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Kathmandu Sightseeing Day Tour

6 Hours

Highlight of Kathmandu Sightseeing Day Tour

Patan – Classical Newari architecture palace buildings.
Pashupatinath – Sacred Hindu temple and crematorium.
Boudha– biggest Buddhist stupa of Nepal.
Swyambhu – also known as Monkey Temple, hilltop attraction overlooking whole Kathmandu city
Guided Tour – Professional English speaking guide providing insightful commentary and historical context.

Kathmandu Sightseeing Day Tour mainly proposed to cater the need of those visitors who are in Kathmandu for short time or for those who have spare day after their long trip in other parts of Nepal.

The day trip combines cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu valley where you will encounter the rich culture, hidden temples, colorful bazaars, and be rewarded with an insight into this unique city.

Following are the places you will explore in Kathmandu valley.

Swaymbhunath

The Swaybhunath situated approximately 4 kms from the center, this Buddhist Stupa said to be 2000 years old forms the main structure, which is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four-sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.

Highlights of Swyambhunath (Also Known as Monkey Temple)

  • Ascend the hill to reach Swambhunath, also called the Monkey Temple, providing views of Kathmandu Valley.
  • Appreciate the old stupa and the vibrant prayer flags fluttering in the wind.
  • Observe playful monkeys freely roaming in the stupa area and the surrounding forest.

Patan

The Patan city is five Km. away from Kathmandu City. Patan known as Lalitpur is the city of fine arts, enclosed within four Stupas builds in 3rd century AD, by Emperor Ashoka. You will see the Durbar square; the Krishna Temple built by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla, Hiranya Varna Mabavihar and MahadouddhaTemple. A trip to The Tibetan Refugee Camp and the Handicraft Center will also be done while visiting Patan, where you will witness the hand weaving of Tibetan carpets and mounding of metal statues.

Highlights of Patan Durbar Square

  • Discover the old city of Patan, famous for its well kept Newari buildings and traditional crafts.
  • Explore Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, decorated with elaborately carved temples, palaces and courtyards.
  • Watch craftsmen demonstrating their talents in metalworking, woodcarving and pottery along the lively streets and alleys of Patan.

Pasupatinath

The Pasupatinath situated 5 kms. east of Kathmandu City, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has glinted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors are permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, entrance in the temple being strictly forbidden to all non-Hindus. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of shivaratri, which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temple are the cremation grounds.

Highlights of Pashupatinath

  • Explore one of the most sacred Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.
  • Witness fascinating rituals performed by devotees along the famous Bagmati River.
  • Amazed at the unique architecture and religious significance of the temple complex.

Boudhanath

This Stupa, 8 Km. east of Kathmandu City, is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. King Man Deva built this Buddhis Stupa at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It has built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels, the shrine ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.

Highlights of Boudhanath

  • Experience the peaceflness of Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world.
  • Absorb the spiritual atmosphere as you walk around the stupa with Tibetan pilgrims spinning prayer wheels.
  • Discover the Tibetan culture and traditions surrounding the area.

Duration Kathmandu Sightseeing Day Tour:

6 hours (approximately)

Tour Location:

Around Kathmandu valley

Kathmandu 1 Day City Tour is Suitable For:

All age group

What you need to bring on Kathmandu Heritage Day Tour:

Drinking water, sunglasses, hat, camera, personal items

Season of Activity:

Round a year

Time:

Everyday 9:30 am to 4 Pm (approximately) – We will provide the exact pickup time once we have received your hotel name/address.

Pick up / Drop up point

Your hotel in/around Thamel (outside area possible on request only as per distance)

Transportation

Comfortable air conditioned vehicles with experienced drivers.

What is Included:

  • Transportation
  • Professional English speaking guide

What is Not Included:

  • Entrance Fees
  • Tipping and personal expenses (meals, shopping etc.)

Why Choose Our Kathmandu Sightseeing Day Tour

  • Carefully planned itinerary to make the most of your day.
  • Experienced guides offering interesting information about Kathmandu’s culture.
  • Comfortable transport and easy arrangements for a smooth trip.
  • Outstanding customer service and attention to detail for a memorable tour.

Reserve Kathmandu Heritage Day Tour today for an exciting adventure in Nepal’s cultural hub.

Our tour is available throughout the year, so choose a date of your choice and simply sign up online.

If you have any questions related to this tour, please reach out to us and we will assist you as soon as possible.

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  1. Awesome Tour!
    By Chris Yano March 13, 2024
    A few days ago, my buddies and I started on a fantastic day tour of Kathmandu with Mosaic Adventure and it was great! We visited places like Boudanath, Monkey Temple, Crematorium and Durbar Square. Our guide Keshar, was not only super knowledgeable but also really cool. I highly recommend this tour to everyone who is looking to explore Kathmandu in a day.
  2. Amazing Kathmandu Tour with Ashok!
    By Nick Matty March 4, 2024
    I had a fantastic time exploring Kathmandu with Ashok! He knows so much and is really friendly. We visited Pashupatinath, Boudha, Swyambhu and Patan during the heritage tour and it was really interesting. If you're visiting Kathmandu for the first time, I highly recommend going on this tour with Ashok.
  3. A Day of Discovery with Keshar
    By Terry Davison November 16, 2023
    Exploring Kathmandu with Keshar was amazing. He knew so much about the city and its landmarks, which made our tour really interesting. Everything went smoothly, from the comfortable car ride to Keshar helping us pick out souvenirs at the market. If you want to discover Kathmandu with someone who knows it well, I highly recommend going on a tour with Keshar.
  4. Memorable Experience Exploring Kathmandu
    By Elizabeth Burzynski December 5, 2022
    We explored 4 sights of Kathmandu with Mosaic Adventure and it went really well. Our guide, Keshar and driver Kumar, were both skilled at their jobs. Keshar provided us with good information, showed us the sights and gave brief explanations of each. Kumar transferred us around the busy roads of Kathmandu with ease. Overall, it was a great day trip to explore Kathmandu.
  5. Best Guided Tour of Kathmandu City
    By Lisa G Melvin October 19, 2019
    Mosaic Adventure's Kathmandu Heritage Tour was organized perfectly. Our guide Ashok is professional and very knowledgeable about the culture, heritage, religion etc. Ashok spoke good English and we had a great day exploring the rich heritage and culture that Kathmandu offers.
  6. Nice tour in Kathmandu valley
    By Jessica and Henry July 11, 2018
    My boyfriend and I had nice tour in Kathmandu Valley. The friendly and welcoming staffs of Mosaic, cheerful guide etched in our mind. Our guide Thakur is sort of information Bank, who have good knowledge on Nepalese culture and history. We extremely recommend Raj and Mosaic Adventure for anyone contemplating a trip to Nepal. Thanks for a kind service, which is, blend of professionalism and friendliness.

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