This is a short trip that lets you explore ancient temples and religious shrines
This is a short trip that lets you explore ancient temples and religious shrines of the three medieval kingdoms, namely Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. This trip takes you into a kind of mystical history where the past still remains alive in the present, tradition tirelessly repeats itself into a culture that remains seeped into an ancient history created by the kings of past generations and religious doctrines are strictly adhered till this very day.
In Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, you will be taken for a visit to the holiest of Hindu shrine “Pashupatinath”. Pashupatinath temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the trinity and the guardian (patron) deity of the Hindus. As you approach cremation areas of the temple, you will witness Hindu’s ritual of cremating a corpse. Tour to Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath is other retreats that will be serviced to you. Another attractive prospect of this trip is cultural tour to the major cultural heritages and temples in Bhaktapur and Patan.
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
It is a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. A representative and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your daily activities.
Day 2 Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu & Patan
After an early breakfast, we shall take you to the major sightseeing places in Kathmandu. On your tour you will get to see historic monuments, temples, monasteries, palaces and UNESCO World Heritage Sites like and Boudhanath, Hindu temples of Pashupatinath. As you travel along the exotic locales of Kathmandu, more diversified cultural settings in the valley welcome you with warmth and hospitality. At Boudhanath, you will gain an invaluable insight into Buddhism. This may make you feel like you have just been to a spiritual journey. As you explore Patan Durbar Square, Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple and many other places of Patan, you feel as if Patan has been unveiled before you as an open museum showcasing intricately carved windows, intrinsic roof struts, statues of gods and goddesses, temples designed in pagoda style with erotic carvings and repoussé metalwork facades and many other exquisite facets. You will also get to see handicraft centre in Patan. After concluding your trip, you will be chauffeured back to the relaxed ambience of your hotel.
Day 3 Sightseeing of Bhakatpur & drive back to Kathmandu
After breakfast we take you to Bhaktapur, where you will witness unique culture and finest display of craftsmanship. Bhaktapur is the only place in Nepal which has remained untouched by western culture. Lion Gate, Golden Gate, Art Gallery, Statue of King Bhupatindra, Nyatapola Temple and fifty-five windowed Malla Palace are the living prides of Bhaktapur and you will tour around all these places. Tour concludes as your driver and guide escort you back to hotel. Afternoon is free for independent activities such as souvenir hunting, exploring the town on your own or simply relaxing at hotel.
Day 4 Depart Kathmandu
Our tour officer or support team will take you to the airport for your flight home.
Mountain flight 1 hour: USD 150 per person with transfers
Name of hotel and links:
Kathmandu: Hyatt Regency http://kathmandu.regency.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-kathmandu-regency/
Farwell dinner: Utsav restaurant - http://www.utsavrestaurant.com/