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Kathmandu used to be known as Khaldo "Valley" during the medival period before King Prithivi Narayan Shah, unified the county. The landmark place, consiered rich for its cultural and ancient artifacts, is the cultural and political heart of Nepal. The Kathmandu valley is bounded by Sangha Bhangyang of the east, Bad-bhanjyang in the west. Panchmane Bhajyang in the north and Pharping in the south. The bowl-shaped valley, surrounded by four mountains, contains three districts - Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. It has one metroplolitican city one sub-metroplolitian city and three municipalities.
Cultural heritage is the principal identity of the Kathmandu valley which boasts of ancient temples, religions site and cultural artifacts. The landscape of the green hills and the vista of the Himalayas in its surroundings add to attractions of this valley. the valley is home to valley maney temple, shrines, monasteries, stupas, square, wooden arts, and other sort of artifacts. The Kathmandu valley is also a centre of faith for people from different religious backgrounds. The Pashupatinath Temple. Krishna Mandir, and Changu Narayan Temple are considered the important holy places for Hindu devotees while for the Buddhists. Swyambhunath Stupa and Boudhanath Stupa are very important. There is a famous Jame Mosque for the Muslims, the city also has many churches builts by the Christian communiity. The Hanuman Dhoka palace, the ancient seat of Nepalese royalty and various ancient palaces are the main attraction of the city popular among tourst. Festival traditions and other rituals reflecting the uniqueneces of Nepali culture have made Kathmandu more attractive and alluring.
Pashupatinath Temple is revered as one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindu devotees all around the world. The temple ies in Gaushala of Kathmandu. According to the Hindu religion, Pashupatinath is considered as the protector of the universe and the patron deity of Nepali people. Hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees from across the world come to Nepal to visit the temple. While Nepali and Hindu devotees desire to visit the temple for religious purpose, foreign tourist get attracted toward small temples and the sculputure of various gods and goddess within the shrine.
Bouddanath Stupa Located at a distance of 8 km from the Kathmandu city. Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the important pilgrims for Buddhist. The stupa is surrounded by one hundred and eight small inches accommodating the icons of Buddhas, Bodhisatavas and other female deities. The serene environment in the surrounding of the stupa has addred to its attraction. It is a preferred destinations for tourists. especially Buddhists from all over the world. Mainly, followers of Buddhism from Tibet, China, Sri Lanka, Korea and Japan desire to visit this sacred place, is also popular among the followers of Hinduism as well as other religions. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people visit the stupa that epitomizes Tibetan Buddhism. Listed in the UNSESCO's world heritage site, the huge sized stupa is one of the prime sites for tourists and pilgrims.
Historians believe that the history of Swoyambhunath Stupa is as old as the history of the Kathmandu valley. It was immersed below water when the whole Kathmandu valley was a big lake. When Manjushree cut a gorge and drained the water of the lake, a stupa was build around the lotus that emitted brilliant light. There are numerous monasteries in and around the Swoyambhunath Stupa area. The area is a landmark in Kathmandu Valley as it provides an excellent view of the Kathmandu valley.
The Kathmandu Durbar Square is the ancient seat of Malla Rulers of Kathmandu valley. The palace complex is home to many temples and monuments of archaeological importance and reflects cultural richness prevalent during the days of Malla rulers. Some of the attactions of the Kathmandu Durbar Square are the nine-storied palace, Kastamandap temple, Kumari Ghar, Kail Bhairabh and the Museum inside the palace.
Patan Durbar Square is the main attraction in Lalitpur, the city of fine arts. The palace complex of Malla rulers is home to well-preserved monuments of historical and cultural importance. Krishna Mandir, Keshav Narayan Chowk, Sundari Chowk, the Roal Palace and Royal Bath are the masterpieces of medieval culture. Likewise, the palace complex is home to many ancients monuments dating back to many centuries.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu, pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, KTM Durbar Squre, Monkey Temple.
Day 03: Sightseeing in Patan and by car to Nagarkot for Sun rise and sun set View hotel in there.
Day 04: Sightseeing in Nagarkot and drive to Dhulikhel exploration. Evening drive to Kathmandu.
Day 05: Mountain Flight and Departure from Kathmandu onward destination.