Kathmandu transit tour is a great fit for the travellers who wish to visit the Kathmandu for a very short period of time like a day or 2 or 3 in maximum. In this short period of time, you can explore the culturally vibrant city Kathmandu adequately. There are 4-word heritage sites in Kathmandu which you can visit on your transit tour. If you have more time then we can take around the Kathmandu hillside from where you can see the Mountain range as well but on this transit tour, we show you the special and delighted things of the Kathmandu valley.
Kathmandu Valley is a settlement of the two cultures combined together that is Hinduism and Buddhism. The locals of the Kathmandu city follow both religions at the same time and celebrate the festival too. The cultural and religious hub Kathmandu has 3 major cities inside it, namely Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. On your Kathmandu transit tour, we will focus you to show the major things of Kathmandu, history, ruling system, religious practices that have been happening here. Apart from that, you will also see the artistic exposition of the Hindu temples, elegant and old palaces, brick-paved courtyards, roads, and junctions. Multi roofed Nepali styles temples, monasteries, stone carvings and wooden carvings on temples and sculptures and so many other things during your visit to Kathmandu.
What to see on Kathmandu Transit tour?
There are 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Pashupatinath Temple, Swaymbhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu durbar square. You will visit these places in a single day because all of these are located in a very near distance. Visiting these places gives you a summary of Hinduism, Buddhism and their cultures. On your Kathmandu transit tour, you will visit all of this in a day.
If you are arriving in Kathmandu for a short period of time and wondering if you could see Mt Everest then you should do the Everest Mountain flights. The Everest Mountain flights take you to the above the Himalayas for the stunning and breathtaking view of the High Himalayas. The 1-hour flight takes you to above the Nepal high Himalayas from where you can see the stunning views of the mountains like Everest 8,848 m, 29020 ft, Shishapangma 8,013 m,26289 ft, Makalu 8,481 m, 27,825 ft, Lhotse 8,516 m, 27939 ft, Cho Oyu 8201m, Dorje Lakpa 6,966 m, Gauri Shankar 7,134m, Melungtse 7,023m, Numbur 6956 m, Karyolung 6511m, Gyachung Kang 7952m, Pumori 7,161m, Nuptse 7855m. The flight is in the early morning so you can do day sightseeing during the day in Kathmandu. The Mountain flight cost is not that expensive too.
Surya Chaur Day hike on Kathmandu transit tour
If you have 2 days in your Kathmandu transit and want to take a taste of some hike to see the Himalayas then the Surya chaur hike is the very best fit for you. The hikes allow you to enjoy nature with the spectacular panoramic view of the Langtang Himalayan range. You would also see the landscapes and the great valleys of the Nuwakot below you. Travellers can see the Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal and many other peaks in one range. The jungle walk hike offers a spectacular view of the mountains and the down valley.
Kathmandu transit tour Highlights
Visit the Pashupatinath and get know about the Hinduism and their culture overview, cremations process, worshipping traditions and the top festival that happens on the Pashupatinath temple.
Walking around the biggest stupas of the Kathmandu or perhaps in Nepal too. The stupa has significant importance in Buddhism and believes that this stupa has built over the relics of the Kashyap Buddha.
Visit the Hillock of the Kathamndu where the Swayambhunath stupa is just located. A panoramic view of the Kathmandu city from the yard of the Swayambhunath stupa as well as the Mixing of Hinduism and Buddhism together. There are many other things that you can see on the Swayambhunath stupa.
Get know about one of the oldest places of Nepal where it used to be the main administrative buildings for the kings family after the unification of Nepal. The Shah dynasty ruled Nepal for a long time staying on the Kathmandu durbar square. There are multiple temples of the different gods and deities and the most important one is the Living goddess Kumari.
Kathmandu transit tour itinerary
8.00 AM: Pick Up and drive to PashupatinathKathmandu transit tour begins after we pick up you from the hotel then drive to the Pashupatinath temple, You will take the entrance ticket from the Tilganga side and enter into the Pashupatinath temple seeing one of the oldest sculptures of the Lord Vishnu which is around the 1600 years old. There are many shops before you reach the bank of the Bagmati River from where you can see the Main shrines Pashupatinath temple along with many other temples.
Firstly, you will see the dead body burning. According to the Hindu cultures, they burn the dead body after they die in holy places like the Pashupatinath. That is the reason you see a lot of the dead body burning here. Our guide will describe the many things when you are in Pashupatinath temple. You will see 4 Ghat and the main entrance of the Pashupatinath temple. Inside the Pashupatinath temple, only Hindu people can go. When you go to the top of the Bagmati River on the viewpoints from there you can see all of the temple areas. We give you an overwhelming briefing if you need it, otherwise, we tell you in a very short cut. After Pashupatinath temple, you will climb to the hill and down to the other side of the river where the vehicle will be waiting for us.
11.00 AM: Boudhanath stupa
Drive to the Boudhanath stupa. This is another highlighted place to see Buddhism and the monasteries around the Stupa. The oldest stupa is one of the highest stupa standing on the height of 136 feet tall with a diameter of 156 feet on octagonal shapes. You will see the many groves and the prayer wheels which can be rolled by the devotees in the morning and evening time mainly, but you can roll it any time as you are there. Many other monasteries are there around with the Azima temples on the side. Once we visit the stupa it will be time for you to have something for your launch before you move to Swayambhunath.
1.30 PM: Drive to Swayambhunath
Drive to Swayambhunath and enter from the money throwing pond from the left side where you will see the massive bells along with the Basabandhu stupa. Climbing to the top of the stupa you can see the multiple chaityas on the yards of the stupa. The highlighted one is the massive sculptures of the Dipankara Buddha and the stupa itself. It is small in size but built with the same aspects as Boudhanath stupa.
3.00 AM: Drive to Kathmandu durbar square
Drive to Kathmandu durbar square and sightseeing in Kathmandu durbar square, you would see the ongoing construction of the Kasthamandap temple, Vishnu Temple, Kal Bhairav temple, Sweet Bhairav temple, Taleju temple and many other temples around the Kathmandu durbar square. You will see the best examples of the wood carving and stone carving on the Kathmandu durbar square. In the main courtyard, you will also see the royal family photos and the things that the royal family used. There are museums also to see. At 4: PM you can see the living goddess Kumari blessing the public people.
Kathmandu transit tour cost includes
Airport pick up and drop off service
Kathmandu valley full day sightseeing with the expert engligh speaking licence holder tour guide
1 Hour Mountain Flights to see the Everest Himalayan Range
Private Car Transportations wherever is Necessary and if you are with big groups there would be a Van
Food during the city such as a kathmandu, pokhara
Personal expenses such as buying chocolate, drinks (beer, wine, alchohol)
Any meal or breakfast during the tour days
Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
Any other things which are not mentioned above
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