Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Namaste and welcome to this land of culture and traditions—Kathmandu. To make your tour a memorable and best experience of life, we will be at your service from the very first day of your arrival in this city of temple—Kathmandu.
One of our team members will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and will welcome you warmly by putting tika (red vermilion) on your forehead and garland on your neck.
He will escort you to the hotel.
Today, we will introduce you with your city tour guide who will be with you for the next two days revealing information about the valley and the sites where you will be visiting.
In the evening, you can stroll around the street of Thamel, the key touristic hub of this Himalayan nation, Nepal.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Your tour begins from today and it begins from the capital city—Katmandu. You will be visiting four UNESCO listed sites—Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swoyambhunath, and Pashupatinath.
To make your tour full of excitement, easy and informative, we will provide you with all required facilities such as a certified city tour guide, private vehicle and map if necessary.
Kathmandu Durbar Square will be the first site of your visit. It is located at the center of the city. As per stone scriptures, Kings belonging to Lichhavi dynasty were the first to construct palace and temple here in the 3rd century. But no remains of that period are found at present.
Later, a king from Malla dynasty, Ratna Malla, built a palace in 1484. Different kinds of the dynasty constructed and contributed in the making of palace and temples in different spaces of time in the vicinity of Durbar Square.
Monkey Palace (Hanuman Dhoka), Kumari Ghar (House of Living Goddes) and Kastamandap are the main attractions of this site.
Pashupatinath is our today’s next destination. It is the greatest Hindu shrine where Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of Linga. Of the total of 12 Jytrolingas across the globe, Pashupatinath is considered to be the head part and remaining 11 collectively make the body. The literal meaning of Pashupatinath is ‘The Lord of animal’ and is the national deity of this country.
The destination witnesses over a million faith-based tourists every year especially in the time of Shiva Ratri (Lord Shiva’s birthday).
Bouddhanath is our next destination. It is quite close to Pashupatinath. It is a popular and renowned Buddhist site. The stupa—Bouddhanath—is regarded as biggest stupa of South Asia. The monasteries built in the vicinity of the Bouddhanath are other attractions where we will be paying a brief visit.
To wrap up the day, we visit Swoyambhunath. This site attracts nearly a million of Buddhist pilgrims a year across the globe. According to the legend, the existence of Swoyambhunath is since eternity and the civilization of Kathmandu valley is said to be started with the existence of Swoyambhunath. The literal meaning of Swoyambhunath is ‘Self Existing’.
Day 03: Patan and Bhaktapur Sightseeing
Your tour to Patan and Bhaktapur begins from the early morning after breakfast. Both the cities—Patan and Bhaktapur—are rich in culture and traditions along with art and architecture. The cities are popular for Newa culture which has its own uniqueness and identity.
Patan Durbar Square, Krishnan Temple, Bhimsen Temple, Vishwanath Temple, and taleju Bhawani are popular sites to visit in the city of Patan.
Bhaktapur is a nearly 40-minute drive from Patan. The major attraction of this traditional and ancient city is Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, Nyatapole (five storied) Temple, Bhairavnath Temple and so on.
Once done with Bhaktapur, we drive back to Kathmandu. We will offer you a farewell dinner tonight and discuss your tour experience.
Day 04: Back to your Destination
So, here ends your Kathmandu Lalitpur and Bhaktapur Tour. We will drop you at TIA three hours prior to your scheduled flight. See you next time for another trip!