Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing 5 Days / 4 Night
Kathmandu - Patan - Nagarkot - Bhaktapur
Day 01: Kathmandu
Arrive Kathmandu. Meet and Transfer to Hotel. Afternoon sight-seeing tour of Swayambunth. Swayambunath is one of the world's most glorious Buddhist Chaitya. It is said to be 2000 years old. Painted on the four-sides of the spdire bases are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is three kilometers west of Kathmandu city and is situated on a hillock about 77 m. above the level of the Kathmandu Valley. Free time in Thamel.
Day 02 : Kathmandu, Patan & Nagarkot
After breakfast Tour of Chovar Gorge & Patan Durbar Square. Chovar is situated nine kilometers South-west Kathmandu.This place is famous for its gorge. All the water of the valley drain through it. There is a small but picturesque temple of Adinath on the top of a hill. From this top one can have a panoramic view of snow capped mountain peaks.
In Patan Durbar Square, most prominent place to see is Krishna Mandir which was built in the seventeenth century. This temple holds a commanding position in the palace complex of Patan. It is supposed to be the first specimen of Shikara style architecture in Nepal. It is the only temple in Nepal having 21 spires and is completely made of stone. Golden Temple and Durbar Square are some important places to see.
Transfer to Nagakot for Sunset view over Himalayas. Nagarkot is situated at 32 km east of Kathmandu and at an altitude of 2175 m above sea level, Nagarkot is a popular destination for the view of sunrise and sunset and panoramic view of Himalayas including Mount Everest.
Day 03 : Nagarkot / Bhaktapur
Wake up early morning to catch the sunrise over the Himalayan range. Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer to Changu Narayan Temple. The temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples of the valley, and is believed to be constructed in the 3rd century. Changu Narayan is the name of Vishnu, and the Temple is dedicated to him. A stone slab discovered in the vicinity of the temple dates to the 5th century, and is the oldest such stone inscription discovered in Nepal. It is listed as one of the world heritage site by UNESCO.
Transfer to Bhaktapur for sight-seeing tour. Bhaktapur is an ancient Newar town in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley. It is the third largest city in Kathmandu valley and was once the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom until the second half of the 15th century. Bhaktapur is known for its fabulous culture and indigenous lifestyle. It is listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO for its abundant rich culture, temples, artworks in wood, metal and stone. Many tourists visit Bhaktapur yearly to feel the indigenous lifestyle and to see the majestic view of the Himalayas. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 04 : Kathmandu
Morning tour of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. Pashupatinathi is situated five kilometers east of Kathmandu and it is the temple of lord Shiva-Pashupatinath with two tiered golden roof and silver doors which is famous for its superb architecture. Boudhanathlies about 6 km to the east of downtown Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the Valley. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Bouddhanath, a World Heritage Site, is also known as Khast. There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area.
Afternoon Sightseeing Tour of Kahmandu Durbar Square is the historic seat of city. The Durbar Square, with its old temples and places, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. It is here that Kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. Interesting things to seek here are; Taleju Temple built by King Mahendra Malla in 1549 A.D., Kal Bhairav, the God of destruction, Nautalle Durbar, Coronation Nasal Chowk, the Gaddi Baithak, the statue of King Pratap Malla, the Big Bell, Drum and the Jagannath Temple.
Day 05 : Kathmandu and fly back
Free time in Thamel for shopping until transfer to the airport for departure.
- Airport transfer (Airport - Hotel - Airport)
- 3 Nights of 3-star hotel with Breakfast in Kathmandu
- 1 Night hotel in Nagarkot with Breakfast.
- 1 Tour Guide and everything for him.
- All the city tours by car/van/bus including entrance fees.
- Government tax.
- Office charge.
- All the bar bills
- Lunch and diner.
- Donation and tips
The above quote is for 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Standard hotel in Nagarkot. If you need luxury hotel or 4-start or 5-star hotel, please inform us, the price is subject to change according to the hotel grade.