Classified in its entirety as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kathmandu Valley is a remarkable treasure trove of outstanding experiences for the discerning traveller. The city’s ancient nooks and corners, alleyways, courtyards, temples and stupas over flow with legends, mythology, wonderful stories, extraordinary people and exquisite art.

After a unique and insightful cultural experience in Kathmandu, head towards The Dwarika’s Resort in Dhulikhel for an exclusive Himalayan experience, reviving your mind, body and soul. Gain an insight into rural Nepali life and the Himalayan approach to wellbeing and health, as guided by Hindu and Buddhist philosopy.


  • Day 1

    A Traditional Welcome

    Arrival in Kathmandu at the Tribhuwan International Airport and traditional “Khada” welcome and transfer to the Hotel to enjoy a relaxing day in the serene surroundings and an oasis of calm of the Dwarika’s Hotel. As you swing open its graceful wooden gates, feel the bustling city outside melt away and immerse yourself into this oasis of calm.  Dwarika's houses an extensive collection of artefacts dating back to the 13th century. It is home to some of Nepal’s best craftsmanship – capturing the beauty and essence of an ancient city. The flawless blend of Nepal’s heritage with its longstanding tradition of hospitality makes The Dwarika’s Hotel in Kathmandu an intimate experience of a refined Nepali lifestyle. Take a culture-rich step back into Nepal's history as you soak in the unique atmosphere.


    In the late afternoon, visit Boudhanath Stupa, recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a spiritual home to the Tibetan exile community in Nepal. Considered to be one of the world’s largest and ancient Buddhist stupas, located on the original trade route leading to Lhasa. Apart from its religious interest the life around the Stupa is colourful, unique and vibrant and has a wide array of Tibetan antiques, brocades and jewellery. 

    After circumambulating the Stupa embark towards Shechen Monastery for evening prayers, located near the Stupa in the alleys, this is a beautiful Monastery famous for its architecture, founded by the late Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Most Buddhist monasteries welcome visitors and entering these atmospheric buildings can be a powerful and evocative experience. During the evening prayers, the lamas (high-ranking Tibetan Buddhist monks) and novices gather to chant Buddhist texts, normally accompanied by a cacophony of crashing cymbals, thumping drums and booming Tibetan horns.

    Afterwards head towards the roof of a small Café to enjoy the sunset views over the Boudhanath Stupa with the Himalayas in the backdrop.

    Dinner at leisure (on own) and overnight at The Dwarika’s Hotel

  • Day 2

    Kathmandu City Sojourn & Swayambhunath                              


    After an early morning wholesome breakfast, departure to the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the epicentre of historic Kathmandu. Explore the ancient temples, palace squares narrow alleyways and the architectural marvels with our guide while witnessing the local people offering libations and prayers to various gods and goddesses. Walk through the vibrant charismatic spice market and ancient trading hub at Ason and a detour to the historical Stupa at Sigha Bahal, from where you head towards the interesting “baazar” of Thamel. Leave the bustling city and step into a Neo Classical historical Garden: The Garden of Dreams, a serene retreat in the heart of the city where you can also enjoy your lunch at The Kaiser Café in the Garden of Dreams (On own)


    A short drive to Swayambhunath, one the most revered Buddhist Stupas in the World. Set majestically high on a hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley, popularly known as the monkey temple, after the tribe of monkeys that inhabit the hills. The symbolic all-seeing eyes of the Buddha, 17th Century frescoes helps you understand why Kathmandu is a meeting point of ancient religions and cultures.


    Krishnarpan (6 Course Traditional Nepali Dinner) - Experience a culinary journey as you savour each course thoughtfully prepared from delicacies from various Nepali communities and geographical areas. Offering from 6 to 22 courses, the origin and content of each course will be explained by a gracious host or hostess in an ambience of cultural finesse.

    Overnight at The Dwarika’s Hotel

  • Day 3

    Tour of Patan & Pashupatinath


    Optional Tour of Everest Flight by Helicopter ( 3 hours)  or with Scheduled Flight (50 mins)

    Depart early morning for the most memorable helicopter flight to view the breath-taking Mount Everest. Enjoy the panoramic view of prominent peaks including the Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawache, Khumbila, Amadablam, Thamserku, KusumKangaru, Tashi Lhaptsa, Nangbala. Dine with an astounding backdrop at the terrace of the Everest View Hotel under the shadow of the Everest and several of the world’s highest peaks. Sip Tea soaking in the magnificent view of the Himalayas, as you create and take back classic memories to last a lifetime. Embark on the helicopter ride towards Kathmandu.


    After lunch amble down and stroll the nooks and corners of the Patan Durbar Square and the exquisite Patan Museum, set within the restored royal palaces of the Malla Era. Revel in this ancient city of Patan popular for its astonishing collection of carved temples, palace courtyards, water spouts, public baths and traditional neighbourhoods as well aselaborate wood, stone and metal carvings. A walk through the heritage and culture of the Newari architecture and ancient urban designs.

    Afterwards, visit the abode of the Shiva, Pashupatinath, the oldest and most holy Hindu temple in Nepal. This sacred Hindu temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, sits on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. The river plays a significant role the life of the Nepalese as rituals centre around this holy river that flows into the river Ganges. Only Hindus are allowed to enter the temple and its courtyard, tourists can enjoy the sights and sounds of the temple from the eastern side of the river.

    Witness the glorious Arati, an elaborate Hindu lighting ritual which is performed every evening by a Hindu priest. The priests perform the Aarati by taking oil lamps and moving them in circular motion and dedicating their act to the Divine. This is a ritual that allows everyone to be a part of it and creates an environment of union of God and the devotees.

    Dinner at leisure (on own) and overnight at The Dwarika’s Hotel

  • Day 4

    Bhaktapur to Dhulikhel

    Drive to Bhaktapur, and gain a deep insight into the history and thriving culture of this picturesque city. Kathmandu Valley’s most carefully preserved medieval city, Bhaktapur is an architectural delight. Meander past homes and courtyards that are ancient revel in the sight of Hindu and Buddhist deities at every turn. Visit the Pottery Square to witness local artisans at work before lunch and try your hand at traditional local pottery.

    Drive to the Alpines: A scenic drive to Dhulikhel and welcome at The Dwarika’s Resort in Dhulikhel. Inspired by Vedic Philosophy and Buddhist Medicine, the resort focuses on the holistic and harmonious well-being of individual emphasizing on a lifestyle that is based upon the Himalayan region and culture. It is an eco-conscious retreat located about 45 minutes’ drive from The Dwarika’s Hotel Kathmandu to the Resort (Bhaktapur in between). Set among the enchanting foothills of the Himalayas upon 20 acres of pristine woodland, the resort offers a holistic lifestyle based upon the ancient Nepali tradition of care for nature and for one’s self. Each suite at the resort has been inspired by natural elements, with great indoor and outdoor living spaces to provide ample privacy and comfort. It is all about enhancing and enriching lifestyle a journey of revival with nature, blended with sustainable luxury. You can enjoy a range of inspiring activities such as pottery, yoga, meditation, planting, farming, cookery, gentle hiking, bird watching or enjoying the riveting natural setting the resort offers.

    Dinner at leisure (On Own) and Overnight at The Dwarika’s Resort, Dhulikhel

  • Day 5



    Relax and soak in the natural beauty of Dhulikhel and the Himalayas or participate in the various resort activities such as pottery with local artisans, spend a day at the Spa or pamper yourself with massages and treatments for a complete regimen of relaxation.


    At leisure at The Dwarika’s Resort Dhulikhel (Own Account)


    Book a cooking session with the Chef at the resort, explore and learn the secrets of making a very popular delicacy momo- traditional dumpling that is loved by locals and tourists alike (Optional) or consultation with Ayubedic Doctor.

    Dinner at leisure (On Own) and Overnight at The Dwarika’s Resort, Dhulikhel


  • Day 6

    Departure and at leisure until transfer to the airport


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  • 3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Dwarika’s Hotel, Kathmandu on BB basis
  • 2 Nights twin sharing accommodation (Junior Suite) in Dwarika’s Resort, Dhulikhel on BB basis
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Sightseeing activities as per the above itinerary with an English speaking guide
  • 6 course Typical Nepali Dinner at Krishnarpan
  • All surface transfer by private AC vehicle
  • Monument Entrance fees


  • Flights
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • Any Airfare
  • Meals (Lunch / Dinner) except mentioned in the above cost include section
  • Insurance & Tips
  • Bottled drinks
  • Expenses of personal nature such as bar bills, laundry, telephone calls etc
  • Any cost arise due to flight cancellation, landslide, road blockage, political disturbance etc
  • Any other arrangements not mentioned in the above ‘Cost Include’ section

Optional Extras (Please enquire with your Travel Advisor):

  • Everest flight by helicopter per Helicopter inclusive of Everest National Park Fee
  • Everest flight by scheduled flight
  • Breakfast at Kongde
  • Breakfast at Everest View Hotel



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