Glimpse of Kathmandu Tour

  • Duration
    4 days
  • Trip Grade
    Easy
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax
  • Best Time
    Jan-May and Sept-Dec
  • Accommodation
    3-Star Hotel

Trip Overview

Our Glimpse of Kathmandu Tour takes you to the finest collection of rich cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. Many cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu are listed on the list of world heritage sites by UNESCO. The monuments, the artifacts, the architecture, crafts, temples, everything that surrounds the heritages sites are fascinating. Hence, these tours allow travelers to observe ancient and important religious figures.

This tour showcases the historic center of old Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur in an open-air architectural museum of magnificent medieval temples. This sacred heart of the city lets you explore the spectacular Newari culture and its historic background. Every place that you will visit on this tour is breathtaking simply because of its intricate designs and handiworks. Even the small corners and the alleyways filled with small to great temples will enthrall you. Most of all, it is a perfect opportunity to understand the cultural background of Nepal.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOURS

  • Visit the historical Kathmandu Durbar Square and its medieval museum where Malla Dynasty resided
  • The grand temple of Pashupatinath sacred for Hindu followers
  • Explore the richness of faith that lies in the surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath stupa
  • Follow the alleyways of Bhaktapur Durbar Square that leads into magnificent courtyards surrounded with amazing buildings
  • Admire the splendid ambiance and the artworks of Patan Durbar Square
  • Enjoy Welcome and Farewell dinner at a typical Nepali Restaurant with live music performance

About the Glimpse of Kathmandu tour

Kathmandu valley is filled with amazing artworks created centuries ago by the great kings of Nepal. The valley consists of three major districts of Nepal – Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, and capital city: Kathmandu. When these massive monuments were built, these districts had their kings and dynasties. It was only combined when King Prithvi Narayan Shah unified all the states to make one country. The location showcases the history of Nepal and its intricate picture of a talented artistic background. The pagoda styled palaces and temples are the gems of Nepali arts and architecture.

Together with that, the art of metal and wood crafts are an interesting part of artistic Nepal. Similarly, the durbar square of all three districts entails many alleyways dense with beautiful temples, shrines, and sculptures. These crowded maze of streets and courtyards are a remarkable part of these amazing durbar squares. Travelers will love exploring these streets full of crowds and life and the temples of different gods.

The journey first starts with visiting the amazing landmarks of Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath stupa, and Pashupatinath temple. These are major attractions of Kathmandu valley. You will visit the pagoda styled temple of Pashupatinath that stands on the banks of Bagmati River.

The temple is sacred to Hindu followers thus pilgrims from different parts of Nepal as well as other Hindu countries make sure to visit the continent at least once in their life. Similarly, the stupa of Swoyambhunath and Boudhanath holds significant places in the hearts of both Hindu and Buddhist followers. Hence, these two sacred places invite devotees of both religions. And last but not the least on the Kathmandu tour is at Kathmandu Durbar Square. This place has got multiple names and some of the amazing collection of pagoda styled buildings to capture and admire.

Next on the tour is a visit to Patan and Bhaktapur. Both places are rich cultural heritage sites of Nepal and display large collections of amazing artworks and tantalizing temples. Patan once ruled by Malla Kings of Nepal has a long Buddhist history that even influenced Hindu temples. The durbar square showcases an excellent collection of temples and architecture with a lovely ambiance.

The same feeling can be experienced while visiting Bhaktapur Durbar Square which is the next destination in our tour. Bhaktapur is full of life where raw Newari culture can be observed. Before entering the majestic heaven of grand temples, courtyards full of shrines and monuments, you will get to see the Newari women tending their harvest in front of their ancient homes. Among all three places, in Bhaktapur, you will get to feel like you are in medieval times because of its settings that look like ancient times.

Overall, through a Glimpse of Kathmandu Tour, you get to have a deep perspective on the arts, culture, and the historical background of Nepal. It is the simplest way of learning the centuries-old history of Nepal as well as to appreciate the grand artistic beauty of Nepal.

Itinerary Expand all

Day 01 - Arrival Day in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! You will meet our office representative who will be holding the placard “Nepal Hiking Team” at the airport. He will escort you to your transfer vehicle and soundly bring you to your trip Hotel. At the Hotel, once you check in and get fresh, we will hold a small meeting and brief you about the short trip. After that, you do not have any scheduled plans so you can enjoy the rest of the time by doing whatever you would want to do. Overnight night at Hotel, Welcome Dinner included.

Day 02 - Full day Kathmandu valley tours

In the morning after you have had your warm breakfast at the hotel, you will meet your guide and start your tour around 10:00 AM. Today, you will visit Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Swoyambhunath stupa, and Kathmandu durbar square. Initially mentioned three places are religiously sacred places of Nepal so you will get to see pilgrims praying and worshiping in the temple. And the last stop for the day is Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will visit the medieval palaces and beautiful temples surrounding the palace. The tour will finish around 4 in the afternoon. Our driver will drive you back to your trip Hotel. Breakfast is included.

Day 03 - Full day Patan and Bhaktapur Tours

Today, we will visit the major attractions of Patan and Bhaktapur. While in Patan, we will visit its major temples and the Durbar Square area as well as explore the small stores on the outskirts of the palace. You will love the busy ambiance and amazing landmarks and museums of this place. After the tour of Patan, we will now head towards Bhaktapur. Like Patan, Bhaktapur has loads of protected transcending sanctuaries that contain the absolute best sacred architecture in the entire nation. After the tour, we will drive back to Kathmandu and call it a day. We will stay overnight at the same trip hotel. Breakfast and Farewell is included.

Day 04 - Departure

It is your departure day. Our representative will be at your Hotel just about three hours earlier, to escort you back to Kathmandu airport for your departure.

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Three star category hotels during the tours with breakfast
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with a tour guide and all temples/monuments entrance fees
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All our government taxes and office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Tips and gratuities for tour guide and driver

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

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FAQs Expand all

Do you provide airport pick up and drop off?

It is our pleasure to inform you that we do provide airport pick up and drop off.

We have a staff appointed for the airport pick up and drop off. It is easy to recognize him, as he will carry the placard of the Nepal Hiking Team. He will smoothly drive you to your trip Hotel. And for the drop-off, our office representative will be at your hotel exactly 3 hours before your departure time to escort you to the airport.

Which Hotel do you use in Kathmandu?

We use Woodapple Hotel and Spa. It is a newly built property on the outskirts of bustling Thamel, just about 5 min walk from there. The property is a peaceful area from where the distant view of Swoyambhunath is visible. The establishment has a rooftop restaurant, indoor spa, and gym facilities for our valued clients. We assure you will love the ambiance and the service of the Hotel.

Can we upgrade our trip hotel to a luxurious hotel?

Yes, you can upgrade your trip hotel to a luxurious hotel. You may let us know your preferred hotel name and we shall make a reservation there as per your request. However, extra costs will be added to you for the upgrade.

Can we change our itinerary?

Of course, you can. Whatever you have in your mind about your vacation, just let us know and we will work hard to match your expectation. If you want to switch the place back and forth then also, we are happy to adapt to your request. We just want to see our dear customers happy and content on their vacation. However, we are sorry to inform you that on a group tour we cannot make any changes as per the client’s preference as we will have other eager clients to tend to.

Is the private trip for a glimpse of Kathmandu Tour available?

Indeed. We do organize a private trip for a glimpse of Kathmandu tour. If you are a traditional art and architecture enthusiast then we suggest you opt for a private tour instead of a group tour. On a private tour, you will get to question as much you want, stay in one place as much as you would like, and last but not the least, make changes to the itinerary whenever you want. Besides that, you will get more attention and more details about the place and its properties.

Do we have to pay the entrance fee of the heritage sites?

No, you do not have to pay the entrance fee of the heritage sites. The entrance fee of all the sights is included in this package.

What type of vehicle will be used during the tour?

We organize vehicles depending upon the number of visitors on the particular day of the tour. The vehicles we normally use are cars, HI-ACE van, and eco-van and tourister buses.

Will water be provided to us during the tour?

Yes, we do provide water to travelers during the tour.

When will we have our lunch?

On the first day of the tours i.e (day 2), we have four locations of the visit. So, after visiting two locations, our guide will take you to your best restaurant for lunch. And on the second day, after visiting Patan or Bhaktapur, you will go for lunch and continue to tour. You can also choose your particular restaurant for the tour.

Is our city tour guide very knowledgeable about the places?

Our city tour guide has years of experience working as a city tour guide. He is well educated, professional, and speaks fantastic English. He has vast knowledge about the places and the story behind it so you can ask any questions to him without any hesitation.