Nepal is a unique and culturally one of the richest countries in the world. In this country, culture is considered as ‘the way of life for an entire society’. The saying holds true in case of Nepal where every aspect of life, food, clothing and even jobs and professions are culturally affected and guided. The culture of Nepal comprises the codes of manners, language, dress, rituals, norms of behavior and systems of faith. The monuments, monasteries, Palaces, Temples, Sculptures, art, paintings and everything is Nepal reflects its culture. This is the reason why among the world heritage sites of the world listed by UNESCO, seven of them are in Nepal itself. Amongst all, Kathmandu is the richest of all. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal and also known as city of temples and stupas; from temple to monasteries, palaces, Gombas, Sculptures, painting, art to ethnic settlements, Nepal has it all.
Alpine Eco Trek guides you to a tour around the Kathmandu valley to observe the world heritage sites which is accomplished within few hours.
The holiest temple of Pashupatinath, situated along the bank of Bagmati River is the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu (established in 17th century). With a sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions raised over the centuries, it is a sacred temple of deity, Lord Shiva. It is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. Non Hindu visitors are not allowed to enter inside the temple premises.
Boudhanath Stupa (or Bodnath Stupa) is one of the largest stupas in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. The stupa is located in the town of Boudha, on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. The area is densely inhabited by the Tibetans.