Today early in the morning, we drive about 15 minutes to Tribhuwan domestic Airport. After 30 minutes scenic flight, we will be in Lukla at 2850 mtrs.. After bearkfast & final preparations, .we begin our trek to Phakding (2650 mtrs.). From Lukla youa��ll pass Chaurikharka village and make a descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkosi River until camp at Phakding (2,650m/8,700ft) is reached. To assist acclimatization, this first day is short 4 hours easy walking.. Overnight at Guest House. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included)
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, meet and Welcome A�and transfer to the hotel, where there will be welcome refreshments and a tour briefing followed by room check-in-assistance.Rest of the day is free for optional programs at your own.Evening Welcome Dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural programs.A�Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Half-day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple, Swaymbhunath Stupa and Boudhanath Stupa.
After breakfast, get in to a waiting vehicle and proceed for half-day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, and Bouddhanath Stupa. Initially we will visit Pashupatinath Temple and then Boudhanath Stupa. Shortly, after lunch at a convenient restaurant we will proceed to Swayambhunath Stupa, which offers a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley beside itself being a holy shrine for Buddhist community.
Pashupatinath is the temple of the Lord Shiva-the God, which is situated 5kms east from central Kathmandu on the bank of the river Bagmati. The temple was listed in UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1997 A.D.
Here looms a 36-meter stupa amidst a locality inhabited by members of the Buddhist community. It is on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. It has 45 monasteries in its premises.
a�?The Self Existing Onea�? is located 4 kilometers west of Kathmandu on a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley. It is the oldest shrine constructed about 2,000 years ago and a place of pilgrimage, which was listed in UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979 A.D. Rest of the day till dinner time is free for optional programs at your own.
Eve: Cocktail Dinner at China Town Restaurant.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Day 03: Half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and Patan City.
This is a day devoted to the pursuit of medieval art, architecture and history.A�After breakfast, get in to a waiting vehicle and drive through the colorful and bustling streets of Kathmandu city to visit Kathmandu Durbar Square. The major attractions of Kathmandu Durbar Square are:
Kathmandu Durbar Square/Hanumandhoka
Built between 12th to 18th centuries by the Malla dynasty Kings, the site is now on World Heritage List of UNESCO. The Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people.
Temple of Kumari (Kumari Ghar)- a�?The Living Goddessa�?
Temple of Kumari (Vestal Virgin), or a�?The Living Goddessa�?, is situated in the vicinity of Hanuman Dhoka Palace. The building has intricately carved wooden balconies with window screens and the a�?Kumaria�? acknowledges greetings from her balcony window.
Located near the temple of Kumari, it is said to have been built by King Laxmi Narsingha Malla in the beginning of the sixteenth century. It is said to be constructed from the wood of a single tree. The city of Kathmandu derives its name from this temple.
Shortly after lunch at nice restaurant inside Kathmandu Durbar Square drive through the Nepalese countryside to visit the ancient city of Patan known as the a�?City of Grace and Fine Arts.a�? En route stop to view exhibits and shop the Tibetan Refugee Crafts Center. The major at attraction of Patan city is:
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square, situated in the heart of the city constitutes the focus of visitora��s attraction. The square is full of ancient palaces, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings. One can rummage for treasures in the various shops around the square.Rest of the day till dinner time is free for optional programs at your own.Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 04: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping & personal activities.
Spend the day exploring the city on your own, or go in for some last minute shopping.Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 05: Final departure.
Time for your magnificent journey to come to an end. Transfer to the Kathmandua��s Domestic Airport or drive back to Bhairahawa for your return home .