Muslim Tour (Day trip in Kathmandu)
Nepal has always been known for a country with Majority of Hindus and till 2008 it was the only Hindu kingdom in the world. Now Nepal has become a secular nation but even when it was a Hindu kingdom Nepal was known for its religious tolerance. Adventure Mission Nepal has been operating tours for Muslim visitors since 2009 and we aim to bring forward the lifestyle of the local Muslims , their heritages to our Muslim and non-Muslim guest as the Muslim life in Nepal is very interesting. This day trip of Kathmandu includes two of the biggest mosques in Kathmandu and two world heritage sites Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath.
Am - Drive to the Jame Mosque and the Kashmiri mosque
Jame Mosque and Kashmiri Mosque-
Located at the heart of the city and are no more than 500 metres from each other, near by the Royal palace. The Nepali and Kashmiri mosques stand on the Sane Side of Ghantaghar, a busy one-way street that leads to the Royal Palace. Both mosques are guarded by high walls; a pedestrian walking on the same side of the street may be forgiven for not noticing the minarets that tower just above him. The main gates of the mosques are often closed, unless it is time for the Friday prayers, when they allow the onlooker a glimpse of what lies beyond. Daily life at the mosques is punctuated by prayers which are pertained five times a day.
Halal Meal for Lunch in a Turkish Restaurent. Explore the Muslim community and take a walk through the Thamel area watching the Muslim community. Afterwards walk down to Kathmandu Durbar Square to see the old palaces and monuments. Then drive to the Swayambhunath Temple often referred as the ‘Monkey temple’.
Atop a green hillock west of Kathmandu, stands the great stupa of Swaymbunath. This is a site that is over 2500 years old marking the point where the legendary patriarch Manjushree discovered the lotus of the ancient valley lake. For centuries an important centre of Buddhist leaving, the painted eyes of the Buddhist gaze out from all four sides of this monument. Constructed to specific rules each with a symbolic meaning, the stupa of Swaymbunath is a model of its kind.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:
Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the popular places liked by many visitors due to its exquisite architecture and artistic embellishment. The complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built in 1200 to 1768 A.D. with hundreds of erotic carvings used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu which epitomizes the religions and cultural life of the people. This area is the House of Kumari, the sole living goddess in the world and the Kasthamandap, the monument from which the Kathmandu city derived its name.
Cost - USD 60 per person.
- A/c Car/Van/Jeep/Bus for the sightseeing.
- English speaking tour guides.
- Entrance fees for all the monuments.
- One lunch at Turkish restaurant.