Half day sightseeing of Kathmandu

  • Group Size:Min 1 Max 15
  • Duration:1 Day
  • Activity:Private Day Tours
  • Trip Grade:Easy
Package difficulty Easy
All inclusive cost $ 80.00
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Got a half day time in Kathmandu? Join our half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu’s main highlights
(Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple) 

Trip Overview

Highlights

  • Day tour of Kathmandu's highlights (Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath)
  • Witness the medieval Nepalese culture
  • Private guided tour with transportation and permits. 
  • Pickup and drop to your hotel 

Tour Overview

Join our half day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley and witness the medieval culture and UNESCO heritage sites, Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. There are altogether 10 UNESCO sites in Nepal and you will find it amazing that seven UNESCO sites exist in Kathmandu Valley alone at mere radius of 20km distance. We will begin our tour with visit to Pashupatinath which is the most sacred Hindu temple of Nepal. We will witness Hindu cremation ceremony on the Aryaghat that is located at the edge of Bagmati River. Here we will see Hindu holy men (sadhus) and pilgrims performing ritual bathing, and occasionally, funeral pyres burning on the ghats. The cremation site here is used by the royal family and also for the simple man living next door. We will visit Nepal’s largest Buddhist stupa of Bouddhanath. We can see rich Tibetan culture in Bouddhanath.

Pashupatinath Temple

It is pagoda style Hindu temple with gilt roofing and richly carved silver doors dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated at the bank of the holy Bagmati River. One of the most sacred temples in the entire Hindu world, Pashupati Nath Temple is the nerve center of pilgrimage on the day of shibaratri. The minute religious town itself which houses the great temple is known as Debpatan and is situated 5 kilometers east of the capital city. Only Hindus are permitted to enter the main courtyard of the temple. Alien tourists can view the temple from the eastern side of the Bagmati River.

Bouddhanath Stupa

This is declared to stand as the largest Buddhist shrine of South Asia. The ancient colossal chhorten was built in the 6th century A.D. by King Man Deb.It rests on a series of three terraces and from the bird’s eye view it takes the relevant shape or of a lotus flower which indeed remains a very holy object for all the devout Buddhists of the world. The chhorten is surrounded by a circular market, which forms a part of Tibet town. In this case, also the four pairs of the Buddha’s eyes give a vivid flash to the four cardinal directions, meaning to keep a diligent watch over the people and their commitments all day all night. The chhorten embraces the authentic philosophy of Mahayan the faith of which is known as Lamaism in Sikkim, Ladakh, Bhutan and Tibet.

Tour Facts: 

Pickup point: Your Hotel
Drop off point: Your Hotel
Tour duration: 3 Hrs
Tour Time: Any time between (8am to 6pm) for 3 hrs

Dates & Price

Our trips are available on both fixed departure and private group basis.

If you are looking for a group to join this trip please click the Fixed Departures tab for more information on departure dates, availability and price. All our fixed departures are guaranteed to run. Or, if you would like to do this trip alone, or with your friends, families & colleagues in a private group style, please fill out the contact form in Private Group tab and send us your message. We will organize a private trip for you at your preferred dates catering any request you may have.

Cost Inclusion

  • Transportation on private A/C Vehicle
  • Entrance fees to the above listed sites
  • English speaking tour guide Service

Cost Exclusion

  • Personal expenses
  • Meals during tour
  • Gratuities for staff

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