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Private Tour: Kathmandu Temples from Thamel
"See the sights of the Kathmandu Valley over the course of 6-hours. The Kathmandu Valley has often been described as an open-air art gallery with thousands of sacred shrines in brick stone metal and wood scattered throughout it. Start your day with a pick up from your Thamel accommodations by your English-speaking guide. Bhaktapur Durbar Square an old Newar town in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley will be the first stop on your journey. Close by is the Golden Gate which leads into Mulchok Court
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Private Kathmandu Temples and Palace Day Tour
"In the morning you will be picked up by your driver and private guide in the language of your choice.This tour's first stop is Patan Durbar Square home to the former Patan Royal Family. After exploring this complex including the Krishna Temple and Rudra Varna Mahavihar the Buddhist monastery housing local treasures you will drive to the Swayambhu Stupa. 365 steps lead to the temple. On a clear day you will get a panoramic view of Kathmandu and on a clear day far beyond. During the day you will enjoy the included lunch at one of the major tourist sites.Our next stop is Baudhannath Stupa
From $115.00
 
Full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour Including Bhaktapur
"We Begins with Kathmandu Durbar square which is the nearest destination from thamel a local touristic place in Kathmandu.The Durbar square is home to a house full of woodcarvings of different gods and goddesses. In this 3-story palace you will also find the living Goddess Kumari. Both Hindus and Buddhists venerate her and she serves as an illustration of the harmony between the Hindu and Buddhist people.One of the popular temples of Kathmandu Durbar Square is Kashamandap locally known as Maru Sattal is completely collapse by the recently earthquake in Nepal on 25th of April. It is believed that the name of Kathmandu City is derived from the name of this temple and it is said that this temple is built by one single Sal (sorea robusta) tree. At the center of this temple one can see the statue of a Hindu god Gorakhnath and in the 4 corners of the temple one can see Ganesh statues.After Durbar square drive 30 mins west to vist Swayambhunath. Swayambhunath is a 2500-year-old Stupa situated overlooking Kathmandu Valley. Its name comes from the holy monkey living in part of the complex. The painted eyes on 4 sides symbolize the all-seeing eyes of Buddha
From $110.00

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WONDERFUL VIEWS OF EVEREST ON GOKYO TREK

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GREAT VIEWS FROM GOKYO RI

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GET AN EARLY START FOR BEST VIEWS

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BLOWING IN THE WIND

Whenever you cross over a pass or reach the top of a peak you will notice prayer flags that are fluttering in the wind. Most people think that prayer flags carry prayers to the gods but traditionally...
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Dec 11, 2015

THE HIGHEST GLACIER IN THE WORLD

After you pass Gorak Shep you will get some magnificent views of the Khumbu Glacier and Mount Everest. Should you wish to get to base camp you have to traverse the glacier which is strewn with rocks...
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HIKE UP KALA PATAR

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DO YOU LIKE THE UNMARRIED DAUGHTER ?

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THE GOKYO LAKE SYSTEM, HIGHEST IN THE WORLD

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MACHERMO TO GOKYO, CHOLOTSE & PHOTOGRAPHY

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RISE EARLY AND JOIN THE YAKS IN MACHERMO

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GOKYO VILLAGE, A TASTE OF HEAVEN

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