Patan City Tour

Patan, which is also known as Lalitpur (City of Artisans), is one of the three medieval cities in Kathmandu Valley. Patan’s pride is the medieval Patan Durbar Square, which is dotted with Buddhist and Hindu sites. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the durbar square was the royal seat of Malla Kings. It showcased the exquisite works of art and architecture crafted by Newari artisans of that period.

In terms of infrastructure, Patan Durbar Square is exceptional. The Lord Krishana Stone Temple, The Royal Bath, Viswanath Temple, Bhimsen Temple, Ganesh—the Elephant Head God—and other noteworthy structures are the main draws of Patan Durbar Square. The magnificent Krishna Temple with its 21 gilded spires, built in 1637, and the Manga Hiti, the sunken stone water spout, found in the palace complex are but a few examples of its opulence. The Krishna Temple, which was constructed completely of stone, is said to be Nepal’s first example of Shikhara-style architecture.

 MAHABOUDDHA: The magnificent Buddhist monument known as Mahabouddha, a work of excellent terra cotta craftsmanship, is located to the east of Patan Durbar Square. Thousands of images of Lord Buddha are etched on this architectural wonder from the 14th century.

RUDRA VARNA MAHAVIHAR, also known as Uku Bahal, is a magnificent collection of images and statues made of metal, stone, and wood that is located close to Mahabouddha. A two-story house with gilded roofing encloses the stone-paved courtyard. In the past, this monastery served as the site of royal coronations. Even now, many of the gifts made by believers are still on display here.

HIRANYA VARNA MAHABIHAR: The three-story temple, also known as the Golden Temple, dates to the 12th century and contains a statue of the Buddha in the courtyard, or Kwa Bahal. The monastery is renowned for its exquisite reposes and woodcarving art. From the northern end of Durbar Square, it is a five-minute walk to the west and north.

KUMBHESHWAR: The temple dedicated to Shiva is the only five-storied pagoda in Patan and one of the only three surviving five-storey temples in the country. A natural spring within the courtyard of this temple built in 1392 is said to have its source in the glacial lake of Gosainkunda in northern Kathmandu. On the day of Janai Poornima in August, a sizable crowd of devotees assemble here for a ceremonial bath.

ASHOKA STUPAS: There are four stupas, supposed to have been built by Emperor Ashoka of India in 250 BC, marking the four corners of Patan. They are located, successively, at Pulchowk, Lagankhel, Ibahi, and Teta (route to Sano Gaon). Buddhism was thriving in the Kathmandu Valley when they were constructed.

A day tour around Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur is one of the oldest durbar of ancient period and also known as Khowpa because of  the living goddess of devotee.  Our one day Bhaktapur tour package includes the local newari people’s lifestyle and their cultural heritage. It is mainly car free, so the stunning heritage city gives the visitors a sense of centuries ago lifestyles during royal times in Nepal. The beautifully wood-carved Palace of fifty-Five Windows and the 17th century Lion Gate are among the spectacular historic royal landmarks in Durbar Square, which is now an open-air museum.

Most excursions are done in the morning or afternoon as it covers all the top heritage sites in Durbar Square-plus little known corners of the city favored by locals. The best time to visit Bhaktapur is Autumn and Spring and if you travel in the month of October, you will witness the Nepal’s biggest festival Dashain and Tihar. Likewise we can also see Bisket jatra festival on April every year.

Everest Base Camp Trek With Heli Return

After exploring Kathmandu, we take a short flight to the hillside village of Lukla (2800m). Through the diverse and eye-catching vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park, we trek to the Sherpa ‘capital’ Namche Bazaar. A colorful, bustling and friendly town, Namche was formerly a trading post between Nepal and Tibet.

From Namche we move towards to Kyangjuma and ascend slowly but steadily to Phortse,Upper-Pangboche,Dingboche Lobuche and finally to Gorek Shep, advancing above the tree line into more rugged and moonscape-like surrounds. Gorek Shep at 5160m is in fact the highest point at which we will lodge, and we take our time to reach this altitude properly acclimatized. Typically, we leave our packs at Gorek Shep to make an afternoon foray to Everest Base Camp, passing spectacular glacial forms and enjoying the triumph of having made it all the way.

The following morning, we ascend Kala Pathar (5550m), a short but steep and challenging climb, which leads to a viewpoint acknowledged as one of the best from which to see Mount Everest. The climbing route from Base Camp through the Khumbu Icefall is apparent from here. The same day we will fly back to Lukla via Helicopter and stay there overnight where we will also farewell our trekking crew before flying back to Kathmandu.

 

A Day Helicopter Tour to Annapurna Base Camp

Helicopter day tours to Annapurna Base Camp are the quickest method to go to the base camp and see the mountain in all its majesty. On our one-day helicopter tour, we will see spectacular views of Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail), Annapurna I and II, and Dhaulagiri ranges before arriving at Mt. Annapurna’s base camp. We start our helicopter flight in Kathmandu and fly parallel to the northern Himalayan peaks before continuing east to Annapurna base camp. Alternatively, our Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour can be started from Pokhara. We arrive at the base camp after flying through a variety of landscapes and gorgeous communities. We spend around 15 minutes here, sipping tea or coffee and admiring the magnificent mountain scenery. We fly back to Kathmandu or Pokhara at the end of our wonderful helicopter tour in Nepal. The cost of an Annapurna helicopter tour from Kathmandu or Pokhara is determined by the itinerary you select.

 

Note: Spending fifteen minutes at the Annapurna base camp will prevent us from getting altitude sickness.

 

 

 

Kathmandu world heritage tour

Our One-day cultural tour in Kathmandu provides a close glimpse of Nepal. It not only showcases the rich culture of the Nepalese people but also takes you back in time through its architectural marvels. The tour takes you to three places: Swyambhunath, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath temples that holds both religious and cultural importance to the Nepalese people.

The Swyambhunath which is popularly known amongst the foreigners as Monkey Temple has a compelling mix of both Hindu and Buddhist shrines and stupas which is located on the top hill in Kathmandu valley. The Temple owing to the large monkey population residing in this area. It is said to have evolved when the valley was created out of primordial lake more than 2000 years ago and is the oldest of its kind in Nepal

The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the religious Hindu Pilgrimages situated on the banks of river Bagmati and is one of the main temples of Lord Shiva. The temple area is full of 235 other smaller temples of numerous Hindu deities which gives the whole place an ambience of a sacred paradise.The temple consistes of many shiva Lingas, statues, pagodas and shrines etc. The main temple inside Pashupatinath has a golden roof and four silver doors around. Due to its unique religious features, Pashupatinath Temple is listed on world heritage site.

The Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in South Asia which was built on the ancient trade route to Tibet in about 5th century. It is located about 11km from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu. It was enlisted in the world Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997 AD. The stupa is 36 meter high and it is mostly affiliated by Buddhism and Hinduism. The structure of this Boudhanath stupa consists of a giant dome, on the top sits a Buddhist pyramid tower. The prayer flags are tied all around the stupa which carries mantras and prayers into the universe. The earthquake in Nepal in April 2015 badly damaged Boudhanath Stupa with the crack in the spire and the whole structure above the dome was removed and reconstructed again.

One day Everest Base camp tour by Helicopter

Nepal is the perfect destination for the travelers seeking for mountain views but some ends up missing the opportunity to know and feel the mountains closely due to busy schedule and lack of time. Despite having endless desire of visiting the magnificent and glorious Mt.Everest once in a life time, due to hazardous process of planning and arranging almost two weeks long trek, to most travelling plans becomes limited to wish list. Now not more!!! We have come up with the special package “Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.”

As an alternative for long treks, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour offers private or sharing ride to the Everest Base Camp which is one of the world’s famous tourist destination. Our helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp can accommodate 2 pax, 3 pax, 4 pax and up-to 6 people with full window seats allowing you to enjoy marvelous views and scenery. Although flight departure on a daily basis, best season for heli tour to Everest Base Camp falls between March to May and September to mid- December. The adventurous tour to the mountains begins and ends at Kathmandu. As you depart from the Kathmandu you will experience yourself being away from the city life. As you fly higher towards the eastern part of Nepal (Solukhumbu) your vision will strike upon famous tourism route and valleys like Lukla, Namche- bazaar, Tyangboche, and Dingboche. At the end, scenic flight to Mount Everest by helicopter tour takes you to the Base Camp of tallest peak in the world and Kalapatthar view point.

In general there will be two stops in this tour. The first stop is at Everest Base Camp or Kalapatthar View Point which is most important as massive views of entire Himalayas can be seen from this black hill and the second stop is at Hotel Everest View where you will have breakfast enjoying the scenario of mountains.

This heli tour will enable you to witness the pleasure of seeing mesmerizing snow capped mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848M), Mt. Nuptse (7,864M), Mt. Pumori (7,156M), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,153M), Mt. Lhotse (8,513M) along with hundreds of impressive peaks towering tall in entire Everest region. The heli tour to Everest Base Camp will definitely make you realize how incredible the Nepal really is by flying above it. After completing the tour will have no doubt on the investment you made to capture the memory of lifetime or giving a tick to your bucket list.

Important Note: Spending only around 5 minutes in Kala Patthar will prevent us from getting altitude sickness. Our helicopter will be on stand-by at Kala Patthar, therefore, it is technically impossible to spend more than the allocated time.

 

Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak is located at Lower region of Solukhumbu district at an altitude of 4070 m. From Pikey, we can get outstanding view of different peaks like Dhaulagiri, Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Ama Damlam, Lhotse, Nupatse, Numbur, Gaurisankhar, and Langtang. During the trek, we can experience the traditional living of different ethnic groups like Sherpa, Rai, Chhetri and Tamang. It is a short distance trek from the capital city where tourists can enjoy the best view of the highest peak of the world Mt. Everest along with the sight of rare plants and animals and taste of varieties of local cusines.

Additionally, Pikey peak rewards tourists with one of the best sunrises and sunset views. It offers dense forests of Sunpati, Pine, Rhododendron whereas attraction of birds and animals like lophophorus, Crimson Horned Pheasant, tiger, wild bear, Panda, Ghoral and so on. Similarly, Chauri Ghai, Nak, yak and cow can also be seen anywhere in this area during the trek. After a bus or jeep or flight to Phaplu, Solukhumbu ,  a trek of 3-5 days leads us to summit of Pikey.

Tamang Heritage Trek

Tamang Heritage Trek is an amazing newely opened trekking route located between Ganesh Himal and Langtang himal.It is perhaps the most accessible trekking region in Nepal which is just in the north part of Kathmandu valley. Langtang is the region of ancient Tibetan Monasteries, Rhododendron and Bamboo Forests, Majestic Waterfalls, snow-capped Himalayas, and many sacred Lakes. Here, you can  experience some of the most beautiful scenery in the country—terraced green farmland, thick forests, and the peaks of the Langtang Himalayas, close to the Tibetan border and giving a great opportunity to closely observe the lifestyle of the Tamang’s who are highly influenced by Tibetan culture who originally came from Tibet as horse traders and settled in hilly parts of Nepal several hundred years ago.

During our journey to this beautiful place, we will be rewarded with outstanding views of the Himalayas like Lirung, Langtang Kerung, Chimse Danda ridge crossed by Ganjala Pass, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak, Shringi Himal, Manaslu and Sanjen Himal ranges.

The Tamang Heritage Trek starts from Syabrubesi which is reached after almost 6 hours’ drive from Kathmandu. Ascending the road north towards the Tibetan borderlands and trekkers enjoys a relatively gentle walk through picturesque villages, terraced fields, and peaceful valleys. The trail is well equipped with local lodges, teahouses and homestays that provide delicious snacks and vegetarian cuisine. We can also relax in the natural hot springs at the Tatopani.

Langtang Trek

Langtang region is the closest to the Kathmandu valley, it is one of the most popular trek after Annapurna and Everest region. Langtang National Park is noted for its diversity of wildlife, gorgeous alpine forests and flowers, and of course the mountain scenery is just as dramatic. During the trek we walk six to seven hours per day and stay in comfortable lodges. The Langtang village was entirely destroyed by huge avalanche caused by the earthquake on 2015 and significantly all part of the village buried under a landslide. After the 2015 earthquake the lodges in Langtang village has been already rebuilt and all of them are ready and safe for the trekking. By trekking to Langtang, you will become a part of rebuilding the region and your recreation will be a major contribution to uplift the economics of the local residents.

From Kathmandu, we take a coach ride or a private jeep to Syabru Besi, and then head towards the Langtang Khola river. After lodging here for the night, we commence our approach trek, travelling for several days up the Langtang Khola Valley through bamboo forests and beautiful woodlands where Langur monkeys may be seen before we reach to Kyanjin. The highest elevation we will be doing in this trek is Kyangin ri (4773m).

Panchase Trek

Those trekkers who want a realistic Himalayan trekking experience with incredible views and who are short of time or those with moderate fitness the ‘Panchase trek’ is perfect. In this trek we can view four different popular mountain such as Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, Machhapuchhre (fishtail) and Manaslu. We also get to see a variety of flora and fauna, including an abundance of birdlife, monkeys, orchids and different plants. In spring we can able to see the Rhododendron blooming which is the national flower of Nepal.

The highest altitude we reach in this trip is 2500 metres by witnessing the rural village life of Nepal inhabited mainly by Gurung and Brahmin community. This trek starts from Pokhara which takes just four days and can be done during autumn, winter or spring.