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Kathmandu City Tour

  • Duration8 Hours
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Starts Thamel - Kathmandu
  • Ends Thamel-Kathmandu

There was once a time when Kathmandu was called the city of Gods and Goddess because there were nearly as many statues and temples as people and houses. It’s been decades since this time. However, the Kathmandu Valley is still a spiritually and culturally rich city. The city of Kathmandu is full of historically significant pagoda-style temples and venerable stupas from the medieval era. Visiting some of these places, you might feel as if you’ve stepped back in time to 500 years.
In those days, Kathmandu was known as Kantipur, and it is said that people were living behind the walls of these temples.  The interesting thing is still today, we can see the relatively unchanged lifestyle, cultures, and fascinating festivals of the local people. Many different kinds of festivals are celebrated every year in Kathmandu. With a little luck (or proper planning), you will be able to see one of these colorful, exciting festive celebrations.  Especially in Kathmandu Durbar Square, it seems as if every few days there is a different ritual celebration. It is a highly energetic place for those people who can feel the energy.

Our Kathmandu City Tour package includes some of the major places in one day which are listed on World’s UNESCO heritage sites. Day Tours Nepal is a premier day trip planner in Nepal. We are here to not only show you the things written in all tourist guidebooks, but we go beyond and share in-depth stories of these heritage sites, and new memorable experiences with you. The trip is guided by our professional tour guides who take you to four UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites. The sites include Swayambhunath TempleBoudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

All the monumental sites are culturally significant and thousands of devotees pay their homage each year during pilgrimage tours. Swayambunath Temple is full of rich symbolism and is one of the oldest religious sites in Nepal. The temple offers an incredible panoramic view of Kathmandu.  Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest Buddhist shrines in the world.  Here we can see monks and devotees circumnavigating the stupa.  Pashupatinath Temple is the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the Bagmati River.  You can see sadhus (holy men) meditating and pilgrims wandering around while funeral pyres burn.  Kathmandu Durbar Square is an old palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom.  It is one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley. The living Goddess, Kumari, lives just next to the palace where our guides will take you to see her. These sights of old stone and wooden sculptures, statues of deities, pagoda-style shrines, and mandala-formed stupas all are inspiring and not to be missed on your day trip around Kathmandu!

  • World Heritage sites visit.
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square Monkey Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath.
  • Buddhist Heritage sites (Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath (Monkey Temple).
  • Local food, lifestyle, and cultures.
  • Unique arts, tradition, cultural heritage places.
  • Information besides Guide books.


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Kathmandu city tour sightseeing starts at 9;00 am in the morning. Our guide and vehicle come to your hotel to pick you up. Normally 5-6 hours visit and drop you at your hotel.

    Cost Details
    • Culture expert guide.
    • Private transportation.
    • Per bottle of water.
    • Guide salary, allowance
    • Entrance fees to enter the monuments.
    • Tips for guide/driver.
    • Snacks, bar bills etc.
    • Lunch.

    Dates & Prices

    • Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour departs every day. 
    • We take instant booking for this tour.
    • If you are in a group write for the best price.
    • Senior citizens special caring.
    Good to know

    Festival and Events

    We are suggesting some of the biggest and most interesting festivals of Nepal which are celebrated in the capital city Kathmandu and in various parts of Nepal. You can plan a Nepal vacation accordingly so you can experience more Nepalese cultures and participate the festive events. 

    • Dashian Festival "Inside Nepal"

    The longest and most significant celebration in Nepal is Dashain. The ten-day event honors the triumph of good over evil. Equal numbers of Hindus and Buddhists participate in the holiday. Dashain is a time for gathering with family and friends to rejoice. It's a joyful, peaceful, and joyful time.  Festival Dates Oct 15, 2023 – Tue, Oct 24, 2023.

    • Indra Jatra Festival Kathmandu

    Indra and his mother Dagini are honored during the eight-day joyful festival of the Newari community in the Kathmandu Valley in order to obtain their blessing for the upcoming harvest. The chariots of living goddess Kumari, Ganesh, and Bhairav will be the main attraction of the festival also the Lakhey and many cultural mask dances around Kathmandu Durbar Square. Lord Indra is a particularly revered deity in Hindu societies where a good harvest is crucial since he has an avatar as the god of rain. Festival dates are 28 September 2023 to 2nd October 2023

    Kathmandu festival tour package Nepal


    • Check the weather before may need an umbrella, sunscreen. 
    • Wear shoes for comfortable walking (easy walking while touring around).
    • Carry small bills with you for water, and meals.
    • Don't pat dogs some might be aggressive. 
    • Respect local people and make sure before taking pictures of them.

    Kathmandu City Tour FAQs

    • Particularly well-known are the heritage monuments of Kathmandu. The city's terrain is adorned by a number of temples, monasteries, and stupas, including the Pashupatinath Temple and the Changu Narayan, which are renowned for their magnificent, detailed religious artworks. Foods like Newari and the MoMo from Kathmandu are well-known worldwide. Big festival celebrations like Indra Jatra, Holi, and numerous other festivals are also well-known in Kathmandu. 

    • In a single day, you can schedule a variety of activities, including an hour-long flight above Mount Everest in the morning and visits to historical sites the rest of the day. especially in the vicinity of the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa, which are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. If there is still time, we can wander the streets looking for meals, shopping, and other things. Day Tours Nepal makes it feasible for you to go on a day walk and a cultural heritage trip. 

    • Every trekker enjoys eating dal bhat, a well-known dish. The Momos from Kathmandu are some of the most delectable foods you must try, even though the city is known for its Dal Bhat cuisine. The Newari cuisine is the last thing you should miss while visiting Kathmandu, Nepal. 

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