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Kathmandu: Spa Package with Massage and Facial

1. 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-hour body massage and 30-minute facial and spa facilities. 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 blood circulation and regulate your blood pressure if you have them regularly

Kathmandu Walking Tour

2. 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.

From Kathmandu: Bungee Jumping Day Trip

3. From Kathmandu: Bungee Jumping Day Trip

Enjoy an unbeatable bungee jumping experience in Nepal. Feel the thrill as you step off a steel suspension bridge over the Bhote Kosi River and free fall for 160 meters.   Meet in Kathmandu early in the morning, then relax on the 3-hour bus journey to the bridge. Admire the beautiful views of the mountainous landscape on route to Nepal’s first bungee jumping site, located close to the border with Tibet.   Get the ultimate rush as you take the leap and experience the longest free-fall in the world. The Swiss-designed bridge was built with safety in mind, and all measures are taken to ensure a fun and safe trip. After your jump, enjoy a delicious lunch before returning to Kathmandu in the comfortable air-conditioned bus.

Kathmandu: 3-Day 2-Day Wellness Retreat in Osho Tapoban

4. Kathmandu: 3-Day 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: Drive to Tapoban at around 7:00 AM. Explore the place, take part in meditation, and stay overnight in the spiritual community. Day 2: Join early morning meditation and yoga. During the afternoon, listen to a prabachan (an eloquent reciting of text), visit the library, and browse the books. Enjoy more spiritual activities. Day 3: Start the day with breakfast, then join the first session of meditation and activities. Set off to return to Kathmandu at around 10 AM.

Kathmandu: Half-Day UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour

5. Kathmandu: Half-Day UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour

Visit four of Kathmandu's top attractions on a private half-day tour. Start by traveling in your comfortable private vehicle from your hotel to the traditional heart of the medieval town. First, visit Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, then watch the monkeys frolic around Swayambhunath temple. Next, take in the sacred prayer wheels and incense as you explore the Pashupatinath Temple and then Boudhanath stupa, one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal with roots going back to 600 AD. All along the way, hear informative commentary from your guide on a comprehensive tour of four unmissable sights in the city.

Kathmandu: 5-Day Trip to Nagarkot with Everest Sunrise Views

6. Kathmandu: 5-Day Trip to Nagarkot with Everest Sunrise Views

Visit the most important historical, cultural, and religious sites in the countryside around Kathmandu. Visit Nagarkot and capture its stunning views of the Himalayas and Mount Everest at sunrise and sunset. Day 1 Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport and take a transfer to the hotel. Participate in an orientation program at 5:00 PM. In the evening, socialize at a welcome dinner and spend the night at the Himalayan Suite Hotel. Day 2 After breakfast, venture off on a guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu in a private vehicle. See attractions such as Swaymbhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Patan Durbar Square. Spend your second night at the Himalayan Suite Hotel. Day 3 Have breakfast and drive to Bhaktapur, around an hour-long drive. Enjoy sightseeing in the oldest city in Nepal for around 2 hours. Then drive to Nagarkot to see breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountain range. Nagarkot is one of the best places to enjoy the sunrise, sunset, and stunning views of the mountains of eastern Nepal, including Mount Everest. Spend the night at Hotel Himalayan Villa. Day 4 Enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas early in the morning. Have breakfast and drive back to Kathmandu at around 10:00 AM. Relax during some free time in Kathmandu and roam around Thamel in the evening. Spend the night at the Himalayan Suite Hotel. Day 5 Your trip ends after breakfast at 8:00 AM. After your meal, you will be transferred to the airport or your desired address.

From Kathmandu: Bungee Jump over Bhotekosi River & Transfer

7. From Kathmandu: Bungee Jump over Bhotekosi River & Transfer

After getting picked up from your hotel and transferred to the bus station in Thamel your journey begins. Enjoy a scenic route that takes around 3.5 hours including a couple of tea-breaks along the way. When you reach the resort you'll see the bridge from a distance thanks to its sheer size. The staff will give you a safety briefing, weigh you, and give you a time slot. Then all you have to do is maintain mental calm until your turn. Enjoy the fantastic jump over the Bhotekoshi River.  You can have a buffet lunch after the jump before being driven back to your hotel.

Kathmandu: 6-Day Kathmandu and Lumbini Tour

8. Kathmandu: 6-Day Kathmandu and Lumbini Tour

Day 1: On your first day you will arrive to Kathmandu, after which you will check-in to your hotel. You will then be free to explore the town at your own leisure, before spending the night in a 3-star hotel. Day 2: Your second day will consist of sightseeing in Kathmandu. You will explore Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and the Swayambhunath monkey temple. The square, situated in the heart of the city, consists of an enchanting assortment of palace buildings, artistic courtyards, and graceful pagoda temples. The former royal palace complex is the center of Patan's religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. There are three main courtyards or chowks, named central Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk, and Keshav Narayan Chowk in the square. You will later spend the night in your 3-star hotel, with leisure time in the evening. Day 3: Following breakfast on the third day you will drive/fly to Lumbini. After arriving, you will check-in to the Hotel Peace Palace or similar. Day 4: Your fourth day will consist of Lumbini sightseeing, where you will discover an area that is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupendahi district of Nepal. It is sometimes claimed to be the place where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama, who as the Buddha Gautama founded the Buddhist tradition. Lumbini is one of 4 magnets for pilgrimage that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of the Buddha, the others being in Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya, and Sarnath. Lumbini has a number of temples, including the Mayadevi Temple and others under construction. You will later spend the night once more at the Hotel Peace Palace or similar. Day 5: On your fifth day you will drive/fly back to Kathmandu, where you will overnight in a 3-star hotel. Day 6: Following breakfast at your hotel, you will have free time until your departure, at which point you will be transported in private for your departure at the airport.

Kathmandu: Nepali Cooking Class with Hotel Pickup

9. Kathmandu: Nepali Cooking Class with Hotel Pickup

Join an experienced chef who will lead a cooking class to prepare a traditional Nepali meal while also learning about the food culture of the region. This activity also includes a visit to a local market to pick up the ingredients needed to cook your meal.  After your prick up from your hotel, visit a typical local market of Kathmandu-Ason on a rickshaw to have an authentic experience. Meet local merchants and see the hustle and bustle of the busy shopping hub in Kathmandu. After the market visit, it is time to start the cooking class. Learn about various local delicacies of Nepal and how they are cooked and what type of ingredients are used. You will make beloved and traditional foods like momo, varieties of yummy curries, a unique bread that includes roti and the absolute favorite Sel roti which is slightly similar to American donuts. Have fun as you listen to Nepalese folk music during your class and at mealtime and also learn some Nepalese phrases as well.

Kathmandu: 14-Day Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

10. Kathmandu: 14-Day Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Beginning from Kathmandu, make your way to the Annapurna Sanctuary where your 14-day trek will commence. Throughout your trek there will be a leader, an assistant leader, and porters for carrying luggage. This arrangement ensures that even in the event that anybody in the group becomes sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. Your day-to-day itinerary is as follows: Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu (1,300 meters) Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation Day 3: Fly to Pokhara and trek to Ulleri (2,050 meters) Day 4: Ulleri to Ghorepani, 4 to 5-hour trek (2,750 meters) Day 5: Ghorepani to Tadapani, 6 to 7-hour trek (2,700 meters) with a visit to Poon Hill (3,210 meters) Day 6: Tadapani to Chhomrong, 6-hour trek (2,170 meters) Day 7: Chhomrong to Bamboo 4 to 5 hour-trek (2,310 meters) Day 8: Bamboo to Deurali 3 to 4-hour trek (3,230 meters) Day 09: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp, 5 to 6-hour trek (4,130 meters) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700 meters) Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo, 7 to 8-hour trek Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda, 5 to 6-hour trek (1,760 meters) Day 12: Trek to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara, 6-hour trek Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu Day 14: Final Departure

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What people are saying about Thamel

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 4 reviews

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.

A lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed Bit disappointed with the market visit as it was just a local shop and felt it wasn’t quite a full morning as back at Hotel by 11.30 The chef was very competent but was however a local student here in Kathmandu

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