Gorkha Kalika Darshan

Gorkha Kalika Darshan

Tour Info

  • GKD114
  • Easy.
  • Nepal
  • 6 Days
  • Tour and sight seen
  • 1220 m
  • All Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu,Manakamana,Gorkha.

 

Overview

 

Gorkha is located in the western region of Nepal  is one the pioneer ancient district  of Nepal.   Which is regarded as the land of the brave Gorkhali soldiers. About six hour  smooth drive from Kathmandu and five hour cool drive from Pokhara is the district of Gorkha where the   brave   King Prithvi Narayan   Shah    was born.You can directly get bus from Kathmandu,Pokhara and other main cities to reach Gorkha.

 

The artistic, majestic, fort, a palace, and the temple perched high on the top of the hill around 1000 feet above the Gorkha Bazaar, the Gorkha palace is the major   attraction in Gorkha. The palace complex offers attractive views of mountains like Annapurna,   Dhaulagiri, Manaslu,   Himchuli,  Lamjung Himal and other peaks in the north and lush green valley in the south.

 

         Outline Itinerary:

 

          Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m) and Transfer to the hotel.
          Day 02:Sightseeing of World Heritage sites in Kathmandu valley.
          Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Manakamana Overnight at hotel.
          Day 04: Drive From Manakamana to Gorkha.
          Day 05:Drive back from Gorkha to Kathmandu, 5/6 hrs. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
          Day 06:Transfer to the Airport.

 

Gorkha Kalika Darshan

 

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m) and Transfer to the hotel.

 

 

After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in medieval and modernized Kathmandu, you will be  warmly    greeted by our office representative and transferred to the hotel.    After check-in and some refreshments, our senior   guide will come   to meet you and give you a brief orientation about Your Tour Plan.

 

 

Day 02:Sightseeing of World Heritage sites in Kathmandu valley.

 

 

Legends say Kathmandu Valley used to be a large pond and it became habitable only after Manjushree cut a hill to drain the water out. The Valley is a treasure trove in terms of art and architecture, culture and tradition. An old    saying says: ‘There are more temples than houses and more idols than people in Kathmandu.’ You can find numerous temples dedicated to different gods and goddesses in every nook and corner  of the Valley. Most of   these temples    are built in    pagoda style – often    multi storied with   slanting   roofs but   each    successive roof   smaller.   The three   cities in the   Valley –Kathmandu,   Bhaktapur and Lalitpur – used to be three independent kingdoms about 300 years ago. They used to be ruled by Malla kings. They built many temples and palaces which are standing tall   even today.   This special   tour package takes   you to these   architectural grandeurs of the Kathmandu Valley.

 

 

Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

Bhaktapur: Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgaon, translates into city of  devotees. It is an   old city   founded in the   ninth century. It used to be one of the three Malla kingdoms in the Kathmandu Valley before the unification of Nepal. Located east of Kathmandu, the core areas of the city is inhabited by Newars who still follow age-old    customs and tradition. Houses here are the best examples of Nepali stone and  wooden craft. The 55- window Palace   built in 1697,   the five-storied   Nyatapola Temple, the Kashi Biswanath  Temple, and  the Dattatreya Temple, among others, are the  major  attractions in   Bhaktapur. Considered a living museum, one can witness ancient traditions   carried   out even today as  they were  centuries ago in  many areas of the city such as in Potters square   where the local potters  use age old techniques to make clay pots. You can    catch them in action at Taumadhi Square.

 

 

Kathmandu Durbar square.

 

 

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu Durbar Square used to be the palace of Shah kings after unification of Nepal about 270 years ago. This is the place where Nepali kings used to be crowned and legitimized until 2007 when the country adopted republican setup. The area, which is also known as Basantapur or   the Hanumandhoka Durbar, because    of the idol of   Hanuman at the entrance, has   many pagoda temples like   Maju Deval, Jagannath,   Shiva Parbati,   Kasthamandap    and Taleju, among others. These temples are rich in wooden architecture dating back to centuries. Another   attraction here is the Kumari Ghar or the house of Kumari – the living   goddess. It is also   the place   where   the   famous    Indra   Jatra   festival is   organized.   The are    suffered major   damages     in the 2015   earthquakes  with most   of the   tall   monuments floored. But reconstruction work is going on to rebuild the temples in the previous shape and style.

 

 

Patan Durbar Square:

 

 

Patan Durbar Square: Patan is one of the cities of the Kathmandu Valley. It used to be an independent state before Nepal was unified. The city is best known for its   artistic heritage.   The city is   surrounded by four   Ashokan stupas   built in   four corners. The city is full of temples and   monuments, bronze   gateways, guardian   deities and   wonderful   carvings,   among others. The main palace has three courtyards — Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshav  Narayan   Chowk.   Patan   Museum and the golden temple of Hiranaya Varna Mahavihar are the other attractions in and around the Durbar Square.

 

 

Swoyambhunath: Seated on a hilltop in the southwestern part of Kathmandu Valley,  Swoyambhunath Stupa  is an important pilgrimage for Buddhist and a most-visit site for tourists. The nearly 2,000-year old stupa is a whitewashed dome — 20 meters in   diameter   and 32  meters in height. A  conical spire  sits on  the top of the   dome   capped   by a golden pinnacle. At the base of the spire is four pair of eyes looking in the four directions. There are many  temples dedicated to Buddhism and Hinduism in the Hindu premises – the perfect example of religious harmony  existing in Nepal. The hill is surrounded by dense forests – a habitat for monkeys, giving it a  nickname ‘Monkey  Temple’. This UNESCO World Heritage site offers sweeping view of the Kathmandu Valley. On   sunny days, you   will be rewarded with the view of Himalayas glittering in the northern horizon.

 

 

Pashupatinath: Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath is the holiest shrine in Nepal and one of the four important shrines for Hindus all over the world. Believed to have been built in the 5th century   and later   renovated    during the reign of the Malla kings, the site is believed to have existed from the beginning of the millennium when a Shiva lingam was discovered here by cow herders. This largest temple complex in Nepal sits on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. The main pagoda temple is two-storied with a golden pinnacle and has four silver doors and intricate wood   carvings. There are temples and idols of several Hindu and Buddhist deities on the temple premises.

Located just 3 kilometers from the city center, the Pashupatinath Temple premises is a UNESCO World Heritage site. There is also a cremation site on the banks of Bagmati River where last rites of Hindus are performed. In the evening, a special aarti is offered to Lord Shiva amidst   chanting of sacred   mantras and   performance   of Tandava   dance by young priests.

 

 

Bouddhanath: Bouddhanath is one of the largest stupas in South Asia and a focal point of  Tibetan   Buddhism in Nepal. The 36-meter high whitewashed dome sits on a big mandala. A spire is erected on the top of   the dome   and capped by a glittering pinnacle. At the base of the spiral lies four pair of eyes looking at the four directions. The stupa, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, is believed to have been built in the 5th century. It is believed to entomb the remains of a sage Kasyap who is venerated by both Buddhists and Hindus. The environment in the stupa complex is always vibrant. Walk along devotees as they circumambulate the stupa, rotating prayer  wheels. You can see   monks and lama wearing maroon robes circumambulate the stupa chanting mantras. The area is also the best place  to buy Tibetan souvenirs – ranging from colorful thankas to trinkets and rugs. Eateries with rooftop patios serve   you good food, offering fantastic views of the stupa and the surroundings.

 

After Sight seen of Kathmandu Valley Overnight at Hotel.

 

 

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Manakamana Overnight at hotel.

 

 

After breakfast, we drive from Kathmandu to  Manakamana The    Manakamana temple lies 12 km south of the town Gorkha. The temple is located on a distinguished ridge 1,302 meters (4,272 ft) above sea level and overlooks the river valleys of Trisuli River  in the south and Marsangdi in the west. The Manaslu- Himachali and Annapurna ranges can be viewed to the north of the temple.    The temple is    approximately a 140 kilometers     from Kathmandu  We will Reached Manakamana Temple  Through Cabal Car and Puja in Manakamana Temple.After Puja Over Night In Hotel.

 

 

 Day 04: Drive From Manakamana to Gorkha.(  Sightseeing around Gorkha Bazaar, Tallo Durbar, Gorakhkali, and Gorakhnath Baba cave.)

 

 

After breakfast, we drive from Manakamana to Gorkha. We follow the bank of Trishuli River, the popular rafting river for mild rafts, streams and reach to Gorkha. Gorkha is a historical  town, the origin of   Shah Dynasty and the gateway for the Manaslu Trekking and many other village tours. In the time of   monsoon, the    flowing    rivers    and    stream produces wonderful sound, the playful clouds seem kissing the horizon and the local   folks are    found in    wonderful lyrical song singing and planting rice. Gorkha is a hill town. Hiking  lovers can enjoy a lot.   We visit Gorkha   Museum and hike to Gorakhkali temple. There we can see Gorakhnath cave, Kali Temple. It is  the    superb view    point for the scintillating mountain views and nearest hills. We descend from the way of Ram Shah Chautari and arrive at the hotel. Overnight at Gorkha.

 

 

Day 05:Drive back from Gorkha to Kathmandu, 5/6 hrs. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

 

 

After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu by the Prithivi Highway. We come across through many streams, hills, bridges, Rivers. We find the countryside very much alluring with the terraced lands and the farmers working there. After our arrival at Kathmandu, we do check in hotel and take rest. Overnight at Kathmandu.

 

 

Day 06:Transfer to the Airport.

 

 

Your trip to the Gorkha Kalika Temple Tour ends today. We depart you to airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. If you would like to buy dainty gifts for your family, relatives and friends, we could help you guiding into the bustling local market of Kathmandu. Finally, we escort you to the airport and leave you on the gate of departure.

 

 

 

 

 

    Price Includes

  • Airport Pick UP and Drop Off.
  • Hotel in Twin Sharing Basis.
  • Lunch and Dinner With Break Fast.
  • Private Car/Jeep .
  • Government Taxes And Entrance Fees.
  • Experience Tour Guide.
  • Manakamana Cabal Car Ticket.

    Price Not Includes

  • purely Natural Personal Expenses.
  • Bar and Beverage.
  • International Air Fare.
  • Travel Health Insurance.
  • Laundry .
  • Tipping/ Tips ( Expected )

Interesting attractions.

The Gorkha Durbar.
The Kalika Mandir.
The Palace.
The Cave of Gorakhnat.
Famous Hindu pilgrimage sites – powerful goddess Kali.

Ancient seat of Shah dynasty.

Guru Gorakhnath meditated in the cave.

Knife like edged ridge from where tantalizing mountain view of Manaslu and Annapurna.

The name Gurkhas originated from this place because of Gorkha soldiers’ bravery.

Old Newari architecture and wooden crafts.

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