Grand Nepal Experience
Duration : 04 Days/03 Nights
Day-1 : Tribhuvan International Airport- Kathmandu City (6 Kms)
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport you will be received by our office executive who will assist you to board your vehicle to Kathmandu City. Proceed towards check-in at hotel. In the afternoon you will be taken for sightseeing of Kathmandu City and also for a visit to Swayambhunath. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu: is the capital and also the largest metropolitan city of Nepal. The city is the urban core of the Kathmandu Valley in the Himalayas, which also contains two sister cities namely Patan or Lalitpur, 5 kilometers to its southeast and Bhaktapur, 14 kilometers to its east. It is also acronymed as KTM.
The cityís rich history is nearly 2000 years old, as inferred from an inscription in the valley. Its religious affiliations are dominantly Hindu followed by Buddhism. People of other religious beliefs also live in Kathmandu giving it a cosmopolitan culture.
Swayambhunath: Swayambhu, also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in parts of the temple in the north-west, is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. Although the site is considered Buddhist, the place is revered by both Buddhists and Hindus. The golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhu stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the worn stone steps.
Day-2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing- Nagarkot (32 Kms/1.5 hrs)
After breakfast at a hotel you will be taken for Sightseeing of Kathmandu City. This includes
Visit to Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. In the afternoon you will be transferred to Nagarkot. After check-in at hotel you will be taken to view the Sunset. Overnight stay at Nagarkot.
Pashupatinath: The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous 5th century Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva (Pashupati). It is located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu. This is the place where holy saddhus pray and cremations on the Bagmati River are carried out.
Boudhanath: is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and it is one of the most popular tourist sites in the Kathmandu area. With its large stupa, this is the place where all devout Buddhists come for a pilgrimage
Nagarkot: Nagarkot is the place where once Manjushree Bodhisatto stood and watched the lake in the Kathmandu Valley. At an elevation of 2,195 meters, it is considered one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur District. It is renowned for its sunrise and sunset view of the Himalaya including Mount Everest as well as other snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley.
Day-3 : Nagarkot Sightseeing-Kathmandu. (32 kms/1.5 hrs)
Early morning excursion to view the sunrise. After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Bhadgaon also called Bhaktapur. Later in the afternoon you will be visiting Patan City and Tibetan Refugee camp. After completion of the tour, return to Kathmandu in the evening. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Bhadgaon or Bhaktapur: is an ancient Newar town in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. was once the capital of Nepal It is the home of traditional art and architecture, historical monuments and craft works, magnificent windows, pottery and weaving industries, excellent temples, beautiful ponds, rich local customs, culture, religion, festivals, musical mystic and so on. Bhaktapur is still an untouched as well as preserved ancient city, which in fact, is itself a world to explore for tourist.
Patan City: Also known as Lalitpur, the city of beauty is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati river and is the second largest town in the valley. Patan is renowned as a very artistic city. Most of the Nepalese art of any form is devoted to Gods, and there are an abundance of temples and vihara in the city. Patans central Durbar Square is absolutely packed with temples: Itís an architectural center point with a far greater concentration of temples per sq. meter than in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur. Within the city also lies the Tibetan refugee center, home to most of the valleys Tibetan population. While technically refugees, the Tibetans are some of the wealthiest people in the valley because of the carpet industry they operate. For those looking to bring home a fine Tibetan carpet, this is the place to shop.
Day-4 : Kathmandu Sightseeing
After breakfast at hotel you will be taken for a half day city tour. This includes sightseeing of Dakshinkali (temple of goddess, Kirtipur (ancient city in Nepal) and Chovar (only on Tuesday and Saturday. Carved out of a hillside, the Chovar gorge is the only outlet for all the waters of the valley). Afternoon is free for individual activities. The day ends with a hearty dinner together with Nepali Cultural Show. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day-5 : Kathmandu City- Tribhuvan International Airport (6 Kms)
You are free till you flight departure time. Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport to board flight for onward journey.