Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Lalitpur) is considered as the capital city combined although Kathmandu is the Capital City of Nepal.
Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Lalitpur) is considered as the capital city combined although Kathmandu is the Capital City of Nepal. These 3 cities have to offer a wide range of world heritage listed sites for tourists. Bhaktapur is considered a city with historic origin back in the early 7th century.
There Kathmandu Valley World Heritage Property is seven monument zones. These are Kathmandu Durbar Square (Hanuman Dhoka), Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square along with Swoyambhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, and Changunarayan.
Day 1: Kathmandu City Tour
Day 2: Changunarayan, Bhaktapur City Tour and Patan Durbar square (Lalitpur)
You need no special gear for any City Tour. Clothing as per the weather conditions is okay for the tour. You need to carry your camera for photographs and an extra set of batteries.
1. Copy of your Valid Passport.
2. Your PP Size Photographs.
3. Your Travel Insurance Policy
4. Your Flight Details.
5. Medical Conditions if any.
Full Day Hotel
You will start your day by visiting Pashupatinath, one of the most esteemed Hindu temples. Hindu ethnic people consider visiting the Pashupatinath temple at least once in their lifetime. Pashupatinath is one of the seven world heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley.
After exploring Pashupatinath temple, we will be heading to another world heritage site, Bouddhanath. Bouddhanath stupa is equally popular among Buddhists and Hindus.
Next, we will be heading to Soyambhunath, another world heritage site. Soyambhunath is also a Buddhist site that is visited by all Ethnic People either Buddhist or Hindus. Soyambhunath is also famous amongst some Western peoples as Monkey Temple.
After visiting Soyambhunath, you will now head to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for historical monuments like Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (residence of the Living Goddess, Kumari), Temples of Tajeju, Shiva and Parvati, Kal Bhairav, Kasthamandap, and many more. If you wish, you can go back to your hotel on foot to enjoy the local market.
In the evening, you will be transferred to your hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be guided to Changunarayan. Changunarayan is a small village set on top of a hill, north of Bhaktapur. This place gets its name from the oldest recorded temple in Kathmandu Valley, the temple of Changunarayan (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, according to Hindu mythology). The temple is famous for its architecture.
After visiting the Changunarayan Temple, you will now head towards Bhaktapur Durbar Square, one of seven World heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley, and explore several monuments within. You can enjoy visiting Dattatraya Square, Pottery Square, and some narrow alleys of the town. Bhaktapur is also considered a city that originated in the 7th century.
You will then be guided to visit Patan Durbar Square, yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its collection of unique temples, palaces, and not to forget, Patan Museum. We will stop by a local restaurant for lunch (at some suitable time during the tour). If you wish, we will take you on a short walk through the narrow streets and market areas of Patan to see the local people and culture.
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