On our ‘Bhutan Short Tour’, we will be visiting popular Bhutanese landmarks in Paro and Thimphu. In Paro we visit Rinpung Dzong, national museum and Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest Bhutanese temple before hiking to the extraordinary Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery the next day. In Thimphu we tour some of its popular landmarks including the Memorial Chorten, nunnery Temple, Bhutanese traditional painting school, folk heritage museum and others. By the end of our 4-day short tour in Bhutan we will have been acquainted with the country’s rich culture and landscape.
Bhaktapur Durbar square Is the plaza in front of the royal palace of the Bhaktapur Kingdom, 1400m above sea level It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the current town of Bhaktapur also known as Bhadgaon, which lies 13 km east Kathmandu While the complex consists of at least four distinct squares (Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square) the whole area is informally known as the Bhakapur Durbar Square and is a highly visited site in the Kathmandu valley.
55 window place:- The palace of fifty five windows(pachapanna jhyale Durbar) was built during the reign of malla king Yaksha malla in 1427 AD and remodeled by king bhupatindra malla in the 17th century.among the brick wall with their gracious setting and spulptural design.
Batsala Temple:- was the stone temple of goddess Batsala Devi that included many intricate carvings; however, it was most famous for its bronze bell, known to local residents as "the bell-of barking dogs " as when it is rung, dogs in the vicinity bark and howl. The colossal bell was hung by King Ranjit Malla in 1737 AD and was used to sound the daily curfew. It was rung every morning when goddess Taleju was worshiped. The bell remains intact; the temple was completely demolished by the 2015 Gorkha earthquake.
Statue of bhupatindra malla:- The Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla in the act of worship can be seen on a column facing the palace. Of the square's many statues, this is considered to be the most magnificent.
Nyatapola Temple:- Nyatapola in newari language means five stories - the symbolic of five basic elements. This is the biggest and highest pagoda of Nepal ever built with such architectural perfection and artistic beauty.
Bhairab nath temple:- The Bhairab Nath Temple is dedicated to Bhairav the most fierce and manifestation aspect of lord Shiva
Golden gate Lu Dhowka :-(The Golden Gate) is said to be the most beautiful and richly moulded specimen of its kind in the entire world. The door is surmounted by a figure of the Hindu goddess Kali and Garuda (mythical griffin) and attended by two heavenly nymphs. It is embellished with monsters and other Hindu mythical creatures of marvellous intricacy. Percy brown an eminent English art critic and historian, described the Golden Gate as "the most lovely piece of art in the whole Kingdom; it is placed like a jewel, flashing innumerable facets in the handsome setting of its surroundings." The gate was erected by King Ranjit Malla and is the entrance to the main courtyard of the palace of fifty-five windows
Mini pashupati Temple:- The holy god Shiva temple, the mini pashupati, is believed to be built right in front of the palace after a Bhadgoan king dreamed of it
Lions Gate:- The magnificent and beautiful gate was produced from artisans whose hands were cut off after finishing touch to them by the envious Bhadgoun king so that no more of masterpiece would be produced agnail It is a very beautiful gate which attracts every human creatures.
It situated at the centre of the city of Lalitpur in Nepal. It is one of the three Durbar square in the Kathmandu valley, all of which are UNESCO World heritage sites. One of its attraction is the ancient royal palace where the malla kings of Lalitpur resided.
The Durbar Square is a marvel of newari architecture. The Square floor is tiled with red bricks.There are many temples and idols in the area. The main temples are aligned opposite of the western face of the palace The entrance of the temples faces east, towards the palace. There is also a bell situated in the alignment beside the main temples The Square also holds old Newari residential houses. There are various other temples and structures in and around Patan Durbar Square built by the newari people
Krishna Mandir :-Krishna temple is the most important temple in Patan Durbar Square It is built in the Shikhara style imported from India although it is unique in its own way. The stone carvings along the beam above the first and second floor pillar is most notable. The first floor pillar carvings narrate the events of the Mahabharata while on the second floor there are visual carvings from ramayan.
The temple was built in 1637 by King Siddhinarasimh Malla. It is said that one night the King saw the Lord Krishna and his consort Srimati Radha standing in front of the royal palace. He ordered a temple to be built on the same spot There are 21 golden pinnacles in the temple. Below the pinnacles are 3 stories. The first floor holds the main shrine of Lord Krishna with shrines of radha and rukmani at each side. The second floor is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the third to Lokeshwor(Lord Buddha)
The square is crowded with thousands of Hindu Pilgrims and devotees during Krishnaasthami.
Bhimsen Temple :-Bhimsen temple was built by Srinivasa Malla in 1680. It is renowned for its three interconnected golden windows.Bhimsen is a great hero in Mahabharata. He was known to be very brave and strong. In Newa Tradition, he is worshipped as a god of business and trade. Tourists are not allowed inside the temple.
Vishwanath Temple :-Vishwanath temple is dedicated to god Shiva. It was built in 1627 during the reign of Siddhinarasimha Malla. The roof supports are decorated with erotic carvings similar to imagery widespread in Shiva temples in India. The temple is guarded by two stone elephants in the front entrance. On the other side of the temple is the sculpture of a bull, Shiva’s vehicle. A stone linga is enshrined inside the temple
Taleju Bhawani Temple :-Taleju temple was built by Siddhinarasrimha Malla in 1640 and rebuilt by Srinivasa Malla in 1667 after a fire. Taleju Bhawani was the personal deity of the Malla kings. It is a five-storey temple with triple-roofs 14th Century chronicle of Gopala King hint a Taleju temple was built by the Pradhanas before the Mallas
Pashupatinath Temple:- Pashupatinath Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu. It is not known for certain when Pashupatinath Temple was built. But according to Nepal Mahatmaya and Himvatkhanda, the deity here gained great fame there as Pashupati, the Lord of all Pashus, which are living as well as non-living beings. Pashupatinath Temple's existence dates back to 400 B.C. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga or holy symbol of Lord Shiva. There are many legends describing as to how the temple of Lord Pashupatinath came to existence here
Swyambhunath Temple:- According to swyambhu purana, the entire valley was once filled with an enormous lake, out of which grew a lotus. The valley came to be known as swyambhu meaning "Self-Created." The name comes from an eternal self-existent flame (swyambhu) over which a sūpa was later built.
Swayambhu is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the north-west parts of the temple. They are holy because manjushree the bodhisattva of wisdom and learning was raising the hill which the Swayambhu Stupa stands on. He was supposed to leave his hair short but he made it grow long and head lice grew. It is said that the head lice transformed into these monkeys.
Manjusri had a vision of the lotus at Swayambhu and traveled there to worship it. Seeing that the valley can be good settlement and to make the site more accessible to human pilgrims, he cut a gorge at chovar The water drained out of the lake, leaving the valley in which Kathmandu now lies. The lotus was transformed into a hill and the flower became the Swayambhu stupa.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:- (Basantapur Darbar Kshetra) in front of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom is one of three Durbar (royal palaces) square in the Kathmandu valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO Herritage Sites
Durbar Square was surrounded with spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries. The Royal Palace was originally at Dattaraya square and was later moved to the Durbar square
The Kathmandu Durbar Square held the palaces of the Malla and shah kings who ruled over the city. Along with these palaces, the square surrounds quadrangles, revealing courtyards and temples. It is known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, a name derived from a statue of Hanuman the monkey devotee of Lord Ram, at the entrance of the palace. It is famous for living goddess of kumari
Depart from Kathmandu and make your way to Shivapuri National Park. Spend a full day hiking as you climb the peak of Shivapuri. Once at the top, gaze down upon Kathmandu Valley, admire the view of the Langtang Himalayan Mountains, and enjoy lunch.
Take a full-day hike in Shivapuri National Park, located near Kathmandu. On this trip, you will observe the beauty of the area's lush surroundings as you hike to the top of the Shivapuri peak.In the morning you will be picked up at your hotel by your driver and guide. After 20 minutes of driving, you will arrive at the Budhanilkantha Temple, 5 miles (8 kilometers) north of Kathmandu. This temple is famous for the pond with a large statue of the reclining Vishnu.From Budhanilkantha, drive uphill to reach the gates of the Shivapuri National Park. This area is a government-protected forest where more than 500 species of animals are found.Start your hike from the southern boundary of the area. Be ready to climb stairs, as part of the trail consists of stone steps, leading you slowly but gently to the peak. On the way, pass Nagi Gumpa, the only monastery where nuns can practice Buddhism, and a place that foreigners often visit for meditation.It is a steep uphill hike along narrow trails that gradually lead up to Shivapuri. Continue on to pass by the starting point of the Bagmati River, and your surroundings will beckon you to rest and enjoy the beauty of the forest.Finally, you will reach the peak, located at an altitude of 8,963 feet (2,732 meters). From here, you can look out over toward the Langtang Mountain Range and enjoy lunch. Stroll around for a short time before taking a shortcut downhill and returning to Kathmandu.
Spend a day exploring the rolling hills of Nagarkot. Learn about different cultures and hike up to ancient buildings and remote villages. Take an early morning drive to the perfect place for witnessing a famous sunrise over the snow-capped mountains.
Explore the beautiful hills of Nagarkot situated on the east of the Kathmandu valley. Try not to stare directly at the breathtaking Himalayan sun as it crests the snow-capped mountains. Journey on a hike that will lead you to remote villages to learn about the lifestyles of ethnic groups like the Tamangs and the Newars. Visit Changunarayan Temple, one of the oldest temples in Nepal, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You will begin the day with an early morning drive out to the beautiful countryside of Nagarkot for a view of the sun rising over snow-capped mountains.
Enjoy an authentic lunch accompanied with sightseeing over the Nagarkot hilltop. Next take a hike to one of the most ancient places in Nepal, the Changunarayan Temple. On the way you can enjoy landscape typical of the area and experience the local lifestyles of different ethnic groups.
At the end of your day of sightseeing your expert tour guide will chauffeur you back to your hotel.
Namobuddha is a holy site for the Buddhist and lies in the kavre district at an altitude of 1800m, about 38 kms east of Kathmandu. The stupa and shrines build up in this lovely little hill significantly enough mark a very ancient holy site where a legendary prince named Mahasattva offered him to starving Tigress with its several underfed cubs. This legendary episode is depicted in a very nice stone slab and place right next to a holy stupa.
Hike starts after we drive 35 kms east of Kathmandu for about one and half hours to a place called Dhapasi via and ancient Newar town Panauti with packed lunch Box. From Dhapasi we follow the uphill trail towards north-east direction and the trail narrows. We cross a suspension bridge and pass Through many small village to huge rice field which gives you a chance to see how Nepali people plant and harvest the crop (during appropriate season).from here we hike steep uphill for about an hour to reach Namobuddha and the total hiking hours in 5 hours
Kathmandu is historical important place. This Kathmandu Pokhara and Chitwan tour package is easy tour option for Nepal visitors. This tour package visit the historically important and culturally rich capital city of Nepal Kathmandu,The most beautiful city of world by the nature; Pokhara and wildlife place chitwan. Kathmandu is the city of temples and monasteries. During this tour you will visit historical places, temples and respectful area of Kathmandu and drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is considering as the paradise on earth. Beautiful mountains in the north side, clean and wide lakes in the middle of the city, green forest, friendly and warm locals make your holidays more meaningful.