One Day Kathmandu Tour - 1 Day

Group Size 1+ Pax
Trip Grade Easy
Accommodation Hotel/Lodge
Max. Elevation Kathmandu,1350 M
Meals Breakfast
Transportation Private AC Vehicle
Best Season Any Season
Trip Route Pashupatinath-Soyambhunath-Boudhanath-Kathmandu Durbar

Highlights

  • Visiting Nepal’s most popular touristic spots in Kathmandu valley, its three most magnificent "medieval kingdoms" - Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur.
  • Explore religious historical, Pilgrimage, cultural UNESCO world heritage sites of Buddhist and Hindu in Kathmandu city.
  • Provides the another best opportunity to panoramic views of himalaya range and Kathmandu city from hill top.
  • Boudhanath Stupa- One of the biggest stupas in the world.
  • Pashupatinath Temple - One of the most sacred Hindu temples of Nepal, dedicated to Lord Shiva.
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square- The old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom is one of three Durbar (royal palace) Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal

Overview

One Day Kathmandu Tour starts after your breakfast in the hotel, where our experienced guide and driver will pick you at your hotel for a short drive. Tour begins right from the heart of the city around old Kathmandu durbar square, an amazing place within the hub of cultural and historic monuments. During the private trip walkthrough Kathmandu city to see workshops, traditional local markets and Hindu temples.  Tour the beautiful palaces and historic monuments of Kathmandu’s Durbar Square visits of Kumari Ghar (Living Goddess), and Kal Bhairab, red monkey god (Hanuman), including intricate carvings sights around Kathmandu Durbar Square.

The white stupa at Boudhanath, the most important Tibetan Buddhist temple, with throngs of worshippers, pilgrims and perhaps duck into one of the smaller temple buildings to light a candle or turn a giant prayer wheel among the faithful. Swayambhunath stupa- another important Buddhist temple with an iconic white stupa, flapping prayer flags, and panoramic views of Kathmandu city and the Himalayas. Observe ceremonies at Pashupatinath, the oldest and most popular Hindu temple in Nepal. Other highlights in Kathmandu include seeing Kumari Devi—a living goddess—and enjoying the Garden of Dreams, a soothing green oasis.

One Day Kathmandu Tour is bound to inspire you to visit more places. If you do have time to extra, check out these two days and three-day tour itineraries for Kathmandu City.

Day by Day Itinerary

You will enjoy with another different Hindus Temple know as Kathmandu Durbar Square. A place of old history and rich culture here is one of the major attractions was Kastamandap Temple a temple built from the wood of a single tree. Then you will have a visit of Kumari Goddess Temple ( living goddess in Nepal). If we have leisure time we will visit Patan Durbar Square. It is also historical, cultural and ancient arts and architectural places of Nepal.

Tourist Attractions in Kathmandu Durbar Square

  • Shiva Parvati Temple – Most famous Temple
  • Hanuman Dhoka – Old Forbidden City of Nepal
  • Taleju Bhawani Temple - Opens Only to the Royal family
  • Kumari Ghar Palace –Temple of the Living Goddess
  • Kaal Bhairav Statue – Most Awesome Idol

Entry Fees for Kathmandu Durbar Square including Tribhuvan Museum

  • Foreign Nationals- NPR 1000
  • SAARC Nationals - NPR 150
  • Chinese Nepalese- NPR 1000
  • Nepalese- Free
  • Below 10 years free

Boudhnath stupa is one of the largest Buddhist stupas of South Asia. This stupa is surrounded by Tibetan settlements and monasteries. In Boudhnath you will see the Buddhist rituals traditions, Buddhist prayer flags and mane.

Festivals and Events

During the festival of Losar (Tibetan New Year) in February or March, Boudhanath hosts the largest celebration in Nepal.

Entry Fees for Sites in Boudhnath stupa

  • Foreign Nationals- NPR 400
  • SAARC Nationals - NPR 100
  • Chinese Nepalese- NPR 400
  • Nepalese- Free
  • Below 10 years free


Pashupatinath Temple is one of the famous Hindus temple in Kathmandu city. It was dedicated to Lord Pashupati (means Lord of Animals) familiarly known as Lord Shiva. It is a great wonder of Kathmandu city with stunning and massive architectures. But only Hindus are allowed to enter and the remaining all has to enjoy from the banks of Bagmati River.

Enjoying One Day Kathmandu Tour, return to the hotel with timeless memories visiting wonderful historic and religious places of great importance.

The most important festivals are:

  • Teej Festival- August or September
  • Maha Shiv Ratri- March or February
  • Bala Chaturthi

Entry Fee of Pashupatinath Temple

  • Foreign Nationals- NPR 1000
  • SAARC Nationals - NPR 1000 (Free for Indian Nationals)
  • Chinese Nepalese- NPR 1000
  • Nepalese- Free
  • Tourists can view the temple from the back premises.

How far from a tourist hub to Pashupatinath Temple

  • Distance between Airport to Pashupatinath Temple – 5 Km
  • Distance between Thamel to Pashupatinath Temple – 4.3 Km
  • Distance between Bhaktapur to Pashupatinath Temple – 13.2 Km
  • Distance between Patan to Pashupatinath Temple – 9.2 Km

Located on a small hilltop named Swayambhunath. Famously known as the monkey temple. This temple is a popular one located to the 3 km to the west of Kathmandu, It is one of the important Buddhist pilgrimage site of Nepal. Before sunrise, you can find thousands of pilgrims walking up the 365 steps to the top of the hill.

Tourist Attractions in Swayambhunath Temple

  • Harati Devi Temple
  • Shantipur
  • Pratapur and Anantapur
  • Shree Karma Raj Mahavihar.
  • Vajra

Entry Fee of Swayambhunath Temple

  • Entry fee for foreigner – NPR 200
  • Entry fee for SAARC citizens – NPR 50
  • Entry fee for locals – free to visit
  • Children below the age of 10 are free to enter

Best Time To Visit Swayambhunath Temple

It is best to visit the temple early in the morning before 10 am. This is the time you can find many rituals and pilgrims in the temple. If you visit during Saturday, the temple will be packed/crowded with locals and tourists.

In Swayambhunath religious festivals, Buddha Jayanth of April/May and Losar of Feb/March are the best time to visit this temple.


What's Included?

  • All road transportation by Private vehicle
  • Government license holder English speaking Tour guide.
  • Entrance fees.

What's not Included?

  • Your travel insurance
  • Any kinds of personal expenses
  • Any drinks like alcohol, mineral water, juice
  • Tips for Guide and Driver.
  • Emergency rescue