Visite des sites de la vallée
Before or after your trek, you can plan with our teams a visit to the sites of the Kathmandu valley and its unique cultural and architectural heritage.
Located at 1320 meters above sea level, the Kathmandu Valley is extremely rich, with many Hindu and Buddhist temples, and historic monuments. A cultural heritage unique in the world, the main place of Newar architecture, which earned it its inclusion in the UNESCO world heritage.
The Kathmandu Valley has three ancient kingdoms: Kathmandu, Lalitpur also known as Patan, and Bhaktapur. Kathmandu and Patan are today only separated by the Bagmati river. Bhaktapur is located a little further in the valley, at the foot of the hills.
Patan or Lalitpur
Separated from Kathmandu only by the river, the city of Patan also has its Durbar Square, just as spectacular as that of Kathmandu, with its innumerable pagoda temples. You can plan a walk in the streets of the old town to discover treasures … hidden in interior courtyards …
On the program: a visit to the Patan Museum, located on Durbar Square! Do not miss, for its collections, its Newar architecture and its gardens!
Located about twenty kilometers from the center of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur is the third “historic” city in the valley. It also has an exceptional Durbar Square, dotted with pagoda temples. There too, a walk in the old town is essential to discover its wonders. A district of the city of Bhaktapur is the place of residence of the potters. You can observe their traditional techniques.
Other sites in the valley
If you have enough time, you can continue your visit to the Kathmandu valley, there are many sites to discover, such as the temple of Budanilkanta, the small town of Kirtipur, which has preserved traditional architecture, although located very close to the city of Patan, the georges of Chobar, Pharphing … Do not hesitate to tell us about it, we will advise you to adapt your circuit according to the time you have!