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This is one of the best package deal with all major cities are included. In this “ You will visit the major part of the Kathmandu city with popular monumental areas which have been protected by UNESCO in 1979. And sightseeing of the Dakshinkali ( sacrifice animals ) where every on Tuesday and Saturday are offering animal`s blood. We will drive towards Nagarkot and stay overnight because you will love this beautiful sunrise and sunset view of the mountain range from Nagarkot. We will also drive to Dhulikhel and overnight at resort to see spectacular mountain views in the world early in the morning”. This “ Kathmandu Valley Tour” makes you perfect Nepal holiday trip if you contact me directly in my address.( with Kathmandu city, Patan city, Bhaktapur city, Dakshinkali, Nagarkot and Dhulikhel ).
Itinerary : 4 nights / 5 days “ Kathmandu Valley Tour”
Highlights: 2 nights Kathmandu, One night Nagarkot, One night Dhulikhel,
Packages: 4 nights / 5 days
Highlights: 2 nights Kathmandu, One night Nagarkot, One night Dhulikhel,
Day 01: Upon arrival at the Kathmandu Tribhuwan international airport, Nepal.
I will be on standby air-condition vehicle and displaying your named template at the airport on that day to pick you up and transfer to your hotel then within one hour later, will go to orientation walk to get familiar with your surrounding or sightseeing in Kathamndu valley if possible otherwise, will be rest in your hotel.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing in the following cultural and historical monumental areas in the Kathmandu valley by private vehicle. Overnight at hotel.
It is one of the largest Stupa in Nepal and is considered the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the center of the Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. The Stupa is located 7 km eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. This Stupa stands over Three- tiered platform raised over the crossed rectangles in order to bring out the yantra form. It consists of a dome at the base, above which is a cubical structure painted with eyes of Buddha looking in all four directions in this whole Universe. The claim made in various religious and literary texts regarding the erection of the stupa is varied and conflicting. However, the stupa is believed to have been built between 5th to 7th century during the region of the lichhavi King. Boudhanath is also the UNISCO World Heritage Site in 1979 AD.
Swayambhunath Temple: ( Monkey Temple )
Swayambhu-nath is an ancient religious complex, located on top of the hill west of Kathmandu city. From where we can see the whole views of Kathmandu valley. It is also UNISCO site, known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the north-west parts of the temple. Swayambhu-nath occupies a central position because it is probably the most sacred pilgrimage site especially for Buddhists and Hindu as well. It is consists of a Stupa, a variety of shrines and temples. Some dating back to the Lichhavi period. Although the site is considered Buddhist especially. Numerous King Hindu followers used to have paid their homage to Stupa, including King named Pratap Malla who is considered to be one of the powerful King of Kathmandu.
Hanumandhoka Durbar Square: ( Basantapur Durbar Square )
Most of the cultural centers of Nepal are concentrated around the Kathmandu valley; among those cultural sites, the important one is the Hanuman-dhoka Durbar Square or Kathmandu Durbar Square or Basantapur Durbar Square, is located at the heart of ancient city Kathmandu. It is the place in front of the Old Royal Palace of the Kathmandu Kingdom and is one of the three durbar ( Royal Palace ) square in the Kathmandu valley in Nepal. All of which are UNISCO World Heritage Sites. Hanuman-dhoka ( monkey door), with several complexes spread over an area of about 5 acres, is the social, religious, cultural, historical and urban focal point of the city.
The square is the complex of palaces, courtyards and temples that were built between the 12th to 19th centuries by the ancient Malla King of Nepal. The durbar is divided in to two courtyards, the outer comprising Kasthamandap, Kumari- Ghar ( Living Goddess ), Durga temple, Maju dega, Erotic temple, God of alcohol, God of law & justice etc. and the inner consisting of Hanuman-dhoka and the main palaces of the courtyards. Now it is also palace museums. Important ceremonies including the coronation of the Nepali monarch used to hold in the Hanuman-dhoka.
Day 03: Full day sightseeing in the following cultural and historical monumental areas in the Kathmandu valley by private vehicle and go to Nagarkot for overnight at the hotel.
Dakshinkali Temple: ( Sacrifice animals )
This is one of the most important and popular Hindu pilgrimage Site, located 22 km away from Southwest of Kathmandu valley. It`s take about an hour drive because the road is uphill all the way and dedicated to Goddess Kali who is the Shiva`s consort in her most blood thirsty incarnation. Dakshin is known as South and Kali is another fearsome aspect of Shakti ( Durga ) so that it basically mean the goddess Kali of the South. Two times a week, a lot of devotees gather in a large mass especially on Tuesday and Saturday where they usually sacrifices cocks, male goats, male water buffalos. The Dashain festival in October month is major festival here.
Patan durbar square:
Patan also known as lalitpur means the city of arts. It is located on lovely little plateau across the Bagmati river only 6 km. southeast of Kathmandu city. This city founded in 3rd century AD by King Veer dev has a finest Newar carfts since time immemorial and is considered oldest of all three cities of Kathmandu valley. It has hundreds of fascinating Hindu and Buddhist monuments scattered in and around. Most of the monuments in this square date back to the medieval Malla period from 15th to 18th century as the golden period of Nepalese art and architecture.
The important things to be seen in this areas included the golden gate and golden window of the old palace, the beautiful piece of traditional metal crafts, the famed Krishna temple with 21 golden pinnacles, the royal bath of Sundari chock, a perfect piece of the classic work in stone, royal Taleju temple, Vishwanath temple, and the charnarayan temple are the finest examples of the unique craftsmanship in wood; the temple of Bhimsen with the magnificent golden balcony overlooking the squre outside and many other shrines and sculptures scattered in and around the square like golden temple, Kumbheshwor, mahaboudha etc.
Pashupatinath is located on the bank of Bagamati River where we can see the crematory, and is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the God of Gods. Pashupati literally means “ Lord of beasts” and is considered to be the patron deity of Nepal. It is regarded as one of the holiest sites for Hindu all over the world and Buddhist as well. It has set a shining example of religious harmony. Pashupanath temple is a pagoda architecture two-tiered golden roof with exquisitely carved four silver doors containing in its sanctum a phallic idol with four faces facing each direction and the fifth one is looking up towards the zenith.
According to an ancient chronicle order, it was constructed at the present site by Lichhavi King Supuspa Verma. However there is no dated record showing when the temple of Lord Pashupatinath was first built but it is assumed that it was initially a simple structure of stone of stone proportion which must have been rebuilt a number of times in the course of its development. Vedic performances and Tantric rituals are associated with the worship of Pashupatinath. He is regarded as the supreme self who delivers humans from worldly affliction.
Nagarkot is perhaps the best place to view Sunrise and the Himalaya from the comfort of your hotel balcony. Just 35 km from Kathmandu, the village is packed with hotels, stacked up on a ridge facing one of the broadest possible views of the Himalaya. Between October and March a trip to Nagarkot will nearly always be rewarded with a view, but be warned the mountains are notorious for disappearing behind coldly skies on any given day or hour. It can get very cold at Nagarkot, so bring warm clothing.
Day 04: Sunrise views and panoramic snow peaks of Himalaya from Nagarkot.
After breakfast, we will do sightseeing in the following cultural and historical monumental areas and go to Dhulikhel for overnight: Early in the morning, we should wake up to see Sunrise views and shedding golden light on the Himalaya. After breakfast, we will start sightseeing in two places which are given below and go to Dhulikhel for overnight.
Located on a magnificent hill top commanding a fantastic view of Kathmandu valley, the Changunarayan, is dedicated to lord Vishnu. It is 6 km north of Bhaktapur. The temple is full of magnificent art works in metal, wood, and stone. In fact it is one of the finest examples of Nepalese architecture. The first epigraphic evidence of Nepalese history found in the temple premises during the region of the Lichhavi King Mandeva dating back to 464 AD shows that Changu had already been established as a sacred location in the 3rd century AD. The present structure was probably constructed in the 17th century, though older elements have been incorporated during the restorations. The pagoda style temple has several masterpieces of 5th and 12th century Nepalese art.
Bhaktapur durbar square:
Bhaktapur also known as Bhadgaon means city of devotees. It is a very unique old town of Nepal compare to Kathmandu and Patan. Historically, the city was built in the 9th century (889 AD) during the reign of King Ananda Dev Malla. However, it might be older than that. The city was originally built in the shape of a sacred conch shell which is associated with lord Vishnu, the protecter god in Hinduism. This city divided into 24 traditional locality covers an area of 7 square kilometers and lying at 15 km. east of Kathmandu.
Before the unification of Nepal, Bhaktapur was an independent principality ruled by the Malla King, who were very much devoted to religion, culture, and art. During that period many magnificent temples and mansions were built. This period is remembered as golden period in the Nepalese art and remains a unique example. There are also many monuments including pagodas, palaces, shikhara style monuments, courtyards and Buddists shrines and monasteries. The present structures were erected from the
Day 05: Sunrise views and panoramic snow peaks of Himalaya from Dhulikhel. After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport for your onward destination.
Dhulikhel is situated about 35 km away from eastern part of Kathmandu and is located about 1550 meter from the sea level. It is an old Newari town and has approximately 16 thousand population there. This town is accessed via the Arniko Highway that connects Kathmandu with the Tibetan border town of Kodari and takes about one hour drive from Kathmandu. It has for many centuries been an important trading centre on the ancient commercial route between Nepal and Tibet. Since time immemorial, Nepali people travel to Tibet to bring home salt and gold. Likewise, Tibetans people every year with their flocks of sheep enter into Nepal during Dashain Festival. They used to purchase chilies and other daily necessities in Nepal and return to their homeland. Drinking water in Dhulikhel is some of the best water in Nepal. It was made with the help of German NGO.
The spectacular snow fed mountains seen from Dhulikhel must be one of the finest panoramic views in the world. When a blue haze covers the lower portion of the mountains, they seem to be floting in the air. With the snowy mountains on the backdrop, Dhulikhel is a stage of immense beauty and a paradise for nature lovers. Green inviting hills of which still virgin and some turned into beautifully carved agricultural terraces cater to the beholder pleasure. Geographically, the plains rise up gradually up to the green mountains and further into the snow-capped Himalayas.
The panorama offers a majestic undisturbed view of the Himalayan ranges stretching from Mount Annapurna in the far west to Mount Karolung in the far East. More than 20 Himlayan peaks including Mt. Annapurna (8091m), Mt. Ganesh Himal (7429m), Mt. Langtang (7234m), Mt. Gaurishanker (7134m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), so on can be seen in their full glory from the different vantage points in Dhulikhel.
After this cultural and historical tour if you would interest for further activities like Rafting tour, Hiking tour, Trekking, National park tour etc. I organize the trip according to your desire. If you decided to leave Nepal, I transfer to Airport for your onward destination.
TOUR COST PER PERSON ON TWIN SHARING BASIS
|3 star||3+ star||4 star||5 star|
|30+||Contact me||Contact me||Contact me||Contact me|
|Hotels||3 start||3+ start||4 start||5 start|
|Park village hotel & resort.
|Hotel Yak & Yati.
|Nagarkot||The Fort Resort.
Hotel View Point.
|Bhangeri Durbar Resort.
Hotel Country Villa.
Nagarkot Sunshine Hotel.
|Club Himalaya Only One|
|Dhulikhel||Dhulikhel Mountain Resort.
|Dhulikhel Lodge Resort.
|Himalayan Shangri-La Resort.
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