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Kathmandu Hiking Tour

Kathmandu Hiking Tour

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Kathmandu Hiking Tour Overview

"Explore Kathmandu's Natural and Cultural Treasures: Kathmandu Hiking Tour"

Are you ready for an extraordinary journey that combines the thrill of hiking with the charm of Kathmandu Valley's cultural heritage? Welcome to the Kathmandu Hiking Tour, an adventure designed to captivate your senses and quench your thirst for exploration.

If you have limited time and you are looking for short and easy trekking in Nepal along with scenic adventure then this tour package might be the ideal one for you. Though, this is a very short trek, this package is perfect blending of religious, cultural and natural beauty so we highly recommend you not to miss this amazing adventure for unforgettable trip memory.

During this visit, you will have a chance to explore Bhaktapur Durbar square, one of the most visited and beautiful historical King’s palace in Nepal, Chagunarayan,and the oldest temple built in the fifth century AD which is genuine Nepali architecture that is protected by UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then your trek starts to Nagarkot, takes approximately 3 hours, enjoying the beautiful nature and rustic culture on the way.

Must-Visit Places in Kathmandu Hiking Tour

Bhaktapur Durbar Square:

Begin your adventure with a visit to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Marvel at the intricately designed temples and palaces that date back to the 12th century.

Immerse yourself in the local Newari culture as you stroll through ancient streets adorned with wood and stone carvings.

Changunarayan Temple:

Next, we take you to Changunarayan, another UNESCO-listed gem. This sacred temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, boasts remarkable architecture and exquisite stone inscriptions.

Enjoy panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley from this hilltop temple while soaking in the spiritual ambiance.

Nagarkot Hill Station:

Experience the magic of Nagarkot, a hill station renowned for its sunrise and sunset vistas. Wake up early to witness the sun's first rays kissing the Himalayan peaks.

Sip on hot tea or coffee as you bask in the tranquil atmosphere and breathtaking mountain scenery.

Patan Durbar Square:

Patan Durbar Square is a treasure trove of ancient temples, shrines, and palaces. Explore the rich Newari culture and craftsmanship on display here.

The intricately carved Krishna Mandir and the Royal Palace are must-see attractions within the square.

Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple):

Conclude your tour with a visit to the iconic Swayambhunath Stupa, often referred to as the Monkey Temple. This spiritual site offers panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley.

Marvel at the stupa's all-seeing eyes and the playful monkeys that call this hilltop home.

Anticipating Adventure: What to Expect on Your Kathmandu Valley Tour

Expert Guides: Knowledgeable guides will accompany you throughout the journey, offering insights into the cultural and natural wonders of Kathmandu Valley.

Comfortable Accommodation: Rest in cozy accommodations that allow you to unwind and rejuvenate after a day of exploration.

Local Cuisine: Savor traditional Nepali dishes that tantalize your taste buds and introduce you to the region's flavors.

Cultural Immersion: Engage with local communities, witness rituals, and interact with friendly locals, gaining a deeper understanding of Nepal's heritage.

Customizable Itinerary: Tailor your journey to match your interests and fitness level, ensuring a personalized experience.

Cost Information for Kathmandu Valley Tour

Tour Package Types:

Group Tours: Prices range from $X to $Y per person.

Private Tours: Start at $Z per person for a more personalized experience.

Tour Duration:

Short Tours (2-4 days): Begin at $A per person.

Extended Tours (5+ days): Range from $B to $C per person.


Budget: Approximately $D per night.

Mid-Range: $E to $F per night.

Luxury: Starting from $G per night.


Meals: Budget around $H per day for meals.

Activities and Entrance Fees: Allocate an extra $I for this purpose.

Additional Expenses:

Travel Insurance: Typically between $J and $K, depending on coverage and duration.

Trekking Permits (if applicable): Range from $L to $M.

Personal Expenses: Budget around $N per day for souvenirs, transportation, etc.

Tips and Gratuities:

Plan to budget approximately 10-15% of your tour cost for tips.

Note: Prices may vary based on factors like your chosen tour operator and package inclusions. It's recommended to verify the latest pricing and inquire about any special offers or discounts.

Investing in a Kathmandu Valley Tour promises a remarkable experience, allowing you to explore the region's natural and cultural treasures with ease and comfort.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 meters) and transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Bhaktapur Durbar Square (1400mters) to Nagarkot (2,175 meters) via Changu Narayan (1,700 meters)

Day 03: Sightseeing in Patan Durbar Square (1313 meters), Swayambhunath Stupa (1406 meters), and Return to Hotel

Day 04: Final Departure Day: Farewell to Kathmandu

Welcome to the start of your unforgettable Kathmandu Hiking Tour! Your adventure begins as you touch down at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

Upon your arrival, our friendly and experienced team will be there to greet you. Look for our signboard with your name, making it easy to spot us in the crowd. We understand that travel can be tiring, so we'll handle all the airport formalities, including your visa if needed.

Once you've collected your luggage, we'll whisk you away to your comfortable hotel in Kathmandu. Along the way, you'll catch your first glimpses of this vibrant city, surrounded by the stunning landscapes of the Kathmandu Valley.

Upon arrival at your hotel, you'll have the opportunity to freshen up and rest after your journey. Take some time to relax and acclimate to the altitude. In the evening, we'll have a brief orientation meeting to discuss the exciting days ahead, answer any questions you may have, and ensure you're well-prepared for the adventure that awaits.

If you arrive early and are eager to explore, your guide can recommend nearby attractions or arrange optional activities to help you make the most of your first day in Nepal.

Get a good night's sleep tonight, as tomorrow, your Kathmandu Hiking Tour truly begins, taking you on a journey through the heart of Nepal's natural beauty and rich culture.

Accomodation: Hotel

Meals: B

Your second day of the Kathmandu Hiking Tour promises to be full of cultural immersion and breathtaking scenery.

Morning: Exploring Bhaktapur Durbar Square

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, we'll set off to explore the enchanting Bhaktapur Durbar Square. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a living museum of ancient Newari architecture and culture. You'll be captivated by the intricate woodwork, well-preserved temples, and the overall medieval atmosphere of this historic square. Your guide will provide fascinating insights into the history and significance of each structure.

Afternoon: Drive to Changu Narayan and Hike to Nagarkot

Next, we'll embark on a scenic drive to Changu Narayan, another UNESCO-listed gem. This ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is renowned for its remarkable architecture and stone inscriptions.

From Changu Narayan, the real adventure begins. We'll start a picturesque 3-hour hike to Nagarkot. This trek offers stunning views of the Kathmandu Valley, terraced fields, and charming villages. As you walk, you'll feel closer to nature, and the serene beauty of the Himalayan foothills will unfold before your eyes.

Evening: Overnight Stay in Nagarkot

Upon reaching Nagarkot, you'll be rewarded with a spectacular sunset view over the Himalayas if the weather permits. Your comfortable accommodations in Nagarkot offer a peaceful night's rest, surrounded by the tranquility of the mountains.

After a day filled with exploration and hiking, you'll have the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate, preparing for more adventures in the days to come.

Get a good night's sleep, for tomorrow, Nagarkot's beauty will continue to enchant you, and your journey through the Kathmandu Valley will reveal even more wonders.

Accomodation: Hotel

Meals: B

Activity Duration: 3 Hours Hike

On your final day of the Kathmandu Hiking Tour, we'll explore more of the valley's cultural and spiritual treasures before you return to your hotel.

Morning: Patan Durbar Square (1313 meters)

After breakfast at your hotel, we'll head to Patan Durbar Square once again to immerse ourselves in the rich history and intricate architecture of this ancient Newari city. Explore the labyrinthine streets and courtyards, marvel at the craftsmanship, and soak in the atmosphere of a place steeped in tradition. Don't forget to visit the Patan Museum for a deeper understanding of the region's cultural heritage.

Midday: Swayambhunath Stupa (1406 meters)

Next, we'll make our way to the Swayambhunath Stupa, commonly known as the "Monkey Temple." This spiritual haven perched atop a hill offers panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley and is adorned with colorful prayer flags and intricate artwork. As you wander around the stupa, you'll be captivated by the serene ambiance and the lively antics of the resident monkeys.

Take this time to reflect on your journey, spin the prayer wheels, and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

Afternoon: Return to Your Hotel

As your sightseeing adventure in the Kathmandu Valley draws to a close, we'll drive you back to your hotel in Kathmandu. This evening is yours to savor your last moments in this culturally rich and vibrant city. You may wish to explore local markets, indulge in Nepali cuisine, or simply relax and reminisce about your unforgettable experiences.

Your Kathmandu Hiking Tour has taken you on a remarkable journey through the heart of Nepal, and we hope the memories you've created will stay with you for a lifetime. We wish you a pleasant evening and safe travels ahead.

Accomodation: Hotel

Meals: B

On your final day in Kathmandu, it's time to bid farewell to this enchanting city. Your Kathmandu Hiking Tour has come to an end, but the memories you've gathered will last a lifetime.

Morning: Leisure Time

You have the morning to enjoy at your leisure. Depending on your departure time, you can use this time to explore more of Kathmandu, do some last-minute shopping for souvenirs, or simply relax at your hotel.

Afternoon: Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport

When it's time for your departure, our team will arrange for a comfortable and timely transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport. We'll ensure you arrive at the airport with plenty of time to complete any necessary formalities before your flight.

As you make your way to the airport, take a moment to reflect on the incredible experiences and adventures you've had during your Kathmandu Hiking Tour. The beauty of Nepal's landscapes and the warmth of its people have left an indelible mark on your journey.

Your Kathmandu Hiking Tour has allowed you to explore the natural and cultural wonders of the Kathmandu Valley. We hope you leave with not only cherished memories but also a deeper appreciation for Nepal's rich heritage and breathtaking scenery.

We extend our warmest gratitude for choosing us as your travel companions on this incredible adventure. Safe travels, and may your future journeys be filled with as much wonder and discovery as your time in Nepal. Until we meet again, namaste!


Meals: B

Cost Include

  • Accommodation: Comfortable lodging in well-selected hotels, lodges, or guesthouses throughout the tour.
  • Meals: Daily breakfast included. Some packages may include additional meals; please check your specific tour details.
  • Transportation: All ground transportation as per the itinerary, including airport transfers and comfortable vehicles for sightseeing and travel between destinations.
  • Professional Guide: Knowledgeable and experienced local guides who speak English or other preferred languages, providing insights into the culture, history, and attractions of the region.
  • Sightseeing: Entrance fees to all cultural and heritage sites, monuments, and attractions mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Permits: Any necessary permits or trekking permits required for the tour.
  • Cultural Experiences: Opportunities for cultural immersion, including visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, temples, and local communities.
  • Trekking Equipment (if applicable): Trekking equipment and gear as mentioned in the tour package, such as sleeping bags, trekking poles, etc.
  • First Aid: Basic first-aid supplies and emergency medical assistance as needed during the tour.

Cost Exclude

  • International Airfare: Your international flights to and from Nepal are not included in the tour package.
  • Visa Fees: The cost of obtaining a tourist visa for Nepal is not included in the tour package and must be arranged independently.
  • Travel Insurance: It is highly recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen events. The cost of insurance is not included.
  • Meals (unless specified): Except for breakfast, meals are typically not included in the tour package. You'll have the flexibility to dine at your preferred restaurants and try local cuisine.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses of a personal nature, such as souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephone calls, and additional snacks or drinks.
  • Optional Activities: Any optional activities or excursions not explicitly mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Trekking Gear (if applicable): Personal trekking equipment such as boots, clothing, and sleeping bags are typically not included in the tour cost.
  • Tips and Gratuities: While tipping is customary in Nepal, it is not included in the package. You should budget for tipping your guides, drivers, and support staff.
  • Airport Departure Taxes: Any departure taxes or fees required at the airport during your departure are not included in the package.


The best time to visit Kathmandu Valley is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is mild, and the skies are clear. These months offer the most favorable conditions for sightseeing and hiking.
Yes, Kathmandu Valley is generally safe for tourists. However, like any travel destination, it's essential to take standard precautions. Be aware of your surroundings, follow local guidelines, and take care of your belongings. It's also advisable to check for any travel advisories before your trip.
Yes, most foreign nationals need a tourist visa to enter Nepal. Tourist visas can be obtained on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or through Nepalese embassies and consulates in your home country. Make sure to check the visa requirements and fees before your trip.
Packing essentials include comfortable clothing suitable for both warm and cooler weather, sturdy walking shoes, a daypack, sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, a reusable water bottle, a power adapter (Nepal uses Type C and D sockets), and any necessary medications. If your tour includes hiking, additional trekking gear may be required.
Kathmandu Valley itself is at a relatively low altitude, so altitude sickness is generally not a concern. However, if your tour includes high-altitude destinations or trekking in the Himalayas, be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness and take appropriate precautions.
Yes, it's essential to be respectful of local customs and traditions. In temples and religious sites, dress modestly, remove your shoes before entering, and ask for permission before taking photos. Use your right hand (or both hands) for giving and receiving items, as the left hand is considered impolite. It's also customary to greet with a "Namaste" and not point your feet at people or religious objects.
It's generally recommended to drink bottled or purified water in Nepal to avoid waterborne illnesses. You can easily find bottled water in most places.
You can purchase a local SIM card at the airport or in Kathmandu for mobile data and communication. Additionally, many hotels and cafes offer Wi-Fi access.
Inform your tour operator in advance of any dietary restrictions or allergies, and they will do their best to accommodate your needs. Vegetarian and vegan options are widely available in Kathmandu.
You can book a Kathmandu Valley Tour through reputable tour operators, both online and in-person. Research different tour providers, read reviews, and compare itineraries and prices to choose the one that suits your preferences. Be sure to confirm the inclusions, exclusions, and any special requirements before booking.

Trip Facts

accommodation: BB
Best Season:
Grade: Easy
Duration: 05 Days
Activity: Sightseeing and culture tour
Transportation: Private Bus
Treks Type:
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