Activities are optional. None require prior experience or fitness level
There are seven historical and religious monuments in the Kathmandu Valley due to which it has been listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site.We will take you to a guided tour of all these beautiful locations which are rich in culture. We will also take you to the outskirts of the valley and to a hill station so that you will have a complete holiday.
We will receive you at the Tribuwan International Airport as you land into Kathmandu. As you must be tired from your long flight, we will take you straight to your hotel.
We will take you on a guided tour to three iconic monuments in Kathmandu which are included in the Unesco’s World Heritage List. Our first stop will be the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest and holiest shrines in the world of Hindu god Shiva. Then we will head to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a centuries-old royal courtyard where the former palaces and temples still stand in their former glory. You will feel like you have got back in time as the people and neighborhoods here have remained the same for ages. Our final destination for the day will be the Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple. This Buddhist monastery that sits on a hilltop has a peaceful atmosphere and provides panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley.
Another day of sightseeing takes us first to Pharping in southern Kathmandu. We will visit the Daksinkali Temple, a popular Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Kali. Pilgrims to the temple believe that praying to the goddess will make one’s wishes come true. The temple architecture and atmosphere certainly makes the place a must-see while the town outside is equally beautiful to visit. We then move to the Gorakhnath Cavewhich is holy to both the Hindus and the Buddhists. You can go inside the dark and narrow cave and also visit the temples and monasteries that surround it. Our last destination for the day will be the Patan Durbar Square in Lalitpur district. Also a Unesco World Heritage Site, Patan Durbar Square is a prime specimen of Newa architecture used as royal palace in the 1600s. Medieval temples, buildings, and statues, although damaged by 2015 earthquake, still decorate the former royal courtyard.
This is the day for visiting some more heritage sites. We visit another World Heritage Site of Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the country. It is believed that the Stupa is a tomb of an incarnation of Lord Buddha.We then drive to Bhaktapur to visit the Changunarayan Temple, another World Heritage Site. The temple is located on top of a hill and surrounded by a forest and is believed to be the oldest temple in Nepal. In the evening, we will take a short drive to Nagarkot Hill Station. The weather and the scenic beauty of the place make Nagarkot the most popular hill surrounding the Kathmandu Valley.
The main reason for coming to Nagarkot is for viewing sunrise which, according to tourists, is an amazing sight. Nagarkot also offer best views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest and the Annapurna range. We then visit the last of the seven World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu – Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The square is a former royal courtyard where there are several ancient temples and monuments to visit. The place is rich in culture and preserves the traditional way of living. We return to Kathmandu in the afternoon. In the evening, Mountain Kick will host a farewell dinner to culminate your holiday.
We will drop you to the airport and bid you goodbye.
You will stay in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu and standard hotel in Nagarkot. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay and your room will have an attached washroom.
All you need to bring for this tour is simply some comfortable clothes. You don’t need any special gear for touring around Nepal. Just make sure you have clothes according to the season you are arriving.
We never force our customers to follow our set itinerary.You can customize your itinerary exactly the way you want. Please share with us your ideas.
As one of the core guiding principles for Mountain Kick, we always give back to the mountain community in any way we can as a means of gratitude. The people who live in the Himalayas and share their homes with us deserve to have all their little problems fixed which seem very basic for outsiders but are commonplace in rural Nepal. The people lack proper access to healthcare, sanitation and education but a little effort from travellers goes on a long way to solve these issues. Mountain Kick has made it its corporate social responsibility to help improve the living standards of the local community. We make donations to their cause, organize social campaigns and programs and also have a few trips designed to mix a little volunteer work in your holiday.READ MORE ABOUT CSR