Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

Kathmandu,the cultural, political and administrative capital of the country, stands as the tourism center of the country too. Consisting of about seven UNESCO world heritage site in a small area of 570 km2, the valley is said to be the smallest area of land with the densest presence of UNESCO world heritage site. The valley is full of enchanting, fascinating and captivating surprises that you had never experienced in your life. The Kathmandu valley sightseeing program is full of cultural, historical and natural anonymity that can’t be expressed well in words. You should experience yourself to know actually how entertaining, surprising and breathtaking the tour is. 
This tour or sightseeing program consists of all the UNESCO world heritage sites located in the valley that you can find nowhere else in the planet but here. The tour accompanies you to Swyambhunath, the Monkey temple, which is named so because of the huge tribes of monkey residing in the stupa. The stupa is the center of attraction for many Buddhist pilgrimage though many Hindus also come here to worship and pray for the overall well being of living beings. The next site is Pasupatinath, which is considered to be the holiest temple for Hinduism all over the globe. Sorry to say, but you cannot enter into the main temple if you are Christian, Muslim, or any other. You also can’t use your cameras, mobile phones, etc to take photographs of any statues or monuments inside the main temple. But, this place is worth visiting for every single tourist who comes to visit Nepal. 
Then, get ready to be amazed by the three durbar squares, namely, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which used to be the palace of the then Malla kings in late 17th century. The Durbar Squares, protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city even now as it used to be in the past. There are also museums inside the palace buildings which consist of instruments and substances of historical, archeological and cultural importance. 
Then, you can visit Boudhanath stupa, which is said to be the largest stupa in the world. Though the stupa is in reconstruction phase due to the recent earthquake, you can still enjoy the peaceful, tranquil and serene environment around the stupa. There are numerous traditional, antique shops around the stupa. The stupa is also surrounded by a series of hotels, lodges and restaurants as of your choice. These are a bit costly than others as they lie in the world heritage zone. 
Finally, you reach Changunarayan temple, which is said to be constructed around 2500 years ago in the rule of Lichhavi dynasty. The art and architecture you will notice around the temple date back some 2500 years from now. The unique, exceptional and inimitable art and architecture is not the only entertaining factor that you will experience but you will also experience the great Kathmandu valley right in front of you.      

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: Full day days
  • Trek Duration: 8 hours
  • Trip Code: shtt20
  • Primary Activity: cultural tours in world heritage side
  • Secondary Activity: wold heritage side
  • Max. Group Size: 15 person
  • Min. Group Size: 1 person
  • Starts Point: From hotel
  • Ends Point: Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Max. Height: 1350m
  • Season: all the time

Trip Map

first tours baktapur world heritage side 
second tours patan world heritage side
and pasupatinath temple world heritage side 
and boudha stupa tour world heritage side
swyambunath or monkey  temple tours is best to visit  evening  for sun set

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1. How can I enter in Nepal? 

In South Asia, Nepal is known as one of the most popular tourist destination. Direct and non- stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu (Capital city of Nepal) are also available in several airlines. Such as direct flights from Paris, London, Doha, Frankfurt, Osaka, Shanghi, Moscow, Bangkok, Singapore, Karachi, Hong-Kong, Bombay, Delhi, Paro, Culcutta, Varanasi and Lhasa.

 

2. Is someone is going to pick me up from the airport with transfer included?

Yes, the member from our company will come to the airport to pick you up with a display card of Nepal Wild-Land Adventure Company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included for our clients.

 

3. Do I have pre-departure meeting?

Yes, first of all our staff will receive you at the airport and help you transfer to the hotel while our tour leader will be in waiting for you to give a few brief details regarding about the trip (Trekking).

 

While briefing our clients are kindly requested to bring their passport, 3 copies of passport size photos, travelling insurance, notepad and writing pen with them. 

 

4. What is our daily routine while in trekking?

We wake up normally at 7am in the morning. And after having breakfast, we repack our stuff and leave it with our other Sherpa team.

 

We normally go on a trail before 8am, all you need to carry is a stuff which are necessary to you and a camera to capture the beautiful moments while trekking. Our Sherpa team guides hike with an interesting flora and fauna sights. You can also find the spot to relax, use toilet facilities, purchase snacks or any drinks which you prefer and shop for souvenirs.

 

We will have lunch within 11am to 12pm. A usual day's trek normally ends in the early afternoon like 4pm to 4:30pm. After that you can have a quality time for yourself to read or nap before dinner.

 

After dinner you can play cards, rememorize all the breath taking moments of your day or chat about tomorrows hiking plans. 

 

5. Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

Yes, of course. Telephone services and internet services are available in all the trekking routes in Everest, Annapurna and Lang tang areas. 

 

6. Can I recharge my camera and other gadgets batteries along the trek?

Yes, in most of the places you can charge your batteries along our trek.

 

7. About water – are they available at each teahouse? Or are we supposed to bring iodine tablets?

You can buy mineral water, filter or boiled water during the trekking trail. If you want to bring iodine tablets then that would be great.

 

8. What kind of meals I can have during the trip?

Meals on full protein and nutritious basis will be provided to you during our trekking. Warm and freshly cooked food is served (Western, Continental and Nepalese, Chinese, Indian and Tibetan meals are available in all places). Normally three meals each day will be provided.

 

9. What will happen if there is an emergency?

For the emergency case, all of our guides are well trained in the basic first aid and can handle the basic aliments that may occur on trek. If the case is out of hand then our team of Nepal Wild-land Adventure trekking will cover the required expenses of rescue operation likewise it is a condition of booking that you are adequately insured for such as event where these expenses will be needed to recovered from your insurance company. In most regions there are also help posts which have been organized and established by the foreign doctors with an expert staffs.

 

10. Are all of your company staff insured?

All the trekking staff including guides, Sherpas, cooks and porters of our company is insured. They are all protected by fine life insurance policy with facilities of warm clothing and proper shelter on high altitude. We make sure to insure our staff member to be well paid and properly insured.

 

11. Could you give us some information about the guide?

We guarantee for the safety and security of all the trekkers with the many years of experience in this field with you. All of our staffs and members are well trained on this field with a trekking guide license and experience. We only hire the professional guides who are able to serve in a effective way to the guest and good in fluent English and also the one who can adjust to the Trekkers desired language. Our team members are expert one and are also active for any services as per the preference Of the Trekkers. 

 

12. What kinds of banking facilities are provided in Nepal?

In Nepal you can find modern banking facilities with international banks in KTM (Kathmandu). All foreign currencies along with credit cards are accepted in Nepal. For eg: American Express, Visa and Master Cards. You can also find A.T.M facilities in Nepal.

 

13. Is travelling alone women with your company is safe?

We guarantee all the safety and security for every individual women traveler while with us. We are more alert and confident for such issues. You can believe us without any doubt for your safety. All the guides of our company are well trained and experienced in such types of cases. Personal room on lodge trek and tent for camping is provided to our clients according to their preference.

 

14. What happens if I have to leave the trip early?

Sometimes communication on mountain region is difficult but we assure you that in the case like this our company guides will make the best effort to obtain the quick transportation and reservation to get you home as quickly as possible in a safe and sound way.

 

15. Does this trekking company (Nepal Wild-land Adventure) accept credit cards?

Yes, we accept Visa, American Express and Master Cards. In case, if you are paying in person in Nepal then we kindly request you to pay in cash or traveler's cheque because the bank charges for credit cards are quiet high.

 

16. Can you arrange extra night lodging in case if I arrive early or depart late?

Is there a single room option?

We would be honored to make arrangements such as extra hotel rooms, personalized tour, airport pickup and arrangements for private rooms. If you need a single room then we request you to indicate us that on your application and we will contact you the details and info on single room supplementary costs.

 

17. Can I bring some food from home?

Yes, you may bring power gel, cereal bars, and similar high energy foods. We suggest you to bring Gatorade because it is one of the most highly recommended to fight dehydration. 

 

18. Except trip price, how much extra money should I take with me?

This case depends on your spending habits. US$ 15 to US$ 20 per meal in Kathmandu is allocated.US$ 12 to US$ 15 a day should be enough to buy water, hot drinks, hot shower, coca cola, chocolates and other preferable stuffs.

 

19. Is visa to travel in Nepal is needed? What do I need to get my Visa?

Except Indian citizens, all the other foreign nationals need to obtain visa while entering in Nepal. To travel Nepal for 30 days, you need a visa passport, two passport size photos and US$ 40 for your stay.

 

20. What's the main form of greeting in Nepal?

Namaste or Namaskar are the common form of greeting in Nepal. You can also say the greeting in words as well as a gesture where you have to join your palms together and bring them closer to your chest and above 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaskar holds many meaning like Hello, how are you doing?, nice to meet you, good morning and so on. 

 

21. What is the basic Nepali costume that I should know about?

The main and most important thing is that you should take off your shoes before entering one's home or a temple. And also it is considered illegal to take photographs inside the most temples.

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