Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is rich in history, interesting architecture,and holy Buddhist and Hindu temples and stupas. You will be escorted by a knowledgeable tour guide who will show you the unique ancient buildings around the old city and Durbar Square, as well as the fascinating narrow streets of Thamel with its colorful vendors and markets. Kathmandu sightseeing tour will allow you to experience the true essence of Kathmandu’s heritage.
- Kathmandu sightseeing
- Bhaktapur Darbar Square
- Patan Darbar Square
- An english speaking guided tour.
- 3N/4 Days tour.
- sightseeing by vehicle.
At a glance
Diffculties and Safety
Your safety is of our major concern while traveling with Mountain World Treks. Please note that your Tour guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary.
However, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters etc., and can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Itinerary Details ( Click on the days to see the extended form. )
One of the our represtsetative will greet you at airport and take you up to the hotel. Breef about the programe.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:– While browse around Kathmandu Durbar Square you will visit Hanuman Dhoka, the old and historic palace of Kathmandu named after monkey God, Hanuman. It is historic seat of royalty. The Kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations also held inside the court yard here. There is a statue of King Pratap Mall sitting on the stone pillar in the front and temple of Jagannath from medieval period .Within the walking distance you will find the tall temple of Taleju from 1549 AD, the large stone statue of Kal Bhairav, the God of destruction, the Big Bell and Big Drum and Hindu Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati peeping from window.
Visit the temple of Kumari, the residence of Living Goddess within the vicinity. Kumari means the virgin girl. The girl is selected from Buddhist family. The building has profusely carved wooden balconies and window screen.
Pasupatinath Temple:– This is a temple of Lord Shiva – Pasupatinath with two tiered golden roof and four silver doors situated five kilometer east of Kathmandu at the bank of Bagmati river. This is being a holy place of pilgrimage attracts tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims from Nepal and India every year in spring. At the bank of Bagmati river one can also observe the cremation taking place.
Swayambhunath:- This is a 2500 years old stupa situated on a hillock about 77 m above the ground level and over looking Kathmandu valley. The painted eyes on four sides represent the all seeing eyes of Buddha and are watching all the time wrong doers and good doers. This is a very religious shrine of Buddhists. There are two Buddhist monasteries within the complex and a temple of Haratima where both Buddhists and Hindus worship this temple. The shrine is just 3 km to the northwest of Kathmandu city.
Buddhanath:- This stupa is 6 km to the east of Kathmandu and is said built in 5th century AD. This ancient stupa is one of the biggest in the world and is ringed by Buddhist lamas and monasteries. This is a very holy stupa for Tibetan Buddhists who come here in thousands in winter festival to pay their tribute.
Patan Durbar Square:- The ancient city Patan is also known as Lalitpur, which means city of fine arts lies 5 km to the south of Katmandu. The whole complex of Durbar Square consists of different sections of ancient palace like Sundari Chowk (beautiful court yard) where exquisite windows and door carving are seen and the Tushahity (Royal Bath) a master piece of stone carvings and others are Mul Chowk (main court yard), Keshav Narayan Chowk. In front of the palace in the main square there is a statue of King Narendra Malla sitting on the stone pillar. Next to the pillar there is a famous Krishna Mandir temple with 21 pinnacles built all in stone. This is said to be a Shikhara architect from India.
Rest you will see several pagoda style temples like temple of Bhimsen, and the public bath, dragon headed spout and the water runs 24 hours. There are also many other famous Buddhist temple like Hiranya Verna Maha Vihar (the Golden temple) and Maha Bouddha with ten thousands Buddha’s images. Most of the people of Patan city are Buddhists. Patan is also very famous in its art work. There are many fine craftsmen in Patan who produce bronze/brass art work in different images/statues of Hindu/Buddhist Gods and Goddesses, silver jewelries, wood carvings,. Most of the handicrafts you see in the local shops of Kathmandu valley are produced in Patan.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:- City of devotees lies little aloof from Kathmandu and Patan to the east 12 km away. As soon as you enter the gate of Durbar Square of Bhaktapur the whole complex is impressive, wider, clean and beautiful with beautiful Lion Gate,Golden Gate, palace of 55 windows, Batsala temple, barking Bell, the statue of King Bhupatendra Mall on a stone pillar, public bath and temple of Pasupatinath.
After strolling down to corner lane you come another big square. On the left you will find the tallest temple of Nyatapola which means 5 tiers representing symbols of 5 basic elements of nature such as water,wind,fire, earth and sky. This ia a highest pagoda temple of Nepal ever built with architectural perfection and artistic beauty in 1702 AD by the King Bhupatendra Malla. Next to Nyatapola is another giant temple of Bhairavnath, the God of Terror in three story built in 1718 AD. If you walk ahead for about 20 minutes you will come to another square of a Dattatraya temple built in 1427 AD from a trunk of single tree. Behind the temple there is a monastery where you will notice exquisitely carved door frame and windows and also a famous peacock window back wall of the monastery.
Drive to the airport for final departure. If you are intersted to extend the programe, please contact us.
- Bed and breakfast
- Tour Guide
- Private Transport
- All entrance fees
What's not included
- Flights To/From Nepal.
- All meals.
- Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, drinks, laundry, phone calls, etc.
- Tips for the guide, porters and driver.
This trip can be possible to customize as you want and you may extension your Nepal trip as well.
Here are the few options what you may do.
1. Bungee Jumping tour.
2. Chitwan jungle safari tour.
3. White water Rafting.
4. Everest Mountain flight.
Accommodation & Food details
We will provide tourist standard accommodations in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara, and this is possible to upgrade in your choice. All the accommodation in the cities and trekking will provide on twin sharing basis.
Most lodges now have twin bedded rooms but you should still be prepared to sleep in multi-bedded rooms on the occasional night. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost extra. During the tour, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.).
Best Time To Visit
Autumn (Sept to Nov) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for Tour around Nepal. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding clear sky. During winter (Dec, Jan, and Feb) could also be another great option.
However, the temperature during winter could go down to 2 degree. Trekking in the summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.
You don’t need any special gear for touring around Nepal. Suitable attire for men would include long sleeved shirts and long trousers. Women should wear long skirts or a sari. Loose fitting trousers are becoming widely accepted too. Shoulders and chest areas should remain covered.
You may buy hiking gears for your friends and family while you are here in Kathmandu. Gears found here are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) in some famous stores in Kathmandu.