Today, you will have a sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu city after breakfast at the Hotel. The sightseeing tour consists of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Swayambhunath Stupa, the Kathmandu Durbar Square and the Bouddhanath Stupa. Each of the revered sites holds a special place in the historical and religious context of Nepal.
The Swayambhunath Stupa is an ancient religious architecture located atop a hill. It overlooks the Kathmandu city magnificently. Swayambhunath is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. Although the site is considered Buddhist, the place is revered by both Buddhists and Hindus of Nepal. It has a tranquil atmosphere and is quite beautiful.
The Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal. You can see Buddhist monks chanting prayers and rotating prayer wheels in the stupa’s premise. It is the holiest Buddhist Stupa outside of Tibet and the centre of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu. Surrounding the Bouddhanath Stupa are narrow alleys and streets with colorful homes, vendors and Tibetan monasteries.
The Kathmandu Durbar Square is one among the three Durbar Squares of the Kathmandu Valley. The Durbar Square consists of a palace complex, and was also the site where the Kings of Nepal were crowned. Many of the temples and monuments of the Durbar Square were damaged during the 2015 Earthquake, but re-construction is underway. The temples and the palace complex of the Kathmandu Durbar Square present amazing intricate art and architecture done on the woodwork, the metal and the stones of the doors, windows and pillars.
After the sightseeing, you will then be transferred back to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel. (Meals: Breakfast included)