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Kathmandu Day Tour

Kathmandu City Tours Highlights 

1. Seven UNESCO World Heritage sites 

2. Nagarkot mountain sunrise view

3. Mount Everest helicopter tour

4. Narayanhiti Museum, Thamel and Asan tour 

5. Chandragiri Hills cable car with Himalayas view

6, Delicious food with beverages

Overview

Kathmandu Day Tour is an exciting 3-7 hours must-see city sightseeing, hiking, Everest flight, cycling, cable car and shopping trips by experienced guide car in Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu city trips are safe, affordable, natural and cultural hub experiences. Day tours begin around 9 in the morning with a hot breakfast. Nepal travellers' attractions are cultural with historical treasures, Patan, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu city, 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites with Living Goddess Kumari, and six hill stations. Annually, two million tourists visit Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, the largest City of temples, history, economy, politics and urban centre.

Kathmandu Day Tour is Nepal's best-selling trip to the renowned UNESCO Heritage Pashupatinath templeKathmandu Durbar SquareSwayambhunath, and Boudhanath stupa. Alternative excursions vary Himalayas sunrise hill stations, Chandragiri (2550 m), Shivapuri (2732 m), Nagarjun (2095 m), Pharping, Namo Buddha (1750 m), Godavari, White Gompa, and Kopan Gompa. Tourists meet unblemished dwellers, Newars with warm hospitality, Hindu Buddhist culture, exceptional craftsmanship, religious symbols, trade, festivals, food habits, and dress. 

Kathmandu guide is worth explaining on history, culture, education and caste system. Gateway to Nepal Himalaya, Kathmandu Valley, has 130 significant monuments with remarkable pagoda, shikhara, round dome, and circular architectures, wood, stone, bronze carvings, freak street, electric wires, pilgrims, Sadhu, monkeys, deer, dog, and holy bull activities. Tourists, students, pilgrims and culture lovers participate in a few hours of Kathmandu city sightseeing tours. Kathmandu alternative day trips are suggested to the city centre, Himalayas viewpoints (Nagarkot, Chandragiri), and outside the valley (Lumbini and Pokhara). One to three days will be sufficient for Kathmandu city sightseeing. Public display of affection is socially unacceptable in Nepal. Take off your shoes before entering the temple. Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ) about Kathmandu city tours are below.

History

Hindu and Buddhist legends were behind the origin of Kathmandu Valley. Once the valley was a pristine lake, Sage Manjushri came from China to worship Swayambhu. He struck a deep cleft of the Chovar hill with his divine scimitar and drained off the water, making the valley inhabitable for human settlement. On the other hand, Lord Krishna of the Mahabharata age came to the valley and sliced the Chovar hill with his divine discus Sudarshan Chakra, flowed out the water, and prepared the valley for human settlement. The cowherds Gopals were the first inhabitants of the valley. Afterwards, buffalo herds, Kirat, Lichhavi, Malla, and Shah dynasties ruled in the valley until 2008 AD. The Bagmati civilisation is ancient. The excavation of Maligaon in Kathmandu in 1992 found the statue of King Jaya Verma with an inscription dated 185 AD. 

Tour Guide Cost

English-speaking certified guides are worth airport arrival departures, Kathmandu city tours, history, monuments, photographs, lunch, and seen unseen things describing. Member of the hospitality and travel industry, tour guide is the country's non-paid ambassador. Guides respond to complete tour management, entertaining guests, answering questions, sharing knowledge, and leading groups or individuals through historical sites, museums, and outdoor excursions without any difficulties. A day professional tour guide costs 3500 Rupees to 7000 Rupees.

Private Vehicles Cost

Private vehicles with air-conditioning car (1-3 seater), van (4-6 seater), jeep (4-6 seater), Hiace (7-14 seater), coaster (15-20 seater) and bus (25-35 seater) for 6-7 hour day tour costs 4,500 Rupees to 15,000 Rupees. 

Day Entrance Cost

The UNESCO World Heritage sites, Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park, the National Museum Chhauni, Narayanhiti Palace Museum, the botanical garden Godavari, Panauti and The Garden of Dream require an entrance fee for foreigners. Kathmandu's four UNESCO heritage sites take 2600 Nepali Rupees for adult tourists. Seven UNESCO World Heritage entrances cost 5800 Rupees for a foreign tourist. SAARC tourists charge lower entrance fees. 

Tourist Pick-Up Location

The tour operator confirms the pick-up location in Kathmandu. Tourists pick up from different locations because some tours might designate specific meeting points or landmarks in the city centre where tourists can gather to begin the trip. Thamel is a popular tourist area in Kathmandu from where many tour starts with numerous hotels, guesthouses, and travel agencies. Many tour operators offer pick-up directly from the tourist hotels. They often have a list of affiliated hotels for convenient pick-up. Trusted Kathmandu tour agency provides certified tour guides and private cars with drivers. The pick-up and drop-off location will be the tourist hotel in Kathmandu around 9 a.m.

Lunch Places

While exploring day sightseeing trips in Kathmandu, you might want to enjoy lunch at nearby places, including World Heritage sites. Consider the proximity of these heritage restaurants with tours. Kathmandu's 4 UNESCO Heritage Tour suggest a lunch place in Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Lunch will not be relevant in Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath. Bhaktapur and Patan suggest lunch places. Pack lunch required for a day hike to Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Phulchowki, and Hattiban Resort. Street food will not be hygienic because of dust. Take a bottle of water with you. 

10 Best Kathmandu Trips Itinerary

1. Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (6-7 hours)

2. Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changu Narayan Temple (6-7 hours)

3. Asan Bazar, National Museum Chhauni, Narayanhiti Palace Museum, Thamel, the Garden of Dream (6-7 hours)

4. Nagarkot (5-6 hours)

5. Mount Everest flight (3-4 hours)

6. Phulchowki, Godavari Botanical Garden (7-8 hours)

7. Chandragiri cable car & hike to Hattiban (6-7 hours)

8. Dakshinkali Temple, Pharping, Chovar, Kirtipur (6-7 hours)

9. Sanga Kailashnath Mahadeva, Dhulikhel, Namo Buddha (8-9 hours)

10. Kopan Monastery, Panauti (8-9 hours)

4 Best Trips Itinerary Outside Kathmandu 

1. Pokhara (9-10 hours)

2. Lumbini (9-10 hours)

3. Trishuli (9-10 hours)

4. Manakamana (9-10 hours)

Things to See in Kathmandu

The largest stupa (Boudhanath), tallest five-roof temples (Nyatapola, Kumbeshwar and Hanuman Temple), Museum (Narayanhiti, Chhauni), old street Asan, tourist centre, Bhaktapur alleyways, Kathmandu Living Goddess Kumari, Live cremation Bagmati River, Monkey, deer, bull Pashupati, Swayambhu, sacred Hindu Buddhist temples, excellent carvings, architectures, unique art, Nepalese lifestyle, pilgrims, monks, Sadhu, shaman, fortune tellers, weddings, vegetation, holy ponds, orphans home, mountains, village, terrace fields, sunrise, sunset, waterspouts, zoo, refugee settlements, a carpet factory, statue maker shop, botanical garden Godavari, schools, colleges, restaurants, hotels, universities, library, handicraft shops, industrial area Patan, army camps, shopping malls, book shops Pilgrims, and painting schools Boudha and Swayambhu

Scams in Kathmandu Sightseeing

Common scams can unfortunately happen in Kathmandu. While tourists wandering in World Heritage Sites face hoaxes, begging for baby milk, selling goods, donations, offers tika, and photos for money, be cautious with strangers without saying anything. One can offer to buy a cake. Monks approach tourists and ask for donations to their temple. Taxi drivers may sometimes overcharge without using a meter. Research common scams where you are visiting. Just follow your experienced guide for delightful sightseeing. 

Tour Season

Kathmandu city sightseeing offers all seasons, though the best tour advises from mid-September to May. Mid-June to mid-September falls monsoon. The monsoon tour required a raincoat. December to February will be cold. March to August will be hot. Kathmandu's day temperature remains 17° Celsius (winter) to 30° Celsius (summer).

Kathmandu Traffic

The city traffic stays busy from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Professional drivers suggested Kathmandu drive. Police control the traffic by hand signal without traffic lights and flyovers. People and cattle jump off without warning. Public holidays and Saturday drive will be comfortable. Keep contact with your driver without enough heritage parking. 

Kathmandu Tour Booking Cost

Kathmandu day tour 2024-2025 bookings open with a private vehicle, English-speaking guide, and UNESCO Heritage fees. The cost of booking a tour in Kathmandu can vary widely depending on the type of tour, duration, inclusions, services, group or private tour, season and demand. Always inquire directly with tour agencies for specific pricing information. Kathmandu full-day city tour with a local agency without commission costs 80-200 Dollars depending on group size, entrance fees, vehicle rate and licensed English guide salary. Yeti Trail Adventure is a trustworthy local tour company for Kathmandu tour booking at WhatsApp +9779847688421. We guarantee understanding value for money, happiness, and satisfaction. Get the following Kathmandu tour itineraries, packages and prices. 

Kathmandu Day Tour Package

Sankhu Nagarkot Day Hike
Trip Cost: USD 130

Sankhu Nagarkot Day Hike

Duration: 6:00 hours
Max. Altitude: 2000 m Nagarkot
Start/End: Kathm
Best Season: September to May

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Changunarayan Nagarkot Day Hike
Trip Cost: USD 130

Changunarayan Nagarkot Day Hike

Duration: 6:00 hours
Start/End: u
Departure Date: Everyday at 8
Best Season: September to May

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Nagarjun day hike
Trip Cost: USD 80

Nagarjun day hike

Duration: 7:00 hours
Start/End: Kathm
Departure Date: Everyday at 8
Trip Cost: 80

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Kathmandu Valley Tour
Trip Cost: USD 500

Kathmandu Valley Tour

Duration: 4 days
Max. Altitude: Nagarkot)
Departure Date: Everyday
Trip Cost: 500

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Kathmandu full day tour
Trip Cost: USD 110

Kathmandu Full Day Tour

Duration: 6:00 hours
Departure Date: Everyday 8-9 AM
Start and End: Kathm
Trip Cost: 110

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Kathmandu Half Day Tour
Trip Cost: USD 80

Kathmandu Half-Day Tour

Duration: 3:00 hours
Departure Date: Everyday 8-9 AM
Start and End: Kathm
Trip Cost: 80

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Mountain flight in Nepal
Trip Cost: USD 230

Everest flight tour

Duration: One hour
Start: u Airport
Views: Mt. Everest
Trip Cost: 230

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Nagarkot Day Tour
Trip Cost: USD 110

Nagarkot Sunrise Day Tour

Duration: 7 hours
Departure Date: 5 AM
Views: Sunrise & Mt. Everest
Trip Cost: 110

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Shivapuri Day Hike
Trip Cost: USD 130

Shivapuri Day Hike

Duration: 9 hours
Max. Altitude: Shivapuri Top
Start/End: Kathm
Departure Date: Everyday at 7

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Chandragiri Hattiban Resort Day Hike
Trip Cost: USD 140

Chandragiri Day Hike

Duration: 7 hours
Start/End: u
Trip Cost: 140
Grade: Moderate

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