Explore Nepal Heritage

KATHMANDU, NEPAL

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Duration

4 Days

Tour Type

Ecotourism

Group Size

100 persons

Location

Nepal

Overview

Nepal is one of the most often revisited tourist destinations in Asia. It is the country of nature, hills, valleys, and snow-covered mountains and is extensively known for its stunning nature and astonishing landscapes. It is famous for snow, monasteries, mountain climbing, hiking, trekking, and other adventurous sports. Nepal has its own rich and unique culture which has been maintained over the centuries encompassing, tribes and social groups each with their own traditions in music, dance, art, craft, festival, and language. Nepal has a simplicity instilled in each place or person.

As a part of your Nepal Heritage tour Package, you will be provided with a well versed English speaking guide to help you understand the history and the rituals happening around you. Kathmandu, the epicenter, is mini Nepal in itself.

You will be witnessing Kathmandu city made in the pattern of a maze. You will get a chance to meet Kumari Devi; believed to be a living Goddess in the form of a human Child. She is worshipped with all the heart. Swayambhunath, a Buddhist temple is also known as the Monkey temple as there are many monkeys on the campus. It is situated on a hilltop giving a spectacular view of the city below.

A visit to Patan will give you an insight into the lives of kings of yesteryears. It is a UNESCO world heritage site. Pashupatinath is a temple of Lord Shiva, thronged by devotees all around the year especially on Mahashivratri, while Boudhanath is believed to be the world’s largest Buddhist stupa. In the ancient city of Bhaktapur, you will get a glimpse of old fashioned traditions and culture still being followed.

Know before you go

  • Your tour at Tours Zoo includes all airport to hotel to airport private transfers as per the itinerary with meeting and assistance by our representative
  • Welcome with garlands on arrival
  • Sightseeing services using air-conditioned transport with the driver as per the tour programme
  • Accommodation to choose from in superior hotels offering good 4-star facilities or deluxe hotels offering 5 star standard facilities with breakfast in all the places. Double or twin sharing shall be provided as per your preference. Accommodation includes all applicable taxes.
  • All taxes are included
  • Parking fees, fuel charges, driver allowance are all included
  • Services of an English speaking local guide is included only during the sightseeing tour as per the programme.
  • Entrance fees to the monuments are not included
  • Any personal usage items at the hotel or on tour are not included.
  • Any domestic or International airfare or train fare is not included.

Included/Excluded

Audio guide
Food and drinks
Lunch
Private tour
Special activities
Entrance fees
Gratuities
Pick-up and drop off
Professional guide
Transport by air-conditioned
Entrance fees to the monuments
Any personal usage items at the hotel or on tour
Any domestic or International airfare or train fare

Itinerary

Itinerary

DAY 1 : ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU
On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted & provided with warm assistance by our representative to be transferred to the hotel. Check-in overnight at the hotel and refresh yourself before a wonderful expedition with Tours Zoo. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 2 : IN KATHMANDU – FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast, you will visit the temple of the Living Goddess, who acknowledges the greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. Chosen at the age of four or five, the Kumari Devi is the most important of the several living goddesses in Nepal. After going through strict criteria of selection, she moves into the temple with her family, leaving only to attend a few festivals each year. Visitors can have a quick glance of her acknowledging the greetings of her devotees. However, at the offset of puberty, she becomes mortal again. We then visit the Durbar Square and its array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient residence of the Nepalese Royalty. Also, visit Swayambhunath,perched on a hilltop on the southwestern part of Kathmandu, Swayambhunath 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, Swayambhunath 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. Many other smaller temples and places of religious importance for both Hindus and Buddhists, are a perfect example of the symbiotic co-existence of different religious beliefs only found in Nepal surroundings. . The hill is heavily wooded on all sides with indigenous plant species, and troops of monkeys, giving it the nickname of “Monkey Temple”. The height of Swayambhunath also makes it a good vantage point and on clear sunny days one can see the Himalayas to the east. Later visit Patan or Yala as it is known today is located on the southern banks of the Bagmati River and is one of the three main cities in Kathmandu Valley. The city is believed to be the first settlement in the Valley and was established by the Kirat dynasty who ruled for more than 1200 years from the 3rd century BC. Patan is famous for its amazing collection of fantastically carved temples, palace courtyards, water sports, public baths, and houses with their equally elaborate wood, stone, and metal carvings under the patronages of the Kirat, Lichivi and Malla kings. Patan has more than 1000 temples and monuments dedicated to the uniquely Nepali mix of Buddhist and Hindu gods, chief among which are the mounds erected by the great Indian Emperor Asoka in the four corners of the city when he visited Nepal in 250 BC. Patan Durbar square is one of the seven Monument Zones that make up the Kathmandu Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site. The beautiful day comes to an end and enjoys your overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 3 : IN KATHMANDU – FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF PASHUPATINATH, BOUDHANATH AND BHAKTAPUR
After breakfast visit, Pashupatinath: The temple of Pashupatinath located on the western banks of the Bagmati River on the northeastern side of Kathmandu, is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites in the world. Pashupatinath, which means “Lord of all Animals”, was considered the main protector deity of Nepal. Discovered by a cow herder, 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. Other temples like the KiratesworeMahadev, Bhairav, Guheswori, and Gorakhnath have their own tale of origin and importance. Pashupatinath is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Boudhanath Bouddhanath is claimed to be the largest Buddhist stupa in the world for its base of 82m. The chief legend is that of the 5th century Lichivi King Manadev who built it to do penance. Revived after rediscovery in the 15th century it gained a reputation among Tibetan Buddhists especially after the 19th century Rana Prime Minister appointed a Tibetan monk as its chief abbot. 50 more monasteries surrounding Bouddhanath make up the Kathmandu Valley World Heritage Sites. Also, visit Bhaktapur – 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. The capital city of the Valley in 1377 BC during the reign of the Malla dynasty and flourished as a major urban center from the 15th century onwards, the best example of Nepali craftsmanship include Palace of 55 Windows built-in 1697, the five-storied Nyatapola Temple, the KashiBiswanath Temple, the Dattatreya Temple among many others. One can witness ancient traditions carried out even today as they were centuries ago in many areas of the city such as in Potters Square. The beautiful day comes to an end and enjoys your overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 4 : DEPARTURE KATHMANDU
Your Nepal Tour is completed and this time to transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination. We look forward to having you travel with Tours Zoo for your next vacation.

Travel Styles

Cultural
Nature & Adventure
Marine
Independent
Activities
Festival & Events
Special Interest

Facilities

Wifi
Gymnasium
Mountain Bike
Satellite Office
Staff Lounge
Golf Cages
Aerobics Room

FAQs

How many people will be on my trip?
Good things come in small packages, which is why we keep our group sizes down. This means we’re small enough to remain flexible as we thread our way through communities without intimidating the locals. On most of our trips you’ll be part of an intimate group of 12-16 people, though our group sizes are on average 10 people. Our Overland trips are in purpose-built vehicles that can carry up to 24 travellers. Group sizes are displayed on each trip’s overview page on our website.
Can I just do part of the trip?
Although you won’t be reimbursed for any portion of the trip unused, you can opt to sign off the trip if you need to leave a day or so earlier. If you let us know before travel that you’ll be arriving late or need to leave before the trips ends, we will notify our team on the ground to best accommodate your requirements.

Tour Location

KATHMANDU, NEPAL

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Victor Boyes

Fabulous trip…..

Well organized. Fabulous guide. Instructions, tickets including airlines, accommodation, activates, tour guide, driver all superb. We were well looked after and felt safe. The company did what it said it would. Loved our guide and driver. Both were extremely competent. thanks Tours zoo for provided me a great facilities. What a fantastic tour! Expectations were exceeded every day. I will be back! 🙂
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Fabio Cortella

excellent experience

Overall an excellent experience. The scenery is beautiful. All the staff go above and beyond. Yoga and spa were great. Excellent food. A refreshing, relaxing…
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Audrey Siantis

Very good and professional company

I have done over 10 tours and this was honestly one of the best ones I have ever done. The places we went to were spectacular. My expectations were exceeded. Everything on this tour was amazing and just an overall bonus tour! Tour was just so amazing! Wonderful tour guide and bus driver and company!!!! Highly recommend!!!
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Christy Anderson

beautiful experience

It was a beautiful experience. Everything is perfect and well organized. The staff is very helpful and kind. A perfect place for people loving nature.…
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