"An interesting city, Kathmandu, is a blend of modernity with ancient glory."
Introduction: Kathmandu City Day Tour
Welcome to Kathmandu, the vibrant capital city of Nepal! This enchanting destination is a treasure trove of cultural heritage, historical landmarks, and natural beauty. Welcome to the Kathmandu City Tour! Get ready to embark on a captivating journey through this ancient city, where you will have the opportunity to explore Nepal's rich history, experience its diverse culture, and marvel at its stunning architecture. Welcome to this exciting itinerary, where you can embark on a journey to discover the wonders of Nepal.
Over the course of a day or more, you will have the opportunity to explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites, immerse yourself in the beauty of majestic temples and stupas, wander through bustling markets, and indulge in the delightful flavors of traditional Nepali cuisine. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure filled with cultural treasures and culinary delights. Early morning, around 8 a.m., where our company representative will come to pick you up at your hotel lobby.
This tour is a delightful prelude or postlude to your major adventures in Nepal, such as trekking in the Himalayas. It provides an insightful introduction to the local culture and way of life, preparing you for your explorations throughout Nepal. The tour commences in the morning after breakfast, with short drives to the designated sites of great interest. An expert guide will accompany you to unveil the wonders of Nepal, making your day tour an unforgettable experience.
How does the Kathmandu Day Tour Start and End?
Kathmandu City Day tour begins with a discovery of cultural and historical treasures in the city's center. The first stop is the famous Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with pagoda-styled monuments depicting Nepal's history. Visitors will come across Kumari Ghar, the Living Goddess's abode, and Hanuman Dhoka, a medieval royal seat. The trek continues to the legendary Taleju Temple, the resounding Great Bell, the Big Drums, and the legendary Golden Gate guarded by Hanuman.
The exploration extends to the unique Kasthamandap Temple, constructed in 1596 A.D. from a single tree and a namesake for the city. Then, the tour leads them to Boudhanath Stupa, South Asia's largest Buddhist shrine, where visitors will meander through its three-tiered terraces and experience the vibrant local market, often referred to as "Little Tibet" due to its Tibetan origins and culture.
Visitors can even savor local Nepali cuisines at a restaurant within the Boudhanath complex, all while basking in the stunning presence of the stupa. The journey proceeds to the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, known for its splendid three-tiered golden pagoda rooftop dedicated to Lord Shiva. As non-Hindus are not permitted within the main temple premises, a guide offered by Holiday Planner Nepal will provide a suitable vantage point to observe the temple and its spiritual activities along the Bagmati River so that visitors don’t miss out on anything.
The tour concludes with a visit to Budhanilkantha, known as Narayanthan, which is home to an enthralling Hindu temple devoted to Lord Vishnu. Visitors will be able to see the magnificent figure of Lord Vishnu lying on a bed of serpents in a sacred pool.