One of the popular day tours of Ambition Himalaya Treks and Expeditions, UNESCO World Heritage Sites tour will take you to all places in Kathmandu listed by UNESCO.
World Heritage Sites Tour is a single day tour around Kathmandu valley for those who are interested to explore heritages of the world. This sightseeing tour includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Swyambhunath. Two of these sites are popular among Hindus and two among Buddhists.
Departure Date: Everyday
Departure Time: 10 AM from Ambition Himalaya Office or Your Hotel
Duration: 3 Hours
Places Covered: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Swyambhunath Stupa
Swyambhunath: The tour will start from Swyambhunath; also known as 'Monkey Temple' among tourists. Swyambhunath is one of the most popular holy site for Buddhist people all over the world. This area is inhabited by lots of monkeys and that is why the area is called Monkey Temple by tourists. Swyambhunath is holy place situated on a top of the hill on the west of Kathmandu valley.
Pashupatinath: After Swyambhunath we will continue our tour to Pashupatinath. Pashupatinath is the biggest and most popular Hindu holy temple among Hindus mostly in Nepal and India. This is a popular temple located on the bank of Bagmati River in Kathmandu valley in the east of Kathmandu. Only typical Hindus are allowed to enter the main entrance of the Temple. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the oldest temple in Kathmandu
Bouddhanath: Bouddhanath is another most popular and sacred Buddhst stupa in Kathmandu valley. This holy place is popular among Buddhist people all over the world. This stupa is located on the North-East of Kathmandu valley. The stupa's massive mandala makes the stupa one of the largest stupa in Nepal. The Bouddhanath area is inhabited by Tibetan refugees since long time.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: Finally, we will conclude our tour to Kathmandu Durbar Square; one of the most advanced site of Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square gives you the spectacular example of tradition architecture of Kathmandu Valley. The whole palace is crafted with amazing crafts by the typical people of Kathmandu Valley; Newars. This palace was originally a royal palace before the royal family moved to another palace. Another characteristic of the palace is the only 'living goddess' of Nepal. Every year there is a celebration in the palace during Dashain festival with the 'Virgin Living Goddess of Nepal'.
Exploring these places we will transfer to the hotel ending our tour. The tour is a single day tour suitable for people looking to explore around the town.