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1. Kathmandu Valley, Namobuddha and Panauti Tour
On the first day of the tour, be picked up by your guide at 10:30 AM and begin your exploration of Kathmandu valley. First visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pashupatinath Temple. This temple is one of the most sacred locations in Hinduism, and is the oldest of its kind within Kathmandu, dating back to the 5th century. Afterwards, travel to see Swayambhunath Stupa, one of the most spectacular monuments within the valley. See also Boudhanath Stupa, one of largest stupas in Nepal. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square in front of the old royal palaces, another World Heritage Site. This site is notable for being the cultural and historical hub of the valley. After exploring all of these landmarks, be returned to your hotel or residence to complete the first day of the tour. Start the second day with a pickup by your guide at 10:30 AM. Travel for one hour southeast to Panauti, one of the oldest ...
2. Nepal: Rural Glamping Trek with Panoramic Views
This off-the-grid trek will take you 3365 meters above sea level through picturesque rural regions of Nepal. You'll see stunning views while experiencing the local culture and camping in this less-visited part of the country. You'll meet your trek leader and be transferred to your hotel when you get to Kathmandu. After a night of rest and breakfast, you'll drive out to your starting point and to get ready for your trek the following day. After a hike up to 2800 meters, you'll get a chance to catch your breath and admire the view from your campsite above a Sherpa village. Spend the next few days hiking through the majestic Himalayas for about 5 or 6 hours each day. On day 6, you'll be taking on a steep ascent for 3-4 hours to reach the highest point of the trek at 3300 meters. Experience the most spectacular panoramic views of the trek over the next few days as you explore this out-the...
3. Kathmandu Walking Tour
Start your tour by walking from your hotel to the nearby busy Ason, the oldest market place in Kathmandu, where you can witness the daily lives of the locals. As you walk, pass along busy streets, shops, squares, and ancient temples. Next, head to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historical and religious location where many temples, palaces, shrines are located. Take a trip to the nearby famous Freak Street, the most popular junction during the Hippy era. Afterward continue to the Monkey Temple, Swayambhunath, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, located at the top of a hill that will give you the most spectacular panoramic view of the entire Kathmandu Valley. Then, walk back to Thamel or alternatively, you can take a taxi from Swayambhunath to Thamel.
4. Kathmandu: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
In the morning you’ll be picked up from your hotel for a full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the “city of glory.” First stop is Durbar (Palace) Square, the epicenter of religious and cultural life. The square is full of temples and old buildings in the Newari architectural style, such as the Hanuman Dhoka and Taleju Temple. Afterwards, you’ll visit Swoyambhunath Stupa. Said to be one of the oldest Buddhist shrines in the world, it is set high on a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley. Next stop is Pashupatinath Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This massive temple complex sits alongside the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Finally visit Boudhanath, a Buddhist shrine said to be one of the largest in the world. This massive structure stands tall with four pairs of eyes, each facing the four cardinal directions. At the end of the day you’ll be dropped back to yo...
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What people are saying about Kathmandu Durbar Square
All it was ok. The guide take me in my guest house with a motor bike. We have seen a lot of things. It was really fantastic day of excursion. With a lot of details. Really a good and well prepared guide speaking a good english. All it was good and fun. Really highly recommended.
Pick up on time! Very nice guide and explained everything! Great!!!