It is believed since centuries; there are more temples in Kathmandu than there are houses. Perhaps because Kathmandu was, once, a transit hub for diverse ancient cultures and beliefs. Over the years, famous ruling dynasties like, Kirats, Licchavis, Mallas, and Shahs decorated Kathmandu like a princess. Kathmandu is one of the example cities in the world for being a perfect religious harmony city. Here, Buddhism and Hinduism coexist in peace and respect.
In such one day tour “Temples and Stupas”, one can experience the ultimate cultural variations within a walking distance.
Pashupatinath is one of the important Hindu shrines in Nepal, moreover, in the world. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, also known as Pashupatinath (Lord of Animals). Nestles by the bank of holy river, Bagmati, Pashupatinath temple is believed to have its origin in 400 AD, which is also an example of perfection of ancient arts and crafts. Inside temple, four-faced six foot lingum (phallic symbol of Shiva) makes this temple utterly valuable in the world.
Patan Durbar Square is surrounded by, probably, the best fabricated architectural skills that Kathmandu valley had ever witnessed. Patan accepted both Hinduism and Buddhism in an equal manner, so it is very likely for anyone to see in alleys of Patan – people worshiping Hindu temples and Buddhist shrines at the same time. Patan is also renowned for the “Birth to Death” shops, which trade every little item that Nepalese rituals require from birth to death.
Bouddhanath is the hub of Tibetan culture in Nepal. The 36-meter-high stupa of Bouddhanath is one of the largest stupas in South Asia. The stupa was built in striking area where ancient Tibet merchants would rest and offered prayers for many centuries. Boudha was, once, an essential kingdom within a kingdom, but its jewel crown Boudhanath Stupa still influences almost every Buddhism followers in the world.
Swayambhunath, which was built in the 5th century, is one of the oldest and most revered shrines in the country. Perched atop a conical hill, its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire with the all-seeing-eyes is a not only a major landmark of the valley, but equally, a symbol of Nepal. You can reach the shrine by climbing 365 steps, which defines the number of days in a year, up the hill, or by a winding road on the other side.
Starting time: 10 AM
Reporting time: 0945 AM
Meeting Place: RMT Office Building, Lal Durbar Marg
Every Saturday, Sunday & Monday
Private Group Departure:
Available if there is minimum 05 pax in a group
Cost of joining: USD 35.00 per person
English Speaking Tour Guide
Private AC Vehicle as per group size
Note: Entrance Fee is Not Included.
1. Swayambhunath Stupa
2. Boudhanath Stupa
3. Pashupatinath Temple
4. Patan Durbar Square