SIGHT SEEING
Nepal Mountain Trekking pleased to organize sightseeing tours for you in and around the Kathmandu Valley. Nepal boasts a rich cultural diversity, and it is well worth exploring during your visit to Nepal.. If you only have a short time for Nepal, our tours will make sure you get the most out of your trip.
Rich cultural spirit that represents unique blend of Buddhism and Hinduism, Birth place of Buddha, Home of Mount Everest, World heritage sites and much more... Also our knowledge of the area around the Kathmandu Valley ensures that we can take you to less known, but equally interest
ing and culturally rich places.
All our sightseeing excursions are conducted by experienced tour leadres, who speak and understand English very well. Guides for non-English speakers also can be arranged.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:
Durbar square classic tour takes you to the famous places that have housed kings of different dynasties and temple-scapes representing the finest expamples of Hindu and Buddhist architectures.
Swayambhunath:
One of the world’s most glorious, ancient, enigmatic and the holiest of Buddhist Chaityas, dating back more than 2000 years. Situated on a hillock Swayambhunath, literally “the Self-Created or Existent”, is a mosaic of small stupas and pagoda temple contributed over time by the succession of kings and noblemen. The main structure of the stupa is made of a solid hemisphere of brick and clay, supporting a lofty conical spire and capped by pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sides on the base of the spire are the “All Seeing Eyes” of Lord Buddha. The main features of Swayambhunath in brief are “The Five Buddhas.
Bouddhanath:
This colossal and ancient Stupa, one of Nepal's most unique monument and said to be the world biggest, attracts Nepalese pilgrimage of Tibetan stock from as far as Dolpo and Mugu as well as Tibet, Ladhak in India and Bhutan. Baudhanath Stupa with all seeing eyes of primordial Adi Buddha on all the four sides of the stupa is said to hold the remains of Kasyapa - the Buddha of the previous time.The Stupa 100 meters in diameter, built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels by the Lichchivi King Mana Deva in the fifth century rises to 36 meters above the base including the spire, "all seeing eyes" and the pinnacle represent the stages of enlightenment, symbol of royalty, compassion, knowing and nirvana. There are many myths about the origins of the stupa. Will have lunch here after the sightseeing (around 1330hrs).
Guheshwari:
The short drive from Bouddha will take you this place said that when Sati, the consort of Siva, immolated herself due to her father's insult, Siva stricken with grief, wandered the skies with her corpse as pieces of her body fell to earth thus creating 51 sacred sites. Her private parts fell here thus the name "Guheshwari".
Pashupatinath:
Just a small walk takes you the temple of lord Siva-Pasupatinath with two tiered golden roof and silver doors is famous for its superb Newari architecture situated near the banks of sacred Bagmati River. Entrance to the temple precinct is permitted to the "Hindus Only", however visitors can clearly see the temple from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. Pashupati, literally, "Lord of the Animals" is the patron deity of Nepal and believed to have been unearthed by an obscure herdsman while one of his cattle was showering the earth with milk. Across the sacred river, above the array of decorated monuments is the "Slasmantak or Mrigasthali Ban (forest)" where legends have it that Lord Siva dwelled in a form of an antelop to evade the hordes of demigods.
Bhaktapur
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a conglomeration of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The square is one of the most charming valley as it highlights the ancient of the kings perched on top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in very place – struts, lintels, tympanums, gateways and windows – all seem to form a well orchestrated symphony.
Patan city :
Patan is protected by UNISCO world heritage site. Patan is the second largest city in the valley. It is some time referred to as Lalitpur, which means city of beauty. Patan has long Buddhist history and the four corners of the city are marked by stupas. Patan's central Durbar square is absolutely packed with temples. It an architectural feast with a far greater concentration of temples per sq meter than in Katmandu or Bhaktipur. Numerous other temples widely diverse style as well as many Buddhist monasteries are scattered around this fascinating town. The Patan Durbar square is a concentrated mass of temples, undoubtedly the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. There is also many others numerous temples are Krishna, Bhimsen, Taleju bell, Bhai Dega and others many temples gives you more experience about Nepali people faith and respect on religion. All the temples are decorated by numerous arts and architecture. The Patan also offers you Newari people culture and them life style