The Kathmandu valley boasts of a considerably high number of cultural sites recognized by UNESCO as the World Heritage Sites. All these sites in the Kathmandu Valley are related to the spiritual traditions practiced in the region. The valley blends different culture and lifestyle practiced in the region in its own way. The thousands of temples, stupas, pagodas and monuments inside the valley have made Kathmandu famous in the world as the City of Temples. The mountains encircling the valley surround three medieval cities - Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Each city inside the valley has an artistic exposition of graceful temples, elegant palaces, brick-paved courtyards and quaint streets. Besides the three cities, there are also a number of other important sites in the periphery of the mountains. In this trip, we make a tour of some of the most important as well as interesting cultural and natural landscapes of Kathmandu Valley.The 5-day Nepal Temples & Pagodas Tour has been designed to cater to the needs of those who wish to make a cultural tour of the valley, or those who are on a pilgrimage tour to Nepal. If you wish to make a tour of all World Heritage Sites of Nepal including Lumbini & Mt. Everest Mountain flight, we suggest you to try our itinerary Nepal Heritage Tour with Mt. Everest - 10 Days. For those wishing for making a two-week holidays tour, our Nepal Holidays Tour-14 Days would be most suitable. However, if you've arrived in Kathmandu for a short business trip or are in transit and wish to make a tour of Kathmandu in just 3 days, you may try our Kathmandu Transit Tour - 3 Days. Some of our other tour packages that you may find interesting include: Nepal Village Home Stay Tour - 10 Days, Kathmandu Pokhara River & Wildlife Tour -10 Days and Buddhist Cultural Tour - 8 Days.
After enjoying the golden sunrise views over the Himalayas from Nagarkot and taking our breakfast, we head toward Changu Narayan, the oldest pagoda temple in the Kathmandu valley, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The route to Changu Narayan passes through small villages and farmlands with farmers working in their fields. Similarly, the medieval town of Bhaktapur, or the Town of the Devotees, preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture, and lifestyle to this date. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the best preserved one of the Valley's three Durbar Squares. The Durbar Square was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument Listed in 1979. One is sure to feel like travelling back into the past while walking along the Bhaktapur thoroughfares, squares and streets. Overnight at Kathmandu.Note: If you want to do a short hike (3-4 hours) from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan, it is also possible to organize on this day along with sightseeing in Bhaktapur thereafter.