Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu is one of the most fascinating cities in the subcontinent. It was cut off from the outside world until the 1950s, and so it retains its own distinct character, architecture and history. Kathmandu is awash with pagoda style buildings, temples and shrines, and its narrow streets and bustling markets are ideal just to wander around seeing the traditional Nepalese way of life. It is usually your first stop on a tour of Nepal, and there is a great deal to see and do. Each of the former city-states of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur have their own Durbar Squares, famed for their pagoda-style buildings and stunning intricate carvings. Head up to the ridge of the Kathmandu Valley and visit Swayambhunath Temple, known as the Monkey Temple, which has superb views back over the city. To the east of Kathmandu you find the Hindu Pashupatinath Temple on the banks of the Bagmati River, where you often seeing traditional Sadhus going about their daily lives. Almost next door is Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist Stupas in the world and surrounded by Tibetan communities, many of whom fled Tibet in the 1950s when the Chinese occupied this the Buddhist kingdom. At the top of the valley, you find the small villages of Nagarkot and Dhulikhel where many guests end their tour of Nepal.

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Kathmandu Valley Itineraries

This is just a selection of suggested itineraries that are there to help you with your ideas and to start the conversation with us about planning your tailor-made holiday. All our holidays are private for you and your party, and can depart on any day you like. We can adapt and change any element of these journeys, or design an itinerary from scratch around your travelling plans.

Cleansing Body and Soul in Nepal

Kathmandu - Annapurna Trek - Dhulikhel  

There are fewer better destinations than Nepal for cleansing both body and soul; and we promise you will return back glowing! Combine three nights in Kathmandu, a four-day trek and then a five-night spa break at Dwarika's Dhulikhel.

14 days from £3830 p. p.

Honeymoon to Nepal and Oman

Kathmandu - Pokhara - Dhulikhel - Muscat  

Nepal and Oman is a perfect honeymoon combination, blending an colourful dash of culture, adventure and beach. Head in the mountains of Nepal before kicking back on the beaches of the Arabian Sea.

14 days from £2700 p. p.

Nepal Overland

Kathmandu - Nuwakot - Bandipur - Annapurna Trek - Pokhara - Chitwan - Kurintar - Dhulikhel  

A journey by road allows you see so much more than flying from place to place. You will pass through remote villages and towns, seeing the way of life far away from the main tourist routes.

16 days from £2795 p. p.

Luxury Tour of Nepal and Bhutan

Kathmandu - Annapurna Trek - Punakha - Paro - Dhulikhel  

Snow-capped mountains, Buddhist Monasteries, trekking and historic cities await you on a luxury private tour of Nepal and Bhutan, a perfect combination that makes the most of your time in the mountains.

14 days from £3750 p. p.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Style

Kathmandu - Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Pokhara - Kathmandu  

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the best treks you can do in the Nepal. We use private porters, guides and superb lodges to ensure you have the best experience possible.

14 days from £2395 p. p.

Luxury Heli-Hiking in Nepal

Kathmandu - Everest - Mustang - Annapurna - Langtang - Dhulikhel  

If you are looking for the ultimate luxury adventure to Nepal, then it has to include helicopters! Delve into remote corners of the Himalayas that take weeks to reach on foot.

10 days from £10795 p. p.

High & Wild: A Family Adventure to Nepal

Kathmandu - Bandipur - Annapurna Trek - Pokhara - Seti River Rafting - Chitwan - Dhulikhel  

Nepal is quite simply one of the world’s best adventure playgrounds, one that makes for the ultimate family holiday combining so many amazing experiences that your children will love.

13 days from £2390 p. p.

Nepal’s Golden Triangle

Kathmandu - Pokhara - Chitwan National Park - Dhulikhel  

This classic itinerary combines Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan National Park, taking your time to sit back and enjoy the views, without needing to head off trekking in the mountains.

13 days from £3090 p. p.

Nepal Trekking Holiday

Kathmandu - Annapurna Trek - Pokhara - Dhulikhel  

This is the ultimate Nepal Trekking Holiday. The mountain scenery of Nepal is impossibly spectacular, combine Kathmandu with a five day trek in the Annapurna Range and some R&R in Pokhara.

11 days from £1775 p. p.

Kathmandu Valley Accommodation

This is just an overview of the hotels and lodges we feature, from characterful boutique lodges to luxury hotels. We do have a range of other hotels that we use, so if you don't see from our portfolio what you are looking for, we almost certainly know about it and can help plan an itinerary using it.

Hyatt Regency, Kathmandu, Nepal - Millis Potter Travel

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

$ $ $ $ $ Kathmandu Valley  

The Hyatt Regency is a luxury hotel close to Nepal’s main international airport in Kathmandu. With 280 rooms, it offers a host of excellent facilities and rooms.

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Infinity Pool, Dwarika's Dhulikhel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Dwarika’s Dhulikhel

$ $ $ $ $ Kathmandu Valley  

Dwarika’s Dhulikhel is a luxury resort located on the top of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal offering superb views, about an hour’s drive from the city.

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Traditional Homes Swotha

$ $ $ $ $ Kathmandu Valley  

Traditional Homes Swotha is a historic boutique hotel in the heart of Patan in Kathmandu, Nepal offering just eight delightful rooms.

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Inn at Patan, Kathmandu, Nepal - Millis Potter

The Inn at Patan

$ $ $ $ $ Kathmandu Valley  

The Inn at Patan is traditional former Newari town-house located close to Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal and is now a delightful boutique hotel.

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Dwarika’s

$ $ $ $ $ Kathmandu Valley  

Dwarika’s is a delightful luxury hotel and is the most luxurious option in Kathmandu, beautifully echoing Nepal’s architectural heritage and local craftsmanship.

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Kathmandu Valley Experiences

This is a selection of experiences that allow you to see the destination in new and interesting ways. Almost all our experiences include a private guide, and can be then tailored to your particular interests. Indeed, many of the experiences we offer are created individually for our guests, so this list is by no means conclusive. In fact, we leave a couple of our best ideas up our sleeves for when you enquire with us.