You will also visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, “Swoyambhunath”; a common site of homage for both Hindus and Buddhists. The other important attraction of this trip is the visit to the holiest “Shiva Temple” for Hindus; the “Pashupatinath” temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the god of destruction and one of the members of the Holy Trinity. A stopover at “Boudhanath”, the largest and famous Tibetan Buddhist stupa in Nepal is captivating and spiritually rejuvenating. Further, you will be taken to “Nagarkot”, a famous site popular for watching sunrise and sunset. Here, you can enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains on a clear day as well.
Duration: 5 Days
This tour provides Kathmandu Tour with Nagarkot. In Kathmandu, you will get the opportunity to explore the cultural heritages of the medieval period. A visit to the temples and religious shrine in Kathmandu valley helps you understand more about the people and culture. In Kathmandu you will be visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square which is the ancient palace square of the Malla and the Shah kings that ruled the valley for many centuries.
- Destination: Nepal
- Activities: Tours
- Duration: 1 - 7 Days
- Region: Kathmandu Valley
- Max. Altitude: 2175m
- Group Size: 02+ Pax
Day 1 Arrival TransferWelcome to the land of Nepal at 1350m. You will be warmly welcomed by our representative and escorted to your hotel and will describe you about your entire tour program in detail. Rest of the day free for your personal activities.
Day 2 Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City.After breakfast you will have full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city consist of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhnunath Temple and Patan City.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:
This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples like Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (Abode of the Living Goddess), Taleju temple, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17h -century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square, protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city.
It is the oldest Buddhist shrine. Looking east from here, one can see the almost entire Kathmandu valley spread out below. Swayambhunath is a best place to observe religious harmony between Nepalese Buddhists and Hindus. The stupa is one of the most ancient in this part of the world and its worshippers come from diverse ethical backgrounds. Situated on the top of a hill. It provides an excellent view of the Katmandu Valley. Huge prayer wheels and fine Buddhist paintings are displayed in the monasteries as well as the largest Buddha statue in the country.
Swoyambhunath literally means ‘Self-Existent One.’ Swoyambhunath is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago. An inscription dated 460 A.D. states that the construction was carried out by King Manadeva. By the thirteenth century Swoyambhunath had developed into an important Buddhist learning site.
Patan City is full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples with fine bronze gateways, Guardian Deities, and wonderful carvings. Krishna Mandir, which is one of the grandeur of the square, was built in 1637 by the king Siddhi Narsingh Malla. The entire temple is constructed of the stone. Noted for its craftsmen and metal workers, it is known as the city of fine arts or city of artists. The diversity of the medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today’s visitors.
Day 3 Half day Sightseeing Tour and Drive to Nagarkot [38km/ 2 Hrs Drive].After breakfast full day Sightseeing tour of Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Boudha Nath Temple:
Boudhanath Stupa (or Bodnath Stupa) is the largest stupa in Nepal lies a further 2 km north from Pashupatinath Temple and also the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. The stupa is located in the town of Buddha, on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. It was probably built in the 14th century after the Mughal invasions; various interesting legends are told regarding the reasons for its construction. After the arrival of thousands of Tibetans following the 1959 Chinese invasion, the temple has become one of the most important centers of Tibetan Buddhism. Today it remains an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists and local Nepal’s, as well as a popular tourist site.
It is the most sacred of the Hindu temples in Nepal dedicated to lord Shiva, first established in 5th century. The holiest Hindu pilgrimage place in Nepal Pashupatinath has received the attention of worshippers for at least fifteen hundred years. Dedicated to Shiva the lord of Destruction the temple is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River. A circuit of the Pashupatinath area takes visitors past a sixth century statue of the Buddha an eighth century statue of Brahma the Creator freshly painted skeletal images guarding temple gates, and other magnificent temples dedicates to various deities in the complex. Pashupati Nath Temple is situated 5 km. east of Kathmandu, the temple of Lord Shiva, Pashupati Nath, with tow tiered golden roof and silver door is considered one of the holiest shrines for Hindus, although only Hindus are allowed inside temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati river. The temple was listed in the UNESCO World heritage Monument list in 1979 AD.
Later on drive to Nagarkot for overnight stay.
Nagarkot:Nagarkot is one of the nearest and most famous Mountain View point from Kathmandu. Enjoy the sunset over the Himalayas. Nagarkot is situated 32 km east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2175 m above sea level. Nagarkot is a popular tourist spot of Nepal. The panorama of the major peaks of eastern Nepal Himalayas including Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest-if weather permits), can be seen from here). The Himalayan peaks Like Manaslu (8463 in). Ganesh Hinial (7111 in), Langtang (7246 in), Choba Bhanre (60l6 in), Gaurishanker (7134 m) and number (6957 in), are also clearly seen from Nagarkot).
Enjoy sun set and move around the Hotel
Day 4 Morning Sunrise view from Nagarkot & Drive to Kathmandu [38km/ 2Hrs Drive]Morning enjoy sunrise and Mountain View. One can go to View tower which is just in 30 minutes walking distance one way [3km]. From here you can see more area including Mountains [altitude 2175m].
After breakfast drive to Kathmandu Hotel. Rest of the day for your personal activities or Shopping in Thamel Market. On the way to Kathmandu sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur City.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the royal palace of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom, 1401m above sea level. It is one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the current town of Bhaktapur,also known as Bhadgoan. Which lies 14 km east of Kathmandu. While the complex consists of at least four distinct squares (Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square), the whole area is informally known as the Bhakapur Durbar Square and is a highly visited site in the Kathmandu Valley.
Rest of the free for your personal activities and Shopping at Thamel.
THAMEL: As the tourist district of Kathmandu, Thamel bustles with activity late into the late evening. It is a mere 10-minute walk from the center of Kathmandu, yet completely different from the rest of the city. Thamel caters entirely to tourists with its scores of hotels, rows of restaurants and bars, book shops, inviting souvenir shops, cyber cafes and travel agencies. All that a tourist needs can be found here, even friends and traveling companions.
Day 5 Departure DayOur Office representative will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way to home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure to the wonderful country of Nepal.
- Accommodation from normal hotels to luxury
- Guided city tours as per the Itinerary by Private Car, Van, Jeep, Costar, Bus
- Government registered Nepali professional English speaking Guide
- All our government taxes , Hotel 10+ 13 present Vat taxes services charges etc
- Official expense& services charges
- Certain lunches and dinners as explained in the trekking itinerary
- Your travel insurance
- International airfare and airport departure tax
- Appropriate visa fees
- Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, laundry
- Personal equipment
- Certain sightseeing/monument entrance fees
- Any others expenses
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