Kathmandu Day Tour

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About this tour

The Kathmandu Day Tour is an immersive experience that takes you through the heart of Nepal’s historic capital. Known as the city of temples, Kathmandu is where the living goddess “Kumari” resides, offering blessings to visitors. The city, once a royal capital, is adorned with palaces and mansions that now serve as museums and government offices.

Tour Overview: Kathmandu, the gateway to Nepal by air, is home to three beautiful cities and numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The valley boasts a rich tapestry of exquisite monuments, arts, sculptures, and magnificent artworks. With a multi-ethnic population, the city’s culture and traditions are a major part of the residents’ lives.

Best Time to Visit: Any time is ideal for visiting Kathmandu, as the weather is pleasant throughout the year. The city is always vibrant with festivals and jatras, reflecting the hospitable nature of the country’s capital. To avoid the monsoon rains, plan your visit outside of July, the wettest month.

Cultural Richness: Kathmandu is a melting pot of cultures, predominantly Hindu and Buddhist. The city’s rich cultural and historical heritage can be explored at your own pace, with top attractions like Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath.

Preparation and Gear: For your Kathmandu Day Tour, we recommend carrying:

  • IDs and passports.
  • Water bottle (optional).
  • Sunscreen, moisturizer, hats, and sunglasses.
  • Nepali currency for snacks, shopping, and entrance fees.
  • Sanitizer, mask, and umbrella.
  • Portable charger and camera (optional).
  • Energy drinks and multivitamin tablets.

Requirements:

  • A government-licensed city tour guide.
  • A selection of modern, well-equipped vehicles tailored to your group size.

If you’re ready to experience the Kathmandu Day Tour with Adventure Series Nepal, please feel free to reach out for more information or to book your adventure. We’re here to ensure that your tour is not only enjoyable but also safe, responsible, and deeply rewarding.

Safety and Health Assurance: Your guide, a government-licensed city tour guide, is fluent in English and responsible for your safety and belongings. They provide transportation and accompany you throughout the tour, offering sightseeing advice and problem-solving skills.

Environmental Responsibility: Our vehicles are modern and well-equipped, and we don’t compromise on safety. They are air-conditioned, in perfect condition, and driven by experienced and polite drivers. The tour includes all necessary parking fees, fuel, and governmental taxes.

The Magic of Kathmandu: The Kathmandu Day Tour is not just a journey; it’s an opportunity to connect with the city’s vibrant culture and history. From the city’s festivals to its hospitable people, every moment is a celebration of life.

Join Adventure Series Nepal on the Kathmandu Day Tour, where every moment is an opportunity to connect with the rich tapestry of culture and history. Let’s explore the heart of Nepal together, creating memories that will last a lifetime. 🌄

About clothes

If your visit is during the winter season we recommend you carry a jacket, comfortable trousers, and comfortable walking boots. The winter season usually falls from late November to February.

Spring is the best time so you can come in some neutral-colored clothes with comfortable trousers and shoes. You can also wear shorts if you want. Spring season is usually in March, April, and May.

Summer is a bit hot but rarely humid so anything comfortable for you can be used from shorts to light trousers with some neutral color T-shirts and sunglasses. The sunscreen and moisturizer is a must to carry. Summer months are usually June July and August.

Monsoon is not the best month but that doesn’t mean you cannot visit. Wearing waterproof jackets, trousers, and shoes is essential for the monsoon. You won’t have any trouble visiting as we assure you to get the best out of your visit and you could get a whole new experience of Kathmandu’s monsoon. Monsoon season normally starts from June to August. It’s a summer monsoon so the visit is possible.

Highlights

  • The historic monuments and traditional culture of Kathmandu.
  • The palaces and mansions tell the story of the city’s royal past.
  • The living goddess “Kumari” and the blessings she bestows.
  • The UNESCO World Heritage Sites and other exquisite monuments.

Included/Excluded

  • Full-Day tour by private Car / Van (5-6 hours)
  • A Professions Religious and Culture Tour Guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Parking fee (if any)
  • All entrance fees -About USD 30 per person
  • Supplement charge USD 30
  • Tips

Itinerary

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by a representative from Adventure Series Nepal who will be waiting to welcome you. Our representative will be happy to provide you with any necessary information about Kathmandu, including local customs, attractions, and general tips for an enjoyable stay. As you travel through the bustling streets of Kathmandu, you'll get a glimpse of the vibrant culture, colourful markets, and architectural wonders that define the city.

Our private vehicle will pick you up from your hotel.

The first stop is Swyambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple. It's a 15 to 20-minute drive with minimal traffic in the morning. At Swyambhunath, you will see a dome with eyes that represent the Earth and the meditative eyes of Buddha, which are half-open. Above the dome, there is a 13-tiered tower-like structure representing the 13 stages of Nirvana, offering a panoramic view of Kathmandu. The stupa symbolizes peace and harmony. The site features many sculptures and Hindu temples within the Buddhist complex, a unique aspect found only in Nepal. After exploring Swyambhunath, you can visit a small market offering Thangka paintings, wooden sculptures, and Buddhist beads used to make ornaments.

It’s a 45-minute drive to either Patan Durbar Square or Basantapur Durbar Square.

You can choose between Patan Durbar Square or Basantapur Durbar Square. Both places hold significant importance in Nepalese history and are popular with locals, especially in the evenings. Both squares are enriched with unique culture, arts, and architecture, featuring beautiful wood carvings, shrines, and idols made from stone, copper, and bronze. Don’t miss the opportunity to try local Newari cuisine, including Ayala (a distilled beverage) and Chang (rice beer).

Pashupatinath is a renowned Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple premises, but non-Hindus can view the temple from a terrace across the Bagmati River. Leather goods are not permitted inside the temple. You can also witness traditional Hindu cremation rituals.

Enjoy a 45-minute lunch break at Boudhanath.

After lunch, explore Boudhanath Stupa, a symbol of Buddhist faith and tranquility. The stupa is a significant pilgrimage site for Tibetans and a cultural center in Kathmandu. Inside, you can experience peace and serenity. Nearby Phulbari Street is lively and offers markets where you can shop for Thangka paintings, wooden masks, and Buddhist ornaments and beads.

You will be dropped off at your hotel.

Durations

3 - 5 hours

Frequently asked questions

The Kathmandu Day Tour includes visits to major landmarks such as Swyambhunath (Monkey Temple), Patan Durbar Square or Basantapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. It also includes hotel pickup and drop-off, and a lunch break at Boudhanath.

Swyambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, is a significant Buddhist stupa located in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is famous for its dome with the eyes of Buddha, symbolizing wisdom and compassion. The site offers panoramic views of Kathmandu and features various sculptures and Hindu temples, making it a unique blend of both religions.

Yes, the Kathmandu Day Tour is suitable for all ages. However, be prepared for some walking and climbing stairs, especially at Swyambhunath and other sites.

Choosing between Patan Durbar Square and Basantapur Durbar Square depends on your interests. Both squares offer similar cultural and architectural experiences, but each has its unique charm. If you prefer a slightly less crowded area with a rich artistic heritage, Patan Durbar Square might be the better choice. For a more vibrant atmosphere, Basantapur Durbar Square is ideal.

Yes, you can customize the Kathmandu Day Tour to some extent. You can choose between visiting Patan Durbar Square or Basantapur Durbar Square and inform the tour operator of any specific preferences or needs.

Pashupatinath Temple is a renowned Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. It is a significant pilgrimage site for Hindus and is known for its beautiful architecture and traditional Hindu cremation rituals performed on the river's ghats.

Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the main temple premises of Pashupatinath. However, they can view the temple from a terrace on the east side of the Bagmati River.

Entry fees to the sites are typically not included in the tour price and need to be paid separately at each location. Confirm with your tour operator regarding the inclusions.

Yes, transportation is provided throughout the Kathmandu Day Tour. A private vehicle will pick you up from your hotel, take you to all the sites, and drop you back at your hotel at the end of the tour.

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Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 2-3 person 2 3 $30,00
2 4-6 person 3 6 $50,00

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