Spend your holiday in Nepal enjoyably and peacefully exploring the area with the monuments and beautiful place, which is included in the Nepal tour program. In Nepal tour Holiday, you will visit the most popular historical and cultural sightseeing places in Kathmandu valley such as Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Darbar Square etc. All the sites that you will visit are World Heritage Sites, which depict the historical, cultural and sociological significant. In addition to this, you will also explore the old palaces with many traditional wooden, stone and silver arts in Bhaktapur. Likewise, you will hike to Nagarkot for the stunning views of snow-capped Himalayan ranges and green hills with the villages. In Nepal tour holidays, you will also explore the Chitwan Jungle Safari and Lord Buddha's birthplace Lumbini. Similarly, you will also visit the mountains faced place Pokhara.
A: Syambhunath Stupa: Tour of one hour with short drive:
One of the main landmarks of the country located on a green hilltop west from Kathmandu city, also known as Monkey Temple due to many monkeys (of Rhesus species) that dwells and plays around the Stupa premises. Old Swayambhunath a Buddhist Stupa of more than 2,600 years old history, and popular pilgrimage sites for both Buddhist and Hindu religions. An ancient Stupa or Chaitya of Asia and a major symbol of Nepal’s Buddhist heritage, Swayambhunath represents Primordial Buddha or Adi-Buddha. The hilltop where Swayambhunath Stupa built is called Padmagiri, Vajrakuta, Goering, Gopuchha, Samhegu, and Simbhu, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. Swayambhunath area offers grand views of whole Kathmandu valley with distant snow-capped peaks.
B. Bouddhanath Stupa: Tour of an hour with a short drive and possible lunch stop.
After Syambhunath Stupa visit of great interest where drive leads towards the eastern side of Kathmandu city to reach at impressive large dome Stupa of Bouddhanath, the place also called as ‘Little Tibet’. Little Tibet known due to large numbers of people around this area are of Tibetan origin with similar traditions and culture of Tibet interwoven to Tibetan Buddhism known as Mayana sect. Bouddhanath stands as the largest Buddhist shrine of South Asia, the ancient colossal Chorten / Stupa built around 6th century A.D. by King Man Deb. A monument with a series of three terraces looking from bird's eye view it’s a relevant shape of a lotus flower which indeed remains a very holy object for all world-wide Buddhists devout. The Stupa known as Chorten / Stupa surrounded by a circular market with four pairs of Buddha's eyes giving a stunning flash around four cardinal directions, as a diligent watch over the people and their commitments. The Stupa embraces authentic philosophy of Mahayana faith of Buddhism which is known as Lamaism in Nepal, Sikkim, Ladakh, Bhutan and Tibet. With time here for lunch break enjoy meals in a nice terraced restaurant with views of large Bouddhanath Stupa.
C. Pashupatinath Temple - Pure Hindu of less than hour tour with short drive:
From Bouddhanath a short drive takes you to the famous Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, a holy spot and centre of Hindu pilgrimage from all over Nepal as well as India. A sacred Hindu Temple of pagoda design with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors, the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva close to holy Baghmati River. One of the most sacred sites of entire Hindu world, Pashupatinath Temple is the nerve center of pilgrimage for millions of Hindu on the auspicious day of Shiva-Ratri (birth anniversary of Lord Shiva) around mid February as per Hindu calendar. Inside the main temple premises where only Hindus are permitted to enter, non Hindu and foreign visitors can observe the temple from the east side of the Baghmati River.
D: Patan / Lalitpur City of maximum one hour tour:
With interesting moment around Pashupatinath temple, drive leads towards the south of the city to enter Patan also called Lalitpur which means the city of great art and masterpiece handicrafts. Patan / Lalitpur city in early days was a separate kingdom around 6th to 17th Century, tour begins from Patan old Durbar Square teemed with full of local traditional activities. Entering inner premises witness ancient buildings of masterpiece architecture with intricate carving of fine arts, where most of the old monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Places around Patan-Lalitpur of great interest to visit for an hour around ancient culture and heritage sites. Patan Durbar Square, Mul Chowk (royal court yard and verandah), Sundari Chowk), Keshav Narayan Chowk, Krishna Temple, Mahaboudha, Kumbheshwor, Jagat Narayan Temple, Rudra Varna Mahavihar, The Asoka Stupas, Patan Industrial Estate with time permitting visit Tibetan Refugee Camp.
1500-Year-Old Changu Narayan Temple – Oldest Temple in Nepal
Located 12km east of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, Changu Narayan temple is the oldest temple in Nepali history. The temple is also known as just ‘Changu’ or ‘Dolagiri’ and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple gathers important histories and religious values.
The History of Changu Narayan temple
The recorded history, however, has it that the temple was built by Licchavi King Haridatta Varma around 4th Century A.D. It was then rebuilt in 1702 after a major arsenic disaster. Since then, it has undergone many reconstructions over the year.
Interesting story about Changunarayan:
There used to be a cow herder, known as Gwala during the time, who bought a cow from a Brahmin in the ancient times. The Gwala took the cow to Changu for grazing and the cow could produce large quantities of milk. Changu then was forest filled with Champak trees. One day, that cow only went to one tree in particular for grazing. That evening, the cow produced a very small amount of milk, and that continued for several days. The Gwala could do nothing about it, so he called Sudarshan, the Brahmin he bought the cow from. Both the Gwala and Sudarshan observed the cow’s activities when they took her to graze in the forest. They were surprised when they saw a small black boy coming out of the tree and drinking the milk from the cow. They thought the boy was a devil, so they decided to cut down the champak tree. Astonishingly, human blood started flooding out of the tree. Both of them got worried thinking they committed a crime in cutting the tree. When they were crying, Lord Vishnu emerged and told them that it was not their wrongdoing.
Vishnu mentioned that he had committed a great crime when he unintentionally killed Sudarshan’s father while hunting in the forest. Lord Vishnu was then cursed to wander the earth on his mouth. As Garuda, he eventually descended on the hill at Changu. Nobody knew he was there, and there was no way he could free himself of the curse. He survived on the milk of stolen cow. When they cut down the tree, they freed him from the sin as he was beheaded.
Hearing this, both Sudarshan and the Gwala started to worship the spot and established a Vishnu temple there. Since then, the site is considered to be sacred. The priests in the temple are the descendants of Sudarshan.
Nagarkot is a village located about 25 miles east of Kathmandu, Nepal. It is on the northeastern rim of the Kathmandu Valley at an elevation of close to 6,800 feet above sea level. It is one of the most scenic spots in the region, renowned for its sunrise views of the Himalayas. You can see Mount Everest with its snow-topped peaks, and there is an observation tower at the very top of the village’s hills. This early morning tour begins when your guide and drive meet you at your hotel and it concludes 3-hours later when they bring you back to your hotel.
Nagarkot is also a famous hill station for the short hikers, biking tour for a day. Nagarkot is magnificent place to view the panorama of major peaks of eastern Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest on clear days.
Bhaktapur is an ancient newar community situated in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, the distance to the Bhaktapur is approximately 13 km from the Kathmandu. Bhaktapur is also called as an open museum, it is home to some of the best preserved historical monuments including courtyards, palaces, temples, mountains, craftwork, hand crafted windows, pagodas. It has listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO among seven monument zone.
Popular things of Bhaktapur:
marvelous crafts including Pottery, weavery, Thanka, Masks, Mask dance,
Some inside of Bhaktapur:
The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is an area of cultural and historical value. Major attraction of Bhaktapur could be 55-window Palace, National Art Gallery, Big Bell, Golden Gate, Statue of Bhupatindra Malla, Pashupatinath Temple and the Vatsala Devi Temple.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is said as ‘Layaku’ in Newari language, is one of the World Heritage Site by UNESCO located in Bhaktapur. It is a historical plaza in front of the royal palace of old Bhaktapur Kingdom and is one of the most visited tourist sites of the Kathmandu Valley.
Taumadhi Square is famous for the Nyatapola Temple and The Bhairav Temple. It is an open place located just south-east of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Dattatraya Square is another famous square in the Bhaktapur, that located in east of Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Pottery Square is another historical square in Bhaktapur that located in south of Bhaktapur Dubar Square. Major attraction of this place is people make various pots out of clay. The most famous one is the ‘Khutruke’, which is basically a piggy bank. It is very refreshing to witness generations of family at work together.
Siddha Pokhari is also called 'Ta-Pukhu' in Newari. It is a pond located near the mini bus park of Bhaktapur. It was built in the fifteenth century, during the reign of King Yaksha Malla. It is associated with a number of myths, and is a common hangout spot for many people.
One of the most popular national parks of Chitwan for wild-life safari and cultural tour in the comfort of nice luxury lodge and resorts, Chitwan National Park the oldest and first park of Nepal covering an area of 932 sq.kms listed in World Heritage Sites since 1984. Chitwan National Park regarded as Asia’s best due to its serene location and game life with the right choice of accommodation and jungle activities to enjoy during your time at Chitwan National Park.
Lumbini is birthplace of siddartha gautam budda, which is 300 km away from Kathmandu in south west direction in Rubandehi District of Nepal. Lumbini is at an altitude of 600 ft. above sea level. Lumbini, respected by all Buddhists. In 1998, Lumbini was declared as the Fountain of world peace and the pilgrimage for all the peace loving people of the world. Siddartha gautam budda was was born in Lumbini in 6th century B.C. Lumbini is most popular destination for tour.
The pilgrimage of Ashoka to Lumbini has also been recorded in a stone pillar 300-325 BC. As a Chinese traveler Wen Seg- tsai, visited this place 300-325 AD he found there the Nativity (Ashoka) tree, a statue of lapis lazuli depicting Buddha's Nativity scene and the marks of seven footsteps of the Buddha, enclosed and covered by lapis lazuli slabs. The Lumbini Tour provides insight into the life of Lord Buddha and the development of Buddhism. There are 62 archaeological sites scattered outside the Lumbini Garden. The tour goes through Tilaurakot, Kudan, Gotihawa, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, Aurorakot, Devadaha and Ramagrama all bearing significance to the life, enlightenment and death of Buddha.
Tour to pokhara is amazing experience for you. Pokhara is gifted by god as It has great natural beauties. Pokhara, well-known as a Lake City, the gateway to world-famous Annapurna Region, is not only Nepal's but one of the most beautiful valley worlds today have. Moreover, popularly known as a city of Himalayan lakes, caves, waterfalls, rivers, and mountains. Another, a feature of Pokhara is that although it has the somewhat sub-tropical climate, you will see the Himalayas hover over Pokhara as if you can stretch your hands and hug them. Pokhara is also famous for its waterfalls, we take you to several dashing waterfalls flowing downhill, some of them really scary ones. There is a waterfall in Pokhara even inside the city itself - the bone-chilling Davis Fall. Besides, the breathtaking views of the world famous Himalayas including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges are sure to make you spellbound. And what to say of the panoramic mesmerizing sunrise views over the Himalayas from the Sarangkot Hill, or the unparallel views of the Fishtail Mountain mirrored by the Fewa Lake? The trip encompasses some of the most spectacular cultural & natural splendors of Nepal. Moreover, you will also get an opportunity to mingle with local people with their ethnic lifestyles. Pokhara tour is very popular tour in Nepal, so best way to spend your holidays in Nepal will be couple of night stay in Pokhara Nepal. Pokhara is not Not only famous for foreigner but also for Nepalese too. Whenever there comes a topic for weekend or tour everybody spells what about Pokhara. If you wish to experience all place of pokhara including all experience two-night stay and 3 days' tour will be enough for you with affordable cost. Pokhara is not only famous for city tour, it is famous for different kind of adventure sports such as paragliding, Biking tour etc.
What can you do in Pokhara Tour?
1. Visit David falls: Davis Falls is a unique waterfall that flows directly into a narrow and deep canal which has no end.
2. Visit Guptashwor cave and Temple: The Guptshwor Cave is located near Davis Fall and houses a shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, a primary Hindu God.
BWe also tour the Tibetan refugee camp and witness how the refugees keep themselves busy by producing and trading woolen carpets and other handicraft items. This camp is closed to Davis fall
4. Visit Bindabashini Temple: Bindabasini Temple, known locally as Bindhyabasini Mandir. Standing proudly atop a hill, this striking temple looks calmly over the bustling city of Pokhara. The white pagoda-styled building of the Hindu Bindabasini Temple quietly sits at some 3000 feet above sea level along the renowned Annapurna and Machhpuchhare mountain ranges. It is located near the busy Old Bazaar of Pokhara, a center of commerce in the Himalayas.
5. Seti river gorge: The roaring Seti River passes right through Pokhara, but you won’t see it unless you go looking. The river has carved a deep, narrow chasm through the middle of town, turning the water milky white in the process. The best place to catch a glimpse of the Seti River is the park just north of Old Pokhara near the Gurkha Museum.
6. Sunrise trip to sarangkot: Early in the morning we leave for Sarangkot, a hill that overlooks the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges in the north and Pokhara city in the south. From here, we catch amazing views of the sun as it rises in the mighty Himalayas.
7. Sunset trip to world Peace stupa: A famous sunset viewpoint in Pokhara called "World’s Peace Pagoda" offering a long panoramic view of the high Himalayas and Lake beneath the viewpoint with Tal Barahi Temple at phewa lake.
Day1: Arrival in Kathmandu receive by our representative and stay in hotel
Day2: Kathmandu Sightseen world heritage site
Day 3: Bhaktaur sightseeing including sunrise view at Nagarkot and hike to Changunarayan temple
Day 4: Nabobudda, Dhulikhel, Panauti tour
Day 5: Drive to Citawan
Day 6-7: Jungle safari at Chitawan National park
Day 8: Drive Chitawan to Lumbini and visit birth place of Budda
Day 9: Drive Lumbini to Pokhara
Day 10-11: Pokhara tour
Day 12: Back to Kathmandu
Day 13: Rest day and shopping at Kathmandu
Day 14: Transfer to the Kathmandu airport for departure
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport received by our representative and transfer to the hotel in the center of Kathmandu city around interesting Thamel area or nearby. On checking into your rooms getting refreshed briefing of the tour with other useful information.
Day 02: Tour of Kathmandu world heritage sites
Full day Kathmandu sightseeing (world heritage sites) - Boudhanath stupa, Buddist temple, Pashupatinath temple (Hindu Temple), Swayambhunath (monkey temple) and Patan city tour.
Day 03: Sunrise View to Nagarkot, day hike tour to Changunarayan temple and world heritage site at Bhaktapur
Early in the morning we will off to Nagarkot for sunrise view, then we will move to Changunarayan, 1500 years old hindu temple. Further, we proceed to Bhaktapur 'home to the traditional Newari culture'. In Bhaktapur we will visit royal palace with its golden door, Nepal's highest temple, the five story high nyatapol, potters' square, where the people still make pottery in the traditional way and many, many more attractions.
Day 04: Tour to Dhulikhel, Namobudda and Panauti
In the morning after your breakfast, we start our tour to Dhulikhel, scenic view-point hill and town of Dhulikhel, enjoy the super panorama of Himalayan Mountains facing Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Jugal Himal range with peaks of Gaurishankar. Enjoy visiting this old Newar town, the indigenous tribe of Kathmandu valley and of Dhulikhel and then short drive takes you into the tranquil and serene forest surrounding at Namobuddha.
Day 05: Drive to Chitwan and transfer to hotel - 05 hrs.
We will start with Morning overland journey to reach at Chitwan from Kathmandu an exciting drive of 4-5 hours on Nepal main highway, reaching at Chitwan transfer into a hotel, situated on the buffer zone of the park premises a mere distance from the main park entrance. Afternoon leisure nature walks or visits Tharu village native of Chitwan and Nepal Terai areas.
Day 06-07: Jungle activities at Chitawan national park
Jungle activities starts with elephant briefing & bathing Nature or Introductory walk. Elephant Safari, jungle walk includes a visit to the tower (Machan) visit and Jungle drives. In the evening we will attain local Tharu Cultural Stick Dance program before dinner.
Day 08: Drive from Chitawan to Lumbini (Birth place of Budda)
Early morning at 6:00 AM after your breakfast, we drive for the Lumbini, birth place of Gautam Budda. Reach there at 11 and after checking in the hotel, visit the Lumbini area (Brithplace of Lord Buddha) including the Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka pillar etc and some famous international monasteries around and back to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Set off to Pokhara
In the morning after breakfast, we start drive to the Pokhara with scenic views of hills and mountains.
Day 10: Sightseeing in Pokhara
Pokhara city tour starting from David Falls, followed by Gupteswor Cave, Visit Tibetian refugee camp, further to Seti river Gorge and back to hotel for overnight.
Day 11: Sightseeing in Pokhara with sunrise and sunset view
Early morning sunrise tour to Sarangkot, which offers one excellent sunrise over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan Range along with Mt. Fishtail. We back to pokhara city and visit fewa lake and at 4 o’clock drive to Stupa famous sunset viewpoint in Pokhara with white colored world’s peace pagoda. Dinner and Overnight in Hotel.
Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara and transfer to hotel.
Morning transfer for the journey back to Kathmandu where a drive leads on the scenic and interesting road past farm villages and towns and then uphill to reach Kathmandu valley and the city. After an exciting drive of 5-6 hours reaching Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with afternoon free for individual activities.
Day 13: Rest day and shopping day
After fulfillent of your desire, today you take rest and do shopping in Kathmandu for souvenir to your loved one.
Day 14: International departure for homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal the country of Himalayan wonders and impressive cultures, as your international flight time transfer to the international airport in Kathmandu for home-ward bound or to respective destinations, after a memorable experience on Nepal with great services of Highpoint Trekking.