A Himalayan Voyage 5 Days

NEPAL - A HIMALAYAN VOYAGE

 

Nepal is a land of unparalleled scenic beauty located within one of the most diverse geographical areas on earth. Nestled high in the Himalayas between China and India, it has retained its essentially agrarian and medieval character. Its wondrous history and geography are still the defining aspects of everyday life.

 

Day 01       Arrive Kathmandu

On arrival a warm welcome by our representatives and transfer to your hotel.

 

Day 02       Kathmandu

This morning your guided tour will take you for a visit of the Hindu culture in Nepal, Pashupatinath. This is the place where holy saddhus pray and cremations on the Bagmati River are carried out (non hindus are not allowed into the temple). We then continue to the holiest shrine for the Buddhist culture in Nepal, Bouddhanath, with its large stupa, this is the place where all devout Buddhists come for a pilgrimage. Later you will proceed to visit Bhadgoan, also known as Bhaktapur. The Durbar Square is a conglomeration of pagoda and shikhara style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal.

 

Day 03       Kathmandu

Today you will visit Kathmandu's Durbar Square, which is one of three durbar (royal palace) squares in the Kathmandu Valley. It is the site of the Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex, which was the royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch, still take place today. You will next continue to visit Swayambhunath the golden spire of the 5th century Swayambhu stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Later visit Patan, its central Durbar Square is absolutely packed with temples: It’s an architectural center point with a far greater concentration of temples per sq. meter than in Kathamandu or Bhaktapur.

 

Day 04       Kathmandu

Day at leisure to explore this beautiful Himalyan kingdom on your own.

 

Day 05       Kathmandu

Transfer to airport for a short flight to onward destination

 

Optional extended stay.

Royal Chitwan National Park: A 2 night safari at the Royal Chitwan National Park, including all meals and game viewing on elephant back, at any of the several fascinating Safari lodges or Camps.

 

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