|Trip Name||Nepal Heritage Tour|
|Trip Duration||4N/5Days days|
|Minimum Group Size||1+|
Nepal heritage tour covers sightseeing at three cities of Kathmandu valley; Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. Kathmandu city is the capital of Nepal and has been noted under top 25 destinations to travel around the world by Trip Advisor. Bhaktapur and Lalitpur are the neighbouring districts. All three cities are not only rich in culture and traditions, but are also rich with many cultural heritage sites. The ancient newar cities are full of palaces, temples, monuments, Gumbas and what not!
Nepal Heritage Tour gives the opportunity to travel not only through the beautiful heritage sites but also be a part of the excellent landscapes and sceneries offered by the Nagarkot hills.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m) and trip preparation
Our airport representative will receive you at the Tribhvan International Airport (TIA) and transfer to your hotel. Depending upon the time of your arrival, pre-trip meeting will be hosted either on the first day or the first hour of the second day. During the evening, you will be taken for a traditional Nepali welcome dinner with cultural performances.
Overnight at a Hotel. Welcome dinner included.
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
After your morning breakfast, you will be received by your guide for the sightseeing at Kathmandu. The sites you will be taken for are:
Swoyambhu Nath Stupa: Located on the top of the hill, Swoyambhunath Stupa is a Buddhist holy site also known as the monkey temple. The dome shaped Stupa with eyes on all four sides is absolutely beautiful. The view of the whole Kathmandu valley from the top of the stupa is breath taking.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: Located at the heart of Kathmandu, Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the ancient palaces in Kathmandu Valley; Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square being the other two. The Durbar Square comprises of a palace, a courtyard, the temples and various statues.
Pashupatinath Temple: The holy hindu temple, Pashupati nath is the temple of Lord Shiva and also comprises of many other temples. This UNESCO world heritage site is magnificent in structure and the holy Bagmati river that flows alongside is where cremation rituals is performed.
Boudhanath Stupa: Situated to the north eastern outskirts of Kathmandu, this is another holy place for the Buddhists. The dome, mandala, pinnacle, the umbrella and the whole Stupa itself is a true work of art and beauty. Recently renovated Stupa post earthquake gives the serenity in the crowded city.
Overnight at a Hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 03: Full day guided sightseeing in Bhaktapur
Bhaktapur is another ancient Newar city rich in culture and cultural heritage sites. After the morning breakfast you will be taken for sightseeing around this city to the following places.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Bhaktapur Durbar Square is yet another ancient palace which is rich in the temples, the courtyards, the architectural showpieces, the statues and various ponds. The city is also rich in the famous Juju Dhau (yoghurt), the Lion Gate and Fifty five window palace. The Lion Gate was built by King King Ranjit Malla as the entrance for the courtyard.
Changu Narayan: Situated on the top of a hill of the Changu village, Changu Narayan is a Hindu Temple or a temple of Lord Vishnu-the preserver. The temple is considered to be one of the oldest shrines of Kathmandu valley as its origin is believed to be of the 4th century. The temple is the best example of the carved woods, the metal crafts and the stones.After completion of the sighseeing we head on to the beautiful Nagarkot Hill for the magnificent sunrise and sunsets the hill has to offer.
Overnight at a Hotel in Nagarkot. Breakfast Included.
Day 04: Full day guided sightseeing in Patan
We wake up early to witness the breathtaking sunrise early in the morning. After breakfast, we will drive from Nagarkot to Patan for the sightseeing’s at Patan. We will visit the following places at Patan.
Patan Durbar Square: One of the three dubar squares, Patan Durbar Square also offers the bunch of temples, Krishna Temple, Banglamukhi Temple, various statues, the palaces, the courtyards of ancient kings.
Patan Mueseum: Patan Mueseum located within the Dubar Square has the collection of the ancient Kings, their weapons, the utensils they used and many more. Patan Mueseum is another beautiful site to visit at Patan.Return back to Kathmandu and buy souvenirs and gifts and spend the rest of the evening by relaxing and strolling around the streets of Thamel.
Overnight at a Hotel. Breakfast Included.
Day 05: Transfer to the International Airport for departure
This is your last day in Kathmandu. After breakfast, you will be fetched upon by our guide; 3 hours prior to your flight time and drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure.