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.