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Spectacular hiking weekend breaks Nepal is a complete and fascinating Spectacular hiking weekend breaks in Nepal where all types of people can join in, age no bar from children, teenage to elderly people can take part in it, this trip does not involves high altitude a mere distance of few hours walks uphill and downhill with fascinating memory as the hike leads through the farm terraces, traditional hill villages of Newar, Chettries, Brahmin and Tamang people with amazing views of snow capped mountain towards North encountering exciting moment through beautiful patch of rhododendron, oaks and pines forest with exotic bird life in spectacular hiking weekend breaks Nepal
Spectacular hiking weekend breaks Nepal certainly a trip for everyone in short period of time around natural beautiful surrounding, as Nepal an impressive country for its ancient history, rich culture, traditions, custom with festivals all around the year.
Nepal is the only country where Hinduism and Buddhism blend in harmony with many interesting old temples, monasteries, palaces and beautiful courtyards. Himalayan Smiles Treks & Adventure “Spectacular hiking weekend breaks in Nepal” leads you to fascinating cultural and historical background in Bhaktapur city and sleepy village and temples of Changu Narayan and then a nice pleasant hike uphill to scenic Nagarkot hill, the highest point of this trip at 2,100 meters high, where you will be blessed with awesome picturesque mountain views from Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Jugal Himal range with Gaurishankar and Melung Tse, Numbur as far to Everest in the eastern horizon with striking sunrise and sunset views in this complete pristine ambiance at Nagarkot in the cozy comfort of nice hotels and resorts and rooms with views.
Spectacular hiking weekend breaks in Nepal another attraction is Nagarkot. After catching the beautiful sunrise over the Himalayan peaks heading downhill to sleepy old Sankhu town with a visit of Bajrajogini temple where you can have delight and interesting time around the old parts. Hiking for few hours is not difficult walking with your own normal pace is adequate, this part of walks offers exciting moment where one can observe the local village life and the in-depth of the local people and it’s cultural and traditions. Walking can be done in hiking boots or normal sports / runners shoes whatever you feel comfortable while walking, as this hike involves uphill for over 300 – 400 meters uphill from Changunararyan temple and the village and then same length of walks while on descent to Sankhu town from Nagarkot hill.
Spectacular hiking weekend breaks Nepal to conclude this amazing trip a short drive back to Kathmandu with remarkable and fond memory and enjoyable by taking part in our Spectacular Hiking Weekend Breaks in Nepal.So whatever your aim and interest are let Himalayan Smiles Treks & Adventure fulfill your dreams with complete satisfaction.
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Drive to Bhaktapur and to Changunararyan and hike to Nagarkot.
Morning Hike to Sankhu town and return back to Kathmandu.
Morning at leisure and depart for international flight.
On arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our Himalayan Smiles Treks & Adventure guide and staff will receive with warm welcome and garlands and then a short drive into hustle, bustle city life of Kathmandu city where the hotels are located around Thamel area, an interesting place to be, on reaching respective hotels check in and after some refreshment, our guide will brief with orientation programs regarding the activities while in Nepal with us from hiking and other necessary details with afternoon fee at leisure and a group dinner in the Nepali authentic restaurants.
Morning starting this great trip with a scenic interesting drive towards east of Kathmandu valley rim reaching at old medieval Bhaktapur city also called by its old name as Bhadgaon meaning ‘a city of devotees’ here our guide will lead you to interesting centre of Bhaktapur with a visit of historical and cultural sites.,
Bhaktapur is the third largest city in the Kathmandu valley, this city was once a capital of Nepal, during the great Malla Kingdom from the 12th to 15th century. Within 4 square miles of land located at an altitude of 1,401 meter above sea-level, a place enrich with traditional art and architecture, pottery and weaving industries, rich local customs and culture, and the every-day life of Bhaktapur people.
Bhaktapur is also known for woodcarving, for Nepali caps known as Bhadgaon Topi , and for curd, busy and color-full open markets, people making clay-pots, weaving, and sun-drying crops and vegetable products, located just 14 km east of Kathmandu. While in Bhaktapur visit of old Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Naytapola Temple the 9 storey roofed pagoda the landmark of Bhaktapur, The Bhaktapur National Art Gallery, Bhairavnath Temple and Peacock Window at Dattarya Square.
After a nice and interesting time our tour continues with 45 minutes drive uphill on the winding road reaching at a sleepy old town of Changunararyan, from here a short walk on easy steps to enter the ancient temple premises of Changunararyan a fine work of arts one of the oldest temple in Nepal history.
This temple dedicated to Lord Visnu, the pagoda style temple has several masterpieces of 5th and 12th century Nepalese art. According to legends Changu Narayan temple existed as early as 325 A.D. in the time of King Licchavi King Hari Datta Verma and it is one of Nepal’s richest structures historically as well as artistically. In the grounds there is a stone pillar inscription of great importance recording the military exploits of King Man Deva who reigned from 496 A.D. to 524 A.D. The first epigraphic evidence of Nepalese history found in the temple premises during the reign of the Licchavi King Mandeva dating back to 464 A.D. shows that Changu had already been established as a sacred site in the 3rd century A.D. It is the earliest inscription known in Nepal.
After an exciting and impressive time here, our hike starts from here with a gradual walk through patch of wooded area of rhododendron, pines and oaks tree lines with views of Bhaktapur and Kathmandu valley, as the walk progress leading to a small village of Telkot, from this place leads to an uphill passing by traditional rural farm villages on the winding agricultural area and joining at a road head with another short walk to reach the hotel overnight at Nagarkot the highest spot of this trip at 2,100 meters high. On reaching the hotel / resort check into your rooms for refreshment with time for short walk around the streets of Nagarkot.
Early morning at the crack of dawn starting the day with super sunrise views over the central and eastern Himalaya which extends all the way to Everest region towards far eastern horizon, after breakfast a scenic walk downhill through outskirt of Nagarkot area, leading to more farm villages and terraces fields with amazing views of snow capped mountain towards north, on reaching near Jarsing Pawa village, the walk leads into forested area downhill reaching the sleepy old town of Sankhu ( which was badly damaged by recent 25th April 2015 earthquake). Here visit of famous old temple Bajrayogini, Kathmandu is supposed to have the greatest power of blessings. History explains that the king Mana Dev once mediated at Gun Bihar area.
After a tour of the fourth century constructed water tap and artistically decorated statue in the area, as this Bajrayogini temple an ancient religious place of the Kathmandu Valley. It was renovated during the period of Pratap Malla, a famous king of Malla regime in Nepal.
After an interesting and fascinating day a drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels with time in the afternoon for short strolls around Thamel market place with evening group dinner with folk dance programs.
Morning as per the time informed by our staff and guide as per your international flight time, where you are free for last hour shopping handicrafts and souvenirs after getting back to hotel and last day in Nepal, after a wonderful and interesting romantic time visiting the best of Nepal depart from the hotel to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight home or to next port of call, after a great enjoyable time with Himalayan Smiles management around amazing Nepal.
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