Bhaktapur Durbar Square

2 Days Kathmandu Valley Tour

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Day 1 Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple & Boudhanath Stupa
In the morning, the tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Kathmandu city on time at the appointed time. Your Kathmandu valley tour will then begin. First, the guide will lead you to Kathmandu Durbar Square which has a long history and rich culture. One of the main attractions here is the Temple of Kumari, a three-storey red brick building located in the south of the Square. Built in the 18th century, it is the residence of the girls who are enshrined as the goddess Kumari. The selected girls live here before they enter puberty.

Later, we will head to the 2,500-year old Swayambhunath Stupa, known as the oldest Buddhist temple in Nepal. With hundreds of wild monkeys living by, it is also called the Monkey Temple. The platform on the top of the mountain is the best viewing platform for overlooking the city of Kathmandu.

Lunch is self-paid. Our tour guide will be glad to recommend restaurants for you according to your preferences. After lunch, we will tour the Pashupatinath Temple on the west bank of the Bagmati River. It is the largest and most important Hindu temple in Nepal. According to legend, it was built to worship the Shiva, and it is now a cremation place for Hindus. It should be noted that non-Hindus cannot enter the main hall. Our today's trip will end with a visit to Boudhanath Stupa. It is the largest stupa over the world and the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. The Stupa is 38 meters high and has a circumference of 100 meters. Every day, there are countless Buddhists and tourists alike, circle the big stupa to pray for blessings in a clockwise direction. The outer circle of the pagoda is surrounded by many shops specializing in Tibetan religious articles and handicrafts, such as thangkas, Tibetan carpets, and jewelry.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu
Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu
Day 2 Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square & Patan Durbar Square
After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, the guide and the driver will pick you up and drive to Nepal's third largest city, Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgaon. It takes about 40 minutes. Brick red is the main color of the Bhaktapur. The pristine red bricks, refined wood carvings in dark maroon, coupled with dense temples and brick pagodas constitute the unique architectural style of Bhaktapur. We will visit the Durbar Square here. There are many buildings with a long history, especially the royal palaces, Hindu temples and stone sculptures. The Nyatapola Temple and 55 Window Palace are worth your special attention. The five-storey Nyatapola Temple which enshrines the Hindu goddess Siddhi Lakshmi is particularly spectacular in the not too wide square. It is 30 meters high. Visitors have to climb hundreds of stairs on five platforms with five couples of huge statues to reach the top. 108 goddess statues of various images and colorful colors are carved on the pillars under the eaves, telling the legends of this goddess. 55 black-lacquered sandalwood carved windows are neatly inlaid on the pink exterior wall of the 55 Window Palace, and they seem to be new despite the erosion of the years. At noon, you need to have lunch on your own and the guide will be glad to give you some advice.

In the afternoon, we will drive 30 minutes to Patan, the city of art. Upon arrival, have a stroll through the Patan Durbar Square that is known as the "Open Air Museum" and admire the various temples on the square such as the Golden Temple and Krishna Mandir Temple. After finish today's Kathmandu valley tour, we will send you back to your hotel.
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Tour Prices (US$ Per Person)
2-3 travelers 4-5 travelers
Year Round $180 $162
Price Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service in Kathmandu
  • Service of English speaking guide per the itinerary
  • Transfers in private A/C vehicle with experienced driver
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited
Price Excludes
  • Any airfare or train fare
  • Hotel accommodation and meals
  • Personal expenses (insurance, laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Nepal visa fee
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