If we can make a 4-day trip to New York or Paris, why not Kathmandu? Both the city and its surroundings offer a very different experience. We will find a society of great vitality and at the same time very different from our own, with many spectacular places, a place to travel with our eyes and spirit wide open. Do you dare to think differently?
5 days / 4 nights full trip in Nepal
Local guide English-speaking
Accommodation in hotel
Transfers in private vehicle
The city of Kathmandu and its surroundings have a lot to offer. Here we present a 5 days short programme to a special, very interesting destination, which makes it a different experience. An ideal trip for those of you who want to make a short trip, but don’t want to limit yourselves to the typical destinations of the best-known cities but want something more. It is also an extension option if you are travelling in Asia and want to visit Kathmandu.
We provide you with a guide for most of the trip and private transport, but as you know, we can tailor the trip and services to suit you and your tastes.
The itinerary does not start exactly in Kathmandu, but we start in the beautiful Bhaktapur, an ancient royal city full of temples and palaces. But even more interesting, a village full of life, with its inhabitants busy with their daily chores typical of the semi-rural environment. Nearby, the Changu Narayan Temple is one of the most important temples in Nepal and, curiously, not too often visited.
The Buddhist world in Kathmandu has two highlights. On the one hand, the large Kopan Monastery, which stands out perched on a hill above the city. On the other hand, the neighbourhood of Bouddha, known for the largest stupa in Nepal, Bouddhanath, always surrounded by worshippers, locals and travellers. A place with a very special magnetism. But Bouddha is not only its stupa, it is the neighbourhood that hosts a large part of the Tibetan refugee community, full of monasteries everywhere and bustling people up and down.
Pashupatinath is the holiest Hindu site in Nepal, known above all for being the crematorium for the dead, but also very interesting for discovering its lesser-known corners.
Both Chobhar, where we will visit its small temple of Jal Binayak, and Kirtipur, with one of the most interesting medieval villages, are on the outskirts of Kathmandu and we will pass through on our way to Patan. Patan, also known as Lalitpur, is different from Kathmandu, although it is practically next to it. It has a rhythm and atmosphere of its own, with slightly different temples and narrow corridors inside the buildings where you will always find surprising nooks and crannies.
Finally, Swayambhunath, almost to say goodbye to the city from the air, surrounded by its Buddhist stupa and Hindu temples. We will end in the inescapable neighbourhood of Thamel, the great centre of the city. A neighbourhood fully of narrow alleys, shops of all kinds, restaurants and cafés, hotels and guest-houses. A neighbourhood where you can stroll freely amidst locals and tourists in what is an experience in itself.
So, a short but lively trip, to do without too much haste, enjoying every moment. We are sure that if you come, you will come back to visit the rest of the country.
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