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Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 02: Kathmandu Full Day Including Mt. Everest Flight
Day 03: Kathmandu – Dhulikhel
Day 04: Dhulikhel – Kathmandu Domestic Airport –Fly To Pokhara
Day 05: Pokhara Full Day
Day 06: Explore Pokhara / Ultra Light Flight / Fly To Kathmandu
Day 07: Kathmandu Full Day
Day 08: Kathmandu – Royal Chitwan National Park By Air
Day 09: Chitwan National Park
Day 10: Chitwan National Park – Kathmandu By Air
Day 11: Departure
Barely 10 kilometers south from the heart of Kathmandu, stands a small but graceful Bungamati village, which welcomes you with wide and open arms. The ancient village came into existence as early in the 7th century. If we turn the history pages, we'll find that the village was known as Bungamati, an autonomous province in Kathmandu Valley. Regardless of the rapid changes in lifestyle of the urban population and the globalize way of living, the Bungamati locals have remained untouched by modern waves and are living the life that they know best simply rural from the past several centuries.
Newars are the predominant inhabitants here. The indigenous people of the Kathmandu Valley, with rich language, script, art and architecture as well as command over the trans-Himalayan commerce make an emotive catch the eye. So in every corner of the village, you come across the hardworking and cheerful Newars who make most of farming and utilize the spare time with masonry, carpentry and other manual works. The women community also doesn't lag behind and enjoys weaving, knitting and tailoring. Apart from this, the wood carvers from Bungamati are gaining popularity as outstanding wood carvers.
It is located 14 Kms west of Kathmandu located at an altitude of 1852 m offers a hill in the mist of whispering pines, exuding fresh and clean air and unsullied atmosphere along with its spectacular view of Kathmandu valley as well as the Himalayan range from Ganesh Himal to Mt. Everest. There is a good resort for tourists.
Khokana a small village having 640 houses with population of around 4471 people is situated in the Lalitpur of Kathmandu Valley 4 km from the Ring Road. For somebody to learn ancient Newari lives of Kathmandu and to enjoy Himalayan range seen from Kathmandu, there could be no better place than Khokana. The beauty of its own kind, Khokana was once very popular for its large production of mustard oil. Ancient and worthy still enough to learn for the new comers having interest typical Newari lifestyle. The culture, traditional house and people with the same traditional attire are another added attraction of this unexplored land. Houses are in such traditional style and architecture. From working schedule to eating habits they have their own choices, which don’t match with other ethnic groups of Nepal.
Situated nine kilometers southwest Kathmandu, Carved out of a hillside, the Chobhar gorge is the only outlet for all the water of the valley. Legend has it that Manjushree, an ancient saint cut the mountain with his magical sword, to drain out the water from the Kathmandu Valley which was then just a lake. There is a small but picturesque temple of Adinath on the top of the hill with a magnificent view of the snow capped peaks. Just beyond the gorge is a temple of lord Ganesh. The main image of the shrine is a massive rock, naturally carved.
This lovely royal game sanctuary, also known as Gokarna safari Park, lies about ten kilometers north-east of Kathmandu. Many wild animals such as spotted deer can be viewed in the sanctuary from and elephant back. On the northern side of Gokarna, is a pagoda of Gokarneshwor Mahadev.
This is a popular village amidst a lovely setting by the hillside. It is situated at the southwest corner of the Valley. Inhabited mostly by the Newars and Tamangs both of whom are Buddhists by faith, the village is dotted with numerous Mahayan (Lamaism) monasteries. Another important sight is the Buddhist temple of Bajra-Yogini pertaining to the authentic philosophy of Bajrayan.
The Kumbheshwor Temple dominates the streets around it and is said to date from 1392, when it was completed by Jayasthiti Malla, making it the oldest extant temple in Patan. The temple is noted for its fine proportions and elegant woodcarvings. There are numerous statues and sculptures around the courtyard dating from a number of Nepalese dynasties from the Licchavis to the Mallas. They include a particularly fine Ganesh figure and other Hindu deities. As the large Nandi, or bull, facing the temple inside the main entrance indicates, the temple is dedicated to Shiva.
The temple platform has two ponds whose water is said to come straight from the holy lake at Gosainkunda, a long trek north of the valley. An annual ritual bath in the Kumbheshwor Temple's tank is claimed to be as meritorious as making the arduous walk to Gosainkunda.
An important Bhairab Temple with a life-size wooden image of the god is in south of the courtyard. Also on the southern side of the Kumbheshwor Temple, is the single storey Baglamukhi Temple where the god¬dess is represented by the small temple's gilded archway with its canopy of snakes. On the western side of the Kumbheshwor Temple courtyard, is the large Konti Hiti tank, a popular gathering place for local women.
Thousands of pilgrims visit the temple during Janai Purnima festival in July and August each year and worship the silver and gold lingam which is set up in the tank. It's a colorful occasion with bathers immersing themselves in the tank while members of the Brahmin and Chhetri castes replace the sacred thread they wear looped across their left shoulder. Jhankris (sorcerers) beating drums and wearing colorful headdresses and skirts dance around the temple to complete the dramatic scene.
Baneshwor, - . Kathmandu Nepal
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