4 Days Glimpses of Nepal is a short tour of Nepal which includes visit to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Kathmandu is the capital city and largest city of Nepal and also the largest metropolitan in the Himalayan hill region. Kathmandu, also known as city of Temples stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 meters (4,600feet) above sea level in a bowl shape. Kathmandu is and has been for many years the centre of Nepal’s history, art, culture and economy. It has a multiethnic population within a Hindu and Buddhist majority. Kathmandu valley has many UNESCO World Heritage Sites which are rich in traditional arts & architectures, interesting history & cultures and unique lifestyle of the people.
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Upon arrival In Kathmandu, you will be met with our representative and transfer to your hotel. Our representative will brief you about the trip and the time table of the trip. Check in to hotel and free for rest of the day at your own.
After breakfast visit the 2000 years old 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 years-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 this visit Patan Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Patan Durbar Square complex is perhaps the most photographed of the three durbar squares. Located in the heart of Patan city, this was once the palace of the kings of Patan. The square is a display of Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts.
After Patan durbar square visit to Khokana. Khokana is a small Newari Village located just 6 kilometers from Patan. At Khokana traditional craftsmanship still takes an important role. Villagers can often be seen spinning, winnowing and crushing mustard seeds. Especially the latter is what Khokana is most famous for, it's mustard oil. The village has a broad street leading into its center. On the left side the three storied’ Shree Rudrayani temple can be seen.
After exploring Khokana we will walk to Bungmati. This is an approximately 15 minutes’ walk through the road dividing the agricultural land. Bungmati, just like Khokana, is a Newari village where traditional life still can be seen. The village houses the typical Newari buildings and has an interesting main square where one can view the Ganesh Temple and the Machhindranath Temple.
After breakfast, visit Katmandu 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.
After Kirtipur, visit Pashupatinath Temple. (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Pashupatinath is one of the holiest pilgrimage destinations for all the Hindus of the world. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the trinity and the guardian (patron) deity of Nepal. This is one of the oldest temples, situated on the banks of the Holy Bagmati River. It is double – roofed golden temple with four triple silver doorways. Pashupatinath covers an area of 281 hectares, which is one of the biggest temple complexes in Nepal. Although Pashupatinath Temple was only built in the fifth century and later renovated by Malla kings, the holy site is said to have existed from the beginning of the millennium.
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. The history of the Stupa from its origins in the fifth century to the present day is also presented here for the first time.
In the evening we will proceed for a farewell dinner with cultural show hosted by our company.
Breakfast & Dinner Included
Today you have free time until your flight time to Airport. Our representative will come to pick you up from your hotel and drop you to the Airport for departure
Yes, Nepal is a great budget destination. We found it to be one of the most cost-effective countries we have ever visited! Accommodation is generally very affordable, with plenty of hostels, dorms, and guesthouses available.
Kathmandu is renowned for its religious monuments. The city's landscape is adorned with various temples, monasteries, and stupas, notably the Pashupatinath Temple and the Changu Narayan, which are renowned for their intricate religious artworks.
A two-day period can easily accommodate a city tour of Kathmandu's renowned attractions as well as excursions to other historical sites nearby. If you plan your itinerary carefully, you may even be able to fit both city tours and day trips into the same two-day period.
Kathmandu is definitely worth the trip. I particularly enjoyed Bhaktapur, situated in the valley. Additionally, the plane journey to experience Everest and the entire Himalayan range was a remarkable experience. Overall, I had a great time in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu is best visited during the tourist season, which typically starts in September and continues through November. During this time, the atmosphere is filled with festivity.
The Jugal Himal range, northeast of Kathmandu and on the border with China, has immense potential to attract both domestic and international tourists. With 11 peaks, the range remains relatively uncharted; only Gyalzen Peak has been successfully climbed.
Tourist destinations in Kathmandu include Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Monkey Temple, Boudha Stupa, Basantapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Garden of Dreams, Hanuman Dhoka Durbar, Narayanhiti Palace Museum and many more.
Historic Sites.TOP ATTRACTIONS IN NEPAL1 Boudhanath Stupa - Religious Sites2 Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) - Bodies of Water3 Sarangkot - Mountains4 Swayambhunath Temple - Religious Sites5 Poon Hill - Mountains6 Peace Temple - Religious Sites7 Pashupatinath Temple - Religious Sites8 Durbar (Central) Square - Historic Sites
Pashupatinath Temple, Sagarmatha National Park, Phewa Lake, Langtang National Park, Swayambhunath Stupa, Devi's Fall, Nagarkot, Chandragiri, Janaki Temple, Mount Annapurna, Chitwan National Park, Swayambhunath, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and many other places are some of the attractions to explore.