12/06/2014 Tour Packages, Vacation Deals
Arrival in Kathmandu. Meet, assist and greet at the airport. Transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free at Leisure.Overnight at pre-booked hotel in Kathmandu
Kathmandu After breakfast, proceed for city <a href="http://www.meanderingvacations.com">tour of Kathmandu</a> Kathmandu City: Here you will visit the temple of the Living Goddess, who acknowledges the greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. Kasthamandap – the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree and Durbar Square are with its array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient residence of the Nepalese Royalty. Swayambhunath: Located approximately 4 km/2.5 miles, this Buddhist Stupa this 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 mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagodas temples. Patan City: It is 5 km / 3 miles away from Kathmandu city. Patan also known as Lalitpur, it is the city of fine arts, enclosed within 4 stupas said to be built in 3rd century AD, by Emperor Ashoka. You will see the Durbar Square, the Patan Durbar which houses a bronze collection, the Krishna Temple built by King Siddhi NarsinghMalla, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar and Mahaboudha Temple. A trip to The Tibetan Refugee Camp and the Handicraft Center will also be done while visiting Patan, where you will witness the hand weaving of Tibetan carpets and molding of metal statues. Overnight at pre-booked hotel in Kathmandu
Kathmandu Pashupatinath Temple: It is one of the most sacred Hindu temples in the world. During Shivaratri an annual pilgrimage, thousands of devotees of Lord Shiva from all the Hindu communities of the world pay their homage here. Boudhanath Stupa: It is the largest Buddhist Stupa in the world is just situated beyond the Pashupatinath temple. It is built on a flat surface of various levels of terraces. It is painted in pastel colors and adorned with prayer flags. Bhaktapur: Bhaktapur or the city of devotees is situated at an altitude of 1,401m; Bhaktapur covers an area of 4 square miles and is shaped like a conch shell. Pottery and weaving are the traditional industries. The major sightseeing places in Bhaktapur are Durbar Square, The National Art Gallery, The Golden Gate, The Palace with 55 Windows and Nyatapola Temple. Overnight at pre-booked hotel in Kathmandu
Kathmandu – Pokhara Drive to Pokhara and visit Manakamana en-route Today morning after breakfast drive to Kurintar which is located about 104 kilometers from Kathmandu and you’ll have to drive for about 3 hours. Then, you will reach to the Manakamana temple on 10 minutes by a cable car. The bottom station of the cable car is at an elevation of 258 meters from sea level while the top station is at a height of 1302 meters. Manakamana Temple is one of the famous Hindus pilgrimage site in Nepal. Nepalese believe that goddess Manakamana has the power to fulfill their wishes, which is why they try to visit the temple at least once every year. Manakamana temple overlooks the Trisuli and Marshyang-di river valleys, and offers breathtaking views of the Manaslu, Himalchuli and Annapurna mountains to the north. The temple is set in a square, which is overlooked by an enormous sacred magnolia tree. Pokhara AfterMankamana Temple proceed to Pokhara. Pokhara has mesmerized visitors from all over the world with the rare combinations of snow-clad peaks and snow fed lakes and rivers. The serenity of the Phewa Lake accompanied by the grandeur of Machhapuchhre creates an ambience of peace and magic. Overnight at atpre-booked hotel in Pokhara
Pokhara Beginning with a majestic sunrise (weather permitting) at Sarangkot, proceed for Full day sightseeing tour of Pokhara city including Davis Fall’s, GuptesworMahadev Cave, Bindebashini Temple and a 1 hour boat ride at Phewa Lake Sarangkot is 9 kms to the north west of Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. Conveniently perched high on the top of a ridge at 1,592m., the serene hill resort offers the spectacular panorama of the entire Annapurna range stretching from east to west and the un-spoilt rural settlements just below those towering peaks. Viewing 700m down from the top of Sarangkot you can have awesome sights of the stretching Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake and many more. Overnight at prebooked hotel in Pokhara
Pokhara - Kathmandu Drive back to Kathmandu [approx 5-6 hours drive]. Rest of the day free at leisure Overnight at the prebooked hotel in Kathmandu
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