Mountain flight with Kathmandu Heritage Site Tour: 1 Day

Good to Know
  • Duration 1 Day
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 1350 m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Mountain Flight with cultural excursion
  • Best Season September to July

Highlights

  •  Pleasant, exciting tour around places of great historical and religious interest.
  •  Immerse into local immense colorful cultures a blend of Hindu and Buddhism.
  •  Tour of all best world heritage sites from old palaces to old religious monuments.
  •  Within heart of the city to outskirt of Kathmandu with enjoyable moments.
  •  The only city in the world where Hinduism, Buddhism blends in perfect harmony.
  •  Breathtaking panorama of Himalayan range with Everest on mountain flight.

Introduction: Mountain flight with Kathmandu World heritage site tour 

Nepal Trekking Planner presents the Mountain flight with the Kathmandu Heritage Sites Tour, an exciting sightseeing led by an expert guide to show you the wonders of Nepal. Where you will be fully engrossed from early morning till late afternoon, visiting places of great religious and historical interest.

Mountain flight with Kathmandu Heritage Sites Tour, a perfect way to capture the country’s best places enriched with ancient monuments of both Hindu and Buddhism religions.

Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour, from dawn till dusk starting with a sweeping mountain flight overlooking a grand panorama of Himalayan peaks. Includes grand views of the world's tallest peaks Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, and Mt.Makalu with Mt. Kanchenjunga towards the far-east horizon. Truly a flight of enchantment facing breathtaking views of Nepal’s beautiful country landscapes with an array of snow peaks at close distance.

After an hour of exciting mountain flight, with time to relax back in the hotel for refreshing moments. The main activities begin, after a hearty breakfast where a short drive takes you to the heart of Kathmandu city. Where you will be captivated by walking amidst historical sites at Durbar Square in front of the former palace and royal courtyard.  

Places of interest around Kathmandu Durbar Square and Old Palace Courtyard

Durbar Square within a modern city in the close backdrop of ancient heritage with uncountable monuments. The tour takes to the house of the Living Goddess (Kumari), the ferocious Kaal Bhairab, a red monkey god (Hanuman).

The mid-century monuments are the greatest masterpiece of the Malla regime, Durbar Square is full of colorful life witness the temple of Kasthamandap. Which was built from the wood of a single tree hence Kathmandu's name derived from this historical temple. Kathmandu Durbar Square important place to visit a historical museum of mementos of past different Shah Kings.

Tour includes Taleju Temple built by late King Mahindra Malla in 1549 A.D. Witness Great Bell and Big Drums. The main golden gate is guarded by Hanuman the Monkey-God, the main Hero of "The Ramayana Epic".

Visit the Temple of Goddess Kumari, a holy quadrangle with a Buddhist stupa with residential quarters of the Living Goddess called KUMARI. A great work of craftsmanship with carved wooden balconies and window screens.

Tour of Kathmandu city (UNESCO SITES)

After an exciting tour of Durbar Square, a short drive to Swayambhunath located west of the city. The famous landmark of Nepal an old Stupa of more than 2,600 years stands on a hillock above the valley floor.

The Great Stupa of Swayambhunath is listed as a World Heritage Site with the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha around four cardinal. This scenic green hill a mosaic of small Chaityas and pagoda temples houses various Buddhism monuments.

From Swayambhunath great views of Kathmandu city and the valley, on a clear day, one can overlook snow peaks towards the north. From Swayambhunath after a wonderful moment, the tour extends heading east of Kathmandu city to Bouddhanath, stands a beautiful Buddhist shrine.

Bouddhanath, Asia’s largest colossal stupa built in the 6th Century A.D. by King Man Dev, a huge Buddhist monument. A series of three terraces with a relevant shape of a lotus flower when viewed from air distance. It is a holy site for all Buddhists the Stupa is surrounded by a circular market, also known as little Tibet.

The great Stupa with Lord Buddha's eyes in four directions, this spiritual site embraces the authentic philosophy of Mahayana. One of the main groups of Buddhism is known as Lamaism in Nepal, Sikkim, Ladakh, Bhutan, and Tibet.

Bouddhanath is one of the interesting and exciting places on the Kathmandu Heritage Tour from here a short drive to Pashupatinath Temple. The main hub of the Hindu religion is located south of Bouddhanath, and east of Kathmandu city.

An important Hindu pagoda temple with golden roofs, and four silver doors the temple of Lord Shiva. Located on the bank of the Bagmati River, Pashupatinath Temple is the nerve center for all Hindus. Once a year thousands of pilgrims from India and Nepal visit the Pashupatinath temple on the day of  ‘Shiva-Ratri’, the birth anniversary of Lord Shiva.

Which falls in February as per the Hindu Lunar calendar, an exciting holy place to observe devotees in worship. Pashupatinath Temple is a large complex, one can spend time on the opposite bank of the river and witness religious activities. After completing an exciting Kathmandu Heritage Tour, a short drive takes you back to the hotel.  

Best time for Kathmandu Heritage Tour and mountain flight

Nepal for all seasons, however, the best time in spring, autumn, and winter seasons, is for this type of leisure tour. Spring starts from March to May and autumn/fall from September to November and winter begins from December to February. The most favorable time is spring and autumn seasons, during spring clear day with longer sunlight hours. Cold in the late afternoon, night, and morning time, days are pleasant for a pleasant tour. Autumn is another best season when days a clear for views and tours, much cold in the morning, late afternoon, and nighttime with short sunlight hours.

The winter season is also a good time for a tour, where days are clear with blue sky but can be very cold morning and nighttime with short sunlight.

Important Note for mountain flights

Please remember, Mountain Everest Flight operates in good times of the season when days are clear for views of Himalayan peaks. Sometimes even at the best time of the year can get cloudy with an overcast day, where the flight can be delayed or canceled. For this type of inconvenience, Nepal Trekking Planner will try their best within the control of the company will try next morning. In case of cancellation payment for the flight will be refundable, but a charge for transportation to and from the hotel/airport will be levied.

On tour as per the season-wise, a proper dress code should be maintained especially visiting religious sites like temples and monasteries. Your guide will inform you of the guideline required on places of visit, including buying souvenirs guide will advise.    

When you book for the Kathmandu Heritage Tour package, full payment should be made before you venture for a sightseeing tour. Transportation will be on the latest vehicles cars, coaches, mini-bus, and land cruisers as per group size, well equipped with spacious seating.

    Itinerary
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      05:00 am/05:30 am Receive from hotel, transfer to airport

      • Flight from Kathmandu to the mountain around 06:30 am about 1 hrs flight
      • Once you fly over 25000 ft you will be able to see all the mountain range of Nepal including Mt Everest.
      • Fly back to Kathmandu
      • Receive from the airport and transfer to hotel.

      Morning approx. 10:00 a.m. departure from the hotel for a short drive in the heart of Kathmandu city, and then a short walk to Kathmandu Durbar Square.

      • The Kathmandu Durbar Square or Palace Courtyard teemed with historical and religious ancient beautiful pagoda-styled monuments. This exciting area is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, where some of the building was destroyed during the 2015 earthquake. However, renovation is taking place.
      • The tour takes you to the following interesting places, the Residence of Living Goddess (Kumari Ghar), known as the Temple of Kumari, and the beautiful quadrangle court with a Buddhist stupa in the center.
      • The residential quarters, located above the courtyard where the Chaste Virgin Living Goddess called KUMARI resides, a magnificent carved wooden balconies and window screens on this traditional building.
      • The young Living Goddess or Kumari gives the audience and blesses you from her beautifully decorated windows.
      • Tour of Hanuman Dhoka, the historic seat of past royals, the old Royal Palace Complex dedicated to Malla, and the late Shah Monarch, designated as a World Heritage Site.
      • The ancient temples and palaces epitomize the religious and cultural lifestyle of the Nepalese. Enjoy the view of Taleju Temple built by the late King Mahindra Malla in 1549 A.D.,
      • Observe Great Bell and Big Drums. The main golden gate is guarded by Monkey God called Hanuman, a faithful devotee of Lord Ram Chandra-the Hero of the Epic "Ramayana."
      • The tour takes you to a unique temple built from the wood of a single tree and thus known as Kasthamandap, where the name Kathmandu derived from also known as Maru Satal, and built-in 1596 A.D. by King Laxmi Narsingh Malla.

      11: 00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. drive to Pashupatinath temple a less-than-hour tour

      • After a wonderful tour of old Durbar Square, walk to the car park and drive east from the city to reach the holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath a marvelous three-tier golden pagoda rooftop, the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
      • Non-Hindu is not allowed to enter the main temple premises, however, a guide will take you to a nice spot. Where you can catch a view of the temple and religious activities of pilgrims and devotees, on the opposite of Bagmati River.
      • The temple flooded with pilgrims on the day of ‘Shiva-Ratri’. (Birth anniversary of Lord Shiva).

      12: 00 p.m. or 12:30 a.m. Drive to Bouddhanath Stupa for an hour tour

      • From Pashupatinath temple, a short drive to reach a beautiful complex at Bouddhanath huge Stupa.
      • Listed in World Heritage Sites and as well the largest Buddhist shrine and Stupa in South Asia.
      • For Buddhists, it is called a Chorten which was built in the 6th century A.D. by King Man Deb. Perched on three tiers terraces, when seen from above or with a bird eye view takes a relevant shape of a lotus flower.
      • A sacred monument for Buddhist followers this huge Stupa is encircled by prayer wheels and a colorful market, also known as small Tibet due to local who lives around the area of Tibetan origin and with similar culture.
      • The most interesting is Lord Buddha's eyes on four cardinal directions that give a vivid flash around four cardinal directions, the area around many Mahayana Buddhism faith monasteries.

      1: 00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. Lunch break at a nice restaurant around Bouddhanath

      • Enjoying, pleasant and interesting time, the guide will take you to a nice restaurant within the Bouddhanath complex. Where you can enjoy lunch with the backdrop of Bouddhanath Stupa.

      2: 00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Drive to Swambhunath Stupa for an hour tour.

      • Bouddhanath Stupa, drive takes you to a wonderful site at Swambhunath Stupa perched on a hillock surrounded by green forest where many Rhesus monkey dwells, and thus the name Monkey Temple.

      2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. At Swayambhunath Stupa for an hour visit.

      • Swambhunath Stupa dates back as far as 460 A.D. and stands above Kathmandu west of the valley and city rim, a famous landmark of the country. Enjoy grand views of Kathmandu city and the valley with snow peaks in the north.
      • Swayambhunath and the Stupa with fascinating mystical eyes of Lord Buddha on the four cardinals, visit the monastery with the largest image of Sakyamuni Buddha, behind the hill a small temple dedicated to Lord Manjushree the patron god of Kathmandu valley.
      • Who drained the lake with a mighty sword and made the valley possible for people to settle on the fertile land.

      3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: End of the tour and back at the hotel.

      • Enjoy a marvelous and interesting time at ancient Swayambhunath a short walk down to the car park, and then drive back to your hotel after a glorious day tour.

      Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

      Inclusions
      What's Included
      •  A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding local Tour Guide . Price includes his salary, food, drinks, transport and insurance.
      •  All transfer and sightseeing tour by private deluxe Car / Coach with Air condition (Entrance frees are extra).
      •  Mountain flight with airport pick up and drop.
      •  All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
      •  Trekking Planner Nepal’s T-shirt, cap and city maps.
      •  you will get certificate from airlines after mountain flight.
      What's Excluded
      •  Tour Entrances fees of the monuments.
      •  Nepal visa- USD 25 upon arrival, at the airport, bring 2 Passport size photos.
      •  All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
      •  Travel insurance.
      Departure Dates
      • This trip departs every day of the year.
      • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your needs. Please contact us.
      • This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and a Private Group Basis.
      • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or privately or with family.
      • Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
      • We can help you make it fit your budget.
      • We accept online payment.
      • We accept the instant booking and online payment.
      • If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US
      • Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you.
      • We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. 
      • (Call/email now for a private trip, [email protected], Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)
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      Departure DateDeparture DateMay 31, 2024 May 31, 2024Trip StatusTrip StatusAvailablePriceStarting fromUS$360
      Essential Info

      Suggested Equipment List

      • Sports shoes or sandals.
      • Warm woolen cap.
      • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket.
      • Pullover or warm sweeter.
      • Sunglasses.
      • Camera and batteries.
      FAQs
      • No, there are no dress codes, but since the heritage sites are pilgrimage sites and are listed on the world heritage sites, avoid wearing short dresses during the tour.

      • The only specific precautions are respecting the culture and tradition, trying to avoid wearing short dresses, and the sites requiring a particular fee of entry, like Nepal 200-300, that must be paid by the travelers.

      • For the mountain flight, in case of bad weather and strong wind, the flight has been rescheduled for the next day. In case of shortness of breath or other issues, airplanes have oxygen masks. During the heritage sites tour, our clients will have their own private vehicle driver and a tour guide till the trip ends who will look after them so it's completely safe.

      • Mountain flight is entirely safe and is operated when the weather conditions are good. The wind is good, as mountain flight allows flying above 18000 feet, so it is entirely safe in bad weather. The flight gets shifted, and the representative of Trekking Planer Nepal will guide the clients during that period.

      • Travelers and our clients can carry their frequently used staff cameras, phones, and any other items they would like to bring along for the mountain flight and heritage site tour; as we will have our own private vehicle during the trip, travelers can keep their stuff inside the car.

      • Yes, the itinerary provided by Trekking Planner Nepal is entirely customizable. Our clients can customize it according to their needs, but the time of the mountain flight must be changed for the day as the airlines operate the morning flight at the morning time. However, helicopter flights can be arranged for the daytime at an additional cost.

      • There are options for solo and group traveling for more than 2 to 50 or even more people for mountain flights and the heritage site tour.

      • The cancellation policy for the mountain flight is 10 percent if it's canceled 24 hours prior, 33 percent if it's 12 hours earlier, and nonrefundable if it's on the same day. But for the heritage sites tour, it's refundable, which is under the control of trekking planner Nepal.

      • Hotel transfers like pick up and drop off are included in this package from trekking planner Nepal for mountain tours and Kathmandu heritage site tours.

      • Travelers and clients can book mountain flights and Kathmandu heritage site day tour through our website or send a text to us at WhatsApp at +9779851071767 or send us an email at [email protected]

      • Meals and refreshments are not included in the mountain flight with the World Heritage Site tour package.

      • Mountain flight exceeds 18000 feet and is specifically done to see Nepal's Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse Cho Oyu, Makalu, and other Himalayan ranges.

      • Heritage sites can be visited throughout the year anytime and conducted after 24 hours prior notice.

      • No, the entrance fees to the heritage sites are not included. Other applicable fees are included in the tour package. The entrance fees are 200-300 Nepali rupees per place.

      • Yes, there will be a city tour guide who will guide travelers during the tour time for the whole day till the tour finishes.

      • Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath are included at Kathmandu World Heritage Sites. A private vehicle for the city tour and a city tour guide are also included.

      • Trekking Planner Nepal provides every traveler with a window seat so that all our clients can take photos and videos and engage in photography.

      • In bad weather, mountain flights are disturbed by the weather and can be affected; in such conditions, the flight get rescheduled.

      • No age restrictions exist; anyone can fly in Nepal on a mountain flight.

      • The best time for mountain flight is in the morning; mountain flights always operate in the morning unless they're helicopters.

      • Dornier Do 228 and Beechcraft 1900 or smaller planes like the De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter and the airlines operating are Buddha Air Lines, Saurya Airlines, and other airlines as well Trekking Planner stay in touch with the best airlines so that all our passengers get the window seat.

      • Mount Everest, Lhotse, ama Dablam, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Baruntse Thamserku and many mountains can be seen during the flight.

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