Explore the medieval cities and diverse culture of Kathmandu Valley, including the temple of Swayambhunath; the town of Patan, known for its fine bronze and silver crafts; and Bhaktapur, with its medieval cobblestone streets.
Luxury Small Group Journeys 2013
Arrive in Kathmandu, where you are met and transferred to your heritage hotel, featuring local textiles and intricately carved woodwork. If time permits, explore Kathmandu’s medieval streets, including buildings dating as far back as the 16th century.Dwarika's Hotel
Weather permitting, start your day with an optional scenic flight over the Himalaya. Or begin your morning visiting Kathmandu’s main sites, including Durbar Square, Teleju Temple and the House of the Living Goddess. Next, visit Swayambhunath, perched high on a hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley. From here you can see the mighty Himalaya rising above the valley. Journey to nearby Patan, the city of arts and architecture founded in AD 250 and known for its fine works in bronze, silver and copper. Many of these treasures can be seen in the new Patan Museum. Also visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp to watch a demonstration in carpet weaving.Dwarika's Hotel | Meals: B
Visit Pashupatinath Temple, the most sacred of all Hindu temples, before heading to Boudhanath and joining Tibetan pilgrims for a walk around its Buddhist stupa. Next, drive to Bhaktapur, a town with abundant medieval architecture. As you walk along its cobblestone streets, notice the many ornately carved windows for which the town is famous.Dwarika's Hotel | Meals: B
Transfer to Kathmandu’s airport and board your onward flight.Meals: B
Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.
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