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Tour plan for kathmandu

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Tour plan for kathmandu

We r planning to visit Kathmandu in Nepal for 3night 4 days.what are the important places can b cover n between.this is family trip .plz suggest.ehat are the visa procedures fr Indian family.

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1. Re: Tour plan for kathmandu

Hi

Indian nationals do not a need a visa to enter Nepal. If flying then you will need passports or voter ID, if entering at a land border then other forms of ID are also accepted.

If you say a little about your interests and what attracted you to Kathmandu, people will make suggestions based on that, otherwise I'm sure agents will post off-the-peg itineraries.

scoodly

Edited: 24 February 2018, 16:34
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2. Re: Tour plan for kathmandu

As post 1 already cleared that you wont need visa

You can visit Pashupatinath Swyambhunath Boudhanath Three durbar squares Nagarkot Chandragiri etc

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3. Re: Tour plan for kathmandu

Hi Shalini ji,

Namaste!!

Please find the suggested detailed itinerary as below.

Ancient Kathmandu Valley Tour

03Nights/04Days

The first thing to think about, before visiting any place is the worth of cost and time spent over that place. While everyone of us have our own eye of visit, ranging from doses of cuisine to archaeological, religious or cultural taste, Kathmandu ensembles all perfectly. Kathmandu Valley bears the ancient civilization of Asia, with hundreds of remarkable monuments and several pilgrimage sites for both Hindus and Buddhists. This economic hub of Nepal accommodates seven of World Heritage Sites. History says that the Kathmandu valley may have been inhabitated as early as 300 BCE.

Detailed itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Entry/Exit: Fly In/Out

Altitude: 1300m

Transfers: By Private a/c vehicle

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: None

Welcome to the Himalaya Country of Nepal, after passing through immigration, you will continue walk downstairs to collect your baggage and you will go through custom inspection. After doing all the formalities, you will proceed to exit point where our representative will be waiting for you to greet you and transfer to the hotel as booked.

Day 02: In Kathmandu. Visit Kathmandu city, Ason Market, Swayambhunath & Patan

Transfers: By Private a/c vehicle

Sightseeing tour: By local licensed English speaking guide

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast at the hotel

Kathmandu Durbar Square: The buildings of the Kathmandu Durbar Square mostly date to the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, but the white, European style Gaddi Durbar Palace was built in 1908. Unfortunately, the Kathmandu Durbar Square was extensively damaged during the earthquake of 2015. The ancient Kasthamandap temple--from which Kathmandu derives its name--completely collapsed. However, it is still worth visiting as a number of important buildings remain, and the overall atmosphere--with old men sitting chatting in the shadows, and children chasing pigeons--is as ironically Kathmandu as it always was.

Swayambhunath: Swayambhunath is a Buddhist stupa two kilometres west of central Kathmandu. It’s perched on a hill, so is visible from various points throughout the city, and when the weather is good, the views of the city and the greater Kathmandu Valley from Swayambhu are impressive. Swayambhu dates from the fifth century. The site is of great significance to Tantric Buddhists. Prayers said here are said to be 13 billion times more powerful than those said elsewhere!

Patan Durbar Square: Patan Durbar Square is smaller than the Kathmandu Durbar Square, but also more architecturally coherent. Most buildings were built in the sixteenth century. A highlight is the Patan Museum, located in a wing of the old Royal Palace. This was developed with Austrian aid, and is an impressive collection of statues and other artefacts relating to Nepali Hinduism, Buddhism and traditional architecture in the Kathmandu Valley and beyond.

Day 03: Visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Bhaktapur city, later drive to Nagarkot

Altitude: 2165m

Driving distance: 34km/1hour 30minutes drive under normal road condition

Transfers: By Private a/c vehicle

Sightseeing tour: By local licensed English speaking guide

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast at the hotel

Optional schedule Everest Mt. flight:

Given that this is one extraordinary flight, few people will be able to realistically imagine themselves flying over the monstrous Himalayan peaks north of Kathmandu, unless they have extraordinary imaginative powers.

However, there is one way to find out what it’s like: take the magical Everest Flight, see for yourself and go home with the satisfaction of having experienced something unique. So, if you find yourself in Kathmandu, don’t forgo this amazing opportunity for a peek into the secret world of the Himalaya.

It’s an early start as the skies are usually clear in the early hours of the morning. The first flights are scheduled to take off by 6:30 am. You will be amazed how quickly the snow-capped mountains come into view. The moment the plane leaves the tarmac of TIA, a fascinating world opens up to reveal this seemingly endless chain of silver mountains. Glistening in the early morning sun, they are a heavenly sight. Of course most people would have seen the façade from ground level but when seen from above, one is left speechless by the row upon row of mountains as far as the eye can see. Yes, the Himalayan chain extends an unbelievable 2,400 km east to west and is between 150 km and 400 km wide.

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour as follows.

Pashupatinath: Pashupatinath is Nepal’s holiest Hindu site. It is a collection of Shiva temples on the banks of the Bagmati River, and bathing and cremation ghats (steps). Many Nepali and Indian pilgrims come here, especially during Shivaratri, a festival in March that honors the Hindu Lord Shiva (and the only two days of the year in which marijuana is legal in Nepal!) The site has been holy since around the third century BCE, but the large golden-roofed pagoda dates from the seventeenth century. Only Hindus can go inside the temples themselves.

Boudhanath: Boudhanath dates from the fifth century, and is one of the largest stupas in the world. It is the most important Tibetan Buddhist site outside of Tibet. Boudha was on the main Tibet-Kathmandu trade route for many centuries. In the 1950s, many Tibetan refugees in Kathmandu settled in Boudha. Nowadays, the town around the stupa is a thriving centre of Tibetan life.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square: The third major Durbar Square of the Kathmandu Valley is in Bhaktapur, east of central Kathmandu. Visitors often say that it feels more like a museum than a lived-in space or centre of commerce, like Patan’s or Kathmandu’s Durbar Squares. But it is the place to come for an introduction to fine Newari crafts. The wood, stone and metal carvings around the temples, and the traditional clay pots drying in the courtyards in the sun are beautiful attractions of Bhaktapur

Nagarkot is only a couples of hours’ drive from central Kathmandu, and is famous for its sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayas. It is 32km east of Kathmandu. From here one can enjoy Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal Himal, Rolwaling, Mahalangur (Everest Range) and Numbur with views of Kathmandu Valley and Shivapuri National Park.

Day 04: Drive back to Kathandu airport for onwards flight back home

Driving distance: 34km/1hour 30minutes drive under normal road condition

Transfers: By Private a/c vehicle

Meals: Breakfast at the hotel

After breakfast, transfer to the International airport to connect onward flight.

End of the Journey

Hope the above suggested itinerary is to your satisfaction, if you have any questions, please do write back to forum.

With best regards,

Dipen Pradhan

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