EM: Heli Tour (Weather permitting) – 4 hour including breakfast at World’s highest peaked hotel.
Mt. Everest, located at the eastern part of Nepal, comprises of some of the world’s tallest peaks. Everest consists three peaks above 8000 m. range: Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,210 m) and
the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848 m). In addition to these three tall peaks, there are other relatively small peaks surrounding them: Pumori (7,561 m), Mt. Amadablam (6,856 m), Mera peak (6,654 m), Cholaste (6,440 m), Lobuche (6,119 m), Island peak (6,173 m), and Kwangde (6,011 m). Everest region is also loaded with several beautiful and scenic villages (Namche, Lukla, Lobuche, Tengboche etc.)
The tour to the Everest takes you around the beautiful and exotic peaks stopping by at Hotel Everest View (HEV), the highest peaked hotel in the world to have some breakfast.
After the Everest close up, transfer back to the hotel. After lunch, set out to explore Kathmandu valley and around
PM: Visit to Patan city
Patan City: Nowhere else can be seen such a compression of marvelous monuments within a limited space like in the Patan Durbar Square. Besides the old royal palace, which dominates all others in grace and grandeur, here is the 17th-century Krishna Mandir. Entirely made of stone, this shikhara-style structure with 21 pinnacles is dedicated to Lord Krishna, a savior deity in Hindu pantheon, and is equally noted for rare stone carvings on its walls, which depict various episodes of the epic wars of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Other landmarks within the Square are Tusha-hity (water spout), Sundari Chowk, Taleju Temple and the Keshav Narayan Chowk. The Hiranyavarna Mahavihar (Golden temple), Rudravarna Mahavihar and the terra-cotta temple of Mahabouddha are other highlights in the vicinity.
Pashupatinath Temple (Evening Aarati):
Located on bank of River Bagmati, Pashupatinath Temple is the most important Hindu Temple of Nepal. The temple is surrounded by many other small temples and bustling markets of religious stalls. However those Hindus are not allowed to get inside the temple, they can still visit the exteriors, funeral place, river and most importantly Aarati ceremony that is held every evening on the opposite site of Pashupatinath temple.
Similar with one that is held same on the bank of holy Ganga river in Varanasi, India. It quite resembles for what people have their on its values, gathering in holy river banks for burning holy flames in those sacred places exhibit hope of all well wishes. The Aarati in Pashupatinath is offered to all the Hindus gods and goddess, especially to holy River Bagmati, Pashupatinath (Lord shiva) and Parbati (Shiva’s consort). The ceremony lasts as long about an hour following the tradition and customs of Hinduism. It is divided into two parts – lights and music where visitors can also hum with locals and dance with Sadhus.
The Aarati is worth watching during your traveling Nepal. The Aarati starts with worship to the Panchayan deities – Shiva, Vishnu, Durga, Surya and Ganesh – with coal incense that is burn with vegetable oil and different kind of woods. Right after the ritual worship, three large structures with fifty four diyo (small oil-lamp) are rise to the Lord Shive. First the priests dip the lights four times on the bottom; circle it seven times on the top in perfectly synchronized motions. Hindus believe that lights are liked by gods and a prayer is incomplete without burning diyo.
The famous Hindus ritual worship Aarati is not only an offering to gods, regardless it is becoming an important tourism attraction that you shouldn’t missed while you are in Nepal visit.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Overnight at Kathmandu