12 Top Full Day Tours in Kathmandu

12 Top Full Day Tours in Kathmandu

Renown as city of temple and situated in the heart of the majestic Himalayas, Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, offers a plethora of full day tours that promise to immerse you in its rich cultural heritages, breathtaking landscapes and spiritual sanctuaries.

From UNESCO World Heritage Sites to exhilarating outdoor adventures, Kathmandu offers a diverse array of experiences to suit every traveler’s preferences.

Either you are here for some long adventures like Everest Base Camp or Manaslu Trek or you are in Kathmandu for a corporate job, seminar or any other reason. If you find yourself with a spare full day and don’t know what to do, consider booking one or two of the tours listed below in Kathmandu.

You can even combine two tours in one day. For example, you can opt for an aerial or helicopter tour in the morning to behold Himalayan views, including Everest and during the day, join us on a Kathmandu Heritage Day Tour or a Changunarayan Nagarkot Sunset View Tour.

If you are unsure about what best suits you, feel free to reach out to us, and our tour coordinator will assist you in arranging Kathmandu day tours based on your personal preferences, timing and other factors.

Here, we present 12 top full day tours in Kathmandu, complete information along with price of each tour.

1. Kathmandu UNESCO Heritage Sites Day Tour

Explore Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudha and Swyambhunath. Discover ancient temples, intricate wood carvings and medieval palace complexes.

Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Nepal as knowledgeable guides narrate stories of the past. Indulge in sampling local delicacies and explore vibrant markets filled with traditional handicrafts.

Price: USD $75 per person, including transportation, entry fees and guide charges.

Pashupatinath temple- Cultural heritage Nepal

2. Bhaktapur and Bungmati Khokana Day Tour

Visit the medieval city of Bhaktapur (also known as Bhadgaon or Bhat Gau), renowned for its well preserved architecture and lively, ancient culture. Explore the traditional Newari towns of Bungmati and Khokana, celebrated for their ancient traditions and craftsmanship.

Witness artisans at work as they skillfully craft intricate pottery and wood carvings. Engage with locals and participate in cultural activities to gain insights into traditional Nepali life.

Price: USD 75 per person, inclusive of transportation, entrance fees and guide services.

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3. Namobuddha, Indreswor Temple, and Sanga Mahadev Visiting Day Tour

Journey to the serene hill station of Namobuddha, which is home to a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site. Visit the Indreswor Temple and marvel at its intricate pagoda style architecture. Experience the beauty of the tall Sanga Mahadev statue, one of the tallest Shiva statues in the world.

Feel the peacefulness of these holy places as you rejuvenate your mind and spirit. Enjoy panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley and capture memorable moments against the backdrop of snow-capped peaks.

Price: USD 95 per person, covering transportation, entrance fees and guide charges.

4. Champadevi Hill Hiking Day Tour

Discover the scenic route as you hike to Champadevi Hill, which offers panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Immerse yourself in the peacefulness of the natural forest trail.

Encounter diverse flora and fauna as you walk through lush forests. Engage in birdwatching and photography opportunities amidst the breathtaking landscapes.

Price: USD 55 per person, including transportation and guide services.

5. Jamacho Hiking Day Tour

Starting and ending in Fulbari, trek through the lush forests of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park to reach Jamacho, also known as Monkey Hill. Enjoy stunning vistas of the Kathmandu Valley and encounter diverse flora and fauna along the way.

Learn about the park’s conservation efforts and spot elusive wildlife species such as deer, monkeys  and exotic birds. Take in the serene ambiance of the temple complex and interact with the local temple priest.

Price: USD 55 per person, covering transportation, park permits and guide fees.


6. Nagi Gompa and Bagdwar Hiking Day Tour

Explore the tranquil surroundings of Nagi Gompa, a Buddhist nunnery nestled in the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. Discover the sacred source of the Bagdwar spring and revel in the natural beauty of the Himalayan foothills.

Engage in insightful conversations with resident nuns and gain a deeper understanding of Buddhist philosophy and practices. Refresh yourself with pure spring water believed to possess healing properties.

Price: USD 55 per person, inclusive of transportation, guide services and entry fees.

7. Gurje Bhanjyang, Kageswhori Hiking Day Tour

Drive to the picturesque Gurje Bhanjyang hill, which offers stunning views of terraced fields overlooking the Kathmandu city.

Walk through a peaceful forest trail as you reach the sacred Kageshwori Temple. Immerse yourself in the local culture, explore the hidden trails and get away from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city.

Price: USD 55 per person, covering transportation, guide fees.

8. Trishuli River Rafting Day Tour

Experience the thrill of white water rafting on the Trishuli River, one of Nepal’s most popular rafting destinations. Navigate through exciting rapids and admire the pristine beauty of the riverine landscape.

Learn basic rafting techniques and safety procedures from experienced guides before engaging yourself on your adventure. Capture memorable moments as you conquer challenging rapids and soak in the adrenaline rush.

Price: USD 75 per person, including transportation, rafting equipment and river guide services.

Tirshuli River rafting

9. Sankhu Nagarkot Hike with Sunset View Day Tour

Drive to Sankhu village and start your adventure with a scenic hike from Sankhu to Nagarkot, renowned for its panoramic views of the Himalayas, especially during sunset.

Witness the changing hues of the sky as the sun dips below the horizon.

Settle into cozy viewpoints and capture breathtaking sunset vistas against the backdrop of snow capped peaks.

Learn about Nepali authentic cuisine and savor the warmth of Nepali hospitality while your guide explains more about the mountains and beyond.

Price: USD 65 per person, inclusive of transportation, guide fees and sunset viewing.

10. Changunarayan to Nagarkot Hiking Day Tour

Trek from the ancient temple of Changunarayan to the hill station of Nagarkot, passing through rustic villages and terraced farmlands. Enjoy breathtaking vistas of Himalayan peaks and verdant valleys.

Explore the UNESCO listed Changunarayan Temple and admire its exquisite stone carvings and architectural impressiveness.

Engage with local communities and witness traditional farming practices in action.

Price:  USD 55 per person, covering transportation, guide fees and temple entrance charges.

11. Everest and Himalayas Viewing Scenic Aeroplane Flight Morning Tour

Soar above the majestic Himalayas on a scenic airplane flight, offering unparalleled views of Mount Everest and other towering peaks.

Capture amazing aerial photographs of the world’s highest mountain range.

Receive a comprehensive briefing from experienced pilots about the flight route and key landmarks.

Price: USD 210, including flight tickets and airport transfers.

scenic helicopter flight

12. Everest and Himalayas Viewing Scenic Helicopter Flight Morning Tour

Experience the ultimate luxury of a helicopter flight over Mount Everest and the Himalayas. Enjoy close up views of snow topped peaks, glacier and remote mountain villages.

Fly in style listening to insightful commentary from knowledgeable pilots as you soar over some of the world’s highest peaks.

Price: USD 1350 per person, inclusive of helicopter ride, permits, breakfast at Syangboche and airport transfers.

In conclusion,

Kathmandu’s full day tours offer an enriching blend of cultural immersion, natural beauty and adrenaline pumping adventures.

Whether you seek spiritual enlightenment, scenic vistas or adrenaline fueled escapades, Kathmandu has something for everyone.

Explore these 12 top tours to make the most of your Kathmandu adventure!

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