Ancient Valley Tour (Kathmandu, Nagarkot ,Patan, Bhaktapur, Kirtipur)
Kathmandu Valley Tour is a full day trip to the places having rich cultural and historical significance. On this trip, you are taken to places in the valley like: Patan, Swayambhunath, Basantapur Durbar Square, Bouddhanath,Bungamati and Khokana. All these famous spots are renowned for its culture defining palaces, shrines, temples, statues and rich carvings. Most of these spots were enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in the year 1979. The exquisite museum inside the Durbar Square is considered as one of the best museums in Asia. Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple is one of the most significant parts of the valleys culture. The monks and priests of such sites are highly respected and reckoned as saviours. The capital hub is also surrounded by green fields and hills which invite tourists for enjoyable day hikes and walks.
Nagarkot valley tour is also a full day trip to the hill top of a valley that lies 32 km east of Kathmandu. This region is outstandingly famous for the sunset and sunrise view offered by it. This valley is also famous as the perfect Picnic spot the Kathmandu valley. From the Nagarkot you can see the magnificent views of Khumbu range, Manaslu, Dorje Lakpa, Mt Everest, Langtang rage etc as well as the beautiful view of the sunrise and sun set in the Himalayan range. Via Nagarkot you also see the excellent view of the Indrawati River valley in the east as well as the panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley in the west. The astounding landscapes and hills with the view of the Kathmandu valley make your Nagarkot tour a superb and lifetime memory. As per this tour package, you will go through all the famous and significant historical and cultural places of Nagarkot.
Patan valley tour is a tour package that is involved in providing a day trip to the picturesque Patan, also well known as Manigal in the local language which was founded by the ancient rulers Kirats around the turn of 3rd Century BC. The Patan City is formed in the shape of Dharma Chakra, this shape depicts the path of salvation and enlightenment as per the teachings of Buddha. In this century of urbanization, patan still has been able to withhold a high degree of ancient art and crafts giving rise to Nepalese ancient culture. You might as well catch a glimpse of Nyatapole temple and other sacred ponds and lakes.
Bhaktapur tour package includes a day trip to the Bhaktapur area that is also known as the city of devotees. It was also known by the names Bhadgaon, Khwopa and Khwopinggram in the historic days. Withholding maximum number of Newars (a tribal ethnic group), this ancient Newar city, which used to be a Malla kingdom until towards the end of the 15th Century, has been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site which is a prestigious way of acknowledging its significance. Bhaktapur is also a storehouse to ancient traditions, festivals and colorful celebrations, wooden, clay and stone craft work, temples displaying ancient architecture with beautiful ponds, mask dance, and various other rituals involving ancient traditions with typical Newari music, narrow stone paved streets which has its own significance.
Kirtipur tour is a small tour to the region that lies 5km southwest of Kathmandu. It includes a number of temples that has been able to promote its regional values. There are temples like Baghbhairab Temple, the triple-roofed Uma Maheshwar Temple, or Hindu Kvat, which is gotten by climbing the stone stairway by the saddle. The Chilanchu Vihara can also be seen on top of the southern hill.
There are some great views of Kathmandu valley and the mountains behind it through Kirtipur. It also consists of numerous amount of other significant shrines, temples, ponds, lakes and religious sthals. The major attraction of kirtipur also includes Tribhuwan University, temple of Adinath, the temple of Bagh Bhairav, Uma Maheshwor temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Shri Kirti Bihara, a Buddhist Monastery. It’s definitely worth a visit.
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