Cultural tours and Sightseeing involves to places of interest in the Kathmandu valley, primarily to ancient religious sites of the two main religious: Buddhism and Hinduism and to the four cities of the valley founded at various times from before 3rd century B.C. and the 9th Century A.D. established by the Malla rulers at the peak of their ascendancy in the 17th century in which condition they remain today. Tours take you to different small but ancient places and places of beauty out of Kathmandu Valley into remote places of Nepal.
KathmanduPopular legend has it that Goddess Manjushree, an incarnate of Lord Buddha, was responsible for carving out the Kathmandu valley with one swipe of her sword. Be it true or a legend the result was a spectacular setting which has brought forth endless praises from the pens of the great poets of Nepal. Surrounded by mountains and hills, Kathmandu today is a hustle and bustle of a city which Manjushree would hardly recognize as her own handiwork. Situated at an altitude of 4’423 ft. above the sea level and covering an area 218 sq. miles, it is a place that has been a source of fascination to visitors over the years. The bowl like small mountain- sheltered Kathmandu Valley is the historical center of Nepal and the place where kingdoms rose and fell, places and temples were build and rebuild, and Nepalese art and culture were developed and refined is equally religious.
Patan5 km away from Kathmandu city. Patan also known as Lalitpur , is the city of fine
arts , enclosed within 4 stupas said to be built in 3rd century AD , by emperor Ashoka. You will see the Durbar square , the patan Durbar which hiuses a beonze collection , the Krishna temple built by king siddhi Narsingh malla , others temples are Hiranya Varna Mahavihar & mahaboudha temple .
A trip to Tibetan Refusee camp & the handicraft center will also be done while visiting Patan , where you will witness the hand weaving of Tibetan carpets & moulding of metal statues. Patan locally referred to as Lalitpur and situated at the south of Kathmandu is the second largest town in the valley. Patan’s great building boom took place under the Mallas in the 16th, 17th and 18thcenturies.