Nepal Base Camp Treks(P)Ltd Govt. Regd. No : 144861/071/072 Tourism License No : 1788
  • Destination
    Nepal
  • Region
    Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade
    Drive Touring
  • Mode of Trip: Hotel Basis
  • Highest elevation: 1400m.
  • Mode of Transport:By Private car or Van
  • Best Time: All Round Year
  • Group Size: 02 Tours
  • Start/End Point: Kathmandu to Kathmandu

“a blending pot of Hindu and Buddhist culture and religion”

Tour Highlights:

Medieval period Temples and old palaces of immense interest
A vivid city of cultural melting pot of Hinduism and Buddhism
Exploring Kathmandu old monuments of great historical and religious significant,
The city full of World Heritage Sites and views of green hills with snow capped peaks

Brief Trip Outlook:

Mode of the Trip:       On Standard or Deluxe Hotels
Tour Grade:                  Leisure with short walks.
Tour duration:             From a day to two days of more
Seasons:                      Nepal for all season for tours.

Introduction:

Kathmandu Day Tour the capital and commercial city of Nepal located within close range of central and Mid-West including Mid East Himalaya range of mountains, a fascinating city to visit once in your life time experience, as Kathmandu is full of world heritage sites of old monuments, temples and monasteries including ancient palaces of great interest.

Nepal Base Camp Treks provides you with excellent sightseeing within Kathmandu city and adjoining cities of Patan / Lalitpur and Bhaktapur of immense importance for your delights in our Tour of Kathmandu World Heritage Sites.

Although Kathmandu a semi-modern metropolitan city but still retains its old culture-religion and custom as it was past thousand of centuries trekking in nepal.

All Kathmandu City Day Tour lead by expert city guides with excellent knowledge of the areas of visit with good conditions and spacious transportations as per group size.

A day tour to two days or more includes following places for your interest and delights.

Kathmandu Old Durbar Square:

A short drive your hotel where our guide leads you in the heart of Kathmandu city to marvel the world heritage sites and other important historical and religious sites.

As your enter uncountable monuments around Kathmandu Durbar Square, the house of the Living Goddess (Kumari Ghar), the ferocious Kal Bhairab, the red monkey god, and hundreds of erotic carvings are a few examples of the sights at the Square! The buildings here are the greatest achievements of the Malla dynasty.
Visitors who wanders around the Square will witness round temple of pagoda architectural style, the temple of Goddess Taleju (legend has it that She played dice with King Jaya Prakash Malla), and an image of Shiva and Parbati sitting together among the many monuments.

The Square teems with colorful life. Vendors sell vegetables, curios, flutes, and other crafts around the Kastamandap rest house. This rest house is said to have been built with the wood of a single tree and is the source from which the Kathmandu Valley got its name. Nearby are great drums which were beaten to announce royal decrees. All woodcarvings, statues, and architecture in this area are exceptionally fine, and Kathmandu Durbar Square is among the most important sights for travelers to see. The complex also houses the Tribhuvan Museum that carries the mementoes of different Shah Kings.

Akash Bhairab Temple:

Also referred to as the Blue Bhairab sometimes, it is a three-storied temple in the principal market called Indra Chowk. The divine image of the Akash Bhairab is displayed outside for a week -long period during the great festival of Indra Jatra. The celebration of Indra Jatra honors Indra- the King of Heaven and the God of Rain.

Hanuman Dhoka:

Historic seats of past kings and royalty, belonging to the Malla and Shah dynasty. The Durbar Square, which is itself the old Royal Palace Complex dedicated to the Malla monarchs, today listed as World Heritage Site.
The main golden-gate guarded by Monkey-God called Hanuman was the king of the Monkeys and faithful devotees of Lord Ram Chandra-the Hero of the Epic “Ramayan.” Being guarded by a sole protector, the gate itself has come to be known as Hanuman Gate.
With an umbrella suspended above his head and wrapped in a scarlet cloak, he squats on a stone plinth to be respected by hundreds of Nepalese Hindus plus Indian Hindus.

Temple of Kumari:

The temple and the holy quadrangle with a Buddhist stupa at the center form the residential quarters of the Chaste Virgin Living Goddess called KUMARI. The traditional building has profusely carved wooden balconies and widow screens. The non-Buddhist ant the non-Hindu visitors may enter the courtyard called the ‘bahal’ but may not proceed beyond upstairs. The KUMARI acknowledges their greetings from the middle window of the balcony particularly saved for her alone and snapshot is strictly prohibited.

Kastamandap:

Located near the Temple of Kumari, a unique wooden temple known as Maru Satal, built in 1596 A.D. by King Laxmi Narsingh Malla. The belief and its relevant is that it was constructed with a wood of a single tree, this is where Kathmandu name derived from ‘Kastamandap.’ Today it housed the Hindu God namely Gorakh-Nath.

National Museum:

Situated two and a half kilometers west of Kathmandu City, the National Museum has a splendid collection of arms, artifacts, statues, etc. from ancient, medieval and modern Nepal. Its archaeological and historical displays are real worth-seeing. Unfortunately the museum remains closed on Tuesdays.

Natural History Museum:

Situated 3-kms west of Kathmandu City behind the famous Swayambhunath hillock. This museum has a unique collection of butterflies, fish, reptiles, birds, mammals, plants and a variety of fossils collected within the country. Photography inside the museum is prohibited.

Pashupatinath Temple:

A pagoda style Hindu temple with golden roof and richly carved silver doors dedicated to Lord Shiva, situated at the bank of holy Bagmati River. One of the most sacred temples in the entire Hindu world, Pashupatinath Temple is the nerve center of pilgrimage on the day of Shivratri (Anniversary of Lord Shiva).

Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple):

One of the oldest Buddhist monument and the landmark of Kathmandu and Nepal, believed to be more than 25 centuries old stands as one of world’s oldest Buddhist Chaityas. The Great Stupa of Swayambhunath is a wonder and the glory that was Nepal.

The stupa, which forms the salient structure, painted on the four -sided based of the spiral are all seeing eyes of lord Buddha, keeping an eternal watch on the Valley distinguishing between vice and virtue.

Bouddhanath Stupa:

Bouddhanath Stupa also known as Little Tibet where you can see mostly locals of Tibetan origin people, declared to stand as the largest Buddhist shrine of South Asia. The ancient colossal chortens was built in 6th A.D. by King Man Deb.

It rests on a series of three terraces and from the bird’s eye view with relevant shape of a lotus flower which indeed remains a a holy object for all Buddhists of the world.
The chortens surrounded by circular market, which forms a part of Tibet town. In this case, also the four pairs of the Buddha’s eyes give a vivid flash to the four cardinal directions, meaning to keep a diligent watch over the people and their commitments all day all night.

Budhanilkantha:

Situated around northern outskirt of the Kathmandu valley rim at the foot of Shivapuri hill, an enchanting Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu or Narayan.

The locality is also known as Narayanthan or Budhanilkantha, as the image lies on a bed of serpents within pious pool and seems to float on water. The reclining statue was built in 5th  A.D.

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Client Reviews

Lyle Clancy

Brisbane Australia

In October 2014, 2015 I completed another wonderful family trek in Nepal to Langtang and Gosainkund lakes thanks to Sappa and his company “Nepal Base Camp Treks”. I first met Sappa in 2008 on a family Gokyo Lakes Trek and EBC Trek. At that time, I was greatly impressed by the highly professional approach he took to mountain guiding. I’m very happy to report that in 2014 nothing has changed. Sappa continues to maintain an exceptionally high standard of service and this together with his warm, generous and engaging personality ensured everyone in our party had an amazing time during their visit to Nepal.

We were treated to fantastic traditional Nepalese food and cultural performances at welcoming and farewell dinners in Kathmandu; expertly and safely guided over 14 days of trekking through an incredibly beautiful landscape; and provided with detailed and knowledgeable commentary during our tours of all the main sites around Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. I’m very happy to report that the organisation of our transport, sightseeing, accommodation and trekking arrangements was first rate and that over three weeks everything ran very smoothly indeed. Overall, Sappa‘s vast guiding experience and mountain knowledge ensured that our itinerary was structured in such a way that it provided us with a good deal of flexibility and ample time to absorb the magnificent mountain views while trekking, as well as not being rushed on our tours of Kathmandu and surrounds.

On this trip, a few in our party were first time trekkers. What a fantastic introduction to trekking in the Nepal Himalaya they received thanks to the great care and attention to every little detail provided by Sappa and his fabulous support crew Manoj, Shankar and Suraj. Thank you Sappa,for also keeping up the tradition of supplying us with bananas and chocolate bars. I must also mention that the pomegranate seeds the crew provided to us on our way to Langtang was an unexpected but greatly appreciated treat. Importantly, from a safety aspect, we were more than pleased to find that Nepal Base Camp Treks used modern four wheel drive vehicles to take us to the start of our trek in Syabrubesi and also for the return journey from Dhunche. We were also very impressed to observe that Sappa and his company take very good care of their support crews.

If you are planning to visit Nepal, I have no hesitation in recommending Sappa and his company “Nepal Base Camp Treks” for trouble free trekking and touring. You will not be disappointed. I can’t wait for my next trek with Sappa, which will be around Manaslu trek.

Christian Bank

Germany

German Language: Wir haben mit Sappa und einem Träger im Mai 2011 eine elftägige Trekking Tour durch die Langtang und Helambu Region gemacht. Wir sind das Langtang Tal von Syrabrubesi bis Kanjin Gompa hoch gewandert und dann über die Gosainkunde Seen, den Laurebina Pass und die Helambu Region nach Kathmandu zurückgekehrt. Der Trek war einfach wundervoll! Er führt durch verschiedene Vegetationszonen mit reicher Flora und Fauna und überwältigenden Aussichten auf die Gipfel des Himalaya. Darüber hinaus bot der Trek einen tiefen Einblick die die Tamang Kultur und das Leben und die Tradition der nepalesischen und tibetanischen Bevölkerung.

Sappa ist ein sehr erfahrener Führer, der die Gegend sehr gut kennt. Er verstand es perfekt, die Länge der täglichen Etappen und die Trekkinggeschwindigkeit auf unsere Wünsche und Bedürfnisse anzupassen und war insbesondere ein guter Ratgeber bei Fragen zur Höhenkrankheit. Sappa hat sich um alle Angelegenheiten mit den Lodges, den örtlichen Behörden, den Taxi- und Busfahrern etc. gekümmert. Er hat alle unsere Fragen zu den verschiedenen Bergketten und -gipfeln zur Länge der Auf- und Abstiege und zu den anderen Details der Gegend bereitwillig und mit großer Begeisterung beantwortet. Es war eine große Freude, ihm bei den Anekdoten aus dem Leben der Nepalesen, der Religion, Politik und Natur zuzuhören. Mit seiner Begeisterung und seinem Humor hat Sappa den Trek zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis gemacht. Wir können Sappa als erfahrenen, verständnisvollen und sympathischen Führer uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Nach den elf Tagen in der Einsamkeit des Himalaya ist aus unserem Führer ein Freund geworden.”

Adriano Rosa

Curitiba – Brasil

Sappa é o cara. Visitei o Nepal em duas ocasiões. Na primeira ele foi meu guia no circuito Annapurna, onde caminhamos por 21 dias. Na segunda ele nos guiou nos treks Langtang, Gosainkunda e Helambu por 17 dias. Alem disso, ele foi nosso guia no trek Cheppang Hills. Como se não bastasse, fizemos também o clássico Base Camp Everest partindo de Jiri e passando por Renjo La e Cho La, em 24 dias com o seu irmão Lako. O Nepal é um pais maravilhoso e a companhia de um guia como Sappa fez toda a diferença, pois ele nos explicou muito sobre a cultura local, religião, situação política/conflitos no pais e como funciona a sociedade no Nepal em geral. Ele fala muito bem inglês, é muito bem humorado e as risadas estão garantidas. Pra resumir, você começa a trilha com um guia e termina com um amigo. Recomendo-o sem hesitar. Se tiver perguntas pode me escrever.