Kathmandu Day Tour

Kathmandu Day Tour
Activity
Cultural Tours
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Relaxing 
  • Max Altitude
    No
  • Group Size
    Min 1 People 
  • Meals
    No 
  • Accommodation
    No 
  • Best Time
    All year around 
Top Seller
All Inclusive Price: $120USD

Trip Overview

When you make your way to Nepal, Kathmandu will be the first land you’ll step on. Along with being the hustling administrative capital of Nepal, Kathmandu is packed with antique-inherited ethos from centuries ago. Although the rising skyscrapers have engulfed the valley floor, you’ll find brilliantly sculptured monuments in every nook and corner of the city. While some stand in an alley as an ordinary old fella to the locals, some covering wider zones have made themselves into the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu Day Tour covers an amble excursion to four out of seven world heritage sites that Kathmandu fosters: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple.

Beyond the hurly-burly streets of Thamel, a tourist-centered neighborhood in Kathmandu, quaint temples and stupas are speaking of the bygone royalties who once ruled the Kathmandu kingdoms. Some plenty old-world temples and stupas have shaped the cultural stature of the livings. These fascinating structures also illustrate the religious harmony that prevails in Nepal. Kathmandu day tour is totally worth it during your Nepal trip. And with Nepal Hiking Team, there shall be no room for the tour to get any better!

Highlights of Kathmandu Day Tour

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square is a centrally located heritage site specializing in mystical architecture dating back to the medieval era. Locally, it is known as Hanuman Dhoka Palace, which literally translates to the gateway of Hanuman- the monkey god in Hindu mythology. There is a big statue of Hanuman surmounted at the palace’s front gate. This makes all the sense of where the pet name came from!

The temples and buildings with fascinating craft work all over the doors and windows and pillars are the major attractions in this square. They dated back to the 14th century and were the crowning spots of ancient kings. In fact, the entire palace was a residency to the royals of Kathmandu.

Swyambhunath Stupa

Swyambhunath is a Buddhist Stupa situated at the Nagarjun Hill hilltop surrounding the Kathmandu Valley from the north-western boundary. Its location is a perfect vantage point that offers a wide-angle view of the vibrant valley beneath. Besides, Swyambhunath is a perfect replication of Nepal’s religious harmony. A big dome with a tall golden pinnacle dedicated to Lord Buddha. The miniature structures of temples and stupas give the place a vibe of the Lilliput.

Swyambhunath is often known as ‘the monkey temple because of the abundance of monkeys around the area. There is a widely believed myth that the stupa sat in the same place when legendary Manjushree had encountered a lotus when the valley used to be a lake.

Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath Stupa is another Buddhist Stupa situated at the heart of Kathmandu. This is one of the largest Stupas in South Asia, and its Mandala structure is the largest of its kind in the entire world. The stupa is a holy pilgrimage to Buddhists, and you’ll see monks draped in maroon robed doing the Kora while chanting prayers. (Kora is a sacred term for orbiting the Boudha Mandala)

Boudha used to be a trade route to Tibet during ancient times. So, there is an apparent influence of Tibetan culture. Here you can find many restaurants serving Nepali-Tibetian cuisines.

Pashupatinath Temple

Situated at the bank of the Bagmati River, Pashupatinath is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This is a holy pilgrimage site popular with Hindus all over Nepal and most of South Asia.  The temple is just 1 kilometer west of Tribhuwan International Airport, and its premise covers a massive area. Tourists can check in to admire the religious values and aesthetics of the temple. Additionally, the Bagmati riverbank in the temple’s premise hosts the Hindu ritual of the crematorium. This can be one rare site for tourists.

Cost Includes

  • Guided sightseeing tours including entrance fees,
  • Tour guide and private vehicle

Cost Excludes

  • Yours Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Tip for tour guide/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.

Reviews

Sam Haidar, Australia I was in Nepal for a short while for work, and during that short time, I had wanted to look at the cultural sites the city had. For that, I had contacted Nepal Hiking Team to see if they had the option of arranging short trips like I wanted. And, sure enough, they did. Not only that, they made sure I got the most for my experience as well. We started off with cultural sites around the valley that were listed on the UNESCO list. First was the excursion to the temple of Pashupatinath. Looking at the temples and the people gathered there, it was very enjoyable. Visiting the Bouddhanath Stupa, I rotated the prayer circles and sat and observed the religious atmosphere of the stupa. It was serene and lovely. The guide who was assigned to me seems to know a whole lot about the destinations and told me stories and history of the places. For a short trip of the destinations, I sure did end up learning and knowing a whole lot. Because of this, I really appreciate the services of Nepal Hiking Team. They truly outdid themselves at a short trip around the valley. This excursion to destinations and cultural sites made my short trip at Nepal a lot more than what I was expecting from a short conference for my work. The country is really beautiful, and even though the city is loud and crowded at times, the historical sites and cultural destinations must be well-preserved. After all, the excursion to these sites should be done by all. Nepal Hiking Team is a good travel agency who delivered on their service. For this, I now have a good impression of them and would definitely choose NHT for further travel needs of mine.
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)