The cultural, historical, and scenic exploration of Kathmandu valley and Nagarkot is considered as one of the most enriching tours among the many amazing tours in the natural as well as culturally diverse country, Nepal. While Kathmandu offers rich history and art of ancient times, Nagarkot allows the travelers to witness the most stunning sunrise view along with an alluring vista of the Himalayas, hence inviting many travelers every year.
This tour package will lead you to the fascinating places of Kathmandu and Nagarkot where you will observe various tradition, culture, and religion. This tour begins with the exploration of various UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu (also known as the City of Temples). You start exploring the culture of Kathmandu by visiting Swayambhunath temple, one of the most sacred Buddhist shrines in Nepal. The tour continues with a stroll around Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, both of which exhibit the ancient art, architecture, and culture of Kathmandu valley. Once used as a palace by the Malla and Lichhavi dynasties, these palaces house many temples and other beautifully crafted monuments on their premises. The tour further takes you to Nagarkot, a hillside situated nearby the valley. Nagarkot is famous for its mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views along with the wide vista of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Langtang Lirung (7227m), Ganesh Himal (7422m), and others. If you want to have a short adventure, you can hike around Nagarkot, following short trails into dense forests. The tour also features a visit to the Newari city of Bhaktapur, which also houses Bhaktapur Durbar Square. In Bhaktapur, you can enjoy the famous Juju Dhau while watching pottery making. The tour comes to an end with the visit to the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath.
All in all, this Kathmandu and Nagarkot Tour is intended to offer you a great chance to witness and experience the magnificent nature of rustic Nepal along with superb and captivating view of majestic Mountains living in this excellent region. This short tour will be enough to explore the beauty of nature and history. We assure you that you will be collecting unforgettable experience during this tour.
After arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, we will be there to pick you up. Then we will escort you to the hotel. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
This day will be brightened up after the early morning visit to Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple. Situated on top of a hill, Swayambhunath emits peaceful vibes and hosts a panoramic view of Kathmandu. Afterward, you will visit another favorite spot of many tourists, Kathmandu Durbar Square. This architectural gem acquaints you with the ancient history of Kathmandu. Then, you will move towards the neighboring city Patan and visit Patan Durbar Square. This is another reminder of the creative era of Kathmandu as it boasts several temple and other monuments, crafted with intricate detailing. After having lunch here, you will be driven towards Nagarkot. En route, you will get views of amazing landscapes and the activities of the local people. After arrival in Nagarkot, you can witness the majesty of the sun setting beyond the hills and the mountains. Overnight in Nagarkot.
This day will be started by watching the spectacular sunrise over the gorgeous snow-capped mountains and lush hills. Mountains such as Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Gaurishankar (7134m), and Cho Oyu (8188m) can be seen from Nagarkot. In a very clear day Mt Everest also can be seen from Nagarkot. After breakfast, you will head towards Bhaktapur city. Here, you will visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square and also get a close look at the rich Newari culture as you walk through the beautiful alleys lined with traditional houses. Then you will be driven towards Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath Stupa. Later you will be transferred to the hotel.
Today, your beautiful Kathmandu and Nagarkot tour comes to an end. Therefore, we will escort you back to the airport for your further departures.