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Kathmandu Amazing Heritage Tour

Trip Duration: 6 Days

Highlights of Kathmandu Amazing Heritage Tour

  • Tour of great interest around World Heritage Sites within Kathmandu
  • Enjoy lively traditional heritage of Nepalese of various mix cultures and custom
  • Visit old palace, royal courtyard and important temples and monasteries
  • A city a blend with perfect harmony of both Hindu and Buddhism religions
Trip Profile:

Tour Mode:  Accommodation In Tourist standard Hotels
Tour Grade: Leisure to moderate with short walks and drives
Day tour: Minimum of 04 hrs to maximum 05 hrs.
Total Trip: 05 Nights and 06 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu.

Kathmandu Amazing Heritage Tour Overview

Kathmandu Amazing Heritage Tour fascinated travelers in our five days duration tour, where you will have enough time to catch local cultures as well visiting country’s ancient heritage sites of great wonders and full of interest. An impressive journey led by our professional city guides to offer you with immense information that includes local culture, religions, history, traditional life, including knowledge of flora and fauna of the country.

The tour on private cars or in the comfortable coach as per the group size with a cheerful, knowledgable guide take you around places of interest within Kathmandu and beyond. The most tour begins after having your hearty breakfast at the hotel, where our guide will pick you at a given time by 8:30 a.m. or later at 9 a.m. A herewith short drive in the heart of Kathmandu with an impressive tour around historical and religious monuments of both Hindu and Buddhism religions.

Our fabulous Kathmandu Amazing Heritage Tour, besides enjoyable visit around Kathmandu places of interest, where tour leads you to adjoin cities of Patan / Lalitpur and Bhaktapur to make this trip more interesting to observe rural farm life.

After glorious moments within Kathmandu city and Patan areas tour extends to the central town of Bhaktapur a great place of historical background with master-piece of architecture that you can observe around its temples and palace square.

You will Enjoy with the ancient temples and excellent work of arts; the tour continues to scenic Nagarkot Hill. Then you can catch striking sunrise over the chain of Himalayan peaks in the comfort of friendly hotels and resorts.

Kathmandu Amazing Heritage Tour comes to an end with a scenic hike to famous ancient Changunarayan temple before heading back to Kathmandu.

Kathmandu valley and it,s cities steeped with World Heritage Sites, which you will witness in our Kathmandu Amazing Heritage. The tour that delights and fascinates you in our complete trip of five days program.

Best Seasons for Sightseeing Tour and a short hike

Nearly all seasons of the year where March to May springtime will be the best time with beautiful, bright morning till afternoon, with some chances of rains sometimes.

October to mid-December another best months around Autumn/Fall and pre-winter, when most of the days are clear for views and walks but can be much colder and freezing as altitude gains with chances of snow sometimes.

Monsoon months begin from mid-June to mid-September wet rainy seasons where less number of travelers visits Nepal for various reasons and tours.

Kathmandu Amazing Heritage Tour Short Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing tour of Kathmandu heritage sites
  • Day 03: Visit Patan heritage sites with Khokana and Bungmati a heritage villages.
  • Day 04: Tour of Bhaktapur city and scenic Nagarkot Hill
  • Day 05: Hike to Changunarayan temples and drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 06: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.

Kathmandu Amazing Heritage Tour Detailed Itinerary


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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via varying airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Reaching Kathmandu received by our city guide welcomes you for a short drive to contact right in the heart of Kathmandu at old Durbars Square.
  • A lively place is full of ancient religious and historical monuments of great work of masterpiece arts and crafts which you see around its architectural wonders.
  • Visit the old palace and royal courtyard of Malla to Shah Regime where our guides provide you with full information of the places.
  • The day tour includes following places from Old Durbar Square onwards with a lunch break in between during exciting tour.
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Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing tour of Kathmandu heritage sites

Akash Bhairab Temple:

Akash or Blue Bhairab a three-storied temple within the market of Indra Chowk, the sacred resemblance of the Akash Bhairab is displayed outside for a week-long period during the great festival of Indra Jatra.
The celebration of Indra Jatra honors Indra- the King of Heaven and the God of Rain.
Hanuman Dhoka:
A historic backside of past royal and kings belongs from Malla to Shah dynasty,
Durbar Square, an old Royal Palace Complex dedicated to Malla monarchs, classified as World Heritage Sites
The age-old temples and palaces epitomize the religious and cultural life-style of the people.
Temple of Kumari:

The temple and the holy quadrangle with a Buddhist stupa at the center form the residential quarters of the Chaste Virgin Living Goddess called KUMARI.
The traditional building has profusely carved wooden balconies and window screens. The non-Buddhist and non-Hindu visitors may enter the courtyard called the ‘bahal’ but may not proceed beyond upstairs.
The KUMARI acknowledges their greetings from the middle window of the balcony mainly saved for her alone, and the snapshot is strictly prohibited.

Kastha Mandap:
Located near Kumari resident, a unique type of wooden temple known as Maru Satal.
This temple built in 1596 A.D. by King Laxmi Narsingh Malla, where the name Kathmandu derived from this very ‘Kastha Mandap means a temple built from the wood of a single tree.

From Durbar Square tour takes you at Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple):
Swayambhunath Stupa one of the oldest Buddhist monuments and landmark of the country.
Believed to be 25 centuries old stands as one of the world’s oldest Buddhist Chaityas and the wonder and glory of Nepal
It is indeed listed a World Heritage for Site to prove that it serves as the nerve center of faithful worship for all the religious philosophy of Vajrayana.
Here we can view of Kathmandu and the city with snow-capped peaks in the bright, beautiful morning from Syambhunath Stupa premises.

From here short drive leads east of the city at Bouddhanath Stupa:
Bouddhanath Stupa stand as the largest Buddhist shrine of South Asia.

The ancient chhorten built in 6th century A.D. by King Man Deb. rests on a series of three terraces and from the bird’s eye view.

The stupa shape or of a lotus flower which indeed remains a very holy object for all the devout Buddhists of the world. The chhorten is surrounded by a circular market, which forms a part of Tibet town.

Tour of Pashupatinath Temple:
After Bouddhanath Stupa having lunch a short drive to the holy temple of Pashupatinath.
A sacred Hindu Temple of pagoda design with the gilt roof and richly carved silver doors, the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva close to holy Baghmati River.
One of most sacred sites of the entire Hindu world, Pashupatinath Temple the nerve center of pilgrimage for millions of Hindu on the auspicious day of Shiva-Ratri (birth anniversary of Lord Shiva)
Inside the main temple premises where only Hindus are permitted to enter, known Hindu and foreign visitors can observe the temple from the east side of the Bagmati River.

After a great and interesting day tour drive back to your hotel to continue another exciting tour next morning.

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Day 03: To Patan heritage sites with Khokana and Bungmati heritage villages

The morning after breakfast where our guide meets you for another exciting tour to the adjoining city of Patan / Lalitpur with Khokana and Bungmati villages
Tour of Patan / Lalitpur:
A short drive leads take you south of Kathmandu city to adjoining city, and a district of Patan or Lalitpur means the city of the high art of treasure handicrafts.

Patan or Lalitpur at one time a separate kingdom around 6th to 17th Century, the tour begins from Patan old Durbar Square teemed with full of local traditional activities.

You will enter the premises, where you will be amazed by ancient buildings a masterpiece architecture of intricate carving arts, most of the monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Around Patan-Lalitpur of great interest to visit for a few hours to full day, as per your time duration and attention, where our expert city guide will show, you the wonder of ancient culture and heritage.

After Patan Durbar Square short drive to Khokana and Bungmati villages:

Khokana located within Patan / Lalitpur, a traditional and small Newari village the native of Kathmandu valley.

Khokana has it,s history and has retained its tradition and culture.

The farming community of Newar dependent on agriculture and much of their daily activities
Notice women are spinning, men crushing seeds, with other daily activities.

The village is famous for its unique quality mustard-oil harvesting process in which a heavy wooden beam is used to crush the mustard seeds to extract the oil.

This oil will be consumed, if desired, also used for therapeutic massage visit a three-story temple, Shree Rudrayani, Khokana been listed as UNESCO World Heritage, representing a traditional model village and its mustard-oil seed industrial heritage.
Visit nearby Bungmati:

Bungmati like Khokana, a small town located closeby this village has hundreds of master woodcarver and sculpture producers.

An old village since past 7th Century used to be an autonomous province in Kathmandu Valley.
Bungmati locals have remained untouched by new waves and are living the life that they know best as simple with rural and old heritage lifestyle from the past several centuries.

A wonderful tour drives back to the hotel with a fantastic time around Patan, Khokana and Bungmati visit.

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Day 04: Tour of Bhaktapur city and scenic Nagarkot Hill

Morning as usual after breakfast where our guide takes you for a marvelous tour outside Kathmandu city to Bhaktapur and Nagarkot Hill.
A short drive of less than hour to reach the old medial period city of Bhaktapur and enjoy visiting its various interesting renown places.
In Bhaktapur observe its old cultural heritage as it was past 12th and 15th Centaury of significant Malla Kingdom period from the 12th to 15th century.
Places to visit around Bhaktapur:

Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
A world heritage best sites reflect the city’s rich culture, art, and architectural design; it is also the central setting of the city for architectural monuments and sculptures.
Famous golden gate entrance to the central courtyard of the Palace of 55 windows;
Bhaktapur Nyatapol Temple:
Highlights of Bhaktapur and landmark Nytapola Temple, means a five-storied temple of 30 meter high, the tallest temple of Kathmandu valley.

Built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1708 AD, each of its five terraces holds a pair of figures, starting from bottom wrestlers, elephant, lion, griffins, and goddesses.
The Bhaktapur National Art Gallery:
Located within Bhaktapur Durbar Square treasures rare paintings and manuscripts with painted covers and illustrations is found in this museum.

The gallery contains brass, bronze, stone and wooden images of medieval art tradition of Nepal. The gallery closed on Thursday and public holidays.
Bhairavnath Temple of Bhaktapur:
Built initially as one-story pagoda during King Jagat Jyoti Malla period, later changed into a three-story temple in 1718 A.D. by King Bhupatindra Malla.

This temple now stands for its artistic grandeur. Bhairavnath temple is dedicated to Lord Bhairab – the god of Terror.

Dattarya Temple:
Built-in, 1427 AD, the temple is said to have been built from a single tree visit a monastery having exquisitely carved peacock windows located near the temple area.

Pottery square and market:
Around Bhaktapur with two main pottery places, first pottery square is at Suryamadhi east from Dattarya temple square.

One of the oldest pottery square another pottery place leads south from the Nyatapol squares at Talako’s Potter’s area walk along attractive markets side streets the pottery is in full blaze.

Observe the craftsman on wheels shaping the clay in a finely tuned system of human pottery rotation from past centuries of an old tradition.

From here having lunch in a nice restaurant then drive to uphill to scenic Nagarkot Hill.

Nagarkot stands at 2,100 m high famous for sunrise and mountain views:

After Bhaktapur drive leads on winding uphill into tranquil and serene surrounding on the top hill of Nagarkot.

Transfer into a charming, pleasant hotels/resorts with balcony and terraces facing views of snow-capped peaks.

At Nagarkot with time to walk around its rural farm villages within beautiful temperate forest surrounding and catch local culture of Tamang the hill tribes.

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Day 05: Hike to Changunarayan temples and drive back to Kathmandu.

Early morning before breakfast catches stunning views of the sunrise over a range of Himalayan peaks.

The panorama includes Manaslu-Ganesh-Langtang-Jugal with Gaurishankar and as far towards Everest in the east direction.

After breakfast with views of the mountain range a few hours hike downhill from Nagarkot to reach Changunarayan temple and its sleepy small village.

The walk descends through farmland and villages and into serene woodland of rhododendron and blue pine trees to reach beautiful and quiet areas of Changunarayan.

The Changunarayan temple and the villages, it is located in a peaceful environment with old traditional Newar houses and a short walk up the steps to Changunarayan Temple premises.

The temple compound with astonishing artwork Nepal’s oldest monument listed in World Heritage Sites, a fifth century-old standing over a hillock.
The temple adorned with artistic works on metal and wood, Inscription dating back to 464 AD which is the first epigraphic shreds of evidence of Nepalese history.

After an exciting temple visit, head back to Kathmandu on completing Kathmandu Amazing Heritage Tour.

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Day 06: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries

Depart from the hotel as per your time for international flights.

Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks guides and staff transfer you to Kathmandu International airport.

After a grand enjoyable time on Kathmandu Amazing Heritage Tour with exciting experience to take back home.

Cost Includes
  • Airport pickup/drop by private vehicle
  • 4 night’s accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Fluent English speaking, well experienced tour guide holding government affiliated licensed
  • Kathmandu valley, Bhakatapur,Lalitpur world heritage site and typical Newari settlement tour with private car
  • One day Naagarkot tour program with bed, breakfast and dinner plan
  • Farewell dinner at one of the popular and typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional dance & Music
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks & Expedition Gifts (T shirt and success adventure/tour certificate)
  • One tour guide and his entire expenses
  • All required monument/world heritage site entrance fees
  • All Government Taxes
Cost Excludes
  • Nepal arrival Visa
  • During Kathmandu and entire tour program lunch and dinner
  • Entire beverages, mineral water, beer etc. during trip
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Any extending programs
  • Tipping tour guide and driver (expected but not mandatory)

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration: 6 Days

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Group Size: 2-12 People

  • Difficulty: Moderate

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