Half Day Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

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Half Day Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
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Highlights


  • Comfortable private tour
  • Ancient Newari Architecture
  • View of Kathmandu Valley from Swayambhunath
  • A glimpse into Nepal’s harmonious relationship between Hindus and Budhhists
  • Personalized commentary

Overview


The Half day Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour is an approx. 4-hour private tour in which you will visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites- the Kathmandu Durbar Square, and the Swayambhunath Temple (Monkey Temple). Kathmandu Durbar Square consists of some of the greatest architectural marvels of Kathmandu Valley that were built several centuries ago. The Swayambhunath Temple or monkey temple is situated on top of a small hill, thus, it presents a great view of the city. Furthermore, this is the oldest Buddhist shrine in the city. It is also known as the 'monkey temple' because of the large tribe of the free roaming monkeys in the temple. It is said to be more than 2,000 years old. The Swayambhunath complex is also home to the biggest Buddha statue in Nepal.

This tour offers you personalized commentary as you explore these marvels.

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Visit Swayambhunath Temple

The Swayambhunath Temple or monkey temple is situated on top of a small hill, thus, it presents a great view of the city. Furthermore, this is the oldest Buddhist shrine in the city. It is also known as the 'monkey temple' because of the large tribe of the free roaming monkeys in the temple. It is said to be more than 2,000 years old. The Swayambhunath complex is also home to the biggest Buddha statue in Nepal.

Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square consists of some of the greatest architectural marvels of Kathmandu Valley that were built several centuries ago. Also known as Basantapur Darbar Kshetra, the square is located in front of the old royal palace of the former rulers of Nepal.  Although the earthquake of 2015 caused many temples to collapse, reconstruction work has been going on in full swing. Nevertheless, you can still find the square decorated in spectacular architecture showcasing the skills of the Newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries.  The square is surrounded by courtyards, temples, shrines, and the public admiring the architecture while sipping tea and having a chat.

 

Stop At:  Taleju Temple

Taleju Temple is a historic temple located in the square. It is dedicated to the Goddess Taleju and was built in 1564 by Mahendra Malla. Taleju Bhawani was the royal goddess of the Malla kings who ruled the Kathmandu valley between the 12th to the 18th century. The temple is home to golden statues and metal work depicting the goddess.

 

Stop At:  Kumari Chowk

Kumari Chowk is home to the Kumari, the living Goddess of the Newars. She is worshipped as the human incarnate of Goddess Durga.

 

Stop At:  Hanuman Dhoka

The palace overlooking the square is known as Hanuman Dhoka. A statue of Lord Hanuman, the monkey devotee of Lord Ram, sits at the entrance of the palace, thus giving the name of the palace. The palace was home to the Malla and Shah Rulers before the Shah Rulers shifted to the Narayanhiti Palace. The area has been known to be associated with the ruling class for long as 2000 years ago. Thus, it is a historical treasure. Our guide will let you in all the interesting facts about the palace.

 

Stop At:  Kaal Bhairav

The square is home to numerous landmarks but none as spectacular as the terrifying stature of Kaal Bhairav. In Hinduism, Kaal Bhairav is known as the conqueror of death.

 

 

What's Included


  • Hotel - Sightseeing - Hotel Transfer
  • Experienced licensed tour guide
  • Private Luxury Car
  • Mineral Water

Not Included


  • Meal
  • Entrance fees 
  • Tips for guide and driver

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  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior departure, after which the payment becomes non-refundable.
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