Day 1 – Kathmandu Arrival
On your arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan Airport, you will be met by a representative of Sacred Himalaya and taken to your hotel in the Thamel district of Kathmandu.
Day 02: Swayambhunath Temple - Kathmandu Durbar Square
This will be the first of your sightseeing days in Kathmandu. In the morning we will head for Swayambhunath (Monkey) Temple. Swayambhunath is a UNESCO, World Heritage and one of the must see sights of the Valley. We will walk the 365 steps up to the Stupa. There is much to see, not least the three large Buddha statues of Shakyamuni Buddha, Chenrezig and Guru Rinpoche. in the park to the rear. In the afternoon we visit the Durbar square in Kathmandu
Day 3 – Kopan - Bouddhanath Stupa
We will spend the day visiting three of Kathmandu’s many places of interest. We will start the day with a visit to the beautifully serene monastery of Kopan. We will then make our way down to Bouddhanath site of the great stupa where we will take lunch.and spend the afternoon there.
Day 4 – Pashupatinath - Patan Durbar Square
Today we will spend the morning at the great Hindu temple of Pashupatinath. Located on the Bagmati river it is regarded as the most sacred among the temples of Lord Shiva (Pashupati). In the afternoon we will go down to Patan to visit the impressive Durbar square there.
Day 5 – Pharping
We will take the short journey to Pharping. Pharping is where Guru Padmasambhava attained the level of a Mahamudra vidyadhara. It is considered to be for Vajrayana practitioners as important as Bodhgaya because it is where the second buddha Guru Padmasambhava attained the state of enlightenment. There are ancient caves and many Monasteries to see in Pharping.
Day 6 - Changunarayan
Drive to Changunarayan Temple we visit the oldest
pagoda style temple which was listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site.
It was constructed in 4th century. This temple is dedicated to Lord
Vishnu in his incarnation as Narayan. From there we drive the short drive to Nagarkot. This is a vantage point for panoramic
Himalayan scenery as well as unobstructed sunrise and sunset views. We
can also see the captivating landscapes and the Kathmandu Valley. Overnight in Nagarkot
Day 7 - Namo Buddha
We drive to Namo Buddha through the ancient city of
Dhulikhel, passing the Hindu temple and pine forests, until reaching
Namobuddha. It is a highly recommended secret Buddhist pilgrimage
destination in Nepal, where Lord Buddha sacrificed his body to a hungry
tigress and its cubs. There is an amazing story concerned with the life of
Buddha which is commemorated by ancient stone slab and a Stupa with
the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Overnight in Namobuddha.
Day 8 - Bhaktapur
On our way back from Namobuddha we will visit the ancient city of Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artwork. We will then return to Kathmandu for our final night in Nepal. In the evening we will take you for a farewell Dinner, to an excellent traditional Nepalese restaurant where we will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal.
Day 9 - Depart Kathmandu
Depending on the time of your flight departure, you may have time for a lttle more sightseeing or shopping in Kathmandu. We will then take you to Tibhuvan airport 3 hours before the departure time of your flight home and see you to your departure terminal where we will say goodbye and hope very much, that you will have enjoyed your time with Sacred Himalaya.