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Kathmandu City Tour
Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. The only International Airport of Nepal, Tribhuvan International Airport is located in Kathmandu. There are three major cities in Kathmandu, which are Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur. Each of the cities contains ancient palaces, the Durbar Squares are listed in UNESCO world heritage sites. The Durbar square in Kathmandu is called Kathmandu Durbar Square. Similarly, the Durbar square in Lalitpur is called, Patan Durbar square and that situated in Bhaktapur is called Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Kathmandu is rich culturally. Being a capital city, people with different ethnicity reside here. People from all over Nepal come here for higher studies and in search of opportunities. Though Kathmandu has been overpopulated and polluted recently, it hasn’t lost its charm. It contains different temples, monuments, tourist sites and much more.
Based on this we have designed 1-day Kathmandu City tour for introducing our capital city to the foreigners who travel to Nepal for a different purpose.
The 1-day itinerary is as follows:
After breakfast, our city tour guide will meet you in the hotel lobby. You will be explained about the places you are supposed to visit that day. You will board a vehicle from Imperial Nepal Trek and will drive for the Kathmandu City Tour. The places you will visit are:
Bouddhanath: Boudhanath, one of the largest stupa in South Asia is a focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. This white mound looms thirty-six meters overhead. This stupa is located on the ancient trade route to Tibet where Tibetan merchants used to rest and offer prayers. When refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950s, many of them decided to live around Bouddhanath. They established many gompas, and the "Little Tibet" of Nepal was born. This "Little Tibet" is still the best place in the Valley to observe Tibetan lifestyle. Monks walk-in maroon robes. Tibetans walk with prayer wheels in their hands, and the rituals of prostration are presented to Buddha.
Swayambhunath: Swayambhunath is located on a small hilltop. This is a sacred place that contains many stupas and temples where both Hindu and Buddhists go for worship. According to legends, the history of Kathmandu Valley begins from Swayambhu itself. In times uncharted by history, Boddhisatwa Manjusri came across a beautiful lake during his travel. He saw a lotus that emitted brilliant light at the lake's centre, so he cut a gorge in a southern hill and drained the waters to worship the lotus. Men settled on the bed of the lake and called it the Kathmandu Valley. From then on, the hilltop of the self-existent Lord has been a holy place for both Hindu and Buddhists.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu Durbar Square contains uncountable monuments. The house of the Living Goddess (Kumari Ghar), the ferocious Kal Bhairab, the red monkey god, and hundreds of erotic carvings are a few examples of the sights in the Kathmandu Durbar Square. The buildings here are the greatest achievements of the Malla dynasty, and they resulted from the great rivalry between the three palaces of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. The Valley was divided among the children of Yaksya Malla. For visitors today, and for the Nepalese, it was serendipitous that they, and later their offsprings, began an artistic warfare trying to outdo each other in splendid constructions. Kings copied everything their neighbours built in an even grander style.
Pashupatinath: Pashupatinath temple is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal. The surrounding of Pashupatinath contains statues, shrines, and temples dedicated to different deities. A temple dedicated to Shiva existed at this site in AD 879. However, the present temple was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1697. A gold-plated roof, silver doors, and woodcarvings of the finest quality decorate the pagoda construction. Guheswari Temple, restored in AD 1653, represents the female "force". It is dedicated to Satidevi, Shiva's first wife, who gave up her life in the flames of her father's fire ritual. This temple is situated in the bank of Bagmati river where Hindu people cremate dead bodies.
- Day tour of Kathmandu Valley with private air-conditioned car/ van as per the group size
- Professional English Speaking Tour Guide for the tour, all of his cost
- Pick up from your hotel for sightseeing and drop back to your hotel after sightseeing
- Free Company T-Shirt, Kathmandu City Map
- Your hotel in Kathmandu
- Cost of all the entrance and monument fees while on sightseeing time
- Personal tipping to the guide and driver
What to Bring for the Day:
In a spring and autumn months, you could simply pack your day tour bag with your camera, spare batteries, T-shirt, pullover, mineral water etc.
It has no dress code while sightseeing in Bhaktapur & Patan so you could simply dress your interest clothing, such as shirt, T-shirt, common pant, or jeans or short pant etc. but it is recommended a sport shoe for a day use rather than just a sandal.
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