Under the Malla rule during medieval times, Kathmandu valley reached its height in terms of art and culture. The valley was divided into three kingdoms in the 15th century with each dynasty trying to outdo each in terms of cultural and historical grandeur. With pivotal role of royal patronage, several temples and stupas were built around the valley that paid homage to different deities. Even today when the valley has become a melting pot and the country’s main administrative hub, the temples and stupas tucked away in every other junction point and lane tells the story of a city that was once the cultural, spiritual, and an economic hub of the whole South Asia.
The relics of the such majestic past is reflected in the country’s spectacularly preserved heritage sites. The valley alone boasts of seven UNESCO world heritage sites that date back to several centuries. From largest stupa in the world dating back to 4th century to intricately build palaces and temples and palaces that encapsulate the absolute best of Newari architecture, Kathmandu Valley houses it all. What’s even more astonishing is all these sites lie within a radius of 15 kilometers, making the valley a living, breathing museum.
Kathmandu valley, starting from Kathmandu city tour, towards its famous historical sites in the tour with applicable entrance permits to each place of interest is inclusive in our package including guides and transportations. Team Himalaya’s Kathmandu Valley Tour will be an amazing historical and cultural tour in and around Kathmandu valley.Starting from Kathmandu city tour in its famous historical sites in the company of expert city tour guide with vast knowledge in nature and culture of respective areas for you to share its knowledge.
A tour of Kakani on route Langtang and Ganesh Himal area, on Tamang Heritage Trail, Kakani country village which is a mere 25 k.ms North-West of Kathmandu city and its valley rim, famous for Mountain and rolling Hill landscape of central Himalaya, a great views of stunning snow capped peaks extending from Ganesh Himal to Annapurna and Langtang mountain range.
A day tour to Kakani:
Morning as per the time informed by our guide,we will meet for a short drive towards North West of Kathmandu, passing the beautiful water garden of Balaju area.The drive is interesting passing through many towns and villages and on the off the city limit of Balaju and Nagarjun hill forested area, and leading towards country side reaching at Kakani in Nuwakot, the closet district after Patan and Bhaktapur city.
Kakani is famous for mountain views and at present for Trout fish delights and to escape the busy city life of Kathmandu.
Kakani a serene area full of nature and fresh air, 2,073 meters high located on a ridge northwest of Kathmandu. On reaching at Kakani marvle the surrounding mountain views from Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang Himal range the tour leads to visit a peaceful area at Thai Memorial Park commemorating113 unfortunate victims of 1992 Thai Airlines crash. The Shiva shrine across the road offers wider Himalayan views. Kakani is an excellent recreational destination for a short walk in serene environment. After a lovely time here, we drive back to Kathmandu with lunch at Kakani or on route to hotel.