The Kathmandu Valley has a lot of charm and diversity, ranging from big cities to charming countryside and villages. This trip is a blend of all – time to explore the cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, as well as wander small villages, visit shrines and, hopefully, have some good views of the Himalayas. Along the way, you will stay in a variety of charming traditional hotels, or, for those who wish, some traditional and some very fancy hotels. The trip also offers time for wandering on your own, meditation or yoga and some wonderful organic meals!

Dates and Land Cost

Starting at $3150.00 per person (based on 4-6 people)

Dates: Sunday, February 22, 2015 - Thursday, March 5, 2015 and Sunday, November 1, 2015 - Thursday, November 12, 2015

Please note: Custom dates and prices available

Trip Concepts

  • Cultures and Crafts
  • Religion and Pilgrimage Sites

Customized Travel

This is not just a slogan - it's the way we do business.

If this trip itinerary isn't exactly what you want or if the group departure dates don't quite fit your timeframe, we would be thrilled to create a personalized trip that matches exactly what you, your friends or your family wish to do. Since its inception in 1988, Myths and Mountains has been a pioneer in the field of customized and solo travel. We know that there's no such thing as "one itinerary fits all," and we're committed to matching your particular trip to your dreams.

So, go back and look at the itinerary carefully. Check what you like and don't like and give us a call. We'll ask you lots of questions designed to help us understand your travel style, budget, interests, and wishes, and then we'll channel all our global connections, in-depth destination knowledge, and decades of travel planning experience into creating an extraordinary adventure filled with unforgettable experiences. Our custom trips are not just standard "packages" adjusted to fit your travel dates - they're individually tailored itineraries, as unique as you are.

Here's how we will collaborate with you:

1. Read through the itineraries that interest you and think about what you like and don't like, the dates, other places you might want to visit or other activities.

2. E-mail us at or call us at 800-670-6984 to let us know your thoughts.

3. Talk with us about what worked and did not work in the programs you were considering, where you want to go, your timeframe, travel companions, budget, special interests and travel style.

4. We will send a brief sketch and approximate land cost based on our discussion, for you to review that includes the suggested changes we discussed.

5. Based on your feedback of the sketch, we will rework your itinerary according to your guidelines. Should you wish to talk with previous travelers who have asked us for customized itineraries, we are happy to give you references.

6. Review the new program. If it works, we will usually ask for a deposit: 25% of the cost, 50% if you are 120 days out. At that point, we will confirm all of the reservations and guides, send you a full packet of preliminary information and prepare your formal, personalized, detailed daily itinerary.

After all, it's your unique vacation. Invite your family. Bring your friends. Dream big. Then call us and let us make your dream a reality.

Itinerary At A Glance

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu. Afternoon walk through town and welcome dinner.
Day 2 Swayambunath, Pashupati and Bodha.
Day 3 Drive to Nuwakot. Afternoon walking tour of Nuwakot Palace and villages.
Day 4 Sunrise walk to nearby ridge. Drive to Kakani. Walk 4 hours to resort.
Day 5 Day hike to Shivapuri Ridge and back. Cooking class.
Day 6 Excursion by car and walking around Bungamati and Patan.
Day 7 Visit Bhaktapur and Changu Narayan.
Day 8 Hike to Namo Buddha or drive to Dwarikas Himalayan Retreat.
Day 9 Morning session of yoga and meditation. Wander around villages.
Day 10 Morning session of yoga and meditation. Wander around villages.
Day 11 Return to Kathmandu via Panauti and Balthali.
Day 12 Depart Kathmandu for home.

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Myths and Mountains is THE adventure travel company for the discerning and inquisitive globe-trotter seeking a hand-crafted, life-changing experience. With more than 25 years of expertise in designing award-winning trips focusing on cultures and crafts, religion and pilgrimage sites, environment and natural history and natural healing and traditional medicine, we promise adventures beyond the guidebooks, excellence beyond expectations, and guaranteed departures.

Want a custom-designed trip just for you and your friends? It's our specialty! Welcome to a remarkable experience - Myths and Mountains style!