What to Expect
In your Kathmandu valley tour program, our guide will pick you from your respective hotel. All the payment prior to Kathmandu valley tour should be either done online payment or visiting our office.
If you package includes on arrival pick – up and departure drop facilities then your tour guide will be welcoming you on arrival at international airport, most probably. In the guided tour package of Kathmandu valley tour, our private car will take you to the sightseeing destination of Kathmandu valley as accordance to the itinerary. Lunch spot will be suggested by guide and the entrance tickets will be available in hand in co-ordination with tour guide.
As our tour guides are government licensed from the Nepal tourism department, they keep good insights of the entire tour destination. Most of the guides working for more than decades keep better insights as local guides.
However, Nepalgram Adventure has local tour guides for the Kathmandu valley tour. Local tour guide keeps better insights of the local places and they take you to the hidden alleys of Kathmandu valley sightseeing spot in unreal experience. Our local experts will add an urban adventure in your Kathmandu valley tour in Nepal.
Kathmandu Valley Tour vs. Pokhara Valley Tour
Both Kathmandu and Pokhara are most famous tour sights of Nepal. Pokhara is famous as the lake city whereas Kathmandu is famous as city of temples.
Among these two, a nature lover will prefer Pokhara as you can see the mountains very close and the lakes will entertain travelers with fresher environment.
- Anthropological aspect
The Newars are the indigenous inhabitants of the valley who are also known as the creators of historic civilization of the valley. They are rich in culture and tradition with the different fest. Here in the tour you will be provided with the opportunity to enjoy the Newari culture, architecture, their art of pottery and their different jatras (festivals) like Machhindranath, bisket etc. The valley is also popular among tourists for its unique, rich, culture and architecture; including the highest number of jatras.
Unlike to Kathmandu valley tour, Pokhara has fewer temples but more nature. Closeness to the mountain range, amazing view of Mt fishtail reflecting on the lake of Phewa, strolling by the side of lake, visiting a small temple on an island of Phewa lake and comparatively quitter and cleaner street of Pokhara lakeside is overwhelming to nature wonderers. Few temples and caves are famous as the holy sites of Pokhara but not famous as architectural sites of Kathmandu.
- Natural sceneryPokhara beats Kathmandu, if nature is your major concern. There are short hiking destinations near Kathmandu as well. But the hike in Pokhara has magnificent view of the mountains and a small valley of Pokhara. The collage of lake, mountain and the green hills near by gives a mesmerizing view on you short hike to world peace stupa or day hike to Sarangkot. Sunset and sunrise at Sarangkot are world famous. Unlike to Kathmandu Pokhara have more nature and less of history, monuments and temples.
Tour of Kathmandu valley is one of the best ways to acknowledge more about the Nepalese people, their religion, culture and tradition. The tour around the ancient city provides the visitor to explore the ancient and traditional places full of stories and historic importance. At every step, you will find temples with different tales, so Kathmandu city is also known as the ‘City of temples’.
Important monuments in Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu valley is the capital of Nepal and is considered as a living museum of Nepal. In the heart of City, many temples, cultural sites, and anthropological monuments are appealing sites to visit in your Nepal travel.
- Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu
- Patan Durbar Square, Lalitpur
- Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur
- Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu
- Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu
- Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu
- Changu Narayan Temple, Bhaktapur
- Narayanhiti Palace, Kathmandu
- Dattarya Temple, Bhaktapur
- Balkumari Temple, Thimi, Bhaktapur
- Rani Pokhari, Kathmandu
- Dakshinkali Temple, Kritipur
- Amitav Bihar (White Gumba), Kathmandu
- Nyatapol Temple (Five-storied temple), Bhaktapur
Note: The Kathmandu valley tour is an easy and a flexible tour. It can be designed according to your vacation time. The short and best itinerary is suggested below.
Kathmandu Valley is a rich city in culture, tradition and preserving them till this date. Valley has 3 major cities such as Kathmandu (also called Kantipur), Patan & Bhaktapur. In the city of Bhaktapur you still can see the tradition living in the heart of modernization. Most of the traditional insights of Bhaktapur and Patan are unspoiled whereas Kathmandu has all architectural relics but the living part of history is just the architecture.
Are you looking forward to know about the real Kathmandu? Are you on thesis of architecture? Are you planning for an anthropology tour? Or is this your family trip to Nepal in luxury? All you have for perfect 5 days in Kathmandu Valley tour. Our local guides will give the best tour for your lifetime experience.
Cost of 5 Days Kathmandu Valley Tour
Including the cost of a tour guide, transportation and your entrance tickets our package cost for 5 days tour of Kathmandu valley is USD100 per day.
However these prices are not set on stone. The details of the tour, inclusion and exclusion, level of service, luxury or basic travel mode will determine the cost for tour in Kathmandu valley with Nepalgram for 5 days.
One thing is sure that, our tour guides (local guides), the information they can deliver and flexibility in the tour will surely beat the price we offer. Another thing we are proud of is the cost for Kathmandu valley is better than international companies cost for 5 day Kathmandu valley tour. As a local tour agency and middleman free tour operators we owe you the best service and price for Kathmandu valley tour.
Kathmandu Valley Tour Itinerary
Depending on what type of package tour you buy with Nepalgram, we will serve you the best. Our representative will brief about the schedule of Kathmandu valley tour. On arrival, Nepali way of welcoming at the international airport will follow hotel drop and Kathmandu valley tour briefing.
On the first day of tour, private car will pick you from you hotel. The local tour guide will take you the Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour spots. On arrival at the sightseeing spot, guide will take you on the walking tour of the Kathmandu durbar square at first. After visiting Pashupati temple we will have lunch and the tour concludes at patan durbar square.
From the day second of Kathmandu valley tour, you will be following you guide and tour of remaining sightseeing spot as in the itinerary will continue with our local experts.
To make your tour comfortable we have a day of shopping tour, this will be guided. Our guide will take you to the shop and shopping malls as per your request and interest.
Best time for Kathmandu Valley Tour
It might be interesting to share the fact that, you can see mountains from the rooftop of hotel in Kathmandu. Himalaya range seen from Kathmandu valley differs from one location to another inside Kathmandu valley. You can see Annapurna, Langtang, Ganesh himal and even Everest region.
With above being said, traveling to Kathmandu for your Kathmandu valley tour might be perfect in the month of spring or autumn. Traveling to Nepal in autumn means, visit Kathmandu from the month of September, October and November. Or of you have time in the month of March, April and May. These months are another perfect time to visit Nepal for Kathmandu valley tour.
Saying September to November and March to May as the best time to visit to Nepal does not mean that Kathmandu tour is impossible in other months. Kathmandu tour is possible throughout the year. Just a remarking point is that, in the month I mentioned above as the best tie for Kathmandu valley tour – you can see the mountains in distance and the blue sky.
Kathmandu Valley Tour in December vs. June
Both of these months are regarded as the low season for Kathmandu valley tour. Kathmandu valley tour in December or June has better aspect for peace and fewer tourists. Fewer tourists in low season of Kathmandu valley tour are better if you love your peace. Most of the hotel accommodation will not be crazy full and the price for hotel will be lower in these months.
December is winter in Nepal. Outside temperature of Kathmandu at this time of the year might go below 0 degree Celsius. June is the rainy season in Nepal.
June has ample of clouds on the sky which might be annoying view from the roof top of your hotel or apartment building. The rainy day of June will not be favorable for the walking tour of the Kathmandu valley as well.
So December is preferred over June. Cold is better than the clouded sky. Warm clothing in walking tour is better than Kathmandu valley tour in raincoat or umbrella.
Kathmandu Valley Tour in April vs. October
Both of these months of Kathmandu valley tour will be in the high tourism season in Nepal. October is peak traveling season of autumn and April is another peak month for Kathmandu valley tour.
Hotel will be full; tour spots will be full of tourist rather than locals. It might be hard to find peace for yourself. However; the clear weather, blue sky, view of the mountains from your hotel rooftop and happening tour spots of Kathmandu valley will be overwhelming.
As a photographer anyone will love to take picture of Kathmandu valley tour sights in the crowd with thousands of people surrounding the monuments.
If you are in dilemma on; which one to choose among April or October? October is better than April. In October Kathmandu valley observes many festivals and you might be in the right time to attend some of them.
Kathmandu valley tour is a complete tour of the capital city of Nepal. This tour package will take you to the famous international tourist spots to famous local tourist spots. Places like botanical garden are often visited by international tourist.
In spite of taking you to the famous tour sight of Kathmandu valley, our itinerary will take you to off the beaten tour spots of Nepal. Nature, culture, tradition and people in Kathmandu and nearby hills will give outstanding taste in our Kathmandu alley tour package.
Private trip vs. Group join Kathmandu Valley Tour
A private trip is easy to customize and the entire tour days will be under your control. Clients are more than just a guest for Nepalgram. That is why we give our best to adjust the higher level of service as per the agreement. Kathmandu valley tour as a private trip will be nicer than group join tour.
In private tour of Kathmandu valley tour you will have plenty of time to stroll around your favorite sightseeing spot and all you need to do is ask you guide to accommodate the daily itinerary.
But in case of the group join trip to Kathmandu valley, some of your personal interest might collide with your group member and the guide will decide something in common among two different interests.
As per the cost for Kathmandu valley tour, group join tour will be comparatively cheaper than the private tour. Obviously, private tour means paying all the expenses for guide and transportation by you, which will increase the cost of the tour package.
Major things to see in 5 Day Kathmandu Valley Tour
- Living goddess Kumari
- Local Restaurant Lunch
- Talking with locals
- Swyambhunath and the view of mountains from the Stupa
- Thamel night life (Club and Pub with classical Nepali songs)
- Bhaktapur Durbar Square