"The Kathmandu Valley day Tour includes the visit of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa ( Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa."
Kathmandu is the Capital city of Nepal. Kathmandu is a valley surrounded by four hills-Fulchowki, Chandragiri, Shivapuri and Nagarjuna. Kathmandu Valley has three major cities Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan. Situated the altitude of 4,500 feet above the sea level, Kathmandu is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage sites Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Chagu Narayan Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Boudhanath Stupa. other popular landmarks like Ranipokhari, Dhara Dhara, Sundhara, Ghantaghar, Singadurbar and Budhanilkantha among others. Kalanki, Sundarijal, Balaju park, Chobhar, and Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park among others are some of the major gateways in Kathmandu. Before the unification of Nepal in the 18th century, the three cities were independent states ruled by the Malla Kings.
- Kathmandu Durbar Square
- Bouddhanath Stupa
- Pashupatinath Temple
- Monkey Temple
Day-1 Arrival in Kathmandu and Start a Day Tour
Welcome to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff with the warm welcome and transfer to the hotel with a briefing regarding the Kathmandu Valley Day Tour. Resting for an hour your day tour starts with the cultural, traditional and religious tour. We will begin our day tour with Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath stupa, Boudhanath stupa and end with Budhanilkhantha Temple.
KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE:
The Kathmandu Durbar square is the ancient seat of Malla Rulers of Kathmandu Valley. The palace complex is home to many temples and monuments of archaeological importance and reflects cultural richness prevalent during the days of Malla rulers. Some of the attractions of the Kathmandu Durbar Square are the nine-storied place, Kastamandap Temple, Kumari Ghar, Kal Bhairabh and the museum inside the palace.
Pashupatinath temple is located in Kathmandu is the biggest temple complex in South Asia. The temple is the ultimate pilgrimage for Hindus throughout the world. As a result, the area is always swarmed in by Hindus from a different part of the country as well as from India. located at the banks of holy Bagmati River, the two-storied pagoda temple of Pashupatinath, house the five-faced statue of Lord Shiva. Apart from the main shrine, there are numerous temples dedicated to different gods and goddesses in and around the Pashupatinath temple area.
Historians believe that the history of Swoyambhunath Stupa is as old as the history of the Kathmandu Valley. It was immersed below water when the whole Kathmandu Valley. It was immersed below water when the whole Kathmandu Valley was a big lake. When Manjushree cut a gorge and drained the water of the lake, a stupa was built around the lotus that emitted brilliant light. There are numerous monasteries in and around the Swoyambhunath Stupa area. The area as a landmark in Kathmandu Valley as it provides an excellent view of the Kathmandu Valley.
Bouddhanath is one of the largest stupas in entire South Asia. Situated in Bouddha, a short drive from the city center, the white mound looms 36 meters overhead. Believed to have been constructed in the 5th century, there are many monasteries around the stupa as the area has been inhabited by people having faith in Buddhism. Buddhist monks on maroon robes are seen circumambulating the stupa with prayer wheels on their hands. Numerous small stupas are located at the based.
The most enigmatic statue of Hindu God Bishnu, Budhanilkantha statue is located at a distance of 10 km. From the center of Kathmandu. It is located at the base of the Shivapuri Hill and is the largest and most beautiful stone carving in all of Nepal. It is also the most enigmatic. Carves from a single block of black basalt stone of unknown origin, the statue of Budhanilkantha is 5 meters in length and it lies in a reclining position inside a recessed tank of water also representing the cosmic sea which is 13 meters in length.
Also referred as the Sleeping Bishnu, or Jalakshayan Narayan, the statue, depicts the deity reclining on the twisting coils of the cosmic serpent Shrestha, the eternal, multi-headed king of the serpent deities known as Nagas, and also is the servant of the Lord Bishnu. With crossed legs and eleven heads of Shrestha cradling his head, the statue of Bishnu’s four hands hold objects symbolizing his divine qualities: a chakra representing the mind, a conch-shell; the four elements, a lotus flower; the moving universe and the club; primeval knowledge. Budhanilkantha receives large numbers of pilgrims during Haribondhini Ekadashi, which takes place during the 11th day of the Hindu month of Kartik (October-November). It is the major festivals for the year in celebration of the awakening of the lord Bishnu from his long sleep.
Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes
- Cotton T-shirts
- Water Bottle
- Fleece Pants
- Hat and light gloves
- Wind and waterproof jacket
- A pair of half gloves
- Neck warmer
- Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
- A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
- long sleeve t-shirts
- Thermal Tops according to weather
- wool Jackets or pullover
- Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
- Water and windproof shell jacket
- Thermal underwear (especially trousers) in winter
- windproof and waterproof trousers
- warmer trouser
- Comfortable pants
- Extra casual sport pants
First Aid Kits and Medicines
- A pair of good waterproof and easy boots
- Light shoes and sneaker
- Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
- Blister treatment
- Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
- Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
- Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
- Water purifying pills
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the tour, However, we recommend better to bring your personal first-aid kit as well)
Miscellaneous, but must useable
- 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
- Water bottle & filter
- Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
- Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)
- Comfortable trekking poles
- Best energy dry foods (up to you)
- Power Bank and music players
- Camera (Memory card, charges, and extra batteries)
- Do smile and greet the local people saying “Namaste”.
- Shake hands whenever you get a chance.
- Do walk in a group or keep a distance that you could see the person in front and the person behind you.
- Do consult with your tour guide before trying anything new during the tour.
- Do ask questions to the guide which you feel confused.
- Do inform your tour guide if you are not comfortable with your health or if you need any pieces of stuff.
- Enjoy your free time shopping.
- Take lots of pictures. (no one knows what's going to happen tomorrow).
Note Regarding Itineraries:
- Don’t disrespect the local culture and beliefs - even if you are uncomfortable with it.
- Don’t take photos of local people you encounter on your tour without their permission. Doing so may be offensive to them.
- Don’t be offended if local people stare at you. It is because they are surprised to see you. It is not their intention to offend you.
- Don’t harm wild animals, birds, and plants during the tour and take a global perspective and responsibility to save and preserve this unique environment.
- Don’t give money to children and beggars as it encourages them to beg more instead of working and earning
- Do not wear short dresses when you are visiting temples.
- Do not Carry dangerous weapons on the trip.
- Do not Hesitate to say "no" if somebody tries to sell you something that you don't want. You won't offend them especially if you smile and say, "no thank you".
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of the successful tour that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your tour is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.