Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Day Tour


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWN008
Trip Duration
1 Day(s)
Activities
Day Trip
Start Point
Kathmandu
End Point
Kathmandu
Max Altitude
1310m
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
All Year round
Diffic. Level
Easy
Accomodations & Meals

  • Mineral Water
Locations Covered

Overview


"Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Day Tour is a short journey that allows you to discover Kathmandu’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 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 (Monkey temple), Boudhnath, Pashupatinath Temple.

Swoyambhunath Temple (Monkey Temple)

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

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

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

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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  • A representative from HimalayanWindows will meet you at the hotel/airport and brief you about the day tour program
  • If you are leaving the Hotel; after an early breakfast, you will be taken for the day sightseeing in four major places in Kathmandu such as Kathmandu Durbar SquareSwoyambhunath (Monkey temple)BoudhnathPashupatinath Temple.

US$ 75

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What's Included ?


  • Private Transportation
  • Tour Guide
  • Monument entry fees as per itinerary
  • Mineral water during the tour
  • All service fee and taxes

What's Excluded ?


  • Lunch and Dinner throughout the tour
  • International or Domestic tickets and airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa (US$40 for 15 Days)
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drink, Telephone calls, and laundry
  • Personal expenses, Tips and etc
  • Travel, Medical insurance, and first aid kit

Customer Reviews


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John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Payment: A deposit of 30% of the total tour cost is required to book the tour with Himalayan Windows (HW). The remaining balance is to be paid three days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made via Wire Transfer or Credit Card. All credit card payments are securely processed and a bank fee applies.

Cancellation: For cancellations more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, there will be no cancellation fee. If the cancellation happens within 29-4 days prior to the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount will be applied. Cancellations occurring within 3 days or less of the start date or in the case of a no-show, 100% of the total invoice amount will be charged. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

Accommodation: Accommodation is typically provided in twin rooms in cities, though a single supplement can be requested for an additional fee. During peak season, it can be difficult to find single or twin rooms in the mountains, so our lodges usually offer dormitory-style accommodation. Our priority is always to provide clean and safe rooms for our guests.

Meals: Our packages in Bhutan include full board meals, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. For treks, all meals are provided, but you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

Nepal Visa: If you are planning a trip to Nepal, you must have a valid passport and Nepal Visa. Depending on your country of origin, you may need to obtain a Nepal Tourist Visa before your arrival. To be eligible, your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from your Tour Start Date. If you are planning on traveling to multiple countries on your trip, make sure to get a multi-entries Nepal Visa.

Bhutan Visa Clearance: All visitors to Bhutan must have a valid Bhutan Visa Clearance before their trip. To obtain it, you must submit a color-scanned copy of your passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months from the start date of your tour. Your tour operator will send you a Visa Clearance prior to your departure, which you must present at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during check-in. Once you arrive at Paro Airport, your passport will be stamped with the original visa.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): All travelers from any nation intending to go to Tibet from Nepal must obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu with the help of a tour operator. To ensure the successful application of the TGV, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before your travel date. If you are coming from China, you will not require a TGV; instead, you will need a Chinese Visa and Permit. To find out more about the process of entering Tibet, please look into the Tibet entry procedure.

Nepal & Bhutan: Visiting Nepal and Bhutan at the same time is ideal as they share a similar climate. From high mountains to low land sub-tropical plains and jungles, the two countries have similar weather. The best time to visit is from March to April (spring) and October to December (autumn and early winter). During these months, the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder months, while June, July, and August (summer) are typically monsoon seasons.

Tibet: It is best to visit Tibet between April and October when the weather is warm and the skies are clear. However, from November to March, it is still possible to explore certain areas like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, and Mount Kailash, as long as the roads are not blocked by snow. Temperatures during this time may be quite cold.

HimalayanWindows strongly recommends that anyone planning to travel in the Himalayas purchase Travel Insurance. This policy will provide coverage in the case of medical emergencies, evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, and last-minute tour/ticket cancellations. Having this protection in place will help ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable.

FAQS


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 »

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