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The Historic Kathmandu Valley

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 2 day(s)
Group Size: 9 - 99 people
Destination(s): Nepal  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 80 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 80 US Dollar (USD)

Each city is centered around its Durbar Square where museums, temples, courtyards and squares reveal the best of traditional art, crafts and architecture. Patan’s museum is particularly impressive whilst in Bhaktapur the essence of the medieval town can still be felt as the city preserves its own unique identity. The ancient and enigmatic Swayambhunath Stupa is the most sacred of the Valley’s Buddhist shrines whilst Pashupatinath is the largest temple complex in Nepal and one of the most sacred place dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva in the whole subcontinent.

Tour itinerary:

Day 01: Kathmandu

Drive to Pashupatinath early in the morning from there walk to Bauddhanath temple. In the late afternoon Kathmandu Darbar square and Swyambhuntha. Kathmandu Durbar Square is in the heart of the city in Basantapur. The complex was residence to Royal family before Narayanhiti Palace. The founding of the Palace dates back to Licchavi times. With considerable renovations by Malla rullers and later the Ranas. There are around 50 temples in the vicinity including the temple of titular deity, Taleju Bhawani. Durbar is divided into two courtyards, the outer comprising Kasthamandap, Kumari Ghar, and Shiva-Parvati Temple, and inner consisting of Hanuman Dhoka and the main palace. It also has two museums. Important ceremonies, including the coronation of the Nepali monarch, are held in the Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 02: Patan

Drive to Patan Durbar Square complex, situated in the center of Patan city, houses the residence of the former family of Patan. The Square and its surroundings provide very good example of ancient Newari architecture. The palace has three main courtyards the central and the oldest is Mul Chowk. To the west of the complex are a dozen free standing temples of various sizes and styles. Krishna Temple, Bhimsen Temple, the Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna Mahavira and Sundari Chowk mark the architectural excellence of its era. The Sundari Chowk with the sunken bath of Tusha Hiti, contains exquisite woodcarvings, stone, and metal sculpture. Durbar Square also houses a temple of Taleju Bhawani.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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