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Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

Nepal has been the dreamland of the tourists for a long time. Nepal invites, welcomes, charms and bewilders the visitors. Those who have already visited Nepal cherish the desire for a second visit and those who have heard or read about the kingdom make a plan to visit the country. The pattern of religion gives the country a unique status in the world. Almost all the important religious sects of the world are found in Nepal , however, the majority of the population believes in Hinduism and the conglomeration of the two religions, Hinduism and Buddhism serve as a unique example of tolerance and brotherhood. Both the sects celebrate many festivals of religious significance commonly with equal enthusiasm and there is the co-existence of all the other religious, so Nepal is known as a non-stop festival's country and living cultural museum of the world. The two main cultures and religions in Nepal are Hindu and Buddhist.

per adult from

$715

AUD

Duration

4 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • guide service/car/interance fees.
    • Entry/Admission - Boudhanath Stupa
    • Entry/Admission - Patan Durbar Square
    • Entry/Admission - Kathmandu Durbar Square
    • Entry/Admission - Bhaktapur Durbar Square
    What's excluded :
    • hotel and all meals

  • Day 1: Boudhanatha

    Stop At: Boudhanath Stupa, Boudh, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Boudhanath — the largest stupa in Nepal and one of the largest stupas in the world. It is a focal point both for Buddhist pilgrimage and for daily devotion. Boudhanath is one of the three great stupas of Nepal, the other two being Swayambhunath and Namo Buddha. It is called Khasti, by Newars, Baudha or Boudhanath by Nepalis[1] and Jarung Khashor (Tib. བྱ་རུང་ཁ་ཤོར་, Wyl. bya rung kha shor),[2] or Lhundrup Tsek, the “All-Encompassing Stupa,”[3] by Tibetans.

    The stupa itself is of a unique design, standing 36m high. The dome is constantly being whitewashed and adorned with saffron water in lotus-petal patterns, and around its base, are representations of the one hundred deities peaceful and wrathful deities. The dome stands on three levels of plinths in the shape of mandalas, and surrounding the entirety there is a low wall set with many Mani wheels and a khora path for circumambulation.

    The Stupa lies on the ancient trade route from Tibet which enters the Kathmandu Valley in the northeast by the village of Sankhu, passes first the Boudhanath Stupa and the smaller stupa of Chabahil, also called “Little Boudnath” or Dhanya Stupa. The trade route then turns directly south, heading over the Bagmati river to Patan.[4] Once towering over a simple Tamang village and rice paddies, the stupa has been swallowed by the rapid growth of Kathmandu.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Patan Durbar Square

    Stop At: Patan Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700 Nepal
    Patan Durbar Square is situated at the centre of the city of Lalitpur in Nepal. It is one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of its attraction is the ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided.

    The Durbar Square is a marvel of Newar architecture. The square floor is tiled with red bricks. There are many temples and idols in the area. The main temples are aligned opposite of the western face of the palace.[2] The entrance of the temples faces east, towards the palace. There is also a bell situated in the alignment beside the main temples.[3] The Square also holds old Newari residential houses. There are other temples and structures in and around Patan Durbar Square built by the Newa People. A center of both Hinduism and Buddhism, Patan Durbar Square has 136 "bahals" (courtyards) and 55 major temples.

    The history of the Durbar Square is not clear. Although the Malla Kings of Lalitpur are credited with the establishment of the royal square, it is known that the site is an ancient crossroad. The Pradhanas, who settled around the site before the Mallas, have connections with the Durbar Square.Some chronicles hint that the Thakuri Dynasty built a palace and made reforms to the locality, but there is little evidence of this. Scholars are certain that Patan was a prosperous city since ancient times.

    The Malla Kings made important changes to the square. Most of the current architecture is from the 1600s, constructed during the reign of King Siddhi Narsingh Malla and his son Srinivasa Sukriti. Some of the notable Malla Kings who improved the square include Purandarasimha, Sivasimha Malla and Yoganarendra Malla.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swaymbhunath

    Stop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur Durbar Khsetra) in front of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom is one of three Durbar (royal palace) Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

    Several buildings in the Square collapsed due to a major earthquake on 25 April 2015. Durbar Square was surrounded with spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries. The Royal Palace was originally at Dattaraya square and was later moved to the Durbar square.

    The Kathmandu Durbar Square held the palaces of the Malla and Shah kings who ruled over the city. Along with these palaces, the square surrounds quadrangles, revealing courtyards and temples. It is known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, a name derived from a statue of Hanuman, the monkey devotee of Lord Ram, at the entrance of the palace.

    Swayambhu (Devanagari: स्वयम्भू स्तूप; Nepal Bhasa: स्वयंभू; sometimes Swayambu or Swoyambhu) is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. The Tibetan name for the site means 'Sublime Trees' (Wylie: Phags.pa Shing.kun), for the many varieties of trees found on the hill. However, Shing.kun may be a corruption of the local Nepal Bhasa name for the complex, Swayambhu, meaning 'self-sprung'.For the Buddhist Newars, in whose mythological history and origin myth as well as day-to-day religious practice Swayambhunath occupies a central position, it is probably the most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage sites. For Tibetans and followers of Tibetan Buddhism, it is second only to Boudha.

    The complex consists of a stupa, a variety of shrines and temples, some dating back to the Licchavi period. A Tibetan monastery, museum and library are more recent additions. The stupa has Buddha's eyes and eyebrows painted on. Between them, the number one (in Devanagari script) is painted in the fashion of a nose. There are also shops, restaurants and hostels. The site has two access points: a long staircase leading directly to the main platform of the temple, which is from the top of the hill to the east; and a car road around the hill from the south leading to the south-west entrance. The first sight on reaching the top of the stairway is the Vajra. Tsultrim Allione describes the experience:

    We were breathless and sweating as we stumbled up the last steep steps and practically fell upon the biggest vajra (thunderbolt scepter) that I have ever seen. Behind this Vajra was the vast, round, white dome of the stupa, like a full solid skirt, at the top of which were two giant Buddha eyes wisely looking out over the peaceful valley which was just beginning to come alive.[2]

    Much of Swayambhunath's iconography comes from the Vajrayana tradition of Newar Buddhism. However, the complex is also an important site for Buddhists of many schools, and is also revered by Hindus.
    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Bhaktapur

    Stop At: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 00977-1-4701148 Nepal
    Bhaktapur Durbar Square, (Nepal Bhasa: Devanagari : ख्वप लायकू, Prachalit Nepal alphabet: is the royal palace of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom, 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) above sea level. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the current town of Bhaktapur, also known as Khwopa,[1] which lies 13 km east of Kathmandu. While the complex consists of at least four distinct squares (Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square) the whole area is informally known as the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and is a highly visited site in the Kathmandu Valley
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up directly from your hotel or on your arrival at the airport.Airports
    • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Bespoken Himalayan Treks

Activity ID: V-109763P11

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