Trip Duration
1 Day
Start/End Point
Maximum Altitude
Trip Difficulty
Sightseeing & world heritage sites tour
Best Season
Oct-Dec & Mar-May
Per Person US$ 199

US$ 150

Per Person US$ 199

US$ 150

Overview of Kathmandu City Tour

Kathmandu City tour is flourishing with beautiful natural surroundings, vivid cultural settlement, UNESCO world heritage sites, ancient and religious shrines, monuments and monasteries, several places of pilgrimage for Hindus and Buddhists, art and architecture, and so on.

Kathmandu city tour is a political, commercial, and cultural hub of Nepal; which is the first stop for the majority of visitors to the country. Kathmandu is also known as the city of temples which includes a huge number of Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries. Our Kathmandu day tour takes you to sightsee over the world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley i.e. Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Swayambhunath (Monkey temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Our Kathmandu city day tour starts around 9 am after having breakfast at your respective hotels. Then we head along with our city guide around Kathmandu.

During Kathmandu City Tour visit the world-famous Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus in Nepal and India. This temple was built in the 5th century by the Malla Kings. The temple is situated on the bank of the Bagmati river which is considered a holy river by Hindus. The temple has thousands of Shiva Lingam around. Mahashivaratri is the main festival that is celebrated here. And people from all over the world came here to pray to Lord Shiva. Everyone is allowed to visit the site, but other religions are not allowed inside the main temple.

Highlights of Kathmandu City Tour

  • Sightseeing tour of UNESCO world’s heritage sites around Kathmandu valley
  • Guided tour by government license holder local guide with authentic information
  • Explore local temples, monasteries, monuments, and art & architecture
  • Visit the local, busiest markets of Kathmandu valley
  • Visit natural, cultural and historical sites around Kathmandu city
  • Explore Kumari Ghar- the home of a living goddess “Kumari”

Kathmandu City Tour Itinerary

Our Kathmandu city tour starts around 9 am after having breakfast at your respective hotels. Then you will be meeting the local experience license holder city guide who provides authentic information of the sites you are visiting. Our tour starts along with our city guide around Kathmandu which is enlisted in the UNESCO world’s heritage sites including Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swyambhunath (Monkey temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

At first, we visit Pashupatinath Temple which is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus in Nepal. Then we head towards important holy stupa of Bouddhanath. After sightseeing in Bouddhanath, we spend our time for lunch. Then we head towards Swyambhunath which is a white shaped stupa lies at the top of the hill and popularly known as Monkey temple and also perfect spot to view the entire Kathmandu valley. Then we head to a new experience on Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is a popular site where King’s palace is situated; the ancient king who rules over the Kathmandu valley. Next, we take a short walk towards the busiest market of Ason, Indrachowk and towards main touristic hub of Kathmandu city-Thamel. Our Kathmandu city tour ends in the evening; upon arrival at your respective hotels.


What's Included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • All ground private transportation throughout the tour
  • One highly experienced English speaking guide & helpful driver, their food, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance
  • Foreign language speaking guide (on your recommendation)
  • Monuments and entry fees
  • Government taxes & office service charge

What's Excluded

  • Meals not quantified in the ‘Meal inclusions in the itinerary’
  • Travel insurance
  • All beverage and others personal expenses
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Extra tour

Kathmandu City Tour - Essential Information

There is a big statue of the Nandi right after the main gate to the main temple which is the vehicle for Lord Shiba. The Temple has four doors all of them are made of silver and the temple is made in pagoda style. We explore the ancient and oldest Pashupatinath temple of Lord Shiva which lies on the bank of the holy Bagmati River. It is also the major site where the Hindu’s dead bodies are burned.

Then we head towards the important holy stupa of Boudhanath built in the Licchavi kings period. Boudhanath Stupa is the world’s largest and oldest stupa. Boudhanath is famous and popular for all kinds of religions and people from all over the world. But mainly for the Buddhist religion, this is one of the important destinations. The environment is peaceful and lots of people come here for mediation and for gaining knowledge of the Tibetan people Buddhist religion. We will explore and have lunch at one of the rooftop restaurants which has a perfect view of Bauddhanath Stupa. It is a famous religious site for Buddhists where hundreds of Buddhist monks pray every day. The message of Lord Buddha in the shrines, Mandala, stupas, monasteries are the major attraction of this place.

Next while traveling in Kathmandu, we head towards Swayambhunath which is much similar to Boudhanath. Swayambhunath is also known as the monkey temple from 1970, there are lots of monkeys in this place. It offers you a panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley with some view of mountains like Ganesh Himal, Jugal Mountain, etc. The Swayambhunath is a destination for the Hindus and Buddhists. According to the history of Nepal, The Swayambhunath was built by King Mandeva in the 13th century. The Stupa is covered with lots of Hindu temples and Praying flags in its surroundings which add the attraction for this place. Everyone is welcome in Swayambhunath. This place is a perfect place to observe the religious harmony of the nation.

Lhosar, Manirimdu, Tiji festivals are the main festivals that are celebrated in Swayambhunath and Boudhanath temples. In these festivals, the stupas are well decorated by the monks using vivid praying flags. Monks enchant the mantras to pray Gautam Buddha and traditional dances are performed.

Then we head to a new place that is enlisted in UNESCO world heritage site called Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is a popular and main attraction heritage site where King’s palace is situated; the ancient king who ruled over the Kathmandu valley. The craftsmanship, handicrafts, paintings, marks, the busiest streets, ancient pagoda style temples, an architecture of 12th-19th century, Hanuman Dhoka, an idol of Kal Bhairav, Kasthamandap, and Kumari Ghar- the home of a living goddess “Kumari” are the major attraction of Kathmandu Durbar Square.

This Kathmandu Heritage tour is also favorable for families, children’s or those who want to get pleasure within a short period of time. This Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour package lets you have memorable and enjoyable moments in a lifetime. Commence this fascinating Kathmandu Heritage tour with Life Himalaya Trekking, and explore the best cultural, natural and religious sightseeing sites. This guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu will accompany by our local Government license holder city guide who provides you with authentic information about the city’s wonders. We are flexible with the Kathmandu city tours package and can adjust many more details as per your demand and time frames. We also operate a Private Kathmandu sightseeing tour with a foreign language speaking guide as per your recommendations.

Required Equipments for the Trip

Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.

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