Two Day Tour of Kathmandu

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Overview

If you are interested in experiencing the cultural heritage of Kathmandu, in a couple of days then, this tour is for you. Two day Tour of Kathmandu is an extension of 1- day private day tour in Kathmandu. Two days tour of Kathmandu Valley comprises five major destinations inside the Valley, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After the tour of Pashupatinath (the Biggest Hindu Shrine in Nepal), Boudhanath (the largest Buddhist stupa) and Patan Durbar Square (the home of ancient Krishna Temple), this tour continues to amaze you with the visit to self-emerged Swayambhunath or Monkey Temple and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. This tour prioritizes all aspects of Kathmandu at its best- Hindu and Buddhist culture mixed with historical monument manifesting artistic opulence of medieval Nepal.

Itinerary

After the early morning breakfast, you travel along the exotic locales of Kathmandu, where more diversified cultural settings in the valley welcome you. A day tour of the valley will take you to Boudhanath, where you will grab an opportunity for the insightful peep into the invaluable culture attached to Buddhism. This may make you feel like you have just been on a spiritual journey. Boudhanath is one of the largest dome-shaped stupas in the country where the practices of Buddhism can be observed at its best. Then it continues to Pashupatinath, the major Hindu shrine with countless temples dedicated to different Hindu deities within its widespread area. However, the main temple Pashupatinath is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Destroyer - Shiva dwells here as protector of animal kinds as per the myth. A final destination to explore is Patan Durbar Square, where Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple and many other places of Patan, will unveil before you as an open museum showcasing intricately carved windows, intrinsic roof struts, statues of gods and goddesses, temples designed in pagoda style with sensual carvings and repose metalwork facades and many other exquisite facets.

After breakfast, you drive towards Swoyambhunath, a sacred Buddhist site lying on a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley. The maroon-robed monks enchanting the holy prayers and the mega statues of Buddha indulged in different sects is a great opportunity to take hold of the practices of rich Buddhist culture. This prehistoric site is also popular for its gigantic stupa. Then you drive to Bhaktapur, where you will witness unique culture and finest display of craftsmanship. Lion Gate, Golden Gate, Art Gallery, Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, Nyatapol Temple and fifty-five windowed Malla Palace are the living prides of Bhaktapur. After the tour concludes, your driver and guide escort you back to the hotel. Then you are free for independent activities such as souvenir hunting, exploring the town on your own or simply relaxing at the hotel.

General Information

TOUR GUIDE

We have a team of highly experienced and multilingual guides (guides who can speak your language – major languages only). They are professionally trained and are thoroughly versed about nature, culture and history of each place in this itinerary.

 

TOUR AVAILABILITY

We operate Nepal tours for private team of any size. So you can enjoy your private trip without having to deal and confront with other people who have different interests and attitude. Each trip is accompanied by a tour guide and driver(s). Nepal tours of four to eight days in duration are ideal for an extension trip if you have booked any longer trekking holidays in Nepal or tours/treks in Tibet.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Kathmandu offers a wide range of accommodation facilities, from 5 star luxury hotels to budget-priced guest houses. Top hotels give you high quality services. Explore Himalaya will assist you in hotel reservation.

 

MEAL

Breakfast is included but lunch and dinner are excluded in all our tour costs. You will have breakfast at your hotel. In Kathmandu, there are plenty of quality restaurants that serve Nepali, oriental and continental dishes. A good continental lunch or dinner at a good restaurant costs approximately USD 10-15. Full board option is also available on request.

 

MEETING/AIRPORT TRANSFERS

In all our packaged tours, airport pick-ups and drops are included. You need to pass on your International flight details to us for a “meeting and greeting” service at airport. On arrival you just pass on the Customs and come out of the Terminal building where you will see someone standing with a placard with either ‘Explore Himalaya’ or your name written on it. Our airport representative or tour officer will greet you and welcome you at the airport. You will then be escorted to your hotel where you will be briefed about your further activities in detail. After your trip is over you will be transferred back to the airport in time to catch your flight back home.

 

VEHICLE

 

We have a fleet of latest model luxury vehicles of all types and sizes, from small two-seater luxury cars to large capacity luxury tourist coaches. 4WD Land cruisers are used in off-road destinations like Jiri and Manang. Size and type of vehicle depend on size of your group. We use two-seater car for 1-2 persons, micro luxury 6-seater van for 3-5 persons, 10 seater van for 6-9 persons and tourist coach or coaster for group size above 10 persons. Our drivers are specially trained to serve in the hospitality industry. The vehicles are checked carefully before assigning them to your service.

 

TIPS

Tips are appreciated by your support team after the completion of your trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. As a suggestion, we advise that you can allocate 5- 10 % of the total tour cost as tips.

 

CLOTHING

Clothing varies with the types of tours and seasons. From April to the end of October, it is warm in Kathmandu. In Nepal clothing for traveling purpose should be comfortable and light. You can also wear longer shorts provided that it is weather- friendly. From the months of November to the end of March, days are usually warm and evenings are cool. Put on your summer clothes during the day time but in the evening and night it is advisable to carry a light jacket. Winter season starts from December to February. One must be equipped with sufficient winter wears like jackets, sweaters, trousers etc. to stay protected from the cold. In accordance to Nepali weather you can have your clothes well-packed in your luggage or you can also purchase clothes of your choice and needs from the clothing stores in Nepal.

    The Trip Cost Includes
    • Sightseeing tour with English speaking local guide
    • Entrance fees to sightseeing monuments
    • Tour transfers (Non A/C private vehicle)

    The Trip Cost Excludes
    • Nepal visa fees
    • Any airfares and airport taxes
    • Any hotel accommodations
    • All Lunch and Dinner
    • Personal expenses like, internet, bar bills, laundry etc.
    • Tips for guide or local staff etc.
    • Personal Insurance and Medical expenses
    • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/rescue due to any unforeseen reasons
    • Any other services other than mentioned under “Price Includes

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BOOKING PROCEDURE

Your booking of this trip will be confirmed by email once we receive your deposit amount and the signed copy of booking form and contract. The balance is due no later than two months prior to departure. If you book a tour less than 2 months prior to departure, you must send the full payment within 7 days of confirmation by us.

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you cancel your booking, the following scale of charges will apply: • 2 months before departure – Loss of deposit (US$ 500) • 29 days to 2 months before departure – 30% of total trip cost • 10 to 28 days before departure – 60% of total trip cost • Less than 10 days before departure – 100% of total trip cost

DISCLAIMER

The itinerary is taken only as a guideline. We cannot be held responsible for any delays caused by International or domestic flights, strikes, Government regulations, weather or natural casualties etc. In such cases, Explore Himalaya shall provide suitable alternatives which will be decided upon mutual agreement.

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