Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to Hotel.
Afternoon: Swyambhunath & Patan City. O/n Hotel.
Buddhist Chaityas. It is said to be 2000 years old. The Chaitya which forms the main structure is made of a solid hemisphere of brick and clay supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper, gilt. Painted on the four sides of the spire bases are the never sleeping eyes of Lord Buddha. It is three kilometers west form Kathmandu city, and is situated on a hillock about 77m. Above the level of the Valley. The hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and pagoda temple.
The ancient city of Patan is situated on the southern bank of the river Bagmati and is about 5km. Southeast of Kathmandu. The city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments with bronze gateway, guardian deities and wonderful carvings. Noted for its craftsmen and metal workers, it is known as the city of artists. The major sightseeing places in Patan Durbar Square includes:
Patan Durbar Square
Full day sightseeing after breakfast Boudhanath & Lumbini
It is one of the biggest Stupa in the world, which is built by Lichchhavi king Mana Dev in the 5th century A.D. it is situated 8kn east of Kathmandu. The colossal and ancient Stupa of Boudha is 36 m high also a world heritage site. It is also known as Khasti or dew drops as it is said that the builders had to use dewdrops to mix the mortar because Kathmandu was suffering from a severe drought during its construction. After sightseeing Boudhanath transfer to domestic airport Kathmandu for departure to Lumbini by flight
Arrive to Bhairawa Siddarttha Airport
After Lunch: Visiting Lumbini – O/n Hotel in Lumbini.
Is situated in the central lowland Trai of the south - western Nepal. This sacred place is the birth place of lord Siddartha Goutam Buddha who was born in 623 BC. Lumbini as a whole is a peaceful beautiful garden which contains monasteries shrines and a 3rd century BC. stone pillar commemorating the birth of Buddha. The Ashokan pillar erected by great Indian emperor Ashokan is the first epigraphic evidence relating to life history of lard Buddha. The major sightseeing places in Lumbini Garden includes:
Birth Place of Lord Buddha
International Buddhist Temple in Lumbini Garden
Day 03: Lumbini/Kathmandu
After Breakfast Sightseeing Lumbini (Birth Palace of Lord Buddha) O/n Hotel Kathmandu
After lunch: Transfer to Domestic Airport (Siddarttha Airport) Departure to Kathmandu. Arrive in domestic airport Kathmandu and visit.
A Hindu temple dedicated to lord Shiva is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. It lies 5km east from the city on the bank of Bagmati River. Entrance of Pashupati precinct is permitted to the Hindus only. However visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. The temple is believed to be built before 400AD.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
Bhaktapur is situated at an altitude of 1401m, is a home of medieval art and architecture. The urban city covers an area of 4square miles. Shaped like a conch-shell Bhaktapur means the city of devotees. Pottery and weaving are its traditional industries. The city lies about 14 km east from Katmandu. The major sightseeing places in Bhaktapur Durbar Square includes:
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Transfer to Hotel
Day 04 Kathmandu/Onwards flight
After breakfast Sightseeing Kathmandu Durbar Square till departure to connect onwards flight;
Kathmandu Durbar Square :
It is the historic seat of Royalty. The Durbar Square, with its old Temple epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. It is here that Kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. The major sightseeing places in Kathmandu Durbar Square includes:
Temple of Kumari
The temple and the holy quadrangle with a Buddhist stupa at the center form the residential quarters of the Chaste Virgin Living Goddess called KUMARI. The traditional building has profusely carved wooden balconies and widow screens. The non-Buddhist ant the non-Hindu visitors may enter the courtyard called the 'bahal' but may not proceed beyond upstairs. The KUMARI acknowledges their greetings from the middle window of the balcony particularly saved for her alone and snapshot is strictly prohibited.