Ancient city Tour (Tradition at it's Best), Kathmandu
Full day sightseeing tour of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Patan Durbur Square
After the early morning breakfast we will make an arrangement to travel you to some exotic localities in Kathmandu. Kathmandu with more diversified cultural settings welcomes you for a day tour to Boudhanath, where you will grab an oppourtunity to look into the invaluable Tibetan Budddhist culture.This may make you feel like you are onto spiritual journey. Bouddhanath is the largest dome shaped stupa of the country where the practices of Buddhism can be observed at its best. The second destination continues to Pashupatinath, the major Hindu shrine offers countless temples dedicated to different Hindu deities within its widespread area. However, the main temple Pashupatinath is dedicated to lord Shiva, greatest god among Trilogy.The Destroyer - Shiva dwells here as protector of animal kinds as per the myth. A final destination to explore will be Patan Durbar Square, where Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple, will unveil before you move to open museum to look into carved windows, intrinsic roof struts, statues of gods and goddesses, temples designed in pagoda style with amazing carvings, metalwork and many other exquisite facets. This tour can be operated any time around the year.
You will get a highly experienced and multilingual guide (guide who can speak your language) as the part of your tour. They are professionally trained to explain you thoroughly about culture and history of each destination.
Green Village operates 'Ancient City Tour' despite group size. It could be a private trip (friends and family of any size) or a group tour. Each trip is accompanied by a tour guide and driver(s). Nepal's Ancient City Tour is a real package to understand the historic representation of Nepal. You may feel as if you are moving into Old Human civilization in some ancient places. So, an ideal days to know Nepal could be four to eight.
Kathmandu offers a wide range of accommodation facilities, from 5 star luxury hotels to budget-priced guest houses. Top hotels give you the high quality services. Whatever your requirements are, Nepal hotels can meet them all.
Green Village will assist you in hotel reservation. For more information, you can go through hotel booking page of Explore Himalaya’s website.
Breakfast is included but Lunch and dinner are excluded in all our tour costs. There will be one hour lunch break during city sightseeing tour. Plenty of best and quality restaurants in town serve Nepali, oriental and continental dishes. We recommend the best one depending on your taste preference. A good continental lunch or dinner at a good restaurant costs approximately USD 6-10. Full board option is also available on request.
In all our package tours, airport pick up and drop are included. You need to pass on your International flight details to us for our representative to serve you at airport. After passing through the Customs you will see someone standing with a playcard with either ‘Green Village’ or your name written on it. Our airport representative or tour officer will greet you and welcome you at the airport. You will then be escorted to your hotel where you will be briefed about your further activities in detail.
Cost of the trip
The cost of each trip depends on various factors such as types of accommodation, type of vehicles with or without air-conditioner, group size (i.e. number of people in your team) etc. Our costs are usually categorized into standard package (based on 3 star hotels), superior package (combination of 3-4 star hotel) and deluxe package (5 star hotels with air conditioned vehicles). However, you can always upgrade your accommodation and use air conditioned car at extra charge though you have initially booked standard or superior package. We can customize any tour to suit your best interest and budget.
Size and type of vehicle depend on size of your group. We use two-seater car for 1-2 persons, micro luxury 6-seater van for 3-5 persons, 10-seater van for 6-9 persons and tourist coach or coaster for group size above 10 persons. Our drivers are specially trained to serve in the hospitality industry. The vehicles are checked carefully before assigning to your service.
Duration of each city tour is six hours (full day tour) or three hours (half day tours). Durations and tour highlights are mentioned in all our detailed itineraries. Relevant tips/information will be briefed to you before you embark on any of our trips. Tour usually starts after your breakfast (9 am). Your half-day tour lasts till 1 pm and till 3 pm if it is full day. Late afternoon and evening can be used to explore the town on your own.
Tips are not manditory; however you can tip your support team if you wish for, and according to your budget and appreciation of their work. Where restaurant meals are involved, the tipping is usually 10% of the bill. Entrance fee: All fees to sightseeing places stated in tour package are included in our cost.
Clothing varies with the type of tour and season.
From April to the end of October, it is warm in Kathmandu. In Nepal clothing for traveling purpose should be comfortable and light. You can also wear longer shorts provided that it is weather- friendly. In the months of November to the end of March, days are usually warm and evenings are cool. Put on your summer clothes during the day time but in the evening and night it is advisable to carry a light jacket. Winter season starts from December to February. One must be equipped with sufficient winter wears like jackets, sweaters, trousers etc to stay protected from the cold. In accordance to Nepali weather you can have your clothes well-packed in your luggage or you can also purchase clothes of your choice and needs from the clothing stores