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The tour kicks of in Kathmandu, where you will explore the city's several UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambunath (also known as Monkey Temple), and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Each place is rich in culture and history. Swoyambunath is full of symbolism and is one of the oldest religious sites in Nepal (over 2000 years old!). The Buddhist temple offers an incredible view of Kathmandu. Pasupatinath Temple is the most famous Hindu temple in the country. You can see sadhus (holy men) meditating, pilgrims bathing, and bodies being cremated on the banks of the Bagmati River. Last, but not least, Bhaktapur Durbar Square is an ancient Newari kingdom located just outside of Kathmandu, on the way to Nagarkot.
Later that day, we take a short drive to Nagarkot, arriving in time for the sunset. Nagarkot is absolutely stunning and you'll get a clear view of the Himalayan range from here. The next day, you'll up for an early morning breakfast to watch the sunrise behind these pristine peaks. Nagarkot is a hill resort popular for having an extensive view of Kathmandu Valley, Mt. Everest, Manaslu, Gauri Shankar and other ountains of Eastern Nepal.
We then trek to Dhulikhel (1440m), a small town with a long history. According to the records it has been around for more than 500 years. The artistic skill and urban ethos of its Newar inhabitants have created a place of charm and beauty. Streets are lined with bare-brick houses, carved wooden windows, sloping roofs, pagoda temples and sacred statues everywhere. The major places of worship here are the Narayan and Harisiddhi Temples which are adored with profuse wood carvings. The Gokhureswar Mahadev Temple, a 30 minutes walk to the eastern part of town, is a peaceful and scenic spot. The Bhagawati temple is situated at a height in the western part of Dhulikhel and dominates the skyline. From here, you can get a beautiful vista of the town and surrounding areas. Then we move to Panauti, where we have some more sightseeing before ending our tour with a drive back to Kathmandu.
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Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the Adventure Himalayan representatives will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. After refreshment, you will be briefed in short about your tour by our guide or tour leader. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip then they should be asked and clarified at this time. Overnight stay at hotel.
In the morning and into the daytime, we will visit some of Kathmandu's most famous sites. Kathmandu Valley includes several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Pashupatinath (famous Hindu temple and cremation ground) Boudhanath (massive Buddhist stupa). We can also visit Swyambhunath, also known as Monkey Temple, which was built roughly 2000 years ago. Finally, we can visit Patan, city of fine arts. In the evening, we will drive to Nagarkot and stay the night there.
Early in the morning, wake up with enchanting views of the sunrise from your door step. After breakfast, trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel, which takes about six hours. As you approach Dhulikhel, a plethora of cultural diversities, interesting traditional practices, lush vegetation and rich birdlife unfolds before you. After reach Dhulikhel. Overnight in Dhulikhel.
After we wake up, with begin our walk to Panauti, taking about 2-3 hours. There is plenty to see along the way and our guide will give us insight throughout the journey. We then drive from Panauti to Kathmandu. Farewell dinner in the evening and overnight at hotel.
After breakfast you will have some free time until to leave the international airport for your final departure.
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