Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is recognized as a city of gods and goddess which will offer so many cultural heritage sites to explore. This amazing Kathmandu city sightseeing tour will take you to the mystical and historical places filled with the multi-cultures, traditions, languages and many more. Most of the travelers consider Kathmandu as an open museum of medieval arts and architecture where the valley is fused with the Hindu temples, Buddhist Stupas, Monuments, Shrines, Royal palaces and many more that are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu Valley is situated almost in the lap of the green hill all around and enclosed with the great Himalayas behind is really worth exploring the place in the world. Himalayan Hero Adventure will carefully organized Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour for you and allow to explore these heritages sites of Kathmandu including Pashupatinath temple, one of the most famous lords Shiva temples, Swyambunath also known as monkey temple, the largest stupa in the world called Boudhanath Stupa, Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Chandragiri Hills. Besides exploring this legendary place, this tour also allows you to gain invaluable insights into multi-ethnic groups and their unique cultures, lifestyles, social structure, behavior, traditions, religions, and beliefs. The experienced, professional and well-trained guide will take you to visit Kathmandu city Sightseeing Sites.
Situated 5 km east of the Kathmandu on the side of the Bagmati River, Pashupatinath Temple is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage site in Nepal. Every year thousands of visitors come here to visit the temple of Lord Shiva, which is richly ornamented in pagoda styles, and created scared linga fascinates throughout the world. Pashupatinath temple is enclosed with the other so many small temples dedicated to other deities is really amazing to witness. Pashupatinath Temple was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1697AD. The architecture of the temple is really amazing as its roof is made of golden plate, doors are made of silver and woodcarvings of the finest pagoda. Near the temple, visitors also can witness the Bagmati River on the edge of the temple and see ‘Arya Ghat’ where cremation is performed.
Situated at the 8 km east of Kathmandu city, Bouddhanath Stupa is the biggest stupa in the world which has four pairs of eyes in the four-cardinal direction. Buddhist Stupa was the creation of King Mandev of the Lichivi Dynasty. Bouddhanath Stupa is also recognized as the ‘little Tibet’ of Nepal. The local nearby Boudhanath, are highly influenced by the Tibetan cultures, traditions, and religions. As you reach the Buddhanath Stupa, you can have a lovely view of the Buddhist cultures and traditions. Boudhanath Stupa is surrounded by various stores, souvenir shops, restaurants, and monasteries.
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square, a royal palace is also famous for its artistic heritage for many national and international tourists. Nearby Square there are so many other Hindu, Buddhist and Newar Temples, which is really spectacular to witness. Patan Durbar Square is located at the center of Nepal, which is filled with the most diverse collections of monuments in all Nepal. As compared to other Darbar in Nepal, Patan Durbar Square is one of the smallest Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley. It is also regarded as the best museum in Asia. Travelers are mesmerized with the reflections of the singular Malla architecture with numerous of unique architectural styles of Durbar. Beside Durbar Square, there are other significant places to explore such as; Mahabouddha Temple, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, Golden Window, Golden Temple and Krishna Temple and museum that is situated inside the durbar which specializes in bronze statues and religious objects.
Bhaktapur Darbar Square
Another major attraction of Kathmandu city sightseeing in Bhaktapur Darbar Square, which is famous for its culture, religious, and historical heritage in Nepal. Bhaktapur Darbar Square has also known as Bhadgaun as well as the city of God, which is lies (13km) on the Eastern part of Kathmandu valley at the elevation of 1400m/4600ft above the sea level. Many travelers come here to explore this open museum, which is filled with the diverse ancient arts, architectural masterpieces, ancient sculptures, fabulous cultural traditions, and religious values. Bhaktapur, the ancient Newari city, has a cluster of temples, traditional houses, pagodas, squares, mountains, courtyard, artistic stones, Buddhist shrines and monasteries built in different times of the History. Every year this city has got popularity due to its architectural beauty, filled with ancient Hindu and Buddhist religious sites. Apart from Durbar Square, there are other major attractions of Bhaktapur that are 55 windows palace, Lion’s Gate, Mini Pashupati Temple, Vatsala Temple, Golden Gate, Nyatapola Temple and Bhairava Nath Temple and many more.
Swayambhunath (Monkey temple)
Situated on the little hillock in the northwest of the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath Temple is also known as the monkey temple. It is famous among tourists as a spectacular viewpoint from where people overlook most parts of the valley. It is considering the best place to catch panoramic views of the city. Swayambhunath, a holiest Buddhist Chaityas is the oldest of its kind in Nepal, which is filled with the numerous shrines and century-old monasteries on its premises. The base of Swayambhunath temple is almost entirely enclosed with the prayer wheels, where travelers can witness Devotees who are circumambulating the stupa at all times.
Chandragiri Hills is recently getting more popular among locals and international travelers. Situated just 16 kilometers southwest from the Kathmandu Valley, at the attitude of 2551meters from the sea level. Chandragiri Hills is famous for having stunning mountain views from the famous view tower. For this amazing view, you can go through Cable Car, driving or trekking. Chandragiri Hills is a short- and one-day hike from Kathmandu Valley. Travelers will get an opportunity to explore the soaring peaks and breathtaking views of the Kathmandu Valley and Himalayan ranges from Annapurna to Everest covered with the lush green blanket of varied flora is really amazing that Chandragiri Hills offer.
Kathmandu City Sightseeing Day Tour Itinerary
Thanks to Chintan's experience in promoting tourism in Nepal, we managed to organize an excellent visit to the main places in Nepal. After our arrival in Kathmandu, we planned together the various visits and transports for Pokhara, Lumbini, Chitwan. Thanks to their deep knowledge of the various places we have been able to understand throughout the package, the various experiences, such as paragliding and jungle safari, unique and absolutely to be done. I thank Chintan, Madan and the whole Himalayan Hero Adventures Company.