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Kathmandu Day Tour

Kathmandu day tour

Kathmandu day tour, Nepal is one of the best countries in the world for a cultural and historical sightseeing day tour with its long history, fascinating art, and distinctive and varied architecture, Nepalese people are renowned for the welcome and hospitality they offer to visitors and it is often this experience that people remember more than any other. This half-day and full-day tour provides its visitors an opportunity to observe many rich Nepalese cultural traditions, a unique artistic world, and history. Our day tours are catering to short time travelers who wanted to see the country’s best city places listed in the world heritage sites. Our guide will pick up and drop you at your hotels.

Half-day Kathmandu tour

Pashupatinath  & Boudhanath half-day  depart daily 8:30 am and 2:30 pm

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most popular and listed in UNESCO world heritage, Hindu temple standing on the banks of the Bagmati River. It is Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrines and one of the subcontinent’s most magnificent Shiva’s sites, a collection of temples. Only Hindu religious are allowed to enter the temple but are not allowed to take photographs while in the temple.

Boudhanath, one of the World Heritage Sites, is also known as Khasi. There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the fascinating specimens of stupa design. King Man Deva built it at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. One of the biggest festivals celebrated in Boudhanath is Lhosar, the Tibetan New Year in February, which attracts thousands of pilgrims.

Kathmandu day tour

Changunarayan & Bhaktapur Half Day depart daily 8:30 am and 2:30 pm

The temple of Changu Narayan is the oldest temple found to date in Nepal, and it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.  Narayan, or Vishnu, is the preserver of creation to Hindus. His temple near Changu village is often described as the most ancient temple in the Kathmandu Valley. A fifth-century stone inscription, the oldest to be discovered in Nepal, is located in the temple compound, and it tells of the victorious King Mandel. The temple now covers sixteen hundred years of Nepalese art history. The temple, built around the third century, is decorated by some of the best samples of stone, wood, and metal craft in the Valley. In the words of one tourist guide, “When you look upon Changu Narayan, you observe the complete cultural development of the Valley.”

Bhaktapur, locally known as Khwopa or Bhadgaon, is world-renowned for its elegant art, fabulous culture, and indigenous lifestyle. The Bhaktapur city is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Bhaktapur is one of the most charming architecture showpieces of the valley as it highlights the ancient. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a conglomeration of pagoda and shikhara style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal.  The Art Gallery contains old paintings belonging to the Hindu and Buddhist traditions of various periods and descriptions.

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Kathmandu day tour

Patan, Swayambhunath, half-day depart daily 8:30 am and 2:30 pm

Patan Durbar Square is a concentrated mass of temples, the most stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. Listed in World Heritage Site, the former Royal Palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and sacred objects. This ancient city of Patan, also known as Lalitpur or the city of fine arts, is about five kilometers southeast of Kathmandu. It is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces.

Swayambhunath is a traditional Buddhist shrine that sits on a hilltop of the Kathmandu valley. The word Swayambhunath means “the self-existent” in English. It is a prominent pilgrimage place for many Buddhists and Hindus around the world. The temple is also known as the monkey temple, as a large tribe of monkeys can be seen at all times. Swayambhunath is complete with Buddha’s eyes looking out across the valley, an iconic symbol. This Swayambhunath offers an opportunity to study religious harmony.

Swayambhunath, National Museum, Kathmandu Durbar Square half-day depart daily 8:30 am and 2:30 pm

A journey up to the Buddhist temple of Swyambhunath is one of the ultimate experiences of Kathmandu. The history of the Valley, according to the legends, begins with Swyambhunath, or the “the self-existent.” Swoyambhunath is complete with Buddha’s eyes looking out across the valley, an iconic symbol. This Swoyambhunath offers an opportunity to study religious harmony.

National Museum is located two and a half kilometers west of Kathmandu. The National Museum has a splendid collection of weapons, artifacts from ancient, medieval, and modern Nepal. Its archaeological and historical displays are worth seeing.

Listed in the Cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards, and streets that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. This old palace lies in the heart of Kathmandu city truly reflects the history and culture of Nepal and its people. The house of the Living Goddess, the ferocious Kal Bhairab, the red monkey god, and hundreds of erotic carvings are a few examples of the sights at the Square.

kathmandu day tour

Boudhanath and Budhanilkantha half day

Boudhanath is a World Heritage Site, is also known as Khasti. There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area. The atmosphere of the whole place lightens up with zest as a fragrance of incense drifts through the air. This Stupa is well-known as a Buddhist pilgrimage site. Many people believe that Bouddhanath was constructed in the fifth century, but definite proof is lacking. The stupa is said to entomb the remains of a Kasyap sage who is venerable both to Buddhists and Hindus.

Budhanilkantha Temple is located at the base of Shivapuri Hill within the Kathmandu valley on the northern side. It is also known as the mystical Budhanilkantha temple or Narayanthan temple. Budhanilkantha means “Old Blue Throat.” The deity is about a thousand years old. Lord Vishnu is about five meters (Seventeen fits) long and lying in a thirteen meter (forty-three fits) long tank as if floating with his legs crossed with his sleeping body resting on the coils of Ananta and his 11 hooded head.

Bungmati, Khokana, Kirtipur Half day

Bungamati and Khokana are the ancient Newari village (of the 16th century) alike Kirtipur, but a visit to Khokana and Bungamati is a bit different to the visit to Kirtipur. The people in Khokana are involved in the traditional oil making, which is the main attraction of the village, and the people in Bungamati are involved more in conventional wood carving, which one can see in the historical places in and around Kathmandu valley. This is the perfect “day hiking” trip in Kathmandu.

Kirtipur is a notable exception to the usual Newari settlements. Perched on twin hillocks and clinging to the saddle about 5 km from Kathmandu. Kirtipur has two satellite hamlets to the south, Panga, and Nagaon. The history of the village dates back to the 12th century when it was an outpost of the Patan but later on became a separate kingdom. The kingdom was so strong then it was defeated the Most potent king of the Nepalese history three times when he tried to unify it with Nepal.

Dakshinkali, Chovar half day

Dakshinkali temple one of the most robust Hindus Goddess located at the stream bank. The sanctuary and its surroundings are dedicated to goddess Kali. On the way, the sight of the gorge is impressive, and it is worthwhile to walk down and across the old suspension bridge.
Chobhar is located 9km southwest of Kathmandu; this place is famous for its gorge. All the water of the valley drains through it. There is a small but picturesque Adinath temple on the top of a hill from where one can take in a spectacular view of snow-topped giant Himalayan peaks.

 

Full-Day Kathmandu Tour

kathmandu day tour

Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, National Museum

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most popular and listed in UNESCO world heritage, Hindu temple standing on the banks of the Bagmati River. Pashupatinath Temple. It is Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrines and one of the subcontinent’s most magnificent Shiva’s sites, the collection of temples. Only Hindus religious are allowed to enter the temple and not allowed to take photographs of Lord Shiva inside the temple.

Bouddhanath Monastery, Nepal’s largest monastery located east of Kathmandu. It is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world. Bouddhanath Stupa is one of Nepal’s most holy sites for the Buddhist faith. The atmosphere of the whole place lightens up with zest as a fragrance of incense drifts through the air. This Stupa, a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site, is included in the World Heritage Cultural site list by UNESCO.

Swyambhunath temple is a traditional Buddhist shrine that sits on a hilltop of the Kathmandu valley. The word Swayambhu means “the self-existent” in English. The Swoyambhunath temple stands on a typically stylized lotus Mandala. Swyambhunath Temple. According to Buddhist legend, a single perfect lotus grew in the center of the lake. When the bodhisattva Manjusri drained the lake with a slash of his sword, the lotus flower settled on top of the hill and magically transformed into the stupa.

The Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the Malla and Shah Kings who ruled over the city. It is the social, religious, and urban focal point of the Kathmandu city. Durbar square is surrounded by spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newari artists and artisans over several centuries. Kathmandu Durbar square is also known as Hanuman Dhoka; a name derived from the statue of Hanuman (monkey), the monkey devotee of Lord Ram, near the entrance of the palace.

National Museum is located two and a half kilometers west of Kathmandu. The National Museum has a splendid collection of weapons, artifacts from ancient, medieval, and modern Nepal. Its archaeological and historical displays are worth seeing.

 

Patan, Bhaktapur, Changu Narayan

Patan is protected by the UNESCO world heritage site. Patan is the second-largest city in the valley. This ancient city of Patan, also known as Lalitpur or the city of fine arts, is about five kilometers southeast of Kathmandu. It is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces. Patan Durbar Square is a concentrated mass of temples, the most stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. Here are also many other famous Buddhist temples like Hiranya Verna Maha Vihar (the Golden temple) and Maha Boudha with ten thousand Buddha’s images. Most of the people of Patan city are Buddhists. The best place, however, to see metal sculpture is the Hiranya Varna Mahabihar, the “Golden Temple.”

The Bhaktapur city is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Bhaktapur is one of the most charming architecture showpieces of the valley as it highlights the ancient. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a conglomeration of pagoda and shikhara style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The Art Gallery contains old paintings belonging to the Hindu and Buddhist traditions of various periods and descriptions. Some of the most famous monuments golden gate, peacock window, 55 windows Palace, Nyatapola temple, Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, two stone images of Bhairav (the dreadful aspect of Shiva) and Ugrachandi are main attractions.

The temple of Changu Narayan is the oldest temple found to date in Nepal and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is an impressive temple situated on top of a small hill, which is approximately 16 km from Kathmandu. The temple now covers sixteen hundred years of Nepalese art history. The temple, built around the third century, is decorated by some of the best samples of stone, wood, and metal craft in the Valley. In the words of one tourist guide, “When you look upon Changu Narayan, you observe the complete cultural development of the Valley.”

Kathmandu day tour

Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Budhanilkantha, Swoyambhunath, National Museum, and Kathmandu Durbar Square

Pashupatinath, or Pashupati, is a Hindu temple on the banks of the Bagmati River in Deopatan, a village 3 km northwest of Kathmandu. Regarded as one of the four sacred Hindu temples in the world, the shrine of Pashupatinath is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Built-in the 17th century, the temple glitters in gold and silver. The two famous, pagoda styled temple features roofs made of gold plates and four entrances at four directions of silver, portraying artistic works of highly skilled artisans.

Boudhanath is a World Heritage Site, is also known as Khasti. There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area. The atmosphere of the whole place lightens up with zest as a fragrance of incense drifts through the air. In the Tibetan New Year, the most famous festival Lhosar celebrated here every February.

Budhanilkantha means “Old Blue Throat.” The deity is about a thousand years old. Lord Vishnu is about five meters (Seventeen fits) long and lying in a thirteen meter (forty-three fits) long tank as if floating with his legs crossed with his sleeping body resting on the coils of Ananta and his 11 hooded head. His four hands hold the four symbols of Vishnu; the Shankha is a conch shell, Chakra as a disc, Gadha as a club, and the Padma as a lotus flower. It is believed that the deity was carved in the seventh or eighth century during the Licchavi period.

Swyambhunath is one of the ultimate experiences of Kathmandu valley. The history of the Valley, according to the legends, begins with Swyambhunath, or the “the self-existent.” The temple is also known as the monkey temple, as the large tribe of monkeys can be seen every at all times. It is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu Valley.

National Museum is located two and a half kilometers west of Kathmandu. The National Museum has a splendid collection of weapons, artifacts from ancient, medieval, and modern Nepal. Its archaeological and historical displays are worth seeing.

Listed in the Cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards, and streets that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. This old palace lies in the heart of Kathmandu city truly reflects the history and culture of Nepal and its people. The Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the Malla and Shah Kings who ruled over the city. It is the social, religious, and urban focal point of the Kathmandu city. Durbar square is surrounded by spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newari artists and artisans over several centuries.

 

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