The Kathmandu valley tour starts from Kathmandu city then passes through various places of Kathmandu valley like Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and others. Kathmandu valley is the capital city of Nepal embossed as the center for political, social, economic, cultural, and religious activities of Nepal. The Kathmandu valley itself is a solitary civilization of 16th century Malla Kingdom won over by Shah Kings of Gorkha and have its own traditional social life, religious qualities, certainty and practices. Kathmandu valley is a one of kind incredible city protected as UNESCO world heritage site of the globe due to its antiqueness and originality. The…
The Kathmandu valley tour starts from Kathmandu city then passes through various places of Kathmandu valley like Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and others. Kathmandu valley is the capital city of Nepal embossed as the center for political, social, economic, cultural, and religious activities of Nepal. The Kathmandu valley itself is a solitary civilization of 16th century Malla Kingdom won over by Shah Kings of Gorkha and have its own traditional social life, religious qualities, certainty and practices. Kathmandu valley is a one of kind incredible city protected as UNESCO world heritage site of the globe due to its antiqueness and originality. The Kathmandu valley stands proud in its full form with its three antique medieval towns known as Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan which are considered as ancient cities of the world. The multi roofed antique temples, traditional religious communities, antique royal places and squares, traditional festivals and celebrations along with historical monuments are the prime highlights of capital of Nepal.
The ancient city of Kathmandu along with its adjoining city of Patan and Bhaktapur has a many antique establishments, foundations and temples along with legendary civilization. The royal palace zones of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur is brimming antique art and crafts made from metal, wood and stone along with living goddess Kumari living in the royal palace zone. Beside that there are some oldest legendary temples found in Kathmandu valley which are built before the birth of Christ around 700 BC. These temples are older than the country itself as Nepal was not born during the days when these temples were built. They are the Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, and the Swayambhunath Stupa. It is said that these temples when the whole Kathmandu city was under a lake and they were the only place found in Kathmandu city. Besides that there are many beautiful natural settings, beautifully crafted temples, hiking routes, hill stations, and sunrise/sunset viewpoints in Kathmandu valley.
Day 01. Arrival in Kathmandu and check in to hotel and half day sightseeing in Patan
Patan Durbar square
5 kms/3 miles away from Kathmandu city. Patan also known as Lalitpur, is the city of fine arts, enclosed within 4 stupas said to be built in 3 rd century AD, by Emperor Ashoka. You will see the Durbar square, Krishan Temple built by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar and Mahabouddha Temple.
Day 02. Morning fly to pokhara and full day sightseeing in pokhara visit David fall, Gupteshowar mahadev cave, Tibetan refugee camp and hike to world peace stupa and stay overnight in pokhara
One of the most beautiful valleys, surrounded by natural beauty. The peace full lakes, hills, caves, waterfall, temples and the magnificence Himalayas rising behind them create peace and magic in both mind and heart.
Sightseeing places in pokhara:
One of the popular tourist attractions in pokhara named after David who was swept by the river and disappeared into the underground passage of the waterfall. The water fall is amazing to see mostly after the monsoon or in monsoon time when the water have high volume.
Gupteswar Gupha (cave), a sacred cave, lies 2 km from Pokhara airport just next to David fall and is almost 3 km long on the Siddhartha Highway leading southwest from the city. This cave holds special value for Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.
Tibetan Refugees camp:
Visit the Tibetan refugee’s camp and their lifestyle.
World Peace Stupa
About one and half hour hike takes us to a massive Buddhist stupa which is situated on top of a hill on the southern shore of Phewa lake. Besides being an impressive sight in itself, the shrine is a great vantage point which offers spectacular views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara city.
Day 03. Early morning visit to sarangkot and back to hotel and then go to explore the Fewa Lake by boating and see barahi temple and fly to Kathmandu in afternoon and stay overnight
Sarangkot- Early morning we drive to sarangkot about 1 hrs drive from pokhara which is situated at the height of 1592m. The is the formal kaski fort lying on the top of the hill. We could see the superb mountain view from here if the weather permitted.
Fewa lake and barahi temple:
Fewa lake is one of the most attraction places in pokhara. The Barahi temple is almost in center of Fewa Lake dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protesters deity representing the female force Shakti. The two storied pagoda temple is one of the most important shrine Hindus.
Day 04. Drive to nagarkot and hike to changunarayan and sightseeing changunarayan and bhaktapur, back to Kathmandu and stay overnight.We drive from Kathmandu to nagarkot take about an hour drive and then we start our hike through beautiful small local villages and terraces for about 3-4 hrs to reach Changunarayan.
Changunarayan Temple is the most ancient temple in Kathmandu valley made around 3rd century. This temple is dedicated to lord Bishnu, the preserver of creation in Hinduism. A fifth century stone inscription, the oldest to be discovered in Nepal, is located in the temple compound.
Also known as Bhadgaun meaning the city of devotees, this place is the home of medieval art and architecture. Lying 14km/9 miles of Kathmandu city, this place was founded in the 9th century and is shaped like a conch shell. The city is at the height of 4600 ft. above sea level. In bhadgaon you will visit the Durbar square with its array of temples overlooked by the palace of 55 windows built by king Bhupatindra mall. Here you will also visit the Teleju temple which is the best example of pagoda style structure in Nepal and stands on five terraces on each of which stands a pair of figures, two strong men, two elephants, two lion’s two griffins and two goddesses.
Day 05. Early morning mountain flight and full day sightseeing to Kathmandu and fly back
Early morning you take an hour mountain flight to see Mt. Everest and many other spectacular mountain ranges. After mountain flight go for sightseeing in Kathmandu city
Sightseeing places in Kathmandu:
Known as Kantipur, the capital of the kingdom of Nepal. Here you will visit the temple of living goddess who acknowledges the greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. Kastamandap- the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree and the Durbar square are with its array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka palace, the ancient place of the Nepalese Royalty.
Located approximately 4 km/2.5 miles, this Buddhist stupa is said to be 2000 years old. The stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.
Situated 5 km east of Kathmandu city, pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to lord shiva. Situate amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in pagoda style has glint roof and richly cared silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, entrance in the temple being strictly forbidden to all non Hindus. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of shivaratri which falls in the month of February / March. Behind the temple are the cremation grounds.
This stupa, 8 km east of Kathmandu city, is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. The Buddhis Stupa was built by king Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.
3 nightâ€™s accommodation in double room with breakfast in 4 star hotels
1 night accommodation in double room with breakfast in Good tourist class hotel in pokhara
Flight tickets Kathmandu-pokhara- Kathmandu
All sightseeing in Kathmandu and pokhara as mentioned above
Guide while sightseeing and hiking
All private ground transport
Entrance fees in sightseeing places
Meals which are not mentioned above
Any bar bills
Any unforeseen expenses