Kathmandu city private day tour offers you to visit major tourist spots of valley especially Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath stupa, Boudhanath stupa, Kathmandu durbar square and more other temples. Sightseeing around ancient palaces and listed heritage sites in Nepal is an incredible experience. Kathmandu, the capital of this Himalayan nation stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 meters (4,600 feet). It is the center of Nepal’s history, art, culture, and economy. It is one of the most developed city of the nation as well as the most beautiful one. Kathmandu is the pylon to the Himalayas and itself has more than 25 beautiful places to roam around. In 2013, Kathmandu was ranked 3rd among top 10 Travel Destinations in the world. A day in Kathmandu Private Tour is a lucrative package that offers you an opportunity to see major tourist spots of Kathmandu especially Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Exploring Kathmandu through 1 Day Kathmandu Private Tour is fun filled experience where you will enjoy ancient palaces and religious sites.
Pashupatinath Temple is a biggest Hindu shrine in the world. Any Hindu from any part of the world has desire to visit Pashupatinath Temple and worship Lord Shiva once in life time. In other word it is a Vatican of Hindu. The word Pashupatinath means ‘Lord of Animal’. Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of ‘Shiva Linga’ here. This stone carved ‘Linga’ has four faces in each direction east, west, north and south.
There are all total of 12 Jyotrilinga in India and the Jyotrilinga of Kathmandu (Pashupatinath) is considered as head above the body. All 12 Jyotrilingas of India form a body of Lord Shiva.
The temple is listed in the World Heritage Site by UNESCO inn 1979. It is located on the bank of Holy River called Bagmati. The temple is built in Pagoda style with bronze roof and silver doors. There are several other temples in Pashupatinath premises. To the south of the temple is ‘Aryaghat’. It is a place where Hindus are cremated after death. At the time of ‘Shivaratri’ (Lord Shiva’s birthday) most of the people visit this site. It is reported that last year (2014) around a million Hindus visited Pashupatinath.
Bouddhanath Stupa is the largest stupa of South Asia. It is built in Mandela shape. Buddhist scriptures dictate that Bouddhanath was built in 5th century. It has the height of 130 feet and circumference of 1600 square feet. The praying wheels and Mani walls in Bouddhanath make the area spiritual.
People walk round and round of Bouddhanath. It is one of the methods of Buddhist meditation. Many monasteries are distinct here. All the monasteries are dedicated to Lord Buddha—The messenger of LOVE, PEACE and COMPASSION. Bouddhanath is also listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979.
Surrounded by small forest, Swoyambhunath is located in a cliff. It is one of the beautiful Buddhist stupas also known as ‘Monkey Temple’ because there are large numbers of monkeys here. It is said that this stupa used to guard the entire Kathmandu Valley when the valley was not settled. At that time the valley was completely covered by water forming a lake. It is the most sacred religious site for Buddhist pilgrimage and for Tibetans, it comes in second position only after Bouddhanath stupa.
It is located in the heart of Kathmandu. Among other tourist destinations Kathmandu Durbar Square is the most visited site. Visiting this site takes you at least five hundred years back. The site resembles ancient art, culture, tradition and social system of Kathmandu. Most of the temples and palaces built here were constructed by Malla Kings of Nepal around 500 years back. The site is listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO in late 70’s. It is also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, which name was procured from a statue of Hanuman at the entrance of the square. Hanuman is a wholehearted devotee of Lord Ram who spent his life in devotion to Lord Ram.
Our representatives will pick you up from your hotel and this tour will begin. As mentioned, the visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath stupa and Swoyambhunath stupa are included. The beauty of city can also be traversed managing more time to ramble around more other places in the valley.
Some more places to visit in Kathmandu Valley
A Day Kathmandu Private Tour is a tailor-made itinerary that simply gives you an opportunity of Kathmandu Sightseeing in a day. Nepal Trek Adventure, on this trip, is just responsible for pickup, drop and providing an experienced guide.