Trip Fact

Trip Duration 5 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Easy
Transportation Private Vehicle
Accomodation Hotels and resorts
Price US $ 420
Trip Style Tour
Meals Breakfast
Max. Altitude 1,400 meters
Best Season Throughout the year
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Trip Highlights

  • Spend quality time in the lap of Himalayas
  • Observe tradition, culture and history of Nepal
  • Watch centuries old palaces and temples
  • Enjoy countryside lifestyles of the people

Place to visit in Kathmandu tour offers you to visit major tourist spots of valley especially Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath stupa, Boudhanath stupa, Kathmandu durbar square, Nagarkot, Patan, Bhaktapur and more other temples. Sightseeing around ancient palaces and listed heritage sites in Nepal is an incredible experience. Kathmandu, the capital of this Himalayan nation stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 meters (4,600 feet). It is the center of Nepal’s history, art, culture, and economy. It is one of the most developed cities of the nation as well as the most beautiful one. Kathmandu is the pylon to the Himalayas and itself has more than 25 beautiful places to roam around. In 2013, Kathmandu was ranked 3rd among top 10 Travel Destinations in the world. A day in Kathmandu Private Tour is a lucrative package that offers you an opportunity to see major tourist spots of Kathmandu especially Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Exploring Kathmandu through 1 Day Kathmandu Private Tour is the fun-filled experience where you will enjoy ancient palaces and religious sites.

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple is a biggest Hindu shrine in the world. Any Hindu from any part of the world has the desire to visit Pashupatinath Temple and worship Lord Shiva once in the lifetime. In other words, it is a Vatican of Hindu. The word Pashupatinath means ‘Lord of Animal’. Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of ‘Shiva Linga’ here. This stone carved ‘Linga’ has four faces in each direction east, west, north and south. There is all total of 12 Jyotirlinga in India and the Jyotirlinga of Kathmandu (Pashupatinath) is considered as the head of the body. All 12 Jyotirlingas of India form a body of Lord Shiva. The temple is listed in the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. It is located on the bank of Holy River called Bagmati. The temple is built in Pagoda style with bronze roof and silver doors. There are several other temples in Pashupatinath premises. To the south of the temple is ‘Aryaghat’. It is a place where Hindus are cremated after death. At the time of ‘Shivaratri’ (Lord Shiva’s birthday), most of the people visit this site. It is reported that last year (2014) around a million Hindus visited Pashupatinath.

Bouddhanath Stupa

Bouddhanath Stupa is the largest stupa of South Asia. It is built in Mandela shape. Buddhist scriptures dictate that Bouddhanath was built in the 5th century. It has the height of 130 feet and circumference of 1600 square feet. The praying wheels and Mani walls in Bouddhanath make the area spiritual. People walk around and round of Bouddhanath. It is one of the methods of Buddhist meditation. Many monasteries are distinct here. All the monasteries are dedicated to Lord Buddha—The messenger of LOVE, PEACE, and COMPASSION. Bouddhanath is also listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979.

Swoyambhunath Stupa

Surrounded by small forest, Swoyambhunath is located in a cliff. It is one of the beautiful Buddhist stupas also known as ‘Monkey Temple’ because there are large numbers of monkeys here. It is said that this stupa used to guard the entire Kathmandu Valley when the valley was not settled. At that time the valley was completely covered by water forming a lake. It is the most sacred religious site for Buddhist pilgrimage and for Tibetans, it comes in the second position only after Bouddhanath stupa.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

It is located in the heart of Kathmandu. Among other tourist destinations, Kathmandu Durbar Square is the most visited site. Visiting this site takes you at least five hundred years back. The site resembles ancient art, culture, tradition and social system of Kathmandu. Most of the temples and palaces built here were constructed by Malla Kings of Nepal around 500 years back. The site is listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO in late 70’s. It is also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, which name was procured from a statue of Hanuman at the entrance of the square. Hanuman is a wholehearted devotee of Lord Ram who spent his life in devotion to Lord Ram.

Early pickup from your hotel and start of the tour

Our representatives will pick you up from your hotel and this tour will begin. As mentioned, the visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa and Swoyambhunath stupa are included. The beauty of city can also be traversed managing more time to ramble around more other places in the valley.

Some more places to visit in Kathmandu Valley

  • Shivapuri Nagarjun National park
  • Kirtipur
  • Garden Of Dreams
  • Hanuman Dhoka Museum
  • Narayanhiti Palace
  • Chhauni Museum
  • Ashok Binayak
  • Nagarkot
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Kumari house
  • Kathesimbhu Stupa
  • Shechen Monastery
  • Thamel
  • White Monastery
  • Phulchoki
  • Casino Royale
  • Taudaha Lake

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu City
  • Day 03:Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur
  • Day 04:Nagarkot Sunrise View and back to Kathmandu
  • Day 05:Back to your destination country

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu On your arrival, staff of NTA will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and transfer you to the hotel. If you are not tired then you can roam around Thamel area. In the evening NTA will host welcome dinner to you.
  • Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu City We officially begin our tour from this day. Our guide will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage site in Kathmandu. You will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will observe more than 500 years old Nepalese art and culture. Swayambhunath also known as Monkey Temple is a popular tourist destination that you will visit. Pashupatinath (Hindus’ greatest temple) is another place you will visit on this day. Bouddhanath, which is in walk in distance from Pashupatinath will be another spot of your visit. It is one of the largest stupas of South Asia.
  • Day 03:Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur Patan Durbar Square is listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is a historic place that is rich in arts and architecture. Besides Patan Durbar, Krishna Temple is another thing to watch due to its typical architecture. It is said that the temple was built by carving a single rock.
    On the same day we will also visit Bhaktapur. It is a traditional city which has its unique culture and lifestyle. Nyatapole Temple, The Golden Gate and 55 Window Palace are the things that lure tourists here.After visiting Bhaktapur, we will move towards Nagarkot. It is near from Bhaktapur and is popular for sunrise and sunset view. During night we will enjoy the sunset and feel the ecstatic charm of hill station.
  • Day 04:Nagarkot Sunrise View and back to Kathmandu We wake up early in the morning and enjoy the sunrise and harmonious mountains. After breakfast, we move to Kathmandu where we will have our lunch. You can enjoy free time roaming in Thamel and buy souvenirs. In the evening, NTA will serve farewell dinner to you.
  • Day 05:Back to your destination country Our tour in Nepal ends today and our representative will drop you at the airport.
    See you soon!!

Cost Includes

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  • 3 nights in a hotel in Kathmandu and 1 night in a resort in Nagarkot
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Transportation in comfortable private vehicle
  • English speaking, trained and experienced local tour guide (optional)
  • Heritage sites entrance fees
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa fee
  • Airfare for international flights to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation (anything mentioned outside of itinerary)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to guides
Rated 5/5 based on 3 reviews
  • Wonderful Kathmandu City Tour with NTA
    Micronesia

    Wonderful Kathmandu City Tour with NTA

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    Kathmandu city tour was one of the amazing tours I ever had. Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition provides the best service. They treated us so well. Guide provided to us was good in English so we don’t get a communication problem. My friend and I had a great time in Kathmandu. He had good knowledge of the places we visited. We spent 5 days there. We visited famous places of the city. Every place we visited were beautiful with their own value. My favorite part of our excursion was Sunrise and Sunset View in Nagarkot. View of the different mountain! Wow truly amazing. I still got goose-bumps when I recollect that tremendous view. Tons of thanks Nepal Trek Adventure for arranging amazing Kathmandu City Tour and professional guide.

  • Amazing Kathmandu City tour
    Australia

    Amazing Kathmandu City tour

    Rating:

    Spending some quality time in Kathmandu was like a dream came true for me. I was born in Nepal but I have never been there before. My parents were from Nepal but they are no more Nepalese citizen. I always wanted to visit my birthplace but never got an opportunity. A few months ago when I got my semester break I visited Kathmandu-the capital city of Nepal. My parents contact Binod Sapkota owner of Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition and arrange 5 days Kathmandu City tour for me. I was surprised by the beauty of the city. I got to know why Kathmandu city is called as a ‘city of the temple’ because in almost every street you can find small temples. Krishna Sapkota was my guide for Kathmandu City tour. He was a professional guide with a good sense of humor. He had good knowledge about the culture and tradition of many places. I visit the high spot of Kathmandu cities like Basantapur, Swayambhu, Pashupati, Bouddha and Patan. The city was amazing as my parents use to tell me. Huge thanks to Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition for this amazing Kathmandu City Tour.

  • Amazing Private Tour Company
    Brazil

    Amazing Private Tour Company

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    Binod and his crew were amazing. My fiance and I only had 3 days in Nepal and wanted to get the most out of the short time we were there. Binod custom-organized a three-day tour of the country, recommending great hotels within the budget that we wanted to spend. Everything was fantastic from the start-- Binod was fast at getting back with emails, he really listened to my interests, and they only organized things that we really wanted to do, unlike other tour companies where I feel like they recommend places that they have connections to. He had organized a great driver (driving there is a bit crazy!), a very informative tour guide that knew everything about the temples, and a very gracious trekking specialist. If you ever want to see Nepal to the fullest, especially in a short time, this is definitely the way to go!

Accommodations
We will be staying at a luxury hotel of your choice in Kathmandu. Here you will be staying three nights. And, in Nagarkot you will spend one day. Twin sharing basis is the criteria for accommodation. For single accommodation you need to pay additional $ 250 US.

Meals
Breakfasts will be served by your hotel during your stay in Kathmandu. Your stay in Nagarkot includes lunch, dinner and breakfast.

Getting Visa for Nepal
You will get on arrival visa for Nepal. On arriving Nepal you will get tourist visa for 15 to five months. It depends upon your purpose of visit but regarding tour you will get the visa for 15 to three months. 

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