Duration: One day from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
Departure time: At 8.30 am from Glorious Himalaya Trekking(P) Ltd. Office, Nayabazar, Kathmandu or pick up from your hotel upon request.
First site: Kathmandu Durbar square, 10 minutes drive or 20 minutes walking distance from Nayabazar.
Second site: Swayambhunath Stupa, 15 minutes drive from Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Third site: Pashupatinath temple, 30 minutes drive from Swayambhunath stupa
Final site: Boudhanath Stupa, 5 minutes drive from Pashupatinath temple
Return point: Glorious Himalaya Trekking (P) Ltd. Office, Nayabazar, Kathmandu at 5.30 pm or drop off to your hotel upon request.
The capital city “Kathmandu” is a vast muesum of historical and cultural arts of Nepal. Widely known as city of temples, Kathmandu valley carries both cultural as well historical importances. Kathmandu valley was believed to be a big lake in ancient period. And the Chinese discipline Manjushree came and sliced a portion with his sword draining and thus Kathmandu valley was originated. Kathmandu valley is famous for the heritages listed by UNESCO. Thus we will be visiting some of those heritages site inside Kathmandu valley. Our one day Kathmandu Heritage Sites Tour program includes Swyambhunath stupa, Bouddhanath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Following are the few information about the sites:
1. Kathmandu Durbar s Square
Kathmandu durbar square is believed to be built by lichhavi kings in around 3rd century. Situated in front of royal palace, this square is among the three squares of the valley. This durbar square is famous for the architect and the skills carved by the newar artist and craftsmen. The square is surrounded by quadrangles, revealing courtyards and temples. It is also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar square named after Hanuman- devotee of king ram.
2. Swyambhunath Stupa
Swyambunath stupa is a famous Buddhist holy site situated on the western side of Kathmandu valley on the top of the hill. It is believed that it was founded by the king Va?sadeva in the beginning of 5th century. Mostly famous among native Newari Buddhist, this stupa is also known as monkey temple as you can see many monkeys in the premises of this stupa.
3. Bouddhanath Stupa
Bouddhanath stupa is situated on the northern east side of Kathmandu valley. This stupa is believed to be found by the Lichhavi king- Shivadeva. This stupa is mainly famous for Tibetan Buddhist. This stupa is considered as the route to enter Kathmandu from Tibet in ancient period.
4. Pashupatinath temple
Pashupatinath temple is one of the biggest Hindus temples in Nepal. It is situated on the bank of Bagmati River on northern east of the valley. This temple was built by the Kirat king- Yalambar in 15th century and is believed to be the oldest Hindu temple of the country. People from India too come to this temple to worship Pashupatinath. On the day of famous festival -Mahashivartari about 7,00,000 devotees visit Pashupatinath temple.