Kathmandu day tour

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    2-20 max


Kathmandu day tour is the shortest one day of full tour to the major attractions of Kathmandu city which starts from the hotel in Kathmandu. You will go to the guided city tour with expert and knowledgeable tour guides to see monumental and religious places of Swayambhunath stupa known as the monkey temple, This Buddhist dome shaped stupa has the biggest picture of Sakyamuni Buddha on the pedestal at western limit of Swayambhunath.

Then you go to visit the UNESCO World heritage site called Kathmandu durbar square or Hanumandhoka where you can see ornate temples and premises. Then you move to see Boudhanath stupa which is now renovated after the massive earthquake that hit on 2015. Then you arrive at Hindu temple of Lord Shiva which is known as Pashupatinath and the Ghats where cremation of the body takes place. Then in the late afternoon you depart from Tribhuvan International Airport.

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Trip Highlight

  • Visit world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley.
  • Visit cultural heritage sites of Nepal
  • Explore Nepali culture,traditions,food & lifestyle


  • Day 1 Visit Kathmandu valley

    First site: Kathmandu Durbar square.
    Second site: Swayambhunath Stupa, 15 minutes drive from Kathmandu Durbar Square.
    Third site: Pashupatinath temple, 30 minutes drive from Swayambhunath stupa
    Final site: Boudhanath Stupa, 5 minutes drive from Pashupatinath temple
    Return point: A -One himalayan representative drop off to your hotel upon request.

    Kathmandu itself is one of the prominent valleys of Asia, which has impressive temples, including busy trading areas and of course, palaces, courtyards, and ponds. Most of the time, Kathmandu has perfect weather, and its area called Thamel has unique atmosphere for the tourists in terms of restaurants, bar, hotel, and food. Sometimes, these tourists might call the human activities that they see in Kathmandu or in other parts of Nepal as crazy, but that is how Kathmandu goes, and that is also the reason why Kathmandu tour becomes a memorable tour for you. As a tourist, you will always be satisfied with the heritages of Kathmandu, and all these heritages are UNESCO WORLD HERITAGES.

    According to the geographers and myth, Kathmandu was a lake, but what the myth says is there were lotuses floating in this lake, and Boodhsattiva Manjushree saw a flame coming out of lotus that seemed to be planted on a hill. He wanted to have a closer look, so with a strike from his sword of wisdom, he cut a gorge, and the water from this lake drained out to form what is known today as Kathmandu.

    Following are the few information about the sites:

    1. Kathmandu Durbar s Square
    Kathmandu durbar square is believed to be built by lichhavi kings in around 3rd century. Situated in front of royal palace, this square is among the three squares of the valley. This durbar square is famous for the architect and the skills carved by the newar artist and craftsmen. The square is surrounded by quadrangles, revealing courtyards and temples. It is also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar square named after Hanuman- devotee of king ram.

    2. Swyambhunath Stupa
    Swyambunath stupa is a famous Buddhist holy site situated on the western side of Kathmandu valley on the top of the hill. It is believed that it was founded by the king Vasadeva in the beginning of 5th century. Mostly famous among native Newari Buddhist, this stupa is also known as monkey temple as you can see many monkeys in the premises of this stupa.

    3. Bouddhanath Stupa
    Bouddhanath stupa is situated on the northern east side of Kathmandu valley. This stupa is believed to be found by the Lichhavi king- Shivadeva. This stupa is mainly famous for Tibetan Buddhist. This stupa is considered as the route to enter Kathmandu from Tibet in ancient period.

    4. Pashupatinath temple
    Pashupatinath temple is one of the biggest Hindus temples in Nepal. It is situated on the bank of Bagmati River on northern east of the valley. This temple was built by the Kirat king- Yalambar in 15th century and is believed to be the oldest Hindu temple of the country. People from India too come to this temple to worship Pashupatinath. On the day of famous festival -Mahashivartari about 7,00,000 devotees visit Pashupatinath temple.

    Accommodation: 3 -star hotel
    Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
    Duration: 1 day

What are included?

  • Private tourist vehicle.
  • Professional licensed tourist guide
  • Lunch during the tour

What are Not included?

  • Heritage sites entrance fees
  • Tips to the tour guides