Nepal Tours - all Major Cultural and Historical Highlights of Nepal
Mountain Monarch has specially designed this exclusive itinerary for those who wish to witness all the places of interest in Nepal in one go. Nepal Tours covers all the cultural heritage places in Nepal along with wildlife safari adventure experiences in Chitwan national park. It is a touring leisure activity so that anyone can participate in this exotic artistic exploration insight tour of Nepal.
For centuries, Nepal has been a fascinating destination for people from all walks of life, like travelers, scholars, and researchers for those interested in spirituality, art, culture, and adventures. Once, the Kathmandu Valley was divided into three kingdoms; the positive side of those times was that each kingdom wanted to outdo the other kingdoms in art and craft. We can now admire and enjoy the unbelievable dedication to building temples, Palaces, Stupas, Natural Water sprouts, etc. The Kathmandu valley has seven World Heritage Sites to visit in your Nepal tours.
Right now, Nepal is extended up to 147181 square kilometers; within the area lies the most popular destination apart from the valley are Lumbini (the birthplace of Buddha), Chitwan( jungle safari), Pokhara, a city of seven lakes, a base camp for the adventurers as well an admiring town for nature lovers, Tansen, a medieval hill station Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and Daman are the places for mountain views along with the highest mountain Everest and sunrise, Bandipur is a traditional Newari city to see a friendly culture with panoramic mountains view, Gorkha - the base of Shah dynasty to rule Nepal. The Nepal insight tour reflects the overall insight of Nepal in terms of diverse ethnic groups, cultures, traditions, and topography in its true sense. Thus this Nepal tour also unfolds the whole of Nepal at its best.
Places to visit on your tour in Nepal
It is believed that the Stupa existed 2000 years back, but the present Stupa is said to be built after the 14th century. Swayambunath means the shrine exists by itself. It is called a monkey temple by the westerners as there are a lot of monkeys around the place, which amuses the people visiting the site.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:
It lies in the heart of the city. The locals of Kathmandu call Hanuman Dhoka, as it is named after the monkey god. At the Palace's main entrance, one can see the statue of the god clad in red paint. It is a world heritage site and has a history of the 9/10th century at the time of king Gunakama dev, he was a true devotee of Kali, the goddess of terror, and her primary weapon is a sword. So, the layout design of the square is in sword form.
Patan Dubar Square:
It lies to the southeast of Kathmandu and is considered the oldest among the valley's three cities. The layout of the square is in the form of a disk. The town is believed to be formed in the 3rd century called Lalitpur, the city of fine arts and crafts, and it is separated from Kathmandu by the holy river Bagmati.
It means the lord of all creatures and the god of gods. It is a World Heritage site and lies on the eastern side of Kathmandu on the holy river Bagmati. It has a 5th/6th-century history, but the present temple was built in the 16th century. It is one of the most popular and essential Shiva shrines and a must-come temple for Hinduism followers once in their lifetime.
The lord of wisdom is the biggest Stupa in the Asia subcontinent and must come to a destination for Buddhism followers once in their lifetime. The Stupa is believed to be built in the 5th century, one major highlight to visit on your Nepal tours.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
Bhaktapur, the city of devotees, is in the world heritage sites situated on the way to Tibet. It used to be the capital city of Kathmandu valley in the 15th century, during the time of King Yaksha Malla.
It is 32 km from Kathmandu and situated at an elevation of 2175m which gives you ample opportunity to view the towering mountain range standing before you. View from Dhaulagiri in the west to Mt. Everest and Kanchenjunga in the east via Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Shisapangma, Dorje Lakpa, and Gauri Shanker.
It is 36 km from Kathmandu, and it said that the whole town of Panauti is on a single rock. It is situated at the confluence of two rivers, Roshi and Pungamati Khola. Every twelve years, there happens to be a big festival. Once, it was a trading route to Tibet and had a royal palace in its central square. It is still fascinating and alive in its traditional architecture with many interesting temples. Panauti will be listed as a World Heritage site shortly.
It is 32 km from Kathmandu and is situated at an elevation of 1550 m. The town is on the main Araniko highway heading towards Tibet. The natives of the city are Newars. On the weekend days, we can see many people visiting the temples around the town and uphill. It is a great place to view the mountain ranges.
It is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site. A legend relates that the Buddha came across a tigress close to death from starvation and unable to feed her cubs. So the Buddha allowed the hungry tigress to consume him. A marble tablet representing the event Trangho Gompa on the hill above the Stupa marks the holy site. It is becoming a popular destination for further studies in Buddhism and a beautiful place to view the Himalayan ranges.
The temple of the Goddess Kali, the Tantric goddess of terror, lies 28 Km from Kathmandu, at the Southern edge of the Kathmandu Valley. In the confluence of two rivers. Devotees visit this temple each Tuesday and Saturday to make sacrificial offerings to appease the Goddess "Kali."Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the main sanctum. However, there is an open platform from which one can view the happening inside the temple.
It is a traditional Newari town that lies 19km from Kathmandu. Once, it was a getaway to go away from the valley towards the lowland. The site is a popular pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists. There is a famous cave where Guru Padmasambhava meditated in the 8th century, It is refreshing to climb the staircase leading to the top of the hill, and the views of the Kathmandu valley are stunning. Most of the trees here have fluttering prayer flags spreading positive energy offered by the devotees.
It is a Gorge from where Manjushri, the god of wisdom, emptied the water from the Kathmandu Valley, and it is a getaway from the Bagmati river. To the southern part of the river lies an essential shrine of Jal Binayak dedicated to Ganesh, the god of good luck.
The jungle activities start with: Canoe ride in the Rapti River (an excellent opportunity to see a Bird and two rare species of crocodiles, the Marsh Mugger and fish-eating Gharial.) Then, jungle Walk and visit the elephant bathing center. Afternoon: Lunch. Elephant Safari or Jeep Drive in Jungle (an opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkey, leopard, and sloth bear. also, you will encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home.) Evening: Sunset view from the bank of Rapti River, slight show, or culture program. Night: Dinner and overnight at the resort.
Your visit to the birthplace of Lord Buddha includes the peaceful Stupa Ttilaurakot and the historical ruins of shrines like Kuden, Gotihawa, and Niglihawa. In addition, we have enough time to explore and visit the scared Lumbini garden in our Nepal insight tours.
It is a beautiful hill station situated at an altitude of 1343m in height and a summer station for western Nepal. The panoramic views of the mountains from the Shreenagar Danda are stunning and refreshing, from Mt.Dhaulagiri in the west to Mt. Gaurisankar in the northeast. It is a historical Newari town with beautiful pagoda-style temples around it. The Nepali Dakka Topi (Nepali hat) from Tansen is very famous.
A peaceful lake city, visit the Sarangko, Bindabasini temple, Mahendra cave, Seti river gorge, and Davi's fall, and have time to go boating on Fewa lake.
It is situated at an altitude of approx 1050m, a scenic place to view the Himalayan Panorama of the mountains. It is a traditional town with many Pagoda-style temples, shrines, and stone sprouts.
Gorkha is the birthplace of King Prithvi Narayan Shah, the great founder of Modern Nepal. The Palace is situated on the top of the hill overlooking the peaks of the Himalayas. King Ram Shah originally built the Palace. The world-famous Gorkha soldiers come from this place. The steps to reach the Palace are a bit tiring after the drive, but it is worth going up as the views of the mountains are stunning, and visiting the Palace with the most outstanding Nepalese architecture
It is also a popular hill station at an altitude of 2100 m. The view of the Panoramic Himalayan range is stunning. With this, we complete the best of Nepal tours.