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Kathmandu day tour leads you from morning after breakfast around 9 a.m. where our city guides will accompany you or the groups either in car, coach as per group size, where short drive or walks leads you in the midst of city at Durbar Square, full of local activities where you will be in the hub of old Durbar Square (palace courtyard) with magnificent monuments of temples and palaces.
Kathmandu a delightful place although a semi-modern city, but still retains its old-time glorious with most old heritage sites and impressive cultures that lead you in our day tour around Kathmandu where you will be well informed of the places of interest by our expert guides.
Kathmandu day tour includes colorful and ancient Durbar Square, old Syambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa from morning till late afternoon where tour completes by 4-5 p.m. with lunch break within the sightseeing tour either in Thamel or at Bouddhanath.
9 a.m. departure from the hotel with a short drive or walk in the center of Kathmandu main area at old Durbar Square steeped with old palaces from Malla to late Shah Monarchy period of 6th to 19th Century.
Kathmandu Durbar Square, includes the resident of Living Goddess (Kumari Ghar), ferocious Kal Bhairab, the red monkey god, and hundreds of erotic carvings are a few examples of the area. An old historical building of Malla period, who ruled Nepal till 17th Century having with three separate kingdoms with old palaces within the city of Kathmandu valley Patan / Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. The Valley was divided into three kingdoms during Yaksha Malla period Kathmandu / Patan and Bhaktapur city. Kathmandu Square teems with colorful life, vendors with handicrafts around Kastamandap Temple. This Temple built with the wood of a single tree and is the source from which the Kathmandu Valley got its name.
All woodcarvings, statues, and architecture in this area are exceptionally fine, and Kathmandu Durbar Square is among the most important sights for travelers to see. The complex also houses the Tribhuvan Museum that carries the mementos of different Shah Kings. Interesting places to visit are Akash Bhairab Temple /Hanuman Dhoka / Temple of Kumari / Kastha Mandap where Kathmandu name derived from an old temple built from a wood of a single tree.
After an exciting time at Kathmandu Durbar Square a short drive towards the west of the city to reach at old Swayambhunath Chaitya or Stupa, located on hillock covered with green small forest with many monkeys, hence the name Monkey Temple.
Believed to be more than 2,600 years old, one of the most ancient Buddhist monuments of Nepal, as well a famous landmark of the country listed a World Heritage for Site, stands as the nerve center of faithful worship for all the devout philosophy of Bajrayana in particular and honors Lord Adi Buddha.
This old stupa forms an outstanding structure composed of a solid hemisphere of terracotta bricks and soil supporting a cornice of copper and gilt, with four-sided all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha, keeping an eternal observation on the Valley distinguishing between vice and virtue. The whole hill filled with small Chaitya and pagoda temples possessing great five Mahayana (Lamaism) and one Hinayana (Theravadas). Includes another important Buddhist shrine; it is called Manjushree and God of Wisdom and Knowledge.
Afternoon travel northeast of the city to reach at famous Buddhist Stupa of Bouddhanath also called ‘Little Tibet’ with a great number local people living around of Tibetan origin with similar culture and traditional life.
Where leads walk inside Bouddhanath Stupa premises facing largest Buddhist shrine of South Asia, this ancient colossal or a chhorten built in 6th century A.D. by King Man Deb, with three terraces series, looking from bird's eye view with a relevant shape of a lotus flower regarded as very holy object for all the Buddhists devout.
The Stupa surrounded by a circular market with similar shops and items like of Tibet, where you can witness four pairs of Buddha's eyes that gives vivid flash to the four cardinal directions, which keeps a diligent watch over people and commitments.
After a lovely and interesting time at Bouddhanath, a short drive leads to holiest of all holy Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath regarded as one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindu followers, where people visit for prayer and worship from all over Nepal and India.
A grand pagoda architecture Hindu temple having golden roofs with richly carved silver doors where the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva (one of the main Three Gods after Brahma and Vishnu).
Located on the bank of holy Baghmati River where you can witness cremation sites also, Pashupatinath Temple the very center of pilgrimage on Shiva’s birth anniversary which falls around the month of February the event known a Great Shiva-Ratri.
Inside the main entrance where only Hindus are permitted to enter, where non-Hindu and foreign tourists can view the temple from east side of the Baghmati River.
With impressive time observing both Hindu and Buddhist culture and religious traditional life than head back to the hotel after a great exciting and delightful time on Kathmandu Day Tour.
The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you. We also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.
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