- Trip Code : NTE-KBHS28
- Trip Duration : 6 Days
- Trip Level : Demanding
- Trip Max Altitude : 1340
- Trip Start Location : Kathmandu
- Trip End Location : Kathmandu
- Trip Route : Kathmandu-Bhaktapur-Kathmandu
- Trip Best Season : January-December
- Visit the UNESCO Heritage Site and best-preserved ancient Royal Complex inside Kathmandu Valley.
- Witness Century Old Heritage, Nepali Architecture, Newari Traditions and Culture.
- See traditional Pottery technique and mud work at Pottery Square.
- Durbar Square: Golden Gate, Siddhi Laxmi Stone temple, Yeksheswor temple etc.
- Taumadhi Square: Nyatpolo Temple, Bhairab temple and Tilmadhev temple etc.
- Dattatraya Square: Dattatraya temple, Bhimsen temple and pea-cocked window.
- Potter Square: Various shape of clay made pots, an old profession in the world.
If you are wondering to explore an awesome place within Kathmandu, Bhaktapur is one of the best choices. Bhaktapur is a city of incredible culture, religion, and ancient art in the Kathmandu Valley. Bhaktapur, the ancient city is blessed with superb architectural buildings, countless stunning temples and pagoda along with traditional Newari culture, heritage. This fascinating medieval city is filled with old religious temples, a blend of art and southern mythology, the finest architectural durbars, cultural heritages, the century-old arts and many more. Exploring the stunning monuments like the pagoda and shikhara style of temples, traditional Buddhist monasteries, Vihars Vahis, stone water spouts, impressive stupas, City gates, autistics private houses and other historical and cultural heritage is really amazing.
The Bhaktapur city lies about 20km east of Kathmandu and is easily accessible that we can reach within a 40 minutes’ drive. You will be overwhelmed when you see uncountable monuments with their fascinating structures; the building of the living Goddess, the red monkey god, the status of various Kal Bhairab all the stunning buildings are the great achievements of the Malla dynasty. Most of the temples such as the temple of Goddes Taleju are in the pagoda architectural style which is really spectacular to witness. The Golden Gate, The Lion Gate, Palace of Fifty-five Windows, Art gallery, Statue of King Bhupendra Malla and many more are major attractions in Bhaktapur that attract many travellers every year throughout the world.
Many travellers consider Changunarayan, the oldest and historic temple as a living museum of carving from the Lichhavi dynasty. The temple is listed as a World Heritage Site and attracts hundreds of tourists every year. Beside artistic architectural monuments, Bhaktapur is also famous for an outstanding panoramic view of mountains and cityscape.
- Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).
- Day 2 - Kathmandu Sightseeing.
- Day 3 - Kathmandu to Bhaktapur.
- Day 4 - Bhaktapur to Nagarkot
- Day 5 - From Nagarkot back to Kathmandu.
- Day 6 - Final departure
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).
- Airport pick-up and transfer to the hotel.
- Hotel check-in.
- Take a rest and relax.
- Welcome dinner in the evening.
- Stay overnight in the hotel.
- Early morning breakfast.
- Full day World Heritage Cultural Tour.
- Visit Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhu, Bouddhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square, UNESCO – World Heritage Site.
- Stay overnight at the hotel.
Kathmandu to Bhaktapur.
- Early morning breakfast
- Explore the ancient cultural city of Bhaktapur
- Witnessing and exploring famous artistic architecture and Pottery of Hindu Temple, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhairavnath Temple, Changu Narayan Temple, The Nyataponla temple, Dattatreya
Bhaktapur to Nagarkot
- Morning breakfast.
- Drive process to Nagarkot for Sunset view.
- Reach to the Nagarkot, one of the most scenic spots.
- Enjoy the breath-taking view of the sunrise, sunset and impressive mountains scenery like; Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Sisa Pagma, Cho-oyu, Gauri Shankar and so on.
- Overnight at Nagarkot.
From Nagarkot back to Kathmandu.
- Early morning breakfast.
- Enjoy impressive sunrise views and magnificent mountains views.
- Drive back to Kathmandu
- Enjoy farewell dinner
- Overnight at Kathmandu
- Hotel checkout and breakfast
- Airport Drop-off (3 hours before the flight).
- 5 nights Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu.
- 3 star standards accommodation during the Nepal visit
- All ground private transport service for entire service
- Gov-license english professinal tour guide for 5 days.
- Entrance fee for Temple and stupas during the sight seeing
Price Does not Include
- Your Internatinal Air fare
- Tipping for the guide and driver
- lunch and dinner Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Laundry and bar bill
Trekking equipment and clothing needed for this trek
Clothing for Kathmandu: - Informal clothing is all that is required. Remember to dress in a modest fashion. Light clothing is usually all that will be required for most of the year. During the winter months, December to February, it will be chilly in the early mornings and evenings. A warm fleece or similar jacket will be required. Do bring along a swimming costume as our hotel in Kathmandu has a swimming pool.
The price per person for the Small group Journey is fixed as stated below. There is also the option of private and tailor made journey best suited for you, your family and friends. The discount is subjected to increase with the number of people in your group. Bigger the group better the discount so group bookings are highly encouraged.
Frequently Asked Questions
All your departure is guaranteed to run?
YES, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well as a private trip at very minimum additional cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.
Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?
This is a difficult thing to measure. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.
Can I add extra days to my trek or trip?
Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Please inbox us [email protected] for further information.
Is Nepal Travel Expedition staff insured?
Our Company insures all our trekking staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpa and porters. Please visit our company information page.
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellation notice is required, minimum of 20 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the Trip shall then be termed as cancelled and the cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.
If you do not cancel your trip prior to 20 days due to whatsoever reasons, you must be aware that the trip you’ve already bought is completely non-refundable as per our terms and conditions. If you cancel the trip and need to submit a claim to your insurance company, we can help with the supporting documentation such as a receipt of advance monies paid. If your trip is cut short due to weather/illness/personal reasons, there is no refund for accommodations unused.
Is it possible to reserve a trip now pay deposit later or do I have to pay deposit at booking reservation?
The trip will be confirmed only when we receive the completed final booking form and 20% deposit payment. You can pay the rest of the balance when you arrive in Kathmandu by USD Cash, Credit cards (Master, Visa and American Express) any card payment requires 4% bank fee while doing the transaction, which is taken by bank itself.
Do we book own international flights to and from Nepal?
Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us.
What mode of transportation do you use?
Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicule transportation to even horse rides on mules and yaks and porter. We provide you only those options, which enhance your local experience while allowing you to travel comfortably and efficiently. We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, big bushes, vans or alternatively 4WD SUVs, more traveling along the narrow and bumpy roads of Nepal. All the vehicles are usually air-conditioned unless we are traveling in cooler areas. For domestic flights that need to used some remore destination from Kathmandu-Lukla, Kathmandu-pokhara-Jomsom, Kathmandu - Tumling tar, Kathmandu - Teiplajung, Kathmandu- Nepaljung-Jupal, Kathmandu- Nepaljung- Simikot, Kathmandu- Nepaljung-Surkhet etc we use Sita Air, Tara Air and Summit Air -popular domestic airlines.
How much additional money do I need per day for the trek?
It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 20 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 20 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking. Please note, higher you go the things would be expensive especially at higher altitude; all the goods are supplied either by helicopter, horse, mules or porters therefore things are more expensive.
If I am vegetarian, is that a problem?
No problem at all because mostly, the lodges in the Everest region serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.
What are the Toilet facilities in the tea house or guest house in the trekking route?
Most of the tea houses do have western style flushing toilet however in higher elevation you could find the squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks precariously positioned over a hole in the ground which is always outside of the room.Where do we go to toilet along the trail?
Most of the tea houses do have western style flushing toilet however in higher elevation you could find the squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks precariously positioned over a hole in the ground which is always outside of the room.
What short of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in the trekking?
We use standard rooms at three star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you Ace the Himalaya sleeping bags if needed (to be returned after the trip) but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bonfire. In teahouses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission.
What types of extra document do I need?
Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.
Can I obtain visa for Nepal upon on arrival at airport?
YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100.
Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Nepal Travel Expedition signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle
Why this trip make different?
Nepal Travel Expedition works closely with One of the main supporter's Charity service in Nepal. And contribute 10% of the tour cost for Orphan Childrens (sherpa Outdoor Foundation) We support them in many different ways.
Donation and Charity!
Nepal Travel Expedition donates 10% of its annual revenue to Sherpa Outdoor Foundation Orphan Children Home Which is Located in Lalitpur one can visit while you are in Nepal after or before the trip. We support Children's for Food, School, Clothes, Medicine also supporting stationery materials to Government School which is located at Lamjung district trying to build a library for them where they could find a different book to read. For this project, we are trying to collect donations.
Sponsorship and Partnership (volunteering programmed)
One of the major activities of Sherpa outdoor Children home in Lalitpur is fully conducted and collaborate with Nepal Travel Expedition and sister concern organization Nepal wildlife safari. The Volunteering concern programmed delivered by Nepal Travel Expedition and Sherpa Outdoor Foundation aims to mobilize a team of experts and interested individuals as an economic measure in providing human capital for education, health, community to share teaching skill various Government school in a different part of the country and community to delivered humanity skills also in our children home.