Kathmandu valley has been carrying old and interesting as well as traditional history which is still serviceable. Kathmandu valley was a big Lake at the time. It is believed that one of the gods, Tibetan saint is known as Manju Shree who had cut a ridge of the hill by his weapon (sword) at the Chovar and drained water. Nowadays there is build a park called Manju Shree Park. The middle of the lake was seen a little hill where was blooming lotus. That hill is Swoyambhunath(Monkey temple).
Nowadays, Kathmandu valley sightseeing is an easy day tour in Nepal. Kathmandu is a Capital of the Federal Republic of Nepal. As you do Kathmandu day tour can be visited World heritage UNESCO listed Shwoyambgunath, Kathmandu Darbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Bouddhanath. Swoyambhnath is situated on the top of the little hill from where you can see whole Kathmandu valley density, buildings. Swoyambhunath is a temple religiously for both Buddhist and Hindu. It is huge stupa as well as small one also, Monastery, temples. Swoyambhunath also knows as a monkey temple where lots of monkeys running around.
Kathmandu Darbar Square, it is historically famous. It is an important spot for Kathmandu day tour. It is a palace at the past time. Around Kathmandu Darbar Square, lots of temples and also living God called Kumari House. There is a museum insight of the Darbar with historically ancient goods and royal families. Another attraction is a temple which is made by just a wooden by a single tree. So, it is called Kastha for wood and made a temple by one tree wooden. This is why, by improved spell and pronouncing, became Kathmandu. Such a way, Name is given Kathmandu, nowadays.
There are another most famous and popularity sights called Pashupati temple and Bouddhanatn. This is also mostly not to miss in Kathmandu as a Kathmandu day tour. Pashupati is a famous for Hindu people. Lots of Hindu come at the place for their religious from around the world, mostly from India. It is significant to Lord Shiva. By the way, there is not allowed go inside of the main temple for foreigners.
Pashupatinath is a place for burn the dead body, where brings dead people to burn who follow Hindu religious. It is possible by walking go to Bouddhanath from Pashupati, it takes about half an hour. Bouddhanath Stupa is most famous in the world which stupa is the biggest stupa in the world as well as quite old, it looks really attractive. Bouddha stupa is just finished renovating (on Nov 2016) after damaged by the earthquake of 25 April 2015. It is religiously for Buddhist. Around the stupa, you can see lots of Buddhist pilgrims and tourist shops and restaurant as well as hotels. There are several monastery and schools for Buddhist student. There are more places for Kathmandu valley sightseeing but for the one day tour, it is enough.
Day 01: Sightseeing starts from Swoyambhunath then Kathmandu Darbar Square, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath