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Quick Getaway to a Himalayan Kingdom
Quick Getaway to a Himalayan Kingdom
Duration 5 nights 6 days
Best Time Mid Sep – End May

A perfect combination of gorgeous views of high Himalayan peaks, stay by a lake, a visit to a land partially frozen in time and Newari food and architecture. A short getaway that is sure to leave you feeling refreshed.

    KATHMANDU – BANDIPUR (1030 M) 150 km / 5 hrs

    Day 1: KATHMANDU – BANDIPUR (1030 M) 150 km / 5 hrs

    Arrive at Kathmandu airport around noon and drive to Bandipur. Rest of the evening at leisure, to walk around on cobbled stoned pathways – free from vehicular traffic, see the stunning Newari architecture and the traditional lifestyle exemplified by the people, buildings & temples in this place. Of course, you would also get the opportunity to taste the famous Newari cuisine.

    BANDIPUR - Hike to Siddha Gupha (3 hr hike) - BANDIPUR

    Day 2: BANDIPUR - Hike to Siddha Gupha (3 hr hike) - BANDIPUR

    Post breakfast, check out and go for a walk to see the Siddha Cave – Nepal’s largest one. It has amazing stalactite formations (please do carry a flashlight). You could also visit Patale Dwar –a nearby cave considered by experts to be a geological wonder. Walk back to Bandipur with an appetite whetted to justify a sumptuous lunch. Rest of the day at leisure to stroll around the town. It is a lovely little town with pretty much every house built in local Newari architecture.

    BANDIPUR – Manakamna Temple - KATHMANDU (1400 M) 194 kms / 7 hrs

    Day 3: BANDIPUR – Manakamna Temple - KATHMANDU (1400 M) 194 kms / 7 hrs

    Leave for Kathmandu after an early breakfast. En route you take a detour to visit Manakamna Devi Temple by cable car – great views on the ride & at the top. Reach the capital by early evening. After freshening up spend the rest of the evening strolling around in the vibrant shopping district of Thamel

    KATHMANDU

    Day 4: KATHMANDU

    After a leisurely breakfast leave for seeing the sights: Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar & Swayambhunath Stupa – nice views at sunset. Evening at leisure.

    KATHMANDU – Bhaktapur Durbar - NAGARKOT 30 kms / 1 ½ - 2 hrs

    Day 5: KATHMANDU – Bhaktapur Durbar - NAGARKOT 30 kms / 1 ½ - 2 hrs

    Check out after breakfast and drive to Nagarkot. En route stop to see the fabulous monuments in Bhaktapur Durbar. Reach Nagarkot in the afternoon. Nagarkot offers beautiful views at sunset & sunrise of the highest Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest. You could go for a hike in the surrounding hills. Rest of the evening at leisure. Night stay at Nagarkot.

    NAGARKOT – KATHMANDU AIRPORT 28 km / 2 hrs

    Day 6: NAGARKOT – KATHMANDU AIRPORT 28 km / 2 hrs

    Enjoy early morning views of the mountains; you could do an hour’s hike to the view point on the southern ridge for fantastic sunrise views. After breakfast, get dropped at Kathmandu Airport in time to board a late afternoon flight back home.

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