- Guided sightseeing tours including entrance fees.
- Tour guide and private vehicle
What's not included
- Yours Meals
- Tip for tour guide/driver
Kathmandu will be the first land you’ll step on when you make your way to Nepal. Kathmandu is packed with antique-inherited ethos from centuries ago, along with being the hustling administrative capital of Nepal. You’ll find brilliantly sculptured monuments in every nook and corner of the city, although the rising skyscrapers have engulfed the valley floor. Some of the monuments covering wider zones have made themselves into the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu Day Tour covers a wander trip to four out of seven world heritage sites that Kathmandu fosters: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple.
Beyond the hustle streets of Thamel, a tourist-centered area in Kathmandu, charming temples and stupas are speaking of the past royalties who once ruled the Kathmandu kingdoms. Some plenty old-world temples and stupas have shaped the cultural status of the living. These wonderful structures also illustrate the religious harmony that prevails in Nepal. During your Nepal trip, Kathmandu Day Tour is totally worth it. And with Visit View Nepal Treks, there shall be no room for the tour to get any better!
Highlights of the Kathmandu Day Tour
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Dating back to the medieval era, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a centrally located heritage site specializing in mystical architecture. Locally, it is known as Hanuman Dhoka Palace, which literally translates to the gateway of Hanuman (the monkey god in Hindu mythology). At the palace’s front gate, there is a big statue of Hanuman surmounted. This makes all the sense of where the pet name came from!
The major attractions in the square are the fascinating craftwork all over the doors and windows and pillars of temples and buildings. It is the crowning spot of ancient kings which dated back to the 14th century. In fact, the entire palace was a residency of the royals of Kathmandu.
Swyambhunath is a Buddhist Stupa. It is located at the Nagarjun Hill hilltop surrounding the Kathmandu Valley from the northwestern boundary. Its location is a perfect viewpoint that offers a beautiful and wide-angle view of the vibrant Kathmandu valley underneath. Besides, Swyambhunath is a perfect replication of Nepal’s religious harmony. A big dome with a tall golden pinnacle dedicated to Lord Buddha. The miniature structures of stupas and temples give the place a vibe of the Lilliput.
Swyambhunath is also commonly known as the ‘monkey temple’ because lots of monkeys can be found in this area. There is a widely believed myth that the stupa sat in the same place when legendary Manjushree had encountered a lotus when the valley used to be a lake.
Attractions of the Tour
Boudhanath Stupa is another Buddhist Stupa. It is situated at the heart of Kathmandu. It is one of the largest Stupas in South Asia, Its Mandala structure is the largest of its kind in the entire world. The stupa is a holy pilgrimage for Buddhist followers. You’ll see monks draped in maroon robed doing the Kora while chanting prayers. (Kora is a sacred term for orbiting the Boudha Mandala)
During ancient times, Boudha used to be a trade route to Tibet. So, there is a clear influence of Tibetan culture. Here you can find many restaurants serving Nepali-Tibetian cuisines.
Pashupatinath is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which is situated at the bank of the Bagmat River. This is a holy pilgrimage site for all the Hindu followers all over Nepal and most of South Asia. The temple is just 1 kilometer west of Tribhuwan International Airport. Foreigners can check in to the temples to admire the religious values and aesthetics of the temple. Furthermore, the Bagmati riverbank in the temple’s premise hosts the Hindu ritual of the crematorium. This can be one rare site for tourists.