Kathmandu Extension Tour

Kathmandu Extension TourExtension Tour In Kathmandu-4 Night / 5 Days

Kathmandu city is surrounded by green mountain walls above which mighty snowcapped peaks. The Kathmandu valley (Kathmandu City) covers an area of 218 sq miles. Kathmandu City is situated at 1310 meter above the sea level. Kathmandu Valley contains three fabulous cities of great historic, religious and cultural interest Kathmandu (Kantipur), Patan (Lalitpur) and Bhadgaon (Bhaktapur). Every town has Durbar Square (old palace) with its old historical temples and palaces epitomize the religious and cultural life of the people. The Kathmandu valley has often been described as an open air art gallery with thousands of sacred shrines in brick, stone, metal and wood scattered through out it.

Kathmandu Durbar Square:

While browse around Katmandu Durbar Square you will visit Hanuman Dhoka, the old and historic palace of Kathmandu named after monkey God, Hanuman. It is historic seat of royalty. The Kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations also held inside the court yard here. There is a statue of King Pratap Mall sitting on the stone pillar in the front and temple of Jagannath from mediaeval period .Within the walking distance you will find the tall temple of Taleju from 1549 AD, the large stone statue of Kal Bhairav, the God of destruction,. the Big Bell and Big Drum and Hindu Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati peeping from window. Visit the temple of Kumari, the residence of Living Goddess within the vicinity. Kumari means the virgin girl. The girl is selected from Buddhist family. The building has profusely carved wooden balconies and window screen. Next a very interesting temple is Kasthamandap which is believed to be built from a single tree trunk and the name Katmandu is derived from this temple.

Interesting things to see in Kathmandu Durbar Square:-

Kumari (The Living Goddess) Gar:
At the West end of the square, is a beautiful house full of woodcarving of different God and Goddesses. This Palace is three storied and in this palace, lives the very famous living Goddess Kumari. Both Hindus and Buddhists equally venerate her. For Hindus she is the reincarnation of Hindu Goddess Kali. She is equally worshiped by Buddhists because she is chosen from Buddhist family. This shows the harmony between Buddhist and Hindus in Nepal.

Kastha Mandap:
One of the popular temples of Kathmandu Durbar Square is Kashamandap locally knows as Maru Sattal. It is believed that the name of Kathmandu City is derived from the name of this temple. Kastha means wood and Mandap means pavilion. And it is said that this temple is built by one single Sal (sorea robusta) tree. At the center of this temple, one can see the statue of a Hindu God Gorakhnath and in the four corners of the temple one can see Ganesh Statues.

Ganesh Temple:
Small yet the most visited temple of Kathmandu is Maru Ganesh. The people of Kathmandu valley believe that the four Ganesh in four corners of Kathmandu valley protect the peoples living in Kathmandu. Every day people go to worship this temple and especially on Tuesdays one can see a long queue of people waiting for hours to worship. Tuesday is considered the day of Ganesh.Other interesting things to see here are Mahadev Temple, Shiva Parvati Temple, Bhagwati Temple, Old palace, Saraswoti temple, Krishna Octangular Temple, Big drums, Kal Bhairav, Jagannath Temple, and Tal.

Swayambhunath/Monkey Temple:

Swayambhunath / Monkey Temple is a 2500 years old stupa situated on a hillock about 77 m above the ground level and over looking Katmandu valley. The painted eyes on four sides symbolize the all seeing eyes of Buddha and are watching all the time wrong doers and good doers. Swayambhunath is a very religious shrine of Buddhists. In Swayambhunath there are two Buddhist monasteries within the complex and a temple of Haratima where both Buddhists and Hindus worship this temple.

Bauddhanath Stupa:

Bauddhanath stupa is 6 km to the east of Kathmandu and is said built in 5th century AD. Bauddhanath Stupa is one of the biggest in the world and is ringed by Buddhist lamas and monasteries. Bauddhanath is aholy stupa for Tibetan Buddhists who come here in thousands in winter festival to pay their honor.

Patan Durbar Square:

The monument zone of Patan Durbar Square is one of the seven monument zone of Kathmandu Valley. The seven monument zones were included in the World Heritage List in 1979 as one integrated site. All these monument zones are declared as the protected monument zones according to the Monuments Preservation Act of 1956.

The old city Patan is also known as Lalitpur, which means city of fine arts lies 5 km to the south of Katmandu. The whole complex of Patan Durbar Square consists of different sections of ancient palace like Sundari Chowk (beautiful court yard) where wonderful windows and door carving are seen and the Tushahity (Royal Bath) a master piece of stone carvings and others are Mul Chowk (main court yard), Keshav Narayan Chowk. In front of the palace in the main square there is a statue of King Narendra Malla sitting on the stone pillar. Next to the pillar there is a famous Krishna Mandir temple with 21 pinnacles built all in stone. This is said to be a Shikhara architect from India. Rest you will see several pagoda style temples like temple of Bhimsen, and the public bath, dragon headed spout and the water runs 24 hours. There are also many other famous Buddhist temple like Hiranya Verna Maha Vihar (the Golden temple) and Maha Bouddha with ten thousands Buddha's images. Most of the people of Patan city are Buddhists. Patan is also very famous in its art work. There are many fine craftsmen in Patan who produce bronze/brass art work in different images/statues of Hindu/Buddhist Gods and Goddesses, silver jewelleries, wood carvings. Most of the handicrafts you see in the local shops of Katmandu valley are produced in Patan.

Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon) Durbar Square:

Bhaktapur is an olden Newar town in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Bhaktapur durbar square is located in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone. At the time of the 1991 Nepal survey it had a population of 61405 and had 9187 houses in it. The male inhabitants of Bhaktapur city wear a special type of cap called the Bhaad-gaaule topi. Bhaktapur city is famous for its yoghurt (ju-ju Dhau).

Bhaktapur's main square, Durbar Square, houses the 55-window Palace which was created by King Bhupatindra Malla and was home to royalty until 1769. It is now a National Gallery. Close by is the Golden Gate which leads into Mulchok Court which is home to the Taleju Temple. This temple, like others in the main towns of the Kathmandu Valley, is dedicated to the goddess Taleju Bhawani and includes shrines to both the Taleju Bhawani and Kumari. Entrance to the temple is restricted to Hindus and the living goddess strictly cannot be photographed.

Bhaktapur durbar square is a popular day-trip destination for tourists visiting Kathmandu. Lately, with more air-pollution in Kathmandu, more and more tourists are staying in Bhaktapur durbar square for a few days, before arrangements for trekking are finished.

The term "Bhaktapur" in Sanskrit Language(i.e. the source of Nepali language and Hindu language) refers to "The Town Devotees". This Bhaktapur City is also known as "Khwopa" or "Bhadgaon" or "Ancient Newari Town" through out the Kathmandu valley. It is the third largest city in Kathmandu valley and was once the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom until the second half of the 15th century.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Meet, assist upon arrival in Katmandu airport by our representative and escort to hotel.
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis.

Day 02: AM: Proceed for sightseeing tour to Kathmandu city visiting, the ancient palace square also known as the Durbar Square where you will witness the ancient palaces and the temples, Kasthmandap temple made out of a single tree during ancient age, temple of the living goddesses the Kumari, etc. Later, proceed towards Swoyambhunath stupa, one of the Buddhist shrine and also known as the monkey temple situated on the hillock towards the west of Kathmandu and overlooking the Kathmandu valley. Unlike other stupas, this stupa has got a spiral shape which has typical significance.

PM: Proceed on to another city of the valley called Patan city which is also known as the city of fine arts where one can witness splendid artifacts of the medieval period. Afterwards, drive back to the Hotel and rest of the evening will be at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis.

Day 03: EM: Wake-up early in the morning and drive to the domestic airport in order to commence on the spectacular flight which will allow one to have splendid view of the eastern mountain range in Nepal from the aircraft along with Mt. Everest. After accomplishing the flight drive back to the hotel to have breakfast and prepare for the sight seeing tour.

AM: Proceed on sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath temple, the holiest shrine of the Hindu people where the non Hindu people are not allowed to get inside the temple and they are allowed to witness the temple from the view point, situated on the opposite side of the main temple. Later, proceed to Boudhnath stupa, the Buddhist pilgrimage and biggest of it's kind in Asia.

PM:Driveto Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The medieval town of Bhaktapur, or the Town of the Devotees, preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture, and lifestyle to this date. One is sure to feel like travelling back into the past while walking along the Bhaktapur thoroughfares, squares and streets.

Drive to Nagarkot. (Nagarkot lying 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2,175m (7,136ft) above sea level.)
Check in to Hotel at Nagarkot.
Overnight at Nagarkot.

Day 04: Wake-up/fresh-up
EM:Sun-rise view from roof-top of thehotel, to enjoy the magnificent sunrise and views over the major peaks of eastern Nepal Himalayas including Mt Everest.)

AM: Breakfast at Hotel
Drive then Hiking to Changunarayan The route to Changu Narayan passes through small villages and farmlands with farmers work their fields.
Lunch on the way to changunarayan.
PM Drive back to Hotel./fresh-up/rest/you can walk to thamel,15 minutes walking distance from Hotel.
PM :Dinner at Thamel, very famous touristic area in Kathmandu.
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 05: Wake-up/Fresh-up.
Walking around Thamel/Shopping/souvenir from Kathmandu.
Back to Hotel./Fresh./Rest.
Drive to airport./Check in to Airport before two hrs of your flight.
Fly back to your Destination.

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