Kathmandu City TourKathmandu City Tour

Kathmandu Day Tour - 1 Full Day

Key Information
  • Duration1 Days
  • Difficulty LevelEasy
  • Max Altitude1,400 m/4,600 ft
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • Best TimeAny Time
  • Group Size1-16

About The Trip

When you will land in Kathmandu, there are a lot more things to explore. Along with being the hustling capital city, Kathmandu is packed with antique-inherited ethos from centuries. Kathmandu Day Tour covers a stroll excursion to 5 out of 7 world heritage sites including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square. 

Overview

Surrounded by the beautiful green hills, Kathmandu city is decorated with the ancient cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan. The artistically built temples, engraved stones, metal images, carved wooden and wooden pillars of these three historical cities. This special package takes you to the lively and colorful places of Kathmandu where culture, religion, and tradition are the parts of everyday life.

Kathmandu valley is like an open museum with seven archaeological and historical sites inscribed into UNESCO World Heritage spread in a radius of 20 KM. These 7 monuments include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Chagunarayan. A city day tour to Kathmandu takes you to all these sites carrying great historic and cultural importance and helps you understand all the ancient traditions and cultures.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the 3 royal palaces in the Kathmandu Valley and all of them are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. As you enter the premises, you can see thousands of monuments, temples, shires, and stupas. You can also see the house of the Living Goddess, Kumari in this Durbar Square. As you enter deeply you will witness the amazing facts about this durbar. All the woodcarving and architecture inside the durbar is exceptionally fine and this durbar is the most important sight to see for travelers. There is also the Tribhuvan Museum that carries the mementos of different Shah Kings.

Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)

Swayambhu is an ancient religious stupa located at the top of the hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city.  It is said to have evolved spontaneously when the valley was originated out of an ancient lake more than 2,000 years ago. This stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal and has numerous shrines and monasteries on its premises.
The compound is centered on a gleaming white stupa, topped by a gilded spire painted with the big eyes of Buddha. There are two sides to enter this stupa. One is a straight long staircase on the east side of the stupas and the other is from the south side around the hill.

Pashupatinath Temple

The temple is a famous and sacred Hindu complex that is located in the bank of the Bagmati River. This temple is located 5 km northeast of the Kathmandu Valley. This temple is also listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. This Hindu temple is a collection of temples, ashrams, images, and inscriptions. It is believed that this temple is erected in 879 AD and restored in 1653 AD. This temple looks great in a gold-plated roof, silver doors, and woodcarvings of the finest quality decorate the pagoda construction.

Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath Stupa is also known as a sacred place for Tibetan Buddhism and is located 11 km from the northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu. You can see the massive mandala and also one of the largest stupas in the world. The location of the stupa is fascinating as it once settles on the early trade route to Tibet and it was here that Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers for many centuries. It is one of the major pilgrimage sites for Buddhists from around the world.

Patan Durbar Square

It is situated in the center of the city of Lalitpur in Nepal. It is one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, all are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The whole square is a bunch of fine pagoda temples and beautiful statues. At every step, you will see the beautiful piece of art or image of a god or goddess that shows the skill of Patan’s anonymous artists. The true attraction, while you visit here, is the stone temple of Lord Krishna, and intricate stone and bronze craving statues are two other masterpieces in the same vicinity. The three-story stone temple evokes excessive praise from lovers of art and beauty. The minute details of this work clearly show the high level that the art of stone.Bhaktapur Durbar square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located 13 KM east of Kathmandu in the current town of Bhaktapur. It is a mixture of Shikhara and Pagoda-style monuments. This square is one of the most charming and beautiful showpieces of the valley as it features the ancient arts of Nepal. The main attraction of this Durbar Square are the Lion Gate, the Golden Gate, the palace of Fifty-five windows, the five-story pagoda-style Nyatapola temple, and the temple of Dattatreya.
 

Highlights

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Closely encounter the lifestyle of the Capital
  • Know more about the history of this place
  • Try out traditional Nepalese food
  • Visit cultural and traditional places

Itinerary

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During the city tour, you may face a traffic jam. So, be patient while you are on the road.

Abbreviation
B - Breakfast
L - Lunch

The below Itinerary is just tentative and we are always there to change this itinerary according to your requirements. Please contact us if you want to add or deduct your trek journey.

We'll Drive from your hotel to Swayambhunath Stupa to see the ancient stupa. Then Probably we'll Drive to Boudhanath Stupa and visit there. After that, we will have breakfast with the beautiful view of the stupa. After a healthy breakfast, you head towards Pashupatinath. This site is not very far from Bouddha, it takes about half an hour’s drive from there. This temple lies about 5 km away from the eastern valley on the banks of the Bagmati river. After learning a few things about the religious places, you head towards one of the 3 durbars ( Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, or Patan Durbar Square). These are historical landmarks and this square was once the royal palace kings. It showcases the wonderful talent of Nepalese architecture and the beautiful cultures of Kathmandu Valley.


Drive back to Hotel
After a wonderful time, your 1-day tour in Kathmandu has now come to its end. You will be returning back to your hotel. We hope you got to experience the culture and tradition closely.
 

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsB, L
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,400 m/4,600 ft

Cost Details

Included
  • Entrance fees to World Heritage Sites.
  • Government registered tour Guide.
  • Transport during the sightseeing.
  • All Government and local taxes.
Excluded

 

  • Breakfast and Lunch in Kathmandu.
  • All Personal Expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, bar bills, beverages, snacks.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Extra shower fees at lodges along the trail, battery re-charge fees, and incidental expenses along the trail.
  • Tips for Guide.