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Kathmandu valley tour will take you through the various cultural insights and highlights of Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu valley is comprises of three medieval periods of Malla principalities. These three medieval principalities preserves very fierce rivalry and fought several wars but also withstand in building temples, palaces and development of arts and architectures; many of them still exist with all charm and glories and have been listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. The UNESCO heritages sites in Kathmandu are the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu), Patan and Bhaktapur, the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhunath and Bauddhanath and the Hindu temples of Pashupatinath. Kathmandu valley tour provides you unique experience of art and culture from the centuries. Filled with temple and stupas; Kathmandu is “City of Devotees”.
You may also wish to do an hour of Everest Flight Tour as an extension to the city tour to see Mount Everest & the whole range of the Himalayan mountains without any physical effort.
Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. Evening dinner with cultural show Hostess by Himalayan Aster Treks and overnight at hotel.
After an early breakfast, you are ready to do sightseeing tour in 4 major places in Kathmandu – Swoyambhunath (Monkey temple), Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Patan durbar square. We begin today’s sightseeing tour with a visit to Swoyambhunath a 2500-year old site where, it is believed, the Radiant Lotus of the valley-mythology, settled when the water was drained by Manjushri, the god of Wisdom. The 5 dhyani Buddha’s attended by their consorts are enshrined at the base of the stupa. (Non-Hindus are not allowed inside Swayambhunath temple) then continues tour into Boudhanath it is the world,s largest stupa and of Tibetan Buddhist Culture in Nepal. Antique shops where you can buy things of your interest relating to Buddhist surrounded the monastery. After Boudhanath your next spot is The Pashupatinath temple stands along the side of Bagmati River. It is the holiest Temple for Hindus. Many people from different part of Asia visit this Temple. Temple dedicated to lord Shiva, is also a site for Hindu cremation. During the festival Shiva Ratri temple crowed by devotees. At last we will take you to Patan durbar squire to explore Patan Durbar Square, Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple and many other places of Patan, you feel as if Patan has been unveiled before you as an open museum showcasing intricately carved windows, intrinsic roof struts, statues of gods and goddesses, temples designed in pagoda style with erotic carvings and repoussé metalwork facades and many other exquisite facets. You will also get to see handicraft centre in Patan then drive you to Hotel.
After breakfast we take you to Bhaktapur old durbar squire where you will witness unique culture and finest display of craftsmanship. Bhaktapur is the only place in Nepal which has remained untouched by western culture. Lion Gate, Golden Gate, Art Gallery, Statue of King Bhupatindra, Nyatapola Temple and fifty-five windowed Malla Palace are the living prides of Bhaktapur and you will tour around all these places and Drive to Changu Narayan Temple The beautiful and historic temple of Changu Narayan Stands on a hilltop at the eastern end of the valley, about four km north of Bhaktapur. Although the temple dates from 1702, when it was rebuilt after a fire, its origins go right back to the 4th century and there many important stone images and sculptures dating from the Lichhavi period. And Continues drive to hillside call Nagarkot it is best view point for Himalayas and great sunset. Nagarkot is a popular tourist spot of Nepal. The panorama of the major peaks of eastern Nepal Himalayas including Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest-if weather permits), can be seen from here). The Himalayan peaks Like Manaslu (8463 in). Ganesh Hinial (7111 in), Langtang(7246 in), Choba Bhanre(60l6 in), Gaurishanker (7134 m) and number (6957 in), are also clearly seen from Nagarkot). Overnight at Hotel in Nagarkot.
Today we will wake up before the dawn to absorb the sunrise view from Nagarkot. Thousands of visitors throng to Nagarkot every year to witness the beauty of sunrise from Nagarkot. Let us feast our eyes with the enticing sunrise view and glittering Himalayas early morning. After Breakfast in hotel We depart for Kathmandu International Airport or You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, scenic Everest flight, mountain biking and other activities.