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Kathmandu: Nepali Cooking Class with Hotel Pickup

1. 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.

Nepal Nagarkot Hiking

2. Nepal Nagarkot Hiking

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel. Start your tour at 4:30 in the morning to catch the sunrise. Afterwards, hike to Changunarayan Temple takes about 3 hours and then drive back to Kathmandu. Nagarkot is a village development committee located at 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone. It is an international tourist destination with spectacular views of the whole Langtang range, sunrise on the mountains and sunset views. The scenic beauty of the place makes it a very popular hiking route for tourists. Located approximately 7000 feet (2000 meters) above sea level and 28 kilometers from Kathmandu International Airport, Nagarkot is a world-famous hills station commanding breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas, rolling hills, deep valleys, lush pine forests in a quaint rural atmosphere. Considered as the best viewpoint spot to enjoy the magnificent sunrise and sunset with spectacular Himalayan vistas, Nagarkot commands one of the broadest views of the snow capped Himalayas in the Kathmandu valley (8 Himalayan ranges of Nepal out of 13 from here). The ranges include Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Mahalangur range (Everest range) and Numbur range with splendid views of the Kathmandu valley and shivapuri national park. Situated in a strategic location, Nagarkot was an ancient fort of the Kathmandu valley to monitor external activities of another kingdoms. Later, it became a summer retreat for the royal family before becoming popular as an international hill station.

From Kathmandu: Bungee Jumping Day Trip

3. From Kathmandu: Bungee Jumping Day Trip

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.

Kathmandu: Pharping, Dakshinkali and Chobar Tour with Lunch

4. 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.

Everest Base Camp Trek

5. Everest Base Camp Trek

This trek follows in the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary,  pass numerous Sherpa valleys before you reach the Everest Base Camp. The trail is bound up by the Sagarmatha National Park, which is a home of 8000 meter peaks. The tiny airstrip of Lukla is a gateway of the trek to Everest base camp. Pass the outstanding Sherpa valleys and  the bustling town of Sherpa people, Namche Bazaar and Khumjung. The trail is dominated by the rhododendron forest and some of the Himalayan fauna can be seen. The Monasteries, Chhortens and Mani walls are common scenery along the trail of Everest base camp. The glacial moraine trail at the upper part makes the journey an adventurous one. Enjoy the views of the magnificent Himalayas. Trekking enthusiasts find the alpine setting blissful and spiritually solacing. Acclimatization comes as a part of the Everest base camp trek to avoid altitude sickness. The best seasons for the Everest base camp trek are March to May and September to November. 

Private Half Day Kirtipur Trip With Newari Food Tasting

6. Private Half Day Kirtipur Trip With Newari Food Tasting

Kirtipur, located on a hill to the southwest of central Kathmandu is one of several ancient kingdoms in the Kathmandu Valley that were once independent, but now make up part of greater Kathmandu. Kirtipur is thought to be one of the oldest settlements in the valley. It’s a prime destination to learn about the Newar people, who are one of Nepal’s many distinct ethnic groups and the original inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley. Come to Kirtipur for exquisite architecture, hilltop temples, and sweeping city views. Wandering around its winding streets feels like walking through a traditional Nepali village, yet Kirtipur also offers some of the finest views of sprawling Kathmandu and the hills and mountains beyond. It’s full of cobblestone streets, old brick houses with elaborately carved door and window frames, and multitiered pagodas. During this tour, you will visit Bagh Bhairab temple, Chilancho Stupa shrine, Uma Maheshwar temple, and a Theravada Buddhist monastery. Enjoy a Newari lunch, before you return to your hotel.

From Lhasa: 14-Day Tour with 3-Day Trek Around Mount Everest

7. From Lhasa: 14-Day Tour with 3-Day Trek Around Mount Everest

Spend 14-days in the region surrounding Mount Everest. See towns, monasteries, lakes, and sacred sites around Mount Everest. Spend 3-days trekking through the region. Itinerary: Day 1 Be picked up at your hotel in Lhasa and spend the day exploring the city. Visit the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street. Spend the night at a hotel. Day 2 Spend the day in Lhasa and enjoy a tour of the city. Visit the Drepung and Sera Monastery. Spend the night at a hotel. Day 3 Depart Lhasa and head to Yamdrok Lake. See Yamdrok Lake, one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. Afterward, head to Shigatse. Spend the night at a lodge in Shigatse. Day 4 Travel from Shigatse to Tingri. At an elevation of 4300 meters, the town is a common starting point for those climbing Mount Everest. Spend the night at a lodge in Tingri. Day 5 Head to Rongbuk Monastery. At 5009 meters above sea level, Rongbuk Monastery claims to be the highest-elevation monastery in the world. From Rongbuk Monastery, head to the Everest Base Camp. Spend the night at a lodge or camp at the Everest Base Camp. Day 6 Spend the day at the Everest Base Camp and Saga. Spend the night at a lodge or camp in Saga. Day 7 Depart Saga and head to Lake Manasarovar. See the freshwater lake and its surroundings before heading to Darchen. Located in front of Mount Kailash, the town is a popular starting point for pilgrimages in the area. Spend the night at a lodge or camp in Darchen. Day 8 Day 8 is the first day of the trek. Trek for 20km from Darchen to Drirapuk. Spend the night in a lodge or camp at Drirapuk. Day 9 Day 9 is the second day of the trek. Trek for 18km from Drirapuk to Zuthuphuk. Spend the night in a lodge or camp at Zuthulphuk. Day 10 Day 10 is the third day of the trek. Trek for 14km from Zuthuphuk to Darchen. Spend the night in a lodge or camp at Darchen. Day 11 After your 3-day trek, travel from Darchen to Saga. Spend the night at a lodge in Saga. Day 12 Travel from Saga to Shigatse. Spend the night at a lodge in Shigatse. Day 13 Depart Shigatse and head to Lhasa. Spend the night at a hotel in Lhasa. Day 14 Be dropped off at the airport.

From Kathmandu: 3-Day Trek to Nagarkot via Chisapani

8. From Kathmandu: 3-Day Trek to Nagarkot via Chisapani

Day 1: Trek from Sundarijal to Chisapani Meet your expert guide in your hotel lobby and drive to Sundarijal which takes approximately one hour.  Begin your trek from Sundarijal, a famous recreational spot in the Kathmandu Valley. Follow the woodland trails of Shivapuri National Park in order to reach Chisapani.  The trail starts as you enter the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. Visit the settlement of Mulkharka, meet its Tamang inhabitants and visit their unique settlements before stopping for lunch. Then head down the ridge through a forest of oak and rhododendron to Chisapani. You will reach Chisapani after approximately 4.5 hours, where you can enjoy dinner before resting your head for the night in a tea house/lodge.  Day 2: Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot After breakfast, begin the 6-hour trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot. First, head to Chauki Bhanjag, which takes about 3 hours, and enjoy lunch before continuing along the charming trail which leads to Nagarkot. In clear weather, you will be able to spot the Himalayas. Once you arrive in Nagarkot, enjoy panoramic views of snowcapped mountains such as Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Gaurishankar Himal. Enjoy dinner in Nagarkot where you will spend the night at the Hotel View Point. Day 3: Sunrise at Nagarkot  Rise early to watch the sunrise over the snowy white mountains. Afterward, enjoy your breakfast and then a private car will drive you back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

From Kathmandu: 8-Day Tibetan Excursion Fly-In Drive-Out

9. From Kathmandu: 8-Day Tibetan Excursion Fly-In Drive-Out

• Day 1: Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,650m) Get picked up from your hotel in Kathmandu and taken to the airport. Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa and arrive at the Gonngar Airport. Transfer one hour to Lhasa and enjoy a full night's rest for acclimatization at a hotel. • Day 2-3: Two days of sightseeing in Lhasa Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar, Drepung Monastery, and the Sera Monastery with a guide. Stay overnight at a hotel. • Day 4: Lhasa - Gyantse (3,950m) - Shigatse Drive to Gyantse via Yamadroke Lake and the high passes, Kora LA (5,010m) and Kamba La (4,794m). After breakfast, enjoy some sightseeing in Gyantse with visits to Pholkor and Kumbum Monastery. In the evening, take a 1.5-hour scenic drive to Xigatse through the typical Tibetan countryside. Stay overnight at a hotel. • Day 5: Shigatse - Xegar (4,200m) Wake up and head off to visit Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Then drive to Xegar, crossing over Gyatchula, a pass of 5,200m. Settle in for an overnight at a hotel. • Day 6: Xegar to Ronbuk (4,980m), 90 kilometers  Embark on a scenic drive to Ronbuk through the beautiful Tibetan countryside. Explore Ronbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world, and enjoy an overnight at a guest house.   • Day 7: Ronbuk - Everest Base Camp - Kerong Hike up to Everest Base Camp and explore the surrounding area. Travel back to Ronbuk and then drive to Kerong for overnight at a hotel. • Day 8: Kerong to Kathmandu Head toward the Rasuwagadi border and, after necessary border formalities, drive to Kathmandu on the magical Friendship Highway to conclude the tour with hotel drop-off.

Kathmandu: 13-Day Annapurna Circuit Trek

10. Kathmandu: 13-Day Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is still without doubt one of the best treks anywhere in the world, despite inroads being developed in the region. It is a trek of diverse culture that starts in the lush fields of Hindu farmers and takes you through one of the strongest Buddhist regions in Nepal, which is very similar to Tibet. The complete circuit starting from Besisahar takes between 18 and 21 days. Over the last few years, access to each of the major valleys that cut through the Himalayas to the east and west of the Annapurna Massif improves each year, as more sections of Jeep road are completed. Throughout your experience, your guides will make every effort to take this into account, allowing you to avoid hiking on the road as much as you can. Nowadays many people trekking the route choose to fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom or take a jeep to Baglung and a bus back to Pokhara. The Manang Valley is one of many reasons to choose this trekking route, offering a journey over the Thorong La at 5,416 meters. It is spectacular on a clear day, and awards views of the neighboring peaks around you. The full circuit will see you continue on past Jomsom to take a jeep ride for a day to Tatopani and the hot springs. There you can relax before continuing on to Ghorepani and Poon Hill, a part of the trek which has no road. Whatever you choose you will have climbed over the Annapurna Massif, lapped up more culture than you can imagine, and trekked through one of the most beautiful valleys anywhere in the world. At the conclusion of your experience, you will result back in Kathmandu, ready to fly to your next destination.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 14 reviews

A lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed Bit disappointed with the market visit as it was just a local shop and felt it wasn’t quite a full morning as back at Hotel by 11.30 The chef was very competent but was however a local student here in Kathmandu