Kathmandu and Bhaktapur Tour

Kathmandu And Bhaktapur Tour 6 Days

$ 440 Per Person

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Facts About Trip

Maximum Altitude:

1,400 meters

Group Size:

2 to 30 Peoples

Transportation:

Flight & private transport

Accommodation:

Best available

Best season:

All Season

Meals:

B/L/D during tour

Tour type:

Tour

Grade:

Easy

Trekking Region

Kathmandu Region

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square is a historic square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to palaces, courtyards, and temples that date back to the Malla period.

  • Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) Perched on a hilltop, this ancient stupa offers panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley. It’s one of Nepal's most sacred Buddhist sites, adorned with prayer flags and surrounded by monkeys.

  • Pashupatinath Temple one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath is located on the banks of the Bagmati River. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major pilgrimage spot.

  • Boudhanath Stupa one of the largest stupas in Nepal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Boudhanath is a major pilgrimage center for Buddhists. It’s surrounded by colorful prayer flags and bustling monasteries.

  •  Thamel is The heart of Kathmandu’s tourist area, Thamel is bustling with shops, restaurants, and hotels. It’s the perfect place for shopping, dining, and experiencing the local nightlife.

  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bhaktapur Durbar Square is renowned for its stunning medieval architecture, temples, and courtyards.

  •  Nyatapola Temple The tallest temple in Nepal, Nyatapola stands at five stories high and is dedicated to the goddess Siddhi Lakshmi. It’s an architectural marvel and a symbol of Bhaktapur’s rich heritage.

  • Dattatreya Square Another historical square in Bhaktapur, centered around the Dattatreya Temple, is dedicated to the combined form of the Hindu trinity: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.

  • Pottery Square is a vibrant area where you can see traditional pottery being made by local artisans. It’s a great place to buy unique handcrafted pottery.

  • Taumadhi Square Another bustling square in Bhaktapur, home to the famous Nyatapola Temple and Bhairavnath Temple, it’s a hub of local culture and activity.

Overview

Kathmandu, the vibrant capital of Nepal, is a city steeped in history and cultural richness. With around 300,000 buildings scattered across the valley, it exudes a unique charm that captivates visitors. Nestled at an altitude of 1,349 meters, Kathmandu boasts exclusive culinary delights, a centuries-old civilization, and captivating heritage sites.

In this city of legends, you'll encounter a blend of traditions where princes, princesses, and living goddesses are still revered today. The indigenous inhabitants of Kathmandu Valley are the Newar people, known for their skills in business, artistry, and farming. They seamlessly practice both Hinduism and Vajrayana Buddhism, adding a rich tapestry of beliefs to the city.

The very name "Kathmandu" finds its roots in Kastamandap, a significant location within the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Surrounded by four main hills—Shivapuri, Nagarjuna, Chandragiri, and Phulchowki—the city sits like a fairy tale land of kings and queens, offering a picturesque setting at 1,349 meters above sea level.

Kathmandu is more than just a destination; it's a living museum where every corner tells a story. The city is a melting pot of cultures, and not a week passes by without a lively procession, a vibrant festival, or a delightful feast. The quote, "Kathmandu Valley consists of as many temples as there are houses and as many idols as there are men," truly captures the essence of this enchanting place.

For those seeking a less strenuous exploration, Kathmandu's bustling markets offer a delightful experience. The city is a testament to craftsmanship, with its temples and idols reflecting the artistry of its people. The word "Kantha," meaning 'made up of wood,' and "Mandap," meaning 'house for shelter,' beautifully encapsulate the architectural beauty found throughout the Kathmandu Valley.

Home to almost 4 million people, with over 2.5 million permanent residents, Kathmandu welcomes visitors with open arms. Whether you're wandering through its historic squares, savoring local delicacies, or participating in cultural festivities, Kathmandu invites you to embrace the warmth of its people and the richness of its heritage.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the nearby areas or relaxing at the hotel.

Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

On the second day, you will start your Kathmandu sightseeing tour, which will cover the major cultural and historical sites of the city. You will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Swayambhunath Stupa (also known as Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. These places are a treasure trove of art, architecture, and culture, and offer a glimpse into the rich history and traditions of Nepal.

Day 3 : Patan and Bhaktapur Sightseeing Tour

On the third day, you will visit two of the most beautiful cities in the Kathmandu Valley - Patan and Bhaktapur. Patan, also known as Lalitpur, is renowned for its exquisite temples, palaces, and courtyards that showcase Newari architecture at its best. You will visit the Patan Durbar Square, Golden Temple, Mahaboudha Temple, and other important landmarks. Next, you will head to Bhaktapur, a well-preserved medieval city that is famous for its intricate woodcarvings, pottery, and thangka paintings. You will explore the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, Dattatreya Temple, and other attractions.

Day 4 : Nagarkot Sunrise and Hiking Tour

On the fourth day, you will wake up early to witness the stunning sunrise over the Himalayas from Nagarkot, a picturesque hill station located at an altitude of 2,195 meters. After breakfast, you will go on a short hike to explore the surrounding forests and countryside. You can also visit the Changu Narayan Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back to the 4th century.

Day 5 : Kathmandu Free Day

On the fifth day, you can take a break from the sightseeing and explore the city on your own. You can go shopping for souvenirs, visit local markets, try out traditional Nepali cuisine, or relax at a spa. Alternatively, you can choose to visit some of the sites that you missed earlier, or take a side trip to nearby destinations such as Chitwan National Park or Pokhara.
 

Day 6 : Departure from Kathmandu

On the final day, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. If time permits, you can do some last-minute shopping or sightseeing before your flight.

What Is Included ?

  • 3 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu city inclusive of breakfast.
  • Airport pick up and drive off as per itinerary
  • Round airfares.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing and all the heritage entry fees.
  • Welcome dinner at a typical local restaurant.
  • local professional English tour guide.

What Is Excluded?

  • International airfare.
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu hotels.
  • sport, bar souvenir, gift.

 

NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. It is not will be refundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

FAQs

The best time to visit is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these periods, the weather is generally clear, mild, and dry, making it ideal for sightseeing and exploring the cities.

A typical tour of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur can be comfortably covered in 3-4 days. This allows for ample time to explore the main attractions in both cities without rushing.

Both cities are generally safe for tourists. However, like in any major tourist destination, it’s important to be cautious of petty theft and to follow standard travel safety tips, such as keeping an eye on your belongings and avoiding poorly lit areas at night.

Nepali is the official language. However, English is widely spoken in tourist areas, and many locals involved in the tourism industry are fluent in English.

The official currency is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR). Credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants, and shops in Kathmandu. However, in Bhaktapur and smaller local shops, cash is preferred, so it’s good to carry some local currency.

The town is best explored on foot due to its compact size and pedestrian-friendly streets. However, taxis and rickshaws, are also available. and ride-sharing apps like Pathao and Tootle are common. You can also hire a private car and driver for the day.

Kathmandu

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)
  • Pashupatinath Temple
  • Boudhanath Stupa
  • Thamel

Bhaktapur

  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Nyatapola Temple
  • Dattatreya Square
  • Pottery Square
  • Taumadhi Square

Yes, most heritage sites in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur charge an entrance fee for tourists. For example, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square both have fees. It’s advisable to carry some local currency to cover these costs.

Yes, hiring a local guide can enhance your experience, providing deeper insights into the history, culture, and significance of the sites. Guides are available at major attractions or can be arranged through Unique Sherpa Trek & Expedition.

 

Additional Information

Kathmandu and Bhaktapur are two culturally rich cities in Nepal, each offering a unique blend of history, architecture, and local charm. Here's some additional information about tours that cover these destinations:

  1. Duration: Tours to Kathmandu and Bhaktapur can vary in duration. Some may focus solely on these two cities over a couple of days, while others might include them as part of a broader itinerary covering other regions of Nepal.
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  3. Highlights: Tours typically include visits to key cultural and historical sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (also known as the Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu. In Bhaktapur, highlights often include Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, Dattatreya Temple, and Pottery Square.
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  5. Transportation: Depending on the tour package, transportation can vary from private vehicles to public buses or even walking tours within the cities. Some tours may also offer guided transportation with knowledgeable local guides providing insights into the history and culture of the places visited.
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  7. Cultural Experiences: Tours may also include opportunities to engage in cultural experiences such as participating in traditional rituals, observing local artisans at work, or even trying your hand at pottery making in Bhaktapur.
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  9. Accommodation and Meals: Tour packages may or may not include accommodation and meals. It's essential to check the details of the tour package to understand what is included and what isn't, especially regarding accommodation standards and meal arrangements.
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  11. Guided vs. Self-Guided: While some travelers prefer guided tours with knowledgeable guides leading the way and providing insights, others may opt for self-guided tours, exploring at their own pace. Both options have their advantages, so it's a matter of personal preference.
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  13. Season: Consider the best time to visit Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. The weather can greatly affect your experience, with the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) months generally being the most favorable in terms of weather and visibility.
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  15. Cost: The cost of tours can vary widely depending on factors such as duration, inclusions, quality of accommodation, and the reputation of the tour operator. It's essential to compare prices and read reviews to ensure you're getting the best value for your money.
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Before booking a tour, it's advisable to research different tour operators, read reviews from past travelers, and clarify any doubts or questions you may have about the itinerary, inclusions, and terms and conditions. This ensures you have a memorable and hassle-free experience exploring Kathmandu and Bhaktapur.

Equipments

Lightweight, Breathable Clothing:
Tops: Moisture-wicking, quick-dry shirts with long sleeves to protect against sun and insects.
Bottoms: Lightweight pants, preferably convertible to shorts, for flexibility and protection.
 
Footwear:
Hiking Shoes/Boots: Comfortable, sturdy shoes for walking through varied terrain.
Sandals: Quick-dry sandals for activities involving water, like canoeing.
 
Rain Gear:
Rain Jacket/Poncho: Lightweight and packable for sudden rain showers.
Rain Pants: Optional but useful for heavy rain or wet vegetation.
 
Hat and Sunglasses:
Wide-brimmed Hat: For sun protection.
Sunglasses: With UV protection to guard against the bright sun.
 
Insect Repellent Clothing:
Consider clothes treated with permethrin or wear insect-repellent wristbands and accessories.
 
Daypack:
Small, comfortable backpack for carrying essentials during excursions.
 
Binoculars:
High-quality binoculars for bird watching and spotting distant wildlife.
 
Camera:
DSLR or mirrorless camera with a telephoto lens for capturing wildlife.
Waterproof camera or action camera like GoPro for water-based activities.
 
Field Guide:
Guidebook for local flora and fauna to enhance your wildlife experience.
 
Sun Protection:
Broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen.
Lip balm with SPF.
 
Insect Repellent:
DEET-based repellent or natural alternatives like citronella.
 
First Aid Kit:
Basic first aid supplies including bandages, antiseptic wipes, and any personal medications.
 
Hydration:
Reusable water bottle or hydration system to stay hydrated.
Water purification tablets or a portable filter if you plan on using natural water sources.
 
Snacks:
Energy bars, nuts, and dried fruits for quick nutrition during long excursions.
 
Travel Documents:
Passports, park entry permits, and tickets are securely stored.
Photocopies of important documents as a backup.
 
Cash:
Local currency for tips, souvenirs, and additional expenses.
 
Multi-tool:
Handy for small repairs and emergencies.
 
Flashlight or Headlamp:
Useful for early morning or nighttime activities.
 
Waterproof Bag or Dry Sack:
To protect electronics and valuables from rain or water-based activities.

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$ 440 Per Person

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Enquiry Whatsapp +9779862854770 Download PDF

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