Kathmandu City Tour & Surroundings - 06 Days

Tour Itinerary

Kathmandu City Tour & Surroundings - 06 DaysDay 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, Meeting and assistance on arrival & transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: In Kathmandu
Morning excursion to Bhadgaon, Bodhnath and Pashupatinath. Bhadgaon - another Newar city founded in the 9th century. Visit the ancient Gateway, Durbar Square the Royal Residential quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, the famous five-storeyed temple of Nyatapola in pagoda style and other temples. Later, visit Bodhnath, the 2500-year old Buddhist Stupa, - a holy place for Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet. Also visit Pashupatinath temple where Shiva is worshipped in the form of lingam. (Only Hindus are allowed inside). In the month of February an annual pilgrimage on the occasion of Shivaratri is organized here every year.

Afternoon city sightseeing tour visiting the Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient royal residential quarter, Mahadev and Parvati Temple, Machhender Bahl-holy place for the Buddhists and Hindus, Temple House of Kumari, the vestal virgin or the living goddess. Walk around the local bazaars. Also visit Swayambunath, a 2500-year old site where, it is believed, the Radiant Lotus of the valley-mythology, settled when the water was drained by Manjushri, the god of Wisdom. The 5 dhyani Buddha's attended by their consorts are enshrined at the base of the stupa. (Non-Hindus are not allowed inside Swayambhunath temple. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: In Kathmandu
White water rafting means cruising down a rushing river in an inflatable rubber raft or white water kayak over crashing waves and swirling rapids for the excitement of a lifetime. Nepal has earned a reputation as one of the best destinations in the world for white water rafting. Nepal's thundering waters. Coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayas, provide unmatched thrills for rafting and immersing oneself in the landscape for rafting and immersing oneself in the landscape. A rafting trip is bound to be the high light of your stay in the country. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: In Kathmandu
Dhulikhel is a small township, 30 kms from Kathmandu, along the Chinese-built road, which leads to the border. It is at an altitude of 6000 ft and offers superb views of Cho Oyu in the east to Himalchuli in the west. The little town exudes great charm in the bare-brick houses, carved wooden windows, sloping tile-roofs, pagoda-temples and sacred statues everywhere. Lot of temples dot the town and the skyline. Many vantage points offer a panorama of the Himalayan Mountains. Besides bird watching, hiking and mountain biking are some of the activities that can be undertaken here. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: In Kathmandu
Full day visit to Dakshinkali, Kirtipur, Chobar and Khokana. Dakshinkali, the temple of the Goddess Kali lies 28 Kms from Kathmandu, at the Southern edge of the Kathmandu Valley. Devotees visit this temple each Tuesday and Saturday to make sacrificial offerings of chicken and goats to Goddess "Kali". Later visit Chobar Gorge where Manjushri, the god of wisdom, emptied the valley of its water. Also visit Kirtipur to see the old fortress, which was the key to this valley. Khokana is a Newar Village lying 10 Kms south of Kathmandu city, next to Bungmati, both dating back to the 16th century. In between the two settlements is the temple of Karya Binayak. Running through it is a wide main street, which was built after the 1934 earthquake. Khokana has long been famous as an oil-pressing center where mustard seeds are pressed using traditional methods. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Depart Kathmandu
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