Explore Kathmandu

  • duration 6 days
  • usd 860 All inclusive
  • difficulty Easy
  • best season Aug-May

trip overview

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.

Detail itinerary

  • day 01
    Arrival.

    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.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
  • day 02
    Sightseeing around Kathmandu. Pre-trip meeting.

    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.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 03
    Sightseeing in Pharping & Lalitpur.

    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.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 04
    Sightseeing around Kathmandu & Bhaktapur. Evening drive to Nagarkot (7,201ft).

    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.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 05
    Watch sunrise at Nagarkot. Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Return to Kathmandu. Farewell dinner.

    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.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
  • day 06
    Departure.

    We will drop you to the airport and bid you goodbye.

    • Meal: Breakfast

Included in cost

  • Receive you from and drop you to the airport or hotel in our company vehicle.
  • Stay at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu and standard hotel in Nagarkot on a twin-sharing basis. Breakfast is on us.
  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu in a private vehicle with our guide. All entrance fees will be paid.
  • Local government-licensed guides.
  • Local support staff to help you trek.
  • A duffel bag, a sun hat and a t-shirt as a souvenir from us.
  • A traditional Nepali feast with cultural shows as a farewell dinner.
  • All tourist fees, government charges and other official expenses throughout the trip.

Not included in cost

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Additional stay before, during or after the set itinerary.
  • Charges at airports or other areas for excess luggage.
  • Alcohol, hot or cold drinks, bottled water, and other snacks.
  • Phone calls, internet, laundry, additional porters, and other personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance. (It is compulsory and covers emergency rescue and evacuation.)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Visa fees for entering Nepal.
  • Other expenses not mentioned in “Included in cost” list.

Accomodation during the Trip

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. 

faqs

  • How do I come to Nepal?
    You have to book your own international flight from your country to Nepal and back according to your trip departure dates.
  • What happens after I land into Nepal?
    A chauffeur from Mountain Kick will come receive you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Representatives of the company will visit you at the hotel itself and brief you on your trip.
  • What will a tour with Mountain Kick involve?
    You will travel across Nepal in a group of fellow travellers escorted by trained and friendly guides.Your guide will take you to all the points of interest mentioned in the itinerary in private vehicles. You will have plenty of time in all sites to wander around, take pictures, learn and rest. We also arrange for interaction with the locals and mixing in the local culture.
  • Where will I be staying during the trip?
    In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay and your room will have an attached washroom. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. But you can choose to reserve a separate room for yourself for additional $250. Some guesthouses at very high altitudes and remote places may not have attached washrooms or single rooms.
  • And food?
    All your major meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included in your trekking package except in Kathmandu (where only breakfast is provided for). You will be served local food at all places we dine but you can order anything you like on the menu which you will have to pay for yourself. You will have a range of options so there won’t be a problem if you are a vegetarian or vegan. We make sure you get healthy and hygienic food throughout your travel.
  • Do I need to carry anything?
    You need not carry anything besides, maybe, your camera or iPod and some money (see below). But you might like to carry light snacks or bottled juice if you get hungry or thirsty during your travel from one destination to another.
  • What clothing do I wear?
    The hilly regions of Nepal have moderate weather and you will feel comfortable in casual outfit in summer andyou will need a jacket on top in winter. You might also want to wear a hat or a baseball cap. The mountains are always cool so bring warm clothes and during winter temperatures reach near zero so you would need thick windproof clothing.
  • What if I want to do something beyond the itinerary?
    We are always happy to accommodate your wishes during the travel so far as they do not conflict with schedules and other travellers. If you have special plans, you can talk to us beforehand so that we can arrange a customized trip for you.
  • Will I get to communicate with the outer world?
    There is internet and telephone connection in all of our stops for the day throughout the journey. You will be able to call back home or post your pictures on Facebook everyday.
  • What travel documents do I need?
    As soon as you land into Kathmandu, we take care of all your travel documents required during your trip. You just need to bring your passport and a copy of your travel insurance. Tourist fees and permits to enter certain areas will be arranged for by Mountain Kick.
  • Which is best time of the year to travel?
    Most of the trekking routes are open throughout the year but September through to December and March to May are the best months to travel.
  • What are the modes of transportation for travel mentioned in the itinerary?
    Rides for sightseeing and reaching destinations within city limits are done in a private vehicle like a car, a jeep or a microbus. Most of the long distance travel is done in luxurious tourist buses hired exclusively by the company.
  • How much money do I need to carry during the trip?
    Around $50 will be enough to buy you lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. During your travel, you can get by with around $25 a day. But it depends on how much you want to spend. Due to the exchange rate and predominantly rural economy of Nepal, things are pretty cheap in Nepal.
  • Can I use my credit cards?
    Almost all international credit cards are accepted in Nepal. However, not all places, especially during your travel, accept them. There may be a fee involved in processing your card.
  • Are tips for my guides and porters expected? How much?
    Our staff do not expect you to tip them. Generally, travellers tip them if they are satisfied with the service as a means of gratitude. Even when travellers tip the guides and porters, there is no fixed rate. However, if you like to tip them, follow customs of your own country for tipping (which, as we have learned, is 10 to 15 percent of total cost for most western countries).
  • Where will I get a visa to come to Nepal?
    You can obtain a visa at your home country through Nepal’s embassy or consular office. But you can easily get a visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You just need two passport-size photographs. A tourist visa with multiple entry for 30 days costs $40 while the same for 90 days costs $100.
  • How do I book a tour?
    Click Book Now to enter your details and we shall contact you. You can contact us directly for any further information or to prepare a customized itinerary for you. For payment information, see our Terms and Conditions.

Trip notes

  • Please make sure you take a travel insurance at home before arriving here. It is mandatory and you cannot take it in Nepal. Your insurance agent will know which insurance plan suits your travel.
  • It is advisable that you free up a few days before and after your trip schedule. For reasons beyond our control like flight delays, accidents and natural hazards, the itinerary may have to be altered.
  • Please inform us and our guides if you have any medical condition that might affect your trip. Please consult your doctor beforehand for any precautions you need to take and always carry medicines if you need them. However, our guides and local support staff have been trained in basic medical intervention and your travel insurance covers any emergency rescue or evacuation.
  • You may decide to alter your itinerary to some degree as long as there are no time constraints and everyone consents, if you are travelling in a group. Talk to us before embarking on the trip or you may also talk to our guides to see if we can arrange something. One thing we have learned from mountaineering all these years is however good you plan your journey, there are bound to be some improvisations to make our experience richer.

Equipment List

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.

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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.

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