Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

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Duration

11/12 Hours

Trip Grade

Easy

Activity

Cultural Sightseeing

Start/End

Thamel

Group Size

min:2 / Ma:15

Transportation

Private Vehicles(car/Bus)

Best Season

All Time

Trip Overview

Kathmandu Valley Tour is a popular sightseeing tour that takes place around the Kathmandu Valley. This tour takes you an interest in exploring the ancient monuments, Temples, palaces, and streets that pass through historical and world heritage sites which is the rich culture and lifestyle of the native (Newar) people of Kathmandu.

Kathmandu Valley sightseeing Tour exploring the three ancient cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan. The artistically built temples and palaces, delicately engraved stone and metal images, carved wooden columns and pillars, and history-laden shrines and chaityas of these three historical cities stand testimony to the excellence in art and architecture during the medieval period.

Kathmandu city Tour can be done a half day or full day(5/6 hrs.) for a traveler’s requirement, for half day tour can explore two places, and full day Tour can explore four UNESCO World Heritage sites which are Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath(Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple(cremation place), Kathmandu Durbar Square. The main attractions in the Kathmandu Durbar square are the Living Goddess (Kumari Ghar), the ferocious Kal Bhairav, the red monkey god, Kasthamandap (built by a single tree), Tribhuvan Museum that carries the mementos of different Shah Kings.

Patan Sightseeing Tour:

Patan city is close to Kathmandu located south of Kathmandu and on the other side of Bagmati River, which is famous for its historical and cultural area with old palace buildings, and artistic courtyard. Patan Durbar Square’s main attractions are the old Palace area with a courtyard and tall terracotta building, impressive intricate window carvings, and the huge stone Krishna Temple in front pillar of Garuda a vehicle of Lord Vishnu, Lord Krishna, Bhimsen Temple, and the Golden Temple of Hiranya, Kumbheshwor, Jagat Narayan Temple, Ashoka Stupas, Rudra Varna Mahavihar etc. This medieval city at one the capital of Nepal during the regime of the Malla period around the 12th to 15th century.

Bhaktapur sightseeing Tour:

Bhaktapur Durbar Square lies in the eastern part of Kathmandu city, which takes about 14/15 km. Bhaktapur 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 golden effigies of kings perched on the top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, and the wood carvings in every place- struts, lintels, uprights, tympanums, gateways, and windows – all seem to form a well-orchestrated symphony. The other attractions in Bhaktapur Durbar Square are the Lion Gate, the Golden Gate, the Palace of Fifty-five Windows, the five-story pagoda-styled Nyatapola temple, the temple of Dattatreya, and pottery making place. Besides these, the Changu Narayan Temple is a World Heritage Site located at the top of a small hill to the north of Bhaktapur city.

Note: If you want to join other adventure activities such as River Rafting, Everest Mountain flight, Everest Helicopter Tour, Paragliding, Ultra light flight, Zip Flyer, Bungee jumping, and Trekking, please feel free to contact us, Our travel expert will make your trip as per your requirements.

What's Included In The Cost

  • Transportation private vehicle (car/van/Bus)
  • All Heritage site entry fee
  • Bottle of drinking water
  • Lunch during the sightseeing Tour
  • Experience Tour Guide

What's Not Included In The Cost

  • Nepal visa and Travel Insurance
  • Personal Nature expenses Hard drinks, beverages, Cold Drinks, snacks, etc
  • Tips for guide and driver (expected)
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the Includes section

Trip Itinerary

9:00 am our private vehicle will pick you up from your hotel. The first stop is Swayambhunath also known as Monkey Temple. It’s a 15 to 20-minute drive as there will be very little traffic in the morning. 9:30am to10:30am swayambhunath You could have a dorm with an eye that represents the earth and a meditating eye of Buddha which is half open if you do it thoroughly. You could also above that dorm some 13-tiered tower-like structure that represents the 13 stages of nirvana. It offers a panoramic view of Kathmandu where the stupa stands for peace and harmony. There are many sculptures as well as Hindu temples in Buddhist sites which you can find only in Nepal. After strolling in Swayambhu and looking over a few sculptures we will now push off. You could also check out the small market that has to offer a variety of thangka some wooden sculptures and some Buddhist beads used to make ornaments. Both places are filled with beautiful wood carvings and a variety of shrines made with stone copper bronze etc. The place has local flavorful newari cuisine which cannot be missed during the visit. One could experience a local traditional alcoholic beverage termed Ayala (distilled beverage) and chang (rice beer). 12:30 pm drive to Pashupatinath (45 minutes drive) 1:00 pm Pashupatinath Temple A renowned Hindu temple dedicated to lord Shiva is a place where only Hindus can visit inside the temple premises and non-Hindus can see the temple from an available terrace east across the Bagmati river. Leather goods are not allowed to be taken inside temple premises. You could also see cremation in Hindu tradition. After strolling around for a while we now push off to our next destination. 2:00 pm drive to Boudhanath stupa (30 minutes drive approx.) 2:30 pm Lunch at Boudha (45 minutes Lunchtime) 4:00 pm After Lunch, we will be wandering around the Boudhanath stupa which has stood as a symbol of Buddhist faith for hundreds of years as a huge mandala of tranquility and as well as enormous eyes. Boudha has undoubtedly been Kathmandu’s cultural center as it is a sacred place for Buddhist pilgrimage places for Tibetans. Inside the stupa, you can feel the peace and tranquility, and various monasteries offer the same whereas just right outside the back door will take you to lively Phulbari Street that is lively and have tons of markets where you can do some shopping items like thangka paintings and wooden masks also lots of Buddhist ornament and bead. 4:30 pm (drop to your hotel). 10:30am drive off Basantapur/Patan Durbar Square. 30/35 minutes drive to Patan or Basantapur. 11:00 am to 12:00 pm At this time you’ve got to choose one among the durbar square and we recommend you patan durbar as Basantapur is still under construction. Even though both Durbar Square are enriched with their own culture, arts, and architecture and have similar cultures to offer.

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  1. Raj Basnet March 8, 2024

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    world heritage sites…

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