Luxury Travel meets Nature
Meet the grace and harmony of the Himalayan peaks and its natural silence.
Kathmandu ● Dhulikhel: Dwarika’s Resort ● Namobuddha ● Bhaktpaur ● Kathmandu
(Cultural Heritage Sites Tour/Chanting at Monastery/Village Exploration)
- Cultural & UNESCO Heritage Sites Tour
- Relaxation and Himalayan wellness program at Dwarika’s Resort.
- Visit Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites Namobuddha
- Participate in chanting program at monastery.
- Visit the medieval town of Bhaktapur
- Rickshaw ride through traditional market and follow Buddha steps between the grace and harmony of peaks and silence.
Departure TimeApproximately 8.30AM
Return TimeApproximately 6.30PM
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable
Included4 Star Accomodation5 Star AccommodationAll applicable taxesAll Mentioned ActivitiesAll Mentioned MealsPrivate GuidePrivate TourPrivate TransportationTaxes
Not IncludedAirport Transferalcoholic/non alcoholic beveragesBoat rideBottled waterBreakfastCycle rideDaily buffet breakfastDeluxe cruise on Halong bayDeparture taxes/customs/immigration feesDomestic airfareFirst Class AccommodationIndicated entrance feesInternational airfaresJeep SafariMonuments Entry FeesPersonal ExpensesPrivate boat tripShared Boat rideShared GuideShared Hotel TransfersTrainWaterproof Clothing
Day 1: Kathmandu - 1300m altitude: visit Astrologer
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu and meet, assists and transfer to the hotel by our representative. Welcome drinks on arrival .Introduction and tour briefing program in hotel.
If you are arriving in morning or afternoon, we will take you to our astrologer who knows more about your stars and your place in the firmament. And if there is a problem somewhere, the solution is not far either. Nepalese have been doing it for centuries and many will vouch it works. Then we will take you to our Astrologer.
Day 2: Sightseeing: Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath & Pashupatinath Temple, Aarati: evening ritual (B)
Morning our guide will assists you to drive to Patan, a distinct place for arts and architecture that reflect on each temple, monument and palace building that were mostly built during the Malla period between 16th, 17th and 18th century. We will explore its unique Durbar Squares, temple and alleys. In every corners & alleys of Patan can be seen with Thanka painters, filling color to ancient Gods and Goddess, fine metal shops that offer Buddha’s exotic, handmade brass sculpture at very reasonable price. You can taste a local cuisine as well in Patan’s alley, Swayambhunath - A Monkey Temple from where you can see the magnificent views of Kathmandu Valley and tribute to Buddhism. Walking around playing prayer wheeler will keep your mind calm and peace. In the evening visit Pashupatinath Temple, a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Pashupatinath is located on the banks of the Bagmati River.
Day 3: Drive Dhulikhel: Dwarika’s Resort (B)
After Breakfast drive to Dhulikhel. It is 1 & ½ hour drive from Kathmandu. Dhulikhel a medieval town is famous for the views of more than twenty mid-eastern Himalayan peaks including Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Langtang, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt. Lhotse and many others.
Overnight at Dwarika’s Resort
The Dwarika’s Resort Dhulikhel is a holistic lifestyle retreat, drawing on ancient Himalayan knowledge and philosophy of care for nature and for one’s self. Set in magnificent natural surroundings, it offers a place in which to contemplate, to learn and to explore the connection between mind, body and earth.
You can choose therapeutic activities which are free of charge for in-house guest
- Himalayan Salt Room
- Chakra Sound Therapy
- Chamber Meditation
- Maze Group Yoga Session
- Group Meditation Session
- Art and Painting Session
- Group Pottery Session
- Farm Visit and Farming
- Use of Swimming Pool
- Garden of Nine Planets Consultation with our Ayurvedic Doctor
- Use of Fitness Centre
Day 4: Hike to Namobuddha, Buddhist Enchanting program at Monastery (B)
After Breakfast start hike to Namobuddha: 3-4 hours walk. The main attractions of this hike are the fantastic panoramic mountain views and the many Buddhist stupas on the hilltops. Namo Budhha is also famous for growing rice, mustard and millet so you can see beautiful hillside terraced farms throughout the walk. You’ll also be surprised by the number of temples, variation in landscapes and diversity of people living in harmony.
Visit monastery where you can meet the monks and involve in daily Buddhist Enchanting program. We can also facilitate you to stay in Monastery on your request
Overnight at Namobuddha Resort: An organic Eco farm resort, an oasis of peace and tranquility, offering spectacular views of the Himalayan mountain range on clear days.
Day 5: Home hosted lunch at Panauti: Drive to city of Devotee, Bhaktpaur (B, L)
After organic breakfast at resort hike down to Panauti, a beautiful historic town with an ancient atmosphere. Get close to the authentic lifestyle of the Nepali people, socialize with the villagers of Panauti and breathe the fresh air of the lush Panauti Valley
In Panauti we will have hosted lunch organize by the local community with their warm welcome
After lunch take a short visit to Panauti and drive to Bhaktapur, the medieval town or the city of the Devotees, preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture, and lifestyle to this date. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the best preserved one of the Valley's three Durbar Squares. One is sure to feel like travelling back into the past while walking along the Bhaktapur thoroughfares, squares and streets
Overnight at Hotel Heritage, a boutique hotel which successfully blends traditional Nepali look and feel with modern amenities.
Day 6: Bhaktapur sightseeing: Rickshaw ride through traditional Market: Evening farewell at authentic restaurant wearing Nepali dresses (B, D)
An Easy guided walk at Pottery square, where handicrafts are still made by hand. Traditionally spun and fired clay pots are a fine example of Bhaktapur’s thriving craft trades. It’s a fascinating process to watch and you can make a clay pot for your own. Later we will make a tour around factory and observe Nepali paper making process and manufacturing a variety of delightful hand crafted paper products - cards, notebooks, books, prints, and so on
Drive back to Kathmandu. Experience and discover Kathmandu and its culture like a local on Rickshaw ride. Our guide will meet you to begin your rickshaw ride tour through the busy streets of the Thamel area. We will pass through handicrafts shops like pashmina shawls, Nepali carpets etc and merge onto a narrow alley full of local shop called Ason Bazaar, a popular vegetable and spice market and the oldest in Kathmandu, around 1000 years old and finally arrive at Durbar Square, filled with centuries-old temples, palaces and shrines that are sure to enchant you.
Walk the square on foot and our guide will take you to the house of Living Goddess, Hanuman Dhoka Palace and you will also explore or hang out in one of the hippie-era shops on Freak Street. After your time here we will ride back to hotel on Rickshaw by the way of Indrachowk where you can drink a cold and fresh Lassi.
After this, We will manage Nepali clothes and you will look like Nepali to attend the farewell dinner tonight at Hotel/authentic Nepali restaurant. A typical Nepali dinner/feast will be serve with live cultural dance show by local people in different Nepali music
Overnight at 5 star luxury hotels: Hotel Yak & Yeti/Crown Plaza Kathmandu/Gokarna Forest Resort
Dwarika’s Hotel: exquisite luxurious boutique Hotel.
Day 7: Departure (B)
Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Aarya Village Travel will transfer you to the airport for final departure to your home country.