Kathmandu City Tour with Mountain Flight (4 days)
City Tour with Kathmandu Mountain Flight is a romantic and yet adventurous journey without leaving the comfort zone. The tour combines the cultural and urban attractions of Kathmandu city with the magnificent charm of snow-capped Himalayan peaks.
Your journey begins with a full sightseeing tour of seven world heritages sites of Kathmandu Valley. These include the medieval cities of Kathmadu, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square, the temple of Pashupatinath, two biggest Buddhist stupas of Boudhanath and Swoyambhunath, and one of the oldest temples of Changu Narayan. Enjoy the delights of walking through medieval courtyards, terraces and alleys and be eternally peaceful in the ringing bells of sacred temples.
Next on your tour is a spectacular mountain flight that takes you directly above the Himalayan peaks. From the comfort of your air seat, you will be able to enjoy some of the highest mountains in the world including Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Cho Oyu among others from a distance of few meters. In fact this is the only mountain flight in the world.
|Trip Duration||4 days|
|Trip Type:||City Sightseeing|
|Min. Group Size||1|
|Best Season:||All Season|
|Meals:||3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)|
|Acommodation:||2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu.|
Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Early in the morning you enjoy mountain scenic flight and it takes about one hours.
After you finish your mountain scenic flight you proceed for sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath Temple Situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, entrance in the temple being strictly forbidden to all non Hindus. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temple are the cremation grounds.
Boudhanath Stupa This Stupa, 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behaviour and human prosperity. This Buddhis Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.
Swayambhunath Stupa Swayambhunath is located approximately 4 kilometers and this Buddhist Stupa is said to be 2000 years old. The Stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.
Sightseeing tour of Patan and Bhaktapur and drive back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.
The main attractions in Patan Beside above mentioned places to visit there are other significant sites to be visited: 1. Golden Temple 2. Kumbheshwar 3. Krishna Mandir 4. Jagat Narayan 5. Mahaboudha 6. Ashokan Stupa 7. Machchhendranath Temple 8. The Tibetan Camp
Bhaktapur (1,401m) covers an area of four square miles. Bhaktapur or the city of devotees still retains a medieval charm and visitors to this ancient town are treated to myriad wonders of cultural and artistic achievements. The past glory of the Malla rules continues to be reflected at the Darbar Square. Pottery and waving are its traditional industries. Bhaktapur is famous for woodcarving and the traditional topi or cap.
The city lies about 14 km east of Kathmandu. The places of interest include Bhaktapur Darbar Square, the National Art Gallery, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, Dattatreya Temple and Dattatreya Square. Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The main square of the city contains innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces such as lion gate, the golden gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, Dattatraya Temple etc. A magnificent statue of King Bhupatindra Malla in the act of worship is placed on a column facing the palace. It was listed in the UNESCO world Heritage Monument List in 1979. Palace of 55 Windows Being built by King Yaksha Mall in 1427 A.D. and remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in 17th Century, the balcony and the windows are intricately carved is a masterpiece of wood carving. Nyatapola Temple This five storied Pagoda Style temple was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1708 A.D. well known for its massive structure and subtle workmanship. It is the tallest pagoda structure in the Kathmandu valley.
Fly out from Kathmandu.