While you are wandering through the alluring UNESCO listed world heritage sites particularly the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the prominent monkey temple, Swayambhunath and witness some breathtaking Newari architecture, you really enjoy incredible Kathmandu tour where you can experience diverse historical identities, walk through the narrow alleys of Thamel street, make an exciting rickshaw ride or participate on a guided walking tour in the heart of the old Kathmandu city – Ason market.
Near Kathmandu, you could enjoy heli tour to the beautiful village of Dhulikhel, spend some time with rural life styles, relax in the most luxurious hotel and sightsee the panoramic vistas of the numerous mountains. Mountain Layeras Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd is proud to organise this Kathmandu Day Tour.
Kathmandu Day Tour Itinerary:-
08:30 am: start from Hotel drive to Bhaktapur 30min.drive to by car and visit around Bhaktapur Durbar square 1:00hrs.
10:00am: Drive to Bhaktapur – Nagarkot 40min and hike 1:00hrs to Nagarkot hills station to view of the majestic Himalayas, Rolling hills, deep valleys after hill station back to the Nagarkot.
14:00: lunch time
15: 00: Drive to Nagarkot – Chagunarayan Temple then after visit around Chagunarayan and drive back to Kathmandu hotel
16:30: Thamel office or your hotel.
One of the most popular images of the Goddess Bhagwati, the Palanchowk Bhagvati is indeed impressive. Located over 1,520m amidst a natural setting with views of the majestic north-eastern Himalayan range, this stone carved image of the goddess is housed in the Palanchowk Bhagvati temple. It is three feet long and considered one of the most beautiful idols of Bhagwati. Photos of this Bhagwati have been extensively used on Dashain greeting cards.The Palanchowk Bhagvati stands as a symbol of matriarchal prominence from the 5th century A D. The temple is 55 km. east of Kathmandu along the Arniko Highway (Tibet border). Going over hills and through valleys, the 2-hour journey is very enjoyable.
The shrine of the Sleeping Vishnu, situated below Shivapuri hill, 8 km. north of Kathmandu city is possibly the largest image of Vishnu. The five-yard long image of Narayan lying on a bed of serpents is one of the incarnations of Vishnu. It is believed the ruling kings of Nepal were forbidden to lay their eyes on this image, lest they be harmed.
The shrine consists of a pond in which lies a large image of Lord Vishnu reclining on the coils of a cosmic serpent carved in stone. The huge statue of the Sleeping Vishnu was carved from a single block of black stone of a type not found in the valley. It is believed that in another age, there lived a hardworking, farming couple who maintained their farm here. One day, while ploughing the field they discovered the stone image here and ever since, it has been an important place of worship.
Lying within the Shivapuri National Park, north of the valley is Shivapuri at 2,760m. From here, fine views can be had of Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli, Manaslu and Langtang range. The entire hill is thickly forested and enjoys a rich flora and fauna. The four-hour hike begins at Budhanilkantha. Camp overnight (remember to carry water) and rise early to catch the sunrise. On the way back, climb down to Baghdwar, source of the holy Bagmati, and stop for lunch at Nagi Gompa, after which Budhanilkantha is only a short walk back. Shivapuri is known for its butterflies.
This weekend retreat is 29km. north-west of Kathmandu and lies beside the road to Trisuli at an altitude of 2,073m. From the hilltop, excellent views can be had of Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Gauri Shanker. During spring, wild flowers cover the hillsides. The trekking trail begins at Balaju and continues on a flat stretch for more than an hour until Kauli. From there it is a stiff one-hour climb. Strawberries are grown here for export.
- Pickup and drop from your hotel by Tour Guide
- Private car, bus, jeep and hiace from Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Nagarkot and Chgunarayan back to Kathmandu
- Entrance fees of temple and city
- Lunch at Nagarkot
- Cost as per the group size
- expense, like water, guide tips etc.