Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition has specially designed this package for those travelers who have a very short time to see the wonders and legacies of Kathmandu Valley. This guided one day tour around the antiquated yet chaotic city of Kathmandu will take you around the world heritage sites where you can explore more about the ancient art and architecture, especially during the Malla period. You will likewise know more about the Hindu as well as Buddhist divinities and more than that you will be able to make the wonderful memory for your lifetime. During the entire tour, you will feel like you are strolling around the open museum of medieval arts and architecture.
Our day tour in Kathmandu includes the visit of Kathmandu durbar square, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath temple. It also includes several religious monuments.
We will begin our day with a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is located in the heart of old Kathmandu city at Basantapur. It never fails to impress first-time visitors with its collaborative palaces, courtyards, and temples built during the Malla period. The Durbar Square includes the Hanuman Dhoka Royal Palace, Kumari Ghar- the living goddess and the splendid Teleju temple towering more than 40 meters. The capital takes its name from the huge and the most important pagoda of Kasthamandap. Since, the time of the Malla kings, the Durbar Square has been the city’s social, religious and political main point.
After the short tour around the Durbar Square area, we will take a bus towards the Swoyambhunath. Swoyambhunath, located on a mound 3 km west of Kathmandu is one of the holiest Buddhist chaityas in Nepal. It is said to have changed unexpectedly when the valley was created out of a primitive lake more than 2,000 years ago. The Stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal which has numerous stupas and monasteries on its principles.
In the afternoon we will visit Pashupatinath Temple, located in the bank of the holy Bagmati river in the eastern part of Kathmandu valley. The two-tiered pagoda consists of beautiful golden roofs and stunning silver doors houses the sacred linga or phallic icon of Lord Shiva. History indicates the temple existed before 400 A.D. There are more than hundreds of Shiva lingam within the compound which is beautifully festooned. Near the Pashupatinath Temple on the banks of the Bagmati River lies Guhesshwori. Nearby is the temple of Guheshwori dedicated to Shiva's consort, Sati Devi.
Last place we will visit Bouddanath Stupa, which is located about 11 km from the Centre and northeast borders of Kathmandu. It is one of the largest stupas in the world. Bouddha stupa is a UNESCO world heritage site. There, you will see complicatedly painted mandala ceilings and a large golden Buddha statue with a small stupa. At the end of the day, a representative from Himalayan Scenery Treks will drop you off in your Hotel.
This package, Kathmandu tour let you explore more about ancient art and architecture, especially during the Malla period. You will be able to know more about the Hindu as well as Buddhist deities and more than that you will be able to make the wonderful memory for your lifetime.
Highlights of Kathmandu Day Tours
- Visit Sacred and Religious sites of Kathmandu
- Marveling at the medieval temples
- Explore medieval arts and architecture
- Opportunity to more about Nepal's History
- A chance to be one step closer to Nepali culture
- Pick up and drop at hotel
- Private transportation as per the group size
- Experienced and qualified English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees
- Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities for tour guide and drivers
- Anything not mentioned in the included section
The itineraries provided by the Himalayan Scenery Treks Is guided and standard; however, the itineraries are subjected to be altered or changed because of the uncertainties beyond our control. Note that, the itineraries are just a Guideline to show you the overview of tentative tour plans. The alteration on the tentative itineraries may differ or altered as per the best interest, due to the unpredicted event caused by physical, technical and natural conditions.
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- Destination Nepal
- Trip Difficulty Easy
- Trip Style Sightseeing
- Accommodation N.A.
- Group Size 02 - 12
- Max Altitude 1440 Meter
- Transportation: Private Vehicle
- Meals: Breakfast
- Best Time: Jan - Dec
- Age Requirement: Above 3 Years
- Starting Point: Kathmandu