Kathmandu Valley Tour with Himalayan View at Nagarkot
Enjoy an exotic tour of Kathmandu UNESCO heritage sites, experience rural Nepal and Himalayan vista without going too high and taking many days.
Visit historical Kathmandu Valley and natural Nagarkot just in four days. Get insights on the history, architecture, culture, art and spirituality while you go around the heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. From amazing cultural to enlightening spiritual experience; historical buildings to ancient and medieval architecture, Kathmandu valley offers a diverse experience in a short visit. Well carved and decorated medieval palace area known as Durbar Squares of Kathmandu valley are epitomes of the craftsmanship of skilled people of Kathmandu valley. You can see intricate wood carvings, stone carvings and metal carvings in these squares. You will see and learn the enlightening Buddhist rituals and traditions in the largest Buddhist stupa in the world and the oldest one in Kathmandu valley. Some Hindu cultural practices can be observed at the temple of Pashupatinath where you see the Hindu dead ones being cremated in the open area on the bank of a river. Learning about a unique death ritual is something worthy of the experience.
Once you are in Nagarkot, you feel the joy of being into the nature. Nagarkot offers a perfect panoramic view of the Himalayan range. A beautiful hill station, Nagarkot is one of the sought after destinations in Nepal and is terrifically famous as sunrise destination. The incredible sunrise over the Himalaya is another highlight of this place.
So, this tour is a perfect combination of history, culture, nature and Himalaya to give visitors glimpses of Nepal in a very short time. Find a short leisure gap in your hectic work schedule, fly to Nepal, and enjoy the glory of Nepal.
You will be welcomed and received on your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu by our staff member. You will then be transferred and checked into hotel. The trip briefing will take place at some time in the evening. You will be informed about the briefing time on your arrival by our representative.
After breakfast in the morning we go for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. We are going to do the UNESCO CULTURAL HERITAGE TOUR today which includes: Swoyambhunath - The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, a beautiful abode for lots of monkeys thus also known as Monkey Temple, is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley. Pashupatinath- A holy pilgrimage for Hindus and Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the most unique way in the world; we come across men with ash rubbed body, matted locks and dreaded look which is typical look of a Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus. Boudhanath- the biggest Buddhist temple in the world; a site for Tibetan Buddhism where we can visit monasteries, watch the Holy Monks busy in their chanting ritual going around the temple. Patan Durbar Square- A Medieval Royal Palace area which is also known as the city of fine arts, we can see the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century and also the amazing Nepali Architecture. Later on, we drive to Nagarkot for about 1.5 hrs and stay overnight there. Nagarkot is a beautiful hill station 32 Kilometers east of Kathmandu and famous for sunrise and Mountain View. We can enjoy the breathtaking view of Langtang range in the Himalaya and other magnificent mountains including Sisa Pangma, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar and also a tiny glimpse of Mt. Everest on a very clear day. Sunrise from here is as fascinating as it can be. The cool weather there makes us wish for more days there but so sad, we are checking out tomorrow. Overnight stay.
Early morning wake up for the sunrise. Enjoy the stunning sunrise and mountain view. (Weather permitted). We will check out the hotel after breakfast and drive for about 40 minutes to Bhaktapur for a sightseeing tour of the world heritage town. Join our team for a Nepali cultural show and a farewell dinner, in the evening.
Transfer to airport for departure flight.