Charming Kathmandu & White Peaks Tour in Nepal is the right combination of culture, history, architecture and magnificent views of the Himalayas for an Unforgettable, Unique Tour with Time in Nepal.
Duration of the tour – 5 nights/6 days
Highlights – Magnificent sunrise view of the Himalaya in Nagarkot & Mount Everest Flight
Day 01 – Pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel
Day 02 – Visit of Pashupatinath, Boudha Stupa and Patan
Day 03 – Visit of Bhaktapur and then overnight in Nagarkot
Day 04 – Sunrise and after breakfast easy hiking through the villages till Telkot, Drive to Kathmandu
Day 05 – Early in the morning Mountain Flight. Then visit of Kathmandu Durbar Square and rickshaw ride around old Kathmandu & Thamel. Free afternoon
Day 06 – Drop off at the airport for departure
Brief information about the places we will visit during this tour:
Pashupatinath is the most important Hindu Temple in Nepal and is set on the banks of the sacred river Bagmati. It is not only a religious destination, but a mix of art, culture, peace and devotion. Hundreds of rituals are performed every day in its premises which are considered an open, living museum. In the age of mythology, Lord Shiva and his consort lived here by this tributary of the holy Ganges.
Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupa in the world and is the religious and cultural center of the broad community of Tibetan Refugees in Nepal. It is a holy place rich in Buddhist symbolism.
Patan- Once one of the independent kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley, Patan is also the oldest existing Buddhist city in the Valley. Despite a close proximity to the capital Kathmandu, its ‘preserved’ ancestral culture distinguishes Patan as a unique place to experience. Patan is also known as Lalitpur, “City of Beauty”, and its unique Durbar Square is surrounded on all four sides by awe-inspiring temples and shrines.
Bhaktapur Bhaktapur is probably the most visited of the three historic cities of the Valley. It is a medieval town locked in centuries-old beliefs and traditions. The city is famous for its glorious architecture, sky-high temples, like the awesome Nyatapola Temple, Nepal’s tallest ancient structure, fine clay pottery and royal courtyards where devotees, still today celebrate their pre-historic festivals.
Nagarkot The village of Nagarkot is the ideal place to have a breathtaking view of the peaks of the Himalayas. Nagarkot, about thirty kilometers from Kathmandu, situated at 2,175 meters above sea level, offers great mountain scenery and the most impressive views of sunrise and sunset.
Kathmandu Durbar Square Kathmandu Durbar Square is a historic place of royals where kings were crowned in the past. This durbar square is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage sites and reflects the royal history, religion, and culture. You can see the Taleju Bhawani, the tallest temple of Kathmandu Valley on the side of the palace built by King Ratna Malla. Inside Kathmandu Durbar you get to see the Kumari living goddess house, Hanuman Dhoka, and Jagannath Temple with erotic carvings. You will also get the chance to walk along the famous Freak Street, where during the 60s and 70s the hippies were used to stay.
Mountain flight Few other experiences come close to matching the feeling of going on a mountain flight to encounter the tallest mountains of this earth. Travelers take off from Kathmandu in the early morning for an hour’s worth of spectacular mountain scenery and everyone gets a window seat!