Kathmandu City Tour

Kathmandu City Tour, the capital city of Nepal is also known as city of temples. Kathmandu valley was lake and drained by legendary figure Manjushree and civilization took place here. Different rulers had rules the valley and leftover wonderful culture, historical buildings, temples, palaces and monasteries and Gompas.

Pashupatinath (HinduTemple), Bouddhanath Stupa (Buddhist) and Syambhunath (Hindu and Buddhist) are popular pilgrim sites and also are UNESCO listed world heritage sites and display grandiose ancient architecture, wooden carving and embody historical facts. These places are always swarming up by pilgrims and the tourists always. Other UNESCO listed heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square and Durbar Squares of sister towns Lalitpur and Bhaktapur deliver information about ancient styles, tradition and system kingdoms. Three Durbar Squares (Royal Palaces) were kingdom of crowned king before unification of Nepal. The anecdotes, facts and events related with these palaces are interesting and carry the history of Kathmandu valley.

Kathmandu is most developed city of Nepal, highly modernized and civilized, however it still preserves culture since ancient time alive. As it is mainly inhabited by indigenous Newari people the festivals, feasts and religious ceremonies take place throughout the year. The chariots of different gods during various festivals are main attraction of feasts and carnivals.

Situated at the elevation of m Kathmnadu valley is surrounded by beautiful green hills all sides and the above mountain ranges to north. The green hilltops like Chandragiri, Shivapuri, Chovar, Hattiban and Nagarkot offer enchanting view of snowy capped peaks including Mt. Everest. Kathmndu valley also inhabits ponds and lakes with religious and historical values like Nagpokhari, Taudaha, Kamalpohari, Nag Pokhari, Rani Pokhari and other ponds. We explore not only the city life but also rural way of life nearby Kathmandu in the villages like, Pharping, Bungmati, Sankhu and Sanga.

The other places to visit in Kathmandu includes, Chagunarayan, Chovar, the gorge from where Manjushree drained water, Bungmati and Khokana the historical Newari village, Budanilakantha Temple, Golden Temple, Dhacchinkali Temple, Phulchoki hill and many more. You can plan short Shivapuri trekking to Chnadragiri, Nagarkot and Shivapuri National Park and wildlife reserve.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal (1340M)

Real Adventure representative greets and welcomes upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu and transfer you to Hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. After check in freshen up, and have some rest. In evening our professional tour guide visits you and briefs about major highlights of Kathmandu city tour. Overnight in hotel.Accommodation: 3 Star Standard Hotel Meal: No

Day 02: Whole day Kathmandu City Tour(Kathmndu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Patan Durbar Square)

After breakfast we go out for 8-9 hrs city tour. Firstly, we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, situated at the heart of Kathmandu this UNESCO listed world heritage site offers exclusive view of ancient buildings, temples and yards. This places was royal palace for Malla kings from 15th century so it is built on traditional architecture and wooden carving. The palace is surrounded by temples and statues. Hnauman Dhoka and statue of Hanuman(the monkeylike friend of Lord Rama), giant statue of Kal Bhairav, Ganesh, Mahadev and Taleju Temple. All temples are built in Pagoda style. Basnatapur Dabali and Kumari Ghar, where a living virgin goddess lives are the additional attraction of Kathmandu Durbar Square. We also enjoy riding on rickshaw around Indrachowk and Asan the ancient market places where we can buy local products. After Durbar Square, we move to Swayambhnat, which is also known as Monkey Temple. Syambhunath is believed to be a hilltop self-stood after Manjushree drained out water from Chovar. On the hill top Shakyamuni meditated on the lotus flower and later people made it religious emblem. Surrounded by monkey and Hindu and Budddhist desciples this place is occupied by Hindu Temples and Buddhist Stupa, Hindu temples and other religious shrines. Luckily this place was not much affected by 2015 earthquake except some cracks. There is museum that keeps ancient fossils and statutes. This hillock is suitable place to enjoy the entire view of Kathmandu valley.After lunch we move to another historical Patan Durbar Square, which is located in Lalitpur district. We cross bridge over Bagmati River and enter to Patan area. Patan Durbar square was also royal palace and it is famous for temple of Lord Krishna. The pagoda style temple built in 17th century embodies grandiose stone work of ancient craftsman. This place is crowded by Hindu Disciples during auspicious birthday of Lord Krishna that falls on August. The Royal palaces with brick paved courtyard, stone pillar with statue of king Yogendra Malla, Bhimsen Temple, Golden temple, Taleju temple, golden window, Mulchowks and Stone Tap with Museum are main attraction of Patan Durbar Square. After Patan Durbar Square we come back to hotel for overnight stay.Accommodation: 3 Star Standard Hotel Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Full day Katghmandu City Tour (Bhaktapur Durbar Square,Pashupatinath and Boudhhanath)

Today we have early breakfast and move to to Bhaktapur Durbar Square passing traditional Newari villages of Bhkaktapur district. The UNESCO World Heritage site, Bhaktapur Duarbar Square used to be royal palace of ancient kings. The place is famous for 55 windows palace, Bhiaravnath Temple, Nyatpol Temple and Golden gate. This Durbar Square also portrays ancient wooden carving, pagoda style temples and other art works of ancient Nepal along with unique cultural display of local Newari people. The local sweet yogurt called Ju Ju Dhua in local language is very delicious here. Then we go to Pashupatinath where we observe grandiose temples situated on the bank of holy Bagmati River. Pshupatinath is holy temples for Hindu devotees which is crowded during Maha Shivaratri (late February or erarly March) and Month of Shrawan( July) and Teej Festival(August). After visiting Pashupatinath we drive to Boudhhanath Stupa. Situated in the eastern part of Kathmandu valley this giant Stupa is very peaceful, old and grand surrounded by souvenir shop that sells mainly Tibetan items and rooftop restaurants with enchanting view of Stupa. After today's excursion we go to Thamel for souvenir shopping and to enjoy delicious dinner with cultural shows.Accommodation: 3 Star Standard Hotel Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 04: Final Departure

Today our representative picks you up from hotel and transfer to Kathmandu airport to bid farewell.

Cost Includes
  • All airport pick up and drop
  • 3 nights Hotel Accommodation (Hotel Apsara Boutique or similar)
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • All ground transportation by A/C car
  • English speaking tour guide
  • All guide/driver expenses
  • Farewell dinner with cultural show
Cost Excludes
  • Nepal visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • All meals except breakfast
  • All sightseeing entrance fees
  • Extra night accommodation if needed
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Upgrade Accommodation
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water etc.)
  • Any other extra program like Mt. Everest Flight vehicle disposal for shopping etc.
  • Tips

 

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$250
4
Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration:4 Days
  • Grade:Easy
  • Rating:Best
  • Region:Kathamndu valley tour
  • Trip:Tour in Nepal
  • Activity:Kathamandu valley tour, Heritage tour, Nepal city tour
  • Max.Altitude:1340 ft.

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