The outstanding capital of Nepal, Kathmandu is a place filled with history and dates back to the 12th century. This is a noisy, busy and hectic city and you might very well end up having a love-hate story with it, either you will love it either you will count minutes to escape from here and reach the neighbouring heaven of the Himalayas.
Kathmandu is a more than an interesting place with lots of incredible spots for tourists to discover and maybe it’s a good idea to spend more than one day here.
The capital of Nepal is a blend of cultures, as people from all over the country that have settled here. There are lots of spots that might attract your attention inside the capital city of Kathmandu but in this tour we grant you just the essentials, the “must see” places.
We invite you to join us in a guided historic tour of Kathmandu which will comprise of the most prominent and most famous spots from around here, the UNESCO World Heritage monuments known as Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and of course the peerless Durbar Square.
Durbar Square is literally a complex, displaying a selection of palaces, stupas, shrines and temples. The temples are belonging to Hindu and Buddhist religions and most of them feature manually made wood carvings. When looking around you will see many structures that might catch your attention but the most interesting are Seto Bhairab ( a strange creature that is the point of interest of pilgrims during the Indra Jatra festival), Jagannath Temple, Taleju Temple – the most prominent edifice in Durbar, Indrapur Temple, Mahendreshwar Temple.
Another jewel of the Nepalese capital is Swayambhunath or commonly known the Monkey Temple, a splendid stupa perched above the whole of Kathmandu having a very special placement. This prominent historical monument will offer you a 360 degree panorama of the city and while reaching here you will encounter lots of monkeys. The stupa has several temples, statues and shrines and is a place of worship for locals.
Pashupatinath Temple is a hindu temple erected on the Bagmati River banks, which connects with the sacred river Ganges. The temple englobes a series of ashrams, temples, shrines and visuals raised along the time. It is considered a sacred place and many choose this temple as the place to be cremated, in order to break out from the reincarnation cycle and finally reach Nirvana.
The one day tour of Kathmandu comprises the most prominent attractions and some of them are listed UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The first on the list is Pashupatinath Temple, a sacred place, where you can observe a plethora of artistic temples, some funeral points and panoramic vistas from the pinnacle called Beautiful.
Next is the turn of Swayambhunath Temple (Monkey Temple) a holy place for the Buddhist devouts and the famous Durbar Square.
Since we will just be walking around the city, you will only need the bare essential such as; strong walking shoes, back pack to hold any belongings, plenty of water to stay hydrated and the appropriate clothing for the season.
Yes, one of our staff members will be waiting at the airport with a signboard ready to collect you once you arrive and from there we will transfer you by private vehicle.
Yes, you can purchase a visa when you arrive at the Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu. There are two choices for tourist visa which are listed below:
– Multiple entry tourist visa for up to 30 days costing $40 USD.
– Multiple entry tourist visa for up to 90 days costing $100 USD.
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