A day tour around Kathmandu city begins after breakfast at the hotel. The trip goes around Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath and Buddhanath and back to hotel. It is a guided city tour to the UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites. They are rich in monuments, arts, craftsmanship and architecture.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: It is also known as Basantapur / Hanumandhoka Durbar Square, lies at the center of Kathmandu. It is a live museum of ancient architecture and fine Newari arts. Kumari Ghar is one of the most important places of the square site where the ‘Living Goddess’ resides. The square holds the mediaeval palaces. Basantapur Durbar Square has been social, religious and politically significant World Heritage Site.
Swoyambhunath Stupa is also known as the Monkey temple, lies on the top of the hill. The golden temple on the hill top is followed by 365 steps which is significant in Buddhism. It is said to have evolved spontaneously when the valley was created out of a primordial lake more than 2000 years ago. It is a good viewpoint of the Kathmandu valley and visitors can have the spectacular sunset views from here. Then drive back to the hotel.
Pashupatinath temple is the pilgrimage destination of Hindu devotees, lies on the bank of Bagmati River. It is a temple of Lord Shiva, considered as the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. Mul Bhatta is a main priest in this temple. It has got a place for cremation, where the dead bodies are burnt down. A great fair held here in Mahashivaratri, where millions of devotees pay their homage in Pashupatinath.
Boudhanath Stupa is a Buddhist pilgrimage site and the greatest Stupa in the Asia, built in the 17th century. It is Situated 8 km to the east of central Kathmandu, surrounded by the resident of Tibetan Buddhist communities. You can feel the real sense of Buddhism around here.
We met Kisan while we were looking for a ride from Tribhuvan Airport to a hotel in Thamel. Our plan involves going back and forth between Thamel and other areas, so we ended up using a lot of taxis and prices to compare. The service Kisan provided us was the best at the most reasonable price by far.
I visited Kathmandu with my family. Kisan has been an amazing host who guided, planned and executed our trip very professionally. He arranged a luxury car for us and booked Mountain flight to Mount Everest... yes... flight to Everest!!! He gave us an amazing guide Arisoodan, who spoke English and Japanese very well. He is a licensed tour guide and has thorough knowledge on history of Nepal. He accompanied us to all museums, darbar squares and royal palaces. He even took us to the fascinating Chandagiri Cable car. This tour was truly memorable because of these 2 fine gentlemen. 2 Thumbs up . Highly recommended if you are planning your trip as a couple, family, friends or a group
Last week, I'd had only 3 days off and decided to go exploring Nepal and planned roughly for my very short journey to wander around Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur only. That should be enough and fit my 2 days journey (the first day was done by air travel). I've met Good Vibe Adventure by invitation of Taxi Driver from Kathmandu Airport to Thamel. After meeting with Keshab, he planned sightseeing trip for me and also recommended me to go to Nagarkot for the sunset and sunrise view over Himalayan range which was perfectly suit my 2 days period with reasonable price. So I agreed to take Good Vibe Adventure service and I can say it was impressive and wonderful experiences for me. The trip covered all places I should go and see, such as Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, all 3 Durbar Square (Kathmandu, Bhuktapur, Patan). A driver was nice and drove safely, he took a lot of nice photos of me also. A little bit hitch at Nagarkot was my booking for a nice view room at Peaceful Cottage were accidentally duplicated with other guests, but Keshab solved problem quickly and provided me the better one, Hotel View Point with very nice view dulux room. Although I missed the Sunset because the poor visibility, but I really enjoyed the stunning Sunrise over Himalaya in the next morning. I havn't prepared my jumper for the colder night at Nagarkot, but Keshab gave me his sleeping bag just in case, and it did help a lot indeed. Thanks! Also Thanks to his brother for buying me a last meal in Thamel at Gilingche. Thukpa Tibetan Noodle was superb when I had it in the cold weather. His brother also speaks Chinese so fluently. I would recommend Good Vibe Adventure and Keshab, if you are planning to have some fun in Napal.
This company is simply amazing. I was stuck in Nepal for 2 days due to a cancelled flight on my way to meet a friend in Tibet. I had no hotel, no reservations, and no idea of what to do. But, thanks to a random conversation about an ATM with Kisan (the owner of the company) all my troubles were put to rest. He not only booked my hotel room and drove me there he also showed me around Nepal for the next two days. I got to see the monkey temple and other landmarks, I ate at local restaurants where they served amazing food, all with the personal assistance and escort of Kisan. He is educated, friendly, and the most thoughful person I have met abroad on any trip I have ever taken. He was waiting for me in the morning and personally made sure I made it home safe at night. And when I returned to Nepal after Tibet...during my 3 hour layover...he met me for lunch...just to make sure I had fun in Tibet. By far the best travel company I have ever experienced. I would recommend them for anyone looking to experience Nepal!!!