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Kathmandu Valley Tour

Code:   NT 01

Kathmandu Valley Tour

Duration : 03 Nights / 04 Days
Destinations Covered : Kathmandu-Swayambhunath-Patan-Bhaktapur-Dhulikhel-Kathmandu

Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu
Assistance and transfer to the hotel.
Check-in time is 12 Noon.

Day 02 : Kathmandu
Morning city sightseeing tour.
Machhendra Nath Temple, a two tiered bronze roof pagoda, Hanuman Dhoka - the historic seat of Royalty, Durbar Square which houses Teleju temple built in 1549 AD, figure of Kal Bhairav - God of Destruction, statue of King Pratap Malla, Temple House of Kumari - the residence of living Goddess.  The buildings housing Virgin Goddess has profusely carved wooden balconies from where they acknowledge greetings of her devotees.  The National Museum houses a splendid collection of weapons, as well as an outstanding collection of artifacts from ancient, medieval and modern Nepal.

Afternoon visit of Patan and Swayambhunath.
Patan, the ancient city (Lalitpur) stands of a raised ground, 5 km southeast of Kathmandu. The main attraction is Durbar Square which has Hiranya Varna Mahavihar - the three storied golden pagoda of Lokeshwar (Lord Buddha) built in the 13th century, Rudra Varna Mahavihar - the unique Buddhist monastery boasts a fine and amazing collection of images and statues in metal, stone and wood, Krishna Mandir built in the 16th century, Jagat Narayan Temple - an imposing temple of Lord Vishnu, Machhendra Nath Temple built in 1508 AD.  The Ashokan Stupa believed to have been built in 250 BC.  Tibetan Centre, a self help small scale industry involved in spinning, dyeing and weaving of Tibetan carpets.

Swayambhunath - said to be 2000 years old and one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas.  The Chaitya or Stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt.  Painted on the four sided base are the all seeing eyes of  Lord Buddha.

Day 03 : Kathmandu
Morning visit Pashupatinath and Bodhnath.
Pashupatinath Temple - situated 5 kms east of Kathmandu on the bank of sacred Bagmati river, the temple of Lord Shiva with two tiered golden roof and silver doors is famous for its super architecture.  It is a centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Maha Shivaratri.

Boudhnath - the colossal Stupa, one of the biggest in the world, has the all seeing eyes of the Buddha.  The shrine is ringed by houses of Goddess Mani Jogni.  It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels and is situated 8 kms east of  Kathmandu .

Afternoon visit  Bhadgaon & Dhulikhel.
Bhadgaon (Bhaktapur) means the city of devotees, situated at an altitude of 4600 ft., 13 kms east of Kathmandu.  Durbar Square - the main Square of the city contains the Lion Gate with the lovely stone figures of Hanuman, Bhairav and Narsingha Narayan.  The Picture Gallery which displays ancient paintings belonging to Hindu and Buddhist schools of Tantricism of various periods, the Golden Gate with its palace of 55 windows is one of the most beautiful and richly carved specimens of its kind, statue of Bhupatindra Malla, three storied temple of Bhairavnath built in 1718 AD, the temple of Nytapole - a five storied pagoda style built in 1702, the tallest in Nepal with stable workmanship.

Dhulikhel  - A Tourist Paradise. The spectacular snowcapped mountains seen from Dhuklikhel must be one of the finest panoramic views in the world.  Situated at an altitude of 1550 m above sea level and at a distance of 30 km southeast of Kathmandu, this is on way to Kodari Border.

The panorama offers a majestic undisturbed view of the Himalayan ranges on a clear day stretching from Mount Annapurna in the far west to Mount Karolung in the Far East. More than twenty Himalayan peaks including Mt. Annapurna (8091 m), Mt. Ganesh Himal (7429 m), Mt. Langtang (7234 m), Mt. Phuribichyachu (6637 m), Mt. Gaurishanker (7134 m), Mt. Lhotse (2516 m) and many others can be seen in their full glory from the different vantage points in Dhulikhel.

Day 04 : Kathmandu-Dep.
Transfer to the airport for return flight



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