athmandu – a stunning city of the imagination, surrounded by green hills and far away fabulous snow-capped mountains, the concentrated expression of the life of the mountain kingdom on the outskirts of South Asia. Ancient history, rich, colorful and extremely diverse culture, friendly people and wonderful nature – all these adjectives apply to the valley, which is the capital of Nepal, in the superlative degree. Introducing the amazing Kathmandu – the best reason to return to the country, which gets progressively almost native.
Departure from Moscow at 19:25 of the Sheremetyevo-2 airport, scheduled flight Aeroflot SU 535. Type IL-96.
Arrive in Delhi at 03:30. Departure from Delhi at 11:15. Regular flight of Royal Nepal Airlines RA 206. Type of aircraft Boeing-757. Arrival in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, at 12:30. We were greeted at the airport and transported to the hotel. Accommodation and leisure. Tour of the old town plunges us into an indescribable atmosphere of South Asia. Durbar Square, New Royal Palace, Parliament, and numerous temples. We will see the entire Old City with a wooden building "Kastamandap", built in 723 and gave the name of the capital city of Nepal. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion in Kirtipur (8 km. South-west of Kathmandu), an ancient town where the inhabitants still wear traditional costumes and working on antique looms. Here you can fully experience the atmosphere of the Middle Ages. Continuation of the tour to the village Chobhar, famous for its spectacular gorge, and the temple of Adinath, located on a hilltop, which offers a marvelous panorama of snow-capped mountain peaks. Inspection of the temples and Dakshinkali Shekha Narayan. Return to Kathmandu.
Breakfast in gostinitse.Tsely day excursions to the complexes of Hindu and Buddhist temples and stupas. Patan, a suburb of Kathmandu visiting the old city, the temples of Krishna, Hiranya Varna Mahavir and Mahabudda. Svayambhunath – a small town of Buddhist temples, monasteries (you can attend the service and photographs) and a colorful Hindu religious complexes. The pilgrims with candles, the Buddhist religious hymns – a colorful atmosphere of the festival. All this is on a hill "Monkey Mountain", which offers a magnificent view of Kathmandu Valley. Colorful green basin surrounded by majestic mountain peaks. Bouddanath – one of the largest and oldest Buddhist stupas in the world, here you can visit the monasteries of various sects of Buddhism and directions. An ideal place for a leisurely walk after dinner. Free time in the capital of the exotic mountain kingdom.
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Bhaktapur, the former capital of an independent principality, the city is almost completely preserved its original appearance, this open-air museum. Excursion to the Palace Square to the Golden Gate, the Palace of 55 windows, temples Batsala Devi Niyatapola, Bhayravnath. We carry out this fascinating place almost all day. Return to Kathmandu in the evening.
Breakfast. Drive to Shivapuri National Park. The program in the park bird watching among the thickets of rhododendron (the stories – a low fidelity – is there even a rare leopard and Himalayan black bear). Later in the afternoon – transfer to Nagarkot, a picturesque mountain resort, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Night at Nagarkot.
Meeting sunrise over the Himalayas. Breakfast. Moving to the Pashupatinath – an analog of the famous holy city of Varanasi in India, a place of pilgrimage for millions of Hindus. The temple complex dedicated to Shiva, stands on the bank of the Bagmati river revered, there are rituals of bathing and cremation. Monks and "sadhus" (holy men) give their blessings, and half-naked yoga demonstrate a variety of wonders. An exceptionally rich and diverse experience. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. Free time for independent study amazing colorful city. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to Patan. Inspection of the old city, the temples of Krishna, Hiranya Varna Mahavir and Mahabudda. Visit the Tibetan refugee center and exhibition of folk crafts of Tibet. Afternoon and evening – free time. We can fully enjoy the unique atmosphere of Kathmandu. Farewell dinner at a restaurant in the city to the national cuisine.
Breakfast and free time in Kathmandu. Optional – a flight in a balloon or a small capacity aircraft over the Himalayas. Transfer to the airport. Departure from Kathmandu at 17:00, the Royal Nepalese scheduled service airlines RA 217. Type of aircraft Boeing-757. Arrive in Delhi at 18:15.
Departure from Delhi at 05:00. Regular flight Aeroflot SU 536. Arrival in Moscow, Sheremetyevo-2, at 10:15.
The price includes:
accommodation in hotels in the selected category of two double rooms, meals – breakfast, a farewell dinner in Kathmandu, all excursions with English-speaking guide as per itinerary, all entrance fees, all transfers during the trip and medical insurance.
The price does not include:
flight Moscow – Kathmandu – Moscow (from 760 USD at the rate of 30.0 airlines), entry tourist visa to Nepal (30 USD, is placed on arrival in Kathmandu airport), airport tax on departure from Kathmandu (about 15 USD), co-payment for Russian-speaking guide (25 USD per day for a group within the Kathmandu Valley, 45 USD for a group outside the Kathmandu Valley), optional – Chitwan-Kathmandu flight (from 85 USD), all personal expenses, all other expenses not specified in the program.
Note: For visa application must be submitted on the border of a photo and a passport.