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Kathmandu / Patan / Pashupatinath /Boudhanath  Bungamati / Khokana / Nagarkot

5D 4N

Day 01  Arrival Kathmandu (-)


Upon arrival at Tribhuvan airport, meet and greet our representative, transfer to hotel. Check in and refresh, later drop off for Shopping at Thamel.


Thamel Market square, a bit over touristic with too many shops selling all the same things but it has a fun, friendly vibe and a busy atmosphere with people watching can be interesting! Fantastic shopping for trekking clothes and for winter wool jackets etc. Food wise, you can get pretty much anything, endless restaurants chose with care. Transfer to hotel, free and easy at own leisure. Overnight in Kathmandu.


Day 02  Kathmandu City/Pashupatinath/Boudhanath (B              

After breakfast, proceed to Kathmandu City, Durbar Square complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. 


The Durbar Square, protected as a UNESCO as a world heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building.


Pashupatinath temple, one of the most sacred hindu shrines in the world. Pashupatinath lies 5km east of the city center. The richly-ornamented Pagoda houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Chronical indicates the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD.  Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati river flowing beside the temple, also a World heritage site.

Boudnath Stupa, lies about 6km to the east of downtown Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the valley.  It looms 36 meters high and present one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Boudhnath a world heritage, also known as Khasti.  There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area. Have dinner and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03  Nagarkot/Bungamati & Khokana (B)


After breakfast, free and easy till Lunch, drive to Nagarkot via Bhaktapur City tour. Bungamati and Khokana are two beautiful little Newar villages that still have their age-old character intact.


The compact villages consist of rows of brick houses with intricately carved wooden windows lining the quaint streets which are paved with flagstones. The residents of Bungamati socialize in the streets, using the pavements to winnow grain or dry their laundry.  People sit in the sun outside their doorways to massage their babies, weave mats out of straw or spin wool.


Bungamati is where Red Machhendranath, the God of Rain, spends his winter months before being brought to Patan for the choriot festival in summer. The diety is also known as Bunga-dya, or the God of Bunga. The diety is carried on a palanquin to his winter residence, a tradition that has been countinuing since the 16th century.  But once every 12 years, he is pulled in a chariot all the way to Bungamati across the Nakhu river from Patan. The shrine is a large open square with a 10m shikara temple in the middle.


Khokana is a smaller village with a wide main street which was built after the earthquake of 1934.  In the middle of the main street is Silali Mai, Khokana’s local mother goddess.  Khokana has long been famous as an oil pressing center where mustard seeds are pressed using traditional methods.


Bhaktapur City, as you walk in, you will be overcome by a feeling of inner harmony.  Such is the art and architecture and the special layout here.  The 15th century palace of 55 windows, situated to the left as you enter through the city gate, inspire admiration.  The National Art gallery is also housed inside. The Palace entrance, the golden gate is a masterpiece in repousse art.  In front of the palace building is a medley of temples of various designs. 


Nagarkot, is a hill resort 32km east of Kathmandu. The road passes through terraced fields and strutted houses. This route is also fun for mountain biking too. Nagarkot’s (altitude 2175m) is by far the most popular view, developed into favorite weekend getaway among these seeking mountain views in comfort and quiet. At sunrise, the Himalayan ranges, stretching from Daulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east, emerges from the darkness to greet the happy visitor with its awe, inspiring majesty and beauty. Overnight in Nagarkot.

Day 04  Nagarkot/Kathmandu (B)


After breakfast, check out drive back to Kathmandu. Afternoon, visit Patan City and Swoyambunath. Swoyambhunath Stupa, watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its  western side.  The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swoyambhu is also known as Sengu and is listed as a World heritage site.


Patan City, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyard and former Royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 16th century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone. Have dinner, transfer to Kathmandu hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.


Day 05 Airport/Departure


Have breakfast, check out and transfer to airport for your onward destination.

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