Kathmandu Day Tour
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About : Kathmandu Day Tour
Kathmandu Day Tour is a guided tour of the historic and cultural sites of Kathmandu, where expert guides will introduce you to the history and culture of Nepal in a thorough way.
Single day tour covers at least five heritage sites of all the three sister cities of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur .
Here you can not only explore the unforeseen blend of Hindu and Buddhist tribal traditions but also the delve into tremendous architecture and antiquity behind the monuments of Kathmandu valley .
Kathmandu day tours lets you have city sightseeing in one day inside Kathmandu Valley. During the tour, you will be taken to visit Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Patan Durbar Square which are listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. All these attractions are the live witness of Nepal’s ancient history and a great place to explore the wood architecture. The three various types of temples covered in this Kathmandu local tour would be Pagoda, Dome, and Shikhar style temples.
Our day trip around Kathmandu begins at 9:00 am in the morning and lasts for 8 hours. A tour guide will receive you at your hotel and show you all the following attractions:
Pashupatinath Temple is a sacred Hindu Temple of God Shiva located in the north-east part of Kathmandu Valley. The Jyotirlinga at Pashupatinath Temple is considered as the head while rest twelve Jyotirlinga of India is as the body part. There are lots of small temples and ashrams raised over the centuries around Pashupatinath Temple. The main temple is two storey pagoda style architecture temple and was erected in anew the 15th century by Lichhavi King Shupuspa after the previous building was consumed by termites.
Swayambhunath Temple is an ancient religious dome style stupa situated at the hill station to the west of Kathmandu city. As per the history, Kathmandu was once filled with an enormous lake. And in the center, a lotus grew forming Swayambhunath. The temple is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are lots of monkeys living in the forest.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square is the old royal palace of Kathmandu Valley. Around the Durbar Square, there are lots of pagoda style temples like Kasthamandap Temple, Traikya Narayan Temple, Basantapur Tower, Taleju Temple, Indrapur Temple and many more. Kaal Bhairab and living goddess Kumar is yet another attraction of Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square is located in Lalitpur City and one of the three Durbar Square in Kathmandu. The devastating earthquake of 2015 heavily damaged the temples and idols and still under renovation. Places to see here are Shikhar style architecture Krishna Temple, Bhimsen Temple, Vishwanath Tempel, Taleju Bhawani Temple, Golden Temples and more.
9:00 AM: Bhaktapur Durbar Square
After the breakfast, we will drive towards the Newari kingdom of Bhaktapur (kingdom rich of culture, temples, wood, metal and stone works) also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa. Here is the conglomeration of pagoda and shikhara style temples. There also lies a museum where one can find the ancient paintings of gods and goddesses. Besides that, we will enjoy the best type of curd ‘Juju Dhau’ and ‘Chatamari ‘- a famous Newari dish at Bhaktapur.
11:30 AM: Patan Durbar Square
Next, we drive to Patan Durbar square which is situated in the centre of Patan city (Lalitpur) and is also enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage site. The major attractions of Patan Durbar Square are Krishna Temple with 21 gold pinnacles. And also Tushahity (The Royal Bath). We can enjoy the good specimen of ancient Newari architecture here.
2:00 PM: Kathmandu Durbar Square
Our next destination after Patan will be Kathmandu Durbar Square ( Basantapur Durbar ) with spectacular architecture and which vividly showcases the skills of Newar Artists and craftsmen. Basantapur Tower, Statue of Kalbhairav, Courtyard of Kumari Bahal are something you are going to have fun learning about. After an hour spent in Basantapur, we will head towards Bouddhanath. Boudhanath is the largest among the Buddhist stupas of Nepal which holds the huge religious significance among the Tibetan Buddhists of Nepal. Presence of the saffron-robed monks, colourful flags with prayers nearly touching the skyline, chanting of mantras like ‘Om Mani Padme Hun’, and the prayer wheels of the large octagonal stupa give the reminiscence of a true Tibetan lifestyle. We will have lunch at Mahabouddha and will be ready to drive for our last tour.
6:00 PM: Swayambhunath
About 11km drive from Boudhanath, we will reach a Buddhist Stupa situated at the top of Mandapgiri Hill. There are 360 stone steps in order to reach the stupa at the top of the hill. In the evening we will drive back to your Hotel in Kathmandu.
- Private transportation.
- Lunch and all breakfast include the package.
- Experienced Tour/ Nature Guide for the whole sightseeing tour.
- All kinds of Tax and entrance fee for sightseeing area.
- International air fear, visa fee and airport tax.
- Travel & Health Insurance.
- Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Bar Bill.
- Personal nature such as laundry, telephone/fax calls.
- Any reasons beyond our control such any accidents, medical evacuations, strike, etc
- Any tips to drivers, hotel staff, and any meals apart from the ones mentioned above.