Life and spirituality tour of Kathmandu

The tour gives you glimpse of cultural life of people of Nepal in general. This is a great way to observe spiritual practices of Nepal which is blend of Hinduism, Buddhism and Tantrism. Walk through the medieval town designed with principles of Vastu Shastra (material science) architecture and visit the neighborhood of Ayurveda. Feel the 'Little Tibet in Kathmandu' as Boudhanath Stupa. Visit Pashupatinath and watch the Hindu 'Karma' and 'Bhakti' based lifestyles. Learn the philosophy behind cremation and the life after death.
Visit Lalitpur (Patan), the city of fine art and discover the hidden monasteries including the 'Golden temple'. Know why it is called the oldest existing Buddhist city in the world.
Learn the history of Gurkha and visit Kumari, the living goddess of Kathmandu. Walk through the colorful market of Ason back to your hotel.
Note: This tour visit cultural centers to local life and their spiritual practices and doesn't include entrance fees at any heritage sites.

per adult from

$88

NZD

Duration

6 to 8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Expert guide
    • Entry/Admission - Boudhanath Stupa
    • Entry/Admission - Pashupatinath Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Kathmandu Durbar Square
    What's excluded :
    • Tips
    • Lunch
    • All Fees and Taxes
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Boudhanath Stupa, Boudh, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

    We will first drive to Boudhanath area, known as 'Little Tibet of Kathmandu'. About 60 Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and the largest Nepalese Stupa continuously attracts pilgrims from far flung Himalayan villages throughout the year.This is a great place to learn about Tibetan Buddhism, life of monk and the Himalayan lifestyle.

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Pashupatinath is one of the biggest pilgrimage site for Hindus. The UNESCO Heritage site is a complex of temples, ghats (creamation grounds) and pavilions thrived by Hindu ascetics 'Shadus'. This is a great place to learn about joint family and society based on Hindu 'karma' system. Metaphors of Hindu Tantra depicted in erotic carving and worship of phallus. Learn about the Vedic astrology and the philosophy.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Patan (Lalitpur), Patan (Lalitpur), Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region

    The medieval name of Patan is Lalitpur which means the 'city of fine art'. Indeed art and craft from Patan made it to India, Tibet and China during the medieval time. Majority of people in Patan still are artisans and devout Buddhists claiming to be decedent of Buddha. The town evolved from monasteries still possesses hundreds of Newari monasteries making Patan the oldest existing Buddhist city in the world. We will walk through the monastic town, visit couple of monastery from around 6th century and visit the Hindu and Buddhist iconography museum and the architectural museum.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

    Drive back to Kathmandu and visit the Kathmandu Durbar square. Visit Kumari, the living goddess of Kathmandu and the earthquake museum. Later walk along the medieval trade route to Ason market and back to Thamel or to your hotel. Walk through the old town unveils medieval courtyards full of cultural life and colorful market.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    9:15 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • 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

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by iTour Nepal Private Day Tours

Activity ID: V-204854P2

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