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Total Duration:06 Days
Trip Grade:Leisure Holidays
Recommended Month:Throughout the year
This is one of the most popular tourist destinations for all categories of travelers. In this short and sweet Kathmandu Patan and Bhaktapur tour, you will see major part of the capital city of Nepal with popular ancient temples and sightseeing of the city which has diverse religious & cultural sites. The Kathmandu valley has three medieval towns, namely Kathmandu (the capital city of Nepal), Patan and Bhaktapur. United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have declared Ten World Heritage Sites in Nepal among them seven sites are inside Kathmandu Valley & Three sites are outside of Kathmandu Valley. This is a great attraction for the tourists. Besides the world heritage sites, there are hundreds of masterpiece temples, stupas(Buddhist shrines ) .
It is often said that the Kathmandu valley is an open museum of medieval arts and architecture. On your tour you will get to see historic monuments, temples, monasteries, palaces and UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Squares- is the old Royal Palace (Hunman Dhoka), numerous interesting temples, the Kumari Chowk or Kumari Bahal (House of the Living Goddess and the Kasthamandap (House of wood) from which Kathmandu derived its present name. An inquisitive exploration in the Durbar Square reveals the ancient art and Architecture of Nepal which has proved to be a masterpiece to everyone accepting its genuineness. Buddhist stupas of Swayambhu- one of the world's most glorious Buddhist Chaitya and you will gain an invaluable insight into Buddhism. This may make you feel like you have just been to spiritual journey and Boudhnath- one of the biggest stupa in the world, Hindu temples of Pashupatinath- one of the most sacred Hindu Pilgrimage. As you travel along the exotic locales of Kathmandu, more diversified cultural settings in the valley welcome you with warmth and hospitality.
On your tour you will get to see Patan City, city of fine arts, enclosed within 4 stupas said to be built in 3rd century AD, by Emperor Ashoka. You will see the Durbar square- is well packed with temples giving an architectural feast with a far greater concentration of temples per square meter, the Krishna Temple built by Kind Siddhi Narsingh Malla, Hiranya Varna Mabavihar and MahadouddhaTemple, Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor temple, , Golden Temple and many other places of Patan, you feel as if Patan has been unveiled before you as an open museum showcasing intricately carved windows, intrinsic roof struts, statues of gods and goddesses, temples designed in pagoda style with erotic carvings and repousse metalwork facades and many other exquisite facets. The Patan City is designed in the shape of Dharma Chakra, which is a shape that exhibits paths to enlightenment based on the teachings of Buddha. Patan is the centre of exquisitely ancient craftwork in the midst of urbanization.
On your tour you will get to see Bhaktapur, also known as “the city of Devotees”. It is located at a distance of 14 km east of the capital. The ancient city covers an area of four squares miles, which still retains the medieval charms and treats its visitors with many wonders of historical, cultural and artistic achievements. Bhaktapur is home to ancient traditions, festivals and colorful celebrations, wooden and stone craft work, temples displaying excellent architecture with beautiful ponds, mask dance with typical Newari music and close neighborhood.
Patan is also known as Lalitpur or the "city of fine arts" This Buddhist City is said to have been founded by the Buddhist Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC. Patan is the source of arts and architecture in the valley, a great center both of the Newari Buddhist religion and of traditional arts & crafts with 136 bahals or courtyards and 55 major temples. Well known among these are the Krishna Mandir, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, Kumbheshwar temple, Jagatnarayan temple & the Mahabouddha temple. Patan is enclosed within 4 Buddhist stupas set on the four-corners of the outer boundaries of this ancient city. The major sightseeing places in Bhaktapur are The Durbar square , the Golden Gate, Palace of 55 windows, Bell of the barking dogs, 5 storied Nyatapole Temple, Bhairavanath Temple, Dattatrya Temple, Pujari Math etc .
Changunarayan is the oldest temple in Kathmandu valley dating back 467 AD. The temple stands in a spacious courtyard, with priceless stone sculptures,and writings on copper plates and stone slabs from the 4th to 9th century A.D. We are committed towards offering a full range of products and services to cater to the specific needs from escorted group and free and independent packages for the general public to incentive and conference packages for corporate firms. A professional and knowledgeable tour guide, and an experienced driver will accompany you for the sightseeing and tours and private car will attend you throughout your trip from the very beginning of your Nepal tour at arrival at the airport to till your departure.
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu Airport (1345 meters). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02:Visit Swayambhunath , Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhnath. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03:Visit Pasupatinath , Patan and Bhakatapur.Overnight at hotel in Nagarkot.
Day 04:Hike to Chagunarayan and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05:Sightseeing in Newari villages Bungmati and Khokhana. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06:Transfer to International airport for your final departure.
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu Airport (1345 meters). Overnight at Hotel.Welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal. Representative of Lovely Nepal Tours and Travels receives at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. A short briefing is given to you about the activities of tomorrow. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02Visit Swayambhunath , Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhnath. Overnight at Hotel. After breakfast, we set out for the city sightseeing tour. Kathmandu is a city of temples. The tour escorts you to the UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites. Temples and Buddhist Stupas are the focused travelling monumental sites. Boudhanath (Buddhist Stupa, which is located about 5 km east of Thamel), Kathmandu Durbar Square (located at the heart of Kathmandu that preserves mediaeval stone and wooden Newari crafts along with the abode of virgin goddess-Kumari) and Swayambhunath Stupa are some of them. The mediaeval arts and architectures are amazing. Drive back to the hotel and take a rest. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03Visit Pasupatinath , Patan and Bhakatapur.Overnight at hotel in Nagarkot. Pashupatinath is a world renowned Hindu shrine and one of the most significant pilgrimage destination in the world, which is located beside the holy Bagmati River. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. You can see the dead body burning on the cremation, which is an important part of Hindu culture. Patan Durbar Square is unique on its infrastructure. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Bhaktapur is traditionally known as Bhad Gaon. It is one of the cities in the Kathmandu valley that is full of temples and sculptures. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the central attraction of this Newari town. Different Shikhara style temples, stone and wooden sculptures, 55 windows palace, golden gate, museum, pottery square and others are significant. The city itself is known for its fine arts. Then we drive further to Nagarkot and rest. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04Hike to Chagunarayan and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel. After breakfast at the hotel, we set out for the hiking to Changu Narayan temple. It is located at the hill top, some few miles above from Bhaktapur city. It is dedicated to Lord Visnu. One of the significant point is that the temple is regarded to be the most ancient temple in Nepal. Historical pillar erected by Mandeva in 464 AD, Garuda, different statues of the historical rulers, 7th century Chanda Narayan sculpture are some of the wonderful things to see in Changu Narayan. Then we drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05Sightseeing in Newari villages Bungmati and Khokhana. Overnight at Hotel. Beside the world heritage sites, there are also some typical towns in the Kathmandu valley. Bungmati and Khokana villages that are typical Newari towns. They still follow the ancient form of livelihood practice, which basically depends on agriculture. They are connected to different festivals and celebrations that take place different time of the year. One of the disputed celebrations in Khokana is killing a goat by throwing on the pond. It is highly criticized, but is going on. After visiting the villages, we drive back to the hotel and you take a rest. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06Transfer to International airport for your final departure. Thank you for your trip with Lovely Nepal Tours and Travels. Our representative drops to the airport for the final departure or to your further destination.