In this Luxury Short Kathmandu Tour with the sunrise view from Nagarkot trip starts from one of the world’s oldest cities, Kathmandu is brimming with medieval streets, charming shrines and spectacular natural beauty.
Nepal Luxury Tour begins from Kathmandu Valley visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site cities of Kathmandu include Swoyambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, Changu Narayan Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Patan Durbar Square. This tour in the Kathmandu valley is a magnificent exploration of age-old art and architecture and also have an astounding insight into Nepali culture, religion, history and civilization during this day.
Here you'll discover the grand aura of Mt. Everest with a breathtaking scenic flight high around the peak. Experience the majesty of flying above the summit of the highest mountain in the world as you take in the spectacular views over the Himalayas. Follow this with a day exploring the ageless sculptures and traditional structures of Kathmandu
Journey on to the mountain hotel of Nagarkot, bypassing the rich history, ancient charm and unique culture of old-world Bhaktapur. Then surround yourself with the charming scenery and breathtaking views. Here, witness arguably one of the most amazing sunrises you’ll ever see. Wake early to watch the warm sunrise over the peaks of the Himalayas for a truly unforgettable experience.
Stay in luxury at the Gokarna Forest Resort Kathmandu. Primely located on route to Boudhanath Stupa—the holiest of Buddhist shrines in the country as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site—the hotel tranquil Heaven to quiet Hideaways. Situated within the city limits of Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, Gokarna Forest Resort is located inside the serene temperate Gokarna Forest, the former private Royal hunting grounds of the Kings of Nepal.
Plus, in this luxury tour in Nepal you will spend one magical night at the charming Hotel Club Himalaya that’s nestled amid dense forest and situated atop quaint villages and majestic tiered rice fields. Your sun-drenched Deluxe Room boasts breathtaking views of the Himalayas from your private balcony terrace and will have you wishing you could stay forever.
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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. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for your sightseeing tour. You will visit the following sites.
Swyambunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site):
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site):
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples of Nepal. It is located on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley 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.
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site):
Patan Durbar Square - located in central of city Lalitpur. It displays the Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts.
The rest of your time is free for further exploration and some shopping nearby your hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Drive to the breathtaking mountain retreat of Nagarkot. En route, you will take a stop at Bhaktapur city – a treasure of medieval arts and architecture.
Bhaktapur translates to “place of devotees” and is a very old and fascinating place, rich in history and Buddhist symbolism. Bhaktapur Durbar Square displays the most beautiful of Nepal’s ancient charms, especially the culture and work of Newari people. Strolling through its old traditional streets feels like going back in time. Walk further South to reach Pottery Square - where you can admire the beautiful handicrafts and try your hand at spinning your own clay pot.
After the visit, continue your drive to Nagarkot with its breathtaking mountain scenery and check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to enjoy scenic vistas from the comfort of the hotel.
Early morning sunrise view from Nagarkot view tower. After breakfast drive to Ancient Hindu temple of Changu Narayan or walk part of the Nagarkot panoramic hiking trail where you'll have plenty of photo opportunities and striking lookout stops along the way.
Once back in Kathmandu, the remainder of the day is at your leisure to independently explore the city or for last-minute souvenir hunting. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening.
After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight time.
After the wonderful opportunity to organize this tour for you we wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 5 stars hotels in Kathmandu and in Nagarkot. Accommodation in 5 stars hotel Kathmandu(Gokarna Forest Resort or similar category), in Nagarkot (Hotel Club Himalaya or similar category).
You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. in your daypack. You are provided with a free locker room in the hotel of Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 20kg and for more weight, you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.
Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private luxury vehicle throughout the trip.
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.
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 the availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).
You can get a visa at Kathmandu airport upon arrival. 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.
Tourist Visa Fee Details
Updated Tourist Visa Fees
15 Days (Multiple Entry)
30 Days (Multiple Entry)
90 Days (Multiple Entry)
Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period)
USD 3 per day
Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry)
Additional USD 25
Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration)
Late fee USD 5 per day
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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.com, www.kayak.com, www.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 an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour 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 [email protected]
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.
Currencies accepted in Nepal:
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both visas and in general. There are plenty of ATMs in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants.
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. If you have a health condition which might cause problems, please consult a doctor about the advisability of doing the trek.
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)
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact [email protected] 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 India, Bhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest Trek, Annapurna Trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.
A general rule of thumb for tipping is from USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the tour.
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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 is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.