Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing - 5 Days

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US$ 500/pp  

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing - 5 Days

  • Starting Cost
    US$ 500
  • Duration:
    5 Days
  • Destinaiton:
    Kathmandu
  • Seson:
    Spring and Autumn
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Max Altitude:
    1,400 m

Highlight

  • Explore Kathmandu Valley’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Ride the gondola lift in Chandragiri and tour the historical site of Chandragiri.
  • Visit the local markets of Asan and Thamel.
  • Offer prayers in Budhanilkantha Temple.

Overview

Kathmandu Valley also known as Nepal Valley or Nepa Valley consists of Kathmandu Bhaktapur and Lalitpur districts. The Kathmandu Valley has a rich history dating back to the ancient Kirat era, around the 7th century BCE. It served as the capital of the Newar confederacy, which played a significant role in the development of art, architecture, and culture in the region.

 

The valley's significance lies in its blend of Hindu and Buddhist traditions, which are reflected by its temples, stupas, and monuments. Each district has its own unique cultural heritage and architecturals wonders. Swayambhunath and Boudhanath Stupa are the most iconic Buddhist landmarks of the valley while Pashupatinath Temple, Budhanilkantha Temple and Changunarayan Temple are the renowned sites for Hindus. The hill of Chandragiri holds significance in Nepal’s history especially in the history of Kathmandu Valley as it was the very point from where Prithvi Narayan Shah, the king of the Shah dynasty, during his campaign to unify Nepal, observed the Kathmandu Valley and envisioned the unification of the valley. 

 

Kathmandu Valley's rich cultural heritage, historical monuments, and unique architecture have made it a major tourist destination in Nepal. The valley's inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979 has further boosted its popularity among tourists from around the globe.

Itinerary (Plan)

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Cost Include

  • International and Domestic airport transfers via private vehicle.
  • Double occupancy accommodation for 3 nights in Kathmandu in 3-star hotel with breakfast included.
  • Private vehicle for all ground transportation.
  • Guided city tours in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur with an English-speaking licensed guide on a private vehicle.
  • Wages, accommodation, meals, gear, insurance, and medications for all staff.
  • Entry permits and fees for temples, parks, monasteries, and other cultural and historical sites.
  • All administrative expenses and government taxes included.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner during the tour.
  • International and Domestic flight fare.
  • Nepal Entry Visa (Visa can be obtained easily upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, with a fee of (USD 30 for a 15-day visa, USD 50 for a 30-day visa and USD 125 for a 90-day visa).
  • Tips for staff, drivers and guides.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Early check-in and late check-out subject to Hotel availability.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boiled bottled water, hot beverages like tea or coffee, cold drinks, hot showers, alcohol, mobile sim, etc).
  • Any further expenses that are not included in the "Include" section.

Additional Information

Physical Fitness

“Kathmandu Valley Tour” is suitable for individuals of all backgrounds; no prior experience is necessary.

Accommodations

Accommodations for the duration of the tour will be provided at a comfortable 3-star property in Kathmandu Valley. You can upgrade the accommodation to a 4-star or to a 5-star property during the trip for an additional charge.

Environment Considerations

  • Respect local customs and the environment. Follow the principles of "Leave No Trace" and contribute to responsible tourism.
  • Bring a refillable water bottle and purification tablets to reduce plastic waste.

Weather Condition

This tour encompasses three major regions: Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur, which have the same weather pattern. Kathmandu valley experiences cool mornings and evenings, but the days are relatively warm, with midday showers during the monsoon season. It's advisable to pack your clothes according to the time of year you plan to travel, ensuring you have appropriate attire for the diverse climates encountered during this tour.

Tour Documents

  • Two passport-sized photos
  • A copy of international flight ticket
  • A copy of travel insurance 

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Equipments

You only need to bring comfortable clothes for this tour; there's no requirement for special equipment. However, for your convenience, here's a general idea of personal items you may want to consider bringing. These are optional and depend on your preferences and the time of year you're traveling.
 

Note -  Winter clothing is only required in the months of November, December, January and February. 

Clothing

  1. Sun Hat or Beanies 
  2. Sun Glasses
  3. Pollution Mask
  4. Long-sleeve shirts and T-shirt
  5. Day Pack
  6. Liner Gloves and Socks
  7. Scarfs and Balaclavas 

Footwear

  1. Casual Shoes and Sandals 

Creams and Medications 

  1. Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50 and above.
  2. Moisturizer 
  3. Mosquito Repellent Cream 
  4. Medication for your Allergies 
  5. Blister Kit

 

Miscellaneous

  1. Waterproof cover for your backpack
  2. Quick-dry towel
  3. Personal identification and necessary permits
  4. Money (cash) in small denominations
  5. Passport-size photos for permits
  6. Power bank or extra batteries
  7. Wet Wipes

Route Map

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Freqeuntly Asked Questionnaire

Mountain Tiger is renowned for its adept leadership on treks, boasting experienced guides and attentive staff who cater to every aspect of your journey for nearly two decades. As a certified sustainable travel operator, we wholeheartedly support the concept of community contribution, engaging in diverse philanthropic endeavors.

You have two options for booking your flight to and from Nepal: you can either book directly through our platform, or you can reach out to us, as our sister company is an IATA certified ticketing agency, and they can assist you with the booking process.

The best time for the Kathmandu Valley Tour is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season (March to early June) and post-monsoon (autumn) season (Mid September to November) when the weather is relatively stable, and the skies are clear.

We recommend having cash of around USD 15-20; it should suffice for any additional costs you may need for a day.

Generally travelling solo does cost more compared to traveling with a group, as you’ll be responsible for covering all costs independently that includes food, accommodation, transportation and even leverage in negotiation. However, our program is structured to minimize additional expenses for solo travelers, requiring additional costs only for private trips or in the event of tour date postponements.

It's advisable to dress modestly out of respect for local customs and traditions, especially when visiting religious sites such as temples or monasteries. While there isn't a strict dress code for most attractions, it's best to avoid clothing that is too revealing or inappropriate for a cultural setting. If we'll be visiting any sites with specific dress code requirements, such as temples or religious monuments, we’ll surely inform you in advance so you can dress accordingly.

We advise against consuming street food in Nepal without consulting us first, as only a few vendors maintain proper hygiene standards. Additionally, it's important to take precautions such as wearing a pollution mask during tours, applying sunscreen and wearing a sun hat to shield yourself from the sun's rays, and only drinking filtered water to ensure your safety and well-being.

Tipping is customary during treks in Nepal but less common during tours. While Nepal doesn't have a strong tipping culture, it's entirely optional if you choose to tip and the amount is at your discretion.

Mountain Tiger Nepal has cancellation and refund policies. Please visit our terms and conditions page for more information.

Mountain Tiger is renowned for its adept leadership on treks, boasting experienced guides and attentive staff who cater to every aspect of your journey for nearly two decades. As a certified sustainable travel operator, we wholeheartedly support the concept of community contribution, engaging in diverse philanthropic endeavors.

You have two options for booking your flight to and from Nepal: you can either book directly through our platform, or you can reach out to us, as our sister company is an IATA certified ticketing agency, and they can assist you with the booking process.

The best time for the Kathmandu Valley Tour is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season (March to early June) and post-monsoon (autumn) season (Mid September to November) when the weather is relatively stable, and the skies are clear.

We recommend having cash of around USD 15-20; it should suffice for any additional costs you may need for a day.

Generally travelling solo does cost more compared to traveling with a group, as you’ll be responsible for covering all costs independently that includes food, accommodation, transportation and even leverage in negotiation. However, our program is structured to minimize additional expenses for solo travelers, requiring additional costs only for private trips or in the event of tour date postponements.

It's advisable to dress modestly out of respect for local customs and traditions, especially when visiting religious sites such as temples or monasteries. While there isn't a strict dress code for most attractions, it's best to avoid clothing that is too revealing or inappropriate for a cultural setting. If we'll be visiting any sites with specific dress code requirements, such as temples or religious monuments, we’ll surely inform you in advance so you can dress accordingly.

We advise against consuming street food in Nepal without consulting us first, as only a few vendors maintain proper hygiene standards. Additionally, it's important to take precautions such as wearing a pollution mask during tours, applying sunscreen and wearing a sun hat to shield yourself from the sun's rays, and only drinking filtered water to ensure your safety and well-being.

Tipping is customary during treks in Nepal but less common during tours. While Nepal doesn't have a strong tipping culture, it's entirely optional if you choose to tip and the amount is at your discretion.

Mountain Tiger Nepal has cancellation and refund policies. Please visit our terms and conditions page for more information.

Mountain Tiger is renowned for its adept leadership on treks, boasting experienced guides and attentive staff who cater to every aspect of your journey for nearly two decades. As a certified sustainable travel operator, we wholeheartedly support the concept of community contribution, engaging in diverse philanthropic endeavors.

You have two options for booking your flight to and from Nepal: you can either book directly through our platform, or you can reach out to us, as our sister company is an IATA certified ticketing agency, and they can assist you with the booking process.

The best time for the Kathmandu Valley Tour is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season (March to early June) and post-monsoon (autumn) season (Mid September to November) when the weather is relatively stable, and the skies are clear.

We recommend having cash of around USD 15-20; it should suffice for any additional costs you may need for a day.

Generally travelling solo does cost more compared to traveling with a group, as you’ll be responsible for covering all costs independently that includes food, accommodation, transportation and even leverage in negotiation. However, our program is structured to minimize additional expenses for solo travelers, requiring additional costs only for private trips or in the event of tour date postponements.

It's advisable to dress modestly out of respect for local customs and traditions, especially when visiting religious sites such as temples or monasteries. While there isn't a strict dress code for most attractions, it's best to avoid clothing that is too revealing or inappropriate for a cultural setting. If we'll be visiting any sites with specific dress code requirements, such as temples or religious monuments, we’ll surely inform you in advance so you can dress accordingly.

We advise against consuming street food in Nepal without consulting us first, as only a few vendors maintain proper hygiene standards. Additionally, it's important to take precautions such as wearing a pollution mask during tours, applying sunscreen and wearing a sun hat to shield yourself from the sun's rays, and only drinking filtered water to ensure your safety and well-being.

Tipping is customary during treks in Nepal but less common during tours. While Nepal doesn't have a strong tipping culture, it's entirely optional if you choose to tip and the amount is at your discretion.

Mountain Tiger Nepal has cancellation and refund policies. Please visit our terms and conditions page for more information.

Mountain Tiger is renowned for its adept leadership on treks, boasting experienced guides and attentive staff who cater to every aspect of your journey for nearly two decades. As a certified sustainable travel operator, we wholeheartedly support the concept of community contribution, engaging in diverse philanthropic endeavors.

You have two options for booking your flight to and from Nepal: you can either book directly through our platform, or you can reach out to us, as our sister company is an IATA certified ticketing agency, and they can assist you with the booking process.

The best time for the Kathmandu Valley Tour is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season (March to early June) and post-monsoon (autumn) season (Mid September to November) when the weather is relatively stable, and the skies are clear.

We recommend having cash of around USD 15-20; it should suffice for any additional costs you may need for a day.

Generally travelling solo does cost more compared to traveling with a group, as you’ll be responsible for covering all costs independently that includes food, accommodation, transportation and even leverage in negotiation. However, our program is structured to minimize additional expenses for solo travelers, requiring additional costs only for private trips or in the event of tour date postponements.

It's advisable to dress modestly out of respect for local customs and traditions, especially when visiting religious sites such as temples or monasteries. While there isn't a strict dress code for most attractions, it's best to avoid clothing that is too revealing or inappropriate for a cultural setting. If we'll be visiting any sites with specific dress code requirements, such as temples or religious monuments, we’ll surely inform you in advance so you can dress accordingly.

We advise against consuming street food in Nepal without consulting us first, as only a few vendors maintain proper hygiene standards. Additionally, it's important to take precautions such as wearing a pollution mask during tours, applying sunscreen and wearing a sun hat to shield yourself from the sun's rays, and only drinking filtered water to ensure your safety and well-being.

Tipping is customary during treks in Nepal but less common during tours. While Nepal doesn't have a strong tipping culture, it's entirely optional if you choose to tip and the amount is at your discretion.

Mountain Tiger Nepal has cancellation and refund policies. Please visit our terms and conditions page for more information.

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