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About Kathmandu Day Tour

Kathmandu Day Tour covers 4 UNESCO world heritage sites in the valley. This Full-Day Sightseeing Tour covers a historical royal palace and three religious areas from the Kathmandu Valley. You will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Bouddhanath during a 1-Day Kathmandu City Tour.

During this One-Day Kathmandu Tour, our guide will teach you ancient history, culture, religion, and many things about Nepalese art and architecture. We provide private transport for your Day Tour in Kathmandu.

Most travelers come to Nepal to trek the mountains. You might have at least one free day in Kathmandu, so visiting these historical and religious sites to learn more about ancient Nepal is good. You won't know lots about past Nepal if you do not visit these sites in Kathmandu rather than see the natural beauties of Nepal.

Places to Visit During Kathmandu City Tour

You will visit four tour sites during one Full-Day Kathmandu City Tour. Our knowledgeable government-authorized tour guide takes you to those historical and religious heritage sites and provides lots of authentic information. The places you will visit during a Full-Day Kathmandu Tour are listed below:

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square is an ancient royal palace established in the Malla ruling period. King Prithvi Narayan Shah moved his court from Gorkha to this place after he united Nepal in the 18th century. You can see Pagoda temples, a palace with beautiful yards, and lots of historical monuments on this tour site during the Kathmandu City Tour.

Living goddess Kumari is a prime attraction of the Kathmandu Durbar Square. You can learn much about this living goddess's culture, history, and beliefs from our guide and see her.

Syambhunath (Monkey Temple)

Syambhunath is a Buddhist site, which is located on a hill station. It is also known as the monkey temple because the monkeys live in this area, and easy to pronounce to the tourist than to pronounce Syambhunath.

On this tour site, you can see Buddhist monuments like Maha Chaitya (great stupa), prayer flags, Mani wheels, monasteries, Buddha statues, and more. You can see the Kathmandu Valley view from the top of the hill. You will learn about this place's Buddhist Religion, customs, and history from our tour guide from Syambhunath's visit. You can see white mountains if the weather is so clear from the Swyambhunath stupa.

Pashupatinath Temple

The Pashupatinath Temple is a glorious Hindu site in Nepal, which millions of Hindu pilgrims visit every year from inside Nepal and other countries. There is a hustle of pilgrims every day to offer God Shiva in this temple.

The temple allows Hindu people to go inside to offer, so people beside Hndu can go to the cremation area and see open cremation. You can learn about the funeral and death rituals of Hinduism and Buddhism by visiting this place from our tour guide.

Bouddhanath Stupa

The highest Buddhist stupa in Nepal and second in the world is the Bouddhanath stupa. It is a holy Buddhist site established in the 3rd/4th centuries. There are thousands of Buddhist pilgrims visiting this place. There will be several big Buddhist festivals and offerings.

You will learn much about Tibetan Buddhism and stupa while visiting this peace site during the full-day Kathmandu Tour. You can also see some monasteries and monks in Bouddhanath.

Frolic Adventure is arranging group join and private trips of the Kathmandu City Tour every day. We provide experienced tour guides and luxurious personal transportation at a very reasonable cost. You will surely learn a lot about Nepal from our guide after visiting the beautiful places in the Kathmandu Valley.

Highlights of Kathmandu Day Tour

  • Historical Royal palace.
  • Old Temples with nice wood carvings.
  • Living goddess Kumari.
  • History of Kathmandu and Nepal.
  • View of the Kathmandu valley.
  • Buddhist monasteries, Stupas, and other monuments.
  • Nepal's highest Stupa.
  • Open cremation. 


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After breakfast, we depart for the tour at 9 am with a tour guide and private transport. We visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Bouddhanath today. All of the sites are UNESCO world heritage sites. We see beautiful monuments in the sites, and we can learn about history, culture, religion, art and architecture from our guide during the tour, then drive back to the hotel.

  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Car/Van/Bus
  • Departure Time: 9:00 am

Cost Details

  • Private Car/Van/Bus for the Cultural Tour.
  • An experienced and helpful tour guide.
  • Salary and food to the tour guide.
  • All the entry fees for the heritage sites.
  • Your meal and drinks during the tour.
  • Your personal shopping from the tourist sites.
  • Tips for guide and driver.


Trip DatesAvailabilityNotesPrice  
29 May, 2023 - 29 May, 2023GuaranteedUS$70
30 May, 2023 - 30 May, 2023GuaranteedUS$70
31 May, 2023 - 31 May, 2023GuaranteedUS$70

Useful Info

Do not Use Drone Camera.

The places you visit on the Kathmandu city tour are UNESCO's world heritage sites. You are not allowed to use a drone camera on those sites. If you use the drone, it may be seized by the controller. You can use a standard camera, phone, and Gopro for photos and videos. During the Kathmandu sightseeing tour, you can take pictures everywhere except inside some Buddhist monasteries.

Do not Eat Street Food.

All street food may not be healthy, so do not try having street foods while you are on the Kathmandu city tour. Significantly, if you are going for a mountain trek and have street food earlier in Kathmandu, it may affect your hike. It may not be wrong all the time and everyone, but it is always better to stay alert for hygiene.

Do not Engage with Street Sellers.

You will meet many people selling different stuff on the tourist sites of the Kathmandu city tour. You won't see anyone selling things in Bouddhanath; other places like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath, and Pashupatinath have many people who offer to buy their items. If you engage with them, the tour duration can be longer or can not complete.

Safety Advice

The roads in Kathmandu are primarily narrow and have two-directional driving. So, you must check both sides well while crossing the street. Use the car's left door when you get off when you reach the tour site and the car stops. If you use the right side door, the other vehicle or bike may hit the door.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kathmandu City Tour

You may have some questions that you would like to ask about Kathmandu tour before you book it. You can find some helpful answers here, and feel free to ask anything regarding the Kathmandu sightseeing tour through the contact us page. 

What kind of equipment do I need for the Kathmandu day tour?

You can wear any clothing during the Kathmandu city tour which you feel comfortable with the weather and temperature. You need to take off shoes before entering monasteries, so wear light shoes, which are accessible.

How long is the Kathmandu sightseeing tour?

It is about a 6-7 hrs tour, but it depends on how long you spend in one tour site and the group size.

Can we change our itinerary if we like one site more and spend a long time visiting there?

Yes, it is possible! You can discuss this with the guide and make your plan, so staying with the original itinerary is not mandatory.

If we would like to, can we also see local markets during the Kathmandu city tour?

If you stay in Thamel, you can walk through the local market (Ason) to the Kathmandu Durbar square. The local market is close to Thamel, but if you are staying out of Thamel, you might not have enough time, so you need some spare time for the local market.

What are the tour sites where we visit during the Kathmandu day tour?

Kathmandu valley has 7 UNESCO world heritage sites. Three are historical, and the rest 4 are religious sites. You need two full days if you want to explore them all. You visit four sites during a one-day Kathmandu city tour Hanuman Dhoka royal palace square, monkey temple, Bouddhanath, and Pashupatinath area. Kathmandu Durbar Square (Hanuman Dhoka palace) is an ancient historic royal palace; the other three sites are religious.

What are the attractions of these tour sites?

You can see ancient art and architecture on these tour sites. You can learn much about Nepalese history, culture, religion, and more after visiting these sites during the Kathmandu city tour.

What is the elevation of Kathmandu valley?

The Kathmandu valley is located at 1350m above sea level.

Are different tribes and casts of people in Kathmandu valley?

Newar is a prominent tribe living in the past in Kathmandu valley. Still, many other people have migrants from different regions, so foreign languages are spoken in Kathmandu. Still, Nepali is the main to communication between different communities.

Do people speak English in Kathmandu?

Sure! Studying English is compulsory in Nepal, so lots of people in the Kathmandu valley speak English.

What kind of tour guide leads us for our Kathmandu tour?

We provide well-English-speaking government license holders and knowledgeable and friendly tour guides for your Kathmandu city tour. We also arrange other language-speaking guides, but it costs 20 USD plus the main tour cost.

Is the transportation for the tour comfortable?

We provide a car for two people, a jeep for 3-6 people, a van for up to 16 people, and a bus for 16-plus people for the Kathmandu city tour. The transportation that we provide for the time is comfortable and air-conditioned.

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