|Best time to travel||January to December|
|Departure Date||Every Day|
DAY 01: UPON ON ARRIVAL MEEITNG ASSIST AT THE AIRPOT TO YOUR HOTEL.
DAY 02: AFTER BREAKFAST SIGHTSEEING TOUR IN KATHMANDU
AM: KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE, SWYAMBHUNATH (MONKEY TEMPLE)
PM: PATAN + TIBETIAN HANDICRAFT CENTRE
OVERNIGHT IN HOTEL
Is known as Kantipur, the capital of the kingdom of Nepal. Here you will visit the temple of living goddess who acknowledges the greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. Kastamandap- the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree and the Durbar square are with its array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka palace, the ancient place of the Nepalese Royalty.
Located approximately 4 km/2.5 miles, this Buddhist stupa is said to be 2000 years old. The stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.
5 kms/3 miles away from Kathmandu city. Patan also known as Lalitpur, is the city of fine arts, enclosed within 4 stupas said to be built in 3 rd century AD, by Emperor Ashoka. You will see the Durbar square, Krishan Temple built by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar and Mahabouddha Temple.
DAY 03: AFTER BREAKFAST SIGHTSEEING TOUR
AM: PASHUPATINATH AND BOUDHANATH
PM: DRIVE TO NAGARKOT OVERNIGHT IN HOTEL
Situated 5 km east of Kathmandu city, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to lord shiva. Situate amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in pagoda style has glint roof and richly cared silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, entrance in the temple being strictly forbidden to all non Hindus. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temple are the cremation grounds.
This stupa, 8 km east of Kathmandu city, is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. The Buddhist Stupa was built by king Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.
Nagarkot is one of the most scenic sport situated about 35 km east of Kathmandu from where an excellent view of snow- capped peaks of the Himalayan rangers in eastern Nepal can be seen ( if weather permits), as well as renowned for he spectacular sunrise.
DAY 04: AFTER BREAKFAST DRIVE TO KATHMANDU VISIT BHAKTAPUR ENROUTE
AFTERNOON FREE FOR PERSONAL ACTIVITIES
EVENING CULTURAL PROGRAM WITH NEPALI DINNER
OVERNIGHT IN HOTEL
Also known as Bhadgaun meaning the city of devotees, this place is the home of medieval art and architecture. Lying 14km/9 miles of Kathmandu city, this place was founded in the 9th century and is shaped like a conch shell. The city is at the height of 4600 ft. above sea level. In bhadgaon you will visit the Durbar square with its array of temples overlooked by the palace of 55 windows built by king Bhupatindra mall. Here you will also visit the Taleju temple which is the best example of 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 lion’s two griffins and two goddesses.
DAY 05: BREAKFASTS IN HOTEL
FREE TILL DEPARTURE
TRASFER TO THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO CONNECT FLIGHT FOR OWNWARD JOURNEY