Kathmandu Valley Tour 4 Days
Kathmandu, the vibrant capital of the Himalayan country Nepal, is a travel destination with a unique combination of art, architecture and culture. The historical monuments in the city date back for centuries, and may sometimes seem unreal with their amazingly detailed decorations. Kathmandu may not have the organized urban structure like cities in Europe and the USA, but it is widely know for its rich culture and tradition. The generous and hospitable Nepali people add yet another attractive aspect to your Kathmandu valley tour.
Kathmandu is home for seven UNESCO world heritage sites: hindu temples Pashupatinath and Changu Narayan, buddhist stupas Boudhanath and Swyambhunath, and Durbar squares in cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan. All these sites have their own distinctive historical values in the city and for the local people, and most of them are included in this Kathmandu valley tour.
Pashupatinath is one of the most famous temples for the Hindu people. There you can witness cremation of Hindu people on the bank of the river Bagmati. The legend says, that the temple was built because many, many years ago, in the era of God SHIVA (God of Hemp/wish/destroyer), God Shuiva was carrying the body of HER lover PARBATI and a part of HER (PARBATI) body fell here in this holy land. And hence this place is famous as place of God Shiva. There are many other intriguing stories about the history and the present day of this temple complex, which will be described in detail by your tour guide.
Boudhanath and Swyambhunath temple areas are respected sites mainly for the Buddhist. Boudhanath stupa has been an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists as well as local Nepalis for centuries. It is the focal point of the district, and there are tens of Tibetan Gompas (monasteries and nunneries) located around it, along with variety of restaurants and shops. Swyambhunath temple has a history as a shelter of Bhutanese and Tibetan refugees. The temple area consists of a stupa, a variety of shrines and temples, a Tibetan monastery, a museum and a library. Swyambhunath temple, also known as the monkey temple, is situated on top of a hill, providing a magnificent panoramic view of the whole Kathmandu valley.
Before the Unification of Nepal, Nepal consisted of small kingdoms, and Durbar Squares are most prominent remnants of those old kingdoms in Nepal. All the Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu valley have a similar structure and architecture; they consist of temples, idols, open courts, and water fountains. The three most famous Durbar squares are the ones in Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. The design used in the construction of the King’s palace (which durbar square? Patan?) and its ground with slates, is another eye catching view of squares. The King's palace is nowadays a museum with general art and art of kamasutra on wood carvings and wall paintings.
This Kathmandu valley tour offers an ample combination of history, culture, art and architecture, and we guarantee you will learn a lot about the life and history in the Kathmandu valley and the culture of the Nepali people. We recommend this tour for the busy fellows with short holiday plan in Nepal, or to use this package for your trip extension.
Kathmandu Valley tour can be Customized as per your interest and preference. Please drop us your queries and we will get back with a designed trip as accordingly.
Minimum driver age
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu
After the arrival at the airport, you will be escorted to your hotel by our representative. Please look at the hording board of Neapalgram Adventure holding by our representative right outside of the arrival. Welcome to Nepal for your Kathmandu Valley tour.
Day 02: Kathmandu city Tour
After an early breakfast, we will begin our tour towards Kathmandu Durbar square, Hanuman Dhoka and other beautiful sites, marveling the wonderful view of the surroundings. We will visit the three-story pagoda-style temple Kastamandap which was built from a single tree. Next we will make our journey towards the Swyambhunath temple, where we can see different types of Buddhist shrines and other Buddhist monuments along with a fantastic view of the Kathmandu valley. We will then continue our tour to Patan, one of the largest cities in Nepal, where we can observe the local culture and tradition. Patan is known for its Durbar square, temples and the famous Patan museum. After the all day tour you will be transferred to your hotel to rest for the night.
Day 03: Kathmandu valley
In the morning after enjoying our breakfast, we will drive to the magical city of Bhaktapur, located about 20 km east of Kathmandu. Bhaktapur is known for its pagodas, Sikharas and religious shrines, monuments, palaces and temples with elaborate carvings and gilded roofs. We will visit the Bhaktapur Durbar square and enjoy the wonderful art paved on the historical buildings. We can visit the Bhadgaon where we will see the fifty-five windows palace along with various other architecture, vibrant city culture and tradition.
After Bhaktapur, we will continue to Thimi, which is one of the ancient, cultural and historical places along the trade route from Bhaktapur to Kathmandu. Then, we will start our journey back towards Kathmandu. After having lunch, we will spend the afternoon visiting the Pashupatinath temple area and Boudhanath stupa. Stay overnight in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Valley tour ends.
Day 04: Farewell
Our representative will take you to the airport for your flight.
- •Breakfast and Lunch or Dinner
- •Standard Hotel in according to the itinerary.
- •All necessary paper works entry permit.
- •Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder tour guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
- •All transportation, parking charge and maintenance during tour. A/C car or tourist micro bus or tourist bus depending upon your size.
- •Medical supplies (first aid kit).
- •All government taxes and office expenses.
- • All the sightseeing entrance fees
- Card fee for the online payable amount (during online payment)
- •Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar.
- •Tips for Guide and Driver.