Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Day Tour is a short journey that allows you to discover the Kathmandu district's antique temples and religious shrines. You will visit the top four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Swoyambhunath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The tours and sightseeing in Kathmandu valley take you into a mystical history where the past remains alive in the present, tradition tirelessly repeats itself into a culture that remains seeped into an ancient account created by the Kings of past generations, and religious doctrines strictly stay till this day. Kathmandu Day Trip/Excursion in Detail A representative from HimalayanWindows will meet you at the hotel/airport and brief you about the day tour and sightseeing program. If you are leaving the Hotel; after an early breakfast, you will be taken for the day sightseeing in four significant places in Kathmandu such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath…
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Day Tour is a short journey that allows you to discover the Kathmandu district’s antique temples and religious shrines. You will visit the top four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Swoyambhunath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The tours and sightseeing in Kathmandu valley take you into a mystical history where the past remains alive in the present, tradition tirelessly repeats itself into a culture that remains seeped into an ancient account created by the Kings of past generations, and religious doctrines strictly stay till this day.
Buddha Statue at Swoyambhunath temple also called ‘Monkey Temple.’
We begin today’s sightseeing tour with a visit to Swoyambhunath, also called Monkey Temple, a 2500-year-old site; it is said to be the Radiant Lotus of the valley mythology settled when Manjushri, the god of wisdom, drained the water. The Five Dhyani Buddha, attended by their consorts, are enshrined at the stupa’s base, then continue to tour into Boudhanath.
Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu
The Boudhanath Stupa is the world’s largest Stupa and of Tibetan Buddhist Culture in Nepal. Antique shops where you can buy things of your preference relating to Buddhist religion such as Thankas, etc.
Pashupatinath Temple Kathmandu
After the Boudhanath, you will proceed to Pashupatinath Temple stands along the side of the Bagmati River. It is a sacred temple for Hindus. Pashupatinath temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the Hindu trinity and guardian deities. As you approach the cremation areas of the temple, you will witness the Hindu ritual of cremating a corpse. During the festival of Shiva Ratri, the temple is crowded with hundreds of thousands of devotees. Although, the new electric cremation machine is started working due to environmental causes.
Kathmandu Durbar square, also called Basantapur Durbar Square
In the afternoon, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square; also known as Basantapur Durbar Square, including Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient royal residential quarter, Mahadev and Parvati Temple, Machhender Bahl – a holy place for the Buddhists and Hindus, Temple House of Kumari, the vestal virgin or the Living Goddess. Due to the devastating earthquake in April 2015, some temples were destroyed and impacted but are still worth visiting. After completing a day tour excursion, you will be dropped off at your reserved Hotel.
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Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit to confirm the tour with Himalayan Windows (HW). The remaining balance can be paid 3 days before the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and a bank fee is applicable.
Cancellation: For cancellations more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.
Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek, especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.
Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch, and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals and you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.
Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. A Nepal Tourist Visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross-country tours.
Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance before the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color-scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more about Bhutan travel info.
Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.
Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share a climate from high mountains to low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and are ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon seasons.
Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.
HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last-hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nepal Tour and Trekking Do I Need A Visa To Enter Nepal? Yes, all foreigners, Except Indians, need a Nepalese visa to enter Nepal. Most nationals can get an on-arrival visa at the TIA airport. However, it is advised to consult with your nearby Embassy or Consulate of Nepal. What do I need to get my visa? You need to have a valid passport, some… Read More »