City tour in Kathmandu – One of best tour to explore the unique diversity of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur
The city tour in Kathmandu is one day or half-day tour. There are four UNESCO World Heritage sites in Nepal: Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, Chitwan, and Sagarmatha National park, and the seven monuments of Kathmandu valley within a radius of 20 Kilometer (together counted as one heritage site). Some of the famous world heritage sites in Nepal are
1- Pashupatinath Temple
2- Swayambhunath Stupa
3- Boudhanath Stupa
4- Kathmandu Durbar Square
Trek Venture Nepal will organize full-day or half-day City Tour in Kathmandu and around the valley.
Our professional city tour guide will take you to the heritage site walk. While exploring the different art, culture, and tradition in the tour. You will be briefed about it in detail. No wonder, you will be mesmerized by the world heritage site and the value of your entry ticket is worthy. You can find more information regarding culture and arts on a city tour
Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia with a total area of 1,47,181 square kilometers. It is located mainly in the Himalayas, but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain with an estimated population of 29.94 million. It borders China in the north and India in the south, east and west while Bangladesh is located within only 27 km of its southeastern tip and Bhutan separated by Indian State.
Kathmandu is known as the city of temples, with one of the oldest Pagoda temple Pashupatinath. The valley is in the bowl-shaped formation surrounded by giant hills all around. According to the ancient history of Swaymbu Purana, present-day Kathmandu was once a huge and deep lake named “Nagdaha”, as it was full of snakes. The lake was cut drained by Bodhisatwa Manjusri with his sword, and the water was evacuated out from there. The valley is historically termed as “Nepal Mandala” and has been the home of Newar people, a cosmopolitan urban civilization in the Himalayas foothills.
The city was the royal capital of the kingdom of Nepal and hosts palaces, mansions and gardens of the Nepalese aristocracy. Kathmandu is and has been for many years the center of Nepal’s history, art, culture and economy. It has a multiethnic population within a Hindu and Buddhist majority. Moreover, the city is the gateway to the Nepalese Himalayas and home to several World Heritage Sites, Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath. However, historic areas of Kathmandu were severely damaged by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25 April 2015. Some of the buildings have been restored and some are in the process of reconstruction until now.
Trek Venture Nepal has tailored a customized detour program that covers the Nepalese cultural heritages enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage site. After arrival, the tour schedule is shared in the evening and tour will be lead by our guide in the respective site. He/She will brief you about the Culture, History, Festivals of Nepal, and we get the first-hand experience from our exploration. The distinct values and norms upheld by locals are quite visible around the valley and any places that you explore are bound to give you a different taste of our rich culture. The temple bells, people doing clockwise circumnavigation of stupa, unique stairs of the temple, the ancient carvings detailing mythical creatures on temple walls, the god of compassion, age old fable of the god of rain, the royal palace, the small burning lamps that grace the temple sites, etc. are some of the interesting subjects we can learn about during our exploration. Moreover, you would wonder as you wander as the place is full of many interesting cultural events throughout the year and depending upon the day and date of the year we take the tour, your experiences will vary. Various religious festivals that are predominantly either Buddhist or Hindu and cultural festivals that are celebrated by our multi-ethnic locals are celebrated in their respective time and date around the year. As you explore the valley, you will surely see Nepal is regarded as not only home of the temples but also that of rich festivities.
Our Highlights of the tour are the Monkey Temple, Golden Temple, 55 window palace, ancient buildings adorned with peacock windows, giant Boudhanath Stupa,etc. We make sure you are accompanied by the best tour guide of the city in Nepal. Explore, experience this multi-culture tour in ease with us.