Day tour to Kirtipur, Bungamati & Pharping

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Day tour to Off the beaten villages in Kahtmandu Valley like Kirtipur, Bungamati & Pharping

Adventure Glacier Treks is a company that is recognized  to all tourists and  government bureau in  Nepal. We offer a  special day tour to Kathmandu valley to provide  some great experiences touristic and  non touristic places of  Kathmandu valley.

10:00am to 11:30 am at Kirtipur
    Our guide will meet  you at your hotel lobby  with a private vehicle ( depending on group size the vehicle) and drive Kirtipur:
Kirtipur is one of the oldest Human settlements in the Kathmandu Valley. This tiny town is recorded as an ancient capital of Nepal. Kirtipur means “a famed town” in Nepali language is also known as “kipu” and “kyapu”. The location of this small town is different from the other main towns of the valley in the same that occupies the top of a steep rocky hill. This city of glory is inhabited and also dominiated by Newars which are the earliest settlers in the Valley with their own language and  cultural norms and values
Kirtipur Municipality is part of the Kathmandu District and only 5 Km away from Kathmandu and lies in the hilly region. Geographically, Kirtipur lies in between longitude 27˚ 38’ 30” and 27˚ 41’ 30” E and latitude 85˚ 13’ and 85˚ 19’ N, at altitudes ranging from 1284m to 1524m above mean sea level. The general decline of elevation is from south-west to north-east. The Kathmandu Metropolitan City lies in the northern side, while the Bagmati River separates the Lalitpur District with the Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City on the eastern side. Chalnakhel VDC borders Kirtipur Municipality in the south and Macchegaun VDC in the west.
Originally a Newari foundation, it is no doubt that Kirtipur is still a centre of Newari culture. It has been merged with surrounding villages to form the municipality of Kirtipur . However now a days people of differest casts and religion stay in this place. So it consists of many temples, Gumbas and Churches as well.
In 1826 B.S. it was annexed to the Gorkhali kingdom of Nepal by King Prithvi Narayan shah on his third attempt, after bribing the doorman of the city. After he did this, to spite the city of Kirtipur, he cut off the noses of all the men in the city.
The history of the village goes back to the 12th century when it was an outpost of the Patan but later became a separate kingdom This was the site of an inspirational peaceful demonstration of the people in the 2006 mass uprising that overthrew the powers of the king. It is considered to be an anti-monarchy city due to its bitter history against the Shah dynasty whose modern founder conquered the city insultingly, which was followed by negligence of the administration and development by subsequent rulers
Beside the village visit there are also some interesting temples such as Bag Bhairav, Chlanchu Vihar etc. Further form Kirtipur the temple of Goddess Dakshinakali is situated which is an important pilgrimage for Nepalese people. A visit to Kirtipur can be combined with the visit to Chovar and Panga as well.

11:30 to 12:30 in Bungamati:
Bungamati is a village development committee in Lalitpur District in the Bagmati Zone of central Nepal. Bungamati or Bunga: (called by local people in Newa: (Nepal Bhasa) language ) or Amarapur (an old name) is a classic Newa: village dating from the 6th century.
The first stele of Amshuverma was found in Bungamati dated sambat 29 or 605 AD where the first mention about Kailashkut Bhavan was found. The stele further shows that Bungamati had already been a famous village for agriculture, livestock and fishing. Bugayumi was name of the village in Lichhavi period and it changed to Bungapattan in Malla period. It is perched on a spur of land overlooking the Bagmati river.
Bungamati is the birthplace of Rato Macchindranath,regarded as the patron of the valley and the large Rato Macchindranath, shikhar-style temple in the center of the village square is his home for six months of the year(he spends the rest of his time in patan). The process of moving him around patan and backward and forward to Bungamati Central to one of the most important annual festivals in the valley.
The chowk around the temple is one of the most beautiful in the valley-here one can see the heart of a functioning Newa: town. In Bungamati the Karya Binayak temple is also one of the most important temples in Nepal, is dedicated to Ganesh, the view is spectacular from the Karya Binayak, surrounding by trees and large bamboos and can look at the Bagmati valley to the foothills.

The central ritual focus of Bungamati is the Temple of Macchindranath. To the villagers, Macchindranath is known by the name “Bungadeya”; the name is derived either after the village founded at the spot where Bhairav howled “bu” (birthplace), or from the word “Bungaa:” meaning “watering place” or “spring” like the explanation of the name of the village and several residents in Bungamati offer the second derivation. Bungadeya has many important mythological, historical and contemporary ritual associations with water.Bungadeya being a primordial rain god, who was later identified with the benevolent Aryavalokiteshvara. Macchindranath is also known by the name of “Karunamaya” meaning an embodiment of love and kindness like a mother figure. While Bungamati Newa: people refer to Macchindranath as Bungadeya, Newah from other parts of the valley use the name Karunamaya to refer to Machendranath. Machendranath’s identity as Padmapani, Lokeshvara, and Aryavalokiteshvara is widely known.
The another important part of historical importance in Bungamati is the living goddess KUMARI. generally people only know there are only three kumaries as kathmandu, patan and bhaktapur but in patan near its area there is also a living goddess kumari in lalitpur bungamati where the god rato machhindra nath and karyabinayak (ganesh) temples are located as having their own importance.

Lunch and to Pharping Village and  back to Hotel around 4PM
Pharping is an ancient renowned city situated in Southern Region of Kathmandu. It was popular with the name "Shikharapuri Mahanagari (Metropolitan City)" which was recognized as an independent state with 48000 people in ancient time. So "Shikharapur" is an ancient name of Pharping village. Shikharapur was independent Newari State when Gopaleshowr Temple was in the middle of Pharping. It was an established state at that time when Kathmandu Valley was a lake. It is said there was no existence of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur. Later Goddess Manjushree cut the Chovar gorge and the water of valley flowed outside then after valley became suitable to stay. Hence, Pharping has its own ancient history, so, it is considered as a History of Village. It's also said that Great Gurus of Hinduism and Buddhism get enlightened at Pharping. It's also famous as a religious place. For example; Great Guru Padmasambhava got enlightened at Asura Cave, Gorakhanath and Sheshnarayan Cave at Pharping. It's important religious place for Buddhist pilgrimages as well.

Pharping village was included in Lalitpur District up to 2017 BS. Now Pharping is in Kathmandu District. It's recognized as area no. 15 of Kathmandu District Development Committee and 10 no. election area.

Pharping is situated at the border of Kathmandu District. Lalitpur District lies to east, Makawanpur at South and West and Kirtipur Municipality lies to North.
It's a growing city. It consists of 6 VDCs namely Sheshnarayan, Chalnakhel, Setidevi, Dakshinkali, Talku Dundechaur and Chhaimale. The population of Pharping is approximately 40000.

Pharping has mixed demography which includes Newar, Brahmin, Chhetri, Tamang, Magar, Rai, Gurung, so called Dalit etc. Pharping consist of typical Newari village. Newari Language, culture, history are model for this whole village.