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The land engulfed in rich history and culture coupled with its splendid views of the Himalayas as well as an important mountaineering base for trekkers to the highest peaks in the Himalayan ranges, Kathmandu will astound you with its vibrancy and splendor.



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The land engulfed in rich history and culture coupled with its splendid views of the Himalayas as well as an important mountaineering base for trekkers to the highest peaks in the Himalayan ranges, Kathmandu will astound you with its vibrancy and splendor.

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  • Day 1: Varanasi/Delhi to Kathmandu

    Our representative will meet you at the Kathmandu airport and help you check in to your hotel.
     

    Comfortably placed between the Mahabharat Range and the Great Himalayas, the fertile saucer shaped Kathmandu valley comprises of Kathmandu city, Bhaktapur and Patan, each steeped in architectural and religious significance and boasts of seven UNESCO World Heritage sites. The valley is also called Nepal Mandala and was inhabited by the Newar who have been largely responsible for the culture and heritage of the valley.
     

    Kathmandu city lies at an elevation of 1400m and over the years has been the capital of the Kingdom of Nepal therein being fraught with palaces, gardens and mansions. Often seen as a melting pot of the Buddhist and Hindu communities Kathmandu has been the center of Nepal’s economy, culture, history and art. Jammed with tourist attractions, commuters and tourists, backpacker trekkers and buzzing with activities and noises Kathmandu is a city that originated around the wooden structure used by travellers as a resting spot on ancient trade routes. Today this structure or the kastha mandap stands in the famous Durbar Square of the city, which has for ages been the center of political, social and culture life of the people of Nepal.
     

    The Hanuman Dhoka situated in the Durbar Square is a part of the Royal Palace structure used during the Malla and Shah dynasty. The statue of Hanuman stands at the entrance of the palace in the west side of the Durbar Square.
     

    Enjoy your evening with a traditional dance performance followed by a regaling Nepali dinner platter.
     

    Have a restful overnight stay at your hotel.

  • Day 2: Attractions in Kathmandu

    We start our sightseeing attractions after breakfast served in the hotel.
     

    First we visit the Pasupatinath temple. One of the panchkedar or one out of the five holiest Shiva temples, Pasupatinath is a gorgeous double tiered temple structure decorated richly with gold and silver. Shiva’s bull Nandi, guards the entrance in a black stone structure to one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world. Though entry is only restricted to Hindus, the temple activities can be viewed from across the Bagmati River.
     

    The Swayambhunath Stupa, one of the oldest monuments of the valley, is a popular Buddhist worship site, with flags fluttering in the wind as the prayer wheel is swung ceremoniously by the worshippers. Situated on a hill, this splendid stupa is also often referred to as the Monkey Temple due to the large monkey presence in the area.
     

    We next visit the Boudhanath Stupa, which is one of the largest stupas in the world.  Located on the outskirts of the city and on the ancient trade route, the Boudhanath Stupa looks upon the view below with its mesmerizing yet benevolent Buddha eyes. There is always a frenzy of activity around the stupa, with Buddhist chanters, beating of drums in the nearby monasteries and the constant ebb and flow of worshippers.
     

    Return for a peaceful night’s sleep after an eventful day in the city.

  • Day 3: Attractions in Patan and Bhaktapur

    After breakfast we embark on a full day sightseeing tour to the adjoining towns of Patan and Bhaktapur.
     

    Patan lies across the Bagmati River and is a hub of artisans and workshops that specialize in traditional arts, mask making and thangkas or scroll paintings. With a Durbar Square in the heart of city that gives way to numerous radiating alleyways and lanes, laden with historical Malla era homes or shrines of worships, Patan is a culmination of the historical, spiritual and skillful.
     

    South of the city lies Nepal’s only zoo - Jwalakhel.
     

    Bhaktapur like Patan is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and is often referred to as the ‘City of Devotees’ and is also known as Khwopa. One of the capitals during the Malla reign, Bhaktapur stands atop a hill a few kilometers away from Kathmandu.
     

    An absolute delight for tourists, Bhaktapur is full of shrines, temples, sculptures, palaces and even its homes and streets, display intricate wood work and stone work designs. The town is brimming with historical and spiritual references.
     

    We return to Kathmandu for the overnight stay.

  • Day 4: Kathmandu to Delhi

    After breakfast, our representative will take you to the airport, from where you can board your flight to New Delhi and continue with your onward journey.