KATHMANDU CITY TOUR

KATHMANDU CITY TOUR
Country: Nepal
Destination: KATHMANDU CITY TOUR
Arrival At: Kathmandu
Departure From: Kathmandu
Duration: 3 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS
Accommodation: Hotels
Meals: Breakfast
Activities: Cultural Tour
Best Months: All Year
Tour Grade: Easy
Transfer By: Private Vehicle
Group Size: Any

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
DAY 1   KATHMANDU ARRIVAL
DAY 2   KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
DAY 3   NAGARKOT EXCURSION AND BHAKTAPUR SIGHTSEEING
DAY 4  KATHMANDU DEPARTURE

KATHMANDU CITY TOUR

DAY 1   KATHMANDU ARRIVAL
Meal - N/A
Pick up Time - As per flight of Guest

DAY PLAN
On arrival, meet our representative at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu & transfer to the hotel. After reaching hotel tour Briefing and rest of the day on leisure, overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu
Kathmandu is the capital and largest city of Nepal. The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 meters (4,600 ft) in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal. It is surrounded by four major mountains: Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri. Kathmandu Valley is part of three districts (Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur).

DAY 2   KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
Meal – Breakfast
Sightseeing Places - Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swayambunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square
Sightseeing Time - 7-8 Hrs
Pick up Time - 10:00 AM

DAY PLAN
After breakfast meet at the hotel lobby for full day Kathmandu sightseeing including Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After sightseeing drop and overnight at hotel.

Pashupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath is revered as national deity of Nepal. The Pashupatinath Temple, located at the bank of the river Bagmati, is considered the most sacred place in Nepal. In myth, Pashupatinath started living in Nepal in the form of a deer, when he saw the Kathmandu Valley and was overwhelmed by its beauty. Chronicles indicate the temple existence prior to 400 A.D. Pashupatinath temple, world heritage site is one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world. This holy place is picturesque collection of temple ad shrines. Only Hindus are allowed to enter the temple.

Bouddhanath Stupa
Boudhanath is Located about 11 km from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, the stupa's massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal. The Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath dominates the skyline. The ancient Stupa is one of the largest in the world. Boudhanath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Gopālarājavaṃśāvalī says Boudhanath was founded by the king Śivadeva (c. 590-604 CE); though other Nepalese chronicles date it to the reign of King Mānadeva (464-505 CE)

Swayambhunath Stupa
The golden spire crowning a conical wooded hill, Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible for many miles and from all sides of the valley. Historical records found on a stone inscription give evidence that the stupa was already an important Buddhist pilgrimage destination by the 5th century AD. Its origins however, date to a much earlier time, long before the arrival of Buddhism into the valley.

Kathmandu Durbar Square (Hanumandhoka or Basantapur Durbar Square)
Kathmandu Durbar Square or Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the old royal palace of the then Kathmandu Kingdom. It is one of three Durbar (royal palace) Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Durbar Square is surrounded with spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries. The Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the Malla and Shah kings who ruled over the city. Other major attractions are House of Living goddesses Kumari, Kasthamandap, statue of Kalbhairav, temple of Taleju Devi and so on.

DAY 3   NAGARKOT EXCURSION AND BHAKTAPUR SIGHTSEEING
Meal – Breakfast
Sightseeing Places - Nagarkot & Bhaktapur
Sightseeing Time - 7-8 Hrs
Pick up Time - 09:00 AM

DAY PLAN
After breakfast proceed to Nagarkot for excursion and Bhaktapur Sightseeing. Drive back to hotel Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in hotel.

Nagarkot Village
Nagarkot is located 32 kms, east of Kathmandu. Nagarkot offers unrestricted view of the mountain range from Annapurna in the west to the mighty Everest in the East. Historically, Nagarkot was a place for the royals of Nepal to escape the scorching heat of summer and a hectic city life. Today, still people from all over World, from different walks of life, travel to Nagarkot, to enjoy the picturesque rural scenery of terraced rice fields, green pastures, the sunrise and sunsets.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square
The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the town of Bhaktapur, which lies 13 km east of Kathmandu. The complex consists of at least four distinct squares (Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square), the whole area is informally known as the Bhakapur Durbar Square and is a highly visited site in the Kathmandu Valley. Major attractions of Baktapur Durbar square are 55 Window Palace, Golden Gate, Pashupati Temple, Vatsala Temple, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairava Temple.

DAY 4  KATHMANDU DEPARTURE
Meal – Breakfast
Drop Time - As per flight of Guest

DAY PLAN
Breakfast at hotel, day free till departure. Transfer to International Airport to connect for onward destination.

Inclusions
3 night Accommodation at Kathmandu on twin sharing basis
Meals on BB plan
All transfers and sightseeing by private A/C vehicle on point to point basis
Entrance and guide fee.
All applicable government tax

Exclusion
Service other than specified in inclusions.
Inclusions
3 night Accommodation at Kathmandu on twin sharing basis
Meals on BB plan
All transfers and sightseeing by private A/C vehicle on point to point basis
Entrance and guide fee.
All applicable government tax

Exclusion
Service other than specified in inclusions.