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    Kathmandu City Tour

    Kathmandu City Tour

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      1 days
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      Private Transport
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    • Exploration of the four of UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square
    • Enriching experience as your guide will unfold the history and significance of these gems one by one
    • Opportunity to stroll around the most popular marketplace in the valley
    • Kumari Ghar, the house where the living god ‘Kumari’ resides
    • Hanuman Dhoka, the official residence of both the Malla and Shah dynasties
    • Historic museums, fascinating artifacts, and traditional workshops
    • Praying ceremonies and rituals at significant religious landmarks

    Kathmandu City Tour 1 days

    Kathmandu City Tour 1 days

    Kathmandu City Tour is an exciting way to unfold the hidden gems of the bustling capital of the charming country nestled in the Himalayas, Nepal. This capital is a hub for the historical, cultural, and spiritual significance of the country.

    This fascinating city tour will offer a captivating experience for travelers looking forward to delving into its rich heritage, century-old historic landmarks, major religious sites, and of course, the architectural marvels this country is renowned for.

    If you are visiting Nepal, then you can’t simply miss out on the exploration of this fascinating capital that has been conserving its historical and cultural gems for centuries. This 1 Day Kathmandu City Tour is an ideal way to connect with the roots of this mystical and intriguing city, which sums up an iconic cultural and spiritual journey.

    As in this city of many relics and significant landmarks, it can be a bit confusing to decide where to start your adventure. So, Eco Holidays Nepal has created this exciting city tour package, a fully guided and informative experience. We offer flexibility and optimum comfort do add value to your memorable exploration.

    Best Time for Kathmandu City Tour

    Kathmandu City Tour

    The best time for the Kathmandu City Tour depends on personal preference, weather conditions, and the specific experience that you are seeking. This enriching city tour can be done throughout the year; however, it will depend mostly on what kind of adventure you are looking for.

    If you want to experience cultural celebrations and festive vibrance, then you should set your exploration according to the festivals. For instance, Buddha Jayanti is celebrated in May, and you will get the opportunity to experience the celebratory atmosphere of the Buddhist sites in this month.

    As for Maha Shivaratri, it is celebrated in March, and Hindu pilgrims from all over the world visit the Pashupatinath Temple for this grand celebration. However, in general, both spring and autumn seasons have numerous festive prospects, and you will also get the opportunity to explore the magnificence of this historic valley under pleasant weather conditions.

    Even during the winter season, this city tour is extraordinary, and as Kathmandu doesn’t receive snow, you will still enjoy comfortable weather conditions for your excursion. However, during the monsoon season, due to heavy rainfall and consistent cloudy days, you may have to wait for a pleasant day to take part in this exploration.

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      Kathmandu City Tour

      Eco Holidays Nepal generally offers two departures for this Kathmandu City Tour. You will able to book any of the departure periods befitting your itinerary needs. The first city tour starts at 8:30 A.M., and the second tour for the day starts at 1:00 P.M.

      For group booking, you will also be able to customize the itinerary plans for the city tour. Your tour will also include hotel pickup and drop-off for a more comfortable experience. Here are some details on the four popular landmarks this tour will explore:

      Swayambhunath Stupa

      Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the ‘Monkey Temple,’ is one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in the world. The origin of this incredible religious landmark in the capital dates back 2,000 years and shares a story with the origin of this beautiful valley.

      The holy site is revered as the place of enlightenment and spiritual awakening by the natives. This whitewashed dome is decorated with eyes and eyebrows that represent Buddha, which symbolizes the all-seeing nature of spiritual awakening and wisdom.

      Pashupatinath Temple

      Situated at the banks of Bagmati, this holy site is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the supreme deities in the Hindu religion. This pagoda-styled temple decorated with silver doors is a nerve center even among the other Hindu religious sites. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is revered as a head site for the Lord Shiva and was built around the 6th century by the Lichhavi King, Supuspadev.

      You will also find the cremation area inside the temple on the banks of the Bagmati River. The cremations here are performed according to Hindu rituals and are believed to be one of the holiest places to start the journey of the afterlife as well. During the Maha Shivaratri, Hindu pilgrims from all over the world flock to the temple to offer prayers.

      Bouddhanath Stupa

      Bouddhanath Stupa is another UNESCO World Heritage landmark of this Kathmandu City Tour. This religious Buddhist site is the largest shrine in the entire South Asia and was built by Lichhavi King Man Dev in the 6th century. The design of this holy shrine follows the traditional Tibetan Buddhist architecture and is decorated with a gilded spire, which symbolizes enlightenment.

      This religious Buddhist site is also considered a mandala, which represents the universe of Buddhism and opens up the path toward spiritual awakening and enlightenment. The four pairs of Buddhist eyes on the shrine represent the four cardinal directions; it symbolizes the Buddha’s wisdom that sees everything in all directions.

      Kathmandu Durbar Square

      Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is also known as the historical heart of the Kathmandu Valley, was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. This historic monument is considered one of the oldest structures in the valley and was built in the 12th century with wood from a single tree.

      Hanuman Dhoka in the eastern part is the most popular landmark of the square, and it has served as the official residence of both Malla and Shah rulers. The Kumari Ghar, the home of the ‘Living Goddess’ at the west end, is another popular highlight of this square. The living god Kumari is believed to be the reincarnation of the Hindu Goddess Kali.

      You will also have the opportunity to explore other popular highlights inside the Kathmandu Durbar Square like Panch Mukhi Hanuman Temple, Tribhuvan Museum, Degutale Temple, Taleju Mandir, Kal Bhairab Temple, King Mahendra Memorial Museum, etc.

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Kathmandu City Tour

    • Professional Tour Guide with his salary and his expenses.
    • Private vehicle depends on group size.
    • Kathmandu City Map.
    • Government Tax.

    What's Excluded in Kathmandu City Tour

    • Entry Fees for temple and Heritage site.
    • Lunch and your personal expenses.
    • Tips for Guide and Driver.

    Departure Dates & Price

    No group joining date available! you can make a request for private date? Enquire Us

    Essential Information

    Who Can Do the Tour?

    Kathmandu Durbar Square

    Kathmandu City Tour is a flexible exploration opportunity that is suitable for anyone who is looking forward to diving into the rich history, culture, and traditions of the country. As this is a guided tour, you will travel from one sight to another in a convenient and comfortable vehicle.

    History and Cultural Enthusiasts:This 1- Day Kathmandu City Tour will offer you the opportunity to learn more about the rich history of this incredible country that was never conquered by any nation. Visiting the religious sites will also give you insight into the fascinating culture and traditions of the Hindu and Buddhist communities that represent peaceful co-existence.

    Traveler and Adventure Seeker: If you are fond of exploration, besides the exploration of the landmarks that are known for their spiritual awakening specialty, you will also get the opportunity to explore the grandeur of this vibrant city in a single itinerary. This 1-day city tour will take you across the bustling streets, popular marketplaces, and just breathtaking natural landscapes that define the diversity of the nation both in culture and terrain.

    Pilgrims and Spirituality Seeker: If you are a pilgrim or spirituality seeker who is looking the find spiritual solace, this Kathmandu City Tour will introduce you to some of the most sacred sites in the city. You will get the opportunity to explore both major Hindu and Buddhist landmarks that are known throughout the world for their religious significance.

    Photographer and Artists: The alluring landscapes, fascinating structures, and relics of this historic city will provide you with tons of opportunities to catch a glimpse of its uniqueness and magnificence with your camera lenses. Even if you are an artists, you will get the opportunity to explore and admire a different set of arts and culture, which is bound to widen the perspective of your art boundary.

    Couples and Families: This exciting 1-day tour package gives the opportunity to learn about Nepal's culture, history, traditions, and architectural marvels in a single itinerary plan. You will also get to take part in leisure activities, which is a great way to make memories with your loved ones. So, if you are looking to bond with your loved ones, this comfortable and enriching experience will certainly help you create lifelong memories.

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    Preparing for the Kathmandu City Tour

    Preparing for the Kathmandu City Tour

    • Wear comfortable and appropriate clothes; this excursion will take you to some of the major religious sites in the country
    • Stay hydrated and bring some snacks
    • Carry some cash with you during the tour; you might want to taste and explore the local vendors or buy souvenirs
    • Follow the instructions of your guide during the trip
    • Respect the local customs and traditions
    • Remove your shoes while visiting the scared sections inside the sites
    • Learn basic Nepali greeting phrases so you can interact with the cheerful natives
    • Leave no trace and dispose of the waste at the designated places
    • Bring a camera to capture the beautiful moments, but also be aware of the photography restrictions at the sites
    • Finally, be flexible and immerse in the experience