The Kathmandu valley with area of 257 sq miles is the cultural center of Nepal. In the backstreets of bustling city, Newars still solemnize their age old mystic festivals in the premises of medieval palaces and temples. Kathmandu has over 130 nationally recognized monuments with groups of 7 making Kathmandu the UNESCO Heritage site. The lush hills in the outskirt provide ground for Himalayan sightseeing and short and scenic cultural trek.
DAY 01: ARRIVE TO KATHMANDU, NEPAL
You will be received at Kathmandu airport by our representative holding your name plate. After formal meeting, you will drive to the Hotel. There is an option of familiarization walk to the old Kathmandu in the suburb of tourist center of Thamel.
DAY 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
Come down to the Hotel restaurant for breakfast. Your tour guide will be introduced. He will guide you through the Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. An easy, relaxing day in a comfortable ride with a local guide will uncover totally different perspective of kathmandu.
Sightseeing Points – Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
DAY 03: BHAKTAPUR TOUR & NAGARKOT (overnight)
After breakfast, we will drive to Bhaktapur, which is 17 km (45 mints) from Kathmandu. Bhaktapur is known as ‘The Living Museum’ as it still retains its medieval fragrance. We will have lunch in Bhaktapur and then drive to Nagarkot (18 km). Nagarkot is a hill station overlooking Himalayan peaks at a distance and lush valleys on the either side.
Overnight in Nagarkot hill station. Enjoy countryside and Himalayan View.
DAY 04: EASY HIKING / PATAN TOUR
Sunrise over the Himalayas from Nagarkot is what drives thousands of tourist to Nagarkot. Even though beautiful snowcapped peaks could be seen from bed itself, many tourists prefer to walk or drive to the tower. A hot breakfast will be waiting for you back in Hotel. For the day you can either hike to Changunarayan (2 – 4 hrs) or drive to Patan (Lalitpur), Patan Industrial Area and Tibetan Refugee Camp for more sightseeing.
Day 05: DEPARTURE from KATHMANDU AIRPORT
Our tour officer will come with a transportation to drive to the airport for final departure.