Kathmandu -Bhaktapur tour

Kathmandu -Bhaktapur tour ! Kathmandu Patan Bhaktapur Tours

Kathmandu valley is the historical center of Nepal and the place where kingdoms rose and fell, palaces and temples were built and rebuilt, and Nepalese art and culture were developed and refined is equally religious. Kathmandu valley has been called on big museum, a vast store of Hindu and Buddhist art with more shrines and temples per square km than anywhere else in the world. Nepalese culture has immense vitality and countless festivals are celebrated each year, institutions such as the ''Living Goddess'' forms a direct link between the past and the present.

The valley is above 25 km from east to west and 20 km from north to south with an area of 570 square km and a population of 1.1 million. Kathmandu lies at a height of around 1300 meters while the surrounding hills range from 1500 meters to 2800 meters in height. Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Gaurishanker and Everest are visible from different points in the valley.

Patan situated across the Bagmati river to the south of Kathmandu is known to this day for its excellent works of art and carving in wood and bronze.

Patan locally referred to as Lalitpur and situated at the south of Kathmandu is the second largest town valley. Patan's great building boom took place under the Mallas in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.  Numerous temples of widely diverse style as well as many Buddhist monasteries are scattered around the fascinating town. The city is famous for its crafts and metal works which are wonderful souvenirs to be carried.

Kathmandu Bhaktapur Tour

Bhaktapur also known as Bhadgaon is shaped like conch. It is a medieval city designed in the 19th century by its founder king Ananda Malla, having an area of 139 square kilometer, it is situated at 1331 meter from the sea level and 13 km far from Kathmandu on the east side, linked with a motorable road. Bhaktapur has not yet lost its old traditions, but maintained them very well. Bhaktapur not only grows sufficient food for the city and support Kathmandu city also, the city's craftsmen build and decorate houses, make pottery and adorn temples, from the very beginning Bhaktapur has attracted the foreigners and local tourists as well. Durbar square, ''palace of 55 windows'', Golden gate leading through to the Taleju temple, National Art gallery having a good collection of thankas paintings, all are of immense attraction. The ancient Royal palace is remarkable and an excellent example of 18th century architecture made by king Bhupatindra Malla whose statue stands in front of the Golden Gate. Around the Durbar square the curio shops, woods and stone carvings, thankas have become a good attraction.

Nyatapola, Nepal's tallest five roofed temple, stands not far from the Durbar square. the pottery market is very near the Nyatapolatemple. The Akash Bhairav temple, the Dattaraya shrine, pujarinath with excellent wooden works, the famous peacock windows located south of Dattatreya temple, the Bramayani mandir all are of equal importance and work of fine art and culture.

 

Day 01: Arrival – Kathmandu  (Flight)

Upon arrival in Kathmandu transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 02 : Kathmandu                

After breakfast daylong sightseeing of Kathmandu visit Pashupatinath, temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple, which was built in pagoda style, has a gilded roof and beautifully carved silver doors. Swayambhunath, Located approx. 3km from the center of Kathmandu, this Buddhist Stupa is said to be 2000 years old. The Stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth which supports a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of gilt copper, Patan, also known as Lalitpur, is a city of fine arts, enclosed within 4 stupas, which are said to have been built in the 3rd century A.D. by Emperor Ashoka. & Durbar square which houses a bronze collection, the Krishna temple built by King Siddi Narsinh Malla, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, and Mahaboudha Temple. Evening return back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 03 : Kathmandu -Bhaktapur              

After breakfast visiting Bhaktapur Durbar square, the city contains many temples and other architectural showpieces like lion gate, statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, Picture gallery, the golden gate, the palace of 55 windows, batsala temple and bell of barking dogs, the replica of Pashupatinath temple. Later return back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 04 : Kathmandu – Departure (Flight)

Morning free at leisure. Later drive to airport to catch your flight to next detination