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10 Days Nepal Adventure Tour from Kathmandu

1. 10 Days Nepal Adventure Tour from Kathmandu

The trip begins with cultural sightseeing of heritage monuments in Kathmandu. On the following days you experience exciting whitewater rafting in Trishuli River, jungle safari in Chitwan National Park and soft trekking/ hiking to Ghandruk village inside Annapurna conservation area with stunning views of Himalayan range, mountain people, culture and lifestyle. It ends with the taste of Nepalese cuisine with show of folk dances and music. Nepal Adventure Tour Itinerary Day 1 Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport. Meet our representative. Transfer to the hotel. Orientation of the tour program. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. Day 2 Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Swoyambhunath. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. Day 3 Drive to Chitwan National Park. On the way rafting in Trishuli River. Arrive Chitwan National Park late afternoon. Briefing of jungle activities by Nature Guide. Evening cultural show of local people. Overnight at hotel in Chitwan National Park. Day 4 Full day jungle activities inside national park (elephant ride, canoe ride in the Rapti River, jungle walk, bird watching, elephant bathing etc.). Overnight at hotel in Chitwan National Park. Day 5 Morning drive to Pokhara. Sightseeing tour of Davis fall, Shiva cave and Tibetan Refugee Camp. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara. Day 6 Morning drive to Nayapul (1 hr). Start hiking/ trekking to Ghandruk. Overnight at mountain lodge in Ghandruk. Day 7 Hiking from Ghandruk to Pothana. Overnight at mountain lodge in Pothana. Day 8 Hiking from Pothana to Phedi via Dhampus. Drive back to Pokhara (1/2 hour). Overnight at hotel in Pokhara. Day 9 Morning drive back to Kathmandu (6 hrs). Rest at the hotel. Evening farewell dinner at typical Neplease Restaurant with cultural dance and music. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. Day 10 Preparation for your departure. Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for your onward journey.

Kathmandu Valley Private 6-Hour Tour

2. 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 Buddhists venerate her, and she serves as an illustration of the harmony between the Hindu and Buddhist people. One of the popular temples of Kathmandu Durbar Square is Kashamandap, locally known as Maru Sattal. It is believed that the name of Kathmandu City is derived from the name of this temple, and it is said that this temple is built by one single Sal (sorea robusta) tree. At the center of this temple, one can see the statue of a Hindu god Gorakhnath and in the 4 corners of the temple one can see Ganesh statues. The most visited temple of Kathmandu is Maru Ganesh. The people of Kathmandu Valley believe that the 4 Ganesh statues in the 4 corners of Kathmandu Valley protect the people living in Kathmandu. Every day people go to worship this temple, and especially on Tuesdays, you can see a long line of people waiting for hours to worship. Other interesting things to see here are Mahadev Temple, Shiva Parvati Temple, Bhagwati Temple, Old Palace, Saraswoti Temple, Krishna Octangular Temple, Big Drums, Kal Bhairav, Jagannath Temple, and Tal. Swayambhunath/Monkey Temple Swayambhunath / Monkey Temple is a 2,500-year-old Stupa situated overlooking Kathmandu Valley. Its name comes from the holy monkey living in part of the complex. The painted eyes on 4 sides symbolize the all-seeing eyes of Buddha, and the site is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Pashupatinath Temple Pashupatinath is a temple of Lord Shiva and the most sacred of the 275 Shiva temples worldwide. It is also the oldest temple in Kathmandu. The Bagmati River runs alongside the temple, and is the site not only of pilgrims who bathe in the river, but also contains a special area where members of the royal family are cremated. Boudhanath Stupa Boudhanath Stupa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also one of the biggest in the world. It is the most important pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhists, who come here by the thousands during the winter festival to pay their respect. Patan Durbar Square Patan Durbar Square is home to the former Patan Royal Family. The most photographed of Kathmandu’s 3 Durbar Squares, it features a remarkable display of Newari architecture. Its main attractions include the Krishna Temple, with its 21 golden pinnacles, Rudra Varna Mahavihar, a Buddhist Monastery that houses local treasures, and the central courtyard of Mul Chowk.

Spiritual Nepal: Expert insight into Hinduism and Buddhism

3. Spiritual Nepal: Expert insight into Hinduism and Buddhism

Meet up with your guide and fellow travelers at the meeting point and hop in for a ride in a cab (local taxi for up to 2 people, private cab for more than 2 people) to the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal: the Boudhanath Stupa. Rotate the prayer wheels along with the locals as you circumnavigate the magnificent white spherical dome and offer prayers to Lord Buddha by lighting a traditional butter lamp. After this spiritual experience, walk for around 15 minutes to Pashupatinath Temple, the largest Hindu pilgrimage site of Nepal. At Pashupatinath, go on an insightful spiritual journey of Hindu beliefs, the cycle of birth and death, and the stories of Sadhus - Hindu Holy Men, who renounce their hedonistic social life to devote their life to Shiva (Hindu God of Destruction). You can also get your future read by a local palm-reader! Witness one of many cremations along the banks of Bagmati River, and interact with soot-smeared, saffron-clad, dreadlocked Sadhus. As the sun goes down, brace yourself to be overwhelmed by throngs of locals as they gather around on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern side of Pashupatinath Temple. Watch along with them the mesmerizing everyday ritual called “Aarati,” which is an offering of lights to Lord Pashupatinath. Make sure you keep near your guide and your group lest you get lost in the crowd of locals! Return a transformed person after this divine (and truly local) experience!

From Kathmandu: Patan and Bhaktapur Sightseeing Tour

4. From Kathmandu: Patan and Bhaktapur Sightseeing Tour

Patan and Bhaktapur were separate kingdoms in early times and are filled with age-old palaces, temples, shrines, monasteries, and courtyards. These two medieval cities boast otherworldly views and extensive historical centers, and are both listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  Patan Durbar Square, the main attraction, comes equipped with a museum, palaces, Hindu temples, and ancient courtyards, whereas Bhaktapur, about 12 km from Kathmandu city, has retained its medieval spirit.   Within the centuries-old atmosphere of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, find Nyathapole Temple, Golden Gate, 55 Window Palace, and a fascinating museum. Enjoy a pleasant drive back to your accommodation.

From Kathmandu: 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

5. From Kathmandu: 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Ever dreamed of visiting the world's highest mountain? The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the attractive destinations for adventure lovers to make a dream come true! Day 1: Your Arrival in Kathmandu Upon arrival, pick up from the Airport & transfer to hotel Kathmandu Suite Home [B]. Day 2: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding Early in the morning, drive to the Airport, and take a short flight to Lukla (2804 meters). And a 3 hour of a trek to Phakding (2610 meters). Overnight at guesthouse [L, D]. Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3535 meters). Overnight at guesthouse [B, L, D]. Day 4: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Take a walk around the valley to adjust to the thin air. Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway of Everest. Opt to go to a museum on the same day. There, discover the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Take in a fine view of Everest and other mountains from this place. Overnight at guesthouse [B, L, D]. Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3850 meters) In reaching Tengboche, you will visit a monastery known as Tengboche monastery, where your guide will take you to observe the prayer ceremony, in the evening or morning. Overnight at guesthouse [B, L, D]. Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters). Overnight at guesthouse [B, L, D]. Day 7: Enjoy another day for acclimatization! First, take a trip to Chhukung valley, then return to Dingboche in the evening. Afterward, go to Chhukung Ri (5546 meters) from there, and observe the 5th highest mountain, Mt. Makalu. Overnight at the guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4950 meters). Overnight at guesthouse [B, L, D]. Day 9: Visit Everest Base Camp Trek to Everest Base camp (5400 meters) and return to Gorakshep (5160 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar The day starts with a hike up to Kalapathar (5545 meters), an excellent viewpoint to enjoy views of Mount Everest and other spectacular mountain landscapes. Then trek back to Pheriche (4280 meters). Overnight at guesthouse [B, L, D]. Day 11: Return to Namche Trek back to Namche Bazar. Overnight at guesthouse [B, L, D]. Day 12: Trek back to Lukla. Overnight at guesthouse [B, L, D]. Day 13: Kathmandu After breakfast, fly back to Kathmandu. And transfer to the hotel [B]. Day 14: Kathmandu This is an additional day in case of flight delay in Lukla. Overnight at the hotel [B]. Day 15: Departure We will arrange airport drop-off. Abbreviation: [B] - Breakfast [L] - Lunch [D] - Dinner

From Kathmandu: Ghorepani Poon Hill 5-Day Trek

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

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek offers spectacular mountain scenery along with charming villages inhabited particularly by the Gurungs and Magars, dense rhododendron forests full of birds, and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Peak) dominating the skyline. One of the important highlights of this Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is to make a climb on Poon Hill. When the sun rises, it touches the snow-capped summits of the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, there gradually appear, just like magic that your eye could not believe. Day 1: Kathmandu arrival (4,265 feet) Day 2: 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 large and prosperous village. From Birethanti, take the left branch of the trail on the west side of the bridge at the ACAB post, where you'll need to show your ACAP permit and TIMS Card. Following the trail through main streets of Birethanti, winding through bamboo forests and past a large waterfall and swimming hole, reach Sudami beyond a pasture used by caravans. Climb steadily up the side of the valley to reach Hille, and about 15 minutes above Hille is the Tikhedhunga. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Day 3 Trek to Ghorepani (9,023 feet) Day 4: Trek to Poon Hill (10,532 feet); trek to Nayapul, 3-4 hours, 3,280 foot descent; drive to Pokhara After about an hour climb in the morning, reach Poon Hill, which is a viewpoint for the spectacular Himalayan panorama extending from Dhaulagiri to Annapurna to Machhapuchhre, stretching from Dhaulagiri I and Tukuche to Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and Tarke Kang. Take the main trail that leads south dropping at first on a staircase, and then traversing high above the river on a stone paved trail. Cross a stream at Chane (5,540 feet) and continue to Kimche (5,380 feet) and follow the ridge downhill to join the Modi Khola at Syauli bazaar (3,740 feet). From there on, the walking is flat. Follow the river valley through a lovely birch forest and rice terraces before reaching Birethanti. Walk 30 minutes on a rough and rocky road to get to Nayapul, from where you'll drive back to Pokhara. Meals: breakfast, lunch, farewell dinner. Day 5 : Fly back to Kathmandu Take a last memorable look at the Annapurna ranges and take a flight back to Kathmandu. Meals: breakfast.

Kathmandu: Private Traditional Nepali Cooking Class

7. Kathmandu: Private Traditional Nepali Cooking Class

You will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to cooking school. Your cooking teacher will welcome you and take you to kitchen. Before start cooking, you will have a short briefing about today's program. Once you are ready, you will wear apron and start doing activities. You will be ask to participate actively to understand and enjoy. She will teach how to cook, volume of the fire or timing. You will know how to cook plain rice (the quantity of rice, water and cooking time) You will know how to prepare Dal Soup (lentil soup) the quantity of dal, salt, spices, water and timing. Chop the seasonal vegetable and learn how to cook (quantity of oil, salt, vegetable, the spices, water and timing) Achar pickle preparing (there are many different spices in Nepalese cuisine) You will learn one of them with tomato, sesame seed, lemon and green coriander. Fried Chicken in Nepalese way You can take photos, short videos and can ask many questions with your teacher about cooking or etc. Once food is ready you will try Yummy Dal Bhat with your teacher. After taking lunch, you can take picture with your teacher and take some time free. Before you leave, she will offer you a Nepali tea (Masala Tea). Good bye for this time.

Everest Base Camp: 12 Day Trek Start/End at Kathmandu

8. Everest Base Camp: 12 Day Trek Start/End at Kathmandu

Trekking in the Everest region is a lifetime dream of many people. This classic Everest trek is the perfect chance to take in this majestic mountain and the splendid beauty of the region’s scenery. This trek winds, climbs, and descends its way through lush lowland and alpine forest, past Buddhist monasteries and authentic Sherpa Villages. You'll have the opportunity to explore the lifestyle of the Himalayan people, their religion, customs and traditions. Marvel at alluring birds like the golden eagle, snow pigeon, and red- and yellow-billed choughs, and discover flora like rhododendron, magnolias, blue pine, chir pine, juniper and hemlock.  Itinerary: Day 01: Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Trek to Phadking (2700m) Day 02: Phadking to Namche Bazaar (3420m) Day 03: Acclimatization in Namche (3420m) Day 04: Namche to Tengboche (3850m) Day 05: Tengboche to Pheriche (4240m)/Dingboche (4350m) Day 06: Pheriche/Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m) Day 07: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5160m) Day 08: Site trip to Everest Base Camp (5400m) Day 09: Pheriche to Tengboche Trek back to Tengboche and overnight at Tengboche Day 10: Tengboche to Namche Trek back to Namche and overnight at Namche Day 11: Namche to Lukla Trek back to Lukla and overnight at Lukla Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu

Kathmandu: Private Full-Day Tour

9. Kathmandu: Private Full-Day Tour

After breakfast at your hotel, get picked up by your guide and head out on your guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. See some of the major historical, cultural and religious centers in the Kathmandu Valley, including Kathmandu Durbar Square, where you can admire temples dating back as far as the third century. Then, head to the Boudhanath Stupa, which is the largest stupa in South Asia. Your next stop is one of the most sacred Hindu temples in Nepal, Pashupatinath Temple. From here, move to the Swayambhunath Stupa, and get the chance to play with the monkeys who gave this stupa the nickname of Monkey Temple. Your tour guide will explain to you the cultural, historical and religious significance of these places during this tour. Get dropped off at your hotel in the evening after a full day of sightseeing.

Kathmandu: Full-Day City Sightseeing Tour

10. Kathmandu: Full-Day City Sightseeing Tour

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and heritage of the Kathmandu Valley on this guided tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Here, marvel at the architecture of the Royal Palace and admire several other buildings of religious and cultural importance including 3rd-century temples and courtyards. Continue your tour with a visit to Swyambunath Stupa. Here, get up close and personal with the site's resident monkeys and admire a range of shrines and temples before heading to your next stop, Bouddhanath Stupa. At Bouddhanath, pay your respects at the temple, which is considered to be the holiest temple in the world outside of Tibet, and marvel at the architecture at one of the world's largest stupas. Finally, visit Pashupatinath temple, which is one of the biggest Hindus temples in Nepal and believed to be the oldest in the country. Here, immerse yourself in Hindu traditions and learn more about why this temple is frequented by up to 7,000,000 devotees each year on the day of the Mahashivratri Festival. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the day.

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based on 6 reviews

The guide was excellent, and so was the driver. The guide was flexible, nice, and very knowledgeable. I liked the tour because it covered the main sites but the extra time - doing it over a full day vs. A half-day tour - meant that I had more time to enjoy each site and time to explore the city a bit more - walking from one site to the next to explore off the beaten track, seeing a temple that was not in the itinerary, etc.

We had a wonderful experience with our guide Phul. December is a dry month and sunny so the trek is very comfortable. The views across the valleys into the Himalayas are breathtaking. The experience has been very good. Liberty Holidays organised our tour and everything worked perfectly. Our guide was very attentive, very informative and very interesting. We loved the experience. Thank you!

Had a wonderful ride (chose the easy route). Milan, the guide was amazing and considerate. We had to navigate through heavy Kathmandu traffic to get to the valley which turned out not to be too difficult due to Milan's guidance. Due to roadwork, the traffic in the park was unusual. But the views were great and I enjoyed myself immensely.

The hiking was nice, with great views while being in the nature and interacting with local people from small villages. Our tour guide was friendly and always happy to answer all our questions.

A private visit not to be missed! Perfect service. Our guide Latan was really great. A visit that allows you to discover the main sites without losing energy.