day 1 Kathmandu arrival
Arrival in the Kathmandu airport. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with your name board at the arrival gate (outside the airport terminal) you will be greeted by a representative. Then you will be transferred to Hotel in a private vehicle. Welcome Drink & assistance by our representative in check-in procedures. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.
day 2 Kathmandu sightseeing
Early morning breakfast at hotel. At the very first hour our representative will be at hotel premises with vehicle then will proceed for city tour of Kathmandu.
AM: Pashupatinath Temple & Bouddhanath Stupa
PM : Kathmandu Durbar Square & Swyambhunath Stupa
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for Shiva devotees. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Shiva the Destroyer, is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal. Although the Pashupatinath Temple was only built in the fifth century and later renovated by Malla kings, the holy site is said to have existed from the beginning of the millennium.
A gold-plated roof, four silver doors, and wood carvings of the finest quality decorate the pagoda temple of Pashupatinath. Temples dedicated to several other Hindu and Buddhist deities surround the temple of Pashupatinath.
Nearby is the temple of Guheshwori dedicated to Shiva's consort Sati Devi. Behind the temple is the River Bagmati. On the banks of Bagmati are raised platforms used as cremation sites for Hindus. Only Hindus are allowed inside the Pashupatinath courtyard.
The temple starts swarming with devotees around 4am every morning. However the top of the hill to the east of the temple is the ideal place for the non Hindu visitor to view the temple, its rich surroundings, and below on the edge of the Bagmati river the ghats where the dead are brought to be cremated.
Boudhanath epitomizes Tibetan Buddhism. It lies 8 kms East of Kathmandu and was built by Licchavis King Man Dev in the 5th century A. D. Its colossal and ancient stupa is regarded as one of the world’s biggest stupa and has been built on a stepped octagonal base and inset with alcoves representing Buddha and his teachings. After Chinese invasion in 1959, Tibetans in thousands came to this famous Buddhist Chaitya and energized the stupa.
The stupa is surrounded by various temples or 'gompas'. The atmosphere of the whole place lightens up with zest as fragrance of incense drifts through the air. Chanting of monks and creaking of prayer wheels can be heard while strolling around the base. It is one of the prime sites for pilgrims and tourists in the country.
The capital of the Kingdom of Nepal, Kathmandu is also known as Kantipur.Kathmandu is named after a structure in Durbar Square called the Kasthamandap- supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree. Here you will visit the Durbar Square, the ancient palace of the Nepalese Royalty.
The complex has 50 temples and is distributed in two quadrangles of the Durbar Square. The outer quadrangle has the Kasthamandap, Kumari Ghar (the temple of the Living Goddess) and Shiva-Parvati Temple while the inner quadrangle has the Hanuman dhoka and the main palace. Then drive back to Hotel.
Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in parts of the temple in the north-west. Located approx. 4km/2.5 miles, Buddhist stupa this is said to be 2000 years old. The stupa consists of a dome at the base. Above the dome, there is a cubical structure present with eyes of Buddha looking in all four directions with the word "unity" in the main Nepali dialect between them. There are pentagonal Toran present above each of the four sides with statues engraved in them. Behind and above the torana there are thirteen tiers. Above all the tiers, there is a small space above which the Gajur is present.
day 3 Kathmandu
Early morning breakfast at hotel. Rest of the day is free to Relax or you may enjoy the environment of the location or Local stores. Overnight in Kathmandu.
day 4 Kathmandu departure
Breakfast at Hotel. Also closer to the time of your flight you will be transferred to the airport in time to board your flight for onward journey.