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    Places visited:

  • Kathmandu
  • Namobuddha
  • Dhulikhel
  • Bhaktapur
  • 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.

Audley Travel specialist Nick

What our specialists say...

This trip is ideal for a first time visitor to Nepal, taking in the main highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding valleys. It avoids high altitudes and is a favourite for families travelling to the region. The overall experience focuses on culture and history combined with countryside walks and plenty of time at leisure. You'll have the opportunity to stay in some interesting hotels and lodges and have some time free to relax and enjoy the scenery.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Kathmandu
  • Namobuddha
  • Dhulikhel
  • Bhaktapur
  • Kathmandu

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Kathmandu.

Day 2 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.

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Day 3 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.

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Day 4 Kathmandu


After a relaxing start, go out to explore Kathmandu City and Swayambhunath Stupa and you will have the rest of the afternoon to explore.

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Day 5 Namobuddha

Kathmandu , Namobuddha

In the morning you will leave Kathmandu behind and head east into the Kathmandu Valley for a transfer to Namobuddha. From here you can walk to the local temple and explore the surroundings. On a clear day you will get some lovely views of the Himalayan peaks in the distance.


Day 6 Bhaktapur

Namobuddha , Dhulikhel , Bhaktapur

Today you will enjoy a day trek from Namobuddha to Dhulikel. From Dhulikel you will proceed to Changu and Bhaktapur for some further sightseeing. You will spend the night in Bhaktapur, a truly beautiful settlement whose original architecture has been wonderfully maintained.

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Day 7 Kathmandu

Bhaktapur , Kathmandu

This morning you can spend some more time in Bhaktapur before heading to Kathmandu for the remainder of the day.

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Day 8 Kathmandu


Today you will transfer to Thamel, a suburb of Kathmandu which is especially bustling in the evenings - a great way to spend your last night in Nepal.

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Day 9 International return flight

Kathmandu , International return flight

You will be met for the last time and driven to the airport ready for your return flights home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

Andy, an Audley Travel specialist
Carol in Shimla, India

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