- Panoramic view of majestic Himalaya
- Oldest monument around Kathmandu valley (Changunarayan)
- Indigenous people life style (Tamang )
- Culture, art & way of life style
- Flora & fauna
Day 01: Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot. After spending some hours, hike from Nagarkot to Changunarayan. After hike, drive from Changunarayan to Bhaktapur for sightseeing and drive back to Kathmandu.
You will leave early in the morning from Kathmandu for your drive to Nagarkot which is one and half hours' drive to Nagarkot. You will then begin your hike from Nagarkot to Changunarayan which takes approximately three and half hours. The hiking trail from Nagarkot gradually descends through the terraced fields to the 'Tamang Village.' The thatched houses, painted with ochre, are built by with local stone hand-hewn by local craftsmen. These houses are normally 3 storied with a kitchen on the ground floor, a bedroom on the second and a store on the top. A courtyard in front has an adjoining shed for animals. The garden next to the house supplies all the household seasonal vegetables and fruit. Spring brings color to the village with young goat kids and other young animals as well as beautiful bright blossoms everywhere. Local wine making is pretty common throughout the year.
The first part of the hiking is largely a fascinating cultural encounter while the second part is more natural as the trail follows the ridge rich with deciduous forest. The Himalayas appear in the distance totally remote and undisturbed. The walking is easy with gradual downhill and fairly level paths. It will take about 3 and half hours to reach Changunarayan, the oldest pagoda style Hindu temple in Nepal. After visiting this UNESCO World Heritage Site you will drive to Bhaktapur for sightseeing.
Bhaktapur is in many ways the most medieval of the three major cities in the Kathmandu Valley. Despite recent development, the city still retains a distinctly timeless air with much of its glorious architecture dating from the end of the 17th century. Most sights can be easily traversed by foot and include yet another Durbar Square, which is infinitely larger than Kathmandu's and has its fair share of temples, statues and columns, many with grisly histories behind them. For instance, the sculptor of the Ugrachandi & Bhairab Statues had his hands chopped off to prevent him from duplicating his masterpieces.Bhaktapur second main square is Taumadhi Tole, which features Nyatapola, the highest temple in the valley, and Til Mahadev Narayan, an important place of pilgrimage. Nearby is Potters' Square, where thousands of clay pots are made and sold. East from here, through the sinuous streets of the old city center, is Tachupal Tole, another square containing temples and monasteries plus craft museums.
Private land transport for sightseeing in Patan & Bhaktapur.
Driver allowances, Petrol/Gas cost, Toll Tax, Parking and Vehicle Insurance
English Speaking local Guide for Sightseeing’s.
Entrances Fees in the sightseeing places in Patan & Bhaktapur.
Expense of personal nature such as bar bills (alcoholic Drink), extra beverages, mineral water, laundry, postal service, telephone, Tips etc.
Personal insurance and equipment.