Kathmandu Attractions facts
- Duration of Trip: 3 Days
- Tour Days: 3 Days
- Type of tour :Hotel
- Country : Nepal
Tour of temples, monasteries, old palace, royal courtyard, scenic mountain view and world heritage sites Buddhanilkantha, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Bajrajogini, Changunararyan, Nagarkot & Patan / Lalitpur”
Kathmandu a historical, cultural, scenic valley and capital of Nepal with Multi party government a Republic Nation.
Kathmandu Valley, a unique valley with exotic setting 25 centuries back it stood as a large lake. It is completely surrounded by a level of Green Mountain walls above which to the north tower the mighty snowcapped peaks during the winter.
It consists of four major cities carrying great historic, artistic and cultural interest.
Kathmandu city with its wonderful green valley slowly emerging into a metropolitan city and towns, however old temples, monasteries, old palace, royal courtyard and world heritage sites still retains its past time glory and artifacts with ancient culture, traditions, religions and way of life as it was in past earlier old periods.
Kathmandu city and the surrounding valley has much more to offer our guests and travelers to taste our rich culture and traditions with warm friendly hospitality of Nepali people showing you the wonders of Kathmandu arts, historic monuments with colorful festivals.
All our guided sightseeing tour offering from half day, a day to a week or more at places of main attraction and interest in and around Kathmandu valley.
Beside Kathmandu being a bustling city but steeped in history with amazing terracotta artifacts, pagoda temples and dome stupa Buddhist monuments with ancient royal king courtyard with various impressive tours within Kathmandu valley where one ca marvel day to day.
From the moment of arrival touch of EncountersNepal hospitality with authentic Nepali dinner in the environment of Nepali folk culture programs.
Next day starting after breakfast with short drive to famous Hindu Pashupatinath Temple with golden tier pagoda roofs with four silver sided doors, the temple is busy every day with pilgrims and disciple from all over Nepal and India the main occasion is in mid February “Shiva Ratri” birth anniversary of lord Shiva.
From here a short drive to Little Tibet at Bouddhanath, declared as the largest Buddhist shrine of South Asia. The ancient colossal chortens built in the 6th century A.D. by King Man Deb. With 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 chortens surrounded by a circular market of Tibetan influence, the chortens embraces the authentic philosophy of Mahayana faith of Buddhism known as Lamaism in Nepal, Sikkim, Ladakh, Bhutan and Tibet.
After a wonderful time next day tour leads to north of Kathmandu at Buddhanilkantha also known as Narayanthan, located northern suburbs of the valley rim at the foot of Mt. Shivapuri, this is an enchanting Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu Narayan lies in a bed of serpents amidst the devout pool and seem to float on water. The surrounding pond represents the sea, statue was built in the 5th century A.D. The time and season of religious celebration here takes place right after the festival of Tihar. Although it is a renowned spot of worship, the reigning king of Nepal (may it be contemporary or any Hindu monarch) may not visit this place for reasons particularly unknown. Thus to please the king a replica of it has been built elsewhere if he wishes to visit it much.
From here drive to ancient Sankhu town and visit Bajrajogini temple dedicated to a goddess of red faced having three eyes, thumb and the middle finger of the right and left hands have decorated at bodily state Bajrayan tantra with a sword and amethyst work almost in full decoration with ornaments named Shree Shree Shree Prachanda Ugratara; respectively.
Around the area, there are nine caves that refer to the Stone Age. In one of the caves, there are two rooms. The priest, the ardent lover of the goddess goes into the cave for penance.
The Bajrayogini Fair continues from Chaite Purnima, Full Moon day that lies in March or April of the Gregorian calendar.
After an interesting time here drive to Changunarayan temple outside Kathmandu and Bhaktapur city, located on a hill side listed in the world cultural heritage, a scenic spot situated at the altitude of about 1,700 meters and 04 k.m north of Bhaktapur. The temple is believed to be the oldest of all the temples of Nepal.
It is said to have built by King Hari Datta Verma in 323 A.D. And most authentic inscription locates in the precinct of Changu Narayan dated 464 AD it is accredited to the King Lichavi King Mandeva.
From Encounter Nepal wonderful tour continues with a short drive heading higher to Nagarkot located 30 km east of Kathmandu on the valley rim,
Nagarkot is the favorite weekend gateway for Himalayan scenery and rural tranquility. From Nagarkot, striking views of mountains that extends all the way from Dhaulagiri in the west past Mt. Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east.
The surrounding countryside of Nagarkot is great for walking.
Nagarkot is situated at an elevation of (2,175 m.) and provides a grandstand panorama of the Himalaya. You can see five of the world’s tallest mountains – Everest (8,848m.), Lhotse (8,516m.), Cho Oyu (8,201m.), Makalu (8,463m.) – and many other lesser summits. The snow peaks look especially gorgeous during sunset and sunrise.
Next morning breakfast with alluring panorama of mountains with sunrise, then head back to Kathmandu with an interesting drive through rural farm villages and towns with visit and tour of Patan city, situated south of Kathmandu separated by a bridge over the River Bagmati. Patan also known as Lalitpur meaning city of Arts, visit the old palace courtyard (Durbar) fascinating tall terracotta house with intricate window carvings, and stone temple of Krishna with a pillar of Garuda the vehicle of Lord Vishnu and as well of Lord Krishna. After the historic visit drive back to respective hotel, after a wonderful tour and experience of amazing Nepal arts, culture, religion with old traditions with EncountersNepal excellent service.