Asiana Treks

Old Kathmandu Tour

Duration
1 days
Max. Elevation
1337m
Group size
Min 1+
Level
EASY
Transportation
private vehicle
Best Season
All year round
Accomodation
Meals
Lunch
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route

Highlights

    • Immerse yourself in the ancient streets of Kirtipur, adorned with traditional Newari architecture and historic temples.
    • Gazze the raw power of the Bagmati River carving through the rocky Chobhar Gorge.
    • Witness Taudaha abode of Naga king Karkot in Taudaha, Massive statue of Padmasambhava.
    • Experience and observe traditional Hindu rituals at the Dakshinkali Temple, dedicated to the fearsome goddess Kali. 
    • Experience countryside settlement Dullu and Pharping.

Overview

Overview

The combined tour of Kirtipur and Pharping is a perfect blend of culture and spirituality. The town of Kirtipur used to be one of the independent kingdoms in the medieval age and now it is an ethnic Newari town in the southern part of Kathmandu valley. The tour of Kirtipur gives a complete insight into the ethnic Newari culture and lifestyle. Exploration of temples around there is an immersion into cultural spirituality.

Pharping is an outskirt of Kathmandu valley in the southern part. The village is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries thus spreading a high level of spirituality around. A half an hour of beautiful scenic drive from Kirtipur takes you to the fascinating village of Pharping where you will explore the Hindu temples of Narayan and Kali, the meditation cave of Guru Padmasambhava, Buddhist monasteries, and natural surroundings.

After exploration of these two characteristically beautiful places your day will be filled with an abundance of cultural and spiritual riches and nice memories.

Trip Itinerary

Start your old Kathmandu day tour with a visit to Kirtipur, a historic hilltop town located just southwest of Kathmandu. Kirtipur offers a glimpse into Nepal's past, with its narrow lanes, ancient temples, and well-preserved Newari architecture. Visits include the Bagh Bhairab Temple, Uma Maheshwari Temple, and the awe-inspiring Chilancho Stupa. Stroll through its charming streets with friendly locals to understand Nepal's rich culture.

After Kirtipur, the journey continues to Chobhar Gorge. Chovar is a significant point in the history of Nepal. Legend says that the Chovar Gorge was cut by Manju Shree and drained valley water for human settlements. Here, you'll witness the mighty Bagmati River carving through the rocky terrain. The Chobhar Gorge is also home to the Adinath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Take a moment to enjoy the spiritual ambiance and capture some breathtaking photos of this natural wonder.

Onward withness Taudaha, the lake home to Sherpant King god Karkot Naga, and then Dullu, visit the massive statue and Sangtam of Padmshabhav (guru Rimboche) shrine and tranquil complex. Then, after continuous ward See Asia's second and Nepal's first hydropower station, nearby Asuracave of the Padmasambhava and Sheesh Narayan temple to the spiritual energy, a bit further overlook Changu Bazara yogini temple, Guru Padmasambhava hardship practice cave and many monasteries in Pharping.

Next, visit the Dakshinkali Temple, dedicated to the fearsome goddess Kali. For Hindus, it is an important place of pilgrimage, you'll have the opportunity to observe traditional rituals. End of the day, drive back to Kathmandu and drop you at your location.

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Includes

    • Pick up and drop off from the place you are staying.
    • Private transportation for pick up and drop off as per the group.
    • An experienced tour guide for the trips.
    • All necessary government taxes, lunch, and official expenses.

Doesn't Include

    • Entrance fees for Temple, museum, and monuments.
    • All personal nature expenses Lunch, beverages, snacks, etc.
    • Personal nature expenses and additional shopping. 
    • Gratuities for guide and driver.

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