Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing Tour

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Trip Information
  • Trip Duration6 Hours
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
  • Activities Day Cultural Tour
  • Max. Altitude 1350m
  • Group Size Min 1 Person
  • Best Time Throughout the Year
  • Full day tour of Kathmandu landmarks
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop off service
  • Visit two important Buddhist sites: Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa
  • Option to Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square or Patan Dubar Square
  • Visit sacred Hindu temples of Nepal, Pashupatinath Temple 
  • Entrance tickets to monuments included
  • Discover the art and architecture of the Malla era

Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing Tour is the easiest and simple way to visit to UNESCO World Heritage sites in a day. Kathmandu provides a look of Nepal's rich cultural heritage, historic buildings, and vibranttraditions. Discover the best of Kathmandu on a full day tour with sightseeing of Durbar Square of Kathmandu or Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa and Boudhanath Stupa. You will take a private car, jeep, or hiace according to your group size to the essential sites around the city.

If you have some spare days before or after the trekking in Nepal or looking for regular sightseeing then, this itinerary will be a great choice. With our One Day Kathmandu Sightseeing you will explore amazing Durbar (Palace) Square, old temples along with cultural experience. Our local guide will share about the history of this ancient city. Every point during sightseeing has distinct characteristics. There are temples, historic structures, cultural and traditional places, as well as many other things.

Sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square is well known best attraction lies in old town of Kathmandu, within the site of the old Royal Palaces. Previously palaces were held by the Malla and Shah Kings who ruled over the city. It is one of the three Durbar Square listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is also simply well known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square. The construction of this Durbar square is believed to be around third century. It was renovate due to destructed in earthquake but, still gives the feeling of ancient and has maintains its original building style. Immerse yourself in the daily rhythms of life in Kathmandu. Surround yourself with the spectacular architecture and distinctly showcases skills of Newar artists and craftsmen. You will have a chance to see the living Goddess Kumari and the beautifully carved windows. The highlights spot are Kasthamandap, Ashok Binayak, Kumari Bahal, Trailokya Mohan, Shiva Temple, Hanuman Dhoka (the old royal palace), Talaju Temple and Kala Bairav. Explore beautiful carvings on the windows, doors, and around the temples.

Indulging in a Spiritual Journey at Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple is must visit sight in Kathmandu, one of the most popular and listed in UNESCO world heritage. It is more than just a religious destination with combination of arts and culture. Pashupatinath is also one of the few living cultural heritage sites in the world. These temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, located on the banks of River Bagmati. Explore some of temple which are Dome style, Pagoda style, Shikhara style and so on. Foreigners and other religious peoples can visit all other buildings beside main temple of Pashupatinath. Be prepared to see open air cremations where the last rites of Hindus are performed.

Explore Monkey Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa

Swayambhunath Stupa is one of the crowning glories and oldest Buddhist temples in Nepal. It is famously known as the "Monkey Temple", which is belived to be reincarnated from the head lice of Manjushri. This destination receives pilgrims and tourists from every nook and corner of the world who have been in Nepal for a long days trip or short. The area is surrounded with chaityas, temples, painted images of deities and numerous other religious objects. The enormous whitewashed dome with all seeing eyes of Buddha and golden spire crowning a conical wooded hill is visible from miles away. The five Dhyani Buddhas are associated with a distinct color, gesture, and symbolic animal. Shantipur, Harati Devi Temple, Pratapur and Anantapur, Shree Karma Raj Mahavihar, Vajra are popular attraction along with the views of Kathmandu Valley.

Spin the Prayer Wheels at Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath Stupa is the majestic Boudha Stupa and center of Tibetan culture in Nepal. The stupa is located in the town of Boudha, on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. It was built right after the demise of Lord Buddha during the 5th century AD in the reign of King Manadev. The old Stupa is 36 meters over the road and rules the horizon. It is jewel point in the center of a natural mandala, a store of scared energy. On each side seeing eyes of the Buddha symbolizing awareness. The prayer flags are tied all around which carries mantras and prayers into the universe. Watch view from a close by housetop eatery, espresso and take round.

Wander Through Patan’s Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square is a marvel of Newar architecture. The town is considered as the oldest among all the three town. It is a quadrangle filled with several temples, palaces and courtyards. Patan Museum, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, Golden Window, Mahaboudha Temple, Golden Temple, Krishna Temple are the popular highlights of Patan Durbar Square. Krishna temple built entirely of stone which is the most important Krishna shrine of the valley. Patan is full of temples and monastries which look similar to pagoda style architecture and wood-carved windows. It is also well known as the "City of Fine Arts".

We are known for fair price, and personalized service. For speedy information and immediate trip about your trip Contact Us at WhatsApp/Viber/Call +977 9813665337 (Anjan) or drop us an inquiry at Email. We accept Last Minute booking for the trip directly by Inquiry, calling, or sending a message anytime. We also offer tailor made Kathmandu and Everest Flight Day Tour which combine the scenic flight overs the mountains and sightseeing of UNESCO Heritage Site. We use local guides who have been to the heritage site numerous times. Our tour guides have many year’s of working experience, knowledgeable, flexible, polite, authorized licensed holder and are very good at connecting with people. If you wish we can include Spanish, French, Germany, Chinese, Italian Speaking guide for the tour.

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One Day Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour is one of the most popular things to do in Nepal. Every travelers who visit Nepal, explore this palces and begins other acitvities. 

  • Start the tour from your your hotel and drive to Boudhanath Stupa 
  • Drive to Pashupatinath Temple, the oldest Hindu temple and see open-air cremation
  • Drive to Swoyambhunath Stupa, ell known as Monkey Temple 
  • Drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square or Patan Durbar Square, best known for its artistic heritage and get back to Hotel.

In the Morning, Our Professional Tour Guide will pick you from hotel and begin Sightseeing with short briefing about trip. The visit tourist places includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square and Pasupatinath Temple. Once we complete the tour then you will drop you to your booked hotel.

  • Duration:5-6 Hours

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Cost Details
Cost Includes
  • Private vehicle as per the group size with Air-Condition
  • Professional english speaking licensed tourist guide
  • All sightseeing entrance fee as per itinerary in Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath Stupa, Patan or Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple
  • Driver’s salary, guide salary, allowances and fuel cost
Cost Excludes
  • Services that aren’t mentioned
  • Lunch and Drinks which are not mentioned
  • Gratitude to guide and driver 
Useful Information

Best Time For Tour

One day Kathmandu Heritage sightseeing trip can be done throughout the year but Spring Season (March, April, and May) and Autumn September, October, November and Early December) are the best season for this trip. During this month the weather you can enjoy the fresh air, and pleasant sunrise. In actuality, there is never a bad time to visit the city. Meanwhile, this Sightseeing trips is available throughout the years better to avoid in Monsoon season. 

Last Minute Bookings and Customization

The last minute booking and trip customization is accept for this trips. If would are interested in trip and looking for last minute booking just directly get in touch with Aspiration Adventure team through the online form, sending us an email, messages on WhatsApp, or by calling at +977 9813665337 (Anjan). For the last minute booking; we have special provision is available. Please ensure to provide the full details of the trip, the number of person. We also offers hotel pick up and organize the trip meeting. We will be flexible and understand the situation.

What to Carry

  • Camera
  • Caps
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion (spf 40+)
  • Carry umbrella (during monsoon season)
Client Reviewstripadvisor
  • rating star

    Hazzlefree organisation

    Anjan was our focal point in Nepal regarding our transportation. He organised the jeep from Kathmandu to Phaplu and was always available via WhatsApp. We had to change our plans because of the weather and reorganising our return was never a problem for Anjan. We also spent 3 days in Kathmandu upon our return and Anjan was, as usual, really helpful and patient in booking our hotel, transportation and what to visit in busy Kathmandu. I can only recommend Aspiration Adventure (Anjan) for any hazzlefree trek in Nepal. We will definitely be back to explore this beautiful country.

    Marlene HFrance,June 01, 2023
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    Strongly recommended fly over Everest and Kathmandu cultural tour

    Early Morning Everest Flight and Day Tours of Kathmandu Valley is the exact trips me and mine partner was looking for, We were in Nepal for the conference and taking the busy schedule we were looking something that covers the overall beautiful city of kathmandu. Aspiration Adventure team members was very professional, experience in day trips. With an hours of booking everything was confirmed. Everest Sightseeing Flight including the tour to Pashupatinath Temple, Monkey Temple, Bouddha Stupa and Durbar Square was all in one packages to covers the kathmandu highlights.


    KarenAustralia,February 08, 2023
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