Nepal transit tour is suitable for those people who does not have long time to explore Nepal but really want to know about its cultural, Historical and ethnical diversity. If you are on your business trip to Nepal you can take your few days free in order to explore Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu valley has 5 million population which lies at the crossroads of ancient civilization of Asia, and more than 130 important monuments, including several pilgrimage sites of Hindus and Buddhists. Kathmandu valley holds seven world heritage sites recognized by UNESCO. During your Nepal transit tour you will visit most of them including Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu Durbar square, Swyambunath stupa, Buddhanath Stupa ect.
Day 1: Arrival and Half day Kathmandu sightseeing
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu International Airport (TIA), you will be greeted by our representative from Leisure Holidays. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel. After the refreshment you will start your half day sightseeing visiting Monkey temple (Swyambhunath stupa), from where you can see views of Kathmandu. It is believed that this stupa was built up 200 year ago. Then you will visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is one of the important historic and tourist destinations in Nepal. It listed as one of the eight Cultural World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, Kathmandu Durbar Square also know as Hanuman Dhoka Square. Hanuman Dhoka Palace complex consists of a huge Royal Square exposing a tremendous variety of temples dedicated to different Hindus gods and goddess. Most of the buildings we see here date from 15th to 18th century.
Day 2: Full day sightseeing
After your breakfast in morning you will drive to explore Kathmandu valley where you will see four different places.
Pashupatinath Temple, with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. It is 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.
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.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square 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.
Most of the monuments in this square date back to the medieval Malla period 15th to 17th century as the golden period of Nepalese art and architecture. The important things to be seen in this area include the Golden Gate and the Golden Window of the old Palace, the beautiful piece of traditional metal crafts, the famed Krishna temple with 21 golden pinnacles, the Royal bath of Sundari chowk, a perfect piece of the classic work in stone. Royal Taleju temple, Viswa Nath Temple and Char Narayan temple are the finest examples of the unique craftsmanship in wood; the temple of Bhimsen with the magnificent golden balcony overlooking the square outside plus many other shrines and sculptures scattered in and around the square. Craftsmanship in wood; the temple of Bhimsen with the magnificent golden balcony overlooking the square outside plus many other shrines and sculptures scattered in and around the square.
Day 3: Departure
As this is the last day of Nepal Transit Tour, you will prepare for your departure on this day. Make sure you have got all your souvenirs in your luggage and have all the necessary documents to make it easy for the immigration officials at the International airport. You will be transferred to the airport by car. The tours around Kathmandu ends but the memories will be eternal.
Note: Last morning you can do mountain flight to explore the Himalaya by Plane. Mt. Everest, also called as Sagarmatha in Nepal, is much more than just the highest mountain the world. You will be able to see other eight highest peaks which stand just over 8000 meter while on board. Those other peaks are Lhotse at 8516 m, Nuptse at 7855 m, Amadablam at 6812 m, Chamlang at 7319 m, Makalu at 8463 m, Gauri Shankar at 7134 m, Langtang Lirung at 7234 m, Annapurna at 8,091 m, Manasalu at 8,136 m, Ganesh at 7,429 m and Kanchenjunga at 8,586 m. The flight takes off from Kathmandu airport to Everest. You will be guaranteed a window seat to have a panoramic Himalayan view.
Trek Duration: 03 Days
Best Seasons: All the Season
Trip Grade: Easy
Trip Start/End: Kathmandu
Group Size: 2-12 Pax