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Start in Thankot and end in Kathmandu! With the romantic tour Kathmandu Highlights, you have a 3 day tour package taking you through Thankot, Nepal and 3 other destinations in Nepal. Kathmandu Highlights is a small group tour that includes an expert guide, transport and more.

UNESCO world heritage sites day tour in Kathmandu and the surrounding areas to visit some of the most culturally and naturally noteworthy and historical monuments of Nepal. Most popular day tour in Kathmandu Valley to see it's cultural and historical gems including some naturally beautiful sights from the hill top stations. Shivapuri national park will provide traveers with an opportunity to embark the natural beauty around Kathmandu Valley. The cable car ride to Chandragiri hill offers with best Himalayan views and peace of mind as this is one of the historically notable place of Nepal. These living heritage sites are still in full use on a daily basis, our Kathmandu Heritage Site tour will definitely take you back in time. In this day tour your visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple,Swyambhunath Temple including many other Hindu and Buddhist temples/monastries of great importance. It is truly an incredible experience.

Itineraries

Day 1

Day 1: Himalayan view from Chandragiri hill station inThankot with Cable car ride

Today we will take a short drive of 1 hour from Thamel to Thankot where the base station of Chandragiri Cable Car is situated. Riding a scenic cable car from Thankot to Chandragiri hill we will get magnificent view of Himalayas including Mt. Everest and the Kathmandu Valley. We will spend around 3 hours admiring the beauty of surrounding from the hill top with lunch and get down to Kathmandu.

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Day 2: Shivapuri National Park / Bagdwar hike and Budhanilkantha Temple visit

A Day hike from Kathmandu to Bagdwara is one of the best things to do in Kathmandu offering jaw dropping panaromic view of Himalayas. This is a refreshing gentle hike in the healthy lush damp green forest taking you through Nagi Gompa, Budhanilkantha, Shivapuri and bagdwara who are in Kathmandu for a day or 2. This forest houses 19 species of wildlife like Himalayan black bear, leopard, barking deer, wild boar, wild cat and monkeys along with 177 species of birds : Bird watchers’ paradise. This is like the Kingdom of Clouds! Staying there for a sec to turn the beautiful scenery into unforgettable pictures is inspiring. Bagdwar, the origin of sacred Bagmati River, where the water comes out of a tiger-shaped spout at altitude of 2732m, our ultimate destination. You will enjoy the view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal and Jugal himals in the north and Manaslu Himal in the south from the second highest hill around the valley : the Shivapuri hill.

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Day 3: Patan / Kathmandu, Attractions like UNESCO world heritage sites, Historic Palaces and Temples

We will have a regularly guided visit to various sites in Kathmandu and Patan as listed below. Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors are permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, as entrance into the temple is strictly forbidden to all non Hindus. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Boudhanath Stupa is one of the biggest stupa in the world . It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behaviour and human prosperity. This Buddhis Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is encircled by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest. Swayambhunath is Buddhist Stupa is said to be 2000 years old. The Stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples. Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the most popular tourist destinations as enlisted in World Heritage Sites. Clustered around the central Durbar Square are the old Royal Palace (Hanuman Dhoka), numerous interesting temples, the Kumari Chowk or Kumari Bahal (House of the Living Goddess) and the Kasthamandap (House of Wood) from which Kathmandu derived its present name. An exquisitive exploration in the Durbar Square reveals the ancient art and architecture of Nepal. Patan Durbar Square is like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda 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 an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.

Guide
Highly knowledgable, licenced and experienced tour guide will take you around the sites.

Transport
Comfortable private vehicles with professional licenced driver

Additional Services
Private Comfortable Vehicles
All the entrance fees and permits
All government taxes
A bottle of water

Accommodation

Insurance
Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price. You can organize travel insurance with your preferred insurance company. We recommend World Nomads, a company recommended by LonelyPlanet. You can check out the details here.

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    Price $550.00 /Person