Kathmandu Valley Tour is one of the short and famous tours in Nepal; Kathmandu Valley Tour covers those areas which are listed in UNESCO world heritage namely Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.
Kathmandu Tour is designed for those who are visiting Kathmandu for a very short period of time. The 4-day Kathmandu Tour provides a close glimpse of the country with visits to plenty of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Katmandu, Kathmandu Valley tour covers three main cities Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur. Kathmandu City tour Covers Kathmandu Valley which is rich in history, religious and cultural point of view. Most of the People follow Hinduism and Buddhism. The temples, stupas and other religious spots that you will encounter at each corner of every street will let you know why Kathmandu is called the city of temples.
The trip not only showcases the rich culture of the Nepalese people but also takes you back in time through its architectural marvels. During this trip we will also visit Nagarkot, a village in the hills of Bhaktapur, which is an ideal place for stunning Himalayan views. Get the panoramic views of mountains like Annapurna range, Langtang range, Dhaulagiri Himal, Gaurishankar Himal, Ganesh Himal, etc. on a clear day as you stand tall on the view tower. Endeavour this awesome blend of culture and nature with Messenger Tour and Travels!
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Today starting day of our trip, we send our organization agents to pick you up at Tribhuwan International Airport. You will be heartily welcomed with greetings and shifted towards tourist standard hotel. You can enjoy your leisure time during afternoon at your hotel or come out for walk around the Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening we will serve you some typical Nepali dinner with folk dance performances in a local restaurant
Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing Tours -Nagarkot
We tour world heritage sites which hold vast cultural, religious and historical for Nepalese people. The amazing sites include Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'monkey Temple'(Swayambhunath) and Bouddhanath.
Swayambhu, a temple standing atop a small hill at the north-western part of Kathmandu valley, means ‘Self-Existent One.’ Swoyambhunath is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago. An inscription dated 460 A.D. states that the construction was carried out by King Manadeva. By the thirteenth century Swoyambhunath had itself developed into an important Buddhist learning site. The history of Kathmandu Valley is said to have started with the beginning of Swoyambhu. The largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal is in a monastery next to the Stupa. Behind the hilltop is a temple dedicated to Manjusri of Saraswati – the goddess of learning. Statues and shrines of Buddhist and Hindu deities dot the Stupa complex. Large numbers of Buddhists and Hindus alike visit Swoyambhunath. Swoyambhu is perhaps the best place to observe the religious harmony in Nepal.
The Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal. You can see Buddhist monks chanting prayers and rotating prayer wheels in the stupa’s premise. It is the holiest Buddhist Stupa outside of Tibet and the centre of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu. Surrounding the Bouddhanath Stupa are narrow alleys and streets with colorful homes, vendors and Tibetan monasteries.
The Kathmandu Durbar Square is one among the three Durbar Squares of the Kathmandu Valley. The Durbar Square consists of a palace complex, and was also the site where the Kings of Nepal were crowned. Many of the temples and monuments of the Durbar Square were damaged during the 2015 Earthquake, but re-construction is underway. The temples and the palace complex of the Kathmandu Durbar Square present amazing intricate art and architecture done on the woodwork, the metal and the stones of the doors, windows and pillars.
Pashupatinath is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for Shiva devotees. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Shiva ‘the Destroyer’, is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal. Although the Pashupatinath Temple was only built in the fifth century and later renovated by Malla kings, the holy site is said to have existed from the beginning of the millennium. A gold-plated roof, four silver doors, and wood carvings of the finest quality decorate the pagoda temple of Pashupatinath. Temples dedicated to several other Hindu and Buddhist deities surround the temple of Pashupatinath. Behind the temple is the River Bagmati. On the banks of Bagmati are raised platforms used as cremation sites for Hindus. Pashupatinath, in a limited sense, literally means the Lord of the Animals. But animal is also a term that denotes the animal like instincts in human beings.
From Bhaktapur, we will then drive to Nagarkot set 30 Km east of Kathmandu and is located at the elevation of 2175m. It is one of the popular and best view points for the breathtaking sunrise and sunset views. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 - Nagarkot - Sightseeing tours – Kathmandu
On this day, we will wake up early in the morning and move to the view tower for awe-inspiring sunrise views. The stunning vistas of Himalaya ranges including Khumbu ranges, Manaslu, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang rages, Mt Everest etc will give a lifetime memory.
With an overwhelming memory of amazing landscape, we will drive to Patan and explore around Patan Durbar Square. In the Durbar Square, we will visit the Golden Gate, the Golden Window, Sundari chowk, Taleju temple, the famous Krishna temple, Char Narayan temple, with extraordinary art and architectures which is much alluring part of Kathmandu Valley City Tour.
Then, we will make way back to Kathmandu and en-route, we will walk around Swayambhunath Stupa, the Monkey Temple set at hillock. The stupa is topped with a square tower with 13 steps which symbolizes the steps to enlightenment. Exploring Kathmandu Durbar Square which holds former palace Hanuman Dhoka and observing a number of temples with its unique and amazing arts and architectures will also fascinate you. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 - Farewell
You will go back from Nepal after finishing the Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour. Our representative will help you drive to the airport. Then, you will fly back.
We will be staying at 3 Star Standard hotels which have deluxe suite in Kathmandu for 2 nights and the best available hotels during the tour. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 300.
All meals will be provided during tour while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on the tour, we have breakfast and dinner in the lodges/hotels we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. The hotel menu includes Nepalese, Tibetan and the more common continental cuisines for us to choose from.
Best Time to Travel
The best time for the Tour is spring (Febraury to June) and autumn (September to December) seasons. The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
Note:There will be 2(percent) additional discount per person, if the group of people exceeds the minimum group of people (Min 2 pax)