Duration: 05 Days
Starts In: Kathmandu
Ends In: Kathmandu
Maximum altitude: 1,400 m
Best Season: March to May and September to December
Activity: Cultural and Historical Tours
Accommodation: Hotels & Resorts
Transportation: Flights/ private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)
Group Size: 16 pax maximum
This 5-day tour is a wonderful introduction to Kathmandu, showcasing the many facets of the town and surrounding valley. The major sites of Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath illustrate Kathmandu’s mixed religious heritage while the towns of Bhaktapur and Patan showcase the wonderful craftsmanship that has existed in the Kathmandu valley for centuries, a tradition which continues today.
From Nagarkot, in the Himalayan foothills, the view of sunrise over the Himalayas shows-off the spectacular natural beauty of Nepal, while an excursion around the Royal Botanical Garden reveals the country’s rich and varied plant species. This is a memorable tour which shows a side of the Kathmandu Valley beyond the tourist enclave of Thamel.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Sightseeing in Kathmandu & drive to Nagarkot
Day 04: Hike to Sankhu
Day 05: Depart Kathmandu
All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.
Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries
Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu
The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency
The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 2 per day
Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)
Tourist visa is avalable on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.
Before you head to the immigration counter, fill out the visa forms. Though there is a photo booth, we would advise you to carry passport photos to save time (and money). It will cost you US $ 30 (cash) for a thirty days visa.
Our staff will be waiting for you outside the international airport. Look out for someone carrying a sign with either “Expedition Himalaya” or your name written on it.
You can call Nabin (98 5100 4278) or Pasang (98 0102 5435) of Expedition Himalaya if you face any problem.
At the end of your trip, Expedition Himalaya will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.
Enjoyed everything. Well organized and looked after. Learnt very much from all the guides. Drivers were very good. Met our expectations.