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Kathmandu Valley Heritage Tour

"Explore the cities of Gods, devotees and artists"

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Duration Duration
4 Days
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
1360
Activities Activities
Heritage visit | walking & driving
Destination Destination
Nepal
Start/End Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Transportation Transportation
Private Car/Vehicle
Grade Grade
Easy
Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
Cultural Sightseeing tour
Meals Meals
3 Breakfast
Group Size Group Size
1-25 People
Best Seasons Best Seasons
Round the Year
Accommodation Accommodation
Not included

Overview of Kathmandu Valley Heritage Tour

Kathmandu Valley Heritage Tour is a fully guided four days tours around Kathmandu valley.  Once, famous as the city with more temples, the major parts of the Kathmandu valley are heritage in itself. The tour provides you the main highlights of Heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. Therefore, it takes you to the different UNESCO listed world heritage sites scattered in the different parts of the valley.  This tour includes Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath stupa tour.

UNESCO Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley

During our Kathmandu Valley Heritage Tour we visit altogether 7 UNESCO World Cultural Heritage manument sites inside Kathmandu Valley :

  1. Pashupatinath Temple
  2. Bouddhanath Stupa
  3. Swayambhunath Stupa/Temple
  4. Kathmandu Durbar Square
  5. Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  6. Patan Durbar Square
  7. Changunarayan Temple

Pashupatinath Temple

On the first day of Kathmandu Valley Heritage Tour, you will start from sightseeing of Pashupatinath Temple area. Since Pashupatinath is the biggest Hindu temple in Nepal, more than ten thousands of pilgrims visit the temple every day. As the temple lies at the bank of Holy Bagmati River, the location of the temple still makes this temple the sacred one. The temple premises are quite close to Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu. Therefore, the Kathmandu Valley Heritage Tour starts from the Pashupatinath temple.

Swayambhunath Stupa/Temple (Monkey Temple)

The other sites with this tour include Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath. Both of them are Buddhist Stupas. The first is close to Pashupatinath and the second one locates at the top of a small hillock at the western side of the main city of Kathmandu Valley. Furthermore, Boudhanath temple is one of the largest stupas in the world. It is worth visit these sites to know about Buddhism and Buddhist culture in detail.  Due to which both national and international tourists visit the sites most often round the year.

The Swayambhunath temple is famous among both Hindus and Buddhists. Therefore, both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit this temple.  Besides this, this temple is more popular with foreigners as a monkey temple. As the name denotes, the temple owns the largest monkey population around its surroundings.

Boudhanath Stupa

This tour includes Boudhnath stupa as well. The Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in South Asia. The stupa locates alongside the ancient trade route to Tibet. Furthermore, the stupa is unique because it was built in a Nepali Buddhist style. Over Seventy Five Tibetan monasteries are there around the stupa.  Therefore, one has beautiful chances of appreciating the spectacular art and architecture of ancient Nepal and neighboring Tibet in Boudhanath stupa.

You can do the Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour along with Wildlife Jungle Safari in Chitwan or Bardia National Park and visiting Pokhara and Birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini. Most of the trekkers prefer to visit the UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley after or before their trekking tour and expedition tours.

Transportation

Our transfer service include private vehicle for the sightseeing day tours. Sedan / Scorpio A/C car serves for 1- 6 travelers and a tourist coach serves for the big groups. It transfers you from your hotel to the monument site and take you from one site to another.

Food/Meals

Our UNESCO world heritage sightseeing tours begin after breakfast and concludes around 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Generally, we take a launch pause after visiting two sites. Travellers can enjoy lunch at a restaurant near the monument site.

Kathmandu Valley Heritage Tour - Accommodation

The accommodation for the Kathmandu Valley Heritage tour includes a three-star category hotels in Thamel. Including a farewell dinner at cultural restaurant, tour package is inclusive of 3 breakfast with twin sharing accommodation. Buffet breakfast serve a balanced meal with tea/coffee at your comfortable morning hour. Beside that, our cultural guide helps traveler to explore the locally renowned restaurant for special local cuisine and tastes. We believe that an insight wth local foods is the major part of cultural tours.

DaysHotel/LodgeCategoryPlace
Day 01Samsara Resort, Hotel Thamel or similar standardor similar standard3 StarKathmandu
Day 02Samsara Resort, Hotel Thamel or similar standard3 StarKathmandu
Day 03Hotel viewpoint or similar standard3 StarNagarkot
Day 04Samsara Resort, Hotel Thamel or similar standard3 StarKathmandu

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Oct 12, 2019
by Jaxon O'Shea on Oriental Journeys

Kathmandu Valley Heritage Tour is a perfect tour to explore the world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. We have visited the holy shrines called Pashupatinath, Goddess Kumari and Boudhnath Stupa. I was really surprised and attracted with the tradition like Nepali people worship small girl as Goddess Kumari. We saw Kumari, the living goddess of Nepal when our guide request the relative family in Kathmandu Durbar Square. Luckily, we got a chance to see the panoramic views of Mountains and the sunrise view over Himalayas from Nagarkot. Our guide Machhindra was really cool and very knowledgeable about the history and tradition of Nepal. I definitely recommend Machhindra as a guide for any cultural and sightseeing tour to Nepal.

Sep 30, 2019
by Jenny on Oriental Journeys

We had a fun time during our visit to Nepal. We went for Kathmandu Valley Heritage tour after our Everest Base Camp Trek. It was a festival time. Particularly we enjoyed the mask dance and chariot procession in Kathmandu Durbar Square. The little girl, Kumari, our guide says, "living god", was so cute. Thousands of people were there and it was so crowd. We hardly escape from there. The local food was too delicious but a bit spicy. The taste was amazing. The cultural heritage tour is that one must do to understand Nepal. Thanks, Oriental Journeys and Machhindra for this great tour.

Kathmandu Valley Heritage Tour - Detail Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Kathmandu Durbar Square Sightseeing
Kathmandu Durbar Square Sightseeing

Upon arrival at the international airport, meet, assist and transfer to Hotel (a very nice centrally located at Thamel), rest and free at afternoon. Stay overnight at Hotel.

02

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing

Swoyambhunath Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Swoyambhunath Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

Sightseeing tour at Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath. You will back to your hotel for an overnight stay.

03

Day 03: Full Day Sightseeing

Durbar Square of Patan
Durbar Square of Patan

Sightseeing at Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square then drive to Nagarkot to catch the Sunset view.

We stay overnight at Hotel.

04

Day 04: Observe Sunrise, Drive back to Kathmandu for departure

Nagarkot
Nagarkot

Wake up before dawn and wait for the sun to come up. Observe sunrise over the mountains. Take your breakfast and drive back to Kathmandu. This is the final day of the tour. The vehicle will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport. Then, you will depart for your next destination.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the major attractions of this tour?

The largest stupa of the world- Boudhnath, the greatest Hindu temple of the world- Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath (monkey temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square as well as Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square are the major attractions of this tour.

What is the best season for this tour?

Since this is the city tour in the Heritage sites of Kathmandu valley, you can visit the places all around the year. Since this is the easiest tours, people from 0 to 99 years can visit the sites.

What is the highest altitude of this tour?

1350m elevation is the highest altitude of this specific tour.

Does this tour include hotel accommodation in Kathmandu?

No, this tour does not grant hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. You have to book the hotel on your own. Either, we may help you in booking a hotel if you request on your payment.

Cost Includes

  • Drop and pickup on a private vehicle
  • Accommodation in twin sharing basis with Breakfast during the trip
  • An English speaking professional tour guide for the trip
  • Private vehicle for the entire tour
  • Entrance fee during tour.
  • Wages of guide and other member

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa fee
  • Meals at Kathmandu.
  • Expenses of personal bills, tipping, laundry, travel insurance, emergency evacuation etc.
  • Any other cost not mentioned in cost includes field above.

Kathmandu Valley Heritage Tour - Fixed Departure Cost & Dates


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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Duration Duration
4 Days
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
1360
Activities Activities
Heritage visit | walking & driving
Destination Destination
Nepal
Start/End Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Transportation Transportation
Private Car/Vehicle
Grade Grade
Easy
Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
Cultural Sightseeing tour
Meals Meals
3 Breakfast
Group Size Group Size
1-25 People
Best Seasons Best Seasons
Round the Year
Accommodation Accommodation
Not included

Kathmandu Valley Heritage Tour is a fully guided four days tours around Kathmandu valley.  Once, famous as the city with more temples, the major parts of the Kathmandu valley are heritage in itself. The tour provides you the main highlights of Heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. Therefore, it takes you to the different UNESCO listed world heritage sites scattered in the different parts of the valley.  This tour includes Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath stupa tour.

UNESCO Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley

During our Kathmandu Valley Heritage Tour we visit altogether 7 UNESCO World Cultural Heritage manument sites inside Kathmandu Valley :

  1. Pashupatinath Temple
  2. Bouddhanath Stupa
  3. Swayambhunath Stupa/Temple
  4. Kathmandu Durbar Square
  5. Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  6. Patan Durbar Square
  7. Changunarayan Temple

Pashupatinath Temple

On the first day of Kathmandu Valley Heritage Tour, you will start from sightseeing of Pashupatinath Temple area. Since Pashupatinath is the biggest Hindu temple in Nepal, more than ten thousands of pilgrims visit the temple every day. As the temple lies at the bank of Holy Bagmati River, the location of the temple still makes this temple the sacred one. The temple premises are quite close to Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu. Therefore, the Kathmandu Valley Heritage Tour starts from the Pashupatinath temple.

Swayambhunath Stupa/Temple (Monkey Temple)

The other sites with this tour include Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath. Both of them are Buddhist Stupas. The first is close to Pashupatinath and the second one locates at the top of a small hillock at the western side of the main city of Kathmandu Valley. Furthermore, Boudhanath temple is one of the largest stupas in the world. It is worth visit these sites to know about Buddhism and Buddhist culture in detail.  Due to which both national and international tourists visit the sites most often round the year.

The Swayambhunath temple is famous among both Hindus and Buddhists. Therefore, both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit this temple.  Besides this, this temple is more popular with foreigners as a monkey temple. As the name denotes, the temple owns the largest monkey population around its surroundings.

Boudhanath Stupa

This tour includes Boudhnath stupa as well. The Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in South Asia. The stupa locates alongside the ancient trade route to Tibet. Furthermore, the stupa is unique because it was built in a Nepali Buddhist style. Over Seventy Five Tibetan monasteries are there around the stupa.  Therefore, one has beautiful chances of appreciating the spectacular art and architecture of ancient Nepal and neighboring Tibet in Boudhanath stupa.

You can do the Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour along with Wildlife Jungle Safari in Chitwan or Bardia National Park and visiting Pokhara and Birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini. Most of the trekkers prefer to visit the UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley after or before their trekking tour and expedition tours.

Transportation

Our transfer service include private vehicle for the sightseeing day tours. Sedan / Scorpio A/C car serves for 1- 6 travelers and a tourist coach serves for the big groups. It transfers you from your hotel to the monument site and take you from one site to another.

Food/Meals

Our UNESCO world heritage sightseeing tours begin after breakfast and concludes around 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Generally, we take a launch pause after visiting two sites. Travellers can enjoy lunch at a restaurant near the monument site.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Kathmandu Durbar Square Sightseeing
Kathmandu Durbar Square Sightseeing

Upon arrival at the international airport, meet, assist and transfer to Hotel (a very nice centrally located at Thamel), rest and free at afternoon. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing

Swoyambhunath Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Swoyambhunath Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

Sightseeing tour at Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath. You will back to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 03: Full Day Sightseeing

Durbar Square of Patan
Durbar Square of Patan

Sightseeing at Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square then drive to Nagarkot to catch the Sunset view.

We stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: Observe Sunrise, Drive back to Kathmandu for departure

Nagarkot
Nagarkot

Wake up before dawn and wait for the sun to come up. Observe sunrise over the mountains. Take your breakfast and drive back to Kathmandu. This is the final day of the tour. The vehicle will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport. Then, you will depart for your next destination.

What are the major attractions of this tour?

The largest stupa of the world- Boudhnath, the greatest Hindu temple of the world- Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath (monkey temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square as well as Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square are the major attractions of this tour.

What is the best season for this tour?

Since this is the city tour in the Heritage sites of Kathmandu valley, you can visit the places all around the year. Since this is the easiest tours, people from 0 to 99 years can visit the sites.

What is the highest altitude of this tour?

1350m elevation is the highest altitude of this specific tour.

Does this tour include hotel accommodation in Kathmandu?

No, this tour does not grant hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. You have to book the hotel on your own. Either, we may help you in booking a hotel if you request on your payment.

Cost Includes

  • Drop and pickup on a private vehicle
  • Accommodation in twin sharing basis with Breakfast during the trip
  • An English speaking professional tour guide for the trip
  • Private vehicle for the entire tour
  • Entrance fee during tour.
  • Wages of guide and other member

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa fee
  • Meals at Kathmandu.
  • Expenses of personal bills, tipping, laundry, travel insurance, emergency evacuation etc.
  • Any other cost not mentioned in cost includes field above.

There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

Reviews on Kathmandu Valley Heritage Tour

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Average rating:  
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Oct 12, 2019
by Jaxon O'Shea on Oriental Journeys

Kathmandu Valley Heritage Tour is a perfect tour to explore the world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. We have visited the holy shrines called Pashupatinath, Goddess Kumari and Boudhnath Stupa. I was really surprised and attracted with the tradition like Nepali people worship small girl as Goddess Kumari. We saw Kumari, the living goddess of Nepal when our guide request the relative family in Kathmandu Durbar Square. Luckily, we got a chance to see the panoramic views of Mountains and the sunrise view over Himalayas from Nagarkot. Our guide Machhindra was really cool and very knowledgeable about the history and tradition of Nepal. I definitely recommend Machhindra as a guide for any cultural and sightseeing tour to Nepal.

Sep 30, 2019
by Jenny on Oriental Journeys

We had a fun time during our visit to Nepal. We went for Kathmandu Valley Heritage tour after our Everest Base Camp Trek. It was a festival time. Particularly we enjoyed the mask dance and chariot procession in Kathmandu Durbar Square. The little girl, Kumari, our guide says, "living god", was so cute. Thousands of people were there and it was so crowd. We hardly escape from there. The local food was too delicious but a bit spicy. The taste was amazing. The cultural heritage tour is that one must do to understand Nepal. Thanks, Oriental Journeys and Machhindra for this great tour.

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