The Best of Kathmandu - 05 Days

This 5-day tour is a wonderful introduction to Kathmandu, showcasing the many facets of the town and surrounding valley. The major sites of Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath illustrate Kathmandu’s mixed religious heritage while the towns of Bhaktapur and Patan showcase the wonderful craftsmanship that has existed in the Kathmandu valley for centuries, a tradition which continues today.

From Nagarkot, in the Himalayan foothills, the view of sunrise over the Himalayas shows-off the spectacular natural beauty of Nepal, while an excursion around the Royal Botanical Garden reveals the country’s rich and varied plant species. This is a memorable tour which shows a side of the Kathmandu Valley beyond the tourist enclave of Thamel.

Day 01Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03Sightseeing in Kathmandu & drive to Nagarkot
Day 04Hike to Sankhu
Day 05Depart Kathmandu

What is Included

  • Arrival & departures\ transfers by private vehicle
  • Twin share room with breakfast in a 3 star hotel or resort as per itinerary
  • Hotels can be arranged as per client’s choice which might incur extra cost
  • Surface transportation as per itinerary
  • Guided sightseeing tour in the city including entry fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Necessary permits and fees

What is Excluded

  • International flights
  • Visa Fees (Nepal)
  • All type of insurance for participants
  • Major meals (lunch and dinner)
  • Beverages and snacks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar bills, laundry etc.
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Includes’.

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency

The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 3 per day

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)


Tourist visa is avalable on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

Before you head to the immigration counter, fill out the visa forms. Though there is a photo booth, we would advise you to carry passport photos to save time (and money). It will cost you US $ 30 (cash) for a thirty days visa.

Our staff will be waiting for you outside the international airport. Look out for someone carrying a sign with either “Expedition Himalaya” or your name written on it.

You can call Nabin (98 5100 4278) or Pasang (98 0102 5435) of Expedition Himalaya if you face any problem.


At the end of your trip, Expedition Himalaya will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

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Trip Facts

  • 05 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 1,400 m
  • March to May and September to December
  • Cultural and Historical Tours
  • Hotels & Resorts
  • Flights/ private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)
  • 16 pax maximum