Explore the historical and cultural sights of Kathmandu with Sherpa Expeditions and Trekking. Starting in the morning after breakfast, Kathmandu day sightseeing tour includes the exploration of Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Kathmandu City Day Tour Places to Visit
Siutated 5 km way from Thamel, 1.6 km from International Airport, Pashupatinath Temple is the UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. The most sacred Hindu shrines in the Asia, it is the most popular temple dedicated for Lord Shiva and the sacred Linga. Built in to-tiered pagoda style with golden roofs and silver doors, the temple lies on the bank of Holy Bagmati River.
Probably the biggest stupa in Asia, Boudhanath Stupa is the holiest Tibetan buddhist shrine popular for sightseeing. The stupa is located in Boudha, about 11km from Thamel. After the earthquake in 2015, the stupa was renovated. It was listed in World Heritage Site in 1979 by UNESCO and since then, it is one of the most popular touristic destination in the Kathmandu.
The swayambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple located 3km west of Thamel, Kathmandu, is the popular landmark for both Buddhist as well as Hindu devotees. Swayambhunath temple lies atop its hill, a panoramic viewpoint of Kathmandu Valley. The huge gold plated Vajra ‘thunderbolt’ set in the east side of the stupa, buddha statue on the west side, temples and peace pond are the main attractions of the site.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Popularly known as Basantapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square is the historical landmark of Kathmandu. Also known as the Hanuman Dhoka palace, it was famous for the royal coronation of monarch. Temples, old palaces and museums are the main things to visit in the square. Kumari (The Living Goddess) temple is the famous temple to visit here. Several buildings in the square collapsed due to the massive earthquake on 25 April 2015. This UNESCO World Heritage site is on the way of re-construction.
Morning after breakfast at hotel, proceed to Kathmandu private day sightseeing tour.
At 9 AM Pashupatinath Temple Sightseeing
At 11 AM visit Boudhanath Stupa
Lunch at Nepali Restaurant
At 2 PM, visit Swayambhunath Stupa
lastly we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square at 4 PM