Kathmandu Sightseeing

Kathmandu
Kathmandu Sightseeing
Kathmandu Sightseeing
Kathmandu Sightseeing
At a Glance
Duration8 Hours
Trip GradeEasy
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CountryNepal
Maximum Altitude1350m/4429.13ft
Group Size1-20 pax
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmandu
Travel StyleSightseeing
Best TimeYear-Round

Kathmandu Sightseeing is a highly sought-after tour in Kathmandu Valley due to its rich history of arts and architecture. The city attracts millions of tourists annually, drawn to its ancient kingdom heritage and the artistic legacy of its emperors. Kathmandu is a treasure trove of artistic wonders, where the number of temples once surpassed the number of houses, and shrines outnumbered heads. Exploring Kathmandu is akin to stepping back in time to the medieval era.

Highlights:

  • Commence and conclude the Kathmandu sightseeing tour from your accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Discover the undiscovered gems of the Kathmandu Valley
  • An expertly guided sightseeing excursion provides a memorable experience
  • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Patan Durbar Square
  • The all-inclusive package includes a knowledgeable guide, private transportation, and entrance fees
  • Explore the rich culture, art, and architecture of the ancient civilization of Nepal

Undertaking a journey to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley is an extraordinary sightseeing experience. The city's vibrant art, architecture, culture, extensive collection of wooden masterpieces, historical significance, and vibrant festivals from the medieval era are the major attractions that bring it to life. Although a single day may not suffice to fully immerse oneself in the wonders of Kathmandu, we offer a guided day tour called "Kathmandu a day sightseeing" that covers the four most-visited sites: Pashupatinath Temple (a revered Hindu temple and cremation site), Swayambhunath (a Buddhist stupa known as the Monkey Temple), Patan Durbar Square (home to the Krishna Temple), and Bouddhanath (the world's largest stupa, representing Tibetan Buddhism). Join us at Himalayan Trekking Path, a reputable local travel company, for an enriching experience of a lifetime.

During our Kathmandu sightseeing excursion, we will explore the impressive Boudhanath Stupa, the largest Tibetan Buddhist shrine in the world. Standing at a height of 36 meters from the ground, this unique stupa is a remarkable architectural masterpiece. Its massive hemispherical mandala is striking when viewed from the top, while its side profile showcases a single, intricate structure. Atop the mandala sits a pyramid-like formation with 13 steps, each representing a key Buddhist principle. The temple's captivating design includes two eyes on all four sides of a square, adding to its beauty and allure. The stupa's origins are steeped in myth, with various stories circulating. One popular tale recounts a king of the Kathmandu valley who heeded a priest's prophecy of an impending drought. To avert disaster, the king sacrificed himself, leading to the construction of the magnificent Boudhanath Stupa at the spot where his head fell.

During our full day sightseeing in Kathmandu, we will have the opportunity to explore the renowned Pashupatinath Temple. This Hindu temple holds immense significance and is recognized as one of the World Heritage Sites. Its architectural beauty is not only visually captivating but also spiritually uplifting. Each year, millions of visitors flock to this temple to marvel at its intricate details and experience a sense of awe. The Pashupatinath Temple is a harmonious blend of spirituality and artistry. The main temple boasts a golden roof, while the walls are adorned with bronze, brass, and silver. The temple is adorned with exquisite sculptures depicting various Hindu deities, adding to its allure and magnificence. However, what truly sets this historical temple apart is the unwavering faith and devotion of the pilgrims towards Lord Shiva, transforming it into a sanctuary of dreams.

We are going to explore Swayambhunath Stupa, another revered Buddhist pilgrimage site, which holds the same level of importance as Boudhanath. This sacred temple has undergone renovations by various emperors throughout different centuries, yet its true origins remain shrouded in mystery. The name "Swayambhunath" translates to 'self-arisen flame', suggesting that the temple was constructed at the spot where a miraculous self-burning flame appeared. Similar to the Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath also attracts a large number of visitors from around the globe. While it serves as a spiritual center for Buddhists, other visitors come to admire the three imposing Buddha statues. Moreover, from the hilltop where the temple is situated, one can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire Kathmandu valley. It is truly a remarkable sight.

Patan Durbar Square, located in the ancient city of Patan in the Kathmandu valley, offers a captivating glimpse into the medieval era. This architectural marvel showcases a harmonious blend of temples constructed by successive emperors, enhancing the grandeur of the Royal Palace. Immerse yourself in the intricate beauty of the wooden carvings adorning the palace, a testament to the artistic prowess and intellect of the craftsmen. The courtyards are adorned with sculptures, while the presence of demon masks within the rooms reflects the fascination with supernatural beings during that era. The walls are adorned with divine paintings, further reinforcing this notion. Once you have explored this historical gem, we will ensure a comfortable return to your Hotel