Best of Nepal Tour – 5 Days/4 Nights
(Kathmandu – Nagarkot – Kathmandu)
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (D)
Arrive Kathmandu. Meet & greet and then wil proceed for dinner at local restaurant and then you will be transfer to hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Day 02: At Kathmandu (B L D)
After breakfast in hotel, we will proceed for Kathmandu City – Durbar Square complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, and used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is
the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square, protected as a UNESCO as a world heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the
palace building. Pashupatinath temple – One of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, Pashupatinath lies 5 Km east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronical indicates the
temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple, also a World heritage site. Boudhanath Stupa: lies about 6 km to the east of downtown Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the
valley. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Boudhanath a world heritage, is also known as Khasti. There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area. Lunch and dinner serve local restaurant. Overnight in hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Nagarkot via tour of Bhaktapur (BLD)
Morning visit Bungamati and Khokana is two beautiful little Newar villages that still have their age-old character intact. The compact villages consist of rows of brick houses with intricately carved wooden windows lining the quaint streets which are paved with flagstones. The residents of Bungamati socialize in the streets, using the pavements to winnow grain or dry their laundry. People sit in the sun outside their doorways to massage their babies, weave mats out of straw or spin wool.
Bungamati is where Red Machindranath, the God of Rain, spends his winter months before being brought to Patan for the chariot festival in summer. The deity is also known as Bunga-dya, or the God of Bunga. The deity is carried on a palanquin to his winter residence, a tradition that has been continuing since the 16th century. But once every 12
years, he is pulled in a chariot all the way to Bungamati across the Nakhu rive from Patan. The shrine is a large open square with a 10m Shikara temple in the middle.
Khokana is a smaller village with a wide main street which was built after the earthquake of 1934. In the middle of the main street is Silali Mai, Khokana’s local mother goddess. Khokana has long been famous as an oil pressing center where mustard seeds are pressed using traditional methods.
After Lunch at local restaurant drive to Nagarkot via Tour of Bhaktapur City – As you walk in you cannot but be over come by a feeling of inner harmony. Such is the art and architecture and the special layout here. The 15th century palace of 55 windows,
situated to the left as you enter through the city gate, inspire admiration. The National Art gallery is also housed inside. The Palace entrance, the golden gate is a masterpiece in repousse art. In front of the palace building is a medley of temples of various
designs. Arrive Nagarkot, check in to the hotel.
Nagarkot: Nagarkot is a hill resort 32 Km east of Kathmandu. The road passes through terraced fields and strutted houses. This route is also fun for mountain biking too. Nagarkot (altitude 2175m) is by far the most popular. Nagarkot has developed into favorite weekend getaway among these seeking mountain views in comfort and quiet. At sunrise, the Himalayan range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east, emerges from the darkness to greet the happy visitor with its awe – inspiring majesty and beauty. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 04: Nagarkot – Kathmandu (B L D)
After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu and check in to the hotel and proceed for lunch. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing visit Patan City – Like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyard and former Royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 16th century temple dedicated to the Hindu go Krishna, built entirely of stone. And Swayambhunath Stupa: watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known as Sengu and is listed as a World heritage site. Lunch & dinner serve in local restaurant. Overnight in at hotel.
Day 05: Kathmandu + Departure (B)
After breakfast transfer to airport for final departure
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