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Kathmandu city day tour

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Best Price
Price starting from

$0 USD 65

per person

Duration

1 days

Max. Elevation

m

Group size

1+

Level
EASY
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
Best Season
All season
Accomodation
not included
Meals
not included
Starts at
Kathmandu Hotel
Ends at
Kathmandu Hotel
Trip Route
Kathmandu Durbar Square-Pashupatinath temple-Bouddhanath Stupa-Buddhanilkantha

Highlights

  • An exciting sightseeing tour in the harmony of both Hindu and Buddhism cultures
  • A city steeped with UNESCO World Heritage Sites and masterpiece work of arts
  • Explore beautiful temples and religious monuments of great historical interest
  • Wonderful places to observe local traditions, custom full of charm and beauty

‘An interesting city Kathmandu blend of semi-modern with ancient glories’

Kathmandu city day tour, an exciting and interesting sightseeing tour that involves short drives, with leisure and moderate walks. While visiting places of great interest.

Kathmandu city, located on a bowl-shaped valley within mid and central Nepal, the capital and commercial hub of Nepal. At an altitude of approx. 1,400 meters / 4,600 feet above sea level, also known as the city of temples and shrines.

Once a large lake it was drained by the mighty sword of Lord Manjushree, the patron god of natives known as Newar. The main indigenous tribe that resides in Kathmandu Valley since ancient times.
Although, Kathmandu a semi-modern city and yet retains it’s past ancient glories of old palace, religious monuments. Where most historical and religious places are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kathmandu city day tour takes you to witness all around famous historical and religious sites, visiting delightful places, and witness great work of arts with magnificent architectures of stupa and pagodas.

A tour for all where one can enjoy before or after your major trips, like trekking or other adventure around Nepal Himalaya. Kathmandu city day tour will be a great introduction to get into local culture and way of life. Thus, it helps you what to expect from the lovely friendly Nepalese people wherever you travel within Nepal.

Kathmandu city day tour, begins in the morning after breakfast with a short drive to reach at designated sites of great interest, accompanied by an expert guide to show you the wonders of Nepal.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

8:30 a.m. or 9 a.m. Short drive to Kathmandu Durba8:30 a.m. or 9 a.m. Short drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square for an hour tour Square for an hour tour

Morning approx. 8:30 a.m. not later than 9 a.m. departure from the hotel for a short drive in the heart of Kathmandu city, and then a short walk to Kathmandu Durbar Square.

The Kathmandu Durbar Square or Palace Courtyard teemed with historical and religious ancient beautiful pagoda styled monuments. This exciting area listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, where some of the building was destroyed during 2015 earthquake. However, renovation is taking place.

Tour takes you to the following interesting places, the Residence of Living Goddess (Kumari Ghar), known as Temple of Kumari, and the beautiful quadrangle court with a Buddhist stupa in the center.

The residential quarters, located above from the courtyard where the Chaste Virgin Living Goddess called KUMARI resides, a magnificent carved wooden balconies and window screens on this traditional building.

The young Living Goddess or Kumari gives the audience and bless you from her beautifully decorated windows.

Tour of Hanuman Dhoka, historic seat of past royals, the old Royal Palace Complex dedicated to Malla and late Shah Monarch, designated as a World Heritage Site.

The ancient temples and palaces epitomize the religious and cultural life-style of the Nepalese. Enjoy view of Taleju Temple built by late King Mahindra Malla in 1549 A.D.,

Observe Great Bell and Big Drums. The main golden-gate guarded by Monkey-God called Hanuman, a faithful devotee of Lord Ram Chandra-the Hero of the Epic "Ramayana."

Tour takes you to a unique temple built from the wood of a single tree and thus known as Kasthamandap, where the name Kathmandu derived from also known as Maru Satal, and built-in 1596 A.D. by King Laxmi Narsingh Malla.

9: 30 a.m. or 10 a.m. Drive to Bouddhanath Stupa for an hour tour

After a wonderful tour of old Durbar Square, walk to the car park and drive east from the city to reach a beautiful complex at Bouddhanath huge Stupa.

Listed in World Heritage Sites and as well the largest Buddhist shrine and a Stupa of South Asia.

For Buddhists, it is called a Chorten which was built in the 6th century A.D. by King Man Deb. Perched on three tiers terraces, when seen from above or with bird eye view takes a relevant shapes of a lotus flower.

A sacred monument for Buddhist followers this huge Stupa encircled by prayer wheels and colorful market, also known as small Tibet due to local who lives around the area of Tibetan origin and with similar culture.

The most interesting is Lord Buddha's eyes on four cardinal direction that gives a vivid flash around four cardinal directions, the area around with many Mahayana Buddhism faith monasteries.

12: 30 p.m. or 1 p.m. Lunch break at a nice restaurant around Bouddhanath

Enjoying, pleasant and interesting time, the guide will take you to a nice restaurant within the Bouddhanath complex. Where you can enjoy lunch with the backdrop of Bouddhanath Stupa.

01 p.m. or 1: 30 p.m. Short drive to Pashupatinath temple a less than hour tour

From Bouddhanath, a short drive to reach the holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath a marvelous three-tier golden pagoda rooftop, the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Non-Hindu is not allowed to enter the main temple premises, however guide will take to a nice spot. Where you can catch a view of the temple and religious activities of pilgrims and devotees, on the opposite of Bagmati River.

The temple, flooded with pilgrims on the day of ‘Shiva-Ratri’. (Birth anniversary of Lord Shiva).

1: 30 p.m. or 2 p.m. Drive to Buddhanilkantha and visit the temple

After an interesting moment at Pashupatinath temple area, drive takes you north at the end of Kathmandu valley rim to reach at Buddhanilkantha, also called Narayanthan.

A magnificent Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu or Narayan, where you can witness Lord Vishnu lying on a bed of serpents, in the middle of the pious pool seems like floating on a water.

The surrounding pond represents the sea, this beautiful sleeping statue of Lord Vishnu belief, it was built in the 5th century A.D. late and past king of Nepal was not allowed to visit this place for particular reasons and unknown.

Hence to please the kings and royals, a replica of a sleeping Vishnu been built in Balaju water garden for the monarch.

2: 30 p.m. or 3 p.m. End of the tour and drive back to hotel

Enjoying, a peaceful and tranquil environment with a great beautiful statue of Lord Vishnu, lying on a bed of serpent back to the car park, for a short drive to your hotel after a lovely, exciting experience on Kathmandu city day tour.

Inclusions

Includes

  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding local Tour Guide . Price includes his salary, food, drinks, transport and insurance.
  • All transfer and sightseeing tour by private deluxe Car / Coach with Air condition (Entrance frees are extra)

Excludes

  • Tour Entrances fees of the monuments
  • Nepal visa- USD 25 upon arrival, at the airport, bring 2 Passport size photos
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu 
  • Travel insurance
  • Air fare and airport tax
  • Special Drinks
  • Cost of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, Tips etc.
  • Cost not mentioned in above list

Complimentary

  • Holiday Tours Nepal’s T-shirt, cap and city maps

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