Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour 10 Days.
Introduction to Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour offers you to visit different heritage sites in Kathmandu valley with our one of well experienced tour guides in a private vehicle. Kathmandu valley Sightseeing tour also includes short hiking to view magnificent mountains.
In and around Kathmandu Valley sightseeing tour designed by Adventure Geo Treks gives you an opportunity of exploring live culture of medieval Kathmandu specially developed during the reign of Malla dynasty. The city abounds in many temples, monasteries and shrines visited by the devout followers of their respective faiths, which include the places of worship of other religions such as Islam, Christianity, Bon, Kirat, Jain and Sikh. Some of these sites are located in the Kathmandu valley, the capital city, while others are situated in different parts of the country.
Out of ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites, seven cultural heritage sites are in Kathmandu Valley. The history of the Valley begins with the Buddhist saint Manjushree who slashed a passage through the surrounding hills to drain out the primordial waters and make it inhabitable. Over the centuries, a refined urban civilization emerged, built on a unique synthesis of Hinduism and Buddhism.
Itinerary in details:
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Our Airport representative will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to Hotel by private car. Welcome dinner and short briefing about Tour in Hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing Tour: - Swayambhunath Stupa | Kathmandu Durbar Square | Patan Durbar Square
Today after breakfast we will start your sightseeing tour. We will visit the Swayambhunath Stupa, It takes some minutes to be there. This Temple is also known as Monkey Temple which is considered to be self made Stupa. After enjoying the site and view from there we will drive towards Kathmandu Durbar Square: a huge museum, Living Goddess Kumari, number of temples and medieval largest palace are the major attractions. All those monuments represent medieval, history, culture and architecture. Then we will visti Patan Durbar Square: where you will be observing mediaeval architecture along with live history and culture. Overnight hotel
Day 3: Hike Tour: Budhanilkantha Tempel | Nagi Gumpa (1650m),
Today we will drive to north of Kathmandu to Budhanilkantha visit the Vishnu Temple and from there hike in Shivapuri National Park to Nagi Gompa. Budhanilkantha to Nagi Gumba hike is an incredible days trip that begins with a visit to the Narayanthan Temple where, you’ll visit the sacred site of sleeping Hindu deity (Sleeping Bishnu), resting atop a bed of serpents. Your guide will explain the background of this unique Hindu figure then start hiking for 2.5 hrs through Shivapuri National Park and visit the Nagi Gumba, a Buddhist monastery for nuns. Upon reaching the top of the hill you will have the breathtaking views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himalayas and the amazing views of Kathmandu Valley. We then hike downhill same way back to Budhanilkantha. You will then conclude your day trip driving back to Kathmandu.
Day 4: Sightseeing Tour: Bhaktapur | Changunarayan | Nagarkot (2175m)
Today in the morning we will drive towards east of Kathmandu to ancient town of Bhaktapur: One of the very old towns of Nepal. We will able to see very ancient architecture and traditional living style of local people. From there we will visit Changunarayan. We visit the oldest pagoda style temple which was listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. It has been constructed in 4th century. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in his incarnation as Narayan. After our tour we will drive towards Nagarkot. Nagarkot is best place to visit near Kathmandu for panoramic Himalayan view. From Langtang Range, Ganesh Himal, Ghaurisankar, Jugal Himal and other snow capped High Himalaya as well as Sunrise and Sunset View over the Himalayas. In the evening we will enjoy with unobstructed Sunset view over the High Mountains. Overnight in Hotel in Nagarkot.
Day 5: Hike to Dhulikhel (1550m) | around 5 hours walk
From Nagarkot, it is best time to view the mountains in the early morning because it is more likely to be clear. There is a viewing tower where you get good views of High Himalayan Ranges. We will enjoy with Breathtaking Sunrise View as well as 360º view of the scenery from the Lookout Tower. Nagarkot has become famous as one of the best spots to view Mount Everest as well as other snow-topped peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. It also offers an excellent view of the Indrawati river valley to the east. After our breakfast in Nagarkot we will start our hike towards Dhulikhel.
Day 6: Hike Dhulikhel to Namobuddha | 5-6 hours walk
The trail proceeds through the unspoillt villages and almost no tourist. Eventually, after 5/6 hrs treks bring you a Tibetan Buddhist village Namobuddha with beautiful chorten and monastery. Overnight stay near the Gompa and take immense pleasure of prying ceremony. Practice meditation next morning before set out to trek is absolutely charm of the trip.
Day 7: Namo Buddha – Panauti | Bungamati | Khokana
In the morning we will drive towards Panauti and explore ancient temples. On the way offers a complete rural landscapes and living museum. From Panauti we will drive to Bungamati.
Bungamati; situated beyond the southern belt of Ring Road inside the valley Bungamati is a small Newari village still abiding by its ancient tradition as a significant part of daily life. Very less influenced by the modern city just a few kilometers away, Bungamati exemplifies true heritage of the still living age-old culture and civilization. The journey to Bungamati starts with a vantage point where one can behold the entire village of Bungamati and Khokana. Walking down the lanes of Bungamati, you will pass through local Newari people busy working intricate designs in wood or stone on their way to creating many more beautiful artifacts practicing their crafts for the future generations to enjoy.
Continue to Khokana, which is known to have retained many traditional aspects of Newari life. It is famous for producing mustard oil. There is no central square, as in the Bungamati, but there is plenty of action in the main street and has a temple with two-tiered construction of interest, dedicated to Shekali Mai a mother goddess. Overnight in Khokana.
Day 8: Drive to Chover | Dakshinkali | Kirtipur
Today after breakfast, we will visit Dakshinkali, Chovar and Kirtipur. It is said that the head lice had transformed into these monkeys. Sacrifices are made two times a week at Dakshinkali temple. The animals sacrificed have to be unsaturated males. Saturday is the main Day and animal there are also sacrifices on Tuesdays. The Dasain festival in October is a major festival here.
Kritipur is situated on a ridge 6km southwest of Kathmandu. The ancient township is a natural fortress and has a proud and courageous history. The Chilamchu stupa and the temple of Bagh Bhairav are major sights here. Kirtipur offers quaint streets lined with artistic houses and temple squares. The people are known for their skill in building and weaving.
Carved out of a hillside, the Chovar gorge is the only outlet for all the waters of the valley. Legend has it that Manjushree, an ancient saint cut the mountain with his magical sword, to drain out the water from the Kathmandu Valley which was then just a lake. There is a small but picturesque temple of Adinath on the top of the hill with a magnificent view of the snow capped peaks. Just beyond the gorge is a temple of lord Ganesh. The main image of the shrine is a massive rock, naturally carved. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 9: Rest day in Kathmandu | Visit Thamel / Ason Bazar
Today you will have rest day to relax from your tour and hike. Today you can visit around Thamel and Ason bazaar area and buy souvenirs. Overnight hotel.
Day 10: Departure