Nepal Tibet Honeymoon
Exhibiting a peaceful co-existence of customs, traditions and wild nature; blissfully molded within an aesthetic Himalayan sense, Nepal imitates culture in the vibrance of its enchanting surroundings - namely, the towering peaks that house ancient homes of spirituality laced with rituals of Hinduism and Bhuddhism, verdant valleys enriched with serenity and rich bio-diversity, and lastly the locales, drenched in the exuberant tales of the old and new.
Itinerary idea in details
Day 1 and 3
Arrive Kathmandu, Nepal
Hyatt Regency Hotel - 3 Nights
Tour of Kathmandu: Half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu also called the 'City of Glory". Visit includes, Durbar Square, Kumari Ghar - Home to the World's only living Goddess. Once a year, during Indra Jatra festival, the Head of State seeks the Kumari’s blessing. A short visit to Bhairab - the God of destruction, Taleju Temple - built in 1549 AD and Hanuman Dhoka Palace.
Swoyambhunath Stupa Thereafter visit Swoyambunath Stupa, said to be one of the oldest Buddhist Stupas in the World, which is majestically set high on a Hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley. It is nicknamed as the monkey temple after the tribe of monkeys that look after the hill and often amuses the visitors.
Tour of Patan Durbar Square. Half-day sightseeing tour of Patan, the "City of Fine Arts". Visit Durbar Square, Krishna Temple, which holds a commanding position in the palace complex of Patan, it is the only temple in Nepal which has 21 spires and entirely made of stone and Hiranya Varna Mahavihar - Golden temple of Lord Buddha.
Tour of Pashupatinath Temple: the oldest and most holy Hindu temple in Nepal It is set on the bank of the Bagmati River and is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. Pashupatinath is an important ritual bathing and cremation site, since the water flows into the Ganges.
Boudhanath Stupa. Thereafter visit Boudhnath, a Buddhist stupa, which is considered to be one of the largest in the world. This stupa attracts Tibetans, many of whom are pilgrims who have come to Nepal to specifically visit Boudhnath. These pilgrims, May looking as if they have never seen a city before, circle the stupa in wide-wonder. Many of these pilgrims carry their own prayer wheels, which they spin incessantly while circling the massive white washed stupa. One can visit the monasteries surrounding the Stupa.
Hike to Namobuddha Stupa along with visit to Panauti (Full Day) Walk to Devistan, a small temple and excellent spot from which to view the Himalaya (subject to weather). After a short descent, a gradual climb of about 90 mins brings you to Phulbari where the panoramic mountain views are excellent. Then it’s a ten minute walk to the legendary Namobuddha Stupa, a popular legend relates that the Lord Buddha in his previous incarnation had offered his own flesh to save a starving tigress and her cubs from the imminent death. After exploring the area a walk of about 2 1/2 hours takes you down to the charming medieval village of Panauti, a treasure house of ancient Newari architecture. Total Time: 5-6 hours
Tour of Changu Narayan, Tilkot- Nagarkot hiking. Drive to Changu Narayan - which is the Vishnu Temple situated to the north of Bhaktapur city in a hillock and it was built on 4th century. This is considered as the oldest temple in Kathmandu Valley and is a various samples, masterpieces of stone craftsman on the courtyard of the temple. One of the masterpieces - statue of Narshingh, half-human and half-lion. This i s a u n i q u e temple having commanding view of Bhaktapur and nearby areas. Thereafter, commence a gentle hike up to Tilkot passing through village and small forest (approx 2 hrs) on the way to Nagarkot. From Tilkot drive upto Nagarkot. Nagarkot is a lovely hillside resort with glorious views of the Himalayas. The drive takes you through beautiful landscaped villages, terraced rice fields.
A popular activity from Kathmandu is to take an early morning scenic mountain flight along the spine of the Himalaya for close-up views of Mt Everest and other peaks from a distance of just five nautical miles.
Romantic dinner at Kaiser Café in Gardens of Dreams
The Garden of Dreams, a neo classical historical garden, is situated in the midst of Kathmandu city, Nepal. The Garden was famous as the garden of Six Seasons which was created by late Field Marshal Kaiser Sumsher Rana (1892-1964) in early 1920.
Walking tour of Thamel
Has been a top hotspot for tourist in Nepal since the 1960s. It is the tourist district of Nepal, located at the center of capital city Kathmandu. For every step you make there is a shop offering varieties of items from handicrafts and singing bowl to sleeping bags and pashmina outfits. In fact tor shoppers who are waiting to discover and be enthralled, there is no better destination than Thamel.
Shangri-La Hotel - 3 Nights (B)
Fly over the Himalayas to the mountain Kingdom of Tibet.
Hada Welcome Hada is a piece of traditional ceremonial scarf used in Tibet. Presenting hada is the most common etiquette among the Tibetan people to show purity, honesty, sincerity and respect to others.
Jokhang means 'House of Buddha'. Located in the center of old Lhasa city, Jokhang Monastery is the prime seat of the Gelugpa (Yellow) Branch of Tibetan Buddhism. It was originally built in 647 AD.
Now Jokhang Temple was under the control of the Gelug school. In 2000, Jokhang Temple was added to the list as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site with the Potala Palace, a spiritual centre of Lhasa.
Butter Tea Experience with locals Drinking butter tea is a regular part of Tibetan life. Before work, a Tibetan will typically down several bowlfuls of this beverage, and it is always served to guests.
Make a circuit of Barkhor Street Barkhor Street is a historical and religious street surrounding Jokhang Temple and located in the downtown area of Lhasa. Barkhor Street is the most important and popular devotional kora (circuit), actually a pilgrim circumambulation.
The Barkhor circuit consists of Tibetan houses line the streets, and the ground is paved with flagstones.
This amazing palace has the honor of being the highest ancient palace in the world, with its highest point reaching 3,750 meters (12,300 feet) above sea level, towering 100 meters (300 feet) above the city of Lhasa. It was built as the center of Tibetan government by the fifth Dalai Lama in 1645.
This 13-stories-high palace has over 1,000 rooms, and covers over 13 hectares (32 acres). The stone walls measure 3 meters (10 feet) thick on average.
Norbulingka Norbulingka is Tibet's Summer Palace and it means "Jeweled Park" in the Tibetan language. It is the largest man-made garden in Tibet. The garden covers an area of 46 acres (19 hectares) and the palace has 374 rooms of different sizes. In the garden, visitors can worship Buddha, relax, and study the Tibetan-style palaces.
Monk Debate in Sera Monastery Sera Monastery is one of the big monasteries in Lhasa, and is the last Buddhist monastery to be built. There are many Buddha statues and beautiful murals in the halls. Sera Monastery has been listed as one of China's National Cultural Relics since 1982.
Day excursion to Namtso Lake Namtso Lake is one of the most beautiful nature views in Tibet. It looks like a slice of mirror which reflects the pure snow mountains and blue sky and forms breathtaking inverted images in the water. Ranked as one of two holy lakes in Tibet, Namtso Lake is also a popular place for pilgrimage and meditation. The great pilgrimage, Namtso Outer Kora takes place in April every 12 years according to the Tibetan Lunar Calendar.
Ganden Monastery Ganden Monastery was founded in 1409 by Tsongkhapa, the originator of the Gelugpa, or Yellow Hat, branch of Tibetan Buddhism. It is one of the three principle Gelugpa monasteries in the Lhasa district. Ganden is listed as one of Tibet' s cultural relics, under the special protection of the State. During the Tibetan Rebellion of 1959 and the Cultural Revolution, Ganden was badly damaged. Special funds have been provided since the 1980s by the state for its reconstruction.
Gaze at the Beauty of Lake Yamdrok Yamdrok Lake will take your breath away with its stunning scenery. On clear days it is a fabulous shade of deep turquoise. On the lake side, there are Tibetan villages and fields of yaks.
Drepung Monastery Drepung Monastery is the first of the three principal monasteries of the Gelugpa School of Buddhism. It is also the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery. Drepung Monastery used to be the living quarters of the Dalai Lamas before the reconstruction of the Potala Palace.
Excursion Samye The Samye Monastery is the first temple to be built in Tibet and the first complete with the three Buddhist jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. With these unique features, this splendid temple has become an attraction for visitors from near and far.
To Dhulikhel, Kathmandu
This morning fly to Kathmandu. On arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure.
Time for Himalayan Oil Massage and leisure
Hotel Dwarika’s Resort - 1 Night
All meals at Dwarika's Resort Dhulikhel
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