Kathmandu Day tour


Trip Overview

Kathmandu Day Tour includes sightseeing over Kathmandu city only. You might not aware of this. But, when we say Kathmandu sightseeing, we mean the 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites. And these heritage sites are dispersed in three districts of the Kathmandu Valley. The districts are Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, and Kathmandu itself.

You can have a separate tour of these towns if you are interested in exploring ancient cities.

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These city tours will show you the rich culture of the ethnic Newa community. As well as, it will also give you an intro to Nepalese architecture through the architectural marvels, dated centuries back.

Kathmandu Day tour-Suyog Khadka (unsplash)
Basantapur Durbar Square PC: Suyog Khadka (unsplash)

You can witness harmony between Buddhism and Hinduism during your visit to Kathmandu. Sightseeing in Kathmandu is a perfect way of getting in touch with the rich Nepalese history too.

Unlike the other two cities of Kathmandu Valley, Kathmandu was the center of power. Many rulers ruled over Nepal from this very city until democracy hits Nepal in 2008.

Even today, this city houses all the national and international officials and offices. But, we will do sightseeing at heritage sites and some significant landmarks of the town. You will start your day by sightseeing at Budhanilkantha Temple. It is one of the ancient temples of Nepal and carries an interesting value in itself.

With that, you will explore Swyambhunath, Basantapur Durbar Square, Bauddhanath, and Pashupatinath Temple.

Besides the Budhanilkantha temple, the other four destinations are UNESCO World Heritage sites. We would be visiting the four most close heritage sites of Kathmandu. All these heritage sites have their own importance.

Kathmandu Day Tour Highlights

  • Sightseeing at four UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley
  • Witness Nitya Puja at Budhanilkantha Temple
  • Witness evening aarati at Pashupatinath temple
  • Visit the famous monasteries of Bauddhanath
  • Get a glimpse of the entire Kathmandu Valley from Swyambhunath Stupa
  • Take a glimpse of Kumari, “the living goddess of Nepal”, if possible
  • Tour of Medival palace of Kathmandu
  • Tour of the Museum at Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Try local newari food


Experience the trip for yourself

Plan Your Trip

Detail Itinerary


We will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning. Then, we would head toward Budhanilkanth Temple. It is a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. There, you could see an image of Lord Vishnu sleeping on the water. We will stay there to observe the Nitya puja (the daily worship ritual). You could see that the boys under the age of 16 did all the chants and rituals. After that, we'll return to the hotel for breakfast.


After breakfast, we will head toward Swyambhunath Stupa. It is a great place to observe the entire Kathmandu Valley at a glance. Besides, it is a holy religious site for both Hindus and Buddhists in the Kathmandu valley. It was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979.


From there, we will go to Kathmandu's Durbar Square. It is also known as Basantapur Durbar Square because of a palace named Basantapur Palace. It is again known as Hanuman Dhoka Square because of the statue of Lord Hanuman. It is still at the entrance of the palace. This site was also listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1979. There are several temples, shrines, courtyards, and a palace inside Durbar Square. All of these structures reflect Nepalese art and architecture from various eras. It consists of architectural styles from medieval times, the Shah dynasty, and the Rana Regime. Besides these architectural impressions, you can also find the Kumari House over there. It is the home of the living goddess Kumari. Kumari is considered the living goddess of Nepal. If you get lucky, you might get a glimpse of her while visiting Kumari Ghar.


After Durbar Square, we will go try Newari food. Then, we would head toward the Bauddhanath Stupa. It is the largest stupa in South Asia. There, you will visit other big monasteries.


At last, we will go to the Pashupatinath Temple. It is the Hindu cremation place in Kathmandu. Besides that, it is the most respected temple in Nepal. Pashupatinath is considered the guardian deity of Nepal. It is also one of the four most vital religious sites in Asia, devoted to Lord Shiva. We would be attending the evening aarati over there from the other side of the temple. Note that only Hindus are allowed to enter the temple premises. We will go for dinner and then drop you at your hotel.