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Kathmandu's Domestic Terminal to open earlier
Kathmandu's Domestic Terminal to open earlierKathmandu's Domestic Terminal which opens at 6am will be affected by the flight closure of the airport from 01 April 2019 as the runway is being closed for maintenance work.  The flight operations are expected to be normalised after 3…>> Read More

 

The Taragaon Museum
Not a conventional museum it has exhibits that showcase the “then” and “now” transition of Kathmandu’s rich cultural heritage over a period of 50years as recorded by various scholars and anthropologists.  It provides a rich documentation of the preservation and conservation…>> Read More

 

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CULTURAL TOURS IN KATHMANDU

An exciting destination for soft adventure, incentives and special interests.  The discerning visitor can spend time in splendid resorts in and around Kathmandu valley to enjoy views of the Himalayas and cultural highlights.  Tours and easy day hikes are available and accessible by short drives.  Or tour to see the Himalayan peaks on a Mount Everest Flight.  Ride an elephant in one of the well appointed wildlife resorts in the national parks. Or visit Pokhara the lake side town gateway for treks to the western Himalaya to see the famous "Machapuchare" Fish Tail peak! 

 

Heritage Sites post Earthquake being rebuilt - monuments in the Heritage areas within Kathmandu valley that were damaged are under going repairs and restoration. Visitors can view skilled craftsmen use traditional methods to rebuild monuments and structures supervised by the Department of Archaeology.

 

The Kathmandu Durbar Square built in 723 AD is the area bustling with numerous monuments.  They include the not to be missed Kumari Ghar, residence of the Living Goddess, Machchhendranath temple worshipped by Buddhists and Hindus alike,  Kal Bhairab the fierce protector deity, historic squares with ancient monuments of the former palace of Shah kings are some of the highlights of this bustling square. 

 

Swayambhunath, also known as the "monkey temple" is believed to be a stupa over 2000 years old and is located atop a ridge overlooking the city.  The National Museum with its splendid collection of weapons, artefacts from ancient, medieval and modern Nepal. 

 

Pashupatinath the holiest Hindu temple in the world.  It is here that the mortal remains of Hindus are consigned to the flames. Bodhnath the largest Buddhist stupa in the country, is where most of the Tibetan community have settled.  They brought skills of carpet weaving industry to Nepal and devout Buddhist faith through a profusion of monasteries.

 

CULTURAL TOURS IN PATAN

Patan the twin city of Kathmandu also an ancient city is well known for its craftsmen and metal workers who have carved some of the most exquisite bronze objects. The Krishna temple, Patan palace, terracotta temple of the Thousand Buddhas and many intriguing objects of architecture abound.  The Jawalakhel Tibetan Carpet weaving centre is a great place to observe traditional hand made carpets weaving techniques. 

 

Or take a short drive to visit the Royal Botanical Garden to Godavari at the foothill of Phulchowki, famous for varieties of rhododendrons, claredendrons and exotic species of fern and birdlife. 

 

CULTURAL TOURS OUTSKIRTS OF KATHMANDU VALLEY

No other medieval city compares with Bhaktapur also known as the "city of devotees".  Its exquisite architecture inspired the pagoda shapes that are now found throughout Asia.  The Durbar Square with its huge lion guardians; the five storey pagoda-Nyatapola temple the 14th century Dattatraya temple; the Palace of the 55 Windows built by King Bhupatindra Malla and the fine Peacock Window are some of the object d'art in this living museum.  Potters use traditional methods to make clay objects and papier mache to create masks of gods and demons. 

 

Close by is the Changu Narayan temple situated on a ridge overlooking Bhaktapur which has perhaps the oldest stone carvings of the Licchavi era found in Nepal.  Its origins go back to the 4th century.

 

Panauti, one of the finest of all Newari settlements has the three tiered Indreshwar Mahadev temple built at the beginning of the 15th century and the Narayan Shrine.  Across the Pungamati river stands the famous 17th century Brahmayani Temple. 

 

Bungamati village abode of the revered deity Rato "Red" Machhendranath unfortunately suffered big damages and reconstruction works are ongoing.  It is the site of the annual Rato or Red Machhendranath chariot festival.  The wood carvers of Bungamati are among the best in the country.

 

Book a tour and enjoy the ancient history and cultural heritages of Nepal!

 

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Helicopter Charter in Nepal

Helicopter Charter in Nepal

Duration: 1 Days

Trip Grade: one star

Among the many exciting ways of visiting the beautifully awe inspiring Himalayas in Nepal nothing beats the experience of flying through the alpine va...

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Mount Everest flight

Mount Everest flight

Duration: 1 Days

Trip Grade: one star

Mount Everest flightseeing a “must do” on the wish list of all visitors to Nepal, take this stunning 1hour flight by pressurized aircraft ...

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Mountain Resorts Around Kathmandu

Mountain Resorts Around Kathmandu

Duration: 2 Days

Trip Grade: one star

Culture and Himalayas   The Kathmandu valley is surrounded on all sides by hills.  Nagarkot and Kakani in the north, Dhulikhel east t...

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Explore Nepal

Explore Nepal

Duration: 12 Days

Trip Grade: two star

Culture, Easy Trek, Rafting & Wildlife   Explore Nepal tour spends time in Kathmandu with a short trek in the Pokhara Annapurna, ...

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Roundtrip Nepal

Roundtrip Nepal

Duration: 10 Days

Trip Grade: two star

Culture, Scenic, Lumbini & Wildlife   Round Trip Nepal is a grand circuit by road in Nepal to see the cultural, religious heritag...

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Nepal Adventure

Nepal Adventure

Duration: 7 Days

Trip Grade: one star

Culture, Mountain View & Wildlife   Nepal Adventure tour combines in a short span of time the rich cultural interest, elephant back sa...

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Pagodas, Palaces & Peaks

Pagodas, Palaces & Peaks

Duration: 5 Days

Trip Grade: one star

Culture and Mountain Views   This 5 day sightseeing tour of cultural heritage in Kathmandu valley will spend overnight in a mountain ...

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Glimpses of Nepal

Glimpses of Nepal

Duration: 4 Days

Trip Grade: one star

This short tour of 4 day includes all the major heritage sightseeing areas within the Kathmandu valley.  The highlight would be vi...

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