Kathmandu Valley Cultural Tour (2 Days)

  • Patan Durbar Square
  • Sadhus
  • Monkey Temple
  • Boudhanath

Explore the mystical sights of the Kathmandu Valley on this tour.  Visit the largest stupa in Asia, explore the medieval temples of the 3 royal cities – Kahtmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur.  Visit the buddhist temple of Swayambhunath and walk through Nepal’s most important Hindu sight, Pashupatinath.

 

Trip Overview

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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Cultural tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bodhnath, Monkey temple

Your tour guide for the day will meet you at your hotel after breakfast.  Your first stop will be Nepal’s most important Hindu sight, Pashupatinath.  This site sits on the banks of the holy Bagmati River and is used as a cremation ground.

Our next stop will be Bodhnath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Asia.  This is your chance to see some of the thousands of pilgrims who gather to walk around the dome each day.  Climb up to one of the many rooftop cafes for lunch and be rewarded with a bird’s-eye view of the entire square.

After lunch we turn to the medieval temples in Kathmandu’s Durbar Square.  The Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people.  Surrounded by both Hindu and Buddhist temples built in the pagoda style, they are embellished with intricately carved exteriors.  Most of the buildings we see here date from 15th to 18th century.  Make sure you see “Kumari (The Living Goddess) Gar”.

Our last stop for the day is the Buddhist temple Swyambhunath, mobbed by monkeys and soaring above the city on a hilltop, the ‘Monkey Temple’ is a fascinating, chaotic jumble of Buddhist and Hindu iconography.  This is a great place to end the day, so enjoy the view and maybe catch a sunset before heading back to your hotel.

Day 02: Bhaktapur and Patan

Today you will explore the Royal cities of the Kathmandu valley.  The first stop will be Patan’s Durbar square, filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments.

Next we head to the beautiful city of Bhaktapur. This place is a museum of medieval art and architecture with many examples of sculpture, woodcarving and colossal pagoda temples consecrated to different gods and goddesses.  It is a conglomeration of pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood.  The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal.  The golden effigies of kings perched on the top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in every place possible all seem to form a well-orchestrated symphony.  Pottery and weaving are its major traditional industries.  Afterwards you will be driven back to your hotel.

Join us tonight for a farwell dinner at a traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

Day 01: Cultural tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bodhnath, Monkey temple

Day 02: Bhaktapur and Patan

 

Trip Start Dates

We will organise this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us today for a customised departure date.

 

Whats Included/Excluded

Cost Includes

  • All Entrance fees and taxes paid
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Ground transport in private vehicle
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Excludes

  • International airfares
  • All Meals except Farewell Dinner
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue) – you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu.
  • Tips & Gratuities

 

Pricing Per Person

The more people joining your trip the cheaper it becomes, so why not grab a few friends and bring them along. Add $100 per person If choosing one way flight back from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

  • 1 Person -$249
  • 2-4 People -$200
  • 5+ People  – Contact us for price

Airport Pickup/drop off can be added if needed

Accommodation can be added if needed

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please  contact us at [email protected] or If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: +977-9851175534

 

Trip Summary

Duration: 2 Days

Accommodation: Not Included but can be provided on request

Meals: Farewell Dinner

Transportation: Private Car

Best Time: Year Round

Are you looking for a Tailor made trip? Your enquiry is greatly appreciated and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
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