5-Day Classic Nepal and Soft Trekking Experience
Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
- Admire the time-honored Durban Square full of medieval art and architectures
- Overlook Kathmandu Valley at the Swayambhunath Stupa
- Take a soft trek in Kathmandu Valley for stunning Himalayan views
- Enjoy genuine Nepali dinner with traditional dance show
- Soak up the rich Tibetan and Buddhist symbolism culture at Boudhanath Stupa
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- Day 1
Upon arrival at the airport, meet the representative and transfer to your hotel. The representative will brief you about the following tours and assist with check-in. Relax and recover from jetlag at hotel for the rest of the day.
- Day 2
Take a tour to Ason Tole Vegetable and Spice Market, where you can get a chance to observe the daily life of local Nepali. After that, continue to Kathmandu Durbar Square where the city’s kings were once crowned and legitimized, and in where they ruled (“durbar” means “palace” in Nepali).
In the afternoon, drive to Patan City and have a leisure stroll around Patan Durbar Square which was once the palace of the kings of Patan. Besides, the square is a display of Newari architecture. Later, continue to Swayambhunath Stupa representing Buddha’s mind that offers peace, freedom and joy to the whole world.
Optional: If weather permits, it is recommended to take a flight trip to see Mt. Everest up-close in the morning, which takes about one hour and all are window seats. The cost is about USD200/person including air ticket and airport transfer.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
- Day 3
In the morning, head east to Namo Buddha, a very quiet and pure place standing on the slopes of Gandha Malla Hill. You can start a 3.5 hours’ trek to Dhulikhel which is one of the most popular places, from which to observe the Himalaya. After arrival, drive to Nagarkot for hotel check-in and then enjoy the stunning sunset view.
- Day 4
Get up in the early morning to enjoy the breathtaking sunrise view ofsnow-capped mountains at your hotel. Have a good rest before checking outof the hotel at noon.
Leave for Bhaktapur City. Discover Bhaktapur Durbar Square which contains a royal palace that took center stage as one of three royal capitals during the 15th century in the Kathmandu Valley. Before driving back to Kathmandu, take a visit to Changu Narayan Temple situated 4km from Bhaktapur, the 4th century two-tiered temple famous for a living museum of carvings from the Licchavi period. So ak up the rich Tibetan and Buddhist symbolism culture at Boudhanath Stupa later.
Optional: In the evening, a Nepali traditional dinner with dance performance is recommended at your own expense of about USD20/person.Overnight: Kathmandu
- Day 5
Say goodbye to Kathmandu. The representative will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport for onward flight.Meal: Breakfast
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- Kathmandu Durbar Square