Pashupatinath, an ancient plinth, by the banks of the holy Bagmati River, stands the 16th century of Pashupatinath - Shiva, as Lord of all Creatures. The old buildings on the site were leveled by Moslem invaders in the 14th century, its stone lingam smashed to dust, but it rose again behind their retreating backs. Succeeding monarchs added vote’s temples, their images, and they and their subjects donated their wealth to buy a hasty entrance into heaven. Today, earnest Hindus about to die are brought to expire it’s sacred and their remains burnt to ashes on the stone platforms lining the river’s banks.
Boudhanath, A short distance off, the small stupa at Chabahil and the 4th and 5th century statuary that litters its surround is all that remains of Buddhist convent founded by the widowed consort of a 3rd century prince. And still father, one comes upon the great hemisphere of Boudnath, great eyes gazing with serenity upon the valley and crowned a massive golden spire. A-flutter with streamers of colorful prayer - flags, the great base is crowded with pilgrims from far and near circumscribing the stupa came about and how it came by its two romantic monasteries - the flat plains around this monument support a good many, gaily painted, flicker with the flames of a million butter lamps.
PM Bhaktapur Darbar Square
PM Bhaktapur Darbar Square, best preserved of the Valley’s cities. Begin at the farther end of Bhaktapur, entering from the Nagarkot road. Here around the Dattatreya Square, the 9th century markets grew gradually, spreading to the Taumadi Square with its 3 - tiered temple of Bhairab and great 5 - storied temple to the Goddess of Light and Space and finally to the magic of the main Palace Square, Its statue of King Bhupatindra Malla frozen in gilt before the exquisite golden door he ordered for his tutelary deity, a hidden stone pool where Malla Queens bathed and sported, watched over by great stone cobras.
Cost in US$:
1 pax: US$ 90.00, 2-4 pax: US$ 65.00, 5-7 pax: US$ 55.00, 8-10 pax: US$ 45.00