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Nepal Experience Tour exhibits the true colors of tours in Nepal which lets us spectacle ancient cultural and historical significance along the glimpse natural grandeur that has been enthralling the every visitor. While embarking for the Nepal experience tour, first we will visit Swayambhunath stupa, Kathmandu durbar square, patan durbar square, Boudhanath stupa, Pashupatinath temple and finally we finish our tour by visiting Bhaktapur durbar square.
During our Nepal Experience tour, as soon as your arrival in Tribhuwan International airport, you will be transfered to your hotel and stroll around the streets for lively night life in Thamel. There are plenty of restaurants, dance bars and cultural programs happening after sunset in Thamel. You would love to be part of it. The next day after having an instant meal, we will catch our private vehicle to visit UNESCO world heritage sites around Kathmandu valley.
Specifically, Swayambhunath stupa, Kathmandu durbar square and Patan durbar square. These world heritage sites reflect the brilliance in architecture and ancient culture. Next day would be further sightseeing at huge Boudhanath stupa, pilgrimage Pashupatinath temple and picturesque Bhaktapur durbar square along the overnight stay at Nagarkot hill. Early in the morning, we get ready for exceptional sunrise views over the Himalayas form Nagarkot which is regarded as the best Himalayan view point near Kathmandu valley. After embracing these moments we will either catch international flight or join another exciting trip with Euro Asia treks for further tours or treks.
Join short and easy Nepal Experience Tour with Euro-Asia treks for sightseeing around the three major cities nearby Kathmandu ideal for those who want to experience Nepali culture and natural splendor in short period of time. You can always join other treks or tours after completion of this trip and create the best of holiday memories in Nepal.
Welcome by our representative at the airport and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu.In evening Welcome Dinner.
Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
The Swyambhunath Stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and is situated at the hillock. From this Stupa you can closely look at the settlement pattern in Kathmandu and have a close look at the Chaityas and Monasteries which circles the main stupa of Swyambhunath. This stupa also relates itself to the history of creation of Kathmandu Valley as how Manjushree, a Buddhist monk, saw a huge lotus emanating bright light at the centre of the lake. So he cut a deep gorge allowing the water to drain from the lake because he wanted to observe and worship the lotus where it is said that Swyambhunath is situated.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:
Kathmandu Durbar Square welcomes you to the palaces, courtyards and temples built between 12th to 18th centuries where the then Kings used to live and the coronations of Shaha dynasty Kings used to take place. You might be amazed with the number of temples and architectural styles that you see in this courtyard. Moreover, you might also get the glimpse of Kumari, a living goddess, whose residence is within this courtyard.
Kumari, Virgin Goddess, must be chosen from a Newar community, inhabitants of Kathmandu, with no body marks & injuries who will be replaced by another Kumari after puberty.
Kasthamandap meaning “Wood-Covered Shelter” is a three storied pagoda style temple which enshrines a statue of Gorakhnath. It was built in the early sixteenth century by the wood of a single tree which is open for everyone from mid day to mid night but people are not allowed to take the picture in the temple. The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu ,is derived from this temple thus there are many myths and stories associated with this temple which is shared every year in a ceremony with different varieties of food by Newar community.
Patan Durbar Square is an enchanting melange of Palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former Royal Palace complex is the centre of Patan’s religious and social life. A museum full of bronze statues and religious monuments is one of the fascinating places to visit within Patan Durbar Square. A temple entirely built by stone in the 17th century in the name of Hindu deity Krishna, is one of the major attraction of Patan Durbar Square.
Tibetan Refugee Camp:
The refugee camp set up by the International Red Cross & the Swiss Development Corporation in corporation in 1960 AD with the government of Nepal might be one of the areas where you would buy carpets and handicrafts created by them and to support the less fortunate people.
Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Bouddhanath Stupa not only takes you to the journey to the ancient and world’s biggest Stupa or to Buddhist Pilgrimage sites but also exposes you to the Tibetan communities within Nepal. Along with monasteries and devotees chanting religious hymns and playing prayer wheels you will also get to be close with the young boys and girls devoted to be Buddhist Monk which gives you a different perspective about life.
Pashupatinath, one of the holiest temple of Hindu deities Lord Shiva, has a golden roof and silver doors and is built in pagoda style. The temple is in the mid of green forest and the river Bagmati on whose bank Hindus are cremated is flowing on its side. People except Hindu are not allowed to enter the main courtyard of the temple but can be viewed from the eastern bank of the river. It is the centre of the Hindu pilgrimage and annually thousands of devotees flock into the temple during Shivaratri and Teej which occurs in the month of March and August respectively.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
This durbar square will mesmerize you with the beauty of different temples and palaces. You will not only be able to see the spectacular view of 15th century architecture but also will be acquainted with the palaces and the courtyard of the ancient times. The golden gates, wooden palace studded with 55 windows, Batsala temple, Shiva temple and the National Art Gallery are the major attractions of this square. Moreover, you might not want to miss out the five storied Nyatapola Temple built in 17th century; adding on to its structure are the pair of two wrestlers, two elephants, two lions, two griffins and goddess’s tigress & lioness in each storey making it the most tallest pagoda style temple exhibiting the immense creativity and craftsmanship of Nepali in those centuries. Nagarkot
Nagarkot situated 32 km northeast of Kathmandu in an altitude of 2164 m is one of the ideal places for viewing sunrise and sunset reflecting the changing colours on the Himalaya. Besides you will enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city and enjoy some glimpses of rural Nepal from thatched roofed houses to terraced farming.
In evening Farewell Dinner.
Stay overnight at Nagarkot.
Sunrise view at dawn and then breakfast at the hotel and drive to airport for departure or to transfer to another destination.