Our Kathmandu Heritage Day Tour is a perfect package for anyone looking to explore the hundreds of years old historical landmarks in Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu is known for its numerous ancient heritages built centuries ago, among which many of them are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We are a team of natives known for the story behind every brick of these landmarks. With us, you will learn about the untold events of these heritage sites. Most of the travelers who buy trekking packages in Nepal will get a complimentary tour fully guided city tour.
We will begin our journey with a drive towards Pashupatinath Temple in a private tourist bus/van early in the morning. Pashupatinath Temple is on the holy Bagmati Riverbank in the eastern part of the Kathmandu valley. This temple was reconstructed in the 5th century after the earlier one got destroyed by termites.Pashupatinath Templeis one of the sacred temples of Hindus in Nepal devoted to Lord Shiva. Over a million pilgrims visit this temple every year to worship Shiva during the significant festival of Maha Shivaratri. In addition, the temple complex includes numerous small temples devoted to many other deities. One of the fascinating things about this monument is you will get to see divine Aarti (devotion) on one bank of the Bagmati river and people getting incinerated on the other bank.
From here, you will continue your tour toward the largest stupa of Nepal, Boudhanath Stupa, which is in the chronicles of Newar. However, there is still no solid evidence that confirms the origin of the stupa. You will discover several monasteries around the central stupa. The whole premises has a strong Tibetan culture influenced. You will find monks circling the stupa in the morning, making it the best time to visit. After exploring the stupa, you will move towards Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple. The main stupa is at the top of a hill, and you have to climb 365 stairs to reach the stupa. The climb will be full of excitement as monkeys will accompany you. The complex includes several shrines and temples. Recently a Tibetan monastery, library, and a museum are also added at the top, where you can get to know more about the history of the Swayambhunath.
Further, you will head to the Kathmandu Durbar Square, one of the three durbar squares of Kathmandu valley. It is also popularly known as Basantapur or Basantapur Durbar Square by local folks. Until the 19th century, The Royal Nepali Family used this place as the Nepalese royal residence. Many shrines and temples were established during the different dynasties of Nepal. You will get to see numerous temples, shrines, courtyards, and a palace inside the premises of Kathmandu Durbar Square. Finally, you will visit Kumari Ghar, where the living goddess Kumari lives. Yes, the living goddess is fascinating. Your guide will explain more about her during your visit.
Throughout your tour, you will see several different precise art and architecture that represent various rulers of Nepal. With our guide, you will learn about this trip even in more depth and get to know the locals and markets of the nearby areas. If you want to explore even more historical and spiritual sites, join our famous one-day Namobuddha – Panauti Hiking or Nagarkot Changu Narayan Hike.