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Kathmandu Bhaktapur and Nagarkot Tours - 3 days

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    • A pleasant tour of ancient monument amidst semi-modern Kathmandu city.

    • An interesting visit of impressive landmarks and heritage sites of Nepal.

    • Visit of old palace and royal courtyard to Buddhist Stupa of Swayambhunath.

    • Enjoy the tour of classic Bhaktapur city takes you back to medieval time era.

    • Stunning sunrise views over an arrays of Himalayan peaks from Nagarkot hill
‘an exciting, interesting tour from cultural cities to refreshing cooler scenic hill’
Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Nagarkot Tours are a wonderful way to enjoy and experience the wonderful places around Kathmandu valley.
The tour leads to ancient religious monuments and masterpiece works of art and architecture, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A perfect holiday in Nepal visiting interesting areas of Kathmandu and beyond reaching Bhaktapur the classic city of the medieval period. A short and exciting trip for all from a family with young ones to elderly people. 
As well for school and college groups of students, it will be a cultural and historical educational tour.
The tour starts from the capital city of Nepal at Kathmandu, where most heritage sites of ancient wonders are located. Visiting the beautiful areas of old Durbar or Palace square and royal courtyard, with various impressive sites.
The tour takes you to the top of a green hill where the Buddhist Stupa of Swayambhunath is located. A lovely spot with a spiritual environment with a grand panorama of Kathmandu city from the hilltop of old Swayambhunath. 

The tour extends further east of Kathmandu to the holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, revered as the holiest of all holy temples. From Pashupatinath heading northeast to the large dome stupa of Bouddhanath, an impressive holy Buddhist site. After a wonderful sightseeing tour of Kathmandu's important sites, then head towards the old city of Bhaktapur. Listed as one of the most beautiful world heritage sites of Nepal, with its magnificent-looking royal courtyard and ancient palace.
An amazing city takes you back to the medieval era period, with its fine masterpiece work of art and craftsmanship. Which is displayed on houses, and temples as well as the beautifully carved Golden Gate, the pride and treasures of Bhaktapur natives. From Bhaktapur enjoying grand moments, the tour takes you to the refreshingly cool mountain air at Nagarkot Hill. Famous and popular hill town for Kathmandu city folks for the weekend holiday at 2,175 m / 7, 136 feet high.
Nagarkot is one of the best Hill Stations of Kathmandu valley, located within the district of Bhaktapur. Famous for striking sunrise and sunset views reflection over a chain of Himalayan white peaks. From Manaslu, Ganesh, and Langtang, Jugal Himal extends as far as the Everest range towards the Far East horizon. 
Enjoy the scenic views with a refreshingly cool environment in the comfort of lovely hotels and Mountain Resorts. Next early morning after catching the glorious sunrise and views of the Himalayan range and then back to Kathmandu.
Concluding our great marvelous Kathmandu-Bhaktapur and Nagarkot Tour, having delightful moments.

Important Note

Tour Mode: On best tourist standard hotels and resorts. 

Tour Grade: Leisure to Moderate with short walks.

Area of Tour: Kathmandu city, and Bhaktapur with Nagarkot.

Mode of vehicles:  As per group size from car, coach and Land-
Cruiser or similar. 

Total Tour: 3 Full Days Trip of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and 
The Best Seasons for Kathmandu Bhaktapur & Nagarkot Tour: 
The best seasons are spring and autumn/fall. The spring starts from March to May when days are longer with enough sunlight hours. Normally the morning till mid-afternoon days are clear for views and scenic walks can get overcast late afternoon sometimes. 

The next high season is autumn/fall, from September to November, most days are fine and crystal clear. One can enjoy pleasant walks and tours, along with glorious views of surrounding snow-capped peaks.

The days are much shorter with limited sunlight hours, cold afternoons, and nights till morning time. The winter times of December to February is also best for sightseeing tours around Kathmandu Valley. Most days are clear and sunny, but much shorter days due to limited sunlight hours. Cold morning, evening, and night times.

Culture and Religion on Tour around Kathmandu Valley”
Nepal is a country mostly dominated by a huge population of Hindu religion from the low land of the Terai belt to the mid-hills. 

Around Kathmandu, a mixture of Hinduism and Buddhism religion, the local native of Kathmandu valley are Newar people. Follows both Hindu and Buddhism religions, and celebrates various festivals throughout the year round. Newar cultures are rich in age-old heritage from the ancient Malla regime till the present. The Buddhist religion is strong around the high and mid-hills and the mountainous region of the great Himalayas.

Kathmandu the only city in the world where both religions Hinduism and Buddhism exists with equal respects and worship. Having temples and monasteries close to each other, where both religions are practiced in peaceful spiritual harmony.

Trip Itinerary

Morning after breakfast, our city / cultural guide takes you on a tour visiting world heritage sites around Kathmandu city. Includes Old Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard, residence of Living Goddess the Kumari; and to Swayambhunath Stupa with more 2,600 years of history. Then head towards holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath a huge Buddhist Stupa. After an exciting and interesting tour back to hotel. 

The tour of Kathmandu includes following world heritage sites:

Kathmandu Durbar Square:
Uncountable monuments around Kathmandu Durbar Square. 
The house of the Living Goddess (Kumari Ghar), ferocious Kal Bhairab, the red monkey god, and hundreds of erotic carvings are a few examples of the sights at the Square! The buildings here are the greatest achievements of the Malla dynasty. The Square teems with colorful life. Vendors sell vegetables, curios, flutes, and other crafts around the Kasthamandap rest house. 

Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple): 
More than 25 Century old, stands as one of the world's oldest Buddhist Stupa. 
The Great Stupa of Swayambhunath is the wonder that was Nepal, the glory that was Nepal. A religious center, for faithful worship of Vajrayana philosophy in honor of Lord Adi Buddha, painted on four-sided based by spiral all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha, keeping an eternal watch on the Valley distinguishing between vice and virtue. A mere distance west of Kathmandu City, situated on a hillock, at about 500 feet above the level of the Valley. The whole hill is a mosaic of small Chaitiya and pagoda temples possessing great five Mahayana (Lamaism) and one Hinayana (Therbadist). On the hind hill is located another important Buddhist shrine; it is called Manjushree. This Chinese Buddha is the God of Knowledge. 

Pashupatinath Temple:
A pagoda style Hindu temple with gilt roofing and richly carved silver doors dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated at the bank of the holy Baghmati River. One of the most sacred temples in the entire Hindu world, Pashupatinath Temple is the nerve center of pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri. 

Bouddhanath Stupa:
Largest Buddhist monument of South Asia. The ancient colossal Chorten built in 6th century A.D. by King Man Deb. It rests on a series of three terraces, relevant shape of a lotus flower. The Stupa surrounded by circular market, which forms a part of Tibet town. In this case, also the four pairs of the Buddha's eyes give a vivid flash to the four cardinal directions. The Stupa embraces authentic philosophy of Mahayana, faith known as Lamaism in Nepal, Sikkim, Ladakh, Bhutan and Tibet. 

An interesting place for visit at old city of Bhaktapur, and a living museum an hour drive to reach east of Kathmandu city. Bhaktapur with many religious and ancient historical monuments of temples and palace of the Malla regime.

Bhaktapur most interesting sites and places of worship: 

The Durbar Square: Bhaktapur old Durbar Square, with many ancient monuments around the palace courtyard. Most ancient buildings, monuments, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, reflecting the city's unique culture, arts including architectural wonders. 

Tour of golden gate regarded as the world's most magnificent and richly carved of unique design and work of artistic skill, enjoy views of the palace with 55 windows. 

Nytapola Temple:

One of the main highlights of Bhaktapur is a pagoda roof Nytapola Temple, which means a five-storied temple at the height of 30 meters, the tallest temple of Kathmandu, and the landmark of Bhaktapur city. Built by King Bhupindra Malla in 1708 AD. On each step of the temple entrance stands a pair of figures, from the bottom with a statue of wrestlers, elephant, lion, griffins, and goddesses. 

Dattatreya Temple:

A little further another nice temple, built-in 1427 AD, which was built from the wood of a single tree, visit and witness exquisitely carved peacock windows located near the temple area. 

Pottery square and market:

Bhaktapur, also famous for pottery with two main areas, the first pottery square at Suryamadhi east of Dattatreya Temple Square.

After exploring the lovely exciting places of Bhaktapur, with time for lunch break in one of its nice restaurants. Afternoon drive leads on the outskirt of Bhaktapur city, heading on winding uphill to cooler hills at Nagarkot. Transfer to a lovely hotels or Mountain Resorts, with time for short stroll around the small town of Nagarkot. A favorite weekend spot of city young folks, to enjoy tranquil and scenic location with fabulous scenery of snow-capped peaks.

Rise up early morning to catch the glorious stunning sunrise views, the first streaks of sunlight’s hits the tallest peaks. Certainly a breathtaking views with early morning sun reflecting on white Himalayan peaks, turning into golden colors. After a mesmerizing panoramic views of Himalayan range of mountains of Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himal with stunning sunrise.

Having breakfast, and then get ready for exciting drive downhill to Bhaktapur, as drive heads back to Kathmandu. After a wonderful experience on Kathmandu-Bhaktapur and Nagarkot Tour.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Depending upon the size of a group joining in for this wonderful tour, for less than 4 person. A car is provided of fine condition, for medium group of 4-8 person in spacious nice coach. For larger group of above 8 or more in a big comfortable seated bus. The guide will accompany along with expert drivers to take care.

Travelers in Nepal, will be surprised to find good food menu of varieties, from Tibetan, Nepali, Indian and Chinese to Continental. Includes long list of snacks and drinks for the customer delights in all hotels lodges during the tour and designated overnight destinations. 

The hotel accommodation are nice and lovely according to the choices of the visitors. From budget, standard to luxury accommodation, either attached or non-attached bath and toilets.

On tour in Kathmandu and beyond, travelers can find ATM and money changing station all over the towns and cities. Around all places in Kathmandu and at Bhaktapur. Where visitors will have the opportunity to change foreign currencies to Nepali Rupees as per the current rates.

Every town and cities on this tour can find facilities of ATM, as well banks and money change counters.

The main religions of Nepal, as per the population wise is Hinduism, followed by Buddhism religion. Hinduism covers nearly 75 % and Buddhism of 20 % the rest
05 % are minority of Christianity, Islam, Jain and Sikh religions in Nepal.

As mentioned above, the best time is spring from March to May. Including autumn / fall starts from September and end in November.

Spring season days are much longer with sunny days can get cool in the morning and night time. Depending upon various places and overnights stops, the season of autumn / fall one of the best time for tour around Kathmandu valley with Nagarkot. The days are mild with sunshine, but shorter day due to limited hours of sunlight and much cooler morning and night time. 

Winter times of December to February is also best for tours, most days are clear with sunshine and pleasant, very cold morning and nights. 

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