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Best Sightseeing Tours in Kathmandu

Nepal's muddled and vibrant capital is set in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley that is bordered by the serrated, snowy peaks of the Himalaya. Kathmandu is one of the old hubs for trade and exports. The old city centre is a crowded maze of small shops and paved alleyways, and the streets are narrow for the cars to find their way. The city has crumbling buildings (especially after the mammoth earthquake) that opens onto the courtyards where you will find chillies, rice, and laundry dry in the sun. All in all, you will find a temple in each corner of the city illustrating the real traditional essence of the city. The temples are masked in exasperate smoke and decorated with marigolds. Indulge in the best sightseeing tours in Kathmandu to explore the amazing culture and tradition of the city.



Take a Kathmandu sightseeing tour and get into the heart of the city. As the city is considered to be a cultural, commercial, and political hub of Nepal you may find a plethora of attractions and sightseeing spots. Its natural beauty, historic and holistic places will leave you amazed. Places like Patan and Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu valley are some of the heritage sites that have a historic importance. Other than that there is artistic exposition of graceful temples, brick cemented courtyards and pilgrimage places for both Hindus and Buddhists. Popular short excursions tours can also be taken at Shivapuri National Park and a hill station of Nagarkot. Certainly, this city has a lot to offer for mountaineers and trekkers. A guided trek in the Annapurna Sanctuary or safari tours to Chitwan National Park can also be organized. There is also a scope of conducting adventure activities with the best sightseeing tours in Kathmandu - all in all, making it a perfect place to visit on your next vacation.

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    About the Nagarkot Sunrise Day Tour:- Take a look at the serene side of the Nagarkot village with this Nagarkot sunrise day tour.- This tour is available in both the languages English and Chinese.- You will be starting off your day with an early morning pick up at 4:30 a...

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Attractions

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Hanuman Dhoka

Founded during the 4thto 8thcentury, AD, Hanuman Dhoka is the royal palace in Kathmandu. This considerably expanded place is one of the most stunning destinations in the region. The sprawling palace, which was damaged during the 2015 earthquake is now extensively restored.

 After the restoration, people would be able to access the stunning courtyards and museums of this place without a hassle. The palace is impressive in mature. It is believed that Hanumana guarded important parts of this palace because of Lord Rama



Highlights:There’s a statue at this place that dates from 1672 AD and the god’s face seems to have disappeared due to application of vermillion by the devotees that come here from all over the world. The palace otherwise has large courtyards. Once the palace reopens, you can enjoy the handsome courtyard at the entrance and then, visit the Narsingha Statue or go to the audience chamber.

Location
:Kathmandu Square.

Timings
:Admission Fee with Durbar Square Ticket.

Price
:10: 30 am to 4 pm.
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Swayambhunath Stupa

Swayambhunath stupa is an ancient religious architecture located atop a conical wooden hill in the Kathmandu valley. This golden spire is one of the most ancient and holiest of all shrines in the region. The temple complex is revered by both Buddhists and Hindus. Stupa located inside the Swayambhunath complex, includes several other shrines and temples. According to the Gopalarajavamsavali, the complex is believed to have been founded by King Vrsadeva, the great-grandfather of King Manadeva in 464-505 CE.



Highlights:Eyes of Buddha are painted on the cubical structure sitting atop the dome. Pentagon Toran are present above each of the four edges and have statues engraved on them. Pilgrims require to climb 365 steps in order to reach the stupa.

Location
:Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.

Timings
:Everyday 07:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Price
:USD 3 per person
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Everest High Passes and Peaks

If you are looking for something in particular in the Everest region then it wouldn’t be complete without valleys, peaks and passes. If you are climber at heart and you are looking for some serious trekking experience then the best thing would be to visit Everest High Passes and Peaks. You cannot deny some mountain vistas which overlooks some beautiful sceneries too.



Best time to visit
: October to Mid-May.

Highlights
: The Cho La crosses a glacier and the view is not only going to leave you jaw dropped but is quite risky too.

Difficulty Level
: High, since it has high passes and peaks which makes it a very difficult trek.

Prices
: $1300
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Taleju Bell

When the kings ruled over Nepal, grievances were not solved through a toll free, customer care number. Rather, it was solved with the Taleju Bell. Of course, there weren’t any phones back then so the rulers found out new, unique ways to hear their disciples. The bell, which is ancient and huge hangs between two stout pillars, providing access to be rung.



Highlights
: The bell was erected by King Vishnu Malla in 1736. The idea for its construction was to make kings more accountable to the citizens. Over the years, petitioners have rung this bell to alert the king about their grievances. And their issues were sorted out. The bell was broken during the 2015 earthquake disaster, however the pavilion stayed intact. The place is being restored. The bell pavilion has an ornamental bridge that should be explored as well.

Location
: Patan, Nepal.

Timings
: From morning to evening.
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Kathesimbhu Stupa

The 17thcentury rendition of the renowned Swayambhunath temple, Kathesimbhu Stupa is one of the most popular Tibetan pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu. Located between Thamel and Durbar Square, the stupa was built using the left over materials from Swayambhunath temple complex. It is set in a hidden courtyard, surrounded by smaller stupas, engravings and statutes. Although well maintained and intact, this UNESCO World Heritage Site witnessed minor damages in the 2015 earthquake.



Highlights
:In the northwestern corner of the courtyard there’s a beautiful pagoda dedicated to Hariti, the goddess of smallpox whereas the northeast corner is adorned with the Drubgon Jangchup Choeling Monastery.

Location
:Kathmandu, Nepal.

Timings
:The complex is opened for public access the entire day throughout the week.

Price
:There is no admission charges for entry into the stupa complex.
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Asan

Asan, a shopper’s delight is one of the main marketplaces in central Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The place is a historic bazaar which has been popular for decades. The section is known for its festival calendar and strategic location as well.

Highlights
:Streets at Asan converge in a square, which makes it a perpetual, bustling region. The colors here are vivid and bright, which makes it more enticing for the travelers. A variety of merchandise and diverse range of products are sold at this place, which makes it more exciting for travelers. Here, you can buy anything from spices to textiles, bullions, electronics and food items. The market is home to several architectural sights as well.

Location
:Kathmandu.

Timings
:Open from morning to evening.

Price
:Entry is free. But you will have to pay for buying items.
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Pashupatinath

If you have a spiritual bent of mind then the best thing would be to visit the famous Pashupatinath Temple. This temple id dedicated to Lord Shiva and has attracted millions of Hindu followers. Most of the people visit this temples when they are living the final days before they meet death. 

The river Bagmati which flows along is considered to be the most sacred river for cremation. It is also believed that people who die here are reborn as humans again irrespective of their conduct on earth.



Highlights
: You can also visit Panch Deval which has five temple complex which was a holy shrine but not place for old people to stay.

Location
: Pashupatinath road , Kathamandu.

Prices
: USD 29.

Best time to visit
: You can viit this temple during anytime of the year but avoid visiting it during Mahashivratri and Teej festivals
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National Museum of Nepal

If you are a hard core history buff, this place is for you, where you will find many age old things reminding you of how once olden Nepal was. It is a very old museum and has some historic collection of arts, culture and paintings too. However one would also witness Buddhist gallery which has all the important information pertaining to Buddhism. The complete past of Nepal is neatly wrapped in this beautiful museum.



Highlights
: You would also find some wooden antiques along with bronze and copper. And you can also spot some amazing sculpture too.

Price
: Rs 150

Location
: Chhauni Road, Kathmandu.

Best time to visit
: Somewhere in October during evenings are the best time to visit.

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Traveller Tales from Kathmandu

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Acharyanandana Guha

08 July 2019

Very friendly and professional mountain bike instructor. Bike journey was sufficiently challenging yet the instructor adjusted the journey accordingly thank you for this wonderful experience.

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Adhrit Mahajan

08 July 2019

Very friendly and professional mountain bike instructor. Bike journey was sufficiently challenging yet the instructor adjusted the journey accordingly thank you for this wonderful experience.

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Manjusha Singh

08 July 2019

Visited the most famous heritage attractions of Kathmandu like Durbar Square, Boudhanath. Could not have asked for a better package.

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Rajiv Bandopadhyay

08 July 2019

Visited the most famous heritage attractions of Kathmandu like Durbar Square, Boudhanath. Could not have asked for a better package.

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Dev Agarwal

08 July 2019

Such a Beautifule Place! These 8 days were most beautiful days of mine. The trip was totally coordinated and planned in a good way.

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Dharmaketu Marar

08 July 2019

Such a Beautifule Place! These 8 days were most beautiful days of mine. The trip was totally coordinated and planned in a good way.

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Gotum Deshpande

08 July 2019

The travel agent from Nepal Patenga was professional and provided the promised services on time. Nice service by thrillophilia!

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08 July 2019

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08 July 2019

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