After breakfast get into the waiting vehicle proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City which includes the tour of:
Kathmandu city is an ancient city of Nepal with many beautiful temples and courtyards. Walk through the narrow streets of the old bazaar and a visit to the “Kumari Ghar”, the living Goddess Kumari’s residence near Hanuman Dhoka Palace, to view the Nepalese woodcarving and architecture. The building has intricately carved wooden balconies and window screens. Kumari the “Living Goddess” acknowledges the greetings from her balcony window. Photography is strictly prohibited.
A visit to Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu Durbar Square), which is the historic site of the Royal family and members. The Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. It is here that the Kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. Interesting things to see here are- Taleju Temple built by King Mahendra Malla, in 1549 A.D. Kal Bhairav, the “God of Destruction", Nautalle Durbar (9 Storied Palace), Coronation Nasal Chowk, the Gaddi Baithak, the statue of king Pratap Malla, the Big Drum and, the Jagannath Temple.
Listed in UNESCO World Heritage Monument List, it is situated on top of a hill lying 4 kilometers west of Kathmandu. More than 2,500 years old, this ancient landmark is connected to the visit of Manjushree who created Kathmandu – a lake then by draining its waters. The sage saw a celestial lotus in bloom on top of this hill and sacrificed it. It is an important pilgrimage center as well as the center of art, architecture, religion and culture of Mahayana Buddhism.
Pashupatinath is the temple of the Lord Shiva, which is, situated 5km east of central Kathmandu on the bank of the river Bagmati. Two tiered golden roof and silver door is considered as one of the holiest shrines for Hindus. Hundred of thousands of Hindu pilgrimage from different part of the world visit this sacred temple annually on special religious occasion. The temple was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1997 A.D.
Boudhanath the largest Buddhist Stupa in the world is just situated beyond the Pashupatinath temple (Kathmandu). It is built on a flat surface of various levels of terraces. It is painted in pastel colors and adorned with prayer flags. It is set in a Mandala design. Altogether 108 Buddha images and 147 insets of prayer wheels adorn the base of the huge circular edifice. The settlement of Boudhanath has the largest community of Tibetans – twelve thousand in all.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.