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Seven Peaks Private Day Tours
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    After breakfast, we commence our visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites beginning within the Kathmandu District. These sites include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath and Bauddhanath.
     
    AM: Visit inside Kathmandu city and Swayambhunath

    Kathmandu's Durbar Square :
    Kathmandu's Durbar Square is one of three Durbars (Royal Palaces). The site of Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex remained the residence of the Imperials until the 19th century and where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch took place. The palace is decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows and panels and houses the King Tribhuwan Memorial Museum, dedicated to the monarch who opened up Nepal to the outside world, and the Mahendra Museum, dedicated to his son, King Mahendra. It is also possible to visit the State Rooms inside the palace. At the southern end of Durbar Square is one of the most curious attractions in Nepal, the Kumari Chowk. This gilded cage contains the Raj Kumari, a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. She is worshipped during religious festivals and makes public appearances at other times for a fee paid to her guards.

    Swayambhunath :
    The golden sphere of the 5th-century Swayambhunath stupa is adorned with colorful fluttering of prayer flags crowning the hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley; Swayambhunath is one of the most symbolic and recognizable spot in Nepal where the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the dilapidated stone steps. Slected as a World Heritage Site it is also one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal, and a phenomenal source of the Valley's mythical beginning. Enhancing the excitement scores of monkeys prancing all over the surrounding in irreverent groups gives the temple its nickname, Monkey Temple. According to famous legendary tales, the Valley began with the draining of an ancient lake by an Enlightened Being to reveal the Valley and a lotus flower was transformed into the hill and the shining light became the Stupa itself. Interestingly the temple complex is scattered with shrines and statues of Buddhist and Hindu deities and the assortment of pilgrims from both faiths characterizes the country's unique religious harmony.


    PM : Visit Patan City
    This glorious complex of buildings and monuments is the most vivid exhibition of seventeenth and eighteenth century Newari architecture in the Valley. This fine multi-storey temple is the oldest existing one in Patan and noted for its exotic wood carvings.This three story temple is dedicated to the Rain God Machhindranath of 1673 era where four finely carved doors are guarded by Lion figures. With gleaming two- storey roofs, this rectangular Buddhist monastery is one of the best known sculptures in the Valley. Its elaborately carved wooden struts are the oldest features similar to ones in the valley. These four stupas were built by the Indian Emperor Ashoka, when he came to the valley spreading Buddhism 2,500 years ago. Only the remains can be seen today. You can also take the pleasure of discovering Patan Durbar Square which has been entitled in the World Heritage Site.

    Evening: Visit Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath

    Pashupatinath
    Pashupatinath is considered one of the holiest shrines of all the Temples. Located on the banks on Bagmati River, this two tiered magnificent golden temple with four triple silver doorways is unique example of the Nepalese temple architecture. It is one of the largest Hindu temple complexes in South Asia with hundreds of Shiva lingams, Shrines icons of various Hindu god and goddess insides.

    Boudhanath
    One of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal. The stupa stands on the massive three level Mandala style platforms surrounded by colorful private family houses. The basic feature of this great stupa is very much like that of Swayambhunath. This stupa is said to have been built in 5th century A.D. The site is considered very much like Mecca for the Tibetan Buddhists
                 
    Price: Depends on size of group and a formal quotation can be requested from our office

    Tour starts at: 10 am                        

    Ends at: 4 pm

    Trip Duration: 6 hours

    Departure from: Seven Peaks, Kathmandu City office, Thamel, We can also arrange for hotel pickups and drops upon request.

                

     

     

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Trip Facts

Note: Lodging of your choice and selection pf place in Kathmandu can be arranged for each participant on request prior to your arrival in Nepal. The cost of this package can be set with or without this facility. To extend your trip for any other tours or adventure is at your choice which could be organized at your discretion.

Includes & Excludes

What Is Included

  • Ground transport in comfortable private vehicle
  • Experienced English speaking tour guide
  • All city tour with permits and entrance fees for museums and monuments, City map
  • All government taxes