Kathmandu City Surrounding Tour (7 Days) allows you to explore cultural and historical aspects of Kathmandu Valley and picturesque excursion of Nagarkot hill, Dhulikhel and Panauti. Kathmandu City Surrounding Tour also presents cultural and religious drive to the most impressive places in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, and many other impressive landmarks. You will get to experience different facets of Nepal while traveling to those amazing places and you will become a part of these wonderful traditions and culture of the country.
During the Kathmandu City Surrounding Tour, you will also get to visit the ancient palaces, temples and popular cultural heritage landmarks during this trip and another destination; Nagarkot, Panauti & Dhulikhel offers the beauty of nature and panoramic Himalayan Views, which gives you a trip of a lifetime.
You will be thrilled watching panoramic flying into Kathmandu with the views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks sprawling down; you will already get excited to explore the country. Our representative from HimalayanWindows will meet you at the airport terminal and transfer to your reserved hotel.
Our guide comes to your hotel to pick you up with transportation. As soon as you take your breakfast, you a Day Sightseeing begins, you will be visiting four major landmarks in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Our Guide will give you a perfect idea which place would be the best to initiate. Basically, the trip begins with a tour to Swoyambhunath also known as the Monkey Temple – a 2500 years old landmark; it is said to be, the Radiant Lotus of the Valley-Mythology, established when the water was drained by Manjushree, the God of the Wisdom. This Temple is a famous pilgrimage site for Buddhists, is located on a beautiful hill inside Kathmandu valley. It is situated on top of the hill that could be observed from almost every part of the Kathmandu Valley. The tourists call this Stupa as ‘Monkey Temple’ as there are many monkey monkeys living around the Places. After the Sightseeing around Monkey Temple, we drive to another landmark, Boudhanath Stupa. This Stupa has been renovated after the Earthquake 2015 as this was also impacted. The Boudhanath Stupa is the world’s biggest Stupa and represents Tibetan Buddhists Culture in Nepal. Antique shops around this stupa where you can buy things of your preferences concerning Tibetan Culture and Lifestyles. After a visit to Boudhanath, you will be transferred to the Pashupatinath Temple, which is located at the bank of Bagmati River. It is a sacred Temple for Hindus as many people from different parts of the world visit this temple every year and during the Shiva Ratri, hundreds of thousands of devotees and Sadhus come to attend. The last site of this day is Kathmandu Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient Royal residential quarter, Mahadev Parvati Temple, Temple house of Kumari (Living Goddess) around this Durbar Square. Walk around the local bazaar and back to the hotel.
On the day third, same-day second, our guide comes to your hotel, begins your day tour.
After breakfast at the hotel, we take you to Patan Durbar Square to explore Patan Durbars, Mahaboudha, Krishna Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Golden Temple and etc. You feel like Patan has been exposed before you as an open museum presenting stunning carved windows, intrinsic roof struts, statues of gods and goddesses, temples designed in Pagoda Style with erotic carvings and metalwork faces and many other beautiful facets. Additionally, you will also get to see handicraft center in Patan, please click Places to see in Patan for more info and continue drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a home of unique culture and the finest display of craftsmanship. It is said that Bhaktapur only places in Nepal which is remained untouched by Western Culture. Golden Gate, Lion Gate, Art Gallery, Nyatapola Temple, Statue of King Bhupindra and fifty-five windowed Malla Palace are the pride of Bhaktapur. You will tour around this place and drive to Nagarkot. Please click attractions in Bhaktapur to learn more.
After you wake up early in the morning, you will be taken to the view place to enjoy the sunrise view of Himalayan ranges and you spend your time exploring the natural surroundings of Nagarkot hill. In the afternoon, you will drive to Panauti to experience the ancient town with wonderful pagoda style temples and different styles of monuments. Then, you will drive to Dhulikhel, visit the city and relax in Dhulikhel.
Early in the morning, you will enjoy the sunrise view of Himalayan ranges; take breakfast and drive to Kathmandu via Arniko highway. You are free in the afternoon for shopping and relax.
This day you will drive to Dakshinkali, Kirtipur, Chobar, and Khokana. Dashinlaki Temple is famous for Hindu devotees and it is called the temple of the Goddess Kali, the temple lies 28 KM southern edge of Kathmandu valley. Later visit Chobar Gorge where Manjushree, the god of Wisdom who emptied the valley from its water. Also, you will visit Kirtipur to see old temples and drive to Khokana which is famous for Newari culture and traditions. Drive back to Kathmandu.
You will be transferred to the airport for your final departure.
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