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The valley that has a great historic monuments and the traditional culture with peace and serenity which is the also termed as city of temples where one and only living goddess “kumari” resides and gives blessing to every visitors. The city once was the royal capital kingdom and hosts many palaces mansions that is now used for many governmental offices and museums.
Gateway to Nepal by air, the valley is a home to three beautiful city and many UNESCO world heritage site in Nepal. Apart from world heritage sites the valley is also home to other exquisite monuments, arts and sculpture, artistic temples and magnificent art works.
The capital city has multi-ethnic population where Hindu and Buddhist are major. The culture and tradition are one of the major part of residence of Kathmandu valley. In order to Immerse yourself in the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Kathmandu Valley on your visit where you’ll enjoy the ability to move at your own pace through the area’s top attractions sites, such as Pashupati, Bouddha, Patan Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, and others.
Any time is best time to visit Kathmandu because the weather here is neither too hot nor too cold and the city is always filled with festivals and jatras where you can enjoy every part of it as you will be in one of the best hospitable country’s capital. Lastly if you want to avoid rain then mark July the wettest months in Kathmandu.
The vehicle depends on people and groups. We offer car, jeep, vans, coach, whatever you ask we fulfill. All our vehicles are modern, well equipped and we don’t compromise in safety.
What to carry
If your visit is during winter seasons we recommend you to carry jacket, comfortable trousers and comfortable walking boots. The winter season usually falls under late November to February.
Spring is the best time so you can come with some neutral colored clothes with comfortable trousers and shoes. You can also wear shorts if you want. Spring season is usually in March, April and May.
Summer is bit hot but rarely humid so anything comfortable for you can be used from shorts to light trousers with some neutral color t-shirts and sunglasses. The sunscreen and moisturizer is must to carry. Summer months are usually June July and August.
Monsoon is not the best month but that doesn’t mean you cannot visit. Wearing water proof jackets, trousers and shoes are essential for monsoon. You won’t have any trouble visiting as we assure you to get the best of your visit and you could get a whole new experience of Kathmandu’s monsoon. Monsoon seasons are normally starts from June to August. It’s a summer monsoon so visit is possible.
It is not possible to see every nooks and corner at a day but we try to make sure that you won’t miss out lot for a day tour.
8:30 our private vehicle will pick you up from your hotel.
First stop is Swyambhunath also known as monkey temple. It’s a 15 to 20 mins drive as there will be very less traffic on mornings.
9:00-10:00 am swyambhunath
You could see a dorm with an eye which represent earth and meditating eye of Buddha which is half open in if you it thoroughly. You could also above that dorm some13 tiered tower like structure and that represents the 13 stage to nirvana. It offers the panoramic view of Kathmandu where stupa stood as peace and harmony. There are many sculpture as well as Hindu temple in Buddhist site which you can find only in Nepal. After strolling in swyambhu and looking over few sculptures we will now push off. You could also check out the small market that has to offer variety of Thangka and some wooden sculpture also some Buddhist beads used to make ornaments.
10:00 am drive off Bashantapur/Patan Durbar Square
45 minutes drive to Patan or Bashantapur
10:45 to 12:00pm
At this time you’ve got to choose one among the durbar square and we recommend you Patan durbar as Bashantapur is still under construction. Even though both durbar square is enrich with its own culture arts and architecture and have similar culture to offer.
Both places are filled with beautiful wood carving and variety of shrines idol made with stone and copper bronze etc. the place has local flavorful newari cuisine which cannot be missed during the visit. One could experience with a local traditional alcoholic beverage termed as ayela (distilled beverage) and chyang (rice beer).
12:00pm drive of to Pashupatinath (45 min drive)
12:45pm Pashupatinath temple
A renowned Hindu temple dedicated to lord Shiva is a place where only Hindu can visit inside temple premises and non-Hindu can see the temple from available terrace east across bagmati river. Leather goods are not allowed to take inside temple premises. You could also see cremation in Hindu tradition.
After strolling around for a while we now push off to next destination.
1:45 pm drive off to Boudhanath stupa (30 mins drive approx.)
2:15pm Lunch at Boudhanath (45 min lunch time)
After lunch we will be wandering around Boudhanath stupa which has stood as a symbol of Buddhist faith for hundreds of years as a huge mandala of tranquility and as well as enormous eyes. Boudhanath has undoubtedly been Kathmandu’s cultural center as it is sacred place for Buddhist pilgrimage place for Tibetans.
Inside the stupa you could feel the peace and tranquility and also various monastery offers the same whereas just right outside the back door will takes you to lively Phulbari Street that is lively and have tons of market where you could do some shopping of items like Thangka painting and wooden mask also lots of Buddhist ornament and bead.
4:00 pm (drop off to hotel)
Yes, private vehicle with our guide.
People who are interested in architecture, culture, carvings and art. Not recommended for people with mobility impairment and pregnant women.
Yes, depending on a place we visit, the fees is directly deposited in counter itself by the guest but all the hassle is taken care by our guide.
No pets are not allowed.
Water bottle, sanitizers, sunscreen and your personal belonging and requirement.
During one day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu we includes 4 major sites which is about 6-7 hours depending on traffic of the city. The timings of 9 to 11 am in mornings and 4 to 6 in evenings, Kathmandu traffic is crazy so it taking in consideration time frame may vary.