Kathmandu valley tour is designed for those who loves to visit the ancient architectural city. During this trip you can visit the most popular heritage sites belongs to the kathmandu valley. You will be taken to the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Temple and Swoyambhunath Temple. All these sites are listed as WORLD HERITAGE SITE by UNESCO and are very crucial to present the Nepals ancient culture and architecture among the visitors.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Our representative will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu – Swoyambhunath – Patan
Kathmandu: One of the historical sites in the valley and the Malla kingdom with visits to the temple of Kasthamandap, the Kumari House and Durbar Square in front of the old palace complex.
Swoyambhunath: The oldest stupa in the valley dedicated to Adi Buddha. Both are UNESCO international heritage site.
Patan: The second old Malla kingdom in the valley, after Kathmandu, officially known as Lalitpur. Visits to Mahaboudha, Hiranyabarna Mahabihara and the palace square, listed as an international heritage site.
Day 03: Pashupatinath – Boudhnath – Bhaktapur
Pashupatinath: The holiest site of the Hindus in Nepal, the oldest temple of lord Shiva believed to have been established in the 4th century B.C. Visit to the cremation grounds on the western Ghat of the holy river, Bagmati.
Boudhanath: The biggest stupa in Nepal shown in the film little Buddha, built in the center of a Mandala with Tantrik forms of Buddha in the niches at the base. It is believed to have been constructed by woman, who managed to acquire the land for the stupa by skillfully cutting the skin of an animal. It is one of the important places of pilgrimage to the Buddhists from Tibet and Ladakh. Both are UNESCO international heritage sites.
Bhaktapur: One of the oldest Malla kingdoms in the valley, 12 km east of Kathmandu. Visit to Dattatraya complex dating back to 15th century which is the main religious complex with the famous peacock window and the temple guarded by giants. Walk to Nyatapola, the five roofed – temple constructed by the king Bhupatindra Malla in the 17th century and the palace complex. Visit to the interior of the famous 55 – window palace.
Day 04: Excursion Dakshinkali – Chobar – Kritipur
Dakshinkali Temple: the famous temple of the kali of the south built by the king Pratap Malla of Kathmandu in the 18th century, famous for animal sacrifice and located 18 km south of Kathmandu.
Chobar: The legendary gorge from which the waters of the Kathmandu Lake flew out when the rocks were struck by Manjushree in the 7th century, who came from the north.
Kritipur: The historical city in the hills for which Prithivinarayan Shah, who unified Nepal in the17th century, had to fight two battles to incorporate it into the big kingdom of Nepal. Visit to the temple of Bagbhairab and The Stupa.
Dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with Nepali folk dances.
Day 05: After Breakfast – Departure Transfer to the Airport
Our airport representative will drop you to the airport for the flights to onward destination.
Duration: 4 nights/ 5 days
Activity: City tour
Best Season: all season except monsoon (June, July, and August)
Attractions: 6 UNESCO World heritage sites visits and excursion
High Altitude: 1400m approx..
Guide: city tour guide
Flight: no flights
Drive: city drive
Insurance: purchase the policy at your home country
Clothing: warm clothing during winter
Cost: US $ …….. per person