In the morning if the weather is good, we can enjoy the stunning vistas of the Himalaya ranges including Khumbu ranges, Manaslu, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang rages and Mount Everest. The experience is wonderful and is sure to be a lifetime memory.
With an overwhelming memory of the amazing landscape, we will the drive to Kathmandu with an extensive sightseeing tour of world heritage sites. We will explore the Bhaktapur Durbar Square where the Palace of 55 windows, the Golden Gate, the National Art Gallery, the Taleju Temple, Nyatapol Temple and more present a wonderful experience. The Palace of Fifty-five Windows (Pachpanna Jhyale Durbar) was built during the reign of the Malla King Yaksha Malla in 1427 AD and was remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the 17th century. Among the brick walls, with their gracious setting and sculptural design, is a balcony of fifty-five windows, considered to be a unique masterpiece of woodcarving. It is also known as one of the oldest monument present in Nepal. The Nyatapol is the biggest and highest pagoda of Nepal ever built with such an amazing architectural perfection and artistic beauty. “Nyatapol” in the Newari language means “five stories” – the symbolic gesture of five basic elements. The Golden gate on the other hand, is said to be the most beautiful and richly molded specimen of its kind in the entire world. The door is surmounted by a figure of the Hindu goddess Kali and Garuda (mythical griffin) and attended by two heavenly nymphs. It is embellished with monsters and other Hindu mythical creatures of marvelous intricacy. The hodgepodge of shikhara and pagoda-styled temples and the art and architecture is fascinating to see.
Then we will drive to Patan and explore around the Patan Durbar Square. Situated at the centre of the city of Lalitpur, Patan Durbar Square holds the ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided. A marvel of Newar architecture, the Square floors are tiled with red bricks. There are many temples and idols in the area. Unfortunately, like the Kathmandu Durbar square, Patan Durbar square was also heavily damaged by the 2015 earthquake. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.