Four Australian ladies Lorna, Helen, Brenda and Marilyn were cordially received by Explore Himalaya at the Friendship Bridge at Nepal-China Border on October 21, 2012 after their long adventurous Overland Tibet Tour. The journey from Kodari to Kathmandu was covered the very day.
The sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu Valley was organized for the next two days. In two days they covered Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath.
Kathmandu Durbar Square is locally known as Hanuman Dhoka Palace Square. The Durbar Square complex comprises a Mega Royal Square compiling a massive variety of temples dedicated to different Hindu gods and goddess. Every structures seen here were constructed from 15th to 18th century. The palace complex is named after a monkey god Hanuman. At the main entrance the huge stone statue of Hanuman, all painted red can be seen.
Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Swayambhunath, is considered to be one of the most glorious Buddhist stupas in the world. 2000 years old, Swayambhunath is also called as a Monkey Temple by the visitors. It lies 7m above the valley, so the hill of Swayambhunath is a montage of small stupas and pagoda temples. Temple of Lord Manjushree, who is symbolized as the goddess of soul and education is very closely located to Swayambhunath. At the foothills temples of Shova Bhagwati and Indrayani are located.
Swayambhunath- A monkey temple.
Pashupatinath Temple is popular especially for the superb ancient achitecture. It lies 5km east of Kathmandu heart at the bank of Bagmati River. The temple is the major pilgrimage for the Hindus who are devotee to Lord Shiva; Lord of Destruction. The temple with two-tiered golden roof and the silver doors is a heritage treasury for the whole world. The huge number of Hindu devotees visit the temple during the Festival Maha Shiva Ratri which normally falls during the month of February.
Pashupatinath- Mega Hindu Pilgrimage.
Boudhanath is one of the biggest and the oldest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal. It was built during the 5th century AD. It stands 36m tall with massive three level Mandala style platform. Boudhanath is considered to be Mecca for the Tibetan Buddhists. Every twelve years here at Boudhanath the special ceremony is celebrated with great delight and belief.
Boudhanath- Buddhists Mecca.
After the visits to these Mega places the Australian ladies made their cheerful exodus on October 24, 2012.
Apr 2023 I had an incredible experience trekking to Everest Base Camp with Explore Himalaya. Our guides were absolutely amazing. They provided us with exceptional support and guidance throughout the journey. The porters deserve special recognition too for their hard work and dedication. The entire journey was filled with breathtaking views and unforgettable experiences. From the start until the conclusion , every moment was filled with awe and wonder. I highly recommend Explore Himalaya for anyone seeking an unforgettable trekking experience in the Himalayas. Thank you to all the the staff, for making our journey truly exceptional!
13 Day Manaslu Circuit Trek Nov 2018 We have just returned to Kathmandu after a wonderful trek around the Manaslu circuit, starting in Soti Khola and finishing in Jaget. The trek and transport out and back to Kathmandu were very well organized. Our guide, Bharet Rana was excellent, arranging our tea-house accomodation and meals each day, without hitch. He was always good humoured and provided an interesting commentary on sights along the way.
Our Everest Base Camp trek was a wonderful and memorable one. Everything was very well organised. Thank you Explore Himalaya and the staffs for such an excellent service. We were taken care of from the moment we landed in Ktm till the day we left. The Guides and the Porters team of Explore Himalaya are very friendly and helpful. They took care of every little things during our trek. Some walked faster, some slowly and few could not but No one was left behind. They walk with your pace and motivates you until you get up. Anuj Pandey, MD of Explore Himalaya was available 24 hours a day when anybody was in need, he even flew to Namche to check if everything was going well and if everybody was doing good. The Guides Bibek Pandey, Bhuwan Tamang and Ram Rajbhandari along with their 5 Porters were the main pillars who made our mission accomplished. I'd highly recommend anybody who wants to travel to Nepal to contact Explore Himalaya and get themselves spoilt and entertained with their excellent service.
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