Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour - 3 Days
The must see places of Kathmandu city are:
It is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage spot situated 5km east of Kathmandu, the temple of Lord Shiva. The richly ornamented pagoda houses, the scared linga, or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva fascinates everyone. There are also small temples dedicated to other deities. Pashupatinath is protected by UNESCO world heritage monument list in 1979. A temple dedicated to Shiva existed at this site in 879AD.However the present temple is built by King Bhupatindra malla in 1697AD.A gold plated roof, silver doors and woodcarvings of the finest quality decorate the Pagoda construction. There are rows of Shiva shrines and Hindu pilgrims from all over south Asia offering (Puja) worship to lord Shiva, lord of destruction. . Near the temple at the edge of Bagmati River lies "Arya Ghat" where cremation is performed.
Although only Hindus are allowed inside the temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed in the temple from the eastern bank of Bagmati River. Locals have long regarded it as a very important part of the city, both religiously and culturally. Basically thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India pay homage to this temple every day. Locals daily worship and receive blessing from lord Shiva early in the morning.
Kathmandu durbar square:
It is the historic set of royalty built between the 12th and 18th centuries. The Durbar Square is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979 which epitomizes the social, religious and cultural life of the Nepalese people. It is the place where the kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronation solemnized.
It is the place where the visitors can see uncountable monuments. The interesting things to see here are: the ferocious Kal Bhairav, Nautalle Durbar Square, Coronation Nasal Chowk, the Gaddi Baithak, The statue of King Pratap Malla, the big Drum and the Jagannath Temple, Kumari Bahal (House of Living Goddess), Kasthamandap (house of wood). There is also the Numismatic Museum and Tribhuvan Museum inside the place building. Photography is prohibited inside the museum. It is the place to observe the juxtaposition of past and present, old and new.
Temple of Kumari (Kumari Ghar):
Kumari represents the living goddess in Nepal. Kumari literally means the virgin girl. The girl is selected from Buddhist family .The temple is situated in Hanuman dhoka Palace. The temple is carved with wood. Kumari accept greetings from her balcony window most afternoons. She is kept in her palace until about the age of thirteen when she is replaced by another Kumari.She only comes out on special occasions and her feet are never allowed to touch the ground.
Bouddhanath: Bouddhanath is protected by UNISCO world heritage Monument List in 1979 and is also known as Khasti. Bouddhanath is among the largest Stupas in the south Asia and it has become focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. The white looms 36 meters overhead. The name ‘Boudhanath’ is composed of two different words Boudha and Nath. Boudha means wisdom and the suffix Nath stands for Lord. Thus Boudhanath means the Lord of wisdom. In this area there are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries located at the base. The stupa is located at the ancient trade route to Tibet and Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers have for many centuries. This place is the best places in the valley to observe Tibetan life style. Many people believe that Bouddhanath was constructed in the fifth century. The Bouddhanath is the visual feast of the colorful Thangkas, Tibetan jewellery hand-woven carpets; mask and Khukuri (knives) are sold in surroundings stalls.
Syambhunath /Monkey Temple:
Syambhunath is protected by UNISCO world heritage monument List in 1979. It is 3km west of Kathmandu city situated on a hillock about 77m above the sea level of the Kathmandu valley. It is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and the best place to observe religious harmony in Nepal. Both Hindus and Buddhists worship here. It is said to be 2,000 years old. It is the major land of the valley and looks like a becon below the Nagarjun hill. It provides excellent views of the Katmandu valley. . This is a 2500 years old stupa situated on a hillock about 77 m above the ground level and over looking Katmandu valley. From the top of a hillock on its western side it provides an excellent viewpoint over Kathmandu. The painted eyes on four sides represent the all seeing eyes of Buddha and are watching all the time wrong doers and good doers. This is a very religious shrine of Buddhists. There are two Buddhist monasteries within the complex and a temple of Haratima where both Buddhists and Hindus worship this temple.
Budhanilkantha is situated about 8 km to the north of Katmandu at the base of Shivapuri hill. This is a remarkable colossal stone statue of Hindu Lord Vishnu reclining on the bed of snakes is from 5th century. The shrine is in the middle of pond.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (you will be received by our representative and will be transferred to hotel and briefing your program. Stay Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Full day sightseeing tour by car of five places: Kathmandu: Swoyambhu Nath, Pashupati Nath, Swoyambhu Nath (Buddist temple), Kathmandu durbar Square and Kumari Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Departure from Kathmandu for your onward journey.
- Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
- All Accommodation on Twin sharing on BB Basis.
- Sight seeing on mention itinerary
- All ground transportation by private vehicle.
- An english speaking tour guide.
- All government taxes.
- Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
- Lunch and Dinner in every where.
- Your personal expenses, Bar and beverages, Hot and cold drinks, Mineral water, Laundry & Telephone.
- Your Travel insurance.
- Tips and gratuities for the staffs.
- Emergency Rescue and Medical treatment.
Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances.