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Kathmandu: 14-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

1. Kathmandu: 14-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Upon your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be met by your tour representative before being transferred to hotel. The following day, you will fly to Lukla (2,850 meters) before trekking to Phakding (2,640 meters 4-5 hours). Your trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters will take between 6-7 hours). Your 4th day will consist of rest and acclimatization at the Namche Bazaar, where you will enjoy a 2 to 3-hour excursion. On day 5 you will trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870 meters) over the space of 5-6 hrs. Day 6 will involve you trekking from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 meters) for 5-6 hours once more.   You will continue to acclimatize further at Dingboche on day 7, before trekking from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940 meters) on day 8. On day 9, trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 meters) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters) before returning back to Gorak Shep. On day 10 you will hike to Kalapathar (5,545 meters) from where you will trek to Pheriche (4,371 meters). You will continue to descend for the next 3 days, before arriving back in Kathmandu on day 13 where you will spend a final evening before your departure the next day.

Kathmandu: Full-Day Yoga, Body Massage and Pedicure Package

2. Kathmandu: Full-Day Yoga, Body Massage and Pedicure Package

Get picked up from your accommodation in Kathmandu and begin your day of self-care. Start with yoga, one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophical traditions. Learn about body posture and follow your instructor step by step. Heal your body and mind with yoga's physical, mental, and spiritual exercises. After your yoga lesson, have a 1-hour Swedish massage and relieve your body of any stress and pain. Swedish massage also helps oxygen level in blood, circulation, flexibility, and reduces muscle toxins. After relaxing your entire body, head to your pedicure. Enjoy a 45-minute deep cleanse and cosmetic treatment on your feet and toenails. With your feet feeling smooth and refreshed, end your retreat day in Kathmandu ends by being dropped off back at your hotel.

From Kathmandu: 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

3. From Kathmandu: 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1 Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding Early in the morning, you will drive about 15 minutes to Tribhuwan International Airport. After a 30 minute scenic flight to Lukla (2804 meters), begin your trek to Phakding (2610 meters) - 3 hours easy walking. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 2 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3535 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 3 Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Have a fine walk around the valley to adjust to the thin air. Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway of Everest. You can go to a museum too on the same day. There, see the traditional custom of the Sherpa people. Besides, a fine view of Everest and other mountains can be viewed from this place. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 4 Trek to Tengboche (3850 meters) By reaching Tengboche, visit a monastery known as Tengboche monastery. Then you will be taken to observe the prayer ceremony whether in the evening or morning. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 5 Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 6 Acclimatization day. Today, enjoy another day for acclimatization. Have a trip to Chhukung valley, then return to Dingboche in the evening. Go to Chhukung Ri (5546 meters) from there, and observe the 5th highest mountain, Mt. Makalu. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 7 Trek to Lobuche (4950 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 8 Trek to Everest Base camp (5400 meters) and return to Gorakshep (5160 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 9 Hiking to Kalapathar (5545 meters), then trek to Pheriche The day starts with a hike up to Kalapathar (5545 meters), an excellent viewpoint to observe Mount Everest and innumerable spectacular mountains views. Then trek back to Pheriche (4280 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 10 Trek back to Namche Bazar. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 11 Trek to Lukla. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 12 After breakfast, fly back to Kathmandu

Kathmandu: Nepali Cooking Class with Hotel Pickup

4. Kathmandu: Nepali Cooking Class with Hotel Pickup

Join an experienced chef who will lead a cooking class to prepare a traditional Nepali meal while also learning about the food culture of the region. This activity also includes a visit to a local market to pick up the ingredients needed to cook your meal.  After your prick up from your hotel, visit a typical local market of Kathmandu-Ason on a rickshaw to have an authentic experience. Meet local merchants and see the hustle and bustle of the busy shopping hub in Kathmandu. After the market visit, it is time to start the cooking class. Learn about various local delicacies of Nepal and how they are cooked and what type of ingredients are used. You will make beloved and traditional foods like momo, varieties of yummy curries, a unique bread that includes roti and the absolute favorite Sel roti which is slightly similar to American donuts. Have fun as you listen to Nepalese folk music during your class and at mealtime and also learn some Nepalese phrases as well.

Kathmandu: 1-Day Private UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour

5. Kathmandu: 1-Day Private UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour

Discover 4 different UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley including the Pashupathinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Learn the history from an English-speaking guide and embark on a 6-hour sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Durbar Square Begin the tour at Kathmandu Durbar Square, one of the royal palaces and known as one of the cultural and political hubs of Nepal. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kathmandu Durbar Square is also one of three Durbar Squares in Kathmandu Valley. Though a few buildings collapsed after the devastating earthquake on April 25th, 2015, you can observe the spectacular art and architecture of the ancient Malla and Shah dynasties. Swayambhunath Temple Continue the tour and head to the Swayambhunath Temple, also known as the “Monkey temple”. Situated on a small hillock on the west of Kathmandu city, it is a sacred place for Buddhist pilgrimages from all over the world. The painted eyes on the 4 sides of the main stupa represent wisdom and compassion. One can still observe the art and architecture at Swayambhunath which is believed to date back to the beginning of the 5th century. Boudhanath Stupa Boudhanath Stupa is one of the biggest UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world and a sacred site for Buddhist pilgrimages. Boudhanath is located on the ancient trade route between Nepal and Tibet. The Stupa is said to entomb the remains of the Kassapa Buddha. Pashupatinath Temple On the last stop of the tour, you will visit the Pashupatinath Temple. The sacred Hindu shrine Pashupatinath is located on the bank of the Bagmati River on the eastern side of Kathmandu. The main temple of Pashupatinath was built using Pagoda-style architecture with four main doors. Though some of the buildings in the Pashupati area were damaged, the main building remained intact during the 2015 earthquake.

Kathmandu: Panauti and Bhaktapur Day Trip

6. Kathmandu: Panauti and Bhaktapur Day Trip

On this full day trip from Kathmandu, explore the city of Bhaktapur and the village of Panauti. The tour begins with sightseeing at Panauti village, a historical Newari town which is around 32 kilometers southeast of Kathmandu on the confluence of the Rosi and Punyamati rivers. In Nepali society, such rivers are considered to be sacred. Panauti, once a major trading center with its own royal palace, today consists of a variety of Buddhist and Hindu religious monuments, and is considered to be one of the area's most important medieval sites. Panauti is one of the oldest towns in Nepal, with many temples dating back to the 15th Century or earlier. Visit the Indreshwar Temple, one of the largest and tallest pagoda style temples in Nepal dating back to 13 century. Next, visit Brahmayani Temple, another important monument constructed in the 17th century to honor Brahmayani, the goddess of the town. Stroll around the complex and admire the beauty of the historic architecture, and watch the locals paying respect to their idols. Finally, visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a museum of medieval art and architecture with many examples of sculptures, woodcarvings and colossal pagoda temples consecrated to different gods and goddesses. Witness a unique culture here, and admire some of the finest displays of craftsmanship. Bhaktapur is the only place in Nepal that has remained untouched by western culture. 

From Kathmandu: Bungee Jumping Day Trip

7. From Kathmandu: Bungee Jumping Day Trip

Day 1: Bungee Jumping Bungee Jumping, Most exciting and longest free-fall in the WORLD! Beyond expedition to awe-inspiring Himalayan, Nepal is also famous for myriad layers of one-day outing excursion. Traveling either within Kathmandu at UNESCO World Heritage Sites or visiting beyond Kathmandu, the one-day excursions are packed with numbers of travelling itineraries. Therefore, Bungee Jumping in Nepal thrills the intrepid traveler to its ultimate rush. First bungee jumping in Nepal site is located 160 meters over the wild Bhote Kosi River which is situated close to the Nepal-Tibet border, it is a three-hour bus ride from Kathmandu. This remarkable 500ft (160m) drop into the Bhoti Kosi River Gorge is the longest free-fall in the world and is also the most spectacular on the entire planet. The jump takes place on a 166m wide steel suspension bridge over the Bhotekoshi River Gorge. The bridge is Swiss designed and considered safety of dives. We invite the bold passionate to join Alpine Club of Himalaya’s one day trip to The Ultimate Rush to dive into the gorge of Bhoti Koshi River. The bungee jumping in Nepal experience at the fall will be beatable the unbeatable and remained spectacular. Enjoy an unbeatable bungee jumping experience in Nepal. Feel the thrill as you step off a steel suspension bridge over the Bhote Kosi River and free fall for 160 meters.   Meet in Kathmandu early in the morning, then relax on the 3-hour bus journey to the bridge. Admire the beautiful views of the mountainous landscape on route to Nepal’s first bungee jumping site, located close to the border with Tibet.   Get the ultimate rush as you take the leap and experience the longest free-fall in the world. The Swiss-designed bridge was built with safety in mind, and all measures are taken to ensure a fun and safe trip. After your jump, enjoy a delicious lunch before returning to Kathmandu in the comfortable air-conditioned bus. Departure time: Daily at 6am Departure place: Alpine Club of Himalaya ( Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal)

Kathmandu: Pharping, Dakshinkali and Chobar Tour with Lunch

8. Kathmandu: Pharping, Dakshinkali and Chobar Tour with Lunch

Start the day with pickup from your accommodation in Kathmandu before traveling 19km south to the town of Pharping. Pharping is known as the sacred site of Yangleshö, famous for both Hinduism and Buddhism where Guru Padmasambhava attained the level of a Mahamudra Vidyadhara. There are two major practice caves in Pharping blessed by Guru Padmasambhava, the Asura cave and the Yangleshö cave. Wander around the caves and explore the Vajrayogini temple located here. After the caves, head to Dakshinkali temple, dedicated to Goddess Kali. The name itself composed of “Dakshin” meaning south and “kali” meaning black female. Devotees sacrifice chickens, goats, sheep and many more as an offering to the goddess. On the way back to Kathmandu from Pharphing, visit the breathtaking Taudha Lake and Chobar Gorge. Measuring at least 1250 meters, Chobhar caves are the second largest in Nepal. According to Swayambhu Purana and legends of the region, Kathmandu Valley was once a lake and it is believed that the Buddhist deity Manjushree drained away the waters to establish a habitable land.

From Kathmandu: Patan and Bhaktapur Sightseeing Tour

9. From Kathmandu: Patan and Bhaktapur Sightseeing Tour

Patan and Bhaktapur were separate kingdoms in early times and are filled with age-old palaces, temples, shrines, monasteries, and courtyards. These two medieval cities boast otherworldly views and extensive historical centers, and are both listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  Patan Durbar Square, the main attraction, comes equipped with a museum, palaces, Hindu temples, and ancient courtyards, whereas Bhaktapur, about 12 km from Kathmandu city, has retained its medieval spirit.   Within the centuries-old atmosphere of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, find Nyathapole Temple, Golden Gate, 55 Window Palace, and a fascinating museum. Enjoy a pleasant drive back to your accommodation.

Nagarkot Sunrise With Trip To Changu Narayan and Bhaktapur

10. Nagarkot Sunrise With Trip To Changu Narayan and Bhaktapur

Nagarkot is located 25 miles east of Kathmandu, Nepal. It is on the northeastern rim of the Kathmandu Valley at an elevation of 6,800 feet above sea level. Here you can stop at the most scenic spots in the region, renowned for sunrise views of the Himalayas. You can see Mount Everest with its snow-topped peaks from an observation tower. Move on to the ancient Hindu temple of Changu Narayan, located on a high hilltop that is also known as Changu. This shrine is dedicated to lord Visnu and held in special reverence by the Hindu people. This temple is considered to be the oldest temple in the history of Nepal. Bhaktapur is a living representation of how the entire Kathmandu Valley would have looked like during the medieval period. Admire the former glorious architecture, sky-high temples built in pagoda style, fine clay pottery, and massive royal courtyards whose existence dates back to the 12th Century.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 14 reviews

The guide and driver were very punctual and super kind. Our driver was incredible at navigating his way though the tight traffic. The guide knew everything about the places we visited and helped me with other things, like recharging our phone minutes, grocery shopping and being super accommodating with our 4 year old daughter.

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour!! Kathmandu Valley is breathtaking but our guide, Bharat, made it so much fun. He was full of information and just a joy to be around. We were completely comfortable from the moment we met him and we learned so much! Highly recommend. :)

Had a very experienced guide who spoke good English and looked after me extremely well. Would definitely recommend, especially if this your first time trekking in Nepal.

Organization and implementation were perfect. Our guide was easy to understand and we had a great day in Kathmandu.

Very well organized.Guide allways helped my family to find a clean restroom/toilet.Could recommend this tour!