The Kathmandu city tour is an amalgam of the world heritage sites in Nepal listed by UNESCO.
The city tour will take us to the three royal cities of Nepal, viz. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
The setting of Kathmandu Durbar Square is the Kumari Temple, Basantapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Thamel. Kathmandu, the capital city, is now a crowded place with much modernization. Though progress and changes have altered the look of Kathmandu, the inner city and historically and culturally important places and the tales behind them remain intact.
The other two cities, Patan and Bhaktapur are also part of the Kathmandu valley. Both the places are famous for the wood carving, stone carving, architecture of the temples and palaces situated there. Numerous Buddhist and Hindu temples that were constructed centuries back still exist in these places.
In Kathmandu, spending some time in Thamel is worth. Thamel can be introduced as the centre of the tourist industry. The place is easy for food, handicrafts, music shops and several hangout spots.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley and World Heritage Site Sightseeing by car such as Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Sightseeing in UNESCO World Heritage Site such as: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square. Spending time at Thamel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Transfer to the airport for your final departure.
What's included !
- Airport pick up and drop.
- Guided Katmandu sightseeing tour by Car.
- All sightseeing entry Fee.
- All accommodation on B/B basis.
- 13% government tax where applicable.
- All transportation.
What's not included !
- Lunch & Dinner.
- Personal travel insurance.
- International air fare.
- Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
- Items of a personal nature.
- Bar bill, laundry, personal phone calls, internet usage.
- Tips for guide, driver.
What is trekking ?
Trekking is an adventure activity in which people walk through villages and climb few hills. The path is usually steep hill and we will likely encounter snows at higher altitude.
Is trekking good for me ?
In my opinion, trekking is good for everyone who is physically fit, healthy and loves adventure and outdoor activities.
Do I need a guide? By the way, I have already trekked or hiked before ?
You will be trekking countryside, high elevation, wild and remote areas of the Himalaya. Guide does not only show you trekking paths, he also helps you to be safe and entertain you during the trekking. And this will make your trip joyful. Although you have experience of trekking or hiking, our guide will certainly enhance your good experience since most of them have more than 10 years experience in the Himalaya.
How difficult is trekking and climbing ?
Difficulty of trekking depends on specific trek. We define difficulty of trekking through trip grade. Basically, there are 3 types of trekking - Easy trekking, moderate trekking and hard trekking. But climbing is of course harder and challenging but It also can be categorized from less challenging to hard challenging.
Is travel insurance necessary ?
Indeed, travel insurance is mandatory. It must cover Helicopter rescue and medical insurance, in case of some emergency. We would like to suggest you World Nomads because it covers medical evacuation and heli rescue up to 6000 m.
What types of permit are required for trekking ?
It depends on specific trekking routes. Some areas like Upper Mustang, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo etc require special permit, whereas other require only conservation area/national park permit. All trekking routes require TIMS. But don't worry ! We will manage all permits for you.
How long do we walk each day during the trekking ?
During the entire trek, we usually walk 4 to 6 hours each day. It will be between 5 to 15 kilometers each day.
What type of accommodation is provided during the trekking ?
Standard twin shared accommodation is provided in hotel in Kathmandu. In higher elevation, there is not luxurious hotel. So tea house and lodge accommodation is provided in the higher elevation.
Will I have to carry my own luggage ?
Of course not. We provide a porter who will carry you stuffs. But remember, a porter is provided for 2 trekkers, and each porter can carry only up to 20 kg.
Were the trekking routes damaged by earthquake 2015 ?
Some of the trekking routes were damaged but most of them were not. Among them, Langtang valley was badly damaged, but now it is reconstructing and safe now. Earthquake 2015 caused avalanche in Everest and killed several mountaineers and also destroyed some tea houses. But rest of the places of Everest are relatively unaffected. Western Nepal was not affected by earthquake at all.
What are the best places to go trekking in Nepal ?
There are several possibilities which are almost endless. Everest Base Camp, Everest Three Passes Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley, Manaslu Circuit and Upper Mustang are the most popular routes. But there are numerals trekking places all round the country.
Should I tip guide and porter ? How much should I tip ?
It is not mandatory tipping to guide and porter. But they appreciate your small gratuity after your trek ends. By the way, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for team and devoted attention of guide and porter to your successful trip. But you are free to give tip to guide and porter how much you would want.