5D4N NEPAL EXPERIENCE
Day 01 Kathmandu (Dinner)
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 Kathmandu (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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, 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 la nguages. 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. Boudnath 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 presenta one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Boudhnath 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 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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 Machhendranath, the God of Rain, spends his winter months before being brought to Patan for the choriot festival in summer. The diety is also known as Bunga-dya, or the God of Bunga. The diety is carried on a palanquin to his winter residence, a tradition that has been countinuing since the 16th century. But once every 12 years, he is pulled in a chariot all the way to Bungamati across the Nakhu rive rfrom 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 gateis a masterpiece in repousse art. In front of the palace building is a medley of temples of various designs. Arrive N agarkot, check in to the hotel.
Day 04 Nagarkot – Kathmandu (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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 coun terpart 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 h ere is a 16th century temple dedicated to the Hindu go Krishna, built entirely of stone.and Swoyambhunath 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 Kahtmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swoyambhu 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 (Breakfast)
Departure – Transfer to airport for your flight back home with lots of memories.
|HOTELS IN STANDARD PACKAGE (3* & 4*)|
|Hotel in Kathmandu||Royal Singi /OR/ Grand /OR/ similar|
|Hotel in Nagarkot||Country Villa /OR/ similar|
|HOTELS IN DELUXE PACKAGE (5*)|
|Hotel in Kathmandu||Yak & Yeti /OR/ Shangrila /OR/ Radisson /OR? similar|
|Hotel in Nagarkot||Club Himalaya /OR/ similar|