|Trip Name||Kathmandu Day Tours|
|Minimum Group Size||2+|
We are officially registered with the Department of Tourism under Government of Nepal with Tourism Legal Documents to operate various trips and outdoor activities within the Himalayan realm.
Private day tours begin right from Thamel to the lovely Garden of Dreams with superb gardens and an equally superb café where you can sit outside overlooking the garden, fountains and Ponds in an enclave of peace from the hurly- burly of Kathmandu city. Both the Kaiser Library and Garden of Dreams are on the way from Thamel, so you could visit both at the same time.
Then, continue walk to the Durbar Marg where you can see the former King's Palace, now it turns to Narayanhiti Palace Museum. Visitors are allowed to enter the former Palace complex by paying entry fee. Along the Durbar Marg street you will see a few modern clothes stores, shopping malls, some with good designer wear outlets, the Sherpa's Mall, KFC and other eateries.
Then, you will drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square in the heart of the city of Kathmandu. This Palatial complex was once a residence of Nepal's royal family before the construction of the Narayanhiti Palace, now it is converted into Museum. The major sights around Kathmandu Durbar Square are Taleju temple, Jaganath temple, Kal Bhairav, Swet Bhairav temple, Kumari temple, Kasthamandap each has its own history. Important national ceremonies are held in the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Most parts of the palace premise are open for tourists throughout the year. Vendors usually sell picture postcards outside the palace.
After Kathmandu Durbar Square we drive to Swayambhunath Stupa, one of the very popular religious sites, situated about 3 km away from central Kathmandu. According to mythological beliefs it says that God Swayambhunath was originated from the Lotus flower. People from different religions such as Hindus and Buddhists come to worship at Swayambhunath Sutpa. There are many other temples around Swayambhunath but the main Chaitya is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas. It is said to be about 2000 years old. The Swayambhunath site is situated on a hillock about 77 meters high from the ground level. Everyday people ascend the 365 steps to pay a visit to the deity. Every part of the Stupa holds a religious belief; according to Buddhism the thirteen gilded circles of the spire symbolize the thirteen steps that lead to nirvana or ultimate salvation the eyes on each of Stupa four sides symbolize the God all-seeing perspective that the God is looking everywhere to distinguish justice from injustice. The third eye on each face of the Stupa symbolizes wisdom. It is also believed that the only way to salvation is through Buddhism. The largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal is in a monastery next to the stupa. Behind the hilltop is a temple dedicated to Manjusri of Saraswati – the goddess of learning.
TRIP DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
07:30 Breakfast will be provided in Hotel
08:30 Departure for Sightseeing to Garden of Dreams Walk
9:30 Walk to Durbar Marg than countinue walking to the KFC.
10:30 After Durbar Mard we walk to Kathmandu Durbar Square,It is heart of the city of Kathmandu.
11:30/12:30 Lunch break
12:30 Drive to Swayambhunath Stupa and visit Hindu/Buddhists popular religious sites.
2:00 Drive back to the Hotel Free time
6:30 farewell dinner in Nepalies Restaurant.