The Kathmandu valley is the cultural and artistic heart of Nepal, and
contains some of the oldest and best-preserved cities in the world: Kathmandu,
Patan and Bhaktapur. The historical, cultural and artistic importance is so
immense that UNESCO has designated no less than seven World Heritage Sites
here, all of which our guests may enjoy at their leisure.
Day 1: Arrival and Orientation
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Meet your knowledgeable guide from Imperial Lotus Tours and transfer to your hotel. Take some time to rest and acclimate to the surroundings.
Day 2: Kathmandu’s Cultural Heritage
Begin the day with a guided tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover ancient palaces, temples, and intricate woodwork that showcase Nepal’s rich history and culture.
Visit Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple. Explore the complex and marvel at the stunning panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley.
Continue to Pashupatinath Temple, a significant Hindu pilgrimage site. Observe the sacred rituals performed by devotees along the banks of the Bagmati River.
Day 3: Spiritual Journey and Artistic Delights
Embark on a scenic drive to Bhaktapur, a well-preserved medieval city. Explore Bhaktapur Durbar Square, adorned with temples and exquisite Newari architecture. Immerse yourself in the local culture and enjoy traditional crafts and pottery.
Discover the beauty of Patan Durbar Square, known for its ancient temples and breathtaking artwork. Visit the Patan Museum to admire traditional Nepali art and artifacts.
Day 4: Nature and Serenity
Take a day trip to Nagarkot, a hill station known for its panoramic Himalayan views. Experience the sunrise over the majestic peaks, including Mount Everest, and soak in the tranquil ambiance.
Visit Changu Narayan Temple, an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Admire the intricate carvings and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Day 5: Architectural Marvels and Modern Vibes
Explore the iconic Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world. Absorb the spiritual atmosphere and witness the devotion of Buddhist pilgrims as they circumnavigate the stupa.
Discover the secrets of the hidden city of Khwopa in Bhaktapur. Stroll through narrow streets lined with traditional houses and observe local artisans at work.
Day 6: Cultural Immersion and Exploration
Engage in a cultural experience with a local family. Learn about their traditions, participate in cooking authentic Nepali dishes, and enjoy a home-cooked meal.
Visit the Garden of Dreams, a serene oasis in the heart of Kathmandu. Relax amidst the beautiful architecture, lush gardens, and tranquil ponds.
Day 7: Adventure and Farewell
Embark on an exciting adventure to Chandragiri Hill. Take a cable car ride to the top and witness breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking or zip-lining.
Conclude your Kathmandu exploration with a farewell dinner, savoring traditional Nepali cuisine while reflecting on your unforgettable journey.
Please note that the itinerary can be customized based on your preferences and specific requirements. It is recommended to check the availability of attractions and flights in advance.