Kathmandu transit, 3 days

Cultural sightseeing

Tour highlights

  • Ancient monuments, mountain flight and superb shopping
  • Good for transiting to Tibet while arranging visas and permits
  • Art filled Patan city
  • Buddhism and Hinduism intertwined
  • Option to undertake mountain flight to see Mt. Everest
# Itinerary Program
1 Arrival to Kathmandu Arrival to Nepal from Bhutan or other destination and transfer to Kathmandu. Accommodation in Thamel, the tourist quarter of Nepal full of the eateries, quality restaurant, trekking and souvenir's shops and virtually every facility traveler needs. Drive to Swayambhu stupa stairway and hike to the hilltop. There is plenty of monkeys all around for which it's also called “Monkey temple”. Explore the beautiful surrounding temples and curio shops. Sightseeing program subject to arrival time.
2 Kathmandu In the morning you have option to undertake famous mountain flight (on extra payment). During one hour cruise, you'll see Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu and Lhotse and many less high mountains. Then go to Pashupatinath temple, which is considered by Hindus as the most holy place in Nepal. They believe that here is the winter abode of Shiva and his wife Parvati. Also, it's believed that the river and adjacent hill are natural representation of Shiva's lingam (penis) and Parvati's yoni (vagina). Temple itself is off-limits for non-Hindus but the normal tourist can see the cremation of deceased and mingle with numerous Hindu hermits who live on temple premises. After visit, you'll drive to nearby Boudhanath stupa, the biggest Buddhist stupa in Nepal. This place is mostly inhabited by Tibetan refugees and indigenous Nepali highlanders who profess Tibetan branch of Buddhism. Place is very well maintained and makes great stop for lunch. In the afternoon we will visit the royal city of Patan, dubbed as the “City of art”. Local temples and palaces are really superb examples of Newari architecture. Former kings' palace hosts one of the best museums in South Asia. Golden Temple, Vishwanath, Uku bahal and Mahaboddhi temples makes another important places to see here. Later drive back to Kathmandu and conclude your stay with special Nepali dinner with traditional dances.
3 Departure from Kathmandu Drop to airport and departure from Nepal to Bhutan, Tibet, Delhi or other destination.
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