After breakfast proceed for a full day sight seeing tour of Bungamati, Patan and drive to Nagarkot for overnight stay at hotel.
BUNGAMATI VILLAAGE: Is a classic Newari Village dating from the 16th century. It is perched on a spur of land overlooking the Bagmati River and it’s shaded by large trees
and stands of Bamboo. Fortunately, the village’s streets are too small hazardous for car.
PATAN CITY: One of the three cities in Kathmandu Valley is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley. It is sometimes referred to as Lalitpur,the city of beauty.
PATAN DURBAR SQUARE: As in Kathmandu Patan also have the Royal Palace facing the Durbar Square but Patan’s Durbar Square is a concentrated mass of temples, undoubtedly the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. This square rose to its full glory during the Malla Period.
BHIMSEN TEMPLE: Bhimsen Temple is dedicated to the god of trade and business, which possibly explains it’s well kept and prosperous look.
VISHWANATH TEMPLE: The elaborately decorated two storey temple ws built in 1627 and two large stone elephant guarding the front entrance. Shiva’s vehicle, the bull, is on the other side of the temple while inside is a large lingam which is denoted as Power or wisdom.
KRISHNA TEMPLE: An attractive octagonal stone Krishna Temple, also known as the Chyasin Deval. The temple was built by king Vishnu Malla in 1723.
GOLDEN TEMPLE: Also known as the Hiranya Varna Mahabihar. This unique Buddhist monastery is only a few minutes walk north of Durbar Square. Legends relate the monastery was founded in 12th century. The rectangular building has three roofs and a copper gilded facade. Inside the shrine are the images of the Buddha and Avalokiteswar and a stairway leads to the 1st floor where monks will show you the various Buddha images.
MAHABOUDHA TEMPLE: Despite its height, the Temple of the Thousand Buddhas, or Mahaboudha Temple, is not immediately visible as it is tightly surrounded by other buildings. This shikhara – style temple is modeled after the original Temple at Bodhigaya in India. The temple takes its name from the terracotta tiles with which it is covered, each bearing an image of the Buddha.
RUDRA VARNA MAHABIHAR: This Buddhist monastery near the Mahaboudha Temple is one of the best known in Patan. A large rectangular structure with two storey gilded roofs encloses a courtyard packed with interesting bits and pieces. There are dorjis, bells, banners, peacocks, elephants etc.
NAGARKOT: Nagarkot was originally developed as an army post & tourist facilities came later with government encouragement. Discovering the hidden treasure that Nagarkot beholds for the nature lover, was not abstain by the tourism entrepreneurs to develop it as one of the most fascinating spots for having the breathtaking panoramic view of the majestic Himalayan ranges.
Overnight stay at Nagarkot
NAGARKOT : 01 NIGHT