Kathmandu valley used to be the ancient home of many important ruling dynasties in the history of Nepal. Divided into three cities namely Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan, these cities were ruled by the Mallas and other dynasties. Their eras saw the prosperity in both economics, trade and most importantly architecture. These architectures still stand among the modernization surrounding them.
Named after the famous temple made of a single tree, Kasthamandap, Kathmandu is home to as many as 3000 temples each with their unique design. These designs are influenced by the unique architecture of Pagoda style. The temples have etching in their wooden structure. Some examples of these styles are evident in Kumari Ghar, Kasthamandap, Nautale Durbar as well as the Kasthamandap. Religious sentiments are highlighted in various shrines such as Hanuman Dhoka, Shiva Mandir.
Likewise, Pashupatinath is an important Hindu Temple in the world. Residing on the banks of the holy Bagmati River this temple along with Panch Deval (Five Temples), Bachhareshwari Temple and Ram Temple are dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Swayambhunath and Boudhanath are two important Buddhist holy sites in the world. Both have stupas with the eyes of the Buddha in them and Mani wheels all over the premise. Several monasteries also surround these religious sites.
Similar to Kathmandu city it also appeals the same aesthetic of similar architecture. Some of these include the Golden Temple, Krishna Mandir, Bhimsen Temple, etc. There are many water sprouts with unique designs of Newari overtones.
Yet again with similar influences Bhaktapur city also displays the same uniqueness of Kathmandu and Patan but with the hint of natural beauty. There are 172 temples and monasteries in this city. Some of the highlights of Bhaktapur city includes Nyatapola Temple, 55 windows, the Golden Gate, Changunarayan Temple and many more. These sites serve one with snowcapped peaks at the backdrop. One of the famous sites for mountain viewing includes Nagarkot. It is famous for early morning sunrise over the mountain ridges.
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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival to Kathmandu, a designated individual will greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Once all the formalities have been made you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2: Visit Kathmandu City and Patan city
Today we set out for sightseeing inboth Kathmandu City and Patan City. We explore Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square. We also visit important temples like Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and many more.
Day 3: Visit to Bhaktapur
Today we visit Bhaktapur City. We explore Bhaktapur Durbar Square as well as several temples. In the evening we visit Nagarkot for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Departure
Early in the morning, we witness the sunrise in Nagarkot. After breakfast, we leave for Kathmandu. Here you are free to enjoy your time before departure. A designated airport representative will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport as per your flight schedule.