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Region : Nepal
Trip Duration : 1 Days
Max Altitude : 1400m / 4593ft
Starts at : Kathmandu
Ends At : Kathmandu
Trip Grade : Easy
Accommodation : Hotel
Transportation : Private Vehicle
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Over the last couple of decades Kathmandu has been reasonably quick to embrace modernity. However the home of the Newars still exhibits richness of cultural and architectural marvels, observes the diversity of traditional celebrations, and serves the spicy delicacy of the local cuisine. Kathmandu, in the midst of modernity, still lives History.

Even though a day tour of Kathmandu might not be enough to provide you the opportunity to soak up everything it has to offer, what it certainly does is provide a teaser of this urbanised capital city of Nepal which alone homes seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

The day tour of Kathmandu that Access Nepal arranges serves you an offbeat mix of the bustling city life and the peaceful gongs of the temple bells, the chaos of the city centre and the geometric perfection of the ancient palaces, temples, monasteries and squares, the stray dogs circling around pile of garbage and the monkeys yanking food from the passersby in temple and monastery premises, and the beggars and the vendors. 

Day Tour Description:

Your day tour will be facilitated by our English speaking tour guide and we will be using a comfortable private vehicle for the day. We will start by driving to Pashupatinath temple to start the tour. The existence of this Shivatemple build in Nepalese Pagoda architecture is in existence from as early as 400 AD and is highly revered by the Hindus. Pashupatinath temple has Hindu crematory sites in its proximity by the Bagmati River.

We will next visit Bouddhanath Stupa. The mystic sounds of Buddhist mantra and hymns played in the adjacent shops provide the perfect background score for your tranquil stroll around the Stupa premises. We will have our lunch in Bouddhanth in one of the rooftop restaurant with the imposing view of the majestic Stupa

After lunch, we will drive to Swayambhunath which is popular to foreign tourists as Monkey Temple for the troop of monkeys (which are considered as holy) that take shelter in its premises. After we ascend long (and tiring for some) steep stone-stairs, we will reach the magnificent Buddhist Stupa.  In that Swayambhunath is located at the highest point of the valley, we can enjoy a wide angle view of Kathmandu. 

After spending some quality time around the peaceful Stupa, we will head to Kathmandu Durbar Square which used to be the home of the royals of Kathmandu. Around the square are various palaces exhibiting rich Pagoda architecture as well as a palace that is built in Weser Renaissance architecture. Durbar Square also homes a museum which displays history and tradition of Nepal from early times. We will also walk along the Freak Streetwhich used to be a Hippy hub during the 80s before ending the day tour. 

What to Bring for the Day:

During spring and autumn months, you can simply set with your camera, t- shirt, pullover, and mineral water in your bag.

You can dress yourself casually in shirt, -shirt, common pant, or jeans/short pant etc. Good trainers are recommended rather than sandals though.  

Trip Highlights
  • Embrace of Modernity and History.
  • Teaser of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Blend of City Life and Temple Peace.
  • Pashupatinath Temple's Sacred Aura.
  • Panoramic Views from Monkey Temple.
  • Tranquility at Bouddhanath Stupa.
Include / Excludes

Price Includes

  • Accompany of Licensed, highly experienced, English-speaking tour guide with salary and all personal expenses covered
  • A comfortable, air-conditioned car with a professional, friendly driver for the tour
  • Pick-up from your hotel and drop-off at your hotel after the tour
  • All applicable monument entrance fees and permits during the tour as per itinerary
  • All applicable government charges and taxes

Price Excludes

  • Nepal Visa and International air-tickets
  • Travel Insurance: medical expenses and hospitalization, and Trip Cancellation charges
  • Personal equipment, meals, accommodations and any other personal expenses such as beverages, confectionaries, laundries, etc.
  • Tips to your guide, porters, driver and other field staff as a token of appreciation
  • Any other expenses or charges not mentioned in the “Trip Includes” list
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FAQs

What is the significance of Kathmandu's cultural heritage?

Kathmandu’s cultural heritage reflects a rich history of architectural marvels, diverse traditions, and celebrations that have been preserved alongside the city’s embrace of modernity.

How many UNESCO World Heritage Sites are there in Kathmandu?

Kathmandu is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, each showcasing unique historical and artistic importance.

What are some key attractions of the day tour in Kathmandu?

The tour includes visits to Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Monkey Temple (Swayambhunath), and Kathmandu Durbar Square, offering insights into spiritual, cultural, and historical aspects.

What is the best time to take the day tour in Kathmandu?

The tour is ideal during spring and autumn months when the weather is pleasant. Pack essentials like a camera, t-shirt, pullover, and comfortable footwear.

What is the significance of Freak Street in Kathmandu?

Freak Street was a hub for hippies during the 1980s, known for its counterculture scene. It’s now a nostalgic walk that offers glimpses into the city’s history and past.

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