It’s a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane lands at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the arrivals and escort you to your hotel. .
Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. There will be a guided tour to Boudhnath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal and after that to Pashupatinath, the most popular Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. We take a tour to Patan also called as Lalitpur (the City of Artisans), which is 5km away from Kathmandu. We walk through Patan Durbar Square, and delight in the architectural wonders of Malla era. Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Krishna Temple and Golden Temple are the major attractions at the square..
After the breakfast you will drive to Botanical Garden in Godawari, 11 km east of Lalitpur (Patan). Godavari is an exotic floral zone. The beautiful place surrounded by green hills and dominated by pleasant environment and rich natural diversity, Godavari is best opted destination for bird watchers who prefer not scaling higher elevations. The tranquil surroundings and lush vegetation of the park and the refreshing water of Godavari are totally contrasted to adjacent cities of Kathmandu Valley. After completion of the excursion around the park, you will drive to the popular Hill Station, Nagarkot via Patan and Bhaktapur..
Early in the morning, you can glimpse the most magnificent sight of the sunrise in Nagarkot. After a delicious breakfast, you set off for hiking in Sankhu; it takes 3-4 hours to reach Sankhu from Nagarkot. On your trial, you will witness rich cultural setting and heart throbbing scenery. After this rendezvous with nature, you will be driven back to your hotel in Kathmandu. .
Our Nepali support team will take you to the airport for your flight home. On the other hand, if you prefer to stay longer, you can go for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, Muktinath Pilgrimage tour, etc. –please ask us..
I felt the staff did their best to provide good service- even the higher in altitude we went- and I must say, were extremely friendly and courteous.
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