Glimpse of Kathmandu and Nagarkot

Trip Code

TTN-1171

Trip Type

Group

Difficulty Level

Easy

Accommodation

3-Star Hotel and Resort

Group Size

1-12

ALTITUDE

2,175 m / 7,135 ft

Trip Highlights

  • Guided city tours in Kathmandu valley- Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur.
  • Enjoy the mesmerizing panoramic views of the Himalayas in Nagarkot
  • Rejoice in the  breathtaking sunrise and sunset views at Nagarkot
  • Stroll around the popular tourist hub- Thamel and the local market- Ason Bazaar.
  • Explore the beautiful Newari village of Khokana and Bungamati.

Trip Overview

Glimpse of Kathmandu and Nagarkot 4 days tour takes you to the three major cities of Kathmandu valley and nearby Nagarkot hill.

Kathmandu, the cultural and political hub of Nepal is incredibly diverse with its cultural heritage, architecture and deep spirituality. Accompanied by numerous temples and stupas, Kathmandu has retained its century old traditions offering myriad of attractions for visitors amid the vibrant modern city life.

You will explore the cultural wonders of Kathmandu such as Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath which are the prominent pilgrimage sites of Hinduism and Buddhism sects.

Likewise, you will pay a visit to durbar squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur along with a number of temples which boast the finest arts and architectural work of medieval Nepal by ancient kings.

Ason Bazaar gives you an insight of a typical market in Kathmandu interconnecting streets and alleys of Kathmandu where people gather to buy their daily essentials. Nearby Ason leads to popular tourist center Thamel, which is full of hotels, pubs, restaurants, decent shops to buy everything travelers may need, within an area of square kilometers.

A few kilometers away from Kathmandu lies the hills of Nagarkot which is popular for its breathtaking scenic views of the Himalayas, as well as sunrise and sunset views.

Glimpse of Kathmandu and Nagarkot tour ends with sightseeing around Nagarkot and then exploring ethnic Newar villages of Khokhana and Bungamati where you can see the scenic views and get to know the village life of the locals and their traditions.

Come and experience the beauty of Kathmandu and Nagarkot with Trekking to Nepal.

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Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrival at Kathmandu. Explore Thamel and Ason Bazaar

    Upon your arrival, our airport representative welcomes you at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. We will take you to the hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

    Next, you will wander around Thamel and Ason Bazaar with our tour guide. Ason Bazaar is the historical commercial center of Kathmandu valley filled with numerous shops displaying a vast array of goods, groceries, spices and many more. Likewise, in the heart of capital, Thamel is a rendezvous point for visitors with numerous travel and trekking agencies, shops, hotels, restaurants, as well as bars and clubs popular for its lively shows and nightlife.

    Overnight at a hotel. No meals included.

  • Day 02

    Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

    Today, after having breakfast, our city guide will take you to various cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu- Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square and Kopan Monastery.

    Boudhanath Stupa

    Boudhanath Stupa, the UNESCO world heritage site monument is the third largest stupa in the world. This impressive historical landmark is a cultural center of Buddhist and home to people from Tibetan origin.

    Pasupatinath Temple

    Pashupatinath Temple is the most important holy shrine of Hindus, and especially the Shaiva cult. This medieval pagoda style temple is normally full of visitors and devotees everyday. You will see many ascetics and sadhus covered with ashes and dreadlocks in the temple premises.

    Patan Durbar Square

    Patan Durbar Square, an UNESCO World Heritage Site is a former royal palace popular for its remarkable architectural treasures, pagoda style temples with traditional designs and rich wood carvings. It features the 17th century old Krishna temple, Patan museum, shrines, several temples and Buddhist monuments.

    Kopan Monastery

    Situated not far from Boudhanath, the Kopan monastery is situated nearby hills. It is known for offering meditation retreat for new comers as well as devout Buddhists. Visitors can experience an oasis of tranquility in the midst of Kathmandu as well as get to know about Buddhism practices.

  • Day 03

    Cultural Sightseeing Tour – Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square

    Today, we continue our sightseeing tour around cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu valley.

    Swayambhunath

    Swayambhunath stupa also known as Monkey temple is an important pilgrimage destination for both Buddhist and Hindus.  Perched on the hilltop, the central white dome is encircled with prayer wheels and topped by golden spire and prayer flags. 

    Kathmandu Durbar Square

    Kathmandu Durbar Square was an important socio cultural and administrative center for the ancient kings and the inhabitants of Kathmandu valley. It has unique and distinctive masterpieces consisting of temples, palaces, courtyards and museums. The traditional architecture both ancient and new, and the surroundings with deities of Hindu God and Goddess all contributed to the uniqueness of this fascinating spot.

    Bhaktapur Durbar Square

    Bhaktapur Durbar Square, also described as an open museum, is a rich cultural destination to witness the finest architecture of medieval Nepal. There are many attractions to explore in Bhaktapur such as 55 window palace, Nyatapola temple, Dattatreya temple, Taumadhi Square, Siddha Pokhari, museum, to name a few. 

    In the evening, we drive to Nagarkot.  You can enjoy the spectacular scenic views up the hill and the villages along the journey.

  • Day 04

    Sunrise view over Nagarkot. Sightseeing Tour around Changunarayan Temple, Khokhana and Bungmati.

    Nagarkot is a popular spot for the sunrise view over the Himalayas. From here, you can enjoy panoramic views of the mountains like Mount Everest, Manaslu, Langtang, Ganesh, Rolwaling and other neighbouring peaks.

    In the morning, we watch the sunrise view, as the rays reflect in the mountain peaks and take on a reddish orange glow. Next, we make it back to Changunarayan temple and other places for sightseeing tours and drive back to Kathmandu.

    Changunarayan Temple

    Changunarayan Temple was found in the 4th century by Lichhavi King, and is one of the oldest temples in Nepal. The temple has a statue of Lord Visnu, with an impressive collection of ancient statues and stone inscriptions are preserved here.

    Khokana and Bungmati

    Khokhana and Bungmati are well known Newari villages with their historical past, and its natural environment. The communities survive very much on farming and trading activities. Among other attractions, the Rato Machindranath Temple and Karya Binayak Temple are the must visit sites in Khokhana.

    After sightseeing there, we return back to Kathmandu where you will enjoy the farewell dinner at Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.

    Later, our airport representative will take you to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport on your flight departure date.

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The price of this trip per person for the Small Group Journey is listed below. There is also the option of private and tailor made journey which can be suitable for you, your family and friends. Discounts is also available which is directly subjected to the increase with the number of people in your group. Hence, bigger the group, better the discount. Therefore, group bookings are highly encouraged.

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Price Includes
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley and Nagarkot
  • Twin sharing accommodation at 3-Star hotel including breakfast.
  • Air-conditioned private tourist vehicle
  • English speaking tour guide
  • All permits and entrance fees that includes government taxes
  • Farewell dinner at Nepali restaurant with cultural dance show
  • Airport and Hotel pick up and drop off with our private vehicle.
  • Official expenses.
Price Doesn't Include
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Personal expenses.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa. (You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15/30/90 days can be obtained by paying USD 30/50/125 or equivalent foreign currency respectively.
  • Alcoholic beverages, hot and cold drinks.
  • Tips/gratuity for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “Price Includes” section

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Terms and Conditions

Trekking to Nepal is owned and operated by Ace the Himalaya, a reputed trekking and tour company based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

These booking terms and conditions mentioned here establish a legally binding contract between Ace the Himalaya and you (Client) for our services. Please read our terms and conditions carefully prior to booking a trip with us.

Bookings (Nepal and India Trips)

You can process a booking via our website, our third-party websites or email us at info@trekkingtonepal.com.

Our trip prices are in USD. If you are booking the trip with us and making payment in your local currency, then the same day exchange rate set by Nepal’s Central Bank is applicable when converting your local currency into USD.

  • You should provide us a completed booking form, a copy of your passport along with a 30% deposit of the total trip cost.
  • THE 30% DEPOSIT IS NONREFUNDABLE.
  • For Nepal trips, the remaining amount can be paid in USD/Credit card on your arrival day or pre-trip meeting at our office or hotel.
  • While for an India trip, the remaining balance should be paid in USD by bank transfer or Credit card at least 20 days prior to the trip departure date.

Bookings (Bhutan and Tibet Trips)

  • You should provide us a completed booking form, a copy of your passport along with a 50% deposit of the total trip cost.
  • THE 50% DEPOSIT IS NONREFUNDABLE.
  • The remaining balance should be paid in USD/Credit card a minimum of 20 days before the trip departure date.

Last Minute Booking

  • For Nepal and India trips, we accept the last minute booking 10 days prior to the trip departure date, only if we have space available for the trip and full payment is then required.
  • For Bhutan and Tibet trips, we will accept your last minute booking 20 days prior to the tour departure date; full payment is then required.

Payment Method (Applicable for all trips)

You can pay via wire transfer or credit card payment.

Swift/ Wire Transfer in USD
Account number:  01901576560029
Bank Name: Himalayan Bank Limited
Bank Address: KSK Building Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Bank P.O. Box: 20590
Phone: 00977-1-4227749, 450201
Fax: 00977-1-4222800
Telex No:  2789 HIBA NP
SWIFT:  HIMANPKA
Account Holder Name:  Ace the Himalaya Trekking Pvt Ltd

Swift/ Wire Transfer in NPR
Account number:  01901576560018
Bank Name: Himalayan Bank Limited
Bank Address: KSK Building Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Bank P.O. Box: 20590
Phone: 00977-1-4227749, 450201
Fax: 00977-1-4222800
Telex No:  2789 HIBA NP
SWIFT:  HIMANPKA
Account Holder Name:  Ace the Himalaya Trekking Pvt Ltd

Note: We are not liable for the bank transaction fee and should be paid by the customer.

Credit Card Payment

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express Card, and a 3.5% levy will be added as a card processing fee. We are not liable for those 3.5% bank transaction fee and is not affiliated with the total cost of the trip.

For secure and quick payment by credit card, you can fill up our direct payment form.

Cancellation and Refund Policy (Nepal and India Trips)

  • You should provide us a valid written notice via email a minimum of 20 days prior to the trip departure date. Cancellation is valid with approval only after receiving the notice.
  • Cancellation of the trip 20 days prior to the trip departure date, then 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid and the remaining amount after the deduction would be refunded.
  • Cancellation of the trip made less than 20 days notice prior to the trip departure date, there will be a 100% charge applicable (no refund policy). If you cancel the trip and need to submit a claim to your insurance company, we can help with the supporting documentation such as a receipt for monies paid.

Cancellation and Refund Policy (Bhutan and Tibet Trips)

  • You should provide us a valid written notice via email a minimum of 30 days prior to the trip departure date. Cancellation is valid with approval only after receiving the notice.
  • Cancellation of the trip 30 days prior to the trip departure date, then 50% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid and the remaining amount after the deduction would be refunded.
  • Cancellation of the trip made less than 30 days notice prior to the trip departure date, there will be a 100% charge applicable (no refund policy). If you cancel the trip and need to submit a claim to your insurance company, we can help with the supporting documentation such as a receipt for monies paid.

Reschedule the Trip (Nepal, India and Bhutan)

  • You should provide us with written notice including reasons that make you unable to travel via email 20 days prior to the trip departure date. If you are preponing the trip, you should notify us in writing 20 days prior to your new departure date.
  • A FEE OF USD 200 PER PERSON WILL BE CHARGED IF YOU POSTPONE OR PREPONE OR TRANSFER YOUR TRIP TO ANOTHER PERSON NO LESS THAN 20 DAYS PRIOR TO THE TRIP DEPARTURE DATE. THE CLIENT IS RESPONSIBLE TO FIND ANOTHER PERSON FOR TRANSFERRING HIS/HER TRIP.

Reschedule the Trip (Tibet)

  • You should provide us with written notice including reasons that make you unable to travel via email 30 days prior to the trip departure date. If you are preponing the trip, you should notify us in writing 30 days prior to your new departure date.
  • A FEE OF USD 200 PER PERSON WILL BE CHARGED IF YOU POSTPONE OR PREPONE OR TRANSFER YOUR TRIP TO ANOTHER PERSON NO LESS THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE TRIP DEPARTURE DATE. THE CLIENT IS RESPONSIBLE TO FIND ANOTHER PERSON FOR TRANSFERRING HIS/HER TRIP.

INCOMPLETE TRIP

IN CASE OF ANY FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE TRIP, FOR WHATEVER REASON, BY THE CLIENTS, WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY REFUNDS FOR ANY MEALS, ACCOMMODATION OR ANY SERVICES NOT USED DURING THE TRIP. FURTHER, IF YOU COMMIT ANY UNLAWFUL ACT DURING THE TRIP AND ARE COMPELLED TO LEAVE NEPAL, WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY REFUNDS.

Passport and Visas (Nepal and India)

  • A valid passport is needed with a minimum validity of 6 months from the return date.
  • A Nepalese visa can be obtained from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visa costs are the sole responsibility of clients. For more details, please read this link about Nepalese Tourist Visa.
  • You can fill in the Nepalese Tourist Visa form online. Here is a link- Department of Immigration. The online form will be valid for 15 days, which means you must fill it in less than 15 days before your arrival date. You will receive a receipt by your email after filling in the form. You should print the receipt and keep it with you as you need to produce it before the immigration authority.
  • For Indian visas and cost, please contact the Indian embassy in your home/resident country. There is no on arrival visa facility for Indian visas.

Passport and Visas (Bhutan and Tibet)

  • A valid passport is needed with a minimum validity of 6 months from the return date.
  • As you are unable to obtain visas to Bhutan and Tibet directly, Bhutan as well as Tibet permit and visa will be organized by Ace the Himalaya. This cost is all included in the trip price.
  • To facilitate this, you need to send a clear, color scanned copy of your passport to us via email at the time of booking.

RISK AND LIABILITIES

ALL OUR NEPAL, INDIA, BHUTAN AND TIBET TOURS ARE CONDUCTED BY FOLLOWING THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE TOURISM BOARD OF THE RESPECTIVE COUNTRY. ACE THE HIMALAYA WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHANGES IN ITINERARIES DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THAT ARE BEYOND OUR CONTROL. FOR INSTANCE: LAST MINUTE CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT RULES, LOCAL POLITICS, GOVERNMENT RESTRICTION, BAD WEATHER, ILL HEALTH CONDITION OF TREKKERS, DEATH, ROAD BLOCKAGE, FLIGHT DELAY/CANCELLATION, NATURAL DISASTERS (EARTHQUAKE, LANDSLIDE, FLOOD, SNOWFALL, AVALANCHE, ETC) AND ANY OTHER THINGS BEYOND OUR CONTROL. ANY ADDITIONAL EXPENSES NECESSITATED BY SUCH AN EVENT WILL BE BORNE BY THE CLIENT/S. FURTHER, WE RECOMMEND YOU TO HAVE TRAVEL INSURANCE WHILE TRAVELING IN NEPAL.

Travel Insurance

Having Travel Insurance is compulsory for all clients while traveling with us. The travel insurance must cover weather delays, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, air ambulance, trip cancellations, natural disasters, theft of baggage, loss of gear and equipment etc.

Domestic flight delay/Cancellation

Generally, due to bad weather conditions and poor visibility, flight delays or cancellation are likely to happen in mountain countries/regions. In such a case, we are not liable for any extra expenses or inconveniences. Since the weather of the mountain region is quite unpredictable, we suggest you arrange a minimum of 1 or 2 extra days (especially Everest region treks) so that you won’t miss your International flight. Further, we suggest you bring some extra cash to prepare for unforeseen circumstances.

Changes to your trip and price due to natural disasters, flight delay etc.

In the event of cancellations/changes of the trip due to any unforeseen circumstances like natural disasters, flight delay etc., we will arrange another trip for you of the same price value. Also, you are free to reschedule the trip. While rescheduling the trip of either the same price value or higher value, you need to pay the amount of used services from your previously booked trip. Similarly, if the price increases for the rescheduled departure, you will pay the difference between new prices and old prices.

Most of our trip packages are based on twin-sharing accommodation. Furthermore, a single-room supplement charge will be imposed on the clients who don’t have another tour participant to share accommodation with.

Likewise, we reserve the right to revise pricing rates posted in our marketing material under any circumstances or on the pressure of various external factors like changes in exchange rate, government action, etc. which are far from our control.

Health and Fitness

You should be physically and mentally fit when trekking in high altitude regions. Therefore, we suggest you undergo a medical examination with a general practitioner (GP) regarding your health and fitness before traveling with us. If you have any preexisting medical conditions or disabilities, please notify us at the time of booking.

Children

A legal guardian/parent must accompany the participant below the age of sixteen.

Privacy

Ace the Himalaya is concerned to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information. No private or personal information that you provided to us when booking will be disclosed for any other purposes.

PUBLICITY

YOU AGREE THAT ACE THE HIMALAYA MAY USE IMAGES OF YOU TAKEN DURING THE TRIP WITHOUT RECOURSE TO YOU AND WITHOUT COMPENSATION TO YOU, FOR PUBLICITY AND PROMOTION PURPOSES THROUGH WHATEVER MEDIUM IT CHOOSES.

Complaints

Should you have a complaint about the trip, make it known to our staff at the earliest opportunity, so that s/he may take appropriate actions to resolve it. Your satisfaction is our top-notch priority.

Acceptance of Terms

These terms and conditions are valid only if you book the trip with us directly. If you book our trip through a third party or any agents, you are liable to their terms and conditions as well as our terms and conditions.

Applicable Law and Choice of Forum

Ace the Himalaya main office is located in Kathmandu, Nepal. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of Nepal. Any dispute arising out of these terms and conditions shall be resolved exclusively by the District Court, Appellate Court, and Supreme Court located in Kathmandu, Nepal. There is no case in a foreign country, and the parties agree that the court of Nepal is the appropriate forum for any claim or proceeding commenced in relation to these terms and conditions.

What makes this trip different ?

Trekking to Nepal is an online booking platform of Ace the Himalaya. Ace the Himalaya works closely with and is one of the main supporters of non-profit organization Sambhav Nepal.

Ace the Himalaya covers the administration cost of Sambhav Nepal as the staff working at Ace also help in admin work of Shambav Nepal. For instance: making proposals, collecting information for the related projects, visiting the project sites, coordinating the local governments/authorities etc. That’s why, Sambhav Nepal doesn't have their admin cost in the project it runs.

Furthermore, Sambhav Nepal  provides support to people with needs such as education and health in villages of Gorkha through the children sponsorship program. We sponsor children for school which are conducted successfully in full collaboration with Ace the Himalaya and its sister organizations, Ace Holidays and Ace Xpeditions.

Why Trekking to Nepal?

  • Client-friendly trips
  • Eco-friendly, sustainable trekking
  • Experienced guides and porters
  • Safety and comfort a priority
  • Young, innovative team

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