One of the most popular tours in Nepal is Kathmandu tour. The Kathmandu tour will include the UNESCO heritage sites which are the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Swayambhunath, which is also known as monkey temple, an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley. Overlooking most parts of the valley Pashupatinath the holy and famous Shiva temple with golden pagoda tier roofs and four silver doors surrounded by lovely forest with many monkeys around. And Bouddhanath a massive dome with tow tier where one can walk up near the top with beautiful views of surrounding Bouddhanath area with a shop, stores, restaurants, and monasteries. We will also visit Bhaktapur, Patan, and Budanilkantha.
You can do Kathmandu tour before the trek started and after your trek finish. You have less holiday in Nepal but still wants to visit major places of Kathmandu? Take a look at our Kathmandu One Day Sightseeing Tour.
Detail Itinerary Of Kathmandu Tour
Day 01: Visit Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath and Buddha on a private vehicle.
Today we will start our sightseeing Kathmandu trip from 9 Am as usual after having breakfast. Our tour guide will wait for you at your hotel lobby. You can introduce with him/her, and start exploring Kathmandu on a private car/van/bus. Climb up to the impressive Swayambhunath complex (also known as the monkey temple) with its stupa, shrines, and temples where you can take a break from the city and look out over Kathmandu and its valley. Later, visit the gorgeous Kathmandu Durbar Square.
After which you will visit Pashupatinath biggest Hindu temple. It locates on the banks of the Bagmati River. It is a famous and sacred Hindu temple. One of the major festivals that the temple celebrates is Maha Shivaratri. Next will be Buddha, the most significant stupa in Nepal. It is an essential place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists & local Nepalis. It is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sightseeing will typically be finished at 4 pm. After which you can do some shopping in Kathmandu with our guide if needed.
Day 02: Visit Patan and Bhaktapur on a Private vehicle and Sunrise or Sunset view from Nagarkot.
Today we visit more few places near Kathmandu valley. All those sites are listed on UNESCO world heritage site. We will visit Patan and Bhaktapur today. Patan Darbar square is rich in architecture and arts. Further we will visit Bhaktapur, an irresistible city with an authentic local lifestyle. In Bhaktapur we will visit Nyata- Pola temple, the Golden gate, water spouts and the 55 window palace. Depending on your interest we will visit Nagarkot today either for sunrise or for sunset. Nagarkot village sits at 7200 ft from where we can see the beautiful, stunning Himalayan vistas. We will be driven back to Kathmandu later at afternoon, and our Kathmandu tour will end today.