Tour Itineraries > Kathmandu Valley Kaleidoscope (8 days / 7 nights)

Kathmandu - Dhulikhel - Nagarkot - Godavari

An eight-day tour of Kathmandu valley with its three main cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur – crossroads of numerous hill tribes and ethnic groups. The great civilizations of Kathmandu valley have over the years left a marvelous legacy in architecture, sculpture, painting, metal work, literature, music and dance. Swayambhunath and Boudhnath are the two great stupas whose origins are lost in time, where monasteries are achant with prayer, where prayer wheels whir and the gongs call the Gods to earth. Pashupatinath, a large, gilded, three-tiered temple dedicated to Lord Shiva was built in 1696 on the banks of the sacred Bagmati river. The cremation grounds lie behind the temple complex. Fantastic for sunrise views, villages of Dhulikhel and Nagarkot set on hilltops, 30kms approx. east from Kathmandu are famous for scenic views of the snowy ranges from Cho-Oyu in the east to Himalchuli in the west. Located 14kms away from the city center and situated in a cleft on a valley is the Godavari Village Resort offering panoramic view of terraced fields and the mighty Himalayan ranges. Amongst popular local attractions are Royal Botanical Garden and Bajra Barahi temple. A 45 minutes drive south from Kathmandu lies the shrine of Dakshinkali located in a dark valley, where animal sacrifices are offered Tuesdays and Saturdays. Combined with the tour of Dakshinkali is the village of Kirtipur – well known for many historical battles fought and won.

Arrival in Kathmandu. Meet & greet with flower garlands and transfer to your hotel.
AM: Tour of Kathmandu and Swayambhunath. PM: Visit Pashupatinath and Bodhnath. (B)
AM: Drive to Dhulikhel visiting Thimi and Bhaktapur en route. Overnight at your hotel in Dhulikhel. (B)
AM: Visit surrounding villages of Dhulikhel on your own. PM: In the afternoon drive to Nagarkote. Overnight at your hotel in Nagarkote. (B)
AM: Drive back to Kathmandu valley visiting Patan en route. Continue to Godavari south of Kathmandu and check in at Godavari Village Resort. (B)
AM: Visit the surrounding areas. PM: Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu. (B)
AM: Drive to Dakshinkali and on the way back, visit Chovar Gorge and Kirtipur. Rest of the afternoon is at leisure. (B)
Transfer to the airport for your outbound flight. (B)