- Boudhanath Stupa Kathmandu
- Pashupatinath Temple
- Bhaktapur Durbar Square
- Patan Durbar Square
- Dhulikhel Mountain View
- Kailashnath Sanga
Kathmandu Dhulikhel Tour
- Duration : 7 Days
- Primary activity : Walking and Drive
- Secondary activity: Nature and Culture
- Group size : Min. 2 pax
- Max-Altitude : 2100m/ 6890 ft
- Country: Nepal
- Transportation: Private Vehicle
- Trip starts from: Kathmadu
- Ends in: Kathmadnu
- Meals: Nepali and Continental
- Type: Sunrise and Sunset
- Accomodation: Hotel and Resort
- Trip Route: Kathmandu-Boudhhanath-Pashupatinath-Kathmandu durbar squar--Patan-Bhaktapur-Swyambhunath-Patan Dubare square-Khokana-Bungmati-Bhaktapur Durbar Square-Dulikhel –Banepa- Sanga-Kathmandu
Kathmandu Dhulikhel Tour provides us with both natural and cultural aspects of nature along with people living there in respective manner. Visit to nearby world heritage sites, and embarking for short hikes around outskirts of city are major highlights of this tour. It is also a wonderful opportunity to get insights into lifestyle, festivals and traditions of local Newar communities. In short, this tour comprises overall experience of visiting major attractions around three cities, Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur ; as a whole is also known as Kathmandu valley tour.
We initiate our Kathmandu Dhulikhel Tour after your arrival; transfer to your hotel and being introduced to our professional tour guides. Next day is will be all setup for sightseeing around UNESCO world heritage sites of Boudhanath Sutpa, Pashupatinath temple and Kathmandu durbar square. Visiting these sites lets us acknowledge both Hinduism and Buddhism religion from close distance. Further, we visit to Swayambhunath stupa which is also unofficially called as monkey temple(large number of monkeys are also spotted around Pashupatinath temple area), Patan durbar square with short exploration at nearby Newar villages of Khokana and Bungmati. Then leaving behind Patan, we drive towards Bhaktapur, where still we can feel the medieval lifestyle among local people. Another 30 mins drive takes us at Dhulikhel, perfect destination for relaxing and having great sunset, sunrise views over the Himalayas. On our way back, we also visit world’s tallest Shiva statue located at hilltop of Sanga. And with all these delightful nature and cultural tour memories we conclude our Kathmandu Dhulikhel Tour.
This short and easy Kathmandu tour can be joined by any travel lover during any time of the year without any restrictions of age and fitness level. In just within a week, you will be able to discover natural and cultural aspects of Kathmandu valley. Join this Tour with Nepal Mountain Trekkers. Contact us for booking and further inquiries.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing (Boudhhanath, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu durbar square)
Day 03: Visit Kathmandu and Patan and go to Bhaktapur Hotel (Swyambhunath, Patan Dubare square, Khokana, Bungmati)
Day 04: Bhaktapur Durbar Square and late afternoon drive to Dhulikhel and see Sunset View
Day 05: Early morning see sunrise Himalayas View and sightseeing
Day 06: Dulikhel –Banepa- Sanga (World’s tallest Lord Shiva statue 143 ft) and back to Kathmandu
Day 07: Farewell Dinner
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu:
Upon your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and completion of formalities at the immigration, you shall be welcomed by representative of Nepal Mountain Trekkers. After then you shall be escorted to the hotel for your stay. Stroll around the streets of Kathmandu later in the day. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing (Boudhhanath, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu durbar square):
We shall begin this tour from the sightseeing of some of the prominent heritages of Kathmandu. From the grandeur of Kathmandu Durbar Square to the majestic Boudhanath stupa and Hindu masterpiece of Pashupatinath Temple, we have diverse sites today. Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world and the largest spherical stupa in Nepal with large mandala. In the premise you shall have at least 29 monasteries and nunneries, all preserving the ancient heritage of Tibetan Buddhism. Chants of Buddhist mantras, whitewashed domes, and colorful prayer flags, pleasant smells of incense and celebration of rituals with great faith make this a wonderful and revered destination. Pashupatinath Temple, on the other hand, is a sacred Hindu temple with large complex full of temples, ashrams, statues of deities as well as inscription and carvings. Kathmandu Durbar Square is a grand complex of historical importance with Royal palace, unique temples, statues and monuments and a museum preserving the glorious history. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Visit Kathmandu and Patan and go to Bhaktapur Hotel (Swyambhunath, Patan Dubare square, Khokana, Bungmati):
We shall visit the Swayambhunath Stupa or the Monkey Temple in Kathmandu and the Patan Durbar Square in the neighboring city of Patan before moving on to Bhaktapur. Swayambhunath is one of the oldest religious heritages in Nepal with whitewashed dome and eyes of Buddha painted on the main stupa. Populated by several monkeys and decorated by big and small prayer wheels, prayer flags, nearby Hindu temples, Swayambhunath Stupa also provides good view of Kathmandu valley. Patan Durbar Square, a royal complex dating back to 3rd century, is highlighted by the historical royal palace and unique Krishna Temple. With stone taps, pagoda styled temples, wooden, stone and bronze carvings and surrounding ancient monuments, Patan Durbar Square is a treat to explore. Further on, we shall explore two of the most beautiful rural settlements of Khokana and Bungmati. While Khokana is a shy newari settlement in the outskirts of Patan famous for keeping its tradition, culture and lifestyle as well as medieval settlement pattern intact, Bungmati is the hometown of the deity Machhindranath (the patron of Kathmandu valley) and the first Lichhavi King Amshuverma. Both of these settlements have excellent sceneries. We shall then leave for Bhaktapur. Stay overnight in Bhaktpur.
Day 04: Bhaktapur Durbar Square and late afternoon drive to Dhulikhel and see Sunset View:
We shall today explore the Bhaktapur Durbar Square before heading to Dhulikhel later in the afternoon. Founded in the 12th century, this complex has historical royal palace known as 55 Window Palace surrounded by colossal pagoda and shikhar styled temples, artistic Golden Gate and Lion’s Gate, Nyatapola Temple among other ancient heritages. After exploring these monuments we shall then head for scenic town of Dhulikhel. Later in the evening, we shall watch beautiful sunset over the Himalayas including Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Peak, Gaurishanker, Lhotse and many others. Stay overnight in Dhulikhel.
Day 05: Early morning see sunrise Himalayas View and sightseeing:
Our day shall begin with the beautiful view of sunrise over the Himalayas. For this we shall wake up before the day breaks and reach to the viewpoint. As you witness the golden rays of sun painting the snows of peaks in its own color and the Himalayas glittering with the light, you shall
feel blessed and mesmerized. Afterwards, we shall explore this beautiful town. One of the major places of ancient trade route, Dhulikhel has well preserved the medieval styled settlement in the Old Town at the southern end. The ancient settlement of Newar community called Shreekhandpur, 2 km west of the core city and believed to be protected by Swet bhairav and Narayan deities, is an interesting destination. Narayan Temple at the centre of old town, Harisiddhi Temple and Buddhist stupas decorate this city. Stay overnight in Dhulikhel.
Day 06: Dulikhel –Banepa- Sanga (World’s tallest Lord Shiva statue 143 ft) and back to Kathmandu:
From Dhulikhel, today we shall be heading initially to Banepa. The first major town outside Kathmandu valley, Banepa is full of ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples, amongst which the temple of Chandeswari built in Newari style is the major attraction. After visiting this important stop on the trade route to Tibet, we shall head to a small settlement of Sanga. Sanga is popular these days due to the statue of Lord Shiva, which is the world’s tallest with the height of 143 feet. The surrounding area around Sanga is equally mesmerizing and beautiful. After that we shall be driving back to Kathmandu in around one and a half hour. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 07: Farewell Dinner:
Today your tour to the cities of Kathmandu and Dhulikhel has come to an end. Our representative shall escort you to the international airport as per your flight schedule on the day you shall be leaving for the onward destination. Today we shall greet you with a farewell dinner which shall include delicious cuisines. We hope you have you back for other adventures.
- Airport Pickup and Drop
- All places sightseeing by Private Vehicle with driver
- Tour Guide [English, Spanish, German and Chinese]
- 3 nights Hotel in Thamel (Hotel Horizon Kathmandu) [B/B]
- 1 night Hotel in Bhaktapur [B/B]
- 1 night Hotel in Dhulikhel [B/B]
- Emergency Rescue Service
- 13% VAT and 10% Service charge
- Farewell Dinner
- Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
- International flight tickets and extra baggage charges
- Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in scheduled itinerary
- Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
- All personal expenses
- All temple and square entrance fee
- All Lunch and Dinner
- Tipa for guide and driver
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