Trip overview :
This is the introductory tours of Kathmandu valley with the visit to UNESCO World heritage sites of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktpur . This tour is the window to the Nepalese rich history , culture and heritage.
Brief Itinerary :
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu ( 1300 m/4260 ft )
Day 2 : Full day sightseeing
Day 3 : Kathmandu – Bhaktapur- Nagarkot ( 2150 m/7052 ft)
Day 4: Departure !
Detailed Itinerary :
On Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport ( TIA ) in Kathmandu you will be met and greeted by Global Asia Tours & Travel’s represenatative and transferred to your centrally located hotel . After brief rest you will be taken for a quick city tours covering Swayambhunath /Monkey temple ( 2000 years) Buddhist stupa . After this we visit (time permiting ) Kathmandu Durbar Square, the cultural center of Kathmandu valley where the world’s only living goddess KUMARI is housed. Evening Typical Nepalese dinner with dance . Overnight at the hotel .
After breakfast at the hotel you will be met by our guide for the full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley covering PASHUPATINATH, BOUHDANATH & PATAN .
First in the morning we visit to Pashupatinath , the holiest hindu temple situated at the bank of Bagmati river . This is one of the most sacred Hindu temple in the world dedicated to lordg Shiva. This temple exist to 200 years BC . Near the temple we can see the crematoriums in the bank of Bagmati river where local hindus observe the death rituals. From here we continue to tour to Boudhanath which is the largest stupa in the world . It looms 36 m high with 4 paits of eyes facing th four cardinal driections . It was built in 5th Century in an octagonal foundation representing Mandala ( Lotus ) . Thousands of people from Tibetan origin live in this area and there dozens of massive Tibetan Monasteries. From here we visit to Patan , the city of arts and architecture . Enchanting rows of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples makes this city more beautiful. The interesting things to see here are Local Bazaar, Palace square, Krishna temple, Patan museum, stone fountains, Golden temple , Kumbheswar temple, Mahaboudha temple (temple of 9000 Buddhas) . Evening free and overnight at the hotel .
After breakfast you will be met by our guide for city sightseeing and Bhaktapur ( bhadgaon ) the the most impressive UNESCO city of kathmandu valley .
Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon), the literal meaning is the “City of Devotees”. This lovely town retains its beauty by its unique layout of brick paved streets, the 15th century palace of 55 windows, national art gallery, the golden gate, big bell, Mahadev temple, Batsala Temple, Bishnu Temple, Royal pond etc .Apart from the above we will also visit tall Nyatapola Temple, beautiful courtyard, (you can have tea /coffee at the historical Restaurant situated in the middle of the square). We will also visit Potters square,Dattareya Square,the national woodcarving and bronze museums, peacock window. Walking through the quiet streets of Bhaktapur is some thing very interesting . Now we proceed to Nagarkot , a natural vantage point situated at the altitude of 2150 meters which offers excellent sunrise and sunset view over the magnificient himalays. Evening enjoy the sunset view . Overnight at the Hill resort .
(you may choose to drive directly to Nagarkot or you may drive to Changunarayan and hike uphill for 2 hours to Nagarkot) drive
Early morning sunrise over the Himalayas . Later breakfast and drive back to Kathmandu airport in time to connect your international flight . Reporting 3 hours before the flight is the standard practice in Nepal. Warm Farewell with Farewell scarf !
Trip Facts :
Trip Name : Kathmandu Valley Tour
Code: GATT/KVT/3n4d- I
Max Altitude:150 M/7052 Ft )
Trip Starts: Kathmandu
Trip Ends: Kathmandu
Best season to Travel : All four seasons
Highlights : Heritage and Temples
Grade : N/A
- All the required airport transfers
- Airconditioned vehicle for transfers and sightseeing
- Service of english speaking tour guide
- Twin share accomodations
- Daily breakfast
- Entrance fees at the places of visit
- Sightseeing and excursions as per the program .
- All the government taxes
Fresh flower garland on arrilval, welcome drinks, service of tour officer , welcome dinner OR farewell dinner , 01 bottle of mineral water every day during sightseeing ) , farewell scarf on departure
Services exclude :
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees
- International flight cost
- Emergency rescue
- Expenses of personal nature like drinks/barbills , internet, laundry, telephone, postage, tipping.
- Expenses arising from from flight delays, flight cancellations, bad weather , road blockade,landslides, riots,political reasons ,natural calamities, incidents beyond our control.
- Room/hotle upgrading
- Services other than specified in the inclusions.