The epic Kailash Yatra is one of the holiest pilgrimage treks in the Hindu religion. However, it is also one of the most arduous. Kathmandu is the national capital of Nepal, and is also the largest metropolitan area of the region. The history of this town traces back to some 2000 years ago when it was established on the site of a dried lake. A genealogy of Nepalese monarchs ruled over the land in ancient times, followed by the Licchavis and the Mallas.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 01: Arrival At Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu. Meeting and assistance at airport upon arrival and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is free. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Morning, visit the temple of Pashupatinath, situated on the banks of the sacred Bagmati river, temple of Lord Shiva. Pashupatinath, with a tiered golden roof and silver doors, is famous for its superb architecture and is the holiest of Hindu shrines in Nepal. Proceed further to one of Nepal's largest Stupa of Bodhnath. This Stupa, set in a pattern of a "Mandala" is encircled by houses and monasteries where Rinpoches (Buddhist monks) reside. Around the base is a ring of 108 images of the Buddha and 147 insets containing prayer wheels. Afternoon, commence on a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city with its stone paved lanes. Visit includes Kathmandu Durbar Square with Museum, Kumari Ghar, Hanuman Dhoka and many other temples dotted inside Durbar Square area. Continue to Swoayambhunath stupa situated west of Kathmandu with the eyes of Buddha painted on its pinnacle overlooking righteous behaviour of the valley inhabitants. Overnight at Hotel.
Kathmandu Durbar Square or Hanumandhoka Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the old royal palace of the Kathmandu Kingdom. It is one of three Durbar (royal palace) Squares...
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Day 03: Full Day Sightseeing Tour
Morning, drive 14 Km east to old Bhaktapur town. Entering the Durbar Square (palace square) through the Royal Gate, the sparseness of the temples is immediately apparent, compared to the profusion in the durbar squares of Kathmandu and Patan. Many of the highly decorated buildings and shrines were destroyed in the 1934 earthquake. However, the main square still contains a few temples and other architectural show pieces; the Lion Gate, the statue of Bhupatindra Malla, the Palace of 55 windows, the Bell of the barking dogs, the Batsala temple, the Nyatapola temple and the replica of Pashupatinath temple. Afternoon visit Patan city also known as Lalitpur or the "city of beauty". Patan is well known for its intricately carved temples, narrow lanes and quaint shops. See the intricately stone-carved Krishna temple, Patan Durbar Square and Hiranyavarna Mahavihar (golden temple). Overnight at Hotel.