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Kalo Bhairab, Kathmandu Durbar Square
Buddhas Eyes, Boudanath Stupa

Culture and Trekking Tour Everest Region

Kathmandu Valley is divided into three cities namely Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan) and Baktapur. Baktapur and Lalitpur are more of ancient towns compared to Kathmandu yet these three cities are rich in their own cultural heritage and they have equal historical importance.

Kathmandu City
SwayambunathKathmandu is the capital of Nepal and is the main centre for hotels, restaurants and shopping centers. There are places in this city where one can find all the modern amenities such as restaurants, bars, hotels with swimming pools, sauna, and internet and at the same time there are places with narrow streets, tiny shops, 2000 years old temples, stone gods, age old houses with beautifully carved peacock windows.

PatanThis historical city of Patan is separated from Kathmandu by the holy river that flows through Pashupatinath, Bagmati and is the second largest town in the valley. It is sometimes referred to as Lalitpur, which means "city of Beauty". Patan has a long Buddhist history and the four corners of the city are marked by stupas said to have been erected by the great Buddhist emperor Ashoka. Patan's Durbar Square is well packed with temples giving an architectural feast with a far greater concentration of temples per square meter.

BhaktapurdurbarBhaktapur (1401m) covers an area of 4 sq. miles, which lies about 14 km east of Kathmandu. Bhaktapur or locally known as “City of Devotees” still retains a medieval charm and visitors to this ancient town are treated to myriad wonders of cultural and artistic achievements. The past glory of the Malla rulers continues to be reflected at the Durbar Square. Pottery and weaving are its traditional industries. Bhaktapur is famous for woodcarving and the Bhadgaolen topi or cap (old name of Bhaktapur was Bhadgaon).

Changunarayan is situated at the end of a long ridge, which runs well into the valley, it is said to have been built by King Hari Dutta in 323 AD and said to be the oldest temple in the valley. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.

Everest region
EversetEverest region is the second most popular trekking region in Nepal and each year this region receives thousands of trekkers and climbers. Once you reach Solu Khumbu, the gateway to Everest, you will be greeted by great stunning views of the Everest and many other highest mountains. The other highlights of this region is the beautiful Sherpa villages and monasteries.

Trip Facts

Code: CTE 03
Duration: 18 Days
Max. Elevation: Tengboche & Khumjung (3,780m)
Walking Hours: 3 - 6 hrs per day
Difficulty: 2boots
Price: on request
Min. Group Size: 4 people
Best Season: Feb-May & Sept-Dec



Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Airport pick up, Drive to hotel, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu (Swayambunath, Durbar Square), Welcome Dinner in the evening, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 03: Sightseeing Kathmandu (Pashupathinth, Boudanath), overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 04: Airport drop, domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800 m), Walk from Lukla to Phagding (2,600 m) (3 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 05: Walk from Phagding to Namche Bazzar (3,500 m) (4 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 06: Rest day in Namche Bazzar (Acclimatization), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 07: Walk from Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,780 m) (6 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 08: Walk from Tengboche to Khumjung (3,780 m) (5 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 09: Walk from Khumjung to Thame ( 3,739 m) (5 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 10: Walk from Thame to Namche Bazzar, overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 11: Walk from Namche Bazzar to Phagding, overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 12: Walk from Phagding to Lukla, overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 13: Domestic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, Airport pick up, Drive to hotel, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 14: Drive by private vehicle from Kathmandu to Changunarayan, sightseeing in Changunarayan, drive to Nagarkot, sunset view, overnight stay in Nagarkot
Day 15: Sunrise view in Nagarkot, drive to Bhaktapur, Sightseeing in Bhaktapur, overnight stay in Bhaktapur
Day 16: Drive from Bhaktapur to Patan, Sightseeing Patan, overnight stay in Patan
Day 17: Drive from Patan to Kathmandu, free day, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 18: Drive to airport, departure to home country

Includes / Excludes


  • All transfers (usually in private vehicle) according to tour plan (incl. transport during sightseeing)
  • Accommodation (double room) in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Patan, Bhaktapur and in simple teahouses/lodges during the trekking tour *)
  • Entrance fees in Kathmandu, Trekking Permit and TIMS card
  • English speaking travel guide/city guide
  • English speaking trekking guide and porter during the trekking tour
  • Food (full board) incl. country typical drinks (tea, coffee) during the trekking tour
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Patan and Baktapur
  • Domestic flights Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu (2013: Free baggage: 15 kg incl. hand luggage per person)
  • Airport tax
  • Welcome-Dinner in Kathmandu

Not included:

  • Visa for Nepal
  • All kind of drinks in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Patan and Baktapur
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, mineral water during the tour
  • Food (Lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Patan and Baktapur
  • Other domestic flights
  • Exess baggage charges for domestic flights
  • Extra charge for hot shower during the trekking tour
  • Extra charge for recharging camera or mobile batteries during the trekking tour
  • Personal travel- and health insurance
  • Emergency transport / Emergency evacuation
  • Tips (for driver, city guide, trekking guide, nature guide and porter)
  • Personal expenses
  • Flight from home country to Kathmandu and back

*) single supplement charge has to be added, if requested.