Trip facts

Duration 4 Days
Activity General Tour
Starts Kathmandu

Nepal’s allure extends well beyond its majestic mountains, embracing a vibrant tapestry of culture and historical significance. The Kathmandu Valley, where Buddhism and Hinduism coexist, encapsulates a captivating story of cultural heritage and biodiversity. Serving as a bustling hub, this region offers a captivating glimpse into Nepal’s diverse history and culture.

The “Glimpses of Nepal” tour delves into the ancient cities of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur, revealing a trove of history and craftsmanship. The elaborate wooden carvings, ancient temples, and palaces within the city serve as a testament to the valley’s opulent architectural and artistic legacy. Each intricate carving and structure carries its unique narrative, showcasing the exceptional craftsmanship and historical significance that define these cities

Situated atop a hill, the Swayambhunath Stupa not only provides panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley but also stands as a symbol of religious unity. The stupa, embellished with Buddha’s eyes overlooking the valley, holds deep spiritual significance for both Buddhists and Hindus, embodying Nepal’s syncretic cultural identity.

The journey to Nagarkot, situated atop a hill outside the valley, offers a blend of natural beauty and tranquility. Nagarkot provides breathtaking views, especially during sunrise and sunset, providing you with the chance to witness the splendor of the majestic Himalayas.

This classic Nepal Tour provides a glimpse into the vibrant living traditions, rich rituals, and cultural heritage intricately woven within the fabric of the Kathmandu Valley. It celebrates the harmonious coexistence of diverse faiths, showcasing artistic brilliance and the natural splendor that renders Nepal a captivating destination for cultural exploration and appreciation.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival in Kathmandu –Drive to Nagarkot(28kms/1 hr)
Upon arriving at the airport, a Wind Horse guide will warmly greet you and assist in arranging your transfer to your hotel in Nagarkot. Positioned at an elevation of 2175m, Nagarkot offers breathtaking 180-degree views of the Himalayas, showcasing peaks such as Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and even Mt. Everest in the far east. Depending on your arrival time, you may take a short nature walk or enjoy the sunset from the comfort of your hotel. Overnight in Nagarkot.

Day 2. Drive to Kathmandu
Wake up early to witness the sunrise over the majestic Himalayas, followed by a relaxed breakfast before heading to Kathmandu. En route, you will explore Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a distinctive city in the Kathmandu Valley. Including sites like the Nyatapola Temple, the 55-window Palace, Bhairabnath Temple, Dattatraya Temple, and Pottery Square

Following this visit, you will continue towards the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, an important Hindu pilgrimage site in Nepal, and then to the renowned Boudhanath Stupa, the largest and most significant Buddhist monument. At Boudhanath Stupa, you will have the opportunity to witness thousands of pilgrims engaging in a kora (ritual circumnavigation) around the stupa. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3. Excursion to Chandragiri Hills
Following breakfast, you will embark on a full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley. Begin by driving to the Budhanilkantha temple also known as Jalanarayan. Situated at the base of the Shivapuri hills is a remarkable huge statue of Lord Vishnu reclining on a bed of coiled snakes. The statue is said to be sculpted from a single block of black stone.

After the visit you will head off towards the cable car station at Thankot, where you’ll take the cable car to Chandragiri hills. Situated at 2551m, the hilltop of Chandragiri offers uninterrupted 180-degree views of mountains such as Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Langtang, Mt. Dorje Lakpa, and others. Take a leisurely stroll to soak in the beautiful scenery before returning to the base station.

Following your visit to Chandragiri hills, you will continue your journey to Swayambunath Stupa, also known as the monkey temple due to the presence of large number of monkey. Swayambunath is one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in the valley and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perched atop a hill, it offers a panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 4. Departure
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight homewards.

Cost includes

  • All transfers by good quality private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in listed or similar hotels on bed and breakfast basis.
  • English-speaking local tour guide throughout the trip.
  • All sightseeing with entry fee as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Chandragiri hills cable car fee.
  • Bottled mineral water in drive.
  • All government tax and service charges.

Cost excludes

  • International airfare.
  • Meals other than listed (lunches and dinner).
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, bar, beverages).
  • Tips and gratuities to guide, and driver.
  • Travel medical insurance.
  • Trip cancellation cost due to your health, weather condition, political situation, and any other unforeseen events.
  • Any other expenses other than the listed above.