Supreme Culture Tour

Trip Description

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

The Golden gate is the entrance to the main courtyard of the palace of 55 windows built by king Ranjit Malla, the gate is one of the most beautiful and richly carved specimens of its kind in the entire world. The palace of 55  windows was built in 1700 AD. Among the bricks walls in their gracious setting and sculptural design is a balcony of 55 windows. This balcony is a masterpiece of wood carving. The stone temple of Batsala Devi, which is also located in the Durbar square, is full of intricate carvings. This temple also sets a beautiful example of Shikhar style architecture in Nepal. There is bronze bell in the terrace of the temple, which is also known as the "Bell Barking Dogs". This colossal bell placed in 1737 AD. was rung to signal curfew during those days. The main square of city contains innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces like Lion Gate, the statue of Bhupatindra Malla, the picture Gallery, the Batsala temple etc. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument list in 1979 AD.

Suryabinayak Temple

This is a shrine of Ganesh, the elephant-headed God, situated in the beautiful surroundings of Bhadgaon, placed in a sylvan setting to catch the first rays of the rising sun. The view of the city of Bhaktapur is seen from here with snow-capped peaks in the background. Nestled in a thick forest, it is a good picnic spot flanked by many others attractions.From here you can photograph an unbelievable view of the city backed by the movie-like sets of gigantic Himalayan peaks. This is an auspicious place to start your exploring around Bhaktapur, because Ganesh is worshipped before starting any new endeavor. Here the elephant headed good is known as the ‘Sun Ganesh’, because this is the first place in the Valley that the sun’s rays hit each the Earth morning. People come here to pray if their children are having trouble learning how to speak, or for just about any activity that requires a little luck. At the top of the hill, a steep flight of stairs leads upto the shrine itself, which is set in a shady forest. Ganesh dwells beneath a golden torana and a big white shikhara. Mounted on a pillar in front of his image is a statue of a large and very realistic looking rat, the god’s vehicle.

Changu Narayan

Situated at the end of a long ridge which runs well into the Valley, it is said to have been built by King Hari Dutta in 323 A.D. and said to be the oldest temple in the Valley.

Nagarkot

Nagarkot is a popular tourist resort of Nepal. It is situated 32 kilometres east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2,175 m. above the sealevel. The panorama of the major peaks of eastern Nepal Himalayas including Sagarmatha ( Mt. Everest ) can be seen from here.

Dhulikhel

This ancient town is situated 30 kilometres east of Kathmandu on the side of the Arniko Rajmarga (Kathmandu-Kodari Highway). From here one can have a complete panoramic view of the snowy ranges from Karyolung in the east to Himalchuli in the west.

Panauti

It is a thriving village of the road to Dhulikhel, with some very lovely temples and interesting old houses, particularly beautiful area some fourteenth century wooden temple struts. The drive is through beautiful countryside.

Pashupati Nath Temple

Situated 5 km. east of kathmandu, the temple of Lord Shiva,Pashupati Nath, with tow tiered golden roof and silver door is considered one of the holiest shrines for Hindus,although only Hindus are allowed inside temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati river. The temple was listed in the UNESCO World heritage Monument list in 1979 AD.

Swoyambhu Nath Stupa

This is one of the world's most glorious Buddhist Chaityas. It is said to be about 2000 years old. Painted four sides of spire's base are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is 3 km. west of Kathmanfu city aqnd situated on a hillock about 77 m. above sea level of Kathmandu Valley and hence commands an excellent view of the valley. This stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal. It was listed in the UNESCO World  Heritage Monument list in 1979 AD.

Patan Durbar Square

It is situated in the heart of the city, constitutes the focus of visitors' attraction. The Durbar Square is full of ancient palaces, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings. The Patan Durbar Square consists of three main chowks or courtyards, the central Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk  and Kesar Narayan Chowk. The Sundari Chowk holds in its center a masterpieces of stone architecture, the Royal Bath called Tushahity. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument list in 1979 AD.

Budhanilkantha Temple

Budhanilkantha Temple (Sleeping Vishnu): About 8 km. north of Kathmandu, at the base of Shivapuri hill is a remarkable colossal statue of Lord Vishnu, reclining on a bed of snakes. This is one of the masterpieces of stone sculptures of Lichchhavi period. This fifth century statue is in the middle of pond and seems top.

Gokarna

This lovely Royal Game Sanctuary, also known as Gokarna Safari Park, lies about ten kilometers north-east of Kathmandu. Many wild animals such as spotted deer can be viewed in the sanctuary from an elephant back. On the northern side of Gokarna, is a pagoda of Gokarneshwor Mahadev.

Sankhu

It is a typical Newari town, with many fine old buildings and temples. Beyond the village, up a long flight of stone stairs, is Bajra Jogini, a historical temple with a beautiful view of the local area.

Boudha Nath Stupa

The stupa lies 8 km. east of Kathmandu. This ancient colossal Stupa is one of the biggest in world, and the center of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. It was listed in the UNESCO World heritage Monument list in 1979 AD.

Kirtipur

It is a small town, eight kilometers south-west of Kathmandu on the top of a hill. Tribhuvan University is located at the foot of the hill. This historic town has many things to offer like old shrines and temples, old houses, the people typically dressed in old traditional costumes, people working on ancient loom etc.

Dakshinkali

The temple of Dakshinkali is situated about two kilometers south of Shekha Narayan. Dakshinkali is regarded as one of most important Hindu goddesses. Pilgrims visit this temple to offer their prayer and animal sacrifices to the goddess. Besides, this place has been developed as a popular picnic spot.

Pharping

Pharping is a village approximately 30minutes outside Kathmandu and is surrounded by pilgrimage sites. Newari and Tibetan Buddhist, Hindu, and Hariti worshipers hold sacred. Pharping lies about two hours by bus from Ratna Park outside of Kathmandu. For Hindus it’s a very sacred place too and well known, because of the Dakshin Kali temple that lies in the valley near Pharping.There are two caves in Pharping one called Asura Cave and one called Yangleshö. Asura Cave is sometimes also called "the upper cave of Yangleshö"

 

 

Day 01: Bhaktapur
Day 02: Bhaktapur-Surya Binayak-Changunarayan Temple -Nagarkot
Day 03: Nagarkot-Banepa- Pauauti-Dhulikhel
Day 04: Dhulikhel-Kathmandu
Day 05: Pashupatinath- Swayambhunath- Patan Durbar Square
Day 06: Budhanilkhantha- Narayanhiti Durbar Museum
Day 07: Sanku-Vajrayogini-Gokarneshwar- Bouddhanath
Day 08: Dakshinkali-Kritipur-Pharphing Village
Day 09: Kathmandu


Cost Includes

  • 1 night Accommodation at Bkaktapur(Shiva Guest House)
  • 1 night Accommodation at Nagarkot(Peaceful Cottage)
  • 1 night Accommodation at Dhulikhel(Dhulikhel Lodge Resort)
  • 5 nights Accommodation at Kathmandu(Grand Hotel)
  •  twin sharing basis on B &B Plan.
  • All Transportation by vehicle.
  • Well English Speaking Guide.
  • All travel related information.
     

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Expenses
  • Camera fees & entrance fees(if any).
  • Mineral water, energy drink, table drink.
  • The services of vehicles is not included on leisure days.
  • Medical/insurance.
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