Nepal 9 Days Tour
As you fly into Kathmandu, you will get an aerial view of the Himalayan valleys and the crowded bustling city below. After you have checked out of the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will pick you up in a private coach and drive you to your first tourist destinations in Kathmandu city of Nepal which is the Kathmandu Darbar (Palace) Square. Also known as Hanuman Dhoka, this palace square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was named after Hanuman, the monkey god and has statues of Hanuman that is said to protect the palace by standing guard right at the entrance. Within the palace is the residence of the living goddess Kumari known as Kumari Bahal. Young pre-pubescent girl from the town is chosen to be the living goddess and a glimpse from these Kumaris is believed to bring good fortune. After our sightseeing, we checked into our hotel at Hyatt Regency and call it a day after our gala dinner.
After our breakfast, you will make your way to the domestic airport to catch a flight to Pokhara, the second largest city in Nepal after Kathmandu. It is one of the best places to recharge your batteries as it has everything you would want from a holiday from spectacular sceneries, adventure activities to limitless accommodation and dining options. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Fishtail Lodge where lunch will be served. After lunch, we will tour the city of Pokhara. Devi’s Falls is one of the many places one can visit. A rather unnatural phenomenon occurs here, the stream of Pardi vanishes underground. It was originally called David’s fall but somehow adapted to native tongue to become Devi’s fall. There are stories surrounding the lake that a Swiss couple was swept away by the waters when the dam overflowed on Phewa lake. Another place to visit is the International mountain museum, dedicated to the mountains of Nepal. Inside you will get to learn more about the Himalayas from its geology to history.
Travellers from all over the world flock to Nepal just to see one of the tallest mountains in the world faster Everest, Mt Annapurna which is why no trip to Nepal is complete without the Annapurna Mountain flights. This flight is best for people who are unable to trek to the Himalayas. You will get to see Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mt. Lamjung and Mt. Manaslu. It offers tourists the opportunity to get a peek of the majestic Annapurna range. The flight is half an hour long with a guaranteed window seat. After our flight, we will travel back to the hotel for lunch and then enjoy a leisurely stroll around the Phewa Lake and even go on boat rides. Watching sunsets is another popular activity and Naudanda is a good place to do that. From Naudanda, you can watch the sunset cast hues of pinks and blues over the mountains. We will have a short tea break as well before we make our way to the hotel.
The next morning, we will head out a little early to catch the sunrise at Sarangkot. Lying at an altitude of 1592m, it is a popular tourist destination to catch the stunning sunrise and get a magnificent view of the mountains and the valley below. Hues of yellow and orange will dance over the Annapurna range leaving you awed at the beauty. You will have to hike for about 2 hours to reach the top. There will a short tea service before we make our way back to the hotel for breakfast. After our breakfast, at noon we will check out of the hotel and take a domestic flight back to Kathmandu. From the airport, we will drive straight to Dhulikhel. This town on a hilltop used to be a trading route to Tibet and is rich in history that is more than 500 years old. One can visit the view tower which overlooks the city below. There are a few temples that one can visit such as the Kali Temple or Bhagwati Temple.
If you cannot get enough of sunrise and the mountains, you can watch it from the hotel as well. After breakfast, well check of the hotel at noon and make our way to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. This medieval Newari city is renowned for its metal and stone artifacts and architecture from the 15th century. The 55 window palace is the main attraction of the square and used to be the residence for the royal family. As the name suggests there are 55 windows that have beautifully carved peacocks which are now a national treasure. It is now a gallery that is used to exhibit the craftsmanship of the prehistoric times. The main access point is the Golden Gate that is known for its gold plated metalwork. Another attraction there is the Nyatapola Temple. Nyatapola in Newari means five storied and is the tallest pagoda built in Nepal. Each story represents one of the 5 basic elements. The temple is dedicated to goddess Siddhi Laxmi who holds tantric power and success. After our lunch, we will check into a hotel and call it a day.
We have already taken the Annapurna Mountain Flight. However the Everest flight is different. Travellers from all over the world flock to Nepal just to see one of the tallest mountains in the world, Mt Everest which is an Everest Mountain flight is a must. It offers tourists the opportunity to get a peek of the majestic Himalayan regions including Everest. The flight is an hour long and usually operates in the morning. After our flight we will head back to the hotel to have our breakfast and then go visit Swayambhunath. Also known as the monkey temple, it is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. The whitewashed dome represents the earth while the thirteen tiers above represent the 13 stages to nirvana. Visiting the stupa is considered equivalent to meeting the Buddha in person. The stupa is said to bring in peace and heal people from all kinds of physical and emotional difficulties. Thousands of prayer flags flutter above the stupa which contains the sacred mantras that are said to be carried to the heavens by the wind. We will take a break from touring to have our lunch and then move onto our next stop which is the Patan Durbar Square. Patan Durbar square is a collection of ancient temples and palaces that boasts the architecture of the Newars. When you are here, you cannot miss one of the temples, Krishna Mandir. According to local legend, King Siddhi Narsingh Malla saw the gods Krishna and Radha at a certain spot after which he ordered the temple to be made at the exact same spot. The temple has 21 pinnacles made in the Indian Shikhara style supported by the 3 tiers below. Events from the Mahabharata and Ramayana are carved onto different parts of the temple in Newari script that adds a mythical touch to the place. The temple is still in use although non hindus are not allowed to enter. After the tour of Patan city, you have some time for shopping.
It is finally time to bid farewell to Nepal. After breakfast, you will be taken to the international airport and it is advisable to be 2 hours early for your flight back home.
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