A gateway to ancient Kathmandu valley

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati Nath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Swoyambhu (Monkey Temple)
  • A discovery of Patan Durbar Square and typical Newari Settlements
  •  Visit to Medievel city Bhaktpur and Durbar Square
  •  Stunning Sunrise and Sunset view from Nagarkot along with incredible mountain views including the top of the wolrd, Mt. Everest
  • A touch to Nepali Cuisine
  • Visit to beautiful Newari settlements: Khokana and Bungamati

The Kathmandu valley noticeably boasts a great number of cultural and historical sites recognized by UNESCO as the World Heritage Sites. These sites include Swoyambhunath Stupa/monksey temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanatha Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur and Changunarayan. The valley has perfectly blended different culture and lifestyle practiced in the region in its own way. The thousands of temples, pagodas, stupas and monuments of the valley made Kathmandu famous in the world as the City of Temples. The green hills and mountains enclosing the valley surround three medieval cities - Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. These ancient cities in the valley have an artistic temple, elegant historical palaces, brick-paved courtyards and old-fashioned streets.  Besides these three cities, there are also a number of other important sites in the periphery of the mountains. On this tour, you will enjoy the astonishing sunrise view from Sarangkot Hill Station. Along with sunrise, we capture incredible  mountain views including the top of the world, Mt. Everest. 

This special tour connects three major cities in the valley: Lalitpur, Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. These three major cities are live museum to the explorers. We also go to visit two other beautiful traditional cities nearby Kathmandu : Khokana and Bugamati. 

This 5-day Nepal Gateway to Ancient Cities Tour has been designed to fulfill the needs of those who wish to have a historical, cultural and religious insights of Kathmandu  valley, or those who are on a pilgrimage tour to Nepal.

 

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN66
  • Duration5 Days
  • Pricefrom US$1300 / person
  • GradeEasy
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax2-15 pax
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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu airport and Pre-trip meeting.

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, 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 trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, one passport-size photo, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. 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, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Luxury Holidays Nepal. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country’s food culture.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Mulberry
  • Max. Altitude: 1300 m/4265 ft
  • Meals: Welcome Dinner Included

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What's Included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private luxury vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel Mulberry or similar Category) and in Nagarkot (Hotel Himalayan Villa or Similar Category) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide.
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with the cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt- if Necessary
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

What's Excluded

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A gateway to ancient Kathmandu valley Trip Map

Cost included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private luxury vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel Mulberry or similar Category) and in Nagarkot (Hotel Himalayan Villa or Similar Category) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide.
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with the cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt- if Necessary
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Cost Exclude

Accommodation:
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 4 star hotels in Kathmandu (Hotel Mulberry or similar Category) and in Nagarkot (Hotel Himalayan Villa or similar Category) on twin sharing basis. If you want the luxury accommodation of 5 star in Kathmandu and Pokhara then contact us for cost detail. Accommodation in 4 stars hotel  Kathmandu (Hotel Mulberry or Similar category) and In Pokhara (Mount Kailash Resort or similar category).

Group Leader during the journey: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained traveling guide in your group.

Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.

Vouchers:
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).

Visa:
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa or $40 USD for a 30 days visa. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy. (Nepal Visa Info)

Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.comwww.kayak.comwww.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.
For more details: (See the international flights page)

When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with the first day of arrival in Kathmandu and ends on after the scheduled trip after breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a Luxury Holidays Nepal sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel. 
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at booking@luxuryholidaynepal.com
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.

Currencies are accepted in Nepal: 
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both VISA and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

Health Issues:
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters. Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude related problems usually for people for stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness.

Insurance/Evacuation:  We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)

Mount Everest:
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact booking@luxuryholidaynepal.com to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.

Trip Extensions/ Add on trips
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to IndiaBhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest TrekAnnapurna Basecamp TrekLangtang TrekManaslu TrekBunjee JumpingRaftingPeak Climbing, etc.

Tips:
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the tour. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip, however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.

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Note: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what the best alternative is taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.

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