With many religions and cultures co-existing in harmony, Kathmandu Valley Tour will give you a feeling like no place as you explore the pagoda style architecture combined with the hills as the backdrop. With seven UNESCO World Heritage sites as an emblem of ancient art and culture, Kathmandu valley is an ideal place to call home. On this short Kathmandu Valley Tour, you will witness the magic of two major religions of Nepal—Hinduism, and Buddhism—combined to create a spectacular hotpot of colorful culture and tradition.
Starting with Swayambhunath—a Buddhist shrine on a hilltop which features an amazing view of Kathmandu city—the tour goes on to Basantapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square—both ancient palaces with the rich history, art, and architecture. Then, an overnight stay in Nagarkot, situated on the east of Kathmandu Valley, will allow you to witness the most spectacular sunrise view. Kathmandu Valley Tour also takes to Pashupatinath and Boudhanath, respectively a Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site, from where you go on to visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, another ancient palace and a home to the Newari community. The pagoda style of temple making, which originated in Nepal, can be seen in its pure forms in the temples and palaces that you visit. The co-existence of different cultures does not only manifest itself in the art but also in the various arrangement of delicious food. As you visit the three cities that together make the Kathmandu valley, you will try and grasp how people in ancient Kathmandu Valley lived years ago before a King from the small hilly kingdom of Gorkha united multiple kingdoms into a nation called Nepal.
Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition guarantees a wonderful and spectacular visit to the Kathmandu Valley. Our city guides have rich knowledge regarding the history of Kathmandu and will take time to answer all the queries that you may have.