Overview

Duration :
11 Days
Secondary Activity:
Nature and Culture
Max altitude :
2,100 m/ 6,890 ft
Transportation:
Private Vehicle
Trip ends in:
Kathmandu
Accomodation:
Hotel & Resort
Primary activity:
Walk and Drive
Group Size:
Min. 2 Pax
Country:
Nepal
Trip starts from:
Kathmandu
Diffficulty:
Leisurely Plus
Meals:
Nepali and Continental
Best Season:
All Seasons
Trip route:
Around Kathmandu valley

Trip introduction

Kathmandu Patan Bhaktapur Tour is an opportunity to visit three major cities of the valley in a single go that exhibits the best of cultures, heritage sites along with sightseeing and excellent sunrise views from Nagarkot hill. Embark for this delightful tour with your loved ones regardless of age and fitness level during any time of the year.

Our delightful tour initiates after your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfers to your hotel in our private vehicle. Initially, we will visit around UNESCO world heritage sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa. Both of these sites received major damage in the April earthquake, but there are safe tour lanes separated for visitors and these areas are also under the rebuilding phase. Next, we will explore Patan durbar square and stay at Patan. After exploring Patan, we head towards Kirtipur then drive early morning towards Nagarkot for panoramic sunrise views over the Himalayas. We will also go sightseeing and visit the ancient temple of Changu Narayan. Further after exploration of Bhaktapur durbar square we return towards Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu followed by the famous pilgrimage site of Pashupatinath temple which ends our extensive 10 days of Kathmandu Patan Bhaktapur tour.

Discover cultural Kathmandu, architectural Patan, and the medieval town of Bhaktapur with Nepal Mountain Trekkers. Contact us for booking and further inquiries.

Special Note:

If this itinerary doesn’t suit your requirement or if you want to customize it, please feel free to contact us. This trek could be customized as per your required time-frame and budget limits.

Overview

  • Day 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu overnight in the Hotel:
  • Day 2
    Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swyambhunath (Monkey) Temple and back to Hotel:
  • Day 3
    Patan Durbar Sq. and Stay at Patan:
  • Day 4
    Kirtipur Historical Place Sightseeing and back to Patan Hotel:
  • Day 5
    Patan to Nagarkot by car at Hotel and evening walk see the Himalaya and Sunset View:
  • Day 6
    Early morning go to Nagarkot View Tower see the Sunrise View and sightseeing and back to Hotel:
  • Day 7
    Drive to Telkot and 2 hour hiking to Chagu Nayaran Temple, sightseeing and back to Bhaktapur Hotel:
  • Day 8
    Bhaktapur Durbar Sq. Sightseeing overnight in Bhaktapur:
  • Day 9
    Bhaktapur to Boudhanath Stupa one of the biggest in the world Peace Stupa overnight at Hotel:
  • Day 10
    Pashupatinath Temple Sightseeing (Hindu Pilgrimage Place) world heritage:
  • Day 11
    Boudhanath to Tribhuvan International Airport:

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu overnight in the Hotel::

Welcome to the land of the Himalayas and the city of Temples. As you complete the formalities in the immigration, our representative shall greet you and transfer you to the hotel for your stay. Relax at the hotel after your long journey. Later in the day, you may stroll around the streets of Thamel. Enjoy the delicious cuisine and hospitality in the hotel. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2 : Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swyambhunath (Monkey) Temple and back to Hotel::

Our exploration of the heritage of the medieval cities of Kathmandu valley shall begin today. The heart of the ancient city, Kathmandu Durbar Square is famous for the ancient Royal Palace with several courtyards in the inner complex and other interesting temples with intricate carvings and monuments in the outer complex. The house of Goddess Kumari, worshipped as the Living Goddess, Bhairav Temple, Taleju Temple, and others, almost all built-in pagoda-style from 15th to 18th century. Swayambhunath Stupa (or the monkey Temple) is one of the ancient religious destinations believed to be founded 2000 years ago. With 365 steps on the eastern side and a brightly painted gate with a 12 feet tall prayer wheel, this ancient Buddhist temple is populated by several monkeys thereby giving it the name. The famous eyes of Buddha and the whitewashed dome of the main stupa are marvelous. With several Buddhist symbols and ensembles, some Hindu temples, and a perfect view of Kathmandu valley, Swayambhunath Temple shall never fail to amuse visitors. After exploration, we shall return back to Kathmandu.

Day 3 : Patan Durbar Sq. and Stay at Patan::

Today we shall visit the city of beauty and the city of art, Patan. The most prominent of its architecture is Patan Durbar Square. This royal complex built around the 3rd century and later expanded in the 6th century has a unique styled Krishna Temple at the center surrounded by ancient pagodas, temples, stone baths, stone, wooden, bronze carvings, and many more. One of the seven monument zones in Kathmandu valley, this complex has a beautiful 12th century Golden Temple to its north and the 16th-century Mahaboudha Temple to the east which is also known as the Temple of the Thousand Buddha enhancing its importance. Exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site, we shall also wander around other heritages before returning back to our hotel in Patan for an overnight stay. stay overnight in Patan.

Day 4 : Kirtipur Historical Place Sightseeing and back to Patan Hotel::

Today we shall be exploring the historical Kirtipur city and its ancient royal palace. Just a stone’s throw away from Patan, Kirtipur has always been a special city. In this ancient city is the 18th century former palace is one of the highlights besides other famous heritages such as the Uma-Maheshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, 16th-century Chilancho Stupa and Bagh Bhairav Temple, and the traditional architecture of Kirti Bihar, a Buddhist monastery. Get proper information on the historical palace and other monuments before we get back to our hotel in Patan. Stay overnight in Patan.

Day 5 : Patan to Nagarkot by car at Hotel and evening walk see the Himalaya and Sunset View::

Today we shall be visiting the beautiful and one of the most popular hill stations in Nepal, the town of Nagarkot. Known for a panoramic view of the soaring Himalayas and beautiful sunrise and sunsets, this is a must-visit destination of our tour. We shall reach Nagarkot, 32 km northeast of Kathmandu, by car in about an hour. After relaxing at the hotel, we shall leave for the Himalayan and sunset views in the evening. The setting sun throws its light upon the peaks of mountains including Everest (on a clear weather day), Manalsu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Cho Oyu, and many more mountains. Stay overnight in Nagarkot.

Day 6 : Early morning go to Nagarkot View Tower see the Sunrise View and sightseeing and back to Hotel::

Get ready today to witness one of the most beautiful sunrises in this entire journey from this hill station. We shall leave our hotel before the day breaks to see the romantic sunrise over the Himalayas which you witnessed the day before. As the orb of the golden sun slowly brightens the Himalayas you shall be truly enthralled and mesmerized. We shall also be going sightseeing in the nearby areas. Enjoy the cool mountain breeze and traverse to the nearby thickly forested hills of pine trees providing you with a tranquil escape. After the sightseeing, we shall leave Nagarkot back to our hotel.

Day 7 : Drive to Telkot and 2 hour hiking to Chagu Nayaran Temple, sightseeing and back to Bhaktapur Hotel::

In a bid to explore the ancient cultural and historical legacy of Kathmandu valley, today we shall be exploring around the Changu Narayan Temple. Starting the tour with a drive of around 45 minutes to Telkot, we shall then proceed for hiking for a couple of hours. Hiking from the small town of Telkot, we shall have green and lush forests on one side of the trail while the glittering white Himalayas on the other side of the trail. Reaching the ancient temple of Changu Narayan Temple, a living museum of carvings from the Lichhavi period, that dates back to 464 AD as per the historical pillar is a pleasant experience. Explore the ancient sculptures dating back to the 7th, 9th, and 16th centuries, visit the Changu Museum to know about the ancient and rare objects and get immersed in the scenic environment of the surrounding areas. After sightseeing, we shall drive back to Bhaktapur. Stay overnight in Bhaktapur.

Day 8 : Bhaktapur Durbar Sq. Sightseeing overnight in Bhaktapur::

Today’s destination is the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. With four distinct squares (Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Pottery Square, and Dattatreya Square), Bhaktapur Durbar Square houses many ancient and artistically significant monuments. 55 window palace built in 1427 AD, Batsala Temple and Nyatapola Temple, beautiful and richly molded specimen of Golden Gate embellished with mythical creatures, Lion’s Gate is some of the attractions of this huge complex. This ancient complex very well preserves ancient arts and architecture as well as the traditional lifestyle, festivals, rituals, and cuisine. This gives important insight into the history and richness of this medieval-aged royal city. After a busy and insightful day of sightseeing, we shall retrace our steps back to the hotel. Stay overnight in Bhaktapur.

Day 9 : Bhaktapur to Boudhanath Stupa one of the biggest in the world Peace Stupa overnight at Hotel::

From Bhaktapur, the city of worshippers, we shall travel back to Kathmandu. Today we shall explore the Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest stupas in the world. The massive mandala (a concentric structure dominated by circles, squares, and triangles denoting Buddhist cosmos) of this stupa makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal. In the complex, you can see at least 29 Tibetan monasteries and nunneries, several monks and nuns as well as pilgrims and locals walking around the stupas chanting Buddhist mantras. Feel the air thick with incense and mantras, take photographs of the scenic surrounding and the stupa itself, and get immersed in the sacred environment of this pilgrimage. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 10 : Pashupatinath Temple Sightseeing (Hindu Pilgrimage Place) world heritage::

Today’s destination of Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most sacred Hindu temples, is located at the bank of the holy Bagmati River. A masterpiece of Hindu architecture, the main temple is a cubic construction with a bunk roof and a golden spire, four main doors covered with silver sheets, and richly decorated with wooden sculptures. With several temples, ashrams, images, and inscriptions preserved over for centuries, this ancient temple is one of the 275 holy abodes of Shiva and believed to bestow of all wishes. Observe the open funeral pyre in the banks of the Bagmati River around the temple, meditating holy men and the beautiful surrounding of the temple. We shall return back to the hotel after exploring this world heritage. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 11 : Boudhanath to Tribhuvan International Airport::

Today is the official end to your insightful and entertaining Kathmandu Patan Bhaktapur tour. You may go for some souvenir shopping if the time remains before departing to the international airport for your onward destination. You may also extend your stay in Nepal through our other packages. You shall be escorted to the airport by our representative we hope to welcome you again to this beautiful nation full of diversity, cultural richness, myths, and natural wonders.

Price Includes

  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • All places sightseeing by Private Vehicle with driver
  • Tour Guide [English, Spanish, German and Chinese]
  • 2 nights Hotel in Thamel (Hotel Green Horizon) [B/B]
  • 2 nights Hotel in Patan [B/B]
  • 2 nights Hotel in Nagarkot [B/B]
  • 2 nights Hotel in Bhaktapur [B/B]
  • 2 nights Hotel in Boudhanath [B/B]
  • Emergency Rescue Arrangement Service
  • 13% VAT and 10% Service charge
  • Farewell Dinner

Price Excludes

  • 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 the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses
  • All temple and square entrance fee
  • All Lunch and Dinner
  • Tips for guide and driver

Trip Gallery

Equipments

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses

Upper Body

  • Cotton t-shirts or thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket(Light-weighted)

Lower Body

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof pants

Feet

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Light-weighted Sandles

Hands

  • Gloves
  • Creams

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
  • Trekking bag (Rucksack)/Duffel bag
  • Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries

Miscellaneous

  • Medicines: We recommend you bring your regular medicines; we will provide a first aid kit from our side.
  • Light-weighted Towel
  • Swiss Knife
  • Passport and extra passport photos
  • Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

CLIENTS REVIEW

What our customers say about us

Fantastic vacation – custom-made with trekking and sightseeing

At first we were just looking for a short, easy trekking tour near Kathmandu and found the Helambu Cultural Trek on the Internet. We felt well advised by Ramesh Dhakal and booked then the entire vacation with Nepal Mountain Trekkers. In addition to city tours through Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, we also made a round trip in a jeep through other places around the Kathmandu valley. Our guide Min accompanied us all the time (14 days) and informed us very competently about the history and present of Nepal and also made us aware of many local details. We spent a fantastic vacation and loved the country and its people. Thank you so much, we will never forget our Nepal experience!

Beate_Frank_B

Tripadvisor

Highly recommend this Nepal Travel Agency.

Ramesh and the team at Nepal Mountain Trekkers could not have done more for us during our time in Nepal. We didn’t go to Nepal just for trekking, more sightseeing, just myself and a friend. Ramesh arranged extra activities and was always very easy to contact. His team are also very friendly and the guides are knowledgeable and kind. If you are thinking of going to Nepal, contact Ramesh at Nepal Mountain Trekkers. Forget about age and limitations – he’ll tailor a holiday to suit you! Thanks Ramesh.

LisaKirby

Tripadvisor

Weekend Tour of Nepal

Would highly recommend Ramesh and his team to anyone. Actually me and my friends have just passed on his details to a group of friends who are hoping to go to Nepal soon. As 3 young ladies, we felt extremely safe and comfortable with Ramesh, our tour guide Min and our driver. We were picked up from the airport with welcoming flower chains, brought to our hotel and begin our trip. Our tout guide Min was very accommodating and often gave us time to nap as we had very early starts especially after the mountain flight. Ramesh organised our whole trip from start to finish, and did an amazing job. We really got to see a lot of the culture and heritage of Nepal, but yet had our own free time in the evenings. Ramesh organised our accommodation, tours, mountain flight etc. We also were treated to a lovely lunch all together on our last day which was a very kind gesture. Our only regret is that we didnt have longer in Nepal, we really enjoyed ourselves. Would love to come back and plan a trek next time. Thank you so much Ramesh and Min

Maria Somers

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İçten ve Samimi Rahesh’le hesaplı bir gezi planlayabilirsiniz

2015 Kasım ayı son haftasında 6 kişi Kathmandu’da 1 gün şehir turu 1 gün de Patan Durbar Square-Bhaktapur-Nagarkot gezisi yaptık. Ramesh bize oldukça verimli bir plan yaptı ve gerek araç gerek şoför gerekse de rehber, istediğimiz gibiydi ve hiçbir sorun yaşamadık. Üstelik zaten makul olan fiyat, bizim kültürde pazarlık sünnettir mantığından yola çıkılıp biraz pazarlık yapınca daha da indi. Ramesh’in evsahipliği de kayda değer sıcaklıkta idi. Tekrar gittiğimde-ki düşünüyorum-yine onu arayacağım, arkadaşlarıma da tavsiye edeceğim. Teşekkürler Ramesh ve çalışma arkadaşları.

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