EM Drive to Godavari for bird watching tour with packed breakfast
The most popular bird watching on the Valley rim situated 20 km South East of Kathmandu, with some 265 species recorded to date. The birds seen here included babblers, warblers, tits, thrushes, minivets, woodpeckers, eagles and many
migrant birds. Godavari, at the foot of Phulchoki hill where the Royal Botanical Garden is situated, records over 100 species of birds including the lesser racket-tailed drongo, Tibetan siskin and the spotted fork tail.
Babblers, warblers, tits, thrushes, minivets, woodpeckers, eagles and many migrant birds. Godavari, at the foot of Phulchoki hill where the Royal Botanical Garden is situated, records over 100 species of birds including the lesser racket-tailed drongo, Tibetan siskin and the spotted fork tail.
AM Proceed for sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city and Swayambhunath
Kathmandu City: The seat of royalty till the last century, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a wondrous cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets. Kumari, the living Goddess, the stone carved statue of ferocious Kal Bhairav, erotic carvings glorifying the art works in the temples, the giant temple of the Goddess Taleju and image of Shiva and Parvati peering outside through the window are just a few of the most noteworthy attractions in the area. One can't help but admire the exceptionally attractive woodcarvings, statues and buildings that is cluster in the area.
Continue to Swoyambhunath stupa:
A golden spire crowning a conical wooded hill, Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Katmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spires are visible from many miles and from all sides of the valley. Historical records found on a stone inscription give evidence that the stupa was already an important Buddhist pilgrimage destination by the 5th century AD.
Lunch at local restaurant.
PM Tour to Changunarayan
Changu Narayan - The temple of Changu Narayan , built on a hilltop some 12 kilometers east of Kathmandu dates back to the 4th century. As you walk through the main entrance you are greeted by a couple of stone elephants, then encounter a twin roofed pagoda and the main two tiered temple. In the center of the main temple is Vishnu, with 10 arms going through the different layers of the universe. This beautiful priceless piece of the 5th or 6th century is surrounded by half a dozen more images dating back to the 9th century. There is also an image of Garuda, the mythical bird that serves as Vishnus heavenly vehicle. Besides, it is one of the oldest and most important Licchavi inscriptions in the Valley.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Overnight at kathmandu