Days: 10 / Difficulty: 1 of 5 (Easy)
Sightseeing Tour to Changunarayan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and Namobuddha
This is one of the most scenic sightseeing tours in Nepal. On this tour, visitors get introduced to a whole different Nepal; like the ancient cities & temples of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur, including the world heritage sites listed by UNESCO. Likewise, the vantage point of Nagarkot, which offers a superbe view of the snow capped Himalayan Range as well as unobstructed sunrise and sunset views. Further the Buddhist pilgrimage site of Namobuddha and diffrent Buddhist monasteries which are worth visiting.
Itinerary in details
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and meet the SFT representative at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Welcome drink and short briefing, relax.
Day 2: Guided Sightseeing tour to Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath by private car. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Changunarayan Temple with a private car, we visit the oldest pagoda style temple which was listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. It has been constructed in 4th century. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in his incarnation as Narayan. From there we walk to Nagarkot which takes about 1 and half hour. This is a vantage point for panoramic Himalayan scenery as well as unobstructed sunrise and sunset view. We can also see the captivating landscapes and the Kathmandu Valley. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 4: We walk from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel through scenicand dense forests with a stunning view of the Langtang Range, the Jugal Himal and other snow capped peaks. Dhulikhel is also a tourist paradise due to the fine panoramic view, traditional Newari houses, and an ancient town with various Temples and Buddhist Stupas. We will visit the town. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 5: We walk from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha through the ancient city of Dhulikhel, passing the Hindu temple and pine forests, until reaching Namobuddha. It is a highly recommended secret Buddhist pilgrimage destination in Nepal, where Lord Buddha sacrificed his body to a hungry tigress and its cubs. There is an amazing story concerned with the life of Buddha which is commemorated by ancient stone slab and a Stupa with the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 6: We walk from Namobuddha to Balthali passing the beautiful rice terraced fields. Balthali is famous for its rich culture. Nature lovers and bird watchers can spend days exploring and discovering some exceptional species. the tradition and culture is really untouched by modernity. This 'off the beaten location' has endless trails, leading to some ethnic tribes and offering excellent short hikes and mountain biking. Overnight in Resort.
Day 7: We walk from Balthali to Khopasi and drive to Kathmandu with a private car. We will visit the tallest 108 feet statue of Lord Shiva on the way in Sanga, constructed at the initiative of Nepal’s Jain Community. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 8: Sightseeing Tour to Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square with a private car. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 9: Sightseeing tour to Pharping with a private car. It is famous for the secret site of Yangleshö and the Asura Cave, where the founder of Tibetan Buddhism, Padmashambhava spend some time meditating and was revealing diffrent hidden texts called Termas. This are thetwo major practice caves in Pharping, blessed by Guru Rinpoche. There are several monasteries, temples and retreat centres in Pharping.We will also visit the Dakshinkali temple dedicated to Goddess of Kali, the fearful form of Lord Shiva’s consort, Parvati. The main deity in the temple is the black stone, six-armed form of Kali, standing on a prostrated figure. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 10: Departure to International Airport according to flight schedule.
Our Tour Package Cost Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 5 nights accommodation with breakfast at 3*** hotel in Kathmandu.
* Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the tour.
* All transportation including private car
* All the World Heritage Sites Entrance Fees.
* Office Service charge.
* Tour Leader/Guide & support staffs insurance and salary.
Our Tour Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments.
* Tips for Tour Leader/guide, driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
Customize Your Tour: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at email@example.com
Important: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.