Memories of Nepal

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Price: $220

Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio- diversity due to its unique geographical position and altitudinal variation. The elevation of the country ranges from 60m above sea level to the highest point in the earth, Mt Everest at 8,848m all within a distance of 150km resulting in to climatic condition form sub- tropical to Arctic. From the highest mountain in the world to dense forests that are home to a rich and wide variety of wildlife and fauna, within this spectacular geography is also one of the richest cultural landscapes anywhere. Nepal is also home to a rich cultural heritage and it offers an astonishing diversity of sightseeing attractions and adventure opportunities found nowhere else on earth. Moreover, you can join in the numerous annual festivals that are celebrated throughout the year in traditional style highlighting enduring customs and beliefs. A visit to Nepal is not only about discovering a new destination but also building new friendships and lasting memories from the Nepal Himalaya.

Day 1

Kathmandu Arrival

Meeting at airport upon arrival. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and the Kathmandu Valley is the political and cultural heart of the Kingdom. The urban sprawl that makes up modern Kathmandu is in fact two cities, Patan and Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation: Grand/similar****   or The Everest/similar*****

Day 2

Kathmandu sightseeing

This morning you will be taken for a visit of the Hindu culture in Nepal, Pashupatinath. This is the place where holy saddhus pray and cremations on the Bagmati River are carried out. We then continue to the holiest shrine for the Buddhist culture in Nepal, Bouddhanath, with its large stupa, this is the place where all devout Buddhists come for a pilgrimage. After completion of these two spots, you will be taken take you for a visit to Patan. Also known as Lalitpur , the city of beauty is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley. Lalitpur is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces. Patan’s central Durbar Square is absolutely packed with temples: Its an architectural center point with a far greater concentration of temples per sq. meter than in Kathamandu or Bhaktapur. Within the city also lies the Tibetan refugee center, home to most of the valley’s Tibetan population. While technically refugees, the Tibetans are some of the wealthiest people in the valley because of the carpet industry they operate. For those looking to bring home a fine Tibetan carpet, this is the place to shop. You will then go to Swayambhunath the golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhu stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the worn stone steps.

Accommodation: Grand/similar****   or The Everest/similar*****

Day 3

Kathmandu

Day free for personal activities.

Accommodation: Grand/similar****   or The Everest/similar*****

Day 4

Kathmandu/Nagarkot via Bhaktapur

Drive to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is situated 32 kilometers, 1.5 hrs drive east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2,175 meters. The panoramic view of the major peaks including Mt. Everest can be seen from here. This place is also famous for viewing sunrise and sunset. Overnight at hotel.

On the way to Nagarkot at 17 kms stop for Bhaktapur. Perhaps the least changed of all the cities in the Kathmandu Valley, with a distinct medieval feel. Pottery and weaving are still traditional industries here. Architectural wonders abound, including the Palace of Fifty Five Windows, Golden Gate and the magnificent five-storied pagoda-style Nyatapola Temple.

Accommodation: Bhangeri Durbar  Resort/similar***

Day 5

Nagarkot / Airport

Drive straight to the airport which is 1.5 hours drive approx to board flight for onward journey.

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Inclusions
Accommodation in mentioned or similar hotelsDaily Breakfast at all places02 airport transfers by a non A/c vehicle exclusively

Sightseeing as per the itinerary in Kathmandu by a non a/c vehicle exclusively

Transportation Kathmandu / Nagarkot / Kathmandu by a non A/c vehicle exclusively

Package valid till 30th Sep 2014