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Overview of Kathmandu Day Tour

Kathmandu day tour, Nepal is one of the best countries in the world for a cultural and historical sightseeing day tour with its long history, fascinating art, as well as distinctive and varied architecture, Nepalese people are renowned for the welcome and hospitality they offer to visitors and it is often this experience that people remember more than any other. Therefore, This half-day and full-day tour provides its visitors an opportunity to observe many rich Nepalese cultural traditions, a unique artistic world, and history. Our day tours are catering to short time travelers who wanted to see the country’s best city places listed in the world heritage sites. Our guide will pick you up and drop you at your hotels.

 Kathmandu valley Day tour

Pashupatinath  & Boudhanath half-day  depart daily 8:30 am and 2:30 pm

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most popular and listed in UNESCO world heritage, Hindu temple standing on the banks of the Bagmati River. It is Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrines and one of the subcontinent’s most magnificent Shiva’s sites, a collection of temples. Only the Hindu religion can enter the temple. We cant take photographs while in the temple. this is the perfect itinerary for the Kathmandu day tour.

It is regarding as the most sacred Hindu temple of Lord Shiva. It is the oldest temple and situated on the bank of the holy river Bagmati river in Kathmandu. A combination of art, culture, and religion, is the most visited tourist destination in Nepal. Interestingly, It is more than a religious destination and offers peace and devotion.
The temple is spread across 246 hectors wide area, is filled with temples and monuments completely.
The duration of the Pashupatinath Tour is 3 nights and 4 days.

Pashupatinath is a must-visit the temple for all the Hindus in their life i. Pashupatinath is open for a visit throughout the year, and anyone can visit any time. However, a crowd of people can be seen in the festive period, such as Mahashiva Ratri and Teej festival. In this period, people visit Pashupatinath to worship Lord Shiva. This temple is also a world heritage site since 1979 A.D, which is a matter of pride for all Nepali and list in our top placed for Kathmandu day tour.

Visit Boudhanath

Boudhanath, one of the World Heritage Sites, is also known as Khasi and one of the best places in our Kathmandu day tour. There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the fascinating specimens of stupa design. King Man Deva built it at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. One of the biggest festivals celebrated in Boudhanath is Lhosar, the Tibetan New Year in February, which attracts thousands of pilgrims.

Kathmandu day tour

Changunarayan & Bhaktapur Half Day depart daily 8:30 am and 2:30 pm

We can start the Kathmandu valley sightseeing day tour with the temple of Changu Narayan is the oldest temple found to date in Nepal, and it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.  The God Vishnu is the preserver of creation to Hindus. The temple of Changu Narayan at  Changu village is often described as the most ancient temple in the Kathmandu Valley. A fifth-century stone inscription, the oldest to be discovered in Nepal, is located in the temple compound, and it tells of the victorious King Mandel. The temple, built around the third century, is decored by some of the best samples of stone, wood, and metal craft in the Valley. Some of the tour guides say, “When you look upon Changu Narayan, you will see the complete cultural development of the Valley.”

Bhaktapur, locally known as Khwopa or Bhadgaon, is world-renowned for its elegant art, fabulous culture, and indigenous lifestyle. The Bhaktapur city is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is one of pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. You can observe one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal.  The Art Gallery contains old paintings belonging to the Hindu and Buddhist traditions of various periods and descriptions.

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Kathmandu day tour

Patan, Swayambhunath, half-day depart daily 8:30 am and 2:30 pm

Another best Kathmandu valley sightseeing day tour package is with visiting Patan Durbar Square is a concentrated mass of temples, This is the most stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former Royal Palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and sacred objects. Patan city is, also known as Lalitpur or the city of fine arts is about five kilometers southeast of Kathmandu. It is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces.

Swayambhunath is a traditional Buddhist shrine that sits on a hilltop of the Kathmandu valley. The word Swayambhunath means “the self-existent” in English. It is a prominent pilgrimage place for many Buddhists and Hindus around the world. The temple is also known as the monkey temple, as a large tribe of monkeys can comes here times. Swayambhunath is complete with Buddha’s eyes looking out across the valley, an iconic symbol. This Swayambhunath offers an opportunity to study religious harmony. Thus, enjoy this beautiful place in our Kathmandu day tour package.

Swayambhunath, National Museum, Kathmandu Durbar Square half-day depart daily 8:30 am and 2:30 pm

Our Kathmandu valley sightseeing half-day tour starts from the Buddhist temple of Swyambhunath is one of the ultimate experiences of Kathmandu. The history of the Valley, according to the legends, begins with Swyambhunath, or the “the self-existent.” Swoyambhunath is complete with Buddha’s eyes looking out across the valley, an iconic symbol. The monkey temple offers an opportunity to study religious harmony.

National Museum is located two and a half kilometers west of Kathmandu. You can see the splendid collection of weapons, artifacts from ancient, medieval, and modern Nepal. Its archaeological and historical displays are worth seeing.

Listed in the Cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards, and streets that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. This old palace lies in the heart of Kathmandu city truly reflects the history and culture of Nepal and its people. It is the house of the  Living Goddess Kumari, the ferocious Kal Bhairab, the red monkey god, and hundreds of erotic carvings are a few examples of the sights at the Square.

Boudhanath

Boudhanath and Budhanilkantha in Kathmandu day tour

In our Kathmandu valley sightseeing day tour we visit, Boudhanath is a World Heritage Site, People also calling it Khasti. There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area. The atmosphere of the whole place lightens up with zest as a fragrance of incense drifts through the air. This Stupa is well-known as a Buddhist pilgrimage site. the local people say that Bouddhanath was constructed in the fifth century, but definite proof is lacking.

Budhanilkantha Temple another attraction for the Kathmandu day tour, It is on the Shivapuri hill. Although, the Kathmandu valley on the northern side. It is also known as the mystical Budhanilkantha temple or Narayanthan temple. Budhanilkantha means “Old Blue Throat.” The deity is about a thousand years old. The big statue of Lord Vishnu lying in a thirteen-meter (forty-three-fits) long tank as if floating with his legs crossed with his sleeping body. The statue is resting on the coils of Ananta and his 11 hooded head.

 

Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour visit Bungmati, Khokana, Kirtipur Half day

Bungamati and Khokana are the ancient Newari village (of the 16th century) like Kirtipur in our Kathmandu day tour. Also, a visit to Khokana and Bungamati is a bit different from a visit to Kirtipur. The people in Khokana are also in traditional oil making. which is the main attraction of the village. And the people in Bungamati are more in conventional wood carving. Which one can see in the historical places in and around Kathmandu valley? This is the perfect Kathmandu day tour and sightseeing spot.

Kirtipur is a notable exception to the usual Newari settlements. Perched on twin hillocks and clinging to the saddle about 5 km from Kathmandu. Kirtipur has two satellite hamlets to the south, Panga, and Nagaon. The history of the Nepal village tour dates back to the 12th century when it was an outpost of the Patan but later on became a separate kingdom. The kingdom was so strong then it was defeated the Most potent king of Nepalese history three times when he tried to unify it with Nepal.

Dakshinkali, Chovar half day

Dakshinkali temple one of the most religious temples for Hindus and the best destination for our Kathmandu day tour. The temple Goddess liest at the stream bank. The nearby surroundings are dedicated to the goddess Kali.  We will see the sight of the gorge is impressive, and it is worthwhile to walk down and across the old suspension bridge.
Chobhar is located 9km southwest of Kathmandu; this place is famous for its gorge. History says that all the water of the valley drains through from here. There is a small but picturesque Adinath temple on the top of a hill from where one can take in a spectacular view of snow-topped giant Himalayan peaks.

Kathmandu Tourism package

Kathmandu tourism has full of history, fascinating art, and distinctive and varied architecture. Its culture is widely famous for its uniqueness and charm to the world. Kathmandu has been a dreamland for tourists since along. We welcome and bewilder visitors. It is also one of the best countries in the world for a cultural and historical sightseeing tour. With its long history, fascinating art, and distinctive and varied architecture of Kathmandu city, This is a popular tourism destination in the world for sightseeing.

Kathmandu tourism has a composite population stemming from various racial and ethnic communities. Nepalese people are the best for the welcome and hospitality they offer to visitors. Although, this experience that people remember more than any other. Kathmandu has a predominantly agricultural society. Its rich culture and ethnic diversity give the best experience for travelers. Kathmandu valley Sightseeing tour proves to be an eccentric tourist’s paradise in every sense of adventure. Himalayas, river, religious, wildlife sanctuaries, monuments, temples, museums, cultural and world heritage sites.

Kathmandu tourism is well known for some of the most spectacular, exciting, and breathtaking sights that nowhere can be found in the world. Our specific Kathmandu city tour program provides its visitors an opportunity to observe many rich Nepalese cultural traditions, a unique artistic world, and history as well.

Kathmandu tourism Sightseeing city tour

Kathmandu tourism packages focus on all the key highlights of the Kathmandu valley. You can enjoy a living gallery of Nepalese arts. culture, and old heritage famed from the time immemorial of their precious time with our local expert tour guides. The Kathmandu valley has hundreds of Hindu and Buddhist divinities. At every turn, one encounters beautiful pagodas, intricately carved wooden windows, large stone images, and inconspicuous shrines are offered. these fascinating courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu.

It is easy to spend hours wandering around Kathmandu Durbar Square and watching the world from the terraced platforms of the towering Maju Dewal, which is a beautiful way to get a feel for the city. The house of the Living Goddess, the ferocious Kal Bhairab, the red monkey god, and hundreds of erotic carvings are some highlights of the sights at the Square.

Kathmandu tourism package comprises the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visiting the Buddhist temple of Swyambhunath is one of the ultimate experiences of Kathmandu. The history of the Valley, according to the legends, begins with Swyambhunath, or the “the self-existent.” Like Budhanilkantha is situated below Shivapuri hill at the northern end of the Valley and about a 9 km drive from the city center. We will also visit the Boudhanath which is a World Heritage Site, is also known as Khasti. We can find more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area.

 

 Kathmandu Tour Full day

Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, National Museum

Our Kathmandu valley sightseeing full-day tour starts from Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most popular and listed in UNESCO world heritage, Hindu temple standing on the banks of the Bagmati River. It is Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrines and one of the subcontinent’s most magnificent Shiva’s sites, the collection of temples. Only Hindus religious can enter the temple. We can’t take photographs of Lord Shiva inside the temple.

Bouddhanath Monastery,  the most loving Stupa is located east of Kathmandu day tour. It is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world. This is the most popular holy site for the Buddhist faith. The atmosphere of the whole place lightens up with zest as a fragrance of incense drifts through the air. This Stupa, a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site, is on the World Heritage Cultural site list by UNESCO.

Swyambhunath temple also calling Monkey temple is on a hilltop of the Kathmandu valley. The word Swayambhu means “the self-existent” in English. The Swoyambhunath temple stands on a typically stylized lotus Mandala. Swyambhunath Temple. The Buddhist legend says that a single perfect lotus grew in the center of the lake. the bodhisattva Manjusri drained the lake with a slash of his sword. And in that time the lotus flower settled on top of the hill and magically transformed into the stupa.

Visit Kathmandu Durbar square where living God Kumari leaves

Kathmandu durbar square is nearby walking distance of Thamel. It holds the palaces of the Malla and Shah Kings who ruled over the city. This is the main focal point of the Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour. Durbar square is with spectacular architecture. It vividly showcases the skills of the Newari artists and artisans over several centuries. Kathmandu Durbar Square or  Hanuman Dhoka; a name derived from the statue of Hanuman (monkey). Who devotee of Lord Ram, his statue is near the entrance of the palace. National Museum is located two and a half kilometers west of Kathmandu.

Patan, Bhaktapur, Changu Narayan

Patan is a UNESCO world heritage site. This is the second-largest city in the valley. Patan is about five kilometers southeast of Kathmandu. It is different from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces. Patan Durbar Square has a mass of temples, the most stunning display of Newari architecture in Nepal. Here are also many other famous Buddhist temples like Hiranya Verna Maha Vihar (the Golden temple) and Maha Boudha with ten thousand Buddha images. Most of the people of Patan city are Buddhists. however, you can see the metal sculpture is the Hiranya Varna Mahabihar, the “Golden Temple.”

The Bhaktapur city is on the list of  UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Bhaktapur is also one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the valley as it highlights the ancient. You can see the style of pagoda and shikhara style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. You can see the architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. Therefore, The Art Gallery contains old paintings belonging to the Hindu and Buddhist traditions of various periods and descriptions. the most seeing monuments in Bhaktapur are the golden gate, peacock window, 55 windows Palace, Nyatapola temple, Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, two stone images of Bhairav (the dreadful aspect of Shiva), and Ugrachandi are the main attractions of the Kathmandu day tour.

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Changu Narayan is one of the oldest temples in Nepal in Kathmandu day tour

The temple of Changu Narayan is the oldest temple in Nepal and It is the temple of  Lord Vishnu. It is an impressive temple that lies on top of a small hill, which is approximately 16 km from Kathmandu. In the temple, built around the third century, We can see some of the best samples of stone, wood, and metal craft in the Valley.

Patan

Pashupatinath tour of Bouddhanath after visit  Budhanilkantha, Swoyambhunath, National Museum, and also Kathmandu Durbar Square

Pashupatinath, or Pashupati, is a Hindu temple and the best place for a Kathmandu day tour. It lies on the banks of the Bagmati River. It is about 3 km northwest of Kathmandu. this is one of the four sacred Hindu temples in the world. The shrine of Pashupatinath is the Lord of  Shiva. Built-in the 17th century, the temple glitters in gold and silver. the room of the temple features gold plates. and four entrances at four directions of silver, portraying artistic works of highly skilled artisans.

Boudhanath is a World Heritage Site and other best travel sites. There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area. The atmosphere of the whole place lightens up with zest as a fragrance of incense drifts through the air.  The Lhosar festival is celebrating here every  Tibetan New Year. Which is in the month of February.

Budhanilkantha means “Old Blue Throat.” The deity is about a thousand years old and best to watch in our Kathmandu day tour. We will see the big statue of Lord Shiva lying on the water. His four hands also hold the four symbols of Vishnu; the Shankha is a conch shell. Therefore, Chakra as a disc, Gadha as a club, and the Padma as a lotus flower.

Visit Swyambhunath in Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour

Swyambhunath is one of the other places to take the experience of Kathmandu day tour. The history of the Valley, according to the legends. It  begins with Swyambhunath.” The temple is also saying the monkey temple. As the large tribe of monkeys can are coming every at all times. It is one of the popular ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu Valley.

National Museum is located two and a half kilometers west of Kathmandu. The place has a splendid collection of weapons, artifacts from ancient, medieval, and modern Nepal. Its archaeological and historical displays are worth seeing in this Kathmandu day tour package.

Listed in the Cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces as well as courtyards, and streets that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. This old palace also lies in the heart of Kathmandu city. It reflects the history and culture of Nepal and its people. It is the social, religious, and urban focal point of the Kathmandu day tour. Therefore one can see the spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newari artists and artisans over several centuries.

Kathmandu day tour best time

The best time for the Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour is from Late September to December because of the views of pristine glaciers and local festivals. During the above Autumn months, the place remains dry and suitable for exploration and trekking. The temperature in October in Nepal ranges from 26 degrees Celsius to 14 degrees Celsius. Another best time for Kathmandu day tour is in March and April as the temperature steadily rises and spring steps in. During this season, rhododendrons bloom, spreading across the whole valley, giving it a beautiful, mesmerizing look.

Kathmandu valley sightseeing in Winter (December to February)

December to February are mark the winter months in Kathmandu valley. It gets pretty chilly, with temperatures ranging from 15 to 2 degrees Celsius. It is an offseason in Kathmandu so that accommodation can be found easily and cheaply. The views of the snowy mountains are breathtaking, and the tourists can opt for activities like rafting and paragliding. The place also offers various trekking routes, Annapurna and Everest Base Camp being the most popular ones. If you visit the place in December, you can witness the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival that is screened throughout the place.

Kathmandu day tour in Spring (March to May)

March to May is the month of Spring in Kathmandu. The temperature during the season averages at around 25 degrees Celsius. Occasional rainfalls can be experienced, and the place is all joyful and lively with blossomed rhododendrons spreading positivity all around! This season is the second-best to visit Kathmandu as the weather is pleasant and the views are clear, making it a great time to trek your way to those astonishing peaks! During these months, festivals like Holi and Bisket Jatra are celebrated, because of which the place is beautifully decorated and colorful.

Kathmandu day tour in Summer (June to August)

June marks the beginning of the summer season in Kathmandu, and August marks its end. The temperature averages around 28 degrees Celsius. The season of summer, in Kathmandu, is also called monsoon season, as it rains heavily, 20-37cm, during this time. The festival of Ropain is celebrated. This is a great time to witness rice plantations and blend in with the culture of Nepal. Other events, like Janai Purnima and Gai Jatra, are also observed in Summer, in Kathmandu!

Kathmandu valley sightseeing in Autumn (September to November)

Lasting from September to November, Autumn in Kathmandu is pleasant. The place is dry and the temperature averages at around 25 degrees Celsius during the day and 14 degrees Celsius at night. This season is the best to visit the place, as one can indulge in wildlife exploration at Chitwan National Park and witness birds, elephants, and even rhinos! Annapurna Trek is best done in this period. During these suitable months for visiting Kathmandu, you can also witness various festivals like Dashain, Tihar, and Diwali celebrated with great energy and vigor!

Things to do in Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is popular for its exceptional architecture, religious history, and traditional culture. A vast city Kathmandu is the exact mixture of the ancient world and developing a hectic way of life. The crowds, dust, traffic heat can be very stressful to the newcomers. Not to worry, you can take full advantage of beautiful and relaxing cafes, restaurants, to take a break from it all. A vibrant and crazy city Kathmandu offers you plenty of things to do in Kathmandu and enjoy within its premises. However, it is still recovering from the tragic 2015 earthquake, so many guide books are a bit out of date when it comes to the key activities. Here’s an up to date list of things to do in Kathmandu for your visit to Nepal.

 Kathmandu: UNESCO World Heritage Sites with Private Tour

Get a Blessing at Pashupatinath

Visit Bhaktapur and explore Nagarkot sunrise,  Indra Chowk and Asan, Monasteries in Kathmandu, Garden of Dreams, and Thamel Shopping and Hangout.

 

1. Kathmandu: UNESCO World Heritage Sites with Private Tour and sightseeing

The prior things to do in Kathmandu are to have a Day tour of Kathmandu City with visits to major UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The tour goes to Patan Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath – Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. You can get a chance to be mesmerized by Nepal’s religious, historical landmarks and witness the country’s amazing culture and traditions.

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Highlights of Kathmandu day tour

Discover and explore Nepal’s religions and culture on a private tour of UNESCO-listed sites.  Visit the beautiful temples at Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath.  Calm your soul in the serene surroundings of remarkable temples and stupas. Get in-depth commentary on religious and cultural landmarks.  Includes hotel or airport pickup and drop-off

Your UNESCO world heritage sites tour starts after your pick up from the hotel and drives to Patan Durbar Square. You will view the city’s historical heart along with getting insights into the palaces and shrines that make the world-famous landmark. You can also get a unique glimpse of the home of Kumari, the sacred living goddess of Nepal.

After that, your journey starts next to Swayambunath, a temple of Monkey. It is a hilltop temple that is famous for depicting the incredible panoramic views of the city. Observing the dazzling mountain peaks surrounding the Kathmandu valley from the top of the hill is a dream comes true for adventure lovers. Then you will head your journey towards Bouddhanath stupa, one of the largest stupa. This stupa is one of the most popular holiest sites for the Buddhist faith. The atmosphere of the whole place lightens up with zest as the fragrance of incense drifts through the air.

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2. Get a Blessing from Pashupatinath best things to do in Kathmandu

Pashupatinath, a combination of art, culture, and religion, is the most visited tourist destination in Nepal. Interestingly. This place is more than a religious destination and many Hindu religious people here offer peace and devotion.

The temple is spread across 246 hectors wide area and also fill with temples and monuments.
The temple premises is an open museum for all the visitors. More than 100s rituals are performing within the temples every day. Every temple has specific values and customs, and every temple has its own set of routines to be completed.

This temple is listed as a world heritage site since 1979 A.D, which is a matter of pride for all Nepali.
The temple offers visitors a variety of styles of temples such as the Dome style; some of the other is the pagoda style, shikar style, and so on. Thus, this is the leading destination for art historians. Apart from this, a variety of sculptures and statues can also be seen inside the temple premises.

The statues are made from wood, stone, and metal. Bhuwaneshwori, Dakshinamurti, Tamreshwori, Panchdewal, Bishwarupa, and many other temples fall under this vast area. The temple of kali has an exciting appearance and myth and is located on the banks of River Bagmati.
The myth is that when the half-in, half-out statue of kali grows out of its original spot and comes entirely out, then there will be an end to the world.

The Pashupatinath temple is rich in cultural, forest, and water resources. Pashupatinath Area Development Trust was founded by Late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah in 1996, to maintain the resources within the temple premises. From that time till today, this temple is governed and regulated by administrative bodies.

Best Time to Visit Pashupatinath Temple:

The temple is throughout the year for visiting, and anyone can visit any time. However, a crowd of people can be seen in the festive period, such as MahashivaRatri and Teej festival. In this period, people visit Pashupatinath to worship Lord Shiva. Other than that, the temple area can be seen crowded on Monday and Saturday. As Monday is the special day to worship Lord shiva, many people take a fast on that day and visit the Pashupatinath temple to worship Lord Shiva.

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3. Visit Bhaktapur and explore Nagarkot sunrise

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Activity Duration: 8hrs

Highlights

• Admire the glorious architecture and sky-high temples such as Nyatapol Temple,
Bhairabnath Temple, char-Dham temples. You can involve in a Nepalese Pottery workshop. View snow-topped peaks.  Learn about the history of Changu Narayan Temple, the oldest temple in Nepal. This shrine is a dedication to Lord Vishnu and held in special reverence by the Hindu people.
• Watch a stunning Himalayan Sunrise from the Observatory

Nagarkot lying at an elevation of 6800ft above sea level, 25 miles northeast of Kathmandu, Nepal.
Nagarkot is the best scenic spot for sunrise views of the Himalayas. Therefore from the view tower, you can observe the eye-catching snow-topped Mount Everest (8848m).

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4. Visit IndraChowk and Asan

Location: Kathmandu.
Timings: Open from morning to evening.
Price: Entry is free.

Asan is the famous market place for shopping in central Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. This place is famous for decades, and the section of its festival calendar and strategic location. Another traditional center that has a diverse range of products can find in Indra Chowk.

We can see the sale of blankets, cloth, including merchants covering the platforms of the Mahadev Temple for the selling purpose. which will make it more exciting for travelers. You can see many shops on both sides of the street.  Although A diverse range of products from spices to textiles, electronics, jewelry, clothes, food items, and many more can see in this place at a reasonable price.

5. Tour of Monasteries best things to do in Kathmandu

No wonder Kathmandu is the best destination for discovering historical, ancient, and cultural traits. Besides all those, Kathmandu serves as a perfect place for observing Buddhist monasteries and temples.
Nepal has a rich Buddhist culture, and temples are here on a blend of Buddhism and Hinduism.

The most famous monastery in the country is  Swayambhunanth Monastery, which is also a legendary Buddhist Shrine. Apart from this, there’s Kopan Monastery and Bouddhanath monastery can visit. It is a matter of pride that the stupa at Bouddhananth Monastery is on the list of the World Heritage Cultural Site by UNESCO.

Apart from this, the Swoyambhunath Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in the world. Other abbeys, such as Namo Buddha Monastery, are located close by as well.
Lumbini Monastery is one of the most popular holiest pilgrimage places in the world and is located in Rupendehi District

6. Look to  Casino Royale

Location: The Casino is located in Kathmandu.

Best Time: All around the year.

The bustling life of Kathmandu makes one stressed, so take some time off! You can spend your quality time by visiting Casino Royale in Kathmandu. This place is a gaming and casino center, and people here come for refreshments and entertainment. This place also comprises over twenty games and thirty gaming machines. This casino includes two restaurants, along with a luxurious hotel supporting 110 rooms for relaxing.

Other than that, this place has several poker games for your enjoyment that you can sit and enjoy, including blackjack, baccarat, flush, and roulette. Moreover, the area offers a delightful restaurant, a serene coffee house, and a bar well where you can sit and enjoy yourself. This is a visit that will help you de-stress and rejuvenate, taking away the stresses of your life. You can even book a hotel room for your comfort.

7. Take a look at Garden of Dreams and Thamel Shopping and Hangout

A neo-classical historical garden lies in the heart of Kathmandu city, Nepal. It is famous for the best refreshment destination. The Garden of Dreams. Garden of Dreams never fails the visitors with its exceptional beauty ever since its establishment.

We can observe dozens of stuff in such small gardens, such as the original gate, the new fountains and ponds, and a hidden garden to the south as well as a marble inscription from Omar Khayam rubaiyat. The Garden of Dreams with 5 mins walk from Thamel. We can feel proud of the Garden of Dreams as it is our identity as well as our national heritage. It refreshes and relaxes the mind, body, and soul with its soothing and pristine environment.

It is the gift from Lord Shiva, where we can relax, chilled in the soothing, pristine environment escaping the chaotic streets of Kathmandu. The beautifully  Swapna Baigicha, also named Garden of Dreams, is a popular tourist place in Kathmandu that offers respite and rejuvenation from the stresses of the world. The garden was built in the 1920s and has been brought back to life by the Austrian financed team. The Garden of Dreams has been set as a perfect example of showing the beautiful transformation from history into modern amenities to lure tourists.

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Major Highlights of Thamel:

Explore Eateries (you can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as Indian, Chinese, and continental food). You can enjoy dancing in clubs and hanging out in the bars at night You can find abundant message therapy in Thamel to recover from fatigue or pain Visit the store selling quality souvenirs Take the heritage walk in Thamel to discover more about Nepal’s art and culture

Thamel is the most popular tourist hub in the capital city of Kathmandu, which never sleeps. It offers a wide range of mountaineering shops and foreign exchange booths targeting tourists. Thamel is also calling as the pre-base camp for mountaineers. There are many travel agents and guesthouses available there. Thamel is a lively place 24/7, thus enjoying the nightlife of Thamel is very exciting. Along with this, some lanes inside a core Thamel are vehicle-free, which is quite nice for a change, and enjoy Kathmandu day tour walking holiday.

 

Where is Kathmandu valley?

Nepal is a small landlocked country located in the southern part of Asia. It is officially declared the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. It is the 48th largest country by Population in South Asia with a total population of 26.4 million, whereas it occupies 93rd position based on area. China surrounds Nepal in the North and India in the south, east, and west. Besides that, Nepal has three topographical regions: the Himalayan /Mountain region, the Hilly region, and the Terai region, where Kathmandu is situated in the hilly area.

Nepal possesses diverse geography that includes fertile plains, subalpine forested hills. And most importantly, it consists of eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak in the world.

Are you planning to travel to Kathmandu for the Visit Nepal 2021 Campaign and are in a dilemma where Kathmandu is? No worry, the answer to the question is in this article.
You are always welcome to the country of the Himalayas and experience various holiday tours.

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Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal

Kathmandu could be a town wherever ancient traditions rub shoulders with the newest technology. It is the capital city of Nepal and is the largest city that offers several features for entertainment purposes.

Multiethnic and Multicultural Nepal has Nepali as the official language. Discover ancient temples and monuments in the valley of the Gods where Hinduism and Buddhism co-exist in perfect harmony.

Kathmandu Nepal is also called the city of temples and is located in the heart of the country. It is the capital of the Democratic Republic of Nepal.

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Boudhanath Temple

Quick facts

Country Nepal
Division Central Region
Population 1,442,271
Elevation 1,262 m (4,140 ft) to 2,732 m (8,963 ft) above sea level.
Time Zone NPT
Longitude 85.320600 E
Latitude 27.701690 N
Neighboring Districts Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Kavrepalancok, Sindhupalchok, Makwanpur, Dhading.
Zone/Province Bagmati/3
Development Region Central Development Region
Airport Tribhuvan International Airport


Physical Feature and Structure of Kathmandu Valley:

Kathmandu has located in Bagmati Zone there are three famous districts located in Kathmandu Valley. The district lies from 27°27′E to 27°49′E longitude and 85°10′N to 85°32′N latitude.
The following are the surrounding district that surrounds Kathmandu Valley from a different direction:
East: Bhaktapur District and Kavrepalanchok District. West: Dhading District and Nuwakot District.  North: Nuwakot District and Sindhupalchok District. South: Lalitpur District and Makwanpur District

The altitude of the Kathmandu valley ranges from 1,262 m (4,140 ft) to 2,732 m (8,963 ft) above sea level.
Kathmandu Valley comprises various cultural groups, ethnic groups, languages, races, and religions. The city itself has a vast population ranging from about 1.5 million while the total population of the valley goes around 5 million. And the valley includes other towns as well, such as Patan, Bhaktapur, Thimi, Kirtipur, and Lalitpur. The physical structure of the valley depicts it as a bowl shape and is a place for an ancient lake. Fertile Land and moderate weather condition here makes this place perfect for farming.

It is the gateway to exploring the most beautiful places on earth called Nepal. Anyone coming to Nepal will directly land at Kathmandu and enjoy the day tour here. This is the best place to suit every kind of traveler; either you may be an adventurer, any wildlife enthusiast, Travel Geek, or the explorer. Be it Buddhism or Hinduism; you will get to know everything about these oldest religions.

Where is Kathmandu

Kathmandu valley in the Map:

Kathmandu district has great historical importance. Newar, Brahmin, Tamang, Magar, and also Chettri, etc. are the main residents of this city. This place consists of only Nepal International Airport, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

Significant economic and developmental activities are in the city. It also operates in the NPT geographical zone. Kathmandu consists of many luxurious hotels that are low rates, possess no booking fees, no cancellation fees, and provides spectacular facilities.

There are a bunch of recommended hotels in the valley such as Hotel Yak and Yeti, Hyatt Hotel, Peak Point Hotel, The Everest Hotel, Yellow Pagoda Hotel, Hotel Thamel, Hotel Vaishali, and any more. These hotels lie in the heart of Kathmandu City and provide 24hr features to the customer. They offer a homely environment and give impressive 180-degree views of the Himalayas.

It is an altitude of 1370m in height.

You can also explore Kathmandu city with local food, carving stone with a local artisan, or even learn to cook Nepali momos and Dal Bhat in the friendly hospitality of a local in its warm home.
Kathmandu is covering 218 square miles of land and lies at an altitude of approx.1370m above sea level. It has three major historical, artistic, cultural cities. Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan are the cities.

Kathmandu is the city of Temples. This is why it is a holy land to explore the vast, diverse culture and enormous landscapes. Kathmandu Durbar Squares, Boudhnath Stupa. Pashupatinath temples, and also Swayambunath Temples, and many more are the must-visit temples of this city. Nagarkot is the best place to enjoy the bright sunrise and sunset view over the stunning mountain peaks. You will also enjoy the heavenly feeling by visiting those places.

A vibrant and crazy city Kathmandu day tour offers you plenty of things to do in Kathmandu and enjoy within its premises. You can have a glance at Kathmandu on Map Below.
However, it is still recovering from the tragic 2015 earthquake, so many guide books are a bit out of date when it comes to the key activities.

You can have a long list of activities to choose from in this vast, vibrant city such as:

  • Enjoy Mountain Flight
  • Trekking
    Trying the Local Cuisine
  • Narayanhiti Museum Tour (the home of the royal family before the revolution over the Monarchy took palace in 2006)
  • Visit Different Monasteries and you can buy Buy handicrafts from artisans who still work according to old traditions that go back centuries.
  • Go for short hiking (Nagarkot, Chisapani, Champa Devi, Nagarjuna and Kathmandu to Dhulikhel hiking)

Below is the map of Nepal that points out the capital city, where is Kathmandu:

Click the below link for finding a specific place around the Kathmandu Valley.

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Weather:

The weather condition of Kathmandu may be a matter of significant surprise to those who things it is a place of extreme cold because of the altitude and central continental location. However, the temperature is just beyond the expectation; it is sunny; this is why the Kathmandu valley is classified as” Warm Temperate.” The temperature range in the summer season goes around 25 to 30 making it super-hot in the day time.
In Contrast, the temperature stays at 10 degrees in winter, which sometimes may fall below 0, making it super cold. The precipitation level is around 1.4m per annum despite the local variation. June and August mark the peak monsoon period in the central part of the valley.

Pashupatinath Temple

Some Facts about Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing


If you are planning to visit Kathmandu City, you must be aware of some facts which are listed below:

  • Kathmandu is the gateway to tourism in Nepal.
  • We say “Namaste” while greeting each other. Unlike other countries where greeting is doing by handshake and hug.
  • Kathmandu valley has recorded the status of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1979.
  • Previously Kathmandu was known by the name “Kantipur,” which means ‘City of Glory.’
  • In Nepal, people have a strong slogan called “Unity in Diversity,” which means all people are united despite their race, caste, culture, and Tradition. The Newari community is generally acknowledged being the indigenous inhabitants of the valley.
  • Unfortunately, Kathmandu is one of the capitals having the slowest internet speed at 256 kbps in the world. However, many ISPs are trying to improve internet speed in the city.
  • Kathmandu day tour comprises more number of UNESCO listed World Heritage sites among the capitals in the world. Pashupatinath, the Swyambunath, Boudha Stupa, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan Durbar Square are the world heritage sites lying within a radius of 15 Kilometers in the Valley.
    Unlike the neighboring nations which were ruled by foreigners once, Nepal has never been ruled by them.
  • The 2015 earthquake destroyed several temples in Kathmandu’s UNESCO-listed Durbar Sq, but most areas are not damaged.
  • The Kathmandu city name comes after a structure in Basantapur Durbar Square called Kaasthamandap. Kaasthamandap is a unique temple, also known as Maru Satal, which was built in 1596 CE.
  • Kathmandu is the melting point of Buddhism and Hinduism. The Hindu shrine, Pashupatinath, attracts thousands of tourists every year.

Thamel, Indra chowk, and Asan are busy cities.

  • Indra Chowk, Asan, Thamel are the busiest and famous streets in the city where thousands of kinds of stuff are sold. In Thamel there is lots of tourist roaming around that is why it is called as the  Where is Kathmandu Central Hub.
  • It had been a time once even the mighty Mongol Emporers like Kublai Kaan employed exceptional craftsmen from the Katmandu valley to glorify their empire.
  • Unique culture and architecture and varieties of festivals make Kathmandu accessible for Tourist destinations.
  • The famous festival ‘Indra Jatra” (which is celebrated to honor Lord Indra) is celebrated only in Kathmandu, and the Government provides a holiday within the city on that day.
  • Religious and cultural festivities form a major part of the lives and cultures of people residing in the valley. Kathmandu is a mixed combination of Hinduism and Buddhism.

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Transportation in Kathmandu day tour

If you want to enjoy the city from the closest point, then you can try local transportation like public vehicles, tempo (Battery run three-wheelers), Microbus, etc. Other than you can try rides on a local rickshaw, ponies, or bullocks-carts most available in the Thamel area. You may feel annoying by the ongoing peak hour traffic problems in Nepal. Hence, booking your private vehicle is the best idea for sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. It will save you maximum time. Considering the comfortability, the Government running green buses, which is the  Sajha Bus, is perfect. Sajha Bus also runs along north-south and east-west roads inside the valley.

Please note that the charge taken by private taxis are slightly higher in the festive period or at night time. Most of the hotels have arranged and operate night Taxi Service also. Other than that Mountain Bikes or an ordinary bicycle can be very cheap to rent. We can hire them at Thamel, Rani Pokhari area, and other places near the popular Tourist Destination. The tourist bus provides the best service to the tourist and offers easy to drive without any obstacles. They are running at prime tourist areas such as Pokhara, Chitwan, Dhulikhel, and other places.
You can use domestic flights if you are in a short time, as they have extended networks all over Nepal. There are more than 18 are those operating services. from Kathmandu, You can enjoy mountain flights also on our Kathmandu day tour.

Kathmandu day  tour review

the best tour in Kathmandu valley

We did a two-day tour with them of temples and Kathmandu itself (plus Patan and Bhaktapur) and really enjoyed it. The guides and driver were very nice and did not pressure us to buy things or do things we did not want to do. We saw a lot in the two days in the Kathmandu Valley. Everything was well-organized and we enjoyed the trip a lot.
Jennifer
United Arab Emirates
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