Kathmandu day tours is a tour in the Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu day tour includes Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Boudhanath and Kathmandu durbar squares visit in the Kathmandu valley. But in a Kathmandu day tours, we can also arrange the day tour around the Kathmandu valley from where you can see mountains view and nature. Nepal Trek Hub Kathmandu valley day tours include the 4 major world heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley. This tour is suited for the travellers who come to Nepal for a short period holiday or business trip or transit trip as well. In this tour, we will cover the most delightful 4 world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. Travellers will be able to know the history of Nepal, cultures, religions, social norms and values, traditions of the Nepalese society as well as the historic monuments of the Kathmandu valley. See below all the world heritage sites are described carefully.

We have also given some day tours ideas near the Kathmandu valley which can be done in a day. You can see the magnificent view of the Langtang Himalayan ranges as well as enjoy nature around the Kathmandu valley which we have also discussed below where you get more idea of Kathmandu day tours.

Kathmandu day tour

On Kathmandu day tour the following world heritage sites of Kathmandu, They are Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath temple, Swyambhunath stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square

Pashupatinath temple

Pashupatinath is one of the most popular Hindu holy sites in the world. It is the main shrine for the billions of Hindus. The Pashupatinath is a lord shiva temple and lord shiva is one of the 3 major gods who destroy the creations to keep it on the balance. Most of the Hindu believe that shiva is the supreme god. The Hindu who believes in shiva religions Pashupatinath is one of the temples which they need to visit at least once in a lifetime. Located in the Bagmati riverbank in the heart of Kathmandu has a special relationship with the Kathmandu people because Pashupatinath is their main shrines. There is no strong evidence of how the temples were created. One of the popular myths about the Pashupatinath temple is that around 2000 years ago there was a first ruling dynasty in Kathmandu. It used to be called Gopal Bamsi. Gopal bamsi used to pet the cow for their daily lives. There were some cow caretakers who saw cows offering her milk in the same place for a long time, later on, they excavated the area and found 5 faces of Shiva Linga. That is the reason they build the Pashupatinath temple.

What can you see in Pashupatinath temples

The Pashupatinath temple is a very special holy place for Nepalese and Indian peoples. Only Hindu people are allowed to go inside the temples. There are other temples within its area. Such temples are Bhairav temple, ram temple, Vishnu temple, Ganesh temple, Kirateshowr temple, Guheshowri temples. There are around 108 Shiva Lingas around the Pashupatinath area. Visitors will see How Hindu cremate their dead body here. They will also see the Sadhu (holy man), different monuments and Sculpture. You will know Hinduism visiting these temples. For your information, this is one of the world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley.

Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath Stupa lies in the north-west of Kathmandu valley. It is one of the oldest stupas of Nepal. It has another name Jharung Khashor. In ancient times there was a woman who used to have poultry for her daily lives. Deducting the daily lives expenses she asked the king that she wants to build the stupa which the king accepts. That is how this stupa built. The Buddhist people believe that there are relics of the Kashyap Buddha on the bottom of the stupa. That is why it is the oldest stupa in Nepal. The octagonal shape stupa has 3 steps based on the top the stupa is founded and on the first step, people can surround the stupa. The stupa is very attractive because of its height and the prayer flags around the stupa. The Buddhist people live around the stupa and they do surround the Boudhanath early in the morning and in the evening. There are many monasteries around the Boudhanath stupa plus there is also an Ajima Temple. That is the reason how Hinduism and Buddhism are interrelated to each other. The Boudhanath area has a Buddhist university where people can learn Buddhism.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu durbar square is one of the world heritage sites which is a main administrative building in a former time. The Kathmandu Durbar square is a sum of the temples and the palace. Kathmandu durbar square has some temples which were built 500 years ago. After the earthquake, most of the temples were damaged and they are under reconstruction. There is a Kumari temple where you will still see the living goddess. The Kathmandu durbar square gives you a vast knowledge of Nepal art, architecture, cultures and history. The wooden architecture is another amazing thing that you can see on Kathmandu durbar square. After sightseeing here you will visit the oldest market of the Kathmandu valley.

Kathmandu day tour Shivapuri hiking

Shivapuri day Hiking is an excellent hiking route near the Kathmandu valley which is one of the excellent Kathmandu day tours. The day hikes are very near the center of Kathmandu and go inside the Shivapuri National Park. This national park has surrounded the Kathmandu valley widely. The Shivapuri National park is also the resource of the drinking water for the people of Kathmandu. The Shivapuri hikes bring you on the top of Shivapuri Hill stations 2750 Meters from where you can see the astonishing view of the Langtang Himalayan Range. Hikers will enjoy the peaceful natures of the Shivapuri National park as well as the view of Kathmandu city. This is a 5-6 hours hike which is quite an ascent to the top. During your hike, you can also see the Nagi Monastery on the way where you find monks studying Buddhism.

Kakani hiking on Kathmandu day tour

Kakani day hiking is an excellent day tour of Kathmandu that the travellers can do. If you are interested in seeing the mountains and enjoying nature in a short period of time then Kakani hiking is the best option for you. Kakani to Gurjebhanjyang hiking allows you to enjoy nature by walking into the dense forest of the Kakaki. It is a very nice route that you can see the whole Langtang Himalayan ranges from the trails as well as the green valley of Nuwakot. Ganesh Himal, Langtang lirung, Langtang ri, and many other peaks are the spotlight of the hike. Planted terrace field and the local houses on the hills make your hike even more memorable. By 1 hour of driving, you can reach the Kakani scout camp. The scout camp is the place where you can relax and have great views of the Himalayas. The hike now goes into the forests to the check post where there is a national park army check post. You will be filling the details on the check post before you enter into the hike. The hike now goes through the easy way to the Surya Chaur. There are no human settlements in between that hike. Surya Chaur is the top hill stations from where you can see the panoramic view of the Langtang Himalayan ranges and the green landscape.

Why you will Like Kathmandu day tour

  • Kathmandu day tour is a great chance to see understand the cultural, historical and religious themes of Nepal
  • Travellers can see the 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Boudhanath and Kathmandu durbar square.
  • If you don’t like to visit the cultural sites in Kathmandu valley then there is another option that you can go day hiking. There is 2 popular day hiking routes Kakani Day Hiking and Shivapuri Day Hiking.

What to expect from Kathmandu Day tour

  • The Kathmandu day tour experience might differs as per the weather, if the weather is good then you can enjoy the sightseeing very well.
  • Pasupatinath temple area makes you little sad because you will definitely see the Hindu cremation
  • With the Demand of itinerary, you need to wake of sometime early as well. For example, if you are going to Mountain flight then you must wake up early in the morning

What is exceptional case on Kathmandu Day tour

  • There might be a traffic jam while we drive.
  • Weather is unpredictable
  • The facility differs as per your plan and standard of travel plan

Please get the suggestion from Nepal Trek Hub regarding the wearing and rain gears if you are coming here on monsoon.

Kathmandu day tour itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu valley sightseeing
    Kathmandu valley sightseeing
    First, pashupatinath temple
    Second, Boudhanath temple
    Swyambhunath Stupa
    Kathmandu Durbar square

Kathmandu day tour includes

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • Tour guide during the Sightseeing
  • Tour guide during Hiking
  • Private vehicle with A/C
  • Airport Transfer
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by tour guide with private veichle
  • Domestic Airport Transport
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary

Cost excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and also during the hike
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
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Kathmandu day tour
    Duration:1 Days
  • Accommodation:No
  • RegionAround Kathmandu
  • MealsNo
  • Altitude1350M
  • Group-Size1-18 Person
  • Transportation:Private veichle
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