We have a team of highly experienced and professionally trained tour guides who are thoroughly versed in the culture and history of each place of the places you will be visiting.
We operate Kathmandu Sightseeing Day Tour privately with your personal guide so that you don’t have to confront other people who might have different interests or attitudes. To keep our tours private and comfortable we limit our groups to 10 people per guide. Please contact us if you have a bigger group and we will arrange several guides for you depending on group size.
We use a comfortable car/mini-van for the sightseeing tours. For up to 2 people, the car is provided and a mini-van is for the group of 3-10 people.
The tour duration is about 6-7 hours. It can be shortened upon your request. The starting time of the tour is up to you and may vary from 7.00 am to 7.00 pm.
Clothing varies with the type of tour and season. It’s warm in Kathmandu from April to October-end and from November to March-end, days are usually warm but evening colder. Summer clothes are okay during the daytime but the evening requires a light jacket. Winter is from December till February so bring along sufficient winter wears like jackets, sweaters, trousers etc. Or you can purchase clothes of your choice in Kathmandu clothing stores too.
There will be a one-hour lunch break (excluded) during a city sightseeing tour at one of the restaurants serving oriental and continental dishes.
The sightseeing places we visit will include:
Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th- century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also three museums inside the palace building.
Swoyambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site)
The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu has also known as the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living on the premises. The stupa is towards the western side of the Kathmandu valley atop a hillock commanding a great view of the entire Kathmandu Valley.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site)
Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines located 5 km east of the city center. The richly ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the existence of the temple prior to 400 AD. The holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple is also the cremation ground for Hindus.
Bouddhanath Stupa (World Heritage Site)
The Bouddhanath Stupa is the largest stupa in the valley located about 6 km to the east of downtown Kathmandu. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating
specimens of stupa design. Boudhanath is also known as Khasti, or dew drops, after an account that builders had to use dew to mix the mortar as Kathmandu was suffering from a severe drought during the construction of Bouddhanath.
Please contact us if you have any special requirements – we are always happy to fit in with your plans to ensure you have “the TIME of your life!”
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