Kathmandu Valley Tour
- Leisurely Plus
- 1350m mtrs
- group size
- 1 above PAX
- All Month
Kathmandu Valley Tour has three ancient cities for sightseeing tours. So, those are called Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. Kathmandu valley is a very fertile, Mountain – sheltering the historical heart of Nepal. Where the Himalayas’ most sophisticated kingdoms rose and fell. But Nepali cultural art is developing and refined. Kathmandu valley lies in the center of Nepal.
Kathmandu Valley Tour provides you with ancient Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims’ historical places. Because of the numerous temples and artistic richness. Kathmandu valley is reflected in the six UNESCO World Heritage sites. And that lies scattered around the valley like jeweled confetti. But Kathmandu City includes the ancient Buddhist stupas of Swayambhunath known as Monkey temple and Bouddhanath.
Pashupatinath temple is the oldest Hindu temple in the world. So, valley tour is important for Hindu and Buddhist religions in Nepal. Valley tour attracts religious pilgrims and dreadlocked sadhus (holy men) from all over the subcontinent. Because Newar people are the native people of this valley. They have a very rich culture which is attractive to tourists. Kathmandu Valley Tour is the social, religious, and urban focal point of the city. There are museums inside the palace building.
Arrival in Kathmandu Nepal 1350m
Well, come to Himalayas Nepal! We pick up you from Tribhuvan International Airport and drop to your hotel where we had booked. After resting some hours and we come there to short brief about our programme.
Walking / Driving: 30 Min.
Rest day and briefing about Nepal trip
This time it may tire due to long journey so you can take rest in the capital city of Nepal and we will meet for the briefing about your trip in Nepal as well as we fixed our day by day plan as a schedule.
Full day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
This is a day to visit full day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath tour and there are many other places to visit for the sightseeing tour in Nepal.
(A) Kathmandu Durbar Square.
This area is best well-known as Kathmandu Durbar Square lies heart of the city and locally called as Hanuman Dhoka Palace Square very old seat of the Nepalese Royalty and which is listed in eight Cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO, which palace complex consists the variety of temples dedicated to different Hindu gods and goddess. Kathmandu Durbar Square is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards, streets and most of the building we can see the date of 15th to 18th centuries. The square is known to be the social, religious and urban focal point of the Capital City. Taleju Temple (which is tallest and all structure build in 1549AD by King Mahendra Malla), Kal Bhairav (one of the largest stone idol in Kathmandu representing the errifying aspects of Shiva), Jaganath Temple (known for fascinating erotic figures carving I the wooden struts eaves which is build in the 16th decade), Kasthamandap (it stands at the south-west corner fo the Square and build from the single Sal tree), Kumari Ghar (House of living goddess, 17th decade Kumari Temple an example highly developed Nepalease temple craft), Museum and many more place to visit around there.
(B) Swayambhunath or Monkey Temple.
This is the place from where we view of Kathmandu valley perfectly and also known as Monkey Temple. The 3000-year-old Buddhist stupa or chaitya is 3km to the west of Kathmandu and is lies on a sacred hillock 75mtrs above the valley. The main structure of the stupa consists of a solid hemisphere of brick supporting a conical spire which is surmounted by a pinnacle of gilded copper. The four-sided spire is painted with the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.
(C) Patan Durbar Square.
Patan is known as Lalitpur is the oldest town in the Kathmandu Valley. The local people call it Lalit Pura, ‘the beautiful city’. Patan is about 5km south of the capital city of Nepal and is the second largest city in the valley. The city stands on the raised ground across the river Bagmati from Kathmandu. It was built in the region of King Vira Deva in 298AD and is known for its ancient Buddhist shrines, stupas and temples. In recent times it has also become famous for the excellent handicraft items and other souvenirs.
- Golden Temple.
This temple is known as Hiranya Varna Mahavihar which is built by King Bhaskar Verma in the 12th decade, three-storied golden pagoda style the golden image of Lord Buddha which is placed on a pedestal in the upper part of the vihara. There is also a huge prayer wheel in the pagoda.The walls of the temple are decorated with intricate design.
- Rudra Varna Mahavihar.
This Buddhist monastery has a huge image of Lord Buddha beside several other artistic statuses.
- The Kumbhkeshwar Temple.
This temple was built by King Jayasthiti Malla in 1392 AD; this is an oldest surviving temple in Patan. It is one of the 3 major temples that have five-tired roofs. This Shiva temple is thronged with pilgrims during the Janai Purnima festival in July-August. In the center of the temple tank, there is a small shrine that has a beautiful gold and silver lingam.
- Krishna Mandir.
The Krishan Mandir is known as the stone temple because made of stone, which was built by King Siddi Narasingh Malla in the 16th century. The temple shows influences of Mughal architecture. It lies opposite the palace. The temple is in the form of a Shikara style. There are scenes from the Mahabaratha and Ramayana adorning the walls of this temple.
- Jagat Narayan Temple.
This red brick temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is situated at the confluence of the Bagmati and Manahara rivers. The temple is renowned for its stone images as well as n imposing metal statue of a Garuda atop a stone monolith.
- Asoka Stupa.
Asok Stupa is built in 250BC by Emperor Asoka when he had visited Patan. This is one of the four stupas built by Emperor Asoka.
- Patan Museum.
The section of the palace around Keshav Narayan Chowk the former residence of the Malla King has been superbly renovated and houses one of the subcontinent finest Museum. The main attraction of the museum is an outstanding collection of cast-bronze and gilt copper work, mostly of Hindu and Buddhist deities. One gallery shows the stage involved in the production of hammered sheet-metal relief design.
- The Palace Complex.
This palace is built by the Mallas during the different period of their rule, the palaces consist of three main Chowks of the courtyard. The Mul Chowk or the central courtyard was constructed in 1666 AD for Srinivasa Malla and is the oldest. This two-story palace was the residence of the Patan royal family. Two stone lions stand guard at the entrance. The Bidya Mandir, a small gilded shrine is located within the complex.
- Rato Machhindra Nath Temple.
It is a three-storeyed pagoda of the early 16th century. It stands in the middle of a square grassy courtyard. The red Machhendranath is an expression of God Lokeshwara or Shiva. Every year the god is taken out in a procession during the month of May. Once in 12 years, the chariot of the god is taken to a town called Bungamati which lies 5 km from Pata. Here is Machhendra`s second residence, where the god stays every sixth month of the year and us many other too, for sightseeing.
(D) Pashupatinath Temple.
This is an oldest Hindu temple and dedicated to Lord Shiva is situated on the sacred river Bagmati. It is built in the form of a two-tiered gilded pagoda and has huge silver doors that are richly carved. There are some erotic paintings on the walls. Only Hindus are permitted to enter the main temple which is one of the sacred temples. Tourist can see this temple from the eastern side of the river. There is Bagmati River beside that river everyday death body burn own their place I mean there is differ the Hindu people rank.
(E) Bauddhanath Stupa.
This octagonal based stupa inset with prayer wheels is the largest of its kind in the world. It has four pairs of eyes in the four directions which keep watching for righteous behavior. This is 6km from touristy area Thamel. The side streets are full of maroon-robed monks, gleaming monastery roof and shop fronts full of monks.
Departure to other Trip/ Program or fly back to your Home
We continue to according to our previous plan, we mean Trekking, Peak climbing, Rafting, Jungle Safari or long tour and if do not have time, this is a free last day shopping souvenirs or gift to your family, friends and other relatives until your departure. If you are departing, we have transportation services to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.”Have a Nice Flight” See you again.
Walking / Driving: Hotel
International Airport Pick Up and Drop Service.
2 Nights Hotels in Kathmandu.
Full day Kathmandu valley tour with the private car.
Sightseeing entrance fees.
Drop to Hotel in Kathmandu.
Meals (Lunch and Dinner on the trip with Tea/Coffee).
An experience Tour Guide/ difirent languages.
Token of Love.
13% Gov VAT.
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
Cold drinks such as; Coke, Mineral Water, Beer etc.
Tips for Staff.
The first time in Nepal, My son convinced me to come and see a part of the world. I’ve never traveled before, and sooner than later I was in the chaotic city of Kathmandu.
Chandra put together a great itinerary for us. I feel that for the first time I had a good dose of Kathmandu and surrounds, as well as Chitwan National Park and Pokhara. Dinesh and Ramesh, as well as the other tour guides, were great choices.
I would love to return in a fitter shape (54-year-old male) in order to hit the road for a trek or two. I highly recommend Chandra and his Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt. Ltd. team.