Shanti Pagoda Cultural Tour

DURATION: 9 Days
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Key Information

  • Trip Duration 9 Days
  • Price from US$ 1444
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Trip Style NA
  • Accomodation 3 Star (or greater) Hotel
  • Transportation Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Meals Breakfast
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Let yourself be carried away by the melodious bells of Hindu temples and by the horns of Buddhist monasteries. At the sound of the mantras, soak up the spirituality of the sanctuaries of these two religions, visit the wonderful UNESCO heritage sites and fly over the snowy peaks of the Himalayan range.

Itinerary

  • 01Welcome to Nepal Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, 1340 meters, meeting with our staff, assistance and transfer to your hotel. In the late afternoon, we will inform you about the details of the trip.
  • 02Kathmandu, the sites of UNESCO Morning visit to an important Buddhist center, the Swayambhunath stupa, known as the Monkey Temple, given the large number of monkeys living inside. This former religious complex is located on a hilltop in the west of Kathmandu Valley and from here you have a magnificent view of the city and the valley that surrounds it. Later, you will visit the temple of Pashupatinath, the most important Hindu temple in Nepal dedicated to God Shiva. The original nucleus dates back to the 6th century BC BC and is known for its pagoda-shaped architecture. This place, also known as Little Benares, is located along the Bagmati River. Later, visit the magnificent Boudhanath Stupa, the most important Buddhist cultural center in Kathmandu, because many Tibetan refugees stopped there and created more than 50 Gompas (Tibetan monasteries). Since 1979, Boudhanath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 03Flight over Everest - Bandipur The day promises to be incredible! You will start with a flight on Mount Everest, a breathtaking view of the highest peaks in the world. Back on land, transfer by private car to Bandipur, an ancient Newari city perched on the Himalayan hills. It's a mix of history, architecture, incredible vistas, caves and untouched landscapes. From here you can enjoy spectacular views of the Annapurna Range to the peaks of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang.
  • 04Pokhara, the city of lakes Departure for Pokhara. Pokhara is a place of extraordinary beauty. Located at an altitude lower than Kathmandu, the city offers a more tropical atmosphere and the flora is varied, with beautiful lakes and breathtaking views of the peaks of the Himalayas.
  • 05Pokhara Tour Departure at dawn for Sarangkot to see the sunrise over the Himalayas. Return to the hotel; then visit the main attractions of the city: Devi Waterfall, Tibetan Refugee Camp and Phewa Lake.
  • 06Flight to Kathmandu & Road to Namobuddha Flight to Kathmandu and then we go to another place of great importance, this time for Buddhists: Namobuddha. Namobuddha is a very important Buddhist pilgrimage site because it is linked to a legend about one of Buddha's lives. Legend has it that she offered her body to a hungry tigress so that she could feed her young ones. You will have the opportunity to attend prayer and interact with the monks.
  • 07Dhulikhel Alternatively, departure by car or on foot to your next destination: Dhulikhel, also called the "queen of hills". In the afternoon, visit the bazaar and excursion to admire the Himalayan sunset.
  • 08Bhaktapur - Patan - Kathmandu On the way back to Kathmandu, you will stop Bhaktapur, an ancient city of Newari located east of the Kathmandu Valley. It was founded in the 12th century by the Malla kingdom dynasty and, from the 16th century, it became an important caravan transit center on the road between India and Tibet. Today, the site has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beautiful is the square of Durbar Square where is the palace with 55 windows. The whole historical part is in the Newari style and is dotted with several pagoda temples. For film lovers, Bakhtapur was one of the main film locations for Bernardo Bertolucci's Little Buddha with Keanu Reeves. If it is very fun to find the streets and temples seen in the film. Patan is also an ancient capital of Nepal. If today it has been more or less swallowed by its neighbor Kathmandu, it was, a few centuries ago, a royal city where Buddhist teaching was particularly important. From an architectural point of view, the city really keeps a special atmosphere, with many temples and statues quite impressive
  • 09Goodbye Transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule and end of our services
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Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Breakfast

  • English speaking car and tour guide for Kathmandu.

  • Flight to Everest

  • Pokhara to Kathmandu flights

  • Transportation out of the city by private car

  • Entrances to the sites / monuments mentioned

  • Accommodation in a double room with breakfast and main meals (when mentioned)

  • Transfers to the airport for arrivals / departures.

Cost Excludes:

  • Other meals and drinks if mentioned above

  • Activities mentioned in the options (Paragliding or Bungy Jumping)

  • Gratuities to guides and driver

  • Personal expenses.

  • International flights

  • The Nepalese visa

  • Travel insurance.

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    Endless Experience

     Our trip to Nepal allowed us to discover cities with different atmospheres, architectures and rhythms, alternating with spectacular landscapes, which range from the highest peaks in the world to the jungle inhabited by wonderful animals. We had irreplaceable experiences such as attending the prayer of Buddhist monks or sleeping with…Read More...

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Useful Informations

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate