Nepal Kathmandu valley tour

Trip Highlights

World heritage sites:: Religious and cultural

Bouddha nath stupa: 6 km to the east down town Kathmandu and is the largest Buddhist Stupa of Nepal. Swaymbhu nath Buddhist Stupa: Establishment is linked to creation of the Kathmandu Valley. Pashupati nath Temple: North east Kathmandu, Famous Hindu Holy Temple of Nepal. Chagunarayan

Hindu Tempal: 12 km to the east of Kathmandu city. Bhaktapur Darbar square: 13 km east of Kathmandu, the most beautiful and colorful city in Nepal. Kathmandu Darbar square: Center Kathmandu, the old Royal palace. Patan Darbar square: 8 km south east Kathmandu.

Trip Overview

Kathmandu Tour is designed for those who are visiting Kathmandu for a very short period of time. The 4-day Kathmandu Tour provides a close glimpse of the country with visits to plenty of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Katmandu, Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhaktapur, which are all cities within the Kathmandu Valley. The trip not only showcases the rich culture of the Nepalese people but also takes you back in time through its architectural marvels.Our Kathmandu valley tour includes the visit to all the cultural world heritages sites in the Kathmandu ex. Swayambunath, Bouddhnath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu is massive bustling bazaar with a great number or Hindu temples, Buddhist stupas and monasteries. It is often known as an open museum of medieval arts and architecture.

During this trip we will also visit Nagarkot, a village in the hills of Bhaktapur, which is an ideal place for stunning Himalayan views.


BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL

 

Autumn Session: September – November  

The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.

Winter Session : December – February 

Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

Spring Session: March – May 

 Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.

Summer Session: June – August 

Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,337 meters)

and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle and the Ghorepani trekking briefing will be given at evening together with your city Guide.

 

 

Day 2: Hotel to bouddhanath stupa/pashupatinath temple

Bouddhanath stupa: 6 km to the east down town Kathmandu and is the largest Buddhist Stupa of Nepal.The Boudhanath stupa is known to be the holiest temple grounds in Kathmandu. Every day thousands of pilgrims gather daily to show their respect and faith over the years.  The temple has remained active after it was declared a UNESCO world heritage in 1979.The temple is also known as Boudha Chorten Chempo. It has a diameter of 120 meters. Therefore, it is the largest temple and sacred ground in Nepal.

 

Bouddhanath to pashupath tempal:  Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for devotees of Shiva. Along the banks of the Bagmati River is Pashupatinath. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is the most important site for Hindus in Nepal. Cremations and acts of devotion can regularly be seen at this atmospheric place of worship

 

 

Day 3:  Swoyambhunath/ Patan Durbar Square:

Climb the steps to Swoyambhunath, high on a hilltop overlooking the city. Both Hindus and Buddhists worship here, and the temple is highly regarded for its many holy (and very cheeky) monkeys!

Patan Durbar Square: Patan is oldest of all the three cities of Kathmandu valley. It is the best known for its artistic heritage. It is probably one of the oldest Buddhist City in the world Patan is 8 km south east Kathmandu. A place best explored by foot, with over 600 stupas. See why local people still call it by its original name, Lalitpur the City of Beauty.

 

 

Day 4: bhaktapur durbar square: Major attractions of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

 Bhaktapur Durbar Square, located in the center of Bhaktapur city which lies 13 km east of Kathmandu. The Palace of Fifty-five Windows was built during the reign of the Malla King Yaksha Malla in 1427 AD and was remodeled in the 17th century. Among the brick walls, with their gracious setting and sculptural design, is a balcony of fifty-five windows, considered to be a unique masterpiece of wood carving. It is also known as one of the oldest monument present in nepal.

 

Nyatapola Temple: Nyatapola in Newari language means five stories – the symbolic of five basic elements. This is the biggest and highest pagoda of Nepal ever built with such architectural perfection and artistic beauty.

 

Bhairava Nath Temple: The Bhairab Nath Temple is dedicated to Bhairava the fiercest and manifestation aspect of lord Shiva.

 

Golden Gate: The Golden Gate is said to be the most beautiful and richly modern sampling of its kind in the entire world. The door is surmounted by a figure of the Hindu goddess Kali and Garuda (mythical griffin) and attended by two wonderful nymphs. It is embellished with monsters and other Hindu mythical creatures of marvelous intricacy.

Day 05: Drive Kathmandu – Pokhara (200km):  6/7 hourse.

 

After we have breakfast we head to Pokhara on a tourist bus. It is a scenic drive where you get to witness rural settlements and inspiring Himalayan scenery. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.

 

Day 06 – Sunrise from Sarangkot Hill (1600m.): 25 minuts drive.

It is about half an hour driving by private Vehicle drive to the view point of Sarangkot. At an elevation of just under 1,600m, it is perched on a high ridge to the northwest of Pokhara It is the best spot in Pokhara to view the Himalayas. golden sun rising over white spires of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Machhapucchre (Fishtail Peak), including views of the beautiful the Pokhara Valley and Phewa lake. It takes about 15 minute walk down and 45 minutes drive to the hotel in Pokhara.

Day Sightseeing in Pokhara.

 

Day 5: Final Departure to your own destinations:

Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal. So you transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your own destination.

Equipment List

The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Below are just lists for your information and ideas of clothing’s.

 

(A).Head: 

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  •  Sunglasses with UV protection

 

(B).Upper Body:

  • T-shirts
  •  Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  •  Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down jacket [you can rent in Kathmandu]- must necessary

 

(C).Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Fleece liner gloves

 

(D).Lower Body:

  • Underwear ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)
  • Hiking shorts ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants

 

(E).Feet:

  • thin, lightweight inner socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
  •  Hiking Shoes.

 

(F).Accessories:

  • Headlamp and batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit.
  • Day pack (approximately (35L)
  • Water bottles (1) toiletries
  • Small wash towel
  •  Leap gurd 30 spf
  •  Sun cream 30 spf

FAQ

What is the best season for this trip ?

–The best season for this Tour is anytime between January to June and September to December.

 

What are the weather and the temperature like ?

– It depends on the season you’re traveling. During winter it is colder at night and comparatively warmer during the day, with the temperature reaching from 4°C at night to 22°C. Between March and May, the weather stays prefect as the temperature averages 25°C during the day. From September to December, following the monsoon, the temperature gets cooler and allows for a great time to travel. The average temperature during this season is 20°C.

 

How fit do I need to be for this tour? Is this trip for me ?

–This cultural tour is suitable for any kind of person, no previous experience is required.

 

Are there a minimum and a maximum number for your groups ?

-high altitude sherpa cater to all group sizes, while maintaining the field staff ratio to give you the best quality and experience.

 

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport ?

–Yes, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100.

 

Do I need any extra documents ?

–Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

 

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival ?

-high altitude sherpa airport representative will be there to receive you at the airport. high altitude sherpa will be displaying High Altitude Sherpa sign-board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in this tour ?

– high altitude sherpa provide tourist standers star hotel accommodation for the entire trip. The hotels offer the facilities of attached bathrooms, dining room, a bar, Internet services, hot shower and so forth. You can upgrade the accommodation to a five-star hotel for the entire trip for an additional charge.

 

What sort of food can I expect during the tour ?

-All the restaurants that we dine at cater for Continental, Chinese, Mexican, American based cuisine with some local influences, always plenty to choose from.

 

What mode of transportation do you use ?

-high altitude sherpa use comfortable and reliable private tourist car, jeep, vans or micro-buses to transport our guests. These light-weight vehicles are maneuverable in the narrow roads of Nepal. You will have a vehicle, a guide and a licensed driver at your disposal at all times.

 

Is there any communication while we are on tour ?

–There are telephones and Internet facilities available so you can always stay in contact with your family.

 

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit ?

ATMs are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy, which might make cash more preferable.

 

Can I add extra days to my trip?

-High altitude Sherpa can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food. If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible or if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure before departure tour.

Cost Included

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  • stars hotel in Kathmandu
  • Breakfasts only with welcome and farewell dinners
  • Transportation in comfortable private vehicle(s)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced local tour guide
  •  city map
  • Heritage sites and national park entrance fees
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Not Include

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Airfare for international flights
  • maintain Flight cost if you want
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Extra night accommodation if required
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Personal expenses

First Aid

If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.

 

1. Povidone-iodine cream –1 tube.

– Antiseptic cream.

2. Cotton- 1 roll.

– For dressing wounds.

3. Dressing gauze – 5 pcs.

– For dressing.

4. Crepe bandage – 2.

 Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.

5. Band- aid – 10.

6. Dressing tape – 1.

– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.

7. Moleskin second skin- 1 packet:

 Great for treating chaffing and blisters.


Finger Pulse Oximetry:

1.Normal arterial oxygen is Approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mmHg).

2.Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.

3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.

4.Values under 90percent are considered low.

 

 


Medication:

8. Paracetamole 500 mg- 20 tablets:

 For mild headaches.

9. Ibuprofen 400mg –10 taplets:

– To relieve moderate to severe pain.

10.Throat lozenges –20:

– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea  it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.

11.Decongestant -10 tablets:

 For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.

12. Antihistamine –10 tablets:

 For allergies.

13. Antiemetic –10 –tablets:

 To control the vomit and nausea.

14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:

 For bacterial diarrhea.

15. Omeprazole 200mg –10 tablets:

 For minor gastric upsets and acidity.

16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):

 For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.

17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:

 For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.

18. Dexamethasone  400mg-10 tablets:

 To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.

19. Nifedipine 60mg- 10 tablets:

 To be use only under expert  supervision to treat HAPE.

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Quick Facts

  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Activities: Tour
  •   Trip Grade: Easy
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Arrival on: kathmandu,Nepal
  •  Group size: 1+
  •  Best Seasons: April - May and Sept - Nov
  •   Accomodation: Star Hotel in Kathmandu
  •   Transportation: A/C Car

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