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Kathmandu City Tour

Price Start
USD 375  Per Person
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Activity Level

Nepal/Sightseeing Tours ?

Group Size
1-10
Trip Code:
NLT-KVT-4
Accommodation:
Standard Hotel Kathmandu
Season:
All
Meals:
3 Nights B&B plan (Bed & Breakfast)
Destination:
Kathmandu
Duration:
4
Grade:
Easy
Transportation:
Private Car/ Tourist Coach
No of People Price
1-2 375
3-5 350
6+ 325

Trip Highlights

 Kathmandu Valley is covered by mountains so it is called Valley. It lies at 400 ft. above sea level and the valley presents a combination of the heritage and fundamental site itself. We find many heritages, historical and natural places on Kathmandu City Tour; seven sights are listed as World Heritage sites.

However, there are three main cities in Kathmandu valley; Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan (Lalitpur). Kathmandu city is the capital of Nepal. Bhaktapur and Patan have situated nearby Kathmandu city. All cities are very beautiful and rich in the view of heritage sites, historical sites, culture, locality, and natural scenery. Therefore, the Kathmandu valley tour covers sightseeing in major places of the cities and culture and nature tours in and around Kathmandu Valley.

 

KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE

Durbar means Palaces in the heart of the old city Kathmandu in Basantapur. However, there are around 50 temples in the vicinity including the temple Taleju Bhawani which came from the Indian continent by Mallas with them around the 9th Century. The Durbar is divided into two courtyards, the outer comprising Kasthamandap, Kumari Ghar, and Shiva-Parvati Temple, and the inner consisting of Hanuman Dhoka and the main palace. Important ceremonies, including the coronation of the Nepali monarch, are performed in the Kathmandu Durbar Square.

 

SWAYAMBHU

Swayambhu means ‘Self-Existent One.’ Swoyambhunath is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago. An inscription dated 460 A.D. states that the construction was carried out by King Manadeva. By the thirteenth century, Swoyambhunath had developed into an important Buddhist learning site. The history of Kathmandu Valley is said to start with the beginning of Swoyambhu. The largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal is in a monastery next to the Stupa. Behind the hilltop is a temple which delicate  Manjusri of Saraswati – the goddess of learning. Statues and shrines of Buddhist and Hindu deities dot the Stupa complex. For Instance, Large numbers of Buddhists and Hindus alike visit Swoyambhunath. Swoyambhu is perhaps the best place to observe religious harmony in Nepal.

 

PASHUPATINATH

Pashupatinath is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for Shiva devotees. This temple dedicates to Shiva the Destroyer the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal. The Pashupatinath Temple was only built in the fifth century and later renovated by Malla kings, the holy site is said to have existed from the beginning of the millennium. A gold-plated roof, four silver doors, and wood carvings of the finest quality decorate the pagoda temple of Pashupatinath. Similarly, the Temples are dedicated to several other Hindu and Buddhist deities surrounding the temple of Pashupatinath. Behind the temple is the River Bagmati. On the banks of Bagmati are raised platforms used as cremation sites for Hindus. Pashupatinath, in a limited sense, literally means the Lord of the Animals. But the animal is also a term that denotes the animal-like instincts in human beings.

 

BOUDDHANATH

Bouddhanath is the center of Tibetan culture in Nepal. The 36-meter-high Stupa of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in South Asia. Bouddhanath Stupa was renovated by the Licchavi rulers in the eighth century. Therefore, The Mandala design in Bouddhanath is a copy of the one in Gyangtse in Tibet. The Stupa is located in the area of the ancient trade route to Tibet. Kathmandu City Tour offers to explore the beauty of Buddhanath stupa.

 

 

BHAKTAPUR

Bhaktapur Durbar Square another palace complex of the Malla Kings during the 9th – 18th Century is located in the center of Bhaktapur. The Square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights some of the finest medieval arts of Nepal. Therefore,  The main items of interest in Bhaktapur Durbar Square are the Lion Gate, the Golden Gate, and the statues of kings on stone monoliths. To the main courtyard of the Fifty-five Window Palace, The Golden Gate was erected by King Ranjit Malla as the entrance. The Palace of Fifty-five Windows was built during the reign of King Yakshya Malla in A.D. 1427 and was remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the 17th century. Kathmandu City Tour offers to explore the beauty of Bhaktapur Durbar square.

 

 

PATAN DURBAR SQUARE

Patan Durbar Square another royal palace complex of the then Malla Kings during the 17th century is lies in the center of Patan city. This was the youngest Kingdom. The Square and its surroundings provide a very good example of ancient Newari architecture. However, Patan City is also a Buddhist city and can be observed by many Buddhist shrines, stupas, monasteries, etc. The palace has three main courtyards the central and the oldest is Mul Chowk.

Similarly, To the west of the complex are a dozen free-standing temples of various sizes and styles. Krishna Temple widely worships on Krishna’s Birthday, Bhimsen Temple, the Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna Mahavira, and Sundari Chowk ( the bathing complex of the then Malla King) mark the architectural excellence of its era. The Sundari Chowk with the sunken bath of Tusha Hiti, therefore,  contains exquisite woodcarvings, stone, and metal sculptures. Patan Durbar Square also houses a temple of Taleju Bhawani. In this complex, there is an amazing museum of art where the collection of Hinduism and Buddhism are displayed. Kathmandu City Tour offers to explore the beauty of Patan Durbar square.

Itinerary

Our office representative will meet you at the airport and pick up you from the airport to Hotel. We serve the welcome drink in Hotel and describe your tour package. Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation:
Hotel
Maximum Altitude:
1,310m
Meals:
Dinner

Have breakfast and starts the sightseeing with our tour guide. Explore Basnatapur Durbar Square, Swymbhunath Temple also known as Monkey Temple, Bouddha Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square.

Accommodation:
Hotel
Maximum Altitude:
1,310m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Get up early in the morning and watch the spectacular mountain view and amazing sunrise view then have breakfast. Explore the ancient place of Bhaktapur Temple.

Accommodation:
Hotel
Maximum Altitude:
1,310m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning you will have breakfast and drive to the airport for your departure from Nepal.

Accommodation:
Hotel
Maximum Altitude:
1,310m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price & Dates

What's Included

  • Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus
  • All Accommodation on Twin sharing on BB Basis.
  • Sight seeing on mention itinerary
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle.
  • An english speaking tour guide.
  • All government taxes.

What's Not Included

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Lunch and Dinner in every where.
  • Your personal expenses, Bar and beverages, Hot and cold drinks, Mineral water, Laundry & Telephone.
  • Tips and gratuities for the staffs.
  • Emergency Rescue and Medical treatment.

What are the top attractions to visit during a Kathmandu city tour in Nepal?

Kathmandu, the capital city holds a tremendous amount of fun for its explorers. With great history behind every street and every monuments. In addition, too many UNESCO world heritage sites. The Top attraction of Kathmandu city is as follows:

  1. Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)
  2. Boudhanath Stupa
  3. Pashupatinath Temple
  4. Kathmandu Durbar Square
  5. Patan Durbar Square
  6. Bhaktapur Durbar Square

How long does a typical Kathmandu city tour last, and what is the best time of day to start the tour?

A typical Kathmandu city tour lasts anywhere from a day to a week. The rich tour destinations of Kathmandu, do keep tourists hooked on its beauty. When talking about average, sum up all the top attractions and activities. A total of 4 days should do the job for an easy day tour.

Starting your tour early in the morning may be another great idea to avoid crowds and traffic.

What type of transportation is recommended for a Kathmandu city tour?

There are wild ranges of transportation here in Nepal. For solo travel, you could use online services such as Pathao, Indrive, etc. inside the valley. For a group, you can hire a private car or taxi, or even take a public bus.

Moreover, when touring with Nepal Lion Treks, we manage your transportation in the best possible way for a luxurious trip, through a private vehicle.

What is the cost of a Kathmandu city tour, and what is included in the cost?

Touring Kathmandu city, may depend on various factors. Based on your inclusion and the time you want to spend in this city.

A Perfectly well-arranged luxurious tour of about 4-5 days will take you anywhere from 300 to 500 USD. This includes all of the facilities you will be using while your stay, this includes luxurious hotels, vehicles, food, and experience. Including your personal guide fees.

Are there any food options available during a Kathmandu city tour?

Yes, there are plenty of good food options available during the Kathmandu city tour. You can find luxurious hotels offering Western dishes. But we recommend, trying Nepali food and their culture in a traditional way. Plenty of restaurants provide an authentic Nepali home experience.

What should I pack for a Kathmandu city tour?

When you are planning to stay in Kathmandu for a couple of days, there are some essentials you must pack. Essentials such as comfortable walking shoes, a sunproof hat, sunscreen, a water bottle, a good camera, and Nepali currencies. These essentials should get you covered for your trip here in Kathmandu.

Are there any dress codes or cultural norms that visitors should be aware of during a Kathmandu city tour?

Visitors in the city of Kathmandu should dress modestly and respectfully while visiting religious sites such as temples and stupas. Moreover, when visiting such religious sites, it is recommended to remove your shoes before entering.

 

What are some unique experiences to have during a Kathmandu city tour in Nepal?

With many experiences to collect in this small city during the Kathmandu City Tour, some unique experiences such as cooking class, and participating in a meditation or yoga session. In addition, you can also visit local markets and bazaars to witness the chaotic life and hustle of the locals.

Is it possible to extend a Kathmandu city tour to a longer trip and explore nearby areas?

Yes, your Kathmandu city tour can be extended into a longer trip covering a much wider experience and knowing the city better. With Nepal Lion Treks, we can also plan your tour around nearby places such as Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, and Namobuddha.

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