Starts At: 8:00 AM
Ends At: 2:00 PM
Starting From: Thamel
Ending at: Thamel
Culture: Newari and Tamang
Highest Access: 1932m (Nagarkot)
Transportation: By Private Car
Most attraction: Heritage sight in Kirtipur City with Mountain View
Duration: 1 days
This Kirtipur tour is one day private sightseeing package to the ancient city of the Kathmandu valley which is situated on a small hill at the south west of the Kathmandu valley. Kirtipur is the ancient Newari town established in 1099. It is a natural fortress and is proud of its courageous history. Kathmandu Kirtipur hiking is the short hiking that provides the chance to explore the typical Newari culture tradition and lifestyle. In Kirtipur you find the artistic Newari houses, temples, and monasteries.
The Major Attractions of Kirtipur are typical Newari culture and their lifestyle, Chilamchu Stupa and the temple of Bagh Bhairav. Kirtipur also offers the great view of the Kathmandu valley.
Tribhuvan University which is the oldest university of Nepal is also located in the bottom of the Hill. Kathmandu Kirtipur tour can be combined with the visit to Chovar and Panga as well. In this trip you also visit the famous historical and cultural heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley. In Kathmandu you visit Boudhanath Stupa - the largest Buddhist Stupa of Nepal, Swayambhunath Stupa which is located on a hillock from where you can observe the 360 degree view of the Kathmandu valley.
You also visit the Pashupatinath temple, the oldest Hindu temple of Lord Shiva. This temple with its astonishing architectural beauty stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. Near the Pashupatinath you see the cremation site where you will witness Hindu’s ritual of cremating a corpse. In Another attraction of the Kathmandu is the Kathmandu Durbar Square where you visit Hanuman Dhoka, the old and historic palace of Kathmandu, the temple of Kumari which is the residence of Living Goddess, Taleju Temple.
8:00 AM: Drive from Thamel to Kirtipur city, takes about 30 minutes by private car
8:30 AM/1:00 PM: Sightseeing of Kirtipur City
After entering the Kirtipur city we visit the Chilamcho Stupa, a pagoda style temple. It lies at quite a height surrounded by traditional homes all around. People living there and their lifestyle also seem to be very traditional and ritual. We can find mostly the Newar communities.
We move down from Chilamcho Stupa to Bagh Bhairab Temple. It lies around half a kilometer from Chilamcho Stupa. The Bagh Bhairab temple consists of statue of Hindu God Bhairab. From the back side of this temple the panoramic Kathmandu valley view can be observed. We leave for Uma Maheshwor from there. It is located at the maximum height of Kirtipur town. From that place we see the complete view of Kathmandu valley. The Swayambhunath, White Gumba can be located from the left wing of the temple. Around 1 in the noon we reach Shri Kirti Bihar. There we find the statue of every stage in Siddhartha Gautam life turning to Gautam Buddha. The enlightment getting is so fascinatingly shown through carvings. Many Buddhist followers and nuns do sacred prayers there and some even sacrifice all their lives for their religion. It is a very peaceful place. The chanting and prayers there gives peace and feeling like light hearted in people.
2:00 PM : After visiting all these places we drive back to Thamel and our sightseeing tour ends.