8:30 a.m. or 9 a.m. Short drive to Kathmandu Durba8:30 a.m. or 9 a.m. Short drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square for an hour tour Square for an hour tour
Morning approx. 8:30 a.m. not later than 9 a.m. departure from the hotel for a short drive in the heart of Kathmandu city, and then a short walk to Kathmandu Durbar Square.
The Kathmandu Durbar Square or Palace Courtyard teemed with historical and religious ancient beautiful pagoda styled monuments. This exciting area listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, where some of the building was destroyed during 2015 earthquake. However, renovation is taking place.
Tour takes you to the following interesting places, the Residence of Living Goddess (Kumari Ghar), known as Temple of Kumari, and the beautiful quadrangle court with a Buddhist stupa in the center.
The residential quarters, located above from the courtyard where the Chaste Virgin Living Goddess called KUMARI resides, a magnificent carved wooden balconies and window screens on this traditional building.
The young Living Goddess or Kumari gives the audience and bless you from her beautifully decorated windows.
Tour of Hanuman Dhoka, historic seat of past royals, the old Royal Palace Complex dedicated to Malla and late Shah Monarch, designated as a World Heritage Site.
The ancient temples and palaces epitomize the religious and cultural life-style of the Nepalese. Enjoy view of Taleju Temple built by late King Mahindra Malla in 1549 A.D.,
Observe Great Bell and Big Drums. The main golden-gate guarded by Monkey-God called Hanuman, a faithful devotee of Lord Ram Chandra-the Hero of the Epic "Ramayana."
Tour takes you to a unique temple built from the wood of a single tree and thus known as Kasthamandap, where the name Kathmandu derived from also known as Maru Satal, and built-in 1596 A.D. by King Laxmi Narsingh Malla.
9: 30 a.m. or 10 a.m. drive to Pashupatinath temple a less than hour tour
After a wonderful tour of old Durbar Square, walk to the car park and drive east from the city to reach the holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath a marvelous three-tier golden pagoda rooftop, the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Non-Hindu is not allowed to enter the main temple premises, however guide will take to a nice spot. Where you can catch a view of the temple and religious activities of pilgrims and devotees, on the opposite of Bagmati River.
The temple, flooded with pilgrims on the day of ‘Shiva-Ratri’. (Birth anniversary of Lord Shiva).
11: 00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. Drive to Bouddhanath Stupa for an hour tour
From Pashupatinath temple, a short drive to reach a beautiful complex at Bouddhanath huge Stupa.
Listed in World Heritage Sites and as well the largest Buddhist shrine and a Stupa of South Asia.
For Buddhists, it is called a Chorten which was built in the 6th century A.D. by King Man Deb. Perched on three tiers terraces, when seen from above or with bird eye view takes a relevant shapes of a lotus flower.
A sacred monument for Buddhist followers this huge Stupa encircled by prayer wheels and colorful market, also known as small Tibet due to local who lives around the area of Tibetan origin and with similar culture.
The most interesting is Lord Buddha's eyes on four cardinal direction that gives a vivid flash around four cardinal directions, the area around with many Mahayana Buddhism faith monasteries.
12: 30 p.m. or 1 p.m. Lunch break at a nice restaurant around Bouddhanath
Enjoying, pleasant and interesting time, the guide will take you to a nice restaurant within the Bouddhanath complex. Where you can enjoy lunch with the backdrop of Bouddhanath Stupa.
1: 30 p.m to 2 p.m: Drive to Swambhunath Stupa for an hour tour.
Bouddhanath Stupa, drive takes you to wonderful site at Swambhunath Stupa perched on a hillock surround with green forest where many Rhesus monkey dwells, and thus the name Monkey Temple.
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. At Swayambhunath Stupa for an hour visit.
Swambhunath Stupa, dates back as far to 460 A.D. stands above Kathmandu west of the valley and city rim, a famous landmark of the country. Enjoy grand views of Kathmandu city and the valley with snow peaks in the north.
Swayambhunath and the Stupa with fascinating mystical eyes of Lord Buddha on the four cardinals, visit the monastery with the largest image of Sakyamuni Buddha, behind the hill a small temple dedicated to Lord Manjushree the patron god of Kathmandu valley.
Who drained the lake with a mighty sword and made the valley possible for people to settle on the fertile land.
3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: End of the tour and back at the hotel.
Enjoying marvelous and interesting time at ancient Swayambhunath a short walk down to the car park, and then drive back to your hotel after a glorious day tour with.
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