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Discover Kathmandu Valley with Nagarkot

Discover Kathmandu Valley with Nagarkot

Group size: 

2 Max 12

Max-Altitude: 

2130

Trip Grade:
 
Easy

Experience is not necessary for taking part in an easy trek, anyone fit and healthy enough to walk for 4-6 hours a day can manage easy treks. These treks only involve lower altitude with daily ascents of around 300-600m on a generally good weather, well-maintained paths and with easy access to local amenities.

Destination: 

Nepal

Best Season: 

All Year Around

Meals: 

Breakfast

Accommodation:

 
Twin Shared Basis

Overview

A  Short Tour by Accent Himalaya to explore Kathmandu, the medieval city of Patan and Bhaktapur with Nagarkot.

 

Discover Kathmandu tour is perfect for those explorers wanting to explore Kathmandu city, get a brief introduction to cultures and traditions of the Nepalese people with some insights of the ancient historical sites. Some of these ancient historical sites are both pilgrimages to the Hindus and Buddhist.

We begin our tour by first exploring the tourist hub of Kathmandu; Thamel. Thamel is always occupied with people from different parts of the world. It is one of the best places to roam around here in Kathmandu which is filled with ancient arts and local handmade handicrafts. You will also find many handmade garments, bags, ornaments, paintings, souvenir and antique shops. Some of the shops also sell gears required for trekking. Thamel is a beautiful place with big hotels and their beautiful garden, restaurants, pubs, bar and much more. You will also see lots of westerners enjoying food, drinks, music and much more.

After Thamel, we will be exploring Kathmandu Darbar Square, which is a very ancient site, now turned into a museum. Here you get to see the unique art and architecture on the monuments build hundreds of years ago along with the royal history of Nepal.

The next morning we will be exploring other heritage sites of the Kathmandu which are Pashupatinath Temple, Swambhunath Temple, and the Boudhanath Stupa and drive to Nagarkot. After reaching Nagarkot, we will perceive the sunset view and next morning before heading toKathmandu - we will enjoy the sunrise view from the top of the hill of the Nagarkot and head back. 

On the way, we will stop to visit the ancient city Patan. This city is filled with different ancient arts and architecture sites where you’ll find local people selling handicraft products, wooden masks etc. After Patan, we will explore Bhaktapur. In Bhaktapur, we will stop to visit ancient palace which has small fifty-five windows, also visit the golden gate, water sprouts etc.

We the Accent Himalaya arrange this tour year round but the flawless season would be spring on the month of March to May and autumn on the month of September to December. Please write or contact us if you want to inquire more about visiting these magnificent places which are really unique and hold lots of ancient history.

Our itinerary for Discover Kathmandu valley with Nagarkot is as:

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m/4,264 ft), explore Thamel and Durbar Square

As you arrive at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will pick up you and drove you to your respective hotel. Then you will get freshen up and we visit the office of Ghhteam and explore the nearby area called Thamel Bazaar, also renowned for its popularity for the tourist market and center hub for the visitors of Kathmandu. Then we also visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kathmandu Durbar Square catches the wonderful history of Kathmandu and its kingdom and leaders of the valley. Kathmandu Durbar square is full of history and arts of the Newari communities. The wonderful architecture and the arts here are so impressive. The sculpture in the area crafted without using any modern equipments in wood and stone is very impressive.

You will be invited to a welcome dinner in the evening hosted by Accent Himalaya with delicious and typical Nepalese cuisine which introduces you to the taste and culture of Nepal.

   At Kathmandu

   Dinner

Day 2
Visit World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, drive to Nagarkot and see sunset views

After having our breakfast, we will have to ready for sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. We will visit some UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu. We will visit:

Pashupati Chhetra: -  Hindus most religious/pilgrimage temple of Lord Shiva where millions of pilgrims visit every year. The special days of lots of crowd in the temple are Mahashivaratri, Hindus festival Teej, many other days, particularly - every Monday. 

Swayambhunath: - Religious and pilgrimage place for both Hindu and Buddhist. Peoples visit the temple for peace in the world.

Boudhanath: - Worlds’ largest Stupa; Boudhanath was completely destroyed in the earthquake of April 2015 and now it is completely reconstituted and reconstructed in now is the major attraction site for visitors in Kathmandu.

After exploring the Kathmandu World’s Heritage sites, we will drive for Nagarkot - a Hill station famous for the amazing views of sunrise and set. We reach Nagarkot and admire the wandering views of the sunset from the top.

   At Kathmandu.

   Breakfast

Day 3
Sunrise in Nagarkot, sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur, drive back to Kathmandu

Early in the morning, we catch the views of spectacular scenes of Sunrise rising up the mighty Himalayas. After having our breakfast, we start to explore the Kathmandu valley, we visit the world heritage site of Kathmandu valley, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar square. We visit the area of Bhaktapur, an irresistible city with an authentic local living style preserved over the centuries of isolation from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. In the Square, we get to admire the Golden Gate, Nyota-Pola temple, water Spouts and 55 windows palace which merge together to provide an ambiance of a magical outdoor theater to its visitors. We also immerse ourselves in the authentic and typical delicacy of the locals in Bhaktapur before visiting Patan Durbar Square. Patan Durbar Square is prosperous for its ancient arts and architectures.

   At Kathmandu

   Breakfast

Day 4
Final departure

Today we are finally going to separate with the most wandering and unforgettable memories and witness Nepal Exploration. Our representative will drop you at the Tribhuwan International Airport before 3 hours to your flight.

   Breakfast

FAQ's and Notes

When to book this Trip ?

The flawless seasons for touring/trekking is in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). One can travel in winter if you are well adapted to cold. We strongly recommend you not to trek on monsoon in June, July, and August because of heavy rains & extremely blazing heat in the afternoon.

How kind of food is served during the trek ?

We serve food rich in proteins, carbohydrates and highly nutritious hygienic nourishing food - vital while trekking.

During the trek - all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided inclusive in our package. The trek leader will be taking you to the clean hotels/restaurants for lunch on the way to your destination. In cities, either breakfast or dinner is included.

Vegan foods are also availabale.

How safe is stream water ?

Stream water is completely safe but we suggest you to carry water purification pills (chlorine tablets) or water filters to purify the water. If you prefer to drink packaged bottled mineral water, you will easily get in shops or tea houses on your own expense.

How about my luggage ?

Our porters will carry your major luggage while you carry a backpack with items very handy while trekking such as water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you feel is necessary.

Gears and clothes not necessary can be left in the hotel safe deposit box properly locked without any extra charge. Domestic airlines of Nepal does not allow more than 15 kilograms including your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg, an extra charge can cover that up.

The porter will be carrying up to 12 kg luggage of each trekker.

What is the group Size or crew members ?

We Ganesh Himal Hiking team arrange most of the treks with a minimum of 2 clients to a maximum of 8 in a group. The larger group we will be divided accordingly.

What about guides ?

We provide honest, well experienced first aid certified, altitude sickness trained trekking guides who will be handling all your issues on the trip. All our staffs are very cordial and sincere. While trekking in a bigger group i.e. more than 6 people - an additional guide will be accompanied and the group also can be split according to the number of people in the group.

Is there any personal expenses on the Trek ?

Well, not that much but depends upon how you manage your expenses. Our package includes the cost of accommodation and meals during your trek as mentioned in the itinerary. Besides that, you are liable to pay for additional meals, table drinks, snacks, hot showers (accessible in some places), alcoholic drinks, meals (around US $ 5-7), extra accommodation in Kathmandu, tips for driver, guide and porters, etc.

Tips to the guides, porter or any other members is not mandatory but feel free to tip them if you are satisfied with their service.

How about trekking gears or other equipment ?

Trekking gears are readily available in the stores of major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara at a very reasonable price. Down jacket & sleeping bags can also be hired with a minimal charge per day. Thus, you don’t have to buy it from your hometown.

But if already have it and have no issues bringing it, please feel free to bring it.

What would a usual day on a trek be like ?

Each and every day gives pleasant suprises and rewarding experience. Each day differs according to the itinerary or schedule, or the place you are trekking.

Normally, you are required to trek for 4-6 hours each day. We start our trek after breakfast and stop for the lunch. We trek for 3-4 hours after lunch to reach our destination. If we reach our destination in afternoon, you can spend rest of the hours relaxing, take shower or just wander around.

How about Airport Pickup and Drop Off ?

After booking, a representative of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will pick you up from the airport on your scheduled landing time. You can spot GHHT member outside the exit terminal. If you have booked the hotel by yourself, please let us know in advance, so that we can drop you at your respective hotel.

We also pick and drop you from domestic airport. On your departure day, we will also see you off.

Can I customize the Itinerary ?

Our itinerary has been carefully designed by our operation manager which is very pragmatic & includes the high altitude acclimatizing. These days includes your arrival day, departure and sightseeing Kathmandu. It also has an extra day which allows flexibility to adjust the delay or cancellation of flight due to sudden changes in the Himalayan weather.

If you would like to extend more days or lessen some, we surely can do that as per your wish.

How do you deal with emergency situations ?

Our tour guide and trek leader will make sure that each and every one of you is well taken care of in emergency situations. If by chance anyone gets sick during the trek, we will take you to the nearest hospital as soon as possible. For serious conditions – we will use the rescue helicopter expenses being carried out by the insurance company. We suggest you get insured for up to 6000 meters.

Please go thoroughly what’s covered and not in the insurance policy.

Booking and Payment:

After confirming or booking the trip – all we need is the copy of the passport, insurance policy, and the international flight details (ticket). Then, a 20% advance deposit is required for any trip, trek or expedition which is not refundable - used for reservations of hotels and lodges according to the itinerary. The remaining balance is due when you arrive at Kathmandu and can be paid by any means convenient to you. We prefer payment via cash (to avoid any extra service charge) but bank transfer, credit cards, western union, and pay pal are also the accepted form of payments.

What if flight is delayed from ?

Only domestic mountain flight is only available from Kathmandu to Lukla and sometimes the flight might be delayed or canceled due to unforeseen adverse Himalaya weather condition.

This is the reason we have kept an extra day in the itinerary to cover up such situations. In case the flight is canceled for 2 or more days, we will charter a helicopter to make sure that you reach on the scheduled flight to your destination. The expense for this service will be carried out by the insurance company. The helicopter charter cost is in between the US $ 500 to $ 3500 depending upon the number of people in the flight.

Accomodation

Hotel & Lodges

Accommodation in Himalayan Countries While Tour/Trek

Included in the Price

  • Pickup and drop from hotel and airport

    3 - star hotel in Kathmandu and Nagarkot

    Breakfast in Kathmandu and Nagarkot 

    Welcome and farewell dinners

    Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle(s)

    English speaking, trained and experienced local tour guide

    T-shirt and city map

    Heritage sites entrance fees

    All government and local taxes

     

Not Included in the Price

  • Nepalese visa fee

    Airfare for international flights to and from Kathmandu

    Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Nagarkot 

    Extra night accommodation if required

    Excess baggage charges

    Personal expenses

    Services not mentioned in the "What's Included" section

    Travel insurance

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