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.
Boudhanath was built in the 14th century and after the arrival of Tibetans in 1959 - when the Dalai Lama fled to India - this stupa has been a focus of Tibetan Buddhism outside of Tibet. This 36-meter high stupa is one of the largest stupas in the Kathmandu valley and in South-Asia. Today it is a place for meditation, pilgrimage, and is a popular tourist site.
Looking down from above, Bouddhanath stupa looks like a giant mandala. 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 enlightenment or "Bodhi"- the stupa's name. The bottom of the stupa is surrounded with irregular 16-sided walls.
Prayer flags tied to the stupa flutter in the wind, carrying mantras and prayers heavenward. Butter lamps are also burnt here to send wishes or prayers. It is the perfect place to look for a souvenir and one can observe all the activities around the stupa by sitting on one of the many rooftop restaurants. One can also join the locals and pilgrims and walk around the stupa and tune in with the meditative vibe and spiritual energy!
It is situated 8 km east of the Kathmandu and can be seen as one lands at Tribhuvan Airport.
PSUPATI NATH HINDU TEMPLE
Pashupatina this situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati Riverand means "load of the animals". This temple is the biggest temple in Nepal and is one of the four most important Hindu religious sites in Asia. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Shiva and is one of the most ancient temples in Nepal built in the 5th Century.
The temple is built in Pagoda style with gilded roofs. The main temple has four gates which are entirely made of silver. Atthe entrance of the temple lies ahuge metallic statue of the bull named Nandi which is believed to serve as the vehicle to Lord Shiva. Nearby Pashupati nathlies the Guheshwori temple which is dedicated to Shiva's consort, Sati Devi.
Hindu cremation takes place on the raised platforms by the river and this spectacle is not for the faint hearted! It is believed that once cremated on Bagmati‘s river bank,the soul will find peace and will never again be reborn as an animal. It is believed that taking a bath in the Bagmati River will help people cleanse their soul and devotees can always be seen bathingon the bank of this holy river.
Pashupatinath is listed among the 8 of Nepal’s UNESCO world heritage sites. Every spring time, on the 4th of March,a huge festival called Maha Shivaratri is celebrated and attracts thousands of pilgrims, visitors, sadhus and devotees from all across the world. 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.
Symabhunath knownas the "Monkey Temple" among foreign visitors, sits atop a hill 3km west of Kathmandu and is popular for its panoramic views of the entire city.
Swambhu means "self-existent one". It is believed that this Chitra (stupa) was built in the 13th century by King Mandevand since then it has become an important center of Buddhism. 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 in Nepal and has many monasteries and shrines.
It is challenging to climb the 365 stone steps that lead to the top of the shrine, however, it is also possible to drive to the top. Hindus and Buddhists are seen visiting here and this is the perfect place to see religious harmony in Nepal.
The temple area of Syambhu nathis filled with the statues, images, and shrines of Buddhist and Hindu deities and the bottom of the hill is completely surrounded by prayer wheels. Devotees are seen circulating thestupa and the woodlands around the hill are filled with colorful prayer flags.
On the eastern side of the stupa, one can see the Vajra 'thunderbolt'. Along with a statue of ‘sleeping Buddha and the Dewa Dharma Monastery is noted for a bronze icon of Buddha and traditional Tibetan paintings.
Visit Syambhu nathand fin dcalmness in your mind and soul!
BAKTAPUR CITY TOURS
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 broke the unity among the brothers which lead to fall of the kingdom in the hands of the Shah dynasty ruler from Gorkha.
Before the kingdom was lost it 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 wrestlers are found in the various temples as the guardian of the and the Gods.
Bhaktapuris a complete representation of how Kathmandu valley would have looked during the Medieval period. This beautiful city is filled with stunning architecture and 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 courtyards whose existence dated back to the 12th century.
Durbar square which is located in the heart of the city is listed among the UNESCO world heritage sites. It is popular for 55 Window Palace. This palace was built by King Bhupatindra Malla and was completed in 1754 during the Reign of Jaya Ranjit Malla who was the last king of the Bhaktapur Malla kings.
The streets of the city are filled with typical Newari sweetshops. The city is also popular for its curd which is called Juju Dhauin Newari and people come from all over to taste it. Letyour self fall in love Bhaktapur, its architecture, history, food and Newari culture.
PATAN CITY TOURS
Patan also known as Lalitpur, is a city of beauty. Despite being just 5 km away from Kathmandu, it is able to preserve its ancestral uniqueness which makes Patana unique experience and a favorite destination for a short visit.
Patan is popular for its durbar squares, temples, alleys, cuisine, hospitality and religious tolerance. It has 55 major temples, 136 Buddhist monasteries and countless festivals. It is a city which takes pride in the production of the great Thanka paintings. These Thanka of the gods and goddesses on the walls of the city speak about its culture and leaves visitors curious about their significance and in awe of their intricate designs.
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 of the goddess dates back to the 17th century. 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 Jatrais celebrated where the living Goddess Kumariis paraded 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.
MORE DETAILS INFORMATION
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