It is a single day tour package taking you to the core of UNESCO world heritage sites within Kathmandu. The cultural, political and commercial centers of Kathmandu valley houses seven cultural heritage sites within 20 km is probably the largest number in the world in such a small territory.
Kathmandu sightseeing Tour is a pleasing opportunity to explore the ancient sights of Kathmandu, along with its architectural marvels. All these UNESCO recognized heritage sites are perfect sources of denoting multi-cultural and religious amalgamation of this small Himalayan nation.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. In the past, this city was named Kantipur. Here you will find the Living Goddess acknowledging the greetings of devotees from the balcony of her temple residence; Durbar Square with its array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace. This whole area reflects the ancient place of Nepali Royalty. Kathmandu Durbar Square is listed by UNESCO as world heritage site.
UNESCO World Heritage Site located about 4 km from the center of Kathmandu city lays this Buddhist Stupa, which is believed to be 2,000 years old. The Stupa is composed of a solid hemisphere of bricks and earth supporting of lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill demonstrates the mosaic arts of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.
UNESCO World Heritage Site situated 5 km east of Kathmandu, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples of Hindus. Located amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in pagoda style has a tilted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors, other than Hindus, are not allowed into the temple, but are allowed to view, take pictures, from the eastern side of the temple, which is at a height, facilitating a good view of the temple and its premises.
Behind the temple is the cremation ground that many Hindus in Kathmandu choose for their funeral ceremony.
UNESCO World Heritage site Boudhanath Stupa is located 8 km east of Kathmandu city center, which is one of the biggest Buddhist Stupas in the world. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhist stupa was built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels.
Trip –at glance
Activities per day: – approximately 6-7 hours
Best season: – All year around.
Group Size:-Min.1, max 35 people.