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Kathmandu City Tour

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  • Duration 1 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Trip Destination Kathmandu
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 1400 M
  • Trip Type Tour
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation Extra Cost

Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage sites: Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square.
  • Guided tours and cultural shows to learn about Kathmandu's history and culture.
  • Explore bustling markets and bazaars with diverse offerings.
  • Taste unique local cuisine with savory and sweet dishes.
  • Interact with friendly locals to understand their customs and daily lives.
  • Wander through old town's narrow streets with traditional architecture.
  • Visit Hanuman Dhoka Palace, once the royal palace of Malla and Shah Kings.
  • Observe traditional handicrafts like thangka painting, pottery, and weaving.
  • Attend spiritual prayer ceremonies at Buddhist or Hindu temples.
  • Experience a traditional Nepali meal with a local family for cultural insights.

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Kathmandu day tour, is a well-liked city tour in and around Kathmandu. This city tour will provide you with the most enthralling journey possible, as it passes by internationally renowned historical sites.

Explore the city's historical sites, temples, palaces, and streets as part of a Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour to learn about the past. Along the way you will have the opportunity to uncover the vibrant culture and lifestyle of Kathmandu's locals.

The Kathmandu city tour includes mainly sightseeing in Patan and the neighboring valley, which are home to a variety of important tourist spots. Some have even been classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

This Kathmandu Local Sightseeing Tour includes UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Patan Durbar Square.

Kathmandu is an important location for those who want to fulfill their curiosity about culture and history. This Kathmandu city day Tour is ideal for students interested in learning about cultural diversity and beliefs, pilgrimage trips for elderly people or senior citizens, couples, families, and groups of friends, as well as those looking for a safe and peaceful vacation.

If you visit Kathmandu, you must take the Kathmandu city tour. You will be shown some of the most historic and significant landmarks in our culture and history. To get the most out of your trip here, you can take advantage of the Kathmandu sightseeing tour package, which covers the majority of the locations.

You may delve deeper into the region's history at places like Hanuman Dhoka Square, and if you prefer a more tranquil setting, the area is home to a gorgeous array of calm temples. Many historic landmarks important to our culture may be seen in the gorgeous valley surrounding Kathmandu.

Despite its transformation into a contemporary metropolis, the residents continue to maintain ancient practices and preserve their history and culture.

Kathmandu City Tour

The Nepal Kathmandu sightseeing tour will take you to the city's quieter neighborhoods. This day trip can begin at 9 AM and includes visits to Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhnath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The tour will show you the peaceful side of town while providing you with memories that will last a lifetime.

The perfect way to spend quality time with your loved ones is on a Kathmandu city tour package. The full day Kathmandu city tour package comes with a knowledgeable and helpful guide to show you around. The tour guide will also be able to inform you of the significance of the various stops along the way and provide more insight through conversation.

Embark on a spiritual journey with Nepal Trek Adventure's Kathmandu city tour, a truly unforgettable experience. Book your spot now for 2023 and 2024 at a reasonable price. Explore the rich cultural heritage of Kathmandu, where ancient temples, monasteries, and historical landmarks await.

Combine this enriching city tour with your Everest base camp trek, either as a perfect ending or a refreshing beginning. Let us ensure that every moment of your trip is filled with joy and wonder. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant charm of Kathmandu. Contact us for more information on the Kathmandu sightseeing tour package cost.

Advantages of Booking Kathmandu City Tour with NTA

  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off Service
  • Provision of Medical Kits if needed
  • Exclusive Discounts and Extra Services for returning customers
  • Assistance in booking the best hotels at affordable rates
  • Professional and knowledgeable tour guides
  • Flexibility in tour customization according to preferences
  • Local cultural experiences and interactions
  • Delicious local cuisine recommendations
  • Convenient and reliable transportation arrangements
  • 24/7 customer support for any queries or concerns

What To Expect from Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour?

  • Kathmandu city sightseeing tour offers a unique blend of cultural customs, history, and religious sites.
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square.
  • Local tour guide assistance throughout the tour to provide insights and information.
  • Opportunity to capture photographs of ancient buildings and monuments.
  • Experience diverse cultural traditions and artifacts in the streets of Kathmandu.
  • Witness stunning views of historical royal sites, revered Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites, and panoramic views of the entire city.

Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour Cost for 2023 and 2024

If you're thinking of exploring the wonderful city of Kathmandu, you should consider the city sightseeing tour. It costs $95 for the tour in 2023 and 2024, which is quite reasonable for all the amazing places you'll get to see. One great option for this tour is Nepal Trek Adventure, a company that promises to offer the best price and fantastic services.

We'll make sure you have a fantastic time during your trip, taking care of everything for you. With Nepal Trek Adventure, you can explore the ancient temples, busy markets, and fascinating history of Kathmandu, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Why Kathmandu City Tour Suitable for You?

Kathmandu City Tour is suitable for you because it offers a captivating blend of cultural, historical, and natural attractions. The city is home to numerous ancient temples, palaces, and shrines that showcase Nepal's rich heritage and religious significance.

Whether you're a history enthusiast or someone seeking spiritual experiences, Kathmandu's landmarks like the Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Durbar Square will leave you awe-inspired.

Moreover, the tour allows you to immerse yourself in the vibrant local markets, taste delicious Nepali cuisine, and interact with the friendly locals, making it a memorable and enriching experience for travelers of all ages and interests.

Kaal Bhairav, Kathmandu Durbar Square during Kathmandu City Tour

Kathmandu city tour provides a convenient and well-organized itinerary that covers the city's must-visit places. The tour operators ensure that you get to explore the top attractions in a short span, making it ideal for those with limited time or first-time visitors to the city.

With knowledgeable guides to accompany you, you can learn fascinating stories and historical insights about each site, gaining a deeper appreciation for the cultural significance of Kathmandu. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or part of a group, the Kathmandu city tour promises a rewarding adventure that will introduce you to the heart and soul of Nepal's captivating capital city.

Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour Preparation 

  • Check the weather forecast for Kathmandu during your intended visit.
  • Pack appropriate clothing for the season, including comfortable walking shoes.
  • Bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Don't forget your camera or smartphone to capture the beautiful sights.
  • Carry a water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the tour.
  • Have some local currency (Nepalese Rupees) for entrance fees, snacks, and souvenirs.
  • Obtain a city map or use a GPS-enabled device for navigation.
  • Research and plan the specific sights you want to visit in Kathmandu.
  • Consider booking a guided city tour to learn more about the history and culture.
  • Familiarize yourself with basic Nepali greetings and phrases for communication.
  • Keep a photocopy of your passport and other important documents in a separate place.
  • Check for any travel advisories or safety precautions for Kathmandu.
  • Inform someone trustworthy about your tour itinerary and expected return time.

Remember to be respectful of local customs and traditions during your city sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, and always ask for permission before taking photos of people or religious sites. Enjoy the rich cultural heritage and breathtaking beauty of this fascinating city!

Entrance Fees for Kathmandu City Tour Monuments

When you go on the Kathmandu City Tour, you'll need to buy entrance tickets for the monuments on the spot. Your guide will help you with this. The prices for tickets may be different for people from South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation countries and Chinese nationals.

Make sure to check the current prices at the counter before paying. This way, you can enjoy exploring the beautiful monuments of Kathmandu without any issues.

Best Time for Kathmandu SIghtseeing Tour 

The Kathmandu city tour can be done throughout the year however some months offers better view and chance to witness the local people celebrating the fevstivals. So, the best time for a Kathmandu city sightseeing tour is during the months of September to November and March to April.

During these months, the weather in Kathmandu is pleasant with clear skies, making it ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing. The temperatures are moderate, neither too hot nor too cold, making it comfortable for tourists to explore the city.

In September to November, the monsoon season has passed, and the air is fresh and clean, providing better visibility of the city's landmarks and mountains in the background. In March to April, the spring season brings blooming flowers and lush greenery, adding to the beauty of the city.

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Itinerary

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    Early morning you will be pick up by our tour guide and you will start driving with short introduction of himself and our driver.

    The tour guide will brief you in details about the major place of the Kathmandu valley and we are also very much flexible to make changes on the itinerary or listen to your choices of the interested places inside the Kathmandu valley.

    Here are the list of the places that you will explore through out the day:

    Kathmandu Durbar Square

    Katmandu Durbar Square is a place shrouded in mysterious tales and rich history. The historic palace is named after the Hindu monkey God, Hanuman, and used to host the crowning ceremonies of the Kings of Nepal in its courtyard.

    Among the preserved treasures are the statue of King Pratap Mall, the ancient Jagannath temple, the Taleju temple from 1549 AD, the stone statue of Kal Bhairav, the Big Bell and Big Drum, and the intriguing sight of Hindu Lord Shiva and Parvati peering from a window.

    Don't miss the residence of the living Goddess Kumari, a virgin girl representing a deity, with its beautifully carved wooden balconies and window screens. Nearby, you'll find the remarkable Kasthamandap temple, believed to have been built from a single tree trunk, giving the city its name "Katmandu."

    Patan Durbar Square

    Patan Durbar square is full of conspicuous legacy. This is one of the most visited localities in town. Krishna Mandir and Patan Durbar are situated on the periphery of Patan Durbar Square.

    There is a special kind of ceremonial celebration on the occasion of ‘Krishna Asthami’ (the birthday of Lord Shree Krishna). It is the third largest city in Nepal after Kathmandu and Bhaktapur respectively.

    This city is well-known for Newari culture and Jatra. This city is famous for ‘Matka kulfi’.  You can enjoy lip-smacking traditional Newari cuisines like Choila, Bara, Yomari, Samaya Baji, egg verities, and many more.

    Pashupatinath Temple

    Pashupatinath temple stands almost 6 km east of Kathmandu. This is mostly visited as a religious site by Hindus. Temple alongside the Bagmati River is a flawless view.

    In spite of being the temple of Lord Shiva Mahadev, Hindu deity people of any religion visit this temple once in their life. If you don’t attain ‘Evening Aarati’ after visiting Pashupati then it will be like overlooking dessert after a delicious meal.

    Priests chanting Lord Shiva’s mantra during Aarati leave anyone spellbound. Sadhus with the ash-scrubbed body, Rudraksha garland, reciting shiva’s hymn welcomes anyone with any religion is the most pleasing scenario.

    Pashupatinath Temple is encircled by other shrines. Shrines around Pashupatinath are Surya Narayan, Kritimukh Bhairav, Unmatta Bhairav, Budhanilkantha, Vasuki Nath, Hanuman shrine, 184 Shivalinga, and many more.

    Bouddhanath Stupa 

    Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the most imperative and unique structure stupas in the world. It is the second most divine monastery of Buddhists after Swayambhunath.

    Though this is a Buddhist monument there is no religious boundary for visitors. It looks like Swayambhunath and is also called a small Swayambhunath. The picture-perfect eyes in the Stupa also known as ‘wisdom eyes’ indicate the omniscience of Lord Buddha.

    Those eyes are in the shade of the Nepali Flag (red, blue, and white). The curved question mark sign nose between those eyes is a Nepali character of one ‘рез’ which means unity.

    Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)

    Nearly 2500 years old Swayambhunath Stupa is also known as ‘Monkey Temple. The literal meaning of Swayambhu is ‘self-created’ or ‘self-existent’. This is the oldest and most visited stupa by Buddhist monks from all over the world.

    On the west, there is the main entrance gate from where you can glimpse three massive statues of Lord Buddha. You can go from another way (stairs) either. There are 365 stairs that will surely lead you to spiritual enlightenment with the view of the Sleeping Buddha statue.

    From the front side of the Stupa, you can catch the outlook of Kathmandu city. On the western side of the Stupa, there is a small artificial fountain and pond. There is a trend of tossing a coin and if the coin is placed on a plate then it is taken as good luck.

    Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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    What's Included

    • Early pick up and drop to your hotel after the tour
    • Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle
    • English speaking, trained, and experienced local tour guide
    • Four heritage sites (Choose one either Kathmandu Durbar Square or Patan Durbar Square)
    • All government and local taxes

    What's Excluded

    • Lunch or dinner during the tour
    • Heritage sites entrance fees (4 places entry fees)
    • Personal expenses
    • Travel Insurance
    • Tips to guides

    Availability & Private Trip

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    Start DateStart: MondayJul 15, 2024End DateEnd: MondayJul 15, 2024PricePriceUS $70StatusStatusGuaranteed
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    Private & Group Discount Price
    1 pax
    US$120
    2 - 3 pax
    US$70
    4 - 6 pax
    US$65
    7 - 11 pax
    US$60
    12 - 25 pax
    US$55
    1 Travelers x US $120TotalUS $120(No additional taxes or booking fees)

    Accommodation during Kathmandu City Tour

    Visitors who want to go on the Kathmandu sightseeing tour can choose from a number of places to stay. Here are a few possibilities:

    • Hotels: There are many hotels in Kathmandu, with prices running from cheap to very expensive. Many hotels have things like air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and free breakfast. Some hotels may even offer tour packages that include a walk of the city.

    • Guesthouses: Another popular choice for travelers, guesthouses offer basic services like clean rooms, hot showers, and shared common areas for a low price. Many guesthouses are in the city center, making it easy to get to all of the city's sights.

    • Homestays: People can choose to stay with a local family in a homestay for a more real experience. With this choice, travelers can learn more about Nepali culture and see how people live in Kathmandu.

    • Resorts: If you want a more luxurious experience, there are a number of resorts on the edges of Kathmandu with beautiful views of the city and the mountains nearby.

    No matter what kind of lodging you want, it's important to book ahead, especially during the busiest travel times. It's also a good idea to read reviews from other tourists and find out where your hotel is located to make sure it's close to the city's sights and the place where the Kathmandu city day tour starts.

    Food during Kathmandu Day Tour

    Meals are not included in the Kathmandu city tour package, but you can stop for lunch on your own at a neighborhood restaurant or café and eat traditional Nepali food. Here are some of Nepal's most famous dishes for you to try on your trip:

    • Momos: These delectable dumplings are a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Stuffed with various fillings like minced meat, vegetables, or cheese, momos are usually served with a savory dipping sauce. Seek out street stalls or local eateries to savor some of the best momos in town.

    • Dal Bhat: Considered the national dish of Nepal, Dal Bhat is a wholesome meal comprising lentil soup (dal), rice (bhat), vegetables, pickles, and often a small portion of meat or curry. It reflects the essence of Nepali cuisine – simple, nourishing, and flavorful.

    • Newari Cuisine: The Newars, an ethnic group native to the Kathmandu Valley, have a distinct and delicious cuisine. Don't miss out on dishes like "Yomari" (sweet rice dumplings), "Chatamari" (Nepali pizza), "Bara" (black lentil patties), and "Wo" (Newari-style lentil soup).

    • Sel Roti: This traditional Nepali ring-shaped rice bread is a popular snack and a must-try during your city tour. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, Sel Roti comes in various flavors, such as banana or milk.

    • Gundruk: A fermented leafy green vegetable, Gundruk is a staple side dish in Nepali meals. It is packed with unique flavors and is often served with rice or added to soups.

    • Samay Baji: This traditional Newari platter is typically served during festivals or special occasions. It consists of various items like beaten rice, boiled eggs, buffalo meat, marinated soybeans, and more.

    • Lassi: A refreshing yogurt-based drink, Lassi comes in sweet or salty variations. It's the perfect beverage to quench your thirst and cool down during your city exploration.

    • Juju Dhau (King Curd): A famous sweet treat from Bhaktapur, a city within the Kathmandu Valley, Juju Dhau is creamy and rich yogurt that will satisfy your sweet cravings.

    • Samosa: Though found in many parts of the world, Nepali samosas often have a distinct spicier twist. These deep-fried pastries filled with vegetables or minced meat are an excellent on-the-go snack.

    • Thukpa: Especially enjoyable during colder weather, Thukpa is a hearty noodle soup with vegetables, meat, and a flavorful broth. It has Tibetan origins but is prevalent in Kathmandu due to the significant Tibetan community.

    Remember, Kathmandu's food scene is incredibly diverse, and you'll find restaurants and eateries serving cuisines from all around the world. Whether you're a vegetarian, a meat lover, or an adventurous foodie, the city has something delightful to offer.

    While indulging in the local cuisine, be sure to embrace the unique atmosphere of bustling markets, street vendors, and small family-run eateries. The food experience during your Kathmandu city tour will undoubtedly be a memorable and mouthwatering affair. Enjoy every bite!

    Travel Insurance for Kathmandu Day Sightseeing Tour

    For the Kathmandu city tour, it is up to the person to get travel insurance. You can decide whether or not to get it. Travel insurance coverage is not required for this tour. You won't need that because there aren't any big risks, like when you go mountain hiking.

    As you travel around Nepal, you might get into something from a small to a major accident. When you think about these things, you could buy insurance just to be safe. But nothing like that has happened until now, and we hope it won't happen again in the future either.

    Packing lists for Kathmandu Day Tour

    It's important to know what the weather will be like on the day of your trip because that will affect what you pack. Because the weather in Kathmandu can change during the day, the best way to dress is in layers.

    The Kathmandu city tour is likely to be a great time, so don't forget to bring your sense of wonder and the spirit of adventure. You might want to bring these things with you on the Tour:

    • Shoes that are easy to walk in and have a good grip
    • A lightweight bag to carry your things.
    • Bring sun protection like sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
    • A water bottle you can use again and again and fill up at neighborhood restaurants and cafes.
    • Snacks like energy bars or nuts keep you going all day long.
    • A camera or smartphone to take pictures of beautiful sights and landscapes
    • In case it rains, a light, waterproof jacket or raincoat
    • A small first-aid kit with simple items like bandages and painkillers.
    •  Some cash for buying gifts or extra food and drinks
    • When you go to a religious place, you should wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees out of respect.

    Booking Guideline for Kathmandu City Tour

    Our company presents an online booking system for all Helicopter Trips, Tours, and Treks in Nepal. While booking any trips, 100% payment of the trip cost is to be done for a fully guaranteed departure at your trip date.

    But, for those who do not want to make a full booking, but want to confirm their trip, they can pay a minimum of 30% to 50% of the total cost of the trip package according to the nature of your fixed departure tour or any customized itinerary. 

    And the minimum 50% of the booking amount is applied for those trek/tour itineraries which include more domestic flights, Special Permit (Restricted Area Permits), or 5-star hotels in the mountain areas or in any cities. The remaining 50% to 70% of payment is to be done in our Head office in Kathmandu or upon arrival in Nepal before your trip departure.

    Testimonials
    What Our Clients Say
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      John SmithUnited States,April 01, 2024

      Amazing one day tour in Nepal

      Our visit to Kathmandu was amazing! Nepal Trek Adventure did a fantastic job organizing our city tour. We got to explore every corner of the city, from the ancient temples to the bustling markets, and each place was filled with fascinating history and culture.

      Every site we visited had its own unique story just waiting to be discovered. The combination of spirituality, beautiful architecture, and lively street life made our experience unforgettable. We were completely captivated by the charm of Kathmandu at every turn, and it left us wanting to learn even more about its rich traditions and tales.

      We're so grateful to NTA for providing us with an informative guide who shared the history of each place and was incredibly friendly.

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      Pierre DupontFrance,April 01, 2024

      Feeling the Atmosphere of Kathmandu in 1 Day

      The temples in Kathmandu were amazing! The architecture was so detailed and the spiritual feeling was strong. Each temple felt like a trip back in time, with traditions that have lasted for ages. The carvings were beautiful and the atmosphere was peaceful. It was more than just sightseeing, it felt like a journey through history and culture. Thank you, NTA, for the great one-day tour. I had so much fun and would give this company a 5-star rating for their excellent service.

       

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