Half day City Tour 4 hrs (Buddha Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple)

Day Trips & Excursions in Nepal
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Tour description

This tour will let you see how two different religions and cultures co-exist peacefully in Kathmandu. Pashupatinath lies on the banks of Bagmati River and this Hindu Temple precinct consists of temples, ashrams, inscriptions and images. Boudhanath area, which is just 5 mins drive away from Pashupatinath, is rich in Tibetan Culture within Kathmandu and is home to more than 50 Tibetan Monasteries (Gompas).Religion is a way of life and at the heart of every religion lies designated sacred places where deities are remembered and worshiped. These sacred places are often the birthplace center of the finest architecture, symbols, and culture within that religion. Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa also bear these hallmark.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionBouddha is among the largest stupas in South Asia, and it has become the focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. The white mound looms thirty-six meters overhead. The stupa is located on the ancient trade route to Tibet, and Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers here for many centuries. When refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950s, many of them decided to live around Bouddhanath. They established many gompas, and the "Little Tibet" of Nepal was born. This "Little Tibet" is still the best place in the Valley to observe Tibetan lifestyle. Monks walk about in maroon robes. Tibetans walk with prayer wheels in their hands, and the rituals of prostration are presented to the Buddha as worshippers circumambulate the stupa on their hands and knees, bowing down to their lord.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionPashupatinath the most important Hindu temple in Nepal, its one of the most important Shiva temples on the subcontinent and draws numerous devotees from all over India each year. Pashupati is considered to have a special concern for the kingdom of Nepal. Pashupatinath, an ancient plinth, by the banks of the holy Bagmati River, stands the 16th century of Pashupatinath - Shiva, as Lord of all Creatures. The old buildings on the site were destroyed by Moslem invaders in the 14th century, its stone linga smashed to dust, but it rose again behind their retreating backs. Succeeding monarchs reinstated the temple and the images. The flowing Bagmati is a holy river and the ghats (crematorium) at its bank are the earnest Hindus truest cremation center.Duration: 2 hours

What's included

  • Professional tour guides
  • Driver and guide salary
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Car fuel and parking fees
  • hotel pickup and drop off (inside ring road only)

What's not included

  • guest meals and accommodation
  • tips
  • private expenses
  • Entry/Admission - Boudhanath Stupa
  • Entry/Admission - Pashupatinath Temple