The Kathmandu Valley lies at the crossroads of ancient civilizations of Asia, and has at least 130 important monuments, including several pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists.This short tour will take you to all the major sites within the valley. Kathmandu itself is a buzzing vibrant place but like most Asian cities it is getting busy nowadays. However strangely old and new live in relative harmony with ancient temples sitting sde by side with internet cafes nowadays yet often tucked away in an atmosphere of their own Once outside the city you are greeted by a lush green fertile valley dotted with small villages that opens up before you, each with their own particular story to tell. Over the four days there is enough time to soak up the local way of life passed down over many centuries with your guide filling in any questions you may have. The tour provides time to witness and partake in a very different pace to Nepali rural life and its rituals. There are also some great spots on the valley rim providing you with unsurpassed views of the mighty snow capped peaks of the Himalayas.
You will be met on your arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport by our representative for the transfer to your hotel.After you have settled in there will be a tour briefing at the hotel’s lobby.
Eve: Welcome dinner at a Nepali restaurant featuring a cultural program.
A full day sightseeing around Kathmandu It includes visits to the Hanuman Dhoka- an ancient durbar (palace) with its numerous old palaces, temples and pagodas, the Temple of Living Goddess “Kumari”.In addition we also visit the Boudhanath Stupa - an ancient colossal stupa and center of Tibetan Buddhism in Kathmandu followed by a visit to the cremation site Pashupatinath Temple - the Temple of Lord Shiva situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River.
After lunch we take a one hour’s scenic drive to Nagarkot, which is 32 kms. east of Kathmandu situated at an altitude of 2,175 m. It is a popular weekend spot for mountain views in quiet and comfort especially at sunrise and sunset. Majestic views of the Himalayan ranges from Dhaulagiri in the west to the Everest in the east. Overnight at resort
Early morning, sunrise view from resort.After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu. En route visit Bhaktapur City.
Bhaktapur City, literally the “City of Devotees”, is renowned for its elegant art, fabulous culture, colorful festivals, traditional dances and the typical Newari lifestyle. Lunch at a nice restaurant in the Bhaktapur Durbar Square before returning to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Free until final departure transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport.
All tour prices are land only:
Julia July 4th, 2016