Kathmandu Valley offers travelers the opportunity to explore nature. It starts with the spectacular views of Mount Everest and the other Himalayan mountains along with dense rhododendron forests, the lush valleys along with boat rides across Lake Phewa and hardly ends with visits to the cultural villages. From daring paragliding adventures, to high flying helicopter tours over Mount Everest, soaking in hot springs, taking in cultural performances while sampling traditional cuisine, couples will have a hard time deciding which activities to participate in. Here are just a few of the romantic things to do in Kathmandu Valley. Please have a look through these exciting excursions.
1. Watch a sunset (from USD 250.0)
You will be picked up after breakfast by your guide to drive to Sankhu Village. En route, you will enjoy the scenic views of Kathmandu Valley with its green pastureland. Once in Sankhu, you will hike up to the summit of Nagarkot while taking in views of temples, farms, and the Himalayas prior to reaching your hotel before the sunset viewing. On the second day, you will rise early to experience the beautiful red sunrise over the valley and view the sun hitting the snow peaked Himalayas, making them glisten divinely in the brilliant blue skies. After this surreal experience, you will visit the village of Changu Narayan for its Hindu temple before descending through tiny villages with beautifully terraced farms lands while taking in views of the lush Kathmandu Valley. After such bewitching experience, you will head back to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Nagarkot Trekking in Kathmandu Nepal (1 Night / 2 Days)
Duration: 2 days
2. Enjoy a boat ride on Phewa Lake (from USD 75.0)
This four-hour tour begins with walking to the serene Phewa Lake area where you will enjoy a relaxing, peaceful boat ride. Following that, you will begin a 2.5-hour uphill climb to reach the World Peace Pagoda, a golden-spired Buddhist monastery. During your hike, you will explore the cultural villages and spectacular views of the Himalayas along with the lush rhododendron forest valley floor of the Pokhara valley, and the surreal views Phewa Lake. After some more exploration, you will hike down to Phewa Lake and take one more romantic boat ride back to your hotel.
Peace Stupa Hike in Pokhara with Boat Ride
Duration: 5.0 hour
3. Experience traditional Nepali village life together (from USD 152.0)
This 6-hour hiking and food tour begins after breakfast with your tour guide picking you up from your hotel and taking you for a 45-minute drive to the Nagi Gumba monastery. After your visit to the monastery, you will hike two hours through beautiful forests to experience the amazing view of the Himalayas, spectacular valley landscapes, while passing through villages observing the Newari and Tamang culture. Upon reaching the bottom, you will dine at the Organic Farmhouse Resort in Kapan where you will enjoy a traditional lunch made using local organic ingredients.
Organic Food Experience with Mini-Trek
Duration: 5 hours
4. Hold a traditional Buddhist wedding ceremony in Nepal (from USD 1.0)
On this tour, you will be assisted by a make-up artist at your hotel to prepare for the wedding. You will be driven to Kopan Monastery, to experience the wedding ceremony and professional photo-shoot in cultural wedding attire. The ceremony takes place in the shrine room of the temple. You will stop at Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, and Bagmati zone prior to heading back to your hotel.
Full Day Buddhist Traditional Wedding Ceremony in Nepal
Duration: 3 hours
5. Ride a cable car (from USD 170.0)
The tour starts with the Matatirtha-Chandragiri-Chitlang hike which travels through forest en route to scenic views of Kathmandu valley and onto the village of Chitlang. The drive to Chandragiri hill will be along a rough road uphill from Godam Chaur. Upon arriving at the top, you will board the cable car and enjoy the panoramic views of the Kathmandu valley and travel to the Chandragiri hill in nine minutes. Before returning, feel free to make the most of your visit by checking out some of the shops and clicking a few photos on the spacious observation deck overlooking the dreamy valley below.
Kathmandu Cable Car Tour
6. Paraglide with your loved one (from USD 175.0)
For an adventurous couple, this is a thrilling adventure not to be missed. The tour takes off from the peak of Sarangkot at an elevation of 1,592 meters (5,223 feet). During the one-hour flight, you will be able to experience awe-inspiring views of Phewa Lake and the Himalayan mountain range. Accompanied by eagles, you will experience a birds-eye view of the several villages, monasteries, temples, and Mount Annapurna prior to descending near Lake Phewa.
One Hour Scenic Paraglide
7. Fly to the top of the world (from USD 235.0)
Get picked up from your hotel at 6:30 am en route for your 1-hour scenic adventure over the Himalayan mountain range in an 18-seat plane with windows for each guest. You will be able to experience the unique experience of flying over Mount Everest, beautiful alpine valleys, and the enchanting flora and wildlife of the valley below. For optimal viewing of Mount Everest, Kangchenjunga, the Tibetan plateau, and many other delightful sights, travel between September through May is suggested. Flights are available to visitors on a daily basis.
Everest Experience Flight
8. Relax in the hot springs with your loved one (from USD 400.0)
During this four-day tour from Kathmandu to Pokhara, you will experience amazing scenic views of the terraced rice fields, beautiful valleys, and mountainous landscapes. You will experience the Gurung Culture and their traditions during your stop at Ghandrukl prior to visiting Poon Hill. There you will enjoy the panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan range from one of the best observation decks in Asia. If you take the tour during spring, you will get to experience a mesmerizing walk through the rhododendron forest. This tour is for those who want to experience Nepal’s natural beauty within a limited time frame.
Tatopani Tour (Hot Spring) 4 Days
Duration: 4 days
9. Watch a classic musical concert (from USD 30.0)
Experience a unique full-moon classic music concert during your visit to Kathmandu at the Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel at 5 pm and drive you to the temple for the performance which lasts for two hours. You will enjoy a mesmerizing performance with the use of musical instruments such as flute, sitar, harmonium, tabla (similar to bongos), and melodious vocals in the beautiful backdrop of temple murals.
Kathmandu Kirateshwar Temple Classical Music Full-Moon Concert
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
10. Try authentic Nepali food together (from USD 50.0)
This tour is a three-hour dinner show where you can enjoy a taste of traditional Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine in one of the country’s leading culinary establishments. Dinner will include traditional dishes such as Utse’s specialty gacok, a hot pot-style preparation made of a mix of meat, vegetables, noodles, and mushrooms, cooked over charcoal. And then there will be momos, dumplings stuffed with meat or vegetables and spices along with Tongba, a hot millet-based alcoholic drink. While you dine, Nepalese performers will entertain with traditional dance and music in their cultural attire.
Authentic Cultural Dinner In Kathmandu
Duration: 1 hour 1 minute
Kathmandu experiences not to be missed
The Kathmandu Valley is full of interesting things to do besides the usual bucket list experiences such as the viewing of Mount Everest and visiting its many Unesco World Heritage temples and monasteries. This area offers travelers a chance to take a step back to a simpler, less hectic time while visiting the small cultural villages in Nepal. Relax in the hot springs, enjoy a traditional meal or trek through the National Park exploring its dense forests with an amazing array of flora and fauna during your visit. Hopefully, your journey will lead you to experience one or more of these interesting and romantic things to do in the Kathmandu Valley.
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