Kathmandu City Tour

Kathmandu City Tour

Start Point

Hotel

End Point

Hotel

Duration

1D

Grade

Easy

Max Altitude

1350 m.

Meals

No Meals

Accomodation

Hotel

No. of Person

Min. 3 Pax

Highlights

  • Pashupatinath Temple: Begin your day with a visit to Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most sacred Hindu temples in Nepal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the intricate architecture, ancient stone carvings, and the vibrant atmosphere as devotees perform rituals along the banks of the Bagmati River.
  • Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple): Perched atop a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath is a majestic Buddhist stupa adorned with colorful prayer flags and the all-seeing eyes of Buddha. Climb the steps to reach the summit and enjoy panoramic views of the city below.
  • Boudhanath Stupa: Explore one of the largest stupas in the world, Boudhanath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a significant pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhists. Admire the impressive white dome, adorned with prayer flags, and join pilgrims as they circumambulate the stupa, spinning prayer wheels and chanting mantras.
  • Patan Durbar Square: Step back in time as you wander through the ancient royal palaces, temples, and courtyards of Patan Durbar Square, another UNESCO-listed heritage site. Marvel at the exquisite wood carvings, intricate metalwork, and traditional Newari architecture that adorn this historic square.
  • Cultural Insights: Throughout the tour, immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Kathmandu, interacting with locals, exploring bustling markets, and sampling delicious Nepalese cuisine. Learn about the city’s diverse religious traditions, artistic heritage, and vibrant festivals that reflect its rich cultural tapestry.
  • Panoramic Views: From the hilltop vantage points of Swayambhunath and other locations, enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley, surrounded by snow-capped Himalayan peaks. Capture stunning photos of the city’s skyline and the majestic mountains that form its backdrop.
  • Spiritual Serenity: Experience moments of tranquility and reflection amidst the sacred sites visited during the tour. Whether observing Hindu rituals at Pashupatinath, spinning prayer wheels at Boudhanath, or meditating in the serene ambiance of ancient monasteries, immerse yourself in the spiritual essence of Kathmandu.

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Kathmandu, a city steeped in history, spirituality, and culture. This full-day tour is a comprehensive exploration of some of Kathmandu’s most iconic landmarks, spanning ancient temples, majestic stupas, and exquisite palaces. Beginning at 9:30 am and concluding at 4 pm, this immersive experience covers a distance of approximately 28 kilometers, offering a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Nepalese heritage.

The adventure commences at Pashupatinath Temple, a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site revered for its intricate architecture and spiritual significance. Located on the banks of the Bagmati River, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is dedicated to Lord Shiva and attracts devotees from far and wide. Marvel at the ornate stone carvings, intricate pagodas, and bustling atmosphere as you witness ancient rituals and ceremonies unfold before your eyes.

From Pashupatinath, the journey continues to Swayambhunath Monastery, also known as the “Monkey Temple,” perched atop a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley. This ancient Buddhist stupa is adorned with colorful prayer flags, intricate shrines, and the watchful gaze of the all-seeing eyes of Buddha. Climb the stone steps to reach the summit, where panoramic views of the city await, offering a serene sanctuary amidst the bustling urban landscape.

Next on the itinerary is Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world and a focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Admire the imposing white dome, adorned with vibrant prayer flags and the mesmerizing gaze of the Buddha’s eyes. Join pilgrims as they circumambulate the stupa, spinning prayer wheels and chanting mantras, immersing yourself in the timeless rhythms of Buddhist tradition.

The final stop of the day is Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO-listed heritage site renowned for its exquisite architecture, intricate wood carvings, and ancient royal palaces. Explore the labyrinthine alleys lined with traditional Newari houses, visit the ornate temples and courtyards, and marvel at the craftsmanship of centuries-old monuments that stand as a testament to the city’s rich cultural heritage.

As the tour draws to a close, reflect on the day’s discoveries and insights gained into the spiritual and cultural tapestry of Kathmandu. From the sacred sanctuaries of Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath to the tranquil ambiance of Boudhanath and the architectural marvels of Patan Durbar Square, this immersive journey offers a profound appreciation for the timeless allure of Nepal’s capital city.

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Detail Itinerary

1. Pashupatinath Temple (Hindu Holy Temple)

Pashupatinath Temple is protected by UNESCO world heritage site. Pashupatinath Temple is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal. There are Linga images of Shiva a long with the statues, shrine and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex. A temple dedicated to Shiva existed at this site in 879 AD. However the present temple built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1697 AD. A gold plated roof, silver doors and woodcarvings of the finest quality decorate the Pagoda construction. There are rows of Shiva shrines and Hindu pilgrims from all over south Asia offering( Puja)worship to Shiva tile of lord of destruction. The Bagmati rivers follows close by and the Arya Ghat cremation grounds are there.

 2. Boudhanath (Buddhist Stupa)

Bouddhanath Stupa is protected by UNISCO world heritage site. Bouddhanath is among the largest Stupa in the south Asia and it has become focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. The white looms 36 meters overhead. The Stupa is located at the ancient trade route to Tibet and Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers have for many centuries. When refuges entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950 century many of them decided to live around Bouddhanath. They established many Gompas and little Tibet Nepal was born. This little Tibet still the best places in the valley to observe Tibetan life style. Many people believe that Bouddhanath was constructed in the fifth century. The Bouddhanath is the visual feast of the colourful thangkas, Tibetan jewelry hand-woven carpets, mask and Khukuri (knives) are sold in surroundings stalls.

 3. Swoyambhunath (Buddhist monastery)

Swoyambhunath Monastery is protected by UNISCO world heritage site. The History of the valley, according to the legends begins with Swoyambhunath or the self-existent in times uncharted by history, Budhisttava Manjusiri came across a beautiful lake during his travel. he saw a lotus that emitted brilliant light at the lake center, so he cut a gorge in a southern hill and drained the waters to worship the lotus.Men settled on the bed of the lake and called it the Kathmandu valley from then on the hill top of the self existent lord has been a holy place. Swoyambhu is the major land of the valley and looks like a beckon below the Nagarjun hill. It provides excellent views of the Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu city also provides you other very famous and interesting gods and goddess temples which will take you the spiritual way. The Kathmandu city offers you life style of Newar people and them colorful festival

 4. Patan Durbar Square ( City of fine arts)

Patan Durbar Square – This whole square is a cluster of fine pagoda temples and stone statues; it is at the same time the business hub of the city. At every step one comes across a piece of art or some images of various deities, testifying to the consummate skill of Patan’s anonymous artists. The ancient palace of the Malla kings and the stone water baths associated with various legends and episodes of history are especially interesting to visitors. The stone temple of Lord Krishna and the Royal Bath (Tushahity) with its intricate stone and bronze carvings are two other masterpieces in the same vicinity.

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