Nepal has successfully established itself as the prime trekking and touring destination in the globe. Along the adventurous trekking and hiking, Nepal offers interesting and impressive cultural, historical and scenic day tours around Kathmandu valley with Bhaktapur, Patan, Lalitpur, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Namobuddha, Pharping, Chobar and beyond Kathmandu at Pokhara, Gorkha, Palpa, Tansen and Lumbini. Private Day tours at all these places comprises extensive cultural, historical and customs with our expert tour guide.
Our cultural and historical private day tour packages in Kathmandu valley are:
Kathmandu valley one day sightseeing tour
Duration: 1day (9 am to 5pm)
Departure time: @ 9am from BUNA Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd. Office, Thamel, Kathmandu or pick up from your hotel upon request
First site: Kathmandu Durbar square, 5 minutes drive or 15 minutes walking distance from Thamel.
Second site: Swayambhunath stupa, 20 minutes drive from Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Third site: Pashupatinath temple, 20 minutes drive from Swayambhunath stupa
Final site: Boudhanath Stupa, 10 minutes drive from Pashupatinath temple
Return point: BUNA Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd. Office, Thamel, Kathmandu @ 5pm or drop off to your hotel upon request.
Kathmandu valley day tour reflects the glimpse of traditional style temples, monuments, palaces, monasteries, stupas that holds great significance culturally and historically. Mainly we will visit the world heritage site in the Kathmandu valley namely Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath stupa, Boudhanath stupa and Pashupatinath temple. We can visit the Narayanhiti Museum which holds the mystery of royal massacre and relax at garden of dreams; both places are at walking distance away from tourist hub Thamel.
We embark for following places during our Kathmandu valley one day tour:
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Old Durbar (Palace) area and royal court yard, temple of present Kumari “Living Goddess, Kastamandap an old historical Pagoda Temple where Kathmandu named derived from the word Kastamandap in Sanskrit meaning Temple built from the wood of a single tree.
Bhairb shrine near the old palace of Hanuman Dhoka a ferocious looking God many manifestations of Lord Shiva (the protector & destroyer)
Telaeju Temple perched high above Old Palace of Hanuman Dhoka, 7th Centaury of impressive architecture Pagoda and Terra cotta design (opens inside the temple once a year in the month of end of September or 1st week of October during Nepal greatest festival of Dashain)
Swaymbhunath (Monkey Temple)
West of Kathmandu Valley perched on a hillock, one of the ancient sites of more than 2,500 years old structure of huge dome Stupa with All Seeing Eyes of Buddha at four corners of the Stupa, this Stupa of Buddhist religion but respected by Hindu’s as well, around Swaymbhunath there many smaller models of Stupa and statue of Buddha and museum with ancient historical artifacts with Temple of Vajra Jogini devotees pay respect to cure their children from chicken fox diseases.
Swaymbhunath offers grand view of Kathmandu valley and in a clear fine day along with views of Langtang, Ganesh and Jugal Himal range of mountains.
There is two ways to reach the Stupa complex one by the old normal local route from the front east gate a climb to steep steps for 20 minutes and the other way is south west of Stupa where one can drive most of the way, and from the ticket counter a short walk to the Stupa.
Tour of Pashupatinath a holy Hindu Temple
A short drive of 20 minutes on route Kathmandu airport, visiting areas on this Holy Hindu Temple Pashupatinath complex the first sight by the bank of Baghmati River is the cremation on pyre of Hindu’s deceased body with hay and woods for burning the corpse, after cremation rituals heading on steps towards nicely built rows of small stone shrines inside a Lord Shiva Phallus, from here looking across the Temple of Pashupatinath dedicated to Lord Shiva with silver four doors in each corner and with Golden Roof Pagoda. (Only Hindu are allowed inside the main Temple premises so Non Hindu’s have to observe the Temple environment from outside). This place is flooded with pilgrims during the auspicious time in February as per Hindu Lunar calendar to worship “Shiva Ratri” Shiva birth anniversary.
Tour of Boudhnath “Little Tibet”
Just within reach from Pashupatinath lies the famous, probably world’s largest Stupa a dome shaped, inside from the busy street Boudhanath Stupa of quaint environment with many monasteries around the Stupa complex, the holy Stupa with four all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha with golden gilt spires atop decorated with prayer flags and holy Buddhist symbols, one can walk around the first half of the large stupa where Buddhist pilgrims and devotees offers prayers and burn juniper incense, this dome shaped with white washed and pattern of Lotus flower petals in orange or saffron color. Around lined with prayer wheels walking clockwise is the right order and discipline in Tibetan of Mayana Buddhism the place is surrounded with shrines, shops and restaurants, after an interesting and fascinating time walk towards the exit gate to reach our tour bus and cars.
Kathmandu valley has lot to offer for visitors, however we will be concluding our day trip here and returning back to Hotel. Enjoy rest of your day exploring the night life, cultural show at Thamel area. Join with BUNA treks and see what Kathmandu city has more to offer.
One Day Dhulikhel Tour
Dhulikhel is another scenic area near Kathmandu valley that offers the incredible views of Himalayan ranges along the cultural glimpse of local Newari people. After driving around one and half hours from Kathmandu, we will reach Dhulikhel and start day hiking and exploring the local city.
Right after having an instant meal, we will drive towards 33 kilometers east from Kathmandu and arrive at dhulikhel. It is also popular bird watching area and wide species of blossoming flowers during spring season makes it even more delightful and picturesque. Hike through the forests, green hills and get one step closer to nature by joining Dhulikhel day hiking organized by BUNA treks and expeditions. We will conclude this trip by the end of the day and will drop off to your hotel.
Duration: 1 Day (7am to 5pm)
Departure time: @ 7am from BUNA Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd. Office, Thamel, Kathmandu or pickup form your hotel upon request.
Activity: Hike towards Dhulikhel hill, sightseeing around the valley, bird watching and trek downhill.
Return time: @ 5pm one and half hour return drive to BUNA Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd. Office, Thamel , Kathmandu or drop off at your hotel upon request.