Arrive Kathmandu. Meeting and assistance
on arrival and transfer to hotel. Later
sightseeing of Swayambhu and Kathmandu.
The Kathmandu Valley has an exotic
setting. It is surrounded by a tier of
green mountain wall above which tower
mighty snow-capped peak. The history of
the Valley, according to the legends,
begins with Swayambhu, or the "the self
existent". Swayambhu is, perhaps, the
best place to observe the religious
harmony in Nepal. The stupa is among the
most ancient in this part of the world.
The largest image of the Sakyamuni
Buddha in Nepal is in a monastery next
to the stupa.
Kathmandu-Morning sightseeing of
Pashupati and Buddha. The Pashupati is
the holiest Hindu pilgrimage in Nepal.
There are linga images of Shiva along
with statues, shrines and temples
dedicated to other deities in the
complex. Buddhanath is among the largest
stupas in South Asia, & it has become
the focal point of Tibetian Buddhism in
Nepal. The white mound looms 36 mts.
overhead. Later sightseeing of Patan, an
ancient city situated on the southern
bank of the river Bagmati and is about 5
kms southeast of Kathmandu. The city is
full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu
temples with fine bronze gateways,
guardian deities and wonderful carvings.
Kathmandu - Morning sightseeing of
Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur means "the city of
devotees" in the Sanskrit language. It
is also known as Bhadgaon. The palace
complex in the middle of the city
portrays the prosperity of the Malla
years and the details at which the
crafts- people then worked. The palace
of fifty-five windows stands in the
square and it was home to many kings of
Bhaktapur.It is perhaps the most popular
of the three Newar towns of the
Kathmandu Valley. Rest of the day at
Kathmandu - Meeting and assistance at
the hotel for transfer to the airport
for return flight.