Kathmandu & Swayambhunath

Kathmandu is known for its narrow streets, bustling markets and secret alleyways. Nothing is better than just heading off on a walking tour to fully experience it all. At the centre of all this is the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Durbar means palace, and it was here that Kathmandu was ruled. It is a collection of temples, palaces, shrines and courtyards which date from between the 12th and 18th centuries. The Kumari (Living Goddess) still resides here at the Kumari Bahal. The most impressive structure is the Teleju Temple, constructed by the Malla Kings of the 16th century. To the north-west of Kathmandu you find the Swayanbunath Stupa, which offers superb views over the valley and is one of the oldest Buddhist Stupas in Nepal. It is also worth stopping at some of Kathmandu’s superb restaurants, the pick of which is Kaiser Cafe located in the Garden of Dreams close to the former Royal Palace.

Itineraries

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.

Tiger’s Nest and the Highlights of Bhutan

Kathmandu - Thimphu - Punakha - Paro  

Explore the main highlights of Bhutan, experiencing the dramatic scenery, incredible culture and amazing architecture in Thimphu, Punakha and Paro.

11 days from £2945 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.

Classic Nepal

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

This itinerary to Nepal has it all; exploring Kathmandu, a trek in the mountains, rafting down the Seti River, wildlife in Chitwan and relaxation at the end of the trip.

14 days from £2320 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.

Related Hotels

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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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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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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