Historical and Cultural exploration in Kathmandu |Patan and Bhaktapur with Scenic Mountain and Everest Flight.
Kathmandu Valley Three cities an interesting two days tour starting from early morning with the scenic mountain flight. This an hour flight gives chance to explore amazing views of world highest Mt. Everest 8,848m with many Himalayan peaks from Annapurna Range to Makalu and Kanchenjunga. The cultural tours begins with our expert Guide, who has huge knowledge of history, culture and places that will take you at places of interest. Kathmandu valley is full of world heritage sites of old temples, monasteries, stupas and ancient royal courtyard (durbar square).
This will gives us full scene of Kathmandu valley. Next day tour leads to another famous site to the medieval Bhaktapur city the 3rd largest after Kathmandu and Patan (Lalitpur) visiting famous temples and old Malla period palaces and courtyard including the famous 5 storied Nytapola Temple where one can observe the local way of life with its rich traditions and culture.
Concluding the tour with famous Patan city a mere distance south of Kathmandu with another interesting tour of places of interest of old Durbar and the famous Krishna temple of beautiful stone work, after your time tour of valley three cities ending with typical Nepali dinner and shopping souvenirs as Kathmandu is haven for handicrafts.
After the flight and getting refreshed in respective hotels, a rendezvous in Kathmandu with trip orientation, where our guide / leader will inform and brief regarding sightseeing tour, hotels.
Waking up early just with refreshment coffee / tea and then a short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport for an hour mountain flights, all will have window seats for the views of snow capped peaks, whether right hand or left does not matter as the plane does a loop so both side seated passengers can have the best of the views, as the plane takes off alluring scenery of Kathmandu valley rolling green hills with great range of snow capped peaks from Ganesh, Langtang, Jugal Himal range with Gaurishankar all the way to Everest and beyond.
After a nice flight back to hotel for late breakfast or packed ones at the airport, after refreshing, our city guide will take you on tour with short drive in the hub of Kathmandu at old Durbar Square (royal courtyard) here visit the Hanuman Dhoka the main early palaces where our expert guide will provide you with history and culture of different era, visit of famous Kumari house (virgin Goddess) and Kastamandap temple where the word Kathmandu derived from meaning a temple built with a wood of a single tree.
Observe the local bazaar as this place is strewn with shops and vendors and visit the old Freak Street (haven for hippies and freaks during the pot and music days of Woodstock era in the early 70’s to late 1980’s)
After an interesting tour with lunch either back in the hotel restaurant or our guide will take you in a nice local restaurant with Nepali environment with views of the area from the roof top or terrace restaurants, from here heading west to Swayambhunath located on a hillock the landmark of Kathmandu city with all seeing eyes of Buddha, an interesting spot with views of Kathmandu valley the dome shaped Buddhist stupa one of the oldest in Nepal dates back more than 25,000 years. On a nice surrounding with monkeys in the forested area of Sywambhunath a de tour of the Stupa and the monastery where you can see the pilgrims and devotees with monks on prayer.
After a delightful tour heading east of the city with a short drive visit of holy Hindu Temple Pashupatinath, as non Hindu are not allowed inside the main temple premises, however one can observe and view the golden roofed temple with four silver door by the bank of Bagmati river, where you can observe the cremation taking place on a wooden pyre next to the river.
After Pashupatinath end the tour with a visit of Bouddhanath close to this temple, located next to the busy street but the Bouddhanath great large Stupa located in a serene atmosphere despite the busy outside gate of the complex.
Tour around this famous Stupa complex where one can walk on the upper 2 tier of Stupa close to the main spire of the stupa with views of shops and markets around the area with much pilgrims on prayer spinning the prayer wheels as they chants around this famous holy area visit some important monasteries here and then retire for the day back to the hotel.
Evening our guide and staff will pick you for the dinner in one of the typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show to conclude this pleasant day. For interested people in Buddhism and meditation we can provide visit to White Gompa and Kopan Gompa (monastery)
For other relaxing places are Massage and Spa parlors around Kathmandu city.
Morning an interesting drive past Kathmandu city eastern suburb after less than an hour reaching at the city area of Bhaktapur where it takes you into medieval times with its old brick house with intricate carved windows and doors of Newari community culture and fine arts here visiting the famous sites the Golden Gate, Palace of 55 windows, Nytapola temple the pottery square observing the local way of life as it was for centuries and then heading back to Kathmandu with a visit of Patan or Lalitpur ‘city of arts’ although all the durbar square looks similar, due to its establishment in the same Malla regime 12th to 15th century, but it’s a worth a visit to see the life of locals and its busy bazaar and as well some of the masterpiece which are different with other cities as in the early days the city was marked in the four corners with Stupa built by the great Emperor Ashoka who came from India in 250 B.C.
After a wonderful tour head back to hotel for the last farewell dinner with fellow members before flying back to own countries with great time in Nepal with Trexmount Ventures.
After a great time for a short period in Kathmandu with great enjoyable time our staff will transfer you to airport for your departure home ward bound or next port of call. Some people might join for extended period with next main activities in Nepal, trekking, rafting or mountain biking.
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