NEPAL KATHMANDU TRAVEL PACKAGE
About Nepal :
Nepal, the only Hindu kingdom of the world is situated between Tibet and India has thus produced a remarkable mixture of peoples and cultures offering us a fascinating diversity of ethnic and cultural groups with their wonderful historical background. Day to day life in Nepal is regulated by the religious calendar and strict codes on ritual observance. After Nepal’s long period of isolation Kathmandu has become the gateway to Nepal. The Kathmandu Valley, which is the cultural and political centre of Nepal, is magnificent for its wealth of unique temples. We see in Nepal the greatest mountains of the world. Differences in altitude in Nepal leads to great diversity in vegetation type, from the sub-tropical wet Terai to the semi -arid mountains wastes to the high altitude west.
Kathmandu: Kathmandu is Nepal’s biggest and most cosmopolitan city, a meeting place of a dozen ethnic groups, and the home town of the Newars. Nepal’s master craftsmen and traders extraordinaire. Trade indeed, created Kathmandu for at least a thousand years it controlled the most important caravan route between Tibet and India – and trade has always funded its Newar artisans. Little wonder, perhaps that Kathmandu has so deftly embraced the tourist business.
Pokhara: 200 Km to the west of Kathmandu is Pokhara, an enchanting city nestled in a tranquil valley (altitude 827 m), it is the starting point for many of Nepal’s most popular trekking and rafting destinations. The atmosphere on the shore of Phewa Lake is one of excited vitality as hipster backpackers crowd the many bars and restaurants exchanging recommendations on guest houses and viewpoints, both by the lake and above the clouds.
Detailed Itinerary of Nepal Special Tour :
Nepal Special Tour : Day 01. Flight to Nepal (Kathmandu)
First Day arrival in Nepal. The Peaceful City and the capital Kathmandu is the main gateway for travellers to Nepal. There you Find Virtual Tours representative and transferred to your Hotel. In the afternoon we enjoy the first impression of Kathmandu. Kathmandu Valley is the cultural and political heart of the country.
Nepal Special Tour : Day 02. Kathmandu Excursion: Swayambunath, Bodhanilkanta
In the morning we start our sightseeing by visiting Durbar Square. Durbar Square is the spiritual heart of Kathmandu. This is the most important point in Kathmandu to observe the culture and religion of Nepal. A visit of the temple of living godess Kumari is also a part of our tour. After the visit of Durbar Square we proceed to visit Swayambhunath. The stupa at Swayambhunath is the most important and oldest site of Buddhist worship in Nepal. Swayambhunath Stupa is famous for the eyes of Buddha which seem to observing the world from all 4 directions. After Swayambhunath we visit Bodhanikantha. Bodhanikantha is one of the most photographed sights. We see here a Vishnu statue of 5th century reclining on his bed of serpents in the pool.
Nepal Special Tour : Day 03. Kathmandu Excursion: Patan, Bhaktapur
Today we drive to Patan. Patan was the second largest town in the valley but it has been absorbed into Kathmandu. Patan was previously known as Lalitpur (the beautiful city). The temple architecture here gave this city fame to be unique and most beautiful. After Patan we proceed to Bhaktapur, the third biggest city of the valley. Bhaktapur has preserved it’s medieval character better than Patan. We visit the golden Door, the Palace of 55 windows (15th century) and Pagoda Nyatapola (18th century).
Nepal Special Tour : Day 04. Kathmandu Excursion: Pashupatinath, Bodnath
Today we visit the temple city of Pashupatinath which is Nepal’s most important Hindu pilgrim site on the banks of the Bagmati river. The temple of Pashupatinath is dedicated to god Shiva. Pashupatinath is one of the seven most important holy cities to Hindus. After the visit of Pashupatinath we visit Bodnath. Bodnath is the largest Stupa of Nepal. Around the octagonal base of Stupa there are 108 images of Buddha where prayer ceremonies of Buddhist Lamas are taking place since over 2000 years.
Nepal Special Tour : Day 05. Kathmandu Excursion: Dakshinkali
Today we drive to Dakshinkali. On the way we pass through the villages and small localities. On the way to Dakshinkali we see the rural area where most of the people make their living by cultivating their fields. The temple of Dakshinkali is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus where still animals sacrifices for the godess Kali are performed.
Nepal Special Tour : Day 06. Kathmandu Excursion: Changu Naryan, Nagarkot
Today we drive to the Changu Narayan Temple. This temple is 125 m above the Kathmandu valley and dates from 4th century AD. This temple is famous for its sculptures of god Vishnu showing him in different reincarnation. In the afternoon we drive to Nagarkot. Nagarkot has the best vantage point for a view of the Himalayas from the Kathmandu valley. On clear weather we can enjoy the view from Anupurna range upto Mount Everest.
Nepal Special Tour : Day 07. Kathmandu Excursion: Dulikhel
We have the day at leisure till afternoon. In the afternoon we drive to Dulikhel. Dulikhel lies at an altitude of 1650m and offers a beautiful view of Himalayas on clear days. Today we have our dinner with music and dances in Dulikhel. After dinner we proceed back to Kathmandu.