Arrive Kathmandu. On arrival assistance at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Breakfast at hotel.
AM: Full day sightseeing tour of Patan City & Bhaktapur
PM: Half day sightseeing tour of Swyambhunath Stupa & Kathmandu Dirbar Square Overnight stay in Kathmandu
Patan Durbar Square another royal palace complex of the then Malla Kings during 17th century is situated in the center of Patan city. This was taken as the youngest Kingdom. The Square and its surroundings provide very good example of ancient Newari architecture. Patan City is taken as Buddhist city and can be seen many Buddhist shrines, stupas, monasteries etc.The palace has three main courtyards the central and the oldest is Mul Chowk. To the west of the complex are a dozen free standing temples of various sizes and styles. Krishna Temple widely worshipped on Krishna's Birthday, Bhimsen Temple, the Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna Mahavira and Sundari Chowk ( the bathing complex of the then Malla King's ) mark the architectural excellence of its era. The Sundari Chowk with the sunken bath of Tusha Hiti, contains exquisite woodcarvings, stone, and metal sculpture. Patan Durbar Square also houses a temple of Taleju Bhawani. In this complex, there is amazing museum of art where the collection of Hinduism and Buddhism are displayed.
Nagarkot is 32 kms east of Katmandu and is a 1.5 hours drive approx. It is a popular tourist spot of Nepal. The panorama of the major peaks of eastern Nepal Himalayas including Sagarmatha (Mt. Everestif weather permits), can be seen from here). The Himalayan peaks Like Manaslu (8463 in). Ganesh Hinial (7111 in), Langtang(7246 in), Choba Bhanre(60l6 in), Gaurishanker (7134 m) and number (6957 in), are also clearly seen from Nagarkot) . On the way to Nagarkot to watch carpet weaving. Bhaktapur cityKathmandu valleys most medieval city also known as Bhadgaon and was one of the three Kingdoms of Mallas. It is located about 20 km east of Katmandu Valley ,It is also known as the "City of Devotees" the "City of Culture" the "living Heritage "Bhaktapur is one of the old but the small settlement of Newar Community .It is famous for Lion gate, the picture gallery, the Golden gate and palace of 55 windows. Lunch break in Bhaktapur (Lunch Clint Self) before sightseeing and finally transfer to NAGARKOT sightseeing tour via Bhaktapur Durbar square.). After sun set Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu
Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple as there areholy monkeys living in parts of the temple in the northwest. Located approx. 4km/2.5 miles, Buddhist stupa this is said to be2000 years old. The stupa consists of a dome at the base. Above the dome, there is a cubical structure present with eyes of Buddha looking in all four directions with the word "unity" in the main Nepali dialect between them. There are pentagonal Toran present above each of the four sides with statues engraved in them. Behind and above the torana there are thirteen tiers. Above all the tiers, there is a small space above which the Gajur is present.
The capital of the Kingdom of Nepal, Kathmandu is also known as Kantipur.Kathmandu is named after a structure in Durbar Square called the Kasthamandapsupposed to be made from the timber of a single tree. Here you will visit the Durbar Square, the ancient palace of the Nepalese Royalty. The complex has 50 temples and is distributed in two quadrangles of the Durbar Square. The outer quadrangle has the Kasthamandap, Kumari Ghar (the temple of the Living Goddess) and ShivaParvati Temple while the inner quadrangle has the Hanuman dhoka and the main palace.
Breakfast at Hotel.
AM: Half day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple & Boudhanath Stupa
PM : Day Free
Boudhanath epitomizes Tibetan Buddhism. It lies 8 kms East of Kathmandu and was built by Licchavis King Man Dev in the 5th century A. D. Its colossal and ancient stupa is regarded as one of the world's biggest stupa and has been built on a stepped octagonal base and inset with alcoves representing Buddha and his teachings. After Chinese invasion in 1959, Tibetans in thousands came to this famous Buddhist Chaitya and energized the stupa. The stupa is surrounded by various temples or 'gompas'. The atmosphere of the whole place lightens up with zest as fragrance of incense drifts through the air.
Early Morning you will enjoy the beautiful sunrise view from your room or terrace . After breakfast we have some free time to enjoy panoramic view of Himalayas and short trek. And also closer to the time of your flight you will be transferred to the airport in time to board your flight for onward journey.
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