Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. Kathmandu valley includes three districts namely Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur. Kathmandu valley is known as ‘City of Temples’ because there are unnumbered temples in Kathmandu. Similarly, Kathmandu is the only place in South…
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Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. Kathmandu valley includes three districts namely Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur. Kathmandu valley is known as ‘City of Temples’ because there are unnumbered temples in Kathmandu. Similarly, Kathmandu is the only place in South Asia which has seven world heritages sites within a radius of 15km. And in this Kathmandu Valley Tour, Tour Experts will bring you to the world heritages of Kathmandu valley.
In two days guided tour will take you these three places of Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan, Swayambunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
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Day 01: Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan and Swayambunath
Today after breakfast, you’ll be picked up from your hotel by our English speaking city guide. And he/she will escort you around Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan and Swayambunath. Your tour will be about 5/8 hours and after the tour, you’ll drop to hotel.
Swayambunath Stupa (Knows as Monkey Temple): The history of the Valley, according to the legends, begins with Swayambhunath, or “the self existent”. This is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Stupa. It is around 2000 years old. The Stupa, which forms the main structure, is made of brick and clay supporting the lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four-sides of the spire base are the eyes of Lord Buddha. It is three kilometers west of Kathmandu City, and is situated on a hillock about 77m above the level of the Valley. This hill is a mosaic of small chaityas and pagodas. Swayambhunath is, perhaps, the best place to observe the religious harmony of Buddhist and Hindu, in Nepal. It provides an excellent view of the Kathmandu Valley. This is the one of the UNESCO cultural heritage sites of Nepal.
Patan Durbar Square: Durbar Square is situated in the heart of the city, the main tourist attraction. The Square is full of ancient palaces, temples and shrines noted for their exquisite carvings. One can rummage for treasures and souvenirs in the various shops around the Square.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: The Durbar Square, with its old temples and places, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. It is here that Kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. Interesting things to see here are; Taleju Temple built by King Mahendra Malla in 1549 A.D., Kal Bhairav, the God of destruction, Nautalle Durbar, Coronation Nasal Chowk, the Gaddi Baithak, the statue of King Pratap Malla, the Big Bell, Big Drum and the Jagannath Temple. On the right-hand corner, large wooden.
Day 02: Visit Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Today after breakfast, you’ll be picked up from your hotel by our English speaking city guide. And he/she will escort you around Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur. Your tour will be about 5/8 hours and after the tour, you’ll drop to hotel.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: This complex of palaces, courtyards, and temples were built in the 12th to 18th centuries used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu situated at 12 km from Kathmandu in Baktapur district. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set in to the wall of the palace with writing in 15 languages. Durbar Square is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are three museums inside the palace building. Highlights: Machchhendranath Temple, Akash Bhairav Temple, Temple of Kumari (Kumari Ghar), Kasthamandap, Jaishi Dewal.
Boudhhanath Stupa: Holiest Buddhist stupa of Nepal located at 6 km away from downtown Kathmandu. It was built in fifth century by Lichhavi king Karna Dev. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of Stupa design. A huge statue of Lord Buddha is kept. Boudhanath a World Heritage Site is also known as Khasti. There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area.
Pashupatinath (crematory temple): Hindus holiest temple situated at the bank of Bagmanti River, 5 km away from the downtown of Kathmandu. Thousands of devotees converge here on an annual pilgrimage on the occasion of Maha Shivratri, the night of Lord Shiva falls in the month February. Entrance into the temple-precincts is permitted only for the Hindus but other can clearly see the temple and rituals beings performed inside from the eastern bank of the Bagmati river.The temple was listed in the UNESCO world Heritage Monument list in 1797.
- One air conditioned car for Kathmandu valley tour
- One English speaking licensed city guide
- All required entrance fees
- All personal nature expenses such as lunch, water, bottled drinks etc.
- Tips for guide and driver
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