Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal in itself is a city of wonders! The chaotic streets, crowds, people and narrow streets in the city will frighten you for a while but soon you will know that it is how life goes in here. The temples, stupas and other religious spots that you will encounter at each corner of every street will let you know why Kathmandu is called the city of temples. Amidst the crowded city lies an artistic palace built in ancient reign of Malla kings which is a must visit place of Kathmandu City Tour. Lying in the heart of Kathmandu city, the palace is a true demonstration of fine art, culture, architecture and designs. The beautifully sculptured designs in the stones, buildings, temples, pillars and windows are a true inspiration.
Kathmandu City Tour shares all the specialties of Kathmandu city with you; mainly the UNESCO listed heritage sites namely Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. Swayambhunath stupa is a popular site for all the Buddhist pilgrims. Covering a large area, Swayambhunath consists of large Buddha statues, monasteries and the main part is a white dome and golden spire placed upon it that lies on a top of the hill. From the top, you can view whole Kathmandu city at once. Being a home to many monkeys, the stupa is also known as a monkey temple. Boudhanath stupa is another attraction that has similar white dome and golden spire like of Swayambhunath, however, the stupa of Boudhanath is considered as the largest stupa in the world. Similarly, Pashupatinath temple is the oldest temple of Lord Shiva that holds high value amongst the Hindu pilgrims.
Next on charts is Bhaktapur Durbar square which is also a grand palace built by Malla kings during their reign. The major attraction is the durbar square consists of fifty five windows palace, golden gate, Taleju temple, Nyatapol temple, national art gallery and many more. Moving on to next Durbar Square is Patan Durbar Square. The golden gate, the golden window, Taleju temple, Krishna Mandir, Bhangalamukhi temple and Sundari chowk are the major attractions here.
Apart from these UNESCO listed sites, magnificence of Himalayas is an important view that is not to be missed when it comes to your visit in Nepal. Therefore, Kathmandu valley city tour takes you to Nagarkot, a popular vantage point near Kathmandu for mountain views. Get the panoramic views of mountains like Annapurna range, Langtang range, Dhaulagiri Himal, Gaurishankar Himal, Ganesh Himal, etc. on a clear day as you stand tall on the view tower. Endeavour this awesome blend of culture and nature with Nepal hiking Team!
- Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
- Day 2: Kathmandu city tour
- Day 3: Nagarkot - Sightseeing tours – Kathmandu
- Day 4: Farewell
- 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
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- All our government taxes and office service charge
- Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa
- Tips and gratuities for tour guide and driver
Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
A representative from Nepal Hiking Team will be waiting for your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. Once you arrive, you will be welcomed and transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu. You can just relax at hotel since there is no any other activity planned for this day. You will also be briefly described about the tour. Overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu city tour
This is one of the important days of Kathmandu Valley City Tour since you will get the opportunity for sightseeing around several cultural heritages enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The arresting temples, monasteries, old Royal Palace, etc. and the unique arts and architectures carved in the woods, metals and stones will totally captivate you. You will visit the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple and the largest stupa on the earth- Boudhanath Stupa which holds the ever-present Buddha eyes on all four sides.
Next, you will visit to Pashupatinath Temple, a very sacred Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva set on the bank of holy Bagmati River. With an amazing experience of watching the cremation rituals on the bank of the holy river, we will drive to Bhaktapur and explore around Bhaktapur Durbar square where palace of 55 windows, The Golden Gate, The National Art Gallery, the Taleju Temple, Nyatapola Temple and more will present a wonderful experience. The hodgepodge of shikhara and pagoda styled temple and the art and architectures fascinate any visitor.
From Bhaktapur, we will then drive to Nagarkot set 30 Km east of Kathmandu and is located at the elevation of 2175m. It is one of the popular and best view points for the breathtaking sunrise and sunset views. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Nagarkot - Sightseeing tours – Kathmandu
On this day, we will wake up early in the morning and move to the view tower for awe-inspiring sunrise views. The stunning vistas of Himalaya ranges including Khumbu ranges, Manaslu, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang rages, Mt Everest etc will give a lifetime memory.
With an overwhelming memory of amazing landscape, we will drive to Patan and explore around Patan Durbar Square. In the Durbar Square, we will visit the Golden Gate, the Golden Window, Sundari chowk, Taleju temple, the famous Krishna temple, Char Narayan temple, with extraordinary art and architectures which is much alluring part of Kathmandu Valley City Tour.
Then, we will make way back to Kathmandu and en-route, we will walk around Swayambhunath Stupa, the Monkey Temple set at hillock. The stupa is topped with a square tower with 13 steps which symbolizes the steps to enlightenment. Exploring Kathmandu Durbar Square which holds former palace Hanuman Dhoka and observing a number of temples with its unique and amazing arts and architectures will also fascinate you. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Farewell
You will go back from Nepal after finishing the Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour. Our representative will help you drive to the airport. Then, you will fly back.
If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.