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A Day Tour in Kathmandu

Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse, historic city with amazing architecture, exquisite wood carvings and metal craft which showcase the skills of the Newar artisans of centuries ago. Hinduism and Buddhism have co-existed in Kathmandu Valley from time immemorial and the valley residents make little distinction as they worship in both Hindu and Buddhist shrines.

Tour to Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan

Enjoy this multi-day tour beginning in the capital city of Kathmandu. After exploring the ancient Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square, travel to Patan, the ‘city of the arts’. Onward to the cultural city of Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu valley is an open museum of medieval arts and architecture. On your tour you will get to see historic monuments, temples, monasteries, palaces and UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Squares- is the old Royal Palace (Hunman Dhoka), numerous interesting temples, the Kumari Chowk or Kumari Bahal (House of the Living Goddess and the Kasthamandap (House of wood) from which Kathmandu derived its present name. An inquisitive exploration in the Durbar Square reveals the ancient art and Architecture of Nepal which has proved to be a masterpiece to everyone accepting its genuineness. Buddhist stupas of Swayambhu- one of the world's most glorious Buddhist Chaitya and you will gain an invaluable insight into Buddhism.

On your tour you will get to see Patan City, city of fine arts, enclosed within 4 stupas said to be built in 3rd century AD, by Emperor Ashoka. The Patan City is designed in the shape of Dharma Chakra, which is a shape that exhibits paths to enlightenment based on the teachings of Buddha. Patan is the centre of exquisitely ancient craftwork in the midst of urbanization.

Bhaktapur, also known as “the city of Devotees “is located at a distance of 14 km east of the capital. Bhaktapur is home to ancient traditions, festivals and colorful celebrations, wooden and stone craft work, temples displaying excellent architecture with beautiful ponds, mask dance with typical Newari music and close neighborhood.

Nagarkot Tour with Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Changunarayan

A wonderful opportunity to experience the nature and culture. We take you to the world heritage sites and the touristic hill of Nagarkot on this tour package. Nagarkot is famous for its mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views along with the wide vista of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Langtang Lirung (7227m), Ganesh Himal (7422m), and others.

The tour begins with a cultural exploration in Kathmandu. The first day, we take you to some of the temples and Stupas. Pashupatinath temple, located beside the holy Bagmati River is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a wonderful pagoda style temple, which is surrounded with many small temples. Then you drive to Boudhanath and travel around one of the biggest stupas in the world. It is surrounded by the Tibetan refugee settlements, curio shops, Thanks shops and others. Swayambhunath is another beautiful place to visit and see the stupa and temple. They belong to centuries old. Kathmandu Durbar Square is another lively heritage site with a Kumari House, Kasthamandap and other fascinating things to see.

Then the tour leads you to the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a large area with pagoda style temples, museum, pond and pottery square. Driving to Nagarkot, you have an opportunity to enjoy the natural wonders along with the snowy peaks. The tour also leads you to the Changu Narayan temple and drive back to Kathmandu.

Kathmandu, Nagarkot & Dhulikhel Tour

This trip takes you to some fascinating sites in Kathmandu like Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa and Swoyambhunath. From Swoyambhunath, you get an amazing 360 degree view of the entire Kathmandu valley. These brief journeys to see Kathmandu’s most sacred religious sites will give you insight into the religious beliefs of Nepal. Apart from getting a glimpse of Kathmandu’s highlights, you also get to bask in the splendors of cultural richness in Bhaktapur and Patan.

Further you will be taken to Nagarkot. At Nagarkot, you get to see the most fascinating and mesmerizing view of the sunrise. Not only the sunrise view that entices travelers at Nagarkot; the widespread Himalayas from Annapurna to Everest with Langtang, Manaslu& Ganesh Himal in between- Nagarkot is the best destination around Kathmandu Valley for Himalayan Panorama. After Nagarkot, Dhulikhel is your next destination. Treading along the unexplored trails of Dhulikhel, you can achieve a very exhilarating and enriching experience.

Tour of Kathmandu, Patan, Bungmati, Khokna & Bhaktapur

The Kathmandu Valley has three medieval towns, namely Kathmandu (the capital city of Nepal), Patan and Bhaktapur. Kathmandu valley is an open museum of medieval arts and architecture. On your tour you will get to see historic monuments, temples, monasteries, palaces and UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Squares- is the old Royal Palace (Hunman Dhoka), numerous interesting temples, the Kumari Chowk or Kumari Bahal (House of the Living Goddess and the Kasthamandap (House of wood) from which Kathmandu derived its present name. An inquisitive exploration in the Durbar Square reveals the ancient art and Architecture of Nepal which has proved to be a masterpiece to everyone accepting its genuineness. Buddhist stupas of Swayambhu- one of the world's most glorious Buddhist Chaitya and you will gain an invaluable insight into Buddhism. This may make you feel like you have just been to spiritual journey and Boudhnath- one of the biggest stupa in the world, Hindu temples of Pashupatinath- one of the most sacred Hindu Pilgrimage. As you travel along the exotic locales of Kathmandu, more diversified cultural settings in the valley welcome you with warmth and hospitality.

Patan is rich in Newari arts and sculpture with lots of masterpiece decorations carved in stones, metals and wood sculpture. Patan is the place to see a marvel the ancient temples, courtyards and monuments built during the Malla period, the golden art era. The Patan Durbar Square, which is enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage site, stands proof of the great arts and craftsmanship achieved during the Malla civilization. During the Malla civilization, the art flourished greatly with different cultural monuments erected by different Malla kings in the 16th, 17th, and 18th century. The four Stupas constructed on the four corners of the city by the great Buddhist emperor Ashoka during his pilgrimage to Nepal in 250 BC add to the historical appeal of this city of art.

Bungamati is knowns as the Bunga in local Newari language. Bunga means a pit.It is 12 km. south from Kathmandu and 6 km south from Patan. On the way to Bungamati , we can see the river named Karmanasha, which is the only one river , flows from south to the north in Nepal. The ancient village spreads over an area of 7.2 sq. km. Bungamati is a classic village dated from 16th century. Still the people are living in traditional way. Almost 80% people have engaged in wooden carving.

Khokana is a kilometer far from Bungamati. We can visit one of the four famous Ganeshas in the Kathmandu valley named Karyabinayak on the way to Khokana. Khokana resembles Bungamati in many ways. This place is famous for Mustard oil. There are still old styled wooden mill to produce oil. There is a pagoda style Shekali Mai temple known as Rudrayani. It was built in 17th century in Malla period. The newar people in Khokana do not celebrate the national festival Dashain. They are different than the Newar in Kathmandu in many ways.

Famous for being the ancient city of Nepal, Bhaktapur is located around 20 kilometres outside of Kathmandu city. This is the 3rd largest city of this country and renown as being a city of craftwork, traditional & beautiful temples, gilded roofs, open courtyards and rich culture. Our Bhaktapur tours not only focus on “Bhaktapur Durbar Square” but also offering you a great chance to discover this living museum on every corner, bustling street markets and arts. This is a perfect destination for those who are interested in Nepali culture & heritage.

 

 

Kathmandu and Pokhara Tour

The trip goes around two beautiful valleys with the surreal mountain views in the background. Kathmandu is rich in culture and ancient heritage sites and Pokhara is popular for scenic natural beauty. Kathmandu & Pokhara Tour is an ultimate destination for relaxation. So enjoy this wellness holiday to renew your vitality and also discover the culture heritage of Kathmandu and the Pokhara valleys.

Kathmandu offers many delights and has a developing cultural and artistic quality. The remarkable sightseeing sites are the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhu and Boudha Stupas which are also enlisted in the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The Durbar square used to be the palace of the royals during the 19th century. The buildings and temples around this area are artistically crafted with intricate designs and patterns on the wood structure of the buildings. Another heritage of Kathmandu is the Pashupatinath temple, where Hindus around the world visit to worship Lord Shiva. It is also the place where dead bodies are cremated on the holy river bank. Then there are Swayambhu and Boudha stupas well worshipped by Buddhists. These stupas are magnificently surrounded by a spiritual aura of chanting and prayer of the monastery and pilgrims around them.

Pokhara - a gateway to the Himalayas, the endpoint for the famous Annapurna circuit trek and the start point for many treks into the Annapurna range. Pokhara has numerous museums, some fascinating caves, waterfalls, stupas and Tibetan villages in the surrounding hills. On this tour we will go on sightseeing tour to Mahendra Cave, Bindabasini Temple, Davis Fall, Mountain Museum, the gorge of the Seti River and Tibetan refugee camp.

Kathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan Tour

This fantastic tour starts from Kathmandu rewarding with best cultural encounters, wildlife safari activities and ample opportunities of Himalayan sightseeing.

Kathmandu valley is well-known as "The cultural hub of Nepal", it is a bowl shaped valley, surrounded by mesmerizing high mountains. The valley is full of historic, artistic and cultural interests with the visibility of the peaks of majestic Himalaya from several parts. Along with seven UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Sites one can find uncountable numbers of ancient golden pagoda temples and shrines throughout the valley with lots of inspiring Hindu and Buddhist deities.

Pokhara, 200 km far from Kathmandu is famous for sightseeing and mountain views. It is also known as the “Home of lakes and caves”. Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake and Rupa Lake are some of the major attractions. The fantastic views of Annapurna range to the north of Pokhara including Annapurna I and VI, Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare gives you an amazing feeling. When the sun rises, you can see the reflection of the mountains in the lake, truly a photographer’s paradise. It is also very much popular for the adventure activities. Most of the popular trekking in Annapurna region begins from here. Day tour in the Pokhara city offers the surrounding panorama of nature and culture.

Chitwan National Park, one of the richest and most well known wild life reserves in Asia, is situated 165 km south-west of Kathmandu. The park is one of the two UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites which covers an area of 932 sq. km and conserves more than 43 species of mammals, 450 out of total estimated 750 specifies of birds in Nepal, many varieties of butterflies and 45 species of amphibians and reptiles. The national park offers a unique ecosystem encompassing hills, ox-bow lakes, flood plains, tall grasslands and thick jungles dominated by sal trees.

A Classic Tour to Kathmandu, Chitwan, Lumbini, Pokhara & Bandipur

This Classic Tour takes you to some of the most fascinating and beautiful destinations of Nepal. Exploring the culture, traditions, lifestyles & wildlife of the different touring regions of Nepal offers lifetime experiences.

The tour starts with exploring some of the UNESCO World Heritage listed sites of Kathmandu and Patan. The tour will continue the next day to Sauraha, Chitwan, to have some adventures in the jungle and nature. You will get close to nature. From Chitwan Sauraha, we will drive you to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, and learnmore about Buddha's enlightenment. From Lumbini, you will head to the land of lakes and caves - Pokhara, a beautiful place near Annapurna and Fishtail Mountain, and more. In Pokhara you will tour around the wonderful Davis waterfall, Phewa Lake, Mountain Museum, World Peace Stupa, and Barahi Temple. Then, before returning to Kathmandu, you will explore the culturally exquisite city of Bandipur, where the melody of classic instruments beats in the air. Their rituals and ceremonies are worthy of seeing.

Kathmandu, Pokhara & Jomsom Tour with Jungle Safari in Chitwan

This tour begins with the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur where you will be thoroughly enlightened with the culture of Nepal.

Then you will head towards Pokhara for further exploring the ambience of Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, Mahendra Gupha, the Devil's Fall, the gorge of the Seti River etc. From Pokhara you will fly to Jomsom. An excursion around Jomsom situated on the bank of Kali Gandaki river dominated by massive Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri peaks gives you a truly rewarding experience of a lifetime.

The trip ends with a visit to Nepal's biggest National Park, situated in the tropical Terai region renowned for being the home to various rare species particularly one-horned Rhino and Royal Bengal Tiger.

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Jomsom, Lumbini & Janakpur Tour

Nepal is a landlocked country located in South Asia. Nepal is officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and largest city in Nepal. The climate and the biological diversity of Nepal make it the most favorite tourist in Asia. The birthplace of The Lord Buddha, holy Hindu sites, beautiful temples, stupas, mosques and churches, a number UNESCO heritage sites and the most mesmerizing scenery you could ever feast your eyes on, all bring people flocking to the warm and welcoming republic of Nepal.

This is a specially designed tour combined with natural sightseeing, cultural touring and religious experiences of Nepal. Explore some of the most ancient architectural palaces, Birth Palace of Lord Gautama Buddha, Janakpur – Birthplace of Sita, Panoramic Himalaya viewpoints, lakes, and much more exotic scenery of Nature and culture.

Nepal Cultural Tour with Chandragiri Hills

Visit the cultural sites of Kathmandu, the natural wonders of Pokhara, the wildlife resources of Chitwan, and the Buddhist spirituality of Lumbini along with Chandragiri Tour that offers you the spectacular view of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal and Gaurishankar with the settlement of Kathmandu Valley.

Travel With Rajbala

Since we began in the early 90s we have always strived to keep our environmental footprint as small as possible and to give back to the many villages we pass through on our trekking itineraries. Today we still embrace this responsible travel approach when devising and operating our small group travel holiday experiences in Nepal. We invite you to trek in Nepal with the Himalayan trekking specialists Raj Bala Treks and Expeditions.