Kathmandu City tour

Duration

1 day

Country

Nepal

Activity

Tour

Accomodation

3* Hotel

Best Season

All Time

Cost

$75

Meals

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Trip Highlight:

  • Visit UNESCO world heritage sites including Kathmandu durbar square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath.
  • Explore historic palaces, Durbar Square, and beautiful pagoda-style temples
  • Experience the culture, heritage, and distinctive way of life of an ethnic group
  • Visit the home of goddess Kumari at Basantapur Durbar Square.
  • See Pashupatinath, a well-known Hindu temple, and a Hindu cremation.
  • Discover the well-known monkey temple and stupas that reflect ancient Buddhist rites and culture.
  • Boudhanath Stupa which is the biggest Buddhist Stupa.
  • Explore Monkey temple at the hillside of Kathmandu valley.
  • Observe Aarati in Pashupatinath in the evening to have a wonderful time.

Overview:

Kathmandu City Tour

The Kathmandu city tour is a popular sightseeing excursion that traverses the Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal which is the main tourist hub. Kathmandu is a city with a diverse culture, gorgeous green hills surrounding it, and a long history. Residents of Kathmandu city are known as “Newars,” who participate in dozens or more rituals and festivals each year.

A Kathmandu city tour allows you a thrilling tour through historical and recognized heritage sites. This tour includes exploring four UNESCO world heritage sites i.e. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. For tourists who want to satisfy their curiosity about culture and history, Kathmandu is a prominent destination. This day trip is specially made for visitors who seek a safe and enjoyable tour while learning about cultural diversity and values.

Nepal Kathmandu city tour explores the Kathmandu Durbar Square. The Kathmandu Durbar Square is a historically significant location for temples like Taleju and the Kumari living deity. It was constructed in the 15th century by malla monarchs and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This location, also known as Hanuman Dhoka, is renowned for its oldest temples, oldest courtyards, and magnificent historical buildings. You will also go to  Kasthamandap, a temple constructed entirely out of a single tree, which will undoubtedly offer you a taste of Nepal’s ancient art and culture. Kumari; The Living goddess whom you can visit at Kumari Ghar. Kumari is a small girl who is revered as a living goddess with heavenly power. She is replaced by another small girl after she enters puberty.

Pashupatinath temple is included in a Kathmandu city tour. Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the country lies across both banks of the renowned Bagmati River. Many devotees come to the majestic temple where Lord Shiva is worshipped to offer prayers and seek his blessings. The majestic temple was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Non-Hindus must be satisfied with watching from the terraces just across the Bagmati River to the east because only Hindus are permitted into the main temple complex. Leather items, including shoes, belts, and cameras, are not permitted inside the temple complex and must be left outside as a sign of respect and tradition. It is not permitted to take pictures. One can see the cremation of Hindu people on the bank of the Bagmati river and in the evening time, everyday Aarati is performed by three priests.

Similarly, the Kathmandu valley tour allows you to explore the Swyambhunath Temple. The Swayambhunath Stupa is also called the Monkey Temple. Legend states that Swayambhu was created from a lotus blossom that grew in the middle of a lake that once covered the Kathmandu valley. The largest statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal is situated on a pedestal at Swayambhu’s western boundary. A temple dedicated to Manjusri or Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge, is located below the ridge. The Swayambhunath stupa complex is filled with chaityas, monuments, and sacred sites for Buddhist and Hindu deities. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal.

Kathmandu city tour takes to another spot which is Boudhanath Stupa. The most striking tourist attractions in Kathmandu are without a doubt Boudhanath. One of the largest stupas in South Asia stands in Boudhanath, which is 36 meters high. Boudhanath is the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal and is surrounded by countless religious groups. Boudhanath is another UNESCO-listed world heritage site.

Vehicle Nepal is a registered company run by Graceful Adventure. An experienced guide who is knowledgeable about the art, architecture, culture, tradition, and way of life of the locals will be present during your trip to Kathmandu valley. We can also set up any additional services you might require. We can handle making all of your trip arrangements, including lodging, food, and hotel reservations. We will send out knowledgeable and skilled tour experts who can make your vacation successful.

 

Monuments inside Kathmandu city Tour 

  • The Kumari Ghar

The Living Goddess Kumari, an incarnation of Goddess Taleju, lives at the Kumari Ghar. Each of the three cities of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur has its own Kumari, with the Royal Kumari in Kathmandu Durbar Square being the most significant. The Kumari, who lives in the Kumari Ghar with her caretakers, only goes out during certain Kathmandu religious events. Even though she occasionally goes outside of her palace, she never lets her feet touch the ground. She is not permitted to communicate with anyone outside of her family and caretaker.

  • Shiva Parbati Temple

Shiva and his wife Parvati are worshipped in the magnificent Shiva Parvati Temple. It was constructed in the late 18th century under the rule of King Rana Bahadur Shah, Prithvi Narayan Shah’s grandson. Shiva and Parvati are depicted in two wooden sculptures that stand in front of the temple’s open central window on the first floor.

  • Taleju Bhawani Temple

The Goddess Taleju Bhawani, the Royal deity of the Malla Kings, influenced the construction of the Taleju temple, which was finished in 1564. One of the most stunning temples in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Taleju Bhawani, is still standing. The temple, unfortunately, is not accessible to the general public. Non-Hindus are not permitted inside the temple and may only see it from the outside. Hindus are permitted to visit the temple once a year on the ninth day of Dashain.

  • Kaal Bhairava

Kaal Bhairav, the ferocious avatar of Lord Shiva, is depicted in a large sculpture that was created in the fifth or sixth century and later found in the seventeenth century. This statue was erected to act as a supreme court during the reign of King Pratap Malla. For a very long period, people were said to die if they lie in front of the statue. As a result, witnesses were brought in front of the ferocious Kaal Bhairav to testify.

  • Swet Bhairava. 

Sweta Bhairava is a representation of Lord Shiva’s horrible appearance. Under the rule of king Rana Bahadur Shah in 1795, it was erected inside Durbar Square. The mask is only displayed during the Indra Jatra celebration in September and is kept concealed behind a wooden frame for the rest of the year.

  • Akash Bhairav Temple

The Akash Bhairav temple is a stunning bronze and gold structure that symbolizes Akash Bhairav, another name for Bhairava and the God of the Sky. The first king of Nepal, King Yalambar, is thought to have lived in the Akash Bhairav temple. Once a year, at the festival of Indra Jatra, the head of Akash Bhairav is removed from the temple and blessed by the Living Goddess Kumari.

  • Hanuman Dhoka 

The Hanuman Dhoka, or entry gate of the Hanuman Dhoka Museum, was once the Hanuman Royal Palace and is now marked by a red statue of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman. “Dhoka” means door in Nepali. In 1672, under the rule of King Pratap Malla, the statue was placed at the palace’s entrance.

  • Hanuman Dhoka Palace Museum

The Hanuman Dhoka Palace Museum, which was inside the palace, was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake; although the palace was later opened to visitors, some areas are still restricted.  The entrance to the Hanuman Dhoka Museum, also known as the Tribhuvan Museum, and displays treasures relating to the Nepalese monarchy.

  • Jagannath Temple

One of the oldest temples in Kathmandu Durbar Square is the Jagannath Temple from the 15th century. Pigeon feeding is a common activity among visitors, both tourists and locals, in the spacious area in front of the temple. In front of the two-story temple, today stands the King Pratap Malla column, which has been renovated.

  • Chasin Dega

Chasin Dega also referred to as the “Krishna temple,” is an octagonal temple devoted to Lord Krishna and his two wives, Satyabhama and Rukmini. King Pratap Malla built the shrine on the 15th as a memorial to his two queens. The 2015 earthquake, unfortunately, devastated Chasin Dega. The building has now had a complete reconstruction.

  • Kasthamandap

The Gorakshanath shrine is located inside Kasthamandap, a public wood pavilion that serves as a shelter for pilgrims but is not a temple. A single sal tree’s wood was used to construct the structure around the 12th century. From this structure, the city of Kathmandu was called.

  • Gaddi Baithak 

Rana Prime Minister Chandra Shamsher constructed the white neo-classical Gaddi Baithak in 1908. In comparison to the style and architecture of the nearby temples and other buildings, it seems incredibly out of place. Gaddi Baithak was damaged due to an earthquake in 2015. Now, it has been renovated completely and reopened as a form of a museum.

 

Transportation

On your Kathmandu City tour, our company provides a private vehicle. You’ll travel by private vehicle. Your drive will start from Thamel which is the main touristic hub in Kathmandu and the distance between Swayambhunath to Thamel is 2.8km. Similarly, Kathmandu Durbar Square is 2.4km away from Swayambhunath. And the Boudhanath is 7.4km away from Kathmandu Durbar Square. Whereas, the distance between Swayambhunath and Pashupatinath temple is 2.5km.

Vehicle Nepal can provide the Car, Van, Hiace, and Tourist bus according to your group member. With a presence of a vehicle operator, we provide a luxurious and comfortable vehicle for a Kathmandu city tour. Self-drive is not available in our company.

We provide different types that hold people according to the available seats which are listed below:

 

City tour guide

. A guide is very important during your tour of Bhaktapur. With a presence of a professional tour guide, you can explore Bhaktapur city. For a day tour, our company provides a professional licensed holder city tour guide who can explain details information about the place, heritage site, art, architecture, culture, tradition, and lifestyle of local people. An experienced guide will have details knowledge about the places where they take you safely. Your day tour starts from 8 am to 5 pm for ten-hour. We provide English as well as other language-speaking guides who can communicate clearly with guests.

Entrance Fees for Kathmandu City Tour Places 

Sites SARRC Foreigner
Swyambhunath 200 50
Kathmandu Durbar Square 1000 1000
Pashupatinath 1000 1000
Boudhanath Stupa 400 100

 

Include/Exclude:

Included
  • Informative English speaking city tour Guide
  • Private transportation
  • 1 bottle mineral water bottle
  • Salary of guide and driver
Excluded
  • Entrance fee Heritage site
  • Tiping for guide and driver
  • Bar bill Tea,coffee,Cola
  • Doesn’t mention included

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