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Kathmandu Valley discovered
11 days from CAD2,945pp
Visit Kathmandu's Durbar Square and the house of the 'living Goddess'.
Enjoy a day trek in Kathmandu valley, with views of terraced fields and distant Himalayan peaks.
Explore the markets of Bhaktapur, famous for its rich history of arts and crafts including wood carving, pottery and weaving.
Have dinner overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage monument of Bodnath Stupa while monks chant in the evening air.
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Day 1 Kathmandu
After your arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. You might like to wander into Durbar Square and explore it's surrounding side streets.
Day 2 Kathmandu
This morning you will visit Bungamati and Patan before heading back to Kathmandu to see Bodnath Stupa and Pashupatinath. You may like to visit Bodnath Stupa at the end of the day to catch some of the evening chanting as local people and monks circle the stupa spinning their prayer wheels as they go.
Day 3 Kathmandu
Day 4 Nagarkot
Leave Kathmandu behind this morning and head east into the Kathmandu Valley to the small village of Nagarkot, nestled on the northern fringe of the valley. On a clear day, Nagarkot offers some of the best panoramic mountain scenery, with spectacular views during sunrise and sunset.
Day 5 Nagarkot
Today you'll head out on a walk through Nagarkot and its surrounding villages. The trail starts with a peaceful walk through a dense canopy of pine trees. You'll then continue onto Kartike and Dhanda village for superb mountain vistas.
Day 6 Bhaktapur
This morning you will take a fairly easy walk to the village of Changu where you'll visit the ancient hindu temple Changu Narayan, one of Kathmandu's most atmsopheric temples. Afterwards, you'll drive onto culture rich Bhaktapur, an enchanting settlement whose original architecture has been wonderfully maintained.
Day 7 Namobuddha
Day 8 Namobuddha
Trek to the village of Balthali today. On route you'll visit the monastery at Namobuddha before continuing down the valley through terraced rice fields and thatched farm houses to the rural settlement of Balthali.
Day 9 Patan
Namobuddha , Patan
This morning you will drive to the suburbs of Kathmandhu to Patan, one of the three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley, known as the arts and architectural centre of the valley. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure.
Day 10 Patan
Day 11 Return home
You will be met for the last time and driven to the airport ready for your return flights home.
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