Kathmandu is well recognized as the City of Temples, the Arts and Architecture and Pagodas. There are numerous things of cultural and historical significant. The hidden mystery of the combination of both unique culture and history can be dug out to know the ancient civilization.
The Kathmandu Valley is indeed an incredible valley enriching so many fascinating things to be observed. It is said that it was a lake in the very beginning It is completely surrounded by a tier of Green Mountain walls above which to the north tower the mighty snowcapped peaks during the winter. It consists of four major cities carrying great historic, cultural and artistic interest.
The Valley with an approximate population of million and a half (i.e. counting the Tibetans and the Indians as well) covers an area of 218 square miles and is situated at an elevation of 4,423 feet above the sea level.
Kathmandu Durbar Square, Karunamaya Temple, Akash Bhairab Temple, Hanuman Dhoka, Temple of Kumari, Kastha Mandap and Swoyambhunath also recognized as Monkey Temple,Pashupatinath Temple,Bouddha Nath ,Budhanilkantha are the major attractions of Kathmandu Valley.
Kathmandu Durbar Square : The first significant thing to see in Katmandu Durbar Square is Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient and historic palace of Kathmandu named after monkey God, Hanuman. While there was monarchy in Nepal, the coronations ceremony would be held in this palace. In front of the Jaganath temple a great statue of brave King Pratap Mall sitting on the stone pillar can be witnessed.
The next attractions of Kathmandu Durbar square are the tall temple of Taleju from 1549 AD, the large stone statue of Kal Bhairav, the God of destruction, The Big Bell and Big Drum and Hindu Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati peeping from window.
Similarly, there is another popular temple of Kumari. Kumari means the virgin girl. This temple is residence of Living Goddess within the vicinity. The girl is selected from Buddhist family. The building has profusely carved wooden balconies and window screen.
Another interesting temple is Kasthamandap which is believed to be built from a single tree trunk and the name Katmandu is derived from this temple. It is artistically built so that fascinates every tourist.
Swayambhunath: 2500 years old stupa situated on the only one hillock of Kathmandu valley about 77 m above the ground level and over looking Katmandu valley. On this stupa ,eyes are painted in the four different directions which symbolizes the all seeing eyes of Buddha and are watching all the time good doers and the vice versa. For Buddhists, this is a very religious shrine.There are two Buddhist monasteries within the complex and a temple of Haratima where both Buddhists and Hindus worship this temple. The shrine is located just 3 km to the Northwest of Kathmandu city.
Budhanilkantha: This is an unique colossal stone statue of Hindu Lord Vishnu reclining on the base of snakes is from 5th century AD .It is located about 7 km away to the north at the base of Shivapuri hill. The shrine is in the middle of pond. Especially, the Hindu devotees visit this holy place every day.
Pasupatinath: The most popular and the holiest temple of god Shiva, the god of the gods. Pasupatinath with two tiered golden roof and four silver doors situated five kilometer east of Kathmandu at the bank of Bagmati River. Since it is popular as the holiest temple to Hindus for pilgrimage which attracts tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims every year in spring, on the occasion of Shivaratri,a festival. You can observe the cremation at the same time at the bank of Bagmati River.
Bauddhanath: It is said that this magnificent stupa was built in 5 the century AD located 6 km away to the east of Kathmandu. This spectacular stupa is one of the biggest in the world and is surrounded the typical ancient houses and monasteries. This is a very holy stupa for Tibetan Buddhists who come here in thousands in winter festival to pay their tribute.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) Airport and transfer to Hotel. Same day Sight-seeing at Kathmandu Durbar Square, O/N at Hotel (BB)
Day 02: Sightseeing of Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, O/N at Hotel (BB)
Day 03: Sightseeing of Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath and Buddhanath, O/N at Hotel (BB)
Day 04: Sight-seeing of Changunarayan Temple and Budhanilkantha Temple. Rest of time for personal activities, O/N at Hotel (BB)
Day 05: Final departure to Airport for onward destination
Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Note: This is just a sample of itinerary, we can customize the trip as per your availability of time and interest to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer your trip.
Trip Destination: Kathmanddu valley sight-seeing tour
Activities: Tour and Sightseeing
Total Duration: 5 days
Trip Start / End: Hotel at Kathmandu
Trip Grade: Easy
Best Season: Around the year
Transportation: Private Vehicle
Group Size: Min. 02 -12 People
Trip Cost: USD $...
01-Pick up drop off at Hotel and Airport by Bus or private vehicle
02-Twin sharing bed in Cities and Tours with Breakfast (B) basis
03-Experienced English speaking licensed holder sightseeing tour guide and his fee
04-Other land transfer as per above itinerary
05-Government tax or office service charge
06-Sightseeing entrance fee for clients
01-Nepal entry visa fee
02-City and tour Hotel lunch and dinner (L.D)
03-Personal expenses and all bar bill, i.e. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.
04-Personal travel insurance
05-Tips for helpful staffs
About the Trip
Down sleeping Bag ( - 20 degrees)
Duffel bag with travel locks
Nival trekking company- is the best representative agency of Trekking and tours lovers in Nepal. Our experience, qualified and friendly guides and staff and their responsible duties are our customers satisfaction.Our long experience in trekking, tours, expedition, family trek, sightseeing tours,and hiking will make you satisfy in your life dream activities in Nepal. In the course of journey of Nepal, we will give you the service according to our agreement likewise you should follow some rules and regulations while you will contract with us for trekking and tour.
Why is Nepal such a fascinating country for many people?
The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is a land of scenic mountains, time-worn temples and some of the best walking trails on Earth. It's a small country, but it's rich in scenic splendour and exotic cultures. The people of Nepal are as diverse as their country and represent distinct cultures and races. Though they speak a variety of tongues and practice different religions, they are the friendliest people that you would ever meet. The kingdom has long exerted a pull on the Western imagination and it's a difficult place to dislodge from your memory once you return. So, wait until you're actually here in Nepal.
As a traveller, there are endless number of surprises Nepal has to offer you. Kathmandu Valley with its thousands of Hindu temples, Buddhist stupas, stunning architecture and rich pageantry can be quite beyond words. If you are careful enough not to get entangled in the superficial facade of a fastly "modernizing" capital city, Kathmandu probably offers you as exotic and urban experience as you can get.
Beyond Kathmandu, its another world altogether. Most travelers to Nepal want to check out the truly spectacular Himalayas along with the higher hills. A few go there to scale the high mountains, but many are nature lovers who trek along landscapes filled with deep valleys, lush forests, snow trails, terraced fields, and above all, the most hospitable people.
What is altitude sickness?
Altitude sickness has three forms. Mild altitude sickness is called acute mountain sickness (AMS) and is quite similar to a hangover - it causes headache, nausea, and fatigue. This is very common: some people are only slightly affected, others feel awful. However, if you have AMS, you should take this as a warning sign that you are at risk of the serious forms of altitude sickness: HAPE and HACE, both HAPE and HACE can be fatal within hours.
How can I get rid of from high altitude sickness?
Nepal has its own special characteristics where hundreds of white snowy mountains are standing. To views those mountains are imaginary and challenging, while trekking in those Himalayas we might suffer the high altitude. When you go for trekking in high hill you should aware from high altitudes and its remedies. In the trekking you could follow all the primary medicine and preventive method. If you will suffer in high altitude our guide will take responsibility as he possible and rescue from there.
How can I do payment Conformation?
To secure your proposed destination in your time you should pay 20% of your total payment as deposit as an advanced. Remember if you not able to attend in your tour on time you can postpone for two years. After two years if you leave the trip we won’t refund your deposit money. Moreover, you can’t send any other person instead of you in trekking.
Money Transformation system
You can transfer the money in our company bank account and email us.
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Weather or climate in Nepal
Nepal is land-locked country lies between India and Nepal. The altitude of Nepal is starts from 70 meters to 8848 meters, which indicate the weather is not similar in all over the country. Moreover, most of Himalayas are covered by the snow where you can’t go easily or you can’t visit without warm and strong clothes. Comfortable clothes and shoes are inevitable during the trekking. The year can be classified in five major seasons which has different seasonal impact.
Spring, summer, autumn and winter are the season from which you can choose your necessary material and thing when you will plan to visit Nepal. The temperature of spring season will be in between 20C to 30C. It means March to May falls in the spring season. Likewise summer season will starts from June and end in August. Likewise, September to November is called autumn season where the temperature will in between 20C to 30C and winter season starts with December and ends with February where the temperature will be in between 10C to 20C.
Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.
Grade A- These trips can be enjoyed by anyone who leads a reasonably active life. The walking parts of these trips are relatively easy and should not exceed 5 to 6 hours a day.
Grade B- These trips are a mixture of some longer and shorter walks. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable. The walking hours are usually no more than 7 hours a day. Please note that some of our non-trekking trips are graded moderate due to altitude and other conditions that require a higher level of stamina than our Grade A trips.
Grade C- The day stageson these trips are a combination of strenuous and moderate walks, normally 6 to 8 hours a day. Participants can expect to trek above 4,500 meters on these trips.
Grade D- These trips are known to be the most strenuous and are regarded as a genuine test. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you should be capable of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5000 meters. Daily walking is approx. 7 hours
Risks and Liabilities
Expedition with us means safety, reliability and the professional personnel to ensure your convenience at all times. However sometimes unforeseen circumstances like landslides, floods, bad weather, bad road condition, vehicle breakdown, delay in flights due to bad weather, local political situation could contribute to the change in the program. No claim of refund will be entertained including early return from the trip, or change in itinerary due to unavoidable situations as stated above. All extra expenses (apart from the services offered as per the program) that occur in such cases should be borne directly by the clients
Types of trekking
Tented / Camping trekking
Camping trek is one of the most adventurous, fully organized, supportive and enjoyable trek for the trekkers although the cost for the camping trek are relatively higher than the Tea house trek but the pleasure cannot be compared. Camping trek is not suitable in every location but it is mostly appropriate in unbeaten trekking trails. It can also be called stay alive camping. During this trek, trekkers bring their own trekking gear, equipment and necessary food during the trek period. They build Tent, all activities like cooking food, eating, dining and sleeping are performed inside the tent.
Lodging / Tea house trekking
The most popular way to trek in Nepal for both Nepalese and western is to travel from Tea house to Tea house, also known as lodge trekking is a relatively cheap way of trekking in where meals and accommodation are provided in a Tea house. In Nepal, it is quite popular to trekking along the many trails, stopping each night to eat and sleep at a local Tea House. Meals depend on the menu at the Tea house, usually the simple basic meals of the local people.
To trek in Nepal you will need to obtain one or more permits, depending on the area that you plan to visit. Some permits are required in advance and some can be bought on the spot. The information you provide gives the relevant Nepali authorities a record of your personal details, trekking area, trekking route, trekking agency, duration, etc. in case of emergency, and also helps them control illegal trekking operations. Trekkers are required to keep a TIMS card with them throughout their trek along with a copy of their passport in case they are needed for verification.
Rest of remaining money Expect deposit you should have to pay after you arrival in Nepal or you must pay before going to trekking.You can pay from credit card too.
How can I meet you and when?
You can book your international flight and let us know. In your day of arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport our representative of the company will welcome you in Himalayan country Nepal and transfer to the hotel.
Can you provide detail information in which Hotel I gone stay in City?
According to our agreement we will provide you the star hotel or guest house, economic Hotel and home stay available in Kathmandu. In the Hotel normally 2 people can accommodated in each room but if you need special room we can provide you with adding the cost of the room. But during the trekking we can’t provide you special room because of lack of rooms in guest house.
Who will go trekking With us?
We have well experience guides and porters for trekking special they will help you in your adventure trekking in Nepal. The guide who leads you is well trained and well experience for trekking destination. Moreover, he has knowledge in rescue and other primary health care and first aid box. The difference of our guide is very friendly and knowledgeable about the region that’s why you will get proper information of the trekking and tours spots.
Tour voucher is necessary for trekking and tours but it is optional whether you can buy from your own country of from Nepal too. It is difficult to get domestic ticket easily and simply that’s why we need to conform 1/2 month before. Moreover, in Hotel and guest house we make conform to reserve our room and other necessary things. For your easiness you can send all the detail available in voucher like voucher number and redemption
Booking formalities and visa: Minimum one week is required to book the trip from Kathmandu
in advance along with the deposit of your passport for visa process and a full payment of the tour should be done. From overseas, at least 2 weeks with all your personal and passport details are required with payment required as per the company's rules and regulations.|
The trekking itself is enjoyable and comfortable although we will observe your ability for walking and suggest to walk normally 5-6 hours and 10-12 km per day. The other major concern is the route determine your ratio of walking. In the easy road and route we will go something fast and in remaining route we walk less than normal walking hours.
Normally in all cases of trekking and tours package we provide you the special instruction or orientation class. Which focus on some Nepali common words, about the destination, route, what to do and not to do during the trekking, how to solve the problem in case you feel unwell.
What currencies are accepted in Nepal?
You can pay in USA, EURO, AUD and other currency. You can exchange in money changer office, easily available in Nepal. Banks also provide you to change the money. Likewise, You can use credit cards in major cities of Nepal like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan etc. You can pay from credit cards in some shopping complex and Restaurants too.
Nepal has enough resource in drinking water but it is difficult to get fresh water everywhere, that’s why you can use purified water and boiled water while you will engage in trekking. You can purchase the water as an alternative option and we need more water while we go for trekking.
Who will provide the laundry facility and where?
You yourself are responsible for laundry service. Kathmandu, Pokhara and other main city have the laundry facility and in trekking you can’t get the service.
What types of clothes are necessary for trekking?
It depends on your duration of trekking although the season effect the clothing. Light and comfortable clothes and shoes are must. In the winter season we need jackets and trousers.
You can rent the sleeping bags and other materials according to necessary. Even we can arrange gears in your request but you already have informed to us name and quantity of gears.
Tribhuvan International Airport will provide you the Visa of Nepal. You should pay $25 USD for 15 days and $40 USD per 30 days. Please don’t forget to bring two 2 pp size photos to get visa.
What type of food is available in trekking?
In Kathmandu and other famous trekking and tour city you can choose various foods which is based on your demand or agreement but in trekking sector we will get Nepali local foods.
A cancellation charge of 25 % will be levied on any booking cancelled three weeks prior to the departure date, 50 % for cancellations two weeks prior to departure date and no refund will be made thereafter in case of cancellation. No refunds will be made if the client fails to arrive before the designated date of departure nor will any refund or compensations made in case of delayed arrivals.
We already contract for your trip money but other expenditure is depending on your choice. You can pay in shopping, extra enjoyment and the things exclude in trekking and tour packages which makes your trip little bit expensive.
You must have traveler insurance because of unexpected situation comes while you will go for trekking and tours. The advantage of travel insurance is to assist you in your medical expense, helicopter rescue, air ambulance, injury and death during your trekking and tours that’s why we suggest you for traveler insurance.
You can appreciate your team while they help you in your trekking. We never order you but we provide the ground activity. Keep in mind that those who provide service are often dependent on tip income and generally are grateful for any tips received, especially when prompt and exceptional service has been provided.