|Trip Code:||MATOUR02||Trip Grade:||Easy|
|Best Season:||Jan to Jun & Sep to Dec||Tour Starts/Ends:||Kathmandu|
|Places Covered:||2300m||Activity:||Kathmandu & Nagarkot|
|Transportation:||Sightseeing, Cultural & Historic tour, Mountain views, sunrise & sunset||Max-Altitude:||Private car/van/coach|
|Min. no of traveler:||2 person (pls contact us if you are a single traveler)|
Experience the Capital and a beautiful highland of Nepal which includes visit to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Kathmandu is a mixed city of old and new with many UNESCO World Heritage Sites which are rich in traditional arts & architectures, interesting & amazing history & cultures and unique lifestyle of the people. Nagarkot is a small highland close to Kathmandu which commands a panoramic views of many beautiful Himalayas. Visiting to Nagarkot provides scenic landscapes views, sunrise and sunset and amazing Himalayan ranges on a quiet and tranquil environment.
Upon arrival warm welcome to our guests, transfer to hotel. Check in to hotel and free of the day.
After breakfast drive to Bhaktapur, (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Bhaktapur is filled with monuments, most terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces and temples with elaborate carvings, gilded roofs, and open courtyards. The city is dotted with pagodas and religious shrines. The Art Gallery has a fascinating collection of ancient manuscripts, Thangkas, centuries-old stone sculpture, antique paintings that belong to the Hindu and Buddhist traditions of various periods. After Bhaktapur, drive to Nagarkot which is at a height of 2300 m above sea level.
Nagarkot commands a classic panorama of the Himalayan ranges. You can see many major peaks of the Himalayas, like Langtang, Langtang- Lirung, Chobha Bhamre, Amadablam, Dorje Lhakpa, Gaurishankar and many peaks of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest on a clear day. Also views of Sunrise and Sunset are stunning.
Today we will wake up early morning to catch the sunrise and beautiful view of Himalayan panorama. Guests can wish to take a short walk to see the beautiful sights of the village of Nagarkot.
Drive back to Kathmandu and continue sightseeing to Kirtipur, which is one of the oldest towns in Kathmandu valley. Kirtipur contains few Buddhists sites both old & new. Cilancho Stupa is of historic importance. A Bihar has been made in Kirtipur, which contain the miniature sites representing Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, Boudhgaya where Buddha got enlightenment, Saranath where Buddha gave his first teaching and Kushinagar where Buddha died.
Lastly we will be visiting Swoyambhunath Stupa (UNESCO World Heritage Site), also known as “Monkey temple” The temple charms with its great dazzling Stupa, while at the same time, offering a view of Kathmandu city. The two-thousand year-old Stupa is the most profound expression of Buddhist symbolism in Nepal. There’s evidence to believe the hill was used for animist rites even before Buddhism arrived in the valley two thousand years ago.
After breakfast drive to famous Kathmandu Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site) which is one of the major attractions in Katmandu Valley. The word Durbar Square translated in English as Palace Complex. The Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. Interesting things to see here are Kumari (The Living Goddess) Ghar (House). At the West end of the square, is a beautiful house full of woodcarving of different God and Goddesses. This Palace is three storied and in this palace, lives the very famous living Goddess Kumari. Both Hindus and Buddhists equally venerate her. For Hindus she is the reincarnation of Hindu Goddess Kali. She is equally worshiped by Buddhists because she is chosen from Buddhist family. This shows the harmony between Buddhist and Hindus in Nepal.
Lastly we will visit the Great Stupa of Boudhanath (UNESCO World Heritage Site) a vast dome-shaped monument representing the Mind of the Buddha. It is the primary pilgrimage destination for Tantric Buddhists of the Himalayas and a major draw for Tibetan Buddhists from all over the planet. Drive back to hotel.
In the evening we will proceed for farewell dinner with cultural show.
Transfer to airport for your flight back home with lots of memories.
Bhaktapur Durbar Suqre, one of the oldest and beautiful city
Nagarkot, for views of mountain, sunrise & sunset
Kirtipur, one of the oldest twon in Kathmandu
Swoyambhunath Stupa, also known as the Money Temple
Kathmandu Durbar Square, where “Kumari” the living goddess resides
Boudhanath Stupa, which is one of the most important site for Buddhists
Please bring warm clothing if travelling from Nov till Feb as its winter time in Nepal. Items such as sunglasses, moisturizing lotions, hats/caps, necessary medicines are recommended.