About Kathmandu Valley Tour
Our Kathmandu Valley Tours is a thrilling sightseeing tour of the country’s largest city full of historical and cultural attractions. We make a visit to the best highlights of the Valley from ancient World Heritage Sites, elegant monuments and famous locations of past importance. The overall experience of the Kathmandu Valley is a fascinating blend of the past mixed with the present. The entire Valley has been described as a living museum and altogether has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site.
In ancient times the Valley was a massive lake and Swayambu (the Monkey Temple) was a tiny island. Manjushri, a powerful god, drained the lake to allow people to live here with their animals and farm the land. Swayambu is now one of the Valley’s most visited temples and is more than 2000 years old.
Our captivating visit of Swaymbu with its exquisite design reveals the natural artistic legacy of the people of the Valley. Sightseeing includes Baudhanath, a massive Buddhist shrine in the midst of an area with strong Tibetan influence. Baudhanath is visited daily by thousands of pilgrims and is the largest Buddhist monument in the country.
A tour of the valley’s famous temples would not be complete without a visit to Pashupatinath. This shrine is sacred to Hindus and among the most important Shiva temples on earth. It is, therefore, a major destination for devotees and is especially busy during Hindu festivals including Shivaratri Festival.
Pashupatinath is built on the banks of the Bagmati River and the place where the former royals were cremated after death.
We also make a visit to ancient palace squares – the Valley has three prominent ones of the former three kingdoms of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. Each has unique features and a breathtaking collection of temples and palace architecture.
Our Kathmandu Valley Tour gets you to the best of the Valley and is led by our specialist in culture and history with insider knowledge into the majestic features both past and present.
The tour is an exciting option pre- and post- trek or other adventure activity and for general leisure and knowledge. It can be personalized to accommodate specific wishes and timetables. Just let us know and we can tailor a trip to your wishes.
There are additional options for more exploration in the Valley area including short hikes and treks in the surrounding hills, paragliding and more. We look forward to satisfying your wishes in the Kathmandu Valley. Leave the logistics to us and enjoy every minute of the fascinating experience.