This tour has been prepared for those who don’t have much more time to visit around the Nepal but want to view the natural beauty through the naked eyes during their at Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Valley represents a cultural meeting point in the region which comprises the three ancient cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, which were once independent states ruled by the Malla kings from the 12th to the 18th centuries. The valley’s profound mystic culture and lifestyle is based on a unique amalgamation of Hinduism and Buddhism as well as many other faiths and belief systems. Kathmandu Valley, the cultural and commercial hub of Nepal, contains three fabled cities – Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur.
The valley is also home to hundreds of other exquisite monuments, sculptures, artistic temples and magnificent art – reminders of the golden era in Nepal’s architecture. The tour to Kathmandu will enables us to get candid with the local tradition and cultural part .Each has an artistic exposition of graceful temples, elegant palaces, brick-paved courtyards and quaint streets. Multi roofed temples, exquisite monasteries, stone carvings and wooden carvings, and the age-old traditions and religious festivals have kept Kathmandu valley with immense vivacity till today.
The three cities house seven UNESCO World Heritage shrines which are together listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Culture). The valley is also home to hundreds of other exquisite monuments, sculptures, artistic temples and magnificent art – reminders of the golden era in Nepal’s architecture.
- Highlight: The courtyards and chambers of the Royal Palace, Durbar Square with its highly-detailed wooden temples and the Red Towers for a view of the city and the surrounding mountain peaks. There are various interesting sights in the outlying area around Kathmandu such as Swayambhunath
|Trip duration: 2 Nights/3 DaysDestination: NepalLocation: Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, LalitpurActivities: Cultural & Historical TourTransportation: Private Vehicle||Max. Altitude: 1365 mTour Grade: Easy/Leisure HolidaysTour Type: Kathmandu valley tour by private vehicleBest Month: All Year roundGroup size: 1 to 12|
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Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu & sightseeing Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhu
Day 02: visit Pashupati, Bhaktapur and Patan
Day 03: Visit Boudhnath & then Airport drop
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|DAY 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Sightseeing: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhu
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Anu Treks. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Anu Treks display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel or a similar category hotel. After Refreshing, We will start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Two of the landmarks that we visit today are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Kathmandu Durbar Square and the famous Buddhist Swayambhunath also known as ‘Monkey Temple’ among the foreigners. In the evening we will organize a “Welcome Dinner” at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal. Meal not included.
|DAY 02: Visit Pashupatinath, Bhaktapur & Patan
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to three other UNESCO world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley, Pashupati Nath, Bhaktapur, and Patan. The two-storied pagoda of Pashupatinath houses a sacred lignum, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The AryaGhat alongside Pashupati and on the banks of the Bagmati River is a famous funeral site for the Hindus. The medieval town of Bhaktapur, or the Town of the Devotees, preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture, and lifestyle to this date. One is sure to feel like travelling back into the past while walking along the Bhaktapur thoroughfares, squares and streets. The city of Patan is also known as The City of Fine Arts. Patan Durbar Square is full of ancient places, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings, mostly the Hindu and Buddhist monuments.
|DAY 03: Visit Boudhnath & then Airport drop
Today, after breakfast, we make a tour of the magnificent stupa of the Boudhnath. The Buddhists shrine of Bouddhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries built by the ancient Tibetan merchants as well as recent Tibetan refugees from China. After visiting Boudhnath, we take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. We hope you enjoyed the tour with us, and we are sure that you’ll be back to make another trip in the Himalaya Region again.
Trip Cost Include
- Airport pick & drop
- Accommodation in Kathmandu.
- All Tours to Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan, Entrance Permits.
- City Guides
- All Government and Local Taxes.
- Farewell dinner with Anu Treks in Typical Nepalese Restaurant.
Cost Does not Include:
- Nepal Visa fee
- International Airfare to & from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Extra night accommodation if needed
- Travel & Rescue Insurance
- Personal Expenses