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$99 Outdoor Activities

A day hike from Kathmandu to Bagadwaar

We will start our journey for a day hike from Kathmandu at 8 am in the morning from the hotel you are staying at. We will collect you from your hotel and drop you at the same after trip completion. Starting location is Budhanilkantha which is a sacred place among Hindus. You will see stone carved statue of Lord Vishnu lying over similarly crafted Snake (Sesh nagha). Then we proceed through Shivapuri national park on a walking trail very old and being used by Nepalese Army for national park patrolling. A dense forest and lust of nature will make your tiredness go away. Reaching at the top of hill you will see natural beauty of surroundings and Bagdwara, starting point of Holi river Bagmati. Taking left side of hill down will take you to Nagi Gompa, a famous Buddhist monastery in Nepal. Then we will continue our walk up to Sundarijal and drive back to your hotel. A professional, experienced and government licence holding local tour guide will be guiding this trip. Our guides being local experts and environmentally conscious, travelers will enjoy their description during the walk. We are committed to your safety and satisfaction during the trip.

$35.04 Private & Custom Tours

Full Day Private Sightseeing Kathmandu tour with visit to Swayambhunath Stupa and Budhanilkantha

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. Nepal is home to around 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites, bursting with myriad of natural and cultural wonders. It is a colorful medley of Pagoda-topped Temples, fancy Religious monuments, Newari architecture, lively streets and lofty mountains. This tour will includes popular tourist spots that will leave you awed. So let’s get started. In the morning, you will be picked up from the hotel and taken for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city. Kathmandu is a city with three Durbar squares, which are declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of them is Kathmandu Durbar Square. This palace is the most spectacular legacy of Kathmandu’s traditional architecture with stunning architecture inspired from Newari style of architecture. It is designed in the shape of a multi-tiered Pagoda that consists of many old palaces, ancient temples and pavilions, which offer a mystical feeling. It’s major attraction is the “Kumari Chowk”, home to the living goddess ‘Raj Kumari’ - human reincarnation of Holy Deity Durga. Earlier, the Kathmandu Durbar Square was the place where Kings were crowned and legitimized to rule the city. Your tour will now proceed with a visit to the Swayambhunath Stupa, an important holy site of Buddhists in Nepal. It is believed that this Stupa evolved when the Kathmandu valley was born out of a lake 2,000 years ago. This Stupa is enveloped by vibrant prayer flags, a pair of big eyes on all its sides depicting the “God's all-seeing” perspective. It also has the largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal placed on a pedestal. This majestic pilgrimage site is a symbol faith and harmony for the locals of Nepal, since centuries. Your tour ends with a visit to Budhanilkantha located in the northern part of Kathmandu. Budhanilkantha means “Buddha lying in water. This place truly resembles to its name as it has a mesmerizing idol of Lord Buddha sleeping on a water bed. It also has a colossal statue of Lord Vishnu (god responsible for the maintenance of the world) lying on a bed of coiled Nagas (snakes) that is said to be built from a single granite stone. This temple is an untouched beauty as it is not visited by many tourists. However, it is an idyllic example to understand the Nepali culture and is a focal point for the local devotees. As your tour comes to an end here, you will be dropped-off at the hotel.

$27 Outdoor Activities

Nagi Gumba Day Hike

Your Guide will meet you at the hotel or our departure point, Sorakhutte, Kathmandu(opposite to the Prime Bank Ltd.) and drive to to Budhanilkantha, the holy site of the sleeping Hindu god Vishnu, and then enjoy a moderate hike with your guide through the woodlands of Shivapuri National Park to Nagi Gompa, a hilltop Buddhist monastery where panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley abound. It is 15 kilometers hike leading into the forest reserve at Shivapuri National Park. Register at the park gate before spending 2.5-3 hours strolling through the gorgeous woods, heading to the Buddhist monastery at Nagi Gompa. Nagi Gumba (NANG-KYI) is a monastery, which is situated in Shivpuri (one of the hills surrounding Kathmandu).  Your walk gradually becomes steeper as you proceed uphill for around 1 mile to arrive at the Monastery. As you climb up, you will enjoy the beautiful sights of Kathmandu Valley.  During the hike, you will also have a great opportunity for bird watching and numbers of the waterfall. You may even be able to distant mountains on the northern side of Nepal. Nagi Gumba (NANG-KYI) is exclusively run by Nuns and is the best place to view the Kathmandu Valley. In Gagi Gumba, you can take enough time for observing the routine of the nuns in the Monastery, enjoy the enchanting views and learn a bit about Buddhism. You will spend enough time in Nagi Gumba then get ready for the return journey to Kathmandu through the same way or exit from another corner of the National Park, Sundarijal.

$94 Walking & Biking Tours

Mountain Bike Tour

Join this super mountain biking day trip and explore hidden, interesting spots of Kathmandu valley. Ride through the city of temples and see Nepal from the comfort of wheels. Our mountain biking day trips are designed to give the most out of your budget and time. Our day begins with a satisfying breakfast followed by a mountain bike tour to Budhanilkantha, which is located 6km northeast of Kathmandu. Here, you will learn about a mythical legend that revolves around the making of the valley. You will also visit the sleeping Bishnu Temple and enjoy the picturesque view of the valley. We then mountain bike to Shivapuri National Park and head to an ancient spot located on a ridge Northwest of the valley. We will ride through the narrow alleyways of the ancient town and view the old shrines, temples and traditional houses typical to the valley. You will also observe the traditional lifestyle of the town dwellers and sample their local delicacies.

$69.23 Outdoor Activities

Kathmandu Spiritual Hiking

In the early morning, between 7 AM and 8 AM, our team will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at the premise of Budhanilkantha, starting point of hiking. Visit and pay homage to the sleeping Lord Vishnu from the outer periphery of the complex’s pond (non-Hindus are not permitted inside), a visual trick that makes the god appear to float above the water’s surface while your guide explains the background of this unique Hindu figure. Then start hiking to Chunikhel which takes about one and half hour. In Chunikhel, you can see the old traditional houses of Newar community. Later move forward to Kapan Monastery which is one of the most popular monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism. Here, a large number of foreigners arrive here to study Buddhism and meditation. Afterward, hike to Pullahari Monastery which is just one hour walk away from Kapan Monastery. It has its own unique history dating back to 1986 AD. Then start descending to Gokarneshwor Mahadev Temple. In late August or early September, people go to this temple to bathe and make offerings in honor of their fathers, living or dead, on a day called Gokarna Aunsi. On finishing the excursion, our team will come pick you up and then transfer you to your hotel.

$199 Cultural & Theme Tours

3 days in Kathmandu

On Day 1 our guide will meet you in your hotel and take you for sightseeing in a comfortable private vehicle, to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu Temple, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath Stupa. On the way you will stop for lunch somewhere. After sightseeing you will be dropped to your hotel. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu Meals: Breakfast On Day 2 After breakfast in your hotel our guide will take you to Bhaktapur and Patan in a private car. Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu, Meals: Breakfast On Day 3, the last day of your trip you will visit Budhanilkantha and Shivapuri National Park. After sightseeing you will be dropped to your hotel and in the evening you will join the Farewell Dinner hosted for you by your company. Meals Breakfast, Dinner.... TOUR ENDS HERE

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