Kathmandu One Day Tour
Nepal is an ideal destination for travelling; it fills the bucket lists of thousands of travel enthusiasts around the world. Nepal boasts a total of 10 locations listed under the World Heritage site by the UNESCO, 7 of which are located within the capital, Kathmandu itself. A global hub for tourists in the “Hippie era”, Kathmandu One Day Tour has been a long term favorite among the visitors around the world, and flaunts its unique showcase of tradition, culture and rituals in the majestic sketches in temples, sculptures, statues and other artistic conformations.
We, the team of Karma Eco Adventure, take you for a ride around this Kathmandu One Day Tour, where you will travel these wonderful places of historical importance and become up close and personal with the friendly native people and their enchanting culture.
Patan Durbar Square
Patan is the oldest of the three cities of Kathmandu valley, dating to the third century when it was first established by the Lichchhavi Kings of Nepal. Patan Durbar Square is one of the most visited places in Kathmandu valley, and is located in the heart of the city. The city was primarily designed in the shape of the Buddhist Dharma-Chakra. There are four mounds located on the perimeter of the square, one at each corner, popularly known as the Ashoka Stupas. About 1200 Buddhist statues and monuments are supposed to be scattered around the square, and the city itself. Patan records the highest number of renowned artists and craftsmen in the history of Nepali art, and is probably the most visually stunning city, in Nepal.
Places to visit in Patan Durbar Square:
- Patan Durbar Square.
- Patan Museum.
- Krishna Mandir
- Hiaranya Varna Maha Vihar.
- The Ashoka Stupa.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is another must-visit world heritage site in Nepal. Lying on the eastern part of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, also known as Bhaadgaun, or Khwopa, is regarded as the sojourn of traditional unique Nepali arts of woods and potteries. A beautiful blend of numerous pagoda and shikhar-type temples, along with stunning sculptures of ancient Buddhist/Hindu gods and goddesses, and several other architectural master pieces have glorified this city since centuries. A recent big earthquake in May 2015 might have weakened some of the structures but the majority of them remain intact and the others have been restored. Apart from the great ancient temples, the unique local culture of Newari people and their regular traditions and street rituals have been a major point of attraction for tourists in and outside the country.
There are a thousand things to not miss in Bhaktapur, but the top of them would be as follows:
- 55 window palace.
- Nyatapola Temple.
- BhairavaNath Temple.
- Golden Gate.
- Lion’s Gate.
Changu Narayan Temple
Changu Narayan Temple is the oldest and one of the most regarded, visually stunning temple of Nepal. Named after Lord Vishnu, also called Narayana, it is considered the most ancient temple in Kathmandu, built around 3000 years ago by the then King Mandev. An important World Heritage Site in itself, Changu Narayan is located at only a 6 km. distance from Bhaktapur, and is set a top on a beautiful hill that overviews the nearby valleys.The temple itself is considered a genuine work of unmatched artistry, and consists of extremely accurate and artistically awe-inspiring works of sculpture. The temple is decorated with ten incarnations of the Narayan, and is guarded by stone lions on all the four doors. Garuda, half man and half bird, is the steed of Vishnu, and his life-sized statue kneels before the temple. The favorite of many tourists is the statue of Vishnu sitting astride his steed. The temple was partially splintered during the earthquake but has now been completely restored back to its previous state.
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
- Day 02: Drive to Bhaktapur (8:00AM- 5:00PM)
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome to Nepal ! A representative from Karma Eco Adventure will receive you at the airport and drop you at your hotel. On this day you will not do much but relax and go around your hotel location. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Drive to Bhaktapur (8:00AM- 5:00PM)
On this day, in the morning after breakfast we will drive to bhaktapur by the private vehicle with city tour guide. Bhaktapur also known as "Bhadgaun", whihch is situated 13 killo meter east of Kathmandu. It is a mostly visited site in kathmandu. Over night at the hotel.
- Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle (depends on group size).
- 2 nights hotel accommodation at 3 star category in Kathmandu inclusive breakfast.
- World Heritage sites all entry fees
- Tourist vehicle during the tour.
- Highly an experienced city tour guide.
- Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival and airport tax during the departure (4 copies of passport size photo).
- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu hotel.
- Lunch during the day tour.
- Tips for tour guide.
- Anything else that is not mentioned on what is included.