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Kathmandu Valley discovered

12 days from £2,320pp

Includes flights
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Itinerary highlights

  • 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.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
In destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
All accommodation
  • Kathmandu
  • Nagarkot
  • Bhaktapur
  • Namobuddha
  • Patan
  • Kathmandu
  • Patan

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

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 3 Kathmandu

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 4 Kathmandu

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.

Day 5 Nagarkot

Kathmandu , 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 6 Nagarkot

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 7 Bhaktapur

Nagarkot , 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 8 Namobuddha

Bhaktapur , Namobuddha

Today you will transfer to the sacred pilgrimage site of Namobuddha. From here you can explore the surroundings of your hotel and enjoy a day at leisure to relax.

Day 9 Namobuddha

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 10 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.

Accommodation

Day 11 Patan

Kathmandu , Patan

Today you will explore the temples and palaces of Patan's Dubar Square. Soak up the artistic and architectural wonders. In the afternoon visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp.

Accommodation

Day 12 International return flight

Patan , 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.

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