Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath. Bhaktapur Sightseeing
Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath. Half day Sightseeing of Patan city
Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport Welcome at the Airport by your tour officer Transfer to the hotel
Overnight at Kathmandu
The capital of Nepal is an exhilarating and fascinating city of color and one of the most picturesque capitals in the world. Nestled in a large valley which according to legend was a huge lake, the city has a variety of attraction to offer that include a heady array of exquisite medieval monuments, museums, temples and statues. Kathmandu Valley comprises the three ancient cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, which were once independent states ruled by the Malla kings from the 12th to the 18th centuries. The three cities house seven UNESCOWorld Heritage shrines which are together listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Half Day sightseeing of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath
Half Day sightseeing of Bhaktapur
Pashupatinath, or Pashupati, is a Hindu temple on the banks of the Bagmati River in Deopatan, a village 3 km northwest of Kathmandu. It is dedicated to a manifestation of Shiva called Pashupati (Lord of Animals). It attracts thousands of pilgrims each year and has become well known far beyond the Kathmandu Valley. The temple is barred to non- Hindus, but a good view of the temple can be had from the opposite bank of the river Pashupati Temple stands in the center of the town of Deopatan, in the middle ofan open courtyard. It is a square, two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth, and it stands 23.6 meters above the ground. Richly ornamented gilt and silver-plated doors are on all sides.
Boudhanath Stupa (or Bodnath Stupa) is the largest stupa in Nepal and 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 Boudha, on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. According to legend, Boudhanath Stupa was built during the 5th century AD, by an old poultry woman who asked the king for land to construct a shrine to the Buddha. From above, Bodnath Stupa looks like agiant mandala, or diagram of the Buddhist cosmos. And as in all Tibetan mandalas, four of the Dhyani Buddhas mark the cardinal points, with the fifth, Vairocana, enshrined in the center. The five Buddhas also personify the five elements (earth, water, fire, air and ether), which are represented in the stupa’s architecture.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Located about 20 km east of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur is known as the ‘City of Devotees’, the ‘City of Culture’, the ‘Living Heritage’, and ‘Nepal’s Cultural Gem’. It is one of the 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. The others are Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and Patan. Bhaktapur is filled with monuments, most terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces and temples with elaborate carvings, gilded roofs, and open courtyards. The city is dotted with pagodas and religious shrines.Lying along the ancient trade route between India and Tibet, Bhaktapur is surrounded by mountains and provides a magnificent view of the Himalayas.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Half day sightseeing of Patan City
Half day sightseeing of Kathmandu City and Swoyambhunath
Overnight at Kathmandu
Patan Durbar Square
Patan also boasts a Durbar Square full of temples, statues, and palaces and, in addition, has the must-see attraction of Patan Museum. As a traditional center of handicrafts, Patan is a great place to purchase jewelry, Buddha statues and masks.The Palace was built on the site of a fort that stood until 1734 and served as the residence of the Malla rulers of the then Patan state. It is divided up into a succession of courtyards (or “chowks”). The first palace building is SundariChowk which was constructed in 1647. The three-storey temple on the palace side is the Degutale temple, constructed in 1661 after an earlier one burned down. MulChowk was the central part of the old palace and in recent times has suffered much theft of ornamental woodwork.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square in the heart of old Kathmandu city in Basantapur never fails to impress first time visitors with its intricate wood carvings and rich history. Surrounded by concrete buildings, the complex is an oasis in a fast developing, chaotic modern city. Once the residence of Nepal’s Royal family, all coronation ceremonies were held here. The palace is an amalgamation of eastern and western architecture with additions by Rana and Shah Rulers over the centuries. An unbelievable 50 temples lie withinthe vicinity including the temple of the titular deity, Taleju Bhawani. The Durbar is divided into two courtyards, the outer Kasthamandap, Kumari Ghar, and Shiva-Parvati Temple, and the inner section consisting of Hanuman Dhoka and the main palace. Some floors have been converted to museums dedicated to three generations of Shah Kings.
Swayambhu means self-arisen. This particular Stupa complex was built, according to different traditions, either around a small crystal Stupa that arose spontaneously on top of this hill, or a lotus flower, which naturally radiated light, at the time of the Buddha Shikhin. The Swayambhunath Hill which, according to Trulshik Rinpoche, has been blessed by thousands of Buddhas and will be blessed by all the Buddhas of this kalpa, is often considered the most sacred spot in the whole of theKathmandu Valley. According to the Seventh Dalai Lama, this very Stupa is the source of all the happiness in the world.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure to Tribhuvan International Airport
- Accommodation for 3N/4D in Twin Sharing Basis Sharing Basis.
- Arrival and departure transfer with an English-speaking driver and your tour officer
- 03 nights accommodation at Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast basis
- Sightseeing tours as follows:
- Half day sightseeing of Swayambhunath + Kathmandu Durbar Square
- Half day sightseeing of Patan City
- Half day sightseeing of Bhaktapur Durbar Square
- Half day sightseeing of Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath
- Daily Breakfast at Hotel
- All Government taxes
- International airfares & Nepal Visa fee.
- National park fees in Chitwan national park
- Personal expenses, clothing and gears, travelling insurance.
- Monuments entrance fees.
- Using air con in vehicle, supplement is applicable if needed, A/C will be charged extra.
- Meals except mentioned in the tour itinerary.
- Any other services except mentioned in cost includes section.
- Guide Service
- Please settle breakfast cost for child at hotel directly
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