Kathmandu is the cultural and religious hub of Nepal . Kathmandu Valley which lies at the altitude of 1350 meters above sea level with an area of 218 square miles. In History, it’s legend and myth traces it’s origin to be as a sacred lake which Boddhisattva Manjushree came to worship the flame of Adinath Buddha closely and cut off the boundary of the lake with his flaming sword of wisdom, making way for to pass all the water out of the valley. Kathmandu Valley which was designed in the form of khadga( Sword) and it’s assumed that the city been built by Gunakama Dev in 724 A.D was called Kantipur but changed into Kathmandu a name derived from Kasthamandap a wooden pagoda structure around Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu Valley which is the home of Virgin Goddess Kumari worship as the only living Goddess in the world, by all as protector of the valley.
In Nepal we believe in all religion and respect all. Kathmandu have many important pilgrimage places which every people will love to visit and feel . Every year many people travel kathmandu to visit iconic Buddhist sites like Lumbini , Swayambhunath ,Boudhanath, Namobuddha . In the same way many Hindus from all over world would always wish to Travel to this sacred Pashupatinath , historical Janaki Temple , Muktinath , Bharahachetrra ,Swargadori etc.
In this tour we will make a pilgrimage tour along enjoying the enchanting natural beauty.
Day 1: Airport Pick up and Kathmandu Sightseeing:
Our tour officer or representative will welcome you at the Airport and drop you to the Hotel . After reaching Hotel the details of the tour programmes will be informed and later will go for the Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square Tour .
Swayambhunath : Its’s an ancient Mahachaitya which is believed to be selfexistence before the city actually being inhabited. In Legends it’s assumed that Kathmandu city was a big lake and Bodhisattava Manjushree drained the water with the help of his sword by slashing the southwestern part of the Valley. Swayambhunath is the one of the famous chaitya other being Boudhanath.
Kathmandu Durbar Square : Kathmandu durbar square another world heritage sites which is the centre of the ancient royal palace administration and festival . This square contains many centuries old monuments with historical , artistic and architectural buildings of many Dynasties whom ruled this city .
Day 2 : ( Kathmandu – Patan City ) World Heritage City Tours:
After the breakfast you will go for the sightseeing of Kathmandu ‘s Heritage sites with our Tour guide by which you can explore and learn about the kathmandu’ s Art , culture , history and enjoy your evening with the nice dinner .
Second day of the city touring we will be covering few other heritage sites and you will get to know about the civilization , different daily activities of the People and Heritage Monuments of the Cultural cities. Pashupatinath another important Hindu pilgrimage sites for all the Hindu followers all over the world . Every Hindu people wish to offer or visit this revered Shiva Temple at least once in a life time .
Boudhanath which is another Buddhist Stupa which is one of the largest stupa in the World and Tibetan Buddhist Centre where a big settlements of Tibetan Communities resides with different schools of Buddhist Monastery .
Patan a city famous for the arts and believed to be ancient Buddhist city have many Buddhist Monuments and Bahal , Vihars. The city which is famous for it’s artistic creation of many Buddhist Dharma items .
Day 3 : Drive to Sangha – Bhaktapur – ChangNarayan and overnight at the Nagarkot:
Early Morning after breakfast we will leave to Sangha to visit Kailashnath Mahadev Statue which is a world’s tallest Statue of Lord Shiva standing 143 feet high and then you will be driving to the Bhakatapur city ( Bhadgaun ) or Khopa a native name for the ancient living cultural city which have maintained it’s ancient heritage . Then after touring and lunch we will again go to another heritage sites ChanguNarayan a Hindu temple which is believed to be the oldest temple which is recorded written proof which proves to be the ancient temple with the written manuscript . After the tour of ChanguNarayan we will travel to Nagarkot a hillstation at 2150 mt above sealevel from where you can view a panoramic himalayas range with the magnificient sunrise and sunset overnight at Nagarkot.
Day 4 : Nagarkot – Chitwan ( Chitwan Jngle safari )
Early morning after breakfast leave Kathmandu city to the Plains Chitwan covering the distance of 163 km for around 6 – 7 hours and rest in the jungle safari lodges and hotels .
Day 5 : Chitwan
Chitwan which is famous for the Chitwan National park and the first national park of Nepal boasts a single one horned rhino and Bengali tiger . So you can enjoy the jungle activities – Elephant safari, canoe safari, Jungle walk , Bird watching , Village walk and later enjoy the dinner with traditional Tharu cultural dance.
Day 6 : Chitwan – Pokhara
Early morning after breakfast we will make a tour to Pokhara which will take around 5 – 6 hours covering 200 kms and rest in the Hotel . Then in the afternoon we will make a short tour of the Pokhara Valley visiting a Phewa Lake and enjoying a sunset .
Pokhara which is the nature paradise city and home for the famous Gurkha Soldiers . Pokhara which lies at the 850mt above sealevel is the starting point for many trekking destinations.
Day 7 : Pokhara Tour
Early morning leave to the Sarangkot to view the panoramic sunrise with the Himalayas and later visit to the world peace stupa ,Tallbarahi Temple , David’s fall ,Caves .
Day 8 : Pokhara – Kathmandu:
Early morning after breakfast leave to Kathmandu from Pokhara for around 5 – 6 hours covering 200 kms with beautiful memories and later you can rest or go for the shopping .
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