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
  • 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 best spots of Kathmandu city within its old tradition and full of colorful life

About Kathmandu Cultural Heritage Tour

Kathmandu Cultural Heritage Day Tour a great fascinating day tour of 4-5 hours duration in the comfort of spacious seated vehicles lead by our Nepal Spirit Adventure expert guides showing you the wonders of medieval period Kathmandu. Although Kathmandu a busy commercial and a 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 Cultural Heritage Day Tour leads you to impressive old Durbar (palace) Square, Temples, and Monasteries all listed as world heritage sites. Perhaps Nepal 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.

Kathmandu Cultural Heritage Full-Day Tour Detail

In Kathmandu with morning sightseeing tour at places of interest around Kathmandu cultural heritage day 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 UNESCO World Heritage Site

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 UNESCO World Heritage Site

After a great moment, a short drive leads to Bouddhanath also known as ‘Little Tibet’ where Tibetan origin people are seen. Bouddhanath huge dome-shaped stupa stands as the largest Buddhist shrine of 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 UNESCO World Heritage Site

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 UNESCO World Heritage Site

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 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 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 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 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.

Itinerary

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On arrival in Kathmandu international airport received by Nepal Spirit Adventure's airport representative with a transfer to respective hotels downtown in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking in and refreshment we provide a briefing about tour details introduction with the tour guide who is leading this trip overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

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. 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 huge dome-shaped Stupa stands as the largest Buddhist shrine of South Asia. The ancient colossal chortens 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 believed to be 25 centuries old and stands as one of the world's oldest Buddhist Chaitiya. The Great Stupa of Syambhunath is the wonder that was Nepal, the glory that was Nepal. It is indeed listed 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 Chaitiya and pagoda temples possessing great five Mahayana (Lamaism) and one Hinyana (Theravadas). On the hill 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.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

After a wonderful time at Kathmandu Cultural Heritage Tour with grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per the flight time transfer to the international air terminal for your departure homeward bound or to the next respective countries.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
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Cost Details

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Two-night 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • One day city sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Temple and Monastery applicable entrance fees
  • Experienced historical tour guide
  • Tour guide and driver wages, insurance, and vehicle parking fees
  • Government & local taxes
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal travel and medical insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature-gratitude (tips) and meals in Kathmandu as per the Itinerary

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Upon Arrival in Nepal

On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative or staff will receive you with a warm welcome with garland / Khada (Buddhist ceremonial silk scarf) and then transfer to your respective hotel. Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss with much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary is chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek.

Accommodation in Kathmandu

We provide 3-star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast. We can also help you to book at different deluxe star category hotels on request for more details and information please feel free to contact us

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 from 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 with all local castes and customs along the trails and will share with you many cultural insights that are not covered in any guide book. 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 delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.

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