MNPKK4
Kathmandu Stopover 4 Days
Overview:
  • Nepal
  • KATHMANDU
  • CAD $0
  • DAILY DEPARTURE
  • 4 Days
  • 3
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Tour Code: MNPKK4
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Tour Highlights:
Kathmandu is the largest city and the capital & heart of Nepal. Once thought to be the fabled and inaccessible Shangri-La, Kathmandu is a growing vacation spot catering to all budgets. In the distant dawn of unrecorded time, so legend tells us, the valley of Kathmandu was a turquoise lake with a wondrous lotus flower resting on it. Manjushree (Padmasambav), a patriarch saint from China sliced the valley wall with his flaming sword of wisdom at Chovar and let the dry land appear. The lotus flower settled on the valley floor over which Manjushree built the great stupa of Swayambhunath. The Kathmandu valley comprises the three ancient Royal cities of Patan, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu having their own palaces and ornate palace squares each listed as World Heritage sites. There are cobbled lanes of the palace squares with a fascinating maze of temples, shrines, market places and the life revolving around it.
Itinerary in Brief:
City Nights Accomodation
Kathmandu 3
Prices & Dates
TOUR CODE: MNPKK4
Daily Departure
Price USD$ Per Person *
2018 - 2019 Hotel Choices Twin Share Single Supplement
Apr 1, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
Superior 4* Hotel Himalaya or Hotel Shangri-la or similar ,Kathmandu $450 $205
Deluxe 5* Hotel Radisson or Hotel Yak & Yeti or similar ,Kathmandu $500 $250
Oct 1, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019
Superior 4* Hotel Himalaya or Hotel Shangri-la or similar ,Kathmandu $475 $215
Deluxe 5* Hotel Radisson or Hotel Yak & Yeti or similar ,Kathmandu $525 $290
*Prices are based on minimum 2 persons
Prices Include:
  • 3 nights twin share accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast - Airport transfers as per the program on private basis - Sightseeing tours as per the program with services of a local English speaking guide - All applicable entrance fees for the monuments included in the program - All current applicable taxes (13% VAT + 10% service charge)
Prices Exclude:
  • International airfare, taxes, fuel surcharges, tipping, personal expenditures, baggage handling and shipping, optional tours, drinks.
Remark:
*Price are indicated in US dollars per person based on twin room sharing occupancy *All regulations are refer to Tai Pan Tours Terms and Conditions on Tai Pan Tours website. *Join-in transfers and tours (unless specified as private tour) *CAD$ is acceptable base on current exchange rate at (1 USD$ = 1.4 CAD$). *Currency exchange rate are subject to change without prior notice due to fluctuation.
Itinerary
Legend: B=Breakfast
D1 Arrival Kathmandu
Meeting and assistance at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu

Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu

D2 Kathmandu
After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square & Swayambhunath Stupa

Kathmandu Durbar Square is located in the heart of old city Kathmandu. The founding of the Durbar (Royal Palace) dates back to Licchavi times. With considerable renovations by Malla rulers and later the Ranas, construction was accomplished progressively over many centuries. There are around 50 temples in the vicinity. Visit the 17th Century Durbar complex, Hanuman Dhoka, Parvati temple, great Bell and Drum, Bhairav, Taleju Temple and array of temples grouped around it. A few steps away is the Temple of the Living Goddess, where the clients may catch a glimpse of the Kumari at one of the open windows overlooking the inner courtyard. All around the splendour of historical monuments is the hustle & bustle of the market place. Vegetable vendors, trees of flutes, salesmen with their wares displayed on their person, souvenir hawkers, and street shop selling imported goods and tucked away in a quiet corner the glittering bead market for custom made bead necklaces.

Atop a green hillock west of Kathmandu stands the great stupa of Swayambhunath, a site over 2,500 years old marking the point where the legendary patriarch Manjushree discovered the lotus of the ancient Valley Lake. Swoyambhunath offers a bird’s eye view of the Kathmandu city. This huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhists sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu. The faithful circumambulate of the stupa clockwise, turning the banks of prayer wheels and even prostrating full-length are done in reverence. Afternoon, sightseeing tour of Patan Durbar Square

Patan is also known as Lalitpur or the "city of fine arts" and is the oldest city in the valley. This Buddhist City is said to have been founded by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC. Patan is the cradle of arts and architecture of the valley, a great center both of the Newari Buddhist religion and of traditional arts & crafts with 136 bahals or courtyards and 55 major temples. Visit the Krishna Mandir, Hiranya, and Varna, Mahavihar.

Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu

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D3 Kathmandu
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple & Boudhanath Stupa

Pashupatinath temple is considered as one of the holiest shrines of all the Hindu temples in the whole world. The temple of lord Shiva, Pashupatinath, with a tiered golden roof and silver doors is famous for its superb architecture. Entrance to the temple precinct is forbidden to non-Hindus. They will only be able to view it from the eastern bank of Bagmati River overlooking the cremation grounds. This two tiered magnificent golden temple with four triple silver doorways is unique example of the Nepalese temple architecture. It is one of the largest Hindu temple complexes in South Asia with hundreds of Shiva lingams, shrines icons of various Hindu god and goddess insides. It is not known when the temple was founded. Tradition says it was constructed by Pashupreksha of the Somadeva dynasty in the 3rd century BC, but the first historical records date from the 13th century. The Bagmati River, which runs next to Pashupatinath Temple, has highly sacred properties is lined with dharmasalas.

Boudhanath is also known as `little Tibet’ because of its unique atmosphere resembling old Barkhor marketplace in Lhasa. Many Tibetans visit here as a place of pilgrimage and trading. Visit a nearby monastery at sunset to see little novices and old monks sitting side by side chanting evening prayer.

Afternoon, drive to Bhaktapur. Commence sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur also known as Bhadgaon is the home of medieval art & architecture and still retains its rich medieval aroma. A city of farmers, Bhaktapur is also known for its pottery and weaving. Bhaktapur is the most charming and the best preserved of the valley’s three cities. Visit the ancient gateway, Durbar Square the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Math and Palace of 55 windows. Walk to the famous Nyatapola temple, the five storied temple in pagoda style, the tallest temple in the country guarded by a series of mythical animals and deities overlooking the Bhairav temple dedicated to the tantric deity of Bhairav.

Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu

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D4 Kathmandu Departure
Transfer to the airport in time to connect your international flight.
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