- Day Tour Program
Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Durbar Square
Kathmandu Days Tours of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath, two other UNESCO World Heritage sites that areimportant religious sites in Kathmandu. Pashupatinath, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River, is sometime likened to Varanasi as cremations are a common sight here. It is certainly the most important Hindu temple in Nepal and contains many fine buildings, some of which can only be viewed from the outside by non-Hindus. However, for many visitors, the riveting sight of a cremation is what they will remember from this holy place.
From here we will visit Boudhanath, which is one of the world’s largest stupas. It is located on one of the old trade routes to Tibet and is considered to be the most important Tibetan Buddhist monument outside of Tibet. Boudhanath is an important religious centre for Tibetan exiles (there are more than 45 monasteries on the area) and here you will also find many Tibetans running the restaurants and shops that line the area.
We will have lunch at a traditional Nepali restaurant and then spend the afternoon exploring Durbar Square, which is the traditional heart of old Kathmandu. This square, which is actually 3 squares loosely linked, offers some of the best of ancient Newari Architecture, as the oldest temples date back to the 12th century. The palace was once the home of the kings of Nepal and today one can still find the Kumari : the Living Goddess : living in one of the old buildings. If you are very lucky, she may make an appearance at the window while you are in the courtyard.
That evening we will have a farewell dinner, which includes traditional Nepali food and dancing.
Day Tour Program
07:00 Breakfast will be provided in Hotel
08:00 Departure from Pashupatinath Sightseeing
11:00 Boudhanath Sightseeing and Lunch in Boudhanath
13:30 Kathmandu Durbar Square and surroundings sightseeing
15:30 Back to Thamel free Time
19:00 welcome Drink (Traditional Nepali food and Dancing)