Kathmandu City day Tour with Local Guide

  • Duration 1
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Tea House
  • Accommodation
  • Max. Altitude 1400m
  • Activity Trekking,hikking and climbing
  • Group Type Private
  • Group Size 1+
  • Best Season All seasons
Highlights

Kathmandu, the vibrant capital of Nepal, offers a rich tapestry of culture, history, and spirituality. A day tour with a local guide provides an immersive experience. Here are the highlights:

Key Highlights:
Kathmandu Durbar Square:

Historical Significance: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcasing ancient palaces, courtyards, and temples.
Architectural Marvels: Notable structures include the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (home of the living goddess), and Taleju Temple.
Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple):

Panoramic Views: Offers a stunning view of the Kathmandu Valley.
Spiritual Atmosphere: One of the oldest and most revered Buddhist stupas, surrounded by shrines and temples.
Pashupatinath Temple:

Hindu Pilgrimage Site: One of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, located on the banks of the Bagmati River.
Cultural Insights: Witness Hindu rituals, including cremation ceremonies, which provide a deep understanding of local beliefs and practices.
Boudhanath Stupa:

Largest Stupa in Nepal: Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, significant to Buddhist pilgrims.
Vibrant Atmosphere: Surrounded by monasteries, shops, and cafes, with a constant flow of pilgrims and visitors.
Patan (Lalitpur) Durbar Square:

Architectural Splendor: Known for its exquisite temples, courtyards, and the Patan Museum, which houses a rich collection of artifacts.
Art and Craft: Explore the traditional craftsmanship in metalwork, woodwork, and stone carvings.
Thamel:

Tourist Hub: Bustling area with a wide range of shops, restaurants, and cafes.
Local Flavors: Try traditional Nepali cuisine, shop for souvenirs, and enjoy the lively atmosphere.
Garden of Dreams:

Tranquil Oasis: A beautifully restored neo-classical garden, perfect for a relaxing stroll or a quiet moment amidst the city’s hustle and bustle.
Local Markets and Bazaars:

Asan Bazaar: A traditional market where you can find spices, vegetables, and local products.
Indra Chowk: Known for textiles, beads, and traditional Newari items.
Travel Logistics:
Local Expertise: A knowledgeable local guide to provide historical context, cultural insights, and personalized experiences.
Transport: Comfortable transportation for seamless travel between sites.
Customizable Itinerary: Flexibility to tailor the tour based on interests and preferences.
Cultural Etiquette: Guidance on local customs and practices to ensure respectful interactions.
Tips for Tourists:
Comfortable Attire: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for walking and exploring.
Respectful Dress: Modest clothing for visits to religious sites.
Hydration and Snacks: Carry water and light snacks for the day.
Photography: Respect local customs and seek permission where required.
A Kathmandu City day tour with a local guide offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and spirituality, providing a memorable and enriching experience in the heart of Nepal.

Kathmandu City day Tour with Local Guide Overview

Kathmandu is a well known travel destination for its rich social and chronicled legacy that lies in the Central Region of Nepal. This is the focal center of the nation showing its importance as main worldwide airplane terminal and remains as the port to each niches and corners of Nepal. It is the junction for travelers to stay and start their travel to the Himalayas, the Terai, and the cool hilly range.

Kathmandu valley day tour is a standout among st the most mainstream tourism activities in Nepal. Kathmandu city is the capital city of Nepal and is enclosed for its regular excellent, noteworthy and comprehensive tourism areas. Kathmandu valley day tour incorporated of ancient legendary town called Kasthamandap or Kantipur. Kathmandu city has an aesthetic work of smooth sanctuaries, exquisite royal residences, block cleared portico and monster avenues. It is encompassed by green mountain dividers and compelling snow capped crests. Kathmandu city is the journey places for both Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims.

Kathmandu valley day tour is intended to the individuals who want to see the ‘City of Temple.’ This is a simple and best visiting alternative for the individuals who are looking for a fabulous visit around the Capital of Himalayan Kingdom. Kathmandu valley day tour takes you to the popular and UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu that incorporates, Swayambhunath which is otherwise called Monkey Temple; a well known Buddhist Monastery place on the highest point of the kathmandu city, Pashupatinath; an ancient sanctuary of Hindus which is arranged on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, Boudhanath; the biggest Buddhist stupa and center for Tibetan religious community in South Asia; Famous Kathmandu Durbar Square which is otherwise called Basantapur Durbar Square along with Kumari Ghar, the residence of Living Goddess of Nepal where one can get an opportunity to see Kumari, Living Goddess.

The spots that travelers visit amid our Kathmandu valley day tour are described below:

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Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu’s Durbar Square is a ancient royal residence of the Capital City of Nepal during Malla Period at 18th century. It is called “The Hanuman Dhoka Palace “in local language which was the imperial Nepalese respected place in the 18th century where important cultural, religious, government, social activities and festivals are celebrated which still happens today. The two-hectare castle complex is separated into two principle chowks or junctions where the royal residence is enhanced with extravagantly cut wooden windows and houses made of ancient Nepalese art and culture. The King Tribhuwan Memorial Museum along with King Mahendra Museum are the conceivable places to visit inside the castle. At the southern end of Durbar Square is a standout amongst the most inquisitive attractions in Nepal, the Kumari Chowk. This protected sanctuary is the residence of the Kumari, the Living Goddess of Nepal. Living Goddess of Nepal resembles or lives inside a young lady picked through an antiquated, determined and enchanted procedure to turn the young lady into the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. She is adored amid religious celebrations and shows up at different times during festivals for people to worship. Beside that there are other places to visit like Kasthamandap Temple, an old chronicled Pagoda Temple where Kathmandu derived its name which means a Temple crafted from the wood of a solitary tree. There is temple of Akash Bhairab, a scared statute defining the angry incarnation of Lord Shiva of Hindu religion which resides close to the old royal residence of Hanuman Dhoka. The antique Teleju Temple resides high above Old Palace of Hanuman Dhoka, a seventh Century noteworthy Pagoda Sanctuary  which opens only once in a year in end of September or first week of October amid the festival of Dashain.

Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple):

Swayambhu nath lies in the west of Kathmandu Valley on one of the highest peak of the city offering the opportunity to witness the city space of Kathmandu. This place is one of the oldest sanctuaries of over 2,500 years of aged Stupa with “All Seeing Eyes of Buddha “at four sides of the Stupa. This Stupa of Buddhist religion is worshiped by Hindus too. Encompassing Swayambhu nath there other smaller models of Stupas, statues of Buddha and gallery with historical antiquities with Temple of Vajra Yogini where pilgrims visit to cure their kids from chicken fox ailments. Swayambhu nath Sanctuary offers fabulous perspective of Kathmandu valley and during the unmistakable fine weather the perspectives of Langtang, Ganesh and Jugal Himalayan ranges are seen from the place.

Pashupatinath ancient Hindu Temple:

A short commute of 20 minutes on course towards Kathmandu International Air Terminal resides this Holy Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath by the bank of sacred Bagmati River. This ancient Temple of Pashupatinath committed to Lord Shiva with four silver entryways in every corner and with a Golden Roof in Pagoda style. Only Hindus are permitted inside the primary Temple premises so non-hindu can watch the Temple environment from outside. This spot is overflowed with pilgrims amid the favorable time in February according to Hindu Lunar schedule of “Shiva Ratri” Shiva conception commemoration. It is the place of cremation of Hindu and cremation ceremonies of Hindus.

Boudhanath “The Little Tibet”

Among the UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley is the Boudhanath stupa, one of the holiest Buddhist stupa of South Asia. It is called Khasa Caitya or Khasti by Newars and Bauddha or Bodhnath by general Nepali natives. It is resided around 11km away from the heart of the capital towards the northeastern edges of Kathmandu. The stupa enormous size and Mandala makes it as one of the biggest round stupas in Nepal. It is said to be 2500 years of aged Buddhist stupa of the Valley established in fifth century. This stupa is decorated with four sets of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal bearings keeping an everlasting watch over the general population of Nepal. Travelers will encounter Buddhist explorers from Tibet going round the stupa revolving the petition to God. This place is full of traditional Tibetan culture and Buddhist religious establishments.

Departure Dates
  • We have daily departures for this trip from beginning March to May and from frist -September to mid-December. You can type in the number of passengers to book a reservation and select a date that is convenient for you. Due to group size, we never cancel a trip once you’ve made a reservation. If you would rather join the group, we will add more travelers on the selected date. You can let us know once you make a reservation or earlier.
Useful Info

Kathmandu Day Tour organized with very reasonable price Our price starting from US$40Per adult (price varies by group size). We offer group discount. 1 person. US$97 – 3 persons. US$65 – 6 to 10 persons 50$ USD

FAQs
  • A Kathmandu city day tour typically includes visits to major attractions such as Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and perhaps Patan Durbar Square or Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

  • A Kathmandu city day tour usually lasts around 6 to 8 hours, depending on the itinerary and pace of the tour.

  • Yes, transportation is usually included in the tour. You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the various attractions in a comfortable vehicle.

  • The guides typically speak English, but arrangements can sometimes be made for guides who speak other languages. It’s best to inquire about language options when booking the tour.

  • Entrance tickets to the attractions are usually not included in the tour price. You will need to purchase these separately. The cost of entrance tickets is relatively low for most attractions.

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