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Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing Tour

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Kathmandu Durbar Square- Swoyambhu- Baudha Nath Stupa-Papshupati Nath Temple


  • Enjoy the day amidst beautiful surroundings of ancient, religious monuments.
  • Tour of old Durbar Square steeped with classic building of past Malla, Shah Rulers.
  • Amazing magnificent pagoda roofed palaces and charming royal old courtyards.
  • Visit the oldest Buddhist Chaitiya / Stupas the famous landmarks of the country.
  • Exciting tour around world’s largest Stupas of Bouddhanath the Little Tibet


Kathmandu's full-day sightseeing tour is an interesting place to explore its ancient sites of religious and historical monuments. Although a semi-modern metropolitan city retains its old-time glories of myth with ancient historical background. At one time a huge lake was drained by the mighty sword of saint and angel Manjushree. Who came from China and Tibet to release the water and turned into a fertile Kathmandu valley.
The tour is guided by our city and cultural guide, showing you the wonders of Kathmandu and its history. Including both religions of Hinduism and Buddhism and their fascinating cultures and traditional ways of heritage life.
Kathmandu, the capital and commercial hub of Nepal with more than a million population, migrated from all parts of Nepal. But the true indigenous people of Kathmandu valley are the Newar tribe, interwoven with both Hindu and Buddhism religions and cultures.
On Kathmandu full-day sightseeing tour visiting places of great historical, religious, and cultural interest. From the center of the bustling city around Old Durbar Square, the historical Royal Palace, and the Courtyard. Moving on towards the quiet and serene hills of Swayambhunath Stupa, a famous ancient Buddhist Stupa. Located west of the city, on a hillock facing super views of Kathmandu city and the valley.
The tour extends heading east of Kathmandu city to the holy temple of Pashupatinath, revered as the holiest of all holy temples. A magnificent golden-roofed pagoda, lined with four silver doors the temple of Lord Shiva, the mighty Hindu God.
The full-day sightseeing tour then ends after an exciting visit to Bouddhanath Stupa, a huge dome. Probably the largest in the world, encircled by monasteries and markets, selling religious goods and offerings. After an exciting full-day tour of all of Kathmandu's main religious, and historical places. Which is also on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and then completing the marvelous Kathmandu full-day tour.      

Important Note

Short Tour Profile:
Tour Grade: Leisure with short moderate walks.
Tour Areas: Around Kathmandu and city outskirts.
Tour duration: From 8 a.m. Until 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. With short drives.

Best Seasons for Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing Tour:
The best season for tour is nearly year round, except the monsoon wet rainy months of mid-June to August. Where spring season from March to May are the most preferable times for visiting Nepal and all around the Himalayas.

The next best time is autumn / fall from September to November, as well around winter season also. Most days are clear but cold morning and nights, days are short due to sun-light hours.

Trip Itinerary

From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. or a maximum of 4 p.m. with a lunch stop.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

The morning after breakfast not later than 8:30 a.m. Our city / cultural guide receives you for a short drive to the city center at Hanuman Dhoka. Where exciting Old Durbar Square is located, steeped with old buildings from Malla to Shah Kingdom periods. Explore the exciting streets full of shops and vendors, the area with uncountable monuments. Tour of a traditional resident of the Living Goddess (Kumari Ghar), and visit the ferocious Kal Bhairab, are a few interesting sights within the Square.

The buildings here are the greatest achievements of the Malla dynasty from the 7th to 16th Century. The Square teems with colorful life around the Kasthamandap Temple, the name of Kathmandu derived. It means a temple built from the wood of a single tree. 

A short walk to explore the exciting streets full of shops and vendors, the guide leads you to uncountable monuments around Kathmandu Durbar Square. 

The traditional resident of the Living Goddess (Kumari Ghar), ferocious Kal Bhairab, are a few interesting sights at the Square.

The buildings and old monuments are the greatest achievements of the Malla dynasty from the 7th to 16th Century. The Square teems with colorful life around the Kasthamandap Temple.

After an interesting time around Old Durbar Square, drive the outskirt of Kathmandu city towards the west. Visit the famous landmark of Nepal the Swayambhunath, located on a hillock above Kathmandu city.

Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple):

Swayambhunath is a large dome of Stupa, popularly called the Monkey Temple. Due to a large number of Rhesus species monkeys, dwells around the forest of Swayambhunath premises.

The Stupa stands on a hill and is a mosaic of small Chaitiya and pagoda temples possessing great five Mahayana (Lamaism) and one Hinayana (Therbadist). Nearby, an important Buddhist shrine of Manjushree located.

The one who created the Kathmandu valley after draining the water from the lake. From Swayambhunath a short drive east of the city to Pashupatinath a holy Hindu Temple.

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva with a golden pagoda roofed pagoda roof. The shrine is carved in silver on four cardinal sides.

The temple stands on the bank of the holy Baghmati River, revered as a sacred temple for entire Hindu followers. As well as the nerve center of pilgrimage on the day of Shiva-Ratri. The auspicious day of Shiva’s birth anniversary is held in February as per the Hindu Lunar calendar.

Bouddhanath Stupa

After a visit to the Hindu Pashupatinath temple, a short drive north to Bouddhanath Stupa, huge dome monuments. Bouddhanath is also known as Little Tibet due to the large number of pilgrims and locals of Tibetan origin. It is Asia’s largest Buddhist Stupa, the ancient colossal Chorten built in the 6th century A.D. by King Man Deb.

A Stupa with three terraces, which is assumed as a lotus flower with whitewashed and saffron lining. On top of the mystical seeing eyes of Lord Buddha as it stands above a circular market. The Stupa embraces the authentic philosophy of Mahayana, a faith known as Lamaism in Nepal, Sikkim, Ladakh, Bhutan, and Tibet.

After an exciting tour and visiting the monasteries that surround the Stupa, enjoy lunch. The place is around with many excellent rooftop restaurants facing the magnificent Bouddhanath Stupa.

From here our wonderful full-day tour of Kathmandu concludes, driving back to the hotel.

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  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour  by private vehicle
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed tour guide.

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  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits 


Treklanders : an outstanding experience of Nepal

Ram, the manager of the company is so passionate that he delivers himself the guiding tours. I went with him to Namo Buddha temple and the trip was so good that I signed the after for the full Kathmandu heritage sites exploration. Ram has a perfect command of English and gets you all the history and tips that you need. Plus, he knows good restaurants for lunch and dinner ! And to make perfection, he is a great photographer for those in solo trip ! Choose Treklanders with no hesitation !

Satiche D

Definitely recommend

Today was amazing. My English speaking guide,Pravin, was an absolute joy and my driver made the trip feel safe and comfortable. I’ve been to some truly iconic locations throughout Kathmandu and Pravin made the experience one I shall cherish for a very long time. Would definitely recommend

John B
United Kingdom

Best Kathmandu exploration tour

The best about this trip is the guide. He was very kind, funny and knew a lot. If you want to explore Kathmandu, then here!

Luca K
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