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Winter Nepal Trip

Trip Fact

Duration: 08 Days

Activities: Visit Kathmandu, Chisapani, Nagarkot and Dhulikhel trekking.

Trip Type: Winter Package

Brief description of the places:

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the most popular tourist destinations as enlisted in World Heritage Sites. Clustered around the central Durbar Square are the old Royal Palace (Hanuman Dhoka), numerous interesting temples, the Kumari Chowk or Kumari Bahal (House of the Living Goddess) and the Kasthamandap (House of Wood) from which Kathmandu derived its present name. An exquisite exploration in the Durbar Square reveals the ancient art and architecture of Nepal.

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 jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors are permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, as entrance to the temple is strictly forbidden to non Hindu. Pashupatinath is the center of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March.

Boudhanath Stupa

This Stupa, situated 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu, is one of the biggest stupa in the world. 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 at the advice of the Goddess Mani Joiner. It was built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is encircled by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.

Swayambhunath Stupa

Swayambhunath is located approximately 4 kilometers 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 mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.

Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange 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 the 17th century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.

The main attractions in Patan:

Besides the above mentioned places to visit, there are other significant sites to be explored:

a) Golden Temple

b) Kumbheshwar

c) Krishna Mandir

d) Jagat Narayan

e) Mahaboudha

f) Ashokan Stupa

g) Machchhendranath Temple

h) Tibetan Refugee Camp

Bhaktapur (1,401m) covers an area of four square miles. Bhaktapur which means the city of devotees still retains a medieval charm and visitors to this ancient town are treated to myriad wonders of cultural and artistic achievements. The past glory of the Malla rule continues to be reflected at Durbar Square. Pottery and weaving are the traditional industries. Bhaktapur is famous for woodcarving and the traditional topi or cap. The city lies about 14 km east of Kathmandu. The places of interest include Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the National Art Gallery, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, Dattatreya Temple and Dattatreya Square.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square The main square of the city contains innumerable temples and other architectural wonders such as lion gate, the golden gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, Dattatraya Temple, etc.

A magnificent statue of King Bhupatindra Malla in the act of worship is placed on a column facing the palace. It was listed in the UNESCO world Heritage Monument List in 1979.

Palace of 55 Windows Being built by King Yaksha Malla in 1427 A.D. and remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the 17th century, the intricately carved balcony and windows are a masterpiece of wood carving.

Nyatapola Temple This five storied Pagoda Style temple was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1708 A.D. It is well known for its massive structure and subtle workmanship. It is the tallest pagoda structure in Kathmandu.

  • Outline Itinerary
  • Detailed Itinerary
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Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Full day of sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley.

Day 03: Full day of sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur.

Day 04: The drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal takes approximately one hour, and the trek from Sunjdarijal to Chisapani takes about four and half hours.

Day 05: The trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot takes about six and half hours.

Day 06: The trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel takes about six hours.

Day 07: The trek from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha-Panauti takes approximately four and half hours and the drive from Panauti to Kathmandu takes about one and half hours.

Day 08: Transfer to the airport for final departure.

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.

Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Full day of sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley.

The places of visit include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Full day of sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur.

Full day of sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 04: The drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal takes approximately one hour, and the trek from Sunjdarijal to Chisapani takes about four and half hours.

The trail will pass through Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement you will come across is Mulkharka with Tamang habitants. The route heads down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisapani (2300m.). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: The trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot takes about six and half hours.

You continue the charming trails that leads you to Nagarkot. Nagarkot, (2175m) is by far one of the most popular destination. On the clear day, the Himalaya range stretches from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: The trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel takes about six hours.

As you approach Dhulikhel, a plethora of cultural diversities, interesting traditional practices, lush vegetation and rich birdlife unfolds before you. Dhulikhel (1440m.) is a small town with a long history. The artistic skill and urban ethos of the Newar inhabitants have created a place of charm and beauty. Streets are lined with bare-brick houses, carved wooden windows, sloping roofs, pagoda temples and sacred statues everywhere. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: The trek from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha - Panauti takes approximately four and half hours and the drive from Panauti to Kathmandu takes about one and half hours.

From Dhulikhel, the trail climbs up to the Kali Mandir, a temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. From there the trail drops down to the village of Kavre and past a line of shops and tea houses. It then climbs up again, passing through pine woods, Phulbari and a few more hills before you reach the hill of Namo Buddha. Namo bouddha is situated at an elevation of 1750m. It is a very important Buddhist pilgrimage site located in Kavre District, about 38 km east of Kathmandu. The Stupa and the shrines built around this lovely little hill mark a very ancient holy site. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 08: Transfer to the airport for final departure.

Transfer to the airport for final departure.

The Trip includes following services:

  • All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or van
  • Entry permit for Conservation Area if needed.
  • One Tour guide
  • All meals 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation during Trip
  • All land Transportation
  • First aid kit
  • One farewell dinner with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

The Trip does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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