ARRIVE KATHMANDU, NEPAL
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you are met and transferred to your hotel.
KATHMANDU | HISTORIC DURBAR SQUARE
This morning, discover Durbar Square and Taleju Temple. See the House of the Living Goddess (Kumari), explore the bazaar and old city, and visit the 1,500-year old stupa of Swayambhunath. Situated atop a high promontory, Swayambhunath commands a superb view of the valley below. After lunch, take in Patan Durbar Square, the Golden Temple, Krishna Mandir and the Patan Museum. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.
KATHMANDU | DEEP SPIRITUAL TIES
After breakfast, set out to explore the spiritual icons of Kathmandu. Begin at Boudhanath, a towering, tri-tiered Buddhist stupa brimming with pilgrims and prayer wheels. Next, discover Pashupatinath, a highly revered Hindu temple that draws tens of thousands of pilgrims and devotees from Nepal and India during the festival of Mahashivaratri (the night of Lord Shiva). Continue on to stroll the cobbled streets of Bhaktapur, taking in the city’s medieval art and architecture.
Transfer to the airport and board your departure flight.
Enhance Your Journey
Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.
FLIGHTSEE MOUNT EVEREST
Take off on an early morning airplane flight over the world's highest mountain range, marveling at the majesty of Mount Everest and other Himalayan giants from a unique perspective.
CYCLE MEDIEVAL NEPAL
Embark on a bicycling tour exploring the undisturbed medieval villages of Kathmandu, pedaling over jeep tracks and paved roads with very little hill climbing.
MEDITATE WITH A MONK
Meet a senior monk for an introduction to Buddhism followed by a short round of guided meditation. Afterward, gain deeper insights as you converse further with a larger group of monks.
KORA CEREMONY AT BOUDHANATH
Take in a spiritual evening at Boudhanath stupa as you spin prayer wheels, light butter lamps and hang prayer flags as in keeping with the traditional Buddhist ceremony of the Kora.
COOK LIKE A NEPALESE LOCAL
Learn the art of Nepalese cooking as you prepare a meal in the kitchen of a local home and share it at the family table.