Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour

Exciting day tour of famed Pashupatinath-Boudhanath-Swayambhunath- Durbar square

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Group Size: Minimum 02
  • Tour Cost: $70 for 2 People
  • Transport: Private Vehicle
  • Max Elevation: 1,315m/4,270ft

Highlights

  • Full day tour of famous temples-stupas and monasteries of historical importance
  • Visiting ancient cultural places around world heritage sites of great interest
  • Exploring best spots of Kathmandu city within its old tradition and full of colorful life

About Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour

We organize a daily  Kathmandu City Sightseeing including four world’s heritage site Syambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath Temple which are great fascinating day tour of 4-5 hours duration in the comfort of spacious seated vehicles lead by our Nepal Spirit Adventure expert guide showing you the wonders of medieval period Kathmandu. Even though Kathmandu a busy commercial and a capital city of Nepal, but still retains its old traditional way of life in the backdrop of ancient culture with historical and religious sites.

Full-Day Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour leads you to impressive old Durbar (palace) square, temples and monasteries all listed as world heritage sites. Perhaps Nepal the only country in Asia with most of the world's best heritage sites which includes countless historical monuments blending well of both religions Hinduism and Buddhism.

In Kathmandu with morning sightseeing tour at places of interest around Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour, exploring local culture and way of life as it was for the past hundreds of years, after breakfast our expert city guide will take you on a tour of great delights with full of interest.

Morning tour starts visiting holy and ancient Pashupatinath Temple, a pagoda-style Hindu temple with gilt roofing and richly carved silver doors dedicated to Lord Shiva situated at the bank of the holy Bagmati River. One of the most sacred temples in the entire Hindu world, Pashupatinath Temple is the nerve center of pilgrimage on the day of Shiva-Ratri (Shiva’s birth anniversary)

The small religious townhouses the great temple is known as Debpatan and is situated 5 kilometers east of the capital city. Only Hindus are permitted to enter the main courtyard of the temple. Non-Hindu tourists can view the temple from the eastern side of the Bagmati River. After a great moment, a short drive leads to Bouddhanath also known as ‘Little Tibet’ where Tibetan origin people are seen.

Bouddhanath huge dome-shaped Stupa stands as largest Buddhist shrine of South Asia. The ancient colossal Chorten was built in the 6th century A.D. by King Man Deb. It rests on a series of three terraces and from the bird's eye view it takes the relevant shape or of a lotus flower which indeed remains a very holy object for all the devout Buddhists of the world. The Chorten is surrounded by a circular market, which forms a part of Tibet town. In this case, also the four pairs of the Buddha's eyes give a vivid flash to the four cardinal directions, meaning to keep a diligent watch over the people and their commitments all day all night. The chortens embrace the authentic philosophy of Mahayana the faith of which is known as Lamaism in Sikkim, Ladakh, Bhutan, and Tibet.

Afternoon (after lunch) tour of Kathmandu Durbar (palace) Square and Swayambhunath

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Where you will be overwhelmed in the midst of countless monuments around Kathmandu Durbar Square. The house of the Living Goddess (Kumari Ghar), the ferocious Kal Bhairab, the red monkey god, and hundreds of erotic carvings are a few examples of the sights at the Square! The buildings here are the greatest achievements of the Malla dynasty, and they resulted from the great rivalry between the three palaces of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur.

The Square teems with colorful life with Kastamandap a rest house, built with the wood of a single tree and is the source from which the Kathmandu Valley got its name. Nearby are great drums that were beaten to announce royal decrees. All woodcarvings, statues, and architecture in this area are exceptionally fine, and Kathmandu Durbar Square is among the most important sights for travelers to see. The complex also houses the Tribhuvan Museum that carries the mementos of different Shah Kings.

Other places of interest with the square are Akash Bhairab Temple, Hanuman Dhoka, Temple of Kumari, Kastha-Mandap. After a glorious moment, a short drive leads west of Kathmandu suburb visit of ancient Swayambhunath, the oldest and a landmark of Nepal also known as Monkey Temple to foreigners. They believed to be 25 centuries old and stands as one of the world's oldest Buddhist Chaityas.

The Great Stupa of Syambhunath is the wonder that was Nepal, the glory that was Nepal. It is indeed listed a World Heritage for Site to prove that it serves as the nerve center of faithful worship for all the devout philosophy of Vajrayana in particular and honors Lord Adi-Buddha. It is dedicated to the self - originating flame God. The stupa, which forms the salient structure, is well composed of a solid hemisphere of terra - cotta bricks and soil supporting a cornice of copper and gilt. Painted on the four-sided base of spiral are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha, keeping an eternal watch on the Valley distinguishing between vice and virtue. It is some two miles west of Kathmandu City proper across the holy Bishnumati River. Situated on the top of a hillock, it is about 500 feet above the level of the Valley. The whole hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and pagoda temples possessing great five Mahayana (Lamaism) and one Hinyana (Theravadas). On the hill located another important Buddhist shrine; it is called Manjushree. This Chinese Buddha is the God of Knowledge. Our Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour concludes with a short drive back to your hotel.

Itinerary

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Our tour guide pick up from your hotel around 9:30 AM in the morning for full day Kathmandu city sightseeing tour one of the major world heritage sites in and around Kathmandu such as Basantapur, Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu Durbar Square), Swayambhunath temple (the Monkey Temple) the Hindu temple Pashupatinath or the Boudhanath stupa, one of the biggest in the world and its surrounding area.

  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
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Cost Details

  • Experienced tour guide including his daily wages
  • Private vehicle including driver wages


 

  • Temple and monastery entrance fees during the tour
  • Lunch and personal drinks
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Tips

Dates & Prices

Departure note

We arrange a daily Kathmandu city sightseeing tour, you can contact us at any time of the year about the tour booking as per your Nepal suitable holidays.

Personal Information

Useful Information

How to Get Nepal Visa & Cost

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visas can be obtained from the Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or it can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. Most of our guests take Nepal Visa after they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport in Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. The choice is yours.

If you have obtained a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are 'Tourist Visas'. They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa 'On Arrival' is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ' Tourist Visa' to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from the Department of Immigration by producing required documents. Nationals of designated countries are requested to acquire Visa prior to their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of the Nepal Government.

Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA) if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.

1st Step: Fill in Online ‘Tourist Visa ‘form ( you can fill it up prior to your arrival visiting our official website Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport). If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring a visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after. If so, you will have to fill it up again.

2nd Step: Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days) Get the receipt. While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.

On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points

15 Days – 30 USD
30 Days – 50 USD
90 Days – 125 USD

3rd Step: Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts, and your passport. Hand in your documents to the immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues a visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.

Visa Extension Fee

Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.

Accommodation In Kathmandu

As per your comfortable stay in Kathmandu hotel, we can also help you to book any category hotel in Kathmandu just contact us as well as pleased to provide your airport arrival and departure vehicle service as per your requirement.