Kathmandu valley cultural luxury tour is an excellent tour package for exploring the ancient cities of Nepal. This luxurious tour package will give you a golden opportunity to visit, explore and learn about an amazing country full of vivid festivals and historical monuments. Kathmandu valley is known as the valley of attractions or temples, which people can explore. Kathmandu valley cultural luxury tour offers a blend of history, cultural practice, unique lifestyle, and religious places. This cultural tour package will cover all the places that have immensely influenced the history and culture of today's Nepal. These places have their significance and essence. This cultural, heritage and luxury tour package will allow you to take some snaps of the historical places of Nepal that represent the bold history. Along with the luxurious accommodations at amazing places, there are other elements that you can enjoy such as authentic Nepalese cuisines, majestic vista, rich culture, and many more.
Nepal is known as the country of mountains, not only that, it has some of the most fascinating geographical features. From high elevated mountains to the royal plain grasslands, Nepal has not only astounding nature but also fascinating culture as well. Nepal is rich in biodiversity and cultural diversity, there are more than 120 ethnic groups with their own culture and tradition. The customs and traditions of this county never fail to fascinate people. There's always something to explore here in the land of great Mt. Everest.
People visit Nepal for various reasons: thrilling mountain experiences, amazing history, captivating culture, and many more. There is a saying “Heaven is a myth Nepal is real” and the panoramic vistas, majestic mountains, and otherworldly nature stands up to the statement. Nepal has surprisingly eight of the world's highest peaks are in Nepal including the world's highest mountain Mt. Everest. Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Mansalu and many more. As already mentioned Nepal has some of the most unique cultures and traditions like the living Goddess Kumari, vibrant festivals, and mouth-watering foods. Besides that Nepal is the land of brave Sherpas who are experts at climbing mountains and are acknowledged throughout the world.
Kantipur presently known as Kathmandu is a city of historical monuments and temples. This historical city has its attributes. Every place in Kathmandu has its beauty, here the ambiance speaks so does the way of living. One can experience various cultures in the beautiful streets of Kathmandu, every monument exhibits wonderful history and artifacts. There are many interesting folktales and history behind every monument that you see during your tour. An interesting fact about Kathmandu is that within one kilometer of the circumference there is a temple. The culture might be the same in some parts of the county but it is modified according to their tradition and historical events. Kathmandu has some of the most lively nightlife as well, which is considered an attraction.
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- A private and customized trip
- Explore the world heritage sites of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur
- Sunrise and Himalayas view from Nagarkot
- Cultural sightseeing of Panauti, Dhulikhel, and Kirtipur.
- Monasteries exploration, Kopan and Namo Buddha.
- Cable Car and Kathmandu valley view experience from Chandragiri hills.
Kathmandu is an ancient city meaning the hub of ancient art and culture. Here you can find ancient arts such as wood carvings, and different sculptures made out of stones and various metals. Most of the people living here are Newars (Native Nepalese) as a result the culture as well is immensely influenced by their culture. Newari cuisines are the must-try food in kathmandu.
Kathmandu Valley Cultural Luxury Tour Attractions
Historical monuments such as Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Swayambhunath temple, Kathmandu Durbar square and many more are located in Kathmandu valley. All of these monuments are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites. These places have historical and spiritual importance.
Inside Kathmandu Valley
Pashupatinath temple is devoted to Shiva it is located on the holy banks of the Bagmati river. The Pashupatinath complex was built in 1692, during the time of Maha Shivaratri and Teej this place is packed with its devotees. Aarati is done every evening at 6 PM as a ritual.
Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur) has an amazing history, this is the site where important events used to take place such as Royal events, the Coronation of kings, and many more. Nowadays important events like the traditional worship ceremony of Kumari are done on the premises of Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu Durbar Square is surrounded by ancient statues, small ponds, and a series of courtyards such as Mohan Chowk, Sundari Chowk, and Kumari Chowk. The peaceful ambience is meditative for spiritual seekers. The tallest building in the area is the Taleju temple. Kathmandu Durbar Square is rich in art and culture as the Kumari Ghar is still at the site.
Buddhist Monuments Inside Kathmandu
Swayambhunath temple also known as Monkey Temple is a perfect viewpoint from where you can get a majestic view of the whole Kathmandu valley. Centuries-old statues are still shining there with the warm heat of thousands of butter lamps welcoming its visitors. The sweet smell of incense creates a magical atmosphere at the ancient shrine. This Hindu temple is devoted to Manjusri and Saraswati- the Goddess of learning. You will experience spiritual tranquility because of the peaceful environment there.
Boudhanath Stupa is a very fascinating and spiritual sphere. Boudhanath is an important monument for Buddhists as it is devoted to Gautam Budhha. It is also known as the Khasti Chaitya. People moving around the giant white dome, monks chanting in low and placid voices, and the strong smell of divine incense will welcome you to the spiritual site. The dorm is surrounded by 108 small (Manya) prayer wheels, and colorful Lung Ta (Tibetian prayer flags) hanging from the top of the dorm. One can experience spiritual tranquility here in Boudhanath Stupa.
Kopan Monastery is located in Budhanilkantha and is just 15 mins away from Boudhanath stupa. It is a beautiful Tibetan monastery on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal. The building is surrounded by a beautiful abundance of lawns, flowers, sculpted hedgers, fountains, and many more. The monastery is not only a remarkable example of a beautiful building but also a place where one can experience inner peace.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square Area
Bhaktapur locally known as Khwopa has some of the most intricate wood carvings done by the Newar artisans. There are historical monuments that are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites. Many religious sites have deep meaning to them. Some of the ancient monuments are Changu Narayan, Nyatapola Temple, Pachpannajhyale Durbar (55 window palace), and many more.
Nyatapola Temple is weathered with characteristic stone sculptures, metal, and wood carvings that show the staggering skills of the bygone craftsmen. The beautifully sculptured building is the tallest temple in Nepal with its 5 storeys/5 tier roof. It is built in the traditional pagoda style. This temple is dedicated to Siddhi Lakshmi which is the wrathful manifestation of goddess Durga. It was built in about 1700 by the royalty of Bhupatrinda Malla.
Pachpannajhyale Durbar/ 55 windowed Palace This one-of-a-kind palace is located at Bhaktapur Du Palace and was built by King Bhupatindra Malla. This palace has a unique history as the legends say it was built in honor of his 55 wives. This palace is engraved with gorgeous wood carvings done by artistic Newars.
Kathmandu will welcome you with its rich historical monuments whereas Khokana will welcome you with the authentic rich smell of mustard oil. Khokana is known for its rich mustard oil production and its green paddy fields. Khokana has preserved its Petrine nature and its culture. Khoka is also known for a unique savage festival called Depukhu (Deopokhari Jatra).
Patan Durbar Square is a UNESCO world heritage site which is located in Patan city which is locally known as Lalitpur. The major attraction in Patan is Krishna Temple which is entirely carved out of single stone. It is an exquisite example of terracotta craftsmanship. Other temples and monuments are as idiosyncratic as the Krishna Temple. Bhimsen Temple, Vishwanath temple which is dedicated to God Shiva, and Taleju Bhawani Temple which is dedicated to Taleju Goddess are the attractions of this site. This place not only has beautiful architecture but also has numerous handmade souvenir shops on the way that you can collect.
Outskirts of Kathmandu Valley
Changu Narayan is the oldest temple which was built in the 2nd century and rebuilt in 1707 during the Licchavi Dynasty. The Changu Narayan is a double-roofed temple dedicated to Vishnu in his incarnation as Narayan. The outer door of these temples is a piece of art. The main shrine is guarded by sculptures of mythical beasts- winged lions, ram-horned griffons, and other beasts- Elephants, and lions. The roof struts feature some of the fantastic intricate carvings of the divine deities.
Kirtipur is also known as Kipoo in the Newari language and the entire city was designed to be a maze. There are some of the most historical monuments such as Bhag Bhairav, Aadinath Lokeshwor, Uma Maheshwor, and many more which have a very unique history attached to them. In Kirtipur there are some authentic Newari restaurants where you can try some of the delicious Newari cuisines. As the gorgeous city is located on top of a hill you will get a panoramic view of Kathmandu valley.
Nagarkot is best known for its majestic sunrise and marvelous valley view. Nagarkot is not only known for its sunrise but also its glorious mountain view. Some of the noticeable mountains that you can see from this viewpoint are Manasalu Range, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal Range, and others. Nagarkot is located 32km northeast of Kathmandu on the northern fringe of the Kathmandu valley far from the urban cities.
Namo Buddha (Thrangu Tashi Yangtse) is one of the most visited Buddhist monasteries in Nepal located near Dhulikhel. Namo Buddha is a historical place where a special Buddhist legend of King Mahasattva offered his flesh to hungry tigers at the very place making Namo Buddha a holy site. Namo Buddha is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal and is one of the three main stupas in Kathmandu valley. You will get a great view of a photogenic building on the side of the hill.
Panauti is an old Newari settlement, which is 32 km southeast of Kathmandu. It has some of the most interesting architecture and is set at the confluence of two rivers. The village also boasts one of the two known pre-17 centuries structures of Mahadev Temple. Panauti is mostly known for its ancient Newari settlement. There is a Newari museum located in Panauti valley, where many antique Newari items are displayed. There are more than 40 temples in Panauti making it a hugely religious place in Nepal.
What makes this trip a luxurious Nepal tour?
You will be provided with all luxury hotels and resorts followed by the best viewpoint. Fully guided sightseeing accompanied by a professional guide. The guide will provide you with in-depth knowledge about the historical sites. The amenities and the services involved during the travel process mark the ultimate luxury of the tour. The hospitality of the service providers and different sightseeing places in the multiple places of Nepal has piqued this tour as one of the best luxurious tours to Kathmandu valley. The cultural monuments, artifacts, historical attributes and several other attractions are the major things to explore in Kathmandu, you will also get an opportunity to witness the incredible cultural and traditional attributes, alongside several street festivals and masked dances if the time favors. You will be provided with comfortable transportation throughout the trip.
The Dwarika’s Hotel
The Dwarika’s Resort
Deluxe Suite with Terrace
What to expect from the Kathmandu valley cultural luxury tour?
As a Nepali tradition, you will be welcomed at the airport by one of our office representatives in typical Nepali style. Then you'll be escorted to your respective hotel.
Your trip will give you an amazing opportunity to explore the ancient cities of Nepal from a different perspective. From the most beautiful cities to the most historical cities. Your journey will begin at Kathmandu Durbar square which is the most paramount place in Nepal. There you will view all the historical monuments while enjoying the delicious street food in the streets of Basantapur. After witnessing the beauty of the ancient royal site of Kathmandu Durbar Square, you will continue your trip towards another ancient city Kirtipur.
Kirtipur is known for its historical temples and mesmerizing valley view, Temples such as Bhag Bhairav, and Aadinath Lokeshwor, have quite a peculiar history. After soaking in the rich culture of the ancient city you will visit the beautiful Kopan monastery located in Budhanilkantha which is a perfect place for peaceful activities such as Yoga and meditation. The euphonious voices of the monks chanting will instantly take you to pure peacefulness.
After exploring Kirtipur you will visit the gorgeous city of Panauti, the city of Newars. Here you will see the century-old settlement of the Newar community along with the beautiful temples and other landscapes. Khokana is yet another beautiful city that will welcome you differently than other places. The unchanged landscape and the old-fashioned house will definitely take you back to the past. The pristine environment that Khokana has preserved till this day is hard to find anywhere else. Then you will proceed towards Dhulikhel, the amazing viewpoint and then explore the Namo Buddha monastery lit with hundreds of oil lamps and a strong smell of incense. You will witness the stunning beauty of the peaceful monastery. From Dhulikhel, several mountains can be seen such as Mt. Langtang, Mt Gaurishanker, Mt. Lhotse, and many others.
You will advance to fully guided Bhaktapur Durbar Square sightseeing. You will see some of the most distinctive handcrafted wood carvings engraved in every temple and monument that you see in Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Most of the monuments that you see are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites. Once at Bhaktapur, you will get the opportunity to try authentic Juju Dhau (King yogurt) which is a delicacy of Bhaktapur. After experiencing the beauty and delicacy of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur Afterward, you will visit the famous viewpoint Nagarkot where you will be able to see awe-inspiring sunrises and sunsets and stay overnight to relax. On the way to Nagarkot, you will be surrounded by greenery and beautiful landscapes. Nagarkot provides celestial mountain and valley views which will be an amazing new experience for you.
Kathmandu Arrival | Welcome to Nepal
Your Arrival Time (?) Our office representative will meet and greet you in typical Nepali style at Kathmandu airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
At 06: 00 PM: We will meet at the coffee shop near your hotel and brief you on the details of your upcoming program.
Extra activity that you can participate in Kathmandu during your Cultural Tour, let us know your preference in advance so we can schedule the program accordingly and book as needed.
Everest Mountain Flight (It is a 1-hour flight (scheduled at 6:30 AM) with a breathtaking view of the mountain range.) (USD 220 PP)
Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu. (USD 300 PP)
Everest Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu with Kala Patthar Landing. (USD 1100 PP)
Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing
At. 09:00 AM: After your breakfast, you will visit for a full day of sightseeing of Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
At. 09:30 AM: Explore the Pashupatinath Temple devoted to Lord Shiva which is famous for its awe-spiring and astounding pagoda architecture.
At. 11:30 AM: Visit Boudhanath stupa, where you will be welcomed by the divine smell of incense and cooing and grunting of the pigeons. You can have lunch around the Boudhanath stupa where you can get local as well as continental restaurants and cafes within the Boudhanath stupa along with a rooftop view.
At. 02:00 PM: Pay a visit to the ancient Buddhist complex Swayambhunath stupa also known as the Monkey temple.
At. 04:00 PM: At last you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, the ancient palace of the Malla kingdom. Kasthamandap, Gaddi Baithak, Kaal Bhairav Statue, Hanuman Dhoka Palace, and several other Pagodas are the things to explore around durbar square.
At. 06:00 PM: You will be dropped back at your hotel in a private vehicle.
Kathmandu Cultural Sightseeing
At. 10:00 AM: Today you will visit Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, a highly reputed Buddhist monastery in Nepal.
At. 12:15 PM: After Kopan monastery, visit Khokana where you will see the pristine nature and the Newari settlement.
At. 02:00 PM: Stop by Kirtipur, known for the Newari culture and tradition along with food. Kirtipur has some of the most historical monuments that you will visit. You can have lunch at Kirtipur as it has some authentic Newari restaurants.
At. 05: 30 PM: Drive back to your respective hotel. This ends the day.
Kathmandu Outskirts Sightseeing
At. 09:00 AM: You will start the early morning drive to Panauti, about 35 KM northeast of Kathmandu to explore this ancient city.
At. 12:15 PM: Drive to Namo Buddha, where you can explore Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, a popular Tibetan monastery in Nepal.
At. 03:00 PM: You will drive back to Dhulikhel, and also stay the night in Dhulikhel, where you can experience local culture, practices, food, people, and many more. You can walk up to Dhulikhel height to see the sunset and surrounding views.
At. 10:00 AM: After breakfast, today you will visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changu Narayan Temple before heading to Nagarkot from Bhaktapur. You can have lunch nearby the site as there are several local as well as continental restaurants with amazing ambience.
At. 04:00 PM: Check-in at the hotel in Nagarkot, evening view of the majestic sunset from your hotel, further you can also go for a short walk up to Nagarkot Hill if you wish.
Patan and Chandragiri Sightseeing
At. 05: 00 AM: View the incredible sunrise from your hotel.
At. 10:00 AM: After breakfast, today you will visit Patan Durbar Square and Chandragiri Hills by cable car.
At. 04:00 PM: After your sightseeing, we will drop you back at your hotel in Kathmandu. You will have free evening time to self-explore the nearby market or purchase souvenirs.
At. 06:00 PM: Lastly, we will meet for a cultural (traditional local dance live performance in folk songs) Nepali dinner in Kathmandu on your farewell.
Transfer to Airport
(Have a safe home return!): You will have leisure time in Kathmandu after breakfast at your hotel. Our office representative will escort you to the Kathmandu airport 3 hours before on time to board your flight. We hope you enjoyed the trip!
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Frequently Asked Questions
How far is Dhulikhel from Kathmandu?
The driving distance between Kathmandu and Dhulikhel is apparoximately 30 km. It takes around 60 minutes to drive from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel.
When is the best time to visit Nepal?
The second week of February to June (Post Winter to Late Spring) and October to December (Autumn to Early Winter) are the best times to visit Nepal. The weather condition will be good (occasionally raining in the evening) until the 2nd week of June, monsoon starts after that. If you like the rainy season you can make a trip in July and August too, or postpone the trip to September.
Where can we find authentic Newari food?
Several places serve remarkable Newari food but we recommend you to visit Kirtipur as the locals prepare the food in an open kitchen. The architecture of the restaurant is in Newari style.
What is Bhaktapur famous for?
Bhaktapur is famous for its pottery and handcraft industries besides its beautiful ancient monuments. Khutruke (clay piggy bank), Diyo (clay lamps), and other handmade items are some examples of pottery.
Is there an airport pick-up and drop facility?
Yes, absolutely there will be an airport pick up and drop facility on a private basis on a comfortable and luxurious car such as a land cruiser and Hiace without compromising your comfort. You will also get a transportation facility for sightseeing as well.
Is the tour guided and do I need a guide?
Yes, you will get a professional and government licensed English-speaking tour guide for the Kathmandu valley cultural luxury tour from day two to six. Besides that, if you need guidance on other days of the trip you will be allowed to have a guide as per your request.
Can we customize the trip itinerary?
Of course, you can customize the trip itinerary according to your preference in terms of duration, cost, and party size. Altitude Himalaya will be more than happy to customize your trip itinerary, you can contact us on WhatsApp 24/7.
Kathmandu airport transfer on arrival and departure.
Private vehicle with A/C for all mentioned sightseeing and transfers.
All (6 nights) hotel accommodations at the mentioned luxury hotels and resorts at respective places.
Daily breakfast at the hotel from the next day of your arrival.
English speaking professional and government licensed tour guide during your sightseeing from day two to day six.
All mentioned sightseeing entrance fees.
Chandragiri hills cable car ticket for two way ride.
One local SIM card (returnable, if required) during your stay.
All government and local taxes.
Farewell Nepali cultural dinner on your last night in Nepal.
Lunch and dinner are excluded.
Tips to the driver and guide. (not required but recommended)
Services that aren’t mentioned above.