4 Nights/5 Days Short Kathmandu Valley with little Hiking
|Group size||1-15 PAX|
|Arrival on:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Meals:||Breakfast in Kathmandu|
|Accommodation:||Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu|
|Departure From:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Best Time to Travel||Spring-March to May
Autumn – September to November
|This short stay in Kathmandu Valley Trip is the fantastic way to know Kathmandu and have experience the local City of Temple. Throughout the Trip one will be exploring different Temple of Hindu God & Goddesses and also two stupa. One is with the Tibetan Buddhism Style and another with the Local newari Style (here one can see the religious harmony between Hinduism & Buddhism).As Kathmandu Valley is regarded as the Mythical Tantrism Valley; Here Guru Rinpochen Padmasambhava also got enlighted. From This valley it is believe Buddhism spread over different countries like Tibet. Just 25 Years Back there used to be more temples than houses in this valley. Still those temples can be encountered inside the small path where the temples are still in use and these temples function perfectly. The valley is believed to be the Valley of Snakes and we can see many art and sculpture of snakes.|
|Day01: Arrival Kathmandu; Transfer to Nagarkot
Day02: Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing
Day03: Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing
Day 04: Kathmandu to Changunarayan Then Hiking up to Nagarkot- Altitude: 2145m/7036ft ft
Day05: Final Departure or extend for extra activities…
|Day 01:||Arrival Kathmandu – Altitude: 1345meters/4412 ft
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport.
rest of the day at leisure; enjoying the Valleys and Himalayan Sunset; Enjoy tranquility.
Overnight at Hotel.
|Day 02:||Kathmandu Full Day Sight Seeing
After the Breakfast, We proceed for Exploring the ancient palaces of Kathmandu valley which are included in World Heritage Sites.
Places to Visit:
Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple):
The Historical buildings and temples in the area were erected from the time of King Ratna Malla (1484-1520 AD) to Prithvi Bir Bikram Shah (1875-1911 AD) covering the Malla, Shah and Rana period of Nepalese history. The entire palace complex here is named after a monkey god called Hanuman. One can see a huge stone statue of Hanuman painted all red next to the main entrance (the golden gate) of the palace. Hanuman here is regarded as a powerful protector of the entire Durbar Square.
Patan Durbar Square
Patan is also known as Lalitpur which means the city of arts. It is located across the river Bagmati which is 5 km south of central Kathmandu. This city founded in 3rd century A.D. by King Veera Dev has a distinction of being the home of the finest crafts and is considered oldest of all three cities of Kathmandu Valley. Most of the monuments in this square date back to the Medieval Malla period from 16th to 18th century and the monuments in the area are mostly created to King Siddhi Narsingha Malla, Shri Niwas Malla and Yog Narendra Malla.
|Day 03:||After the Breakfast, We proceed for Exploring the ancient palaces of Kathmandu valley which are included in World Heritage Sites.
Places to Visit:
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Bhaktapur meaning the city of devotees was founded by King Ananda Dev in 1197 A.D. according to the Gopal Raj Vamsabali even though the existence of the city could be traced back to the Licchavi period (185-750 A.D.). There are many monuments including pagodas, palaces, shikhara style monuments, courtyards and Buddhists shrines and monasteries. The Durbar Square was the seat of the Malla Kings and the present structures were erected from the 12th to the 18th century A.D. Bhaktapur is located at around 12 Km away from Kathmandu city.
Pashupatinath : Hindu Cremation
Boudanath is the biggest stupa of Nepal, is located 5km east of central Kathmandu. The stupa stands on a three-tiered platform raised over the crossed rectangles in order to bring out the yantra form.
The claims made in various religious and literary texts regarding the erection of the stupa are varied and conflicting. However, the stupa is believed to have been built in the 5th century A.D. during the reign of the Licchavi kings.
As in other stupa architecture, this stupa also has Vairochana at the center followed by Aksobhya, Ratna Sambhava, Amitabha and Amogha Siddhi in east, south, west and north directions respectively. Similarly, there are one hundred and eight small niches around the stupa accommodating the icons of Buddhas, Bodhisatavas and other female deities along with conjoint figures in erotic poses. Likewise, at the bottom level, it is surrounded with the praying wheels embossed with the famous mantra Om Mani Padme Hum fixed in more than hundred and forty niches.
The stupas along with the monasteries are centers of learning, cultural activities, prayers and meditation.
Later, in the Evening Free on your own.
|Day04:||Kathmandu to Nagarkot Via Changunarayan (Hiking)
Breakfast at Hotel. Your Tour escorted guide & Driver will be at there on time to pick up you for the day day’s excursion for Nagarkot.
Today you will be visiting the Country side of Kathmandu valley.
Visit to Changhunarayan Temple: The Oldest temple of Kathmandu dating back to 5th Century, Enlisted on UNESCO 1979 AD. The Temple is dedicated to Vishnu God(Hindu)
Marriage Ceremony and Bratamandas may be performed by the Hindus. Explore Hilllock areas of Kathmandu.
Likewise if you wish you can have 2 and half hour hike in between on the way to Nagarkot. Explore Tamang ingenious settlement and village lifestyle along with farms.
Drive to Nagarkot. Arrival at Nagarkot Hotel Welcome Drink.
Nagarkot: Nagarkot can be taken as a weekend gateway. This is about 32 KM east on hill station of Kathmandu. On a clear day Even Everest, Kanchanjanja Langtang Himalayan Ranges, Can be seen. This place is mostly quite and one can also see different types of Flora and Fauna.
Drive back to Hotel. Evening leisure on your own.
|Day 05:||Final Departure
you can enjoy your last moment packing your fruitful memory of Nepal. At the early morning you can hike up to the Nagarkot Tower to enjoy the stunning Himalayan Sunrise. And then back to the hotel for the Breakfast.Drive back to Kathmandu
If your flight is at the evening you can enjoy last moment shopping at Thamel.
All Final departure towards Airport.
· Airport pick-up and Drop in a private Car.
· 3*Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu & Nagarkot
· All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
· An experienced, English-Speaking Guide or different language Speaking Guide as per the demand of the clients;
· Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
· Nepal Visa on arrival at Kathmandu airport USD 25.00 Per person for 15 Days.
· Entrance Fees on Sightseeing Monuments. (USD 65.00 per person)
· Airfare for International Flights
· Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
· Extra personal expenses like telephone bills, Laundry service, Drinks, Tips to Guides/Driver/helpers e.t.c
· Other Expenses not mentioned above.