Glimpse of Kathmandu Tour

Glimpse of Kathmandu Tour
Activity
Cultural Tours
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Easy 
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax 
  • Accommodation
    3-Star Hotel 
  • Best Time
    Jan-May and Sept-Dec 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $590USD

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

Day 01: Arrival Day in Kathmandu

Day 02: Full day Kathmandu valley tours

Day 03: Full day Patan and Bhaktapur Tours

Day 04: 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

FAQs

  • Do you provide airport pick up and drop off?

  • Which Hotel do you use in Kathmandu?

  • Can we upgrade our trip hotel to a luxurious hotel?

  • Can we change our itinerary?

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

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

  • What type of vehicle will be used during the tour?

  • Will water be provided to us during the tour?

  • When will we have our lunch?

  • Is our city tour guide very knowledgeable about the places?

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.

Reviews

Hareth Alsaadi, Phillipines I went for Everest base camp trip by mid-Dec 2021. I was a little worried as I never went trekking in my entire life.. however, i did a lot of research and came across Nepal Hiking Team so I decided after much thought to go with them Initially, I was in contact with Ganga the CEO of the company... i was highly satisfied with his interaction and communication with me right from the beginning.. i had so many questions and concerns regarding the trip and he was able to guide me and answer me all my inquiries... the on-boarding process was smooth and easy.. when i arrived in Nepal I found everything ready starting from the person picking me up from the airport, the hotel, some equipment for the trek, full introductory meeting on what to expect from the journey, all ground transportation, and even before i left Nepal after the trek.. a PCR staff was provided and came to my hotel... As for my trekking guide Prakash. i am truly happy that i had him as my guide.. a very spectacular human being.. he was more than a guide.. he was a great companion as well.. he ensured that i was having a good time.. continuously shared his expertise of mountains, Sherpa people, and Nepalese culture.. he always went the extra mile to support me... even at days when it was tough for me to continue due to altitude sickness.. he encouraged me and inspired me not to give up on this lifetime journey.. he always puts health and safety first.. Despite all the challenges of Everest Base Camp trek.. but i am very glad i did it... and i did it with an excellent group of people.. Nepal Hiking Team.. i highly recommend them for anyone intends to go trekking in Nepal. Read this review on trip advisor (click here)
Peter, United States of America My friend and I recently spent 2 weeks in Nepal, guided by the Nepal Hiking Team. Our original trek was canceled by an international company,  and the Nepal Hiking Team stepped in flawlessly. Ganga answered all of our questions, had our safety as his top concern always, was flexible, and was gracious with his hospitality. From Kathmandu, Pokhara, to the various tea villages, all the way to ABC, our Nepal Hiking Team was phenomenal. Our guide Arjun and porter Prem were first class, helping us navigate and learn about the terrain, giving us sage advice, and also making sure we had a great time (thanks for the wine!). I felt truly connected with them and it was hard to leave! A massive thank you to the entire team. Let's summit one of those monsters together soon!
William Belue, USA Nepal Hiking was incredible starting with the airport pick up all the way to drop off at the end of the trip. I had a scenario in which the airline lost my luggage and NHT arrange for my boots to be delivered via helicopter. This alone speaks to the level of care they provide their clients. Our guide, Bal, was one of the most knowledgeable people I’ve had the opportunity to meet and his attention to detail truly made this experience for me. The accommodations, food, gear, etc all blew my expectations out of the water. If you are looking for a guided Nepal experience, please look no further. I met other trekkers along my journey who were paying more and receiving less. This trip was a surprise birthday present and I am already planning my next trip back. Read this review on TripAdvisor (Click Here)
Ahmed, USA Joined recently for an Everest Base Camp tour and it was simply spectacular! The team was well equipped with all logistics and planning and Ganga did a fantastic job with communication before and during the trip too. As for the trip itself, it far exceeded expectations as we got lucky with great clear weather and really enjoying our hiking. Our tour guide Bal was excellent as he had a lot of previous experience, very knowledgeable, friendly, and a fun person. The accommodations and food were good too. Overall I would highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team to others. Note: Read this review on Tripadvisor (Click here)  
Dave, USA Had a truly great time in the mountains with the Nepal Hiking Team. Arrived from the Pacific Northwest with my boomer mom to trek to Everest Base Camp. (Made it.) Our group included four other ladies who’d met in college and were reconnecting. Was tough going at times but the NHT crew led us well. Our guides and porters were professional, kind, generous, and attentive. Their work was difficult—carrying our extra stuff, monitoring our conditions as we gained altitude, maintaining morale if/when it flagged, teaching us about Nepali and Sherpa culture, and showing us the way—and they all performed legendarily. Ganga and Raj put a lot of thought into making our trek enjoyable. They took great care of my mom and were very proactive with those who faced any altitude-related issues. I’m no world traveler or experienced backpacker, but this trip felt particularly fun and special. It awakened in me a far greater curiosity for travel. The mountain experience—organized by Ganga and led by Raj and his team of guides and porters—will be a cherished memory. Our NHT crew were all good people. I enjoyed their company and guidance immensely. We fly home this evening from Kathmandu and I’m already excited to return with friends, family, or solo. I look forward to trekking with NHT, Ganga, and Raj again. Read this review on Tripadvisor.