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Kathmandu Inside Out

A custom tour of the lively Kathmandu Valley, showcasing its top assets - culture and nature. Also a chance to meet some of the friendliest people in the planet.

Kathmandu Inside Out

$575 per person

Travel to a country rich in culture that is surrounded by the Himalayas and home to charming people. That exquisite country is Nepal.

No trip to Nepal is worth visiting without checking out its vibrant capital city Kathmandu. This city is home to more than six million people that live in this small valley. Kathmandu boasts some incredible World heritage sites, seven if you’re counting! Likewise, it merges together ancient traditions and current cosmopolitan happenings. A perfect mix.

The valley’s history comes about by stories of a lake that drained out through a small gorge used to be Chobar Hill, making it a highly fertile valley. Inside this valley, there are gorgeous green hills, dotted by interesting small towns and picturesque villages. Also, it’s home to a range of religions such as Hindu, Buddhism, Muslim, Christian, Sikhs and many more. As well as many different ethnic groups from Indian, Tibetan, Mongolian, Newar, Tamang, Brahmins, Chettris, Sherpas and others. Those two lists are just a tiny example of just how diverse Kathmandu is.  What’s great about this is that all of them live within in harmony of one another.

What’s also amazing is that this Valley has a history of dynasties ruling over, now it’s the government ran. Which you can still see is present in former palaces and royal buildings. Did you know The Kathmandu Valley used to be comprised of 3 former cities? Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur which used to be ruled by kings. You can see this by visiting each Durbar Square in the former cities, Durbar is the word associated with a palace. Similarly, the markets in the valley fall under a tributary of the silk route.

Trip Highlights:

  • Visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites Pashputinath Stupa and Boudhanath Stupa
  • A guided tour of Kathmandu
  • Go to the oldest temple in Kathmandu Valley ChanguNarayan
  • Spend time in Nagarkot
  • Visit the heritage city of Bhaktapur

Come join us at ETP as we take you on a fun-filled and educative customizable seven-day tour to your liking. We will showcase this captivating valley by using a combination of offbeat cultural tours, experiential activities, and nature hikes to give a great feel of this historic valley.

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  • Destination
  • Departure
    Kathmandu
  • Included
    Kathmandu Inside Out
    Bed & Breakfast
  • Not Included
    Local Guide
    Transportation
    Dinner
    Lunch
1
Arrival into Kathmandu
Welcome to the beautiful country of Nepal and its incredible capital, Kathmandu!
Today, to save you the stress and hassle we will pick you up from Tribhuvan International airport. We will take you to the hotel of your choice!
Depending on your flight time if time permits we will take you on a serene sunset stroll along Soyambhunath. This area has a gorgeous Buddhist monument Soyambhunath Stupa (also known as the monkey temple) lots of monkeys climbing around it. This stunning stupa is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Which showcases phenomenal views of the valley from above!
Afterwards, during the evening, you will have a welcome dinner at a renovated palace!
Included:
  • Dinner
 
2
Understand The City
Fill your stomach with a delicious breakfast!
Afterwards, you will go on a tour of Kathmandu. Today you will gain an insight and a better understanding of the two biggest philosophies leading Nepal which are Hinduism and Buddhism.
Alongside this we shall visit the two Unesco World Heritage Sites of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath to appreciate those philosphies on a guided tour.
Pashupatinath Stupa- This is an exquisite Hindu temple devoted to the Hindu God Shiva. This is an important temple as there are burning ghat's showcasing sacred Hindu cremation ceremonies which happens on the banks of Bagmati river. You may come across some Sadhu monks, be careful though! If you try to photograph them they may demand money!
Boudhanath Stupa- A famous Buddhist stupa in Nepal and a tranquil area surrounding it. Be at one with peace only a couple of minutes away from the main road. However, you do not feel like you're in Nepal!
Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
 
3
A Hike In the Hills
Be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as today you will need to wake up early!
Today we will make out way to an epic heritage site called ChanguNarayan. Otherwise known as the oldest temple in Kathmandu Valley. This is a stunning temple with lots of fine intricate details.  We will have a quick look at this temple.
Next, we will hike for about three to four hours to Nagarkot, a village which is situated high up in the hills overlooking the magnificent Himalayas.  Fingers crossed it's a good day weatherwise as when the weather is at it's best you can see eight mountain ranges! They are Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Everest and Numbur.
Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
     
4
Overnight In A Heritage City
Prepare for an early start to the day again! Enjoy a tasty breakfast.
Afterwards continue the hike over a ridgeline overlooking the mountains to Dhulikhel.
Then, enjoy a delicious local lunch before driving onwards to Bhaktapur. An ancient heritage city on the east of Kathmandu.
Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
 
5
Local Life
This day you will undergo a two-hour pre-breakfast tour. Afterwards, take a good rest and enjoy a brilliant breakfast.
Later on, you will go out sampling and try a tasty local yoghurt Juju Dhau on our Humans of Bhaktapur tour. The best time to explore this area is dawn to discover the local life as it happened years ago in this amazing heritage. Afterwards, drive back to Kathmandu for a chilled afternoon at your leisure.
Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Humans of Bhaktapur tour
 
6
BLUE DAY
What is blue day?
Blue day is a concept where we have a free day. Yet depending on the availability we can fit any tour in or a specific activity. There are many options here, to sample local delicacies, learn how to cook like a local, tour local markets, take a magnificent mountain flight to see Mount Everest. Or we can pre-decide this day or decide once you are in Nepal.
Tonight we all bid farewell over a dinner at a local restaurant.
Included:
  • Breakfast
   
7
DEPARTURE
Today you have a free day untill your flight departs.
Included:
  • Breakfast
 

TOUR LOCATION

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Kathmandu Valley has some epic places. You will be visiting some amazing world heritage sights, villages such as Dhulikhel and Nargakot where you can view the Himalayas. As well as former ancient cities such as Bhaktapur and Patan.






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