For an Easter break, the lofty majesty of the
Himalayas, home of the tallest mountains in the world is now
accessible to travellers from Singapore via Delhi and Mumbai on
Jet Airways. Eight-day Jet Airways packages are now available from
a consortium of Singapore agents starting from a fare of Sin$1068.
The itinerary covers the rustic charms of
capital Kathmandu including a visit to the 2000 year old
Swayambhunath Stupa and Lalitpur, known for its fine metal work.
Next, visit Pokhara, the second largest city in Nepal where an
hour long boat ride at Fewa Lake awaits with captivating views of
the beautiful Himalayan panorama. Great buys are found
in the lakeside village from shawls to traditional chanting bowls.
Stop over at the Tibetan refugee camp where barter trading is
still being practised.
On day five, ascend to Nagarkot, 2300 m above
sea level and soak in excellent views of the Himalayan range at
sunset and even Mount Everest on a clear day. On the return to
Kathmandu, visit the famous Durbar Square, Hanumandhok (Hanuman
Gate) and Kasthamandap dominated by Shiva temple where the ďLiving
Virgin GoddessĒ Kumari lives. At the same time, you will see God
Shiva and Parvati Temple, Narayan Temple, Seto Bhairab, Kal
Bhairab and Taleju Temple built in the 17th century.
Before flying back to Singapore, spend
some time shopping at Colabar Causeway or taking in the rich
historical sights of Mumbai.
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