Kathmandu Cultural Heritage Tour

An exciting day tour of famed Pashupatinath-Bouddhanath-Syambhunath and Durbar square

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Group Size: Minimum 02
  • Min Age: 5 - 70
  • Max Elevation: 1,315 | 4,314ft

Highlights

Full day tour of famous temples-stupas and monasteries of historical importance. Visiting ancient cultural places around world heritage sites of great interest
Exploring the best spots of Kathmandu city within its old tradition and full of colorful life.

About Kathmandu Cultural Heritage Tour

Kathmandu Cultural HeritageTour is a great fascinating day tour of 4-5 hours duration in the comfort of spacious seated vehicles led by our Nepal Spirit Adventure's expert guides showing you the wonders of medieval period Kathmandu. Although Kathmandu is a busy commercial and the capital city of Nepal, still retains its old traditional way of life in the backdrop of ancient culture with historical and religious sites.

Kathmandu Cultural Heritage Day Tour leads you to 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.

Full-Day Kathmandu Cultural Heritage

In Kathmandu with morning sightseeing tour at places of interest around Kathmandu cultural heritage tour, exploring local culture and way of life as it was for the past hundreds of years. The morning after breakfast our expert city guide will take you on a tour of great delights full of interest.

Pashupatinath Temple

Kathmandu cultural heritage day tour starts visiting 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 the great temple is known as Debpatan and is 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.

Bouddhanath Stupa

After a great moment, a short drive leads to Bouddhanathalso 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 or 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 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 that carries the mementos of different Shah Kings. Other places of interest with the square are Akash Bhairab Temple, Hanuman Dhoka, Temple of Kumari, Kastha-Mandap.

Swayambhunath Temple

After a glorious moment, a short drive leads west of Kathmandu suburb visit of ancient Swayambhunath, the oldest and a landmark of Nepal also known as Monkey Temple to foreigners. He is believed to be 25 centuries old and stands as one of the world's oldest Buddhist Chaityas.

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 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.

This stupa is 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. Kathmandu's cultural day tour concludes with a short drive back to your hotel.

Requirement Monument Fees of Kathmandu Tour

The requirement monument fees of Kathmandu city sightseeing tour: Buddha Nath Stupa $3.50, Pasupatinath temple $8.50, Kathmandu Durbar Square $11, and Monkey temple $1.50. Bhaktapur city $12.50, and Patan city $9.20. All the monument fees are per person basis. The monument fees are in USD it can be also changed according to USD daily exchange rate to Nepal rupees.

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In Kathmandu with morning sightseeing tour at places of interest around Kathmandu Cultural Heritage Tour, exploring local culture and way of life as it was for the past hundreds of years. The morning after breakfast our expert city guide will take you on a tour of great delights full of interest. The morning tour starts visiting 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 the great temple is known as Debpatan and is 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 or of a lotus flower which indeed remains a very holy object for all the devout Buddhists of the world. The chortens are 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 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 that carries the mementos of different Shah Kings. Other places of interest with the square are Akash Bhairab Temple, Hanuman Dhoka, Temple of Kumari, Kastha-Mandap. After a glorious moment, a short drive leads west of Kathmandu suburb visit of ancient Swayambhunath, the oldest and a landmark of Nepal also known as Monkey Temple to foreigners. He is believed to be 25 centuries old and stands as one of the world's oldest Buddhist Chaityas. 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 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 Cultural Heritage Tour concludes with a short drive back to your hotel.

  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
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Cost Details

  • One full day city sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Experienced historical tour guide
  • Tour guide and driver wages, insurance, and vehicle parking fees
  • Government & local taxes
  • Personal travel and medical insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature-gratitude tips and meals

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Our Experienced  Guide

Kathmandu city sightseeing tour is in the interesting region, it is very necessary that you are accompanied by the very experienced and qualified, equipped leader (guide) for that safe and successful trip. We Nepal Spirit Adventure employee the local guide and staff who are trained and qualified for the trip we worked on. Easily he will share his local information and provide advice on how to fill your free time as well as coordinate the day-to-day running of the tour, although occasionally he may need your understanding if things do not go according to plan.

All of our Tour guides are experienced for the last 9- 10 years. We also provide training for our staff, thus attractive their work efficiency your trip to supply the flexible needs of our peoples in the group joining basis trip from different countries, this doubly assures you that your trip is on the right and expert management. Our guides are well known for all local castes and customs along the trails and will share with you many cultural insights that are not covered in any guidebook. You will have many chances to learn Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during your trip.

Nepal Visa Valid Fee

  • 15 days US$ 30
  • 30 days US$ 50
  • 90 days US$ 125

Visa Extension Fee

Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. In the case of a delay of less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late is fine.

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