Kathmandu Tour

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:5 Days
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade:Easy
  • Max Elevation: 1910m/6266ft
  • Accommodation:Double/twin shearing accommodation
  • Meals:Breakfast basis
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle/tourist bus/flight
  • Best Time:Sept to May
  • Style:Hotel/Lodge


Kathmandu Tour among the Tours in Nepal is mainly for focusing a world heritage sites of ancient culture, arts, and Hindu Buddhist tribal traditions. Kathmandu valley is considered as the beautiful valley with a living gallery of Nepalese ethical group practices comprises of Hindu and Buddhist religion. Kathmandu Day Tour is not only famous for the culture and Durbar square, but a tremendous natural hills like Nagarkot, Bungmati, khokana, and Chobar also offers you delightful scenery of high mountains, landscapes, and wonderful villages. Sightseeing Places include the most precious UNESCO World Heritage Sights which were built by the Mallas kings of the segregation states. Kathmandu is assembled with less viewed local several ethical cultural villages, sanctum and legends which still has a proof existence yet and treasure for the ancient hidden temples (known as the city of temples), colorful bazaars and monuments. The Guided Tours in Kathmandu has a friendliest local people and the hospitality will create you to have your tour a successful and memorable one.

Tours in Kathmandu starts with the sightseeing tours just around the cities nearest UNESCO World Heritage Sights, an eye appealing tantalize numerous high mountain views from mountain flight, a senior natural views from the Nagarkot and the ethical Newari culture practices in different forms in Bungmati, Kritipur and Khokana. So, Kathmandu tour is considered as the combination of all the attraction factors contained in Nepal. Without doing Tours in Kathmandu, its complex to know about Nepal about its art, history, and religions.

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu for Kathmandu Tours
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Durbar Square - Swayambhunath and Patan Tours
  • Day 03: Pashupatinath – Bouddhanath and Nagarkot Tours 
  • Day 04: Bhaktapur Durbar Square Tours
  • Day 05: Day tours in the afternoon and Final departure
  • International airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis during the tours
  • Daily breakfast in the hotel before the tour
  • Professional local Tour Guide of Kathmandu city.
  • All transfer and sightseeing tour by private deluxe Car / Coach with Air condition
  • Tour Entrances fees of the monuments
  • Nepal visa- USD 25 upon arrival, at the airport, bring 2 Passport size photos
  • Travel insurance
  • Air fare and airport tax
  • Special Drinks
  • Cost of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, Tips etc.
  • Cost not mentioned in above list

Any day in the early morning Mountain flight tour of Mount Everest and Himalayan range Extra cost- USD 194- per person

  1. Bag pack.
  2. Day bag.( Small handbag)
  3. Shoes.
  4. Sports shoes or sandal.
  5. Sun Hat, cap
  6. Warm woolen cap.
  7. Pullover or warm sweeter.
  8. Raincoat.
  9. 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
  10. 2/3 pairs of trousers
  11. 3/4 pairs of shirts.
  12. 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  13. Eye glass
  14. Water bottle.
  15. Camera .
  16. Sun cream.

Safe drinking water 

Basically, we can get mineral water bottles. we suggest you to drink boiled water found in hotels and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water, helpful for protection of environment.

Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items

Hydro electricicty or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, ipod, iphone etc. Hotels or lodges provide these facilities. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Garbage Disposal

Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbages in the way where dustbin facilities is not available and conserve the environment.

Travel Insurance

You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities 

All the hotels houses offers hot showers. Every lodge have some kind of washing facilities according to the standard of hotel. The star hotel category facilities will be there.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?

Trekking Planner is a government licensed trekking company in Nepal. You can see photos of legal documents in about us section. We accept your booking under following terms and conditions:

  • Bookings must be done 48 hrs. in advance
  • Free Cancellation
  • No Down payment
  • No Deposit
  • Accept Cash Payment, Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Credit Card.

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Detail Itinerary

"Ready-Made itinerary presented on a website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss your tour plan."

As your aircraft lands at Kathmandu airport, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. In case of your time adequacy, our guide will take you around the local old market where you will get an opportunity to feel lifestyle of the diverse range of Kathmandu. Later on this evening you will be picked up from your hotel for a cultural dinner.

On the first day of full day tour in Kathmandu, you will be busy at three of the seven UNESCO cultural sites. This tour does not offer only informative monumental sight and pleasure but also the blessings from Kumari, the living goddess. In the first spot, you will be surrounded by a number of temples and old royal palace as the heart of the town. Artistic courtyards with sculptured structures, awesome architecture and living goddess Kumari are the main highlights of this site. A museum inside the Durbar presents memorials of the monarchs from Shah Dynasty.

Monuments to visit in Kathmandu Darbar Square: 

Kumari Bahal- In Local language we call Kumari for Living goddess. Some books mentioned princes for her. Bahal is a local monastery design in quadrangle design; this is an official house of a Living Goddess. Kumari cult is a living harmony of Hinduism and Buddhism. Selection process is similar like Dalai Lama. She is reincarnation of Goddess Taleju. We select young girls at an early age, normally they are chosen when they are 3- 5 years old. They get retired after first menstruation.
Kalabhairab- The god of justice, in the 17th century it was used to store the truth as a lie detector. now people still pray for good luck. Kasthamadap- 12th-century wooden temple constructed using one huge tree. Name of Kathmandu also derived from this temple. kathmandu means Wooden temple, this is the wooden temple. Freak Street- in 1960 many hippies came and enjoyed here.
Shiva Parvati Temple- Shiva and his wife watching from a window so we need to do good karma.
Big bell- still active every day at 9 AM we ring it. it is about 1000 kg so the person who is employed to ring it gets one liter of milk every day.
Taleju Temple- 16th century Pagoda temple, was the tallest building till 1950, other people were not allowed to have higher houses than this temple. Living goddess-kumari is a reincarnation from this Taleju goddess.
Nasal Chock- the main ceremonial courtyard of royal palace. it was last used in 2001 AD
Mohan kali chock- Richest artwork on stone, metal and wood we can observe here.
Sundari chock- Royal bath with snake carving on single piece stone,
King's column- Pratap Malla's statue on the top of a pillar, was destroyed by the earthquake in 1934 and re-erected again
Swayambhunath, ‘The Self Existent’ stupa, is often referred to as ‘the Monkey Temple’ due to large troops of tricky monkeys found in its premises. It’s almost 2600 years old Buddhist shrine. This is also a place to have bird's eye view on Kathmandu tour since the hillock presents the picture of the entire town. Being the second largest town in the valley, Patan proffers the huge number of monuments with Newari and Buddhist monuments in general. Here, we will visit historical Patan Durbar Square surrounded by pagoda and octagonal temples. Five storied Kumbheswar temples, Golden temple, Rudravarna monastery and so forth are the places to visit there. In addition, while being at Tibetan Refugee Camp, you will witness how the Tibetans weave carpets manually. Overnight at hotel.

Morning Everest Mountain flight - This flight goes around Himalaya’s up to Everest and return to Kathmandu airport.
After mountain, flight transfer back to the hotel for breakfast and after breakfast, the tour goes as below;
This day blends city and countryside trip. We start from Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu shrine on the subcontinent. This trip offers an approach to understand cremation system in Nepal since you will see open public crematorium on the bank of holy river Bagmati. While visiting this temple of destroyer and re-creator lord Shiva, you will get chance to move toward dreadlocked holy men as well. Now, our journey of Kathmandu tour heads to Boudhanath, one of the largest stupas in the world. Bouddhanath pretends as mini Tibet due to the presence of various Tibetan monasteries and Tibetan exiles. The shrine dates back to 4th century and is regarded as a must-visit site for the Tibetans. Apart from these, there are a number of Thanka painting schools producing the best souvenirs from Nepal. Leaving the crowd and noise of a city, the tour takes the turn to the countryside. It’s the distant point of your tour around Kathmandu in this package. Observing farmland, a lifestyle of locals and passing dozens of turnings, we will reach Nagarkot, ‘The Fort of the Town’. This place is ever praised for gigantic Mountain View along with sunrise and sunset. Enjoy the stunning act of the sun when it gets ready to disappear at the horizon. Overnight at resort.

This morning, you will capture a picturesque scene of sunrise from the resort at Nagarkot. After breakfast, we will drive to Bhaktapur, the medieval city. An infinite number of cultural and historic courtyards, enormous temples with mostly appreciated design (e.g. Nyatapola) and indeed, arty Durbar are the awesome features of this town. After exploring Bhaktapur, we will drive back to Kathmandu where you will have a free afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.

Today after breakfast you will be picked up from the hotel by tour guide and take you towards Kirtipur.
Kirtipur is a Newari ethnic settled village just 5 kilometers away from the capital city Kathmandu. Kirtipur is a beautiful twin hillock and has two satellite hamlets to the south i.e. Panga and Nagaon. In about 12 centenary histories of Nepal, it was a separate powerful state and the trade gateway to Kathmandu Valley. While in the deification by Gurkha force also it took three times which indicate the most powerful state at that time. Remains of the fortified walls and part of the original 12 gates can still be seen. In this tour even it is Newari place there are more different in culture and tradition. Beside the village visit, there are also some interesting temples such as Bag Bhairav, Chlanchu Vihar etc.
Chobhar is famous for its gorge said to have been cut by the god Manjushri to drain the water from the Kathmandu Valley which was at that time a lake. On a hilltop, there is a small pagoda dedicated to Adinath. From this point, one has a superb view of snow-clad mountain peaks. Chobhar is located eight kilometers south-west of Kathmandu.
Bungmati and Khokana After a wonderful lunch at the hillside of Kathmandu you will proceed towards Khokana and Bungamati. Khokana and Bugmati is also a Newari village but very ancient from Kirtipur. Khokana is very famous for traditional and typical oil production center of ancient time and up to now. Apart from that Bugamatti is the famous place for traditional and cultural wood carving and a different authorized village for the ancient history center a bit apart from the city life of Kathmandu. This day can be your perfect day with the sceneries and full of hilly lifestyle and history.
Later in the afternoon according to your flight time, we will transfer to international airport for farewell.

"Trekking Planner will try to keep the day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, the trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience." We wish you have a wonderful time with us!  

Most Common FAQs

The best way to apply for visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country. The other choice is to get it from Immigration office at the entry points of Nepal.

There's no problem in it. The Immigration Department of Kathmandu or Pokhara can extend the visa for another 30 days and the charge for this is US$ 50. Indeed the visa can be extended for a total of 120 days, an additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the Immigration Office. Nevertheless, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal under tourist-visa for more than 150 cumulative days.

In order to fly directly to Nepal from your home country, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. TIA has direct air link with Osaka, Shanghai, London, Frankfurt, Hongkong, Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Bombay and Calcutta. Lufthansa, Royal Nepal Airlines (RNAC), Air India, Singapore Airlines, Thai are the airlines that carry most of the foreign travelers into Kathmandu; and if you buy tickets from any other airlines, you will probably connect with one of these airlines for the final leg of your flight. Alternatively, if you have time and enthusiasm, traveling overland to Nepal via India is an option.

The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and February to May.

Nepal's national language is called Nepali. It is written in Devnagri Script. This script is the same as the one used in Hindi language - the national language of India. There are more than 72 different spoken languages in Nepal. It is also official language of Nepal.

It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you? I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.

  • Take off your shoes before entering a temple or one's home
  • Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple
  • Taking photographs inside the most temples are considered illegal
  • Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, and including Nepali people.
  • Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel

Nepali time is GMT/UTC plus 5 Hours 45 minutes. Area code for dialing to Nepal: Country Code: 977 Kathmandu City Code: 1 (e.g. 977 1 4360935 First three digits is the country code, second is the area code, the last digits are telephone numbers.

Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees. Coin hasn't been popular in Nepal and hence is almost always ignored in business. The coins of the following denominations can be found: 1 paisa, 5 paisa, 10 paisa, 50 paisa and 1 Rs, 2 Rs, and 5 Rs. It is recommended that you travel with smaller notes in less populated areas, while large notes are easily accepted elsewhere.

Yes, in Kathmandu and Pokhara. International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centers, bars and restaurants in Nepal.

Please, Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their `Global roaming' package. Please note, not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.

Nepal does not require any specific immunization for visitors. It is however best to have vaccine before coming to Nepal. Your doctors can advice you on the type of vaccine to be taken to travel to third world countries like Nepal.

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Beginner Trekking trip

4 day package. 1st in Kathmandu. Following days trekking in Shivapuri national park
Very friendly and serviceminded company. The trip was customized for us and they accommodated all our needs. The help us with equipmemt and guided us for the trip.
First day in Kathmamdu was with a knowledgeable guide who showed us all interesting sites downtown.
The trekking trip were a family trip - 2 kids (10,12) and were done in their pace. The guides were very helful and skilled. I would recommemd this company.
Visited November 2016

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