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Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) Tours and Activities

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The oldest shrine complex in the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath Temple (sometimes called the Monkey Temple) was said to have been built over 2,000 years ago. Situated at the top of a winding staircase, Swayambhunath has one of the city’s best panoramic views. The complex, containing multiple shrines and a stupa, is considered holy to both Buddhists and Hindus.

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Private Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour - UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Private Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour - UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Visit four of Kathmandu's top attractions on a private half-day tour. Start by traveling in your comfortable private vehicle from your hotel to the traditional heart of the medieval town. Visit Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site; watch the monkeys frolic around another heritage site, Swayambhunath Temple; and take in the sacred prayer wheels and incense. Explore Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa, which has roots going back to 600 AD. Hear informative commentary from your guide throughout the day on this comprehensive tour.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Seven World Heritage Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley

Seven World Heritage Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley

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Kathmandu’s top sights are spread throughout the sprawling capital, meaning most visitors end up missing key attractions. On this action-packed day tour, you’ll cover all of the region’s UNESCO-listed highlights. Travel in a comfortable private car between locations in the city, with a private guide on-hand to supply information and background. You’ll also enjoy lunch in stunning Bhaktapur and venture to Changu Narayan, the oldest temple in the Kathmandu Valley.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00
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$175.00
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Kathmandu Full Day Tour

Kathmandu Full Day Tour

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This small-group sightseeing tour of Kathmandu includes several prominent religious monuments. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in front of the old royal palace, and learn about the former Kathmandu Kingdom from your professional guide. Continue on to see the Tibetan Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath and visit Pashupatinath Temple—a shrine that honors Lord Shiva—both sacred sites designated by UNESCO. Finish at the imposing Bouddhanath stupa, the largest in Kathmandu Valley.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

Sightseeing Day Tour of Kathmandu's Four UNESCO Heritage Sites

Sightseeing Day Tour of Kathmandu's Four UNESCO Heritage Sites

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Immerse yourself in the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Kathmandu Valley on this private tour. You'll enjoy dedicated attention from your guide and the ability to move at your own pace through the area's top attractions. Stops include UNESCO-listed sites such as Pashupati, Bouddha, Patan Durbar Square, Swoyambhu, and others.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Kathmandu Day Tour - UNESCO World Heritage Tour

Kathmandu Day Tour - UNESCO World Heritage Tour

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Get a comprehensive tour of Kathmandu, focused on its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, in a single day. With a guide in the lead, you'll follow a curated itinerary designed to show you the best of the city, including Swoyambhu, Patan Durbar Square, Bouddha and Pashupati. Your guide will provide primer on Nepali culture and tradition through narration as you travel.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour by Private Vehicle

Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour by Private Vehicle

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This package enables travelers to travel around Kathmandu valley accompanied by experienced English Speaking driver
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Kathmandu World Heritage Full Day Culture Tour

Kathmandu World Heritage Full Day Culture Tour

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On this private tour of the Kathmandu Valley you’ll discover four UNESCO World Heritage sites in one day: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupati Temple. Explore these landmarks with your own personal guide who describes the religious, historical and cultural significance of each location. A perfect introduction for first-time visitors to Nepal, this full-day trip offers a fantastic overview including round-trip hotel transport in the comfort of a private vehicle.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$120.00
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$120.00
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Explore Kathmandu with Local Guide

Explore Kathmandu with Local Guide

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we wish our Guests could explore everything even smaller. Many travelers visit this major Sightseeing Place in Kathmandu. But very few people notice the small place inside UNESCO Heritage site.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.30
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$61.30

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

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This 14 Days Everest Base Camp trek is a best Nepal Himalayas tour Package in Sherpa's land Khumbu. Mount Everest is also the inhabitants of many kinds hearted Sherpa people, adhering to the religious traditions of the Tibetan Buddhism. Along with their hospitality, one can enjoy the serene environment in this region adorned by beautiful monasteries and Gumbas on their trail to Mt Everest.  An incredible view of High mountains and full day Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites tour main attraction. 
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  • 14 days
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$999.00
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$999.00
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8 Day Tour in Nepal

8 Day Tour in Nepal

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Are you a true wanderer? Do you want to let yourself go in the serenity of nature? Take a trip to the astounding Himalayan nation of Nepal and make memories for a lifetime. The best of Nepal tour packages the best locations of Nepal on a short trip. This trip combines the cultural and natural aspects of the Himalayan nation and gives a hybrid tour of your choice. The tour runs along the lanes of old Kathmandu and also the green pastures of the Chitwan. The spectacular view of the sunrise from the quaint city of Pokhara is sure to charm you. You will learn the exotic culture and culinary arts of Nepalese people. You will get mesmerized by their incredible hospitality. This week-long getaway is a trip of a lifetime. Travelers from all the world have toured with us and had only lovely things to say about the tour.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$716.80
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$716.80

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Annapurna Base Camp is one of the world’s most thrilling treks, but arranging the logistics can be tough on your own. During this hassle-free, all-inclusive trek, you’ll get to enjoy the same spectacular views without worrying about any of the organization. Pass through scenic Gurung villages, panoramic Himalayan mountaintops, and take a dip in a natural hot spring, topped off with sightseeing excursions to Kathmandu and Pokhara.
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  • 14 days
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$950.00
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Private Full-Day Kathmandu City Tour

Private Full-Day Kathmandu City Tour

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This tour is on the base of Kathmandu city. There are four UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu city and in this tour you will explore the historical places, temples, stupas, palaces. Swoyambhu stupa, Kathmandu durbar square, Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa that are the main visiting places. Buddhist and Hindus mix culture, their religious harmony, Nepali traditional architecture, Nepali history, the final departure of Hindu people their culture and traditions, biggest stupa monument, a living Tibetan culture are the main attractio
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.67
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$106.67

Private Full-Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Private Full-Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Take in Nepal's rich heritage on a private full-day tour of several UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley. Your private guide takes you to the Durbar Squares, Swayambhunath Temple (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple and more. Learn about the history and significance of each place as you explore the Buddhist and Hindu sacred sites with your guide. Includes private guide and vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Kathmandu. Entrance fees are at your expense.
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  • 7 hours
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$55.00
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$55.00
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Private Guided City Day Tour of Kathmandu

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Private Guided City Day Tour of Kathmandu

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Discover top sights in the Kathmandu Valley in a single day during this attraction-packed, full-day tour of Kathmandu, Patan, and Boudha. Visit multiple UNESCO-listed landmarks, including the Newar shrines and palaces of Durbar Square (home to the city's Kumari, or Living Goddess), and the sprawling, Shiva shrine of Pashupatinath Temple. Tours include door-to-door, air-conditioned transportation.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.00
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Cultural highlights round trip Nepal in 10 days

Cultural highlights round trip Nepal in 10 days

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Save yourself days of advance planning by opting for a 10-day tour of Nepal, during which your guide takes care of transfers, accommodation, and all activities. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour allows you to overcome the language barrier and reveals a local side of Nepal that most first-time visitors miss.
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  • 10 days
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$930.82
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$930.82
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Private Tour of 4 UNESCO Heritage Sites in Kathmandu by Car

Private Tour of 4 UNESCO Heritage Sites in Kathmandu by Car

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This is the best,unique trip and hassle free to explore 4 heritage UNESCO listed sites in Kathmandu by private car in 5 hours.Our Experienced Driver as a Guide will explain you all about this trip.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Kathmandu Valley UNESCO Sites Day Tour

Kathmandu Valley UNESCO Sites Day Tour

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Kathmandu Valley UNESCO Tour takes you through the old gallis (alleys) of Patan Durbar Square where timeless wood and stone carvings of hundreds of Hindu and Buddhist idols greet you from every temple wall. You can admire the countless designs on wood carved windows and the architectural achievements of Newar craftsmen of centuries ago. The stone-carved Krishna temple is one of the most amazing craftsmanship in the old Malla palace and the row of pagoda temples enriching the Durbar Square is a sight to see. The Patan Durbar Square is beautiful and filled with rich culture and architecture. You can also visit Swayambhunath and Baudhanath where you can enjoy a blissful time away from the noise and chaos of the city. Spinning hundreds of prayer wheels that encircle the main domes and becoming a part of spiritual enchantments and prayers that take place in the evenings gives you a whole new experience.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$60.00
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$60.00

22 days 200 hour Authentic Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal

22 days 200 hour Authentic Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal

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Don’t just learn how to teach yoga. Become a yogi! Cultivate happiness, develop your personal growth and gain self-confidence. We are devoted to spreading authentic wisdom and inspiring both new and experienced practitioners. Is your journey to go deeper in your yoga? Do you want to undertake an internationally recognised course? Are you a beginner hungry for more? Our YTT provides a strong foundation to all levels. We've helped hundreds of students to develop spirituality, understand meditation, pranayama, yogic philosophy and the workings of the body and mind. Our YTT is conducted by highly experienced yoga teachers, compassionate gurus and devotees who infuse students with yogic traits. Upon successful completion, you will receive certificate of International Yoga Teacher recognized by Yoga Alliance, valid all around the world. You will be able to start teaching immediately. So – ready for a new challenge and life transforming travel? Sign up now and welcome to Nepal…
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  • 22 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,846.16
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Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

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Kathmandu valley comprises of three historical cities: Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. These cities are renowned for art, architecture, medieval temples and palaces having a history that speaks of gods and goddess surrounded by myths and legends. Within the close vicinity seven world Heritage Sites are located; Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changunarayan Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. Kathmandu Valley is known as a melting pot for various cultures, religions, and arts and crafts. The guided tour leads you to sacred pilgrimage sites, historical monuments, architectural masterpieces and exquisite culture and traditions. The guided tours begin with a visit to holiest Hindu shrine Pashupatath Temple on the banks of Bagmati River. The north east of Pashupatinath Temple- 2 km by road resides a colossal stupa Boudhanth. This fragrance of incense surrounds the unique octagonal Mandala with 108 images of the ...
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  • 6 hours
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Langtang Valley Trekking

Langtang Valley Trekking

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Planning a multi-day trek through unfamiliar territory may be daunting; booking this tour means all the details are taken care of. In the company of a guide, trek through Nepal's Langtang Valley, which includes forests, waterfalls, farmlands, and Sherpa villages. Enjoy this less-populated trekking destination, which provides quiet and solitude as you hike.
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  • 11 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$750.00
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$750.00
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Hiking & city tour in Kathmandu with community Volunteering

Hiking & city tour in Kathmandu with community Volunteering

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This is a unique and exclusive trip including city sightseeing, hiking & community visit on the same trip for "The Real Experience of Nepal". City sightseeing of major UNESCO Cultural Heritage site in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan, hiking to Sundarijal- Chisapaani- Nagarkot & village visit is to discover the unexplored places and experience of local culture & unspoiled nature. We wish our guests feel the difference in travelling with us being a part of responsible and sustainable tourism. We SOCIAL TOURISM NEPAL and SABBATICAL EXPLORE NEPAL are looking forward to making your trip meaningful and memorable. Enjoy this combined trip with culture & heritage site, panoramic views of the Himalaya and authentic day-to-day lifestyle of village people & the less-explored & unspoiled beauty of Nepal. If you are breaking your career on Sabbatical and gap year, we are open to discuss the program that suits you for a career goal trip including volunteering in village. Please feel free to write us.
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  • 8 days
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$1,072.56
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Short Day Trip Hiking with 1 Hour Spa Massage in Kathmandu

Short Day Trip Hiking with 1 Hour Spa Massage in Kathmandu

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This is the best,hassle free trip to explore outdoors, nature and hiking with 1 hour relax massage with unlimited steam, sauna and organic green tea offer. Our experienced trekking guide will explain you more about this trip.
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  • 6 hours
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$150.00
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$150.00
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10 Days An Adventurous Nepal Trip - Kathmandu ,Pokhara and Chitwan

10 Days An Adventurous Nepal Trip - Kathmandu ,Pokhara and Chitwan

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10 days adventurous trip is an tremendous combo of three main attractive places of Nepal, Kathmandu,Chitwan and Pokhara.Kathmandu,the attractive capital city rich in culture, tradition and historical architectural values and norms. Similarly, Chitwan is famous for jungle safari where rare one horned rhino n Bengal Tiger can be seen. Pokhara, the city of natural beauty and adventure add an unforgettable memories to your trip.
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  • 10 days
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$1,280.00
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$1,280.00
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5-Day Sunrise Tour in Kathmandu Near Everest

5-Day Sunrise Tour in Kathmandu Near Everest

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Make the most of a short trip to Nepal on this guided five-day tour around the Kathmandu Valley. It combines the cultural highlights of the city and the natural, more rural outskirts. Tour this busy, often congested city without the stress of walking or hailing taxis on your own. Even on a short trip you can enjoy spectacular sunrise views of the Himalaya, on this tour. Accommodation, breakfast, and airport transfers are included.
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  • 5 days
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$350.00
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$350.00
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) costs USD 20.00. Guided Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) tours start around USD 20.00 per person.
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