Best walking tour around Kathmandu is including cultural heritage sights inside valley, naturally beautiful hillside, panoramic Himalayan views, walking through Shivapuri national park. Explore biggest Hindu temples, Buddhist stupa and visit monasteries. Stay relaxes in out of crowded at natural places with beautiful views. Walking tour is more suitable for beginners love adventure, family with child and old age peoples. Cost of the tours is depends on group size and category of hotels want to use during this tour. 2 days spend as arrival and departure, the real walking is 4 days.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Enjoy typical Nepali dinner with cultural shows. Overnight at Hotel
Day 02: Day spend at Heritage sights walking and drive to beautiful hill station near Kathmandu valley. Overnight at Hotel
Day 03: Best sunrise and Himalaya views tour. Walking through national park, local villages, working field side and reach at another scenic hill side Dhulikhel. Overnight at Hotel
Day 04: Walking to 1000 step and reach to Kali temple. Walk to Namobuddha through small town, typical villages and working farm side. Visit Buddhist monastery and walk to Balthali. Stay overnight at scenic hillside. Hotel
Day 05: Walking around village to reach Panauti. Visit oldest temples and historical place in Panauti vilalge. Drive back to Kathmandu. Walking tour again in beautiful biggest Buddhist stupa on hill site (swoyambhunath). Overnight at Hotel
Day 06: Free time till departure. Drop to international airport for your final departure
Cost in US Dollar and per person
|Hotel category||1 pax||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6+pax|
|2 star Hotel||670||545||510||470||450||395|
|3 Star Hotel||760||595||560||510||480||425|
|4 Star Hotel||910||655||605||560||525||470|
|5 Star Hotel||1070||885||810||735||670||600|
- All arrival and departure arrangement
- Accommodation in twin sharing room
- Walking tours as per itinerary with professional English speaking guide
- Permit and entrance fees wiring walking tour
- Private transportation in tour as per itinerary
- One evening Nepali dinner in Nepali sultural restaurant
- Service charge and government taxes
Lunch and Dinner in entire tour
Personal gears for walking
Any tipping (guide or in Hotel)
Your international flight
Nepal entry visa (USD 25 for 15 days visa, USD 40 for a month visa – visa on arrival)
Bar bills, bottled drinks
You will have suitable time to get Mountain flight (flying over mountain including Mount Everest with extra cost
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Itinerary in Details
Day 01: Representative from Nepal Highland Treks pickup you from international airport and transfers to hotel. Your hotel is in Thamel, the touristic hub town. It is only 7 kilometer drive may take half hour. Rest of the time is for rest in Hotel. We offer you Nepali dinner with cultural shows at evening.
==> In case of you arrive at early time; we can plan to visit some interesting places near your hotel. Walking to Kathmandu durbar squire through Nepali local market. Rickshaw ride back to Hotel. Kathmandu durbar squire also called Bashantapur Durbar is royal palace of formal kingdom of Kathmandu. This is one of the three squires inside Kathmandu valley which all are listed in UNESCO heritage site. Squire is surrounded with spectacular architecture and different showcases which are all skills of Newari artist and craftsmen over several centuries.
Kathmandu durbar squire, statue of Kal Bhairav. Kal Bhairav is one of the most dangerous forms of Lord Shiva and among the various forms of Bhairav. The literal meaning of Kala is ‘time’ or ‘death’, hence, Kala Bhairav is also considered as the ‘Lord of time or death.
Day 02: Cultural heritage sites exploration and overnight at natural hillside of Kathmandu. Hotel
After breakfast in the hotel, we start sightseeing in UNESCO cultural heritage sites inside Kathmandu valley. Pashupatinath temple: Pashupatinath is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for devotees of Shiva. Built in the 5th century and later renovated by Malla kings. The largest temple complex in Nepal, it stretches on both sides of the Bagmati River which is considered holy by Hindus. The main pagoda style temple has a gilded roof, four sides covered in silver, and wood carvings of the finest quality. Temples dedicated to several other Hindu and Buddhist deities surround the temple of Pashupatinath. the temple area also includes Deupatan, Jaya Bageshori, Gaurighat (Holy Bath), Kutumbahal, Gaushala, Pingalasthan and Sleshmantak forest. There are around 492 temples, 15 Shivalayas (shrines of Lord Shiva) and 12 Jyotirlinga (phallic shrines) to explore. It is also a cremation site where the last rites of Hindus are performed. The site and events at cremation is not for the faint hearted; still visitors are seen watching curiously from across the river from the hill. It is believed that those who die in Pashupatinath Temple are reborn as a human
Second visit at huge Buddhist stupa, Bouddhanath and surroundings. is the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. The stupa was built in 14th century. Surrounding Boudhanath Stupa are streets and narrow alleys lined with colorful homes, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, and street vendors.
Third visit is to Bhaktapur Durbar squire, century oldest palace with history, richest arts and architectures. The squire complex consists of at least four distinct squares (Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square), the whole area is informally known as the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and is a highly visited site in the Kathmandu Valley. We Further drive to Nagarkot for overnight .
Day 03: Sunrise and Himalayan view tour and day hiking to next hill station through local villages and National park. Overnight at Hotel in Dhulikhel
Nagarkot has a reputation as the top spot for enjoying Himalayan views and best sunrise. You can view from Hotel or very early in the morning, drive to Nagarkot view point to view sunrise and Himalayas. During clear weather, Langtang Himalayan range, Annapurna, Everest Himalayan range and other are visible as far view. Back to Hotel for breakfast and walking to Dhulikhel (4 Hours) Hiking through forest of National park, local villages, terrace field and peoples. Dhulikhel is another hill side and more popular places from which to observe the high Himalaya and nice valleys. From the edge of the ridge, a stunning panorama of peaks unfolds, from Langtang Lirung (7227m) in the west, through Dorje Lakpa (6966m) to the huge bulk of Gauri Shankar (7134m) and nearby Melungtse (7181m), and as far as Numbur (5945m) in the east.
Day 04: Stay relaxes and scenic place and walking to another hillside through scenic landscape of terrace field, local villages, temples and monasteries. Overnight at simple reort at hillside.
Till mid morning, stay relaxly in the Hotel. From Dhulikhel it is 3 hours walking to Namobuddha. A famous and biggest monastery at the hill station with the views of scenic mountain range and villages. At the top of hill in Namobuddha lies magnificent Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery . A Tibetan Buddhhist temple with sprawling monastic complex which was officially open for the tourist in 2008. Namobudhha is one of the three most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites along with Boudhanath and Swoyambhunath. Further walk to Balthali Village. Enjoy local meal and local wine from the village. Relax time after hiking 2 days in the resort. Balthali offers a sunrise in the east, speculating Himalayan range of Manaslu, Langtang & Everest in the north, innumerable rice terraces in the west & huge bodied green forest of Mahabharata range in the South. One of the most important factors of this spot is that it is warm in the winter & cool in the summer. The area of Balthali is cover of various flora, colorful rhododendron forest, and magnolia & Sal trees.
Day 05: Short walking to catch our car drive back to Kathmandu. Halfday in Buddhist stupa and another oldest king palace. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
After full morning stay at Balthali, we walk half an hour to Panauti and drive back with our car to Kathmandu valley. Visit Swoyambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar squire if we do not have visited before. Rest of the time is for free for shopping.
Day 06: Departure , we drop you to International airport for your final departure
Optional activities to add in your walking tour without adding any days
Mountain flight (Fly over Himalayas from Kathmandu airport which is about an hour flight to explore 100s of Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest)
You are free to customize your tour plan. If your want to change some from our 6 days walking tour plan, you can suggest us to add or remove. As per your interest we will suggest you best customize plan again. You also can plan longer days or even make short days walking plan around Kathmandu.
Best season of walking tour: You can plan this walking tour throughout the year. Although, the best season is from March to June and September to December month. Month of July and August will be disturbed by rain and sleeper walking path. Month of Jan and Feb is cold month but still good than walking in raining months.