Kathmandu Day Tour covers the main highlights of Kathmandu city: Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa.


Highlights

  • Visiting the Historical significant places
  • Visiting the World Heritage sites
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3 Days

Total Duration
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20Km

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Kathmandu

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Kathmandu

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6hrs

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1 PAX

Min. Group Size
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1338m ( Kathmandu)

Highest Point

Difficulty Level

Starting from

USD
65

Details

Overview

Kathmandu Day Tour covers the main highlights of Kathmandu city: Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa.

Pashupatinath Temple is a famous Hindu temple, and also a place for cremation. It lies on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. The temple premises is famous for Hindu holy people, Sadhus and pilgrims. All these people take a bath in the Bagmati river. The process of cremation is burning the dead body with firewood and ghee. But, nowadays there is a facility to cremate the deceased body with electricity.

Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. In Bouddhanath you can see monks praying in monasteries surrounding the stupa. Likewise, Bouddhanath is also known for meditating courses it offers. Next, Swayambhunath is the stupa, which sits on a small hillock on the western edge of Kathmandu; from here you can see stunning views of Kathmandu. It is also popularly known as the Monkey Temple for the hundreds of monkeys running around.

The most historical and also architectural palace Kathmandu Durbar Square is a world heritage site. The durbar square was the palace of Mall dynasty and King Prithvi Narayan Shah. Inside the square, there is a building of Kumari, the living Hindu Goddess of Nepal. She will retain her title until her first menstruation, and another girl will be selected as Kumari. There is a tall temple called Taleju Bhawani. The temple is open only one day in a year, on the auspicious 9th day of Dashain, the largest Hindu festival.

We can also see drums and bells in the Durbar square, which was used by the Kings to gather masses on the yard.

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Itinerary

Welcome to Nepal! We will receive you the airport and transport you to hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel


The day tour begins after your breakfast. The guide and car will come to your hotel at 8:30 am and take you on the tour. During the tour you will visit:

Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site):

One of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, which is the opulently decorated pagoda. It is a temple of Lord Shiva and his Linga (Phallic Symbol of Lord). Legend has it that the temple was constructed in 400AD. You will be able to witness cremation of the deceased and holy baths that devotees take in the river Bagmati. Pashupatinath is next to a small protected forest, so you will likely encounter monkeys, deers and other animals.

Bouddhanath Stupa (World Heritage Site)

The giant dome monument of Buddha is located on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu city. It is a sacred pilgrim destination of Buddhists and draws folks in thousands every day for prayers. The Stupa is 36 meters high and presents a captivating specimen of Stupa design.

Swayambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site)

Also called the Monkey Temple, Swayambhu is a World Heritage Site, one of the holiest places of Buddhism and also Hinduism. It is perched atop a hillock by the edge of Kathmandu city. The massive stupa is also a famous tourist site for the amazing view of the valley it sports and also the monkeys that flock to the premises, from where it derives its nickname Monkey Temple.

Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)

Another World Heritage Site, Kathmandu Durbar Square was built in the 12th/13th century, where Malla King Dynasty ruled over the city. King Prithvi Narayan Shah of Gorkha district annexed the city almost 300 years ago. The Durbar has many different exotic architectural design, wood carving in windows and doors. The courtyard, temples, Kumari (a Living Goddess) is the main attraction of Durbar Square. Inside the square, there is a museum that belongs to Kings and reflects of his regime period.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Finally, the entire trip is over.

Meals included: Breakfast


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Price Details

Price

Group Size Price per person
1 PAXUSD 150
2 PAXUSD 110
3-5 PAXUSD 80
6-9 PAXUSD 70
10+ PAXUSD 65

Valid until Dec 2020.

Includes

  • From and to airport transfer to hotel on a private tourist vehicle.
  • Apex Asia Holiday provides English speaking local guide.
  • Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment, and medicine for field staff.
  • Trekking/tour permits, entrance fees.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Excludes

  • International Airfare and taxes
  • All drinks including bottled/boiled water along the trekking route
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal trekking/tour gear
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Important Trip Info

In Nepal, there are two kinds of transport, public and private. We mostly recommend you to use the private than the public because the roads two ways that make traffic, and the private vehicle can avoid the traffic by choosing the proper time for less traffic.

Most of the activities in Nepal is in the high Himalaya. Where you can to think about the very quality of accommodation. The mountain lodge/ tea houses are least facilitate with neat and clean. However, in the cities, there are multiple options to chose the hotel from general guesthouse to a five-star hotel.

In Nepal, you will get the extensive food menu. From the international food menu to local foods. Dal Bhat is the main course of Nepal. Your guide will help you to choose the suitable food, on the trek and tour.

Trekking is the popular trekking ventures in Nepal, which is always in the High Himalaya and where we have the chance to get altitude sickness. So, it is highly recommended to learn more about the High Altitude Sickness before you start the trek. Hurry can be deadly in Nepal Himalaya. Walk slow, and give enough time to your body to fit in the high altitude. Drinking more water and stepping slowly with rest is the best protection against altitude sickness.

It is necessary to have travel insurance before you embark on any trip. The insurance policy should include the cost of medical expenses, any damage or loss of your luggage, and cancellation.

Nepal is one of the safe and more peaceful countries around the world. Even though you must have your Travel Insurance and the should cover the area which is on your itinerary.

Traveling is the way of getting in touch with the local peoples. It is important to recognize what is acceptable in the society, such as dresses, behaviors, and language. There might be different than your own country. Most of the people can communicate in English in the cities and also some touristy towns but if you have learned a few words Nepali, like greetings “Namaste” that make a huge difference.

Apex Asia Holidays always concern about the health and safety of the clients. Our guide carries a first aid kit with the directed medicine by the doctors. We also recommend you to discuss with your doctor about your visit at least a month ago. In case of severe or emergency, we transfer you to the nearest hospital. Safety is the first important for us as a responsible tour agency, so we do not take unnecessary risk.

Group Leader and Crew General

Private Trip

Depending on your requirements, we can make this a private trip for you and your group. Please mention this at the time of booking online.