Kathmandu City Tour
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Kathmandu City Tour

Kathmandu valley is the historical center of Nepal and the place where kingdoms rose and fell, palaces and temples were built and rebuilt, and Nepalese art and culture were developed and refined is equally religious. Kathmandu valley has been called on big museum - a vast store of Hindu and Buddhist art with more shrines and temples per square km than anywhere else in the world. Nepalese culture has immense vitality and countless festivals are celebrated each year. institutions such as the ''Living Goddess'' forms a direct link between the past and the present. The valley is above 25 km from east to west and 20 km from north to south with an area of 570 square km and a population of 1.1 million. Kathmandu lies at a height of around1300 meters while the surrounding hills range from 1500 meters to 2800 meters in height. Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Gaurishanker and Everest are visible from different points in the valley. Patan situated across the Bagmati river to the south of Kathmandu is known to this day for its excellent works of art and carving in wood and bronze. Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgaon, is the most medieval of the lot and is situated in the eastern part of the valley. while Kathmandu and Patan have undergone great changes in the three decades since Nepal its isolation, Bhaktapur has changed much less.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu valley is situated at an elevation of 1336 meters / 4400 feet above sea level and is proud of its magnificent location. It is surrounded all around by lush green rolling hills with beautiful sights of the Himalayan panorama on the north.The city contains more architectural marvels in a square mile than any other city in the world endowed with very ancient, unique, unrivalled art and culture. The Kathmandu city and twin medieval cities Bhaktapur and Lalitpur make up the Kathmandu Va

Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Site):

Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the most important sights in the valley. It is full of Ancient historic palaces, courtyards, carvings, colourful life and many others. The nine-storied Basantapur Durbar (palace) built by the head artists of the then three separate kingdoms (Kantipur, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and Kirtipur), Kumari Ghar - a 17th century artistic building dedicated to Kumari -the Living Goddess, Nasal Chowk - The ceremonial courtyard of the monarchs are just a few highlights here.

Swayambhu Stupa (World Heritage Site):

Just about 2 kilometers to the west of the Kathmandu Durbar Square perched on top of a hill is the majestic stupa of Swayambhunath. The route meanders through the alleys of old Kathmandu to Swayambhunath - The stupa was built between 460 and 1200 AD. Its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley and it is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal. The views of the valley from the hilltop are great.

Bouddhanath Stupa (World Heritage Site):

Bouddhanath stupa is one of the largest and oldest stupas in the world. It lies about 6 kilometers to the east of downtown and is very close to the temple of Pashupatinath - the most revered Hindu pilgrimage site in Nepal.

Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site):

One of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world, the temple of Pashupatinath is 5km to the east of the city center. The fabulous pagoda houses the lingam (phallic symbol) of Lord Shiva. The complex contains many other temples as well as the holy Bagmati River, which flows through this complex and is the place where many cremations take place every day.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square (World Heritage Site):

Bhaktapur, literally meaning "city of devotees" is about 14 kilometers east of kathmandu. The Durbar Square is a living museum of ancient art and architecture. The elegant 15th century Palace of 55 windows, artistic courtyards, the Golden Gate, the five-roofed Nyatapol temple soaring gracefully into the sky from atop a five-storied base and many others fascinate the travelers. Thimi - a typical Newar village famous for pottery is another highlight and a perfect combination.

Patan Durbar square (World Heritage Site):

Patan is one of the ancient cities about five kilometers southeast of kathmandu. Also known as "the city of artists" and "the city of beauty", it is full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples with fine gateways, guardian deities and beautiful carvings. The Krishna Temple (an octagonal granite edifice dedicated to lord Krishna), Kumbheswar Temple (one of the premier places that celebrates Janai Poornima - the Sacred Thread Festival), the Golden Temple / Hiranya Varna Mahabihar - "Eternity Itself", the Patan Museum, Patan Industrial Estate (specializing in cottage industry hand loom and handicrafts), the Tibetan Refugee Centre and the Central Zoo (the only zoo in Nepal) allure all the travelers to Patan.

Changunarayan:

Changunarayan (World Heritage Site): The Temple of Changunarayan is one of the oldest temples in Kathmandu Valley. The richness of Changunarayan is surpassed only by the wealth of the greatest temple of Pashupatinath. The temple is sitting on the hillock called Changu- the name derived from the name of the god. Around the temple, you will see the stone image of Garuda- the half-bird half-man that is the vehicle of Lord Vishnu. To visit this remarkable temple you may walk up from the Sankhu Road or bike up from Bhaktapur. However, the most interesting one would be the half-day hike along the hill ridge route from Nagarkot to Changunarayan.

Kathmandu, Patan & Bhaktaur City Tour day to day itinerary

Day 01: Your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) and you will be meet our airport representative then transfer to hotel.

Day 02: City tour After Bf Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Temple, Pashupatinath & Boudhanath set and back to hotel.

Day 03: City tour After BF we will move to Patan Durbar Square & Bhaktapur Durbar Square and back to hotel.

Day 04: Onward Destination.

Kathmandu - Bhaktapur - Nagarkot Tour day to day itinerary

Day 01: Your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport(TIA) and you will be meet our airport representative then transfer to hotel.

Day 02: City tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Temple, Patan Durbar Square and back to hotel.

Day 03: City tour of Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and drive to Nagarkot for sunset view.

Day 04: Early morning observe the sunrise view and after breakfast hiking to Changunarayan around 3 hour then drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square and back to Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 05 Onward Destination.