7 Wonders of Kathmandu Valley is a private day tour in which one gets to visit all the 7 World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley in a single day. This tour is suitable for travelers who have just a day in Kathmandu before or after the trek and want to visit more and more sights in a short trip. Obviously you won’t have much time in each sight as you need to cover 7 places in a single day but you will have enough time in each sight to have a look around and take pictures. If this does not suit your choice, we have 1 day or 2 days or 3 days or 4 days’ tours in Kathmandu for you or you can customize any of these trips and message us. We will be more than happy to show you Nepal in a way you would love to.
Hindu temple of Pashupatinath
2 Buddhist Stupas Swayambhunath and Boudhanatha
3 old palace squares of Kathmandu Valley in Patan, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu
Trip Cost Includes
All ground transportation in private vehicles
An English speaking licensed tour guide
Farewell Dinner with Nepalese cultural dance
Trip Cost Excludes
Monument entry fee and meals except 1 dinner
Day 1: Visit to 7 World Heritage Sites and Farewell Dinner in the evening
At 8 am, car will pick you from your hotel and we go for sightseeing to four different world heritage sites in Kathmandu along with an English Speaking Tour Guide. Will stop for lunch at around 1 pm and continue again. After the tour you will be dropped to your hotel. In the evening Farewell dinner will be hosted for you. We will visit these 7 World Heritage Sites:
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site) Like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting combination of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former royal palace complex is the centre of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.
Changu Narayan Temple (World Heritage Site) Situated on a ridge overlooking the Valley, about 12 km to the east of Kathmandu. It is dedicated to the Hindu god Bishnu. One of the finest and oldest specimens of pagoda architecture built in 323 AD by King Hari Dutta Varma. The temple is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings, and its position above the Kathmandu Valley affords a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square (World Heritage Site) As that of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, this is the third medieval city-states in Kathmandu Valley which is home of medieval art and architecture. Located 14 kms east of Kathmandu City, this place was founded in the 9th Century. Bhaktapur has three major squares full of towering array of temples overlooked by the Palace of 55 windows built by King Bupatindra Malla. The Nyatapola Temple, also built by King Bhupatindra Malla, is the best example of Pagoda style and stands on five terraces on each of which stands a pair of figures – two famous strong men, two elephants, two lions, two griffins and two goddesses.
Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath, a pagoda style Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is considered to be the powerhouse of Hindu spiritual power in religious terms. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple is 6 kms from Kathmandu city.Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.
Boudhnath Stupa: Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, this enormous stupa where thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gaze out from the gilded central tower. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture is accessible and unfetered, and the lanes around the stupa are crammed with monasteries and the surrounding is a paraphernalia for Buddhist life.
Kathmandu DurbarSquare: is one of three royal palace squares in the Kathmandu Valley. This site was the royal residence until the 19th century where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch use to take place.
Swoyambhunath Temple: This Buddhist Stupa, said to be 2000 years old is a perfect architecture of gilded spire and white washed dome located under thousands of fluttering prayer flags. From the spire, four faces of Buddha stare out across the valley in the cardinal directions. The entire structure is symbolic.
We spend our last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell meal together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.