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Kathmandu Valley Day Tour

Kathmandu Valley Day Tour

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“Kathmandu Valley Day Tour – UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE excursion”

Kathmandu is an ancient town. During 90’s the city was famous as the place where temples are more than houses. There are numerous architectural and century-old buildings. There are a plethora of places to explore within this ancient city and the capital of Nepal. Kathmandu Valley Day Tour covers Four UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES.

 Swayambhunath

This is the best UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site for the perfect viewing of the Kathmandu Valley. On a clear day, one can enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of the mountains. The scenery of the valley looks outstanding from the place. The temple is the symbol of religious harmony among Nepalese people. It is the best place to understand Buddhism and Hinduism amalgamated together. The Stupa is also famously called the monkey temple. It is situated on the top of the hill surrounded by the green lush forests and home to many monkeys.

Pashupatinath

This is the most sacred temple of the Hindu people. The temple is of Lord Shiva along with many gods and goddesses. Travelers other than Hindus are not allowed to enter the main temple but can stroll around. There are countless statues of gods and goddesses. It is also the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. You can observe Nepal’s oldest statue depicting the Birupaksha. The cremation of Hindu followers can be unique as well.

Bouddhanath

The stupa of Buddhist people is situated within the city and is also the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. The place is vibrant and you can feel the tranquil serenity inside the stupa even if it is situated amidst the residential areas. The sound of the prayers and the smell of the incense will definitely make up your mood.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square also known as the Kasthamandap Dabali used to be the major city center during ancient times. There are numerous architectural masterpieces and history to see on the square. However, the 2015 earthquake has done heavy damage to its structure. Renovation works are continuously done.

The major attraction of Durbar Square is the chance to meet the living goddess Kumari. You can have a glimpse of Kumari in the evening or morning time. Stroll around the streets of Thamel in the evening. Kathmandu Day Tour in Nepal can be an effective sightseeing activity to do in Nepal within a day.

One can visit the religious sites of Kathmandu Valley as well as Durbars. Kathmandu Day Tour is truly a blessed one-day tour package. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival At TIA Kathmandu



You will arrive at TIA Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Accomodation: Over night at Star Hotel

Meals: B

Cost Include

  • Airport transportation
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by private vehicle
  • Lunch at a three-star or similar restaurant
  • Professional government registered tourist guide
  • All types of necessary government paperwork and government taxes

Cost Exclude

  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation
  • Kathmandu city tour monument fees
  • Beverage and Bar bills( soft drinks, hard drinks, and mineral water)
  • Tips

Faqs

The country Nepal spread east to west. It lies between Chain and India. The land area of Nepal is 1,47,181km2. It is the second biggest country in water sources. The current population of Nepal is 2,90,00,000. Among them 34% < 15yrs, 61% from 15-64yrs, 5% > 64yrs & 1,800 births/day. More than 125 languages and local dialects are spoken but Nepali is the most speaking language in Nepal. English is understood in tourist and trekking areas. Many trekking and tour guides can speak other western and eastern languages. Religions: Hindus are 81%, Buddhists are 9%(especially living in high Northern regions), Muslims are 4.5%, and Christains are1.4%. Land area:-1,47,181km2 Low Terai 20.1%, Middle Hills 56.2%, High Himalaya 23.7%, Arable land 16.8%, Forest 25.4% Time Zone: Nepal is 5’45” ahead from GMT and 15 minutes faster than Indian Time.

There are two main trekking seasons in Nepal. Spring (From 3rd week of February to 1st week of May) and autumn(From 3rd week of September to 1st week of December ). These seasons are common to all trekking routes. The Everest and Annapurna regions are very crowded during march-April and mid-October to the end of November. The weather is warm with flowers in rain shadow areas during the monsoon seasons. But the flooding and landslide can be damaged to the mountain road which can make major delay in time schedule. Leeches also found in lower trails during the monsoon that can make uncomfortable while walking. The trekkers can explore all year round in Mustang but are cold from December to the beginning of March. Likewise, Dolpo can be visited from mid of August to the first week of October. Poon Hill and Helambu like short treks can do during the winter( December to February) but it is cold at night. It is also possible for Annapurna, Manaslu, and Everest Base camp treks but the weather is very cold which makes the treks to tough.   The biggest season of tourist from October to December which is the best time to capture mountain views. There is also good temperature and clear sky after the monsoon.  The Middle Hills and Terai region ( Chitwan National Park and Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha) is the best time to explore in winter.  

There are different races of people inhabitant in Nepal. So that they are having different culture and also celebrating different festivals throughout the country. You can found differ in culture and festivals by their religion too. The Hindu celebrates Dashain and Tihar which is held in October and November. Likewise, Buddist celebrates Loshar at different times. Gurungs and Tamangs are enjoying January and Sherpas are celebrating the month of February. But you can found some common festivals like holly(color’s festival) celebrating in every religion which held at end of February and March. You can get a chance to observe some cultural festivals like Indrejatra and  Janai Purnima in August and Shiva Ratri in February. So many other festivals are celebrating throughout the country.

Passport

A six-month valid passport with some blank pages for a stamping visa is required. Do not forget to check your passport where correctly stamped arrival, departure, passport number, and visa date to avoid the possibility of complications. VISA Nepal provides an arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport. But you should complete the visa form with a recent passport size photo and pay the visa fee in foreign currency, preferably USD. Other major currencies are also acceptable. A single entry visa fee cost is 15 days USD 25.00 30 days USD 40.00 90 days USD 100.00  A foreigner can stay a maximum of 150 days in a calendar year.  They can be extended visa from the Immigration Office in Kathmandu or Pokhara. A minimum extension is USD 30.00(to be paid in Nepalese rupees) for 15 days.  Visa applications can be pre-registered online. Read the requirements and have a photo and all requested details available before starting the process.  http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa   Spare passport size photos and Document copies  Better to bring 6-8 recent passport size photos and some copies of your passport for use on the visa application, visa extensions, and Trekking permits.          


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