In Nepal, a rich tapestry of cultural heritage is blended in the Kathmandu Valley. The Valley encompass the three ancient cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur that together houses seven UNESCO World Heritage shrines that are together listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Culture). Kathmandu is a living museum of Nepali civilization and culture. It is also home to hundreds of other exquisite monuments, sculptures, artistic temples and magnificent art – reminders of the golden era in Nepal’s architecture.
Embark upon some major landmarks with exquisite treats that will keep you mesmerized. Linger to see the moonlight scattered across the temples, or rise early for the gently awakening dawn over the horizon.
Upon arrival the group will be met by our airport representative and transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day will be at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel [-/-/-]
After breakfast at the hotel, explore Kathmandu City, Swayambhunath Stupa and Patan City.
Kathmandu, the largest city of Nepal is the political as well as the cultural capital of the country. Like any big city, Kathmandu has rapidly expanded over the last decade but despite the hustle and bustle of the city, its people have remained as friendly as ever.
Much of the heritage sites have been damaged by the April 2015 earthquake. Restoration is under process.
Also visit Swayambhunath Stupa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This ancient stupa is the most sacred Buddhist shrine of Nepal.
The April 2015 earthquake caused major damage to this Heritage Site and reconstruction is currently taking place.
Later transfer to Patan, the city of architectural interior.
Patan also known as Lalitpur is the city of artisans and a paradise of fine arts. It is home to Kathmandu Valley’s finest craftsmen who have preserved such ancient techniques and lost wax process used to produce exquisite sculptures.
Due to the April 2015 earthquake, some of the temples here have been damaged and reconstruction is under process.
Overnight at Hotel [B/-/-]
Today we will visit the following places in Kathmandu.
Boudhanath Stupa: One of the most imposing landmarks of Kathmandu and a center of Tibetan Buddhism, the stupa is built on a massive three level mandala style platform and is 36 meters (118 feet) in height. The ancient stupa is one of the largest in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The top portion of the Stupa was slightly damaged by the April 2015 earthquake. Currently renovation is under process.
The magnificent Pashupatinath temple with its astonishing architectural beauty is situated on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. Dedicated to the Hindu God of Destruction, Lord Shiva, this temple is regarded as the most sacred of all Lord Shiva temples. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the temple comprises of a richly ornamented pagoda that houses the sacred linga or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva.
Bhaktapur or Bhadgaon translates as the ‘City of Devotees’. Still untouched by rapid urbanization, Bhaktapur retains its charm by its brick paved roads, red brick houses and a way of life that goes back to medieval times.
Bhaktapur is one of the most affected areas of the April 2015 earthquake. Renovation is currently under process.
Transfer back to your hotel.
Overnight at Hotel [B/-/-]
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.
|Trip Duration||4 Days|
|Meals||Full Board basis (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)|
|Best Season||September – April|
|Includes||• All necessary arrival/departure transfers|
|• Meet assistance at the airport|
|• 3 nights’ hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in a twin sharing room on bed and breakfast basis|
|• All the sightseeing tours with English speaking guide, entrance fees and transfers as per above|
|• All the entrance and monuments fees as indicated in the program|
|Excludes||• Nepal entry visa fee|
|• International airfare and airport tax|
|• Insurance and rescue of any form|
|• Cost arising out of flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides/riots and events beyond our control|
|• Expenses of personal nature such as bar bills, communication charges, laundry, tips etc. and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost|
|• Meals and any other services not mentioned in the itinerary|