Kathmandu Valley stands at an elevation of approximately 1,450 meters. This valley is surrounded by four major majestic hills: Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun and Chandragiri. Kathmandu valley was accorded the status of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1979. It is said that the Kathmandu may have inhabited in early 300 BCE. The earliest inscription found was from 185 BCE.
Kathmandu sightseeing tour provides you with a close glimpse of the country Nepal. This tour not only shows the Nepalese peoples and their culture but also the marvellous arts and architectures. This one day Kathmandu sightseeing tour provides you to know the history of Nepalese kings as well as ancient monuments. You will also be pleased to see many UNESCO World Heritage sites in one day. While roaming around Kathmandu valley you will mainly see Newari peoples. The Kathmandu sightseeing tour includes Swyambhunath stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Patan Durbar Square.
Day 01: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley.
Swyambhunath Stupa (UNESCO World Heritage Sites) Swyambhunath Stupa is also known as monkey temple because you can see uncountable monkeys living in this stupa premises. This stupa is an ancient architecture located at the top of the hill in Kathmandu valley. From the top of this stupa, you can see the city in a wide range. Swyambhunath Stupa is most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage.
Kathmandu Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Sites) Kathmandu Durbar Square is the old royal palace of the Kathmandu Kingdom until the 19th century. These durbar squares are of Mall and Shah kings who rule over the city. At the south part of Durbar square, you will see curious attraction in Nepal, Kumari Chok. In that house, the Kumari is kept “The Living Goddess.” A girl is chosen through the ancient mystical selection and she becomes the human incarnation of Hindu’s mother goddess.
Patan Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Sites) Patan Durbar Square is one the attraction and ancient royal palace where Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided. Most of the architecture was from the 1600s. That was constructed during King Siddhi Narsing Malla and his son Srinivasa Sukriti. The name of important building includes Krishna Mandir, Bhimsen Temple, Vishwanath Temple and Taleju Bhawani Temple.
Pashupatinath Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Sites) Pashupatinath is sacred Hindu sites which are richly ornamented pagoda houses or holy symbol of Lord Shiva. Only Hindu are permitted to enter the inside the main premises. It is believed that Pashupatinath temple exists dated back to 400 B.C. Yearly more than million deities worship in Pashupatinath. Being at Baghmati, a holy river, the area felt additional spiritual energy. In Maha Shivaratri festival more than 600,000 devotees visit Pashupatinath temple.
Bouddhanath Stupa Bouddhanath stupa is located at the northeast side, 11 k.m from central Kathmandu. This stupa is 2500 years old and in four cardinal directions. The monastery’s big mandala is one of the largest spherical stupas in the country.