Explore the city of temples : Kathmandu

4 Days

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Trip Facts

  • English/ Nepal
  • 5 Star Hotel
  • Private AC Car
  • BB Basis
  • Heritage Tour
  • 10
  • 60

Trip Overview

The “Glimpses of Kathmandu” will let you experience the glories of the past that are inseparable from today’s modern world in Kathmandu. Discover and witness Kumari, the Living Goddess who resides here, as well as the seven UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites that are located within a 20-kilometer radius within the valley. You can explore the narrow alleys of Asan, Indra Chowk & the majestic palace of the previous royalties in the Durbar Squares, where the history still beats, pay homage to the temple of Pashupatinath also known as ‘The Temple of Living Beings” & one of the most sacred temples of Hindu Lord Shiva, observe the influence Buddhism had on Kathmandu while exploring stupas at Boudhanath, Swayambhunath 

 

In this 03 Night 04 Days tour program, you will find temples, shrines, stupas, castles, chaityas, courtyards, and stone spouts everywhere, and each one of them has a tale to tell.  

Highlights

  • Pashupatinath Temple
  • Patan Durbar Square
  • Local Foods
  • Scenic Beauty

Itinerary

Our representative will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and give you a hearty "Khada" greeting before assisting you in getting to your accommodation. All necessary travel documents and a briefing on your tour will be given to you after check-in.

Breakfast at the hotel.

AM Visit Swayambhunath Stupa & Explore Kathmandu Durbar Square,
PM Visit Patan Durbar Square, Golden Temple etc.
Evening Free time at Leisure.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Perched on a hilltop on the south western part of Kathmandu, Swayambhunath is one of the most important religious and cultural sites in Nepal and is associated with the birth of the Kathmandu Valley civilization. Approximately 2000 years old, Swayambhunath stupa, is a dome 20 meters in diameter and 32 meters high and is made of brick and earth mounted by a conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. It is surrounded by many other smaller temples and places of religious importance for both Hindus and Buddhists, a perfect example of the symbiotic co-existence of different religious beliefs only found in Nepal. The hill is heavily wooded on all sides with indigenous plant species, and troops of monkeys, giving it the nickname of Monkey Temple.

Kathmandu City, the capital and heart of the country essentially symbolizes all that is Nepal. Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will visit Hanuman Dhoka, the old and historic palace of Kathmandu named after the monkey God, Hanuman. It is the historic seat of royalty. Within the walking distance you will find the tall temple of Taleju from 1549 AD, the large stone statue of Kal Bhairav, the God of destruction. The Big Bell and Big Drum and Hindu Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati peeping from the window. Visit the temple of Kumari, the residence of the Living Goddess within the vicinity. Kumari means the virgin girl. The girl is selected from a Buddhist family. The building has profusely carved wooden balconies and window screens. Next a very interesting temple is Kasthamandap which is believed to be built from a single tree trunk and the name Katmandu is derived from this temple.

Patan lies about 5 kms from Kathmandu. It is a city of Buddhist monuments, Hindu temples and fine wood carvings. Lalitpur is another name of this city which 'means the city of beauty'. The city is known as the paradise of fine arts. Patan durbar square located in Patan and the World Heritage Site has many famous sites and unique architecture. Krishna Mandi, Bhimsen temple, Hiranya Varna Mahabhihar are just a few among the temples offering you an ecstasy of paintings, wood and metal carvings. The Sundari Chowk contains exquisite samples of woodcarvings, stone and metal sculpture. Patan Dubar Square and the Himalaya that can be seen at a distance make an enchanting scene.

Overnight at the Hotel. – Kathmandu.
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel.

AM Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Royal Palace, Nyatapola temple, etc.
PM Visit Pashupatinath Temple & Bouddhanath Stupa.
Evening walk around Thamel, Ason Market, Indra Chowk & Farewell Dinner at Nepalese Restaurant.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square: An intriguing palace, courtyards, royal bath, statues, pagodas, temples designed like those in Shikhara, a Buddhist monastery, and exquisite architecture can all be seen in Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is like an outdoor museum. In other words, this is the most stunning Durbar you will ever see when touring Nepal. Even though the 1934 earthquake damaged its construction, the monuments that are still standing are the best specimens of medieval brilliance. You may visit the traditional painting school just beside the plaza, the ideal way to take a piece of Nepal with you. Other attractions in Bhaktapur include the Pottery Square, Dattatraya Square, and Peacock Window, five-story temples with notable architectural features.

Pashupatinath Temple: With its breathtaking architectural splendor, the Pashupatinath Temple (3 km northwest of Kathmandu) serves as a testament to faith, religion, culture, and tradition. With a history dating back to 400 A.D., Pashupatinath is recognized as one of Hindu Lord Shiva's most revered temples in the whole globe. The holy lingam, a phallic representation of Lord Shiva, is housed in the ornate pagoda. This temple, also known as "The Temple of Living Beings," is visited by thousands of pilgrims from around the globe. The temple is closed to everyone except Hindus.

Boudhanath Stupa: The largest stupa in the Valley and one of the largest in the world is Boudhanath Stupa, which is located 6 kilometers east of the center of Kathmandu. With hundreds of prayer wheels and 108 miniature statues of Buddha positioned all around, it towers 36 meters high and is one of the most interesting examples of stupa design. The attentive eyes of Lord Buddha are painted on the stupa's four sides. During Buddhist holidays, every Buddhist in existence congregates around this stupa to participate in the venerated rites.

Overnight at the Hotel. – Kathmandu.
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel.

AM Free at Leisure.
On time assistance & transfer to Airport for Departure.

The last day of your stay is today. If you still have time after breakfast, you can go souvenir shopping or simply unwind at your hotel. You will be taken to the international airport in time for your departure. You will leave Kathmandu with a priceless memories and a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • 03 Nights at selected hotels on Double / Twin Sharing Room on Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All sightseeing tour mentioned in above itineraries and monument entrance fees,
  • Airport arrival and departure, sightseeing tours as per itinerary on Private A/C Vehicle,
  • Service of English/Hindi Speaking guide during sightseeing,
  • Applicable Government Taxes presently.

Exclusions

  • International Flights
  • Visa & Visa Fee
  • Any meals other than breakfast.
  • Items of personal nature such as drinks, alcohol, laundry, tips and equipment renting charges etc
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Elements not included in Inclusion part.

FAQ's

Are visas included no?

No, visas are not included.

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Explore the city of temples : Kathmandu
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Trip Facts

  • English/ Nepal
  • 5 Star Hotel
  • Private AC Car
  • BB Basis
  • Heritage Tour
  • 10
  • 60