This trip consists of visit to some important heritage sites of Kathmandu and easy treks to some hiking areas near Kathmandu valley. To sum up, we can say that it is a complete package of physically less challenging trips around Kathmandu valley.
You’ll get to do sightseeing around some of the most popular and significant cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu. Then, you’ll trek to the naturally blessed areas like Shivapuri, Chisapani, Nagarkot and Dhulikhel. What is even more interesting about this easy trek is that you’ll get an opportunity to observe the mountainous range from those places, even without actually getting near to any mountains.
All of them are around Kathmandu valley and don’t require much physical guts. So, even kids and old people can enjoy this tour without any sort of difficulty.
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.
Day 02 Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at a Hotel.
Day 03 Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani (2,050 m) – 7 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 04 Trek to Nagarkot (2,175 m) – 7 hours. Overnight at a Hotel.
Day 05 Trek to Dhulikhel (1,440 m) and Drive to Kathmandu – 7 hours. Overnight at a Hotel.
Day 06 Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Departure.
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying an Aarohi Holiday signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.
Note: Either on this day or the next day, there will be a pre-trip meeting. During the meeting, we will introduce your trek leader/guide. For the meeting, please make sure you bring the passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
Overnight at a hotel. No meals included.
After a hearty breakfast, at 8.30 am your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit some heritages listed below:
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. It is a square two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth which is famous all over the world.
Boudhananath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. It was built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows.
Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast included.
After breakfast, we take around an hour drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. For anyone wishing to truly get away from the distractions of urban life, it is the perfect retreat. We start our trek towards Chisapani with an opportunity to view the mountains, the villages and the lush green forests with different kinds of birds and animals. Walking for 6 hours, we will reach Chisapani.
Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
In the morning, the northern mountain views attract us. We will start trek to Chauki Bhanjyang. We will stop here for an hour for lunch. We will continue the charming trails leading towards Nagarkot. Nagarkot (2,175 m) is by far the most popular hill station in Kathmandu valley. In the clear weather, the Himalayan range emerges from the darkness to greet the happy visitor with its awe-inspiring majesty and beauty.
Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
We will start the trek around 8 am. The trials are moderate which take around 6 hours to reach Dhulikhel. This Newari town at altitude of 1,440 m offers a traditional atmosphere along with spectacular views. From here we take a private tourist vehicle back to Kathmandu. After returning to Kathmandu, you have afternoon and evening to stroll along the streets of Kathmandu for some last-minute shopping.
In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.
If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.
Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast, lunch and farewell dinner included.
The trip concludes – our airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by a private tourist vehicle
Standard twin-share/double accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (3 nights only)
Basic guesthouse accommodation in Chisapani (1 night only) and standard twin-share/double accommodation in a three-star hotel in Nagarkot (1 night only)
All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Local Aarohi Holiday licensed English-speaking trekking guide
The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)
Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
Private tourist vehicle transfer from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and from Dhulikhel to Kathmandu
Free Aarohi Holiday duffel/kit bag and sun hat (yours to keep)
Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu
Shivapuri National Park entrance fee
Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances
All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
International airfare and airport departure tax (See the international flights page.)
Nepal entry visa; you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
Personal trekking equipment (Click on the Equipment tab.)
Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)
Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Includes section
No Fixed Departure
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