09 December 2016
On this short tour you will experience the world's ultimate high, with a flight over majestic Mount Everest. While staying in the fascinating city of Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, there will be lots of time for touring and exploration as well as the memorable flight over Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, and the other stunning peaks of the Himalayas. Over four days you will experience climatic conditions from sub-tropical to arctic as you travel through thick tropical jungles teeming with wildlife, thundering rivers, forests and frozen valleys. The itinerary will also let you appreciate all aspects of this beautiful country including its old heritage and culture.
After arriving at the airport you will be met by one of our tour representatives and taken to your hotel in the capital city. After checking in there will be time to go exploring on your own in this fascinating city, visiting some of the many temples, shrines and the 17th century Durbar complex or shopping for souvenirs. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Wake early for a memorable flight over Everest. Enjoy an hour of breathtaking views in the mighty Himalayan range before returning to your hotel for breakfast. AM: Half day sightseeing of Kathmandu City/ Swayambhunath Kathmandu Durbar Square is home to palaces, temples and courtyards. The word “durbar” means “palace” and Nepal’s Kings used to live here and rule from the Hanuman Dhoka Palace until the construction of the Nararayanhiti Royal Palace. Kathmandu Durbar Square is presently known as Hanuman Dhoka, a name derived from the statue of Hanuman, the monkey devotee of Lord Ram, near the entrance of the palace. Many of the palaces and temples in Durbar Square were built during the reign of the Malla Kings (1200 to 1768) and are beautiful examples of Newari Architecture, Nepal’s most distinctive architectural style. Visitors to the Durbar Square of Kathmandu will be amazed by the architectural wonders spanning several centuries. This important historical attraction has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are more than a dozen buildings and statues of note in this small area. They include: Kasthamandap – the wooden building that is said to have given the city of Kathmandu its name, Taleju Temple -one of the oldest temples in the square, this three-roofed temple with its pyramid shaped bases, is an example of the typical Newari architectural style. Kumari Ghar- home of "the Kumari", or living goddess, Shiva-Parvati Temple, Kal Bhairab etc Swyambhunath - It is a Buddhist Chaitya said to be more than 2000 years old perched on a hillock 77 metres above the valley floor, offering a bird’s eye view of the Kathmandu City PM: Half day sightseeing tour of Patan City Patan is located about 5 km south of Kathmandu, on the southern side of the Bagmati River and is one of 3 royal cities in the valley. Experience the magic of singing bowls with singing bowl master Sudeep Lamsal. Overnight at hotel
Today you visit the Pashupatinath temple and Boudhnath stupa. The temple is noted for its erotic wood carvings. This is a replica of the famous Pashupatinath temple of Kathmandu built by the Yakchya Malla. Bodhnath's colossal stupa is one of the largest in the world and after a visit there you return to the hotel and enjoy an afternoon at leisure.
Today your wonderful short tour of Kathmandu highlights comes to an end. Time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing before you are taken to the airport for your onward flight or journey home . . . having experienced life on top of the world. This tour makes a great add on to any holiday in Nepal or India.
Standard fr £497pp
Superior fr £549pp
Deluxe fr £843pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated