The cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley is illustrated by seven groups of monuments and buildings which display the full range of historic and artistic achievements for which the Kathmandu Valley is world famous. The seven sites include the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu), Patan and Bhaktapur, the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhu and Bauddhanath, and the Hindu temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan. Click on the following links to get detailed information about the individual sites.
DAY 01 : ARRIVE KATHMANDU
On arrival at airport, traditional and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day of leisure. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02 : KATHMANDU - PATAN
Morning visit Darbar Square in Patan City, visting Krishna Temple, Golden Window, Rotal Bath, Mahabouddha and Golden Temple. Afternoon visit Darbar Square in Kathmandu, visting House of living Goddess Kumari, the ferocious Kal Bhairab, The Red Monkey God and hundred of erotic carvings, rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 03 : IN KATHMANDU
Morning visit Swyambhunath and Pasupatinath Ji Temple, afternoon visit Boudhanath, the largest stupas in South Asia, this is best place to observe the Tibetan Life Style. To visit Kopan monastery, rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 04 : KATHMANDU - BHAKTAPUR-DHULIKHEL-KATHMANDU
Morning visit Bhakatpur (The city of Devotees) Though a massive earthquake of 1934 destroyed many Temples, Bahals (monastery Courtyards), later visit Changunaryan, Narayan or Vishnu is the preserver of creation to Hindus, his temple near Changu Village is often described as the most ancient temple in the Kathmandu Valley. This temple built around the 3rd Century is decorated by some of the best samples of stone, wood and metal craft in the valley.
DAY 05 : KATHMANDU - DAKSINKALI - KRITIPUR
Morning visit Dakshinkali dedicated to Ferocious Mother Goddess, who much erergy and power. The temple is tentric in nature and is a favourite worship place of the Hindus. Later visit Kirtipur very old village situated in a small hill, this little village boasts many ancient monuments including the samed temple of tiger faced Bhairva. Afternoon visit Sankhu, is a sleepy town beneath the Gun Bihar religious complex, within the complex is the temple of Bajra Yogini built in the 17th Century. The area has been an important religious site since the 45th century and has excellent woods and bird-life as well as charming monkeys and pigeons in the temple area. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 06 : LEAVE KATHMANDU
Intime transfer to board flight for onward destination.