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Day Trips and Activities ID: 2711
City Tour in Kathmandu
Offered by partner: ID 3850
Country : Nepal
Destination's: kathmandu (Nepal), patan (Nepal)
Duration: 5 – 7 hour(s)
Minimum Price: $90 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price: $120 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Private,Customized
Season : All Year Round
Categories : Sightseeing, Tourist Activities
Day Trips and Activities Highlight
Explore the beauty of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Temple
Day Trips and Activities Detail Information
You will see:

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Lies in the heart of the capital and is popularly known as the Hanuman Dhoka Palace - the Gateway of Hanuman - an ancient seat of Nepalese Royalty. The Palace consists of the huge Royal square imposing a tremendous variety of the temples dedicated to different Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Most of the buildings were constructed from the 15th – 18th centuries. The Palace is named after the Hindu Monkey God, Hanuman, and is painted completely red right next to the main entrance (the Golden Gate) of the Palace. He is regarded as the protector of the entire Durbar Square.

Also at this location, you'll see the Taleju Temple, Jaganath Temple, Kal Bhairav; statue of the King Pratap Malla in praying gesture (see above left), a 17th Century Kumari Temple and the Kasthamandap from which the city got its name.

Swayambhunath / Monkey Temple: A Buddhist Stupa on a western hills of Kathmandu. The 2,500 year old monument is a holy site replete with symbols. The mound represents the four elements of earth, fire, wind and water. The 13 gilded rings of the spire symbolize the 13 steps of the ladder leading to Nirvana, the final salvation. The shrine is bedecked in colorful prayer flags. Pilgrims and tourists pass to Swayambhumath’s holy premises through a path of 365 steps. Close to the stupa is the Dewa Dharma monastery, noted for bronaze icon of the Buddha and traditional Tibetan paintings.

Patan Durbar Square: Situated on a little plateau across the river Bagmati river, Patan is only 7.8km south-east of Kathmandu city. This city is considered one of the oldest among the three cities of Kathmandu Valley. The city was founded in 3rd century by King Veera Dev and has the distinction of being the home of the finest Newari craft. The finest Hindu and Buddhist monuments are scattered around but the most important monuments are in the square or close by.

Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupati Nath is considered one of the holiest shrines of all the Hindu temples. It is 6km. east of downtown Kathmandu. The temple has remained the presiding deity of ruling Nepalese Royalty.

The two tier magnificent golden temple, with four triple silver doorways, is a unique example of the Nepalese temple architecture. It is one of the largest Hindu temple complexes in South-Asia with hundreds of Shiva Lingam shrines and icons Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The temple is spread out over a large area. The main entrance, for Hindu people only, is on the western side. Tourists may peak inside, or go on the other side of the river to have a glimpse of the temple complex from above. During the festival of Shivaratri (February – March) 10,000's of devotees and pligrims (many from India) visit this temple and make ceremonial fires.

Boudhanath Temple: One of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monument ever built in the Himalayan Kingdom it is 36m high. The stupa is unique with its three level, mandala style, platforms. The structural features of the stupa is somewhat similar to the Swayambhunath stupa. It was built around the 5th century A.D. What Mecca is to the Muslims, this Boudhanath Stupa is for Tibetan Buddhists. Every year thousands of pilgrims flock here from all over the Himalayan region. During the Buddhist festivals, listed with Swayambhunath above, pilgrims gather to celebrate with great reverance to all Buddhist deities.
Notes for price Information
Prices Include:

• One Night accommodation with Breakfast in 3 stars Hotel.
• Tour Guide, Private Vehicle, and all the Entrances Fees.
• Diver and Tour Guide, Their Expanses.

Prices Exclude:

• Food and Drinks
• Natural and Personal Expanses.
• Tips for staff.
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