Kathmandu Heritage Tour
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Overview

This tour is carefully designed for those visitors who have huge interest in Art, Culture, Lifestyle and Historical sites around Kathmandu valley. A visit to the UNESCO declared World heritage sites of Nepal would be the best opportunity for researcher, students, teachers or historian to collect historical and socio-cultural artifacts of the three historic cities.

All together; there are Ten UNESCO world heritage sites in this landlocked Himalayan country. Eight of them represent Cultural sites and two are Natural heritage sites. Kathmandu- the capital city of Nepal is teemed with ancient temples, Stupas, Monuments and historical sites. Tourists often say, “Kathmandu valley is a hub for rich Culture and Heritage flourished during the Lichchavi and Malla era”. Seven out of ten World heritage sites are in Kathmandu valley within a periphery of 30km. Everyday thousands of tourists from different parts of the world visit all the cultural, historical and religious sites. Every monument is surely impressed you. Just spend a fair bit of time taking in their wonderful architecture and art. The ancient temples and the intricate design of the Malla era palatial building are really impressive. The Kathmandu valley comprising of three medieval cities that include Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan is truly the most packed tourist hub you’ve ever explored.

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1 : Arrival to Kathmandu (1400m)

Welcome to Kathmandu. Once you reach the airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly received by our airport representative who will help you with the transfer to the hotel on a private car or a bus. After Checking into your hotels, you can either rest or stroll around to explore your vibrant surrounding at your convenience.

Day 2
Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing tour.

We begin our sightseeing tour by visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites within Kathmandu valley . Kathmandu Durbar Square showcases Nepalese art and architecture at its best then visit to Pashupatinath Temple is situated on the banks of river Bagmati and is one of the principal temples of Lord Shiva. The Bauddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in South Asia which is built on the ancient trade route to Tibet. The architecture is typical of the Malla dynasty who ruled over Nepal from the 12th to the 18th century. Swayambhunath Temple is popular among the foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large monkey population residing in the area. You will get really nice sunset view from the Monkey temple Looking down Kathmandu valley.

Day 3
Day 3 : Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur and Patan with Sunset views from Nagarkot of Himalaya.

Begin the tour with listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Patan Durbar Square is rich in ancient arts and architecture. We also visit Bhakatpur, an irresistible city with an authentic local lifestyle preserved over centuries of isolation from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. While in the city square, we get to admire the Nyata-Pola Temple, the Golden Gate, water spouts and the 55 Window Palace which merge together to provide an ambiance of a magical outdoor theater to its visitors. We also immerse ourselves in the authentic delicacy of the locals in Bhaktapur. then drive up to Nagarkot, a village in Bhaktapur which sits at 7,200 ft and boasts stunning Himalayan vistas. It is also renowned for its sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayas. It will be worth to spend a night at Nagarkot for sunrise or for sunset. You can do the bit of walking in Nagarkot view point few kilometer. Overnight Nagarkot hotel View point.

Day 4
Day 4 : Enjoy Sunrise View at Nagarkot and Bungmati, Khokana and Kritipur.

After the sunrise view of panoramic of Himalaya from Nagrkot breakfast and drive toward kathmandu through Bungmati, Khokana and Kritipur. This tour is best for Village/temple visit, traditional way of Newari life.Kirtipur is a magnificent exception to the usual Newari settlements. Perched on twin hillocks and clinging to the saddle about 5 kms from Kathmandu. Kirtipur has two satellite hamlets to the south, Panga and Nagaon.The history of the village dates back to the 12th century when it was a outpost of the Patan but later on became a separate kingdom. The kingdom was so strong the it defeated the MOST powerful king of the Nepalese history three times when he tried to unify it with the Nepal. Remains of the fortified walls and part of the original 12 gates can still be seen.Even though most of the people in the village are the Newar the differences in the culture and the daily ways of life can be seen during the tour as most of the people are farmers and have unique culture and tradition. Beside the village visit there are also some interesting temples such as Bag Bhairav, Chlanchu Vihar etc. Further form Kirtipur the temple of Goddess Dakshinakali is situated which is an important pilgrimage for Nepalese people. A visit to Kirtipur can be combined with the visit to Chovar and Panga as well.

We will have our lunch at Hattiban Resort on top of hill, located at a very nice place, which provides birds’ eye view of Kathmandu valley and beyond. Located at an altitude of 2100m from sea level (Kathmandu is 1350m) this place can also be used a overnight stop as the resort has nice rooms and services. The prices are available on request.After lunch we proceed to Khokana and Bungamati. Khokana and Bungamati are the ancient Newari village (of the 16th century) alike Kirtipur but a visit to Khokana and Bungamati is a bit different to the visit to Kirtipur. The people in Khokana are involved in the traditional oil making which is the main attraction of the village and the people in Bungamati are involved more in traditional wood carving which one can see in the historic places in and around Kathmandu valley. This is the perfect “day hiking” trip in Kathmandu.

Day 5
Day 5 : Transfer to Airport for Final Departure.

It is finally time to bid farewell to this amazing country. Our representative will transfer you to the airport from where you will catch your flight. Bid goodbye to this beautiful nation as you fly to your next destination.

What is Included

  • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
  • Three nights 3 star standards twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • All the Transfer and the transportation by tourist bus/car depending on group size.
  • One Night Hotel in Nagarkot on full board for sunrise and sunset tour.
  • English speaking experience tour guide for your entire tour as per itinerary.
  • Guided tour in Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapurtour with private vehicle as per itinerary.
  • Government Taxes and office expenses and service charge.

What is Excluded

  • All your meals except from Nagarkot. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $25 dollar.
  • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Tips for the tour guide and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur sightseeing entrance fee.( Approximate $50 USD per person)

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FAQs

Can I get Nepal visa on arrival or online?

Yes, you can get on arrival tourist visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most of people can obtain visa on entry to Nepal. There are some countries visa will needed to be organize prior to travelling. $25 for 15 days of visa from the date of issue, $40 for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days tourist visa. You need two photos.

You can apply online visa from 1st of March (http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/).

When is the best time to visit Nepal?

Trekking at Nepal will be best during the seasons of spring and autumn. But according to the will of the trekkers, the trekking and visiting in Nepal can be managed. The trekking at the high altitude should be done during the summer time or September to November and March to May but the trekking at the low lands can be done at throughout the year.

How difficult is trekking in Nepal?

The trekking in Nepal is one of the most interesting things that the visitors in Nepal want to do. The trekking will take the visitors of Nepal to different parts of Nepal. Generally, trekking in Nepal will goes for about 5 to 7 hours per day in every trekking but the toughness of the trekking will differ from its grade. There are different types of trekking grading from the easy, medium, challenging and demanding. Normally in Trekking covers 3000 meters to 8848 meters which has categories in various stage of grade. Expedition is challenging but trekking is normal and easy.

How fit do need to be for trekking?

It depends on you; if you’re reasonably fit and enjoy walking then trekking is certainly for you. Choose the trekking route suites your fitness level. Obviously shorter treks are easier then longer ones, longer and bigger treks require a better standard of fitness. If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should try some longer day hikes.

How long will be the trekking?

The trekking at the different parts of Nepal will be different according to the distance of the trekking destinations. Generally, there are different places where one can go for trekking and the duration of the trekking will generally goes for about 1 to 4 weeks. But the trekking at the different places like in city tours will be short but the trekking towards the base camp of the high hills will be generally long.

What is teahouse and camping trekking in Nepal?

In Nepal, generally we can do two types of trekking. In the teahouses trekking, we will do the trekking by resting the night at the lodges or the teahouses at different places of the trekking trails. The teahouses trekking at Nepal will be comfortable than the camping trekking because the trekkers should not have to take any tensions regarding the accommodation and foods. But besides the teahouses trekking, camping trekking in Nepal is also equally popular. The camping trekking will be based on the trekking where the night will be resting at the camps, where we will set up our camps at the different parts of the trekking trails for our convenience. We will have our meals at the camps and will rest the night at camps. As compared to the lodging trekking, camping trekking is a bit difficult.

What types of food will be served during the trekking?

While trekking in Nepal, meals are prepared in tea houses, good standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetable soaked in iodine water before cooked. The food along the trail will be simple and a mix of local and international cuisine. If the trekking is camping trekking, then the trekkers will mainly be served with the local foods of Nepal and as well as continental and western foods. Due to the lack of electricity and refrigerators along our trekking route you will eat a largely vegetarian diet. In Kathmandu you will find meals in good quality tourist restaurants. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

Does your company organize domestic flights, hotel booking and other services?

Yes. Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home. But domestic flight ticket and accommodation during the trek will be included in our package. If you like to organize individually river rafting, sightseeing tour, mountain flight, jungle safari can be organized according to your interest.

Do I really need trekking guide?

While visiting to Nepal, trekking guides is almost mandatory to trekking in Nepal for everyone. When you hired one your trip will lot more informative and memorable. You get lots of knowledge about country. But if the trekkers is well experienced and have visited at different places of Nepal many times then s/he may not need the trekking guides. But trekking guide can play big role to make your trekking They will provide information about the trekking destination along with its surroundings. Similarly, if any problems will arise during the trekking, then the guides will solve it easily and it will be rather difficult for the trekkers themselves to solve them.

Is trekking and travel safe in Nepal?

Yes Nepal is safe to Travel. Safety during the trekking or travel in Nepal is one of the prime concerns that every trekker or traveler want to know. In the past, Nepal has experienced political unrest, however since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) has brought this unrest to a close. but now there is the situation of peace and tranquility in the field of trekking as well as in whole Nepal.

Besides, the trekking stakeholders in Nepal are also forwarding several steps for the safety of the trekkers. Now after election democratic parties will lead the government and rule the nation that’s why the huge possibility has seen in safety. Yes. . There are pick pockets here, as you find in other countries so keep your belongings safe at all times. You need to take usual precautions as you would traveling anywhere in the world.

Do I need insurance for travel and trek in Nepal? Can I get it there?

You should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for trekking up to 5500m. General travel and medical insurance for traveling in Nepal. We suggest you to buy insurance policy in your country as we don´t have mountain rescue insurance over here in Nepal. Check with your home country travel insurance company which covers the rescue helicopter from the mountain up to 5500m.

Is there any telephone/internet facilities, when we are on the mountain?

In the way in most villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephone for international call. Popular trekking area like Annapurna, Everest and Langtang area there good coverage of cell phones. and there internet cafe some lodges have wifi service.

What do I need to carry on trek?

A porter will carry your luggage and that belonging to your room-mate. Your clothing and sleeping bag must be placed in plastic bags inside your rucksack which must not weigh more than 25 pounds (12 kg) in total. You will be able to leave clothes and other baggage at our hotel in Kathmandu while away on trek.

Each trekker will carry a small day-sack, fleece jacket, water proofs, warm hat, sunhat, sun-cream, water bottle (or camel back system), first aid kit and water purification kit.

What in case of altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness is one of the major problems while you will trek high altitudes trekking destination of Nepal. But there are certain measures that can be applied while trekking at the high altitudes which help the trekkers to avoid the altitude sickness. Besides, if it will affects to any trekkers then there are several provisions for the first aid and other medicines to recover. If the condition of the trekkers gets worst, then he will immediately transfer to the nearby hospitals.

What happens if there is an emergency?

Our guides are trained with first aid and have basic knowledge about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

Do I need to bring First Aid Kit?

Our Guides carry a comprehensive medical kit. But you should bring your own personal kit and carry it with you when on the trek. It should contain antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, headache pills, diarrhoea treatment, re-hydration salts eg Dioralite, Lemsip, plasters and Compede for blisters.

What currency should I bring to Nepal?

We advise you to bring US dollars /British pounds/Euros to pay for your visa, trip cost and other expenses. most major currencies are usually accepted also. It is always better to travel with US dollars.

Does Nepal has good quality banking facilities?

Nepal has reasonable banking facilities having branches of some international local commercial banks Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as Visa and Master card are broadly accepted. ATM is widely available in Kathmandu and pokhara. There are some ATM in bigger town on treks. when you go remote area idea to carry enough cash. some trekking area has bank and ATM, they might not be reliable.

What are the main Nepali customs to know about?

Take off your shoes before entering a temple or a house
Ask for permission before entering Hindu temples
Most of the time, it will be forbbiden to take photographs inside temples

What about time and phone code in Nepal ?

Nepali time is GMT/UTC + 5H45
The Country Code is 977

Do we need to get vaccinated to visit Nepal?

You do not need any specific vaccine to come to Nepal. It is however recommended to check if your mandatory vaccines are up to date and talk to your doctor before travelling.

How early should I book my trip?

We recommend you to book your trip in few month advance. Even you arrive and want to organize your trip we accommodate last minute bookings. However, for Trekking like Everest region we need to reserved the flight so we highly recommend earliest is best for us.

What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 20% of total price as advance deposit to confirm reservation before arriving to Nepal and remaining balance of the payment shall be paid when you arrive to Kathmandu.

What essential documents/items do I need to bring with me?

You must bring a valid passport (must be valid for up to 6 months, keep an extra photocopy just in case), a copy of your travel insurance, cash, flight tickets, emergency contact numbers of insurance and family members and any medications.

How much extra spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will travel or trek. There is something you spend your money on throughout the trek other than the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, Hot shower on the trek, Tipping and shop round on the trek. On the other hand Kathmandu is a shopper’s paradise.. Frequently purchased items include hand-woven Tibetan carpets, hand knit woollen goods, hats, outdoor clothing and equipment, cashmere clothing, shawls, pashminas, Buddhist memorabilia, carved masks, puppets, wood carvings and jewellery etc. we suggest you to bring $200-$350 US dollar. You can only buy Nepalese Rupees in Nepal. There are ATM’s in Kathmandu where you can withdraw Nepalese Rupees Credit cards can be used to purchase expensive items but there will be an additional charge for this service.

Are Nepal Eco Adventure guides/porters insured?

Yes our company trekking staff including guides, porters, cooks, Sherpas all of them are insured. we have bought insurance for all our staff from Neco Insurance. Their insurance cover up to $5000 USD.

How much should I tip to my guide and porter?

Tips do not form any part of thewages of guides,porters and other trekking crews. but they are expected by the porters, guide, Sherpa and cook. it is a nice way of saying thank-you to someone who will play a large part in your trekking experience and who will prove invaluable to you on this trip. Our porters and guides will be paid more than working for other big tour and trek companies. we suggest to tip 10-20% of total trip cost. This amount must be given in Nepalese rupee. The porters live in small hill villages several days walking from the nearest bank or money changer. I will suggest you to be generous about tipping job they have done for you.

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Trip Facts

  • Kathmandu Heritage Tour / 5 Days
  • Easy
  • 02
  • All year around.
  • 1900m
  • Private vehicle
  • NEAKTM03

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