This 5-hour Kathmandu City Tours in Kathmandu will give you an opportunity to witness the ancient art, culture and traditions of different time periods in Nepal. In this tour, you will learn about the different dynasties who ruled in Kathmandu. In addition, you will get to go to the sacred Hindu Temple Pashupatinath, and the Buddhist sites of Boudhanath and Swayambunath (the Monkey Temple).
Kathmadu Durbar Sqaure, enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of three Durbar Squares in Kathmandu Valley. Though a few buildings collapsed after the devastating earthquake on April 25th, 2015, you can observe the spectacular art and architecture of the ancient Malla and Shah dynasties. It is also know as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, derived from the statue of Hanuman at the entrance of ancient royal palace.
Swayambhunath, also know as the “Monkey Temple”, is situated on a small hillock on the west of Kathmandu city. It is a sacred place for Buddhist pilgrimages from all over the world. Large eyes painted on the four sides of the main stupa represents wisdom and compassion, and a dome at the base of Stupa represents the entire world. Swayambhunath also could not escape from the devastating earthquake of April 25th, 2015, but one can still observe the art and architecture at Swayambhunath which is believed to date back to the beginning of 5th century.
Boudhanath is located on the northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, is the largest stupa in the world and is a sacred site for Buddhist pilgrimages. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, Boudhanath is on the ancient trade route between Nepal and Tibet. The Stupa is said to entomb the remains of Kassapa Buddha. Founded by Licchivi King, Boudhanath has had minor damage caused by the earthquake on the 25th of April, 2015.
The sacred Hindu shrine Pashupatinath is located on the bank of the Bagmati river to the eastern side of Kathmandu. Believed to be built by Supuspa Deva, a Licchivi King, Pashupatinath was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. The main temple of Pashupatinath was built using Pagoda style architecture with four main doors. The two levels of the roof are made of copper with a gold coating and they have a gold pinnacle. The inner sanctorum is the place where the main idol is placed, and the outer sanctorum is an open corridor like space. Though some of the buildings in the Pashupati area are damaged, the main building was untouched by the earthquake of April 25th, 2015 earthquake.
After that, your Kathmandu sightseeing tour ends and you will be transferred back to your hotel.
What You Can Expect:
10:30 AM: The expert tour guide will meet you at your hotel with the luxurious vehicle to take you for your 5-hour sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath.
11:00 AM: Reached Kathmandu Durbar Square. The tour guide will take entrance pass for you then the will start the sightseeing. Roam around the places inside the durbar square and capture the beautiful moments in your camera.
12:00 AM: Reached Swyambhunath Temple, located in the high hill. It’s a buddhist stupa but both hindus and Buddhist worships it. Observe the whole Kathmandu Valley.
1:00 PM: You will reached another Buddhist stupa named Bouddhanath. Both Hindus and Buddhists worships it. You will see many Lamas offering prayers and chanting mantras.
1:30 PM: Start a tour to another biggest Hindus temple Pashupatinath. It is located on the bank of Bagmati river.
2:30 PM: Transfer back to your hotel.
- Expert tour guide
- Transportation by deluxe vehicle
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks (unless specified)
- Travel insurance
- Extra monuments fee
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