Kathmandu City Tour – Private Day Tour

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Trip Overview

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is the cultural, political and commercial hub of the country. Kathmandu city tour, probably the most famous one day tours in the country as well as easy and must-do one since all tourists entering Nepal arrive there and depart home from there. Kathmandu city, also known city of temples, is rich in cultural heritages. The whole Kathmandu valley consisting three fabled cities- Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur is designed as a cultural site by UNESCO.

Join our one day tour for sightseeing of Kathmandu city and explore the cultural beauty of it. You get an opportunity to visit UNESCO’s world heritage sites in Kathmandu city: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa and Baudhanath Stupa.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the major places that vividly showcases ancient art and architecture of Kathmandu city. Holding the palaces of Malla and Shah Kings who used to rule the city in the past, Durbar Square unfolds the history of the city. There is a statue of Lord Hanuman, devotee of Lord Ram at the entrance of the palace and because of which, Kathmandu Durbar Square is also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square. The famous cultural and religious sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square are Basantapur Tower, Kumari House where Living Goddess of Nepal lives, large statue of Kal Bhairav, Trailokya Mohan Narayan Temple, Hanuman statue, Ashok Vinayak, Dhansa or kabindrapur, Taleju Temple, Kotilingeshwara Mahadev Temple, Indrapur Temple, Vishnu Temple, etc. Kathmandu Durbar Square is a pride of Nepal and it demonstrates the skills of Newar artists and craftsmen of the past.

Pashupatinath Temple: Situated on the outskirts of Kathmandu city, Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest temples of Hindus. It is dedicated to Pashupatinath, Lord of Animals who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Every year, thousands of Hindus especially from Nepal and India visit this temple to pay homage to Lord Pashupatinath. On the day of Maha Shivaratri, one of the major festivals of Hindus, the temple gets crowded with over 700,000 devotees. Located on both banks of Bagmati River, the temple is the symbol of Hindu’s art and architecture.

Swayambhunath Stupa: Swayambhunath Stupa, one of the major spiritual sites of Buddhists is also known as ‘Monkey Temple’ by tourists as monkeys are living in different parts of temple. Resting atop a hill, the stupa is located on the western edge of Kathmandu valley. The stupa is one of the oldest and depicts the historical arts and architecture. It has lofty white dome and glittering golden spire with Buddha’s eyes and it is visible from different parts of the valley.

Boudhanatha Stupa: Another major spiritual site of Buddhists in the country other than Swayambhunath is Boudhanath Stupa. It is one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal because of its huge mandala. The stupa is situated about 11 kilometers from the center of Kathmandu. Considered the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the major tourist areas in Kathmandu city.

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Itinerary Overview

Trip Duration: Full day city tour (8:00am to 4:00pm)

Tour Starting Time: 8:00am from your hotel after interaction with the city tour guide.

Activity or Attractions:-

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Pashupatnath Temple
  • Boudhanath Stupa
  • Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)

Tour Ending Time: After visiting all above mention attractions , we will drop you to the hotel at around 4:00pm.

Price Includes

  • Transportation for full day on private car
  • Well experience, knowledgeable tour guide
  • Lunch with choice of hot or cold drinks

Price Excludes

  • All entrance fees if any
  • Extra drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for the Guide
  • Anythings else not underlined in the included cost above


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Frequently Asked Questions

We believe emergency medical coverage is very essential for any traveler traveling to Nepal. Travel insurance exists to ensure that trekkers/travelers get medical help if things go wrong. For our treks and trekking peak expeditions in Nepal, you are highly recommended to get yourself insurance that takes account of trekking to 5000–6000m with helicopter evacuation. Lastly, make sure that you compare your insurance plans with others to get the right policy for you.

Yes! A 25 % deposit of the full payment is required to book the respective trip package. We have very simple cancellation policy in case of your trip cancelled.
The full payment due is after your arrival in Kathmandu and before the commencement of the particular trip package that was booked by the client. And if you deposit your full payment two month prior to your arrival we will give you the surprise gift upon your arrival at Hotel.

No, you don’t have to book anything else yourself because we provide a fully guided tour packages to all of our clients. From the airport pick up to your hotel rooms for your stay, all are inclusive to our trip packages, so, even during the entire trip, our guide will accommodate you entirely without the need to book anything yourself.

Cancellation policies are defined as the circumstances in which the “Host Company” will return (or in some cases doesn’t return) the money to their guest when the booked trip package is cancelled. Generally these policies tend to protect the “Host Company” in the event of unpredicted and unanticipated cancellations of a particular trip package. It is expected for our clients to keep in mind that each tour package available through Himalayan Trekking Alliance has a cancellation policy, and we try to do our best when you choose to cancel a tour package booked by or on your behalf.

  • $25 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $50 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $75 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 6 days prior to your scheduled arrival.

As we asked for a 25% advance to confirm your trip, this amount will not be refunded if you don’t notify us about your cancellation or any re-scheduled date within five days before your scheduled arrival. However, if you provide us with your re-scheduled dates, we will keep your advance for up to one year from your scheduled arrival and apply it to the cost of your rescheduled trip.  We may ask for an additional advance amount if the overall cost of the trip increases.

To apply for Nepal’s entry Visa, you can submit an application for a visa directly on the official website of the Department of Immigration in Nepal before traveling to Nepal. Click here for online application. You can also acquire and obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.  You can also obtain an entry visa at the following border points of entry in Nepal if you traveling overland:

  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa District (Eastern Nepal)
  • Birgunj, Parsa District (Central Nepal)
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk District (Northern Border–for group tourists only)
  • Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi District, Western Nepal)
  • Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke District, Mid-Western Nepal)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali District, Far Western Nepal)
  • Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur District, Far Western Nepal)

Our trekking packages are all inclusive in the basic standards, but we suggest each of you carry Nepalese currency of about Rs 40,000/- to Rs 50,000 (about $400 to $500) for extra expenses for the trip. These includes:

  • A down jacket rental ($1.5 per day) and sleeping bag rental ($1.5 per day).
  • Three meals with cups of hot tea are included, but you have to pay yourself if you want to have extra food and snacks, cold drinks, chocolate bars, bakery items, etc.
  • Tip are generally expected in the tourism industry in Nepal so we suggest you kindly tip the crew. The standard tip is at least $100 per crew for about 2 weeks trip or $15 per days for Guide and $10 per day for porter.
  • Buying mineral water in the mountains will cost $2 to $4 per bottle or you can buy water purification tablets in Kathmandu for about $5 and put them in water that we can get from the teahouses.
  • Additional costs not included while trekking includes hot shower cost ($3 to $5), battery charging ($3 to $7), Wi-Fi cost ($3 to $5 per hour), etc.
  • Extra hotel night in Kathmandu due to health issue, flight cancellation, weather conditions or an early return from the trip for any reason cost ($50 per night)

For your safety, this is the suggested trekking gear list for any type of trekking in Nepal. Either you bring most of your trekking gear with you or you can buy all of the following gear in Thamel, Kathmandu from one of the many shops open from 10am to 8pm.

  • Sleeping bag and down jacket rated for about minus 10 degrees
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Towel, shampoo and toiletries
  • Trekking pole
  • Camel-bag or water bottle
  • Wind breaker jacket and fleece coat
  • Warm woolen beanie, sun hat, socks (a few pairs)
  • Long and short trekking pants (a few pairs)
  • A few t-shirts (quick dry), gloves, sun glass and sun cream
  • Day bag (carry yourself with all of your valuable belongings)  size: 40L

Note: Sleeping bag and down-jacket can be rented in Kathmandu.


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