|Arrival to Kathmandu
|Arrive in Nepal from Bhutan or another destination and transfer to accommodation in Thamel, the touristic hub of Kathmandu. ➜ Later explore the narrow and bustling streets dotted with eateries, quality restaurants, and trekking and souvenir shops, having virtually every facility trekkers and travelers need. ➜ Proceed on a short drive towards Swayambhunath Stupa, renowned as the “Monkey Temple” set high on a hill in the southwestern part of the valley providing panoramic views. Explore the stunning landmarks and unique curios shops around.➜ The sightseeing program is subject to arrival time.
|In the morning, a renowned mountain flight is optionally available for an additional fee. The one-hour excursion offers spectacular views of majestic peaks such as Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse, as well as other lesser mountains. You will have the opportunity to visit the cockpit and receive assistance from a flight attendant in identifying the various mountains. ➜ Proceed towards Boudhanath stupa, a 36 meters high massive white dome-shaped structure, adorned with prayer flags, intricate carvings, and colorful prayer wheels, nestled on the historical trade route to Tibet. Make a “kora”, the roundabout of the stupa, and visit surrounding gompas, monasteries, shops, and cafés. ➜ In the afternoon visit the city of Patan, dubbed the “City of Art”. Witness the superb examples of Newari architecture by visiting various temples and monasteries called “vihara”. ➜ Explore the former King's palace which hosts one of the best museums in South Asia. ➜ Later follow the narrow bustling streets to the Golden Temple, serving as a local Buddhist monastery. ➜ Continue to Shree Bangalamukhi Temple, the stunning pagoda dedicated to the gods Shiva and Parvati. ➜ If time permits, you can also explore the Uku Bahal, and Mahaboudha Temples known for exquisite sculptural decorations. ➜ There after head back to your accommodation and conclude your stay by attending a special Nepali dinner with traditional dances.