Program Code: GA-NST05
Duration: 05 days
Program Type: Sightseeing Tour
Mode of Travel: Flight/Land
The Kathmandu Valley is indeed a sole type of valley, wearing an unusual setting, situated between the giant mountains. Twenty-five centuries back it stood as a large lake. The Kathmandu valley (1300m) is surrounded by row of green mountain walls above which tower mighty snow-capped peaks. This tour might be one of the best trips to have a full picturesque view of the valley. Also known as “City of Temples” Kathmandu valley holds the rich arrays of the cultural heritage as well as religious and cultural destination.
Kathmandu valley is the political, commercial and cultural hub of Nepal and is the first stop for the majority of visitors to the country. The valley today incorporates three major settlements; Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan, each have their own distinctive character to offer with outstanding temples, works of art and architecture and a varied calendar of feasts and festivals. All three have their roots in being capital cities of the valleys three principality’s in times gone by. The three cities contain 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites combined. The ancient cities of the valley – Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, Kirtipur, Chovar and Dakshinkali represent an epitome of harmony in urban design, elegant architecture and refined culture. Tourist will experience a vibrant city with diverse origin of peoples. From calm and serene city sides to intense crowded streets filled with aromatic smells, Kathmandu valley never comes short on excitement. On this trip we will also visit the Royal palace where once royalty lived on those enormous hallways. Truly, your tour in Kathmandu valley builds up to a memorable trip which offers breathtaking natural scenery, historic and majestic architecture and all the more you can hope for.
Day1: Arrive at Kathmandu meet and greet at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Free at leisure
Day2: After breakfast we visit Sightseeing of Pashupatinath Temple- the most sacred of the Hindu temples in Nepal dedicated to lord Shiva, built in 1696. We visit the world’s largest stupa, Boudha Nath Temple, a sight of great reneration to the Buddhist. Swayambhunath temple – the oldest Buddhist shrine and looking east from this high point; one can see the entire Kathmandu valley spread out below. We take a lunch break in Kathmandu durbar square. We visit the temple of the Living Goddess and the old Royal Palace. Finally, we visit Kasthamandup – a temple built from a single tree from which the Kathmandu derives its name. And then transfer to Hotel.
Day3: Early in the morning we take a Mountain flight (1hrs) and after breakfast we go for a sightseeing of Patan Durbar Square. Like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone. After having lunch, drive continues to Nagarkot, which is one of the nearest and most famous Mountain View point from Kathmandu. Enjoy the sunset over the Himalayas.
Day4: View Sunrise over the Himalaya in the early morning and take breakfast then drive back to Kathmandu. En route, you’ll visit Bhaktapur city- also known as the city of devotees. After having lunch, drive continues to Kathmandu. Evening we entertain with Nepali cultural dance and dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Day 05:To the airport for your final departure