Kathmandu City Tour - 1 Day

Trip Highlights:

Kathmandu is the ancient city of Nepal as a capital of the country. It is the main transit location for the international tourists. Tribhuwan International Airport is the only airport in Nepal that's why tourists visit from this place. As the places have many cultural heritage sites including Pashupatinath, Shwyambhunath, Bouddhanath etc and many other different mesmerizing destinations that's why tourists prefer this place to visit.

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Kathmandu City tour is one of the most popular sightseeing tour in Nepal that offers you the opportunity to explore the mysterious ancient city of Kathmandu. Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, is political, commercial and cultural hub of the country boasts of 7 UNESCO world heritage sites. Kathmandu Valley is comprised of three cities Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur- (all of them used be separate kingdoms) with many small settlements. With the unforeseen blend of Hindu and Buddhist tribal traditions and artistic exposition of graveful temples, elegant palaces, brick paved courtyards, tremendous architecture and antiquity behind the monuments have made Kathmandu a must and most touring destination.

 

One Day Kathmandu City tour begins after you land international airport in Kathmandu. On the first day we will explore some UNESCO heritage sites. Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of three durbar square (royal palace) squares in the Kathmandu Valley whose main attractions are Kumari (Living Goddess), Kalabhairav, Freak street,  Taleju Temple (skyscraper pagoda form 16th century), Nasal chowk and many more.Swayambhunath, 2600 years old Buddhist Stupa, is world renowned Buddhist sacred place. It crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over Kathmandu city. Temple area consists of shrines and statues of Buddhist and Hindu deities, ancient sculptures, monasteries,etc.

 

Patan is an ancient city containing huge collection of finest workmanship of Newari, Hindu and Buddhist monuments. Shikhara style Krishna Mandir, Patan museum along with temples constructed by Malla kings are main attractions of Patan Durbar Square.Boudhanath is said to be one of the largest Buddhist Stypas in the world, constructed back in 4th century. There are a number of painting schools with Lamas painting Thanka. Pashupatinath is the nation’s most important Hindu temple. Pashupatinath-Shiva, as lord of all creatures is situated by the banks of holy Bagmati river.

 

Bhaktapur, the city of devotees, delivers medieval settlement with a number of cultural and historical squares. Dattatraya temple, five storied Nyatapola temple, 55 window palace, golden gate are some of the many architectural showpieces of Bhakatapur Durbar square. Other place you can visit are Bungmati, Khokana, Chobar and Nagarkot wher you can explore natural scenery of mountains and wonderful village. Nagarkot is a famous viewpoint for sunrise and sunset. The grandeur of architecture and cultural heritages cannot be fully explained in words. You have to see it for yourself. Kathmandu city tour is of 5 days and can be done in any season though spring and autumn are best seasons.

 

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Sightseeing of Kathmandu
You start a guided tour to four of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath houses a sacred Lingum, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The Aryaghat alongside Pashupati and on the banks of the Bagmati River is a famous funeral site for the Hindus. The Buddhists shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries. Swayambhu meaning the "the self-existent" is popular among the foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large number of monkey population residing in the area. Bhaktapur Durbar square and Patan Durbar Square are also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Bhakatpur is an irresistible city with an authentic local lifestyle preserved over centuries of isolation from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. While in the city square, you get to admire the Nyata-Pola Temple, the Golden Gate, water spouts and the 55 Window Palace which merge together to provide an ambience of a magical outdoor theater to its visitors. Overnight at hotel.

Route Map

One day Kathmandu tour route map

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