A day tour with morning sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Patan:
A tour at Kathmandu city beginning with a short drive to the Bouddhanath huge Stupa due north east from Kathmandu city, the Buddhist Stupa of Bouddhanath situated 8-kms east of main Kathmandu city. This colossal ancient stupa is one of the biggest in the world. The area around is also called as ‘Little Tibet’ with Tibetan Buddhist way of life and culture.
Bouddhanath huge Stupa listed as the largest Buddhist shrine of South Asia. The ancient colossal chortens built in sixth century by King Man Deb.
It rests on a series of three terraces and from the bird’s eye view it takes the relevant shape or of a lotus flower which indeed remains a very holy object for all the devout Buddhists of the world. This huge chortens encircled by a market, which forms a part of Tibet town, with mystical and beautiful Buddha’s eyes provides a brilliant flash to the four cardinal directions, meaning to keep a conscientious watch over the people and their commitments all day all night. The chortens embraces genuine philosophy of Mahayan the faith of Buddhism of which is known as Lamaism in Sikkim, Ladakh, Bhutan and Tibet.
Unique Path Trekking & Expedition sightseeing tour continues towards Patan area, located south of Kathmandu city, is another different district close to main Kathmandu which separates the two cities by a bridge over Bagmati River. Important monuments within Kathmandu city for visit are as follows:
Akash Bhairab Temple, Hanuman Dhoka, Temple of Kumari, Kastha Mandap, Pashupati Nath Temple, Swayambhunath ( Monkey Temple) Bouddhanath Stupa
Patan or Lalitpur ‘The City of Arts’, on entering the old Durbar (Palace) courtyard square the high terracotta brick house with impressive architecture and intricate carvings on wood windows and doors, and the Temple of Krishna totally built of fine stone with fascinating Garuda placed on a tall pillar the carrier of Lord Vishnu, reincarnation as Lord Krishna. The city is believed to have been built during the reign of Vira Deva in 299 A.D. Patan important monuments to visit are as follows:
Durbar Square, Hiranya Varna Mahavibar, Kumbheshwar: Jagat Narayan, Krishna Temple, Mahaboudba
Afternoon tour of medieval Bhaktapur city:
Morning drive east of Kathmandu to Bhaktapur city (Bhadgaon) at 14 k.m. distance which means the city of devotees, the tour is totally interesting and fascinating all the major monuments within the main city of Bhaktapur observing the charm and daily life of the people with historical and cultural tour.
Bhaktapur is the third largest city in the Kathmandu valley. The city was once the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom from the 12th to the 15th century. Four square miles of land situated at an altitude of 1,401 meter from sea-level is a home to Traditional art and architecture, pottery and weaving industries, rich local customs and culture, and the every-day life of Bhaktapur people. All that and more will have you visit this untouched ancient city more than once! Nepal’s Malla dynasty’s achievements in arts and crafts are reflected throughout the Bhaktapur city. Bhaktapur is also famous for woodcarving and for its curd / yogurt, visiting this impressive city takes time, so relax and observe the busy local in their daily way of life, busy and color-full open markets, women’s making clay-pots, weaving, and sun-drying crops and vegetable products.
Places for visit in Bhaktapur:
Bhaktapur Durbar Square with Golden Gate and palace of 55 windows, Naytapola a nine stories pagoda roofed Temple a fine architecture wonder, Bhaktapur National Art Gallery treasures ancient artifacts, Bhairavnath Temple of Bhaktapur and Dattarya Square with incredible Peacock window one of the charm of handicraft of Bhaktapur.
After an exotic grand sightseeing tour drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels after a remarkable and fascinating tour of Kathmandu valley three ancient cities.