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Kathmandu: Mount Everest Scenic Tour by Plane with Transfers

1. Kathmandu: Mount Everest Scenic Tour by Plane with Transfers

Mountain flight in Nepal is one day tour package designed by Himalayan Social Journey for all those mountain lover and enthusiast. Take a flight over the Himalayas and get the exciting experience of seeing all the beautiful mountains including the world's highest peak: Mt. Everest from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. The clear view of the vast Himalaya, crystal clear glaciers, moraines, high altitude lakes and many other small peaks are visible all at once. Likewise, mountain flights is great alternative instead of trekking in the Himalayan region of Nepal. Enjoy a close look of the mighty Everest range along with other majestic mountain like Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Cho Oyu, Melungtse, Shisha Pangma, Gyanhungkang, karlyolung, Chugimago, Nuptse and many more. Outline Itinerary: 5:00 AM – Get Ready Wake up early depending on where you're staying in Kathmandu. Check the weather as flights depend on it. 5:30 AM – Head to the Airport Leave your hotel and go to the airport's domestic terminal. Don't forget your ID, like your passport. 6:00 AM – Check-in Get your boarding pass from the airline counter. 6:15 AM – Security Check and Wait Go through security and wait in the lounge. Flights might be late due to weather, so be patient. 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM – Scenic Flight Depart at 6:30 AM for breathtaking views. See various Himalayan peaks and Mount Everest around 7:00 AM. Return by 7:30 AM to the airport. 7:30 AM to 7:45 AM – Get a Souvenir Some airlines offer a certificate for the flight. 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM – Back to Hotel & Breakfast Return to your hotel. Have breakfast and remember the amazing views from the flight. Remember, things might change due to weather or other reasons, so stay flexible and enjoy the beautiful scenery!

Kathmandu: Private 7 UNESCO Heritage Sites Day Tour

2. Kathmandu: Private 7 UNESCO Heritage Sites Day Tour

Kathmandu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, contains 7 monuments and historic sites that have been recognized by UNESCO. These monument zones are the Durbar squares of the three cities of Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, and the religious temples of Swayambhu, Bouddha, Pashupati, & Changu Narayan. Pashupatinath Temple As one of the must visit legendary Hindu temple, this site welcomes millions of visitors every year. The temple is located on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, which runs down to the Ganges. Here, you get a chance to witness open public crematorium with all the rites and rituals being performed. You come to see even the holy men posing for pictures with painted face, dreadlocked hair & ash-applied body. Swayambhunath Temple Swayambhunath is approx. 2600 years old Buddhist Stupa, looking over the entire Kathmandu valley. It is often referred to as the Monkey Temple due to the hundreds of monkeys- the local dwellers. The main Stupa, ancient sculptures, temple of child protector goddess, monasteries, etc are the main attractions here. Boudhanath Bouddhanath is considered as one of the largest Stupas in the world, constructed back in the 4th century. The shrine itself resembles a Tibetan village since the locale comprises Tibetan monasteries. Besides this, there are a no. of painting schools with Lamas painting Thanka, the best souvenirs from Nepal. Patan Durbar Square Located about 5 km away from the capital city in the district of Lalitpur. It is a fusion of two influential religions, Buddhism and Hinduism. The town of patan perfectly showcased the genuine art, architecture, culture, religion and heritage. The classic architectural design displayed on the houses, fine handwork on the doors & windows represents the aesthetic ancient beauty. Kathmandu Durbar Square Kathmandu Durbar Square is a historic site situated in the heart of old Kathmandu city. The durbar square is surrounded by palaces, courtyards and temples. It is a pleasant place to visit due to its historical significance, magnificent Newari architecture, & bustling bazaars. Bhaktapur Durbar Square Bhaktapur Durbar Square located in Bhaktapur, a city in the Kathmandu Valley showcases the rich cultural heritage of Nepal. It is renowned for its well-preserved medieval architecture, temples, palaces, & intricate artwork. It is filled with numerous other shrines, statues, and courtyards, each displaying remarkable architectural and artistic craftsmanship. Changunarayan Temple Changunarayan Temple, one of the oldest temples in Nepal, is located on a hilltop in the village of Changu Narayan, near Bhaktapur. It is believed to have been built in the 4th century during the Lichhavi dynasty, making it one of the oldest surviving wooden structures in Nepal. Outline Itinerary: Our guide and driver will pick you up from your pick up point and your guided sightseeing tour starts. You will have a lunch break between the tour and you will be escorted to your hotel in the late afternoon.

From Kathmandu: 1 hour Panoramic Everest Flight

3. From Kathmandu: 1 hour Panoramic Everest Flight

Take off from Kathmandu airport in the early morning for a spectacular mountain flight to discovery the majestic scenery of the Himalayas. For those who can’t go trekking in the mountains themselves, get panoramic view of the Himalayas in just an hour-long flight. As the aircraft takes off and heads towards the east, you won't have to wait long to find out what's in store for you. First to your far left you will see Gosaithan, also called Shisha Pangma, standing at the majestic height of 26,290 feet (8,013 meters). Immediately to the right of Gosaithan, you will Dorje Lhakpa appear (22,000 feet or 7,000 meters), a mountain that almost looks like a figure 8 lying in the snow. To the right of Dorje Lakpa is Phurbi-Chyachu, which looms over the Kathmandu Valley. As the plane glides along, the mountains come closer and closer. Next on the vision is Buddha Air Mountin Choba-Bhamare, the smallest mountain of the lot, but singularly stubborn as it has never been climbed. Then appears the mountain that is not only prominent in sight but also in its spirituality, Gauri-Shanker. Lord Shiva and his consort Gauri are said to protect this mountain, which was first successfully climbed only in 1979. The mountains of Melungtse and Chugimago are next on the tour, the latter of which is still waiting to be climbed. Numbur and Karyolung, an intensely white mountain, will gleam with the rising sun as we carry on deeper into the mountain range. We will then pass Cho-Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world, reaching a height of 27,000 feet (8,201 meters). Gyachungkang, Pumori and Nuptse, each over 22,000 feet (7,000 meters) in height, will mark our path towards the highest mountain of them all: Mount Everest. Known as Sagarmatha by the Nepalese and Chomolungma by the Tibetans, this unbelievable mountain stretches 29,021 feet (8,848 meters) into the sky. Much has already been written about Everest, but to actually witness it face to face during a mountain flight is something else. Even while it looms there in front of the eyes, it remains a remarkable place, this highest spot on earth. The spectacular mountain flights from Nepal Social Travel and Tour are offered by a number of airlines.

Nepal: Kathmandu City Flavors Guided Walking Tour

4. Nepal: Kathmandu City Flavors Guided Walking Tour

Embark on an exotic culinary expedition through the bustling streets of Kathmandu with our immersive walking food tour. Led by expert guides, this gastronomic adventure promises to tantalize your taste buds while immersing you in the vibrant flavors of Nepal. **Included in the Price:** Your culinary journey includes a delectable array of Nepali delicacies and refreshing drinks ensuring a diverse and satisfying experience. Rest assured, all food and beverages during the tour are included in the price allowing you to indulge worry-free. **Meeting Point:** Begin your journey at our designated meeting point where our knowledgeable guide will greet you with a warm welcome and introduce you to the culinary delights that await. **Tour Highlights:** - **Indulge in Iconic Flavors:** Dive into the savory world of Nepali cuisine with mouthwatering dumplings/momo, aromatic Thenkthup/Thukpa and traditional Selroti each bursting with authentic flavors. - **Quench Your Thirst:** Refresh yourself with refreshing sips of traditional Lassi, aromatic masala milk tea and freshly brewed coffee offering a delightful respite amidst your culinary exploration. - **Savor Exotic Street Eats:** Delight your palate with the tangy burst of panipuri, the spicy kick of Chatpat and the comforting warmth of chow chow Sadheko offering a diverse range of street food experiences. - **Sweet Endings:** Conclude your culinary adventure on a sweet note with the irresistible indulgence of jerry/jalebi satisfying your sweet tooth with its crispy perfection. **Ending Options:** At the conclusion of our culinary journey, choose between two options: 1. **Relaxing Return:** Opt to be dropped off at your hotel where you can unwind and reminisce about the delightful flavors of Kathmandu. 2. **Continue Exploring:** Stay in a central location to soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the city at your leisure with our guide escorting you back to your hotel or a central location of your choice. **Duration:** The duration of the tour may vary depending on the pace and preferences of the group typically lasting several hours. Every moment will be filled with culinary delights and cultural insights ensuring an unforgettable experience. **Book Your Adventure:** Don't miss out on this unique culinary experience that promises to take your taste buds on a journey through the vibrant flavors of Nepal. Secure your spot now and embark on a culinary adventure like no other!

Kathmandu: Nagarkot Sunrise and Hike Tour to Changu Narayan

5. Kathmandu: Nagarkot Sunrise and Hike Tour to Changu Narayan

Nagarkot Sunrise and hike to Changu Narayan tour takes you to the beautiful hill Nagarkot, one of the popular Himalayan view-points in Kathmandu located at an altitude of 2,195 meters. The hill offers mesmerizing sunrise views over the spectacular Himalayan range. Soak in the fresh air of the mountains and sweeping views of the Himalayas during a private 7-8 hour tour between Nagarkot and Changu Narayan from Kathmandu, Patan or Bhaktapur. After sunrise, stop for the breakfast or tea/coffee at hotel in Nagarkot and start the hike to Changu Narayan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest Hindu temple in the Kathmandu Valley. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is known for its exquisite stone carvings, sculptures, and intricate architecture. You'll have ample time to explore the temple complex and admire the stunning views of the surrounding hills and valleys before returning to Kathmandu, Patan or Bhaktapur. The hike traverses a rugged mountain landscape sprinkled with traditional hamlets and forests. Your private guide will accompany you on the hike and provide you with interesting information about the places you'll visit. The distance from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan hike is approximately 12 kilometers, and it takes around 4-5 hours to complete the hike, depending on your pace and the stops you make along the way. If the weather is clear, the hike offers stunning views of the Himalayan range and the surrounding hills and valleys. Please note that from Nagarkot, mountain views are only visible when the weather is clear and without clouds. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the stunning views of the Himalayas and the beautiful countryside during the hike. Hiking Essentials (What Hikers Should Bring): - Lightweight trekking shoes - Walking pole - Raincoat or umbrella - Water or snacks - Backpack - Sunglasses - Sunscreen

Kathmandu: Half-Day Nepali Cooking Class & Momo Making

6. Kathmandu: Half-Day Nepali Cooking Class & Momo Making

Experience cooking class in Kathmandu offers an immersive and mouthwatering experience that allows participants to delve into the heart of Nepalese cuisine. Nestled in the vibrant streets of Nepal's capital city, these classes are a delightful blend of cultural exploration and culinary artistry. Step into a traditional Nepali kitchen, and be greeted with the fragrant aroma of spices and the warm hospitality of local chefs. Participants have the opportunity to learn the secrets behind iconic Nepali dishes such as momo (dumplings), dal bhat (Rice, Curry, and Lentil sets), and additional flavorful curries, all while using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Master cooking techniques and learn the cultural significance of each dish, adding depth to the culinary journey. Enjoy a cooking class perfect for a novice cook or a seasoned food enthusiast, a cooking class in Kathmandu is a delightful way to connect with the rich flavors and traditions of Nepal. Choose from Dal Bhat, a quintessential Nepali dish blending lentil soup and rice—a true representation of Nepali dining, or chicken or vegetarian Momo, delicious dumplings with a choice of chicken or vegetarian fillings. Enjoy the comforting and aromatic Masala Tea, a staple Nepali beverage blending black tea with rich spices. Indulge in Bara, deep-fried lentil patties offering a delightful contrast of crispiness on the outside and tenderness within—a perfect snack. Explore the craftsmanship of Yomari, a sweet dumpling filled with jaggery and sesame seeds, showcasing the sweet side of Nepali cuisine. Experience the classic Nepali chicken curry paired with Roti, highlighting aromatic spices and rich flavors. Discover the art of making Chatamari, often referred to as the "Nepali pizza," a unique flatbread topped with an array of ingredients. Warm your senses with Thukpa, a hearty noodle soup originating from Tibetan cuisine and embraced as a beloved part of Nepali gastronomy. Delight in the bold and aromatic flavors of Mushroom Choila, a spicy marinated mushroom dish showcasing the essence of Nepali spices. Learn the delicate balance of ingredients to create a dessert that captures the essence of Nepali sweets with our Carrot Pudding.

Kathmandu: Chandragiri Cable Car and Monkey Temple Tour

7. Kathmandu: Chandragiri Cable Car and Monkey Temple Tour

This tour begins with a pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu, to the Chandragiri’s ‘Gondola Base Station’ located at Chandragiri Municipality. Opened in 2016, the 2.4 km ‘Cable Car’ ride takes you on a 10 minute thrilling trip to the Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple at the top of the hill. The viewpoint in the hill offers you a beautiful panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley along with the mesmerizing view of Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu and Langtang range. The hill station also offers you with a wide range of intercontinental cuisines and accommodation on a five star hotel for those seeking an stay overnight. In addition to your tour to Chandragiri, you will now head towards Swayambhunath, the monkey temple. Swayambhunath, an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, is a sacred religious site to both Hindus and Buddhists. Here you will be exploring the ancient complex consisting of a stupa, a variety of shrines and temples, some dating back to the Licchavi period. A Tibetan monastery, museum and library are more recent additions. Additionally, the travelers may even choose to stay for the night at Chandragiri Hills 5 Star Luxurious Resort for a refreshing and rejuvenating quality time. Here the travelers will be offered with lavish morning breakfast and two way cable car tickets and private transfers. But this option must be selected while booking. Furthermore, the travelers may also choose the addon activity for a thrilling Zip-Line ride at Chandragiri Hills as well. Note: During winter, Chandragiri’s high elevation gives it a better position in terms of altitude and temperature for a higher chance of snowfall. A dip in mercury for a couple of days, followed by a freezing rainfall guarantees snow covered hills around Kathmandu. And the best chance to experience it in Kathmandu with ease of access and in luxury is at the Chandragiri Hills.

Kathmandu: 3-Day Chitwan Safari Tour with Hotel Transfers

8. Kathmandu: 3-Day Chitwan Safari Tour with Hotel Transfers

Day 1: Your first day will begin with you traveling from Kathmandu to Chitwan. Once having arrived to Chitwan, you will be taken to your respective accommodation by your staff. You can then refresh yourself with cold drinks before having some time to rest. Following this rest break, visit the Chitwan National Park where you can explore the wildlife, history, and essence of the park. You will later enjoy an exotic sunset from the Rapti River, before a village tour around the Tharu Village including participation in a Tharu dance program. Day 2: You'll start with breakfast at 7:00AM, after which you will go on a canoe ride along the Rapti River. You will get to see a rare species of crocodile after a small jungle walk, following which you will have time to savor a quick delicious lunch. After lunch, go deep inside the jungle by Jeep where you will be able to observe the real beauty of the wildlife and vegetation. You will encounter many different mammals which are considered the wealth of Nepal throughout this safari, before returning back for dinner at the resort’s restaurant later that evening. Day 3: Your final day's wake-up call will be 6:30AM, with breakfast being served at 7:00AM. Following that you will travel to the bus station for a drive back to the capital city Kathmandu.

Kathmandu: 7 UNESCO-Listed City Sites Private Day Trip

9. Kathmandu: 7 UNESCO-Listed City Sites Private Day Trip

Embark on an exclusive journey through Kathmandu's cultural treasures with our private day tour, meticulously curated to unveil the city's seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Picture yourself at the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, where spirituality merges with the timeless flow of the Bagmati River, creating a serene and captivating atmosphere. Our expert guide will lead you through the intricacies of Hindu rituals, offering you a firsthand experience of this spiritual sanctuary. Step into the living history of Kathmandu at Durbar Square, where ancient royal palaces and awe-inspiring temples beckon. Marvel at the craftsmanship that narrates tales of Nepal's glorious past, immersing you in a world where every stone has a story to tell. The journey then takes you to the Swayambhunath Stupa, an architectural marvel atop a hill, providing a panoramic vista of the Kathmandu Valley. Let the spiritual energy of this iconic site leave an indelible mark on your soul. Venture into the heart of Patan, a city celebrated for its well-preserved ancient architecture. The Patan Durbar Square unfolds before you, a harmonious blend of Hindu and Buddhist influences, showcasing the brilliance of Newari craftsmanship. Stroll through the square, where every step is a walk through centuries of cultural evolution. Boudhanath Stupa awaits, a colossal mandala that transcends time. The rhythmic chants and the sight of devotees circumambulating the stupa create an enchanting ambiance, inviting you to connect with the spiritual essence of Nepal. Capture the essence of the vibrant city of Bhaktapur as twilight sets in, wandering through its medieval streets and squares. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square preserves the charm of a bygone era, providing a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Newari culture. Culminate your day at the Changunarayan Temple, a hidden gem adorned with exquisite sculptures and ancient inscriptions. Our private tour ensures an intimate experience, allowing you to absorb the historical and cultural significance of each site without the rush of a crowded itinerary. Indulge in the allure of Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, creating memories that resonate with the rich tapestry of Nepal's cultural heritage. With our personalized and enriching tour, you are not just a visitor but a privileged guest, unlocking the secrets of this ancient city. Book your private tour now and let the magic of Kathmandu unfold before you, leaving you with a lifetime of cherished memories.

Kathmandu: Private City Guided Tour

10. Kathmandu: Private City Guided Tour

See the sights of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal on a 6-hour tour of an area that covers 218 square miles (350 kilometers). Kathmandu Valley contains 3 fabulous cities of great historic, religious, and cultural interest: Kathmandu (Kantipur), Patan (Lalitpur), and Bhadgaon (Bhaktapur). The Kathmandu Valley has often been described as an open-air art gallery with thousands of sacred shrines in brick, stone, metal, and wood scattered throughout it. On your tour, you will not be able to see the entire valley, but you will be taken to some of the most important and monumental sites. Many of these are squares or temples that are also designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Swayambhunath/Monkey Temple Swayambhunath / Monkey Temple is a 2,500-year-old Stupa situated overlooking Kathmandu Valley. Its name comes from the holy monkey living in part of the complex. The painted eyes on 4 sides symbolize the all-seeing eyes of Buddha, and the site is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Pashupatinath Temple Pashupatinath is a temple of Lord Shiva and the most sacred of the 275 Shiva temples worldwide. It is also the oldest temple in Kathmandu. The Bagmati River runs alongside the temple, and is the site not only of pilgrims who bathe in the river, but also contains a special area where members of the royal family are cremated. Boudhanath Stupa Boudhanath Stupa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also one of the biggest in the world. It is the most important pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhists, who come here by the thousands during the winter festival to pay their respect. Patan Durbar Square Patan Durbar Square is home to the former Patan Royal Family. The most photographed of Kathmandu’s 3 Durbar Squares, it features a remarkable display of Newari architecture. Its main attractions include the Krishna Temple, with its 21 golden pinnacles, Rudra Varna Mahavihar, a Buddhist Monastery that houses local treasures, and the central courtyard of Mul Chowk.

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The guide Santos was a great guide, he was well informed about the terrain and the various plant species we saw on the way. He was safe and very attentive to the clients. He accommodated us as needed. The route was beautiful & the views were amazing esp the sunrise from the view point. On both ways from Kathmandu to Pokhara the airport was closed and the tour company arranged transport for us at a very reasonable price . Overall we had a great experience

It was a very well-paced food tour with Deepak. It doesn't feel rushed and he really takes his time with his guests. He is very professional and really knows what he's doing. All the food places we went to are well-thought of and hygienic. I really had a great time experiencing Nepal through its delicious food and warm people. Highly recommended!

Very attentive and friendly. I highly recommend the agency and the Karma guide. Very respectful, attentive, punctual, always concerned that I was well, and that I was comfortable and safe. Very good explanations too. They were communicating the entire time, and oriented towards great service. Thank you so much!!!

Weather was super hazy so we couldn’t see anything any mountains but our guide Ram was a great photographer and made sure we got plenty of cute pictures with the sunrise.

Ram was a fantastic guide and full of local knowledge. Thank you for a lovely experience!