Welcome to Swayambhunath


The compound is centred on the gleaming white stupa, topped by a gilded spire painted with the eyes of the Buddha. Depictions of these eyes appear all over the Kathmandu Valley. The atmosphere is heightened in the morning and evening by local devotees who make a ritual circumnavigation of the stupa, spinning the prayer wheels set into its base. It is also a great place to watch the sun set over Kathmandu.


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Full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour Including Bhaktapur

We Begins with Kathmandu Durbar square which is the nearest destination from thamel, a local touristic place in Kathmandu.The Durbar square is home to a house full of woodcarvings of different gods and goddesses. In this 3-story palace you will also find the living Goddess Kumari. Both Hindus and Buddhists venerate her, and she serves as an illustration of the harmony between the Hindu and Buddhist people.One of the popular temples of Kathmandu Durbar Square is Kashamandap, locally known as Maru Sattal is completely collapse by the recently earthquake in Nepal on 25th of April. It is believed that the name of Kathmandu City is derived from the name of this temple, and it is said that this temple is built by one single Sal (sorea robusta) tree. At the center of this temple, one can see the statue of a Hindu god Gorakhnath and in the 4 corners of the temple one can see Ganesh statues.After Durbar square drive 30 mins west to vist Swayambhunath. Swayambhunath is a 2,500-year-old Stupa situated overlooking Kathmandu Valley. Its name comes from the holy monkey living in part of the complex. The painted eyes on 4 sides symbolize the all-seeing eyes of Buddha, and the site is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites.From Swyambhunath we drive about another 30 mins to Pashupatinath is a temple of Lord Shiva and the most sacred of the 275 Shiva temples worldwide. It is also the oldest temple in Kathmandu. The Bagmati River runs alongside the temple, and is the site not only of pilgrims who bathe in the river, but also contains a special area where members of the royal family are cremated.Drive to Boudhanath Stupa takes about 20 mins from Pashupatinath, Boudhanath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also one of the biggest in the world. It is the most important pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhists, who come here by the thousands during the winter festival to pay their respect.Before we drive to the last destination of our tour Bhaktapur city, we 'll have a lunch at restaurant around Boudhanath Stupa. After lunch we'll dive to Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is an old Newar town in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley. The square houses the 55-window palace, which was home to royalty until 1769 but is now a National Gallery. Close by is the Golden Gate, which leads into Mulchok Court, home to the Taleju Temple. This temple, like others in the main towns of the Kathmandu Valley, is dedicated to the goddess Taleju. Entrance to the temple is restricted to Hindus.Drive back to Kathmandu takes about only 45 mins, if you had arrived at the Bhaktapur a little earlier than we've expected because of less traffic jam, then you can spend some more time in this beautiful Bhaktapur city.

$1205 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan 8 Days Tour

Day 01: Meet Our Representative at The Kathmandu Airport & Transfer To HotelUpon your arrival one of Our airport representative will be waiting for you holding our company card “Nepal Tour Guide Team Treks and Expedition (P.) Ltd” and he will escort you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu.Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Full Day City Sightseeing in Kathmandu (B) After breakfast, we will have a wonderful half day sightseeing trip in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath, the main holy spot for Hindus; Boudhanath, biggest stupa and Patan City, rich in art and architecture; and we will also visit Monkey Temple, Swayambhunath. In the evening you will be free for personal activities. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.Day 03: Kathmandu Chitwan  146 Kms./4 Hrs. Transfer to Chitwan. (B/L/D) Taking around 4 hours we will drive by tourist bus to reach at Chitwan National Park all the way passing through the beautiful scenery of Nepal beside the Trishuli River. Our hotel representative will greet you and you will be transferred to the hotel. In the evening, you will see Tharu dance by the local villagers. Overnight at hotel.Day 04: Chitwan Jungle Activities(B/L/D) Today, you will walk all around the park rich in different types of floras and faunas taking a jeep or on elephant's back and while returning you will also see an elephant bathing. Here one can also enjoy bird watching in the river shore and you spot more than 250 kinds of birds in the park. Overnight at hotel.Day 05: Chitwan to Pokhara [160 Kms/5 Hrs. Transfer to Pokhara. (B) Departing from Chitwan with beautiful memories of witnessing different species of plants, animals as well as birds, we will move to Pokhara taking around 5 hours. From Mugling, we will drive to west into the mountains, passing different rivers.  Pokhara, also known as the 'Lake City' is one of the stunning places on earth. Here you will see wonderful views of Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Annapurna range and several other peaks. After arriving in Pokhara, we make a sightseeing trip an then transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Pokhara. Day 06: Pokhara Sightseeing (B) On this day we will make a sightseeing of Pokhara. We also visit Gupteswar Mahadev Cave, Seti River Gorge, Devi's fall, Tibetan Refugee Camp, mountain museum etc. which are major appeals of the city.  Overnight at Pokhara.Day 07: Pokhara to Kathmandu (200 Km 6 Hrs) (B) After breakfast, we will return with the 200 kilometers drive to reach Kathmandu taking around 6 hours. On the way, you can enjoy the beautiful sceneries. On arrival in Kathmandu, you will transfer to the hotel. And then can spend the time leisurely, possibly do some shopping and have dinner together with Trekking Guidestaffs. Overnight at Kathmandu.Day 08: Kathmandu Departure Transfer to Kathmandu Airport Flight (B)

$49 Cultural & Theme Tours

Kathmandu city sightseeing

Your city guide will meet you at your's hotel lobby at 9 am. Then drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square seated in a comfortable a/c vehicle. After exploring around the square, drive to Swayambhunath. Witness some great panorama of the Kathmandu Valley from it's top. In a clear day, you can also notice eastern Himalayas far behind. Do watch out for monkeys here as they can misbehave if you have any snacks in your hands. But a photo of them is certainly a great snap. Later, drive to Pashupatinath where you can observe many temples of Hindu Gods. At the banks of Bagmati River, there might be a funeral ritual going on. Finally, drive to Boudhanath and feel the enormity of the largest Buddhist Stupa. Have lunch at restaurant at the stupa's premise. (Lunch is on your own). Later on, we shall drop you off back to your hotel.

$49 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

Our city guide will meet you at your hotel's lobby at 9 am. Then drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Observe many age-old palaces, temples, shrines, Kumari 'the living goddess' residence here. Then you will proceed to Swayambhunath. Witness good panorama of the Kathmandu city and the surrounding mountains from here. A great snap of monkeys in this area is popular but beware of them if you have any snacks in your hand. Afterwards, drive to Pashupatinath to see the Hindu culture and traditions. One can also notice Hindu funeral rituals at the Bagmati River banks most of the time. Many holymen 'Sadhus' also roam around the Pashupati area. Finally, your guide will take you to Bouddhanath closer to Pashupati temple. You can feel the serenity of Buddhist culture at the Bouddhanath complex area. Later on, we shall drop you off at your hotel.

$49 Cultural & Theme Tours

Sightseeing Day Tour In Kathmandu

Your city guide will meet you at your's hotel lobby at 9 am. Then drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square seated in a comfortable a/c vehicle. After exploring around the square, drive to Swayambhunath. Witness some great panorama of the Kathmandu Valley from it's top. In a clear day, you can also notice eastern Himalayas far behind. Do watch out for monkeys here as they can misbehave if you have any snacks in your hands. But a photo of them is certainly a great snap. Later, drive to Pashupatinath where you can observe many temples of Hindu Gods. At the banks of Bagmati River, there might be a funeral ritual going on. Finally, drive to Boudhanath and feel the enormity of the largest Buddhist Stupa. Have lunch at restaurant at the stupa's premise. (Lunch is on your own). Later on, we shall drop you off back to your hotel.

$49 Day Trips & Excursions

Kathmandu Sightseeing Day Tour

Your city guide will meet you at your's hotel lobby at 9 am. Then drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square seated in a comfortable a/c vehicle. After exploring around the square, drive to Swayambhunath. Witness some great panorama of the Kathmandu Valley from it's top. In a clear day, you can also notice eastern Himalayas far behind. Do watch out for monkeys here as they can misbehave if you have any snacks in your hands. But a photo of them is certainly a great snap. Later, drive to Pashupatinath where you can observe many temples of Hindu Gods. At the banks of Bagmati River, there might be a funeral ritual going on. Finally, drive to Boudhanath and feel the enormity of the largest Buddhist Stupa. Have lunch at restaurant at the stupa's premise. (Lunch is on your own). Later on, we shall drop you off back to your hotel.

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