Kathmandu Heritage Tour

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kathmandu heritage tour

Kathmandu (capital city of Nepal) is included in famous cities in the world. Any activity done in Kathmandu will sure be fascinating, exhilarating and memorable for your whole life. Kathmandu used to be supposed a huge lake, according to legend. Combinations of world heritage sites, religious sites and natural beauty have made Kathmandu very beautiful. Kathmandu is very crowded city since it is small and it cannot be visited 1 day. If you wished to spend your time in top hills then it’s according to your choice.

Spending a fantastic night at Kathmandu we will start our Kathmandu Valley Sight Seeing. At the first we will visit Swayambunath & Pashupatinath world heritage site. On the same day we will visit Bouddhanath (Buddhist temple). Visiting this we can have knowledge and their history. Bhaktapur (BHADGAON) will be our next destination. Over here we will visit National art gallery, golden gate, nayatapole temple, patan durbar square and palace of 55 windows. After visiting these place we will return back for a Daksinkali (open shrine dedicated to ferocious Hindu female deity) visit.

Tour is just to visit the main places of the destination. We need not have to walk like a trekking. It is just like the way of relaxing by visiting many places. In any days of year for Kathmandu, valley sightseeing tour in Nepal can be done. Without any difficulty just contact A One Nepal Trek Pvt. Ltd for Kathmandu valley sightseeing Tour. The schedule of tour days is made according to your choice of days. It will be full of fun to do Tour with the team.

Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

Day 03: Full Day Patan and Bhaktapur Sightseeing.

Day 04: Farewell

Details Intinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu.

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, We will be a representative to visit your group in Nepal airport on time. Then transfer to hotel as per booking of the town. The night will be enchanting at Kathmandu visiting the local market and buying some necessary things as well. The night will be delighted at Kathmandu with the “Traditional Nepali dinner” and a short discussion about the upcoming journey. [Overnight at hotel

Day 02: Heritage site tour in Kathmandu.

Visit world’s heritage sites. Which is the oldest of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley – famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, and you can catch the traditional artisans working with wood, stones and metals.

Pashupatinath Temple: It is one of the most known holy places for Hindu pilgrims in Kathmandu valley. The whole vicinity of Pashupatinath is dense with ages old pagoda model temples with golden plated roofs and the gorgeous woodcarvings on the doors and windows. To the south of the temple, the “Holy” Bagmati river flows down sweeping the burnt dust of dead bodies produced from the cremation on its side. A small green holy wood forest breeze maintains the site cool all the time.

Boudhanath Stupa: It is one of the nice places to visit in Kathmandu valley, which has the biggest stupa. When someone enters the gate the holy prayer to sense peace is heard all around. All the Buddhists want to visit Boudhanath to feel the real sense of Buddhism. Boudhanath Stupa – one of the biggest stupa in the valley has been built on 17th Century.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Around the square there are some temples stood upright piercing the sky canopy and through the thousands of pigeon they spread the message of peace. Kumari temple is one of the most important parts of the square site where the ‘Living Goddess’ resides. Apart from those temples, a museum will be waiting for its visitors with an opportunity to unravel the treasures unabashedly. To visit this site is to know the historical facts of Nepal.

Soyambhunath Stupa: It is also known as ‘Monkey Temple’. The wide area of Soyambhunath is a hillock surrounded by small forest with some golden temples of Lord Buddha at the western gate and a main temple at the top of the hill. The most interesting thing with Soyambhunath is the nice view of Kathmandu valley to be seen from the top of the hill. Various kinds and sizes of monkeys are seen guarding the hillock. A lot of monasteries with big prayer wheels are the main attraction for the visitors.[Hotel+Breakfast]

Day 03: Heritage site tour in Patan And Bhaktapur

Patan Durbar Square:

Complex, situated in the center of Patan city, also known as Lalitpur, houses the residence of the former Patan royal family. Patan Square and its surroundings is good specimen of ancient Newari architecture. There are three main courtyards in the palace: Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshav Narayan Chowk. Mul Chowk, the oldest one, is at the centre of Patan square.

Several multi-sized and multi-styled temples occupy the western part of the complex. Main among those are rocky Krishna Temple, Bhimsen Temple,Shiva temple and the Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna.

Mul Chowk:This is the most famous and one of the largest courtyards among three main chowks. Bidya Temple is located at the center of the courtyard and the Taleju temples stand around the courtyard.

Sundari Chowk: Sundari Chowk is to the south of the Mul Chowk with its sunken tank known as Tusha Hiti Mul Chowk & Taleju Temple.

Keshav Narayan Chowk: Keshav Narayan Chowk is towards the northern part. Dominating Degutale temple is next to it. It is the site of the earliest Malla palace in Patan. The Chowk sits on the older foundations of a Buddhist monastery.

Krishna Temple: This temple of red stone, dedicated to Hindu Lord Krishna was erected in the 17th century. The temple is considered to be the first one to be constructed in Shikara architecture. Thanks to this attribute, it holds a commanding position in the durbar square. The elegant shikhara-style temple is ranked as one of the gems of Durbar Square. The temple is compared with sacred Mount Meru, which is abode of the god Shiva according to Hindu scriptures.

Mahaboudha: Buddhist temple Mahaboudha, which is made of clay bricks, lies to the east of the Durbar Square. Hundereds of Buddha images are engraved in the bricks. The temple is known for its fine terra cota work.

Kumbheshwor: The five-storied pagoda-style Lord Siva temple was constructed by King Jayasthiti Malla. Inside the temple is a natural spring whose source, is said to be the famous glacial lake of Gosainkunda. The golden work was added later in 1422 A.D. One the festival of Janai Purnima, ritual bathing takes place and a fair is also held.

Jagat narayan Temple: Jagatnarayan temple is a tall shikhara style temple devoted to Lord Vishnu. Red bricks are used for the construction of the temple. The temple also holds a fine metal statue of Garuda, Ganesh and Hanuman, all related to Hindu religion and mythology.

Rudra Varna Mahavihar: This Buddhist monastery holds amazing collection of images and idols in metal, stone and wood. Legend holds that the Kings in the ancient times were crowned in this monastery. Many of the treasures offered by the people can be seen here even today.

The Ashokan Stupas: Indian Emperor Ashoka visited Nepal in 250 B.C and constructed four ancient stupas at the four corners of Patan. The four stupas are located in Pulchowk, Lagankhel, Ebahi and in Teta (way to Sano Gaon) respectively.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square:

Is an assortment of pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. Bhaktapur known as ”Bhadgoun”. The square is part of a charming valley as it highlights the idols of ancient kings perched on top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in very place – struts, lintels, tympanums, gateways and windows – all seem to form a well orchestrated symphony.

The Lion Gate:The massive gate that dates back to 1696 AD is guarded by two huge statues of lions at the either sides. The dreadful stone image of Lord Shiva and the fearful image of Ugrachandi attract the tourists from far off.

The Golden Gate(SunDhoka):The Golden gate is said to be the most beautiful and richly moulded specimen of its kind in the entire world. The door is a embellished with monsters and mythical creatures of marvellous intricacy. The Golden Gate was erected by King Ranjit Malla and is the entrance to the main courtyard of the Palace of fifty-five windows.

The Palace of Fifty Five Windows:Keshav Narayan Chowk is the Northern-most part of the Patan Darbar palace complex, with the dominating Degutale temple next to it. This magnificent palace was built during the reign of King Yakshay Malla in AD 1427 and was subsequently remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the seventeenth century. Among the brick walls with their gracious setting and sculptural design, is a balcony with fifty-five Windows, considered a unique masterpiece of woodcarving.

The Art Gallery:The Art Gallery contains ancient paintings belonging to the Hindu and Buddhist traditions of various periods and descriptions. The gallery is particularly famous among researchers on Hinduism and Buddhism.

The Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla:This statue depicts King Bhupendra Malla in the act of worship and is located on a column facing the palace. This is considered the most magnificent statue among the many statues inthesquares.

Nyatapola:This is the most famous pagoda of Nepal, which was built in 1702 A.D by Bhupatendra Mala. This temple was dedicated to Siddhilaxmi, the tantric mother goddess of supreme power. Nyatapola in Newari means a five tiered symbolizing five basic elements – water, earth,fire,wind and sky.

Pashupati Temple:According to a folklore, a Bhaktapur native who was a great devotee of Lord Pashupati, had a dream in which lord Shiva told him to build a temple for him so that he could move into it. He obeyed this command and thus the temple came into existence.

Vatsala Temple:This 17th century stone temple, dedicated to a mother goddess, is full of intricate works on stone.

Pottare Place: Bhaktapur is industrial part of Kathmandu valley. Local people “Kumale” makes many kinds traditional pot by clay. Also many famous products of Bhaktapur are yogurt and black cap and as well as metal work.

Day 04:Farewell departure from Nepal.

We will organize to drop you in Airport as per your tine.Have your good journey to your home land. You need to reach before 3 hours to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Before that a small farewell program is done organized by A One Nepal Trek Pvt. Ltd.

Cost Includes

*Airport pickup and drop on arrival and departure.

*Professional licence holder guide as per your language/ Spanish/German/English/France/Chinese/Japanese etc.
*Private driving car.
*3 nights 2-3 star standard hotel with BB plan.
*Guide salary and gov…taxes.

Cost exclude:

*Food and drinks during the tour.
*All entrance tickets.
*Local donation and tips for guide.

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Around Kathmandu Valley Tour Package-03 Days

Explore Kathmandu valley's historical, religious and ancient places along with its surrounding. Around Kathmandu valley Tour Package is a special package of Speedy Travel run by highly professional tour guide with proper management transportation and hotel facility. Our tour guide will brief you adequate information about the historical places, ancient durbar square, Hindus culture, tradition, believes, perception and tale with brief by local expertise on this tour package.

Kathmandu valley is known as city of ancient civilization, cultural, historical with 130 monuments, several pilgrimage sites for Hindus, Buddhist religion and four ancient durbar square (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan).With sea level elevation 1336 m, this valley occupies 360 square km with at shape rough oval bow. This small valley bears seven world UNESCO heritage sites. The green jungle hills and panoramic view of snow caped mountain around Kathmandu valley makes it more beautiful.

Main Attraction:

Around Kathamandu Valley tour package will provide you a chance of study Hindus temples culture and tradition, ancient durbar square with amaizing skill of wood carving, their historical meaning, wonderfull view of Himalayan range from Nagarkot ,Newari culture and food and many more. Get ready to explore Kathmandu with us.

Safety – Health- facility:

Our first goal is “first safety” for all of our clients and staff. We have smartly experienced friendly and knowledge able workers team. All they are well trained and must of they are license holder Guides. We arrange first aid and hospital with in 20 minutes.

Your Personal Travel Insurance:

We highly advised you to make your travel insurance during Nepal trip from your own country. It is a condition upon joining any of our trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs).we don’t arrange or sell insurance. 

Meals and Water:

During our Trek, we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian.) are from the menu as per local supplement. Lodge has well trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. You could have able to buy Bottled water from every settlement. Even we would like to support you to pay for local purifying water cheaper with that’s help to controlled plastic pollution. Also the boiled water, or running fresh water with your peals or filtering is much recommended. 

Hotels in Kathmandu:

We used 2 star hotel as per plan and cost.Let us advice as per your choice. 5 stars hotels are in Kathmandu: Hyatt regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and others 4,3, 2,1 stars hotels.

Booking Policy:

Confirm your trip at least two months before, with 25% of payment and a copy of your passport. One group leader or agent will be free of service charge above 12 of paying person in a group.(tax, flight and monuments fee is not free)

Fixed Departure

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price for:1-4 person of Group. Price for:5-10 person of Group.
Every day:   USD 250 per Person. USD 210 Per Person.
       

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