|2||Nagarkot – Kathmandu||View Sunrise & Later Visit Badhgaon|
|3||Kathmandu||City Tour Of Kathmandu , Swayambhunath & Patan|
|4||Kathmandu||Visit Pashupatinath & Boudhnath|
When To Go
Day1 Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Nagarkot.
Check-in at hotel.
Evening; view sunset (subject to weather and time permit).
Nagarkot: is situated 32 km east of Kathmandu, is one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur district and is renowned for its spectacular sunrise view of the Himalaya when the weather is clear. It is located between Kathmandu valley in the west and Indrawati in the east. The tops of Nagarkot commands accelerating views in all direction. In spring Nagarkot and surrounding valley break out in a rich Kaleidoscope of different colored flowers. For anyone who wants to have an adventure without exerting much efforts, a hike to Nagarkot’s surrounding areas would be a good option. With an elevation of 2229 meter, Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the valley and is described by visitors as place whose beauty endures year round.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 Early morning; view sunrise over the Himalayas (subject to weather permit).
Morning; explore the surrounding (walk around).
Returng to Kathamndu visiting Bhadgaon on the way.
Bhadgaon: also known as Bhaktapur meaning the city of devotees, this place is museum of medieval art and architecture with many fine examples of sculpture, woodcarving and colossal pagoda temples consecrated to different gods and goddesses. Lying 14 km east of Kathmandu city, this place was founded in the 9th century and is shaped like conch shell-one of the emblems of the god Vishnu. It is situated at the height of 4600 ft above sea level. Here you will visit the Durbar Square with it’s array of temples overlooked by the Palace of 55 windows built by King Bhupatindra Malla. The Nyatapola temple also built by King Bhupatindra Malla, is the best example of Pagoda style and stands of five terraces on each of which stands a pair of figures two famous strong men, two elephants, two lions, two griffins and two goddesses.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 : AM Sightseeing tour of Kathamndu City and Swayambhunath.
Kathmndu City: Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is one of the world’s oldest cities. It is also known as Kantipur. Here one can find distinctive pagoda-roofed temples, stone sculptures, old monasteries and histories monuments. Here you will visit the temple of the Living Goddess, who acknowledges the greetings of devotees from the balcony of here temple residence Kasthamandap – the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a singe tree and Durbar Square are with it’s array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient place of the former Npealese Royalty.
Swayambhunath: Located approximately 4 km, Buddhist stupa this is said to be more than 2000 years old, making it one of the world’s oldest and most glorious Buddhist chaityas. The Chaitya (stupa) which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by pinnacle of gilt copper. Painted on the four-sided base of the spire are the all-seeing eyes of lord Buddha. It stands on a hill which is a mosaic of small chaityas and pagoda temples.
PM: Sightseeing tour of Patan City.
Patan: 5 km away from Kathmandu city, the ancient name of Patan is Lalitpur , meaning city of beauty and fine arts. It is enclosed within 4 stupas said to be built in 3rd century AD, by Emperor Ashoka. You will see the Durbar Square, the Patan Durbar which houses a bronze collection, the Krishna Temple built by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar. The citiy is believed to have been built during the reign of Vira Dev in A.D. 299.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 4 : AM at leisure for optional activities such as Mountain flight etc.
PM: Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath.
Pashupatinath: situated approx. 4 km east of Kathmandu city, is the holiest of all the Shiva shrines in Nepal and is the abode of Lord Pashupatinath, the guardian spirit of Nepal. It is situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of Holy River Bagmati. Pashupati area is regarded as one of the most important places of pilgrimages for the followeres of Hinduism. Thousands of devotees from within and outside the country come to pay homage to Pashupatinath every day. And on special occasions like Ekadasi, Sankranti, Mahashivratri, Teej Akshaya, Rakshabandhan, Grahana (eclipse), Poornima (Full moon day) people congregate here in far greater number. Pashupati area is also included in the list of World Cultural Heritage.
Boudhanath: This colossal stupa, one of the biggest in the world of its kind, is situated approx. 8 km east of the Kathmandu city. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal directions keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhist stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of Goddess Mani Jogini. Built on a octagonal base, the stupa is surrounded with a wall inset with prayer wheels. It is common to see dozens of worshippers constantly circumambulating the stupa while taking care to spin each of the sacred prayer wheels. Around the stupa and in the surrounding fields are many Tibetan Buddhist monasteries.
Day 5 Free till departure.
Transfer from hotel to airport for departure.