Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour focuses on all the key highlight of the Kathmandu valley. The travelers in Kathmandu valley can enjoy a living gallery of Nepalese arts, culture, and ancient heritage famed from the time immemorial of their precious time with our local expert tour guides. The valley of Kathmandu is covered with hundreds of Hindu and Buddhist divinities. At every turn, one encounters beautiful pagodas, intricately carved wooden windows, huge stones images and inconspicuous shrines are offered. This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. The tremendous architecture and antiquity behind the monuments have made Kathmandu a must and most touring destination. It is easy to spend hours wondering around Kathmandu Durbar Square and watching world from the terraced platforms of the towering Maju Dewal which is a wonderful way to get a feel for the city. The house of the Living Goddess, the ferocious Kal Bhairab, the red monkey god, and hundreds of erotic carvings are some highlight of the sights at the Square.
Sightseeing of Kathmandu comprises the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site. A journey up to the Buddhist temple of Swyambhunath is one of the definitive experiences of Kathmandu. The history of the Valley, according to the legends, begins with Swyambhunath, or the "the self-existent". Like as Budhanilkantha is situated below Shivapuri hill at the northern end of the Valley. It is about 9 km from the city center. Boudhanath is a World Heritage Site, is also known as Khasti. There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area. One of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, Pashupatinath lies 5 km east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Religious pilgrims and Sahdus, like the one pictured here, travel all the way from the remote areas of India to visit this sacred sight. The temple of Dakshinkali is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali and is one of the most popular places of worship in Kathmandu. Teeming with images of gods and goddesses, crowded with temples and shrines, the city streets and country roads of Kathmandu valley seem like a museum, a museum without walls. A tour in Kathmandu valley is the best decision for your holiday with our guides along with expertise in the local cultural treasure which provides you a life time experience.
I am based in Kathmandu working for INGO, when my friends visited me, I would like to take them for Kathmandu world heritage sites tour, I have found Above the Himalaya trekking in the net and booked their day tours.
They have arranged a best day tours for us with good English speaking trekking guide who knows all about the cultural and history, brand new car and good driver. the tour cover Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Monkey temple and Patan where we spend about 7 hours, We really like the Patan city the temples, art and architecture are the best there.
We highly recommend this day tour people who wanted to know the culture and history of Kathmandu.