CITY STAY: Join our city stay in Kathmandu and explore Nepal's rich heritage. Discover the treasures of Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square, all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These historical gems provide a glimpse into centuries-old traditions and architectural wonders adorned with exquisite wood and stone carvings. Experience the soothing magic of singing bowls and, for the adventurous, consider an optional mountain flight for an up-close encounter with the majestic Himalayas.
Welcome to Nepal's capital, the historic Kathmandu!
Kathmandu is a vibrant city nestled at an elevation of around 1,350 meters within a picturesque valley, surrounded by mountains. With a history dating back nearly 2,000 years, this city offers a rich Hindu and Buddhist traditions, while its cosmopolitan culture welcomes people of various religious beliefs. Kathmandu is a gateway to Nepal's stunning natural beauty and a treasure trove of architectural wonders.
Our representative will meet you in airport arrivals. You will then be transported to your hotel for check in. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure.
Your day in Kathmandu begins with the option to embark on an early morning mountain flight that offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including the majestic Mount Everest and other towering peaks. Afterwards, return to the hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast, you'll embark for Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its Buddhist and Hindu temples. Here, you'll also have the opportunity to experience the magical singing bowls, known for their healing and relaxing qualities. These ancient instruments were invented by Tibetan and Nepali Buddhist monks for physical, mental, and spiritual rejuvenation.
In the afternoon, head to Swayambhunath, an iconic hilltop Monkey Temple that is over 2,500 years old. Afterwards, explore the historical Kathmandu Durbar Square, another UNESCO World Heritage Site where kings were crowned and ruled.
Additionally, you'll have the chance to enjoy a rickshaw ride from Hanuman Dhoka to Thamel. As you traverse narrow alleys, you'll encounter local shops selling Nepali spices and souvenirs, and you'll witness daily life in the city.
Overnight: Kathmandu | Breakfast
Today is free day, for you to explore Kathmandu at your own leisure.
Consider revisiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, or Kathmandu Durbar Square to uncover new details. Venture to Thamel, where you can immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere, shop for souvenirs, and sample traditional Nepali cuisine. Explore hidden temples and monasteries, indulge in a spa treatment, or discover local art galleries.
If you're seeking tranquility, take a short hike in the surrounding hills or simply relax in your hotel. No matter how you choose to spend this day, Kathmandu's diverse experiences ensure your day will be memorable.
Overnight: Kathmandu | Breakfast
Following breakfast, it's time to head to the airport for your onward flight. Depending on your flight time, you may have some time to do some last-minute exploring or shopping!
As you bid farewell to Kathmandu, take with you the cherished memories of this captivating city, along with the promise of new adventures awaiting you on your onward journey. Safe travels!
Prices & Dates
Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults.
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.
Vivanta Kathmandu, Kathmandu
This stylish 4 star hotel offers an oasis of modern comforts in the bustling city of Kathmandu. Conveniently located in the vibrant Patan District, just 1.1km from Patan Durbar Square, Vivanta Kathmandu offers spacious en suite guest rooms, equipped with a desk, flat screen tv, mini bar and free WiFi. After a busy day of sightseeing, head to the rooftop to relax in the heated infinity pool, enjoy a drink at the Koko Bar and watch the sunset, taking in the wonderful panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley. For those that like to work up a sweat there's a state-of-the art fitness centre and a spa complete with a steam room and sauna to rejuvenate. The hotel has a choice of two restaurants, offering authentic local dishes in addition to international cuisine, and the kitchen is open 24/7, so you can enjoy delicious food at any time of the day or night.