Kathmandu Heritage Tour - 3 Days

In Kathmandu Heritage Tour, you visit the historical monuments of the Kathmandu Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the beginning, you land at Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and Kathmandu is one of the prominent valleys of Asia. Another prominent valley of Asia is the Valley of Kashmir, which is in India. Another name of Kathmandu is the city of temples, and it is also famous for its festivals, architectures, and Newari culture. On the basis of these, the British Historian called Kathmandu “Nepal Proper.”

From your guide, you will find that Kathmandu has derived its name from Kaasthamandap, a big wooden house, located in the middle of the Kathmandu Durbar Square. According to the history, Kaasthamandap has been made from a single tree, without using nails. When you visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, you will see it a complex of palaces, courtyards, and temples. This square is believed to be built built between the 12th and 18th centuries. In the past, it used to be the seat of the Malla Kings, now it is the social, religious, and urban focal point of the city dwellers. There are also three museum galleries inside the square.

During the Kathmandu Heritage Tour, you also visit the 4 stupas of Patan, erected by Charumati, the daughter of Emperor Ashoka. In this tour, you also visit Swayambhunath and Boudhanath, the two renowned Buddhist stupas of the world. Kathmandu Heritage Tour also takes you to Pashupatinath, one of the most sacred shrines of the Hindus, which lies 5 km east from the heart of Kathmandu. This shrine is richly ornamented and contains the sacred “Shiva Lingam,” or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the existence of the shrine prior to 400 A.D. Near Pashupatinath, you can see the Hindu devotees taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River. You will also visit Patan, an old Newari city, which is famous for its Durbar Square, Golden Gate, Taleju, Krishna Mandir, Sati mandir, and Hiranya Varna Mahabir (the golden temple). In Nepali “mandir” means temple.