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Cultural Tour Of Kathmandu Valley

From US$ 595 per person
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Explore Kathmandu Valley with visits to historical, religious and cultural locations.
  • Visit UNESCO's World Heritage Sites inside Kathmandu City.
  • Witness the local culture, tradition, art & architecture.
  • Discover religious temples, Buddhist stupas, historical palaces, age-old cities.
Touring inside the Kathmandu Valley is a cultural experience in itself with visits to many religious temples, ancient palaces, Buddhist stupas & monasteries. The city of Kathmandu is also often called the city of temples and with many UNESCO World Heritage Sites located at a closer distances; sightseeing around Kathmandu is a stirring experience.

Basically, three queen cities make up Kathmandu i.e. Patan, Bhaktapur & Kathmandu. The tour visits all of these medieval cities and also extends to the outskirts of Kathmandu like Dhulikhel- a popular Himalayan viewpoint, Namobuddha- Buddhist pilgrim site, Dakshinkali Temple, Kirtipur city and many other cultural and historical landmarks.

This cultural tour of the Kathmandu Valley gives you the full insight of the culture and traditions of the rich Nepalese history and a gripping tour of one of the most vibrant cities of Nepal.

Please refer to the itinerary section for day-by-day activities.
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu/meet & transfer to hotel 3 Star Hotel at Hotel Manang or Similar

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport, you shall be met then transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2 Sightseeing- Kathmandu 6-7 hours 3 Star Hotel at Hotel Manang or Similar

After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square, one of the oldest squares which used to be the center of power in the 18th century from where kings used to rule. The square has many temples, palaces, and museums.

Then, drive to Swoyambhunath, also known as ‘Monkey Temple’, because of the abundance of monkeys residing in its forested area. Swoyambhunath is on a hilltop and is a Buddhist Stupa, and provides panoramic view of the entire Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding mountains.

After lunch, drive to the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Hindu cremations are performed on the banks of the river.

Then you will drive to nearby Boudhanath Stupa about 15 minutes from Pashupatinath. Boudhanath is the largest Buddhist Stupa in the world.

Afterwards, drive back to hotel. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3 Sightseeing - Patan, Bhaktapur & Dhulikhel 6-7 hours 3 Star Hotel at Dhulikhel Mountain Resort or Similar

Drive to Patan and you will visit Patan Durbar Square, several temples, monasteries and stupas. Patan city is close to Kathmandu- about 20 minutes drive.

Then drive towards Bhaktapur, a medieval town located about 15 km from Kathmandu. In Bhaktapur, you will visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, palaces, museum, temples.

Later on, you will drive to Dhulikhel; a Himalayan viewpoint located about 30 km from Kathmandu.

Overnight in hotel in Dhulikhel.

Day 4 Namobuddha, Panauti, Changu Narayan & Kathmandu 7-8 hours 3 Star Hotel at Hotel Manang or Similar

Wake up and enjoy the sunrise over the mountains from Dhulikhel and after breakfast, drive to Namo-Buddha. You will visit several Buddhist monasteries and gompas in Namo-Buddha.

After spending some time at Namo-Buddha, you will drive to Kathmandu; visiting the old town of Panauti enroute. You will visit Hindu temples and shrines at Panauti.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, check-in hotel. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 5 Visit Dakshinkali, Kirtipur, Chobar & Khokana 6-7 hours 3 Star Hotel at Hotel Manang or Similar

Early in the morning, drive towards a Hindu temple of Goddess Kali - Dhaksinkali located 22 km south of Kathmandu. At the temple, you will witness animal sacrifice like goats, chickens, ducks so as to please the holy goddess.

Then drive back to Kathmandu, en-route you will visit the old town of Kirtipur, the city of glory with several Hindu temples.

Then to Chobar, famous for Chobar gorge where it is believed in the ancient times that the entire Kathmandu Valley was a huge lake and water was drained away from this gorge.

Afterwards, we visit Khokana, a beautiful village with age-old Newar culture and traditions.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, check-in hotel. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 6 Trip concludes

You shall be transferred to the airport for your onward destination.

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what’s included
  • Airport pick up/drop off by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • 3 star Accommodation in Kathmandu/Dhulikhel including breakfast.
  • Guided Kathmandu Valley tours inclusive of private vehicle and guide.
  • Necessary permit and monuments entrance fees.
  • Transfers by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • All government taxes, VAT and office service charge.
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Mountain Flight
what’s excluded
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower)
  • Tips for guide (Tipping is expected but not mandatory)
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 6 days
Tour Type Private Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
Good to know - Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can customized the itinerary as per your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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