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Kathmandu Old Heritage Tour
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Kathmandu Old Heritage Tour

Trip Overview

Key Information

Group Size

2-14

Meal

Lunch

Grade

Easy

Accomodation

None

Transportation

Private Car/Van

Wi-fi

Everyday

Kathmandu World Heritage Tour, a cultural-religious and historical tour with guided sightseeing led by our expert local city and cultural guides, who will show you the wonders of Kathmandu and its most interesting places of both Hinduism and Buddhism religions.

A full day Kathmandu World Heritage Tour, which leads you to witness ancient historical and religious sites of great interest within the city areas of Kathmandu valley, although a metropolitan and hub of Nepal still retains its old past glory as it was since past hundred of centuries.

Kathmandu World Heritage Tour, starting from morning after breakfast and then taking a short drive in our spacious cars or coach where our guides will take you to interesting tour at places of immense delight and interest.

Our Tour of more than 4-5 hrs with exciting drive and short walks first visit of Swayambhunath Stupa the oldest monuments of Nepal, as well the landmark of the country intact with Buddhism religion where you will have fascinating time on the high hills at Swayambhunath.

From here tour of Bouddhanath a great huge dome shaped monument known as Chhorten or Stupa with four cardinal eyes of Lord Buddha, a great place and full of interest with its long prayer wheels and observing locals and monks on prayer within this nice and pleasant area.

Final day tour leads to Pashupatinath Temple regarded as holiest of all Hindu Temples in this world, where you can witness Hindu pilgrims from all across the country and as well devotees from India paying homage to sacred Pashupatinath Temple with golden roofed.

Our day concludes after a fascinating and wonderful tour of Nepal's best and magnificent World Heritage Sites and then head back to your hotel in Thamel after an interesting time in our Kathmandu World Heritage Tour. 

Tour Outlooks 
Trip Summary:
Mode of Tour:      On spacious cars and coach as per group size
Tour Grade:         Leisure with short and gradual walks.
Activities:             Exciting short drives, cultural and heritage tours and short walks.             
Tour duration:      Minimum of 04 hrs to maximum of 05 hrs
Places of Tour:    Swayambhunath-Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath Temple.
Total Trip:             From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with short drive and tours
Season:               All year round best from January to May and September to December
                             when days are clear for mountain views.

Kathmandu Old Heritage Tour Itinerary

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Day 1 : A Full Day Guided Tour around Kathmandu from the Hotel in Thamel and back at Thamel.

8:00 A. M.Tour of Swayambhunath of few hours of great interest around Monkey Temple

Starting from you hotel at Thamel the tourist hub of Nepal in the centre of Kathmandu city, our city and tour guide will pick you for a short drive towards western rim of Kathmandu valley to reach our first morning tour of Swayambhunath.

Located on a hillock listed as World Heritage Sites, Swayambhunath, one of the oldest religious sites of Buddhism religion, where history dates back of more than 2,500 years, due to its long and difficult name to pronounce by foreign travelers, making it easier calling as Monkey Temple due to many Rhesus species of monkeys found around small forest of the areas.

Syambhunath Stupa believed to be 25 centuries old, stands as one of the world's oldest Buddhist Chaityas, the Great Stupa of Syambhunath the wonder that was Nepal and as well the Landmark of Nepal and with glory that was Nepal.

Listed a World Heritage Site, it serves as the nerve center of faithful worshiper for all followers in philosophy of Vajrayana in honor of Lord Adi Buddha.

It is dedicated to self - originating flame God. The stupa, which forms salient structure, well composed of a solid hemisphere of terra - cotta bricks and soil supporting a cornice of copper and gilt.

Painted four -sided based with all seeing eyes of lord Buddha, keeping an eternal watch on the Valley distinguishing between vice and virtue.

The hill top a mosaic of small Chaitya and pagoda temples possessing great five Mahayana (Lamaism) and one Hinyan (Therbadist).

Also houses another important Buddhist shrine; called Manjushree known as Chinese Buddha the God of Knowledge.

After a great interesting tour of Syambhunath with views of Kathmandu city and surrounding green hills and snow capped mountains, and then heading for our next tour towards east direction of the city at Bouddhanath.

 11: 00 A.M.Drive to Bouddhanath Stupa with tour of 2:30 to 03 hrs.  

From Syambhunath drive towards east of Kathmandu city to reach at Bouddhanath also known as 'Little Tibet' due to strong influence of Tibetan Buddhism culture and way of life.

Bouddhanath Stupas, stands as largest Buddhist shrine within South East Asia, the ancient colossal chhorten / Stupa built in 6th Century A.D. by King Man Deb. It rests on a series of three terraces looking from bird's eye view it takes the form and relevant shape of a lotus flower, which indeed remains a very holy object for all the devout world-wide Buddhists.

The chhorten is surrounded by a circular market, which forms a part of Tibet town overlooking four sided Buddha's eyes give a vivid flash. The chhorten embraces the authentic philosophy of Mahayana the faith of which is known as Lamaism in Nepal, Sikkim, Ladakh, Bhutan and Tibet.

After a great impressive tour with possible lunch stop in nearby restaurant with views of huge Stupa, then heading towards our last tour of the day at holy Hindu Pashupatinath Temple.

 1: 30 P.M.A short drive to Pashupatinath holiest of all Hindu Temple

With impressive tour of Bouddhanath a short drive leads to Pashupatinath Temple regarded as Holiest of all Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva with many names (Shanker-Bholanath-Shambu, Pashupatinath and Kailasnath).

 Although non Hindu are not allowed to enter its main temple premises, however one can observe the temple from the bank of Baghmati River on the other side of the Temple area, where you can witness funeral sites along the bank of the river.

 The temple adorned with golden terracotta roofs with four side silver doors with intricate religious carving where the main shrine of Shiva located, a huge phallus serves as object of Lord Shiva.

 Thousands of Hindu pilgrims pay homage to Lord Pashupatinath from all over Nepal and India, in the month of February great holy events and fair takes place known as Shivaratri (birth anniversary of Lord Shiva).

 After a visit of Pashupatinath Temple areas our tour concludes with drive back to your hotel in Thamel areas.   

Services Included on Price

Budget Package

Cost Includes

  • Private Car/Jeep for your tour with driver
  • English speaking tour guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch

Cost Excludes

  • Tip for Guide and Driver

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