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Duration: 1 Nights/2 Days
Max. Altitude: 1310M
Destination: Nepal
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Activity: Overland Tours
Theme: Day Trips Extension Trips Self Guided Trips

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Kathmandu Valley Tour

Nepal popularly known as the Himalayan Kingdom has 10 heritage sites out of the total 830 UNESCO world heritage sites in the world. Kathmandu the capital city situated at 4500 feet above sea level is also known as the City of Temples and is home to seven world heritage sites. Kathmandu is Nepal’s largest city and capital of Nepal. Kathmandu is situated in a valley in the heart of Nepal. Kathmandu is also known as the ‘city of temple’ where uncountable temples and world famous world heritages sites are also in Kathmandu.  Kathmandu is only one place on this planet where seven world cultural heritage sites lies within a radius of 15 kilometer.  This seven world heritage sites includes Nepal is the holy land of Lord Pashupatinath, beautiful Buddhist stupa- Boudhanath Stupa, historic stupa Swayambunath, rich cultured and source of fine arts Kathmandu Durbar  Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square and oldest religious place in town Changu Narayan temple. Trekking Experts offer this Kathmandu Valley Tour to explore all these seven world heritage sites situated in Kathmandu Valley.

 

Trip Highlights

Visit all seven UNESCO cultural world heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley

A private day tour lead by professional cultural guides in different languages

Allows you to visit all mysterious and outstanding sites

Visit holy land of Lord Pashupatinath

Visit beautiful Buddhist stupa Boudhanath Stupa

Visit historic Swayambunath stupa

Visit rich cultured and source of fine arts Kathmandu Durbar  Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square

And oldest religious place in town Changu Narayan temple

Itinerary

After breakfast at hotel, you will be picked up by our city guide and will bring you to following places today:    

    Bouddhanath Stupa: Boudhhanath is one of holiest Buddhist stupa of Nepal located at 6 km away from downtown Kathmandu. It was built in fifth century by Lichhavi king Karna Dev. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of Stupa design. A huge statue of Lord Buddha is kept. Boudhanath a World Heritage Site is also known as Khasti. There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area. It is the biggest stupa in Nepal also called by many as Khasti Chitya, is one of the oldest stupas in the country. After 1959, many Tibetans arrived and settled in Bouddhanath area. The stupa, a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site, is included in World Heritage Cultural site list by UNESCO.
 
  • Pashupatinath Temple:
  • Hindus holiest temple situated at the bank of Bagmanti River, 5 km away from the downtown of Kathmandu. Thousands of devotees converge here on an annual pilgrimage on the occasion of Maha Shivratri, the night of Lord Shiva falls in the month February. Entrance into the temple-precincts is permitted only for the Hindus but other can clearly see the temple and rituals beings performed inside from the eastern bank of the Bagmati river. The temple was listed in the UNESCO world Heritage Monument list in 1797. Pashupatinath Temple, with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. Regarded as the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva in the world, Pashupatinath Temple's existence dates back to 400 A.D. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage to this temple, that is also known as 'The Temple of Living Beings'.
 
  • Changunaryan Temple:
  • Changu Narayan Temple is the oldest temple in Kathmandu valley came in existence in 4th century. The temple is adorned by some of the best specimen of stone, wood, and metal craft in the valley. The temple stands as the epitome of culture, religion, history and faith of the Kathmandu valley.
 
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square is an assortment of pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The square is part of a charming valley as it highlights the idols of ancient kings perched on top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in very place - struts, lintels, tympanums, gateways and windows - all seem to form a well orchestrated symphony. This complex of palaces, courtyards, and temples were built in the 12th to 18th centuries used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu situated at 12 km from Kathmandu in Baktapur district.
 

  • Self Hotel
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  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

After breakfast at hotel, you will be picked up by our city guide and will bring you to following places today:  

  • Patan Durbar Square:
  • Patan Durbar Square complex is situated in the center of Patan city, also known as Lalitpur and it was the residence of the former Patan royal family. Patan Square and its surroundings is good specimen of ancient Newari architecture. There are three main courtyards in the palace: Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshav Narayan Chowk. Mul Chowk, the oldest one, is at the centre of Patan square. Several multi-sized and multi-styled temples occupy the western part of the complex. Main among these is Krishna Temple, Bhimsen Temple and the Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna.
 
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square:
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square is another UNESCO world heritage sites with a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. The square is known to be the social, religious and urban focal point of the Capital City. The Palace Complex was the royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and is the site of important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch. The palace is decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows and panels an. It houses the King Tribhuwan Memorial Museum and the Mahendra Museum.
 
  • Swayambunath Stupa:
  • The Buddhist temple of Swayambhunath is situated on the top of a hill, west of Kathmandu, is one of the most popular, holy and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. The temple is colloquially known as the 'monkey temple' because of the large tribe of roving monkeys who guard the temple.
 

  • Self Hotel
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  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

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Air-conditioned vehicle for Kathmandu sightseeing All required entry fees 1 English speaking experienced City guide

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All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services Accommodation and meals during Kathmandu Tips for staff

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