Region: Southern Asia
Cost of tour: As upon request
Organized by: Actual Adventure Private Limited
Best season: Mar to May and Aug to November
Day 1: Kathmandu ArrivalAs your aircraft lands in Tribhuwan International Airport our representative will receive you and help you to transfer into the hotel of your choice. Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city of the country. In the free afternoon you can explore the city on your own. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Drive to NagarkotEarly in the morning after having breakfast we will drive to the ancient city of Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur which is filled with monuments, palaces and temples with elaborate carvings, gilded roofs and open courtyards is known in the world for its modest, unique and antique art and architecture. Pagodas and religious shrines are dotted in the whole city. The art gallery within the area of city has an fascinating collection of ancient manuscripts, thankas, centuries old stone sculpture and antique paintings. From Bhaktapur we will drive to Nagarkot which is 32km east of Kathmandu and at the height of 2300m from the sea level.
Day 3: Drive back to KathmanduWe will wake up Early in the morning for the spectacular view of rising sun. As the first rays of the sun strikes into the peaks a hellish red color slowly lightens the whole Himalaya range from Kanchanjunga and Everest in the east to Annapurna and Dhawalagiri in the west. After this we will drive back to Kathmandu. As we check into the hotel we will proceed to visit Boudhanath stupa which is dome shaped monument representing the mind of Buddha and pilgrimage destination for Tantric Buddha. In the afternoon we will drive toward Kirtipur which is one of the oldest towns in the Kathmandu valley. a Buddhist Bihar has been made in Kirtipur, which consists of miniature sites representing Lumbini( birthplace of Buddha), Bodhgaya( where Buddha got enlightenment),Saranath( where Buddha gave his first teaching) and Kushinagar( where Buddha died). Drive back to Kathmandu for overnight stay.
Day 4: Full Day Kathmandu SightseeingToday we will continue our journey. We will start by visiting Kathmandu Durbar square and if you are lucky you will get the glimpse of Living Goddess Kumari. From here we will drive to Patan which is located in the south western part of the valley and is for its finest tradition of arts and crafts. After a short rest we will visit Swayambhunath temple which is also listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple dates back to 2500years and is situated in the hilltop offering the astonishing view of Kathmandu. In the late afternoon you can enjoy family shopping. The main highlight of the day is an evening Nepal culture dance with Nepalese Dinner
Day 5: FarewellYou will be transferred to Tribhuwan International airport for your onward journey.
We just arraived back home in Germany from a perfect stay at Alpine Hotel Kathmandu & Magnolia Hotel Pokhara. Both hotels are owned and operated by Kedar Neupane & his family, who also is the manager of Actual Adventures. He and his brother Sushal organized our stay, the trip from Kathmandu to Pokhara and all the activities (tours to Bhatapur/Patan/Rafting Trisuli River) perfectly, we felt like home away from home. This was our second trip to Nepal and we highly can recommend to stay at Alpine Hotel in Kathmandu and then proceed to Magnolia Hotel in Pokhara. Both hotels have a perfect location, have all the amenities and services you want to have, are clean and well maintained. Kedar helped us to solve a serious medical problem perfectly, took care for all our questions and requests, always went the extra mile. Pickup at the airport was on the the minute, we felt totally safe and welcome all the time. After an exhausting trip to the Mount Everest base Camp exactly what we were looking for.
Lindau Bodensee, Bayern, Germany