Kathmandu Valley Temples & Pagodas Tour
Nepal is well known to have the world highest mountain Everest but beside this, it is also the birthplace of Lord Gautama Buddha. This short five-day tour is perfect for those adventurous travelers who have limited holiday and want to explore some of the heritage sites, famous different temples, monuments, and stupas. Lots of spiritual visitors come to explore Kathmandu as this ancient place is also called as the city of temples.
As the valley is surrounded by the three cities Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan and each city have different temples and palaces with different myth. While touring, our well-experienced guide will fill you with adequate knowledge about the myth, why the temple was built, how and so on. Including the heritage sites, we will also be heading to Nagarkot - the best spot to view the sunrise and sunset surrounded by astounding views of the Himalayas.
This tour is also designed as a pilgrimage tour. First, we will be visiting the Kathmandu Durbar Square which is an ancient palace where historical kings used to rule the country. After that, we will visit the Pashupatinath temple. It is also famous cremation site where Hindus believe that cremating here; you get out of the cycle of life and death.
Next, we headed to visit the Swambhunath temple which is pilgrimage site both for Hindus and Buddhist. Then we head to the largest stupa i.e. Boudhanath stupa. Next day, we will be exploring other areas visiting numerous temples and shrines. Next day we head to Nagarkot for fine-looking sunrise and sunset views.
We Accent Himalaya have different packages of Nepal tour such as whole Nepal heritage which is a 10 days tour, a short 3 days tour for those who have limited time. You can go to our website for more details and choose the best that suits your holiday. Kathmandu Valley Temples and Pagodas Tour can be done year round but the perfect time would be in spring and fall as the weather conditions will be clear and pleasing. To book this tour or have any inquiries, please do contact or email us.
Our day to day itinerary for this tour is listed below:
Day 01: Arrival & Overnight in Kathmandu
As you land at the Tribhuvan International airport of Kathmandu and completing all the process of all the custom formalities like Visa and passport etc. after that you looked for the signboard of the Accent Himalaya as they will be waiting you outside the exit gate. Then our representative of the Accent Himalaya will greet you and take you to the respective hotel category in three or five star hotel and then you can freshen up and take some rest. In the evening the company of the Accent Himalaya will be hosting a welcome dinner in the fine Nepali restaurant which serves the typical Nepali dish.
- Meal: Welcome Dinner
Day 02: KTM Sightseeing Tour: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath
After the breakfast we will start our tour by visiting the 4 main UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu which are Kathmandu Durbar Square is the palace where the earlier kings holds this square and ruled over this country. It is beautifully built with ancient arts and architecture. Next we will be visiting the Swambhunath temple to visitors also known as monkey temple where in this area there are lots of monkey wandering around this temple and in the top of the temple there is a stupa which is said to be the ancient stupa of Nepal. Next will be the Pashupatinath temple one of the sacred temple of Hindus which is located near the Baghmati River as this site is also the cremation sites of Hindus. After that we will be visiting the largest stupa in south Asia known as Boudhanath stupa where you can find thousands of prayer wheels surrounding the stupa.
- Meal: Breakfast
Day 03: Sightseeing Tour: Patan, Khokana, Bungmati, And Sunset at Nagarkot
Today after the breakfast we will be visiting some of the cultural landmarks of Patan one of the ancient city of Nepal as this city is also recognized as fine arts and architecture where we will be visiting the ancient temples, palaces and many more cultural sites. After that we will be visiting the ancient village named Khokana which is also listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites, next we will be heading to visit the Bungmati village where you can find ancient villages surrounding with the medieval temple and exploring this village we take a drive to the Nagarkot which is 32 kilometer from the east of the Kathmandu at the altitude of 2175 meter. The place is famous for viewing the sunrise and sunset view and today we will be spending our night in nagarkot to enjoy the sunset view and in the morning relish the sunrise view.
- Meal: Breakfast
Day 04: Sightseeing: Nagarkot Sunrise, Changu Narayan & Bhaktapur
Early morning we will head to the hill station of Nagarkot to enjoy the sunrise view and then we will retrace down and enjoy our breakfast and then we will head to Changu Nayan where our trail passes through villages and the farmlands where you can observe the local farmers working in the fields. Next we will be heading to the Bhaktapur city – medieval city and here we will the visiting the ancient durbar square which is listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites. We will spend our night in Kathmandu.
- Meal: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
Day 05: Fly Home, Transfer to Airport.
Your 5 days tour finally comes to an end. As today you can do shopping and pack your luggage and our representative from the Accent Himalaya will come to pick you up from the hotel and make sure that you have packed all your belongings. Then the representative will be dropping you at the airport three hours earlier than your flight schedule. We hope that you had a great time with us and we are looking further for your next adventurous trips.
- Meal: Breakfast