Kathmandu Sightseeing tour

Trip Highlights

  • Historical palace Patan Darbar Square and Krishna Mandir ( temple) 
  • Patan Museum with the collections of ancient objects 
  • Buddhist Religious places : Swyambunath and Boudhanath
  • Hindu religious place Pashupatinath and Cremation Site
  • Discover the magic and mystery of Kathmandu: a live museum 

Kathmandu Day Sightseeing Tour will delight you with its rich cultural and historical diversity. Strolling around the medieval city of Kathmandu valley, full of amazing architecture helps you to know the ancient history of Nepalese Kings, art and various cultures. You will beautiful UNESCO World Heritage sites like Swoyambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Bouddha Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. The magnificent art and architecture, holy prayer flags and wheels, the huge bells, collections of ancient objects in the museum will astonish you during your Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour.  Also, see What to see in Kathmandu City Tour? 

Swyombhunath stupa is the oldest stupa in Nepal residing at the hillock in the middle of the Kathmandu Valley. The sacred Manis, prayer wheels, flags, serene atmosphere of the Swyombhunath Stupa fascinates everyone here. We can see a huge stupa with tremendous eyes of Buddha printed on these two eyes resemble light, wisdom, and peace. This stupa is very special for both Hindu and Buddhist followers.  The stupa is encircled by a lush forest where we find numerous monkeys. So that, we call Swyombhunath Stupa a Monkey Temple. Besides, we can capture the mesmerizing view of Kathmandu valley from Swyombbunath Stupa.

Pashupatinath is a world-famous Hindu Temple located at the bank of the Bagmati river. No other followers except Hindu are allowed to enter the temple. God Shiva is worshipped here. On the occasion of Shivaratri, people come from the world and worship the god Shiva in different ways.  We also can observe holy cremation while visiting this temple. This is the only cremation site for Hindu and Buddhists in the valley. The surrounding of the temple is magnificent.

Bouddhanath is the world's largest stupa located at Bouddha, Kathmandu which is northeast of central Thamel. The massive stupa and the classical houses around are astounding to experience. Likewise, the souvenir shops and restaurants make our visit to Bouddhanath stupa more convenient. 

Patan Durbar Square, actually, at the moment,  is on the way to renovate which was devastated by April 2015 earthquake. It still takes a few months to see the original Patan Durbar square. However, we can visit the museum and know about ancient civilizations and cultures. Krishna Mandir ( temple) is the most striking attraction to see in Patan Durbar square.

If you want to know the top day tours in Nepal, you can see the article  Top  6 Day Tours in Nepal.

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN07
  • Duration1 Day
  • Pricefrom US$55 / person
  • GradeEasy
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax01-20
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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley.

After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for your sightseeing tour. You will visit the following sites.

Swyambunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site):
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.

Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site):
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples of Nepal. It is located on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva.

Boudhanath Stupa:
Boudhanath Stupa is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.

Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site):
Patan Durbar Square - located in central of city Lalitpur. It displays the Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts.

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    • Private Luxury transportation
    • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide
    • A bottle of Mineral water
    • Official expense

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    Cost included

    • Private Luxury transportation
    • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide
    • A bottle of Mineral water
    • Official expense

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    best time in town of Temple


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    , United States

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    beautiful and sacred kathmandu


    Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal is very rich in religious and cultural sites. I explored the sacred places of Kathmandu valley. The holy Pasipati Nath, Swyambhunath, Boudha Stupas and Durbar squares were very interesting sightseeing I had in Kathmandu. The major thing I could not miss about the tour is Mr. Ram, guide of mine. He is the coolest guide I have ever seen. I personally would like to thank Luxury Holidays Nepal for providing such a kind and coolest guide ever.

    , Australia

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    Exploration of the beauties of Kathmandu


    Money spent well in Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal. Last month I and my three friends went to Kathmandu, Nepal for tour. We had an excellent time in forest covered Kathmandu. We visited sacred temple Pasupatinath, Nagarkot, Shivapuri and beautiful places of the city. We did hiking to Nagarkot and Shivapuri National Park. The sunrise view from Nagarkot was really mesmerizing and pellucid. Our whole trip was luxury one. All the sightseeing was through luxurious car and experienced guides. I must appreciate the work of guide provided by Luxury Holidays Nepal.

    , United Kingdom

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    Best Place to Make Vacation


    Visiting Kathmandu valley with my wife was really my privilege. We got a really good chance to know the people of Kathmandu and to visit different monuments here. We learn about numerous cultures, tradition and even languages here. We enjoy different festivals here too. Luxury holiday Nepal planned every moment very perfectly.

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    , Algeria

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    Hello guys,

    Kathmandu sightseeing tour in Nepal is the best tour I ever had in my life. Being with the professional Guide of luxury holiday Nepal I planned my tour of valley sightseeing. They had been always kind to me when I had problems much time, that support me all the time I need, as I used to get ill most of the time. All the group members were really cooperative and kind-hearted.

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    , Canada

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    “Cultural sightseeing tours”


    We had a wonderful experience of touring around the cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. Luxury Holidays Nepal has the most experienced guides for this tour. We had amazing guide Raju to accompany us throughout the city. He is the most knowledgeable and friendly guide we ever hired for a cultural tour. Luxury Holidays Nepal also gave us the best rate in the town for the tour!!

    Visited August 2016

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    Food on the way (Journey): 
    Your meals aren't comprised in our price.

    Transportation on Journey
    Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private luxury vehicle for your sightseeing.

    Group Leader during the journey: 
    Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained traveling guide in your group.

    Payment of the Due Balance:
    The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.

    If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).

    Currencies are accepted in Nepal: 
    Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both VISA and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in many restaurants.

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    If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact [email protected] to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.

    Trip Extensions/ Add on trips
    If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to IndiaBhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest TrekLangtang TrekManaslu TrekBunjee JumpingRaftingPeak ClimbingTours, etc.

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    During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.

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