Heritage and nature tour

  • Tour Name: Heritage & Nature Tour
    Tour code: AS HN
    Duration of tour: 5nights6 Days
    Accommodation : Hotel & resort
    Mode of transport : Private deluxe car/van/bus with A/C
    Places to see : Kathmandu+ Nagarkot+ Dhulikhel + Panauti+ Namobuddha

    Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival (1300m)
    Adventure Speed(P) Ltd representative will be on standby displaying our your name & company’s name at the Airport to pick you up and transfer you to your Hotel. After refreshment, tour officer from the Adventure Speed will give you a short briefing about your whole program. Get recognizable with your surroundings, rest or take a short excursion down the road. O/N Hotel

    Day 2: Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing (Full Day)

    After breakfast, we start for a Full Day tour to Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa (monkey temple), Patan Durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
    Pashupatinath Temple
    Situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in pagoda style has a jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, entrance in the temple is strictly forbidden to all non Hindus. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temple tourists can view the cremation grounds.

    Boudhanath Stupa

    This Stupa, 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhist Stupa was built by King Man Deva on the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.

    Swayambhunath Stupa

    Swayambhunath is located approximately 4 kilometers from the main city limits of Kathmandu and 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 supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a medley of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.

    Patan Durbar Square

    Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting blend of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan's religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.
    On completion of sightseeing, drive to Nagarkot.

    Nagarkot
    Popular view point Nagarkot, located 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu city, is one of the most picturesque spots in Bhaktapur district and is well-known for its amazing sunrise view of the Himalaya when the weather is clear. Visitors often visit to Nagarkot from Kathmandu to spend the night so that they can be there for the breathtaking sunrise view over Himalayas. Nagarkot has become famous as one of the best spots to view Mount Everest from short distance of Kathmandu as well as other snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. It also offers an outstanding view of the Indrawati river valley to the east. With an elevation of 2,195 meters, Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Valley and is described by visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round.

    Day 03: Sun rise view in Nagarkot & drive to Dhulikhel. O/N Hotel
    Dhulikhel; is an ancient town located at 30 km east of Kathmandu along the Kathmandu - Kodari or Arniko Highway (way to Tibet) is famous for its scenic beauty and tradition - a lovely place. From Dhulikhel can have a complete panoramic view of the snowy ranges of Annapurna range, Langtang, Gaurishanker, & others.

    Day 04: Drive to Panauti & Explore Panauti & Drive to Namobuddha. O/N
    Panauti; is wedged between the Punyamata and Roshi streams. Panauti forms the shape of a triangle with a serpent (Naga) idol standing at each of its three corners to protect from floods. Pride of this place goes to the massive, three-tiered Indreshwor Mahadev. Some authorities believe this to be the original structure that was raised here in 1294 AD, which would make it the oldest surviving Nepal. The shrine area at the sacred confluence called the Khware is one of those tranquil spots that can way lay a dreamer for hours. The large 'batter', a favorite hangout for the local pensioners, the collective range of fresco depicting scenes from Hindu and some Buddhist mythology, Vishnu in cosmic deep, Rama killing the ten-headed demon-king Ravana and even Krishna being chased up a tree by a pack of naked Gopis (milkmaids). On the opposite back stands the recently restored 17th century Brahmayani Mandir.
    Namo Buddha; is situated on a hill above Panauti and requires either drive or good hike, walk is recommended to visit this place. There is an amazing story concerning Buddha being commemorated by an ancient stone slab and a stupa with the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Namo Buddha is an ideal place for in meditation. During February-March pilgrimage season, Tibetans and Bhotias arrive by the vanload to circumambulate it. A trial leads up to a bigger Tibetan gompa on top of the prayer flag festooned ridge behind and in one of the out buildings is preserved a famous stone relief sculpture depicting the legend of Namo Buddha. According to the fable Buddha, one of his previous lives as a hunter, encountered a starving tigress and her cubs here, and moved by compassion, offered his own flesh to her, a sacrifice that helped pave the way for his eventual rebirth as the historical Buddha. The stupa is supposed to contain the hunter's bones and hair.

    Day 0 5: Drive to Bhaktapur & drive to Kathmandu.

    Bhaktapur:
    Located about 20 km east of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur is known as the 'City of Devotees', the 'City of Culture', the 'Living Heritage', and 'Nepal's Cultural Gem'. It is one of the 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. The others are Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and Patan.

    Bhaktapur is filled with monuments, most terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces and temples with elaborate carvings, gilded roofs, open courtyards. The city is dotted with pagodas and religious shrines.
    Lying along the ancient trade route between India and Tibet, Bhaktapur is surrounded by mountains and provides a magnificent view of the Himalayas.
    Day 06: Departure
     

  • Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival (1300m)
    Adventure Speed(P) Ltd representative will be on standby displaying our your name & company’s name at the Airport to pick you up and transfer you to your Hotel. After refreshment, tour officer from the Adventure Speed will give you a short briefing about your whole program. Get recognizable with your surroundings, rest or take a short excursion down the road. O/N Hotel

    Day 2: Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing (Full Day)

    After breakfast, we start for a Full Day tour to Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa (monkey temple), Patan Durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
    Pashupatinath Temple
    Situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in pagoda style has a jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, entrance in the temple is strictly forbidden to all non Hindus. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temple tourists can view the cremation grounds.

    Boudhanath Stupa

    This Stupa, 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhist Stupa was built by King Man Deva on the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.

    Swayambhunath Stupa

    Swayambhunath is located approximately 4 kilometers from the main city limits of Kathmandu and 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 supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a medley of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.

    Patan Durbar Square

    Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting blend of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan's religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.
    On completion of sightseeing, drive to Nagarkot.

    Nagarkot
    Popular view point Nagarkot, located 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu city, is one of the most picturesque spots in Bhaktapur district and is well-known for its amazing sunrise view of the Himalaya when the weather is clear. Visitors often visit to Nagarkot from Kathmandu to spend the night so that they can be there for the breathtaking sunrise view over Himalayas. Nagarkot has become famous as one of the best spots to view Mount Everest from short distance of Kathmandu as well as other snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. It also offers an outstanding view of the Indrawati river valley to the east. With an elevation of 2,195 meters, Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Valley and is described by visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round.

    Day 03: Sun rise view in Nagarkot & drive to Dhulikhel. O/N Hotel
    Dhulikhel; is an ancient town located at 30 km east of Kathmandu along the Kathmandu - Kodari or Arniko Highway (way to Tibet) is famous for its scenic beauty and tradition - a lovely place. From Dhulikhel can have a complete panoramic view of the snowy ranges of Annapurna range, Langtang, Gaurishanker, & others.

    Day 04: Drive to Panauti & Explore Panauti & Drive to Namobuddha. O/N
    Panauti; is wedged between the Punyamata and Roshi streams. Panauti forms the shape of a triangle with a serpent (Naga) idol standing at each of its three corners to protect from floods. Pride of this place goes to the massive, three-tiered Indreshwor Mahadev. Some authorities believe this to be the original structure that was raised here in 1294 AD, which would make it the oldest surviving Nepal. The shrine area at the sacred confluence called the Khware is one of those tranquil spots that can way lay a dreamer for hours. The large 'batter', a favorite hangout for the local pensioners, the collective range of fresco depicting scenes from Hindu and some Buddhist mythology, Vishnu in cosmic deep, Rama killing the ten-headed demon-king Ravana and even Krishna being chased up a tree by a pack of naked Gopis (milkmaids). On the opposite back stands the recently restored 17th century Brahmayani Mandir.
    Namo Buddha; is situated on a hill above Panauti and requires either drive or good hike, walk is recommended to visit this place. There is an amazing story concerning Buddha being commemorated by an ancient stone slab and a stupa with the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Namo Buddha is an ideal place for in meditation. During February-March pilgrimage season, Tibetans and Bhotias arrive by the vanload to circumambulate it. A trial leads up to a bigger Tibetan gompa on top of the prayer flag festooned ridge behind and in one of the out buildings is preserved a famous stone relief sculpture depicting the legend of Namo Buddha. According to the fable Buddha, one of his previous lives as a hunter, encountered a starving tigress and her cubs here, and moved by compassion, offered his own flesh to her, a sacrifice that helped pave the way for his eventual rebirth as the historical Buddha. The stupa is supposed to contain the hunter's bones and hair.

    Day 0 5: Drive to Bhaktapur & drive to Kathmandu.

    Bhaktapur:
    Located about 20 km east of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur is known as the 'City of Devotees', the 'City of Culture', the 'Living Heritage', and 'Nepal's Cultural Gem'. It is one of the 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. The others are Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and Patan.

    Bhaktapur is filled with monuments, most terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces and temples with elaborate carvings, gilded roofs, open courtyards. The city is dotted with pagodas and religious shrines.
    Lying along the ancient trade route between India and Tibet, Bhaktapur is surrounded by mountains and provides a magnificent view of the Himalayas.
    Day 06: Departure
       

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