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Swayambhunath and changu narayan walking tour

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Suresh bhandari
  • Kathmandu
  • Available in: English

About the guru Suresh

I was born in Dhading which is close to Ganesh Himalaya trek and started to work in tourism since 2002 as a porter and after two-years of hard work and dedication, I became a trekking guide. After few years as a guide I became treks & tour operator as a senior guide in reputed company. I have done my Master’s Degree in English Literature from Tribhuvan University, Nep... More »

I was born in Dhading which is close to Ganesh Himalaya trek and started to work in tourism since 2002 as a porter and after two-years of hard work and dedication, I became a trekking guide. After few years as a guide I became treks & tour operator as a senior guide in reputed company. I have done my Master’s Degree in English Literature from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. I possess strong enthusiasm and long years experience having being involved in tourism in Nepal. From my young age I have been very passionate about the beauties and secrets of the Himalayas. This together with my love for hospitality & attachment with nature has encouraged me to play an active role in the tourism field. Professionally, I have 10 years experience in Tourism as a Trekking guide; I have led all the Major Trekking Routes in Nepal like Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Dhulagiri etc. and have visited few parts of India and Tibet too. I contribute towards protection and preservation of this beautiful nature and culture for future generations & am dedicated to Eco-friendly practices and a strong belief in improvement in the lives of local people by providing them maximum benefits of tourism. Presently I am working as a senior trekking leader and trip operator in Sunrise Adventure Trek. I am very enthusiastic about nature and can tackle all the obstacles on the way through trekking. I am cheerful, friendly with fluency in English and knowledge in French, Chinese, and Hindi language.

About the tour

Swayambhunath is one of the world heritage sites with beautiful structures and ancient values. It is also known as the “Monkey Temple” and walking to Monkey temple takes 50 to 60 minutes through the narrow streets and some shops along the way. Walking above the Swayambhu Marga you pass by the Bishnumati River. After reaching at Stupa, you can explore the beautiful view of Kathmandu valley from the hilltop. Saveral paintings, prayer wheels, statues are another highlights. You can observe by the museum of Swayambhunath. There is a temple beside the hill top dedicated to goddess “Saraswati”. As you can find temples and Chaityas of many Buddhists and Hindu deities in this complex, the Stupa is a reference of special bonding between Hindu and Buddhists.

Changu Narayan Temple is also another heritage situated in Nepal, built during the time of Shah and Malla Kings. Changu Narayan Temple is situated in hill top, 6 km north from Bhaktapur offering the spectacular views of Kathmandu valley. The temple between a small village called “Changu” all around surrounded by the “champak” tress makes your moments very precious. This temple is located at an elevation of 1540 m from the sea level, dedicated to Lord “Vishnu” with the belief of reincarnation of lord “Vishnu” as “Narayan”. Here you get a great chance to explore ancient art works of Nepalese people in metal and wood. Changu Narayan is considered as one of the finest and sacred architecture by 3rd century. However, there is not any authentic information about how and when the temple was built, those monuments, statues and images of goddess’s takes you back to the time period of Licchavi King “Manadev”. 5 hours hiking from Changu Narayan to Nagarkot is another the most famous tourists activities near Kathmandu. Changu Narayan, one of the four main Narayans in Kathmandu valley is worshipped by the people mainly in the months of Baisakh, Asar, Shrawan, Bhadra, Kartik, Poush and Magh during different festivals.

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How to find me: In front of Moonlight Hotel, Thamel

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