Day Tour in Nepal is an ideal day long program for those travelers who only have a single day to explore specific destinations such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, Dhulikhel, Nagarkot and Bhaktapur.
On that particular day, you will be exploring art, culture and cuisine and adventure activities available in that particular city. This is a short and sweet program for those wanting to see more of Nepal within a short time.
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T he Kathmandu Valley has an exotic setting. It is surrounded by a tier of green mountain wall above which tower mighty snow-capped peaks. It consists of three main towns of great historic, artistic and cultural interest: Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. The Kathmandu Valley covers an area of 218 sq. miles. It is situated 4,423 ft. above sea-level. The ancient Swasthani scriptures tell of Lord Shiva, supreme among Hindu gods, who came down to the Kathmandu Valley to escape boredom. He came as a tourist, if that is the appropriate word, but he was neither among the first nor the last of the gods to visit the Valley. Visitors have come to Nepal since times forgotten. And though the country is much different today than it was in ancient times, it has not diminished in charm; the increase in the number of visitors over the years is a living proof. Those who come to the Valley today will appreciate a lot more than Lord Shiva did in his tour. The architecture started here by the Lichhavi and Malla kings is one such example. Much of the greenery that Lord Shiva saw is gone, but the forests surrounding Pashupati nath Temple, where he stayed, are still intact. The seven World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are the highlights of the Valley
Kathmandu is the capital of the Kingdom of Nepal. The city is at 1336 m above sea level. The valley covers an area of 218 square miles. It is surrounded by a tier of green mountain wall above, which tower mighty snow – capped peaks. The Kathmandu valley hosts three districts, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur (Patan) and Kathmandu, famous for their historic, artistic and cultural aspects. These three districts were part of different empires in the period of the Mallas (1200AD), great rulers of the area. The Kathmandu valley hosts seven World Heritage Sites declared by the UNESCO in Nepal. The valley is famous for the scenery, beautiful countryside, ethnic clans, monasteries and thousands of temples. The city is also called the city of temples.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: It is the historic seat of royalty. The Durbar square, with its old temples and places, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of people. It is here that kings of Nepal are crowed and their coronations solemnized. Interesting things to see her are Taleju Temple built by Mahendra Mall in 1549 AD, the temple of Kal Bhairav, the god of destruction, Nautalle Durbar, Coronation Nasal Chowk, the Gaddi Baithak, the statue of King Pratap Mall, the Big Drum, the Jagannath temple and Kasthmandap. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument list in 1979 AD.
Goddess Kumari (the only living goddess in the world): Kumari (Vestal Virgin) or the only living Goddes in the world, who represents a very ancient Hindu deity of Nepal locally known as Taleju, is Buddhist by birth, The temple Kumari is situated in the vicinity of Hanuman Dhoka Palace. The building has intricately carved wooden balconies and window screens. The Kumari acknowledges greetings from her balcony window. Once a year during Indra Jatra festival the king of Nepal seeks the Kumari’s blessing.
Machchhendranath Temple: The temple of Sweta Machchhendranath is situated at Machchhendra Bahal between Indra Chowk and Asan. It is a pagoda of considerable artistic beauty. Also called as Janmadyo or Machchhendra the deity.
Akash Bhairav Temple: A three-storey temple in the main market avenue, called Indra Chowk, the image of Akash Bhairav is displayed outside for a week during Indra Jatra, the festival of Indra – the God of Rain.
Kasthamandap : Located near the temple of Kumari, it is said to have been built by King Laxmi Narsingha Malla in the beginning of the sixteenth century. It is said to be constructed from the wood of a single tree. The city of Kathmandu derives its name from this temple.
Ashok Vinayak : The small but a very important temple of Ashok Vinayak is situated behind the Kasthamandap -also known as Kathmandu Ganesh or Maru Ganesh. Jaishi Dewal : Five minutes from Kasthmandap the Shiva Temple of Jaishi Dewal is famous for its erotic carvings. It is still one of the main routes of the chariot festival of Indra Jatra, Gai Jatra and other festivals.
National Museum: Two and half kilometers west of Kathmandu, the National Museum has a splendid collection of weapons, artifacts from ancient, medieval and modern Nepal. Its archaeological and historical displays are worth seeing. The museum is open everyday except Tuesday and government holidays.
Pashupati NathTemple: Situated 5 km. east of kathmandu, the temple of Lord Shiva,Pashupati Nath, with tow tiered golden roof and silver door is considered one of the holiest shrines for Hindus,although only Hindus are allowed inside temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati river. The temple was listed in the UNESCO World heritage Monument list in 1979 AD.
Guheswari Temple : Near Pashupatinath is located another historic and holy temple of Guheswari. Only Hindus are allowed to enter the temple courtyard.
Boudha Nath Stupa: The stupa lies 8 km. east of Kathmandu. This ancient colossal Stupa is one of the biggest in world, and the center of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. It was listed in the UNESCO World heritage Monument list in 1979 AD.
Budhanilkantha Temple (Sleeping Vishnu): About 8 km. north of Kathmandu, at the base of Shivapuri hill is a remarkable colossal statue of Lord Vishnu, reclining on a bed of snakes. This is one of the masterpieces of stone sculptures of Lichchhavi period. This fifth century statue is in the middle of pond and seems top.
Swoyambhu Nath Stupa:, This is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas. It is said to be about 2000 years old. Painted four sides of spire’s base are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is 3 km. west of Kathmanfu city aqnd situated on a hillock about 77 m. above sea level of Kathmandu Valley and hence commands an excellent view of the valley. This stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument list in 1979 AD.
Bhaktapur is also known as Bhadgaon and was founded in 889 AD. by Kind Anand Dev. Situated at an altitude 1401m. It covers an area of four square miles and is flanked by Khasa Khusung and Hanumante Rivers. Bhaktapur means ” The city of Devotees” in the Sanskrit language.The city lies 14 km. east of Kathmandu and can be reached by public transport and trolley buses.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: The Golden gate is the entrance to the main courtyard of the palace of 55 windows built by king Ranjit Mall, the gate is one of the most beautiful and richly carved specimens of its kind in the entire world. This gate is embellished with deities and monsters with marvelous inttricacy. The palace of 55 windows was built in 1700 AD. Among the bricks walls in their gracious setting and sculptural design is a balcony of 55 windows. This balcony is a masterpiece of wood carving. The stone temple of Batsala Devi, which is also located in the Durbar square is full of intricate carvings. This temple also sets a beautiful example of Shikhar style architecture in Nepal. There is bronze bell in the terrace of the temple, which is also known as the “Bell Barking Dogs”. This colossal bell placed in 1737 AD. was rung to signal curfew during those days. The main square of city contains innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces like Lion Gat, the statue of Bhupatindra Mall, the picture Gallery, the Batsala temple etc. A magnificent statue of King Bhupatindra Mall in the act of worship is placed on a column facing the palace.It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument list in 1979 AD.
The National Art Gallery : Contains ancient and medieval paintings belonging to Hindu and Buddhist schools depicting Tantrism of various periods and descriptions.
The Golden Gate : is the entrance to the main countyard of the Palace of 55 windows. Built King Ranjit Malla, the Gate is one of the most beautiful and richly carved specimens of its kind in the entire world. This gate is embellished with deities and monsters of marvellous intricacy.
The Palace of 55 Windows : was built in the seventeenth century by King Bhupatindra Malla. Among the brick walls with their gracious setting and sculptural design, is a balcony of 55 windows. This balcony is a masterpieace of wood carving.
The Stone Temple of Batsala Devi : which is also located in the Durbar square is full of intricate carvings. This temple also sets a beautiful example of Shikhara style of architecture in Nepal. There is a bronze bell on the terrace of the temple which is also known as the “bell of barking dogs”. This colossal bell, placed in 1737 A.D. was used to sound curfew during that time.
Nyatapola Temple : This five-storey pagoda was built in 1702 A.D. by King Bhupatindra Malla. It stands on a five-terraced platform. On each of the terraces squat a pair of figures; two famous wrestlers, two elephants, two lions, two griffins and Baghini and Singini the tiger and the lion goddesses. This is one of the tallest pagodas and is famous for its massive structureand subtle workmanship.
Bhairavnath Temple : This temple was first built as a one-storey pagoda but later chaned into a three-storey temple in 1718 A.D. by king Bhupatindra Malla. The temple is noted for its artistic grandeur. It is dedicated to Lord Bhairav the god of Terror.
Dattatraya Temple : Built in 1427 A.D. this temple is said to have been built from trunk of a single tree. Near this temple is a monastery with exquisitely carved peacock windows.
Changu Narayan : Situated at the end of a long ridge which runs well into the Valley, it is said to have been built by King Hari Dutta in 323 A.D. and said to be the oldest temple in the Valley.
The Dakshhinkali temple is situated at the south west of Kathmandu City. The Dakshhinkali temple is 22 km far from Kathmandu and it will take about hour by drive. Goddess Kali (Black One Female goddess) is the wife and power of Lord Shiva, one of the nine goddesses is believed to fulfill the wishes of the pilgrims. She is the destroyer and protector. She destroys ignorance; she helps those who desire the knowledge of God. Pilgrims seek protection from Goddess Kali on demons/ evils which give a threat and seek power for courage within themselves. Animals are sacrificed in large number especially during Dashain, the biggest festival in Nepal. Devotees through at this place every day during the nine days (Navaratri) of Dashain Festival. Normally people visit the temple every Saturday and Tuesday. As the site is peaceful and is surrounded by rhododendron forests, it offers unique scenic and religious pleasure.
Dhulikhel Namobuddha Panauti Day Tour
Dhulikhel Namobuddha Panauti Day Tour is an easy and pleasant day tour around the Kathmandu valley. It is also called Kathmandu day tour for monastery and temples. Your tour will begin from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha, where you will visit the Namobuddha View Point, Namobuddha Monastery, and Namobuddha temples. You will also get to trek down to Panauti (1340m) and experience the unique Newari cultures. After, you will drive back to Kathmandu.
Dhulikhel is a small Newari town of old houses and temples. It is 30km away from Kathmandu via the Araniko Highway. Dhulikhel is a hill station for viewing the beautiful snow-peaked Himalayas from Karyolung in the east to Himalchuli in the west . This is a local weekend retreat for the locals to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Kathmandu city.
It is a thriving village of the road to Dhulikhel, with some very lovely temples and interesting old houses, particularly beautiful area some fourteenth century wooden temple struts. The drive is through beautiful countryside.
Namo Buddha :
It is situated on a hill above Panauti. It requires an easy drive or good walk to get here. There is an amazing story concerned with the Buddha which is commemorated by an ancient stone slab and a Stupa with the all- seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.
Nagarkot Sunrise /sunset Tour
Nagarkot is beautiful hill station located of 2175 mtr above sea level and 35 KM far from Kathmandu, it will take about one and half hour by drive. It offers magnificent sunrise and Sunset views overlooking the longest Himalayan range of snow-peaked mountains. We can see from here Eight out of the 13 Himalayan range of mountains are Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Mahalangur (Everest), Numbur.
Also, you will be witness to the widest views of the snow-peaked Himalayas in the Kathmandu Valley. You will also have panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley, and Shivapuri National Park. The Nagarkot Sunrise/Sunset Tour includes with visit to the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, during the trip of Kathmandu-Nagarkot