The Kathmandu and Dhulikhel Tour is perfect for travelers who want to make a perfect combination of experiencing the hectic city life and culture of Kathmandu and at the same time find a cozy retreat with a spectacular panoramic view of the Himalayas. This 6 day long tour takes you on a journey in the history of Kathmandu, a city known for its temples and beautiful architecture, many of its structures being protected by UNESCO and listed as heritage sites. Travelers will have the opportunity to see the famous three Durbar Squares – Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, with the exquisite chance to experience Bhaktapur’s coming to life early in the morning. In the surrounding of Bhaktapur lies the village of Changu Narayan, whose famous temple is the oldest temple in Nepal and will charm you with its beauty in seconds. Apart from that, travelers will also visit Pashupatinath – a famous Shiva temple where they can observe a public cremation and two holy Buddhist stupas – Swoyambhunath and Boudhanath, the biggest in the world of its kind. Apart from giving you a genuine sense of the average urban Nepalese, this tour will take you out of the city and up on one of its many hills surrounding it, near the ancient city of Dhulikhel, in order to enjoy in the scenic views of the snow-topped Himalayan peaks. From Dhulikhel, you will have the opportunity to take a short drive to Namo Buddha, a small but charming Buddhist Stupa whose unique location high up in the hills will leave you breathless. The trip ends with a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant where you will try out some of Nepal’s famous and delicious dishes, listen to some traditional music and dancing.
Get ready for the trip of your lifetime on this tour which so perfectly combines the charms of the city-life with the indescribable beauty of nature.
Day 1 :Arrival in Kathmandu and checking in a hotel. Short briefing with the the travel agency and a walk in Thamel – tourist hub
Day 2 :Visit of Kathmandu Durbar Square. Visit of Boudhanath Stupa, a famous Bhuddist temple. Visit of Pashupatinath temple in the evening and observation of the evening arati. Free time in Thamel later in the evening. Overnight in a hotel
Day 3 :Sunrise from the Swoyambhunath temple hill with a beautiful view of the city. Drive to Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Overnight in a hotel in Bhaktapur.
Day 4 :Breakfast in Bhaktapur. Drive to Changu Narayan, one of the oldest temples in Nepal. Drive to Dhulikhel. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 5 :Breakfast in Dhulikhel. Drive to Namo Buddha. Light trekking around the temple. Glorious sunset over the Himalayas. Overnight at a hotel
Day 6 :Drive back to Kathmandu after breakfast. Farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant with music and dancing. Free time for shopping in the evening. Overnight at a hotel.