Kathmandu Heritage & Culture- Day Tour

from USD 495.00

Step by Step treks & adventures highly recommends a visit to Kathmandu for its iconic world heritage sites for a lovely day tour within a short, and educational holiday vacation. let us show you around the heart of Nepal, pairing you with local guides whom know the city and culture like the back of their hands. 

 

 

  • 5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Culture, History
  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
    2/8
  • Group Size Small Group
    2-12
All about the Kathmandu Heritage & Culture- Day Tour.

Step By Step Treks & Adventure has been highly recommended in Kathmandu for day tours, especially to those whom have an interest to visit  its Iconic cultural world heritage site within a short time. This is a guided cultural day tour will take you through the heart of the city, accompanied with our local guides, many of whom call this city home. We will show you around sacred temples and shrines of Kathmandu, where you can explore local crafts, arts, culture, monuments, and century old architecture all in the same day! Kathmandu is a capital of Nepal. And it is massive bustling Bazzar, Often introduce as an “Open museum” of medieval architecture and intriguing local lifestyle.

Our Kathmandu day tour allows you to visit all cultural and spiritual areas with first hand knowledge concerning specific areas.

Swayambhunath:

Accordingly ancient history- it is believed that the original Stupa has existed for the past 2000 years, yet the present Stupa was built after 14th century. Swaymbhunath is the legendary symbol of the Buddhist Nepali society. Its auspicious title, “The shrine existing by itself” is often called by another popular name “The Monkey Temple”. Because  there are a lots of monkeys scampering around the places. Another benefit from Monkey temple , you will enjoy the panoramic views of  Kathmandu valley which is simply breathtaking.

Basantapur Durbar Squaer(By westerner known is Durbar Square)-

Durbar(Locally called “The Royal place”) Is a popular place to visit on your stay in kathmandu. with its vast history, and seemingly overwhelming symbolism and master crafted detail, this is a highly recommended place to attend with a guide. At the Main entrance to the palace we can see the status of the Monkey God clad in red paint. Durbar square is a World heritage site and the rich history behind the complex structure goes back to the 9/10th  century by the King  Gunakama Dev, who was a true devotee of Kali(The goddess of divine power). The area consists of a lavish royal palace and around it are lots of temples dedicated by different Hindu gods and goddess’s. The royal palace has been ruled and occupied until 19th century, but now the palace is kept as a museum for visitors. The other special attractions of the Square is “the Living Goddess”– The Kumari, a young girl who acknowledges the greetings of visitors from her wooden architecture balcony window and the shrine is believed to be built from just a single tree named Kastamandap – (the origin of the name – Kathmandu.) The surrounding area has temples dating from the 15th century to the 18th. Unfortunate some restoration is taking place as the April 2015 earth has badly damage this site.

Pashupatinath Temple:

Pasupatinath means  “The Lord of all Creatures and the greater God of Gods”. It is a World Heritage Site and lies to the eastern side of Kathmandu on the banks of the holy River Bagmati. It is believed the origin temple has existing on the 3rd /4th century. but the present temple was built in 16th century. It is one of most popular temple for those who are of Hindu faith. In fact, all followers of Hinduism must visit the temple at least once in their lifetime.

There’s an Event that takes place mid febuary Called Mahasivarati. during the event, the temple is full of pilgrims worshiping the Shiva Linga(a image of stone which Shiva means Shiva penis). Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter inside of temple, Yet still can view the temple structure with Giant Golden oxen from the Temple gate, as well as the public cremation gats and many other wonderful sights withing the area.

The platforms along the Bagmati holy river are popular for ritual baths and cremating the bodies of Hindus who have died. It is an honor for Hindus to be cremated here as it is believed that it ensures the soul rests in peace and is kept safely away from the rebirth cycle.

Boudhanath Stupa:

It is a mean of Name ‘The Lord of Wisdom’ and is the biggest Stupa upon the Asian subcontinent. It is believed that all followers of Buddhism must visit it once in their lifetime. According to ancient history, it is believed that Stupa has been built in the 5th century. By another name it is called Dew Stupa because it had twelve years drought. In that period, the king had built Stupa for hoping that this would help to restore the rainy weather and he did so with the help of the dew drops for the season.

Once upon a time, Nepal used to be the transit point for Tibet and India. There was trade with Tibet from ancient times. Those who traveling to Tibet or trading, stop and give their greetings to the stupa and ask for the blessing of a safe journey. Boudhanath Temple is often called a mini Tibet as many Tibetans live around the stupa and it reflects the Tibetan form of Buddhism. There are many monasteries around Bouddhanath that are kept as a center of learning and practicing Buddhism. during your visit there, walk around the stupa in a clockwise direction spinning the prayer wheels as it is meant to bring happiness, infinite merits, and good luck. A heritage site – Unfortunately damaged during the 2015 earthquake, has been fully restored, and is now looking good as new… or good as ancient.

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Cost  Include

  • Assistance at the International airport by Step By Step Treks & Adventures representative on departure as per required by you
  • An Expert tour leader with Fluent English Speaking
  • All Ground  Transportation service by private Car/Vehicle while sightseeing
  • All Entry fee included

 

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Cost Exclude 

  • Lunch, Dinner, and Breakfast in Kathmandu while sightseeing  (costs roughly USD 15 to 20 per person per day)
  • Airport transfer if requirement
  •  Tips for Tour Leader/ and Driver
  1. Day1 Pickup & Drop
    • 8.00 am Pick up from Hotel
    • 4/5 Pm Return at Hotel