World Heritage Sites Tour in Kathmandu - 1 Day
 
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Kathmandu which is also recognized as City of Temples is well renowned for centuries’ old cultural heritage, ancient pagoda style temples, Buddhist Gomapas, and historical palace squares. The day tour walking through the streets of Kathmandu especially maps out the UNESCO World Heritage sites which are also known as landmarks of Kathmandu. Enjoying the rich cultural treasure of Newari community in Kathmandu, this one day tour primarily strolls around Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath  Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The trip in a shortest possible time explores the historical, cultural, spiritual, and archeological avenues of Kathmandu.


ITINERARY
Day 1
6 Hours

Kathmandu UNNESCO World Heritage Site Tour  
It will be tremendous day for you as this section of the trip makes a complete tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu.

Swayambhunath

After tea breakfast, the World Heritage site tour commences from your hotel. The morning short drive takes you towards Swayambhunath – a Buddhist stupa dates back to 2000 years. The timeless stupa is also recognized as Monkey Temple. The moment you reach the at the sacred site at first you can see the colorful fluttering prayer flags, the monks and the devotees spinning the prayer wheels and the monkeys playing around the stupa. Going beyond the surface attractions of the overwhelming stupa, you can trace out the Buddhist legends and Hindu myths associated with the stupa. Apart from exploring the in-depth of the spiritual site, you can also stroll around the Hindu temples scattered at the sacred site.

Basantapur Durbar Square

After exploring the Buddhist shrine, the tour moves ahead toward the heart of Kathmandu city where you visit at Basantapur Durbar Square which is also recognized as Hanuman Dhoka or Kathmandu Darbar. The historical palace of Nepal dates backs to 9th or 10th century at the time of king Gunakama Dev. Before entering into the former royal palace of Nepal, you can explore the surrounding temples dating back from 15th to 18 centuries. The top attractions of the surrounding area of the palace square are Kastamandap shrine, temple of living goddess of Nepal – Kumari. In the second place you will enter into the former lavish royal palace of Nepal. Nowadays the palace is used as museum. Inside the museums, you can explore particularly the valuable historical objects related to former royal family of Nepal. 

Pashupatinath

After taking lunch break, the trip continues towards sacred Pasupatinath temple at the bank holy of Bagmati River. The sacred site dates backs to 5th to 6th century. The Pasupatnath temple is one of most popular and important Shiva shrines and must come a temple for the Hinduism followers throughout the world once in their lifetime. Here, Pasupatinath refers to the lord of all creatures and revered as the god of gods. The holy temple is almost all the time packed Hindu devotes and non-Hindus are not allowed to enter through the main entrance of the temple but still can view the two storage pagoda style temple from the eastern side. Apart from Pasupatinath temple, numerous other temples scattered around the holy site, Bagmati River, Shadu-Babas, and Aryaghat magnetically grab your attention at the site.

Bouddhanath

The final destination of the sightseeing tour is Bouddhanath - the biggest stupa in Asia and must come sacred site for the Buddhists once in their lifetime. In addition to the sight of the massive stupa, you can also stroll around the large of numbers of monasteries around Boudhhanath. The sacred area you are visiting looks like mini Tibet so you find huge number of Tibetan Buddhists. The large numbers of Buddhist monasteries within the sacred site provide a favorable space for learning Buddhism and site itself is a huge center of spiritual learning.

At the end you will return back to your hotel.



WHAT'S INCLUDED
    • Services of an English speaking local experts tour guide
    • Kathmandu Valley city map
    • All transportation in a private vehicle
    • Required government taxes/royalties
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
    • Nepal  Visa Fee
    • All entrance and monument fees
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu city
    • Emergency medical treatment costs, including hospital charges and air ambulance fees
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CANCELLATION
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      • The cancellation fees excluding insurance are expressed hereafter:
        • 60 days or more before departure      : Loss of deposit
        • 59-21 days before departure               : 50% of cost of services booked
        • Less than 21 days before departure  : 100% of cost of services booked
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