Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

6 Hours

Overview

Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour is a day tour visiting 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu city. The sightseeing tour mainly focuses on places of historical, religious and cultural significance, so they were inducted into the hall of fame as being UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Four such sites visited during Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath ‘Monkey Temple’, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. Each of them has its own architectural, religious and historical value build in the past by Kings and some of them being Buddhist stupas and sacred Hindu temples.

Kathmandu Durbar Square was the royal seat of the past kings with beautiful palaces, courtyards, temples and shrines. Swayambhunath is a Buddhist Temple Stupa Complex that lies atop a hillock on the western side of Kathmandu city providing a spectacular view of Kathmandu city and it’s surrounding mountains. Due to many monkeys residing in it’s area, tourists popularly call it ‘Monkey Temple’ also. Pashupatinath is a Hindu temple of Lord Shiva situated at the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Closer to Pashupatinath is Boudhanath which is the largest Buddhist stupa in the Kathmandu Valley.

Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour is about 5-7 hours in duration with your professional guide who gives in the intricate detail of the sites you visit. All of these tours are done by private vehicles and you are allowed lunchtime at restaurants facing one of these iconic monuments.

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Buddhist pilgrims of Boudhanath and Swoyambhunath
  • Pashupatinath Temple
  • The Kumari House (the home of living goddess)
  • Urban lifestyle of people living in Kathmandu
  • Traditional culture of local Newari people and other ethnic groups

Itinerary

Meet your guide at your hotel or location then proceed with sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (the Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath and Boudhanath (Buddhist Stupa). Lunch (on own) will be around in noon. Afterward, drop back to your hotel.

Cost

What is Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off.
  • Guided Kathmandu city tour at 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites with private guide.
  • All transfers & city tours by a private vehicle.
  • Professional government licensed tour guide.
  • Mineral water during the tour.
  • All government and local taxes, VAT.

What is Not Included

  • Monuments entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold beverages/drinks etc.
  • Tips & Gratuities

FAQs

What is Kathmandu City Sightseeing?

Kathmandu City Sightseeing is the cultural sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu city visiting various prime tourist locations which highlight cultural, religious and historical aspects of Nepal including observing the art and architecture, sights and sounds of the Kathmandu City.

Where is Kathmandu located?

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and located amid the center of Nepal. Nepal is a small country in South Asia located in between India and China. Kathmandu is connected with the rest of the world via air and land where one can fly directly or with connecting flights into Kathmandu from various cities like Delhi, Bangkok, Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou etc.

What are Kathmandu city attractions?

Kathmandu is considered the ‘city of temples’ and Kathmandu city attractions includes many Hindu temples and shrines, Buddhist monasteries and stupas, historical age-old palaces. Seven of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites are inside the Kathmandu Valley. They are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Changunaryan temple.

Where will I go during sightseeing in Kathmandu city?

Kathmandu Sightseeing tour includes tour of four of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely Kathmandu Durbar Square – with many age-old palaces, temples and shrines. Then Swayambhunath ‘Monkey Temple’ – a Buddhist Stupa located amid a hilltop with many monkeys residing it’s surrounding forested area. Pashupatinath – Hindu temple on the banks of holy Bagmati River and finally Boudhanath – the biggest Buddhist Stupa inside the Kathmandu Valley.

What kind of vehicle is provided during Kathmandu sightseeing tour?

Comfortable private vehicle with air-conditioned will be provided with good and experienced driver during Kathmandu sightseeing tour.

Is city guide included on Kathmandu sightseeing package?

Yes, city guide is included on Kathmandu sightseeing package who is trained, friendly and experienced city guides who have a good knowledge of cultural, historical and religious aspects of Nepal, and shall assist you throughout the tour.

What about Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee?

Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee can be paid directly at the sites in Nepali rupees as well. The total comes to Rs. The total comes to Rs. 2600 per person or US$25 per person.

Where will I have my lunch?

You will have your lunch during the sightseeing tour at around mid-day of the tour. Usually, it will at Boudhanath Stupa where there are some good restaurants.

Is the tour worth it?

Very much! And you will get to witness the cultural, religious and historical aspects of Nepal with visits to many ancient temples, shrines, palaces, stupas and monasteries as well as experience the day to day lives of the people living in the busy Kathmandu City.

How much is Kathmandu sightseeing tour cost?

Kathmandu sightseeing tour cost depends upon the group size and you need to consult with your travel consultant for the price.

Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour Cost

Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour Cost
1 pax – US$ 90
2-3 pax – US$ 45
4-7 pax – US$ 40
8-13 pax – US$ 35

Trip Information

Tour guide
We have a team of highly experienced and professionally trained tour guides who are thoroughly versed in culture and history of each place of the places you will be visiting.

Tour Availability
We operate Kathmandu Sightseeing Day Tour privately with your personal guide so that you don’t have to confront with other people who might have different interests or attitudes. To keep our tours private and comfortable we limit our groups with 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.

Vehicle
We use a comfortable car/mini-van for the sightseeing tours. For up to 2 people, car is provided and mini-van is for the group 3-10 people.

Tour duration
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
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 day time but the evening requires a light jackets. 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.

Meals
There will be one hour lunch break (excluded) during 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 Buddhists sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises. The stupa is towards the western side of the Kathmandu valley atop a hillock commanding great view of the entire Kathmandu Valley.

Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site)
Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines located 5 kms east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temples existence 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 Stups is the largest stupa in the valley located about 6 kms to the east of downtown Kathmandu. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating
specimens of stupa design. Buddhanath 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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Trip Facts

  • 1 Day
  • All Year Around
  • Private vehicle
  • Easy
  • Your hotel in Kathmandu
  • Your hotel in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing at temples, palaces, Buddhist Stupas
  • Cultural and Historical Tours
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunat 'Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa (All UNESCO World Heritage Sites)

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