Nepal

Ancient Cities of Nepal 11 days

Nepal is synonymous with mountain trekking and boasts some of the most impressive, challenging hikes in the world, but there’s so much more to this land-locked, Himalayan country then trekking. Culture and religion are the bedrock of Nepal and our Ancient Cities of Nepal itinerary delves deeper into the country’s rich, ancient heritage.

Over the course of eleven days you’ll visit numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites, travel to all three former royal cities of the Kathmandu Valley, spend time with a local family for an insight into everyday life, and stay overnight in a monastery. Spectacular scenery will accompany your journey. On your return to Kathmandu at the end of the holiday you’ll have a much greater understanding of Nepalese life and the history of this welcoming land.

Highlights

  • Explore the three ancient Kathmandu Valley Kingdoms.
  • Spend the night in a homestay as the guest of a Nepalese family.
  • Get a first-hand insight into the life of a Tibetan monk.
  • Admire the breath-taking Himalayan mountain vistas.

We only provide privately guided holidays - meaning that you will not be expected to share guides or transport for the duration of your visit. You can also start on any day you choose.

Please click on the hotel category buttons below to view hotel details. These are recommended properties only - we have many alternative options for you to choose from if you would prefer. You can mix hotel categories throughout your holiday.

Hotel Class

Price per person (based on total # travelling)

 2 3 - 45 - 6
First Class$1,497$1,415$1,286

Panauti Homestay

Houses in Panauti are generally fairly narrow, multi-storey buildings with a central stairway. Rooms are simply furnished, but clean, comfortable and typical of the households in which you are staying...

Neydo Monastery

Tucked away in the Himalayas, Neydo Monastery is a guesthouse situated next to Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery. Comprising of 23 comfortable and attractive rooms, all with modern bathrooms...

The Old Inn Bandipur

On a quiet square in the heart of peaceful Bandipur, the Old Inn offers homely accommodation, traditional charm and the chance to step out of time for a while and enjoy the mountain views…
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Glacier Hotel

With a relaxed, Mediterranean-style design that suits its position on the shore of Phewa Lake, the Glacier Hotel is ideal for taking time out in Pokhara’s fashionable lakeside district.…
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The Inn Patan

Hidden in a quiet corner of Patan, away from the more tourist centric areas of Kathmandu, The Inn Patan is a homely boutique with heaps of character and a welcoming ambiance…
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Superior$1,975$1,893$1,770

Hotel Yak & Yeti

Overlooking an oasis of manicured grounds in the heart of Kathmandu’s Durbar Marg district, the Hotel Yak & Yeti offers high-quality service and a timeless aesthetic…
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Panauti Homestay

Houses in Panauti are generally fairly narrow, multi-storey buildings with a central stairway. Rooms are simply furnished, but clean, comfortable and typical of the households in which you are staying...

Neydo Monastery

Tucked away in the Himalayas, Neydo Monastery is a guesthouse situated next to Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery. Comprising of 23 comfortable and attractive rooms, all with modern bathrooms...

Three Mountain Lodge

High on a ridge above Bandipur village, with panoramic views over the valley towards the snowy Himalayan peaks, Three Mountain Lodge feels about as far from fast-paced city life as you can get.…
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Temple Tree Resort & Spa

Tucked away off the main road at the southern end of Fewa Lake, the Temple Tree Resort & Spa in Pokhara offers high quality service alongside excellent facilities, with a focus on rest, health and relaxation…
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Hotel Himalaya

The Hotel Himalaya is set amidst 10 acres of landscaped gardens, on the outskirts of Patan: easily accessible to places of interest (it’s a 25-minute stroll to Durbar Square), yet far enough away to enjoy a little peace...
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Travelling alone? Prices available on request.
Please note: During high season periods hotels often levy a surcharge and these are not included in the above prices. Your consultant will be happy to advise you of these.

Inclusive:

  • English speaking, local guide
  • All accommodation listed
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Any domestic flights listed (unless marked otherwise)
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary and relevant permits
  • All meals listed
  • International flight reconfirmation.

Exclusive:

  • Flights to/from Asia. We are an ATOL bonded operator and can arrange flights from the UK
  • Entry visa
  • International airport departure taxes
  • Any meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Drinks, other than water on activity days
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance
  • All other services not listed in 'inclusive'

Please note

All prices are correct at the time of publishing. They are liable to change and can only be confirmed upon submitting an enquiry.

Flights

We will arrange all internal flights used within our holiday itineraries. We can also arrange discounted flights from all UK airports to Asia and we are a fully bonded ATOL operator. If you would like a quote for your international flights then please complete the required section on the enquiry form.

Visa

You will require a visa to enter Nepal. Your consultant will be happy to advise you on visa requirements.

Passport

Please ensure that you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining after your return date. You will also need at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting.

Insurance

You will require a comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. We offer our customers a specially discounted insurance policy, ideally suited to the needs that a trip such as this creates. Tick the insurance box in the enquiry form and we will send you a quote to suit your needs.

Vaccinations and Malaria Prevention

You will undoubtedly require vaccinations for your visit to Asia. Please consult your doctor or a vaccination clinic for the most up-to-date advice. They will also be able to advise you of the most suitable anti-malarial medication if required. It is important that you do this well in advance of your departure date.

Booking Procedure

Only once you are completely happy with any holiday itinerary we create for you will we ask for a payment. In order that we can secure availability for your booking we would typically require a deposit of 20%.

Travelling Responsibly

We care about the places and the communities that you will travel through. It is important to us that we travel as responsibly as possible throughout Asia and that we are giving something back to the regions and the people that make these journeys so special. Full details on our approach to responsible travel can be found on a dedicated section of this website.

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