Day 01: Arrival , Hotel transfer. Overnight. Day 02: Full Day Kathmandu sightseeing, by our professional guide. Overnight. Day 03: Full Day sightseeing Patan and Bhaktapur, Overnight. Day 04: Full Day sightseeing Kritipur, Khokana,Bugmati, Pherping and Dakshainkali, Overnight. Day 05: Departure.
Day 1 Our representative From Gen-X Travel Solution will meet and greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport
Our representative From Gen-X Travel Solution will meet and greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport. Hotel transfer; Briefing about the Programme from our English Speaking Guide. Overnight. (30 minute drive, 1375 mtrs ).
Day 2 After breakfast –world heritage sightseeing tour
After breakfast –world heritage sightseeing tour in few major places in Kathmandu - Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.Overnight at Hotel(5-6hrs, 1375 mtrs).
Pashupatinath Temple: The temple of Pashupatinath is a large double-roofed pagoda of brass and gilt; the gateway is plated with silver. It stands on the western bank of the Bagmati about five kilometer north-east of Kathmandu and contains the sacred Linga of Lord Shiva. Before the temple stands an enormous gift filigree of the bull Nandi, the mount of Shiva, flanked by a golden trident. There is a crematorium outside the temple by the side of the wide but shallow river and the wood surroundings are dotted with small shrines. On the occasion of the annual festival of Maha Shivaratri (February / March), the temple is visited by thousands of devotees including a large number of pilgrims from India. The temple is also the site of a number of other festival and ritual taking laces throughout the year.
Bouddanath: This colossal stupa, one of the biggest in the world, is situated 2 kilometer north from Pashupatinath. The splendid some of Bouddhanath Stupa is approximately 120 ft. in diameter, 1hec in width and 43m in height. Its simplicity of form is its principal feature, unique among monumental stupas in the valley in its lack of the appended five shrines of the Buddha. Some consider it represents Adi-Buddha, the first or Primordial Buddha, free of conceptual emanations. Only the steps built into it on the north side, seemingly the ladder that Sakyamuni ascended into Tushita heaven, breaks its uniformity. A thick layer of whitewash coast the dome and the form of a bauble lotus depicted in saffron water colors it. This can be sponsored on various auspicious dates, and is also done annually on Dasain Purne occurring on the Full Moon in September by the Bouddhanath Area Development Committee. Bouddanath the dome, terrace with a remarkable 108 niches filed with stone sculptured deities of the Nyingmapa School's pantheon. They replace the usual five Buddha shrines in defining the content of the stupa-mandala; these images were almost certainly commissioned all at once by Sakya Zangpo in the 16th century, when the present stupa was built or thereafter. On the top of the Stupa, there are five symbols of Water, Ether, air, fire, earth.
Swyambhunath (Monkey Temple): 10 kilometer west from Bauddanath stupa. It is said to be two thousand years old, making it one of the world's oldest and glorious Buddhist chaityas. The Chaitys (Stupa) which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting an ofty conical spire capped by pinnacle of gilt copper. Panted on the four-sided base of the spire are the al-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is stand a hill as Stupa style.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: World Heritage Sites, UNESCO Basantapur Durbar Square is one of the famous sightseeing sports for the wood carving. A very old Hindu text has described Kathmandu as the land of gods surrounded by beautiful Hindu temples. Mainly trinity gods are found there like Brama, Vishnu and Shiva alongside Shakti temples. Kal Bhairav- one of the largest stone idols in Kathmandu representing the terrifying aspects of Shiva. Kal Bhairav is the god of the Justice in the ancient time. It means origin of the modern rules and regulation through Kal Bhairav. Similarly a Mahadev temple, Ganesh and Kumar temple, Kumari Ghar, Kasthamandap, Shiva Parvati temple, wood carving.Wood Carving is main attraction of Durbar Square.
Day 3 After Breakfast; Sightseeing tour around Patan &Bhaktapur, overnight at hotel.(5-6 hrs, 1375 mtrs)
Patan: After having breakfast we drive to Patan city with city tour guide. It takes 30 minute drive from hotel. The ancient city Patan called Lalitpur which mean city of beauty. Here is planned on a circular format with Buddhist stupas at each of the four points of the compass. The city is three Km south east from Kathmandu across the Bagmati river. The city is full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples with fine bronze gateway, guardian deities and wonderful caving. Noted for its craftsmen and metal workers, it is also known as the city of artists. The city is believed to have been built during the reign of Vira Dev in A.D 299. Patan Durbar Square, Krishna temple, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, Kumbeheshwar temple, Jagat Naryan temple, Mahabouddha Rudra Varna Mahavihar, Ashoka Stupas, Machhendranath Temple, Tibetan camp are main attraction of Patan City.
Bhaktapur: After having launch today in Patan city, we drive to Bhaktapur where museum of medieval art and architecture with many fine examples of sculpture, woodcarving and colossal pagoda temples consecrated to different gods and goddesses. The city is shaped like a conch shell-one of the emblems of the god Vishnu and was founded by Kind Ananda Beva in A.D. 889. The city is 1402m above sea level. Pottery and weaving are its major traditional industries. The city is fifteen kilometer east from Patan. Sidda Pokhari (lake), Royal palace, The lion gate, The golden gate, The palace of Fifty Five Windows, The picture gallery, The statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, Bastala Temple, The Pashupati Tempe, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairab Nath Temple, Dattatraya Temple, Mayur Jhyal (Peacock windows) etc. are main attraction of Bhaktapur city. After complete this city we drive to Kathmandu.
Day 4 After breakfast tour of Kritipur, Khokana, Bungmati, Pherping and Dakshainkali
After breakfast tour of Kritipur, Khokana, Bungmati, Pherping and Dakshainkali, Overnight at hotel (Approx. 06-07 hrs, 1375mtrs).
Kritipur: Kirtipur is an old village situated on a small hill, 5km southwest of Patan. The village boasts many ancient monuments including the famed temple of tiger-faced Bhairva. In the past there were 12 gates of the town and parts of the old city wall still remain. It was the first place raided by Prithvi Naryan Shah when conquering the Kathmandu Valley and their resistance was so fierce (and retribution so dire) that a tower was erected in the Kathmandu Durbar Square in honor of their value. The main industry in town is the Kirtipur Cottage Industry Centre and most of the residents are either weavers or farmers, so it is a great place to see traditional crafts practiced in traditional surroundings.
Khokana & Bungmati:The twin villages of Bungamati and Khokana date from 16th century and are typical ancient Newar Villages. They are located south of Kathmandu down a rutty road dotted with "chaityas", or shrines, very appropriate for an ancient procession route. Bungamati is famous as the winter home of the Red Machhendra god of Patan who resides every winter in a powerful, Shikhara-style temple. Its spacious courtyard is often used for spreading grain to dry in the sun at harvest time.
Khokana lies next to Bungamati and in between the two villages is the temple of Karya Binayak . Like Bungamati, Khokana is a compact village, with a wide main street running through it. In the middle of the street is the temple of Sikali Mai , Khokana's guardian mother goddess. Khokana has long been famous as an oil-pressing center where mustard seeds are pressed using traditional methods and if you are lucky you will see traditional weaving done by elderly ladies in the sun on the street and courtyards.
Dakshinkali: 23 km far from Kathmandu, Dakshinkali Temple is the famous Shakti-Peeth of Hindu people - a Shakti-Peeth is where worshippers sacrifice animals such as birds or goats to the Hindu goddess Kali. Your tour will be on either Saturday or Tuesday, the worshipping days, and you will encounter hundreds of locals gathered there for blessings and animal sacrifice. On the way up the mountain to this temple, you will pass by many colorful small outdoor shops selling trinkets and offerings like flowers and coconuts to be brought to the temple.
Pharping: A short walk away from Dakshinkali Temple, Pharping is home to many beautiful Buddhist monasteries and the cave of Guru Padmasambhava. Legend has it that the Guru was enlightened in the cave and near the entrance you can still see his handprint in the stone! As we guide you along the village, you can get a glimpse of the starkly different architecture of Buddhist shrines that you can’t find in Kathmandu city.
Day 5 After breakfast, ready for the final departure
After breakfast, ready for the final departure to your hometown with the lifetime memories of Kathmandu and its culture.