Kathmandu Day Tour Package
When it is about art, architecture, and cultural experiences, Kathmandu is the best place to explore. Kathmandu is the capital of the small country in Asia, Nepal. With its territory of about 50.7 sq km, it is one of the largest districts inside Kathmandu Valley. Situated at the northwestern part of the Kathmandu valley to the north of Bagmati river, the city stands at an elevation of 1400m above sea level. Besides, the city was the Royal capital of the kingdom of Nepal during the ancient time. Kathmandu and its temples hold various anticipated histories and refined culture about its origin. The city has also been the headquarters of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) since 1985. Besides, the city is also the gateway to the Himalayas and the center of History, Art, and Architecture.
Kathmandu is the city of temples and popular as the city of Living Goddess. It is home to various Hindu temples, the oldest Buddhist stupas, and monasteries. If you are into the blend of modern influence with the ancient heritage and culture still intact in its original form then, you can consider exploring Kathmandu. The city has various things to offer you such as a pristine culture, spiritual richness, and the modern lifestyle of Nepali people. On the other hand, the city is inhabited by various ethnic groups with the majority of the Newar community. Similarly, you can have a slight taste of Newari culture and tradition. The Newar community is popular for its definite attires, acute food, and various different festivals. Moreover, the tour to Kathmandu focuses on history, culture, religion, Nepalese food, and a typical Nepalese lifestyle.
A day tour to Kathmandu covers an ancient Durbar Squares in Kathmandu, a Buddhist temple Swayambhunath and Boudhanath, the sacred temple of Hindu, Pashupatinath, and many other places. Due to its unique appearance and preserved art and sculptures, these places are also enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage list. The former palace Kathmandu Durbar Square is decorated with centuries-old stones and wood sculpture. However, the holy temple of Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath provides an opportunity to closely encounter the Hindu rituals as well as the cremation along the Bagmati River. On the other hand, visitors will get an opportunity to see two of the biggest Buddhist stupas, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. These temples provide an excellent knowledge of Buddhist tradition and culture. Therefore, the capital has many destinations that are worth visiting once in life.
The places to visit in Kathmandu
The one day tour to Kathmandu starts with an early morning drive to Chabhil and visits the Hindu temple Pashupatinath. It is a Hindu temple of Lord Shiva where thousands of devotees from all over the country, as well as Hindus from India, visit here. Located at the bank of the river Bagmati, it is 5km northeast of Kathmandu. It is a sacred place for Hindu pilgrimage. However, non- Hindu tourists are not allowed inside the temple. Besides, one can visit the surrounding spot of the holy river Bagmati and view the structure of a temple from a nearby spot. Pashupatinath temple is the pagoda style with a golden tier roof and four silver doors. The surrounding environment of the Pashupatinath is filled with lush vegetation and forest. Hindu devotees from all around the country visit this temple during Shivaratri. The funeral and cremation take place on the bank of the Bagmati river.
Therefore, Pashupatinath has a lot to offer to its travelers.
From Pashupatinath, we will drive towards the northeast to Boudhanath Stupa. It is located 11 km from the center and northeastern edges of Kathmandu. It is another heritage listed in the UNESCO world heritage list. The stupa is 36m high with Mandala style preferences. Besides, Boudhanath is also famous as the ‘little Tibet’ due to the strong cultural influence of Tibet. The surrounding environment of Boudhanath gives you the vibes of Tibetan traditions. Likewise, there are various shops, stores, restaurants, and monasteries where there is a great influence on Buddhism. Therefore, you will have a wonderful time exploring the Buddhist pilgrimage place, Boudhanath.
From Boudhanath, we will drive to other Buddhist sites popular as the Monkey Temple. Swayambhunath is located on a hilltop, with fabulous panoramic views of Kathmandu city. During the clear sunny days, one can even see the views of the snow-capped mountains. Swayambhunath dates back more than 25000 years and is one of the oldest historical sites in Kathmandu valley. It is one of the oldest ancient stupa listed in the UNESCO world heritage site. This place is surrounded by green forest and many monkey dwelling around which is why it is popular as the monkey temple. in addition to this, the stupa has unique features with Lord Buddha eyes and eyebrows painted on it. The stupas have a clean, fresh, and natural environment. You can either walk from the main road or drive up to the top, the choice is yours.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
When it is about visiting Kathmandu, how can one miss the magnificent site such as Kathmandu Durbar Square? It is a place with old history and rich Nepali culture since the 16th century. Surrounded by various fountains, ancient statues, small ponds and series of courtyards this place carries its own historical significance. Located at the heart of Kathmandu, it is one of the easiest places to explore. Apart from international visitors, Kathmandu Durbar square is famous even among the locals mostly during the evening time. There is a former Royal palace inside the complex of Durbar Square named “Hanuman Dhoka”. It is a place from where Malla King ruled over Kathmandu. You will witness the Nepalese art, architecture, and sculptures as well as the surrounding temples in ancient pagoda style.
One of the must seen temples is Kasthamandap, a temple built from wood from a whole single tree. Besides, you will witness the temple of Kumari, the only living goddess in Nepal.
- Explore the cultural sites in Kathmandu
- Experience the well known Nepalese art and Architecture
- Explore the Royal Palace Hanuman Dhoka
- The visit to Buddhist temples Swayambhunath and Boudhanath
- Visit the Sacred sites of Hinduism Pashupatinath
- Tour to the UNESCO listed cultural heritage sites
- Pick up and drop off service by car
- Private car with driver for the tour
- Private Tour guide and his daily wage
- Entrance fees in all sightseeing places
- Government tax
- Personal Expenses such as shopping and telephone bills
- Any alcoholic beverages
- Gratitude for driver and Guide
- Drive from your destination to the sacred place of Hinduism Pashupatinath
- Drive to Boudhanath
- Visit stupa with guide instruction
- Drive to another Buddhist pilgrimage sites, Swayambhunath
- You can have a view of the valley from the top of Swayambhunath
- Drive to Kathmandu Durbar square
- Drive back to the hotel