Nagarkot is the perfect short and easy hiking near the Kathmandu valley. It is 32km far from the northeast of Kathmandu valley. Nagarkot Balthali Village Trek is a short trek from Kathmandu valley. It is located at 1730m from sea level. On the way, it passes through small farming villages where you can experience the local people's lifestyle, alongside lavish green woodlands, old sanctuaries, and terraced farmland. The hike starts from Kathmandu and ends at Kathmandu Valley. Nagarkot is a beautiful hill where we can see sunrise and sunset. On a clear day, we can see the spectacular view of the Himalayas, like Mt.Everest, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar, etc. It feels great to be with nature, villages, and rural Nepal. On the eastern hilltop of Kathmandu, Nagarkot provides an outstanding panoramic view of the Himalayan range on a clear day.
We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. This tour will give you a mixed insight into the history, culture, art, architecture, and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include;
Swayambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having a history of over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as a monkey temple. The forested hill is a beautiful habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience.
Patan City Including Patan Durbar Square: A tour to the medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight into the ethnic Newari culture, Buddhist spirituality, religious harmony, art, and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skills of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm.
Pashupatinath Temple: This temple is located at Gausala Devpatan. Pashupatinath is one of the revered and holiest pilgrimages for the world’s Hindus. In the holy Bagmati River Ghat, Hindu Crematorium can be watched by Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the unique way of Hindu tradition in the world as well as you will observe typical Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus.
Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important centre of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is a nice Circular Square with a stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.
Bhaktapur City including Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Bhaktapur Durbar square is the old royal palace of the Bhaktapur kingdom. It is also known as the city of temples. Bhaktapur is the place of traditional art and architecture, historical monuments and craftworks, splendid windows, religions, festivals, traditions, and customs. There are other splendid historical places they are Nyatapola (5 tale mandir), Changunarayan temple, 55 window palace, Golden temple, Dattatreya temple, Doleshwor Mahadeva, Bhairavnath temple, Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling monastery, and Taleju chowk.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu durbar square or Hanuman dhoka Durbar square is one of the significant attractions of Kathmandu valley. Durbar Square comprises the customary heart of old Kathmandu with splendid art, architecture, historical monuments, craftworks, religions, festivals. There are other magnificent historical places in durbar square.
Likewise, Kathmandu includes so many places to explore; Garden of Dreams, Narayanhiti palace museum, Budhanilkantha, Local Markets, etc.
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