Discover Kathmandu

From the moment you touch down in a sea of cloud-conquering mountains, Kathmandu will have you spellbound.

Journey Overview

From the moment you touch down in a sea of cloud-conquering mountains, Kathmandu will have you spellbound. Navigate the labyrinth of narrow streets to find ancient temples, monasteries, and Buddhist stupas that form part of the cultural heritage of the Valley designated UNESCO World Heritage status. Seek out hidden courtyards, savour authentic Nepalese cuisine, and see a living goddess. At the end of each day, your exquisite accommodation provides the perfect sanctuary hidden amidst the magical mix of chaos and beauty.

Journey Highlights

  • Marvel at the view from Swayambhunath, one of the most iconic sites of Kathmandu
  • Walk with pilgrims around Bouddhanath Stupa spinning prayer wheels along the way
  • Dine on a culinary journey at renowned Nepali speciality restaurant, Krishnarpan
  • Step back in time in the ancient fortified town of Bhaktapur
  • Relax in the exquisite and historic Dwarika’s Hotel 

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu, the vibrant and ever-surprising capital of the Kingdom of Nepal. Here, in the heart of the Kathmandu Valley, you’ll discover one of the world’s densest collections of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Receive VIP assistance on arrival and continue to your accommodation, a beautifully preserved Newari building tucked into the quiet fringes of the bustling city centre. Settle in and spend the rest of your day at leisure.
Dwarika’s Hotel (Heritage Deluxe Room)

Day 2: Kathmandu

Rise early for your first real glimpse of Nepal’s mountain magnificence on a fixed wing mountain flight (additional charge). Soar over a majestic landscape of snow-capped peaks, deep valleys and glaciers, dominated by the world’s highest mountain, Everest.

After breakfast, climb the steps to Swayambhunath, also known as Monkey Temple due to the holy monkeys that reside nearby. Explore the fifth-century temple with its beautiful Buddhist stupa and drink in sweeping views of the city and valley below. Later, head to the temple of Pashupatinath, and marvel at its astonishing architectural beauty on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River. Continue to the imposing 14th century Bouddhanath Stupa, one of the holiest of Tibetan Buddhist sites. Meet a local artisan for a fascinating insight into Buddhism and the Thangka paintings. Find your spot overlooking the stupa and enjoy sundowners to the gentle sound of chanting as you watch pilgrims circling the site and spinning prayer wheels. This evening take your place in Krishnarpan, the Nepali speciality restaurant at Dwarika's, for a culinary journey through the fascinating flavours of Nepal.
Dwarika’s Hotel (Heritage Deluxe Room) | Meals: BD

Day 3: Kathmandu

Venture deep into Kathmandu today for a window into the capital's captivating culture. Wander the labyrinthine back streets to find temples, monasteries and hidden courtyards. Ride a rickshaw through Ason Market and soak up the vibe in one of the city’s oldest and most famous bazaars. Visit Durbar Square with its palaces, shrines and temples bustling with flower sellers, pilgrims and orange-clad Sadhus. See the impressive Teleju Temple and stop at the House of the Living Goddess. Later, venture into the Kathmandu Valley to the enchanting 9th century fortified city of Bhaktapur, also known as the 'City of Devotees'. Tread along cobbled streets lined with wonderfully preserved architecture. Watch bustling activity in the town square and see the Palace of Fifty-Five Windows.
Dwarika’s Hotel (Heritage Deluxe Room) | Meals: B

Day 4: Depart Kathmandu

As your journey ends, transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
Meals: B

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Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu

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Journey Dates & Prices

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing for this Extension will vary from low season to peak season travel.

As a result, it is not available for online booking.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.