Kathmandu Valley Tour

1 Day

The Kathmandu Valley Tour provides an opportunity to explore the historical sites and unique locations of Kathmandu Valley. In just one day, you will have the chance to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Kathmandu.

Embark on your adventure in the heart of the city, at Basantapur Durbar Square, also known as Hanuman Dhoka. This square, once ruled by the Malla dynasty during the medieval era, will transport you back in time with its distinctive pagoda-roofed temples and royal quarters. Here, you will also encounter the Living God, Kumari, adding an air of mystique to the surroundings. Delve even deeper into the past with a visit to the renowned Swayambhunath Temple, affectionately known as the Monkey Temple. This iconic stupa, situated on a hill, holds great historical significance for the Kathmandu Valley. From its pinnacle, the compassionate eyes of Buddha watch over the city, instilling a sense of tranquility. This place holds importance for both Hindus and Buddhists, and the breathtaking views from the hilltop are truly awe-inspiring.

No journey in Kathmandu would be complete without a visit to the revered Pashupatinath Temple. This ancient Hindu temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, stands as a significant sanctuary. Its name, “Pashupatinath,” signifies the protector of all living beings. Nearby, you will find the Arya Ghat, a Hindu cremation site situated by the sacred Bagmati River. According to Hindu beliefs, those cremated here are believed to attain direct passage to paradise. As part of the comprehensive Kathmandu Valley Tour, you will also have the unique opportunity to perform a kora (circumambulation) around the Boudhanath Stupa. This magnificent Buddhist stupa serves as a testament to Nepal’s spiritual heritage and holds a special place in the hearts of both locals and visitors.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting history and splendor of Kathmandu with this meticulously planned tour. Whether you’re just arriving at Kathmandu Airport or already discovering the city, this tour offers a fascinating glimpse into its iconic stupas, temples, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Whether you’re seeking Kathmandu sightseeing, a day tour, or even Nepal trekking packages, this tour guarantees a comprehensive and unforgettable exploration of the hidden gems within the Kathmandu Valley.

Kathmandu Valley Tour Itenary:

  • 08.00 AM:  Drive from hotel to Boudhanath Stupa
  • 09.30 AM:  Drive to Pashupatinath Temple and explore it
  • 11.30 AM: Drive to Swayambhunath
  • 12.45 PM: Drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square and have lunch
  • 03.00 PM: Return to your hotel

Trip Info

  • Most Places
  • 1400m
  • Thamel, Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu Valley
  • 1-2 hrs
  • Whole Year
  • 1
  • 10

Kathmandu Valley Tour Highlights

  • Explore the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the valley.
  • Take a stroll through Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, home to an ancient royal palace.
  • In Old Kathmandu city, you’ll find exquisite masterpieces and designs.
  • Take a walk to Swayambhunath, a sacred site for Buddhists and Hindus, on the ridge.
  • Complete a kora around Boudhanath Stupa, one of the world’s most important Buddhist stupas.
  • Visit Nepal’s Pashupatinath Temple, the holiest Hindu shrine, and be blessed with dreadlocked sadhus.

Detail Itinerary

08.00 AM: Drive from hotel to Boudhanath Stupa

Your tour guide will get you up from your hotel and take you to Boudhanath Stupa, located in the Kathmandu Valley’s northeast corner. It is the world’s largest Stupa and reflects Tibetan culture, tradition, and religion. The Stupa is surrounded by tranquility, and you will love the gift shops, boutiques, restaurants, and cafés lining the streets. You’ll have an hour to visit this lovely location.

09.30 AM: Drive to Pashupatinath Temple and explore it

Therefore, you will visit Pashupatinath Temple, which is well known among Hindus and has historical and religious significance.

Hundreds of Hindu devotees come to this shrine to pray and receive blessings. You will be able to witness Shivaratri if you visit this temple in February. It is observed since it is Lord Shiva’s birth anniversary. On the other side of the temple, you can see the burial and cremation on the Bagmati river bank.

11.30 AM: Drive to Swayambhunath

Now you’ll be taken to Swayambhunath, also known as the “monkey temple,” by your tour guide.

It is situated on top of a hillock with a spectacular view of Kathmandu, overcrowded dwellings, and busy highways. UNESCO has designated this Stupa as a world heritage monument. It has old Buddhist holy monuments as well as the Gautam Buddha museum. In terms of sights and activities, this city has a lot to offer.

12.45 PM: Drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square and have lunch

The next stop will be Kathmandu Durbar Square. This location has preserved Kathmandu’s heritage and Nepali culture through arts and architecture.

You will have the chance to visit the “Kumari” temple dedicated to the living goddess. Lunch will be served in a decent Nepali restaurant with traditional Nepali food. You may also take a trip around the square’s weird street, where you might want to grab a bite to eat if it fits into your budget.

03.00 PM: Return to your hotel

You’ll walk throughout Patan Durbar Square before getting driven back to your hotel by your tour guide.


Price Includes

  • A Clean and Heat private car with driver from your hotel to hotel
  • A Local Tour guide on your chosen Language
  • All Local Tax and Company Service Charge

Price Excludes

  • Tips to tour guide and driver
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • Personal Expenses and drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • UNESCO Entrance Ticket


What is the policy on sanitation and facemask?

In the UNESCO heritage sites, face masks are made compulsory. Amidst the covid pandemic, the visits to the heritage sites are open but with complete precautionary principles.

How should I prepare for the tour?

Kathmandu is a beautiful but crowded city. So, a good night’s sleep before the tour is a must. You’ll be greeted with many friendly native faces, yummy dishes, artistic monuments, local ethnicities, and lifestyles. So, be ready to experience a wholesome day in the city of temples.

What is the best season for this tour?

The capital, Kathmandu, is also known for its moderate climate. You can make a tour any time of the year and get greeted with summer, spring, winter, or autumn seasons accordingly.

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Kathmandu Valley Tour
From $110
/ Adult