Kathmandu Valley - Cultural Tour


Key Information

  • Trip Duration 4 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Trip Style NA
  • Accomodation Hotel
  • Transportation Private Car
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Let yourself be carried away by the melody of the bells of the Hindu temples and the horns of the Buddhist monasteries. To the sound of mantras, soak up the spirituality of the sanctuaries of these two religions and visit the wonderful UNESCO heritage sites.


  • 01Namaste, welcome to Nepal Your arrival at Kathmandu airport where you will be met by an AIT representative and transfer to your hotel. In the late afternoon, your driver will take you to our office for a briefing.

    Meals: ****
  • 02Sightseeing of Kathmandu & food safari Culture and food are on the program today! Cuisine is culture; it is part of the customs, history and traditions of a people. You will alternate between visits to monuments, local markets and sampling the favorite snacks of local people.

    Today, a guide who will introduce you not only to the history of the monuments but also the city’s past will accompany you.

    Visit Pashupatinath Temple, the most important Hindu temple in Nepal consecrated to Lord Shiva. The original core dates back to the 6th century AD and is known for its architecture in the shape of a pagoda. This place, also known as Little Benares, is located along the Bagmati River; here every day funeral ceremonies take place with the corpses being burned on pyres before the scattering of the ashes on the Bagmati River.

    Afterwards visit the huge Boudhanath Stupa, the most important Buddhist cultural center in Kathmandu since numerous refugees from Tibet have stopped there, creating more than 50 Gompas (Tibetan monasteries). Since 1979, Boudhanath has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    In the afternoon, visit another important Buddhist center, the stupa of Swayambhunath, known as the monkey temple because of the high number of monkeys living inside. This ancient religious complex is located atop a hill to the west in the Kathmandu Valley, and from here there are beautiful views of the city and the valley that surrounds it.

    Meals: Breakfast
  • 03Bhaktapur & Patan Visit Bhaktapur, an ancient Newari city located east of the Kathmandu Valley. It was founded in the 12th century by the Malla dynasty and, from the 16th century, it became an important became an important transit center for caravans on the route between India and Tibet. Today, the site has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Magnificent is the Durbar Square where the 55- window palace is located. The whole historical part is in the Newari style and is dotted with several pagoda temples. For film lovers, Bakhtapur was one of the
    main locations for the film Bernardo Bertolucci’s film “Little Buddha” with Keanu Reeves. You will find the streets and temples seen in the film.

    Patan is also an ancient capital of Nepal. If today it was more or less swallowed by its neighbor Kathmandu, it was, a few centuries ago, a royal city where the Buddhist teaching was particularly important. From an architectural point of view, the city really preserves a particular atmosphere, with many temples and statues quite impressive.

    Meals: Breakfast.
  • 04Goodbye Transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule and end of our services.

    Meals: Breakfast.
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Cost Details

Cost Includes

Car and English-speaking tour guide to Kathmandu.

Transportation outside the city by private car

Hotel/lodge accommodations in double room with breakfast and main meals (when mentioned)

Transfers to the airport for arrival/departure flights. 

Cost Excludes:

Other meals and drinks unless mentioned above

Entrance fees on sites/monuments

Usual gratuities to guides and drivers

Personal expenses.

International flights

Nepalese visa

Travel and rescue insurance

Private Trip