Nepal is a home to hundreds of holy sites especially pertaining to Buddhists and Hindus, among many other casts and ethnicities. These sites have been always introduced as exceptional parts of history and culture of Nepal. A number of sites in Kathmandu Valley have been enlisted on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Our Kathmandu Day Tour is one of the best tours for sightseeing in the Kathmandu city. It encompasses all of the important sites the city possesses and lets you explore these heritage sites optimally. During the Kathmandu Day Tour, you will get to explore striking temples decorated opulently and intricately carved, old Royal Palaces grand in their tenure, monasteries, gumbas, chortens, Bihars and more. You will visit the holy Pashupatinath Temple, excurse around the Kathmandu Durbar Square; visit the Bouddhanath Stupa and the Swayambhunath Stupa at Kathmandu City. Kathmandu Durbar Square is a jewel in the city’s metaphorical crown. It possesses the shrines from all the way back to the 12th century, home of the Living Goddess- Kumari, the ornate Hanuman Dhoka Palace and more. Likewise, visiting the Bouddhanath Stupa, identified as one of the largest Stupas, is a wonderful experience. The serenity at the stupa is breath-taking and the sight of the Stupa’s towering golden spire presents a marvelous view; the golden of the spire contrasts magnificently with the cyan of the sky. The Pashupatinath Temple, introduced as one of the most significant Hindu temples, is enveloped in a religious ambiance. The Swayambhunath Stupa, lying on the top of hill, is also quite an alluring destinations and ha a wonderful story about its origins rich in history.
Escape Himalaya’s Kathmandu Day Tour clenches within its context a magnetic touring experience for numerous visitors in Nepal, letting them get familiarized with the cultural and architectural glory of the country.
Tour Starting Time: 10:00 am every day.
Starting Location: Nayabazaar, Kathmandu, Nepal at Escape Himalaya office.
Ending location: Nayabazaar, Kathmandu, Nepal at Escape Himalaya office.
Ending Time: 4:00pm
What to expect during the Kathmandu Day Tour?
The Bouddhanath Stupa is popular as one of the largest stupas on Earth and is located on the eastern borders of Kathmandu. The stupa was constructed in the 14th century on an octagonal base and is encircled by prayer wheels carved beautifully with Buddhists prayers. It also holds the ever-present Buddha eyes on all four sides of the stupas. Festooned with colorful prayer flags hung from the base to the top of the stupa, it makes the set beautiful. Observing monks, with maroon outfit and shaven heads chanting mantras in the serene set will amaze anyone.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square is brimming with the oldest temples and old Palaces that reflect the by-gone era of monarchial rulings in the country. It is heavy with the feel of nostalgia and reminiscences of days gone by. Built in unique Pagoda style, the temples and Palaces are opulently decorated and lavishly carved with intricate designs. One of them was constructed in the 3rd century and will truly fascinate you. The Hanuman Dhoka Palace in the Square, built by King Pratap Malla, was used for royal ceremonies till 2001. We can also notice the abode of Kumari (Living Goddess). At the top of it all is the most attractive beautiful carvings of erotic arts in the Bhagwati Temple, Shiva Parvathi Temple, the Saraswoti temple and more.
Swayambhunath lies 3 km west of Kathmandu and is set on a hillock, bestowing from its location the views of Kathmandu Valley. It is the most popular and the holiest Buddhist stupas in Nepal and holds several other shrines. Embracing Hindu temples as well, the area of Swayambhunath Stupa is a mark of religious tolerance between Hindus and Buddhists. Also popular as ‘The Monkey Temple’, here you will see spinning prayer wheels and Buddha’s eyes on the four sides of stupas. The atmosphere at the stupa is serene and tranquil, bringing with it the coruscate offerings of peace.
The Pashupatinath Temple, perched 5 km east of Kathmandu, is one of the holiest temples of Hindus all around the world and is devoted to Lord Shiva. The pagoda style temple holds golden roofs with silver doors and is set on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. The temple is filled with devotees on different occasions including the Maha Shivaratri festival to worship the stone Linga, a symbol of Lord Shiva. You can also observe the rituals of cremation of the Hindus at the bank of the river.
Escape Himalaya Day Tours lets you experience these religious sites in the most optimal way, and we make sure that all of our customers are getting the experience that they expected. Come join us in this sight-seeing venture to observe and explore the religious sites of the ancient city. You can also opt for our Bhaktapur and Patan Tour package as well.
- Guided sightseeing tours including entrance fees
- Tour guide and private vehicle
- Yours Meals
- Tip for tour guide/driver