Nepal Family Holiday Trip I – Kathmandu Bhaktapur Nagarkot Tour with Mountain Flight

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  • Jyatha, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Overview

This tour offers the best glimpses of Nepal’s culture and adventure. The vacation with your family in Nepal starts from the capital city of Nepal “Kathmandu” where we will take you to various cultural sites which are listed on UNESCO world heritage sites. The royal cities of the Kathmandu Valley are absolutely magnificent, with numerous intricately carved temples and grand Buddhist stupas.

In Bhaktapur, the former royal palaces are decorated with centuries-old stone and wood sculptures and pagoda-style temples in almost every corner. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is one of the many UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES of Nepal. You can witness the century world fine craftsmanship. Ruled by the Malla dynasty in this part of Nepal the sculpture and arts are influenced by their traditions. Majority of the people living in the area are Newars. This ethnic group of people has their own traditions and culture. You can participate in many festivals and jatras of this festive oriented tribal community.

After tour of Bhaktapur, you will drive another 16 km to Hill of Nagarkot, located about 2175m to see mountains and great views of sun set in the evening and sunrise in the morning. If weather is clear you will see 360 degree panoramic views of Mountain ranges from Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and all mountain of Everest regions including Mount Everest. Nagarkot hill is a perfect place for refreshment and sceneries.

 


Trip highlights

  • Discover the magic and mystery of Kathmandu: a live museum
  • Visit famous UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu valley
  • Visit Bhaktapur known as the “place of devotees”
  • Strolling around medieval town of Bhaktapur
  • Enjoy sunrise view, Himalayan panorama and beautiful terrace field in Nagarkot
  • Typical Nepali cuisine with cultural dance

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m). Overnight in Hotel

As you fly into Kathmandu, you'll have beautiful views over the valley, the snow capped mountain peaks in Himalaya, and of the terraced fields below. As per your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.

Day 02: Early morning Mountain Flight. Sightseeing Tour to Pashupatinath, Boudhanath & Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight in Hotel

Mountain Flight

Here you'll discover the grand aura of Mt. Everest with a breathtaking scenic flight high around the peak. This unique flight, undoubtedly the best of its kind in the world, takes you to the very close view of the Himalayan mountain range, including Mountain Everest. You will have the closest and best view of Mountain Everest (8848m), Shisa Pangma (8013m), Gaurishankar(7134m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Pumori(8171m), Lhotse(8516m), Nuptse (7855m), Amadablum (6856m), Melungtse (7023m) and dozens other peaks and the Tibetan plateau. These flights are operated every morning from Kathmandu, we provide window seats to all our customers and also we take each of you to the cockpit of the plane so that you can take good photograph in this rare opportunity. In case of bad weather we give you full refund of the flight ticket. At the end of the flight you will be provided with a flight certificate for lifetime remembrance.

Pashupatinath Temple

Situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, entrance in the temple being strictly forbidden to all non Hindus. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temple are the cremation grounds.

Boudhanath Stupa

This Stupa, 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behaviour and human prosperity. This Buddhis Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.

Kathmandu or Basantapur Durbar Square

Listed as a cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that dates back to12th - 18th centuries. At the square, you will find Hanumandhoka Palace Museum, Taleju Temple, KumariGhar(House of the Living Goddess), Kasthamandap and other temples and buildings as old as the city itself.

Day 03: Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur and drive to Nagarkot (2175m). Overnight in Hotel.

Bhaktapur, the City of Devotees, has many names and even more facets. Also called by the name of Bhadgaon, Khwopa and Khwopinggram in earlier days, this ancient Newar city is alsolisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Bhaktapur was the central palace until the 14th century for whole Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur is known as the city of devotees. Among the three different royal palaces of the valley, it is the farthest palace. There many old break houses with Newari architect. In total, there are four different squares like durbar square, portray square, Taumadhi square and Dattatreya square. In Durbar square, there are several Hindu temples, statue, 55 windows wooden carving palace, masterpiece artistic golden gate, royal goddess Taleju temple and royal bath. Porters make clay pots and many more in portray square. The tallest temple of the valley, Nyatapola( siddhi Laxmi) is located inTaumadhi square. And trinity Hindu gods temple is in Dattatreya square. Wood carving craftsmanship is one of the best things about Bhaktapur. Newari festivals almost every month and the Bisket Jatra in Nepali New Year is good to see in Bhaktapur. A well carved wooden peacock window is dancing on the wall of pujari math. Many of the people from Bhaktapur are the farmer. They grow Rice and seasonal vegetables. Juju Dhau (King curd) is the main dessert to try for tourists.

Walk further South to reach Pottery Square - where you can admire the beautiful handicrafts and try your hand at spinning your own clay pot.

After the visit, continue your drive to Nagarkot with its breathtaking mountain scenery and check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to enjoy scenic vistas from the comfort of the hotel.

Day 04: Drive from Nagarkot to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

Early morning sunrise view from Nagarkot view tower. After breakfast drive to Ancient Hindu temple of Changu Narayan or walk part of the Nagarkot panoramic hiking trail where you'll have plenty of photo opportunities and striking lookout stops along the way.

Once back in Kathmandu, the remainder of the day is at yourleisure to independently explore the city or for last-minute souvenir hunting. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 05: Fly out from Kathmandu

As per your flight time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home or any other destinations. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is 12 PM.

Or inform us if you want to stay longer for short tours such as Jungle Safari at National Parks, Mountain Biking, Rafting, a Tibet tour, a Tour to Bhutan or India Tour. We will be happy to assist you.

  • Trip facts

  • Trip duration : 5 days
  • Grade : Easy
  • Activity : Cultural Sightseeing Tour & Mountain Flight
  • Starts in : Kathmandu
  • End in : Kathmandu
  • Accomodation : Hotel
  • Max Altitude : 2175 m
  • Location Covered: Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Nagarkot
  • Best Season: All Year Round

Cost Includes

  • All accommodation throughout the trip
  • All hotels are with breakfast
  • Transfers to and from international airport
  • All transport whilst in Nepal between stated destinations
  • Sightseeing tours with English speaking guide
  • Entry fees to temples and tourist sites in Kathmandu
  • All taxes and our service charge

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight & any other airfares
  • Nepal Visa
  • Tips for Guide, Porters, Drivers etc.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu & Nagarkot


Extension Tours

Paragliding
Jungle Safari
Pokhara Tour
Rafting

Necessary Information

1. Visa to Nepal

You can obtain the Nepalese visa from Nepalese consulate in your country easily or upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. For that, you require a valid passport with 2 copies of passport size photos. Similarly, a visa for Nepal can be obtained at Nepal India border entry point at Birgunj, Nepalgunj, Kakadvitta, Bhairahawa, Gaddachowki and Kodari on the Nepal China border. A15/30/90 day multiple entries Nepalese visa can be obtained by paying USD 30/50/125 or equivalent foreign currency respectively. For more information, please visit http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa

2. Welcoming upon your arrival in Nepal

We will be at the airport to welcome you upon your arrival to Nepal. We will be carrying the Raj BalaTreks & Expedition placard with your name underneath. From airport you will escorted to your hotel and we help you to check-in.

3. Tour Guide

We have a team of highly experienced and multilingual guides who are certified and are experts in culture and history of each place in this itinerary.

4. Tour Availability

We operate Nepal Tour throughout the year.

5. Accommodation

There are different categories of hotels, from budget tourist standard hotels to 5 star hotels along with boutique hotels in Nepal.

6. Transportation

We use comfortable and reliable private tourist car, jeep, vans or microbuses to transport our guests. These lightweight vehicles are maneuverable in the narrow roads of Nepal. You will have a vehicle, a guide and a licensed driver at your disposal at all times. We use our own Fleet service for Transportation.

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 to your service.

7. Tipping

Tips are not mandatory. However you can tip your support team if you wish for, according to your budget and appreciation of their work. Normally, tip amounts for 5-10% of your total budget. All fees to sightseeing places stated in tour package are included in our cost.

8. Clothing

Clothing varies with the type of tour and season. 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. In 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.

9. Booking Procedure

Your booking of this tour will be confirmed by email once we receive your deposit of 20% of the total trip 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.

10. Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your booking, the following scale of charges will apply:

  • 2 months before departure – Loss of deposit (20% of the total trip)
  • 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

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