Unique opportunity to explore the beauty of nature in Nepal
Get to visit temples and cultural monuments listed in the World Heritage sites by UNESCO
Find delicious Nepalese foods, and handicrafts or souvenirs.
Benefit from the varied Nepalese landscape and culture
Get to know the local people of Kathmandu from close and know about their customs and culture
Since Kathmandu has so many historical places and it has countless temples ranging from large Durbar squares to small places to worship. Kathmandu is known as the city of temples and after you land here, you will be amazed to see how many temples this place has. This place is full of Hindu and Buddhist temples, ranging from a tiny one to dozens and hundreds at one place. The three Durbar squares, BoudhaStupa, SwoyambhunathStupa (Monkey Temple), and Pashupatinath are the major attractions of Kathmandu. There are other small ponds and temples all over the Kathmandu valley but these are the main ones that will make you feel like you are in a different world.
There are local people who are selling handicrafts, food items, and other things in the streets. Since Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal, people from all over the country come here, whether it is to visit or to live here to have a better lifestyle. Therefore, the places are usually crowded. Despite the places being crowded the climate around here is really cool. At any time of the year, you can come here and have a good time. No climate is extreme in here, neither will it be too cold during the winters nor will it be too hot during summer.
Kathmandu city Historical tour
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Since we are going to visit the historical places of Kathmandu, we will be covering mostly the old temples, monasteries that have been here for ages.
At first, we would go to Durbar Square situated at the heart of Kathmandu. There are dozens of temples, monuments, and statues all around the Durbar square which dates back to the 16th century. Even the former royal palace of the Malla kings, known asHanumandhoka is here. Another major attraction here is Kasthamandap, a temple made is made from the woods of a single tree. You will also get a chance to meet or see the only living goddess in Nepal, Kumari. You can also visit the famous freak street nearby which is a popular place for budget tourist shopping. It used to be the hippie’s meet-up point before Thamel overshadowed this place with exotic hotels and restaurants.
SwayambhunathStupa (Monkey Temple)
Moving from Durbar square we will take a short ride towards the west of the city to reach SwayambhunathStupa which is located on a hilltop. Since it is located on a hilltop you can watch the panoramic views of the Kathmandu valley and the green hills surrounding it. During winter, if there is not any fog or thick clouds you might even be able to snow-capped mountains from Swayambhu. This place is one of the oldest historical sites in the UNESCO world heritage sites from Nepal as images back to 460 AD, 13th century. You will find old Buddhist monuments and Stupa’s here with Monks roaming around. Also, there are some monkeys around this place because the area is covered with green forest. This is the reason why it is also called the monkey temple.
Towards the east of Kathmandu city is one of the most sacred places for Hindu pilgrims, Pashupatinath Temple. Inside the main temple, non-Hindu tourists are not allowed but anyone visits the surrounding shrines and views the temple from a nearby spot. The temple lies on the banks of the holy Bagmati river. The main temple is golden pagoda tier roofs and four silver doors. Alike Swayambhunath this temple is also surrounded by lovely forest and lush vegetation. During the month of February on Shiva Ratri (birth anniversary of lord Shiva) millions of domestic and international pilgrims come to this place.
After Pashupatinath comes again another Buddhist Stupa.BouddhanathStupa here is also famous as the “Little Tibet”. This Stupa is a vast white dome with alow tier from where you can walk up near the top. You will have a peaceful time with the lovely views of the culture. There are Souvenir shops, stores, monasteries, and restaurants around the Stupa. You can experience the nightlife here with Tibetiantea in the evening.
This brings us to the end of our tour but if we complete our city historical tour early and you want to see the nightlife of Kathmandu and sit at a place to chill, you can go to the Thamel area where there are lots of hotel and restaurants which offer great food and service. You are more likely to want to spend more days traveling around here or return back soon after the completion of your tour.
Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited - Only few space available
Include & Exclude
Arrival and departure transport by private car/ bus/van
Three meals ( breakfast, lunch, dinner)
A local professional guide and support staffs
All personal land transportation
First aid kit
International flights/Domestic flights(if not chosen)
Other personal expenses such as snacks, beverages, personal gear, etc.
Entry Visa for Nepal
Tips for guide and porter
Before starting your tour, you should know that you will have guides who are licensed by the government of Nepal. They will be people who will have years of experience including English, Chinese, Japanese and more. During our trip, if there is any natural disaster, political riot, pandemic, catastrophes, or epidemic, we will not be continuing our trip.
About your bodywear, you do not need anything specific because the climate is cool and the temperature is moderate. Therefore you can choose to wear clothes according to your preference. In the case of footwear, it would be better if you have some comfortable sneakers because our trip would include a lot of walking. Since our trip is only for a day, it's better if you travel light with your basic needs like your camera, phone, suns-cream, and similar things. In case if you want to go to a particular place or do not want to go to a place that we have included, you can make changes in the list of your places that you want to go to.
Frequently Asked Questions
The weather around Kathmandu is moderate all time of the year. Neither it gets too cold during winter, nor will it get too hot during summer. You can wear casual clothes like a tee/shirt, trousers and keep an optional windcheater or sweater if needed. You are less likely to be bothered by the climate and temperature around here.
Moving to Chitwan, it might get a bit hotter during the summer time, but you come in any other time then the climate and temperature will be good. Since we will be moving to the plains, the temperature will increase slightly but it won’t be extreme. The weather is great almost all around the year.
Since, Kathmandu has so many places to visit other than the ones we have listed above, you can choose to visit any other place. However, the time that takes to travel and visit another place might vary. Anyways, if you want to visit a particular place in exchange for what we have included, we can do that too.
You can reach Kathmandu by international flight from Europe or any other parts of Asia, Australia, and the USA with stopover and transit on route flight to reaching Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport.
- Overland from Delhi, Sikkim, and Darjeeling from India
- To come from China you can catch a flight or a train to Lhasa (Tibet) and drive or fly to Kathmandu
You will be guided by experts who are experienced and have knowledge about the places that you will be visiting. Our guides are mostly locals who communicate in English for Kathmandu. They acquire deep knowledge of the local culture, food, history of those places.
You will be provided several booking options that include such as online booking, wire transfer, or cash on arrival. Similarly, we suggest you go through our booking policy. It is better to read every policy thoroughly before you head to the payment. Please feel free to get in touch with us in case of any other queries.
We will run our booked trips under normal circumstances. Please note that we will not be continuing the trip if there is a political riot, natural disasters, pandemic, epidemic or catastrophes, etc.
You can choose to wear any casual dress since the weather is not extreme around Kathmandu. You can opt to choose a light t-shirt/shirt or a sweater and have a thin or thick windcheater or jacket according to your preference. Trousers or stretchable pants would be good for the lower waist. It would be preferred if you have some comfortable sneakers because our trip will include walking as well. You can also bring a cap or hat or some shades as well.