Popular legend has it that Manjushree, an incarnation of Lord Buddha, was responsible for carving out the Kathmandu valley with one swipe of his sword. Fact or fiction, the result was a spectacular setting which has brought forth endless praise from the pens of the great poets of Nepal. Surrounded by mountains and hills, Kathmandu today is a hustle and bustle of a city Manjushree would never recognize !. Situated at an altitude of 4’423 ft. above the sea level and covering an area of 218 sq. miles, it is a place that has been a source of fascination to visitors over the years.
The Kathmandu day sightseeing is a one-day trip and one of the ideal trips to explore Kathmandu. Our trip includes the major cultural and historical heritage sites in Kathmandu. In this trip, we offer four major places: Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath temple.
You can choose either of two options for half day sightseeing tour:
Option 1: Pashupatinath and Boudhanath tour
Option 2: Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Tour
If you are in Kathmandu and seeking for the good utilization of time around Nepalese cultural and historical aspects, then this is the inclusive.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
The marriage of Buddhism and Hinduism in the valley has given the city a rich cultural mix of traditions and beliefs. It is a place filled with prayers, gods, and legends which have given rise to monuments that have become world heritage sites. Kathmandu Durbar Square is an overwhelming warehouse of monuments. Kathmandu Durbar Square is the traditional heart of Kathmandu and an architecturally extraordinary complex of ancient palaces, temples, courtyards, and shrines. Within it is the Kumari Ghar or the House of the Living Goddess. Kasthamandap a huge rest house that is said to have been built with the wood from a single tree and is the source of Kathmandu Valley’s name. Other sites around the Kathmandu Square are the ferocious Kal Bhairab – the red monkey God- Hanuman, Hundreds of erotic carvings, temples, and statues dedicated to different deities.
Swayambhunath (monkey temple) is the magnificent ancient religious architecture and center faith of Hinduism and Buddhism. Its lofty white dome and dazzling golden spire are visible from far and wide. Upon arriving at the top, you can hear the Buddhist songs “om mani paddle hum” resound everywhere. The candles and the aromatic fragrance of incense that burns constantly create a serene vibe, and we can turn the enormous prayer wheels which encircle the stupa.
Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world as well as the sacred Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. You will observe the monk chant in the prayer hall while people lighting butter lamps and reciting mantras.
It has reminisced for its architectural values, ancient Buddhism philosophy, and the historical aspects. Boudhanath has situated around 11 Km from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath
Pashupati Nath Temple
Pashupatinath temple, a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva located on the bank of Bagmati River. You can see elaborately dressed holy men meditating outside the temple and pilgrims placing offerings at the shrines. You can also observe people performing the religious ritual and funeral pyres burn at open-air cremation.
The aarti’ (performance of holy rituals devoted to god), done by the priests in the shores of Bagmati river at the time of evening every day. One can get a wonderful spiritual experience at Pashupatinath Temple.
- Pickup and Drop from Hotel
- Entrance fee
- English speaking guide
What's not Included
- Drink bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, cold drinks), cigarettes.
- All personal expenses.