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Walk in the Kathmandu Valley - 5 days | 4 nights

Highlights of the programme :
  • The former Royal Palace in Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Site visit Pashupatinath, Hindu temple 
  • Bodhnath and beautiful white stupa
  • Dhulikhel and beautiful sunrises and sunsets

 


ITINERARY


Day 01 Kathmandu

Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport. And transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 02 Kathmandu - Pashupatinath - Bodnath - Patan - Kathmandu
 Located at 1365 meters altitude, Kathmandu, the "City of Glory" was still the capital of Nepal kings and very religious favored over the centuries the construction of many religious monuments of all sizes. Morning tour of the old city of Kathmandu Hanuman Dhoka, the former Royal Palace, Durbar Square, the historic Place Royale. The residence of the child goddess Kumari, the wooden building is one of the finest in the city. Then, drive to the stupa of Swayambhunath Buddhist shrine located on the heights of the city. 2500 years old, it is one of the oldest stupas in the world. Then, drive to the Pashupatinath Hindu site five kilometers away. His temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, the roof covered with gold and finely crafted silver doors is famous for its beautiful architecture. Then, towards Bodhnath stupa and its huge white, center of Tibetan Buddhism, the second after Lhasa attracts believers around the world. In the afternoon, drive to Patan, ancient city called the city of Fine Arts, with its medieval streets, strewn with palaces and red brick pagodas. Continue to the Tibetan refugee camp and craft center where you can admire the art of weaving and carpet factory. Return to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 Kathmandu - Dhulikhel
 Drive to Dhulikhel and explore the beautiful Himalayan range. Formerly, Dhulikhel was the point of obligatory passage on the road to Tibet. The city has a glorious past as can testify the numerous temples and charming wooden houses. A little further down the road, visiting the shrine of Buddha Nam third Buddhist pilgrimage in Nepal. Spectacular view of the peaks at sunset. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 Dhulikhel - Bhaktapur - Kathmandu
 Sunrise over the mountains, another magical moment of the day. Back in Kathmandu, and along the way, stop inBhaktapur, one of the three main cities of the Kathmandu Valley. It is actually a medieval city where the Newar, the main inhabitant s, still follow ancient traditions and customs. Founded around the 9th century, Bhaktapur is known for its fertile land and it was still a small farming village where Patan and Kathmandu cities were already well established. The picturesque Bhaktapur, the city of Devotees, shaped like a conch is considered a open-air museum, where every street is more astonishing than the other. A stroll through its streets is needed to discover monuments and live workshops of pottery, weaving and woodcarving.  Then, at the exit of Bhaktapur, visit the traditional village of Thimi, specializing in the manufacture of pottery and craft masks sacred dances. Continue to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 Kathmandu
Free morning to enjoy one last walk then transfer to the airport.

SUGGESTED HOTELS

You will find below our selection of hotels for this trip. Hotels indicative, subject to availability. The choice of accommodation category belongs to you. You will be able to specify it in your quote.

Hotel Friend's Home - Kathmandu

Centrally located, just minutes from great shopping malls and restaurants. Very welcoming and helpful staff. The rooms are comfortable and well equipped. Breakfast is fantastic. A good 3 * + to stay in Kathmandu.

Dhulikhel Mountain Resort - Dhulikhel

Only 15 minutes walk from the center of Dhulikhel. Mountainside resort consists of several small buildings. Excellent service. Comfortable rooms with beautiful mountain views. Beautiful landscaped gardens. Staff very helpful, nice and friendl.

Suggested Activities

You will find below our suggestion of activities to do throughout your journey. Do not hesitate to contact a counselor Aryavrit Travels for any specific request.

Ayurveda massage

Ayurveda invites us to stay in harmony with nature, in touch with the elements of nature by practicing yoga and meditation which help us to purify and nourish our body and mind. A massage  on the eye  helps to rebalance the body and its functions. Enjoy your visit to the birthplace of Ayurveda to experience a massage in the purest tradition.

Cooking lessons

You fell for tandoori chicken, Kerala fish curry, samosas, the thali, the dal, biryani? Do not leave without having learned to cook these dishes. We offer courses in vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine. At the end of the session, you are invited to examine and taste your own the prepared dishes.

Henna session

Mehndi usually refers to the art of drawing with henna on the skin. It is an ephemeral equivalent of tattooing. In Rajasthan, mehndi is an fplk art and it is common for women to get as sophisticated as those of newlyweds drawings. Attend a session to decorate your hands with henna and why not take the opportunity to keep track of your visit!

Yoga

Immerse yourself in the practice of Yoga and meditation which helps you to know your body and mind. An experienced yoga teacher will teach you the various techniques of "pranayama" (breathing), "asanas" (positions) and 'dhyana' (meditation). A unique opportunity in the purest tradition.

Local family

What could be more authentic than sharing a moment with a local family? An opportunity to understand the Indianess from very close which is worth reading several books on India. A unique opportunity to  learn about the customs of your hosts, with whom you share a traditional meal. A moment of conviviality, memorable exchanges that will only add magic to your stay.

Bike ride

We invite you to immerse in unusual: a bike ride on the roads of India, Nepal and Bhutan. Cycling is a way to meet people, a tool to reach out to the population, which allows you to be closer than at the window of an air conditioned car. Let yourself drift along with your meetings, you will appreciate the paths which reserve surprises, all more enjoyable than the other.

Motorcycle ride

Wander through India or Nepal aboard the legendary Royal Enfield. This breakaway motorcycle delight lovers of nature and you will discover the diversity of landscapes.

Trekking

Trekking lovers will be amazed by browsing through the valleys of the Himalayas, with fantastic views of the highest mountain in the world and a dive in the Buddhist culture, monasteries preserved villages and several levels of difficulty.

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