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Kathmandu Heritage – 1 Days

Visit Kathmandu, a city filled with ancient palaces and pagoda temples. Home to beautifully preserved UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath and the durbar squares - a trip to this cultural haven is a must for all.

OVERVIEW OF THE TRIP

Trip:
Tour Type: Sightseeing and Cultural Tour
Trip Duration: 1 Days
Max Altitude: 1,345 m
Trip Starts From: Kathmandu
Trip Ends At: Kathmandu
Trip Region: Nepal
Best Season: 
January to June and September to December
Trip Level: Easy
Just about anyone can participate in one of these holidays. Minimum walking time is 2 hours and maximum walking time is approximately 5 hours a day. By the time you walk around a number of historical sites you’ll be surprised at how quickly the time passes. You do have the chance to take your time and there are plenty of places where you can rest if needed.
Trip Route: Kathmandu – Kathmandu Durbar Square – Swoyambhunath – Patan - Pashupatinath - Boudhanath

Trip Information

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal is also known as ‘the city of temples’. The city is rich in the cultural heritage and monuments of historical significance. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath and Boudhanath in Kathmandu are also enlisted by UNESCO in its official list of world heritage sites. The busy life of Kathmandu, the most populous city in Nepal, is another highlight of the city. Besides, Newari cultures and old city traditions will also impress the participants of this 3 days trip.

During the course of this trip, you will have a professional guide at your disposal, and travel on a comfortable private tourist vehicle. Accommodation during the tour will be at  2 or 3 star hotels. You will have ample opportunity to purchase authentic souvenirs, including carpets, handicrafts, carvings and Thankas (traditional painting) in this trip.


    ITINERARY

  • Day 01– Arrive in Kathmandu (1,345 m). Pre-trip meeting. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 01– Sightseeing – Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Patan, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 03– Depart Kathmandu


    TRIP DETAILS

  • Day 01- Arrive in Kathmandu

    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.

    Overnight at a Hotel. No meals included

  • Day 02: Sightseeing - Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Patan, Pashupatinath & Boudhanath. Farewell Dinner

    At around 8:00 am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your tour. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, two 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. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting.

    After the pre-trip meeting, your sightseeing trip will start at around 8:45 am. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Overnight at Hotel.

    The sightseeing places we visit will include:

    Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
    This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th- century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also three museums inside the palace building.

    Swoyambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site)
    Watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swoyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.

    Patan City
    Patan is an old Newar city where we will see the historic Durbar Square, the Golden Gate, the sky piercing temple of Taleju and the statue of Yogendra Malla, Krishna Mandir, Sati Temple, Hiranya Varna Mahabir (the golden temple), Mahabouddha with views of old carved wooden windows through  the streets, curios shop and Bazaars.

    Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site)
    Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world and lies 5 kms east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple.

    Boudhanath
    Later visit Boudhanath, the 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in 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.

    In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner for you in a typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance and music.

    You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, scenic Everest flight, mountain biking and other activities.

    Overnight at a Hotel. Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

  • Day 03: Depart Kathmandu

    The trip concludes – our airport representative will drop you at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

    Breakfast Included


    COST INCLUDES

  • Pick up from and drop off service at the hotel and the airport on a private vehicle.

  • Twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.

  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural dance performance in the evening before departure.

  • All Ground transportation by Private Tourist Vehicle.

  • All Guided city tour mentioned in day-by-day itinerary on a private vehicle.

  • Aarohi Holiday’s licensed English-speaking guide.

  • The required number of ground staff during the tour like driver, helper etc.

  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for our field staff.

  • Entry permits and fees for all temples, parks, monasteries, and cultural and historical sites.

  • Free Aarohi Holiday duffel/kit bag, sunhat and t-shirt (yours to keep).

  • All government taxes, VAT, Tourist Service charges and official expenses.


    COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • International airfare and airport departure tax. (See the international flights page)

  • Your travel insurance. (See the travel insurance page)

  • Nepal entry visa – you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $40 and $ 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu– about USD 15 to USD 20 per person per day.

  • All Items of Personal nature like drink, Laundry etc

  • Tips for tour staff and driver. (Tipping is expected)

  • Others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.


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