TOURS

1) Mountain flight: @ US $ 187.00 per person

(Includes: Roundtrip Transfers Hotel/ Airport/ Hotel with Domestic Airport Tax)

Once in a life time mountain flights, offered daily, take in the entire range of the Himalayas extending across the country. Only awe-stricken silence can come close to match the experience of going on a mountain flight to encounter the tallest mountains of the earth. Mountain flights offer the closest possible aerial views of Mt. Everest, Kanchaenjunga and the Tibetan plateau and appeal to all categories of travelers and have become a popular tourist attraction of Nepal. For those who are restricted by time or other considerations from going trekking, these flights offer a panoramic view of the Himalayas in just one hour.

2) Full Day Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley  (Kathmandu City + Swyambhunath or Pashupatinath + Boudhanath) @ US $ 16 per person

The above rate on per person basis is based on minimum 11 pax group and include English Speaking Guide. An extra surcharge will be levied if the group size is below 11 pax. The above rate does not include entrance fees.

Kathmandu City:

Kathmandu Valley, the capital and heart of the country essentially symbolizes all that is Nepal. Having seen the rule of various dynasties, the culture and society of Kathmandu has evolved through time to give it a most unique characteristic. Today it is an urban city that has its history rooted in ancient myths yet stands testimonial to the greatness of the people who have lived here for centuries, a melting pot of all that is Nepali, a mystical magical kingdom where time passes by in a mist, a Shangri-La that took a while to get noticed by the rest of the world.

 Swyambhunath

Perched on hilltop on the south western part of Kathmandu, Swyambhunath is one of the most important religious and cultural sites in Nepal and is associated with the birth of the Kathmandu Valley civilization. Approximately 2000 years old, Swyambhunath stupa, is a dome 20 meters in diameter and 32 meters high and is made of brick and earth mounted by a conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. It is surrounded by many other smaller temples and places of religious importance for both Hindus and Buddhists, a perfect example of the symbiotic co-existence of different religious beliefs only found in Nepal. The hill is heavily wooded on all sides with indigenous plant species, and troops of monkeys, giving it the nick name of Monkey Temple. The height of Swyambhunath also makes it a good vantage point and clear sunny days one can see the Himalayas all the way to the east.

 Pashupatinath

The temple of Pashupatinath located on the western banks of the Bagmati river on the north eastern side of Kathmandu, is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites in the world. Until recently Nepal was officially a Hindu Kingdom and Pashupatinath, which literally mean s “Lord of all Animals”, was considered the main protector deity of Nepal. Pashupatinath is said to have been discovered by a cow herder who dug up the area after seeing one of his cow’s coming to the spot and emptying its milk there. The inner sanctum of the temple has a lingam, a stone phallus with four faces around it. As one of the many forms of Lord Shiva, one of the three main gods of the Hindu Trinity, Pashupatinath draws Hindu pilgrims from all around the world especially on Mahashivaratri, the “Night of Shiva” which falls in early spring. The temple and its surrounding complex is surrounded by a pantheon of other temples like the Kirateswore Mahadev, Bhirav, Guheswori and Gorakhnath each of whom have their own tale of origin and importance. Pashupatinath is also a UNESCO World Heritage Zone.

 Bouddhanath

With a base of 82 meters on diameter, Bouddhanath is claimed to be the largest Buddhist stupa in the world. There are many legends attached to Bouddhanath, chief among which is that of the 5th century Lichivi King Manadev who built it to do penance. Lost and forgotten centuries Bouddhanath was rediscovered in the 15th century from whence it slowly started gaining reputation among Tibetan Buddhist especially after the 19th century Rana Prime Minister appointed a Tibetan monk as is its chief abbot. Today there are more than 50 monasteries surrounding Bouddhanath which is also one of the seven Monument Zones which make up the Kathmandu Valley World Heritage Sites.

 Bhaktapur City:

One of the three main cities in the Valley, Bhaktapur is located east of Kathmandu and is in reality a medieval city where the Newars, the main inhabitants still follow age old traditions and customs. Established around the 9th century Bhaktapur is known for its fertile land and was still a small farming village when Patan and Kathmandu were already well established towns. Bhaktapur became the capital of the Valley in 1377 BC during the reign of the Malla dynasty and flourished as a major urban centre from the 15th century onwards. It houses some of the best examples of Nepali craftsmanship on wood and stone such as the palace of 55 Windows built in 1697, the five storied Nyatapola Temple, the KashiBiswanath Temple, and the Dattatreya Temple among many others. Considered a living museum one can witness ancient traditions carried out even today as they were centuries ago in many areas of the city as in Potters Square where the local potters use age old techniques to make clay utensils. Bhaktapur is also among the seven Monument Zones that make the Kathmandu Valley World Heritage Sites.

 Patan City:

The city lies about 5 km form the Kathmandu. It is a city of Buddhist monuments, Hindu temples and fine wood carvings. Lalitpur is another name of this city which ‘means the city of beauty’. The city is known as the paradise of fine arts. Patan durbar square located in Patab is World Heritage Site a Patan Durbar has many famous sites and unique architectures. Krishna Mandir, Bhimsen temple, Hiranya Varna Mahabhihar are just a few among the temples offering you an ecstasy of paintings, wood and metal carvings. The Sundari Chowk contains exquisite samples if woodcarving, stone and metal sculpture. Patn Durbar Square and the Himalaya that can be seen at a distance make enchanting scene.

a) Kathmandu (Kathmandu City + Swyambhunath or Pashupatinath + Boudhanath)- Lalitpur
b) Kathmandu (Kathmandu City + Swyambhunath or Pashupatinath + Boudhanath)- Bhaktapur
c) Lalitpur - Bhaktapur

3) Half Day Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley @ US $ 9 per person

The above rate on per person basis is based on minimum 11 pax group and include English Speaking Guide. An extra surcharge will be levied if the group size is below 11 pax. The above rate does not include entrance fees.

a) Kathmandu
b) Lalitpur
c) Bhaktapur

Note: We will inform you about the sightseeing schedule and extra supplement, if any, very soon.