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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$125 Tours & Sightseeing

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)

$100 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.

$150 Cultural & Theme Tours

2 Days Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour - Explore UNESCO Heritage sites

Day 1: Visit Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath & Kathmandu durbar square.This is the first day of your sightseeing tour. Our private vechile will pick you up at your hotel in the morning. From there we'll move towards Swayambhunath which is popularly known as Monkey temple. Swayambhunath is one of the oldest religious place of Nepal. After exploring the monkey temple we'll move toward our second visit for the day which is Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath temple is one of the largest & important temple for people following Hindusm all around the world. In Pashupatinath Temple area, non Hindu’s are restricted inside the main temple complex, but visitors can observe the temple from the opposite bank of Bagmati river, holy and famous Shiva temple with golden pagoda and four silver doors surrounded with pristine forest with lot of monkeys around.Our last visit for the day will be Kathmandu durbar square. Kathmandu durbar square is the place full of old history, culture & architecture. Hanuman dhoka, Kasthamandap, Kumari goddess temple etc are the places you will be visiting in Kathmandu durbar square. Also walk around the famous freak street which was a famous for tourist & trade in early 1960's to 80's. All three places you'll be visiting today are enlisted in UNESCO World heritage site.From here after taking a walk around kathmandu durbar square for a while, you'll be dropped to your hotel. Day 2: Visit Bouddhanath, Patan durbar square & Bhakatpur durbar square.On your 2nd day, you'll be visting Bouddhanath stupa, Patan durbar square & bhaktapur durbar square & all three are UNESCO World heritage site. Bouddhanath stupa will be our first stop after picking you up from your hotel. Bouddhanath is the largest stupa in South asia which is heavily influenced by tibetan culture.From there, we'll drive to patan durbar square. Patan is considered to be one of the oldest city of Nepal. Patan is also called Lalitpur, which means “city of arts” situated south of Kathmandu. There you can visit old Palace (Durbar) and the Stone Temple of Krishna with the pillar of Garuda the vehicle of Lord Vishnu and as well of Lord Krishna.Our last visit for the day is Bhaktapur durbar square. As Bhaktapur is one of the oldest protected city which holds ancient history from 13th century & architecture from the medieval period. There will be a lot of things for us to discover. Naytapol, 55 Window's palace & golden temple are surely some of the place that'll amaze you with its art & beauty. After exploring all three place for whole day, You'll dropped back to your original pick up place.

$821 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7 Nights 8 days Kathmandu Pokhara and Chitwan Tour in Nepal

Day 01:Home-KathmanduArrive Kathmandu,transfer to hotel. After check in Sightseeing of Pashupatinath Temple & Boudhanath Temple Note: If time does not permit due to flight delay etc, we will arrange above sightseeing on last day before departure. Day 02:Kathmandu Sightseeing ( 9 Am to 5 Pm) After breakfast Full day sightseeing Tour around kathamndu city consists of Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar and Patan City. Day 03 Kathmandu-Chitwan (Jungle Safari)(BLD)156km/5 hrs After breakfast drive to Chitwan National park for exclusive jungle safari. Upon arrival meet by the guide , welcome drink and arrange room for accommodation. Chitwan National Park has long been one the country' treasures of natural wonders. The park is situated in south central Nepal, covering 932 sq. km. in the subtropical lowlands of the inner TERAI. After lunch village tour and & Tharu cultural dance: Day 04::Jungle Safari Continue After breakfast following programs Dugout canoe ride: Visit to Elephant Breeding Centre : Bird watching: Day 05::Jungle Safari-Pokhara(B)/146 km/4 hr After breakfast, drive to Pokhara-one of the most picturesque valley in Nepal, 146 km / 4 hour under the shadow of the Annapurna/Machhapuchhre Himalayan range. Upon arrival check in. then start boating with visit to Barahi Temple. Fewa Tal (lake) : Day 06:: Pokhara-Hike to Sarangkot Sarangkot: This small village, Mountain Viewpoint , perked on top of a hill just 5 kilometers from Pokhara's. Bindhyabasani Temple : After breakfast, Visit Devi's Falls (Patale Chhango), Gupteswar Cave (Gupha) , Int'l Mountain museum, World peace stupa Day 7:: Drive to Nagarkot via Bhaktapur City [238 km/ 8 Hrs Drive] After breakfast drive to Nagarkot via visitng Bhaktapur Durbar square. Day 8:: Morning Sunrise view from Nagarkot & Drive to TIA for Departure [38km /2 Hrs Drive] Morning enjoy sunrise and Mountain View. One can go to View tower which is just in 30 minutes walking distance one way [3km]. From here you can see more area including Mountains [altitude 2175m]. After breakfast drive to TIA for your Final Departure.

$926 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Luxurious Nepal Tour with 5 Star Services from Kathmandu

Day 01: Meet and greet you in Kathmandu Trivuwan International Airport upon your arrival. Then, will transfer you to 5 Star hotel. Overnight stay in Kathmandu. Day 02: After breakfast, we will take you to visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage sites located in Kathmandu with an experienced guide who will provide you with an in-depth description of the history and the culture of ancient Nepal. The world heritage sits include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath.  This tour will take approximately 5 hours after which we will take you to back to the hotel. Day 03: After breakfast, we will be travelling to Pokhara in a flight which will take around 25 minutes. You can enjoy the beautiful mountain ranges and the scenic view from the flight. Upon arrival at Pokhara, our representative will meet you at the airport and take you to a luxurious hotel in a private car. After resting for a time, we will go paddle boating at the iconic Phewa Lake for around an hour. After boating we will go back to the hotel. Day 04: After breakfast, we will travel to the various landmarks throughout Pokhara. We will visit Davi's Falls, and the famous Gupteshwor caves. Then we will take a short trek to World Peace Stupa which is a Japanese Buddhist Temple. It offers a breathtaking view of Pokhara city and the beautiful Himalayan mountains surrounding Pokhara. A gude will be present at every site to provide you with the details of the sites. We will then return you back to the hotel. At night you will be having a typical Nepali cultural dinner with cultural dance. Day 05: After breakfast we will be travelling to Chitwan by flight which will take us about 25 minutes. We will be met by our representative at the airport who will transport us to the resort. Dinner will be provided at the resort. Day 06: After breakfast, we will be going for a jungle safari with jeep or elephant according to your choice. This safari lasts around 2 hours and can see various wild animals in their natural habitats including the one horned rhino, peacock, gazelles and if lucky the Royal Bengal tiger. Lunch and Dinner will be provided at the resort. Overnight Stay. Day 07: After breakfast, will transfer you to Airport for fly to Kathmandu (25 minutes flight). Upon arrival in Kathmandu, will drive you to Nagarkot (Approx. 1.40 hours), and transfer you to Luxurious hotel. From hotel, you will enjoy Sunset view over Mt. Everest (8848 Meters). Overnight stay. Day 08: Early morning, enjoy Sunrise view over Mt. Everest from your resort. After breakfast, will drive you to Kathmandu International Airport for your onward fly. Tour end.

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