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Kathmandu: 2-Day Guided Cultural & Historical City Tour

1. Kathmandu: 2-Day Guided Cultural & Historical City Tour

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a melting pot of culture, history, and architecture. A city tour of Kathmandu, along with visits to Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, will give you an insight into Nepal's rich heritage. Day 1: Start your day by visiting Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, which is located on a hilltop and offers panoramic views of the city. Next, head to Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most sacred Hindu temples in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. After that, visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world and an important center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. In the afternoon, visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a unesco World Heritage Site that houses numerous temples, palaces, and courtyards, including the Hanuman Dhoka Palace and the Kumari Ghar, the residence of the Living Goddess. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Nepali dinner with a cultural show at a local restaurant. Day 2: Today, we drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, another unesco World Heritage Site that is known for its exquisite Newari architecture, temples, and courtyards. Some of the highlights of Bhaktapur Durbar Square include the Golden Gate, the Palace of 55 Windows, and the Nyatapola Temple. Next, head to Patan Durbar Square, yet another unesco World Heritage Site that is home to numerous temples, palaces, and statues. Some of the must-visit places in Patan Durbar Square include the Krishna Mandir, the Golden Temple, and the Patan Museum. In the evening, you can explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, a popular tourist hub in Kathmandu, and shop for souvenirs.

From Kathmandu: Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek | 30 days

2. From Kathmandu: Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek | 30 days

DAY 1 : ARRIVAL One of our team members will be present right at the airport to make sure you won’t have any difficulty; we will take you to the hotel for a warm and hearty Nepali dinner and prepare for the Kanchanjunga base camp trek. DAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING The first day of the Nepal exploration takes you around one of the busiest places with the most humble individuals, Kathmandu. Then we go around to visit UNESCO world heritage sites namely Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka, Patan, and Bhaktapur, the Swayambhunath and Bauddhanath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, and Changu Narayan. DAY 3 : FLIGHT TO BHADRAPUR, DRIVE TO SUKETAR (2420M, 5HRS) Starting with an early morning breakfast, on this day of the Kanchanjunga base camp trek, first, we take a flight to Bhadrapur, which is approximately 45 minutes long, followed by driving in a van or jeep for 5 to 6 hours accompanied by scenic view throughout you arrive Suketar where you rest for the night in a guesthouse. DAY 4 : TREK TO PHURUMBU (1542M, 4-5HRS) We head for Phurumbu, located in the Taplejung district, on this day after breakfast. An easy trek of 5 hours enjoying the view of terrace farmlands, forests, and beautiful small villages will take us there and get comfortable in a teahouse. DAY 5 : TREK TO CHIRUWA (1270M, 5-6HRS) Since we will be trekking along many colorful lama villages, this day of the Kanchenjunga base camp trek brings you closer to different ethnic groups and diversity in their cultural values, clothes, and food. After walking for about 5 hours through Sinwa, Tawa, and Thiwa, you reach Chirwa and rest overnight. DAY 6 : TREK TO SUKETHUM (1585M, 6-7HRS) After breakfast, we leave Chiruwa and head toward Sukethum (the village where Japanese people used to live). The trail takes us through green dense forests, cardamom fields, a freshwater river named Ghunsa, and stunning scenarios. After walking for 6 to 7 hours, we arrive at our destination for the day of the Kanchanjunga base camp trek and rest in a teahouse. DAY 7 : TREK TO AMJILOSA (2395M, 6HRS) The adventurous side of the Kanchanjunga base camp trek starts to unfold itself today as we walk through challenging trails, cross a suspension bridge and dense forest, and reach Solima, then walk down for a while to reach a rural village, Amjilosa. DAY 8 : TREK TO GYABLA (2730M, 6-7HRS) We leave for Gyabla, a Tibetan settlement where locals widely follow Buddhist culture. Trekking for 6 to 7 hours through really pretty jungles of rhododendron trees, oak trees, and pine trees, we reach Gyabla and rest there for the night in a teahouse enjoying a warm local dinner. DAY 9 : TREK TO GUNSA (3427M, 7-8HRS) After breakfast, the trek resumes, and on this day, we walk for 7 to 8 hours. On our way, you will be greeted by the Gunsa river and dense, luscious forests. Locals of Gunsa ( Sherpa village )trade and follow Tibetan culture. DAY 10 : TREK TO KAMBACHEN (4050M, 6-7HRS) We are getting closer to the destinations of the Kanchanjunga base camp trek that has the risk of altitude sickness. Walking through the rhododendron and pine forest and crossing Ramouk Kharka, you will be at the village Kambachen, which is influenced by Tibetan culture and located at an altitude of 4050 m. DAY 11 : TREK TO LHONAK (4780M, 6-7HRS) After breakfast, we head for the rocky trails of the Kanchanjunga base camp trek, passing through large boulders with a terrific view of a waterfall and crossing a bridge first, you will be at Ramtang monastery, then walking for a bit from there, Lhonak welcomes us. . DAY 12 : TREK TO KANCHENJUNGA BASE CAMP (5143M, 5-6HRS) Finally, the day when the trek takes us to the Kanchanjunga base camp. First, you walk toward Pangpema alongside the majestic view of the glorious Kanchanjunga glacier. From Pangpema, descending for a little while gets you in front of the Kanchanjunga base camp that boasts a magnificent view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Jannu Himal, and other Himalayan peaks. We spend the night in the lap of Kanchanjunga. DAY 13 : TREK TO KAMBACHEN (4050M, 8-9HRS) This will probably be the day with the longest trek ( 8 to 9 hours), nothing to worry about, though, cause it won’t be that difficult. Walking slowly, admiring the view of snow-capped mountains through Ramtang monastery, we will be at Kambachen. DAY 14 : TREK TO GUNSA (3427M, 4-5HRS) After breakfast, we climb down from the Kanchanjnga base camp, admiring the view that surrounds us; trekking for 4 to 5 hours, you reach Gunsa village. Enjoy a savory dinner night and rest in a teahouse. DAY 15 : TREK TO TANBHARMA DANDA (4641M, 6-7HRS) This day’s trek is short and easy, taking us through a trail of rhododendron, moss, and juniper trees. After breakfast, walking for 6 to 7 hours, we will be at Tanbharma Danda. You will not trek furthermore, just relax in a teahouse. DAY 16 : TREK TO CHERAM (3870M, 7-8HRS) Be ready for adventure as you will pass through Mirgin La pass ( 4480 m/ 14698.16 ft) and Sinion La pass (4646 m / 15242.78 ft) on your way to Cheram. After breakfast, accompanied by forests and snow-capped mountains, we walk for 7 to 8 hours and arrive at Cheram. DAY 17 : TREK TO RAMCHAUR (4580M, 3-4HRS) This day is the shortest as we only trek for 3 to 4 hours. On our trail, you will be blessed by the majestic Yalung glacier and other scenarios. After arriving at Ramchaura, also known as Ramche, we rest in a teahouse. DAY 18 : REST DAY After breakfast, we leave for exploration near Kanchanjunga along with three main summits of height ( 8420 m /27624.67 ft, 8586 m / 28169.29 ft, and 8474 m / 27801.84 ft) laying on the ridge. You will indulge in lunch that we take with us, then return back to Ramchaura. DAY 19 : TREK TO YALUNG BASE CAMP (4500M, 4-5HRS), TREK BACK TO RAMCHAUR (3HRS) In order to be at Yalung base camp first, we climb the moraine top to the southern face of Mt. Kanchenjunga, then trek a little ahead and witness Jannu (Kumbhakarna) mountain, then be in the presence of the beautiful Oktang monastery and climb for a bit. From here (Yalung base camp), Kumbhakarna peak, Nyukla Lachung peak along with other peaks, are visible. After admiring base camp, the next thing to do is retrace our way back to Rammchaur. DAY 20 : TREK TO TORONG (2995M, 5-6HRS) Since Torong is on the bank of the Simbuwa river, we begin trekking for Simbuwa river after breakfast which should be around 5 to 6 hours long through a trail beautified by dense forests. DAY 21 : TREK TO LASIYA BHANJYANG (3310M, 6HRS) We start the day with a warm breakfast, walk through scenic beauty for approximately 6 hours, and arrive at Lasiya Bhanjyang. Your accommodation for the night will be a teahouse. DAY 22 : TREK TO YAMPHUDIN (2080M, 5HRS) Yamphudin is a very pretty village with peace maintained amongst different ethnic groups, as Limbu, Sherpa, Gurung, as well as Rai, reside here in harmony. We will trek for 5 hours after breakfast and get to Yamphudin, where a famous traditional pork delicacy will be waiting for you. DAY 23 : TREK TO PHUMPHE DANDA (1858M, 7-8HRS) Our first destination is Mamangkhe village which we reach through a trail of green forest and the Kabeli river. From Mamangkhe, trekking down for a while gets us to Phumphe danda. In total, the trek will be 7 to 8 hours long. DAY 24 : TREK TO KANDE BHANJYANG (2129M, 6-7HRS) After breakfast, we catch the 6 to 7 hours long trail that leads us to Kande Bhanjyang, which boasts a view of snow-capped mountains. During the night in Kande Bhanjyang you will be in a teahouse. DAY 25 : TREK TO LALIKHARKA (2265M, 7-8HRS) The trail of this particular trek consists of dense green forests. After breakfast admiring the view around, we trek for 7 to 8 hours and reach Lali Kharka, which is a hamlet located near Sanophedi. DAY 26 : TREK TO SUKETAR (2420M, 6HRS) Suketar lies in the Taplejung district. With stomachs filled with tasty breakfast, we trek for 7 to 8 hours and reach Suketar, then rest overnight in a teahouse. DAY 27 : DRIVE TO BHADRAPUR (5HRS) Starting the day, we have breakfast get ready, and drive to Bhadrapur for about 5 hours. For te remaining time of the day you can either explore Bhadrapur or just rest and take away the strain on your muscle from the Kanchanjunga base camp trek. DAY 28 : FLY TO KATHMANDU The trek ends here, so we return back to the capital, Kathmandu, by flight, enjoying the view from above. Rest of the day, again, you can explore around or rest in a hotel and prepare for your departure. DAY 29 : DEPARTURE Hoping you had an amazing experience trekking in the Kanchanjunga base camp with Swotah. Our team will see you off to the airport safely with hope to see you again.

Kathmandu: Private Full Day Tour

3. Kathmandu: Private Full Day Tour

Take a full-day private tour to experience the magic and the history of Kathmandu. In the company of an expert, local guide see sights like Durbar Square, the Monkey Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. Experience the diversity of this historic city where breathtaking Newari architecture and centuries-old Hindu and Buddhist religious sites nestle alongside dedicated tourist-friendly accommodations and restaurants. Your tour will take you to the following locations: Kathmandu Durbar Square See this vibrant and beautiful World Heritage Site in the heart of this city. Locally known as Hanuman Dhoka Palace Square, this is the ancient seat of Nepalese Royalty. Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) Marvel at this fascinating architectural jewel, located on a lovely little hill rock. The main feature of this Buddhist temple is the white dome identified with a spotless jewel of nirvana and a thirteen-tiered golden spire. Boudhanath Stupa Encounter one of the biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal, with its imposing structure standing some 36 meters tall. The site is considered much like Mecca for the Tibetan Buddhists and every year tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the Himalayan region visit it. Pashupatinath Temple Explore what is considered one of the holiest shrines of all the Hindu temples. Located on the banks of the Bagmati river, this two-tiered golden temple with four triple silver doorways is a unique example of Nepalese architecture.

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