The Kathmandu Valley has always been a melting pot for various cultures, religions, and arts and crafts. Those who ruled the cities from the 12th to the 18th centuries decorated their individual kingdom with exotic craftsmanship and palaces; here you will discover ancient temples and myths in the valley of gods where Hinduism and Buddhism meet.


On arrival, you will be met and transfer to the hotel. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is one of the world's oldest cities. The old part of the city, with narrow medieval streets and lovely little shrines, centers on the Durbar Square. The three cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur are of historical importance and retain monuments of immense artistic and cultural value. Overnight at the Hotel.

Breakfast. Morning tour of the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa and the city. The Durbar Square served as the main city square of ancient Kathmandu with the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, built by Pratap Malla, one the greatest lovers of art to have ruled Kathmandu. About 2000 years old, Swayambhunath is perched on a hillock on the south-western edge of Kathmandu. The stupa, is a dome 20 meters in diameter and 32 meters high and is made of brick and earth mounted by a conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Afternoon tour of Patan, located on the southern banks of the Bagmati River, is one of the three main cities in Kathmandu Valley. Patan is famous for its amazing collection of fantastically carved temples, palace courtyards, water spouts, public baths and houses with their equally elaborate wood, stone and metal carvings under the patronages of the Kirat, Lichivi and Malla kings. Overnight at the Hotel.

Breakfast. Morning visit the Boudhanath Stupa. With a base of 82 meters in diameter, Boudhanath is claimed to be the largest Buddhist stupa in the world. Also visit Bhaktapur, a medieval city where the Newars, the main inhabitants still follow age old traditions and customs. It houses some of the best examples of Nepali craftsmanship on wood and stone such as the Palace of 55 Windows built in 1697, the five storied Nyatapola Temple, the Kashi Biswanath Temple, and the Dattatreya Temple among many others. Late afternoon, return to Kathmandu. Overnight at the Hotel.

Breakfast. Morning transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

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