Kathmandu Valley Tour

Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Destination: Nepal

Highlights of Kathmandu Valley Tour

  • 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley
  • Khokana, a traditional village enlisted in the UNESCO Tentative List
  • Other sites of religious, cultural and historical importance
  • Nagarkot Sunrise View Tour for the world’s best sunrise view
  • Leisurely excursion helpful for getting the in-depth details about the sites

Kathmandu Valley Tour is an all-time tour package in Nepal suitable for the people of all age groups. In recent years, Kathmandu has grown to be one of the major tourist destinations in the world. Many pulling factors have made this city one of the most loved ones for people from all over the world. Some of them are strategic location, diverse climate, age-old tradition, larger-than-life mysticism and rich cultural heritage.

The Kathmandu Valley is known as the City of Temples. In all three districts of this mystic valley, there exist the numerous cultural, religious and historical sites. You will come across such landmarks in every hundred meters’ distance. Realizing the cultural importance, the UNESCO has designated seven different places as World Heritage Sites.

Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (the Monkey Temple) and Bouddhanath Stupa lies in Kathmandu district. Patan district houses Patan Durbar Square, which is popular for its ancient art and architecture. Similarly, Bhaktapur includes Changunarayan Temple, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

In the historical city Bhaktapur, there are many more cultural sites worthy of visiting besides the World Heritage Sites. The world’s tallest statue of Lord Shiva is located in Sanga of Bhaktapur. Formally inaugurated on 21 June, 2011 on Teej Festival, the statue is just 11 km eastward from the durbar square. From this location, you can have the wonderful vistas of the Himalayas and Bhaktapur Valley.

Each year, hundreds of thousand people flock to these areas to see why they are the way they are. This 6 nights 7 days Nepal tour package shows you all the major attractions of Kathmandu Valley. The famous Nagarkot Sunrise View Tour rewards you with the best sunrise view on Earth. This famous site lies in Bhaktapur district situated at the elevation of 2,195m. On the fine days, you can see the Himalayas as far as Mt. Everest (8,848m).

You can book Kathmandu Nagarkot Sunrise View Trek to have the most rewarding view of 8 out of 13 Himalayan Ranges of Nepal. These are Annapurna (8,091m), Manaslu (8,163m), Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Mahalangur and Numbur Ranges. The splendid view of the Kathmandu Valley and Shivapuri National Park is beyond description!

You can pass evenings and nights with friends or make one in the bars, clubs and cafes lined in Thamel. Thamel is the main tourist centre, also known as the melting pot of the Kathmandu Valley. A prominent feature of Kathmandu Valley is its rich historical and cultural legacy. The valley will enchant and entice you with its thousands of shrines, medieval alleys and timeworn structures. The significant sites of socio-cultural wonders remind you how old the city really is!

Kathmandu Valley being the diverse art and craft centre, is also located at the crossroads of Buddhism and Hinduism. Hence, you see the number of iconic historical and religious monuments at every turn. This one week Kathmandu Valley tour rewards you with a deeper understanding of this tiny city in a tiny nation in the Himalayas.


1. What is Kathmandu Valley Tour?

Kathmandu Valley Tour is one week Kathmandu Valley excursion. It takes you around the cultural, historical and religious sites located in the valley. Out of 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you will go around 7 such sites located here. Apart from these sites, you can also go to Khokana, a Tentative Site of Lalitpur district. Nagarkot Sunrise View is one of the most remarkable beauties of this tour. You can have the splendid vistas of the 8 out of 13 Himalayan Ranges of Nepal. On fine days, you can see as far as the Everest region, too.

2. Can I customize Kathmandu Valley Tour?

Yes, you can undoubtedly. You can cut short the given itinerary if you have limited time pressure. Or, you can extend it to Chitwan Lumbini tour, Pokhara Sarangkot tour and many more. To know more, click www.orbitalpineadventure.com.

3. What are the major attractions of Kathmandu Valley Tour?

The UNESCO World Heritage Sites and numerous shrines are the major attractions of this tour. You go around these sites located in all three districts of the valley. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (the Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changunarayan Temple are the World Heritage Sites you visit on different days. Finally, you drive to Nagarkot Hill (2,195m) to have the breathtaking view of the Himalayas, Kathmandu Valley and Panauti Valley.

4. What type of transportation facility can I find during Kathmandu Valley Tour?

To move around the major sites, you can use the private jeeps or public buses as well. If you travel by public bus, it takes longer time although the cost is low. Contrarily, if you hire a private jeep, it is costly but reach the destinations comfortably. You can consult with Orbit Alpine Adventure about the right means of transportation.

5. Can I spend the night at tented camp, too?

You spend most of the nights at the hotel booked for your accommodation somewhere around Thamel. But you can spend the night at tented camp when you go for Nagarkot Sunrise View. However, there are quality hotels and resorts waiting for your services at Nagarkot as well. The choice is yours after all!

Day to Day Itinerary

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Upon your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Also known as Kantipur, in this city you will visit the temple of the Living Goddess Kumari in Kathmandu Durbar Square, an area popular for its array of temples and old palace buildings. Later in the day, you will spend around Thamel.

  • Meals: Welcome Dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

After breakfast, you will visit Swayambhunath, an unmistakable white stupa atop a hillock inside the bustling city. Located around 3 km from city center, this stupa is said to be more than 2,000 years old.

It is a solid white hemisphere, capped by a shiny pinnacle with four sides painted with all-seeing eyes. This hillock provides a 360º panoramic view of Kathmandu. From there you will return to the hotel and after lunch, visit more of the old town of Kathmandu before returning to the hotel for the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

After breakfast you will visit Patan Durbar Square. Today it is a World Heritage Site but in the past it was the seat and ruling complex of the Malla Dynasty of Lalitpur. While your tour guide will answer your every question, you won’t be able to resist from taking photographs of the craft and the complex. You will enjoy the museum located in this region, as this one is sure to bring down the notion that museums are boring.

After having lunch in Patan Durbar Square, you will drive to a green countryside called Godavari. There you will find Nepal’s first botanical garden, natural water sprouts and age-old forests habited by a number of animals and bird. You are advised to bring along your binocular and of course your telephoto lens.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

After breakfast, you will drive to Bhaktapur. It is the smallest district of Nepal, and one of the three ancient kingdoms of Kathmandu. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is an elaborate complex full of wood and stonework done more than 300 years ago by its Malla Rulers. You will instantly feel teleported as you restlessly click your camera here and there and everywhere. A few hours in Bhaktapur and one lunch later, you will drive on a scenic route to arrive at Nagarkot. It is a cool and airy hill-station providing a wonderful view of the mountains. Stay overnight in a hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Nagarkot.
  • Altitude: 2,175m/7,136ft

You will wake up before dawn and travel to the highest point for an expansive sunrise view. It feels so near and with the mountains so clear, you will remember the morning for a long time to come. Later, you will return to the hotel for breakfast before going on a drive to Changunarayan. It is a temple located at the top of a hill, and is included in this travel program for one reason – it is the oldest recorded temple in the valley – built somewhere around the second century A.D. From Changunarayan, you will visit the village of Dhulikhel for lunch from where you will have yet another splendid panoramic view of the Himalayan range. Late in the day, you will drive back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Dhulikhel

Today you will drive to Khokana, or Farping, or Kakani. Khokana is an ancient village suspended in time. Its traditions have not changed for hundreds of years. Farping on the southern edge of the valley is a vantage point for having scenic views. Kakani is a much more frequented hilly destination that can be reached via a scenic drive. Later in Kathmandu, you are invited to join a farewell dinner hosted by us before returning to the hotel for the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmanu

This is the last day of you Kathmandu Valley Tour 7 days’ itinerary. Hence, after breakfast, we will take you to the Airport three hours before your flight time.

  • Meals: Breakfast

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