Kathmandu Tours and Travels
Resembling a medieval city of temples, shrines and living gods, Kathmandu is Nepal’s biggest and most cosmopolitan city, a meeting place of a dozen ethnic groups and once one of the most important points on the caravan routes between Tibet and India. Said to have been founded by king Gun Kamdev in 723 AD, one of the more likely theories of how the city got its name is that it was named after Kastha-Mandap, a pagoda carved from a single tree.Read More
Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Kathmandu
If you are planning a Kathmandu holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Dwarikas Hotel Kathmandu
A luxurious and elegant retreat, the Dwarikas Hotel offers a truly authentic Nepalese experience. The spacious, well appointed rooms and suites are beautifully designed, with traditional fabrics and custom designed furniture. Guests can enjoy informal or fine dining at the hotel's three restaurants and bars, which privovide a range of sumptuous cuisine, rejuvenate with daily yoga sessions and indulge in a range of traditional massages at the spa. The hotel is located to the west of the Bagmati River in the east of the city - just a short drive to Durbar Square.
Holy Himalaya Kathmandu
The newly opened Holy Himalaya is a recently refurbished property in central Thamel. Guest rooms are comfortable and well furnished with a range of modern conveniences. The hotel has an on site multi cuisine restaurant catering to all types of palate as well as a wonderful rooftop garden, where you can wake up with your refreshing morning tea and the beautiful exotic scenery of the surrounding mountains. The accommodation is perfectly located in the heart of the city.
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
Kathmandu Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Kathmandu.