Kathmandu Valley Tour
For over forty years, Nepal has been an extremely fascinating destination for tourist, trekker, river runner, wildlife enthusiast, poet, artist, writer, scholar, student or the weary in search of a personal Shangrila. It now contains countless architectural monuments, and vestiges of varied cultural and religious traditions. Out of ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites, seven cultural heritage sites are existed in Kathmandu Valley.
This verdant valley was once a huge lake, legend dictates that in the middle of the lake was a brilliant flame emanating from a Lotus flower. People would come from miles around to wonder and worship the flame. A Chinese disciple Bodhisattva Manjushree, wishing to worship the flame more closely sliced a portion of the hills with his sword draining its waters and thus the fertile Kathmandu valley was created.
The valley today incorporates three major settlements, while it was separated longtime back itself, all have their own distinctive character with outstanding temples, works of art and architecture and a varied calendar of feasts and festivals, their roots in being capital cities of the valleys three principality's in times gone by. Between them they boast the highest density of World Heritage Sites to be found anywhere in the World, seven in total. There are many other fascinating settlements in the valley offering their own reasons for being there.
In the late 18th century, following the founding of modern Nepal within more or less the present boundaries, Kathmandu was made the capital. Kathmandu, the largest city in Nepal is situated at an altitude of 1,350m and population about 2,076,365.
Fact of this Tour
|Trip Duration||4 days Tour|
|Trek Departure:||Every day throughout the week|
|Group Size:||1 person (minimum) to 50 persons (maximum)|
|Best season:||Jan, Feb, March, April, May,Sep, Oct,Nov,Dec.|
|Available Time:||All months|
|Per day travelling:||4 to 6 hours|
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,295 m/4,273 ft.)
Arriving in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by a Nepal Alternative Treks airport representative. Transfer by private vehicle to three star level category hotel (Kathmandu Garden home ) at thamel in Kathmandu . Stay overnight on b/b basis.
Day 2: Visit world heritage sites in Kathmandu
Full day Kathmandu sight seeing (world heritages sites) - Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa and Patan durbar square by private vehicle and professional tour guide. Transfer to Nagarkot (2195m./7243ft.) 1:30 hour drive and stay overnight selected hotel ( Hotel View point or similar category) on b/b basis. In the evening for Sun set and Sun rise with Mt. Everest.
Day 3: Nagarkot Sun rise and Visit world heritage sites
Early morning, Go to roof top of the Hotel and enjoy Panaromic view of Mt. everest including more than 15 snow capped peaks. Have a breakfast and drive to Changunarayang temple. Continue travel to Bhaktapur Durbar square, Pashupatinath temple and Kathmandu durbar square by private vehicle and professional tour guide. Stay at selected hotel ( Kathmandu garden home ) on b/b basis.
In the evening, you are cordially invited to a farewell dinner where you will experience typical Nepali food and cultural entertainment, courtesy of Nepal Alternative Treks.
Day 4: Departure
Nepal Alternative Treks will provide free private transport to International airport.
· Arrival & departure transfers on private vehicle
· Hotel accommodation ( Kathmandu garden home) on b/b plan in Kathmandu.
· Professional government registered, experienced local fluent English and local language speaking tour guide.
· Private vehicle for the entire tour.
· All expenses for tour guide.
· Farewell dinner with cultural show upon completion of the tour.
· All your meals ( Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee) along the tour.
. Entrance fees for sightseeing.
· Drinks as coke, beer, miner water etc.
· International airfare.
· Visa fee for Nepal.
If you would like to extend your holiday then below the options are highly suggested.
1. One day Trishuli river rafting.
2. One night Two days Dhulikhel tour.
3. Two nights Three days Trishuli river rafting + Chitwan Jungle safari.
4. 1/2/3 hours Trekking thai massage.
5. Mountain Everst flight.
Mr. Robert Locke, Ms. Melanie Ralhign, Mr. Allan wickham and Ms. Peta Williams, UK
From the moment we arrived at Kathmandu, we felt well looked after when we saw Dhan waiting for us. The trekking was definitely wonderful with Dhan. The highlight with him knowing his way around and remaining flexible to our needs. The rafting, Everest Mountain flight and female tour guide Sarita showing us around the city were also excellent.
In the end, everything was great!
We would definitely use Dhan and Nepal alternative treks again when we come back trekking next year!!
This is my first visit to Nepal and this trek has been nothing short of perfect. Mr Dilip and our porter Mr. Lal were excellent nothing was too much trouble and the views were incredible! The highlight was the dawn trek up to poon hill to see the sun rise over the mountains. Mr. Tej arranged everything and after the trek for our trip to Bhaktapur for the Nepali new year. A fantastic trip with a fantastic company 11/10 if I ever come to Nepal again I’ll use this company without hesitation.
Jordi De Leen
Same like Pim, everything was great. Our guide Dillip was knowledgeable and friendly. Chitwan was good and really flexible in changing the program in a positive way. Thanks Tej and your company for making our dream possible. We will come for longer time in Nepal soon then we want to use again your service.
For the whole package is so good. I am very satisfied with the service, guide and porter while trekking. Good guide for sightseeing is also Ok. I will probably come back and use the company’s service again soon! Thanks for everything!
Adriana V. Diaz
The places was great the hotel too. Our guide was amazing man. The travel was incredible on Chitwan and Pokhara too. I think its necessary do this travel. This company is professional to organize everything necessary for trekking and tour. Thanks Tej !
Mr. Elmer Stone
Guides were pleasant, knowledgeable & fantastic. The car trip from Kathmandu to Pokhara was amazing. Sun rise from Sarangkot was unbelievable, cave and temple was interesting. Visiting to Durbar Squares and historical temple was informative and gave insight into Nepal history. The visit to the rain god was wow and helped to explain the people’s livings and dependency on nature. The women enjoyed shopping for Nepalese items. Thanks so much Tej Nepal alternative director, Sarita female tour guide in Kathmandu and Dillip for taking us to Pokhara and Sarangkot. See you next time soon !
Ms Tahir Shirin
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Nepal is an overall full of adventures tour, very well supported by tej and his team. Special thanks to both of our guides Hari and Sarita, both were well informed about their areas. Especially Hari was sweet heart! He made us laugh and enjoy throughout the trip. The cultural & religious stories shared by Sarita will make us remember Nepal throughout our life. Tej was also a great support in making this trip/tour worthy after arrival we made changes to our plan around 3 times but never heard the word “ not possible” from Tej.
Inshallah will come back to Nepal next time for ABC or EBC !!!
Good luck to Tej and Team, well recommended!
Mr Tahir Maqbool
From Nature to culture, Nepal is heaven on earth. We liked it, loved it all because of our tour pleasure Tej , our guide Hari and Sarita. Hari and Sarita made us safe and enjoy. They saw Nepali life and for sure we will definitely come back some day in our life to view in the mountain area to look at the real ethnic life of NEPAL !
At the end we would like to wish all the best to Tej and his team to keep up the great work they are doing.
Best wishes & regards,
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