In recent years, Kathmandu has grown to be one one of the major tourist destinations in the world. The strategic location, diverse climate, age-old tradition, larger-than-life mysticism and rich cultural heritage have made this city one of the most loved one for people of all ages.
In the core three cities, just take a leisurely walk of a hundred meters in any direction, and you will come across a stupa or a temple or a monument of historical, cultural or religious significance. The cultural importance of the valley is so widespread and so deeply rooted that within such a small area, UNESCO has designated seven different places as World Heritage Sites. These are: The Temple of Pashupatinath, The Temple of Changu Narayan, The Stupa of Bauddhanath, The Stupa of Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Each year, more than four hundred thousand people flock to these areas to see why they are the way they are.
In less than a week you will see the major attractions of Kathmandu Valley and enjoy the famous Nagarkot Sunrise. During evenings and nights, you can pass the time with friends or make one in the bars, clubs and cafes lined in Thamel, the melting pot of Kathmandu.
A prominent feature of Kathmandu Valley is its rich historical and cultural legacy. The valley with its three ancient cities will enchant and entice you with its thousands of temples, medieval alleys and time-worn structures reminding you how old the city really is. Kathmandu Valley being the diverse art and craft center, is also located at the crossroads of Buddhism and Hinduism – hence the number of iconic historical and religious monuments you see at every turn.
At the end of the tour you will leave with a deeper understanding of this tiny city in a tiny nation in the Himalayas.