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Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour - 3 Days

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Facts About Trip

Duration: 2 days
Accommodation: Stander tourist hotel in Kathmandu
Height: 1300m
Best Season: All the year
Grade: Easy
Activity: Sightseen
Transportation: car
Treks Type: Tour

Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour Overview

Exploring Kathmandu is a must, and one of the best ways to do that is by taking the Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour. It's often called the Kathmandu Valley Tour or Kathmandu Day Tour. This adventure guides you through the city's renowned historical landmarks, letting you soak in its rich history and culture. You'll visit ancient sites, temples, palaces, and bustling streets, giving you a taste of traditional Kathmandu life.

The tour mainly focuses on Patan and its surrounding valley, home to several significant tourist destinations, some of which are even UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These include places like Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Patan Durbar Square. It's perfect for students, older folks on pilgrimages, couples, families, friends, or anyone seeking a safe and relaxing vacation with a cultural touch.

Don't miss the Kathmandu City Tour as it unveils the city's historical and cultural treasures. For a comprehensive experience, consider the Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour Package, which covers many essential sites. While Kathmandu has modernized, the valley surrounding it holds numerous historic landmarks. You'll witness a blend of old and new, with locals preserving their customs, history, and culture.

The Nepal Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour offers a tranquil side of the city, where you can explore Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhnath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square all in one day, beginning at 9 AM. This journey creates lifelong memories and is ideal for quality moments with loved ones. The Full Day Kathmandu City Tour Package includes an experienced guide to provide insights and explanations about the sites.

For 2023 and 2024, Holiday Planner Treks offers a well-planned Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour Detailed Itinerary at an affordable price. Be a part of this spiritual journey and feel free to inquire about the Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour Package Cost.

Consider combining the Kathmandu City Tour with your Everest Base Camp Trek, either at the end or before the trek begins.

Pashupatinath Temple

Highlights of Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

  • Discover the rich culture and history of the Kathmandu Valley.
  • Tour Basantapur, Patan, and Bhaktapur to see ancient palace squares with unique architecture.
  • Hike to Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple, for stunning valley views.
  • Admire the skillful craftsmanship in historic buildings.
  • Attend the mesmerizing Sandhya Aarati ceremony at Pashupatinath Temple, a spiritual and cultural experience.
  • Explore a serene Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, featuring detailed stone and wood carvings.
  • Immerse in the unique Newari culture and architectural heritage of Kirtipur.
  • Witness a beautiful sunrise and see the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, from Nagarkot.
  • Visit Patan Museum to see traditional Nepali art and history collections.
  • Explore lively local markets like Asan and Indra Chowk for souvenirs and local food.

Is the Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour a Good Fit for Your Interests and Requirements?

The Kathmandu City Day Tour is a great way to explore the city's rich history and culture. The tour takes you to some of the most important and iconic cultural heritage sites within the city, including ancient temples, shrines, and palaces.

Determining whether Kathmandu City Tour Package is suitable for you depends on your personal interests and preferences. If you enjoy exploring historical and cultural sites, then this tour would be a great fit for you. Kathmandu has many ancient temples, palaces, and monuments that showcase its rich cultural heritage. Additionally, if you are interested in learning about the history and geography of the region, this tour will provide you with valuable insights.

However, if you are not interested in history or culture, then this tour may not be suitable for you. It is important to consider your interests before booking Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour Package to ensure that you have an enjoyable experience. Additionally, if you have mobility issues, you should check the tour itinerary and make sure that you can comfortably participate in all the activities.

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Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (4,264 ft)

Welcome to Nepal! When your plane lands at Tribhuvan International Airport, a friendly face from our team will be right there to meet you. They'll assist you in getting to your hotel in Kathmandu. After you've had a chance to relax and freshen up, in the evening, we'll take you to a charming welcome dinner at a traditional Nepalese restaurant right in the heart of Kathmandu. During this dinner, we'll also fill you in on what to expect during your upcoming adventure. You'll be spending the night at the hotel.

Day 2 :  Kathmandu valley sightseeing (4,264 ft)



Kathmandu Durbar Square:

Kathmandu Durbar Square is a place full of intriguing stories, ancient art, impressive buildings, and rich history. This historic palace, named after the Hindu monkey God Hanuman, was where Nepal's kings used to have their important ceremonies. When you visit, you'll see a statue of King Pratap Mall on a stone pillar, the old Jagannath temple, and the Taleju temple from 1549 AD. Nearby, there's a big stone statue of Kal Bhairav, who is like a god of destruction, as well as a big bell and drum. You can also spot statues of the Hindu god Shiva and his partner Parvati, peeking from a window. One of the highlights is the house of the living Goddess Kumari, a young girl chosen from a Buddhist family to represent a goddess. This building has beautifully carved wooden balconies and window screens. Next to it, you'll find the Kasthamandap temple, believed to be made from a single tree trunk, which is where the name "Kathmandu" comes from.

Swayambhunath/Monkey Temple:

Swayambhunath, also called the Monkey Temple, is a very old religious monument that's been around for 2,500 years. It's perched on top of a hill about 77 meters above the ground, giving you a great view of the Kathmandu valley. The stupa's dome at the very top has painted eyes on each side, which represent the all-seeing eyes of Buddha. This place is highly sacred to Buddhists. Inside the area, there are two Buddhist monasteries, and the Haratima temple, which is important for both Buddhists and Hindus. You can also visit the nearby temple of Manjushree and the Anandakuti Bihar with just a short walk from the main site.

Bouddhanath Stupa:

Boudhanath Stupa is found 6 km east of Kathmandu and is believed to have been built in the 5th century AD. It's one of the largest Buddhist stupas globally and is surrounded by Buddhist monks and monasteries. Tibetan Buddhists hold Boudhanath in high regard and visit in large numbers during the winter to pay their respects.

Pashupatinath Temple:

Pashupatinath is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, found on the banks of the Bagmati River, five kilometers to the east of Kathmandu. It's a special place with two golden roofs and four silver doors, and it's an important destination for many Hindu worshippers who come here every spring. Along the banks of the Bagmati River, you can also see how Hindus perform cremation ceremonies.

Patan Durbar Square:

Patan Durbar Square used to be where the Patan Royal Family lived and is the most popular among the three Durbar Squares in Kathmandu. People love it for its beautiful Newari architecture and there are many great things to see. Some of the best parts are the Krishna Temple with its 21 golden pinnacles, the Rudra Varna Mahavihar, which is a Buddhist Monastery with special local things, and the main Mul Chowk courtyard.

Day 3 : Final Departure



On your last day, it's time to check out of your hotel in Kathmandu. Depending on when your journey home is scheduled, you might have some free time left. You can use this time for any last-minute shopping you'd like to do or to explore more on your own. As the day comes to an end, you'll say your goodbyes to the Kathmandu Valley, ending your memorable 3-day 4 night tour with a heart full of experiences and memories.

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Cost Includes

  • Transportation to and from the airport and hotels
  • Deluxe hotel stays (3-star) with breakfast, following the itinerary
  • Private vehicle for comfortable sightseeing
  • An experienced tour guide for the entire day in Kathmandu
  • Entry fees to various sightseeing locations
  • A farewell dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant featuring a cultural dance show
  • Inclusive of all government taxes, VAT, official fees, and service charges

Cost Excludes

  • Meals, snacks, dinners, mineral water, etc., unless specifically stated in the itinerary, are not included.
  • While tipping for guides and drivers is appreciated, it is not obligatory.
  • Personal expenses such as portage, laundry, telephone calls, beverages at the table, or any other personal costs are not covered.


What are the highlights of the Kathmandu Valley Tour?

The tour includes visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

What should I wear during the Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour?

For your visit, it's a good idea to choose clothing that's both comfortable and modest, covering your shoulders and knees, especially when you're exploring religious sites. Don't forget to put on comfortable walking shoes as well.

Is the Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour appropriate for kids?

Yes, the tour is child-friendly. Nevertheless, it's worth noting that a few of the places we visit may not be ideal for very young kids.

Is a visa required for participation in the Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour?

Certainly, for individuals who are not Nepali citizens, a tourist visa is a necessary requirement to enter Nepal. This visa can be acquired upon your arrival at the airport, or you have the option to apply for one in advance through the Nepalese embassy or consulate located in your home country.




Can I customize the itinerary of the Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour?


Absolutely, Holiday Planner Treks provides tailor-made itineraries designed to align with your unique interests and desires. Feel free to have a conversation with us about your preferences when you make your tour reservation.

Can I take photos during the Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour?

In general, you can take photographs at most of the tour's attractions. Nevertheless, there might be specific locations where photography is restricted. To ensure you adhere to the guidelines, please follow the instructions of your guide.

Can I book the Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour online?

Yes, Holiday Planner Treks allow you to book the tour online through our website or a third-party booking platform. Make sure to read reviews and compare prices before booking your tour.

What things should I avoid in Kathmandu, Nepal?

In Kathmandu, Nepal, it's important to remember a few things for a better experience. Don't wear shoes in temples, avoid street food, and be selective about where you get your drinking water. Carrying a phone is a good idea, but be cautious about sharing personal information. When transporting items, label them for security. These tips will enhance your stay in Kathmandu.

Should you give a tip when going on a tour in Kathmandu, Nepal?

Tipping means saying "thank you" to someone by giving them a gift or money to appreciate their help or kindness. When you visit Nepal, you'll come across various places to eat, ways to get around, and people who assist you. It's good to know that you don't have to give tips in Nepal; it's not required. However, it's a friendly gesture to show your thanks when someone does a great job or is especially helpful. You can give them some money or a small present. This not only shows your appreciation but also encourages them to keep providing excellent service to tourists, making Nepal a place people want to visit again.

Is it necessary to have travel health insurance when visiting Nepal?

You don't have to get travel medical insurance when you visit Nepal, but it's a smart choice. It gives you a sense of security and lets you explore Nepal with less worry.

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US$ 350 Per Person
US$ 500 350
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