Day 01: Kathmandu
In the morning arrive in
Kathmandu. The cosmopolitan City and the capital Kathmandu is the main gateway for travellers to Nepal. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon we enjoy the first impression of Kathmandu and visit the Kathmandu valley.
Kathmandu valley is the cultural and political heart of the country. The city enjoyed its most glorious time under the reign of Mallas in the 16th and 17th century. In Kathmandu we visit the city of Kathmandu and
Day 02: Kathmandu
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to Bodhnath.
Bodhnath is the largest stupa of Nepal. Around the octagonal base of stupa there are 108 images of Buddha where prayer ceremonies of Buddhist Lamas are taking place since over 2000 years. Then we proceed to visit the temple of Pashupatinath which is Nepal's most important Hindu pilgrim site on the banks of the Bagmati river. The temple of Pashupatinath is dedicated to
God Shiva. In the evening we visit
Patan and Swayambhunath. Patan was the second largest town in the valley. Patan was previously known as Lalitpur (the beautiful city). The famous King Ashoka built the Stupas at four corners in the 250 BC. The temple architecture gave this city as unique and beautiful. After Patan we proceed to Swayambhunath.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Lhasa (by air)
In the morning after having breakfast, transfer from Hotel to airport to connect flight to
Lhasa. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel in Lhasa. Rest of the day free for leisure and acclimatization.
Day 04: Lhasa
In the morning after having breakfast proceed for a full day sight seeing tour of Lhasa city covering
Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street. Sera is more like a small town on the outskirts of Lhasa at the base of Tatipu hill. It is the main teaching monastery and one of the three great Gelukpa Universities - once housing more than 5500 monks. Here one can see the young novices learning scriptures in the Debating Garden. After visiting the Sera Monastery we drive to visit the Jokhang temple. Jokhang temple was built in the 7th century A D and houses the most prized Buddhist relic, a 1300 year old Sakyamuni Buddha statue. The main section of the temple is topped with golden roofs found nowhere else except in
Tibet. After visiting the temple we have a walk in the Barkhor Bazaar. It is a lively and colourful market where you can bargain over such treasures like a ornate long bladed knives, prayer wheels and exquisite jewellery.
Day 05: Lhasa
In the morning after having breakfast we visit the Potala Palace. Potala Palace is the dominant landmark of Lhasa situated at a heights of 117 meters above the sea level. The construction of this palace was started on the red hill in 1645 under the 5th Dalai Lama. An immense building, 13 storeys high with walls 3 meters thick contains over 1000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and 200,000 statues. It was both the residence of the current Dalai Lama and tomb of the former head of state. The Potala Palace is full of elaborate art work and frescos that tell many stories. After the visit of Potala Palace we visit the Drepung monastery. This monastery is situated in the west suburbs of Lhasa city. It was formerly the largest and richest monastery in the world with 10,000 monks. Of particular interest is the medieval monk's kitchen with its great cauldrons of steaming barley 'stamp' sitting on top of huge earthen stoves and tented by saffron robed monks wielding massive ladles. From the roof of the monastery one can enjoy the natural beauty of the Lhasa valley.
Day 06: Lhasa - Kathmandu (by air)
In the morning after having breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport stay at transit lounge till check in time with your flight to onward journey.
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