Details: Kathmandu guided sightseeing tour
Extending over an area of 360 km square at an altitude of 1336 meters above sea level, Kathmandu is an exotic and fascinating showcase rich culture, art and traditions. The capital, which is the seat political, commercial and cultural development spans 24 Kilometres from east to west and 19 kilometres from north to south is. It is surrounded by green hills terrace cultivation, enamelled by rooftops red houses. She has many ethnic groups including the Newar which gives him its cultural specific. A legend says that the valley was once under water until the Bodhisattva Manuscript or planted his sword in the middle of the lake. The valley dried up and the first inhabitants settled.
Details: Durbar Square
Kathmandu's central meeting area, Durbar Square, is a profusion of temples reflecting the different architectural styles dating from the eleventh century. The Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the Malla and Shah kings who ruled over the city. Along with these palaces, the square surrounds quadrangles revealing courtyards and temples. It is known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, a name derived from a statue of Hanuman, the monkey devotee of Lord Ram, at the entrance of the palace.
Details: Royal Palace
The area also includes the Royal Palace with its gilded gates and elaborate statues, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The square is alive with a multitude of nationalities, intermingled with stalls displaying a wide variety of Nepalese and Tibetan handicrafts.
Details: Temple of the Living Goddess
A few steps away from the main square, is the Temple of the Living Goddess, where you may catch a glimpse of the Kumari (worshipped by Nepali Buddhists and Hindus as the manifestation of the goddess Durga), at one of the open windows overlooking the inner courtyard.
Details: Swayambhunath Stupa visit
Swayambhunath Stupa is Nepal's most significant centre of Buddhist worship. Dating back from the 5th century, Swayambhunath is also known as the "Monkey Temple" due to the large population of monkeys that make the grounds their home. The temple buildings are set atop a hill and offer an excellent view of Kathmandu and its valley. The Buddhists visit the Stupa for religious reason, but everyone interested in mysticism, tantra, spirituality, ancient sculptures, & fine arts should not miss visiting the site.
Details: Patan excursion
Patan is known as the “City of Crafts” and is a World Heritage site. One of the oldest Royal cities in the valley, admire The Ancient Royal Palace where Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided, as well as the historic square - a marvel of Newa architecture, the Golden Gate, the sky piercing temple of Taleju and the statue of Yogendra Malla, Krishna Mandir, Sati Temple, Hiranya Varna Mahabiar (the golden temple), Mahabouddha with views of old carved wooden windows through the streets, curious shops and Bazaars.
Details: Native Tibetan camp visit
Experience a glimpse of Tibet at the Native Tibetan Camp, which houses refugees that escaped from Chinese Occupied Lhasa in 1959 with the Dalai Lama and brought with them the fine art of carpet weaving.