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Explore Kathmandu valley

Explore Kathmandu valley

Discover the rich cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley with our Kathmandu Valley Tour. This tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the fascinating history and culture of Nepal while also indulging in delightful culinary experiences and leisurely hikes amidst the picturesque beauty of the region. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of ancient temples and palaces, and witness the artistry and craftsmanship of the Nepalese people. Enjoy the vibrant energy of the bustling markets as you shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. Take a peaceful walk through the serene Kopan Monastery and marvel at the panoramic views of the Himalayas.

Explore Kathmandu valley

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Explore Kathmandu valley
Explore Kathmandu valley
Explore Kathmandu valley
Explore Kathmandu valley
Explore Kathmandu valley
Explore Kathmandu valley
Explore Kathmandu valley
Explore Kathmandu valley
Explore Kathmandu valley
Explore Kathmandu valley

Overview

Experience the vibrant cultural heritage of Kathmandu Valley on our tour. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu to marvel at the stunning Newari architecture and art that have stood the test of time. Explore local eateries and food stalls to indulge in authentic Nepali cuisine like momos, chow mein, and dal-bhat-tarkari. Bhaktapur, an ancient city that was once a thriving centre of art, culture, and commerce, is a must-visit destination. Wander through the narrow alleys and admire the exquisite woodcarvings, stone sculptures, and metalwork that adorn the temples and buildings. Next, head to the Kopan Monastery, a peaceful Buddhist monastery that offers a glimpse into the spiritual side of Nepal. Finally, take a leisurely hike from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel, two picturesque hill stations that offer breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges and the lush valleys below. In the verdant forests and meadows, interact with the friendly locals, who will be more than happy to share their stories and experiences with you. Our Kathmandu Valley Tour is an enriching experience that promises to leave you with a deeper appreciation of the culture, heritage, and natural beauty of Nepal. Join us on this unforgettable journey of discovery and exploration!

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, Pick up from the Airport, Hotel overnight
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Day 02: Explore Kathmandu and city tour
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Day 03: Kathmandu to Nagarkot
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Day 04: Nagarkot to Dhulikhel hiking
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Day 05 : Dhulikhel to Bhaktapur
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Day 06: Bhaktapur to Kopan Monastery
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Day 07: Shopping and Street food tour with Madam tours
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Day 8: Departure

Itinerary

1
Arrive To Kathmandu
Pick up from the Airport, Hotel overnight
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Getting to Kathmandu. You will receive a quick introduction to your forthcoming trip with one of our knowledgeable staff members following refreshments at the hotel.

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Day 02: Explore Kathmandu and city tour
Experience a full day of sightseeing at the UNESCO Heritage Site of Kathmandu Valley and explore its rich cultural and historical treasures. (B & L Included)
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 (7:00 AM) You will be picked up from the hotel by our tour guide after breakfast.

Highlights of the day:

(7:30 AM) A trip to Pashupatinath, the revered Hindu sanctuary located on the banks of the auspicious Bagmati River.

(10:30 AM) We’ll go to Boudhanath, the biggest stupa in the world, where you may stroll around the temple with Buddhist pilgrims and eat a traditional Tibetan lunch.

(15:00PM)Afternoon strolls around Bhaktapur, which is home to some of the best religious architecture in the nation. The juju dau, also known as kings curd, is served here in a clay pot that was produced locally.

P.S: Every location visited on day 2 is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. 

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Day 3: Kathmandu to Nagarkot, Nagarkot overnight.
Take a scenic and a bumpy ride from Kathmandu to Nagarkot. (B & L Included)
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Relax and marvel at the stunning panoramic views of the entire Himalayan range, from Annapurna and Manaslu to Everest and Numbur, at the picturesque location of Nagarkot, while enjoying a bottle of champagne or non-alcoholic beverage in the tranquil Jacuzzi or poolside bar of your hotel.

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Day 04: Soft Hiking tour from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel
Embark on a gentle hiking tour from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel, where you can explore charming small villages and marvel at breathtaking panoramic views. (B & Packed L Included)
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Don’t forget to see the spectacular Sunrise from your hotel room as the Sun rises in the east. Our guide will take you up after breakfast at about 7:30 AM for the 4-5 Hour trekking excursion. Explore the Newari settlements and take in the breathtaking scenery.
Highlights: Enjoy the diverse woods, quaint hamlets, and stunning mountain panoramas on a leisurely stroll with your guide. You’ll arrive in Dhulikhel, another magnificent hill town with great natural beauty, where you’ll spend the night. Spend the evening relaxing in the resort’s spa.

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Day 05 : Dhulikhel to Bhaktapur drive and Bhaktapur sightseeing
Explore the rich cultural heritage of Bhaktapur with a drive from Dhulikhel and a full-day of sightseeing (B & L Included)
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As we drive towards Bhaktapur, we will stop at several points of interest, including ancient temples, sacred shrines, and local markets. 

In the afternoon, you will arrive in Bhaktapur, an ancient city that was once a thriving centre of art, culture, and commerce. 

After check-in to the hotel, we will take you on a guided tour of Bhaktapur, visiting the UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the famous Durbar Square, the 55 Window Palace, and the Nyatapola Temple. We will also have the chance to wander through the narrow alleys and admire the exquisite woodcarvings, stone sculptures, and metalwork that adorn the temples and buildings.

We will spend the night in a comfortable hotel.

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Day 06: Bhaktapur to Kopan Monastery
Experience a serene and peaceful drive from Bhaktapur to Kopan Monastery, a beautiful Buddhist monastery located in the hills surrounding Kathmandu. (B , L & D Included)
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Set out on a picturesque and enchanting expedition from the ancient city of Bhaktapur to the serene and stunning Kopan Monastery, which is perched amidst the idyllic and verdant hills that encircle the Kathmandu Valley. As you approach the monastery, you’ll feel a sense of peace and serenity wash over you, as the tranquil and serene atmosphere of the place envelops you in its calming embrace. And once you arrive, you’ll be greeted by the sight of the stunning monastery, with its intricately carved facades, ornate prayer halls, and serene courtyards that exude a sense of timeless elegance and spiritual tranquillity. So come, join us on this enchanting and unforgettable journey.

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Day 07: Shopping and Street food tour with Madam tours and a farewell dinner:
Experience the best of local cuisine and culture on a shopping and street food tour with Madam Tours, followed by a delightful farewell dinner. (B, L & D included)
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The Shopping and Street Food Tour with Madam Tours offers a unique and immersive experience, taking you through the vibrant and bustling streets of Kathmandu to explore the local markets and sample some of the most delicious and authentic street foods, followed by a farewell dinner to conclude your journey.

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Day 8: Departure
See you next time! Namaste
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Although saying goodbye is really difficult, life must carry on, thus we choose to say: “See you next time!” Namaste. Our professional driver will pick you up from the hotel and transport you to the TIA departure gate.

Hotels

Hotels are from basic to 5-star rated or a similar standard.

HOTEL OPTION CATEGORY ROOM
Kantipur Temple House or/and similar Deluxe / Twin share or Single 
Hyatt Regency Taragoan, Kathmandu Deluxe / Twin share or Single 
Mystic Mountain, Nagarkot Deluxe / Twin share or Single 
Dhulikhel mountain resort Deluxe / Twin share or Single 
Kopan Monastery Basic rooms

Hotels are subject to change according to the season and booking time, In case of unavailability, we promise you that we will find similar standard hotels.

Facilities that may be available at the lodges and hotels during your trekking include:

  • Comfortable beds with blankets and pillows
  • Shared or attached bathrooms with hot water
  • A restaurant serving Nepalese and international cuisine
  • WiFi
  • Electricity (may be limited or intermittent)
  • Trekking gear rental services
  • Common areas for relaxation and socializing
  • Views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes

Tea Houses: Tea Houses are basic lodges that offer simple accommodations and meals. They usually have shared bathrooms and sometimes hot water may not be available. These lodges are run by local people and are a great way to experience the local culture.

Guest Houses: Guest Houses are slightly more comfortable than Tea Houses and offer private rooms with attached bathrooms. They may also have hot showers and a restaurant that serves Nepalese and international cuisine.

Includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • All Domestic Transportation (Land and Air) 
  • All accommodations (Double deluxe room)
  • Guide’s & Driver’s and all staff’s insurance and wages
  • Packed Lunch in some of the hiking trail
  • Entrance fees to all sightseeing
  • Meals and Refreshments as it is mentioned in the Itinerary, Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) Dinner (D)

Excludes:

  • International Airfare, Visa fee to Nepal
  • Any other cost other than the one mentioned above
  • Meals that are not listed above
  • Gratuities
  • Your personal costs
  • Any other personal expenses that may occur
  • Personal insurance, health insurance, flight cancellation and etc..

Taxes & Permit

The itinerary covers all necessary taxes and permits for both sightseeing and trekking, without any additional or unexpected expenses. You will only pay for what you see in the itinerary.

Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Packed meals
  • Bottled water
  • Farewell dinner

FAQs

What do I need to hire Madam Tours?

Nothing to be honest. Just contact us and we will make the whole process very natural.

Can we customize our itinerary?

Yes, we are happy to work with you to customize the itinerary to meet your needs and preferences. Let us know your interests, and we’ll do our best to make your dream honeymoon come true.

Is travel insurance included in the package?

No, travel insurance is not included in the package. We recommend purchasing travel insurance before your trip to ensure that you’re covered in case of unforeseen circumstances.

What kind of food will be served during the culinary exploration?

You will get to taste a variety of delicious and authentic Nepali cuisine, including momos, chow mein, and dal-bhat-tarkari, among other local delicacies.

Is the hike from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel difficult?

No, the hike is a leisurely one that offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges and the lush valleys below. You can stroll through the verdant forests and meadows at your own pace and enjoy the scenic beauty of the region.

Are the locals friendly and welcoming?

Yes, the locals are known for their warm hospitality and are always happy to share their stories and experiences with visitors. You can learn about the local traditions and customs from them and get a deeper understanding of the culture and heritage of Nepal.

Do I need to be a Buddhist to visit the Kapan Monastery?

No, the monastery is open to visitors of all faiths and backgrounds. It is a peaceful and serene place that offers a glimpse into the spiritual side of Nepal and is worth a visit regardless of your beliefs.

Is the Bhaktapur city walk a guided tour?

Yes, the city walk is a guided tour that takes you through the narrow alleys of the ancient city, where you can admire the exquisite woodcarvings, stone sculptures, and metalwork that adorn the temples and buildings. Your guide will provide insights into the local culture and history and make the experience more enriching.

What is the best time to take the Kathmandu Valley Tour?

The tour can be taken year-round, but the best time is from September to November and from March to May when the weather is pleasant, and the skies are clear, offering great views of the mountains.

What kind of accommodation is provided during the tour?

We provide comfortable and clean accommodations that offer a glimpse into the local culture and hospitality. During the tour, you will be staying in a cozy guesthouse in Bhaktapur that offers stunning views of the city and the surrounding hills.

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