Walk in the Kathmandu Valley

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Duration: 5 days/ 4 nights

Location: Kathmandu - Pashupatinath - Bodnath - Patan - Dhulikhel - Bhaktapur -

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Free morning to enjoy one last walk then transfer to the airport.


You will find below our selection of hotels for this trip. Hotels indicative subject to availability. The choice of the class of accommodation 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.


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

Horseback ride

Expect a complete change: in the saddle on the beautiful Marwari horses with amazing earrings shaped like a crescent moon, discover the breathtaking surroundings and go out to meet the locals. A walk to discover treasures, off the beaten path.

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.


Take a step back to admire the pink city Jaipur, it is possible. Climb aboard the platform of your balloon and fly over the capital of Rajasthan and the impressive Amber Fort which is necessary not far from it. In the early morning light, the emotions are at their peak by the glipse by the history of vastness and beauty which has exisred here for last many centuries.

Polo match

Polo on horseback or elephant, a unique show in Jaipur, Jodhpur or Delhi. Sport in vogue in India, polo on horseback is still today one of the spearheads of the sport in the Indian aristocracy. Polo on elephant back, meanwhile, is not a sport as such. Nevertheless, it attracts large crowds because of the originality of a rapid game with elephants struggling to move on the ground. Very entertaining!

Cricket match

Catch a game of cricket, a sport that is truly thrill the crowds in India. Unknown in France, cricket crystallizes all the passions in the Indian subcontinent, where millions of fans follow live matches of their national team. The best players are idolized as real stars, like Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev considered one of the best cricketers of all time.

Vintage car

Experience the charm side with a vintage ride in Rajasthan. These old cars of the maharajahs take you as a prince through the main streets of the cities. A timeless adventure not to be missed.

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.

Film show

Indians like to say that what unites them is a passion for cricket and love of cinema. India is the largest film industry in the world in terms of production and the number of entries. Attend the screening of a film, it’s a unique experience and share a moment of jubilation.


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.

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!

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.

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.