Kathmandu private day tour takes you to four of the UNESCO Listed World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. You will be picked up from your hotel in Kathmandu and you go along with a tour guide to visit the historical palaces, Hindu Temple and Buddhist Stupas all scattered amidst the hustle and bustle of crowded Kathmandu city.
Tour Highlights :
- Boudhanath Stupa
- Swoyambhunath Temple
- Patan Durbar Square
- Pashupatinath Temple
Trip Cost Includes:
- All transportation in Air Conditioned Private Tourist Vehicles.
- An English Speaking Licensed Tour Guide
- Hotel Pick Up and Drop off
Trip Cost Excludes:
- Meals and Monument fees
Swoyambhunath Temple: This Buddhist Stupa, said to be 2000 years old is a perfect architecture of gilded spire and white washed dome located under thousands of fluttering prayer flags. From the spire, four faces of Buddha stare out across the valley in the cardinal directions. The entire structure is symbolic. The white dome represents the earth, the nose like shape below the piercing eyes is actually the nepali number ‘one’ signifying unity, and above is a third eye signifying the insight of the Buddha, while the 13 tiered beehive like structure at the top symbolizes the 13 stages that human being has to pass through to achieve nirvana. The base is ringed by prayer wheels which pilgrims circuiting the stupa spin each one as they pass by.
Patan Durbar Square: Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley, on the southern side of the Bagmati River, Patan is one of the three royal cities in the valley. A paradise of fine arts, Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. The city of Patan is believed to have been built in the third century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty. It was expanded by Lichhavis in the 6th century A.D. and again by the Mallas in medieval period. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects.
Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath, a pagoda style Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is considered to be the powerhouse of Hindu spiritual power in religious terms. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple is 6 kms from Kathmandu city and just a few hundred meters from the end of the runway at Tribhuwan International Airport. Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the main temple, but you can view the temple from the east bank of River Bagmati. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temples are the cremation grounds
Boudhanath Stupa: Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, this enormous stupa where thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gaze out from the gilded central tower. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture is accessible and unfetered, and the lanes around the stupa are crammed with monasteries and the surrounding is a paraphernalia for Buddhist life.
Will stop for lunch at around 1.30 pm during sightseeing
We use comfortable and reliable Japanese Toyota SUVs, vans or micro-buses to transport our guests. These light-weight vehicles are navigable in the narrow roads of Nepal. You will have a vehicle, a guide and a licensed driver at your disposal at all times.
The best season for this tour is any time of the year
Nepal Visa & Visa Fee
All our tour guides have received 45 days training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Centre in Nepal. The guides also take first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).
The tour will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required date.
Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at 977 9841414582
You can design your own trip exactly how you like it according to your requirements, travel dates and budget.
This was a great tour with the tour guide. I got to know about history of Nepal and visited popular Hindu and Buddhist temples. Thanks to Maina for arranging this wonderful private tour for me.
Emile Williams, USA