tea, coffee. Even though it was very hard, especially from 3rd to 5th day, we managed to get over the fatigue to continue because of Paban, Gokul and Ganesh’s help and encouragement. They used to tell us to take it easy (Aaramse jayenke) then we can do it, no need to rush. Paban modified the plan/itinerary based on the time of the day and our physical condition. We always ended the day before 5pm. Paban was flexible and booked the best teahouses, he made our trek very enjoyable. On fourth day, we were scheduled to trek to Upper Sinuwa. He changed it, we stayed at Lower Sinuwa. Because of 4th day’s change of plan, he modified fifth day trek too. Every day, as soon as we woke up, we started off with a hot cup of coffee or tea, they served to us without fail. Enjoying first few minutes of the day looking the sunrise in the mountains with a hot drink was so peaceful and relaxing. At the end of every day, we had fun, talking, playing cards, and having delicious dinner with fresh fruits as dessert. It was a beautiful experience. Paban, Gokul and Ganesh treated us royally and with respect, we are grateful to them. Spending last two days of our trek in the Machapuchare and Annapurna basecamps were a bliss, surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range was just amazing, and unbelievable. On the last day of the trip, we loved the cultural tour of the three cities, we were mesmerized by the artwork. Hope we can come back and enjoy Nepal again. We appreciate everything you did for us to accomplish our dream trek. Datta Trip done between 9th to 18th May 2022
Richard, UK "After extensive research regarding which trekking company to entrust with helping me with my dream holiday I chose The Nepal Hiking Team. This was for a number of reasons.
  1. Ganga and his team were super flexible, quick to respond, and allowed me to build a bespoke holiday that suited my schedule.
  2. When things went wrong at my end, they were quick to come up with solutions to help me out
  3. They understood this was a once in a lifetime experience for me, and answered my many and varied questions.
Once I arrived in Nepal it was immediately clear I had made the right decision. I was picked up from the airport, and driven to the hotel where I met Ganga and my guide Dinesh. Dinesh checked that the equipment I had brought with me was suitable, and NHT provided me a down jacket. The next day we flew out of Kathmandu, to EBC and Island Peak. Dinesh looked after me for the next 12 days in the mountains. He is an expert on the local area. Point at any mountain, and he can tell you how high it is and what its name is. He has travelled extensively over the area for more than 8 years, and he uses this knowledge to enrich your holiday experience. Every hotel you stay in, he knows the owners, and ensures you get a comfortable room. Need your washing done, or a hot shower? He will recommend where (and where not!) to get it done. When you are walking the trails he can tell you how much further you have to go, what bits will be difficult, and which easier. If you are looking to book with Nepal Hiking, and are lucky enough to have Dinesh as a guide then you are going to have a fabulous trip"
Walt Risley, USA When searching for a trekking company I wanted to go with a local group. All the reviews for Nepal Hiking Team were excellent so I choose them. From start to finish they had their act together. Initial correspondence and any email questions were answered by Ganga, the man in charge, by the next day. They kept me up to date with everything I needed as far as entry into Nepal. Picked me up from the airport and got me to my hotel without an issue. I joined a couple from Canada for the trek. Our guide Prakash never left our side from breakfast to dinner. He expedited the flight to and from Lukla which would have been a hectic process without him. Since all of us were in our 50s he established early that we would be in no rush. Whether we got to our next location at 2pm or 4pm didn’t matter. I would rather be outside enjoying the trek than in early playing cards. I felt safe and looked after with him. This trek is tough. It’s much steeper than I anticipated and the altitude change from place to place does not reflect the ascents and descents which on some days doubles the heights you actually do. They ascents into Tengbouche and at Dugla pass are particularly tough but at a slow steady pace they are doable by any who are reasonably fit. Once at the guest house the service didn’t end there. Prakash took care of all our needs. Making sure we had enough to eat and enough water. He wouldn’t leave our side until we turned in for the night which was often quite early. His personality was very soothing. We could not have accomplished what we did without him or our 2 porters. While English was not their strength, they would carry our gear ahead of us to the next location and often double back to see if we needed help and were more than happy to help with our day packs. They also accompanied us on some of the acclimation hikes in case some or one of us wanted to climb higher, splitting us up. After the trek everything was taken care of. I needed a PCR COVID test for a tour in Abu Dahbi the day after I left Kathmandu and Ganga arranged for a nurse to administer it to me in the hotel. Seamless. It’s a long review but I really can’t say enough about these guys, especially for the price. For all the service we got it was amazingly reasonable. Would definitely use this company on any return trip to Nepal and highly recommend!     You can also read this review on trip advisor.
Nicola Ross, Australia The Annapurna circuit trek was one of the best treks I’ve ever experienced. I completed it with my sister (we are both in our early sixties) on a private tour in April 2022. It was very well organized by Nepal Hiking Team, a very professional organization. Nina provided wonderful advice on the trip initially. Our guide, Hari was experienced, attentive, capable, and kind. He made the trip a success for us, along with Nomoratz, our porter, who carried our gear with such good humour. The Himalayas are the most majestic mountain range in the world. The trek was very strenuous and challenging, (more for me than my sister) but was such a wonderful experience. We have learned so much about Hinduism and Buddhism and have developed a great affection and respect for the Nepalese people. They are wonderful hosts with a rich culture we have enjoyed learning about. I highly recommend this company, our guide, and porter if you are considering trekking in Nepal. This country offers real adventure, beauty, and cultural experiences to those who venture here. See this review on TripAdvisor (click here)
Beste Gokkilic Yazar, Turkey We did eight days Mardi Himal trek and it was a very pleasant experience. The whole team arranged everything with great professionalism and they were equally precise when something unexpected or out of the plan happened. They took great care for us both during our accommodation in Kathmandu and the trekking period as well. Our guide Dinesh was also extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend him, he was always there with his stunning hospitality when we needed. He is also a great teacher, taught me some of the basics of Nepalese language too :D. I would definitely recommend Nepal Hiking Team if you have any plans to travel to Nepal for trekking purposes.