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Kathmandu: Private 7 UNESCO Heritage Sites Day Tour

1. Kathmandu: Private 7 UNESCO Heritage Sites Day Tour

Kathmandu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, contains 7 monuments and historic sites that have been recognized by UNESCO. These monument zones are the Durbar squares of the three cities of Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, and the religious temples of Swayambhu, Bouddha, Pashupati, & Changu Narayan. Pashupatinath Temple As one of the must visit legendary Hindu temple, this site welcomes millions of visitors every year. The temple is located on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, which runs down to the Ganges. Here, you get a chance to witness open public crematorium with all the rites and rituals being performed. You come to see even the holy men posing for pictures with painted face, dreadlocked hair & ash-applied body. Swayambhunath Temple Swayambhunath is approx. 2600 years old Buddhist Stupa, looking over the entire Kathmandu valley. It is often referred to as the Monkey Temple due to the hundreds of monkeys- the local dwellers. The main Stupa, ancient sculptures, temple of child protector goddess, monasteries, etc are the main attractions here. Boudhanath Bouddhanath is considered as one of the largest Stupas in the world, constructed back in the 4th century. The shrine itself resembles a Tibetan village since the locale comprises Tibetan monasteries. Besides this, there are a no. of painting schools with Lamas painting Thanka, the best souvenirs from Nepal. Patan Durbar Square Located about 5 km away from the capital city in the district of Lalitpur. It is a fusion of two influential religions, Buddhism and Hinduism. The town of patan perfectly showcased the genuine art, architecture, culture, religion and heritage. The classic architectural design displayed on the houses, fine handwork on the doors & windows represents the aesthetic ancient beauty. Kathmandu Durbar Square Kathmandu Durbar Square is a historic site situated in the heart of old Kathmandu city. The durbar square is surrounded by palaces, courtyards and temples. It is a pleasant place to visit due to its historical significance, magnificent Newari architecture, & bustling bazaars. Bhaktapur Durbar Square Bhaktapur Durbar Square located in Bhaktapur, a city in the Kathmandu Valley showcases the rich cultural heritage of Nepal. It is renowned for its well-preserved medieval architecture, temples, palaces, & intricate artwork. It is filled with numerous other shrines, statues, and courtyards, each displaying remarkable architectural and artistic craftsmanship. Changunarayan Temple Changunarayan Temple, one of the oldest temples in Nepal, is located on a hilltop in the village of Changu Narayan, near Bhaktapur. It is believed to have been built in the 4th century during the Lichhavi dynasty, making it one of the oldest surviving wooden structures in Nepal. Outline Itinerary: Our guide and driver will pick you up from your pick up point and your guided sightseeing tour starts. You will have a lunch break between the tour and you will be escorted to your hotel in the late afternoon.

Kathmandu Valley: Full Day Tour

2. Kathmandu Valley: Full Day Tour

Swoyambhunath - The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, a beautiful abode for lots of monkeys thus also known as Monkey Temple, is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley. Pashupatinath- A holy pilgrimage for Hindus and Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the most unique way in the world; we come across men with ash rubbed body, matted locks and dreaded look which is typical look of a Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus. Boudhanath- the biggest Buddhist temple in the world; a site for Tibetan Buddhism where we can visit monasteries, watch the Holy Monks busy in their chanting ritual going around the temple. Patan Durbar Square- A Medieval Royal Palace area which is also known as the city of fine arts, we can see the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century and also the amazing Nepali Architecture.

Kathmandu: 1-Day Private UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour

3. Kathmandu: 1-Day Private UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour

Discover 4 different UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley including the Pashupathinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Learn the history from an English-speaking guide and embark on a 6-hour sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Durbar Square Begin the tour at Kathmandu Durbar Square, one of the royal palaces and known as one of the cultural and political hubs of Nepal. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kathmandu Durbar Square is also one of three Durbar Squares in Kathmandu Valley. Though a few buildings collapsed after the devastating earthquake on April 25th, 2015, you can observe the spectacular art and architecture of the ancient Malla and Shah dynasties. Swayambhunath Temple Continue the tour and head to the Swayambhunath Temple, also known as the “Monkey temple”. Situated on a small hillock on the west of Kathmandu city, it is a sacred place for Buddhist pilgrimages from all over the world. The painted eyes on the 4 sides of the main stupa represent wisdom and compassion. One can still observe the art and architecture at Swayambhunath which is believed to date back to the beginning of the 5th century. Boudhanath Stupa Boudhanath Stupa is one of the biggest UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world and a sacred site for Buddhist pilgrimages. Boudhanath is located on the ancient trade route between Nepal and Tibet. The Stupa is said to entomb the remains of the Kassapa Buddha. Pashupatinath Temple On the last stop of the tour, you will visit the Pashupatinath Temple. The sacred Hindu shrine Pashupatinath is located on the bank of the Bagmati River on the eastern side of Kathmandu. The main temple of Pashupatinath was built using Pagoda-style architecture with four main doors. Though some of the buildings in the Pashupati area were damaged, the main building remained intact during the 2015 earthquake.

Kathmandu city tour Discovering Kathmandu: The Cultural life

4. Kathmandu city tour Discovering Kathmandu: The Cultural life

Embark on a captivating one-day Kathmandu city tour that combines the highlights of the city's rich cultural heritage. This itinerary will take you to four iconic sites: Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Begin your day with a visit to Pashupatinath Temple, a significant Hindu pilgrimage site located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Witness the profound religious rituals, observe the cremation ghats, and feel the spiritual energy of this sacred place. Next, proceed to Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest and most important Buddhist stupas in the world. Explore the serene surroundings, circumambulate the stupa, and observe the devoted pilgrims spinning prayer wheels and chanting mantras. Afterward, make your way to Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple. Ascend the stone steps to the hilltop and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley. Marvel at the golden spire and the watchful eyes of Buddha on the stupa. Explore the surrounding shrines, prayer flags, and encounter playful monkeys. Continue your journey to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that showcases ancient palaces, temples, and intricate woodcarvings. Admire the magnificent architecture of Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the resplendent Taleju Temple, and the intricately carved wooden peacock windows. Visit the Kumari House, the residence of the Living Goddess, and if you're lucky, witness her divine appearance from the courtyard. Throughout the day, take time to savor the flavors of Nepali cuisine at local eateries or enjoy a traditional lunch at a rooftop restaurant with panoramic views. Interact with the friendly locals, shop for traditional handicrafts and souvenirs, and immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of Kathmandu. Remember to dress respectfully, remove your shoes when entering religious sites, and be mindful of local customs and traditions. Capture memorable photographs of the magnificent landmarks and embrace the cultural richness of Nepal's capital city. At the end of the day, you will have experienced the spiritual essence of Pashupatinath, the serene atmosphere of Boudhanath, the panoramic views from Swayambhunath, and the architectural marvels of Kathmandu Durbar Square. This one-day city tour will leave you with a deeper appreciation for the cultural heritage and spiritual significance of Kathmandu.

Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour with Nagarkot Overnight

5. Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour with Nagarkot Overnight

Experience the essence of Nepal on a captivating journey through Kathmandu and Nagarkot. From the sacred Pashupatinath Temple to the majestic sunrise views of Nagarkot, immerse yourself in the spirituality and natural beauty of this enchanting country. Explore ancient UNESCO World Heritage Sites, witness stunning sunsets, and awaken your senses with the vibrant cultural tapestry of Nepal. Day 1: Morning: Begin your day by visiting Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most sacred Hindu temples in Nepal. Witness the rituals and immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of this ancient temple. Afternoon: Proceed to Boudhanath Stupa, the largest stupa in Nepal and an iconic symbol of Buddhism. Explore the colorful prayer flags and spin the prayer wheels as you soak in the tranquil atmosphere. Next, make your way to Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple. Climb the steps adorned with prayer flags and reach the hilltop to enjoy panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley. Observe the monkeys that inhabit the temple complex. Later in the afternoon, visit Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the exquisite Newari architecture, intricate woodwork, and ancient temples. Take your time to explore the Patan Museum and discover the rich history and art of the region. Evening: Drive to Nagarkot, a serene hill station located at an altitude of 2,195 meters (7,201 feet). Check-in at your accommodation and prepare for a breathtaking sunset view. Watch as the sun paints the sky with hues of orange and pink, casting a warm glow over the Himalayan peaks. Day 2: Early Morning: Wake up before dawn to witness the magical sunrise from the viewpoint in Nagarkot. As the sun slowly emerges from behind the mountains, the Himalayan range reveals its majestic beauty, creating a truly awe-inspiring sight. After enjoying the sunrise, return to your accommodation and have a hearty breakfast, savoring the scenic surroundings. Drive back to Kathmandu, but make a stop along the way to visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Explore the well-preserved medieval city and immerse yourself in its rich history and ancient architecture. Admire the intricately carved palaces, temples, and courtyards that reflect the grandeur of the past. Finally, return to Kathmandu, where your memorable Kathmandu Sightseeing with Nagarkot Overnight journey concludes.

Kathmandu: 7 Unesco World Heritage Sites Private Day Tour

6. Kathmandu: 7 Unesco World Heritage Sites Private Day Tour

The seven Unesco Heritage Kathmandu Sightseeing private day tour covers the culturally significant and historically rich sites of the city. Learn the unique story of Nepal’s past from ancient temples and palaces. Witness the spiritual atmosphere and preserve the unique architectural and cultural heritages. Join this private day tour and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Nepal as you explore the seven renowned heritage sites. Kathmandu Durbar Square Start your tour early with a visit to Kathmandu Durbar square. It's a historic palace that showcases rich architectural and cultural heritage. The square is also home to various temples, shrines, and sculptures. Visitors can explore the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, marvel at the impressive Taleju Temple, and glimpse the Kumari, the living goddess. Swoyambhunath Temple Swoyambhunath also known as monkey temple is an iconic Buddhist stupa in Kathmandu valley. Surrounded by prayer flags, Swoyambhunath offers panoramic views of the city and a peaceful atmosphere. The stupa represents peace, wisdom and harmony. Relax your soul and refresh the mind in Swoyambhunath temple. Patan Durbar Square Move on to Patan Durbar square, located in the city of Lalitpur. This square is renowned for its Newari architecture, ancient palaces, temples, and courtyards. Explore the Krishna Mandir, the Taleju Temple, and the Patan Museum. It offers a glimpse into Nepal's royal history and the artistic skills of the Newar people. Pashupatinath Temple Visit one of the holiest Hindu temples in the world, the Pashupatinath Temple. The temple holds immense religious significance for Hindus around the world. As non-Hindus are prohibited, you can watch puja, Hindu rituals and cremation ceremonies from the distance. The temple features stunning pagoda-style architecture with wood carvings and sculptures. Bouddhanath Stupa Head to Bouddhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in Nepal and an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. The stupa symbolizes compassion, understanding and wisdom. Walk around the stupa, spin the prayer wheel and immerse yourself in the peaceful surroundings. Bhaktapur Durbar Square Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a historical site located in the ancient city of Bhaktapur, Nepal. The square is surrounded by finely designed palaces, temples, courtyards, and sculptures, that showcases Newari craftsmanship. Visit stunning 55-Window Palace, Vatsala Temple, and the Nyatapola Temple. Engage yourself in the artistic, cultural and historical treasures of Nepal. Changunarayan Temple End your tour with a visit to the Changunarayan temple, a remarkable Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is known for wood cravings and stone sculptures. The temple holds immense historical and architectural significance. Explore the villages and enjoy the views of the surrounding landscapes.

From Kathmandu: Short Langtang Valley Trek 6 Days

7. From Kathmandu: Short Langtang Valley Trek 6 Days

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550 m / 5,085 ft) Day 2: Trek from Syabrubesi to lama hotel (2,380 m / 7,808 ft) Day 3: Trek from Lama Hotel to Kyanjin Gompa 3,850m – 04 hours. Day 4: Hike to Kyanjin Ri ( 4773m) over view og lanagtang Himalaya and Sunrise back to Langtang village 3,430m – 05 hours. Day 5: Trek to Syabru Bensi (5 hours walking) and stay overnight. Day 6: Back to Kathmandu by drive (5 -6 hours)

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

8. Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Our wonderful Kathmandu cultural and heritage sites tour starts from the inner heart of the city visiting old Durbar Square full of life and daily local activities, where you can explore Malla to Shah kings palace and beautiful royal courtyard. Includes resident of Living Goddess the Kumari (a young virgin girl of tender age) visit of old Kasthamandap temple. Tour of famous Swayambhunath a Buddhist Stupa that stands on a hillock with four-sided cardinal eyes of Buddha overlooking Kathmandu city and the valley. The ancient Stupa more than 2,500 years old history, is an amazing monument with many images and idols of famous saints and gods. Kathmandu Cultural and Heritage Sites Tour continues heading east of the city at the holy temple of Pashupatinath, an important site and main hub of worship for Hindu followers. Located on the bank of Bagmati River in serene surroundings. From here our day completes by visiting a beautiful large three-tier dome a Stupa of Bouddhanath, the largest of a kind in this world painted white with lime and saffron lining looking like a lotus from a distance view, decorated with golden spires with mystical eyes of Lord Buddha. The area is full of lively pilgrims and devotees, an interesting place with a circular market around, Bouddhanath is also tagged as Little Tibet as you can notice the similar culture of Tibet and its origin of Tibetan Buddhism Heritage. Enjoy, an exciting and interesting day on our Kathmandu Heritage Sites Tour, before or after your major trip around Nepal Himalayas a great way to spend your time in Kathmandu, educational, religious, and historical day activities.

Kathmandu : Hinduism and Buddhism in Practice

9. Kathmandu : Hinduism and Buddhism in Practice

1. Pick up and drive to Pashupatinath. Witness mesmerizing Hindu rituals, explore shrines and temples, visit Ghats on the Bagmati River, and immerse yourself in its rich spiritual ambiance for an unforgettable journey. 2. Boudha Stupa Experience a spiritual journey of Tibetan like no other at Boudha Stupa– one of South Asia's largest stupas. Breathe in the ancient history of this sacred site, believed to have been constructed in the fifth century and gain an insight into Buddhist teachings and traditions. 3. Drive back to the starting point.

7 UNESCO World Heritage sites- Private Kathmandu Sightseeing

10. 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites- Private Kathmandu Sightseeing

1. Kathmandu Durbar Square(World Heritage Site): During our visit, we can tour the museum and examine historical items such as weapons. We can also view the impressive Kal Vairab statue and visit Kumari, the living goddess. The serene ambiance of the palace offers a delightful experience for visitors. 2. Swyambunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site): Located on a hillock in the western part of Kathmandu valley, Swyombhunath or the Monkey Temple offers a stunning view of the beautiful surroundings. 3. Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site): Pashupatinath Temple is located on the eastern edge of Kathmandu, near the Bagmati River, and is recognized as one of Nepal's most holy Hindu temples. The temple is devoted to the deity Shiva, making it an important religious center for Hindus worldwide. 4. Boudhanath Stupa (World Heritage Site): Boudhanath Stupa is a Buddhist stupa located in the Valley that is over 2500 years old. It was built in the 5th century and is adorned with four pairs of Lord Buddha's eyes, one in each cardinal direction, keeping a constant watch over the people and their actions. Visitors will often see Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet circumambulating the stupa while spinning prayer wheels. 5. Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site): It showcases the finest examples of Newari architecture that flourished during the reign of Malla kings. These kings were not only great rulers but also patrons of art, culture, and architecture. Patan Durbar Square features many stunning temples, palaces, and courtyards with intricate carvings and sculptures. It is a must-visit destination for those interested in history and architecture. 6. Bhaktapur Durbar Square Bhaktapur is the oldest city among the three major cities in the Kathmandu valley, which includes Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. The city is steeped in age-old religious traditions, ancient arts, cultural practices, handicrafts, and sculptures. Bhaktapur city is renowned for its exquisite wood carvings, pottery, tea, coffee, and organic curd (JuJu Dhou), which are popular among locals and tourists alike. 7. Changunarayan Temple (World Heritage Site): It is considered one of the most renowned UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley. Visitors can marvel at the astonishing wood carvings featuring various gods and goddesses, along with the impressive art and architecture of the massive temple. The pristine surroundings of the temple are also a major highlight, adding to the overall charm of the experience.

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