Kathmandu Valley Tour - 6 Days

Duration: 6 Days   |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Style: Tour
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 2 star Category Hotel
  • Group Size: 1 to 20
  • Max Altitude: 2100m

Kathmandu is a city that is infinitely full of surprises. There is never a dull moment in this always-stimulating city. Everywhere you turn there is another courtyard or shrine or, it seems, an UNESCO World Heritage site. During our Kathmandu Valley Tour, we will take you to the best of the best. From the medieval Newari kingdoms to the iconic Swayambunath stupa to the mysterious cremation groups at Pashupatinath, this tour covers it all. You cannot miss out on a tour of the valley to give you the definitive Kathmandu experience!

The tour begins in Patan, the first of the old Kathmandu Valley kingdoms. Patan is a perfect place to see the harmonious coexistence of Buddhism and Hinduism. Many of the temples celebrate both religions in such a beautiful way. The narrow alleyways sprouting from the boundaries of the square are exciting to explore. All three durbar squares in Kathmandu are well worth a visit, as they represent the best of Nepal’s art and architecture.

Next is the second of the ancient Newar palaces: Bhaktapur. Temples of different sizes and shapes fill the square. It is much quieter than Kathmandu’s and even Patan’s Durbar Squares, giving a sense of serenity to the experience. Stroll around and see men and women making handmade pots, clothes, and other handicrafts.

Head up to Changu Narayan Temple, yet another heritage site with its own rich history. Scattered around the courtyard are not only temples, but a bunch of mythical beast-like creatures guarding the shrines. Higher up is Nagarkot, offering what the best mountain viewpoint in the valley. Watch the sunrise before sleeping in the nice hilltop hotel. Wake up early for the sunrise to get another perspective of the beautiful colors shining upon the mountain peaks, including Mount Everest and Dhaulagiri!

Visit Pashupatinath, the Hindu temple complex and cremation ground on the bank of the Bagmati River. Then, sit in peace at Boudhanath, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world. Savor the quiet, peaceful moments as you make a kora around the stupa.

Swayambunath is the next famous Buddhist site on our tour. Since it is within walking distance from Thamel and because of the exciting walk up to the tip top of the hill, Swayambunath is, for many tourists, a most memorable temple experience. Then, a trip to Kathmandu Durbar Square is a must! Walk around in awe at the architecture feats of the medieval Newars. If the timing is right, we can get a glimpse of the Kumari, Nepal’s living and breathing goddess.

You can do a lot of wandering around on your own, but to get the most out of your time in Kathmandu, it is worth spending some time with a guide. Learn about the long-winded history of each place and how it has changed to be what it is today. Kathmandu, existing at the crossroads of several ancient societies, has a complex and rich history that is worth hearing form an experienced tour guide. Join us for this valuable, informative, and fun tour of the Kathmandu Valley!

Our Kathmandu Valley Tour can be taken any time of the year, just keep in mind that the climate of Nepal can offer different experiences during different times of the year. Third Eye Adventure Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. takes care of all the package details. If you have any questions about the tour, please reach out to us!

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 Welcome to Kathmandu Airport and shift to hotel

    As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be received and greeted by the airport representative from Third Eye Adventure. After completing the formalities at the airport, you will transfer to the hotel. You will enjoy an evening dinner at typical Nepali restaurant and enjoy your choice of food. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

    • Max. Altitude: 1340m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Dinner
    • Place: Kathmandu
  • Day 02 Sightseeing at Patan

    Today we will have sightseeing at the ancient town of Patan. Patan falls to the southeast of Kathmandu at a distance of 8 km. This town was a long time ago a self-sufficient Newar realm and is prominent for its best long-established crafts and prosperous arty heritage. Patan is surrounded by 4 monasteries built by ruler Ashoka of India roughly 2250 years ago. The major appeal of Patan city is the Durbar Square which is enlisted in World Heritage List. It holds a lot of temples and a huge palace which has been transformed into a museum. Also you will visit the Krishna temple, the Golden temple and the Kumbheswore temple.

    • Max. Altitude: 1340m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Kathmandu
  • Day 03 Bhaktapur, Chagunarayan and Nagarkot

    Today, you will move to the east part of Kathmandu to the ancient Bhaktapur. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is an ideal place to witness the splendor days of the territory of Bhaktapur. The entry to the golden gate which is bedecked by carvings devoted to different Hindu Gods is another appealing part. Bhaktapur has countless medieval memorials like the Nyatapola, a five storey temple. We will also visit Chagunarayan Temple built at some point in the 4th century AD. After visiting Chagunarayan, you will drive to Nagarkot lying 32 kilometers east from Kathmandu valley and is placed at an elevation of 2,175m. The key interest of Nagarkot is the terrific sunrise and sunset vistas over the most beautiful peaks of eastern region of Nepal including the tallest Mt Everest.

    • Max. Altitude: 2195m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Nagarkot
  • Day 04 Nagarkot to Kathmandu

    Early in the morning you will take pleasure from the attractiveness of the Himalayas view from Nagarkot plus the stunning sunrise above the gigantic peaks. From the Nagarkot you can also distinguish the incredible peak views of Khumbu ranges, Manaslu, Langtang rages, Dorje Lakpa, Shishapangma, Gauri Shankar, Cho Oyu, etc. Also, it will offer a stupendous picture of the Indrawati river valley falling to the eastern side and the landscape of the Kathmandu valley located to the west. After that you will drive to Kathmandu. You will then have a Kathmandu city tour. You will visit Durbar Square; take a sight of- the living goddess Kumari, the Kaal Bhairav, Nautale Durbar, the Swet Bhairav etc. You will also drive to the Swayambhunath Stupa which is the 2000 year older Buddhist shrine at top a small hill.

    • Max. Altitude: 1340m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Kathmandu
  • Day 05 Pashupatinath/Boudhanath and Swayambhunath

    Today you will visit the Boudhanath Stupa, biggest stupa of the world. There you can notice an air of spirituality and feel the high-mindedness of Buddhist culture. There are shops all around the stupa selling Buddhist objects. You will then drive to the Pashupatinath temple, the holiest temple in Nepal and is devoted to Lord Shiva. Located at the bank of the Bagmati River, the visit will let you see a Hindu last ritual being performed. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

    • Max. Altitude: 1340m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Kathmandu
  • Day 06 Departure

    On this day, you will leave Kathmandu to your own country.

    Inclusion

    • All the Ground Transportation from airport pick up to airport drop.       
    • All accommodation as per the itinerary
    • Kathmandu sightseeing with tour guide
    • All domestic flight and airport tax.
    • All permits as needed.
    • Government tax and VAT
    • Entry fees for the world heritage sites and sight seen places
    • Last day Farewell dinner at authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural dance
    • International air fare to/ from Nepal. 
    • Entry Visa fees - at present $30 for 15 day, US$ 50 for 30 day, and US$ 120 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
    • Foods and drinks in major cities.
    • Tips and gratitude to staffs