Kathmandu is popularly known as ‘the city of temples’. Age old temples, stupas and palaces, it has it all. Kathmandu UNESCO World Heritage Sites tour provides a n insight into the history of Kathmandu valley, it’s people and their culture, tradition and lifestyle. The tour showcases the rich culture and tradition which has been developed through the time. We visit the following four of the World Heritage sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Bauddhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey’s Temple).
After breakfast, we commence our visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites beginning with the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Then we visit the rest three of the historically rich and religiously important sites.
Day 01:Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Boudhnath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple
• Guided sightseeing tours including private transportation, entrance fees, mineral water and lunch
• Cold beverages, alcoholic drinks and extra snacks
• Tips to the staffs
Day 01Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Boudhnath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple09:00: Pick up from the Hotel and drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square 09:30-11:30: Explore the Durbar Square Kathmandu Durbar Square is situated at the heart of the Kathmandu with old temples, palaces, spectacular art images and interesting medieval architects. The Durbar Square showcases Nepalese history, art and architecture at its best. Most of the architecture seen today is typical of the Malla dynasty which ruled the city from 12th to 18th century. The Kathmandu Durbar Square is a historical seat of royalty where the kings are crowned and their coronations are solemnized. 12:00-13:00: Visit the hill top Stupa of Swoyambhunath Swoyambhunath Stupa is an ancient religious complex atop a hill about 5 KM west of Thamel. The complex has a compelling mix of both Hindu and Buddhist shrines and stupas. It is famous as Monkey Temple as there are hundreds of holy monkeys living in the forest near-by and often coming around the temples to amuse the visitors. This place is believed to have self-existed and its hill top location provides great view down the city and also the Himalaya in a clear day. There are a few interesting monasteries which we can visit while circling the Stupa. 13:30-14:30: Lunch Break in Boudhnath 14:30-15:30: The exploration of Boudhnath Stupa and Buddhist Monasteries by the stupa The Bauddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in South Asia which was built on the ancient trade route to Tibet and believed to have built in 6th century. Walking around the stupa clock-wise and turning the prayer wheels around it add merit to good Karma and bring good luck and prosperity. In the mornings and evenings, large influx of Tibetan refugees and Nepalese Buddhists walk around the stupa and turn around the prayer wheels. There are a few interesting monasteries near by the stupa which we can visit. 16:00- 17:00: Visit the Holy Pashupatinath Temple and Bagmati River Pashupatinath Temple is situated on the banks of river Bagmati and is the biggest and most important Hindu temple in Nepal and everyday thousands of pilgrims visit this holy site. The temple area is surrounded by other smaller temples of numerous Hindu deities and statue of Lord Buddha, which showcases the ultimate religious harmony of Nepal. There are 13 burning cremation ghats along the Bagmati river. Hindus believe that if they are cremated by the holy Bagmati river all their sins are washed out and they will go to heaven. 17:15: Drive back to the Hotel