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Kathmandu at a Glance

3rd Feb 2014
Photo of Kathmandu at a Glance 1/8 by Rashika
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Photo of Kathmandu at a Glance 2/8 by Rashika
Swoyambhunath Park
Photo of Kathmandu at a Glance 3/8 by Rashika
Pashupatinath temple
Photo of Kathmandu at a Glance 4/8 by Rashika
Thamel Shops
Photo of Kathmandu at a Glance 5/8 by Rashika
Faces of Patan
Photo of Kathmandu at a Glance 6/8 by Rashika
Boudhnath stupa
Photo of Kathmandu at a Glance 7/8 by Rashika
Kaal Bhairav temple at Kathmandu Durbar Squar
Photo of Kathmandu at a Glance 8/8 by Rashika
Swoyambhunath stupa

Nepal is a country with diverse topography, culture & ethnicity. Out of 14 highest peaks in the world, Nepal has eight located inside its boundary which includes Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchangunja, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho-Oye, Mt. Dhulagairi, Mt. Mansalu & Mt. Annapurna. Ranging Topography from the flat Terai region of the snow capped Himalayas the climate also varies with its altitude from Tropical to Alpine climate. With a population of more than 25.8 million Nepal is a multicultural, linguistic and ethnic country.

The valley is famously known as the city of temples and it has shrines and other monuments packed into its art and crafts and its beautiful architecture. Seven out of the eight cultural heritages are located in Kathmandu and its surroundings. It is considered as a premier cultural hub of Nepal. Kathmandu is the capital and largest urban agglomerate of Nepal. The city is the cultural hub of the country and also the most sought after tourist destination. Most of the trekking expeditions and tours start from Kathmandu. The city is the home to different cultural groups, historical monuments, architectural wonders and exotic tourist spot and also consists of the most advanced infrastructure of any urban area in Nepal.

A tour of Kathmandu valley truly gives an insight view of the Cultural Harmony among Nepalese people. This tour is truly amazing to go back to the medieval era.


DAY 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. Meeting and assistance at airport upon arrival with traditional Khada welcome and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the Thamel area. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

DAY 02: Morning visit Pashupatinath temple with cremation ghats. Proceed to the Bodhnath stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupa. Afternoon visit Old Kathmandu city with Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later continue to Swoyambhunath stupa located at hilltop overlooking Kathmandu valley. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

DAY 03: Morning, visit Patan city, also known as City of beauty. Afternoon, drive to Bhakatpur to visit ancient city. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

DAY 04: Transfer to Kathmandu airport in time to board outbound flight.



For single traveler using single room: USD 410

For 2 people & above on twin/triple room: USD 220 per person


  • 3 nights at hotel in Kathmandu with daily breakfast (3 star deluxe hotel)
  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival at Kathmandu airport with a traditional welcome
  • Necessary airport transfers using an air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Sightseeing tours as per the tour itinerary using an air-conditioned private vehicle
  • English speaking local guide for sightseeing tours
  • Government taxes as applicable


  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Monument entrance fee, payable on the spot
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals except breakfast
  • Any other services not mentioned in cost includes section



Thamel is tourist Hub in Kathmandu. Most of the hotels located in this area gives multiple of choices for travelers to choose accommodation as per their own budget.

Photo of Thamel, Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal by Rashika

Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city with its stone paved lanes visiting old market like Ason & Indra Chowk gives true history of one of the oldest states of ancient Nepal. The main highlights of Old Kathmandu city are Kathmandu Durbar Square with Museum, Kumari Ghar, Hanuman Dhoka and many other temples dotted inside Durbar Square area.

Photo of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Ganga Path, Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal by Rashika

Swoayambhunath stupa situated west of Kathmandu with the eyes of Buddha painted on its pinnacle overlooking the righteous behavior of the valley inhabitants. Since this stupa is located on a hilltop, it offers excellent views of the Himalayan ranges and entire Kathmandu valley floor. Perhaps this is the best place to see the Cultural Harmony of local people.

Photo of Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal by Rashika

Visit to the temple of Pashupatinath, situated on the banks of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple of Lord Shiva is truly amazing. Especially visit of early morning to see Hindu rituals on the river bank is worth. Only Hindus are allowed to go inside the Temple complex, but to others also there are plenty of areas to explore around. Pashupatinath, with a tiered golden roof and silver doors, is famous for its superb architecture and is the holiest of Hindu shrines in Nepal. Cremation ghats located at the Bagmati river showcase the funeral rituals of Hindu followers, which is very unique.

Photo of Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal by Rashika

This Stupa, set in a pattern of a "Mandala" is encircled by houses and monasteries where Rinpoches (Buddhist monks) reside. Around the base is a ring of 108 images of the Buddha and 147 insets containing prayer wheels. Boudhnath is one of the largest Buddhist stupa of its kind and is truly amazing. Sunset view from stupa, typical Tibetan residence, dotted by a number of monasteries gives feeling that you are inside Tibet. This is one of the highlights of visit to Kathmandu.

Photo of BoudhaNath Stupa, Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal by Rashika

Patan city also known as Lalitpur or the "city of beauty". Patan is well-known for its intricately carved temples, narrow lanes and quaint shops. See the intricate stone-carved Krishna temple, Patan Durbar Square and Hiranyavarna Mahavihar (golden temple).

Photo of Patan by Rashika

Bhaktapur city is located 14 Kms east from Kathmandu. Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgaon, is an open museum for everyone to see stand-still lifestyle & culture of ancient era. Entering the Durbar Square (palace square) through the Royal Gate, the sparseness of the temples is immediately apparent, compared to the profusion in the Durbar squares of Kathmandu and Patan. Many of the highly decorated buildings and shrines were destroyed in the 1934 earthquake. However, the main square still contains a few temples and other architectural show pieces; the Lion Gate, the statue of Bhupatindra Malla, the Palace of 55 windows, the Bell of the barking dogs, the Batsala temple, the Nyatapola temple and the replica of Pashupatinath temple. Bhaktapur is one the cleanest ancient city in Nepal.

Photo of Bhaktapur, Central Region, Nepal by Rashika

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