Kathmandu valley is one of the most important valley to comprehend the history of Nepal. Kathmandu valley is unique in that its cites and villages are surounded by the traditional brick houses. The villages are authentic with local culture expressed by different religious rituals. They contain important ancient monuments, temples and museums, regarding both religious philosophy followers- the Buddhists and the Hindus. In ancient time, Kathamandu was a trade route between India and Tibet. Three main districts are found in the Kathmandu valley, namely that of the capital city Kathmandu, the district of Lalitpur, the city of arts and temples and the agricultural district of Bhaktapur, with Bhaktapur as its main city.
The living Goddess temple – the Kumari Temple – which stands at Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu city- represents one of the main attraction of the entire valley. Besides, in 1979, UNESCO has classified six heritage sites in order to protect the cultural-hsistorical jewels of the Kathmandu valley. With this tour, Glacier Family treks gives you the opportunity to explore almost all these major protected sites, namely the Changunarayan Temple devoted to Vishnu, the Patan Durbar Square with its royal palace restored as a beautiful museum, the temples of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath as Bouddhist shrines and the Pashupatinath for Hinduism followers. The other parts of valley include Kastamandap Durbar Square, Khokana, Bungamati, the Chovar gorge and the Godavari botanical garden.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel by Glacier Family Treks’ representative, O/N in hotel.
Day 02: Visit of Durbar Square, Basantapur and Patan Durbar Square, O/N in a Kathmandu hotel.
Day 03: Visit to Bungamati, Khokana, Kirtipur, Chovar and Godavari Botanical Garden,O/N in hotel.
Day 04: Visit to Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath, drive to Bhaktapur, O/N in hotel.
Day 05: Visit of and around Bhaktapur, of the Changunarayan temple, drive to Nagarkot, O/N in hotel.
Day 06: Drive to White Gumba in Kathmandu- Visit of White Gumba, drive to Nunnery Gumba, O/N in Gumba.
Day 07: Drive to hotel at Thamel and free day, O/N in hotel.
Day 08: Final departure from Kathmandu for your further destination
- Hotel accommodation for entire tour
- Full board service at hotel Nagarkot and at Nunnery Gumba- BDL
- Airport service- Pick up and final departure
- All land transportation during the whole tour
- Monument entrance fee during the visits
- Tour/Cultural guide with wages, food and accommodation as per program
- Applicable government tax.
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- International airport tax and flight tickets.
- Travel insurance.
- Food during the visits except Nagarkot and Nunnery Gumba.
- Personal expenses during the tour.
- Additional activities out of program.
- Donations and gratitude.
Kathmandu Valley tour carries all if the main sites of Valley: all the Boudhist sites, the important monument of the living Goddess Temple of Kumari, the visit to Changunarayan temple, to the Patan and Bhaktapure Durbar squares and its surroundings, the Pashupatinath and Monkey Temples.
During the sightseeing, Glacier Family Treks provides a comfortable transport service.