If you are interested in exploring all the cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley, then this tour is for you. Three Days Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley comprises all major destinations inside the Valley, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 3- days Private Tour of Kathmandu prioritizes all aspects of Kathmandu at its best- Hindu and Buddhist culture mixed with historical monument manifesting artistic opulence of medieval Nepal..
Three day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu takes you to biggest Hindu shrine Pashupatinath, two mega Buddhists stupas- Boudhanath and Swayambhunath and all three Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, which were built during Medieval and Ancient Times Art War.
We begin our sightseeing tour with a visit to Boudhanath - the largest stupa in Nepal and a centre of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu. The stupa is designed like a giant mandala ( a representation of a Buddhist cosmos). Our next destination is Pashupatinath Temple. Pashupatinath temple is dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Shiva and is regarded as the most sacred Hindu shrine in Nepal. Here you can witness cremation ritual of Hindus at ‘Aryaghat’, the cremation area of the temple. Next stop is Bhaktapur. Spread over an area of 6.88 sq km, 12 km south-east of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur or Bhadgaon showcases the splendour of the Golden Age of Nepali art and architecture. Built by King Anand Dev Malla in the 9th century, the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site 1979. It has remained a model for heritage conservation since then. At the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, you will find many fine examples of sculpture, woodcarving and pagodas dedicated to different gods and goddesses – the Nyatapol & Dattaraya Temples, Golden Gate, Palace of 55 windows etc. As the evening approaches, you get ready to proceed to Nagarkot. .
After enjoying the magical sunrise from Nagarkot – sun rising over the snowy Himalayan peaks, we drive back to Patan Durbar Square. Patan is one of the three medieval cities in Kathmandu and a destination for connoisseurs of fine arts. We take a tour of the Patan Durbar Square - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the square is the Patan Museum (originally a Malla palace), Krishna Mandir- a stone temple of Lord Krishna with its 21 spires and bas-relief art depicting scenes from the Mahabharata and Ramayana epics, Royal Bath or 'Tushahity' and surrounding Hindu and Buddhist temples. Rest of the evening you will spend on your own..
After the breakfast we we take a short drive to Swayambhunath or Monkey Temple. “Swayambhu” means “self-created” and refers to the belief that the hill emerged spontaneously from the great lake that once covered Kathmandu Valley. Our next stop is Kathmandu or Basantapur Durbar Square. Listed as a cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that dates back to the 12th and 18th centuries. At the square you will find Hanumandhoka Palace Museum, Taleju Temple, Kumari Ghar(House of the Living Goddess), Kasthamandap and other tmples and buildings as old as the city itself and to Patan for further exploration..
We have a team of highly experienced and multilingual guides (guides who can speak your language – major languages only). They are professionally trained and are thoroughly versed in culture and history of each place in this itinerary.
We operate Nepal cultural tours for private team of your friends and family of any size, so you can enjoy your private trip without having to deal and confront with other people who have different interests and attitude. Each trip is accompanied by a tour guide and driver(s). Nepal Cultural tours of four to eight days in duration are ideal for an extension trip if you have booked any longer trekking holidays in Nepal or tours/treks in Tibet.
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