Spend a Day in Kathmandu

  • Feb 26, 2020
  • Rajesh Thapaliya

There are several places for the day tour in Kathmandu valley.  There are seven UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley from out of Ten world heritage sites. If you have limited time for Nepal and Looking for a half-day tour, full day Tour and 2- three days cultural tours in Kathmandu This article may help you. Usually, a half-day tour can be done single heritage site or Two sites according to your choice. To visit more than Two places, you need to have a full-day tour. The full-day tour includes Kathmandu durbar square, Swyambhumath Temple(Monkey Temple), Bauddhanath Temple, and Pashupatinath Temple or Pathan Durbar square, Bhaktapur Durbar square, and Changu Narayan Temple.

Rather than the world heritage sites, there are some other sites also are in Kathmandu valley and close to Kathmandu. Dakshinkali and Pharping are the other destinations for a day tour from Kathmandu. You may also do Bungmati Khokana od village tour in one day. You can see the typical Newari lifestyle in these villages.

Kathmandu day tour
Bouddhanath stupa (A touring site in Kathmandu)


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Except for the driving day tours, there are several day hiking if you are hiking lovers. Visit Nagarkot hill station early morning for the sunrise and hike to Changunarayan is famous hiking in Kathmandu. You can enjoy a beautiful sunrise with the long mountain range, the typical lifestyle of Tamang People, daily activities of the people and the fantastic view of the landscape and the valley during this hike. Shivapuri day hike is the best for the nature lovers.  Champadevi hiking is the easiest day hike from where you will see beautiful Kathmandu valley greenery and the mountain range. Nagarjuna Jamacho Hike is the best place to see the whole Kathmandu valley, nature and the birds.

Day hikes near Kathmandu
Nature hiking trail near Kathmandu


  1. Kathmandu Day Tour
  2. Bhaktapur and Patan Day Tour
  3. Dakshinkali Pharping Day Tour

You may do Two days to Four days trek also near Kathmandu which is perfect for non-adventure and those people who have limited time for Nepal. You will defiantly love these trekking from where you can see mountains, rivers, valleys, terraces, green hills, and much more.  

There is a cable car station in Kathmandu from where you will enjoy the view of Kathmandu valley, long range of mountains, edges of the green hills, and much more. This is also one of the nice places to spend your day in Kathmandu.

Chisapani Nagarkot trek
View from Nagarkot hill station 

Day Hikes From Kathmandu:

  1. Nagarkot Changunarayan Day Hike
  2. Champadevi Hill Day Hike
  3. Jamacho Nagarjun Hill Day Hike
  4. Shivapuri Nature Hike
  5. Namobuddha Panauti Day Hike
  6. Kakani Suryachaur Day Hike

If you like this article about day tours in Kathmandu please contact us for any of these tours. We are very flexible to make your memorable day tour of Nepal. We offer these tours at a very reasonable cost. 

Rajesh Thapaliya

Rajesh Thapaliya

Namaste! I am Rajesh, Nepal travel blogger providing Nepal travel tips to the travellers who are planning to travel Nepal and know about Nepal.

I am a tourism service provider in Nepal So far, I have been to the Nepalese Himalayan base camps as a tour leader and collected lots of information about the Nepalese Himalayas. You can find my experiences in my travel blogs so it may make a lot easier you to travel to Nepal.

You may find me on Instagram (@rajeshthapaliyaofficial) and Twitter (@composerrajesh). I have worked very hard to be in this stage after my high school and dedicated my experiences to the people who would like to know about Nepal and Nepal travel.

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I was born in the countryside and finished my high school from there. After my high school, I came in Kathmandu and started to work as a trekking porter then I improved my English and started to work as a trekking guide at the same time I was a university student. While I was working as a tour leader, I visited all the Himalayan base camps in Nepal and collected lots of information about these areas. So my work inspired me to write and provide information about travelling Nepal to the visitors.