Kathmandu Nagarkot Dhulikhel Namo Buddha Tour
This is an excellent tour in Nepal. Kathmandu is a historical and ancient heritage city. It is a religious city comprising of mainly Hinduism and Buddhism and that contains, Hindu temples, Buddhist monasteries, the holy River Bagmati, Patan Durbar square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and much more. Kathmandu Nagarkot Dhulikhel Namo Buddha Tour is one of the great tour in Nepal where visitor can explore Natural beauties, cultural various, religious and Locality experienced.
Nagarkot is a beautiful place where the visitor can have much fun and joy there. It is situated at 1950m above sea level and has splendid views of the Langtang region, Everest region, Ganesh Himal region, Manaslu region, and Annapurna region. There are wonderful pine forests, valleys and beautiful landscapes.
Dhulikhel Namo Buddha is in a secret area and has a big monastery with great views to the mountains. It is a wonderful tour where you can gain plenty of knowledge. When you do a trek, do not miss it, as it is a short tour where you can relax in a pleasurable place with wonderful views and see the religious culture in Nepal.
Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley and all the World Heritage Sites. Nagarkot (1950m) a wonderful view point and a piece of paradise in Nepal. Namo Buddha and its wonderful monastery on the hill top with a splendid view point.
Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and a representative of Unique Nepal Adventure Trek will welcome and transfer you to your selected hotel by private vehicle and give an hour’s brief about the tour.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley to the World Heritage Sites – Durbar square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath:
Starts early morning (8 am) after having breakfast your tour will start with a private vehicle and with an expert tour guide who is a Government trained license holder and well informed. He will explain about Nepal’s history and culture as well as its natural beauty.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: The Kathmandu Valley is indeed a unique type of valley, in an exotic setting. Twenty – five centuries back it stood as a titanic lake. It is almost completely surrounded by a tier of green mountain walls above, where to the north, tower the mighty snow – capped peaks during the winter. It consists of four major cities carrying great historic, artistic and cultural interest. They include Kathmandu, Patan, Bhadgaon and Kirtipur. Ironically speaking, Kathmandu Valley was an empire owning four petty kingdoms until 1769 AD. The four kingdoms of Kantipur, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and Kirtipur have today appeared as independent modern cities. The Valley with an approximate population of a million and a half covers an area of 218 square miles and is situated at an altitude of 1300m above the sea-level as part of the Shangri-La. Kathmandu (Kantipur)-the Capital.
Durbar in Nepali means “Palace” and in Patan and Bhaktapur as well as Kathmandu there are durbar squares in front of their old palaces. The king no longer lives in the old royal palace in Kathmandu. Actually durbar square is the “Heart” historic seat of Royalty. The durbar square, contains old temples and palaces such as the Basantapur tower, Kumari (The living goddess), Kastamandap (House of wood), Garuda, Shiva temple, Sweta and Black Bhairab, Taleju Temple, old royal palace, hanuman statue (God of monkey) etc.
Swayambhunath: This is believed to be 25 centuries old and stands as one of the world’s oldest Buddhist Chaityas. The Great Stupa of Swayambhunath is the wonder that was Nepal, the glory that was Nepal. It is indeed listed a World Heritage Site of Culture to prove that it serves as the nerve centre of faithful worship for all the devout Buddhists of the universe. Swayambhunath embraces the authentic philosophy of Bajrayan in particular and honours Lord Buddha. It is dedicated to the self-originating flame God. The Stupa which forms the silent structure is well composed of a solid hemisphere of terra-cotta bricks and soil supporting a cornice of copper and gilt. Painted on the four-sided base of the spire are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha, keeping an eternal watch on the Valley distinguishing between vice and virtue. It is some two miles west of Kathmandu City proper across the holy Bishnumati River. Situated on the top of a hillock, it is about 500 feet above the level of the Valley. The whole hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and pagoda temples possessing great dignity plus beauty. There also exist six big Buddhist monasteries in all-five Mahayan (Lamaist) and one Hinyan (Therbadist). On the hind hill is located another important Buddhist shrine; it is called Manjushree. This compassionate Chinese Buddha is the God of Knowledge.
Boudhanath: This is declared to stand as the largest Buddhist shrine of South Asia. The ancient colossal chhorten was built in the 6th century AD by King Man Deb belonging to the Lichhabi dynasty. It rests on a series of three terraces and from the bird’s eye view it takes the relevant shape of a lotus flower which indeed remains a very holy object for the devout Buddhists of the entire world. The chhorten is surrounded by a circular market which forms a part of Tibet Town. In this case also the four pairs of the Buddha’s eyes give a vivid flash to the four cardinal directions, meaning to keep a diligent watch over the people and their commitments all day all night. The chhorten embraces the authentic philosophy of Mahayan the faith of which is known as Lamaism in Sikkim, Ladakh, Bhutan and Tibet. It also proves a World Heritage Site.
Pashupatinath: It is a pagoda style Hindu temple with gilt roofing’s and richly carved silver doors dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated at the bank of the holy Bagmati River. One of the most sacred temples in the entire Hindu world, Pashupatinath Temple is the nerve centre of pilgrimage on the day of Shibaratri. The minute religious town itself which houses the great temple is known as Debpatan and is situated 5 kilometres east of the capital city. Only Hindus are permitted to enter the main courtyard of the temple. Tourists can view the temple from the eastern side of the Bagmati River. Guheshwori Temple: On a forested knoll further behind Pashupatinath Temple to the eastern direction and also by the side of the bending or winding Bagmati River appears the gracious temple of Guheshwori sometimes known as Akash Yogini. It is another famous spot of Hindu pilgrimage. It houses the shrine of Goddess Parbati who is Lord Shiva’s spouse. In this case also, only Hindus are authorized to enter the premises.
Day 3: Sightseeing in Bhaktapur and tour head to Nagarkot (1959m)
Bhaktapur (1401m) covers an area of four square miles. Bhaktapur or the city of devotees still retains a medieval charm and visitors to this ancient town are treated to a myriad wonders of cultural and artistic achievements. The past glory of the Malla rules continues to be reflected at the Durbar Square. Pottery and weaving are its traditional industries. Bhaktapur is famous for woodcarving and the traditional topi or cap. The city lies about 14 kilometres east of Kathmandu. The places of interest include Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the National Art Gallery, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, Dattatreya Temple and Dattatreya Square.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The main square of the city contains innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces such as lion gate, the golden gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, Dattatraya Temple etc. A magnificent statue of King Bhupatindra Malla in the act of worship is placed on a column facing the palace. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.
Palace of 55 Windows. Being built by King Yaksha Mall in 1427 AD and remodelled by King Bhupatindra Malla in 17th Century, the balcony and the windows are intricately carved is a masterpiece of wood carving.
Nyatapola Temple. This five storied Pagoda Style temple was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1708 AD well known for its massive structure and subtle workmanship. It is the tallest pagoda structure in the Kathmandu valley.
Day 4: The tour heads to Namo Buddha by vehicle (2 ½ hrs)
After an early morning breakfast, the tour heads to Bhaktapur, Banepa, Panauti then Namo Buddha. It is a secret area which has a big monastery. This is a Buddhist region and there are lots of students and teachers and many monks living here. There is a wonderful hill top for views of the Everest Region, Langtang Region, Ganesh Himal region and Annapurna region. The visitor can leave with unforgettable memories from this trip to Namo Buddha.
Day 5: Sightseeing in Patan Durbar Square and back to Kathmandu:
After having breakfast the tour heads to Patan Durbar Square and back to Kathmandu.
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the centre of Paten’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.
The main attractions in Patan are:-
The Tibetan Camp
Day 6: Departure to International airport:
A representative of Unique Nepal Adventure Trek will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport by private vehicle.
- Airport pick-up and drop off by private vehicle.
- Sightseeing in the ancient heritage site by private vehicle and a Government trained license holder expert city guide.
- During the program full board as (breakfast, lunch & dinner with hot drinks as tea, coffee with accommodation).
- Transportation by private vehicle for the tour.
- Government and local area taxes where applicable.
- Nepalese entry visa fee and departure tax. (See the ‘Visa Information’ link under ‘Trekking Info’ for current fees)
- Travel insurance.
- Entrance fees according to required every ancient heritage site.
- Soft and alcoholic drinks (mineral water, hot water, coke, fanta, beer, spirits, etc).
- Snacks (Chocolate, biscuits etc), phone calls and laundry service.
- Donation, tips and personal expenses.
- Emergency evacuation and medical equipment.
- In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides, etc, the extra charge will be borne by themselves.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.