Essence of Nepal

Duration: 4 Days
Highlights: Kathmandu City Tours Rest and Relaxation at Nagarkot

Essence of Nepal, as it speaks is the package designed for all those people who have got few time in Nepal but wanted to explore through the heart of the same. They would be exploring the city in the very relaxed way while they are in Nepal and would be visiting the six worlds’ heritage sites located. Essence of Nepal, as it speaks is the package designed for all those people who have got fewer time in Nepal but wanted to explore through the heart of the same. They would be exploring the city in the very relaxed way while they are in Nepal and would be visiting the six worlds’ heritage sites located in the valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhu, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath, Patan & Bhaktapur and would be relaxing their remaining night at the famous mountain kingdom Nagarkot with the Himalayan scenery & the rural serenity away from the crowd and hectic valley.

Some Briefing about the tour

KATHMANDU

This is one of the most popular tourist destination enlisted in the World Heritage Sites. Clustered around the central Durbar Square is the old Royal Palace (Hunman Dhoka), numerous interesting temples, the Kumari Chowk or Kumari Bahal (House of the Living Goddessa0 and the Kasthamandap (House of wood) from which Kathmandu derived its present name. An inquisitive exploration in the Durbar Square reveals the ancient art and Architecture of Nepal which has proved to be a masterpiece to everyone accepting its genuineness.

SWAYAMBHUNATH

Located approx. 4 km/2.5 miles, Buddhist stupa this is said to be 2000 years old. The stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of bricks and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.

BOUDHANATH

This Stupa situated 11km/7 miles from Kathmandu City is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhist Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is surrounded by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priests.

PASHUPATINATH

Situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu city, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in pagoda style has gilted roof and richly Carved silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of river Bagmati, entrance in the temple being strictly forbidden to all non Hindus. Pashupatinath is the center of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.

BHAKTAPUR

Bhaktapur is also known as “the city of Devotees”. It is located at a distance of 14 km east of the capital. The ancient city covers an area of four squares miles, which still retains the medieval charms and treats its visitors with many wonders of historical, cultural and artistic achievements. The historic city was the capital of Kathmandu Valley between the 14th and 16th centuries. Much of the town’s great architectures dates from the end of the 17th century during the rule of King Bhupatindra Malla before the valley were divided into three smaller kingdoms (Bhaktapur, Patan and Kathmandu)

PATAN

Patan is 5 kms/3 miles away from Kathmandu City. Patan also known as Lalitpur, is the city of fine arts, enclosed within 4 stupas said to be built in 3rd century AD, by Emperor Ashoka. You will see the Durbar square; the Krishna Temple built by Kind Siddhi Narsingh Malla, Hiranya Varna Mabavihar and MahadouddhaTemple.

NAGARKOT

Nagarkot is one of the most scenic spot situated about 35 km east of Kathmandu from where an excellent view of snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan Ranges in eastern Nepal can be seen (if weather permits), as well as renowned for the spectacular sunrise.

Trip Outline

Day 01: Arrive In Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu/Patan

Day 03: Kathmandu/Bhaktapur/Nagarkot

Day 04: Departure

Cost of the Trip

 

Tour Cost Includes

  • Accommodation in all the hotels on single/twin/triple sharing basis, as per the list above.
  • Breakfast on all days.
  • All prevailing government taxes
  • All transfers to or from hotels, city tours, excursions, drives by an air-conditioned transport.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide.
  • All road tax, driver’s allowance, parking etc.
  • Monuments Entrance Fees.
  • A farewell dinner with Nepali cultural show.

Tour Cost Doesn't Includes

  • Any lunch, dinner, snacks, mineral water etc. unless mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any airfare or airport tax
  • Tips, gratuities.
  • Portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks or anyother expenses of personal nature.

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