World Heritage Sites Tour

Trip

Overview

Kasthamandap, the source of the name Kathmandu means 'made from the timber of a single tree'. Also known as Kantipur, the capital Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal's art and culture. It is a place for rest, relaxation and easy-day sightseeing of historic and artistic temples and monuments.

Trip

Highlights

  • Witness Everest's glory while enjoying a warm breakfast served at one of Yeti Mountain Homes; a chain of World's Best High Altitude Resorts.
  • Visit the Durbar Square with the Palace of 55 windows built by King Bhupatindra Malla.
  • Changu Narayan Temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples of the valley, and is believed to be constructed in the 4th century.
  • Visit to Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal.
  • Country
    Nepal
  • Duration
    6 Days
  • Difficulty Level
  • Accommodation
    Overnight at the Hotel
  • Guide
    English Speaking Nepali Tour Leader

Route

Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal!
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel and help you check in. You will then be briefed about your daily activities. You'll have rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 02: Kathmandu

Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu & Patan

Kathmandu City: Kasthamandap, the source of the name Kathmandu means 'made from the timber of a single tree'. Also known as Kantipur, thecapital Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal's art and culture. It is a place for rest, relaxation and easy-day sightseeing of historic and artistic temples and monuments. Kathmandu Durbar Square with its arrays of temples, Seto Machhindranath and the ancient palace of the former Nepali Royals enriches your experience of the centuries old civilisation.

Patan City: Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu, Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the valley. A destination for connoisseurs of fine arts, Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments.

Patan is believed to have been built in the third century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty later expanded and enriched by the Lichhavi and the Malla rulers in the medieval period. Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former Royal palace complex is the centre of Patan's religious and social life, and houses a beautiful museum. Your day of touring concludes at your Hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 03: Everest for Breakfast

You will reach the Domestic Airport early in the morning for a spectacular flight to Kongde in Everest region by a helicopter (round trip 3 hrs including shuttle between Kongde and Lukla). There, you will witness Everest's glory while enjoying a warm breakfast served at one of Kora Tours Homes; a chain of World's Best High Altitude Resorts.

A little different but equally picturesque is a tour of Everest region in our Pilatus Porter (maximum 5 pax). From Kathmandu Airport around 06:30 hrs you'll fly for approximately 45mins and land amongst towering Mountains in the lap of the Himalayas and villages you would never expect to see in such remoteness.

After walking 10-15mins to reach the Everest Panorama Resort, a hot breakfast will be awaiting you with Mt. Everest beckoning you

After having breakfast at Kongde you'll be flown back to Kathmandu by Helicopter and transferred to your hotel.
Sightseeing tour of Bungamati and Khokana.

Bungmati: Situated beyond the southern belt of Ring Road but within the valley lays Bungmati is a small Newari village still abiding its tradition. Little influenced by the modern city, Bungmati exemplifies true beauty of the still living age old culture and civilization. Your journey to Bungmati starts with a vantage point where one can behold the entire village of Bungmati and Khokana. Walking down the lanes of Bungmati, you will pass through local Newari people busy working on intricate designs in wood or stone on their way to creating many more beautiful artefacts keeping their talents running for the future generations to enjoy. Though, small in size, at least 100 people from the village earn their living through wood carving. The village is the origin of the precession of the chariot of Machhindranath, one of the most important festivals of the Newari community. Not far from the village of Bungmati, is another interesting Newari village called Khokana, where an important temple of Lord Ganesh is situated.

Khokana: Khokana is a small Newari village on the southern flank of Kathmandu valley and about 11 km. /7miles from Kathmandu city established in 7th century AD by the mighty Licchhavi rulers of Nepal. It is a unique village in the whole of Kathmandu valley because of its detachment from modern civilization.

Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 04: Kathmandu

A day of sight-seeing after breakfast at the hotel.

Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon):Also known as city of devotees, Bhaktapur is the home of medieval art and architecture. Lying 14 kilometres/9 miles east of Kathmandu City, this place was founded in the 9th Century and is shaped like a conch shell. The city is at the height of 4,600 ft. above sea level. In Bhadgaon, you will visit the Durbar Square with the Palace of 55 windows built by King Bhupatindra Malla. The famous five-storied Nyatapol temple on the terraces of which stands a pair of figures - two goddesses, two strong men, two elephants, two lions and two griffins is the tallest temple in the valley and was also built by King Bhupatindra Malla. It is one of the best examples of Pagoda styled temples. Day concludes with a Farewell dinner at local restaurant with cultural dance show.

Changu Narayan Temple:Named after the deity enshrined inside, Changu Narayan Temple is located near the Changu Narayan village in Kathmandu. The temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples of the valley, and is believed to be constructed in the 4th century. Changu Narayan is the name of Lord Vishnu, and the Temple is dedicated to him. A stone slab discovered in the vicinity of the temple dates to the 5th century, and is the oldest among stone inscription discovered in Nepal.

Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 05: Kathmandu

A day of touring Pashupatinath Temple & Boudhanath Stupa after breakfast at the hotel.

Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath Temple dating back to 400 A.D. is one of the oldest Hindu Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is for the Hindus what Mecca is for the Muslims. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in Pagoda Style with gilded roof and richly carved silver doors. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. You'll also be able to see cremation grounds that lie on the bank of Bagmati behind the temple.

Boudhanath Stupa: One of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal; Boudhanath is one of the holiest structures imposing a height of 36 meters with three massive level Mandala style platforms. It is surrounded by colourful buildings housing families creating a friendly enclosure. The Stupa is visited every year by tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world.

Free for shopping and individual activities in the evening

Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 06: Departure

Breakfast at the hotel.
We ensure that that you will leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime.

Our representative will drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home. Journey well!

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