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Legends of the Valley Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Nepal  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 434 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 434 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Kathmandu. Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. A traditional warm welcome by our airport representative. Briefing about the package in the hotel. Rest time at Leisure. Evening typical welcome dinner. Includes: (D)

Day 2: Kathmandu. We start our sightseeing tour with a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, the palace of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal. Places of interest here are the Kasthamandup, a medieval rest house said to give Kathmandu its name, Kumari Temple, abode of the virgin goddess. From here we visit Swoyambhunath stupa, on top of a hill overlooking Kathmandu valley. Includes: (B)

Day 3: Kathmandu. We visit Patan famous for its arts and crafts. Tour highlights are the Shikara-style Krishna temple, Patan durbar with the royal baths, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, a Buddhist monastery. From here we visit the Tibetan Cultural center first founded by the Tibetan refugees of the late fifties and now an exhibition-cum-shopping complex of carpets, jewelry and many interesting souvenirs. The nearby Patan Industrial Estate also houses many factories producing wood and metal works, carpets and jewelry. Then we visit Pashupatinath temple dedicated to shiva, probably the most famous temple for Hindu for Indian Sub-continent. Pashupatinath is also centre for creamination of dead. Includes: (B)

Day 4: Kathmandu. The full day excursion to the southern end of the valley is a rewarding experience. The Chobar Gorge is through which the mythical valley lake was drained out by the sword of Manjushree, the legendary founder of the valley. The old town of Kirtipur is famous both as a typical Newari town dating back to the middle ages and also as the town most resilient to Gurkha attacks during the unification of Nepal. Dakshinkali, the temple devoted to the Hindu deity Kali, is a favored spot for pilgrims wishing to offer animal sacrifices to the goddess.

After our sight-seeing tour we take a short detour on the main road up a steep hill to Haatiban, pine-forested hilltop offering excellent panoramic views of the Kathmandu valley and the Himalayan Mountain in the backdrop. Here we stop for lunch at the excellent Haatiban Resort. After lunch we continue on the ring road to Budanilkanth, a shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu in reclining position, dating back to 4th century A.D. Licchavi period. Includes: (B, L)

Day 5: Kathmandu. Today we take a morning excursion to Godavari, a tranquil hamlet on the foothills of Phulchowki peak, the highest peak surrounding the valley. The pleasant drive passes through several old farming villages before reaching Godavari itself. The Royal Botanical Gardens is the main attraction here. Nearby is St. Xavier''s school founded by the Jesuits in 1950. We stop for lunch at Godavari Village Resort, a new establishment catering to an increasing number of visitors to this place. We are free in the afternoon. Includes: (B, L)

Day 6: Kathmandu - Nagarkot. In the morning we visit important religious centers; Bodhnath is possibly the largest stupa in the world and a center for Tibetan school of Buddhism. We then drive on to Bhaktapur the medieval city of devotees and the best preserved of all the old cities of Kathmandu Valley. We shall then be on time for lunch in Nagarkot, the valley''s most famous hill resort, which offers panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains from Ganesh Himal to the east to Mt. Everest in the north. Rest of the afternoon we spend in our resort hotel viewing the Himalayan sunset and relaxing. We spend the night in the resort. Includes: (B, L)

Day 7: Kathmandu. After breakfast we take a leisurely 4-5 hours trek, mostly downhill, to Changunarayan temple. Considered to be the oldest temple extant in Kathmandu valley, the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and built during the Licchavi period in the 4th century. It has survived the ravages of time and an Islamic invasion from Bengal. We have a picnic lunch in the vicinity of the temple. After lunch we drive to Sankhu village, one of the oldest settlements lying in the trade route between China and Nepal. Then we drive back to Kathmandu. Evening farewell dinner. Includes: (B, L)

Day 8: Kathmandu. After Breakfast we are free until our departure. Time for last shopping and transfer to the airport. Includes: (B)

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Airport pick up and drop
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- All sightseeing trip as mentioned
- All entry fees during sightseeing
- Hotel accommodation
- All transport on private coach
- Meals where mentioned

Price Excludes:
- Meals other than mentioned
- Drinks and bar bill
- Tipping
- Personal Insurance
- Other things not mentioned
- Meals other than mentioned
- Drinks and bar bill
- Tipping
- Personal Insurance
- Other things not mentioned

About This Supplier
Location: Nepal
Joined InfoHub: Oct 2007

Activity: Trekking; Rafting; Safari; Rock climbing; Biking; Bungee Jumping; Canoing; Fishing; Cannoning; Vehicle hire; Accommodation; Air Ticketing; Mountain flight - Flora and Fauna Study - Climb to Everest and other Himalaya - Educational tours for students - Trip for people involved in environment awareness...

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