Explore the culture and tradition of Nepal as you visit four different UNESCO cultural heritage sites in Nepal. As you tour around these, you can get a complete insight into the history and culture of Nepal. Divided by states and regions (Mountain, Hilly, and Terai) but united by cultures and broad horizons of traditions, on this day tour you will encounter four different cultural heritages that bear much importance to Nepalese culture.
Pashupatinath Temple, located on the bank of the Bagmati River, is the oldest temple in Nepal. Holding a great history behind its discovery, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the god of destroyers and re-creators. The beautiful golden pagoda roof and silver door enclose the main Shivalinga. Having great religious importance, this place is visited by both external and internal tourists throughout the year. The cremation site, different shrines, and temples in the inner courtyard and outer complex make this place heavenly and holy.
Swayambhunath Temple is the next destination you'll be visiting on this day tour. Located at the lofty height of the valley, Swayambhunath is the sacred pilgrimage of Buddhists as well as Hindus. Popularly known as a monkey temple, this temple provides its visitors with a complete panoramic view of the city and a calming environment. The compassionate eye of Buddha watching over the city is a subtle beauty. The monastery, statues, and Harati temples are some other attractions in this place. Climbing 365 staircases with a monkey running around you might be a fun and challenging part of the visit.
Boudhanath: Popularly known as "Little Tibet" in Nepal, Boudhanath is another important Buddhist site with the largest and unique whitewashed dome. The structure of this stupa has its own meaning and significance. The Tibetan people living around the stupa have preserved this cultural heritage site without degrading its aesthetic value.
Kathmandu Durbar Square, lying in the heart of Kathmandu with dozens of other temples accompanying it, is the place that used to be the palace of Shah and Malla during their rule. The beautiful architecture of palaces and the art on wooden doors and windows is something you will admire at the end of the day. The Kumari Ghar, Kal Bhairav temple, Ashok Binayak temple, Shova Bhagwati, Mahadev-Parbati temple, and national museum are some of the culturally important sites in this place.
The last destination this tour takes you to is the Boudhanath stupa, one of the significant Buddhist sites, which is also the largest stupa in South Asia. Here, you'll get to explore the Tibetan culture and traditions, as the surrounding area is inhabited by the Tibetan community.