Tour includes the major heritage sites of Kathmandu
valley including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan city.
The main attractions of these cities are: old king palaces,
monuments, temples, Stupa, Monasteries and the surrounding
settlements. It offers the beautiful glimpses of Swoyambhunath,
one of the world's most glorious Buddhist Chaitya; Pashupatinath,
one of the most Sacred Hindu Pilgrimages and Boudhanath,
one of the biggest Stupa in the world.
01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Upon arrival at the airport, welcome by our representative
& transfer to the Hotel. At the hotel briefing about
the program by our representative. Rest day at leisure.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
After breakfast, introduce with the Sightseeing Guide
& driver. We set to the first day sightseeing of
Kathmandu Valley. Today you will see the following spots;
the details are as described below:
The four seeing eyes of Swoyambhunath
Stupa watch over the valley from the top of 77-m high
hillock on western side. This most glorious Stupa in
the world, is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal
and its establishment is linked to the creation of Kathmandu
valley out of a primordial lake. The surroundings of
the Swoyambhunath are covered with small Chaityas &
monasteries as well as some Hindu temples. The National
Museum and the Museum of Natural History are situated
at the foot of the hill.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between
12th and 18th Centuries, used to be the seat of ancient
Malla Kings of Kathmandu. It is the place where kings
of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized.
An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription
set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15
languages. Kumari Temple: Kumari temple is the residence
of the Living Goddess. Kumari, known as Virgin Goddess
has got some specialties, she must be chosen from a
typical Newari cast with no body marks & injuries
& will be replaced by another Kumari after puberty.
Kasthamandap: Kasthamandap is believed to be constructed
from the wood of a single tree in the sixteenth century.
Situated near to the Kumari Temple. The name Kathmandu
was named after this temple.
Patan Durbar Square: Patan Durbar Square
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 monuments. One remarkable monument here
is 17th century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna,
built entirely of stone. Tibetan Refugee Camp: This
camp was set up in 1960 under the initiative of the
International Red Cross & the Swiss Development
Corporation in corporation with HMG of Nepal. Its main
objective is to help the Tibetan Refugees to do something
nice & support themselves & some carpet industries
& handicrafts have been operating.
Day 03: Sightseeing
in Kathmandu Valley.
After breakfast set for the another day's sightseeing:
Stupa lies 6-km downtown Kathmandu. This colossal and
ancient Stupa, one of the biggest in the world, has
the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It was built in
the fifth century AD. It is built on an octagonal base
inset with prayer wheels. One can observe devotees chanting
religious hymns & playing with prayer wheels.
Situated 5 km east on the bank of sacred
Bagmati River, the temple of Lord Shiva with two-tiered
golden roof and silver doors is famous for its superb
architecture. Chronicles indicate the temple's existence
prior 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips
in the holy Bagmati River
Square: As you walk in, you can not but be overcome
by a feeling of inner harmony. Such is the art and architecture
and the special layout here. The 15th century Palace
of 55 windows, situated to the left as you enter through
the city gate, inspires admiration. The National Art
Gallery is also situated inside. The Palace Entrance,
Golden Gate that is the entrance to the main courtyard
of the Palace of 55 windows, is masterpiece in repousse
art. In front of the palace building is a medley of
temples of various designs. There are temples like Batsala
Temple and the Shiva temple, the replica of Pashupatinath
Temple etc. Nyatapola Temple: This five story pagoda
was built in 1702 AD. Each story has pair of figures
(two wrestlers, two elephants, two lions, two griffins
and goddess's tigress & lioness). This temple is
one of the tallest pagodas & famous for its massive
structure and subtle workmanship.
Day 04: After breakfast transfer
to the airport to fly to onward destination.