Dakshinkali and Pharping day tour is a perfect day tour in Kathmandu and best suited to those who want to explore Kathmandu and its cultural heritage. And, the tour includes a visit to a Hindu temple and Buddhist monastery.
Dakshinkali and Pharping are the best day tour in Kathmandu If you have an extra day Pre or post of any trekking or tour in Nepal. As such, after the Everest Base camp or the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Pharping is located about 18 km south of Kathmandu on the valley rim and perched on a hilltop with a Buddhist monastery. The main attraction of Pharping is an elaborate 17th-century temple which houses a glided image of Goddess Bajra Jogini. Other fascinating sights in Pharping include a cave and a hand-imprint of the Buddhist saint Padmasambhava on the rock face over its entrance.
Dakshinkali temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. The shrine is especially crowded on Tuesdays and Saturdays when animal sacrifices are offered to the deity. There is Chobhar gorge located on the way to the temple, and the tour includes a visit of the Chovar gorge as well. The Bodhisattva Manjushree is said to have cut an incision Chovar to drain out the lake, which once covered the valley. There is a small but picturesque temple of Adinath on the top of a hill from where you can have a panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains.
Dakshinkali and Pharping day tour also includes a visit to Shesha Narayan temple that is located between Chobhar and Dakshinkali, and the temple of Shesha Narayan represents one of the four Narayan's of the Kathmandu valley. The other three Narayan's are Changu Narayan of Bhaktapur, Visankhu Narayan of Patan, and Ichangu Narayan of Kathmandu.