Kathmandu Cultural Walking Tour

Kathmandu Cultural Walking Tour is the tour where you visit the site of the Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex, which was the royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch, took place. The palace is decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows and panels and houses the King Tribhuwan Memorial Museum and the Mahendra Museum.

In Kathmandu Cultural Walking Tour it is possible to visit the state rooms inside the palace. Several buildings in the Square collapsed due to a major earthquake on 25 April 2015. Durbar square was surrounded by spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries.

Time and again the temples and the palaces in the square have gone through reconstruction after being damaged by natural causes or neglect. Presently there are less than ten quadrangles in the square. The temples are being preserved as national heritage sites and the palace is being used as a museum.

Only a few parts of the palace are open for visitors and the Taleju temples are only open for people of Hindu and Buddhist faiths. At the southern end of Durbar Square is one of the most curious attractions in Nepal, the Kumari Chok. This gilded cage contains the Raj Kumari, a girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. She is worshiped during religious festivals and makes public appearances at other times for a fee paid to her guards.

Outline Itinerary

  • Kathmandu Cultural Walking Tour
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Kathmandu Cultural Walking Tour
After Breakfast, you will visit the Kathmandu Durbar square. It is a complex of palace, courtyards, and temples built between 12th and 18th centuries used to be the seat of medieval Malla Kings of Kathmandu. It also knows as Hanuman Dhoka Square. Hanuman Dhoka Palace complex consists of a huge Royal Square exposing a tremendous variety of temples dedicated to different Hindus gods and goddess. This is a UNESCO protected world heritage site. The Durbar Square is surrounded by spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of Newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries. After visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square, You drive to Swayambhunath Stupa, watches over the valley from a height of 75 m from the average level of Kathmandu. It is one of the worlds most glorious Buddhist Stupa, it is said to be 2000 years old. Visitors often call it “Monkey Temple” for Swayambhunath Stupa. Your Trip gets completed after visiting Kathmandu Durbar and Swayambhunath Stupa back to the Hotel.

Price Include:

  • An experienced English speaking Tour guide
  • All transfers
  • Entrance fee

Price does not include:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Personal travel health insurance,
  • Drinks and tip,
  • Extra expenses due to inclement weather,
  • Flight cancellation or any unforeseen events beyond human control
  • Evacuation cost
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