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  • Night Out at Dulikhel Hillstation with Bhaktapur, Namobuddha

    1. Night Out at Dulikhel Hillstation with Bhaktapur, Namobuddha

    Enjoy a night at Dulikhel hillstation. Dhulikhel is one of the more popular places from which to observe the high Himalayas. Admire stunning panoramas of peaks unfolding in front of your eye. You can also enjoy a side trip to the sacred stupa at Namobuddha, a 12km drive or three-hour walk south. Panauti is one of oldest towns in Nepal, with many temples dating back to the 15th Century or earlier. You can admire its many temples, stupas, and statues - plus the added charm of the green paddy fields in the area. You will also go to Namobuddha, with the old Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery - an important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal. Stop at Bhaktapur Durbar Square, located 15 km from Kathmandu, which is a museum of medieval art and architecture with many examples of sculptures, woodcarvings, and colossal pagoda temples consecrated to different gods and goddesses.

  • Kathmandu: 14-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

    2. Kathmandu: 14-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

    Upon your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be met by your tour representative before being transferred to hotel. The following day, you will fly to Lukla (2,850 meters) before trekking to Phakding (2,640 meters 4-5 hours). Your trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters will take between 6-7 hours). Your 4th day will consist of rest and acclimatization at the Namche Bazaar, where you will enjoy a 2 to 3-hour excursion. On day 5 you will trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870 meters) over the space of 5-6 hrs. Day 6 will involve you trekking from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 meters) for 5-6 hours once more.   You will continue to acclimatize further at Dingboche on day 7, before trekking from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940 meters) on day 8. On day 9, trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 meters) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters) before returning ...

    Had a very experienced guide who spoke good English and looked after me extremely well. Would definitely recommend, especially if this your first time trekking in Nepal.

  • From Kathmandu: Ghorepani Poon Hill 5-Day Trek

    3. From Kathmandu: Ghorepani Poon Hill 5-Day Trek

    • Day one: Kathmandu arrival (4,265 feet) Meet your group at the meeting point in Kathmandu or get picked up from your hotel, where you will be warmly welcomed by a tour representative. Head to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free to explore this historic and vibrant city. Meals: welcome dinner. • Day two: Fly to Pokhara (2,900 feet); drive to Nayapul (3,510 feet); trek to Tikhedhunga (5,053 feet) After breakfast in the hotel, the tour starts with a 25-minute flight from Kathmandu Airport to Pokhara. In Pokhara, visit the deep, narrow gorge of roaring Seti River and then drive to Davi’s Falls and further to Gupteswar Cave and the Bat Cave. Laze by the Phewa Lake and take a leisurely row on its sparkling waters. Drive 25 miles to Nayapul for the start of the trek. A steep trail from Nayapul directs trekkers down to a bridge over a small stream to get to Birethanti, a l...

  • From Kathmandu: 2-Day Wellness Retreat in Osho Tapoban

    4. From Kathmandu: 2-Day Wellness Retreat in Osho Tapoban

    Leave the bustle of Kathmandu behind and take some time to unwind at the thriving spiritual community of Osho Tapoban. The sanctuary lies in the forest of the Nagarjun Hills, giving you the chance to be surrounded by mother nature. Embrace the tranquility of the space, away from hectic everyday life. Take part in workshops for yoga, meditation, and other types of therapy. Attend a Satsang, a group activity where a guru will give a speech on a certain subject. Embrace spiritual fulfillment as you discuss interpretations of the meaning of life and other subjects. Outline Itinerary: Day 1 - Be driven to Tapoban and explore the place. Take part in meditation and overnight at the spiritual community Day 2 - Early morning meditation and yoga. During the afternoon listen to a prabachan (an eloquent reciting of text), visit the library and browse the books. Set off to return to Kath...

  • Kathmandu: Full-Day Changu Narayan Nagarkot Hiking Tour

    5. Kathmandu: Full-Day Changu Narayan Nagarkot Hiking Tour

    You will begin with breakfast at 8:00AM in the morning. From there your friendly guide will pick you up from your hotel in Thamel or Kathmandu, and following a one-hour drive you will reach the Changu Narayan Temple. The Changu Narayan Temple gives you the opportunity to learn a lot about Nepalese culture. You will also encounter old-style houses, and will learn about the lifestyle around Changu Narayan. Following that, take a 4-hour hike from the Changu Narayan Temple to Nagarkot, the place from where the Himalayas appear like white diamonds. You can also check out the incredible views over Langtang, Shisapangma, Mount Everest, and Gauri Shankar from this location. Your guide will help you to learn more about the beautiful Changu Narayan Temple, along with Nagarkot. Your tour will later end after around 8-9 hours, at which point you will be returned back to your hotel to rest.

  • Kathmandu: 3-Day Chitwan Safari Tour

    6. Kathmandu: 3-Day Chitwan Safari Tour

    Day 1: Your first day will begin with you traveling from Kathmandu to Chitwan. Once having arrived to Chitwan, you will be taken to your respective accommodation by your staff. You can then refresh yourself with cold drinks before having some time to rest. Following this rest break, visit the Chitwan National Park where you can explore the wildlife, history, and essence of the park. You will later enjoy an exotic sunset from the Rapti River, before a village tour around the Tharu Village including participation in a Tharu dance program. Day 2: You'll start with breakfast at 7:00AM, after which you will go on a canoe ride along the Rapti River. You will get to see a rare species of crocodile after a small jungle walk, following which you will have time to savor a quick delicious lunch. After lunch, go deep inside the jungle by Jeep where you will be...

  • Everest Base Camp Trek

    7. Everest Base Camp Trek

    Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport Upon arrival at the airport, enjoy a private transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu before receiving all the necessary information about the trek from your guide. Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu See the sights of Kathmandu with your expert guide in a private car.  Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla After your flight to Lukla, enjoy an easy trek to the upper region of Phakding where you will spend the night. Over the next few days, you will get the chance to explore the Sagarmatha National Park, a World Heritage Site, getting a closer look at world famous Buddist monasteries and meeting friendly Sherpa people. Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazar Following the Dudh Koshi valley, climb up to Namche Bazaar, the ideal resting spot for tourists and local Sherpas alike. Enjoy panoramic views of the Everest Region with its rhododendron forests and snow-capped peaks...

  • Kathmandu: 14-Day Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

    8. Kathmandu: 14-Day Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

    Embark on an unforgettable journey to one of the world's holiest lake. See the place that numerous Hindu pilgrims from Nepal, India, and other countries visit to pay their homage to the Gosainkunda Lake every year. This 14-day tour takes you through an area that has gained popularity but is still one of the best ways to explore the Himalayas away from the crowds. Discover its natural beauty and magnificent views over the great Himalayas. Seize the opportunity to travel through some of the most enticing landscapes the Himalayas has to offer. From Kathmandu follow the trail to Dhunche and from Dhunche along the ridge through beautiful rhododendron and juniper forests up to Gosainkunda Lake and back to Kathmandu. Itinerary Day 1 Meet your guide at your hotel and then relax on a 7-hour bus ride until you arrive in Syabrubesi (1,610 meters). Stay overnig...

  • Kathmandu: Spa Package with Massage and Facial

    9. Kathmandu: Spa Package with Massage and Facial

    Treat yourself to a visit to the spa which is a fantastic way to relax and de-stress, offering a great opportunity to separate yourself from life’s everyday stressors and have some precious ‘me time’. Let your body unwind with a 1.5-hour body massage and 30-minute facial.   Facials are known to help delay and prevent the onset of wrinkles by stimulating skin cells and hydrating the skin. Additionally, generally giving yourself time to relax and de-stress is a great anti-aging technique in itself.  General aches and pains are a common occurrence for many, with exercise, sleeping on an unsupported mattress, and sitting for long periods of time at a desk all contributing to them. A great way of relieving these aches is via a relaxing massage, either full body or one that focuses on your problem areas, which helps to fully relax the muscle and tissue. Massage can also help to improve your ...

  • Kathmandu Valley Private 6-Hour Tour

    10. Kathmandu Valley Private 6-Hour Tour

    See the sights of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal on a 6-hour tour of an area that covers 218 square miles (350 kilometers). Kathmandu Valley contains 3 fabulous cities of great historic, religious, and cultural interest: Kathmandu (Kantipur), Patan (Lalitpur), and Bhadgaon (Bhaktapur). The Kathmandu Valley has often been described as an open-air art gallery with thousands of sacred shrines in brick, stone, metal, and wood scattered throughout it. On your tour, you will not be able to see the entire valley, but you will be taken to some of the most important and monumental sites. Many of these are squares or temples that are also designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu Durbar Square This square is home to a house full of woodcarvings of different gods and goddesses. In this 3-story palace you will also find the living Goddess Kumari. Both Hindus and Buddhist...

    I’m so happy to had a great day with my guide! You can definitely have the experience to know better Nepal with this tour! Amazing history, people, nature....

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based on 49 reviews

A great time with many impressions, landscapes, good food, an excellent guide Ramesh ... if only the rubbish were not everywhere. I had to get used to that. I was a solo traveler and would not want to miss this experience

I’m so happy to had a great day with my guide! You can definitely have the experience to know better Nepal with this tour! Amazing history, people, nature....

Organization and implementation were perfect. Our guide was easy to understand and we had a great day in Kathmandu.

The guide was very well informed and was able to convey the knowledge in an interesting way

Pick up on time! Very nice guide and explained everything! Great!!!