Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour - 1 Day

It is believed that the name “Kathmandu” comes from the ancient pagoda “Kasthamandap”, which is said to be made by a single tree. Kathmandu has its own interesting history. It is said that Kathmandu Valley was once a lake. It only became safe to inhabit when Manjushri cut the Chovar Hill and let the water drain from the lake.

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour combines sightseeing tour of 4 UNESCO Heritage sites of Nepal – Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Pashupatinath: Situated 5 kilometres east of Kathmandu City, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has jilted roof and richly carved silver doors.

per adult from

$203

NZD

Duration

4 to 8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • A Car.
    • Sightseeing Guide.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing.
    • Airport and Drop service.
    • Entry/Admission - Swayambhunath Temple
    What's excluded :
    • All entry fee.
    • Personal Nature expenses.
    • Tips.
    • Entry/Admission - Kathmandu Durbar Square
    • Entry/Admission - Pashupatinath Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Boudhanath Stupa
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

    Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the major attractions in Kathmandu Valley. The word “Durbar Square” is translated in English as Palace Complex. The Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Swayambhunath Temple, Swayamhu Circle Road, Kathmandu 44620 Nepal

    Swayambhunath is located approximately 4 kilometres west of Kathmandu, and this Buddhist stupa is said to be 2000 years old. The Stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four-sided base of the spire are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Pashupatinath Temple, 44621 Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

    Situated 5 kilometres east of Kathmandu City, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, entrance in the temple being strictly forbidden to all non-Hindus. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri, which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temple are the cremation grounds.

    After Pashupatinath we head towards Boudhanath, another magnificent pagoda style Buddhist stupa famous for its nickname “The little Tibet”.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Boudhanath Stupa, Boudh, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

    This Stupa, 8 kilometres east of Kathmandu City, is one of the biggest in the world for its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhist Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.

    After finishing the tour around Boudhanath, we head towards Kathmandu Durbar Square, another small site also listed on the UNESCO world heritage site for its great religious importance.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Domestic airport , International airport , Bus stationAirports
    • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by First Environmental Trekking

Activity ID: V-65540P29

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