On arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be received and transfered to the hotel. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and the Kathmandu Valley is the political and cultural heart of the Kingdom. The urban sprawl which makes up modern Kathmandu is in fact two cities, Patan and Kathmandu.
This morning you will be taken for a visit to Hindu culture in Nepal, Pashupatinath. This is the place where holy saddhus pray and cremations on the Bagmati River are carried out. We then proceed to the holiest shrine to experience the Buddhist culture in Nepal, Bouddhanath. With its large Stupa, this is the place where all devout Buddhists come for a pilgrimage.
Today you will be taken for a visit to Patan. Also known as Lalitpur, the city of beauty is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley. Lalitpur is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces. Patan's central Durbar Square is absolutely packed with temples: Its an architectural center point with a far greater concentration of temples per sq. meter than in Kathamandu or Bhaktapur. Within the city also lies the Tibetan refugee center, home to most of the valley's Tibetan population. While technically refugees, the Tibetans are some of the wealthiest people in the valley because of the carpet industry they operate. For those looking to bring home a fine Tibetan carpet, this is the place to shop. You will then go to Swayambhunath the golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhu stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the worn stone steps.
Morning will be comparatively free. Close to the time of your flight, you will be transferred to the airport on time to board your flight for onward journey.
Mr. Mahendra Khatri
Near P.N. Bank Jatpura MG Main Road, Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India - 442402
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