you will arrive in the bustling capital of Nepal in the morning. At the airport you will be greeted by a local staff and escorted to the hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a healthy breakfast, a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.Kathmandu valley The name alone conjures up images of exoticism and adventure awake and it still corresponds to these ideas. The extraordinary capital in the Himalayas, which combines culture and tradition of Nepalese in itself will captivate you in no time. The Kathmandu valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to extremely lovable and religious people as well as the highest Himalayan peaks. The pagoda-like roofs of palaces, temples and houses, the wealth of excellent crafted carvings and the unique atmosphere of the attraction of the Kathmandu valley from. Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square First you will visit one of the main attractions of the city, the Durbar Square. It is the place in front of the old royal palace of Kathmandu, Hanuman Dhoka which with its numerous temples and statues of Buddhist and Hindu culture. The Hanuman Dhoka Durbar was built of red brick and is the heart of all these shrines. The palace was in the 16th century residence of the Malla kings and now serves mainly as a museum, as well as for coronations and ceremonies. Taleju Temple in Durbar Square is the temple of the goddess Taleju. He is dedicated to the goddess Kali, once the patron goddess of the Malla kings. At the main entrance there is a statue of Hanuman is the Hindu monkey god, he is the patron deity of the former Malla kings of Kathmandu. , the virgin goddess Kumari in Nepal, the Kumari, a little girl is true, as the reincarnation of the goddess Parvati. Your task is to protect Kathmandu and its citizens. Seven times a year, they carried on a palanquin through the streets. The rest of the time, from about the age of 4 until puberty, when it loses its divinity and is replaced by another girl, she must not leave the house.
Who do not want to see the highest mountain in the world with 8,848 m Mount Everest? Experience the morning a unique experience. Companies. A scenic flight along the Himalayas and enjoy the view of the beautiful mountain peaks of the Himalayas. The Kathmandu valley and its three Malla kingdoms of Patan - The oldest royal city of The afternoon, take an excursion to Patan, the oldest of the royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. This city seems so far removed from the present, it acts like a living museum. Their monuments are among the most beautiful and best preserved in Nepal. In the narrow streets and squares with their beautiful pink temples, life is still the same as from hundreds of years ago. 1482 told King Yaksha Malla dynasty from the land among his three sons on. Patan - then Lalitpur - Beautiful city - called capital of the kingdom was, the other two being Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon today) and Kantipur (Kathmandu now).
Today the tour of Bhadgaon, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath Stupa are on the program.Bhadgaon - The third King City Around 16 km from the capital Kathmandu is Bhadgaon away. Immerse yourself in this indescribable atmosphere that emanates from this place and experience a journey through time that is even more intense than about those of Patan or of old Kathmandu. Bhadgaon was built on a hillside and is surrounded by the fields of the Newar farmers. Pashupatinath Temple Today you will take a trip to Pashupatinath. The place is located on the holy Bagmati River, about five kilometers from Kathmandu. Here there is a huge temple complex, which is one with the largest shrines of the Hindus. Lord Shiva in his incarnation as Pashupati is here as - - Lord of the animals worshiped. Non-Hindus may not enter the main temple, but worth a try anyway, because around the temple complex of Pashupatinath, there are a large number of other temples and shrines to visit. On the banks of the holy river located on the ghats burning places where the Hindus cremate their dead. Boudhanath - another world The Buddhist sanctuary in Boudhanath you can not miss. The 36-meter-high stupa is one of the most important Buddhist shrines in the Kathmandu valley and is the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Impressive is the white tower crowned by a golden stupa is surrounded by a group of Tibetan monasteries, which are among the largest in Nepal, pilgrims accommodation and shops. Access the stupa is possible only through a narrow passage, upon entry you expect the penetrating eyes of the Buddha which rises directly in front of you. Swayambhunath - The Golden Tower One of the most recognizable landmark of Nepal is the golden tower of Swayambhunath. It is approximately 2000 years old and surrounded by many small temples and statues, as well as some Buddhist monasteries. A pilgrim trail leads through a wooded park about 365 steps to the temple statues lined up platform.
Early in the morning you set out on the way to Chitwan National Park. You drive through the fertile plains of Nepal and pass on the way to small villages. The national park was founded in 1973 as the first national park in the country, the Royal Chitwan National Park and is one of the largest remaining areas of Nepal jungle. It was once a popular hunting ground of big game hunters. Today, the reserve is sanctuary for rare and endangered rhinoceroses and king tigers. 35 different species of mammals, including leopards, sloth bear, rhesus and langur monkeys, wild boar, wild buffalo, deer and rare Gavial crocodiles, termites, snakes, numerous butterflies, 450 species of birds and peacocks have their home here. Explore the jungle and get to the game after the Nepalese rhinoceros.
In the early morning you on the back of an elephant, a jungle safari. Experience this fantastic wildlife with its inhabitants and admire the impressive rhinoceros and with some luck you can observe a King Tiger. visit to a Tharu village The Chitwan National Park not only offers innumerable species of animals at home, here is also the home of the Tharu tribe. The people still live in mud huts with grass very original roofs, with their own language, customs and traditions. Your livelihood, they dispute from agriculture. Get to know the local cuisine, you will experience a real attraction - the stick dance of Tharus and take it along with an elephant a cool dip in the river of the jungle.
Today you will travel route to the lowlands of Nepal to the Buddhist pilgrimage site of Lumbini. Here Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism was born in 623 BC. Lumbini is one of the four holiest places of Buddhism and pilgrimage for Buddhists from all over the world. In 1896 the site was discovered archaeological and shows ancient ruins and antiquities from pre-Christian times. Here is a 6.5 m high stone pillar with an inscription was discovered in honor of the mother of Gautama who had built BC the ruler Ashoka in 249. Buddha - The Enlightened One was on a full moon day in May of the year 623 BC Siddhartha Gautama was born in Lumbini as a royal son. His father was King Suddhodana and his mother the queen Majadewi. He grew up sheltered in his father's court to, got married and had a son. With the birth of his son he realized that everyone is born of, disease and death is exposed and so the suffering is omnipresent. At 29, he decided his family and the royal wealth at the court to give up and left home. He wandered for six years as an ascetic in search of the meaning of life.Siddhartha was on his way to Bodhgaya in India, where he meditated for six years. On a full moon day he sat under the Bodhi tree and stayed there until he again drove enlightenment in meditation. Since that time, he named the Buddha (enlightened one). As an itinerant preacher for 45 years, Buddha spread his teachings. At the age of 80 years to 483 BC, he died in a monastery in Sravasti. Maya Devi Temple - A place of peace , the Maya Devi Temple named after Buddha's mother. After twenty years of marriage and childlessness, Maya Devi dreamed of a white elephant, which they did by touching her right hip conceive a child. After ten months of pregnancy the child in Lumbini, in a garden under a tree, was born. In the Maya Devi Temple, a birth stone marks the exact spot to have come to the Buddha to the world. This white and fortress-like construction is a unique experience, a place to relax and meditate and as peaceful as Buddha's teachings itself Enjoy this holy place which is surrounded by beautiful gardens and many monasteries and visit the Ashoka Pillar.
On the way to Pokhara visit the city of Tansen. It is approximately 1450 m altitude in the mountains. From here you can enjoy a wonderful view of the mountain panorama of the Himalayas. The former kingdom in the 18th century Newari trading post on the road from Pokhara to Butwal. You will visit the Governor's Palace and the Amar Narayan Temple . It captivates with its erotic carvings and and one of the most beautiful temples in Nepal. Then, you set off on the way to Pokhara.
Pokhara is the second largest city of Nepal and is located in the center of Nepal at an altitude of 827 m above sea level. Once the city was trade center of an important caravan route between India and Nepal. The old town with its trading houses in the Newari style and the numerous temples testify to that time. It lies in a fertile and breathtaking valley and offers spectacular views of the Annapurna massif. Pokhara is the starting point for trekking tours, a paradise for paragliders and delightful place to relax. Phewa Lake company today in the early morning hours, a boat cruise on the most beautiful lake in Nepal. Experience a fascinating natural spectacle of a special kind, when reflected on the smooth surface of the water, the rising sun and the rocky summit of Machhapuchhare. Bindhya Basini Temple After breakfast, explore the city and its surroundings. Visit the Bindebasini Temple. It is dedicated to the Goddess Bhagwati and the religious center of the old bazaar. Devin's case There are numerous traditions about the name of this legendary waterfall. Legend has it that a Swiss tourist named Devin should be drowned in a bath. The Phewa lake flows into the Pardi Khola and disappeared underground. The special is that there is a cave in the depth is and the water after a few hundred meters from the earth again flows out and forms a river.Mahendra Gupha Then you will visit the fascinating Mahendra cave, this is four kilometers north of Pokhara. It consists of limestone and impressed with their stalactites and stalagmites that have arisen in the last millennia. Of the locals, the cave Chamero Odaar - Bat Cave - called.
Dhulikhel is a sleepy mountain town located 30 kilometers from the Kathmandu valley, along the road to Tibet at an altitude of 1650 m. Dhulikhel is famous for its breathtaking views of the roof of the world - the Himalayas . A beautiful play of colors offered to you at sunrise before the sun comes up behind the mountain peaks at sunset and before it sets. The town also has a well preserved old town has to offer in addition to its natural beauty.Numerous pagodas temples and houses with ornate carvings present in the typical Newari architectural style.
In the near Dhulikhel is an important place of pilgrimage, this leads to a famous pilgrim path to Palanchowk. Here you will find the Bhagvati Temple , one of the most beautiful and important Götterbildnisse Nepal. The temple is dedicated to the goddess of the wish-fulfillment. Back in Dhulikhel you take an afternoon tour through the old town with its narrow streets and picturesque temples.
After breakfast you will back on the road to Kathmandu. Here you have the rest of the day at leisure. After this fascinating journey it goes back into the home. At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport.
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