Kathmandu valley tour
Kathmandu valley tour will take you through the various cultural insights and highlights of Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu valley is comprises of three medieval periods of Malla principalities. These three medieval principalities preserves very fierce rivalry and fought several wars but also withstand in building temples, palaces and development of arts and architectures; many of them still exist with all charm and glories and have been listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. The UNESCO heritages sites in Kathmandu are the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu), Patan and Bhaktapur, the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhunath and Bauddhanath and the Hindu temples of Pashupatinath. Kathmandu valley tour provides you unique experience of art and culture from the centuries. Filled with temple and stupas; Kathmandu is “City of Devotees”.
You also can add an hour Everest mountain flight in this trip as an extension trip; which provide you to see the Mt. Everest and other Himalayan ranges in your naked eyes without any physical effort.
Our One-day cultural tour in Kathmandu provides a close glimpse of Nepal. It not only showcases the rich culture of the Nepalese people but also takes you back in time through its architectural marvels. The tour takes you to four places: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath and Swayambhunath temples that hold both religious and cultural importance to the Nepalese people.
After breakfast, we commence our visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites beginning within the Kathmandu District. These sites include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath and Bauddhanath.
Kathmandu Durbar Square showcases Nepalese art and architecture at its best. The architecture is typical of the Malla dynasty who ruled over Nepal from the 12th to 18th century.
The Swayambhunath Temple has a compelling mix of both Hindu and Buddhist shrines and stupas. It is popularly known amongst foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large monkey population residing in the area.
Pashupatinath Temple is situated on the banks of river Bagmati and is one of the main temples of Lord Shiva. The temple area is full of other smaller temples of numerous Hindu deities which gives the whole place an ambience of a sacred paradise.
The Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in South Asia which was built on the ancient trade route to Tibet. Beside the main stupa which was built in a Nepali Buddhist style, there are over fifty Tibetan monasteries around the area built by Tibetan merchants and the large influx of Tibetan refugees over the years. Here, you not only get to appreciate the spectacular art and architecture of ancient Nepal but that of neighboring Tibet as well.