All drink included
Lunch in restaurant
All tickeds museum
arrival in Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu. Reception and assistance on arrival. Transfer to the hotel. Welcome drink will be served upon arrival at the hotel.
visit swoyambhu and old city of Kathmandu
Swoyambhu: a stupa situated on the hill of the west of Kathmandu, is one of the most venerable places for Buddhist people of Kathmandu valley. The stupa is at least dated back to the 4th century AD. Today the shrine is accompanied by different temples, monasteries and chaityas. Historical part of Kathmandu: Kathmandu Darbar square (Square of Royal Palace), almost center of the medieval time of Kathmandu city, is lavishly adorned with pagoda style temples. It was a center of power till one of the kings of Shah Dynasty, King Prithivi Bir Birkram Shah, moved in his new palace in 1911 AD. In the south of this palace, sector named Jhhochen is an old touristic area renowned in 70’s and 80’s for hippy that left the history in tourism of Nepal. The ancient markets in the center of the city also tales of its past history and glory. Continuing towards north traversing the upper part of the medieval town we reach touristic area, today in the name of Thamel.
drive to Pashupatinath then visit and Bouddha by foot and visit
Pashupatinath: This is a temple venerated for the protection of cattle, is dedicated to god Shiva. Pashu means animals, pati denotes “master” and nath signifies “protector” is god who protects all cattle. The temple is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for hindu people of around the world. The temple premise is also known for its ghats (open crematorium on the bank of the rivers) where people terminate their life. Bauddha : Most probably the biggest stupa of the Nepal, known as name of Bauddha today, is called Khasti Chaitya which means stupa constructed with water from mist. This was a nearest village from the city of Katmandu on the way to Lhasa. So, a lot of people from Tibet during the period of Chinese annexation of Tibet, settle around the stupa and constructed numbers of Buddhist monastery with their own architecture. Thus, we can see the Himalayan or Tibetan influence in the sector.
Drive to Thimi then Bhaktapur visit
Thimi: Thimi is a small town of pottery. Most of the people from this city practice agriculture and pottery. So, large number of productions of pottery of this town are sold in all over the Nepal. This city lies in the center of three big cities of the Kathmandu valley that’s why we call Madhyapur in Sanskrit. Bhaktapur: The real name of this town is Khwopa, the name derives from Khopingra, once it was a village in the beginning of our era. In the beginning of medieval period it developed in city and in 13th century it became a capital of Nepal until the division of Kingdom. The city is well preserved its own architecture of medieval period. Almost all the road of this town is paved in bricks that add the charm of the city. The city is well known for the wood carving where ancient palace, doors and windows of each houses are well carved.
drive to Dhulikhel then walk to Namobuddha
Dhulikhel: Like Kathmandu, Patan, Thimi, Bhaktapur and other towns and villages of the Kathmandu valley, this is also a city of Newa people. The town is known for the head quarter of Kathmandu University and tourism from where we can have vista of Himalaya with paddy valley. This small town is also adorned with pagoda styles temples. Namobuddha: a pilgrimage site for buddhist where Prince Mahasatva sacrifice himself to nourish a starving tigress who had just given a birth of five cubs and her cubs. This site is situated on the top of the hill from where 360° of view can be observed. It is believed that the stupa of this site contains a relic of Prince Mahasatva. So, many of people come to light 108 butter or oil lamp in the name of decease soul of the family. In the same hill a Kagyulin monastery named Thrangu Tashi Yangtse occupy a large area where hundreds of monks reside.
walk down to Sunthan then Drive to Panauti. Visit Panauti then drive to Patan
Panauti: A small commercial town was on the commercial route between India and Tibet in medieval period. Today the town is more popular in cultural and religious point of view than commercial although people from surrounding villages come here to sell their agricultural production. Panauti is the name derive from Punyavati River that crosses the town. The city also possesses Temple of Indreswore dated 13th century. Legendry, it is believed that once Indra relieved from his sin of adultery, he built this temple in honor of God Shiva.
visit Patan, then Bungmati and Khokana
Patan: Another name of Patan is Lalitpur that means city of fine arts. So, the town is well known for its metal sculpture. Sculptors and architect from this town were moved towards to the north and east from the Nepal during the medieval period in an invitation of different kingdoms. Still today lot of Chinese people come to buy metal statues in this city. This is a town adorned with hundreds of monasteries with its own architecture of the valley was a center of buddhist education in the medieval time. Hiranyavarna mahavihara (Golden monastery) is one of the chef d’oeuvres of this city as well Mahabouddha temple with thousands of statues of Buddha in terracotta. Bungmati: Bungmati is a village situated 7 km on the south of Patan city. The village is known for wood carving and almost all the people practice agriculture. As we found a stele of 7th century AD, the history of this village goes back to the ancient time. It is believed that the temple of Machhindranath in the center of the village goes back to the 7th century AD. But the architecture belongs to the 17th century. This is a village badly hit by the earthquake of 2015. Khokana: This is a neighboring village of Bungamati, known for its mustard oil production in traditional way. This village posses a temple of Rudrayani in the center of the village. Today Bungmati and Khokana is in the same municipality.
departure from Patan
Drive from hotel to airport to reach 3hours before flight time.