Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Kathmandu city was traditionally known as Kasthamandap,the city of temples and pilgrimages, and is incredibly rich in Historic as well as well cultural diversity.The city holds seven world heritage sites and these sites makes Kathmandu unique. Stepping into Kathmandu is like coming altogether to a different world.The stupas and the aroma of the incense along with the chanting of the mantras are soul uplifting and help visitors find peace and calmness.city tours are designed to give you an easy and fun day while learning about the culture and history of Kathmandu.
This 2 day Kathmandu tour includes visiting five cultural heritage sites of Nepal -Patan, Bhaktapur, Syambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudha. Our team will pick the visitors up their residential hotel after breakfast at 8 in the morning. Then we will head for the first-day tour that is Syambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath. After the first-day tour is completed, our team will drop all the visitors to their residential hotels. The next day we will begin again at 8 in the morning for the second-day trip which will be Patan.
Boudhha Stupa Tours
Boudhanath was built in the 14th century and after the arrival of Tibetans following in the year 1959, this stupa has been the center place of the Tibetan Buddhism. Today it is a place for medication, pilgrimage, and a popular tourist site. From the top, Bouddhanath stupa looks like a giant mandala. In all the Tibetan mandalas, four of the Dhyani Buddhas mark the cardinal points, with the fifth, Vairocana, enshrined in the center (in the white hemisphere of the stupa). The five Buddha represents the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and ether) which are represented in the stupa's architecture.
It is believed that the nine levels of Bouddhanath Stupa represent the mythical Mt. Meru, the center of the cosmos. and the 13 rings from the base pinnacle symbolize the path to enlightened or "Bodhi"- the stupa's name. The bottom of the stupa is surrounded with irregular 16-sided walls. Bouddhanath is also closely related to Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Padmapani), whose 108 forms are depicted in sculptures around the base. The mantra of Avalokiteshvara - Om Mani Padme Hum - is carved on the prayer wheels beside the images of Avalokiteshvara around the base of the stupa.
Next come two circular plinths supporting the hemisphere of the stupa, symbolizing water. As at Swayabunath, Bodnath is topped with a square tower bearing the omnipresent Buddha eyes on all four sides. Instead of a nose, there is a question mark which is a symbol of one in Nepali and it symbolizes unity and the one way to enlightenment in the Buddhist teaching. The third eye symbolizes the teaching of Buddha. Prayer flags tied to the stupa flutter in the wind, carrying mantras and prayers heavenward. The main entrance to the upper platform of Bodnath Stupa is on the north side. Here Amoghasiddhi, the progenitor of the future Buddha, presides. Below Amoghasiddhi is the Buddha Maitreya, the future Buddha.
One can take a walk around the stupa which is buzzing with energy. The butter lamp is burnt here to send wishes or prayer. It is the perfect place to look for a souvenir and one can observe all the activities around the stupa by sitting on the rooftop restaurants with a coffee in their hand. It is situated 8 km east of the Kathmandu and can be seen at the very moment one land on the Tribhuvan Airport. This 36-meter high stupa is one of the largest stupas in the Kathmandu valley and in South-Asia. There are countless monasteries surrounding the stupa. Visit Bouddhanath once and let it leave a mark in your memory.
Pashupatinath Temple Tours
Pashupatinath means "the load of the animals". This temple is the biggest temple in Nepal and is one of the four most important religious sites of Asia. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Shiva and is one of the most ancient temples of Nepal built in the 5th Century. This religious site is believed to have existed from the beginning of the millennium when the Shiva Lingam was discovered here. The temple is built in Pagada style with gilded roofs. The main temple has four gates which are entirely made up of silver. On the very entrance of the temple lies the huge metallic statue of the bull named Nandi which is believed to serve as the vehicle to Lord Shiva.Nearby Pashupatinath lies the Guheshwori temple which is dedicated to Shiva's consort, Sati Devi.
Pashupatinath is situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati river. On the raised platforms of the river cremation of the Hindus take place. It is believed that once cremated on Pashupati's river bank the soul will find peace and will never be reborn to an animal. The cremation site is not for the faint-hearted one. It is the place where last of rituals of the Hindus are performed and we can see the visitors looking at the ceremony with much curiosity on their face from the other side of the river. It is believed that taking a bath in the Bagmati river will help people cleanse soul so thousand and devotees can be seen taking a bath on the bank of this holy river. The aarati done on the bank of the Bagmati river has gained a lot of fame due to its beauty. The banks are covered with the visitors and devotees who come to the river bank to bring peace to their mind and also to capture this beautiful aarati with their naked eyes. Ganga Aarti along with Tandava Bhajan which was written originally by Ravan himself is carried out on the evening Ganga Aarati and after that, the doors of the temples are closed for the day.
Pashupatinath is listed among the 8 UNESCO world heritage sites. It is among the few living cultures of the world. Unlike many other cultural sites, Pashupatinath is the center of energy with visitors all day long. Every year with the blooming spring a huge festival called Maha Shivaratri is celebrated. The festival is celebrated on 4th of March which attracts thousands of pilgrimages, visitors, sadhu and devotees from all across the world to come here. People stay in endless lines to get inside the temple for the prayer. Anyone visiting Kathmandu must experience this religious hub as it is a mixture of religious, cultural and spiritual experiences. The temple also includes Deupatan, Gusheshwori, Jayabageshwori, Gaurighat, Kutumbahal, Gaushala, Pingalasthan and Sleshmnatak forest. This temple located 3 km northwest of kathmandu has 492 temples, 15 Shivalayas(shrines of Lord Shiva) and 12 Jyotirlinga(phallic shrines) for you to explore.
The tourists and the visitors are allowed to roam around the outskirts of the temple but only the Hindus are allowed to enter inside the gates of the main temple. Visit Pashupatinath to experience something that cannot be experienced elsewhere.
Bhaktapur, a city where the past breathes into the present. This glorious city used to be the ruling throne of the Kathmandu valley until the ruling king, Yakshya Malla, divided the valley among his three sons. This division in the kingdom broke the unity among the bothers which lead to fall of the kingdom in the hands of the Shah dynasty ruler from Gorkha. Before the kingdom was lost to the Shah dynasty kings, the kingdom was especially renowned for its Malla Yuddha which was a fierce combat between the two wrestlers. Hence one can observe the idols of the muscular wrestles as the trademark of the city. These carved wrestles are found in the various temples as the guardian of the and the Gods.
Bhaktapur is a complete representation of how Kathmandu valley would have looked during the Medieval period. This beautiful city is filled with breathtaking beautiful architectures, glorious temples which seem to touch the sky. The temples here are built in pagoda style which is believed to be the stairway to the heaven. Exquisite clay pottery and extensive courtyard whose existence is dated back to the 12th century. But the devotees still celebrate their pre-historic festival with incredible passion and rejoice. Bhaktapur is the perfect city to experience the actual traditional culture of the city. One can see the women of the city dressed in their typical Newari cultural dress and performing their daily chores. Fetching water from the artistically crafted taps is one the most beautiful view that one can catch.
It is also known as bhadgaon which means the city of the rice. The bhaktapurians are proud of the inhabitants of their city and culture. They have preserved their Newari values exactly the mother preserves her child and has been successful to pass on those values to the upcoming generation. While roaming around the city, it's hard to resist the aroma coming from the ancient Newari cultural food and must try them on your visit to Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur durbar square which is located in the heart of the city is listed among the UNESCO world heritage. It is popular for 55 window palace. This palace was built by King Bhupatindra Malla and was completed until 1754 during the Reign of Jaya Ranjit Malla who was the last king of the Bhaktapur Malla Kings.
Bhaktapur has one of the tallest temple in Nepal called the Nyatapola Temple. It is the five stored temple with sky-high-roof top towering 30 meters above the ground. This temple was built in 1702 during the reign of the king Bhupendra Malla. The temple is reached by staircase with the stone figures of the temple guardians on every step. This temple is dedicated to Siddha Laxmi, a blood thirsty incarnation of Goddess Durga. The streets of the city are filled with typical Newari sweets shops. The city is also popular for its curd which is called Juju Dhau in Newari. People come from all over the placeS to taste the Bhaktapur's Juju Dhau. The city is clean which makes it perfect to walk around on its street. It is considered as the one beautiful UNESCO world heritage.Experience Bhaktapur and let yourself fall in love with the food and Newari culture here.
Patan Tours Nepal
Patan is also known as Lalitpur. It is a city of beauty. It is hardly 5 km away from Kathmandu City but despite being so close to Kathmandu it is able to preserve its ancestral uniqueness which makes Patan a different environment to experience in a short visit. Kathmandu valley was an independent and strong kingdom during the reign of the King Yakshya Malla. It became a melting pot of two religions and Hinduism and Buddhism. The Krishna temple of the Patan which lies in the heart of the city, whose entire architecture was dedicated to the philosophy of the Buddhist Dharma-Chakra (Wheel of Righteousness). This combination of this two religion helped to modal Patan as a glorious city in culture, tradition, religion, art, and heritage.
Patan is popular for its durbar squares, temples, alleys, cuisine, hospitality and religious tolerance presents the pre-historic state of the city. It has 55 major temples, 136 Buddhist monasteries, fine metal works and countless festivals. It is a city which takes pride in the production of the great Thanka painters in the city. This lively city full of culture and tradition paints its corners and alleys with Thanka paintings. These Thanka paintings of the gods and goddesses on the walls of the city speak about its culture and its lets visitors wondering on its significance.
Patan is peaceful and clean due to which it has become a perfect spot for the diplomats, INGOS, and NGOs. Although Patan is close to the capital city its significance and uniqueness outstood it. The shops on the streets of Patan are filled with Thanka paintings, Buddhist sculptures, Pubs, cafes and brass statues which can be a perfect souvenir that one can buy to remember Patan. Patan is also a city where you can experience divinity in real life. This is the city famous for the living goddess "Kumari". This tradition dates back to the 17th century where world's oldest religions Hinduism and Buddhism interlinks. One can get a glimpse of the goddess if you visit the Kamari Ghar. In the month of August, a big festival called the Indra Jatra is celebrated where the living Goddess Kumari is Praded around the city in her palanquin. It is a sight that will leave you breathless where the masked man and devotees dance to traditional Newari music and pull the chariots of Lord Indra and Kumari. Visit Patan and let yourself to behold these experiences for the life.
Monkey Temple Tours
Symabhunath also popular as the "Monkey Temple" among the foreign visitors. Syambhunath stupa sits atop its hill. It is one of the most peaceful places where the chanting of the mantras fills the soul of the visitors with calmness. The hilltop of Symabhu is popular for its panoramic view of the entire Kathmandu city. Swambhu means "self-existent one". It is believed that this Chitra (stupa) was built in the 13th century by King Mandev and since then it is an important center of Buddhism. The stupa rests on a hilltop 3 km west of the Kathmandu city. It is believed that it evolved spontaneously when the valley was created out of a primordial lake more than 2,000 years ago. It is one of the oldest stupas of Nepal and has many monasteries and shrines in its premises.
The stupa of the Syambhunath sits at the hilltop. The exceedingly 365 steep stone lead to the top of the shrine but it is quite a challenge. One can even take a road and drive to the hilltop. A large number of Hindus and Buddhist are seen visiting here. This is the perfect place to see religious harmony in Nepal. Symanbhunath stupa is the hallmark of faith and harmony for centuries and the glory of Kathmandu has started from this point. The Kathmandu city was once a lake. Legends say that Syambhunath was evolved out of a lotus that had bloomed in the center of the lake. On the pedestal of the western boundary of Buddha is the largest image of Sakyamuni Buddha. There is a temple of the Goddess of learning "Manjusri or Saraswati" which is situated behind the hilltop of the Syambhunath.
The premises of Syambhunath is filled with the statues, images, and shrines of Buddhist and Hindu deities. The bottom of the hill completely surrounded by prayer wheels. The devotees are seen circulating at stupa all the time. The entire jungles of the hill is filled with colorful prayer flags. On the eastern side of the stupa, one can see the Vajra 'thunderbolt'. The Buddha statue is on the west side of Syambhu. The statue of sleeping Buddha can also be seen in Syambhunath. The Dewa Dharma Monastery is noted for a bronze icon of Buddha and traditional Tibetan paintings. Visit Syambhunath and find calmness in your mind and soul.
This 2 days Kathmandu tour includes visiting of five cultural heritage of Nepal -Patan, Bhaktapur, Syambhunath, Pashupatinath, and BouXdha. Our team will be picking the visitors from their residential hotel after breakfast at 8 in the morning. Then we will be headed for the first-day tour that is Syambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath. After the first-day tour is completed, our team will drop all the visitors to their residential hotels. The next day we will begin again at 8 in the morning for the second-day trip which will be Patan.
- SUN GLASS
- SUN CAP
- SUNS BLOKS
- DAY PACK
- CAMARA WITH ESTRA BATTERY WITH CARDS
- WATER BOTTLE
- RAIN GEAR
- YOUR PASSPORT
- SOME SMALL MONEY
- WALKING SHOSE
- ENORGY BARS IF YOU HAVE