About Nepal :
Nepal, the only Hindu kingdom of the world is situated
between Tibet and India has thus produced a remarkable
mixture of peoples and cultures offering us a fascinating
diversity of ethnic and cultural groups with their wonderful
historical background. Day to day life in Nepal is regulated
by the religious calendar and strict codes on ritual
observance. After Nepal's long period of isolation Kathmandu
has become the gateway to Nepal. The Kathmandu Valley, which
is the cultural and political centre of Nepal, is
magnificent for its wealth of unique temples. We see in
Nepal the greatest mountains of the world. Differences in
altitude in Nepal leads to great diversity in vegetation
type, from the sub-tropical wet Terai to the semi -arid
mountains wastes to the high altitude west.
At the same time it is the land where Lord Buddha was born
over 2,500 years ago. A landlocked country situated between
India and the Tibetan Autonomous Region of the People's
Republic of China contains greatest altitudinal variation -
from the deepest gorge of "Kali Gandaki", a mere 61 meters
above the sea level to the highest point on earth "Mt.
Everest", 8,848 meters above the sea level.
Detailed Itinerary of Golden Nepal Tour :
Golden Nepal Tour: Day 01. Flight to Nepal (Kathamandu)
First Day arrival in Nepal. The Peaceful City and the
capital Kathmandu is the main gateway for travellers to
Nepal. There you Find Virtual Tours representative and
transferred to your Hotel. In the afternoon we enjoy the
first impression of Kathmandu. Kathmandu Valley is the
cultural and political heart of the country.
Golden Nepal Tour: Day 02. Kathmandu Excursion: Swayambunath,
In the morning we start our sightseeing by visiting Durbar
Square. Durbar Square is the spiritual heart of Kathmandu.
This is the most important point in Kathmandu to observe the
culture and religion of Nepal. A visit of the temple of
living godess Kumari is also a part of our tour. After the
visit of Durbar Square we proceed to visit Swayambhunath.
The stupa at Swayambhunath is the most important and oldest
site of Buddhist worship in Nepal. Swayambhunath Stupa is
famous for the eyes of Buddha which seem to observing the
world from all 4 directions. After Swayambhunath we visit
Bodhanikantha. Bodhanikantha is one of the most photographed
sights. We see here a Vishnu statue of 5th century reclining
on his bed of serpents in the pool.
Golden Nepal Tour: Day 03. Kathmandu Excursion: Patan,
Today we drive to Patan. Patan was the second largest town
in the valley but it has been absorbed into Kathmandu. Patan
was previously known as Lalitpur (the beautiful city). The
temple architecture here gave this city fame to be unique
and most beautiful. After Patan we proceed to Bhaktapur, the
third biggest city of the valley. Bhaktapur has preserved
it's medieval character better than Patan. We visit the
golden Door, the Palace of 55 windows (15th century) and
Pagoda Nyatapola (18th century).
Golden Nepal Tour: Day 04. Kathmandu Excursion:
Today we visit the temple city of Pashupatinath which is
Nepal's most important Hindu pilgrim site on the banks of
the Bagmati river. The temple of Pashupatinath is dedicated
to god Shiva. Pashupatinath is one of the seven most
important holy cities to Hindus. After the visit of
Pashupatinath we visit Bodnath. Bodnath is the largest Stupa
of Nepal. Around the octagonal base of Stupa there are 108
images of Buddha where prayer ceremonies of Buddhist Lamas
are taking place since over 2000 years.
Golden Nepal Tour: Day 05. Kathmandu Excursion: Dakshinkali
Today we drive to Dakshinkali. On the way we pass through
the villages and small localities. On the way to Dakshinkali
we see the rural area where most of the people make their
living by cultivating their fields. The temple of
Dakshinkali is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus where still
animals sacrifices for the godess Kali are performed.
Golden Nepal Tour:
Day 06. Kathmandu Excursion: Changu Naryan, Nagarkot
Today we drive to the Changu Narayan Temple. This temple is 125 m above
the Kathmandu valley and dates from 4th century AD. This temple is
famous for its sculptures of god Vishnu showing him in different
reincarnation. In the afternoon we drive to Nagarkot. Nagarkot has the
best vantage point for a view of the Himalayas from the Kathmandu
valley. On clear weather we can enjoy the view from Anupurna range upto
Golden Nepal Tour: Day 07. Kathmandu Excursion: Dulikhel
We have the day at leisure till afternoon. In the afternoon we drive to
Dulikhel. Dulikhel lies at an altitude of 1650m and offers a beautiful
view of Himalayas on clear days. Today we have our dinner with music and
dances in Dulikhel. After dinner we proceed back to Kathmandu.