Kathmandu is the largest city and capital of Nepal and the namesake of the Kathmandu Valley. Once thought to be the fabled and inaccessible Shangri-La, Kathmandu is now a hub for independent travelers as well as a growing vacation spot catering to all budgets. As a result of considerable urban growth in recent decades, it is now part of one continuous urban area together with Patan to the south.
Durbar Square, Kathmandu-The heart of the Kathmandu Valley this ancient square crowded with palaces & temples, including the current incarnation of the Kasthamandap or "Wooden house" that gives the city its name. The square has been in active use since the construction of a palace around 1000 AD. This site is the most popular UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal. Magical in the very early morning and evening, Durbar Square. A place not to be missed is a visit to Durbar Square Museum.
Swayambhunath - A large Stupa, highly revered in Nepal, and one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the country. It offers great views over the city, and no lack of monkeys. It's a 20-30 minute walk from Thamel. As with the Boudha Stupa, there's no shortage of Buddhist and Tibetan-inspired trinkets for sale.
Pashupatinath Temple -(Nepali:) is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The temple served as the seat of the national deity, Lord Pashupatinath, Nepal is a secular country. The temple is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. The temple is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams (Holy Abodes of Shiva on the continent). Hindus alone are allowed to enter the temple premises. Non-Hindu visitors are allowed to have a look at the temple from the other bank of Bagmati river. It is regarded as the most sacred among the temples of Lord Shiva (Pashupati).
Boudha Nath Stupa - One of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal,is also World Heritage Site of the UNESCO. Boudha Nath Stupa is famous for Buddhist painting and Thanka gallery.
Boudhanath is an imposing structure standing some 36 meters. The Stupa stands on the massive three level Mandela style Platforms surrounded by colorful private family houses, Buddhist related goods. There are more than a dozen buildings and statues of note in this small area.
Day 1: Kathmandu
Arrival & transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Full Day
AM: Visit of Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Kathmandu City Durbar Square & Swayambhunath.
PM: Thamel and shopping centers.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Kathmandu
Departure transfer to Airport for onward journey or follow our extensions.