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Kathmandu City Stopover

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 251

Experience the colourful capital of Nepal famous for its traditional Buddhist temples and architecture. Shop for Nepalese handicrafts made by local artisans and wander around interesting markets.


Kathmandu will make you feel like you have stepped back in time. Divided into three areas in the KathmanduValley, Kathmandu itself has as its centerpiece, Durbar Square with its medieval atmosphere, the former residence of the Nepali royal family with the RoyalPalace in the heart of the square surrounded by many interesting temples.

Sightseeing in Kathmandu is to Swayambunath in the nearby Kathmandu Valley., It is the most sacred Buddhist site in the country and an important pilgrimage centre with a mixture of shrines and temples plus an interesting museum. Nearby Patan, across the river, has a rich cultural heritage and a wealth of Buddhist and Hindu temples where one can view wonderful carvings. It is also the perfect place to purchase local arts and handicrafts especially at the Tibetan Handicraft Centre.

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Accommodation in Kathmandu

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    Hotel Himalaya



    Hotel Himalaya is distinguished by its 180 degree panoramic view of the majestic Himalayas from where it draws its name, an intimate sense of luxury and an address near the business district. The hotel is strategically situated at the gateway to the ancient city of ...

    Hotel Himalaya is distinguished by its 180 degree panoramic view of the majestic Himalayas from where it draws its name, an intimate sense of luxury and an address near the business district. The hotel is strategically situated at the gateway to the ancient city of Patan nestled against the backdrop of the commercial hub of the Capital. Hotel Himalaya is the leading 4 star deluxe hotel in Nepal offering a resort atmosphere ideal for both business and leisure travellers just a stone throw away from the Patan Durbar Square the ancient palace of the Malla Kings and a world Heritage Site. The hotel offers 125 well-appointed spacious modern rooms available in executive and deluxe categories.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Internet Access
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    Hotel Yak and Yeti



    Hotel Yak and Yeti, is a premier 5 star deluxe oasis in the heart of Kathmandu. Modern day sophistication greets cultural heritage in the ample grounds of the 100-year-old palace and newly designed structure of the hotel. Find refuge among antique fountains, gilded temples and ...

    Hotel Yak and Yeti, is a premier 5 star deluxe oasis in the heart of Kathmandu. Modern day sophistication greets cultural heritage in the ample grounds of the 100-year-old palace and newly designed structure of the hotel. Find refuge among antique fountains, gilded temples and emerald gardens as you remain just moments away from all the shops and adventure of Kathmandu city. A centrepiece of the Yak and Yeti's impressive hotel, the meticulously restored, Lal Durbar now houses two historic restaurants, banquet rooms, a grand ballroom and casino. Comfortably manicured rooms, striking Himalayan views, and its premier location make the Yak and Yeti an obvious destination for travel.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Massage Treatments
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Tennis

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    Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee



    Nestled in the Himalayas of Nepal, Soaltee Crowne Plaza is the leading five star deluxe hotel in Nepal offering a resort atmosphere and is ideal for both business and leisure travel. Spread over 11 acres of lush green lawns, the hotel is located in the ...

    Nestled in the Himalayas of Nepal, Soaltee Crowne Plaza is the leading five star deluxe hotel in Nepal offering a resort atmosphere and is ideal for both business and leisure travel. Spread over 11 acres of lush green lawns, the hotel is located in the quiet green suburbs of the city with fabulous views of the mountain ranges.

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    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Newsstand
    • Pool (s)
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    Hotel Vaishali


    Hotel Vaishali is located in the center of Kathmandu close by to shopping, sightseeing and restaurants and the hotel is just 30 minutes from the airport. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Gandharba Culture and Art Organisation, Kathmandu ...

    Hotel Vaishali is located in the center of Kathmandu close by to shopping, sightseeing and restaurants and the hotel is just 30 minutes from the airport. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Gandharba Culture and Art Organisation, Kathmandu Guest House Minitheatre, Intercultural Training & Research Centre.

    Hotel Vaishali features 93 beautifully appointed guest rooms offering impeccable service and all the essential amenities.

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    • Airport Transfer
    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Fitness Centre
    • Foreign Exchange
    • Guest Laundry
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Swimming Pool

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    Hotel Manaslu


    Named after the eighth highest peak in the world, Hotel Manaslu is located in the heart of Kathmandu; a bustling cosmopolitan city which is a perfect blend between the old and new. The traditional Nepalese hospitality, the highly trained staff and convenient facilities make Manaslu ...

    Named after the eighth highest peak in the world, Hotel Manaslu is located in the heart of Kathmandu; a bustling cosmopolitan city which is a perfect blend between the old and new. The traditional Nepalese hospitality, the highly trained staff and convenient facilities make Manaslu your best choice. Step into one of 60 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
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    Shanker Hotel Kathmandu


    The Shanker Hotel is centrally located in downtown Kathmandu and offers 94 elegant and comfortable guest rooms. The hotel was previously a Rana Palace and was converted in 1964 but still retains most of its authentic Nepalese atmosphere. Each guest room is tastefully decorated with ...

    The Shanker Hotel is centrally located in downtown Kathmandu and offers 94 elegant and comfortable guest rooms. The hotel was previously a Rana Palace and was converted in 1964 but still retains most of its authentic Nepalese atmosphere. Each guest room is tastefully decorated with wall hangings, classic furniture and large arched windows. The Kailash is a huge ballroom type restaurant that serves local delicacies as well as International cuisine.

    Get the royal treatment by staying at this authentic heritage hotel in Kathmandu.

    Facilities

    • Airport Transfer
    • Babysitting Service
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Medical Services
    • Tour Desk

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    Tibet International


    Hotel Tibet International is a Tibetan concept boutique hotel that takes its inspiration from the Tibetan architecture. The 68 modern boutique rooms are decorated with Tibetan fabrics and old photographs and contain all the amenities and services you would expect. The hotel also provides superior ...

    Hotel Tibet International is a Tibetan concept boutique hotel that takes its inspiration from the Tibetan architecture.

    The 68 modern boutique rooms are decorated with Tibetan fabrics and old photographs and contain all the amenities and services you would expect. The hotel also provides superior recreational and leisure facilities.

    The hotel is just steps away from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu. And merely a 10-minute drive from Pashupatinath Temple.

    For those seeking privileged location, captivating luxury, tailor made services, elegance and an overall enchanting experience, Hotel Tibet International is the ideal destination.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • Foreign Exchange
    • Luggage Storage
    • Massage Facilities
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Property is WIFI
    • Restaurant
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Spa
    • Wakeup Calls Available

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    Hyatt Regency



    Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is a 5-star luxury hotel and resort, set on 37 acres of landscaped grounds: in the traditional Newari style of Nepalese architecture. This beautiful hotel and resort is located in the metropolitan city of Kathmandu at Taragaon, Boudha on the road to ...

    Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is a 5-star luxury hotel and resort, set on 37 acres of landscaped grounds: in the traditional Newari style of Nepalese architecture. This beautiful hotel and resort is located in the metropolitan city of Kathmandu at Taragaon, Boudha on the road to the Boudhanath Stupa - the most holy of Tibetan Buddhist shrines outside Tibet and one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The hotel is 4 kilometres from the Tribhuvan International Airport and 6 kilometres from the city centre of Kathmandu. The hotel's 280 rooms and suites enjoy views of either the Boudhanath Stupa or the lush gardens and the surrounding mountain.

    Facilities

    • Babysitting Service
    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa
    • Tennis Court

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 251

Itinerary

Day 1

Kathmandu Airport to Kathmandu Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Grand Hotel Kathmandu

The Grand Hotel Kathmandu is strategically located in the heart of the city's dynamic business, cultural and entertainment hubs and takes its place among downtown Kathmandu's few high rise hotels and is both stylish and contemporary where tradition meets modern. Some major landmarks of the city that are located within accessible distance from the hotel include the Swoyambhunath Temple (also known as the Monkey Temple), National Museum, Casino Mahjong and major shopping malls of the Kathmandu valley. The hotel provides all modern facilities and has 91 well-appointed guest rooms, including 7 Suites.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Grand Hotel Kathmandu

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    Grand Hotel Kathmandu



    The Grand Hotel Kathmandu is strategically located in the heart of the city's dynamic business, cultural and entertainment hubs and takes its place among downtown Kathmandu's few high rise hotels and is both stylish and contemporary where tradition meets modern. Some major landmarks of the ...

    The Grand Hotel Kathmandu is strategically located in the heart of the city's dynamic business, cultural and entertainment hubs and takes its place among downtown Kathmandu's few high rise hotels and is both stylish and contemporary where tradition meets modern. Some major landmarks of the city that are located within accessible distance from the hotel include the Swoyambhunath Temple (also known as the Monkey Temple), National Museum, Casino Mahjong and major shopping malls of the Kathmandu valley. The hotel provides all modern facilities and has 91 well-appointed guest rooms, including 7 Suites.

    Facilities

    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Medical Services
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Room Service
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 2

Half Day City Tour Including Swayambhunath & Museum

Your half day city tour begins at Kathmandu Durbar Square (an UNESCO World Heritage Site) which is located in the heart of the old city. There are around 50 temples in the vicinity. Durbar Square (or "meeting place") is the centre of old Kathmandu, a gathering of temples and shrines with intricate carvings. You willl see the temple of Kasthamandap, believed to have been made from the timber of a single tree, the three storied Akash Bhairav (God of the sky) Temple, and Hanuman Dhoka, the old royal palace named after the monkey god. From the entrance gate of the Hanuman Dhoka you can enter the Nasal Chowk courtyard. Although the courtyard was constructed in the Malla period (between the 12th-18th Centuries), many of the buildings around the square are later Rana constructions (the Rana dynasty ruled the Kingdom from 1846 until 1951). During that time Nasal Chowk was used for coronations, a practice that continues to this day. Continue on to the Temple of the Living Goddess, or Kumari House where you may catch a glimpse of the "Kumari" at one of the open windows overlooking the inner courtyard. Kumari is a tradition in Nepal of worshiping young girls as manifestations of the divine female energy (or "Devi") in Hindu religious traditions. Afterwards, drive to Swayambhunath (also known as the "Monkey Temple" due to the numerous holy monkeys living by the temple). Swayambhunath is a 2000 year old world famous Buddhist Stupa and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible for many miles from all sides of the valley. Painted on the four-sided base of the spire are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Above each pair of eyes is the 'third eye' signifying the wisdom of looking within. Swayambhunath occupies a central position; it is probably the most sacred among Buddhist Pilgrimage sites.

Duration3 Hours

Half Day Tour Of Patan And A Handicraft Center

Drive out to explore Patan, one of the oldest Buddhist cities in the world, it is also known as Lalitpur, or the city of fine arts. Located on the southern side of the Bagmati River, Patan is one of three royal cities in the valley. Here you will visit Patan's "Durbar Square" and a UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Royal Palace and museum and here' you will see a golden window where the king would make public appearances. Marvel at the temple of Taleju, in the palace complex. The large Taleju Bell , hanging between two stout pillars, was erected by King Vishnu Malla in 1736. An earlier bell, erected in 1703, was then moved to the Rato Machhendranath Temple. Petitioners could ring the bell to alert the king of their grievances.

After you enter Durbar Square, the third temple you reach is the Krishna Mandir, which was built by King Siddhinarsingh Malla. With its strong Mughal influences, this stone temple is clearly of Indian design, unlike the nearby brick-and-timber, multi-roofed Newari temples. You will also see the statue of Yogendra Malla, the Sati Temple, and the http://www.kalavinka.org/Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), built in the 12th Century by King Bhaskar Verma. This three-roof Buddhist monastery is adorned with a golden facade, four large gateways, a clock tower, and two lion sculptures. Inside are golden images of Buddha, wall carvings, and a prayer wheel.

Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments.

Your tour ends with a visit to the Tibetan Handicraft Center on the outskirts of Patan. It was established in 1960 with the aid of the Red Cross and the Swiss Development Corporation to help Tibetan refugees by providing them with job opportunities. Here you can observe how traditional carpets, and handicrafts like prayer wheels are made and sold in souvenir shops. This centre also aims to restore and promote the age-old art of carpet weaving and designs.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Kathmandu Hotel to Kathmandu Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

2 nights hotel accommodation, return private transfers, 2 half day private tours with guide and driver, and meals as indicated.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Travel insurance, gratuities, items of a personal nature and drinks.

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*Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share in low season. Subject to availability.

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