Nepal is very rich in its cultural heritages and resources. What we have is completely unique and carries a significant importance. Today Nepal has been one of the must visit places to many people around the world. If anyone is planning for short visit to Nepal, Kathmandu and Nagarkot can be the must-visit places. Kathmandu holds the identity as the nation's capital and richness of cultural heritage whereas Nagarkot can be said one of the popular destination with spectacular views of the whole Langtang range, sunrise on the mountains and sunset views. It is located 32 km east of Kathmandu, Nepal in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone.
We have planned your trip in such ways that you don't miss to enjoy the very famous cultural heritages in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur followed by the drive to Nagarkot.
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.
Late noon you would be exploring around the popular tourist destination Thamel. You can enjoy the glance of different Nepalese products and also can buy it as souvenirs to carry back home. (Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu)
Today you would be visiting different world heritage site that are very popular in Kathmandu. The places include:
Boudhanath (World Heritage Site)
It is Buddhist stupa in the Valley, built in 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site)
Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world and lies 5 kms east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva.
Patan Durbar Square(World Heritage Site)
Patan Durbar Square is an enchanting combination of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The 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 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.
Kopan Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery near Boudhanath, Kathmandu.Its name comes from the name of the hill on which it was built.Kopan has become especially famous for teaching Buddhism to visiting Western foreigners. The annual month-long meditation courses takes place in this monastery. These courses generally combine traditional Lam Rim teachings with informal discussion, several periods of guided meditation, and a vegetarian diet. (Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu)
After we have the breakfast we continue our tour by visiting the following places:
Swoyambhunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site)
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swoyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, 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 is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also three museums inside the palace building.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square(World Heritage Site)
Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style, Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows.
Late noon we drive to Nagarkot. On the way you can enjoy the serene beauty of the mountains with magnificent view of the sunset. (Overnight in Hotel at Nagarkot)
Early morning panoramic mountain view from the Nagarkot and then drive to Changunarayan and other places for the sightseeing tour.
We wake up early today to catch a glimpse of the spectacular sunrise from Nagarkot over the panoramic mountains. Weather permitting, the seemly endless chain of mountains appear glossy, while the entire Kathmandu valley can be clearly seen towards the west.
We continue our tour visiting the following places and drive back to Kathmandu.
Changu Narayan (World Heritage Site)
Situated in the small village of Changu in Bhaktapur district, it was built by the Lichhavis King, Mandev. Changu Narayan temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is also among the world heritage sites of Nepal.
Khokana and Bungmati
Khokana and Bungmati are beautiful traditional Newari villages in Lalitpur district. These villages are famous for rich culture, wood carvings and sculptures. Rato Machhindranath Temple and Karya Binayak Temple are the must-visit sites in Bungmati.
In the evening you can enjoy farewell dinner in the Nepali Authentic Cuisine with some cultural performances
The trip concludes and later on our Airport Representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.
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