Trip Facts

Duration: 1 Day (8 hours)
Trip Starts In: Kathmandu
Trip Ends In: Kathmandu
Price: USD 95 per person (minimum of 2 persons)
Best Time: Daily / All year round

Description

Experience Kathmandu's artistic, cultural and spiritual heritage in one day.

  • Ride a richshaw through old Kathmandu
  • Get a glimpse of Kumari, the living goddess, in Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Climb 365 stone steps to visit 2,000 year old Swoyambhu Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple 
  • Visit Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most important Hindu Temples of South Asia dedicated to Lord Shiva
  • Walk through Bhaktapur - known as the city of devotees and as the 'cultural capital of Nepal' 

Amongst the hustle and bustle of modern day Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, you will find ancient palaces, thousand year old monuments, and colossal pagoda and shikhara style temples that are a testament to the valley's rich cultural, spritual and artistic heritage. On our Kathmandu in a day private tour, you will witness the political, social and cultural evolution of Kathmandu valley over two millennia as you explore four UNESCO World Heritage Sites accompanied by a knowledgeable and friendly local guide.

*Daily departures starting from 8 am. 

Day 1: (8 - 8:30 am) Ride a rickshaw from the tourist hub of Thamel to Kathmandu Durbar Square. You will witness the rituals and lifestyle of the locals as we pass through an ancient marketplace and old quarters of the city.
Day 1: (8:30 - 9:30 am) Explore Kathmandu Durbar Square, where the city’s kings were once crowned and legitimised, and from where they ruled (‘durbar’ means palace). We will also visit the quarters of Kumari,the living goddess.
Day 1: (10 - 11:30 am) Our next stop is Pashupatinath Temple. Dating back to 400 A.D and towering over the cremation ghats to the east, the double-tiered, golden pagoda temple with beautifully carved silver doors is a historical as well as an architectural g
Day 1: (12 pm - 2 pm) Drive to the ancient Newari city of Bhaktapur. Founded in the 9th century, Bhaktapur city is a museum of medieval art and architecture with many examples of sculpture, woodcarving and colossal pagoda and shikhara-style temples.
Day 1: (2:30 pm - 4 pm) Climb 365 stone steps to reach Swoyambhu Stupa, aka ‘the Monkey Temple.’ The magnificent stupa, believed to be over 2000 years old, with gilded tower and pair of huge, all-seeing eyes, is a sacred site for Buddhists.

Cost Includes: *Pick up and drop from hotel in Kathmandu *Private transportation to all 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites *Professional English speaking tour guide *Entrance fees to all heritage sites


Meals: Traditional Nepali lunch

If wishing to travel at other times alternative itineraries are available.

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