Days
4
Price from
$650USD

Immerse yourself in the temples, shrines and markets of Kathmandu

Kathmandu rewards the curious explorer with many hidden jewels, and this short trip delves beneath the surface of Nepal’s heady metropolis to a world of hidden temples, colourful bazaars, picture-perfect courtyards and friendly folk – from chanting Tibetan monks to merchants manning the chowks. After a tour of the city centre you’ll venture north to Bhaktapur, the best-preserved of the medieval states in the Kathmandu Valley, a complex of staggering artistry and fascinating cultural history.

Independent Experiences

Independent travel, without the stress. Peregrine’s Independent Experiences are a range of short ‘mini tours’ that you can add to other Experiences or as an extension to a longer tour, to craft your perfect holiday itinerary. Independent Experiences are for 1-3 travellers, come accompanied by a local Peregrine guide and depart daily. /experiences

RETURNING TO NEPAL:

Thank you for choosing to visit Nepal. It is a decision you can be proud of because by visiting you are helping Nepal get back on its feet after the devastating earthquake of April this year. The following trip notes reflect our itineraries before the earthquake occurred. As Nepal rebuilds, there are likely to be changes. We may not be able to visit some destinations and sights, some accommodation may be closed and some activities may not be available. We are working closely with our operations team in Nepal to finalise as much as we can.

We will be able to let you know about some of these changes in advance before you travel. Others may need to be communicated to you by your tour leader once you are already in the country. We ask all our travellers to be flexible, patient and understanding both as you prepare for your travels and while on your trip in Nepal.


Start
Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Country
Nepal
Style
Peregrine
Theme
Independent Experiences
Code
PHKTX
Physical rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 1, Max 4

Why we love this trip

  • See Kathmandu's stunning World Heritage-listed Boudhanath Stupa

  • Soak up the Himalayan culture and Buddhist heritage of the town centre, with ample time to wander the markets and backstreets

  • Spend a day exploring the cobbled streets and architectural marvels of Bhaktapur

  • Enjoy both the luxury of private travel and the benefits of local expertise

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is not a group trip but an independent experience. You will have a local guide show you around Kathmandu

Itinerary

Upon arrival, check in to your hotel with the assistance of our local guide who will provide you with a briefing of the next day's itinerary. The rest of the evening is free for you to explore the local bazaars or a guided orientation walk around Kathmandu. Dont forget to check out the great range of Urban Adventures on offer in Kathmandu.
Accommodation
  • Annapurna Hotel or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
In the morning you may opt for an optional Everest scenic flight before we explore Kathmandu on an organised sightseeing tour. You will visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where you can observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa.
You will also visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you will see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing, and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. The rest of your afternoon in Kathmandu is free for further sightseeing and exploration.
Accommodation
  • Annapurna Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Temple
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Drive to Bhaktapur (approx 40 mins), the best preserved of the medieval city-states in the Kathmandu Valley is home to some of the finest religious architecture in Nepal. Spend the day exploring Bhaktapur’s famous temples, starting at Durbar Square, which is reputed to be the most beautiful piece of art in Nepal. Durbar Square is home to the majestic Lion Gate and Golden Gate. You will also visit the Pashupati Temple, a replica of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu. This will be an enlightening morning of discovery and enrichment, as you truly delve into all Bhaktapur has to offer. We explore the cobblestone streets soaking up the atmosphere before visiting the 15th century palace in Durbar Square.
Accommodation
  • Annapurna Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Bhaktapur Entrance
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Travel time is approx. 40 mins each way
Your trip ends after breakfast this morning and you will be transferred by a/c private vehicle to the point of your ongoing journey.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

3 breakfasts

Transport

Bus, Car

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel

Included Activities

  • Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Temple
  • Bhaktapur Entrance

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