Today, you will have a cultural tour of the Kathmandu valley. City tour of Kathmandu valley includes the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Swayambhunath Temple, the Bouddhanath Stupa, and the Pashupatinath temple. Our tour starts at around 10am and ends about approx. 4pm. All of the listed sites are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The Swayambhunath Stupa is a revered ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. For the Buddhist Newars of the city, in whose mythological history and origin myth as well as day-to-day religious practice Swayambhunath occupies a central position, it is the most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage sites, as well as for Tibetans and followers of Tibetan Buddhism all over the world.
The Pashupatinath Temple is another famous and sacred Hindu temple complex that is located on the banks of the holy Baghmati River. This extensive Hindu temple precinct is a sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions raised over the centuries along the banks of the sacred river. You can also sometimes see the cremation ceremony of the Hindu people being performed here, as well as many Shadus in colorful and bright attires.
The Bouddhanath Stupa on the other hand, is one of the largest spherical Stupas in the world. Tibetan merchants have rested and offered prayers here for many centuries.
Likewise, the Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the Malla and Shah Kings who ruled over the city. Along with these palaces, the square surrounds quadrangles, revealing courtyards and temples. It is also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, and the whole complex presents amazing temples and buildings that are decorated with fine architectural beauty done on the doors and windows.
Overnight Stay at Hotel Yak and Yeti.
Meals: Breakfast Included.