Duration: 9 Days
We offer specially designed various tours & sightseeing packages in and around major cities of Nepal specially on Kathmandu. Culture, history, heritage, religion, social behaviour practices of Nepal in real setting. All sightseeing programs are well- researched and popular among the students.
It is one of the world’s 2000 years old Buddhist stupa that lies on a hilltop and it’s origins are linked to the founding of the Kathmandu valley by draining the water of the lake by Bodhisattva Manushree., 2 km far from the main Kathmandu city. Swayambhunath manifested in the lake as a brilliant light emanating from a lotus and Manjushree let the water out by slashing a passage through the surrounding hills to facilitate paying homage to swayambhu, thus making the valley inhabitable. This spectacular Buddhist stupa with the Buddha’s eyes gaze serenely down is worth visiting and is enlisted World Hritage Site. From the hilltop the views of the Kathmandu valley and the mountains look fabulous. A huge white dome surrounded by 13 spires, the stupa is one the most sacred Buddhist sites in Nepal and the world’s most enchanting, magnificent site.
Bouddhanath is the center of Tibetan culture in Nepal and is regarded one of the largest stupas in South Asia. It is located in the area of ancient trade route to Tibet where Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers for many centuries. When refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950s, many decided to live around Bouddhanath. It is one of the serene place to visit around and is enlisted World Heritage Site too.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:
The Kathmandu Durbar Square is an overwhelming frenzy of art and architecture. All wood carvings, statues and architecture in this area are exceptionally fine. It is also known as Basantapur Darbar Kshetra. It is one of the enlisted World Heritage Site. The Kathmandu Durbar Square held the palaces of the Malla and Shah kings who ruled over the city. Along with these palaces, the square surrounds quadrangles, revealing courtyards and temples. It is known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, a name derived from a statue of Hanuman, the monkey devotee of Lord too.
It is a small historic town, situated 8 km to the southwest of Kathmandu Valley on the top of a hill. The town has many things to offer such as old shrines, temples and old houses. Many of the town’s hilltop position offers fine views over Kathmandu Valley with the Himalayan mountain ranges rising behind. The Hindu temples of Bagh Bairab, Uma Maheshwar and Buddhist monastery are worth visiting.
Bhaktapur should be on the top of your list of your trip to Nepal as here you would get to know the traditional dances, vibrant festivals, local lifestyle and so on. Durbar square is one of the top attractions of Bhaktapur sightseeing tours which has a palace comprising of fifty-five windows and it has pagoda and temples of Shikara-style around it. For those who love arts, Durbar square would provide you a wonderful glimpse of the earliest Nepalese art. The major highlights of Durbar square cover the stunning Lu Dhowka which is also referred as the golden gate, the Lion gate, and the picture gallery, the palace of fifty-five windows, Batsala temple, The Pashupati temple and the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.
Taumadhi square is another top attraction of Bhaktapur and this temple which is dedicated to Laxmi goddess is the tallest pagoda temple in Nepal. This temple is known for its brilliant architecture. Other attractions of Taumadhi square are the Bhairvanath temple along with Pottery square as well as the temple of Jeth Ganesh. You can find more temples in Dattatreya square and one should visit this place to view the amazing architecture and wood decorations. Dattatreya square also has the wood carving museum which is housed by the Pujari Math and the Brass and Bronze museum which is housed by the Chikanpha math. Some popular trips to Nepal that cover Bhaktapur sightseeing listed below:
You could also visit Changu Narayan which is closely to Bhaktapur which is Kathmandu valley’s oldest temple and it has found place in the list of world cultural heritage site and is famous for its authentic inscription. The oldest pagoda temple in Nepal which is in existence is Changu Narayan temple. You can see some remarkable views of the majestic Himalayas from Nagarkot which falls in the Bhaktapur District and the sunrise views form here are quite famous. One can view the Himalaya Langtang range from Nagarkot.
About 8 km to the north of Kathmandu, at the base of Shivapuri hill is a remarkable colossal statue of Lord Vishnu, reclining on the bed of snakes. This is one of the masterpieces of stone statue in the middle of small pond and seems to float in water.
The temple of Pashupatinath is the focus of pilgrims from all over Nepal and India majorly. It is situated 5 km. east of Kathmandu city centre. It is one of the holiest Hindu shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 A.D. Located amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple is built in the familiar Pagoda style with gilted roof and richly carved silver doors. This holy place hosts a beautiful collection of temples and shrines. All the recently deceased are bought to Pashupatinath for cremation. It is one of the enlisted World Heritage Site too.
Gokarna Mahadev Temple:
This lovely Royal Game sanctuary is also known as Gokarna Safari Park. It is about 10km to the north east of Kathmandu. It is situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. You can view many wild animals in the sanctuary such as spotted deer from an elephant back. On the northern side of Gokarna on the way to sundarijal is a pagoda of Gokarneshwor Mahadev, which stands on one of the sides of the Bagmati gorge.
Outline Itinerary of Kathmandu Valley Culture Tour
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative
Day 02: Full day Sightseeing at Swayambhunath/Boudhanath stupa
Day 03: Full day Sightseeing at Kathmandu Durbar Square/Kirtipur
Day 04: Full day Sightseeing at Bhaktapur Durbar square
Day 05: Sightseeing at Changu Narayan/drive to Nagarkot (Nagarkot is a village in central Nepal, at the rim of the Kathmandu Valley. It’s known for its views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest)
Day 06: Drive back to Kathmandu and Sightseeing at Budhanilkantha
Day 07: Full day Sightseeing at Pashupatinath/Gokarna Mahadev Temple
Day 08: Free day for personal activities overnight ta Kathmandu
Day 09: Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination
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