Kathmandu valley is full of temples and stupas which are now listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The main places are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa. The tour will provide us the excellent overview of the Kathmandu valley on its historical, cultural and architectural significances. This day tour is one of the best options to own up the Kathmandu valley. The day tour will start in the morning after having breakfast. The tour guide of Step On Himalaya will meet you and then escort you to the different places in a mode of private transport.
Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur): It is also known as Basantapur. It was built during the Malla era. It’s the place where two markets actually combined to form the Kasthamandap. There is a Hanuman statue built at the entrance of the Royal Palace in 1672 A.D. by King Pratap Malla. Located in the heart of the capital city, Kathmandu, there are temples around the city. Mostly are in pagoda-style with complexly and beautifully carved exteriors and interiors. The people usually gather here during occasions like Indrajatra, Gaijatra, Dashain, Machindranath Jatra, etc.
Pashupatinath Temple: The temple of Lord Shiva which is situated about 5 kilometers south-east of Kathmandu city, at the bank of the holy Bagmati river. There are pagoda-styled temples with gold-plated roof and silver doors with beautiful carvings. There is a four-faced Shivalinga at the center of the temple. The green surrounding of the temple is heart-soothing.
Boudhanath Stupa: Famous as the home of the Tibetan and Sherpa community. This stupa was built by King Man Dev according to the advice of Goddess Mani Jogini. This stupa has four pairs of eyes in all the four cardinal directions with the belief that Lord Gautam Buddha is keeping an eye on us for the prosperity, peace, and welfare of the humankind. It is established on an octagonal base with prayer wheels. The Lamas/priests stay in the gumbas around the stupa chanting the prayers. Lots of rooftop restaurants are available with exquisite cuisines: traditional and international as well.
Swayambhunath Stupa: Popularly known as the “Monkey Temple”. This stupa lies at the top of a hill where there is a large stupa of Lord Buddha and Hindu temples around it. There are an amazing combination and unity of Buddhism and Hinduism here. We can enjoy a striking 360-degree view of the Kathmandu valley from here.
This will end the day tour of Kathmandu World Heritage sites. It is an awe-inspiring day tour which allows enjoying the scenic tour as well as the experience of the culture and religions of Nepal. The Guide will escort you back to the hotel with all the hope that you had a wonderful day tour in Kathmandu with comfort and safety. All the permits and local and government taxes are included in the package. Wishing to serve you again, Step On Himalaya hope you had an unforgettable wonderful trip in Kathmandu.