Nepal: Full day Cultural Tour of Kathmandu
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The towering pagodas of Kathmandu (4000 feet) with fascinating architecture and artistic workmanship along with former King’s Palaces can easily win the heart of culture-loving visitors. Kathmandu is a constant source of attraction because of its location and its wealth of important Hindu and Buddhist shrines. These tours take you around the jewels of Kathmandu - the temple of the famed Living Goddess, Kasthamandap – the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree, Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Swayanbhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath.
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Day 1 - Kathmandu
Full day sightseeing of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Durbar Square and Kathmandu city.Pashupatinath
Situated 5 Kilometers east of Kathmandu city, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in pagoda style has gilded roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Rivers Bagmati, entrance in the temple being strictly forbidden to all non Hindus. Pashupatinath is the center of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February / March. Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.Boudhanath
This stupa, eight kilometers east of Kathmandu City is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhist stupa was built by King Man Dev at the advice of Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priests.Syambhunath
In the afternoon visit 2000 years old Buddhist shrine Swyambhunath, situated on the top of the hill west of the city the most popular and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. The temple is colloquially known as the “Monkey Temple”. There are many small buildings and shrines down the hillside behind Swayambhunath. Rest of the day free to explore on own.Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu's Durbar Square was built primarily in the 16th and 17th centuries. Like Nepal's other Durbar Squares, it contains a royal palace (a "durbar") and many temples built in a traditional Newar, pagoda style. On the southern border of the square lies the Kumari Chowk (House), home to Nepal's "Kumari" – a prepubescent girl chosen as the living incarnation of the Hindu goddess, Taleju. Once the Kumari reaches puberty, another 3-5 year old girl is chosen in her place. In the meantime, the Kumari is worshipped as a living goddess, but leads a cloistered life and emerges only several times a year for religious festivals. Her feet are never allowed to touch the ground.Everest Scenic Flight
You can also enjoy One hour Everest scenic morning flight at extra price.
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