Kathmandu Sightseeing tour

Trip Highlights

  • Historical place Patan Darbar Square and Krishna Mandir ( temple) 
  • 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. The peaceful yet vibrant air of spirituality will inspire your soul and rejuvenate your day. You will beautiful UNESCO World Heritage sites like Swoyambhu, Patan Durbar Square, Bouddha and Pashupati. The spinning of prayer wheels, murmur of mantras, glow of diyas, tinkling bells along the beautiful monuments will leave you mesmerized.

Swyombhunath stupa is the oldest stupa in Nepal residing at the hillock in the middle of the Kathmandu Valley. The manis, prayer wheels, flags, serene atmosphere of the Swyombhunath Stupa fascinates everyone. We can see a huge stupa with tremendous eyes of Buddha printed. These two eyes resemble the light, wisdom and peace. This stupa is very special for both Hindu and Buddhist followers. 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 Bagmati river. No other followers except Hindu are allowed to enter the temple. We also cam observe cremation while visiting this temple. The surrounding of the temple is magnificent.

Bouddhanath is the world largest stupa located at Bouddha, Kathmandu which is northeast from central Thamel. The massive stupa and the classical houses around are astounding to experience. 

Patan Durbar, actually, at the moment, 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 civilization and culture. Krishna Mandir ( temple) is the most striking attraction to see in Patan Durbar square. 

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN07
  • Duration1 Day
  • Pricefrom US$50 / person
  • GradeEasy
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax01-20
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Outline Itinerary

01 Days 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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    What's Included

    • Private Luxury transportation
    • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide
    • A bottle of Mineral water
    • Official expense
    • Items of a personal nature.
    • City sightseeing fees
    • Tips for Guide and driver. (Tipping is expected).

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    Kathmandu Sightseeing tour Trip Map

    Cost included

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

    Cost Exclude

    • Items of a personal nature.
    • City sightseeing fees
    • Tips for Guide and driver. (Tipping is expected).

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    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

    David Webber, United Kingdom

    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.

    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.

    Tips for Guide and driver. (Tipping is expected).

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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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