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Day tour in Nepal
 

Nepal is famous for its vast cultural diversity and wild life ranges. Day tour in Nepal is one of the easiest dn fun activities that you can do.

 
Kathmandu Day tour

There are various places you can visit while you are wandering the roads of Kathmandu. Following are some of the places of interest:

Pashupatinath Temple: Situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, entrance in the temple being strictly forbidden to all non Hindus. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temple are the cremation grounds.

Boudhanath Stupa: This Stupa, 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhis Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.

Swayambhunath Stupa: Swayambhunath is located approximately 4 kilometers and this Buddhist Stupa is said to be 2000 years old. The Stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: is one of the major attractions in Kathmandu Valley. The word Durbar Square translated in English as Palace Complex. The Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. Interesting things to see here are:- Kumari (The Living Goddess) Gar, At the West end of the square, is a beautiful house full of woodcarving of different God and Goddesses. This Palace is three storied and in this palace, lives the very famous living Goddess Kumari. Both Hindus and Buddhists equally venerate her. For Hindus she is the reincarnation of Hindu Goddess Kali. She is equally worshiped by Buddhists because she is chosen from Buddhist family. This shows the harmony between Buddhist and Hindus in Nepal.

Kastha Mandap : One of the popular temples of Kathmandu Durbar Square is Kashamandap locally known as Maru Sattal. It is believed that the name of Kathmandu City is derived from the name of this temple. Kastha means wood and Mandap means pavilion. And it is said that this temple is built by one single Sal (sorea robusta) tree. At the center of this temple, one can see the statue of a Hindu God Gorakhnath and in the four corners of the temple one can see Ganesh Statues..

Maru Ganesh : Small yet the most visited temple of Kathmandu is Maru Ganesh. The people of Kathmandu valley believe that the four Ganesh in four corners of Kathmandu valley protect the peoples living in Kathmandu. Every day people go to worship this temple and especially on Tuesdays one can see a long queue of people waiting for hours to worship. Tuesday is considered the day of Ganesh.

Other interesting things to see here are Mahadev Temple, Shiva Parvati Temple, Bhagwati Temple, Old palace, Saraswoti temple, Krishna Octangular Temple, Big drums, Kal Bhairav, Jagannath Temple, and Taleju Temple etc.

 
 
 
Kathmandu - Sankhu - Nagarkot Day tour

In this tour you will drive from Kathmandu to Sankhu in the morning (8:30 AM) and hike to Nagarkot which takes about 3 hours and same day drive back to Kathmandu which takes about 1 and a half hour.

Kathmandu - Sankhu - Nagarkot: You can spend your time amidst the natural surroundings of Nagarkot. This will offer you panoramic views of Himalayas. In the clear weather the Himalaya range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east, emerges from the darkness to greet the happy visitor with its awe inspiring majesty and beauty. Evening Sunset view at Nagarkot is the most fascinating and mesmerising view. The village of Nagarkot is on the edge of the valley and offers superb views of the mountains as well as Kathmandu valley.

Kathmandu - Nagarkot - Changunarayan Day tour

In this tour you will drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot in the early morning (4:00 AM) which takes about 1 and half hour. In Nagarkot you can see the beautiful sun rise view and have a quality breakfast there. After that you hike to Changunarayan which takes about three hour and you drive back to Kathmandu via Bahaktapur

Kathmandu - Nagarkot - Changunarayan: Trek from Nagarkot to Changunarayan which takes approximately three and half hours and drive from Changunarayan to Kathmandu and it takes about one and half hours. The most popular walk leads down from Nagarkot along a ridge to the temple of Changunarayan-with views of Sankhu village to the right and Bhaktapur to the left. Changunarayan is situated at the end of a long ridge which runs well into the valley, it is said to have been built in 323 AD by King Hari Datta Varma. The temple is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings. It is said to be the oldest temple in the valley. After excursion in and around Changunarayan you board the vehicle to get back to Kathmandu.

Some other Day tour in Nepal are:
 
Day tour in Pokhara   Nagarkot Day tour
Duration : 3 Nights 4 Days   Duration : 1 Nights 2 Days
     
 
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