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Kathmandu City Tour

  • Duration8 Hours
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude 1400 M
  • Group Size Max 25
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu

There was once a time when Kathmandu was called the city of Gods and Goddesses because there were nearly as many statues and temples as people and houses. It’s been decades since this happened. 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.

Kathmandu City Tour Highlights

  • World Heritage Sites are visited.
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square Monkey Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath
  • Buddhist Heritage sites (Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath (Monkey Temple))
  • Local food, lifestyle, and cultures.
  • Unique arts, traditions, and cultural heritage places
  • Information besides guidebooks.

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 that 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 who can feel the energy.

Our Kathmandu City Tour package includes some of the major places in one day that are listed on the World 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. Our knowledgeable tour guides will lead you to four UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites during the trip.

Places Covered on Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour

  • Swayambhunath Temple, 
  • Boudhanath Stupa, 
  • Pashupatinath Temple,
  • 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 are all inspiring and not to be missed on your day trip around Kathmandu!


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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 and allowance
      • Entrance fees to enter the monuments.
      • Tips for guide/driver.
      • Snacks, bar bills etc.
      • Lunch.

      Dates & Prices

      Kathmandu City Tour Departure Dates and Price for 2023 and 2024

      The Kathmandu day tour package's departure price and itinerary are fixed according to the plan for the Kathmandu City Tour Package. The Kathmandu city tour departs daily for both group and private tours. The vehicle price and guide salary are included in the city tour price quotes.

      Note: As we mentioned, the Kathmandu City Tour departs every day, so simply pick your own date to book the tour.

      Good to know

      Festivals and Events In Kathmandu

      We are suggesting some of the biggest and most interesting festivals of Nepal, which are celebrated in the capital city of Kathmandu and in various parts of Nepal. You can plan a Nepal vacation accordingly so you can experience more Nepalese cultures and participate in 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.  Dates of the Festival: October 10, 2024–October 15, 2024

      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 the living goddess Kumari, Ganesh, and Bhairav will be the main attractions of the festival, as will 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.

      Holi Festival in Nepal

      Holi is a festival celebrated for the final victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring after the festivals of Dashain and Tihar. Foreign and domestic visitors will throw colored water and dry powder at one another during this vibrant celebration to convey their heartfelt greetings and best wishes. Holi Festival date: March 25, 2024

      Kathmandu festival tour package Nepal

      Helpful Tips For Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

      • Check the weather before. You may need an umbrella and 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.

      Who will be my Kathmandu City Tour Guide?

      A knowledgeable local tour guide from Kathmandu will accompany the Kathmandu City sightseeing tour. The guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to the heritage sites mentioned in our Kathmandu city itinerary. At the end of the tour, the guide will return you to your hotel. The price of the Kathmandu sightseeing tour is for an English-speaking guide. If you require a guide in another language, please let us know.

      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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