Himalayan Glory tours travel has designed this - Glimpse of Nepal for the short Nepal travelers with most sellable packages. This tour includes the major heritage sites of Kathmandu valley including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan city. The main attractions of these cities are: old king palaces, monuments, temples, stupas, monasteries & the surrounding settlements, It offers the beautiful glimpses of Swoyambhunath, one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaitya. Pashupatinath, one of the most sacred Hindu Pilgrimage. Boudhanath, one of the biggest stupa in the world..
Day 1: Katmandu
In Katmandu, you will be received at the airport by Himalayan Glory tours staff and transferred to your hotel in the morning. For AM Arrivals After lunch, we head to the Katmandu Durbar Square; It is the number one tourist attraction swarms with life. Though a few of the square’s 50-plus monuments date from the 12th century, most are from the time of the Malla Kings. Probably the most famous building here is the Kumari Bahal, a building richly decorated with beautiful woodcarvings, which is home to the Royal Kumari, the Living Goddess, a manifestation of the great goddess Durga. Nearby the former Royal Palace is a Mall Dynasty dwelling, once considerably more extensive than today. Within, the courtyard Nassal Chowk, originally hosted dramatic dance performances, now it is the coronation site of the Shah kings and contains some of the finest wood carvings you will see anywhere in the kingdom and leisure. Overnight stay at Kathmandu hotel.
Day 2: Katmandu
In the morning, 1st flight 6:30am to view the Himalayan range with Top of the World Mount Everst by mountain Flight Tour. This is one of the best ways to observe the snow capped peaks of the Himalayan range. It is also gives one of the closest views of the mountains that you can get without having to go for a trek. After mountain flight, come back to hotel for breakfast then we will take a guided full day tour of the city of Kathmandu. A visit to the Boudhanath Stupa is a must. The Buddhist site belongs to the Vajrayana sect of Buddhism but is revered by all. The White Stupa is a massive structure. An air of spirituality looms large and at that moment you will feel the nobility of Buddhist spirituality. Around the Stupa, there are shops selling Buddhist artifacts. After Boudhanath, we head to the Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath. Pashupati simple means “Lord of the Beasts”. This temple is considered the holiest of all temples in Nepal and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Pashupati Nath is Shiva in good mood. Last rites are performed on the premises of this temple and from afar you can even see a Hindu last-rites being performed. Swayambhunath is the most ancient and enigmatic of the Valley’s holy shrines the golden-sired stupa of Swayambhunath tops a wooded hillock. Records of its history date as far as the 5th century, but its origins are believed to be older. Back to Hotel and overnight stay at Kathmandu hotel.
Day 3: Patan / Bhaktapur/ Nagarkot
Leave early, today you will visit the ancient city of Patan. The city of Patan is encircled by 4 Stupas built by emperor Ashoka of India about 2,250 years ago. The main attraction of Patan is its Durbar Square. The square holds many temples and a giant palace which has been converted into a museum.( World heritage Sites). In the afternoon, you will be Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a perfect place to experience the glory days of the kingdom of Bhaktapur. The entrance to the Durbar Square is through a golden gate which is decorated by carvings dedicated to various Hindu Gods. Bhaktapur has myriad medieval monuments like the Nyatapola, which is a five storey temple.then drive up to Nagarkot ( Hill) is the situated at 2300 meters, on the valley’s eastern rim, Nagarkot offers an excellent view of the Nepal Himalaya including Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Manaslu. It also has sweeping panoramas of the terraced hillsides so typical of Nepal. It is a popular place for sunrise and sunset views. Overnight stay at Nagarkot hotel.
Day 4: Nagarkot-Kathmandu
Early in the morning you will have to see the sunrise views with enchanting Himalayan ranges from the Nagarkot hill station, Breakfast at hotel, than you will be surrounding the Nagarkot hillside with the beautiful villages. And you will be transfer from Nagarkot to Katmandu airport for your onward flight to be at the airport at 8am for flight departure at 10am.
Short tours from four to eight days to see the highlights of Nepal
The essence of the Himalayan kingdom...
Our Nepal stopover tours have been thoughtfully put together to provide the first-time visitor active, comprehensive, and insightful Nepal experiences. You explore the temples and bazaars of the Kathmandu valley, encounter the amazing terraced hillsides that make up most of the middle- and foot-hills of Nepal, and end your spell in the Himalaya with a visual feast of snow-clad summits on the famous mountain flight to Everest.
The longer tours take you to the charming lake-valley of Pokhara, the most popular tourist destination in Nepal after Kathmandu, and to explore the jungles of the Royal Chitwan National Park. Whichever tour your time allows, you'll experience the rich and diverse natural & cultural heritage of this fascinating Himalayan kingdom.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to your hotel. Our guide will explain briefly the program upon arrival at hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu - Nagarkot
After breakfast, start the trip to visit Kathmandu Valley with its various important religious centers; Pashupatinath (Hindu Temple), nearby along the banks of the Bagmati River, where is the cremation area for the dead, Boudhanath is possibly the largest stupa in the world and the center for Tibetan school of Buddhism. Followed by driving onto Bhaktapur, the medical city of devotes and the best preserved of all the ancients cities of Kathmandu Valley.
Before the day light ending, we then drive to Nagarkot, admire yourself the stunning scenery of Himalayan sunset. Stay overnight in the resort.
Day 3: Kathmandu
It's an experience not to be missed - wake up in the early morning to witness the beautiful sunrise outlook from the resort before breakfast serving. The next, we head for Kathmandu and keep half day valley sightseeings with Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal, visiting Kumari Temple, house of the virgin goddess, visiting Swoyambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill - from here you can overlook the scenery of Kathmandu Valley. We then visit Patan, a famous city features of arts and crafts - the highlight of trip is the Shikara (Krishna Temple), Patan Durbar with Royal bath, Hiranya Varna Mahavir (Buddhist Monastery). In the evening, it is probably the first time of you - enjoy yourself on Rickshaw ride to have a Typical Nepalese Dinner at a local restaurant, Thamel before coming back to the hotel.
Day 4: Kathmandu
After breakfast, today is free at your own leisure or activities with optional tours designed; Dakshinkali (temple famous for animal sacrifices), Budhanilkantha (the Reclining Vishnu statue), Godacari Botanical and so forth…, which are available to you at our representative office.
Day 5: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, rest of day is at leisure until we pick you up at the hotel and then transfer to airport for your next stop.
**** Recommendation : if you have short time also please don't forget to do Everest experience Mountain Flight when you are in Nepal.
Day 01 (Kathmandu)
Arrive Kathmandu. Take Nepal visa. On arrival Meet Himalayan Glory Tour’s staff at the airport and transfer to the Respective Hotel.
Day 02 (Kathmandu-Pokhara)
Early morning go for Everest Mountain Flight ( Optional program) For detail of Everest Mountain flight. Return to Hotel Breakfast at the Hotel in Kathmandu, and drive to Pokhara which will take 5 to 6 hours of journey under normal road condition.
The rare combination of snow-clad peaks and snow fed lakes and rivers has helped to make the valley of Pokhara (210kms/131 miles from Kathmandu) one of the most picturesque natural attractions in the kingdom. It is located virtually in the geographical center of Nepal. Located on the main road between Kathmandu and Bhairawa, there may be no other place in the world from where Great Himalayas peaks can be admired from such a close distance. The Bindhyavasani Temple on its well-kept platform overlooks a modest amusement park. Phewa Lake, skirted by a large numbers of unpretentious lodges and simple restaurants, is the most congenial spot for visitors.
Day 03 (Pokhara)
Breakfast at the Hotel.
You might take an early morning visit to Sarankot for beautiful sunrise view.
Sarankot is 9 kms to the north west of Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. Conveniently perched high on the top of a ridge at 1,592m., the serene hill resort offers the spectacular panorama of the entire Annapurna range stretching from east to west and the un-spoilt rural settlements just below those towering peaks. Viewing 700m down from the top of Sarangkot you can have awesome sights of the stretching Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake and many more.
BARAHI TEMPLE: Built on an island in Phewa Lake, this two storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of ajima, the protector’s deity representing the female force. Devotees can be seen, especially on Saturdays, carrying animals across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity .
DEVI’S FALL: Locally Known as Patale Chhango, Devi’s fall (Also Known As Devil’s, Devin’s David’s) Is an Awesome Waterfall Lying about 2 Km South West of Pokhara Airport on the Highway to Tansen. Legend Has It That A Trekker (Devin, David) Was Washed Away By The Phardi Khola And Disappeared Down Into An Underground Passage Beneath The Fall.
GUPTESWAR GUPHA: Is A Sacred Located Near Devis Fall. The Cave Is Almost 3 Km Long. It Has Some Big Hall Size Rooms And Some Passage. This Cave Holds Special Value For Hindus Since A Phallic Symbol Of Lord Shiva Is Preserved Here In The Condition It Was Discovered. Taking Pictures inside the Cave Is Prohibited.
FEWA LAKE: - (Optional) Boat trip in the lovely Phewa Lake is the foremost attraction of Pokhara. Paddling out into the middle of the lake is a nice way to spend a quite afternoon. Phewa lake is the largest lake in Pokhara valley and the second largest lake in Nepal. Encircled by Sarangkot and Kaskikot hills, the lake holds a pagoda-style temple. Another attraction is the reflection of Mount Machhapuchhre and Annapurna range on the crystal clear water of the lake. While boating in Phewa Lake, you can see several verities of fish.
Day 04 (Pokhara-Kathmandu
Breakfast at the Hotel. And drive back to Kathmandu, which will take around 5 hours of continue journey under normal road condition.
Known as Kantipur Nagri, the capital of the Kingdom of Nepal. Here you will visit the temple of the Living Goddess who acknowledges the greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. Kashtamandap the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree and the Durbar Square are with its array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient place of the Nepalese Royalty.
Located approximately 4 kms. /2.5 miles, this Buddhist Stupa is said to be 2000 years old. The Stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of Copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.
Day 05 (Kathmandu-Departure)
This Stupa situated 11km/7 miles from Kathmandu City is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stand with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhist Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priests.
Breakfast at the Hotel, free till departure and transfer to Tribhuvan International airport (TIA) to connect the onward flight.
Kathmandu - Chitwan - Pokhara Tour
Day 01: Fly to Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Guided tour of Kathmandu City. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Morning visit Swayambhunath stupa, Durbar square, Basantpur square, Kumari temple etc. Post lunch guided tour of Patan city visiting the king's old palace, hindu temples and a Buddhist golden temple. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Connect morning flight to Chitwan National Park. Check-in at the lodge. Afternoon elephant safari at Royal Chitwan Park for nature watch. Overnight at a wildlife lodge at Chitwan National Park.
Day 04: Early morning park visit on an elephant. Return for lunch. In the afternoon, set out for bird watching in the canoes. In the evening, a stick dance of the local people is organised. Overnight at a wildlife lodge at Chitwan National Park.
Day 05: Drive to Pokhra 'the valley of lakes' stopping enroute for river rafting (optional). Pokhra valley is scenic and exciting. It is covered by green hills, lakes, forests, rivers, water falls & terraced gardens. Rest of the day at leisure or a boat ride on Lake Phewa. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: Fly to Kathmandu in the morning. Guided tour of Pashupatinath temple, Boudhnath stupa and Bhaktapur city. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07: Transfer to the airport to connect flight to Delhi or Paro. Arrive the next destination.
Note: The above Itinerary can be customized according to your requirement, for the details you can ask our tour expert.
We organize both Individual and Group Treks. But if any one individuals or small group wants to join with other group then please see our Fixed Date Departure and do inquiry with us. But some time due to excessive number of people in fix date departure we may not join you too.