Kathmandu Valley and UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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OVERVIEW

Kathmandu has plenty to offer being the capital city of Nepal. The city overflows with centuries-old monuments each with amazing rich history. Many have found its way onto the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. On this tour you will visit some of these sites and one of the main highlights of this trip is the sunrise view over the himalayan massifs from Nagarkot. Spend some time in the architectural beauty of Nepali heritage sites and enjoy the bustling city.

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Kathmandu is an enchanting city with packed markets lining the bustling streets. This exotic city is spotted with vibrant temples and pagodas and brims with rich history and culture. After being transferred to your hotel, you will have the rest of the day to stroll around this charming city. Overnight at a hotel.

Today you will visit the Swayambhunath Stupa which is a Buddhist stupa perched on Nagarjun Hill overlooking the valley. This is commonly known as the monkey temple because of an abundance of monkeys found there. After you explore Swayambhu we will head on to Thamel. It is a popular site among tourists, the streets are busy with vibrant markets and restaurants side to side. There are ancient temples and stupas that represent the times when Kathmandu was a kingdom. You will lunch in Thamel and then drive to Patan Durbar Square, located right in the center of Lalitpur city. You can visit the ancient royal palace, and continue on admiring the Newar architecture. You will have time to explore the site on your own, before driving back to Kathmandu city. Overnight at a hotel.

After breakfast today you will visit Boudhanath, an enormous Buddhist Tibetan stupa situated at the heart of Kathmandu. You will find monks and laymen circumambulating this temple. This practice is known as “Kora”. You will also visit the Pashupatinath temple which hosts Hindu crematorium rituals on the banks of the river. This temple is aesthetically marvelous and is a monument dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a popular holy site for Hindus all over Nepal and South Asia. You will then go to Budhanilkantha temple where you will see the 5 meter long statue of Lord Bishnu sleeping on coils of serpent Shesha in a pool of water. You can take your time and enjoy this monument, and after you will be driven back to your hotel. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

You will visit Bhaktapur today, the epitome of art, architecture and culture in Nepal. You will see in Durbar square, intricately carved buildings and monuments and is rightfully listed in the UNESCO World heritage sites. You will then move on to explore Changunarayan, a Hindu temple of the 5th century. You will hence proceed to Dhulikhel where you will witness the traditional Newari town and get spectacular views of the Himalayas. Drive back to Kathmandu and overnight at hotel. 

Today you will visit the Swayambhunath Stupa which is a Buddhist stupa perched on Nagarjun Hill overlooking the valley. This is commonly known as the monkey temple because of an abundance of monkeys found there. You will then drive to Patan Durbar Square, located right in the center of Lalitpur city. You can visit the ancient royal palace, and continue on admiring the Newar architecture. You will have time to explore the site on your own, before driving back to Kathmandu city. Overnight at a hotel.

You will visit Bhaktapur today, the epitome of art, architecture and culture in Nepal. You will see in Durbar square, intricately carved buildings and monuments and is rightfully listed in the UNESCO World heritage sites. You will then move on to explore Changunarayan, a Hindu temple of the 5th century. You will hence proceed to Dhulikhel where you will witness the traditional Newari town and get spectacular views of the Himalayas. Drive back to Kathmandu and overnight at hotel. 

Depart from Kathmandu International airport to your destination.

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