3 Days Kathmandu cultural tour with hiking
Day 01: Tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath, approx: 05-06 hours.
Morning starts with a cultural tour to late afternoon, our city guide takes you to Kathmandu famous World Heritage Sites with old Durbar Square in the hub of Kathmandu city, visit the old Malla & Shah regime palaces and royal courtyard and a tour of Kastamandap Temple (where Kathmandu name comes from) assumed that this temple of wood built from a single tree, and then visit Kumari Goddess (living virgin goddess) Kumari, a young girl of teens phase replaced by another young Kumari after reaching late teenage, after a wonderful time here a short drive to the west at old and renown landmark of Kathmandu valley the Swayambhunath Stupa, perched on a hill top providing super panorama of Kathmandu city and surrounding green hills with high snow capped mountains in the north.
This old Stupa dates back of more than 2,500 years old with four main eyes of Buddha overlooking North, South, East and West directions.
Visit the monastery surrounded with serene forest with lot of monkeys and it’s also called as “Monkey Temple”.
Then driving for next interesting tour to holy Pashupatinath Temple, where non Hindu are not permitted in the main temple premises, but tourist can look at the temple premises from above Bagmati river, this temple dedicated to celebrated lord Shiva, this unique temple with golden stage roofs with four silver doors at 4 direction.
Close to it lies the site of Hindu cremation on the bank of the river, after an interesting time return back to hotel with rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Day 02: Tour of Patan (Lalitpur) & Bhaktapur, approx: 05 – 06 hours.
Starting morning with a short drive towards Patan city located south of Kathmandu at mere distance across the bridge, on reaching Patan also known as Lalitpur meaning “city of arts” visit the old Palace complex, courtyard (Durbar) with tall terracotta palace, impressive window carvings, and a tall Krishna Temple with Garuda pillar, a vehicle of Lord Vishnu and Lord Krishna, from here a pleasant ride to valley 03rd biggest city at Bhaktapur, this old city was once a Nepal’s capital during Malla period in 12th to 15th century.
Bhaktapur, famous for its arts and crafts, woodcarving and pottery, tour of exclusive Durbar Square with beautiful golden gate palace of 55 windows with a visit to see an interesting wooden peacock window, tour of Bhaktapur continues visiting next Durbar Square with renowned Nytapola Temple, Bhaktapur National Art Gallery, and Bhairavnath Temple.
After a lovely and interesting day return back to hotel with afternoon free at leisure.
Day 03: A day hike to Shivapuri hill – 05 hrs.
Today, a scenic and exciting drive towards east on Nepal / Tibet, China Friendship highway the drive passes many country villages and farm lands to reach at starting point of rafting just a close distance from Tibet border at Bhote Kosi River also known as upper Sun Kosi, meet our rafting crew and captain of the boat after a brief information on rafting and of the river, float down stream on the nice serene hike to Shivapuri hill top at 2,540 meters high towards North of Kathmandu valley and wild river encountering many white water and rapids with bouncy waves, floating with views of nice farm, villages and forest scenery then end the rafting adventure at put off point after 2-3 hours of exciting rafting.
From here drive back to Kathmandu with 3 to 4 hours of scenic journey, on reaching at respective hotels with rest of the afternoon free for individual activities and end of Everest Vacation wonderful services.
cost includes during 3 Days Kathmandu cultural tour with hiking
cost excludes during 3 Days Kathmandu cultural tour with hiking
– entry fees, flights