Kathmandu's Durbar Square is one of three durbar (royal palace) squares of the Kathmandu city. This is the place of the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, which was the royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch, still takes place these days. The palace is divided into two main chowks, and was originally constructed in the 16th century, although subsequent additions were made in the Shah (Gurkha) dynasty in the 18th century and by the Ranas in the 19th century. The palace is decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows and houses the King Tribhuwan Memorial Museum, dedicated to the monarch who opened Nepal to the outside world, and the Mahendra Museum, dedicated to his son, King Mahendra. It is also possible to visit the State Rooms inside the palace. At the southern end of Durbar Square is one of the most curious attractions of Nepal, the Kumari Chowk., A young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. She is worshipped during religious festivals and makes public appearances.
Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) is decorated with a colourful fluttering of prayer flags. it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the Kathmandu city. Swayambhunath is one of the most identifiable symbols of Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all, who ascend the worn stone steps. It is listed in World Heritage Site and one of the holiest Buddhist site of Nepal, and is at the source of the Valley's fabulous beginning. Legend has it that the history of the Valley began with the draining of an ancient lake by an Enlightened Being to reveal the Valley and a lotus flower was transformed into this hill and the shining light became the stupa itself. Swarms of pilgrims and red-clad monks circle the complex, spinning the prayer wheels, while the scores of monkeys that give the temple its nickname, Monkey Temple.
Patan Durbar Square is counterpart of Kathmandu valley, is an enchanting combination of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda style temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan's religious and social life, and houses a museum containing a collection of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built everything from stone.
Bhaktapur (City of devotees) covers an area of four square miles. Bhaktapur (city of devotees) still retains a medieval charm and visitors to this ancient town are treated to numerous wonders of cultural and artistic achievements. The past glory of the Malla rules continues to be reflected at the Darbar Square. Pottery and waving are its traditional industries. Bhaktapur is famous for woodcarving and the traditional topi (cap). The city located about 14 km east of Kathmandu. The places of interest include Bhaktapur Darbar Square, the National Art Gallery, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, Dattatreya Temple and Dattatreya Square. Bhaktapur Durbar Square contains innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces such as lion gate, the golden gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.
Bouddhanath is the largest stupas among in South Asia, and it has become the central point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. The white mound looms thirty-six meters overhead. The stupa is located on the ancient trade route to Tibet, and Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers here for many centuries. When refugees entered to Nepal from Tibet in the 1950s, many of them decided to live around Bouddhanath. They established many gompas, and the Little Tibet in Nepal . This "Little Tibet" is still the best place in the Valley to observe Tibetan lifestyle. Tibetans walk with prayer wheels in their hands, and the rituals of prostration are presented to the Buddha as worshippers circumambulate the stupa on their hands and knees, bowing down to their lord.
Not only trekking and mountaineering but you also can have city tour in Nepal. The city in Nepal is considered the capital of temples, where you can see the temple every step that you take. Besides that, you also can go away Nagarkot to be far from jostle and bustle of the city. Nagarkot It is located at the altitude of 2211m, only 30 km north east of Kathmandu. It is a famous place to have a look the view of sunrise and sunset from the mountain ranges. Therefore, thousands of people do visit the place everyday.
From Nagarkot, you also can see the great views of Himalayas, including Annapurna, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shanker and Ganesh Himal. As the views of Himalaya can only be approached from Nagarkot, the mountain flight takes from the same rout.
We organizes Kathmandu- lumbini tour in all the places across Nepal as per the interest of tourists. Such as the sites of Kathmandu like Kathmandu Darbar square, patan Durbar square, Bhaktapur Durbar square, Pasupatinath, Bouddhanath, swayambunath ( monkey temple) , the one of the most beautiful city of Nepal Pokhara, Chitawan - the home place of many wild animals, birds and reptiles and the birth place of lord buddha Lumbini and various other areas. This trip and timing can be personalized as per your interest. Please send us an e-mail with your requirements. Thank you!
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley to doscover its world heritage sites includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Return to the hotel.
Situated at an altitude of 1,401m. Bhaktapur covers area of 4 square miles. Shaped like a couch-shell. Bhaktapur means the city of devoees. Pottery and weaving are it's traditional industries. The city lies about 14 kilometers East of Kathmandu and can be reached by public transport and by trolley buses. The major sightseeing places in Bhaktapur include:
Taumadi square where you can see main part of Royal palace (Bhaktapur Durbar Square): The main square of the city contains innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces like the Lion Gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, the picture Gallery, the golden Gate, the 55 windows, the Batsala temple and the Bell of Barking dogs, etc. The statue of the king Bhupatendra Malla in the act of worship is placed on a colum facing the palace. Of the many statues available in Nepal this is considered to be the most magnificent. Main point we will visit here above places.
1.THE NATIONAL ART GALLERY
2.THE GOLDEN GATE
3.THE PALACE OF 55 WINDOWS
4.THE STONE TEMPLE OF BATSALA DEVI
We could spend visiting here about 3 hours. After that we will drive to Patan Durbar Square..
Patan durbar square :
Situated the heart of the city constitutes the focus of visitor's attraction. The square is full of ancient palaces, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings. The Patan Durbar square consists of three main Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshav Narayan Chowk. The Sundari Chowk holds in the center a masterpiece of stone architecture, the Rayal bath called Tushshity. KRISHNA MANDIR. Built in the seventeenth century, the temple of Lord Krishna holds a commanding position in the palace complex of Patan. It is supposed to be the first specimen of Shikhara style architecture in Nepal. It is the only temple having 21 spires and is completely. Hear main point we are going to see:
1.PATAN DURBAR SQUARE,
2. KRISHNA MANDIR,
3. MAHABOUDHA TEMPLE,
4. HIRANYA VERNA MAHAVIHAR.
And many more temples we will see from this place. This two old city visits after that we will back to hotel to enjoy evening dinner.
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends..
The best seasons for tour / hiking in Nepal will from January to May and September to December through the year. But from June to August will stays Monsoon in Nepal so there might be a lot of rains in the city and cloudy in the mountains.
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalaya where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
This trekking is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 degree C to -10 degree C.
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