Glimpse of Nepal tour is very popular among the people who have short time but want to explore Nepal’s UNESCO heritage side and beautiful sunrise and sunset view of Himalayan Mountains. Nepal is multi culture, multi religion and multi ethnicity country. Nepal is popular for its high Himalaya including Mt Everest as well as hospitality of people, amazing flora and fauna.
Leisure Holidays has designs suitable package for those who does not have week or two week time to travel Nepal. Glimpse of Nepal tour offers enlightenment of the unique art, culture and tradition of the Nepalese society. This tour starts with Kathmandu valley sightseeing including UNESCO world heritage sites Pashupaninath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, bouddhanath Stupa and Patan durbar square. After you finish your Kathmandu sightseeing you will go to Nagarkot for overnight stay where you will see beautiful sunset and sunrise view of Himalayas. Next morning after sunrise view you will drive to Bhaktapur city where you will visit old royal palace (Bhaktapur durbar square) and surrounding area. Afternoon you will back to Hotel in Kathmandu than you can go to Narayanhity Museum and Dream garden by your own. These two places are situated few minute walking distances. Next morning you have option of taking mountain flight for one hour over the Mount everest. You will able to see other eight highest peaks which stand over 8000 meter while on board.
Day 1: Arrival
We will be Airport to welcome you to Kathmandu Nepal, where your holiday starts from. We will transfer to your Hotel. After you became freshen up and ready we will take you to our office about the briefing of your program. We will arrange meeting with your tour/ trekking guide who can explain you about the things you needed during your tour.
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing and drive to Nagarkot
After the Breakfast, Your guided sightseeing Cultural Heritage Tour around the historical sites of Kathmandu (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swyambhu, Boudhanath)
Pashupatinath Temple, with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. Regarded as the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva in the world . Pasupatinath temple also being the temple of Lord Shiva possessed its two-storied golden roof and silver doors and is famous for its superb architecture. The temple is situated 5 kilometer east of Kathmandu heart, on the banks of sacred Bagmati River. Only Hindu pilgrims can enter the premises of the temple. Non-Hindus can admire the beauty of the temple from the other side of the Bagmati River, on the banks of which Pashupatinath Temple stands.
It is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Stupa, it is said to be 2000 years old. Visitors often call it "Monkey Temple", the main structure brick and clay which supports a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. There are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha on the four sides of spire. Being situated seventy meter above the level of valley, the hill of Swayambhunath is a mosaic of small stupa and pagoda temples. Being located in the top level of valley, this place is famous for visitors for sightseeing.
Bouddhanath Stupa is the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. The stupa is located in the town of Boudha, on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. After 1959, many Tibetans arrived and settled in Bouddhanath area. The stupa, a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site, is included in World Heritage Cultural site list by UNESCO.
Patan Durbar Square is Situated in the center of Patan city this historical site boasts the varied range of unique architecture. Also known as Lalitpur this durbar square consists of ancient palaces, temples and shrines with exquisite carving. The major attractions of this site are Krishna temple with 21 golden pinnacle, Tushaty royal bath, Vishwanath temple and temple of Bhimsen with a striking golden terrace overlooking the square.
After you finish your sightseeing tour to Kathmandu you will drive to Nagarkot for overnight stay, where you will see stunning sunset view of Himalaya.
Day 3: Nagarkot –Bhaktapur sightseeing-Kathmandu
Early morning you will see the Sunrise view than you will have your breakfast before to drive back go Bhaktapur city for sightseeing. Bhaktapur is Located about 20 km east of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur is known as the 'City of Devotees', the 'City of Culture', the 'Living Heritage', and 'Nepal's Cultural Gem'. Bhaktapur is filled with monuments, most terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces and temples with elaborate carvings, gilded roofs, open courtyards. The city is dotted with pagodas and religious shrines. The Cultural Tour of Bhaktapur are Golden Gate, Batsala Devi Temple, Nyatapola ,Bhairab Temple, Dattatraya Temple which is one of the main attractions of Bhaktapur tour.
After you finish Bhaktapur city tour you will drive back to Kathmandu hotel. Late afternoon you can visit Kathmandu Durbar square and Narayanhity Musium by your own which are walking distance from your Hotel.
Day 4: Final departure
Today is the last day of your tour. You have option of doing Mountain flight, which takes you one hour around the eight highest mountains over 8000 miter. It is the alternate chance to see the great Himalayan range from a close distance that will leave a lasting memory of the world’s highest peaks on Earth. After you done with your final preparation, we will drop you to the International airport for your final departure.
Trek Duration: 04 Days
Best Seasons: All the Season
Trip Grade: Easy
Trip Start/End: Kathmandu
Group Size: 2-12 Pax