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Sightseeing in Kathmandu

We explore the sights of Kathmandu and the valley with a good qualified local guide. With seven UNESCO world heritage sights in the valley, there is an abundance to see.

We normally visit several of the main sights, these may include the following:

Swayambhunath

Often called the monkey temple, with its commanding views of Kathmandu, its whitewashed stupas and its unique synthesis of Buddhist and Hindu religions.

Pashupatinath

This is an extremely sacred temple complex (non-Hindus are not allowed inside the main temple) on the banks of the holy Bagmati river. There are burning ghats (ie where cremations take place), and trident-bearing saddhus draped in burnt orange and yellow sit serenely meditating, if they aren’t posing for photos.

Boudhanath Stupa

Here the striking Buddha eyes watch over a lively and colorful Tibetan community. Pilgrims from all over the Himalayan Buddhist realm circle the giant stupa morning, noon and evening.

Durbar Square

Each city of the valley, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan have their own pagoda-filled squares and historic palaces.

These are the main sites but we match the sightseeing itinerary to what people haven't seen before; many trekkers are already familiar with Kathmandu.

If you wish to see more, we can arrange a car and guide.

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