Kathmandu Valley tour

4-Day Kathmandu Heritage Tour

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Duration
4 days
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English, Hindi

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Customers will be met at airport and transfer to hotel before the starting of the tour.

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What You'll Do
  • Visit Boudhanath Stupa,whose commanding presence in the region ensures that it continues to be a popular pilgrimage for religious devotees
  • Glimpse ancient history and traditional Nepalese cultural heritage as you admire world heritage listed sites and historical areas
  • Explore the unusual and exiciting Kathmandu valley whose exotic treasures await to be discovered
  • Observe the holy and mysterious Pashupatinath temple on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River where entry is strictly forbidden to all non-Hindus
Overview
On this tour you will explore Kathmandu Valley's ancient natural heritage, have unique cultural experiences and admire breathtaking views of mountainous skyline and unforgettable panoramas at an array of different special and dynamic places.
What to Expect
Embark on journey through majestic Kathmandu, also known as Kantipur or the Kingdom of Nepal on your second day in the region after a hearty breakfast. Immerse yourself in the traditional Nepalese culture and visit the temple of the Living Goddess who acknowledges the greetings of her devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. Observe Kashtamandap – the structure which is the source of the name Kathmandu and is made from the timber of a single tree. Also experience Durbar Square and the array of temples which surround the breathtaking Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient palace used by the Nepalese Royalty.

Admire Swayambhunath, the next stop on your journey, situated approximately 2.5 miles (4 kms) from Thamel, the center of Kathmandu. The Buddhist Stupa is said to be 2000 years old and forms the main structure, which is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty cone spire whose beautiful tip is made from copper gilt. Painted on the four-sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.

Explore Patan city in the afternoon of your first day on the tour, which is situated 3.1 miles (5 kms) away from Kathmandu City. Patan, also known as Lalitpur, is the city of fine arts, enclosed within four Stupas built in 3rd century AD by Emperor Ashoka. This city also contains Durbar square, the Krishna Temple built by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla, Hiranya Varna Mabavihar and Mahadouddha Temple. You can also visit The Tibetan Refugee Camp and the Handicraft Center, where you can witness the traditional art of hand weaving Tibetan carpets and mounding metal statues.

The Pasupatinath is another site which we will explore on the third day of the tour which is merely 3.1 miles (5 kms) east of Thamel. Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Nestled amongst a lush green setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple is built in pagoda style and has a glinting roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors are permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, however entrance is strictly forbidden to all non-Hindus. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of shivaratri, which falls during the month of February/March.

Following this enjoy a chance to marvel at the Stupa of Boudha is 5 miles (8 kms) east of Kathmandu City and is one of the biggest in the world. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal directions keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. King Man Deva built this Buddhis Stupa on the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels, the shrine ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priests.

To culminate an exciting third day we will venture Bhadgaon, known as Bhaktpur, meaning the city of devotees, is the home of medieval art and architecture in Kathmandu. Lying 8.7 miles (14 kms) from Kathmandu City, this diverse place was founded in the 9th century and is shaped like a shell. The city lies at the height of 4,600 ft. above sea level. Here you will also visit the Taleju Temple, which is the best example of a Pagoda style structure in Nepal and stands on five terraces, on each of which stands a pair of figures, two strong men, two elephants, two lions, two griffins and two goddesses.

After an interesting and exciting day you will have the chance to experience a typical Nepali dinner and cultural dance at a local restaurant. The next morning the tour culminates and you are driven to the International airport for your final departure.

Itinerary

Day 01 Upon arrival in Kathmandu, meet & greet in the airport; transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Hotel at Kathmandu.

Day 02 Breakfast in hotel. Full day sightseeing tour of Patan city & Bhaktapur city & Changu Narayan. Overnight in Hotel at Kathmandu.

Day 03 Breakfast in hotel. Full day sightseeing of. Kathmandu city, Swayambhunath Stupa and Boudhanath stupa, pashupatinath temple. Overnight in Hotel at Kathmandu.

Day 04 Free till the departure time. Transfer to the airport to board the flight to the onward destination.
What's Included
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • All standard accommodation (2/3 star) on twin sharing
  • Guided sightseeing tour as per itinerary
  • All necessary entrance fees and permits
  • All transportation as per itinerary
  • Official expenses and tax
  • Breakfast
What's Not Included
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Travel insurance, expenses of personal nature, extra program other than itinerary, drinks, liquors, tip to the staffs etc.
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