Kathmandu World Heritage Sites and Tea Gardens of Nepal-7days

Tour Highlights

•    UNESCO Listed World Heritage Sites (historic and artistic achievements for which the Kathmandu Valley is world famous)

  •                   Patan Durbar Square
  •                   Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  •                   Pashupatinath Temple
  •                   Boudhanath
  •                   Swayambhunath
  •                   Kathmandu Durbar Square              

•    Tea Gardens of Ilam and Kanyam
•    Kathmandu-Bhadrapur-Kathmandu flight

Tour Cost Includes:

  •     Airport/hotel pick-up and drop and all ground transportation in private vehicles.
  •     Twin sharing accommodation in a star hotel 
  •                •  4 Nights in Kathmandu 
  •                •  2 NIght in Ilam
  •                
  •     6 Breakfast, 2 Dinner
  •     Guided city tour with all entrance fees in all sightseeing places
  •     An English speaking knowledgeable tour guide
  •     Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  •     City Map and T Shirt.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure. In the evening you will be briefed about your daily tour activities and will be invited for welcome dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

Day 02: Mountain Fight (OPTIONAL ) and  Kathmandu Tour
Early morning: MOUNTAIN FLIGHT (optional)
Early morning you are transferred to the airport to board the mountain flight. The approximate one-hour mountain flight takes you close to some of the highest peaks in the world including Mount Everest. One can clearly see and identify the peaks, and see the Himalayan landscape and glaciers during the flight. Drive back to hotel for breakfast
Kathmandu’s DurbarSquare: is one of three royal palace squares in the Kathmandu Valley. This site was the royal residence until the 19th century where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch use to take place. The two-hectare palace complex is divided into two main courtyards, and was initially constructed in the 16th century, although subsequent additions were made in the Shah dynasty in the 18th century and by the Rana rulers in the 19th century. The palace is decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows and panels and houses the King Tribhuwan Memorial Museum, dedicated to the monarch who opened up Nepal to the outside world, and the Mahendra Museum, dedicated to his son, King Mahendra. At the southern end of Durbar Square is the Kumari Chowk. The gilded cage has the Kumari, a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. She is worshipped during religious festivals and makes public appearances at other times for a fee paid to her guards. Kashtamandap is the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree.

Swoyambhunath Temple: This Buddhist Stupa, said to be 2000 years old is a perfect architecture of gilded spire and white washed dome located under thousands of fluttering prayer flags. From the spire, four faces of Buddha stare out across the valley in the cardinal directions. The entire structure is symbolic. The white dome represents the earth, the nose like shape below the piercing eyes is actually the nepali number ‘one’ signifying unity, and above is a third eye signifying the insight of the Buddha, while the 13 tiered beehive like structure at the top symbolizes the 13 stages that human being has to pass through to achieve nirvana. The base is ringed by prayer wheels which pilgrims circuiting the stupa spin each one as they pass by.

Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath, a pagoda style Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is considered to be the powerhouse of Hindu spiritual power in religious terms. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple is 6 kms from Kathmandu city and just a few hundred meters from the end of the runway at Tribhuwan International Airport. Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the main temple, but you can view the temple from the east bank of River Bagmati. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.

BoudhnathStupa: Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, this enormous stupa where thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gaze out from the gilded central tower. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture is accessible and unfetered, and the lanes around the stupa are crammed with monasteries and the surrounding is a paraphernalia for Buddhist life.

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Fly to Bhadra pur Airport at Jhapa and Drive to Ilam: 45 minutes flight, 3 hours drive
In the morning we fly to the Bhadrapur Airport in Jhapa. Bhadrapur is a quiet town located in the south eastern plains of Nepal. It serves as the starting point for treks to the eastern Himalaya, Mt. Kanchanjunga, and the Makalu Barun National Park. The town is 40 km away from the Indian border town of Siliguri that connects to Darjeeling, Sikkim, and other parts of North East India.

From Bhadrapur, we drive to Ilam, a beautiful hill town with temperate climate famous for its natural scenery, landscape and tea production. 

Overnight: Ilam.

Meals : Breakfast

Day 04: Visit to Tea Gardens of Ilam and Kanyam
We get up early to watch sunrise over the Himalayas. After breakfast we visit the Kanyam Estates which is famous for tea production for hundred and forty years. Later int he afternoon we stroll in the streets of Ilam Bazaar and Maipokhari.

Overnight: Ilam.
Meals : Breakfast

Day 05: Drive to Bhadrapur and  fly back to Kathmandu
Today we fly back to Kathmandu from Bhadrapur Airport in Jhapa. In Kathmandu you can spend the rest of the day resting or walking in the streets of Thamel buying souvenir 

Overnight : Hotel in Kathmandu.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 06: Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur 

Patan Durbar Square: Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley, on the southern side of the Bagmati River, Patan is one of the three royal cities in the valley. A paradise of fine arts, Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. The city of Patan is believed to have been built in the third century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty. It was expanded by Lichhavis in the 6th century A.D. and again by the Mallas in medieval period. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects.

Bhaktapur City: As that of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, this is the third medieval city-states in Kathmandu Valley which is home of medieval art and architecture. Located 14 kms east of Kathmandu City, this place was founded in the 9th Century. Bhaktapur has three major squares full of towering array of temples overlooked by the Palace of 55 windows built by King Bupatindra Malla. The Nyatapola Temple, also built by King Bhupatindra Malla, is the best example of Pagoda style and stands on five terraces on each of which stands a pair of figures - two famous strong men, two elephants, two lions, two griffins and two goddesses.

We spend our last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails enjoying the cultural dance program in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.
Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 07: Airport transfer
Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.
Meals: Breakfast

 

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Best Season

Autumn (Sept. to Dec.) and spring (March to May) is the best season when the sub-tropical weather is at its best. But you can visit any time of the year except for the rainy months of June, July and August.

 

Disclaimer

Your safety is our most important concern while traveling with Eve Holidays.  Every effort will be made to keep to the itinerary but your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns, without any pre consultation with clients. So please be prepared to be flexible if required.

 

Accommodation

We provide a star hotel accommodation for the entire trip on a twin sharing basis. The hotels offer the facilities of attached bathrooms with hot shower, dining place, a bar and internet service. You can upgrade the accommodation to a five-star hotel or can have a single supplement for the entire trip for an additional charge.


Food

All the restaurants that we dine at cater for Continental, Chinese, Mexican, American based cuisine with some local influences, always plenty to choose from.

 

Nepal Tourist Visa & Visa Fee

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos with accurate USD for visa fee.

15 days - US $ 25.00 for 15 days single/multiple entry.
30 days - US $ 40.00 for 30 days single/multiple entry.
90 days - US $ 100.00 for 90 days single/multiple entry.
 
There is no visa fee applicable to the passport holder of member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for 30 days. Indian nationals do not currently need a visa to enter Nepal. 

 

Weather

Weather depends on the season you are travelling. During the winter months of December, January and February it is cold at night and relatively warm during the daytime, with the temperature ranging from 4°C at night to 22°C. During the summer months of March, April and May, the weather stays prefect as the temperature averages 27°C during the day. From September to December, following the monsoon, the temperature gets cooler and allows for a great time to travel. The average temperature during this season is 20°C.

 

Tour Guides

All our tour guides are Government Licensed Experienced Tour Guides. 

 

Means of Transportation

We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing in Kathmandu and all land transportation. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, vans or alternatively 4WD SUVs. For Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight we use domestic airlines. 


Vaccination

No vaccinations are compulsory in Nepal, but we do recommend you are covered for Diphtheria, TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus. We also do recommend for a dental check-up prior to travelling and you should know your blood group in case of emergency in your travel.

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on your tour, you need to inform us.

 

Insurance Coverage

One MUST have travel insurance policy to join any of Eve Holidays trips. You must be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs and theft and loss). We don't arrange or sell insurance.

 

Departure Dates

The trekking will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required departure date.  Best Months: March to May & September to November. You can have a look at our fixed departure dates to see if that suits your plans.


Contact Us

Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at  +977 9841414582

 

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