About Kathmandu City Day Tour - 1 Days
We organize a daily Kathmandu Day Tour including four papular world heritage site Swyambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, and Pashupatinath Temple which are great fascinating day tour of 4-5 hours duration in the comfort of spacious seated vehicles lead by our Nepal Spirit Adventure expert guide showing you the wonders of medieval period Kathmandu. Even though Kathmandu is a busy commercial and capital city of Nepal, but still retains its old traditional way of life in the backdrop of ancient culture with historical and religious sites.
Kathmandu City Day Tour leads you to the impressive old Durbar (palace) square, temples, and monasteries all listed as world heritage sites. Perhaps Nepal is the only country in Asia with most of the world's best heritage sites which includes countless historical monuments blending well of both religions Hinduism and Buddhism.
In Kathmandu with a morning sightseeing tour at places of interest around Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour, exploring local culture and way of life as it was for the past hundreds of years, after breakfast our expert city guide will take you on a tour of great delights with full of interest.
The day tour starts with visiting the holy and ancient Pashupatinath Temple, a pagoda-style Hindu temple with gilt roofing and richly carved silver doors dedicated to Lord Shiva situated at the bank of the holy Bagmati River. One of the most sacred temples in the entire Hindu world, Pashupatinath Temple is the nerve center of pilgrimage on the day of Shiva-Ratri (Shiva’s birth anniversary)
The small religious townhouses of the great temple are known as Debpatan and are situated 5 kilometers east of the capital city. Only Hindus are permitted to enter the main courtyard of the temple. Non-Hindu tourists can view the temple from the eastern side of the Bagmati River. After a great moment, a short drive leads to Bouddhanath also known as ‘Little Tibet’ where Tibetan origin people are seen.
Bouddhanath's huge dome-shaped Stupa stands as the largest Buddhist shrine in South Asia. The ancient colossal Chorten was built in the 6th century A.D. by King Man Deb. It rests on a series of three terraces and from the bird's eye view, it takes the relevant shape of a lotus flower which indeed remains a very holy object for all the devout Buddhists of the world. The Chorten is surrounded by a circular market, which forms a part of Tibet town. In this case, also the four pairs of the Buddha's eyes give a vivid flash to the four cardinal directions, meaning to keep a diligent watch over the people and their commitments all day and all night. The chortens embrace the authentic philosophy of Mahayana the faith of which is known as Lamaism in Sikkim, Ladakh, Bhutan, and Tibet.
Afternoon (after lunch) tour of Kathmandu Durbar (palace) Square and Swayambhunath
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Where you will be overwhelmed in the midst of countless monuments around Kathmandu Durbar Square. The house of the Living Goddess (Kumari Ghar), the ferocious Kal Bhairab, the red monkey god, and hundreds of erotic carvings are a few examples of the sights at the Square! The buildings here are the greatest achievements of the Malla dynasty, and they resulted from the great rivalry between the three palaces of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur.
The Square teems with colorful life with Kastamandap a rest house, built with the wood of a single tree, and is the source from which the Kathmandu Valley got its name. Nearby are great drums that were beaten to announce royal decrees. All woodcarvings, statues, and architecture in this area are exceptionally fine, and Kathmandu Durbar Square is among the most important sights for travelers to see. The complex also houses the Tribhuvan Museum which carries the mementos of different Shah Kings.
Other places of interest in the square are Akash Bhairab Temple, Hanuman Dhoka, Temple of Kumari, and Kastha-Mandap. After a glorious moment, a short drive leads west of Kathmandu suburb visit of ancient Swayambhunath, the oldest landmark of Nepal also known as Monkey Temple to foreigners. They are believed to be 25 centuries old and stand as one of the world's oldest Buddhist Chaityas.
Swyambhunath (Monkey Temple)
The Great Stupa of Syambhunath is the wonder that was Nepal, the glory that was Nepal. It is indeed listed as a World Heritage for Site to prove that it serves as the nerve center of faithful worship for all the devout philosophy of Vajrayana in particular and honors Lord Adi-Buddha. It is dedicated to the self-originating flame of God. The stupa, which forms the salient structure, is well composed of a solid hemisphere of terra-cotta bricks and soil supporting a cornice of copper and gilt. Painted on the four-sided base of the spiral are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha, keeping an eternal watch on the Valley distinguishing between vice and virtue. It is some two miles west of Kathmandu City proper across the holy Bishnumati River. Situated on the top of a hillock, it is about 500 feet above the level of the Valley. The whole hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and pagoda temples possessing great five Mahayana (Lamaism) and one Hinyana (Theravadas). On the hill is located another important Buddhist shrine; it is called Manjushree. This Chinese Buddha is the God of Knowledge. Our Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour concludes with a short drive back to your hotel.