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The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, is bowl shaped in structure and lies at the elevation of 1400 meters (4600 feet) above the sea level. Kathmandu is a living museum in itself and the ancient buildings, temples and monuments take you back to ancient times. Although, Kathmandu has evolved with time it still has maintained its religious, cultural and spiritual values.
If you wish to explore the cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu, then this tour is perfect for you. Kathmandu valley alone has seven cultural sites listed among UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites of Nepal. You will witness cultural diversity in Kathmandu unlike any other place in the world.
If this ‘3 day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu’ itinerary is not suitable for you, then you can check out our other affordable packages such as Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Dhulikhel Tour-4 Days or Kathmandu-Pokhara Tour-5 Days.
The three day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu will take you to six of the seven UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu. You will start your journey from Boudhanath, continuing on through places of religious importance, then the trip will finally end after an exploration of Kathmandu Durbar Square.
On the first day of the 3 day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu you will be visiting Boudhanath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Bhaktapur Durbar square and will stay at Nagarkot.
The first destination of your 3 days in Kathmandu is Boudhanath. The stupa of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world. Here, you will experience peace amidst the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. Also, you will find devotees praying, lighting lamps and the spiritual energy of the place will uplift your mood.
The second destination of the 3 Day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu is Pashupatinath. The main attraction of Pashupatinath is the temple of Lord Shiva as it holds a significant importance among the followers of the Hindu religion. Along with the main temple there are several temples and monuments of different gods in the vicinity of the temple.
The third destination of the Kathmandu three day sightseeing tour is Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is spread over an area of 6.88 sq km. The Durbar Square, built by King Anand Dev Malla during the 9th century has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square boasts a fine examples of wood carving, sculptures and pagoda style temples dedicated to different gods. The highlight of the tour is the 55 window palace, Nyatapol temple, Dattaraya temple and Golden Gate. The trip to Bhaktapur Durbar Square will charm you, while making you wonder about the craftsmanship of ancient times.
During the evening you will be taken to Nagarkot. From here you will begin the next day of your Kathmandu three day sightseeing tour.
The second day of the three day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu will begin with the breathtaking sunrise at Nagarkot. As the day progresses you will explore Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Nagarkot is a popular destination to watch the sunrise and sunset in Kathmandu. The view of the sun rising over the snowy peak of the Himalayas, painting the sky red and orange is amazing.
The next stop of your 3 day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu is Patan Durbar Square. Patan is heaven for fine art loves. The artistic and historical monuments of the Patan Durbar square has listed it’s name among the UNESCO World Heritage sites since 1979. The major highlights of the place is Patan Museum, Krishna Mandir, Golden Temple and Sundhara.
You will start the third day of your Kathmandu three day sightseeing tour by visiting Swayambhunath, followed by Kathmandu Durbar Square.
A short drive will take you to the stupa of Swayambhunath, which means ‘self-created.’ It is believed that the hill emerged automatically from a great lake that once covered the Kathmandu valley. It is also popular as the monkey temple and the combination of religious diversity can be witnessed at its best. You will encounter both Hindus.
The last destination of the Kathmandu sightseeing tour for three days is Basantapur Durbar Square. Like other durbar squares of Kathmandu valley, it is also listed among the UNESCO world heritage sites. The beautiful courtyards of the palaces date back to 12th and 18th century. The main attractions are Taleju Mandir, Kumari ghar and Kaal bhairav.
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