Exploring Nepal Tour- the ideal blend of Nepal’s heritage sites, quick peep into the soaring Himalayan Regions and peaceful stay in Nagarkot, where sunrise and sunset are something very special
Exploring Nepal Tour with Nepal Footprint Holiday is the overall tour package in Nepal. It caters visit and exploration of UNESCO Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley, the scenic mountain flight to the land of soaring Himalayas and the visit to the most popular hilltop around Kathmandu for the most beautiful sunrise view around Kathmandu.
Exploring Nepal Tour begins with the cultural sightseeing tour of heritage sites of Kathmandu City. We explore the the largest Buddhist stupa – Boudhanath, the biggest Hindu shrine – Pashupatinath and the exemplary medieval edifice, Kathmandu Durbar Square, that manifests the artistic delights of medieval and ancient Nepal.
The primary highlight of Exploring Nepal Tour is the Mountain Flight. An hour-long flight to the region of giant Himalayan peaks is probably scenically the most beautiful flight one can ever have. Then we explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Bhaktapur- Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changunarayan (the oldest Hindu Temple of Nepal). The final part of Exploring Nepal Tour goes to the wonderful hilltop Nagarkot. The peaceful stay, great sunset and sunrise views and the widespread Himalayan panorama are the highlights of Nagarkot.
Arrival, meet our representative in airport, Kathmandu Hotel Transfer, Evening Welcome Dinner in Nepali restaurant Hotel B/B plan.Day 2
Day Kathmandu city sightseeing including cultural sights, historical and architect places with guide and Hotel with B/B plan.
After breakfast, Meet the city tour guide then begin day sightseeing Kathmandu city, view of the living goddess Kumari and her own temple, many other temple and king palace. Famous Buddhist UNESCO sight Boudhanath Stupa and Hindu Temple Pashupatinath. Back hotel B/B plan.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:
Situated at the heart of the city, Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the most popular places to visit. The old king’s palace, museum, Kal Bhairav biggest statue, temple of living goddess Kumari are the major attractions to visit within Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is also one of the UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site and popular historical site with the traditional artitecture. Kathmandu Durbar Square is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. The square is known to be the social, religious and urban focal point of the Capital City.
Boudhanath Stupa is the largest stupa in the world the holiest Buddhist temple. It is the most important place of pilgrimage and meditaion for Tibetan Buddhists and popular touristic site.Thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome, beneath the watchful days of the Buddha. It is one of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal standing on the massive three level mandala style platforms surrounded by the colorful houses.
Pashupatinath Temple Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine and UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site, is located on the bank of the holy Bagmati River 5 kilometers north-east of the Kathmandu Valley. It is the popular religious sites around the Kathmandu Valley with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, culture and tradition. It is the oldest Hindu temple in the Kathmandu and popular touristic areas as the tourist from all over the world visit this temple all the year. Pashupatinath is popular for two major parts one is Shiva Ling and other is Holy Bagmati River where the dead people are burnt after some ritual activities.
Morning Everest Scenic Flight Tour, Bhaktapur City Sightseeing and drive to Nagarkot
Early morning you will drive to Tribhuvan International Airport for the Scenic Everest Flight Tour. After 1 hour mountain flight, drive to Bhaktapur city for the sightseeing around and visit the oldest temple in changunarayan and then hiking to Nagarkot hill station for the amazing sunset view. Overnight at resort in Nagarkot with B/B plan.
Mountain Flight (Everest Scenic Flight Tour):
Everest Experience 1 hour scenic mountain flight tour is the most popular and best adventure activities for the witness of top mountains of the world with the naked eyes. All major airlines offer this hour long flights with the individual window seat departed everyday early morning (in case of bad weather, the flight may be delayed or cancelled in this case we refund or provide you as seat on later flight) from the Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu. It is the most exciting, thrilling adventure activity that you should not miss while you are in Nepal or planning to visit Nepal as anyone can join this trip. We Nepal Footprint Holiday Treks book the tickets for the mountain flights as we have a good relation with the Everest Mountain Flight operator.
Nagarkot is the best touristic destination for spectacular sunrise views on the mountains. It is the most popular scenic point and hiking route for the tourists. On a clear day, you will have opportunity to view the major Himalayan peaks such as Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Shisha Pangma, Cho-oyu, Gauri Shakar and the world’s top mountain Mount Everest. Nagarkot is the popular route for the short trek and mountain biking as the trail ascends through the rhododendron and pine forests and small villages. Place with wonderful and unparalleled panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas on a clear day in wonderful veranda with wooden seating arrangements makes it a perfect place to see the sunrise, sunset, moonrise.
Bhaktapur also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa, is the ancient city in the east corner of the Kathmandu City, about 20 km east of Kathmandu. Listed on World Heritage Site, Bhaktapur is the preserved city for its rich culture, temples, wood, metal and stone artworks. It is the most popular touristc area with the 55 windows palace, golden gate, lion’s gate, mini pashupati temple, vatsala temple, nyatapola temple and bhairava nath temple as the major attractions to visit. The city is named as City of Culture, Living Heritage and Nepal’s Cultural Gem. It is the cultural city and renowned for its elegant art, fabulous culture, colorful festivals, traditional dances and indigenous lifestyle of Newari community.
Changunarayan Temple, Hindu Pilgrimage site and perched at the abrupt end of the ridge extending from Nagarkot lies 8 km (5 mi.) north of Bhaktapur is the UNESCO Cultural world Heritage Site. The ancient temple honors Vishnu as Narayan, or the first being. The temple stands as the epitome of culture, religion, history and faith of the Kathmandu valley. The temple is probably the oldest temple in the whole Kathmandu valley in pagoda shape supported by visible wooden roofs on the exterior and stone sculptures surrounding the building depict various other avatars of Vishnu as well as of local kings and queens. The traditional Nepali-style architecture includes intricately gilded windows and four gates, each guarded by a pair of stone animals.
Early morning, you will have opportunity to view the sunrise over the stunning Himalayan range. Drive back to Kathmandu, free time for exploring and shopping. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu with B/B plan.Day 5
Morning free time and final departure to onward destination. Breakfast.
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