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A quick getaway in the Kathmandu Valley

A quick getaway with gentle walks and visits to places of cultural interest in the Kathmandu Valley. The breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas presents us with one of nature’s finest backdrops and we explore the colorful communities with their unique cultures. Daily walks are planned into verdant rural landscapes, passing through pretty villages and meeting local people going about their daily lives. Walk to the ancient town of Bhaktapur, where one can still see the traditional architecture and artisans at work. Stay in a charming lodge out of the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu.
 

Activities

cultural, walking

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas from a low elevation
  • Explore colorful communities with intact local cultures
  • Take picturesque walks through ancient towns and villages

Duration: 6 days Start Location: Kathmandu End Location: Kathmandu

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    Days 1 - 2 : Arrive in Kathmandu (4,500') / Walk to Lakhuri Bhanjyang (6,600')

    Upon arrival in Kathmandu, after proceeding through customs and immigration, you will be met by your guide and our office representative and then transferred to Summit Village Lodge (6,000'), an hour's drive through the lovely countryside. Located south-east and around 1300 feet above the valley, the view from here and the peaceful environment is most welcoming after a long flight.


    INCLUDED MEALS: Dinner
    LODGING: Summit Village Lodge - Kathmandu Valley
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    Day 3 : Walk to Bhaktapur

    From the lodge, we make our way down hill, towards Bhaktapur, crossing different ethnic villages, until we reach Surya Binayak (Temple of Ganesh).  From here we cross over to the town of Bhaktapur. This Newari city, once the capital of the present-day Kathmandu Valley during the Malla Kingdom, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is often considered to be the best surviving example of ancient Nepali architecture. It is also still lived in and we therefore get a real taste of how things must have been in medieval times. Most of its buildings have their origins in the 15th century and virtually all its streets are brick-paved. After spending time exploring Bhaktapur, we are transferred back to the Lodge.  (Walking time:  3 hours; driving time:  2 hours)


    INCLUDED MEALS: Breakfast/Dinner
    LODGING: Summit Village Lodge - Kathmandu Valley
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    Day 4 : Walk to Godavari

    Walk from Dhungen to Lamatar village, criss-crossing different ethnic villages along the way. We will then be picked up at Godavari and drive to Patan. The city of Patan is also known as ‘Lalitpur’ – the town of beauty. The name is justified by ancient art and architectural design found in numerous temples and palaces in Patan Durbar Square, the palatial area of Patan. (Walking 3-4 hours)


    INCLUDED MEALS: Breakfast/Dinner
    LODGING: Summit Village Lodge - Kathmandu Valley
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    Day 5 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu

    Today we explore the Hindu shrines and ghats at Pashupatinath on the Bagmati River and the large Buddhist stupa at Bodhnath, center of Tibetan Buddhist culture in Kathmandu. The afternoon is free to do some last minute shopping in Thamel. Drive back to the Lodge.  In the evening the group will gather for a farewell dinner.


    INCLUDED MEALS: Breakfast/Dinner
    LODGING: Summit Village Lodge - Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 6 : Departure

    You will be transferred to the Kathmandu Airport for your departure flight.
     


     


    INCLUDED MEALS: Breakfast
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DATES: Best time to go: November - December Departures: Mar 2 - 7, 2015 Apr 5 - 10, 2015 Apr 19 - 24, 2015 Oct 20 - 25, 2015 Nov 8 - 13, 2015 Dec 2 - 7, 2015

PRICING:

2014/2015 Prices

$2,795 (2-3 members)
$2,295 (4-12 members)

$350 single supplement

Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.


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