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Dubai + Kathmandu Valley
Combine Dubai with a GUIDED TOUR around Kathmandu Valley.
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9 to 13+ Nights from $2,362 w/air, hotel & air taxes*
This sample price includes ALL air taxes & fuel surcharges: priced on 11/24/2014 for arrival on Thursday, February 12, 2015, departure from Los Angeles Intl, CA. Choose your own departure city and dates.
This 9 night sample itinerary includes:
  International round-trip airfare
  Flight into Dubai and out of Kathmandu
  4 nights in Dubai
  Flight Dubai - Kathmandu
  5 nights in Kathmandu
  Meeting and assistance on arrival and departures (Kathmandu)
  Chauffeured air-conditioned vehicles for all transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours(Kathmandu)
  Local English speaking guide for sightseeing and excursion tours (Kathmandu)
  Monument Entrance Fees (Kathmandu)
  Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel info)
  Hotel taxes
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Dubai (35)  Kathmandu (5)  Nepal (5)  United Arab Emirates (36)  
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Dubai
Arrive
for
Day 1
Arrive to Dubai
Overnight in Dubai   246 hotels offered
Optional    54 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Dubai   246 hotels offered
Optional    54 Things to do
Day 3
Overnight in Dubai   246 hotels offered
Optional    54 Things to do
Day 4
Overnight in Dubai   246 hotels offered
Optional    54 Things to do
Day 5
Departing from Dubai
.Intercity Flight
Kathmandu
for
Day 5
Arrive to Kathmandu
Overnight in Kathmandu   15 hotels offered
Optional    12 Things to do
Day 6
Departing from Kathmandu
4 Nights - Kathmandu Valley and Nagarkot
From Kathmandu
Category
Day 6 to Day 10

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu

This morning, arrive to Kathmandu, the beautiful capital city of Kingdom of Nepal. Upon clearing airport formalities, transfer to your hotel, take some rest and freshen up.

This afternoon, visit Swayambhunath Stupa, one of the world's oldest Buddhist chaityas, acclaimed to be more than 2500 years old. Situated on a hillock, 3 kms west of Kathmandu this is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal.

Day 2: Day in Kathmandu

After breakfast, visit Boudhanath Stupa, meaning the Lord of Wisdom. This Tibetan Buddhist monument is the largest stupa in Nepal and one of the largest in the world.

Also visit Pashupatinath Temple, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, on the banks of Bagmati River. Although only Hindus are allowed inside the temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed inside, from the eastern bank of Bagmati River.

Later this afternoon visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, the historic seat of Nepalese royalty built between the 12 - 18 centuries. The Durbar square is famous for its exquisite architecture, museums, temples and artistic embellishments. You also get an opportunity to buy some interesting souvenirs here.

Day 3: Drive Kathmandu - Nagarkot ( 35 Kms / 1 Hr )

This morning embark on a short drive north east of Kathmandu, to Nagarkot (approx 2200 meters). Nagarkot is famous for its panoramic views of the snowy Himalayan peaks including a distant pyramid of Mount Everest (subject to weather conditions).

Enroute, visit Bhaktapur which was the former capital of the valley, and was once a flourishing city on the trade route to Tibet. Today, Bhaktapur is like an open air museum with large areas open to pedestrian access - it is a store house of mediaeval art and architecture. Interesting places to explore include the renowned Durbar square, Golden Gate at the Palace of 55 Windows, Potters square which houses the elephant headed Lord Ganesha temple who is believed to be the patron of potters in Nepal. Bhaktapur houses a variety of Hindu and Buddhist temples including Nepal?s largest Shiva Linga. You may also see artisans engaged in Bhaktapur?s traditional crafts of pottery and weaving.

Upon arrival in Nagarkot, check in at your hotel for overnight stay. Enjoy fascinating sunset views of the Himalayas in the evening.

Day 4: Drive Nagarkot - Kathmandu

Early this morning, enjoy spectacular sunrise views of the Himalayan peaks at Nagarkot. This is the best close range Himalayan vantage point from anywhere in the Kathmandu Valley.

Culture Connection:

Option for visit to Changu Narayan Temple: After breakfast, you have the option to drive and walk to Changu Narayan Temple - with views of Sankhu village to the right and Bhaktapur to the left. Changu Narayan is situated at the end of a long ridge which runs well into the Kathmandu Valley, it is said to have been built by King Hari Dutta in 323 AD and said to be one of the oldest temple in the Valley. The temple is decorated with magnificent sculptures and artworks made of metal and woodcarvings. This is the finest example of Nepalese pagoda architecture. The inscription at Changu Narayan is the oldest recorded in history, dating to the 4th century (at extra charge)

This afternoon visit the Patan Durbar Square. Patan is known for its museum, temples and superb craftsmanship of its artisans. Patan Durbar has been acclaimed as one of the finest urban streetscapes in the world.

Drive back to Kathmandu for overnight stay.

Culture Connection:

Option for Dinner with Cultural Performance: In the evening, you have the option to savour some traditional Nepalese cuisine with cultural performances at a local restaurant. A great way to bid good bye to the people of Nepal.
(at extra charge )

Day 5: Kathmandu ( DEPARTURE )

Option for Scenic Flight over Mount Everest: Nepal offers the unique experience of scenic mountain flights over the world?s highest peak, Mount Everest. Early this morning, you have the option to enjoy spectacular views of the snow capped Mount Everest and Himalayan ranges, aboard a small plane, with every seat having its own window! The hour long flight, takes off from Kathmandu airport (at extra charge and subject to weather conditions)

Option for Helicopter Tour around Kathmandu Valley: When in Nepal you may opt for a birds eye view of the beautiful surrounds! Take a helicopter tour to appreciate the snow capped peaks and natural beauty of Nepal. Helicopter flights take off from Kathmandu airport (at extra charge and subject to weather conditions)


Later this morning you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back home.

 


Included

- Accommodation on twin sharing basis
- Daily buffet breakfast
- Meeting and assistance on arrival and departures
- Chauffeured air-conditioned vehicles for all transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours
- Local English speaking guide for sightseeing & excursion tours
- Monument Entrance Fees
- All currently applicable taxes

Not Included

- Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone, fax, internet, beverages, camera / video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
- Local payments in domestic currency, such as tips and gratuities
- Domestic / International air fare
- Single room supplement
- Nepal Visa Fees and departure tax
- Any other services not mentioned in Price Inclusions above

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* Sample prices displayed include international and domestic airline tickets as per itinerary and ALL airline-related taxes and fuel surcharges and are per person, based on double occupancy, and are dynamic in nature. Prices do not include insurance or delivery charges which are optional and customizable by the traveler. The airfare portion of the itinerary price is based on economy class, midweek departure. Prices do not include fees for carry on or checked baggage which can add additional fees per ticket on a roundtrip flight based on carrier charges. It also does not include any entrance fees or visa fees that may be charged at international airports. Some cities may charge local taxes that can only be collected by hotel at destination.
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