Kathmandu Heritage Tour is a day tour around Kathmandu city. It will be a walking tour to some of the UNESCO world heritage sites of Nepal which includes Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swyambhunath Stupa also known as Monkey Temple. Heritage Tour will lead us toward the oldest settlement of Kathmandu district, passing through local alleys encountering uncountable temples, markets, old houses, and finally to the Durbar Square.
The antiqueness of the old town is filled with colourful local stores, vegetable market, vendor seller with clothes and edible stuff are very attractive to witness. Passing by with surprise in every step we take, this will be a lifetime memory for any travellers to witness the culture and lifestyle of the locals in a local way.
Heritage walking tour in Nepal will take us to one of the powerful kingdoms of Kathmandu valley i.e. Kathmandu Durbar Square or Basantapur Durbar Square. So well preserved with the palace and temples around, visitors can spend hours watching the daily activities of the locals. Temples with pagoda and shikhara architecture will make anyone surprised. Above all the erotic carving around the temple premises, the big bell hanging is well to watch but not to ring.
Kathmandu Durbar Square is an abode of the Living Goddesses Kumari, so if we are fortunate enough we will get an opportunity to witness the living goddesses Kumari but taking her pictures is strictly prohibited. Heading towards the nine-storied palace, we can explore the museum and head towards the freak street, which was a popular destination for hippies till the ’70s.
A guided city tour in Kathmandu will help you go through every detail from Kasthamandap, Maru Ganesh, Kala Bhairab, Taleju Bhawani Temple, Kumari Gar, Palace, and many more we will further hike towards Swyambhunath.
Crossing a river through a local street we pass by army barrack towards a hillock where lies the mighty Swyambhunath Stupa dedicated to Buddhism and surrounding temples to Hindu followers. Filled with hundreds of live monkeys, praying flag hanging around, praying wheel spinning, and Chaittya around, we will be fascinated to see monkeys performing tricky and funny activities.
The hillock will be a good place to observe the Kathmandu valley and the Langtang Himalayas further taking us to 360° panoramic view, descending 365 steep below, we will take a walk towards our respective hotel through the other part of local settlement passing by the cremation area of local Newari community and finally to hotel.