Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

A great tour which combine four world heritage sites of Kathmandu is ideal tour who has desire to understand rich history of Kathmandu, historical monuments, the vast diverse culture, language and traditions of local people.Variety of gods and goddess, numerous temples, stupas and monasteries, bring you a glimps of two predominant religions, Hinduism and Buddhism of Nepal.

Highlights

  • Oldest Buddhist Stupa
  • An opportunity to observe Living Goddess Kumari
  • Fearsome Kal Bhairav Statue of Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Cremation in Pashupatinath Temple according to Hindu ritual.
  • Colorful Sadhus  (Holi Men) of Pashupatinath
  • “Boudhanath Stupa” biggest stupa of Nepal.

Detail Itinerary

  • After breakfast, tour guide will pick  you from your hotel and start our tour with a drive to Swoyambhunath. Swayanbhunath   also known as " Monkey Temple"Piercing through ever so gently with an effort to stimulate the heart, the eyes of Swayanbhunath, atop the whitewashed dome of the main stupa, are not just the prints they seem for those willing a discussion. For others, even the love of a mother, who may or may not have given birth to their souls, appears, perhaps, doubtful. Welcoming both the former and the latter with the same vision, Swayambhunath, however, does not discriminate. Everyone is welcome: the rich and the poor, the healthy and the not so, the sinners and the believers, the forgivers and the grudge holders, the victims and the assailants, the guilt feelers and the carefree. At least 1,600 years old if we go by written records and still sacred for both the Buddhists and the Hindus, the best approach to reaching the Self-Created Stupa is a steep 365-ancient-step climb up the forested hillside from the east. The hill is also home to hundreds of monkeys, giving the temple its nickname, the Monkey Temple. Besides the main stupa once atop, numerous other shrines as well as votive structures all ask for some of our due attention. The Harati Devi, Shantipur, Pratappur, Anantapur, Agnipur and Nagpur Temples or the Shree Karma Raj Mahavira, an active monastery with a huge Buddha statue, or the Vajra, a thunderbolt scepter, can all easily trigger some contemplation.
  • After Swoyambhunath, short drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu durbar square  where Kings were once crowned and legitimized , is a traditional heart of the town which holds spectacular legacy of traditional architecture of Kathmandu Valley. Although most of the monuments dates from 17th or 18th century, originally they are much older and listed in UNESCO world heritage sites in 1979. This Durbar Square area is consist of  3 open square , Basantapur Square to the south  with several souvenir stalls  , 2nd square to the west consisting Kashtamandap, Kumari Bahal, Trailokya Mohan Narayen Temple, Maju Deval, Shiva Parvati Temple and 3rd square to the north which contains the entrance to the Hanuman Dhoka and Basantapur Palace, having famous Jagannath temple, Kala Bhairav, Seto Bhairav, Taleju Temple , Indrapur Temple and Kakeshowr temple.
  • After Kathmandu Durbar Square  drive to Pashupatinath Temple. A two-storey, majestic Pagoda with a single-tier plinth, standing tall at 23.6 metres, with aptly decorated doors on all four directions, the revered shrine, Pashupatinath, is located almost in the middle of a fairly big courtyard on the banks of the Bagmati River since time unknown for believers. Along with a 184 Shiva Linga shrine, the vicinity also houses the Vasukinath Temple, Unmatta Temple, Surya Narayan Temple, Kirtimukh Bhairav Shrine, a replica of Budanilkantha and a shrine devoted to Hanuman among others.
  • After Pashupatinath, a short drive to our last destination Boudhnath Stupa. Boudhnath Stupa is located 6 Kilometer  north-east, more east than north, from Kathmandu Centre, this tour takes all its passengers to a shrine where the aura of spirituality is no longer a myth. The aroma in the air of incenses, the sounds of rotating prayer wheels, the sights of people bowing in genuine respect, the prayer flags in all five colours and both the types fluttering in peace, Boudhanath, the magnificent Mandala, together with its monasteries one of which presents a full-room size prayer wheel for our touch and another with … , with the colossal white Stupa standing tall as ever with only minor injuries even after the massive earthquake that shook the valley in April 2015, followed by necessary repairs that have now been completed, with the asymmetrical 16-sided wall around the dome still holding all its prayer wheels intact is no miserly and leaves but none untouched, monks or otherwise.  This largest single Chhorten in the world as well as the one most revered outside Tibet is also an architecture that has by now drawn around 50 monasteries around its vicinity. Novice or a devout practitioner, a pilgrim or on a joy ride, the temple presents a worthwhile experience to millions each year.
  • Drive back to hotel and finished the tour.

Cost Includes

  • An English Speaking Tour guide
  • Luxury vehicle (Car.Van, mini bus, Bus depending on group size.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Entrance fees

Cost Excludes

  • Meals
  • Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver.
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