Kathmandu Valley Tour-04 Days
Highlights of trip
- Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites within Kathmandu Valley
- Optional Tour – Mountain flight in Nepal is to be “Once in a life time experience”
- Taste of Nepali cuisine with a live ethnic cultural show at Nepali Restaurant
Explore The UNESCO World Heritage Sites- 04 Days Tour is specially designed for those who are interested of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This tour is suitable to all categories of travelers.
Nestled amongst the peaks of the great Himalayan Mountains, Nepal is a country blessed with an abundance of natural beauty and colorful history. Staying in comfortable and character-full hotels, without any strenuous activities, this tour lets you discover ancient city streets and architecture and see some of Nepal’s most famous UNESCO World Heritages Sites. Optional flight to Everest is one of the highlight lights on this tour and it is also considered “Once in a life time experience”
|Trip Duration||04 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)|
|Best Seasons||Whole year around|
|Accommodations||3 nights at Hotels in Kathmandu|
|Meals||03 Breakfast, 01 Lunch and 01 Dinner|
|Trip Starts/Ends||Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)|
Day by day detailed itinerary
Day 01-Arrive Kathmandu
Arrive Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our representative. Please look for signage of Natraj Trekking with your name once you come out of Arrival Terminal Hall after collecting your luggage. You will be escorted by our representative to the hotel
Welcome to Kathmandu, capital of the ancient Mountain Kingdom of Nepal. Kathmandu has the air of a medieval city with a maze of narrow streets, wooden temples and beautifully decorated palaces. Upon arrival at the hotel, you will be provided welcome drinks along with the room key
Meals included: No
Day 02 (Kathmandu City , Swayambhunath Stupa and Patan City)
After breakfast, you will be taken on a sightseeing tour Kathmandu Durbar Square in the heart of the city. Many of Kathmandu’s most historic and important temples are located here. Interesting things for visitors to see are Taleju temple, gigantic figure of Kalbhairav (the god of destruction), Basantapur Durbar, and Temple of Kumari (living goddess)
Visiting the Swayambhunath Temple (also known as the Monkey Temple) The world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas built 2000 years ago situated on a hillock about 77 m above the level of the Kathmandu valley. Visitors will also have a grand view of the valley from this spot.
Next you will drive to Patan, a beautiful city in its own right which rivalled Kathmandu in terms of the splendor of its temples and squares and is now better preserved, less polluted and less crowded. You cross a bridge over the Bagmati River that links Kathmandu with the city of Patan, its neighbour to the south.
Patan boasts of many famous sites and unique architecture. Krishna Mandir in this Square was built to honor an incarnation of Vishnu. One of the best examples of stone architecture in the world, scenes from Mahabharat, Asia’s greatest mythological war, are carved on the temple’s walls.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 03 (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Bhaktapur City)
In the morning there is the opportunity to take a flight to Everest. Mountain flight (Everst Flight) appeals to all categories of travelers. For those who are restricted by time or other considerations from going trekking, these flights offer a panoramic view of the Himalaya in just one hour. Even those visitors who like the rigors of a trek still don’t miss the opportunity to “conquer” the mountains in one fell swoop. Mountain flight in Nepal is to be “Once in a life time experience”
Morning Visiting Pashupatinath Temple is the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati river flowing beside the temple. Cremation of the dead body Hindus/Buddhist takes place at the bank of Bagmati River at Pashupatinath.
Then, you will be driven to Bhaktapur for sightseeing tour of one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Visiting Bhaktapur means “the city of devotees” in Nepali language. It is also known as Bhadgaon and was founded in 889 AD by King Anand Dev. Today it covers an area of four square miles and is flanked by Khasa Khusung and Hanumante Rivers. The palace complex in the middle of the city portrays the prosperity of the Malla years and the details at which the crafts people then worked. The Palace of Fifty-five Windows stands in the square, which was also home to many kings of Bhaktapur. The kings of Bhaktapur ruled over Kathmandu and Patan from the 12th century to the 14th century.
Then you will be driven to Boudha to explore one of the largest stupas in South Asia and it is also known as a Little Tibet
Visiting Boudhanath Stupa is among the largest stupas in South Asia, and it has become the focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. The white mound looms thirty-six meters overhead. The stupa is located on the ancient trade route to Tibet, and Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers here for many centuries. When refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950s, many of them decided to live around Bouddhanath. They established many gompas, and the “Little Tibet” of Nepal was born.
Boudhanath Stupa This “Little Tibet” is still the best place in the Valley to observe Tibetan lifestyle. Monks walk about in maroon robes. Tibetans walk with prayer wheels in their hands, and the rituals of prostration are presented to the Buddha as worshippers circumambulate the stupa on their hands and knees, bowing down to their lord.
Evening Farewell to Nepali Dinner with a local ethnic cultural show at one of the finest Nepali Restaurant
A mixture of various ethnic groups have made Kathmandu Valley a unique place not only for its cultural and tradition, but also for its authentic cuisine. Decorated in traditional Nepali ambience, soft lights cast long shadows in the room. Tradition paintings along with old handicrafts and soft melodious music makes for a truly enchanting evening. Another feather in its cap is the traditional folk music and cultural dance program performed every evening. The idea behind it is to familiarize the guest(s) with the costume, traditions and life styles of various ethnic groups in Nepal.
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner
Day 04 Depart Kathmandu
You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We hope you enjoyed the tour with us and we expect that you plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal again.
Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight time, a representative from Natraj Trekking will transfer you to the airport.
Meals include: Breakfast