Kathmandu Valley consists of three ancient cities; Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, which were once independent states ruled by the Malla kings from the 12th to the 18th centuries. The three cities have seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, which are together listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Culture). The valley is also home to hundreds of other beautiful monuments, sculptures, artistic temples and marvelous art – reminders of the golden era in Nepal’s architecture.
Legend has it that the valley was once a primeval lake ringed by green foothills. In this pristine lake lived giant serpents until one fine day, saint Manjushree, the Bodhisattva, raised a mighty sword and in one fell swoop, cut open the side of a mountain at a place now known as Chobar. The waters of the lake flooded out, leaving behind a fertile valley. The Gopala and Kirati dynasties were the earliest rulers here followed by the Licchavi (300-879 A.D.), under who grew trade and crafts.
But the valley’s remarkable cities with their palaces, the crafted pagodas and the monumental stupas are witness of the artistic talent of the Newar craftsmen, the original inhabitants of the valley, whose skills were supported by the Malla kings and appreciated even by the Mongol rulers of 18th century China.
Arrive at Kathmandu airport. Meet our representative to assist and transfer you to hotel.
Refreshment and go for sightseeing tour of Patan Durbar Square.
Welcome Dinner and overnight at hotel.(D)
After breakfast, leave hotel for a full-day sightseeing tour of Boudhanath Stupa, Pasupatinath Temple & Bhaktapur city, with lunch in Bhaktapur. Swyambhunath Stupa,
Lunch at City Restaurant while sightseeing
Dinner and Overnight at hotel. (B)
After Breakfast, leave hotel for a half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city and Farewell dinner at a Nepali cultural restaurant to experience a one-hour Nepalese folklore dance show while enjoying a feast of delicious Nepali cuisine.
Overnight at hotel. (B,D)
Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer from hotel to Tribhuvan Intl. Airport (TIA) to board flight for onward journey. (B)
This package tour covers all historical places of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur